Today is the 38th anniversary of Walt Disney World. They’ve released a tilt-shift stop motion video as a present to us all. It celebrates a day in the life of the Magic Kingdom. The tilt-shift technique makes the real look like miniature toys. Check it… Read More »A Tilt-shift Video from Walt Disney World to you
Back in the early days of the internet Walt Disney World featured live Web Cams at the parks. Then sometime around the turn of the millennium they went off line and never came back. It was a big loss for theme park fans who used… Read More »Disney World Web Cam — Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
I took off Friday for my son’s 6th birthday. As per his wish, we spent some time meandering through the Magic Kingdom doing what he wanted to do (mostly).
The day started with ride over to the park on the monorail. Believe it or not, that was my first ride on the transport since the tragic death of monorail purple’s pilot. The system functioned as it should, there may have been a couple extra cast members on the platform, but for the most part things were the same as they ever were.
We tried to time our arrival with the little show that takes place at the train station as the park opens to guests. It’s a cute show, but it seemed most of the cast members were just going through the motions and the guests that were selected to open the park really didn’t do any thing much. I think it’s time for some new magical moment to be created here, hopefully one that doesn’t involve crowding hundreds of people into a small area and then forcing them to move through an even smaller passage way all while strollers run over their toes and elbows are thrown jostling for position.
So having survived Disney’s version of the Running of the Bulls, what do we do next? Head to our first Fast Pass? No! Not this day. We went straight to the Harmony Barbershop where the official festivities for “Pink Hair Day” were set to begin.
(follow me below the jump for a photo of the famous pink hair and more from the day)
The swearing in of new United States Citizens is always an emotional story. But when it happens at at Disney theme park, there is a little extra magic added to the ceremony. This year over 1000 new American citizens were welcomed to the country in… Read More »Hall of Presidents Opens to 1000+ New American Citizens at the Magic Kingdom
Via the Whitehouse.gov blog we get this video of President Barack Obama as he records his speech for the Hall of Presidents attraction that officially reopens on the 4th of July. I’m guessing President Obama has never been to Walt Disney World since he asks… Read More »Video of President Barack Obama recording his Hall of Presidents Speech
Update: video of President Obama as he records his lines for the show. “I [name] do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution… Read More »The Hall of Presidents Transformed
Ahhh February. In Central Florida that means one thing… the Daytona 500. So I wasn’t at all surprised to see this photo of four-time Nascar Champ and three-time Daytona 500 winner Jeff Gordon with his wife and daughter enjoying the Magic Carpets of Aladdin attraction… Read More »Nascar Champion Jeff Gordon at Disney World
Walt Disney World guests answer the question, “What’s it like riding Big Thunder Mountain?” and give a tour of every hair-raising drop, twist and turn for this ‘wildest ride in the wilderness.’ Almost as good as being there… not really. Better than actually being there… Read More »Video: Wildest Ride In The Wilderness