Here’s a front-row POV video I took on Expedition Everest this afternoon. I’m not the best cameraman, but for me this is pretty good. Disco Yeti showed up better in the video than he did to my own eyes at the time.
In 1988 and 1989 Disneyland had the Blast From the Past party. Via Vintage Disneyland Tickets.
What I remember most about BFTP was breaking the world record for “most people doing the twist at one time”. I think it was mostly CM’s that did it because it was really early so that it could be live on Good Morning America. Chubby Checker was there, it was actually a lot of fun…
I won a yo-yo during this promotion.
Then I got in trouble (well, a cast member told me to stop, but it’s not like I was escorted out or anything) for doing an “around-the-world” with it near It’s a Small World.
Granted, it would have been pretty easy for me to have hit someone, so the cast member who told me to stop was smarter than I was being.
Didn’t they go for the hula-hoop world record the year they didn’t do the twist? I could be remembering that wrong.
I know I’ve been kind of neglecting this blog as I’m on vacation at Walt Disney World (I’ve been posting recaps at the end of each day on my personal blog under the #Kenny goes to Walt Disney World tag), but I’m posting photos to flickr as I go. Well, starting tonight — I’ve just uploaded the first day’s very few photos as of when I’m posting this, but I should have the rest of the pics up shortly.
Just a disclaimer: I’m no professional. The photos are unedited and unsorted (I’ll worry about all that when I get home). A few of the early ones are taken with a cheap $20 camera I bought from Amazon, but then I switched to a much better Canon. They’ll be in albums by days, but that’s as organized as I’ll be getting them until I get home in early October.
It’s a good thing I am still checking my Disney news RSS feed while I’m at Walt Disney World — apparently this announcement sneaked out last night (the reader is on Pacific Time, so this article came out at 1:18am WDW time).
It’ll be interesting to walk by the former Studio Tour entrance on the 28th and see how many people are caught by surprise that it’s suddenly closed.
That’s an attraction I could see saying “I’ll get it on the second day in this park,” and then I would have been bummed because our second day in Hollywood Studios is on the 28th, and the Studio Tour (not that the park is actually a studio anymore) is going to be permanently closed by then.
Disney sure is big on last minute announcements these days. I get the feeling that they have no idea what they’re even doing, and are just winging it without using any sort of master plan/5 year plan like they always used to do.
Coming to DVD in December (or thereabouts — the specific date isn’t final): Walt Before Mickey.
I just saw this on Facebook from one of my friend’s feeds and thought I’d share. It looks like it’s got the potential to be pretty good.
Adventure Thru Inner Space ride highlights - Disney History Institute.
It’s like Glee, only without the dancing. And instead of humans, it’s birds.
Tried on my MagicBand today to see how it feels.
Also tried out the different looks that I have available with the CoverBands that I bought through Amazon (for much less than Disney sells them for at Walt Disney World).
I wonder how CoverBands hold up to Florida sweat?
Shout out to all the cast members with depression (and those who aren’t necessarily depressed but are just gong through a rough time) who put on a smile and pretend everything’s OK when they’re at work so other people can have a great time.
For a limited time starting September 26, the “Big Hero 6” Sneak Peek will be presented in 4D with special in-theater effects at the Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland.
Looks like Captain EO’s return (if he is indeed returning) has been delayed again so Disney can show movie commercials instead.
I’d be surprised if EO comes back to Disneyland at all, at this rate. They’ve already proven that people who pay almost $100 to get in will then gladly stand in line to watch commercials.
Besides, I’m sure after Big Hero 6 is done, they can plug some Frozen show into the theater. Bob Iger has already shown that theming is completely unimportant to him, so why the heck not?
No idea if this is a daily thing and had no idea what this was going to be when started watching it, but I’d have to term it as the ‘magic custodian show’ - direct for you from Tokyo DisneySea.
American parks really do lack in imagination overall compared to this kind of thing.