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The Maelstrom is Closing to Make Way for Frozen Ride

“You are not the first to pass this way – but, you will be the last.”

EPCOT’s mini log flume ride The Maelstrom is closing on October 5, 2014, to make way for a Frozen themed attraction. Thus, another educational attraction at EPCOT bites the dust. Read the rest of this entry

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Ranking the Top 5 Thrill Rides at all Disney Parks

mickey-walk-disney-worldA long while ago, I ranked the thrill rides at Walt Disney World using a rather broad interpretation of the idea of a thrill ride. This time, I’m tightening up the definition to an attraction has some serious speed and pulls some Gs while at the same time broadening the scope to all of the Disney Parks here in the United States. Enough yammering! Here’s my ranking of the Top 5 Thrill Rides at all Disney Parks. Read the rest of this entry

Disney Parks Versus: Radiator Springs Racers vs. Test Track

It’s time for another installment of Disney Parks Versus – the only series of posts where attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland fight a grudge match to the death! Today, we’ll take a look at the slot car dark rides Radiator Springs Racers from Disneyland’s California Adventure at Cars Land and Test Track of Future World, found at EPCOT in Walt Disney World.

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Disney World Versus: Wishes vs Illuminations

As we’re still plowing through Disney Week here at the site, today we thought we’d do something different and introduce a series of posts that pits one thing at Walt Disney World against another.  Our first Disney World Versus battle will feature the Wishes firework show at the Magic Kingdom against Illuminations:  Reflections of Earth at EPCOT Center.

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EPCOT’s attraction wait time sign is hilarious

EPCOT-journey-into-imagination-closed

That’s right, kids – the journey into the imagination is OVER!  Move along!  Nothing to see here!

EPCOT-the-circle-of-life-closedSorry, everybody:  The Circle of Life is closed.  This is the Apocalypse!  It’s all over!  Flee for your lives!

Pirates Are Bad For You

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. Read the rest of this entry

Ideas for Improving Walt Disney World: EPCOT Edition – Enter The Mighty Thor!

NOTE:  for the rest of my Disney World posts, click here.

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. Read the rest of this entry

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