Archives for April 2011
I know Easter is over, but I just stumbled upon this tidbit of information at Port Orleans News and wanted to share… and so I would have it archived for when I make it to WDW for Easter! It’s on my Bucket List, so hopefully it’ll happen one day.
Check out this list of events that happened at PO last Sunday. You don’t even need to visit the parks on Easter Sunday! Just stay at the Port Orleans for an entire day of family fun.
- 9am – Candy Scramble
Meet at French Quarter Field between buildings 4 and 5.
- 9am–2pm – Jellybean Counting Contest
Try your luck at the Riverside Marina! The winner will be announced at 4:30pm at the Riverside Pool Party.
- 9am–10:30am – Autographs with Characters
Meet your favourite Disney Characters at the French Quarter and Riverside lobbies.
- 10am–11am – Easter Games on the Green
Meet at French Quarter Field between buildings 4 and 5 for some Easter fun!
- 12pm–1pm – Cake Walk at the French Quarter Pool
Want to win a free cake? All you have to do is meet on the French Quarter Pool deck for some cake walk fun, but get there early before the cakes hop away! (While supplies last)
- 1pm–2pm – French Quarter Pool Party
Meet on the main pool deck for a splashing good time. All ages welcome, families encouraged.
- 2pm–3pm – Cupcake Decorating
Hop on by Riverside Marina to decorate a cupcake! (While supplies last)
- 3pm–4pm – Cake Walk at the Riverside Pool
Want to win a free cake? All you have to do is meet on the Riverside Pool deck for some cake walk fun, but get there early before the cakes hop away! (While supplies last)
- 4pm–5pm – Riverside Pool Party
Meet at Ol’ Man Island on the main pool deck for a splashing good time. All ages welcome, families encouraged. (While supplies last)
Recently, I emailed with a friend about planning a WDW vacation. In my email, I told her to look at the park hours for each day of their vacation and plan around extra magic hours.
|thanks to www.swandolphin.com for the image|
Extra Magic Hours (EMH) are exactly what it sounds like- extra hours of magic in the parks offered to resort guests. If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can enjoy EMH. Each day, one park is open early or stays open late for guests to enjoy extra time in the parks with lower crowds on specific attractions. During EMH, not all areas and attractions will be open. You can get a guide for the EMH attractions when you enter the park. If it’s a morning EMH, the park is open 1 hour before regular park opening. If it’s evening EMH it will be open up to three hours after regular park closing. In the summer months, the water parks may participate in EMH too.
I guess there are two thoughts about EMH: 1) Go to the park offering EMH and 2) Don’t go to the park offering EMH! Some people believe that the EMH parks are busier on those days because everyone staying at the resort goes to that particular park. I have not found that to be the case when I’ve visited the parks. But, if you have park hopper passes, you can hop to the park with morning EMH, hop to another park during the day for lower crowds, then hop to another park with evening EMH! Play the system, if you like, and take FULL advantage of your park hopper option!
I particularly like the morning EMH because a lot of people sleep in on vacation and aren’t willing to get up that early and it tends to be cooler in the mornings. But, I also like the evening EMH for the same reason! The sun is down, so it’s not as hot. Towards the end of the evening EMH the park has cleared out quite a bit since people are worn out from the long day at the parks and are ready to hit the sack to prepare for the next day’s adventures!
A few weeks ago, I was reading my friend’s blog, Disney on Wheels, and she posted a photo of DiVine at Animal Kingdom. This gave me inspiration to do my own post about this amazing “woman!”
Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to see the tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, because an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled aside the stone and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.
Welcome to those of you joining me from Adventures of a Disney Princess and those of you who have just hopped aboard. I am the 5th stop on our Magical Blogorail.
Our topic this month is our least favorite attraction. This is actually more difficult than I thought. I have written a post in the past about my 10 attractions I won’t do (or don’t care to do again) at WDW, but they are not necessarily my least favorites. From that list 5 made it due to the nature of the ride: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Primeval Whirl, Mission: SPACE, Circle Vision 360 Movies and Star Tours all made the list because of the motion aspect. I get dizzy, nauseous, etc on these attractions, so I avoid them at all cost! Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show are both great attractions, but I’ve seen them several times and they just don’t make me want to see them over and over or hold my interest like some of the other shows (like Beauty and the Beast Stage Show and Festival of the Lion King).
That leaves us with three attractions remaining on my list of 10 attractions I won’t do at WDW: Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey, Journey into Imagination, and Stitches Great Escape. I’ll strike Journey into Imagination from my least favorite list just because my son enjoyed it and I still have hope deep inside that they’ll change it back to the original ride of the 80s! As for Sounds Dangerous and Stitches Great Escape it’s a toss up. At least Stitches Great Escape features a Disney Character! I don’t enjoy that attraction, but it does have a tie to a movie that many Disney fans enjoy. Bonus points for Stitch.
That leaves one attraction left: Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey. While I do like Drew Carey and I love Whose Line Is It Anyway?, I still don’t enjoy that attraction. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I even “did it.” So, that’s it. My least favorite attraction is Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey.
What’s your least favorite?!
Thank you for joining us this month. We will be back May 20th with an all new theme, though feel free to keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney info, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way to the Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their Disney blogs, as well as all our previous blogorail loops.
This week, our blog hop hosted by Lisa at Babes In Disneyland gave us a great topic: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly! I’ve thought about this topic for a while now and decided to focus on all four of the parks at Walt Disney World to answer the question! So, here goes.
The Good: Main Street USA. I could spend all day walking up and down Main Street, shopping, reading signs, taking pictures, people watching, interacting with characters and cast members and watching the parades and shows. This is my favorite place on all of the WDW property!
The Bad: The Enchanted Tiki Room- Under New Management. I hate to call an original Disney idea bad, but I just don’t enjoy this attraction. Honestly, I don’t remember the original one. Maybe if they brought it back and took away Iago and Zazu, it would be better?!? I didn’t include this in my “Things I won’t do at WDW” post because I will do it just because it’s an original!
The Ugly: When Deb got sick during the marathon as we approached the castle. I didn’t actually see her get sick, so I’m not quite sure how “ugly” it was, but I can only imagine! This is now what I think of each time I approach the castle!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios/ MGM