Saturday, January 30, 2016

Electric Water Pageant

The nightly water parade from the Polynesian beach.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Symphony in the Stars Fireworks at DHS

The Great Movie Ride with some of the Star Wars themed fireworks above it. An all day rain left mist and clouds that made the fireworks interesting. Star Wars fans were practically fainting with the music and narration from the movies, and some fairly intense fireworks.

Symphony in the Stars party

A tray of cheese and olives at the dessert party

Chewbacca mug at the dessert party at DHS

Included as a souvenir of the Symphony in the Stars dessert party

Another guarded dessert table

At Symphony in the Stars party

Donald's dessert

Don has assembled some delicious desserts at the Star Wars themed party

Symphony in the Stars Dessert Party

A storm trooper guards a table of fruit, bread pudding and whipped cream. Good desserts and good music.

Symphony in the Stars Dessert Party at DHS

One of the Star Wars themed dessert tables. The event was moved indoors to the Disney Junior building due to the all day rain.

Skipper's main mess hall

Skipper's biggest fan

The actual Kungaloosh

A fave of the Jungle Navigation Company.

Inside the dessert menu

Including the famous Kungaloosh from the Adventurers Club

Skipper's dessert menu

The backside actually

Skipper's decor

Complete with a barrel of the back side of water.

Donald studying the menu

Skippers Canteen

It opened so we went in. This is the high-light of the room.

Waiting for Skippers Canteen to open

Light rain and jungle mist.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Glimpse of Avatar Land

A quick look at part of the construction for Avatar/Pandora Land, or whatever it will be called.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Star Wars fireworks

Another shot of the fireworks at DHS with the Great Movie Ride in silhouette. Pretty much high wow factor.

Star Wars fireworks

New fireworks at DHS with Star Wars music and narration, with the Great Movie Ride as the backdrop.

Goofy being- you know

At Minnie's Silver Screen Dine, Goofy is inspired by Let it Go.

Donald and mini-Donald

Still at Minnie's Silver Screen Dine, Donald is showing Mickey what one of Don's real fan brought to dinner.

Donalds at Hollywood and Vine

At Minnie's Silver Screen Dine, Donald discovered Donald and was having some fun.

Mickey at Hollywood and Vine

Mickey is greeting guests at Hollywood and Vine Restsurant at DHS.

From the 1st Trilogy

Character meet and greet at Star Wars Bay at DHS

Rey's Speeder

Model of Rey's Speeder at Star Wars Bay at DHS

Donald's pop quiz

Don wonders if you can guess where he is

Don at the Polynesian

Donald is checking out the DVC Bora Bora Bungalows. He counted 20 of them last night. The first (or last) bungalow is pretty close to the ferry dock. But Don likes boat horns.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Poke at Trader Sam's

Very good. The only dish at this table that wouldn't cool off.

Maybe Captain Nemo's fave

The Nautilus, a potent Rum drink at Trader Sam's at the Polynesian. The drink went down well on a cool night. You keep a new, boxed copy of the boat.

Not a Figment of our imagination

Journey to Imagination went down and no fix was in the near future. Photo shows people walking single file to exit, back the way we came.

Polynesia DVC bungalows

Looking toward Magic Kingdom on a cool morning

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Earffel Tower Coming Down

More demolition at Disney's Hollywood Studios as they proceed with their renovations.

The Earffel tower is the latest slated to come down. This will go along with the Light Motor Action! and the Honey I Shrunk The Kids playset. All of them will be gone to make way for the destruction and reconstruction of DHS for the new Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land.

With the Earffel Tower being gone, DHS will temporarily be without a park  "icon". The Hat has been gone for a year, and now the water tower. DHS seriously needs an identity soon.

Zz.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Utterly Stupid Group Claims Its Boycott of Star Wars - The Force Awakens Has Costs Disney Millions

Oh yeah, Disney is worried to death about it right now, I'm sure!

An utterly DUMB group calling itself Return of Kings is boycotting the new Star Wars movie, and have incredulously estimated that it has costs Disney $4.2 million in tickets sale. The reason why they are calling for a boycott of the movie?

The group called for a boycott of the hit sci-fi film because they had identified the film as “SJW propaganda”. SJW stands for “Social Justice Warrior” and it’s a term used in certain corners of the internet to describe people who stand up for and defend equal rights online. 

The problem with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, according to Return of Kings, is its “non-white and female agenda”, ie its lead characters - Rey and Finn, played by Daisy Ridley and John Boyega - are not white men.

Now people, let's examine this just a little bit, shall we? The movie industries have been dominated, D-O-M-I-N-A-T-E-D all these years by "white men"! In fact, just look at the movies released this year! How many of those were lead off by "white men"?

So now along comes a movie in which the leads are not "white men". So they complain?  This is like a neighborhood inundated by steak houses, and then suddenly a vegetarian restaurant pops up and people complain about it not serving meat?!

This is not social justice. This is social stupidity. My pet fish has more sense and sensibility than these clowns.

And by the way.....

Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is in cinemas now and it looks set to topple ‘Avatar’ as the highest-grossing movie of all time. Looks like that boycott’s really working out for them.

Zz.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Skipper Canteen Opening This Week

... and we missed it by just a few days. Darn it!

The new Skipper Canteen restaurant at the Magic Kingdom is scheduled to open tomorrow, Dec. 16, 2015. And of course, we were at WDW till this past Sunday, so we are missing its opening by just a few days.

Oh well, what can you do?

Zz.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

At MCO

Heading back to reality.

Zz

Disney Springs

Hanging out at Disney Springs.

Zz

Fultons

Having lunch at Fultons and spending some time at Disney Springs before heading to the airport.

Zz

Star Tours

One last ride on Star Tours

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Toy Story Mania

Doing Toy Story Mania for the second time in a row.

Zz

A Final Good Morning

A gorgeous final morning here at the World. We will be flying into rainy Chicago this evening, IF we make it in at all. Lots of flight cancellations into Midway yesterday. 

We will be spending a few hours at Studios this morning and another round on Toy Story Mania.

Zz

Friday, December 11, 2015

Disney Springs

It's Friday night, and Disney Springs is hopping. Lots of music and cheering can be heard from our room balcony.

Zz