Sunday, October 11, 2009

Snippets from the Magic Kingdom (Disney)

It's 94 degrees, a Saturday in October, 2009. Not too bad a problem as Disney has lots of air conditioning.

Enjoying the colors: Red train, blue train station, Minnie Mouse's house in aqua's, blues and pinks. The exaggerated cottage architecture.

"TTFN" Tigger's quotation meaning Tah Tah For Now repeated 600 times over the speakers above head as you wait for the Winnie The Pooh ride.

The Jungle Cruise tour guide girl telling all of the children to "stay in school" or they too could be circling a fake river every 10 minutes for the rest of their lives and that any lost children that remain unclaimed are stuck into the "It's a Small World" attraction. A tad of job burnout here.

The topiary garden designs. LOVED Alice In Wonderland and the Rabbit in shrubbery, giant teapots, etc....

Why are there no mosquitos at Disney World? Everywhere else in the South they are still biting like crazy, but no mosquito sightings at Disney? Nice, but curious.

$14. to park the car.

The "Carousel of Progress" show, first introduced in 1964, where the audience circles the stationary stage depicting various time periods in the progress of inventions. The first stage, the "turn of the century" (and I mean 1900's not 2000's) actually was my favorite.

And, something new. A Beauty Parlour attraction to doll up little girls so that they can tour Disney decked out as a princess. The premise is very good. The results can often be a disturbing site, however. 3 year olds with teased bouffant hairdos, make up and wigs of hair as long as they are tall tooling about the park.

Every child on our tram ride going back to the parking lot, hysterical with exhaustion.

Interesting, but must further mentally digest the day.