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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

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 (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

Okay Alfred, if you could handle the booking

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-star-wars-theme-park-in-florida-will-include-a-comp-1796952453

For example, you may see Chewbacca around talking to Hondo. They’re up to no good and could be recruiting a group of people to go on a mission. So then you’d go on the Millennium Falcon ride, one of two in the park. Based on how you and your crew does on that ride (the ride will allow each individual person to have their own job aboard the Falcon), you could get some extra republic credits afterward, or maybe a stern talking-to. If you’re really, really bad though, bounty hunters might hunt you throughout the park, like a new one named Harcos.

There will also be a Cantina—it was a hinted there may be booze there—and the music will be courtesy of a new DJ. It’s Rex, the former pilot of Star Tours.

That’s just one example of how things will work. However, another major announcement has to do specifically with Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World in Orlando. There, it was announced, Disney is planning a 100 percent immersive Star Wars hotel. That means everyone there will act like they are in Star Wars. You become a citizen once you check in, and every minute of your experience will be Star Wars. You may even have the option to dress up as the character you want to be.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 July 2017 00:31 (four months ago) Permalink

As someone asked:

Can I threaten a kid and get my arm cut off in the cantina?

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 July 2017 00:32 (four months ago) Permalink

Plus a slew of other Orlando things

https://io9.gizmodo.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-ratatouille-and-tron-are-all-1796952726

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 July 2017 00:33 (four months ago) Permalink

Meanwhile out here

A new, completely immersive Super Hero universe coming soon to Disney California Adventure park https://t.co/CmbXxoV5m7 #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/0R5aj186mO

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) July 15, 2017

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 July 2017 00:35 (four months ago) Permalink

My 50th birthday is in 2023. Might head for Orlando with a fistful of acid and start looking for droids.

pplains, Sunday, 16 July 2017 00:36 (four months ago) Permalink

Maybe they'll let it cross over into that Avatar thing and bounty hunters can burn the place down.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 July 2017 00:38 (four months ago) Permalink

Hmm. I return in November!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 16 July 2017 02:33 (four months ago) Permalink

Huh to a lot of those things. Immersive experiences with cast in character reads a little Renn Faire.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 16 July 2017 04:16 (four months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLto4rwW0AAaSsH.jpg:large

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 October 2017 18:12 (one month ago) Permalink

currently plotting trip to Disneyland in February, kids are reaching ideal age-range

kinda dreading Star Wars land though. Do Stormtroopers walk around carrying guns cuz if so I am so not into that.

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 October 2017 18:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Star Wars stuff won't be open in February

Moodles, Monday, 9 October 2017 18:19 (one month ago) Permalink

awesome

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 October 2017 18:20 (one month ago) Permalink

the pirates have guns, though

you are juror number 144 and we will excuse you (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 9 October 2017 18:22 (one month ago) Permalink

right, but that's in the ride, which I'm less concerned about

it's the "armed guys walking around while we all have fun" dynamic that feels fundamentally un-Disneylike to me

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 October 2017 18:24 (one month ago) Permalink

kinda dreading Star Wars land though. Do Stormtroopers walk around carrying guns cuz if so I am so not into that.

― Οὖτις, Monday, October 9, 2017

I saw the stormtrooper parade at Hollywood Studios – it's pretty good! My nieces loved it.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 October 2017 18:24 (one month ago) Permalink

you might still see stormtroopers. I would treat the whole park as a ride.

you are juror number 144 and we will excuse you (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 9 October 2017 18:27 (one month ago) Permalink

it's called March of the First Order or some shit

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 October 2017 18:31 (one month ago) Permalink

that ramones pic is a photoshop but here's a real pic of them at the park!

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cc/ac/e0/ccace0e2865061c4b037e22bed4731eb.jpg

kurt schwitterz, Monday, 9 October 2017 18:43 (one month ago) Permalink

!!

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 October 2017 18:44 (one month ago) Permalink

is that Joey on the left w his shades off?! I don't think I've ever seen a picture of him w out sunglasses.

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 October 2017 18:45 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

hey, so we're heading to disneyworld this march w/ the 2 kids (6&4) and baby (8m) for 3 and a half days. i feel like it's going to be a herculean task making sure everyone has fun and there's no meltdowns. any advice re what guide to get or anything like that?

Mordy, Friday, 17 November 2017 17:28 (one week ago) Permalink

are there actually *any* 4yos that go 3 1/2 days w out meltdowns, asking for a friend

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 November 2017 17:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Perfect age for the kids, really. Disney was not only built to steal your entire net worth, but to make your kids enjoy it. Your older ones are beyond full-blown meltdown age. Is your 8m old walking yet?

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Friday, 17 November 2017 17:30 (one week ago) Permalink

well he's def not walking yet since he's only 4m atm.

Mordy, Friday, 17 November 2017 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

lol sorry for my misread.

The hardest part is that the rides you might want to ride have hellish lines and the only way around those lines is a second mortgage to pay for the privilege.

Things that surprised me about Disney:
- they generally make everything great for little kids, and lines for most stuff is tolerable
- there are a lot of rides for really little kids
- there are a lot of big people

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Friday, 17 November 2017 17:38 (one week ago) Permalink

you have to pay extra for an easy pass whatever now?

Mordy, Friday, 17 November 2017 17:39 (one week ago) Permalink

I'll be in WDW for Thanksgiving.

Mordy, The Unofficial Guide is acerbic and thorough.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:10 (one week ago) Permalink

ah I forgot about that! Alfred OTM

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Moody, I'll also be there in March. Let's grab some pineapple whips.

Moodles, Friday, 17 November 2017 20:38 (one week ago) Permalink


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