reddening's thread of DISNEY PARKS gossip

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moral of the story: stay away from Goofy

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

garsh

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i haven't seen that guy in 10 years but there's an ~85% chance he currently posts to reddit

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

rip skyway ride

Aerosol, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

in ref to those pics obv

Aerosol, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

unfortunately can't get to my 50s-60s photos, waiting for flickr to unlock/renew my account arrgh

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

also RIP: creepy waving dolls inside Sleeping Beauty's Castle

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

i miss you, disneyland :(

― chaki, Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Aerosol, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

ohhh just realized you can see Monstro the whale in the background of Shakey's first pic! <3

also i covet the shirt the girl in the lower left corner is wearing

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

so.... gossip?

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

here is some gossip for you: last week, Disneyland quietly hooked up the Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin Fastpass system to the park-wide network of Fastpasses! for the last decade you could go get a Fastpass for the ride and it wouldn't count against your limited Fastpass total, because it wasn't hooked up to the main network. now you have to either waste a good Fastpass on Roger Rabbit or wait in line, which is of course fascist bullshit.

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is an outrage

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man, i abused the fuck out of the fastpass last time i went cause i was there with my whole family and a bunch of peeps didn't want to ride the fastpass rides so i just grabbed fastpasses with all their tickets and had like five fastpasses at one time

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

how do the fastpasses work?

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

instead of waiting in line you go to a machine for the line and swipe your ticket and get a fastpass. the fastpass has a time on it and if you come back at that time you basically get automatic admission to the ride. but you can only have like 1 (or 2?) at a time

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

iirc

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i think it goes: you get a fastpass with a return time on it, and then you can't get another one until it's that return time. however, if the return time is way later in the day, you can get another one two hours after you picked up the first one.

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am going to WDW in April. I am very excited. What are your pro tips, ILX friends?

gnome (remy bean), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

use your fastpass.

find hidden mickeys.

get autograph book + have characters sign it

get the secret character phone number and call in to stalk, uh, hunt down, uh, find your fave characters.

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

playing drinking around the world where you drink at every country in epcot world pavilion. ride the troll ride.

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

ride the troll ride. 4chanstorm

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

You can get a second Fastpass if you approach the fifteen-minute window of the first -- at least in WDW.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoa, neat!

1 day in Magic Kingdom
1 day in Animal Kingdom & Epcot (together)
1 day at Sea World

Sound good? I would skip Sea World but girlfriend is a big coaster fiend, and I don't think I can get away w/o going to another park outside Disney. I don't like coasters terribly much, so I figure Sea World might be kind of fun when she's whipping around upside down.

gnome (remy bean), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you have a smartphone, i believe there's an app that shows you the wait times for all the rides. there's one for disneyland at least, i'm sure wdw has one too.

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Confession: ten trips to WDW since '98, still haven't visited Animal Kingdom.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would go for Universal Studios for your coaster needs.

Is Disneyland a completely different beast than WDW? We are tentatively considering a West Coast trip and loved WDW so much that Disneyland is under consideration.

ailsa, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Animal Kingdom is great. Not sure about feasibility of doing AK + Epcot on the same day, though. Epcot is my fave park. Also you're going to miss MGM? Tower of Terror is classic. Other good stuff (like 3D Muppet Movie! Star Wars ride!) worth doing there too.

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is Disneyland a completely different beast than WDW?

yes. it's much smaller for one thing.

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would go to MGM instead of Sea World and ride Tower of Terror and Aerosmith roller coaster which are both thrillier rides than most of WDW attractions.

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

also it's way older, there's stuff there from the 50s

xp

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's no comparison: WDW is immersive. You can hang out in a Disney hotel playing golf, swimming, eating, and hanging with bros and not step foot in a park.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

even the drive into the Magic Kingdom represents a triumph of Walt Disney learning from the mistakes of Disneyland. You drive further and further north until you're forced to park at the Transportation and Ticket Center, and even then you still can't see the park until you're on the monorail or ferry boat.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

mistakes!

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also you're going to miss MGM? Tower of Terror is classic.

Isn't MGM now called Disney Hollywood Studios? Is that the same thing? We've done Muppets and Star Wars in California, so really we'd only be going for Tower of Terror.

I like the idea of Epcot, but a lot of what I've read says it's very out of date, and I don't want to invest myself in too much hoakum.

gnome (remy bean), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember it so fondly from the '87, I'm worried it won't hold up

gnome (remy bean), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Disney regretted the development around the Disneyland park.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Epoct is by far the best park! It's the one with all the restaurants, and you can Drink Around the World.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've never been to WDW but yeah it seems much closer to, like, an actual functioning city or resort town than Disneyland, which is very much an amusement park.

I am also very fond of Disneyland's original inspiration (which is even smaller in scale), Children's Fairyland in Oakland.

xp

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

some parts of epcot are out of date (like the technology pavilion, the growing grain pavilion, and the communications throughout history pavilion) but they're out of date in an incredibly sincere optimistic way about the future of humanity and the promise of technology. it's a very renewing experience!

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hollywood Studios is the one to miss if you can't do them all, but I had the most fun on the Toy Story Midway Mania ride there, and my coaster-loving other half loved the Rock'n'Rollercoaster.

End your Animal Kingdom/Epcot day at Epcot for the IllumiNations show, do Animal Kingdom in the morning.

ailsa, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Epcot is really the only thing I am curious about at WDW

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah. Future World doesn't feel dowdy.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Epcot is the one park in which I feel no pressure to ride anything. You can walk with a beer and soak it in.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Okay, we'll do Epcot. Only thing: neither of us drink. Will it still be fun? We can afford three days at theme parks. We both want to do Animal Kingdom (suckers for giraffes), and obv. Magic Kingdom. Epcot would be our third day, just want to make sure it's a good call, and that we're not gonna regret skipping Sea World and/or Universal Studios.

gnome (remy bean), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cheers all, I realised it was smaller and older, is it just that it's not so Disneyfied? We stayed offsite in Orlando, but visited a park about 10 out of our 14 days. This would just be because we're there and wouldn't be the major point of our trip.

ailsa, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

if anything it's MORE Disneyfied

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

basically every ride/feature is tied to a specific Disney film or property

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ah, cool. I think I meant how WDW is so immersive with hotels and transport and whathaveyou, I sort of feel Disneyland seems more pop in then pop out again as opposed to being swallowed up in the whole culture of it. I may have this all wrong in my head.

ailsa, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i think the fact that it's older + smaller actually makes it ideal for a "just popping by" trip. also the new cars land is going to open this summer, presumably with new rides that haven't made it to wdw yet? i heard one of the new rides is going to be like the old flying saucer ride and i am psyyyyyyyched

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dunno when yr in Disneyland you are IN Disneyland, the outside world sort of ceases to exist, there are no signs of it. in my humble opinion anyway.

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

now accepting names for the ilxor disney social club

wavy tare's cashout flicks (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:24 (7 months ago) Permalink

can i be presidetn

Surprise, It's My Butt (Old Lunch), Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:27 (7 months ago) Permalink

imagine all the good stephin merritt jokes when we all ride splash mountain together

wavy tare's cashout flicks (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:29 (7 months ago) Permalink

so when's that new seven dwarf coaster opening up at WDW anyway

GM, Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:30 (7 months ago) Permalink

agreed with whiney: establishing your disney article's streetcred by saying shitfaced in the first four lines is the kind of thing a good editor would nip

PSY talks The Nut Job (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:30 (7 months ago) Permalink

ah we'd def have to be named after this

even though our aerosmith hates disney world

wavy tare's cashout flicks (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:31 (7 months ago) Permalink

I'm going in December. Can't wait.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:31 (7 months ago) Permalink

Don't mess with Mr Toad's Riders *folds arms*. Come at me

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:52 (7 months ago) Permalink

idk is "Club 77" too insider?

reddening, Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:12 (7 months ago) Permalink

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is the best thing at Disneyland and one reason I now prefer the original over Disney World despite growing up in Florida.

GM, Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:22 (7 months ago) Permalink

Pubs, pizzas and hell. You can't go wrong.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:25 (7 months ago) Permalink

at Disney World there were two tracks on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and no matter which one you took you died and went to hell

GM, Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:26 (7 months ago) Permalink

I love Mr Toad. It's so fun. Also: Mr Veg & I went together not long after we first met. I had only been once before as a teenager but my friends were all too cool to go on many of the rides so this time I was on a mission to go on every single ride. Including Storybook Land :D

Mr Veg hunched in a tiny gondola surrounded by toddlers and their parents as we toured the dioramas & sailed through the mouth of jonah the whale is one of my favorite memories.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:34 (7 months ago) Permalink

he was NOT happy lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:34 (7 months ago) Permalink

1 1/2 weeks out from spring break in Orlando! Will be my first time checking out the re-vamped Fantasyland and the Harry Potter stuff at Islands of Adventure.

Spaghetti Sauce Shampoo (Moodles), Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:44 (7 months ago) Permalink

"...better suited for a Germs show ..."

When was this article written?

nickn, Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:49 (7 months ago) Permalink

i might be going in about a month!

to disneyland.

what should i know?

how do i prepare?

how do i convince my gf that this is indeed a good idea?

i'm excited!

socki (s1ocki), Monday, 3 March 2014 21:32 (7 months ago) Permalink

I went with this and read it while standing in lines, and found it very enjoyable

http://www.amazon.com/The-Imagineering-Field-Guide-Disneyland/dp/1423109759/ref=pd_sim_b_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=18N5ZTSJBRJDTJQFBXBM

When you need a break, it's nice to just take the railroad around the whole park.

VegemiteG I R L (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 March 2014 21:41 (7 months ago) Permalink

that looks cool

socki (s1ocki), Monday, 3 March 2014 21:49 (7 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

just back from 8 days and 7 nights at Walt Disney World

bought this shirt

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 13 April 2014 15:49 (6 months ago) Permalink

hipster mice

Mordy , Sunday, 13 April 2014 15:57 (6 months ago) Permalink

tumblr mice

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 13 April 2014 16:02 (6 months ago) Permalink

also shout out to Victoria & Alberts who hooked me up with 100% Japanese waygu beef, which apparently has only been available in America for 10 weeks

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 13 April 2014 16:09 (6 months ago) Permalink

are you the only ilxor who can afford V&As or

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 13 April 2014 16:56 (6 months ago) Permalink

btw I'm going on a family trip in December and I have insisted on Citricos.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 13 April 2014 16:57 (6 months ago) Permalink

Man, there's a bunch of Hipster Mickey stuff commissioned from that artist, Jerrod Maruyama:

http://jerrodmaruyama.tumblr.com/tagged/hipstermickey

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:23 (6 months ago) Permalink

hipster mickeys!

socki (s1ocki), Saturday, 19 April 2014 19:42 (6 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Sunday, 27 July 2014 20:37 (2 months ago) Permalink

people failing at Disneyland.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 27 July 2014 20:41 (2 months ago) Permalink

Now that's a super cut.

pplains, Monday, 28 July 2014 01:06 (2 months ago) Permalink


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