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As I sat in the dark, an epic battle was taking place before my eyes. Mowgli, Baloo, and Bagheera, characters I’d known and loved my entire life, had come alive and were fighting for their lives, as well as, their home. Suddenly, the most fearsome tiger I’d ever seen leaped into view, startling everyone watching in the theater, myself included.
In Disney’s live-action version of The Jungle Book, the classic characters we’ve grown to love from the original animated film come to life in a spectacular way. Baloo the bear and his friend Mowgli the man-cub are even more lovable in Disney’s latest version of the film. I loved watching the humorous antics as the two gathered honey to eat. They also sang a new version of “The Bear Necessities,” one of my favorite Sherman Brothers tunes from the original Disney film.
Early concept drawings of Disneyland featured an eerie house filled with happy haunts. While most haunted houses were filled with terrifying ghosts and ghouls, Walt Disney wanted his haunted house to present a more comedic experience for his guests. The ghosts would sing, dance, and play jokes on each other creating an attraction fitting for guests of all ages. In 1969, Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion opened to the delight of park guests. Just a couple years later, on Walt Disney World’s opening day in 1971, a second Haunted Mansion opened in Orlando, Florida. A haunted mansion style attraction has since been built in almost all Magic Kingdom style parks throughout the world. Let’s take a look at some of the secrets of this mysterious Disney attraction.
Knowing some of the stories behind the Haunted Mansion make the attraction even more fun and magical. Do you know any more Haunted Mansion trivia? Share it in the comments below!
The summer is quickly drawing to a close, and soon the Magic Kingdom will be filed with pumpkins, candy, and trick-or-treaters. While there are not currently a large number of refurbishments scheduled for the parks, refurbishments are scheduled for a couple of the most popular Disney attractions. There are also quite a few refurbishments taking place at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. As always, the Refurbishment Schedule is subject to change, so be sure to confirm any information prior to your vacation.
Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Green Loop. Today we are taking a closer look at the fun you can find in Future World at Epcot.
Epcot’s Test Track has been delighting Future World guests since the late 1990’s and continues to do so with the 2012 overhaul of the attraction’s theme. Reaching speeds of up to 65 mph, Test Track is a must do for any thrill-seeking guest at Walt Disney World. Let’s take a look at what makes Test Track one of Epcot’s best attractions.
UPDATE: Looking for the most recent refurbishment schedule? Find the current Walt Disney World refurbishment schedule here.
Summer is well underway! The Florida sun is hot, the parks are crowded, and it’s my favorite time of year to visit Walt Disney World! For me, nothing says 4th of July like a trip to the Most Magical Place On Earth. Cinderella Castle is decorated with red, white, and blue at night. The American Adventure helps guests get in a patriotic mood. And of course, there’s also the fireworks. Whether you celebrate the 4th at Epcot or the Magic Kingdom, you’re in for a spectacular 4th of July fireworks show! If you’re lucky enough to be visiting Walt Disney World at this wonderful time of year, you’ll want to read my 7 essential tips for visiting on the 4th and also be aware of any refurbishments scheduled during your vacation. As always, the Refurbishment Schedule is subject to change, so be sure to confirm any information prior to your vacation.