The Great Movie Ride opened on May 1, 1989 as the new Disney-MGM Studios park’s signature attraction. However, the history for the ride actually begins several years earlier in Future World at Epcot. In the early 80s Disney wanted to add two new pavilions to the Future World area. Marty Sklar and Randy Bright were […]
Yo Ho Yo Ho A Pirates Life For Me is a Disney World staple, but would you believe me if I told you it was
originally meant to be left out of the parks in Orlando altogether? When Walt Disney World opened in 1971 the park was a huge success as people from all over the country flocked to Orlando, but one attraction from Disneyland was missing. Disney got complaint after complaint from guests, “where are the pirates”? Pirates of the Caribbean was featured all over television as the main attraction at Disneyland and when people arrived in Orlando not knowing it wasn’t there were not very happy to say the least. But Disney believed that Orlando was simply to close to the Caribbean to have a Pirates ride and had a planned boat ride called the Western River Expedition taking guests through the Wild West to face Mexican rebels, Cowboys, and Indians as well as much more. This ride was going to be a part of a much larger complex called Thunder Mesa. Continue reading
Don’t get me wrong the 4 Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks are absolutely incredible, but the Resort is more than just the parks, and this is why we come back time and time again. Have you ever taken a full day of your Disney trip and decided to explore some of what the Resort has to offer without even stepping foot in a park? We have begun to do this on a regular basis because even for people who have been to Disney hundreds of times haven’t done it all. I’m going to share with you all one of our recent days at Disney where we literally never stepped foot in a park. Continue reading
Our next installment in the Disney Dining Review series is going to be La Hacienda de San Angel in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot. Again to touch base we are going to be extremely critical in our 5 category ratings so we can find the best of the best place to have a meal in Disney World.
There was nothing spectacular about the restaurant’s atmosphere but it was also clearly set up to provide one of the best views of Illuminations you can get. The tables almost all have a great view out of the huge windows overlooking the lagoon and aren’t to closely packed together. Continue reading
Some of the absolute best kept secrets in Disney World are the lounges in the resorts. When you aren’t too busy rushing to parks or making sure you get to your ADR on time take some time to sit down and grab a drink and a snack at one of the many amazing lounges spread throughout the resort. Many of the lounges actually offer some incredible food as well as a relaxed atmosphere. Did
you know you can order off of the Jiko menu at the Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar? Most people don’t and this is just one of the many great lounges around Disney. So today we’re going to give you the Top 5 Lounges that you have to go visit. Continue reading