Last month we shared a photo of Josh Gad (voice of Olaf in Disney’s “Frozen”) posing with Gaston in front of his tavern in the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland area. Disney has just released a video with Gad talking more about what it means to… Read More »Josh Gad & Gaston Pal Around at Magic Kingdom
Testing for a prix fix breakfast service at New Fantasyland’s Be Our Guest restaurant began in late March and has been very popular with guests. Disney just announced that it will make the AM service a permanent offering. Reservations can be made now for dates… Read More »Be Our Guest restaurant breakfast now a regular offering at Magic Kingdom
Now that walls are going up around the Sorcerer’s Hat and the 14 year obstruction will finally be removed from the classic facade of The Chinese Theater, it’s time to look at at few other monstrosity’s that would help clean up some mistakes made by previous administration at Team Disney Orlando.
Here’s my list of five things that Disney should delete from Walt Disney World. I promise there are no sacred cows either:
1. Casey Jr. Splash n’ Soak Station
There are a lot of elements of Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland that I find questionable, but the water play area called “Casey Jr. Splash n’ Soak Station” is the worst. Not only is it a safety hazard, but the design was so bad that kid’s are kept away from the main play feature of the train engine by a fence. Derail this train and instead install a performance area with amphitheater seating and a stage for bands and comedy acts. Oh yeah, add some shade too.
2. Walk Around The World bricks
Over 20,000 bricks were sold as part of the “Walk Around The World” promotion that started in 1994 and ended in 2000. Bricks were only promised to be maintained for 10 years and we’re now five years past that date. Most of the pathways are now showing their age. A lot of bricks have been removed leaving an ugly patch work of new and worn bricks around the Magic Kingdom and TTC area. It’s time to pack the bricks away and put in some beautiful new pathways. Read More »Sorcerer Hat, gone. Now 5 more things Disney should remove from Walt Disney World.
Just before the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train officially opened to the public, these odd boxes were added to the track. They looked like on-ride video or photo cameras, but since there is no ‘gift store’ attached to the exit of the ride, there was no… Read More »Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Photopass automatic with Memory Maker
from Instagram: “Lumiere, why are all these people here? Call the Gendarmes!” A fun moment inside one of my son’s favorite attractions, “Enchanted Tales with Belle.” I think he likes it most when he gets cast as “Beast” and gets to dance with Belle. Does… Read More »Instapic: Belle & Lumiere
We finally got the entire Frost family on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train together. Of course, I had to break out the camera and record the moment resulting in this on ride POV video taken from the back row. There is a bit of an extended… Read More »Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – On Ride POV Video
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train officially opened on May 28th. At the opening ceremony were Orlando Magic players Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris, plus “Littles” and “Bigs” from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida. Then once the park opened seven families chosen to be the… Read More »Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opens with a Whistle and a Song
It’s a banner day at the old Diamond Mine. The Walt Disney World Resort celebrated the completion of New Fantasyland with the official opening of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Phil Holmes, vice president of Magic Kingdom Park, welcomed park guests, members of Big Brothers Big… Read More »New Fantasyland Finally Completed as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Officially Opens Today