New Guide Book on Florida Theme Parks

This new guide book, Florida Theme Parks: A Guide by Alex Miller includes a pictorial tour of 20 of the state’s top theme parks. With over 280 color photographs and concise summaries of each of the parks.

If you are more a California person, you may like the California Theme Parks book.  Amusement parks have been a staple of California recreation for over a century. Discover how these magical places came to be; learn little-known secrets of 20 parks and what makes them memorable. 301color photos provide a unique glimpse into an industry that forever changed family entertainment.  The book is highly reviewed at 5 stars on Amazon!

Epcot – Empty?

Neat to see Epcot with virtually no one there. Jogging through it, no less.

Recommended Reading: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

This is a fiction – science fiction in fact – book about living in the future at Disney World. I just started and am about 1/3 of the way through. Science fiction is not really my genre, but I have to say that it is really quite stimulating.

I recently returned from an Orlando vacation and wanted to pick up something Disney related from the library. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, by Cory Doctorow, has been the perfect cure for my post-Disney downer.

If you have ever thought about living and working at Disney, I would give this book a read. Check it out at Amazon:

Update on New Fantasyland Construction

Progress being made on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – the new Snow White ride at new Fantasyland, filmed 6/3/2013 – 6/8/2013. Also includes some pictures of progress.

New Fantasyland 2013 – Journey of the Little Mermaid Queue and Ride

New Fantasyland in Disney World is open! Enjoy the video of the Journey of the Little Mermaid, filmed in early 2013.

Prayers for Newtown CT

I’d like to take a moment to share our sorrow at the horrible day experienced in Newtown, CT. I can only imagine the pain and sorrow the entire community is experiencing. I can think of those families whose children were never old enough to go to Disney World or Disneyland and will now never have that chance. We express our sympathy and pray for the children of the world and the families of those affected.

Space Mountain Dome Animations for Halloween

Experience the animations/visualizations on top of Space Mountain’s Dome: 3 visualizations, 6 animations. It starts out with the visualizations then after almost 6 minutes you see the animation. It then goes back to showing the 3 visualizations for almost 6 minutes again during Mickeys Halloween Party at Disneyland California in Anaheim, California.

Video is edited to get right to the animations, because the video would be way too long.