reddening's thread of DISNEY PARKS gossip

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aka stuff i'd talk about with my sister only she's asleep or in class or w/e

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:42 (eight years ago) link

thread created because disney just updated their "disney look" to allow workers to have beards. BEARDS!!!

first comment on that article sarcastically posits "what's next, facial tattoos?" never change disney traditionalists!

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:45 (eight years ago) link

other articles are claiming that soul patches are still forbidden, good call imo

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:47 (eight years ago) link

speaking of the disney look, this showed up on tumblr the other day:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvdseaLMzT1qjopp9o1_500.jpg

i don't think it's weird or unrealistic of me to demand that every person who works in tomorrowland should be forced to do their job with a big plexiglass bubble on their head at all times

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:53 (eight years ago) link

I'm a liberal and I don't think Disney employees should have long hair or beards. Kids don't go to a Disney park to see their local 7-11 clerk running everything.

My local 7-11 clerk is clean shaven and tattoo less, try again, fascist.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:14 (eight years ago) link

i don't think it's weird or unrealistic of me to demand that every person who works in tomorrowland should be forced to do their job with a big plexiglass bubble on their head at all times

I would like to demand that of everyone tbqh.

Nicole, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:15 (eight years ago) link

Nicole otm.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:16 (eight years ago) link

my dad worked summers at Disneyland for a few years when I was younger, and I remember actually reading a copy of their employee guidebook, which was fucking hilarious. Included specific admonishments for: visible pantylines and bra-lines, hair length (both how far over the ears it could come, and how far above the collarline it had to be), facial hair of any kind, make-up, improperly groomed fingernails...

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 20:35 (eight years ago) link

I approve of this thread. Now that we're all year-round-passed up at home we can investigate things at Disneyland as desired.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 20:36 (eight years ago) link

btw I am going to Disneyland for the first time in... uh let's see, 17 years in February! my daughter is going to LOSE HER MIND

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 20:42 (eight years ago) link

re that photo above: do we have a vintage disney photo thread? i would love one.

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 20:46 (eight years ago) link

shakey, how old is your daughter? i'm really excited to bring my daughter to disneyworld in the future, but she's still too young for her first visit to mickey-mecca to leave an impression on her.

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 20:47 (eight years ago) link

I'm going to Walt Disney World in ten days for a weekend. For us the parks matter less than staying at a Disney hotel and eating and drinking and loungin'.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 20:48 (eight years ago) link

she turned 4 in December, I'll let you know how it goes

I have tons of photos of Disneyland from the 50s and 60s, lemme dig up some links

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 20:49 (eight years ago) link

here's some from the 70s

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6218/6264208394_1da3dffb65_z.jpg

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 20:55 (eight years ago) link

The Mad Tea Party is the most violent ride ever conceived by man.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:11 (eight years ago) link

my father was a musician at disneyland on-and-off from the early eighties to ~2004, so my sisters and i spent a lot of time there + had a bunch of people in our peer group who worked there. i've probably told this story on ilx before, but i took a college creative writing course with one of the guys who played Goofy; he was very tall and strange and every story he submitted had something to do with infant and/or child murder.

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:24 (eight years ago) link

moral of the story: stay away from Goofy

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

garsh

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

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 (eight years ago) link

rip skyway ride

Aerosol, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:33 (eight years ago) link

in ref to those pics obv

Aerosol, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:33 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltt5kzPqxh1qbh9d4o1_500.jpg

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

ban opinions (reddening), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:37 (eight years ago) link

i miss you, disneyland :(

― chaki, Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Aerosol, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:38 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

so.... gossip?

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:55 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

this is an outrage

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

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 (eight years ago) link

how do the fastpasses work?

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

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 (eight years ago) link

iirc

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:49 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

ride the troll ride. 4chanstorm

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:57 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

It was the ride by the castle in disneyland. We sat in a thing that transported us to different rooms where we were harassed by the same witch. Then it abruptly ended with a sarcastic painting of a book that said "storybook ending"

Sufjan Grafton, Sunday, 6 January 2019 03:28 (one year ago) link

yeah, that is a pretty scary ride, and they even toned it down a bit from the old days.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 6 January 2019 03:38 (one year ago) link

I have to admit that some of those Walt Disney rides scared the fucking shit out of me, including the Snow White one where you go right up to the fucking witch.

― Pleasant Plains, Monday, January 21, 2008 1:44 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I was 12.

pplains, Sunday, 6 January 2019 04:44 (one year ago) link

yeah the beats were: snow white. dwarves. witch. witch. wiiiiiiiiitch. get the fuck off my ride.

Sufjan Grafton, Sunday, 6 January 2019 05:03 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

And now Alfred can start planning on being in line so Kylo Ren can threaten him. Or seduce him. Whatever works.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/weve-been-to-star-wars-galaxys-edge-and-life-will-never-1832878349

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 February 2019 05:36 (one year ago) link

They better have Mold-A-Rama kiosks where you can get an encased Han Solo.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 28 February 2019 07:02 (one year ago) link

They better allow you to become encased in carbonite full stop. I want to be a prop in someone's den who they suddenly thaw out to the delight of curious partygoers.

Pale Ontologist (Old Lunch), Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:26 (one year ago) link

More details, including more about all the cocktails Alfred will be drinking soon enough:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/star-wars-galaxys-edge-the-77-most-fascinating-things-1832883014

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:07 (one year ago) link

so long as it's served in the Tupperware that Aunt Beru used

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:08 (one year ago) link

Ah here we go. Prepare your reviews:

“R-3X is a radio DJ so he’s pulling music from across the galaxy,” said the executive creative director for music at Disney Imagineering, John Dennis. So while there will be some traditional, John Williams cantina influence, he’s largely playing what Disney thought Batuu pop music might be. For example, when we saw and heard R-3X , he was playing what could only be described as “Jawa Hip Hop,” with a thick beat under all the “Utinnis” you can handle.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:13 (one year ago) link

Track has leaked iirc:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfUxy7PdHxY

Pale Ontologist (Old Lunch), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:17 (one year ago) link

For Star Wars fans, two things have always been true. It’s a world we all dream of visiting but will never actually be able to. [...] None of it exists. It isn’t real. That is, until now.

Last week, io9 was among a select group of press to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge[...] Everything is muddy. There’s scaffolding everywhere. You have to avoid large pipes and walk on thin two by fours across huge holes. This is not remotely close to what fans will experience when the doors open later this year and yet, it’s already one of the most exhilarating places I’ve ever been.

You get to actually stand next to the Millennium Falcon, for crying out loud!

And, later, when you pay for the privilege, instead of being in a small, select group of press, you'll be able to eat an overpriced hot dog, while sweating in a crowd of decidedly un-StarWarslike tourists in shorts, tee-shirts, and giant mouse ears, all milling around the Millennium Falcon and squealing, or whining, or gabbing, or holding their phones in the air taking videos. Which may not be quite as exhilarating.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:29 (one year ago) link

But the magic

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:30 (one year ago) link

an overpriced hot dog

you haven't been in a while. Even the fast food's good.

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:31 (one year ago) link

It’s called Black Spire Outpost for a reason: Batuu is a planet made up of spires, but one in particular stands out. Sitting in the middle of the outpost is one spire that’s much blacker than the rest, and that’s how Black Spire Outpost gets its name.

difficult listening hour, Friday, 1 March 2019 10:14 (eleven months ago) link

four months pass...

(it's age-gated so click through)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 8 July 2019 21:28 (seven months ago) link

okay, i should have watched that before posting, it was sent to me as a "huge brawl in toontown". that's not what that was at all, please delete.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 8 July 2019 21:35 (seven months ago) link

been seeing articles about how Galaxy's edge is not crowded and a failure. was there a week ago, and I promise you it was crowded (though we didn't have to schedule a visit). the worst part is the creepy dudes pledging allegiance to kylo ren in the park because you know they are trump voters.

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 16:51 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

BREAKING: Epcot Will Be Divided into Four "Neighborhoods" Through Reimagining; World Discovery, World Showcase, World Celebration, and World Naturehttps://t.co/88wjtefGOf pic.twitter.com/ZYyzNN3gI2

— WDW News Today (@WDWNT) August 25, 2019

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 August 2019 20:23 (six months ago) link

Hmm. At the very least a radical, or even modest, reinvention of Epcot will give a reason to go to Epcot, currently probably the most skippable of the parks.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 25 August 2019 20:31 (six months ago) link

On the contrary: it's the park we never skip (World Showcase is never not fun), whereas I've been once to Hollywood Studios in the last 20 years.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 August 2019 20:33 (six months ago) link

Do you not love the magic of film

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 25 August 2019 20:37 (six months ago) link

I love Epcot, but they could do so much more with it. A facelift is a good start.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 25 August 2019 20:40 (six months ago) link

Eh. Last time I was there we were pretty bored beyond the food, and there is only so much food you can eat. At least Hollywood has a couple of good rides.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 25 August 2019 20:58 (six months ago) link

If you find Epcot boring, you're drinking it wrong.

McGrief the Crying Dog (Old Lunch), Sunday, 25 August 2019 21:10 (six months ago) link

I mean, when in Epcot, drink! But there are better places to drink than Epcot.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 25 August 2019 21:16 (six months ago) link

I've said it before, but I love pretty much all the food in Disney World. Animal Kingdom in particular has some great stuff, and the park's broad dedication to employing people from the regions represented by its restaurants is a master stroke.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 25 August 2019 21:18 (six months ago) link

The best eating/drinking discovery from our last trip was Nomad Lounge in Animal Kingdom. We spent a ridiculous amount of time just chilling on the patio.

McGrief the Crying Dog (Old Lunch), Sunday, 25 August 2019 21:58 (six months ago) link

Is that the little cocktail lounge near Pandora? My wife and MIL enjoyed some time there while I puttered around the avatar stuff with my son.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 25 August 2019 22:46 (six months ago) link

AK has the best fast food of the four parks, but, wow, WDW food has improved hundredfold since my childhood visits. You can't go wrong anywhere.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 August 2019 22:50 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

If you are an adult and find yourself trapped at the OG and need a drink at say 8PM hie thee to the Disneyland hotel tiki bar and get yourself a very well made tiki drink (no kids allowed after 8PM)

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 18 November 2019 15:17 (three months ago) link

You can also get a dole whip w rum in it which is not as good as you want it to be

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 18 November 2019 15:18 (three months ago) link

The Polynesian Resort at WDW opened a Trader Sam's a couple years ago.

Oh – I'll been WDW next week for the usual Thanksgiving vacation at Ft. Wilderness.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 18 November 2019 15:21 (three months ago) link

Ahh, yes, had a very nice time at that tiki bar several years back

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 18 November 2019 15:34 (three months ago) link

As good a thread as any to note that one of the new Disney+ series, The Imagineering Story, is an enjoyable enough overview of the whole park system's history. Various points glossed over -- 'labor disputes' are mentioned elegantly more than once by the narrator, Angela Bassett, which, yeah, ABOUT those disputes. But they've interviewed a slew of people who are still around or were closely working with many original team members, and the sheer amount of crisp, color behind the scenes footage -- there's a ton from the original construction of Disneyland itself, which I just didn't expect at all -- combined with the slew of anecdotes and images makes it worth a watch. Also, more than a few studies about how various areas were redone as necessary. First episode is about Disneyland and the initial Florida purchases up to Walt's death, the second covers Roy's caretaker work to get WDW going, the creation of Epcot and also of Tokyo Disneyland, and that's all that's available so far.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 18 November 2019 15:56 (three months ago) link

Way back when they put out these awesome metal-tin DVD collections of pretty much all Disney shorts and non-fiction stuff, I wonder if that Imagineering stuff is part of that.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 November 2019 16:02 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4FH5ijZ3iM&feature=youtu.be

Οὖτις, Saturday, 23 November 2019 06:38 (three months ago) link

Yes they are btw. Those tinned collections are fantastic.
Xps

Οὖτις, Saturday, 23 November 2019 06:38 (three months ago) link

Not to mention desperately out of print and unlikely to ever again be issued as a physical release.

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Saturday, 23 November 2019 15:09 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

Dland trip booked for end of March! Not so excited about Star Wars land but hopefully we won't get stuck wasting too much time there

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:59 (two weeks ago) link

Prices just went up (again!)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:27 (two weeks ago) link

eh whatever

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:29 (two weeks ago) link

We are also going again. We get the SoCal resident discount, which isnt too bad ($67 for single park per day). You just feel a bit bad about paying so much for a hotel in a city 2 hours outside of home.

zuck zuck lucify (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:56 (two weeks ago) link

Resort prices are extremely high at the moment. Thinking about the possibility of staying in a different part of Los Angeles and just doing a day at the parks.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 13 February 2020 22:00 (two weeks ago) link

Opportunity for Alfred to be sociologized http://tltaylor.com/themeparkplay/

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Monday, 17 February 2020 17:05 (one week ago) link

can't wait

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 17 February 2020 17:06 (one week ago) link


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