Learn some fun facts about rides at DisneyWorld
Learn some fun facts about rides at DisneyWorld
Today marks 50 days to August 9th.
What's so special about August 9th 2019? It's the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion.
When Disneyland opened the doors on August 9, 1969, guests were treated to ride the Haunted Mansion for the first time. The ride is pretty much the same today as it was back then. Which is amazing when you consider all the new technology that has come about in the past 50 years.
As a huge Haunted Mansion fan, I put together a blog post with some fun facts about the Haunted Mansion that I learned over the years. I am thinking of putting together a special post for August 9th.
Thursday's on this site is usually reserved for Boston topics, but today I thought I side-step and make note of the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion.
This year Disney blog posts started off exciting as we took a nice week-long vacation in early February. We spent time researching various sites and attractions just to get a taste of the magic.
On our vacation, we gathered a lot of great material for future blog postings. It was fun walking through the park looking for ideas.
We are not planning on going back until 2019, so the motivation to do Disney posts wasn't there towards the end of the year.
We still manage to get interesting Disney content every Monday. We have decided to pause the Disney content for a few months. It was fun to look back and see what we did get out and how we might have approached the various topics differently.
Here are the top seven Disney post for 2017, in no particular order.
Looking foward to adding some new content next year. If you have any topics that you wished to be covered let us know via the comments below or via the feedback form.
The toughest part of vacation is realizing its over. You are about to embark to the park for the last full day of vacation.
Before you start your day, here are some things to think about that will help get the most out of your last vacation day.
If you're on the Meal Plan, check your snack points. You may have a lot of snack points - don't let them go to waste by using them on snacks at your hotel Lobby. (Really your going to use a Disney Snack point on Snickers?) Know how many snack points you have available before you head to the park. At the end of the day, If you do have any remaining, check out the candy shop on Main Street for a better snack collection.
Dont eat candy? Disney Snacks make great gifts.
Make sure you have all the pictures that you intended to take. Make sure you got the pictures that you wanted. You don't want to be checking the pictures at home only to find out that you didn't get any good pictures of Mickey.
If your staying on property Disney offers a special discount if you book your return trip before you leave. This is usually the cheapest way to book an on property hotel. Check the booklet in your room, or call the front desk details.
Here's an idea that you probably didn't think of...
Did you buy too many souvenirs on this trip? Why not do a quick packing test to see how you're planning to get things home. This would be a good time to check, as if you can find out if need to mail things home or buy another bag. In addition, it's a good way to know if you have room for that souvenir you been thinking about. (Do you have room for that unique souvenir bucket?)
What rides or shows do people in your party want to do on the last day? Getting everyone involve will make it a fun day.
This would be a good conversation to have over breakfast. Take out the park map and start circling the key points.
Make the most of the last day, and be excited to come back to the park on your next vacation.
If you have any good tip please leave them in the comments below.
Did you know that inside the Magic Kingdom is a hidden game where kids can become heroes and defeat the evildoers that are lurking around the kingdom. It's called Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom and it's become very popular.
Slack is a popular corporate chat communication tool. Companies like it because employees can communicate with each other in an instant. (As if the old way of phone calls and walking up to people is totally outdated.
One of the cool features of Slack is the use of emoji as reaction icons. So someone can make a simple comment, and people can react to it. (Better than everyone cluttering the chat log with 'I agree.')
There aren't any default icons in Slack for Disney enthusiasts. Fortunately you can add your own! Slack provides all the information to make that happen.
Here are six Disney icons that are ready to be used in Slack. All of these images are using the required 128x128 image size.
In the collection are:
The Country Bear Jamboree is an attraction at the Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort.
The attraction is a stage show with audio-animatronic figures. Most of the characters are bears who perform Country music. Characters rise up to the stage on platforms, descend from the ceiling, and appear from behind curtains. The audience includes audio-animatronic animal heads mounted on the walls who interact with characters on stage.
The attraction was removed from Disneyland park on September 9, 2001. It had shown for approximately 10,781 days during its run at Disneyland.
On April 11, 2003, a new attraction called, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh opened.
On the wooden walkway near the Country Bear Jamboree there are 3 barrels (one large/two small) in a wheelbarrow stacked in the Hidden Mickey fashion.
Many of the spotlights shine Mickey heads before opening up into full circular spotlights.
Above the center of the stage, there is a Hidden Mickey formed by a flower and some scrollwork. It is just above the picture of Ursus H. Bear. In addition, check out the squirrel. The squirrel's tail splits and the on top of the flower are two little balls.
One of the backdrops that falls down during one of the songs contain a pile of logs on it. The ends of the logs come together in that familiar shape. It is proportional and is visible only during that song.
When Epcot opened on October 1, 1982, it became the largest park in geographic size. Today that honor goes to Animal Kingdom.
Do you know where the center of the park is? Well the answer may not surprise you:
Just in front of the bushes at the Showcase Plaza is the center of the park. Technically it's the single bush at the Showcase Plaza.
This a great meeting point for groups and families at Epcot! If your splitting up your group, you can make this your meet up spot.
I was very surprised that this is the location. Clearly, this indicates that the Epcot design team has worked hard to keep its original layout.
The Liberty Square Riverboat ride is a boat ride on Tom Sawyer Island. Its a nice quiet ride interrupted by an occasional blowing of the boat horn.
When you do hear the Steamboat horn, the boat is leaving the dock.
Have you ever been to Disney World and see a group of people wearing similar family team shirts? They are a fun way to celebrate a birthday or a cause.
Have you wondered where they get them? There are actually several places online that offer them. This weeks post I'll focus on three of them.
Remember to allow plenty of time to order the shirts, many places will ship 1-2 weeks for custom orders.
There are a lot of sellers on Etsy that offer all sorts of creative designs in various colors. I don't have any favorite vendor, just make sure that you order them well in advance.
You order each shirt color, and size based on the pattern you see. Good thing about this route is many of these places are Disney fanatics and pay attention to the detail.
If your an Amazon fan try Go.Custom. They offer a large selection of common patterns that you'll see in the park. The good thing about Go.Custom is that they accept Amazon Gift Cards.
Logan's Locker & Layla's offer a wide selection of Disney Family shirts.
Description from logantolayla.com website:
Logan to Layla is an online small business that reflects my love for the passion that my daughter love to rock and wear! My daughter and son inspire me every day and bring so much light to my life. When I started looking for fun, adorable, and unique products for the both of them, my search often left me empty-handed. After much searching, I found some amazing designers and products that I just had to share with the world. And from this, Logan to Layla was discovered!
This weekend we did some pumpkin carving, but instead of doing a typical Disney design we decided to do something different. We decided to put hidden Mickey's on our pumpkin.
Here's some of our past designs:
This year we decided to make a bunch of hidden Mickey's on the pumpkin. This was the easiest Disney pumpkin decoration that we have ever done. The only tool need we need was a drill with different drill bits.
We used two drill bits on our Craftman drill:
We first did all the heads, and then we switched bits and did the ears.
After we put about 20 ears on the pumpkin, we went back and took an even smaller bit and drilled random holes on the pumpkin.