Here’s that front row ride-through of Expedition Everest I mentioned earlier, filmed this afternoon.
The Pirates and Pals fireworks cruise was really cool. It was geared more towards kids, but our guide (Patch) was awesome. We had free goodies, a meet & greet with Captain Hook and Smee (I modeled my best Smee salute and gut flash), all the chocolate coins/cotton candy/pretzels/popcorn/ice cream we could carry (sadly I didn’t get more because by the time I got to the front of the line for Hook and Smee it was time to go to the boat but I did snag a coffee cup full of chocolate coins to go), then went out and watched fireworks (they piped the music through the boat’s sound system so everything was in sync), and then got back to the dock to see Peter Pan waiting for us.
The last pic is the cast member who took the pics of me with my camera — when I handed him the camera for the Peter Pan photo he pretended to take a selfie, and I told him to go ahead if he wanted to, and that if he did it would end up on tumblr. But he did it when I wasn’t looking, and when he gave me the camera back he said “the third pic is my favorite.” That was the selfie. So here it is, on tumblr, as promised.
And we got these pretty groovy pirate bandannas (that’s the thing on my head in the pics of me).
The Disney mountain range as icons. Can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner.
Those didn’t turn out too badly…I’m not a huge fan of how dark Everest is on the far right, but making these as plain white icons didn’t feel right so I left the colors as-is.
I grew up going to Disneyland, so most of my memories are of Disneyland’s PeopleMover. As such, Disneyland PeopleMover posts will outnumber posts dedicated to Walt Disney World’s version.
But I don’t want you east coasters to feel totally left out, so I will indeed post content from your PeopleMover as well!
Plus, you can relish the fact that yours still exists, and that the LIM (Linear Induction Motor) system that you guys have is a much cooler (and much more “Tomorrowland”) propulsion system than the old Goodyear tires that moved Disneyland’s people.
Source: Flickr / partyhare
Tron Inspired Light Suit Dance Routine (by Theogr9)
Could you imagine a show like this being done in Tomorrowland?
With the success of ElecTRONica at California Adventure, entertainment that is aimed toward adults but safe for all ages is definitely something Disney is capable of. Why not turn the ridiculous Stitch show into The Grid and turn it into a dance party with Programs and Users? Someone from Disney needs to call this group up—a show like this could put Tomorrowland back on the map.
Even if you aren’t a Disneyphile, check this out. this is pretty nice, right here.
This is so beyond true. Spot. On.
My favorite was when people would yell at me for moving their stroller. One said I wasn’t allowed to because the “no stroller parking” sign that they had parked it in front of didn’t specify that it was a tow-away zone.
The front side, the right side, the left side, and the back side of water…in case it helps sirshucky’s water simulation.
This is Schweitzer Falls; named after that famous explorer, Dr. Albert Falls.
Wendy can see into your soul.
Photo via flickr
- Click through to the flickr source
- Click the magnifying glass over the photo
- Click “View all sizes”
- Select the original size (2376 x 1584)
- Center Wendy’s face on your screen
- Have a staring contest*
*Not responsible for dried-out eyes that turn into raisins if you take the staring contest a little too seriously
From The Disney Parks Blog …
“I am glad to be at Disney World, the Magic Kingdom!”
This was the spirited welcome President Barack Obama delivered earlier today as he stood on Main Street, U.S.A. with the iconic Cinderella Castle glittering behind him.
Tourism was the topic of this official visit, and the President said the natural place to discuss efforts to make it easier for more international guests to visit the United States was Walt Disney World Resort.
“It’s rare that I get to do something that Sasha and Malia envy me for,” the President joked, referring to his young daughters. “Maybe they’ll actually ask me at dinner how my day went.”
While the President’s remarks were for an invited audience and necessitated closing a portion of Main Street, U.S.A., for a few hours, guests at the Magic Kingdom enjoyed a unique day of their own, with special entertainment throughout the park to keep things magical.
Instead of venturing down Main Street, U.S.A., to access the park, guests were ushered from the main entrance through a special backstage area that was lined with scores of colorful banners and parade floats and live musical entertainment. Once inside the park, guests could enjoy additional entertainment, character meet-and-greets, supplemental showings of the Frontierland Hoedown, and character dance parties at the Diamond Horseshoe Review and the Rockettower Plaza Stage.
A capacity crowd of guests who wanted to hear the President’s speech even watched a live broadcast of his remarks in the most appropriate of settings — The Hall of Presidents attraction in Liberty Square.
Back on Main Street, U.S.A., President Obama finished his remarks, then turned to look at the “Partners” statue in distance. The President gave a friendly wave to Walt and Mickey, then exited the stage to end this historic day at the Magic Kingdom.
I just can’t get over the fact that he went to the Magic Kingdom and didn’t bring his daughters.