Saturday, October 12, 2019

Jack Skellington Tree

This is our Jack Skellington tree for Halloween 2019.

We started off with a basic Jack Skellington tree that we probably bought at Walgreens from a few years ago. Then we added two sets of Jack Skellington head ornaments that we got from Hallmark. Those filled up the tree quite a bit, and this is what we end up with.



Zz.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Epcot Forever Opening Night

If you haven't seen it, here is a video of Epcot Forever on its opening night.



It isn't bad, and certainly not as disappointing as the show that replaced Wishes at the Magic Kingdom. I think die-hard Epcot fans will like it more than a casual visitor because of the nostalgia factor. So my guess is that the majority of Epcot's visitors will not be familiar with many of the tunes being played during the show. The overall music, though, is not as catchy and as spectacular/melodic as the original Illuminations - Reflections of Earth. But at least they incorporated, for my nostalgia benefit, snippets of Tapestry of Nations, which is my all-time most favorite Disney music.

There were anything spectacular with respect to the show itself, other than the kites. They were neat, but considering the number of cast members they have to employ during the show to do that, I don't see that one lasting for long, even if this is a temporary show. There are also a few "dead" spots during the show where nothing happens for several seconds. So the transition from one to the other was too obvious.

All in all, it isn't a poor replacement for Illuminations, but it isn't as good. Now they have an almost impossible task of coming up with something more spectacular next year when they replace this one.

Zz.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Disney Cruise Line Update From D23

If you haven't seen the Disney Park Blogs yet, here are the latest news on the Disney Cruise Line new ships and also the 2nd island in the Bahamas. The first of the new ship has been given the name Disney Wish.

But even more exciting, Joe Rohde is leading the design of the 2nd Disney island in the Bahamas.

Joe Rohde, whose work includes the design of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, has embarked on an in-depth cultural tour of The Bahamas. With local artists and cultural experts, he has explored cultural sites across New Providence and Eleuthera, from Junkanoo shacks to noted art galleries.

Joe points out that Disney will be directly involved in conservation efforts to preserve and protect the environment and will be working with local artists to create a unique destination that is rooted in Bahamian culture and filled with Disney magic.

When I looked at the artist rendering of the new island, I noticed something in the background that looks like a zipline!! :)

Zz.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Animation Experience at the Conservation Station

Here is a video from the opening day of the Animation Experience at the Conservation Station.



I guess this is a good reason to make regular stops at the Conservation Station, eh? Too bad they can't bring the animation class back DHS.

Zz.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Palo's Chocolate Souffle

Of course, one of the best thing about cruising with a Disney cruise ship is dinner at Palo, and having the ridiculously good and famous Palo's chocolate souffle. We never fail to get it, plus maybe another dessert as well (yes, I know that we were being pigs for having more than one dessert).

So it is nice that Disney Cruise Line has released a video on how to make their chocolate souffle. Maybe we can do this ourselves at home and don't have to wait till we get on a Disney cruise ship to have the pleasure of such a delicious treat.



For the record, here is a picture of the chocolate souffle that we had on the Disney Wonder during out Alaskan Cruise this past September, 2018.


It was delectable!

Zz.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

DVC Preview of The Riviera

Attended the DVC preview of the Riviera. Had snacks, and they brought back Deevy See. Got a pin. Yea!

Friday, April 12, 2019

We are “home”

We have arrived at our "home" at SSR. Donald lives the view from our room, and so do we.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Disney Acquires Second Bahamian Island

Move over, Castaway Cay. There will be a second Disney Cruise Line exclusive island coming soon.

The statement said Disney's development of the 700-acre (280-hectare) property will amount to an investment of between $250 million and $400 million.

The statement also says Disney will donate 190 acres (more than 75 hecatres) of the land including the southernmost tip of the island to the government for a national park. The donated land has a value of $6.29 million.

It definitely will be a reason to go on a Caribbean cruise when they finally get this island ready.

Zz.