Friday, December 30, 2011

Toy Story Mania - 200 Minutes?

I've been sorting through pictures and found one from June 2010 that proves a story I've been telling since that trip.   Most people talk about Stand-by line times and what their cut-off is.  For me it's 20-30 minutes.  Anything more than that I'll move on and not waste the time.  In June 2010 I was in DHS.  It was not a busy day by any means, but here is the wait time for Toy Story Mania.  Granted the times for this attraction have always been large, but 200 minutes?  I tried putting that into perspective which seemed odd.  It's just that I don't use terms like 200 minutes too often.  I would just say 3 hours and 20 minutes.  HOLY S*#T!  How can someone take a look at that wait time and get on line?  Well, people were.  I'm sure those that are there for the first and maybe only time?  It just seems like you could cover a lot of other things in that 3 and a half hours.  W.E.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Disney's John Carter Newest Trailer

I just saw the new commercial for Disney's John Carter of Mars.  I did notice that the title is now officially just Disney's John Carter.  I've been looking forward to this release for a little while now.  2008-Post-a 2008 Post-b and 2009 Post on John Carter.

This looks like an epic movie and I can't wait to see the movie about writer Edgar Rice Burroughs Uncle John. 

Was the deal for Avatarland signed too soon?  Time will tell with the way this turns out.

Here is the latest trailer introduced by John Stanton:

Monday, December 12, 2011

Goodbye Dear Friend!

Goodbye old friend.  I bought this hat on our honeymoon in 1993.  That makes it 18 years old, wow!  It’s been getting ready for the old heave ho the last couple of months, but the metal clasp in the back broke and now is the time to throw it out.  You have served me well old friend and have survived 100’s of rides without coming off, many storms and  hours upon hours of play and work.  Thanks and goodbye.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Walt

Today is Walt Disney's Birthday.  He was born on Dec. 5, 1901 which would have made him 110.  On his birthday I like to take a look at what he has created and what it has become.  Not just the material things as in the movies/tv and the parks, but for the spiritual.  I truly believe that Walt was one in ten billion.  Through his early determination and inspiration in animation and his can-do attitude led to the building of an empire that had one over-all goal, besides feeding the family, and that was to create entertainment that can be enjoyed, understood and then loved by all ages, races, creeds and religions. 

"I am interested in entertaining people, in bringing pleasure, particularly laughter, to others, rather than being concerned with 'expressing' myself with obscure creative impressions."

"We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public."

"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."

"Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language."
There were many industrialists and business leaders that it can be argued changed the world.  Walt truly did just that, he changed the world and even made it a bit smaller to all of our benefits.
Happy Birthday Walt!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The "WGTWDW" Podcast Show # 10

This week we celebrate our 10th show with a long(for us) conversation about the Disney Cruise we took this past June.  We actually talk so much we needed to cut this show into two parts.  This week we talk about the pre-cruise activities with Magnets and Fish Extenders.  We then get on the boat and talk about the room, shows, the restaurants and more.  We're saving Castaway Cay, Nassau and anything we missed for our next show. 
Here are a couple picturs of the magnets and the Fish Extender.  It's hanging on the right side of the door.  We were having so much fun on this cruise, we never actaully took a picture of the door we spent so much time creating.  A friend on the BOGP Forums who was on the trip took this for us.  We ate at the Animators Palate the first night and it was a fun meal with Crush.  We saw all of the shows the cruise had to offer and had such a great time.  Hear all about it and maybe pick up some tips on this weeks show.
Thanks for Listening!