Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Come on people...the hair this time is enough and speaks for itself. How long are we going to keep this joke alive. It's okay to let him go now. He made it into the top 10 which means he'll be on the tour so it is time to put him or me out of his misery. He made a teen girl cry, we can stop voting for him now and SEND HIM HOME! It is getting unbearable.
On another note though, none of the performances really wowed me last night and that concerns me since these are supposed to be the best of the best. It is getting predictable, and I can even almost quote to a "T" what the judges are going to say. Come on Fox switch it up, give us something or you are going to lose some viewers.
Then it was back to BTMR for a quick runaway mine ride. I had forgotten how fun this coaster is. If you can ride it, do it. It is great and of course the theming is top notch just like all the other rides at the Magic Kingdom. Rating 8. Here is a picture of it in case you have never ridden it.
After Splash Mountain we headed to Cinderella's Castle to see about eating dinner there. It was a no go. Traveler's Note: If you plan to eat at any of the sit down restaurants, plan to make reservations ahead of time. The number is (407) WDW-DINE. Since we couldn't eat there, we caught the new show "Dream along with Mickey." While the music in this show wasn't my favorite, the show itself is exciting because of the location at the castle and they have new animatronic heads on the main characters so Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald, all have mouths that move and eyes that blink making them even more realistic. Rating 7. Finally we headed into Tomorrowland to see how long the wait was for Space Mountain and see if the new "Monster's, Inc." attraction was open and it was. IF YOU SEE ONE THING AT MAGIC KINGDOM SEE THIS! The new "Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor" is one of the coolest attractions I have ever gone through. The attraction picks up right where the movie left off with laughter being the best source for power. The audience enters the laugh floor comedy club where we are greeted by the characters from the movie as well as some new characters. The best part of this attraction is that it is interactive. I won't give away the details, but this is a must see! I am not sure how they pull this one off, but they sure work a lot of magic on this one. The jokes are childish to some extent, but it is by far worth seeing. Rating 10+
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
So yeah how awesome was this-got to ride the newly refurbished Pirates at the Magic Kingdom AND happened to catch the trailer that premiered last night while checking things this morning. OH YEAH-I'll be there on opening night for sure!
I'll have pics and summary up soon from our day at the Magic Kingdom including my review of the new Monsters Incorporated Laugh Floor Comedy Club. We were lucky enough to get to check it out today, as I believe it is still in the soft open stage before officially opening soon.
- You don't have a to pay a ridiculous amount of money for a hotel. You can do several things. If you don't mind budget hotels like Days Inn and places like that, you could just come and take a drive up and down International Drive or Highway 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial hwy) and get a hotel pretty cheap. I on the other hand recommend booking through priceline. Don't use their expedia like service, bid on a hotel by naming your own price. Start low and you can bid again in 24 hours if your price is not accepted. We paid $55 a night and are staying at Amerisuites in a room with a king bed and full kitchenette. If you want the whole resort experience through Disney I recommend the value resorts (which are about the equivalent to a Hampton Inn or so) as opposed to the more expensive resorts. It just depends on your budget. The upside to staying in a Disney resort is that they will give you meal plans for a cost as well as provide transportation. Also if you aren't dead set on staying in the Disney area, the hotels are cheaper if you stay up closer to Universal Studios on International Drive and the cool thing about I-Drive is there are several restaurants with breakfast buffets and things like that (Kendra remember that Ponderosa that we ate at like 3 times? It's still there!
- Eat a big breakfast. Depending on where you stay you may or may not have a good continental breakfast. If your hotel does not have one or it isn't that great there are several places to eat. Shoney's and Ponderosa are great, but they can be a little pricey since they are in the touristy areas. Eating a big breakfast is the key though as it is expensive to eat in the park (unless you have their meal plan and then it is a pretty good deal). In addition to this, pack a cooler or something and take snack type foods. The parking lots are far away, but the transportation back to your car is worth the time that it would take for the money you would save. We are packing granola bars and stuff like that and then will go back to the car for a sandwich around lunch time. That way you only have to splurge for one meal in the park. It will set you back 10-15 a person for a meal in the park for a sandwich/side/drink.
- Once you get to the park go to the back of the park first. Everyone starts in the front and works their way around to the back so the lines are shorter in the back of the park earlier in the day. Also make sure you take advantage of the fast passes that Disney offers you can have one every so often and it is worth it on the big ticket rides/attractions as the lines can get long. If you have small kids I highly recommend spending alot of your time in fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom as well as Pooh's tree house. You'll not be lack for things to do there. As it relates to the other parks with kids, each one has some themed areas for younger ones and Animal Kingdom is great because the animals are right there-make sure you check out Kilimanjaro safari. One note about Animal Kingdom though for younger kids, I would not recommend taking them to the "It's tough to be a bug" 4d show as it is pretty intense for the younger ones. It has all the characters from "A Bug's life" but Hopper and some of the special effects can be a bit scary for the younger kids.
- If you can make it the whole day until late with the kids which may or may not happen or if you are without kids make sure you catch the late night shows at each of the parks. I'll talk about them later this week, but each of them is amazing and I HIGHLY recommend "wishes" at the Magic Kingdom. They begin it with Tinkerbell on a zip line from the top of Cinderella's castle. One night I was there Tink got stuck halfway down the zip line which was hysterical!
So there are a few of my thoughts about Disney, if you have any additional thoughts leave them in comment or if you have questions, let me know I'll try to answer them. Also my good friend Josh has some thoughts from his trips with his family as well so check them out. More to come this week...
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
just a bit ticked...
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Talk about merging two of the greatest shoes on right now. This is priceless...by the way, did I mention how ticked I am to find that I have to wait until April 23rd for more new Heroes episodes? That just plain hoovers in my books...hope you like the clip.
Friday, March 02, 2007
SUMMARY OF MY LAST YEAR ON THE COMPUTER
Thanks to you, I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an email to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.
I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change once I receive my free replacement pair from Nike.
If you don't send this to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 PM this afternoon and the fleas from 12 camels will infest your back,causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Have a wonderful day....
PS...A South American scientist from Argentina , after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse.Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late