Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Magic Kingdom: Main Street, U.S.A.

Enjoy the ambiance and you might see The Dapper Dans, barbershop singers who also play bells. Sometimes there are other interesting characters wandering around doing funny things too.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Identifying Disney Cruise Ships

I'm not sure if I got the size comparison right, but deviantart user lupin3ITA created some nice profiles of the Disney Dream and Disney Magic cruise ships. You can see the difference between the first two ships (Magic and Wonder) and the two new ships (Dream and Fantasy).

The most obvious visual difference between the Magic/Wonder and the Dream/Fantasy is the number of decks visible. In the top, white painted portion of the ships the Magic and Wonder have three decks of portholes visible, the newer ships have five. If you can see the aquaduck on top of the ship, you're looking at the Dream (the Fantasy will have it too).

The bow of the Magic has Sorcerer Mickey on it. The stern has Goofy hanging off it and the name of the ship. The bow of the Wonder has Steamboat Willy on it and the stern has Donald hanging from it. The bow of the Dream has Captain Mickey on it and the stern has Sorcerer Mickey hanging from it. The bow of the Fantasy will also have Sorcerer Mickey on it, going by artist renderings. The stern will have Dumbo hanging from it.

The Dream:


The Magic:

Disney Magic

The Wonder:


Magic and Dream together, don't let the forced perspective fool you, the Dream in back is larger:


The fourth ship, Disney Fantasy just floated out of the dock at Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany! As you can see in the photo there is still construction going on.

Disney Fantasy in Papenburg

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Magic Kingdom: Monorail vs Ferry

The Magic Kingdom: Monorail vs Ferry
Both are fun ways to get from the ticket and transportation center to the Magic Kingdom and they take about the same amount of time. Take one in and the other out!

Welcome To My Disney Blog

Whenever someone tells me they are going to Walt Disney World, I give them my must-do list (whether they want my opinion or not :) ). I should say now that I am not a thrill-ride person, so you won’t find any roller-coasters here (Thunder Mountain Railroad freaks me out! Plus I have back and knee problems that pop up from time to time). But here are some of my favorite things to do, see and eat. Please note that there is a lot of fun stuff and even whole areas that may not be on this list. I encourage you to try everything and explore everywhere, these are just my favorites. In addition to attractions and eateries, you would also do well to stand around and take in the sights. There are often little things going on that you might overlook if you rushed straight from the turnstiles to your favorite ride. You never know what might happen.