Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Hey there all. To give a little more information from comments I got yesterday. I haven't been to WDW since 2005. Yeah I know, it's been too long. So there are a lot of attractions that I haven't experienced yet that I am much looking forward to. Let's see there's Expedition Everest (it was still under construction when I was there), the Finding Nemo musical, the new canada film, the Seas with Nemo and Friends, the Laugh floor, the new haunted mansion updates, and probably some other things that I am forgetting. If anyone thinks of anything else let me know. Hopefully we will get lucky and Toy Story Mania will be open by then since they could be holding soft openings as early as April I hear. But last time that we were down we stayed at the Wilderness Lodge. What a wonderful resort that was. It was very serene and calm there. It was very nice to just walk around the resort at night. The transportation was surprisingly good there as well. I don't think we waited more than 10 minutes for a bus the whole time we were there. And we had the boat to the Magic Kingdom which was nice. But yeah, can't wait to get down, I'm so excited now that it's official. One of my goals is to get some good night time pictures in and around the parks. So today wallpaper comes all the way from Disneyland Paris. This is the Phantom Manor and I would love to visit this attraction. The theme here is just perfect and very well done. Enjoy and talk to you all later.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Believe it or not, it’s been over 10 years since there was a Disney movie about a princess. Anyone with a young daughter is probably familiar with the “Princess Collection” line of merchandise, but the most modern princess in there, Mulan, came to us all the way back in 1998.
Those same people with young daughters are probably anxiously awaiting The Frog and the Princess, a 2009 Disney release that boasts the distinction of starring Disney’s first African-American princess. A story set in New Orleans during the Jazz Age, Frog and the Princess stars Princess Tiana, a girl going on a journey of self-discovery with the help of a singing crocodile and some good ol’ Cajun magic and voo-doo.
It’s been since Lilo & Stitch, way back in 2002, that there was an animated Disney movie about a girl, and we all know that movie was really about the Elvis-loving alien anyway.
Disney had once announced that Home on the Range would be the studio's last 2-D entry to their animated features canon, but after the company bought Pixar in 2006, it was reported that Ed Catmull and John Lasseter were interested in going back to 2-D. Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of successful 2D Disney films Aladdin, Hercules and The Little Mermaid will be writing and directing this all new animated feature. I am truly excited to see this film. 2-D feature animation back where it belongs, coming out of Disney. So what does everyone else think? Excited, not excited, want to wait and see, tell me.
Also, I found a pic of the new Mark VII Monorail that are going in at Disneyland in California. They are very cool looking and I think have a bit of a retro look to them. They seem like a throw back to the monorails of the past mixed the monorails we know and love today. Hope you enjoy. Peace.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
OK, for anyone who is behind on Toy Story Mania: it's a dark ride, set to open sometime in summer in the area that previously housed “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire -- Play It!” The exterior is definitely getting a facelift; it's behind a construction wall now. It's a competition, with park guests aiming at targets with "spring-action" cannon devices on board. The vehicles spin and "everyone has a front row seat.
There are four original songs written especially for the attraction. The backstory is that Andy (the child from the Toy Story movies) has been given a midway games playset that features five carnival booths. After Andy and his mom go to Pizza Planet, Woody and the other toys drag the set under the bed and assemble. Guests to the Hollywood Studios will then be "shrunk" down to toy size to play the games.
In the pre-show, a 5-foot-2 Mr. Potato Head acts as a boardwalk barker. He'll talk directly and specifically to guests (think Epcot's Turtle Talk With Crush). And he'll give clues for high scores and special targets.
Riders, after boarding their "carnival tram" vehicles and being shrunk to toy size, will receive some non-scored spring-action training. All characters are there, and Rex is the stage manager. The cannons can do 60 shots a second, and in the training area, you're launching virtual cream pies at targets.
The ensuing games include "Hamm n Eggs," where you'll toss eggs at farm animals; dart throwing at balloons hosted by Wheezy and Bo Peep; throwing baseballs at a plate under the instruction of the Green Army Men; ring toss with Buzz Lightyear and the little green men (this is said to be the most difficult of the games); and a big-score opportunity in a saloon scene with Woody, Jessie, the Prospector and Bullseye.
Later, your score is revealed, and it's compared with the top scores of the day, the hour and of all-time for the attraction.
Hmmm, does this sound like Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin over at Magic Kingdom to you? This attraction has been in development for 2 years so my guess is that it may be a bit like Space Ranger Spin, but supercharged with cutting new technology and over-and-over ride-ability. I can’t wait for this attraction and I am looking forward to catching it when I go to the world for my honeymoon. Even that is a ways off, but I can still see it there on the horizon. Peace.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
1. Alice in Wonderland
2. In a World of My Own
3. I'm Late
4. The Caucus Race
5. How D'Ye Do and Shake Hands
6. The Walrus and the Carpenter
7. All in the Golden Afternoon
8. Alice in Wonderland
9. Twas Brillig
10. Very Good Advice
11. Unbirthday Song
12. March of the Cards
Hey there everyone, it's time for another album review. I found this the other day on iTunes (not that I spend too much money there or anything). It is called "Alice In Wonderland: Music from the Score" by the Camarata Chorus and Orchestra. This is a cool new twist on an already stunning soundtrack. Alice in Wonderland is my favorite movie, and therefore the soundtrack is my favorite as well. I wouldn't go as far as to say that this album is as good as the original, but is an interesting take on it. There aren't to many odes to Alice since it was a very controversial film. But that's a different story for another time. But I were to rate it, I would give it a solid D-ticket rating. It's a great album and a good spin of the soundtrack so I would say if you are a fan of the original soundtrack, you can't miss this.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
2. Snow White: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
3. The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
4. Aladdin: A Whole New World
5. Pocahontas: Colors Of The Wind
6. The Little Mermaid: Under The Sea
7. Lady And The Tramp: Bella Notte
8. Snow White: Someday My Prince Will Come
9. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame: Someday
10. Peter Pan: The Second Star To The Right
11. Beauty And The Beast: Beauty And The Beast
12. Song Of The South: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
13. Pinocchio: When You Wish Upon A Star