Disneyland Peoplemover Blast from the Past

dc2b4c6e17fb19fe40ee51987574870bCheck out this picture of an older Disneyland coloring book.  Look at the Peoplemover!  Interesting that the Astro Orbiters are basically the same although I seem to think they were called something different.

Today, of course the Peoplemover is a little more modern looking.  There is a neat 35th anniversary pin with Mickey and Minnie “meeting” on the Peoplemover, check it out:


Strategy: Riding Both Test Track & Soarin in One Day

The new Test Track is much improved!

The new Test Track is much improved!

With the newly redesigned Test Track a much improved version (see my video), crowds for this ride now rival and could surpass that of Soarin’, in terms of wait times. With that said: Is it possible for a normal family to ride both Test Track and Soarin’ attractions in one day at the Epcot theme park in Walt Disney World?  It can be done! But, it is not easy, nor always totally enjoyable.  Let me give you some tips based on my experience there in June 2013 to get the best possible Test Track/Soarin’/Epcot experience!  Continue reading

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.