Friday, February 20, 2015

Can You Visit Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland CA, and Walt Disney World All In ONE Day?

This couple from San Diego certainly did!

Michael, 49, and Diane Greening, 51, traveled from San Diego to Tokyo, California and Orlando to hit up three Disney theme parks in just one day.

They, of course, had to make use of the fact that the US lags Japan as far as the time/day is concerned.

Still, did they get to do anything much at those parks? They certainly didn't get to do much at WDW since they arrived right before closing. And really, if I get to go to Tokyo Disneyland, I'll be staying in Japan for at least a week since I want to see quite a bit more of the country.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pirates sail again

According to this post at DIS News, the 5th Pirates of the Caribbean movie, titled "Dead Men Tell No Tales", is in production.
 Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth Pirates film and will bring back several of the original cast. Johnny Depp stars at Captain Jack Sparrow, along with Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs and Stephen Graham as Scrum.
The film is scheduled for release in July, 2015.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Transformation of Disney's Animal Kingdom

Orlando Sentinel has a story on the current improvements being made to Disney's Animal Kingdom to transform it into an all-day theme park.

All of the construction, of course, is part of a bigger picture.

Disney's Animal Kingdom is undergoing the changes in order to offer guests a true full-day experience. The park typically closes by 7 p.m. and as early as 5 p.m.

With the addition of a "nighttime spectacular" and an Avatar area that is positioned to engage guests after the sun sets, Animal Kingdom will be on par with the other three theme parks at Walt Disney World.

Of course, this is exciting to die-hard Disney fans. The nighttime show should rival the World of Colors at Disney's California Adventure, but I hope they make it so that it fits in with the thematic concept of Animal Kingdom theme park.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Random WDW Picture

No, don't hum the soundtrack! Don't hum the sound track! No, don't, DON'T! Oh no!! No! Now look what you've done! That's gonna be stuck in my head all day long!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Richard Petty Driving Experience To Close

The Richard Petty Driving Experience at WDW will close at the end of June this year. Supposedly, Disney is planning to use the location for transportation improvement. This is not too far off since MK parking is often full during its most popular days.


2015 DVC Merry Member Mixer Dates

This is probably more for my record than anything else. The 2015 DVC Merry Member Mixer dates have been released.

Nov. 24, 2015
Dec. 1, 2015
Dec 8, 2015
Dec 15, 2015.

We missed the one last year because the week we were there, they had a DVC Association meeting instead. So we didn't get all the freebies and trinkets that they gave out at the Mixers. We were not happy.


Sunday, February 08, 2015

Can't get into Beaches and Cream?

Now that Disney has made it difficult to go to Beaches and Cream without adding it to your advance project plan, there are some alternatives to consider.  DISNews has this post about other options which include using the walk-up window at B&C and heading over to the Boardwalk.
Walt Disney World veterans know that there may be no better place on property to grab a burger and ice cream than Beaches and Cream at the Yacht and Beach Club resort. They also know that because of this it is very difficult to get a table, and since Disney has recently started accepting Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) for Beaches and Cream, it has been much more difficult to walk up and get a table.
Just across Crescent Lake from the Yacht and Beach Club is the Boardwalk resort, with many options for dining that don’t fill up as frequently as Beaches and Cream .