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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Look Back At Spaceship Earth's "Presidential" Influences and Borrowed Technologies

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A Look Back At Spaceship Earth's "Presidential" Influences and Borrowed Technologies 
by: guide4wdw - Collin

Epcot Center has changed drastically over the years, but one particular element has always remained relatively the same, Spaceship Earth. As the beacon of the park, the geodesic sphere fills a unique role that no other Disney park icon (U.S.) truly encompasses. It is both a ride as well as a symbol of the theme park itself. It inspires and encourages new ideas and creativity. However, the animatronics involved with the ride have a surprising, dare I say "Presidential" backstory. 

As you can likely imagine, Disney tries to cut corners wherever it will not effect the overall guest experience. So, when Spaceship Earth was created, many iterations of previously developed audio-animatronics were used to build a new experience for guests. Of course, many of those figures were later replaced by newer technologies to fill the void they left in their previous roles. 

(Photo: Disney)

Throughout the many intricate scenes of the attraction, technological improvements are debuted in a progressive way to depict our world's innovations, but the animatronic technology remains largely the same. It's not until you take a closer look and start digging through Disney history that you find the presidential influence we're taking a look at today. The carry over use of the animatronics is nearly unnoticeable, but the entire concept likely saved Disney thousands of dollars in build costs.  

During the overall Spaceship Earth attraction we know that at least 8 former Hall of Presidents animatronics were modified and used in the on-ride experience. For example, Theodore Roosevelt reappears as a Senator in the Rome section, Andrew Carnegie operates the printing press, and James Buchanan is Gutenberg himself! Of course, these characters are simply the moving parts of the ones found in the Hall of Presidents, but it's quite interesting to recognize how Imagineering recycles these animatronic figures to develop new roles. 

No good idea gets left behind or forgotten as new innovations are developed each and every day. While today, (after the renovation of Spaceship Earth quite a few years ago) these "Presidents" may not appear as they once were, it's interesting to see how Disney brought this attraction to life with immense originality while essentially borrowing the heart of the operation from former audio-animatronics.

Believe it or not, this used to be and likely still is a common practice in Imagineering. Attractions break and new technologies are developed, so older options are still utilized to bring life back to many in-park experiences. Disney is always innovating and creating new ideas, but it's great to imagine what could be on the horizon. Walt said it best, "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." 

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The Celebrity Sports Center - A Somewhat Lost Element of Disney History

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The Celebrity Sports Center - A Somewhat Lost Element of Disney History 
by: guide4wdw - Collin

As many of you may know, Disney has an extensive and encompassing history. However, as with much of what we share here on the site, quite a few elements really get overlooked by a majority of Disney fans and even many Disney connoisseurs. So, today we bring you something that was separate from the parks in a unique way and didn't even take place on one of the two coasts! 

The Celebrity Sports Center was a concept that developed into a reality with Walt Disney highly invested in it's success for many years. The center itself was located in Denver, Colorado and debuted in 1960, just a short time after Disneyland's debut in 1955. The overlying concept was essentially a large-scale recreation center featuring multiple bowling lanes, an enormous arcade, bumper cars, and even a pool facility complete with waterslides. After a short 2 years of use the entire project was purchased by Walt Disney Productions and was reportedly used to train employees who would be working at the new Disney project, Walt Disney World in it's 1971 debut. (photo: wikipedia)   

The entire facility was built by a series of celebrity investors (reminiscent of it's name) and included in the group were big names including but not limited to Bing Crosby, George Burns, Burl Ives, Walt and Roy Disney. The combined efforts of these investors helped bring the 6 million dollar facility to life. After about 20 years of active and constructive entertainment for guests of all ages, the property was completely given up to an external investor (and then a second investor after a short time of operation) and closed after about 20 more years of active use. Today, the project has been completely destroyed and built into a much more modern use of the space as a retail shopping location. 

To me, this simply extends the legacy of the Disney company beyond the parks and resorts. Little pieces of Disney can be found across the country and often in some of the most unlikely places.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Main Street Emporium's Osh Popham Story

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by: guide4wdw - Collin

Next time you're visiting the Magic Kingdom, take a moment on your journey down Main Street to experience one of the many hidden gems of the experience, the Emporium's proprietor. For years, I toured the parks and likely walked past this reference hundreds of times without ever appreciating it's intricate backstory. 


As you approach the front corner entrance to the Emporium, look in the window to your right and at the bottom you'll find the description, "'Osh Popham' - Proprietor." At the surface, it simply seems like a fun name Disney came up with to give a backstory to a retail establishment. However, as with anything the Disney company does, this reference to a proprietor or rather a creator has quite the backstory.

A few of you may recognize the name Osh Popham if you take a brief moment to think back through Disney film history. If not, you've likely heard of a film called Summer Magic at some point. The film itself debuted in 1963 as the ideas of Walt Disney World were really starting to develop for it's official unveiling in 1971. During the film a leading character, Osh Popham, owns a hardware store that is a piece of the story in the film. 

Considering the timing, Disney used this reference to tie a familiar name to the Emporium's backstory. Of course, today many guests hardly even remember Summer Magic, but many of you will certainly appreciate the name behind the character, Burl Ives. Ives was best known for his roles in Frosty the Snowman and as Sam the Snowman in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964). For many, these appearances became instant classics among his numerous roles across many years of entertainment.   

So, as usual, Disney went above and beyond in creating a story that goes much deeper than simply a name in a window. Next time you're in the park, gather your friends and head over to the window and blow their minds with this Disney backstory! (While you're there, don't forget to grab a postcard for another hidden gem of the Main Street Experience)    

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Monday, May 29, 2017

5 Fastpass+ Tips to Improve Your Disney Experience

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5 Fastpass+ Tips to Improve Your Disney Experience 
by: guide4wdw - Collin

Utilizing the Fastpass+ system is a must for any Disney vacation. Not only does it allow guests to pre-plan their vacation, but also greatly increases the amount of attractions you can complete within a given day. However, using a few particular tips when setting up your passes can greatly improve your Fastpass+ experience.

1. Plan Ahead 
Well, we'll start with the simplest tip on the list and one that many of you certainly already know, Plan Ahead! For many first time guests, this can be quite frustrating. Having to choose the attractions you want to ride and the particular times you want to ride them weeks in advance can be quite intimidating. However, if you do plan near the beginning of your Fastpass+ booking window, your experience will be much better. For resort guests, reservations for attractions can be made up to 60 days in advance (30 days for offsite guests). Utilizing that window of opportunity and booking the day of will almost guarantee you a chance at your favorite attractions. 

2. Pick Your Favorites
Again, this one seems fairly self explanatory, but when I say pick your favorites, give it a little thought. These choices are likely attractions that you will be guaranteed a ride on during your time in the parks. Take a poll from the guests in your party and have each person pick one attraction that is their "must-do" for that particular day. It will relieve some of the stress of racing to that attraction in the morning, and guarantee a smile for each guest in your party. 

3. Timing Is Everything
When scheduling your Fastpass selections, make sure to schedule at not only times that fit your dining reservations and other pre-planned experiences, but also accommodate the additional Fastpass+ option. For those of you who may not know, once you utilize your 3 attraction passes for the day, you can book an additional pass on a rotation for any other attractions available on that given day. For example, if you used all three of your passes in the Magic Kingdom, but Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin still has pass availability, you can schedule an additional fastpass for that attraction. Once that pass is used you can repeat the process of adding a single additional pass until the distribution is depleted for all attractions for the day. 

4. Account for Park Hopping
For many, changing parks in the middle of the day is a great way to experience two parks on the same day or to spread out your time across all of the parks. However, with fastpass+ it presents a few problems. If you plan on visiting a park in the morning and then one later in the afternoon or night, be sure to plan your Fastpass+ selections and times accordingly. 

Typically, you have a few options. First, you can plan all of your passes early in the morning at your first park with hopes of getting to the second park in time to book your additional one selection before they have disappeared for the day. Second, you can book your passes for the second park and just attempt to get to your first park early enough to ride whatever you'd like before the crowds really start to build. It's not the perfect situation currently for Fastpass+ but there are a few different options to still get the most out of your park hopping experience. 

5. Be Patient!
If you can't get the particular attraction fastpass+ that you want, keep checking the app or online reservation system. Many guests will cancel a vacation or change their selections on a daily basis. Also, while it has never been confirmed officially, it is rumored that fastpasses are distributed in waves as dates approach in order to accommodate both annual passholders and offsite guests who cannot book as early as resort guests. Being persistent and checking back frequently really will open up a lot of opportunities, especially for new attractions like Flight of Passage. Also, and perhaps my favorite tip is to check the My Disney Experience App for canceled selections throughout the day if you couldn't get the reservations you wanted. Things happen and reservations are canceled by other guests that you can pick up as quickly as they drop them. Of course, you don't have to constantly check your phone, but if you get a moment while eating or waiting on a show to begin, take a quick look and you never know what you may find! 

So, those are our favorite tips! If there's anything we can help you out with or you need any recommendations for scheduling passes, feel free to ask! We'd be happy to help you out with any questions you may have throughout the planning process.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

A Closer Look at the Advanced Technology Used to Bring the Former "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" Playground to Life

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A Closer Look at the Advanced Technology Used to Bring the Former "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" Playground to Life 
by: guide4wdw - Collin

With the approaching debut of Toy Story Land and the Star Wars expansion at Hollywood Studios (in likely a year or more), large changes have caused many classic experiences to slowly fade away. However, one experience, the "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" playground had an interesting beginning that tends to get passed over in Disney history. While the playground has officially been removed from the park, at one point it was a quite popular attraction for guests of all ages. 

(Photo: Rob Peeler - Flickr)

In the early years of it's development a great amount of research was taken into account in order to develop both a realistic and safe experience for guests of all ages. Throughout the design process, Imagineering made special efforts to create an atmosphere that was not only realistic in the same way as a movie set, but also safe enough to play on. In order to accomplish an authentic experience, Disney used impact dampening materials such as light rubbers and padding to envelope the entire area in a kid friendly, edge free design. They even went as far as to utilize a softer plastic material for slides to continue the safety aspect even beyond your typical playground set-up. 

In regards to the theming, the area featured many larger than life blades of grass to represent an intricate level of theming. However, Imagineering faced a problem. In order to create believable, enormous blades of grass, a mass amount of concrete had to be utilized. However, in order to make these "blades of grass" safe for use in a guest area, special research had to be made in order to guarantee their stability. In order to do so, Disney made use of wind tunnel testing. Throughout the process, they payed particular attention to developing a "blade" which could withstand the high wind potential of central Florida. To do so, Disney used a wide tunnel at a California college to carefully design and test the strength of the structures.

You see, Disney had to change their line of thinking when they set the scene for this concept. Opposed to a typical movie set, this area had to be developed in a way that could remain authentic to the typical on stage representation that would be used in a real life film while developing a long term application. It was a unique void to fill and one that Disney payed particular attention to. While the set appeared quite simple, the technology and planning behind it was really hidden from the typical onlooker.     

As usual, things aren't always as they seem in the Disney parks. For many, this was an experience that allowed kids to burn off some extra energy while parents got a well needed brief rest from the hectic pace of a Disney vacation. Fortunately, considering what will be coming to the parks in the not so distant future, many will certainly agree that the trade off will eventually be worth it in the end. We're looking forward to the changes coming to Hollywood Studios, but it's great to take a closer look at many of the details Imagineering has taken into consideration over the years.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Armchair Imagineering: What Would You Do With Paint The Night Next?

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"Armchair Imagineering": What Would You Do With Paint The Night Next?
by: guide4wdw - Collin

Every once in a while a Disney rumor really sparks your interest and makes you think "What if?" Well, earlier this week we received some information that has been floating around that Disneyland's Paint the Night Parade may be getting ready to move to a new park. Considering it is no longer in use with the Main Street Electrical Parade taking over, the rumor isn't all that far fetched. Of course, this is simply speculation at this time until Disney confirms a relocation of the parade officially. However, I thought it would be a good time to play a little armchair Imagineering. 

For those of you who may not know, this is essentially a concept that floats around the online Disney community where we take some time to think about what "we" would do if the sky was the limit and someone said "If you can dream it you can build it" (of course we all know someone who shared a similar phrase to that many years ago). 

For most Disney fans, becoming an Imagineer is a dream of a lifetime, but very few actually get to live out that role on Disney's grand stage (but we can always dream!). So, with that I wanted to pose a question to anyone and everyone who reads this. If the sky was the limit and there were no real restraints of space, budget, and timing, where would you take Paint the Night to next? We want to hear your thoughts! 

In my honest opinion, realistically we have a few options. First, you could put it at the Magic Kingdom, and that is what a majority of the speculation points to. However, the parade would have to be altered to accommodate the parade route through the park. Of course, in this figurative thought process, none of that matters. With that being said, I'd love to see this parade debut at Hollywood Studios. 

Some of you may ask why. Well, quite honestly, I have always enjoyed parades in the somewhat quaint environment of the park. The Block Party Bash was great for guests to experience and get involved with first hand, and the somewhat older Disney Stars in Motor Cars Parade was an instant classic in my book! Everything about those parades had a different feel to them than others that have occurred across the other Disney parks. As I'm sure we can all agree, Spectromagic and The Main Street Electrical Parade will always be the ultimate representation of a classic Disney parade, but there's just something special about the Hollywood Studios environment. Honestly, with the state of the park today, you couldn't likely debut the parade as a result of the construction efforts, but if anything is fair play, that's where I'd love to see it debut. 


Again, Disney has yet to confirm if the parade will ever even debut in another park. With the current changes in Festival of Fantasy times, many believe they're setting the stage for it's debut at Magic Kingdom. Also, considering the park no longer has a parade, it would be the likely location if the parade did relocate. 

So, what do you think? Where would you put Paint The Night if there were no limitations? We want to hear your thoughts! Share them with us down below or on your favorite social media platform! 

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(Photos: Disney)            



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Opening Date for Toy Story Land to be Revealed at D23 Expo!

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Opening Date for Toy Story Land to be Revealed at D23 Expo! 
by: guide4wdw - Collin

Just this morning, Bob Chapek announced to the media that we will be getting an official opening date for Toy Story Land at this year's D23 Expo in Anaheim. While the construction process has been ongoing for quite some time, this will be the first time the project will be given an official debut date. 


Typically, these details are simply rumors, but this story actually developed from Chapek's own quote. For those of you who may not know, Bob Chapek currently holds the title of Chairmen of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. 

The new land is set to greatly expand the current Hollywood Studios experience and add over 11 acres of space to the theme park. Also, it has been previously announced that the land will encompass two brand new attractions. One family friendly roller coaster and a second flying saucer type attraction where Green Aliens try to capture you with "The Clawwwww!"


The land's debut is still quite a ways away, but it will be great to finally receive a tentative opening date for its official debut. Personally, I think the new area looks outstanding and should completely revitalize Hollywood Studios.      

(Photos: Disney)  



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

All in the Details: How Imagineers Left Their Mark on the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre!

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by: guide4wdw - Collin

In the realm of Disney dining experiences, a few select locations often come to mind. For many guests, the classic Cinderella's Royal Table or even the somewhat newer Be Our Guest locations are reminiscent of that classic "Disney" experience. However one particular offering has grown to immense popularity over the years with very little tie in to Disney films, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre at Hollywood Studios.
Sci-Fi is certainly high on our list as well, but it also holds a small Disney Imagineering secret that not every guest recognizes. 

During the design process for the dining experience, Imagineers payed impeccable attention  to detail in producing nearly life sized vehicles for guests to sit in while their drive in experience came to life before their very eyes. Today, that same experience remains as one of the longest running traditions in Hollywood Studios. On top of the impressive design for guests of all ages, the food offerings at Sci-Fi are typically regarded as some of the best in the entire park, if not some of the most family friendly offerings on all of Disney property.

However, while the dining experience overall is often considered a guest favorite, today we're looking beyond the food and onto an overlooked detail of the location's design, the vehicles themselves. As mentioned, a painstakingly detailed process was developed to replicate an authentic "drive-in" experience, but one creative aspect of the experience is hiding in plain site, the vehicles license plates. 

As with anything Imagineering creates, little hidden details can often be found in the most unlikely of places that point back to the Imagineers themselves. In this particular case, next time you're in the restaurant, pay particular attention to the license plates of the vehicles around you. Each license plate tells a story of an individual. The plates letters and numbers are inspired by the Imagineers initials and birthdates that played a pivotal role in the design and craftsmanship of the experience we get to take part in today. 

Personally, it's fun to think about who each of these individuals could have been. When you really take a moment to think about it, these are the cast members that we owe the entire experience to. These hard working individuals will rarely be thanked for their enormous contributions to various projects, but they continue to develop these parks we all have grown to love without the instant gratification employees in other occupations may have received.

While this "hidden gem" isn't necessarily mind blowing, hopefully it gives you something to look forward to next time you visit the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre. When you're in the parks, always take in the details of the experience and dare to explore the meanings behind seemingly meaningless aspects of the theme park experience. You never know what you'll find in the Disney parks, and these little details help many guests develop a greater appreciation for the parks they have grown to love over the years.   

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Windermere Fraternal Hall - A Main Street Window With an Overlooked Story

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The Windermere Fraternal Hall - A Main Street Window With an Overlooked Story 
by: guide4wdw - Collin

The Main Street experience is above all else, a multi-sensory experience. From the grand entrance at Main Street Station to your detailed journey through the many elements of the 1890 facade, pieces of the theming have a much greater backstory that many guests simply overlook. 

High in the windows above the street, an entire history of many individuals can be found if you simply explore the names and listings that help develop the authentic Main Street experience. While many of the business listings and storefront windows you see have been developed with no true link to the real world on their own, the names these windows hold develop the intricate backstories of some of the most influential cast in Disney Parks history.
    
Every window tells a unique tale, but today we're taking a closer look at one of my favorites simply because of one particular individual. The window itself prominently features the title, 'Windermere Fraternal Hall: Charter Members - Bob Allen, Pete Crimmings, Dick Evans, Bill Hoelscher, Bob Matheison, and Bill Sullivan." While all of these individuals played an outstanding role at some point in Disney History, today I want to focus on a name that many of you may or may not recognize, Bob Allen. 

Bob had a rich history with the Disney company which began in Disneyland as a train ride operator. His role at that point was to assure guest safety and to blow a whistle to signal the train to stop in case of an emergency. In the beginning, this was simply a job to provide money for his efforts with higher education. This seemingly minor responsibility developed into many positions later on at Disneyland. His later roles brought him to a management role at both the Golden Horseshoe (in Disneyland) and Disney's Celebrity Sports Center in Colorado. Later on, Allen climbed through the Disney "ranks" and found himself as the Vice President of Walt Disney World less than 10 years after it debuted. Sadly, in 1987 we all lost a piece of the Disney community when Bob passed away due to a heart related problem.   

Fortunately, this isn't where the story ends. Beyond the parks and resorts and his many roles throughout those locations, Bob Allen was better known for his role in the community. He has been cited by many individuals over the years as being one of those people that put you in the forefront of his mind when you talked to him. He was an individual that many enjoyed being around and who did whatever he could to make a person feel special. He gave his time and often his money to better the community and to interact with those around him in a meaningful way. 


Now, you may be wondering how all of this connects with the window on Main Street. Well, for years it seemed as if the only connection between the group was that they all simply lived in Windermere, Florida at the time. However, Bill Sullivan shared in an interview with Lou Mongello stating that many of the individuals listed on the window spent time with each other outside of the Disney realm and even fished with each other from time to time. Modestly, he adds, "they just wanted to fill up a window on Main Street."

You see, these simple details can develop outstanding references to history, and really help develop that level of detail Disney has become known for over the years. Every detail has it's purpose and Disney makes these intriguing connections in ways that truly amaze guests who explore the history behind the magic. If you want to explore this hidden detail for yourself, head on over to East Center Street at the Magic Kingdom along the right hand side of Main Street U.S.A.!  

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Stitch's Great Escape is Returning for the Summer Season - Despite Continued Speculation of it's Future

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Stitch's Great Escape is Returning for the Summer Season - Despite Continued Speculation of it's Future 
by: guide4wdw - Collin

To the surprise of many, Stitch's Great Escape will once again return to operation for the summer peak season. The attraction has not been popular for quite some time and has somewhat recently gone into a seasonally operational state. In the past, this typically meant that the attraction would likely be on it's way out of the parks completely. While many still believe the attraction will eventually leave the Magic Kingdom, the project seems to have been put on hold once again. 

(photo: Matt Dempsey)

The attraction will operate May 27th through August 19th from 10am to 6pm (hours subject to change). 

Many anticipate a replacement for the attraction arriving at some point centered around the theming of Wreck it Ralph. While Disney has yet to comment on that rumor, it is the most anticipated and expected choice for the space. Of course, this is simply rumor until Disney shares official information. However, for the time being, the attraction will be remaining the same, at least through the summer of this year. 

If you have yet to try the attraction, be sure to do so if you're in the park this summer. It is not all that popular and a few guests really do enjoy the experience, despite the consensus from the overwhelming majority. 

Stitch's Character Meet and Greet will also be returning near the Carousel of Progress throughout the summer months. No official dates or times have been shared for that offering.  

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

"Departed Disney" - The Wonderful World of Water Ski Show on Disney's Seven Seas Lagoon

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"Departed Disney" - The Wonderful World of Water Ski Show on Disney's Seven Seas Lagoon
by: guide4wdw - Collin

We're back with another article in our most popular continuing series, "Departed Disney." Throughout the early days of Disney in the 1970's, efforts were being made to create new experiences that had never been seen before in grand scale theme park entertainment. As a part of that "big picture" expectation, the Disney company experimented with a variety of short run and unique offerings that rarely stood the test of time. 

One of the more unique offerings was actually debuted just outside of the Magic Kingdom in 1972, "The Wonderful World of Water Ski" show. By today's standards this seems like an incredibly obscure offering by the company because it likely drew very little revenue despite being fairly popular. At the time, water ski spectaculars were being held near by at the Cypress Gardens park (now no longer in existence), but Disney wanted to bring a variation of that experience to the Seven Seas Lagoon. As a result, this intricate show was born. 

"The Wonderful World of Water Ski" experience featured a vast array of performers, ranging from Disney characters to incredibly skilled skiers. As a part of the show, skiers took to the lake and exhibited outstanding levels of skill as they formed human pyramids and took to the sky on variations of kites while spectators watched from the sidelines in amazement.

While the experience was performed outside of the park, guests were required to purchase a ticket to view the show from the designated viewing area. The guests purchased a ticket which never cost more than a dollar throughout the shows one year run time. The tickets gave spectators access to a section of land between the Magic Kingdom Monorail station and the edge of lake. The hill in that area was utilized as a seating area which would give guests prime viewing space.

For many that had the opportunity to experience the show first hand, it certainly left an interesting mark on their vacation memories. It's hard to forget some of your favorite Disney characters skiing at high speeds across the Seven Seas Lagoon. 

While "The Wonderful World of Water Ski" show will likely never return for a variety of reasons, one of the most interesting aspects of the experience revolved around the show times and minor pyrotechnic displays at many of the late night shows. Skiers took to the sky on their verified kites and used simple firework style attachments to stun guests of all ages. 

Unfortunately, very few images of high quality were taken of the event as a result of it's early existence and short run time near the Magic Kingdom. Thankfully, we were able to find one short video to share of this interesting element of Disney history. Here's a closer look: (video credit: user everythingdisney on youtube)     


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Have You Heard About Clubhouse Buttons? A Custom Disney Button Service – Giveaway!

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Have You Heard About Clubhouse Buttons? A Custom Disney Button Service – Giveaway!
by: guide4wdw - Caitlin

I am happy to share an adorable Disney buttons shop with all of you. Alex is the creator of Clubhouse Buttons, and it’s safe to say that we love her work. On her site, you will find a variety of buttons that are sure to spice up your upcoming Disney trip. Her designs range from notable Disney quotes to the unique autograph button designed to be inscribed with your favorite character’s signature. The shop also offers custom buttons where you can create a personalized design. Her orders ship in 3-4 business days and rush shipping is available. Did we mention they are just $4.00?

Clubhouse Buttons can be found on your favorite social media apps. Search for them on Facebook and Instagram under “Clubhouse Buttons.” 

Speaking of Instagram, we have an exciting giveaway going on RIGHT NOW. Hop on over to @guide4wdw to see how you can win 3 adorable buttons. Alex even made a BONUS Guide4WDW button for our awesome followers. The giveaway ends Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 EST. What are you waiting for? Go win some buttons!



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