Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros is the updated version of a water ride, El Rio Del Tiempo (The River of Time) situated in the Mexico pavilion since its opening. It is much the same ride (and I will take a look at that in more detail in another post) but with added colour of the Three Caballeros, Donald, Jose and Panchito. This guide begins with the version of the ride that I rode with my wife on our visit in 2007.
The entrance to Gran Fiesta Tour is to the left of the Plaza de Los Amigos which leads you to a short weaving queue line and down to the boarding...
The Three Caballeros is a film which, whilst obscure within the feature film canon, actually has a quite prominent presence at Epcot, to the extent that the film actually has a ride themed around it. Having commented on how odd it is that an enormously famous film such as Bambi has almost no presence in the parks, let alone a ride based on it, it seems just as odd that an obscure package film such as The Three Caballeros would do.
But with Latin America being the focus of two package films, and Mexico being represented by the character of Panchito Pistoles in the second of the...
The very first themed area of all Disney theme parks in Main Street USA. At the top of Main Street is the Town Square and I thought I'd focus on the attractions available in this area.
The very first attraction is, of course, the Railroad which has a station looking over Town Square. Guests enter through underpasses running underneath the Railroad station into Town Square. This is the case in all the Disney theme parks except Disneyland Tokyo.
I'll cover the Railroad in another post as it tours around the parks, passing through many different lands.
One of the mainstays of the Disney theme parks are the 'shows'. At various times during the day, and at various locations, mini-musicals are presented for the guests. Disneyland Paris, for example, has a stage erected near to Sleeping Beauty's Castle where various themed shows are presented.
As my thoughts are focussed, at the moment, on Main Street USA, I thought I'd take a look at Main Street's very own mini-musical - the Trolley Show.
Ten performers, five men and five women trundle into Main Street aboard a turn of the century, horse-drawn trolley car and...
Following on from my post about Snow White's Scary Adventures (which is still over in the Imagineer section - sorry - feel free to go and hunt it out in case the mods don't move it over here as other posters advised me). Also that post gives a bit more background on why I've started posting this odd little ramblings.
With this classic dark ride, I've titled it with the French name as this is the version I have most recently ridden.
Les Voyages de Pinocchio has guests enter a ornate, wooden entrance modelled on the buildings seen in the film. After the usual...
Dumbo, the film, has given birth to possibly the most famous Disney theme park ride of them all - Dumbo, the Flying Elephant. It is a ride which is seen at all the Disney parks (and in many other theme parks, just without the 'Dumbo' theming - but often still with flying elephants).
The iterations at Disneyland Paris and California are practically identical. They have a beautiful clockwork theming with decorations which include images of Mr Stork. Timothy Mouse sits atop the ride. Water cascades below the ride and each Dumbo, with ears outstretched, has a different coloured...
The newest attraction to be themed on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney World. It is part of the expanded Fantasyland and is a rollercoaster themed around, obviously, the diamond mine the dwarfs work in. Only opening in 2014, I've yet to ride it, but as a massive fan of rollercoasters I look forward to putting the experience top of my list when we return to Florida in the future. Courtesy of Youtube, it looks like a fun, not-too-intense coaster with some good dips and curves. The highlights look to be the dark ride elements. The trains pass through the...
Walt Disney World has recently posted a video explaining the new interactive queue for Magic Kingdom's Big Thunder Mountain.
The entertainment in the cue will involve excitement from the first moment you step in; the first thing disney guests will experience is the 'mining office'. The mining office is about how you would start you day mining, and it might even gives some clues to if it's some kind of mystery! There will also be an explosive magazine room-which will have dynamo sticks-, lenses which let you see the shaft, and much more!
I have made a collection over the years and thought I would share some with you. I don't know where all of the info came from, but I did get it of the several different websites. Hope you enjoy!
1. The 180-foot-tall Spaceship Earth at the entrance to Epcot weighs approximately 16 million pounds.
2. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster launches at a speed of 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds.
3. Foods and Drinks Consumed each year
-75 million Cokes
-13 million bottles of water