The Primeval Whirl roller coaster at Disney’s Animal Kingdom added another chapter to its troubled history after a worker injured Sunday while doing repair work on the attraction died today. That worker, identified as 52-year old Russell Roscoe of Webster, FL, died in the hospital… Read More »Disney Worker dies after injuries from accident at Primeval Whirl in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Update: More video from around Tokyo Disneyland Resort.
Here’s a video taken by a park guest sitting in the safety of an open area of the Tokyo Disneyland Resort attraction Tower of Terror (similar to the American park’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attractions) swaying in during one of the after-shock earthquakes.
Now that’s an E-Ticket ride.
Below the jump is more video of DisneySea park guests inside the Tower of Terror as the building shakes.
It’s been a year since the tragic events that led to the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau during an interactive session with a killer whale after a ‘Dine with Shamu’ show. During that time trainers have been kept out of the water both during… Read More »SeaWorld begins Reintroduction of Trainers into water with Killer Whales
Do any of these light-up children’s watches look familiar to you? If you visited either Disneyland, Walt Disney World, or the Disney Cruise between last November and this week, check your child’s collection of loot they brought home from the trip. Those watches are bad… Read More »Disney Parks recalls kids watches
I’ve been stuck on It’s A Small World (IASW) a couple times before, once for 26 minutes. Let me tell you, it was not a pleasant experience. The music never turned off while other boats were being evacuated around us. Alas, we were stuck in… Read More »Man sues Disneyland after being stuck on it’s a small world for 40 minutes
Just read an excellent indepth analysis of the current status of the class action lawsuit seeking to allow disabled patrons the ability to use their Segway mobility devices inside Disney’s theme parks. When last we left this story, the two parties had agreed to seek… Read More »Walt Disney World not able to ban Segways Yet says DOJ
I was at the Magic Kingdom early Saturday morning with my son making our usual rounds. Since the new interactive play queue for Winnie The Pooh opened, one of my son’s favorite things to do has been to get in some quality play time before the queue gets too busy. Going on the ride is actually a bit secondary to enjoying the queue, at least until the newness wears off.
As it turns out there was already a small line for the standby queue and just as we walked up, a cast member was moving aside the trees that just the day before had blocked entrance to the Tigger’s Bouncy Place section of the queue. Based on reports online, it seems like this is just a ‘soft-open’ for that section of the queue and it may or may not be open when you visit.
Looking closely at the bounce pads, it appears Disney has done some work on each one adjusting the spring mechanism to provide a stiffer spring and a shallower dip. Each pad is surrounded by new soft ground that doesn’t quite match the color of the other ground that was laid when the queue was built.
Here’s a quick video of Tigger’s Bouncy Place in action:
More photos, including other changes to the Pooh Play queue, below the jump:
If you bought at Toy Story or Cars bag from Safeway last year then you probably want to read this story in the Glendale News Press. The Center for Environmental Health tested the bags and found levels 15 times higher than allowed by law. Disney… Read More »Disney bags tested for high levels of lead