How about a Disney Parks thread? I haven't seen one of these in awhile, and I was feeling nostalgic over memories of the parks recently.
Why is Walt Disney World so great?
I've only ever gone in April, and the weather's been nice. I went last April and it was actually pretty cool out the first few days. Even then the highest it got the whole week was in the 80s.
You're lucky. I'd love to be able to go to Disney once or twice a year.
But yeah, I can see how going so often would get boring. I think one of the reasons Disney is enjoyable is because most people don't get to go often.
Neat! My school band never went to Disney
Yeah. I'm glad I got to ride it one last time when I went last April. We almost missed it, too. It closed right after we got off.
The Frozen ride could be alright... but they're probably gonna shove LET IT GO in our face.
Whichever one is in California, haven't been to any others
I think it was a Pirates one? Any boat ride is a 10/10
Didn't go to one but the ice cream was great
boyfriendduring the fireworks and light show. ...They're in jail now.
Has anyone used one of the bands? I'm curious if they really make the experience that much smoother, or, if you know what you're doing, you're better off on your own.
I did on my trip last December. Pretty good experience, but nothing game-breaking. It does save you some time as it works as a ticket+room key+credit card,, particularly if you are on a dining plan.
Honestly I could care less. I never really cared about Maelstrom that much and I kinda knew that Disney would make something Frozen-related in the Norway pavilion before they announced it
If you're just visiting the park for the day, you're better on your own. If you're visiting one of their resorts as a guest, you get one anyway. It's your hotel key and park tickets and other shit combined into one little band. I got one for free during my internship. I might wear it when I go to Disneyland and bang it on the normal turnstyles just to be cheeky.
I seriously want to go to one at least once!
Other anons say it's a waste of money, but I found this guidebook to be a convenient source of info and tips. They update it every year.
I typically take a week off (though you only need a minimum of 4 days to do all 4 parks).
You can buy tickets for admission to all four parks. They're around $300-ish. Resorts and such are extra, and expensive, too. You'll also need money for food, souvenirs, etc.
Overall, I'd save around $2000-3000 dollars. With a bunch of friends/family pitching in, it's not that bad.
I'm just going to post this because god damn.
Hey, I happen to like zoos, so I really enjoyed the day I spent at AK. It's Hollywood Studios that only had one thing going for it for me (Tower of Terror).
I recommend getting a park hopper pass so you can do the morning at AK and the night at HS.
I went to Disney Land once in Anaheim when I was 8.
I only remember the monorail.
It was the only ride I could go on because the rest of my family was way too overprotective of me.
I wanted to go on the Matterhorn so bad.
>tfw read the guide from time to time to get comfy and nostalgic
>theme park all about cartoons and comics
Oh hey, I love these threads. I leave again for WDW on Saturday.
If there aren't assholes with flash cameras, Pirates of the Carribean. Else the Haunted Mansion.
Any Disney memory: Alaskan Cruise
I've been to WDW like 20 times, too many fond memories to pick one.
Magic Kingdom. Epcot's a really close second.
Hard to pick. Splash Mountain, I guess.
Tie between 50s Prime Time Cafe and the Electric Umbrella.
The feeling I got walking down Main Street USA towards Cinderella's Castle for the first time was, for lack of a better term, magical. When I returned last April, it felt good to be back.
What are the best parts about Hong Kong Disneyland?
I live in Orlando and have an Annual Pass, I got as often as I can. It's really pleasant just being able to go for a couple hours and not feel like you have to spend the entire day their to get your money's worth. Staying just a bit also means I don't have to buy super expensive food. It's pretty nice.
The more I go, the more I appreciate Epcot, it's just so chill and relaxed. You can do a lot without waiting in lines.
>Go alone one year
>family complains why i didn't invite them along
>invite them to go to a disney theme park
>Too expensive for my them, unless I completely pay everything for them. flight, food, tickets, hotel, gifts, etc. all of it
>decide not to go
>family calls me selfish for not paying for them
but beside that, I enjoyed Epcot
Yes. They also get discounts on
selectfood and merchandise, as well as free stay at resorts.
It's been my lifelong dream to be an animator. I'm really excited and scared for the future.
I hope my dreams come true...
I sure am glad that cancerous nine-year-olds from all around the internet are trying their hardest to ruin AS for everyone.
Oh boy oh boy!
Spaceship Earth (new version's good but I prefer Jeremy Irons)
All of them from when I worked there!
Whoops, I confused America Sings for The American Adventure. My bad.
Like I said, never seen either of the two. All I know is both have American-themed animatronics that sing.
Anyone else engraved in the walls at the Epcot entrance? The summer before my senior year I went with my friends parents took me and another friend back in 2003 and we are immortalized there. I went back in 2007 and 2008 with them and have also visited for my brothers wedding at the Boardwalk, my honeymoon in 2012 and one other time. It is so awesome to see my young (and skinny) self immortalized at Disney.
American Adventure doesn't have any singing animatronics. There's songs, but they're all video montages. Different tones too, American Adventure being "The History of the Country in less than 40 minutes", America Sings being more like "Country Bear Jamboree with multiple American musical genres".
Also, gonna fix your problem with the magic of YouTube.
American Adventure (link is timestamped to get right to the show. Lot of behind the scenes/history stuff before that): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBxsH0k7cpU&t=1228
America Sings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtP5bMoSfRg
Going to be heading to Disney in roughly 3 weeks while I'm in Orlando for MegaCon. I'm so excited to go back, haven't been since I was in high school and I never got to explore all the parks.
Disneyland, and yes, I have been to World.
Indiana Jones, no contest. My favorite ride out of any theme park.
I don't know what it's really called. My family always call it 'Cut Your Heart Out Cafe' because of an incident with my great aunt (RIP) on one of our trips. It's the one right before you enter Tomorrowland from Main Street. At Christmas time, it's beautiful. I'm also partial to the soup bowls by Pirates.
Too many, but here's a recent one. Went last January on the last day they had the Christmas decorations out. Me and a friend both went dressed as Spider-man, because he's our favorite extended Disney character. Had a great time, took alot of pics with folks, almost got kicked out because of it (worth it).
Anyways, we were in line for Buzz Lightyear, and these kids just lit up when they saw us. Jumping up and down, asking us tons of questions, etc. One kid would not let go of my hand. Their parents commented that they were amazed how open they were with us. Usually, they are very shy, reserved, and don't talk to anyone. Feels good to have that kind of impact, and its why I wear the suit.
Hey, Disney, now that Spidey is part of the MCU, you sound like you need a Spidey around. I work for churros and pretzels.
Do they still have those autograph books at Disney World? I remember they had them when I was a kid. I am going back next month and was planning on getting signatures from as many characters as possible
You know that little corridor of buildings between Grizzly Peak and Paradise Pier right by Mermaid? That's meant to be a bit of San Francisco. If you can add a stretch of San Fransokyo-ness that and the Pacific Wharf, might be able to do something BH6-y.
I have a Deluxe Pass for Disneyland and try to go once a month; my heart broke when they took Baymax and Hiro out and there hasn't been any new merch since October.
Frozen gets new shit every time I go.
Personally I would love to see Disney re-theme Astro Blasters and turn it into a Big Hero 6 ride where you explore the streets of San Fransokyo and shoot a bunch of giant robots created by Yama and his gang. I imagined the guns being designed by Honey Lemon
-Land. The only one I've been to
-Hard to pic. Had some nice chicken pesto at the plaza inn once.
-Alice, but only because I've yet to see Merida in person.
- Riding Splash Mountain with Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum
If I ever get the money to take another trip to WDW I will take a pic and post it on here. I want my fellow Disney Parks friends to know that it is not all plebs on those walls but atleast one dedicated /co/ fan is there.
I do not remember the number of the tile thing I am on though. Last time I went (I am from NJ so I can't go without spending a lot of money) I used the computer thing by Spaceship Earth to find me by my name. I appreciate the offer but do not want to post my full name on 4chan for obvious reasons. Thanks though !
I went to the park alone once. Hit Splash Mountain to cool off. Because I was in the very front, I didn't realize until we got to the photo thingy that the Tweedles were sitting behind me the entire time. I've seen this happen in media, but this was the first time to experience riding with a character, let alone with two.
How do you NOT notice these things sitting in the log behind you? I didn't even know they were allowed on rides.
Only been to Disney parks like 3 times during various family vacations, live way up North so it's not easy/cheap to just go. The upside is that when we did go we went all out with staying at the resorts for like 8 days or something, it was great. Last time I was in Disney World was way back in 2001 and I had just gone through a big growth spurt. I remember Space Mountain being utterly terrifying because I couldn't quite fit my legs completely under the bar and there was no seatbelt. I felt like I was going to fly out at any moment. I'm sure it wasn't nearly as bad as I'm remembering.
Two of my favorite memories were both at the Tower of Terror though. The first time we ever went I was only like 8 and was terrified of heights. We went through the line and went up the first elevator where they put on a little show and were about to get into the car and I freaked out and couldn't get on. My mom was going to go with me back down the the exit but I told her I'd be fine and she should go. One of the staff running it took me to a normal elevator for staff and stayed in-character the entire way down. It was spooky as hell at the time but in hindsight was really cool.
Then a few years later I got over it and got on the ride and it broke down right before it was supposed to do the drop. They had to turn all the lights on and escort us to service exits and see all the mirrors and tracks that the cars run along. It was really cool to see the innards of the ride like that.
California grill (fireworks time) or Jiko
That one guy under the table at the haunted mansion
Staying in a cabin with my family at the Fort Wilderness resort
Didn't Malestrom have that whole educational conserve-the-oceans exhibit at the exit? Are they going to at least keep that or is it just going to turn into a Frozen toy store?
Magic Kingdom, but Epcot is a close second
Probably Splash Mountain. I always liked the Carosel of Progress and the one inside the Epcot dome as well, even though they're not really exciting rides. I'm terrified to go back and discover if they've updated them or not though. Same with the Ride the Movies one in MGM
The 50's themed one in MGM
The talking water fountains
Easily my father getting picked to be part of the Davey Crockett dinner show on stage, thinking he'd be Davey Crockett. He ended up as Davey's fairy godmother with a pink tutu and wand.
Epcot (But I'd give anything to go to DisneySea)
Tower of Terror
Tigger getting super excited at Crystal Palace when he saw me wearing a jacket with orange stripes
or the time my grandma broke off from our group one year while at Animal Kingdom, took the train to the Conservation Station, and attempted to use one of the rainforest listening booths there as a private nap space. She got kicked out by a cast member.
I'm a Northern Californiafag who grew up going to Disney World thanks to my grandparents loving Florida. I'll be flying out there this Friday for the next ten days. This will be my first time being there since I turned 21 so I'm pretty excited.
Good. That was always one of my favorites. Haven't been in like 18 years and apparently they've replaced or removed a handful of rides I always really enjoyed.
Can't wait to take my daughter eventually now that I'm a parent. Just trying to figure out how old she should be to really enjoy everything and remember it well.
I didn't actually have any trouble getting in there. I know someone who knew someone who had a pass, so they let him use it.
Is it worth the $10k to get in? If you live in Anaheim and you make well over 100k a year, maybe, but otherwise probably not.
The food in there was delicious, though, if a bit too...old fashioned and expensive.
If you get invited, go. Otherwise, probably not worth it.
What kind of food do they serve there?
Mostly classic American. You know, steaks, roast chicken, pasta, etc. To be honest, since I've only been once, I can't be 100% positive the menu doesn't shift all the time, but from what I've heard it's been the same menu for years.
Here's an article on it: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-disney-club-33-20141213-story.html
If you ask me, not til she's in her 20s.
I admit I've only been twice but I thought the whole experience was much better as an adult than when my parents took me when I was 7. So don't sweat what's the perfect childhood age and just take her when the time works out for your family best.
>They were never build a DisneyLand in Australia.
This is some bullshit, man
Typhoon Lagoon -- Love that fucking Boat
Tower of Terror
I went to Disney in 1998, I literally can't remember
Just being there. I want to go back some when but it's expensive and no-one I know will go with me.
To be honest, paying several thousands of dollars really doesn't seem worth it for that, but I suppose that it's not a bad idea if you've really got the dosh for it. It's pretty cool that you've been there though.
Almost every year I go to Orlando on business and take a week and a half off to do Disney and Universal. Every time I love it because I'm a man child apparently. Have a girlfriend now I'm thinking of bringing this year. She's never been but literally has a journal of ride comments she's been keeping for years.
Hard split lately between Epcot and Holllywood Studios
Tower of Terror
Split between Tutto in Epcot (for the wine) and the 50s cafe in Hollywood (for the atmosphere)
Mulan but she's never out so Belle
When I was seven, Cruella told me she was going to kidnap and kill my dog. I cried and she panicked and gave me a cool pin. Still made my mom call the kennel, from a pay phone, to make sure my dog was alive. Probably cost them like twenty dollars. Was pretty sure my parents loved me then.
It's mostly the atmosphere that was appealing about it, but the expansion fucked it up and got rid of most of the historical "What Walt built" appeal as well as fucking up the outside of New Orleans Square. Like there's giant picture windows now so normies have a great view of rich people eating upstairs.
Disneyland. I am a califag, so I have only been to California Adventure and Disneyland.
Big thunder mountain. I just love the way the ride feels and the explosion at the end.
Blue bayou. It's the only thing that I feel is worth the price in Disneyland and I love everything on the menu.
Tigger, I doubt he remembers me, but everytime I run into him he always goes out of his way to say hi to me and hugs me.
Going to the blue bayou for the first time on my bday with my gf. To be honest, it was that whole day cuz we got in despite it being a blackout date and gf had so many surprises planned for me. I also got to see the qt Meredith at small world too, so It was a prefect day.
OP should've added FAVORITE HOTEL
FAVORITE HOTEL NIGGAS
Disneyland & California Adventure. Unlike Florida, it's possible to squeeze in all the major rides in one day.
Tower of Terror
Being a kid at Epcot - it felt so futuristic at the time. Perhaps because I'm older and the park is older, I feel it's lost much of that futurism feel.
I'm 26 and haven't been to Disney Land in about 9 years.
I have a shitty sales job and no immediate prospect to get a better one any time soon.
I'll never be able to afford to go back at this rate.
And my girlfriend has never been, and I really want to take her, but she moves away in August.
It really depresses me.
>That piece of shit hat is finally gone.
>Going to Disney World next week
So I just found out about the Easter Egg thingy going on at Disney World. Can someone explain to me what this thing is about and how it works?
I disagree. Epcot still feels futuristic to me, and that's why I love it. Them explaining how to grow stuff via hydroponics and the advances they're making in the agriculture field, the new Test Track subtly teaching kids about aerodynamics and future car design while they build their cars in the queue, at least one of the two innovations buildings always have a new interactive displays explaining recent technology. And the Flower and Garden Festival last year explained how they transplanted plants and discussed the cool sensor they have to water the plants.
It doesn't feel like the "In the year 2100 we will all have flying cars" feel, but it still is futuristic. I prefer this version much more.
I keep on hearing rumors that Imagineering may revive the original Journey into Imagination ever since they ditch Honey I Bored The Audience in favor of bringing back Michael Jackson's Guardians of the Galaxy
So, a few changes have happened in the park.
The next few months will be double parades for the festival of fantasy.
The dole whip stand has been switched with the terrace and the terrace has been switched with the dole whip stand.
The new viewing areas make the fire work show absolutely incredible.
And shit's getting hot as balls.
This concludes you're Disney world update.
Suddenly remembering going to DL the day they reopened Submarine Voyage. Hot as hell, but it was all in good fun. Ended up going through it a second time they day they reopened Star Tours, though the wait time wasn't anywhere near as long.
I've never been to disneyland. Growing up with wdw being an 8 hour drive away doesn't really make me want to get on a plane for dland especially when it doesn't have as much of a "disney bubble" feeling like world does.
I might be incredibly biased because my mum was at wdw opening day.
To take care of the op questions:
MK / Disney Quest
Space Mountain or Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Be Our Guest with Reservations, Liberty Tree Tavern otherwise
The most recent trip I took because my husband hadn't been sense he was about three sue to being a brit.
No harm in a little bias in this case. I'm pretty guilty of that myself, seeing I live about an hour or so away from DL myself. At the same time, though, I wouldn't mind seeing what the other parks have to offer. The closest I've been to another was when I passed over HK Disneyland while traveling to Malaysia a few years back.
You do have me curious, though. What do you mean by 'disney bubble'?
Is anyone else interested in Disney dark rides? Or more specifically the original ones from the '50s? I need to fucking get the blueprints for the original MTWR from 1955, and I'm not gonna haul ass to the other side of the country just to get a magazine that for some fucking reason no one has EVER posted on the internet, except for the blueprints, which were actually YouTube for a short time.
I see what you mean. Honestly, I keep forgetting about everything that's surrounding the resort...and keeping it from expanding. For some reason, once I step foot onto Main Street, it just seems so out of mind.
I wish I could say the same for California Adventure, though. Seeing the Convention Center literally across the street from California Screamin' is a bit of a wake-up call.
The disparity of poverty and wealth of Anaheim around the hub of Disneyland is hilariously abrupt. Traveling north on Harbor or east on Ball past the main park unfolds into empty or abandoned businesses and a sharp decline in the quality of the care for the streets.
Katella is the only nicely maintained front and it's absolutely packed with restaurants and hotels. You can really feel the limited economy of space the resort has by how jammed together everything is.
It's really funny, my childhood memories regarding Disneyland was the excitement of seeing the lumber mill on Ball since that meant we were close to Disneyland. I can't imagine that 'Disney Bubble' of Florida but I guess it makes sense given there's more land there to create that atmosphere.
Most of these were taken on my iPad so please excuse the crappyness
I'm interested in the original Alice in Wonderland. Seems really trippy.
The original 1977 WDW Snow White is also really terrifying
My girlfriend's family goes to Disney World like every other year so I may get to go this year with them. I haven't been to Disney since I was like 7, but I remember liking Anaheim better.
>HS friends promised we'd go back to Disney after everyone graduated
>everyone's too broke to fund the trip/unwilling to spend the money
I-I just wanted to have a fun time, like senior trip, without all the bullshit drama
Tower of terror
I don't know
My fam being all togther
I went to my first Passholder event the beginning of this month. It was to celebrate so many years of Indiana Jones being open.
They had a slightly themed live band, a guy standing on a circus ball all night, and some Q&A thing I didn't go to.
It was fucking amazing. Even though the only lands open were Adventure, New Orleans Square, and Frontierland the place was practically empty. The only ride with anything that could even be considered a line was Indiana Jones.
Best thing though. I got on the very last Jungle Cruise boat. The guide had the boat up to full speed and never took a breath "there'sarefirstsignofdangernowovertherearesometigersthoseelephantshavetheirtrunkson"
Totally going next time they have another event.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit(I wish he was a mascot already)
That time my uncles' relatives came.
EPCOT though Animal Kingdom has been nudging its way up top
Haunted Mansion, Pirates, Everest,
Yak & Yeti
That one drunk pirate with the pigs. Or the dog with the keys
Getting stuck by burning Rome on Spaceship Earth every time I ride with my dad
This week we're going to give you a very special look at the early development of UNIVERSAL'S ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE park, back when it was still known as "PROJECT X".
Long before The Incredible Hulk coaster, a concept was developed for a SILVER SURFER COASTER, with some of its main features being a CHROME TRACK and PROJECTION DOME FINALE featuring a climactic showdown with Galactus!
The 2nd attraction in our unofficial look into the early development of UNIVERSAL'S ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE theme park is an incredible concept for an X-MEN ATTRACTION.
Utilizing a moving theatre, 3D sound, and a colossal 3D dome projection screen, guests would be immersed in Professor X's CEREBRO CHAMBER as they embark on a thrilling journey alongside the X-MEN!
The 80s were full of "This is Not For Kids" movies in the "Kids Movies" section of the video rental store. Darby O'Gill is straight up horror and we are all marked by that banshee scream.
I imagine one day that the ghost coach is going to roll up outside my door and the banshee is going to scream at me until I get on. Then I'll have to listen to some smug-as-shit Leprechaun talk for the entire ride, and maybe, who knows - he'll kick my ass out for a laugh.
All joking aside...preaching to the choir on that one. My late mom used to have one of the first VHS copies of that movie (the one with the american soundtrack, apparently).
Could be worse. You could end up having to listen to more of Sean Connery singing.
>If there aren't assholes with flash cameras, Pirates of the Carribean
Last time I went to Disney, an asshole ruined the ride for me taking a photo (with flash) every 5 seconds
Oh no, I'm late to post this!!
Carousel of Progress, Spaceship Earth, Living With the Land
Cosmic Ray's (love that animatronic alien fuck)
Kissing my at-the-time girlfriend in EPCOT as everyone was leaving, rain soaking us as we sat at the fountain in front of Spaceship Earth.
We're not together anymore
Star tours 1000000%
The buffet at the animal kingdom lodge. Best fucking juice I've ever had in my life
Giving some kid like 20 re-adds because she remembered me from riding earlier
Really hope I made her shit magical
>You'll never be a Disney character actor
Though probably a good thing, I know I'd get in too deep
I guess Pinocchio's Village Haus
Mickey, Chip, and Dale
Either the time a bird crapped on my grandma's turkey leg or the time me and my brother spent the day with one of our dead uncle's relatives.
Was just at Epcot this weekend. Crowd was surprisingly manageable, especially with Garden Fest, which is pretty damn great this year.
And the low stress of being a pass holder is amazing. Easily worth $35 a month.
I worked at the park about ten years ago, specifically on the World Famous Jungle Cruise in Land, and on the steam trains. Anyone that works there now able to tell me if it's still a great place to work? I'm considering moving back to SoCal, I follow their job listings on Twitter, and I'm thinking about trying to get back into the park.
I figure, a table service position would pretty much be the best job in the world, since you'll be receiving damn good tips on top of the hourly pay and all the other benefits.
Today is the anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland.
Have this old-ass World of Color episode on both Pirates and the 60s Tomorrowland
I also have scans of the original Souvenir Book for the ride thanks to Mousebits.
The one with the castle!
That one with the falling waterfall!
That one with the Mickey Pancakes!
They all scared me!
Getting explosive diarrhea from eating an entire turkey leg!
Same. I live in Florida, near Orlando. And I think we've become anesthetized by the experience, the magic become nullify once we seen the wonder beyond the illusion.
The first time I went with friends the experience felt arcadian and the subsesquent visits became dull as we've already went and did all there was.
Sounds like when I got a killer migraine from eating the chicken pesto at DL. It's the only time I ever got sick at a theme park.
It was worth it, though. Never expected to get that good quality of food from a theme park.
You know, when you listen to Walt describe what's going on in the Pirates ride it's slightly disconcerting. You have this kind, fatherly voice describing ransacking and slavery.
No of course not, but you don't really think about it too deeply when you're on the ride. However the way Walt lays it out so clearly you suddenly stop and think to yourself, 'wow, it's like riding through a recreation of the Rape of Nanking'.
I'm not complaining, it's fantasy and all that but even so, I'd rather not think too hard on the subject.
>hundreds of years from now, Disneyland has now completely taken over Southern California and is set to open their new ride: the Rape of Nanking, complete with jaunty songs sang by the holoplayers!
Eh. That's not so weird, if you have an annual pass with parking included. Just go for half a day, and unwind. Not much different than going to the beach, or going on a hike, alone.
>going to be doing the DCP in California this fall
>rumors abound that the Hatbox Ghost will be returning in May
>this will leave me only a week to see him, if that, between my arrival date and the time when the Mansion will presumably become NBC themed
Fuck Tim Burton and fuck Disneyland for allowing this shit to go up way too early. It should at least go up by the end of September/beginning of October.
Also, can any anons tell me what the Park Greeter role is like over in DL? Kinda don't know if I lucked out getting this role or what.
Was someone finally willing and able to stand up to George and say 'no' to him?
Regardless, I've only been on the revamped ride once, and I don't think I ever will again. It feels like a videogame, and looks like one, too. What was nice about the first one was that it looked real. The new one, by comparison, looks totally fake.
That's how it goes. Everyone wants to celebrate the big name holidays sooner and sooner. Why else would you explain the stores breaking out the X-mas decorations in September. It's ridiculous.
It's still just a rumor, but it's a pretty convincing one.
There's a big, fake looking wall in the HM attic in the exact spot where Hatbox Ghost was kept when the ride first opened. Later on the Disney Park Blog, they made a post teasing that the Mansion would be getting another ghost in the attic and were purposely coy when everyone immediately assumed it was HBG.
That plus the fact that it's the 6th Anniversary, making it the perfect time to put him back in the ride, makes for a pretty convincing argument.
From my memory, I've only been on it twice: Once in 2005, and again in 2014. I don't recall any differences, though my memory of the 2005 version is very vague, as I was young.
When was it revamped?
It uses the same layout before but now the G2 Droids are now doing security and much like the original version, they are more interested in talking to the guests rather than doing their job
It's still the witty banter between R2-D2 and C-3PO, but the dialogue has been changed up a bit. Apparently, Threepio doesn't think too highly of the Gungans. In the second half, the droids in the back make several comments about the increased security in recent times.
Pirates of the Caribbean for life.
Usually I and my family pack food for cost reasons, but I have fond memories of the curry at Disneysea's Casbah food court. The popcorn one can get around both Tokyo parks is fantastic too.
One day I want to eat at the Blue Bayou. If only just for the atmosphere.
Gaston is cool, and I met a really great Queen of Hearts as a kid. Haven't seen/interacted with many characters in recent years, though.
There are a few actually
>Be 12, living in nipland with American teacher mother on base
>Grandma visits us so we take her traveling around
>Fuck yeah more day trips and cool shot
>One day get on the trains and head towards Tokyo, no idea what the plan for the day is
>hey mom where are we going
>she answers that we're visiting a big fish market
>excited, sounds fun. No knowledge about the market or where it is
>Grandma and mom hurry us off of the train at some stop, suspicious as I don't smell saltwater
>we got off at motherfucking Disneyland
>Spring break, I think I'm around 9
>at Disneyland, mom got tickets for five days for the price of three
>Shit was cash
>Night of the third day, we're hanging in the hotel
>mom is speaking with my uncle on the phone
>"Yeah, it's a bit chilly, bring a sweater or two"
>think he has a job interview down here or something
>he actually came to join us the last few days and mom spilled the beans
>Senior year of high school, living in Frankfurt Germany
>Senior trip is a trip to Paris Disneyland
>Me and two girls in my circle of friends/acquaintances are hyped as fuck because Disneyland a best
>spend the whole day exploring with friends
>finish evening watching light show with crush
>One day I want to eat at the Blue Bayou. If only just for the atmosphere.
Do it man, do it.
The food is all right, beats most anything else in the park and the prices aren't really that bad by Disney standards.
Everyone should eat there at least once if only to drink the lemonaid and sit at the edge listening to the "crickets" and waving at the people on pirates.
Wait for a table near the ride.
I'll admit I haven't had the fried chicken but the couple times I've eaten there the food was just lackluster. Although if the band is playing it's got good atmosphere.
The mickey beignets are very disappointing though.
I usually end up at Carnation Cafe. There's just something really nice about sitting down and having your food brought to you. Plus if you can time things right it's a good place to watch the parade, if you've seen it multiple times before and don't care about not being right up front.
Carnation is great, but it's SO expensive. And because it's a proper restaurant, you have to figure a tip into the cost, too.
Man...it would be great to work there. You'd practically be swimming in cash.
All I know is that some show at Tokyo Disneyland inspired someone to make futa porn with Esmeralda and a pretty boy version of Frollo.
Also, here's a better image.
>the Chesire Cat would laugh while you were in the Oversized room
>supposedly no music played either
>as you passed under him, he would spring out at you from the outside, upside down, still laughing
Goddamn, too spooky
I think I confused the original Alice with the original WDW Snow White. The original WDW Snow White had no music at all. I'm pretty sure the original Alice was lacking music throughout, at least in the Oversized room scene.
Only very loosely related, but whatever. I made a Lego model here that needs votes: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/95531
The real-life steam trains on which this is based have a Disney connection. The engineering company that made them was run by a personal friend of Walt Disney who shared his passion for old-timey trains. Also, Ward Kimball, original Disney artist and another personal friend of Walt Disney and train buff, did the colors and paintings on the engines.
This sort of makes the steam rail operation at the Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah an unofficial, secret Disney railroad.
Although it's temporary, a Frozen sing along show is playing there but nothing has been confirmed to replace it. I'm hoping that they make a new Muppet Show that doesn't have that obnoxious 3D thing