Tuesday, September 29, 2009

14th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Menu's

This is most of the Menu's from the 14th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This is here to just give you a idea what kind of foods are at the Festival. I would like to throw a Big Thank You to Knick Flanigan who took all of the Photo's for this Post. More of Knicks Photo's from the Festival are coming soon.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Space Mountain Construction Update

Space Mountain is being refurbished until November 25, 2009. We thought we would share some update photo's from September 27th of the construction being done on Space Mountain and the immediate area. I hope you enjoy them. These photo's are being brought to you by Alex Goldman. Thanks Alex.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Walt Disney World's Fantasyland Part Deux

Mickey Mouse's house and his Toon Town world will make way next year for a vastly larger Fantasyland, in the biggest-ever expansion of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida, Walt Disney Co said on Saturday.

The Fantasyland expansion, whose price tag was not disclosed, will open in two stages in 2012 and 2013 and builds on the popularity of the Disney Princess and Fairies franchises, which have topped $4 billion in global retail sales.

Disney theme parks Chairman Jay Rasulo said the Fantasyland project, which breaks ground next year, will be paid for from funds designated for the theme park division's annual capital expenditures.

Plans call for four Disney Princess characters -- Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" and Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" -- to be featured in "fantasy lands" where park visitors engage in dancing, storytelling or a birthday party with costumed characters from the films.

The expansion includes two new dining spots -- Gascon's Tavern and the 552-seat Beast's Castle. A new underwater ride based on "The Little Mermaid, will be built both in the Florida Fantasyland and at the ongoing expansion of California Adventure in Disneyland.

The second phase of the Fantasyland expansion will be an oversized world based on the fairy world of Pixie Hollow from "Peter Pan," but no other details were available because the attraction was still in early development stages, Rasulo said.

As part of the Fantasyland expansion, Disney plans to double the size of the popular Dumbo ride to add a covered "three-ring circus" waiting area with interactive games and a play area.

Disney Imagineers, who design rides and attractions, said the Toon Town attraction would be dismantled and its popular Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse houses relocated to another section of Walt Disney World.

Imagineer Errors: Stitch's Great Escape

By: http://twitter.com/Stratofariusbr

Hello there, little humans. My name is F.A.C.T, which stands for Fictional Animatronic that Comes from Tomorrow. I have been brought from the Tomorrowland of 2015 in order to explain some things to you, humans. Right, everyone is seated? Let's start.
In Tomorrowland of 2015, we were discussing an incredible bad problem that you humans were suffering. And it stayed right in the first building on the right side of one of the roads of Tomorrowland. I'm talking about Stitch's Great Escape. But before we talk about that attraction, let's talk about what was there before Stitch found a lair in that building.

The attraction that was there was called Alien Encounter. You were seated around a big tube, and you saw an teleportation experiment going wrong, as XS, the company that made the teleportation, instead of bringing a friendly alien, brough to Earth an maniac, meat-eating alien. And it's next dish was going to be you. The ride even featured scenes where blood, fake blood of course, was sprayed in the audience. It was belove by some, but hated by the others. Some people started complaining that their kids were begging them to leave the ride, and that they would never want to come back to Disney while that attraction was still there.

Disney Imagineers quickly decided that they would have to do something quickly. They decided to replace XS and put something more kid-friendly on that ride, using the same technology. And then, with a quick SNAP, Imagineering made an horrible decision: Let's put Stitch there.
But why a horrible decision? Well, its because they had their reasons and problems. First, they only chose Stitch not because he was loved by the kids, but because he selled more merchandise quickly than any other character in Tomorrowland (Mike Wazowski wasn't there during this transition, there was The Timekeeper). And because he selled more merchandise, soon Stitch started taking over lots of places over the Walt Disney World resort. He is in every store of the resort, and some people call him the "guy who makes rides be a failure", because everything that Stitch starred, with the sad exception of Stitch's Great Escape, went down in a couple of weeks.
Imagineering also made a horrible solution: they didn't even planned a new ride. Stitch's Great Escape used the same things and history as Alien Encounter, the difference is that there was a Stitch instead of an menacing Alien. However, the ride lost its replay factor. Alien Encounter was fun and scary, providing a excellent experience. However, Stitch's version of the ride was horrible and low on effects. The only effects I do remember that were fun were when Stitch's eats a onion sandvich and the smell of it was sprayed on you.

Stitch's Great Escape is more like a Great Failure, and even Imagineers admit that. But why they don't replace it? Well, its because Stitch, even with a horrible ride, still sells merchandise! That is why this ride is one of the biggest Imagineer Errors.
Well, humans, that is all I have to say. I hope to see you and your little cameras soon in the future. Bon Voyage!
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Luxo back and working at Disney's Hollywood Studio's

Luxo the animatronic figure is back and working at Disney's Hollywood Studio's.

Check out this video of Luxo at Pixar Place.