Just doing some camera maintenance and found a bunch of videos on both the Canon and my Nokia phone. Here’s some video I took of my new favorite parade at Walt Disney World. Prior to this parade having made it’s debut, my favorite had been Continue reading Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It!→
What a shame that Disney decided the world needed yet another character meet. They deleted the actual THEATER to make room for it. This sign is therefore erroneous; there’s no theater inside.
The theater was a respite from the heat and the crowds and I am sure many will miss it. I am also sure you’ll make lots more revenue off PhotoPass for pics of hot, sweaty, cranky tourists who no longer have that little corner of the world into which they can escape. Bummer!
Zero delay getting in – people entering but not throngs. Gonna be a nice day First order of business – I am well-hydrated from my coffee-fueled homework frenzy of a morning, so you know what that means…. LOL
I have a special friend who absolutely loves Baloo, so every time I am in the World, I try to get photos of him as he passes by in the parades. In addition to the Magic Kingdom, the other good place to find Baloo is in the Harambe section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. He’s known to sign autographs and appear in the parade there, along with King Louie.
You know, I don’t believe they had this part when I saw this parade in Paris. The only reason I was able to take a few shots of the parade is because there was a log-jam at the Town Square and I was unable to proceed out of the park until it cleared up. Then it was time to make like a salmon, as people poured into the park for the late hours. One woman on a scooter was actually shouting, "Make way for the wheelchair!"; she was referring to herself. I made her go around me.
There was a similar log jam on Apopka-Vineland Road, only no parade to blame – that’s just Saturday night in Lake Buena Vista for ya.
Are we ready to eat strawberries tomorrow?
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Well, the vegetarian dish was comprised mainly of rice, which was neither wild nor brown. so I figured if I only eat half the beef and not more than a bite or two of the "bowl", I could use the taco salad as an excuse to consume fresh vegetable matter and hot sauce.
Not sure a dromedary is the same as a camel, quite, but probably a lot of people don’t know what one is, so I thought I’d puit it out there and see if it flies… I know, I know – the carpet flies, not the camel. Ha ha ha
I’m pretty sure that Cinderella’s Castle was fashioned after some historic ones that still stand in European countries. So it’s kind of amusing to glimpse its spires between the palm fronds and exotic flowering trees; amusing but also beautiful.
No hidden Mickey or grilleed cheesus in my food today. Glad I got this, because I might have to be bad for my next fuel break. The Terrace is closed – not the seating part, just the counter service. That’s where they serve a pretty good salad here in the Magic Kingdom.
So if I’m bad, how bad should I be? Casey’s bad? Or bakery bad?
There are still walls and facades around the storefronts in the town square and on Main Street USA. I got this picture just in time – two CMs came ’round to take it all down while I ws typing this.
From behind the facades and walls, one can hear hammering and saws. This used to be considered "bad show" – allowing the audience, the guests to glimpse maintenance activities. Just another one of Disney’s customs that has gone by the wayside – probably because it is more expensive to do it off hours and heaven forbid the stockholders should get anything less than more, more, more.
I went into the Exhibition Hall to ask a CM to recycle my camera batteries. He told me that he HOPES the tiny theater will come back, where you could go to take a nap and get out of the heat – and watch cartoons
It’s Jiminy Cricket, rendered in sidwalk chalk alongside the boat ramp. There are kids using fat, colorful sticks of chalk to embellish the area
with artistic offerings of their own.
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There’s a guy in a red shirt sitting on the edge of the fountain and he won’t move! People are asking nicely but he just smiles and nods and keeps sitting there. I am leaving before I become witness to a crime… 8^0
Bunch of rude people here today – it never ceases to amaze me when I’m taking a picture and people have no consciousness that they are walking in front of me or actually posing in my picture. WAKE UP, PEEPS!
See all those people in orange? They are clustered around the ashtray. That used to be me. I just (2/6) passed my 3 year anniversary of quitting – nope not even a single puff for three whole years. I can’t imagine going back. EVAH.
I have noticed that the number of smoking sections in the parks seem to have dwindled. Let’s hope it’s a trend!
It’s only 11:20 am and there are already multiple meltdowns happening all around me here in the Magic Kingdom.
Folks, if your kid is of the age to still need a nap, it’s cruel to keep them up late and make them get up early just so you can have your fun and get your money’s worth (dammit). I know this is your vacation of a lifetime and you paid a lot to be here… but if your kid is gonna melt down at 11:20 am due to lack of sleep, maybe you should wait a couple of years till they are old enough to handle it.
This has been a public service announcement from Auntie Tink *~*~*, who hates to see the hollow eyes and the tear-stained cheeks