Monday, October 6, 2014

Photo Gallery: Final Day for Maelstrom attraction at Epcot (10/5/14)

Beautiful Sunday Afternoon at Epcot

The Viking looks out, with the Maelstrom entrance in the distance.

Near 6:30 PM, the Norway pavilion was busy.

Queue lines for Maelstrom spill out both regular and Fast Pass

Guests take pictures from the Norway VIP lounge, above Maelstrom entrance.

Due to larger than normal crowds, Disney stationed security near the entrance of Maelstrom for much of the night.

The Fast Pass queue nearing 7 PM

Maelstrom, showing a 60 minute on it's final day

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Universal Studios Florida Trip Report (August 31, 2014) Halloween Horror Nights, Beetlejuice and more....

Just a few days away from the start of Halloween Horror Nights 24, we take a look at some of The Purge props that were put up a few weeks ago.
The streets of New York have been turned into The Purge scare zone.


Some props put up in front of the New York facades

Gone Purging sign on one of the New York facades

Friday, September 12, 2014

Imagination Gala at Epcot - Upcoming Pin Previews

At the Imagination Gala in Epcot, we took some time away from the trade boards, and checked out the pin preview boards.
Upcoming 2014 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Pins, featuring Olaf!

Upcoming Walt Disney World 2014 resort pins

More Disney Resort Holiday pins.
Holiday pin releases including Frozen & Rapunzel
Olaf mystery wreath box set
Jumbo 2014 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
Elsa & Anna Eau De Magique upcoming pin releases.
Happy Holidays Rapunzel 2014 Pin
Happy Holidays Wreath Box set overview
Some Disneyland releases, including the Mystery Box attractions collection
More Holiday 2014 Pins....
Walt Disney World 2014 Holiday Pins
2015 Walt Disney World Pins, featuring Mickey Mouse, Figment, Stitch, Cinderella and Tinker Bell

2015 Mystery Box Disney Parks set

Walt Disney World Mystery Box Set with Rapunzel, Ursula, and more

Upcoming Stitch pins....
2014 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Pins

Upcoming Disneyland Pin releases


2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Pins

2014 LE 1000 Orange Bird, Rapunzel, Figment and Olaf pin set


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Imagination Gala at Epcot - Vinylmation Previews

This past weekend was the Imagination Gala at Epcot. During this huge pin & vinylmation trading event, Disney previewed their new merchandise that is coming out in the near future. 
Gravity Falls Mabel Eachez vinylmation , regular and variant

2014 Food & Wine Festival Eachez vinylmation, Little Mermaid Chef

Mickey Waffle Eachez, WDW Annual Passholder Exclusive vinylmation

Haunted Mansion Grave Digger Eachez vinylmation
On Friday and Saturday, they only had a few out from the Mickey's Christmas Carol Series vinylmation

Lilo & Scrump LE 1500 vinylmation set

Toy Story Series 2 Vinylmation set
Holiday 2014 Tinker Bell Eachez vinylmation

I didn't take pictures on Sunday, but I was able to video the new Gravity Falls set that was previewed.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The American Idol Experience Final Day at Disney's Hollywood Studios 8/30/14

 While never an extremely popular attraction with guests, The American Idol Experience was an attraction that we would check out every few trips over to the park. There were many reasons we enjoyed the attraction. The hosts were quick and funny, most from other attractions and shows across property, including Adventurers Club. The singers, while not always good, were different, so you weren't always seeing the same show over and over. Lastly, the seats were comfy and the air conditioning was welcome on hot, humid Florida days. Needless to say, we attended the final two shows ever on August 30, 2014. Onto the pictures....
American Idol Experience desk sits empty after the final show.
The warm up host for the 2nd to last show at American Idol Experience
Last look at the stage for the American Idol Experience
Judges for the American Idol Experience, for the penultimate show.







 Greg Hutson hosted the final two American Idol Experience shows

 During the Finale, confetti ran for longer than normal
 Sentiment for some in attendance. We were surprised by how many fans showed up.
 Warm Up Host Mark Daniels after the finale.
 Confetti on the stage after the final finale show.
 Decided to walk around the building and capture some images before signage was ripped down.
 American Idol Experience song list posted

 Queue for the attraction

 Signage before entering the building