in the spirit of Christmas…
so I’m four away from my next goal & I would be a very happy girl if you’d reblog this post so others could see it! I will promote all blogs that do :)
much love & disney magic to all!
For the night crowd.
In the new Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, you can hear Dory, Crush, Nemo, and other sea friends talking underwater in the Finding Nemo area pool. Look at this video! They seriously went all out for this hotel, I cannot wait to stay here.
While the nightly fares make me want to gnaw my arm, I really do want to stay here. How cool is this?
I love the idea, but wait…is it really a good idea for Mr. Ray to encourage kids to sing along underwater (0:28)? Wonder how many kids will drown after taking an underwater “breath” to sing?
Video and photos of Disney’s new Carbon Freeze Me experience at Star Wars Weekends
You recently featured an article about the new Carbon Freeze Me experience at Walt Disney World. Today I was one of the first to try it out, having my face 3D scanned to be part of a Han Solo-style carbonite figurine.
I want to do this so much.
Click through for video of the experience.
Nice to see they’re finally using the Sounds Dangerous theater for something again.
enjoying a drink outside the land
I was almost convinced that this was identical to a drinking fountain in Tomorrowland that we used to set up the old Frozen Lemonade wagon next to at Disneyland until I found a picture of Tomorrowland’s drinking fountain at Yesterland. Same idea, but not exactly the same:
Definitely the best ice cream from the carts, as far as my own taste buds are concerned.
Plus, they were fun to juggle back in my ODV days, if my cart was slow. Mickey’s Premium Bars and Frozen Bananas are much more difficult, and I tended to drop those. But the sandwiches? Piece of cake.
Test Track’s redesign looks so TRON. Could you imagine just speeding in this while listening to Daft Punk? Me Gusta.
When I was at EPCOT yesterday, the awning outside is still there, but the giant test dummy banners are gone. No official word yet on whether the awning will remain. I definitely hope it goes away and the sleek, simple design of the building is restored.
The theme, however, has been confirmed as a focus on the computer design/testing of cars versus the physical testing of finished cars. Hence the “TRON-like” designs, because the physical ride will make it appear as if you’re inside a computer. Somehow, out of the 4 design elements (capability, efficiency, responsiveness, and power—see 3rd image) that you choose in the pre-show, effects what you see during the actual ride and what you can do later in the post-show.
I’m still optimistic about this refresh, however, I do hope that there is a return to some sort of emphasis on the future of personal transportation (if not public) and the impact this technology has on our society. GM (though they’re focusing strictly on Chevrolet as a sponsor this time) seems completely invested as a partner with Disney for their pavilion, so I have no doubt that there will be another refresh/update after another 15-20 years. They seem to have the cash and the ability to think about the future, versus what is current “now” that they could potentially leave alone for as long as possible.
True, Test Track desperately needed a refresh. But considering that, at least as of February 16, GM still owes the government $25.5 billion from the 2009 bailout…is it really a good move for GM to be spending money on theme park attractions? Is the return on the advertising investment worth it for GM, assuming the new sponsorship is on par with the $100 million they ponied up last time?
I honestly don’t know the answer, so I don’t post this as a slam on GM for continuing to sponsor this attraction…these are just the things I think about at four in the morning.
As per request
Just remember that you asked for it…
Ask and ye shall receive. This is hilarious. Former Jungle Cruise skipper’s alter ego gives their version of the spiel.
*For those of you not in the know, KennyVee is my own alter ego, and my primary blog. Less Disney (though some does seep in, and not only when I accidentally post to the wrong blog), and sometimes more depressing.