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Construction Update from EPCOT

Took a walk through EPCOT yesterday and got some new shots of the construction that is underway of the two new eateries, plus the finished new store in China that I reported on last week (with concept art for the restaurants). There is nothing new… Read More »Construction Update from EPCOT

The Secret Tour of Disneyland – DVD Review

The Secret Tour of Disneyland is a fan produced tour of Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom that’s chock full of fun, facts, and trivia about the park. The DVD production and script approaches Travel Channel quality and the host Lauren Delmont could some day give Samantha… Read More »The Secret Tour of Disneyland – DVD Review

American Idol Experience Attraction Tour

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The marquee.

The American Idol Experience Attraction is currently in cast member previews at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and no photos are allowed. That means it’s very difficult to get pictures of the theater and set design. I hear the design looks just like the real thing from the popular TV version of American Idol.

But over the last few weeks, I have been able to walk around and get some great shots that give you a great idea of what you’re going to experience when you do get to see the show.

Up above you see the Marquee for the attraction. It features a giant screen that will be used to broadcast the shows when the theater fills up. It will probably do that frequently as the theater capacity is not that big for a show of this magnitude.

(more of the tour below the cut)

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Magic Kingdom Update

As I twittered, I hit the Magic Kingdom on Saturday to see what changes the new year had brought. As it turns out, not much. I guess it takes a big place like Walt Disney World a few weeks to fully switch over from one promotion to another. That makes sense.

I did see a few small signs of the 2009 “What Will You Celebrate?” promotion. For instance, a couple booths at the Ticket and Transportation Center had some decorations indicating this is where you go to get your Free Admission or Birthday Fun Card.

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Additionally, in the parks any location that is listed as fastpass, but was not offering fastpass for the day had a special sign up and one open terminal for those who choose the fastpass+ option for their birthday gift.

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Once in the park, things were nice. The park was busier than usual in the morning, but real crowds didn’t materialize until early afternoon. By then we were wrapping up our day. We had a nice ride on the ponies.

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Then went over to ToonTown Fair to have another visit with the fairies in Pixie Hollow. We entered the queue 20 minutes before the fairies were scheduled to open up their land to guests and there were already a number of families in front of us. By the time we left, the queue had grown very long. It’s a very slow moving queue too, so those families were in for quite a wait.

[ lots more including a new Hidden Mickey on the otherside of the cut ]

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Report from the Pushing Daisies Tour

Over at The Pie Maker, a wonderful blog dedicated to one of my favorite shows on ABC “Pushing Daisies”, has a posted a reader’s report from the inagural stop of the Pushing Daisies Tour in Anaheim. The booth was held in the Family Reunion area,… Read More »Report from the Pushing Daisies Tour

Sample Pushing Daisies Pies in a city near you

As part of the promotional tour for the much anticipated second season of “Pushing Daisies” you’ll be able to sample sweet pie and pick up some branded merchandise to show your support of this excellent show. ABC is bringing the interactive experience of Ned’s bakery,… Read More »Sample Pushing Daisies Pies in a city near you