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Magic Kingdom Trip Report

I spent a long day at the Magic Kingdom Saturday. Summer crowds were evident, but it wasn’t oppressive. If anything it might have been a little lighter than usual. But that may be related to changed vacation patterns with the holiday weekend coming up.

Sadly, the park appears to be cutting back on some of the simplest maintenance. Many attractions were covered in litter. Splash Mountain was particularly bad with water bottles and gum on nearly every surface. We went on Splash 5 minutes after opening too, so there was no excuse not to clean up during the over night shift.

Ended the night with a viewing of Spectromagic. They’ve slowly been upgrading this old parade and last night I noticed a ton of new costumes. It’s still a great parade, but it could use some additional sprucing up and perhaps a new float or two. Technology has advanced so far since when it was created, you know there is some out of this world stuff they could be doing.

I’ve put a few photos down below and more up on Flickr for your browsing pleasure.

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Cody’s Trip: Day 1 – And so it begins (eventually)

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Some of you might have been wondering where I have been since it has been quite some time since I have written a blog. Do not worry, I have not been eaten by reptilian-man creatures nor have I finally realized that there exists this thing called “life”. No, I have spent a week and a half down at Walt Disney World, enjoying the Florida sun while my friends were treated to the snow and freezing cold weather up north.

So without further ado, read on for a detailed look at my vacation including a wealth of useless information, amusing stores, thrilling adventures, and an opinion or two. It’s worth it. Trust me.

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SIGGRAPH, Disney Mating Grounds

From Cartoon Brew comes two more interesting articles on Disney’s presence at SIGGRAPH L.A. (Next year in Boston!). First up is the long rambling, but oh so informative, trip report of one Bill, CG Student at RIT. I was very interested in what Ian Gooding and Dan Cooper had to say about Art Direction in… Read More »SIGGRAPH, Disney Mating Grounds

LegoLand Billund, Denmark

Davin’s Legoland Blog is full of great pictures from the Billund, Denmark park. It will be interesting to see if there are any major changes to the Legoland brand now that Blackstone has bought them out. I love this use of blogger where people go in and make one-off blogs that are just trip reports… Read More »LegoLand Billund, Denmark


A few housekeeping notes. First, I’m thinking of switching my feeds from full to abridged. I know there are a few of you out there in feedland that read The Disney Blog. Alas, since so few click through I have no way of accurately counting. Plus, there is a huge trend for blog spammers to… Read More »Mousekeeping

Some Weekend Reading

Just added a few trip reports to the list on the right. Three Kid Circus, a good parenting blog, is a hillarious recounting of one family’s Disneyland vacation. Start at this point and read the next three posts for all the juicy deets. Brandon, from my old stomping grounds of Portland Oregon, sent me a… Read More »Some Weekend Reading