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So apparently some rich French guy was sitting around one day and wanted to sit in the middle of the desert and watch Dune with his friends. So he made a theater and then it turns out It was a really, really bad idea and not a single movie was shown there. The local’s in the middle of somewhere Egypt didn’t like the idea for some reason and sabotaged it. Now there’s a random theater in the middle of the desert and some day no one will know why.
- 3 days ago
"Two of the most cherished features of the former Cypress Gardens attraction have been closed to the public since Legoland Florida opened at the site in 2011.
That is about to change. Legoland Florida is almost ready to unveil the newly restored Florida Pool and Oriental Gardens.”
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Ever wanted to see how the mind worked and actually pilot one (sorta) then look no further, enlist to become a Cranium Commando today! Cranium Command was an attraction that ran in the Wonder of life pavilion from its opening all the way to it’s closing in 2007. The ride had you enlist to become a Cranium Commando and as such you were treated to a recruitment video. You would enter through the queue to watch a pre show video featuring the characters animated in 2d form, soon after you are introduced to our pilot Buzzy.
He has been given one of the hardest vehicles to pilot, an adolescent 12 year old boy. Soon after the pre show movie ended you were treated to what looked like the inside of the human mind and the vast organs that helped it work albeit in human personified forms. Such as Left Brain (Charles Grodin), the wacky Right Brain (Jon Lovitz), the hungry Stomach (George Wendt), the panicky Bladder (Jeff Doucette), the Adrenal Gland (Bobcat Goldthwait) who is prone to overreacting, and the heart’s Right and Left Ventricles (Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon, reprising their Hans and Franz roles from (Saturday Night Live). The Hypothalamus (voiced by Kirk Wise), which regulates autonomic bodily functions, is represented via Audio-Animatronics as a robot. Soon after Buzzy got the hang of things you were treated to watching him pilot and go through the day of an average 12 year old boy, from food fights, to crushes all the way to missing the bus. This was one of the more unique experiences in my opinion that you could find at Epcot.
Yet sadly like the rest of the pavilion the ride closed in 2007, yet unlike the rest of the pavilion it never opened back up. The ride sits there to this day with a damaged queue area, mold in the ceiling and poor Buzzy sitting all alone and a bit damaged (According to instagram he has been fixed and is behind scaffoldings at the moment, perhaps soon to be taken away to the archives.) in an empty theater. So folks if you walk into the Wonders of Life pavilion just know that somewhere in that building is the entrance and the theater room that houses this ride, just decaying and unused. However I believe there is still some hope for this pavilion, as this ride matches the plot of Pixar’s upcoming film Inside out! Albeit with a female girl instead of a boy, and instead of organs being the supporting cast its human emotions. If I know Disney, if that film is successful I wouldn’t doubt that they would use that space and perhaps and redo the ride to match the film (like the living seas and Nemo). They have a perfect place to put it and really they would only need a cosmetic overhaul, plus the focus could still be on how the human mind operates! So I am hoping inside out is a huge success, because if so Disney has the perfect reason to bring the Wonders of life pavilion, well back to life. (Also if anyone out there is a pixar animator or knows one throw epcot a bone and put buzzy in as an animated cameo somehow! just wishful thinking..)
To watch a ride through of Cranium Command follow this link.
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Why them? “It’s three adults who pretty much do things that Phineas and Ferb would do.” - Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, Phineas and Ferb co-creator and Executive Producer
Head over to USA Today for an exclusive clip of the boys’ episode of Phineas and Ferb, and don’t forget to watch Phineas and Ferb on Saturday, March 1 at 8:00am on Disney XD… Platypus Day!
- 1 week ago
Magic Kingdom’s hub, today vs. around 2016, interpreted from the leaked site plans to the best of my ability. Sorry the Photoshop quality is so poor but the satellite imagery didn’t give me a lot to work with.
In the end, I’m not sure how I feel about this. The hub has a difficult position in the Magic Kingdom: it functions as the centerpoint of park navigation between lands, the only way in and out of the park, the landscape surrounding one of the most recognized icons on earth, and the most popular viewing area for Wishes (in a space much smaller than Illuminations’ World Showcase Lagoon and Fantasmic’s stadium, I might add). And it has to be all of these at the same time. It’s a tough balancing act.
On top of all this, many guests (and cast members) complain that the after-fireworks crowds are extremely congested and almost-unsafe feeling, and considering that is one of the last impressions many guests will have of Walt Disney World as they leave Magic Kingdom for the last (or only) time, it’s not really a feeling you want in a vacation environment.
So there’s no denying that “fixing” the hub is an extremely important project for the Magic Kingdom, arguably much more important than the Mine Train (unlike the Mine Train, the hub is something virtually every single guest to WDW will experience multiple times every visit). And some kind of change has to be made, because the current setup isn’t working. I don’t know if this is the solution; personally, I would have gone with a more integrated approach to the hub’s design, merging designated viewing areas with designated navigation/egress paths (kind of like what PAC does now, but with more permanent walkways and less masking tape) instead of just slapping down pavement anywhere that can hold it. We’ll have to see how it plays out though.
- 1 week ago
It’s contest time! I’m giving away two copies of this 13”x19” print… FOR FREE! Here is how you get one.
Copy 1: LIKE my Facebook page. I will randomly pick one new Liker on 3/4/2014 and ship you a copy.
Copy 2: Reblog this post. I will randomly pick one reblogger on 3/4/2014 and ship you a copy.
Or… if you don’t want to mess around with all this nonsense, just buy one right now at my Etsy shop!