Space Mountain: GHOST GALAXY (POV) On-Ride HD 2013. (full experience! Walk up the ramps and give ‘your’ fastpass to the CM! Noodly Captain EO music on the way! Excellent ambiance/diegetic sound! Part of the exterior light show! Slow people in front of you in the queue!)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Bagatelle
Marx Toys (Britain)
Under-appreciated WDW food: Liberty Boys BLT at the Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom. When first went to this location on last trip, was at first at a bit of a loss of what to order - but this proved to be the right decision.
Official menu description: slow roasted pork, fresh Greens and tomatoes on House-made Bread with caramelized shallots and mushroom-mayonnaise spread.
The pork is not at all just standard bacon, but meaty bits of pork belly with a lot of texture and flavor, and the mushroom mayo was unexpectedly tasty, and the seeded bread crisp and a nice contrast to the mostly soft insides. Highly recommended if you like sandwiches and/or pork, even if the restaurant itself can get pretty loud and crowded at peak times.
Holiday Hiking Ghosts by Chris Raimo.
Available now as a high-quality art print for only 25 dollars, if you want a snazzy holiday gift for the Haunted Mansion enthusiast in your life. Visit the link and support the artist!
Worst food had in the entire time at WDW was standard hamburger at Pecos Bill’s in Magic Kingdom. Highly would not recommend. Free hot toppings can’t save it - school cafeteria grade meat. How difficult is it to have non-shitty hamburger meat, especially with all the profit the parks must generate? Very strange.
Another shot, deep inside the Castillo del Moro (for the uninitiated, the elaborate queueing area for Magic Kingdom’s PoTC). Great design and ambiance, but the addition of the 'Pirates Overture' music throughout instead of original soundscape robs it a little of the initially intended creepy/mysterious vibe.
I did say hello to George passing through once just in case, paused and spoke quietly to him in a respectful manner when other guests were out of earshot and view, but no result - he must have been busy. Try it yourself if you have the inclination, so long as remain tactful and not demanding.
Elsa, the Pizza Queen
not pizza hut or papa joe’s
my pizzas are for the pros
i don’t care
what they’re going to pay
let the customers in
cheap tuesdays never bothered me anyway
kaiyves asked: A hypothetical/Blue Sky: Would plussing of The Seas, perhaps synergistically with the upcoming "Deepsea Challenge" IMAX film (and the earlier Disney-distributed "Ghosts of the Abyss" and "Aliens of the Deep") as a follow-on or side James Cameron/Disney collaboration to Avatarland be a good thing, or would it run the risk of becoming too much of an ego thing?
Well, if Cameron appeared solely in film format alongside other ocean experts (the team who first filmed a giant squid in the wild, for instance, not sure of too many other folks specifically for examples I am sad to say) to talk about his areas of expertise and exploration as documented in the Aliens of the Deep and other projects, I can’t see that as a negative and would like a overhaul of the Living Seas pavilion to bump up the education/real world ocean exploration tone and swing focus away from being primarily about the cartoon fish movie (entertaining though it was).
But if was there talking essentially about Titanic and The Abyss and such films tied in to his passion for the ocean, that’s less something I think that would be of benefit and come across as self-promotional and not desirable, but hopefully that would not be the goal if such ever happened and be avoided entirely. Thank you for asking!
As far as I know, no one has documented the ‘music’ from the Rolly Crump-esque design side of the composer interactive crypt in the WDW Haunted Mansion waiting area, so I did so when I was there.
Video is exceptionally dark but mainly audio based, so that’s not terribly a problem. The aural design is actually pretty good, with the breaking glass sound and discordant strings combo being my favorite. Also audible is the wolf howling trademark HM sound in the background, which is nice.