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Guide by deltabannermen posted 4 months ago
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The Three Caballeros are characters which Disney seems to cherish somewhat. Although they don't do regular meeting and greeting, they do occasionally appear at the Mexico pavilion at Epcot and often feature in various parades and shows around the Disney parks.

Limited Time Magic is the way Disney describe Meets and Greets with all three Caballeros. I love the costumes for Panchito and Jose and it's fun to see Donald in his sombrero. The area used for these meetings is beside the Mexico pavilion and although Jose and Panchito rarely appear, Donald is regularly available for photos and smiles in this area.

The Three Caballeros also make rare appearances at Disneyland California Adventure, particularly around Christmas and the celebration of Viva Navidad. As well as meeting and greeting they also appear in the Viva Navidad parade.

The three amigos have also been known to appear at Tokyo DisneySea (although not seemingly at the Saludos Amigos Greeting Dock).
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Review by misse1000 posted over a year ago
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The new Star Speeder 1000 will take you where no man has gone before (oops, getting my Star Wars and Star Trek confused)
Star Tours has been re imagined! And it works!

The old Star Tours was, to be frank, just that. OLD! I never used to like it, since it would make me motion sick. It felt like you were in a big box that's moving and shaking you around (which, well, it what it is) and not like a flight through space. Let's face it, the technology utilized in Mission: Space left Star Tours in the dust, with wait times declining more and more, and going up and up on other rides (coughToyStoryManiacough).

The technology on this one is completely awesome. It no longer makes me motion sick, because it feels more real than the old technology did. And get ready for it: It's in 3D!!! Even if 3D normally gives you a headache, like it used to do for me, this technology is much better and is less likely to make you dizzy or give you a headache.

Another problem with the old attraction was the lack of it being "Star Wars". If you come to a park expecting Star Wars, you want Star Wars. You saw the Death Star and some rebel troups, and that was it. Additionally, the only three characters from the films in the original were Chewbacca, Threepio, and Artoo, and all of them made...
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Review by misse1000 posted over a year ago
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The new queue area for Space Mountain.
The "new and improved" Space Mountain recently opened at Walt Disney World. Frankly, I don't see what the fuss is all about.

The queue area is much improved. The games look cool. I only got to play for a minute because when I went, for once the line was impossibly short. That exceeded my expectations. I was expecting them to be like in Soarin’, which are no fun and totally pointless (but now we're getting off topic).

Inside the waiting area, there is now a barrier between the track and the waiting area so you can no longer see the track from the line. That's better. They added some new lights and gave it a fresh coat of paint, which made it look less like the original Star Trek and more like the new one. It actually kind of looks like a Space port now. They also replaced all of the railings.

On the actual ride, I remain unimpressed. Maybe if I hadn't been to Disneyland nine months before and been on the one there and thought, "Wow, that was so cool, that was so much better than in Disney World," I would have been more impressed. The first part is different. They added a neat little effect, but don’t look anywhere but the...
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