Welcome to Part 3 of my on going series, Ideas to Improve Walt Disney World.
When it comes to the Magic Kingdom or EPCOT, I think I had some fairly constructive criticism for the folks at Walt Disney World to think over. But now I’m writing about Disney’s Hollywood Studios and… well, the center digit on either of my hands kinda sums up how I feel about the situation. Continue reading
If you frequent the blog enough, you know that my girlfriend and I are fond of vacationing at Walt Disney World. The last time we went, she pointed out a child to me on the other side of the thoroughfare. Continue reading
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Since I was a kid, the improvements to EPCOT have been drastic. Think about it from a child’s perspective (or anyone under the age of 21, for that matter); what was there to do in EPCOT as recently as the 1990s? Not a whole lot. The Disney Imagineers or whoever the hell obviously figured this out, because they went to work: they added Test Track, Mission Space and they imported Soarin’ from California Adventure, as well as adding character meeting places, Turtle Talk with Crush, and that Nemo thingy that used to be educational. However, they still have that one farming thingy where they’re like, “See those fish we’re farming? You can eat some of their brethren later!” That always rubbed me the wrong way. Continue reading
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Mickey chillin’ at his clubhouse, sans shirt.
For three years in a row, my girlfriend and I have taken the same vacation together to visit our good friend Mickey Mouse. Sure, he’s a rodent and never says a word when we see him in person, but he’s really good about putting a shirt on when you drop in. We could go somewhere else, but what type of rides will they have there? What if the answer is, “Uhm, the Grand Canyon doesn’t have rides, sir… well, maybe a scenic tour or something. Or I could throw you into the abyss – no line, no waiting!” That sounds a little bit too much like the Great Movie Ride to me… at least the Studio Backlot Tour has water, air canons and fire. Anyway, we keep going back to Disney World, and it’s still awesome. Continue reading
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(If you missed part 1, click here.)
Although I have been known to throw the “lousy traumatic childhood!” card around, I have to admit that there were many ways in which I was blessed. One of these ways was when my grandparents would come down from Jersey to my then Orlando area home, we would get to go to Disney World, and a day at Disney World in the 80s always ended (to my recollection) with the The Main Street Electrical Parade, the most gangsta of all parades. As a child living in greater Orlando, where I don’t recall going to a parade ever, this became my standard for parades. Continue reading
Sorry it’s been a while in between posts, but I was on vacation for a while – yeah, VACATION! And it was awesome, mind you – TOTALLY AWESOME! I’m working on a monster post about my trip to Disney World that will probably be available next week. If you need some prose in the style of the J-Dogg (yeah, I seriously refer to myself as the J-Dogg; well, not seriously) to tide you over until then, head over to BomberBanter.com, where I rip the Yankees for playing like unmitigated ASS against the Texas Rangers. Continue reading
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Earlier this month, we headed down to Disney World for a little vacation.
it was fun, but we chose Disney because we wanted to go somewhere warm, and it didn’t really work out that way. When we arrived on Friday, it was pretty nice, but as the days passed it got steadily colder until Monday night, I was contemplating spending $54 on a hooded sweatshirt. We ended up buying hats, and that improved our comfort level a good deal. Continue reading