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 (five years ago) Permalink

garsh

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

rip skyway ride

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

in ref to those pics obv

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

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

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

i miss you, disneyland :(

― chaki, Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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

so.... gossip?

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

this is an outrage

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

how do the fastpasses work?

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

iirc

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

ride the troll ride. 4chanstorm

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

mistakes!

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

Disney regretted the development around the Disneyland park.

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

Yeah. Future World doesn't feel dowdy.

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

if anything it's MORE Disneyfied

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

nice!

I really want to try out the Snow White mine carts and see the re-vamped Hollywood Studios, don't know when I'll be back though.

Will be in L.A. this August. Definitely going to Universal Studios for a day, considering if I can fit Disneyland in there too.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

i recently saw the gay romantic short film that was surreptitiously shot in D'land in the late '60s

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

so did i

le Histoire du Edgy Miley (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

i was the projectionist at its director's 90th birthday celebration

le Histoire du Edgy Miley (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

what's it called?

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

Country Bear Jamboree, iirc?

What's Your Definition of a Dirty Baby? (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

in his opening remarks he called it discovery; the title card read disneyland discovery; its release title i believe was ron and chuck in disneyland discovery

le Histoire du Edgy Miley (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

yes

the director phoned into the Lincoln Center screening, and gave out his number in Hawaii. "call anytime"

Disney's lawyers threatened him w/ prosecution, but to avoid publicity instead banned him from the parks for life.

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

it was sweet and iirc featured good ecstatic use of "when you wish upon a star"

le Histoire du Edgy Miley (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

i hope lincoln center had better turnout

le Histoire du Edgy Miley (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

wow I would love to see that!

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

a few dozen in a smallish theater; sound was fuct up tho

xp

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

now Disney makes a mint on Gay Days.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 20:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

while I'm here, might as well show off these sweet Star Wars glasses done in the style of classic Disneyland posters that my sister-in-law brought back from Orlando

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 20:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

wow those are super cool

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 20:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

Last I read there is a lot afoot at the parks, including longer hours for Animal Kingdom, which now lights up on cool ways and gives safaris in the dark.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 20:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

i was the projectionist at its director's 90th birthday celebration

― le Histoire du Edgy Miley (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, June 8, 2016 9:43 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this post crossed my mind for no reason while i was driving and i realized it's ridiculous; it was not his 90th birthday. sorry. i forget how old he is but i was confusing him with a venerable member of the local japanese chamber of commerce. the program was extremely long -- don't know what context you saw the film in morbz but i am p much a major scholar of his now. there was a sort of hitchcock pastiche, or maybe it was a blow up pastiche -- a lot of prolonged stops at parties. disneyland discovery was the highlight i thought, tho there was Hotter stuff. up in the booth shutting everything down afterwards i missed the chance to claim a t-shirt with his face on it.

le Histoire du Edgy Miley (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 9 June 2016 23:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

while i was driving

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 9 June 2016 23:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

As if Orlando couldn't handle more bad news.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 13:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

Heard that first thing this morning, that story is insane.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 13:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Your fun read of the day

http://gizmodo.com/how-i-let-disney-track-my-every-move-1792875386

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 15:43 (four weeks ago) Permalink

what a jerk-off, the Magic Bands are great

SSN Lucci (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 16:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Like the whole "wau so crepey disney knows where i am at all times" is some serious whogivesashit.jpg. I cannot think of one negative to Disney knowing that I'm waiting in line for the Jungle Cruise after I gave them hundreds of dollars to ride the Jungle Cruise.

SSN Lucci (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 16:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

WHERE IS MY **PRIVACY** WHEN I EXPLORE YOUR PARK WITH 20,000 OTHER PEOPLE

SSN Lucci (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 16:10 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I like imagining your all caps is the manifesto when you hole up in Spaceship Earth and hack the sound systems to just play BOADRUM 77 on infinite loop.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 16:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Certain 21st century indignities I'll endure for the sake of swiping a lock or charging a purchase

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 16:38 (four weeks ago) Permalink

speaking of, Whiney, I'll be at Ft. Wilderness over the Thanksgiving holiday.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 16:38 (four weeks ago) Permalink

My sister worked at WDW and can confirm that you're constantly under their watchful eye anyway unless you're like in a bathroom stall or something (and even then, who knows for sure, and maybe the true purpose of the Magic Bands is so they can finally gather important data on visitor BMs).

Ambling Shambling Man (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 16:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

a sensible comment:

I went to Atlantis in Dubai, after it first opened. I noticed that all the kids had a wrist band. The hotel/park had every kid tracked and parents could check in with staff to see where their kid was.

I remember thinking, man that’s creepy as hell. Because, maybe child abduction was such a real problem that tracking bracelets were needed.But then I realized just how convenient and cool it was. Parents can track their kids, without having to be right beside them the entire time. Plus, for a water park, they place was like Fort Knox.

The reality is that many parks and resorts are going cashless, as is the rest of society. Sure, they want to track you to see what you like and don’t like. Makes deciding on the next improvement easier. Second, going cashless is a lot faster, meaning more transactions and shorter wait times. The last thing someone wants to do is wait in a line on their vacation. Have you ever been stuck behind a mother with three exhausted, hungry, and sensory overloaded kids? She’s trying to fish a wallet out of a purse to buy lunch, only to find she doesn’t have enough cash and then needs to decide which card to use. All while two of the kids are melting down like Chernoble. You only wanted to buy a bottle of water and in doing so, burned 20 minutes and then had to buy a drink, just to calm down. I’ve been there and it’s not a happy place.

My last two vacations were to places that only took room charge. So, you had to have your key every where you went. Judging from the bill, they were tracking the hell out of me. So, these tracking bracelets are just the next logical step. You won’t forget it, like you do your room key and it’s a heck of a lot more convenient.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 16:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink

redbox proves that people will generally still make you wait in line while they decide what to swipe their bracelet on

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 19:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink


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