Monthly Archives: August 2015

Toy Story Midway Mania

With the recent anouncment of a Toy Story Land coming to Hollywood Studios and Toy Story 4, it seems fitting to do a post on the popular Toy Story Midway Mania attraction in Hollywood Studios.

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Toy Story Mania opened seven years ago in Pixar Place. This attraction is a bit difficult to explain. It’s 3D, it’s a video game, and it’s a ride. There is some spinning but it’s not bad at all. It’s very smooth. When you get in your vehicle,there is a pop gun in front of you. To shoot, you pull the string on the back of the gun. Though the gun technically doesn’t shoot anything, as the whole attraction is virtual. You aim it at the targets on the screen and shoot. Some targets are worth more points than others. The gun shoots something different every game. Sometimes it’s pies, sometimes darts, and sometimes you shoot rings around the little green aliens!  It’s a lot like Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in Magic Kingdom, except this ones targets and lasers are virtual and 3D.

 

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This ride probably has one of the longest lines in all of  Disney World, so definitely Fastpass this one!

Toy Story Mania is a great ride and a definite must do!

 

 

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Blogging Awards with a Bit About Myself

I have been nominated for three blogging awards: the Beautiful Blogger, the Inspirational Blogger, and the Dragon Loyalty Award. Since they all have the same requirements, I have decided to combine them and just do it once. A big thanks to Natalie of  The Disney Freak with a Bit of Mascara for nominating me for the three awards.  Here are the rules:

1. Thank and link the blogger that nominated you.

2. List 7 facts about yourself.

3. Nominate 7 other bloggers to do the same thing.

Okay, so here are the 7 facts:

1. I’m homeschooled! I’m going into grade 9 this fall and have been homeschooled since grade 1!

2. I’m a competitive highland dancer.

3. We are planning a trip to Disneyland Paris in November for the Scottish Highland Gathering! I’m SUPER excited!

4. I’m from New Brunswick, Canada! (No, I don’t live in an igloo, and I don’t finish every sentence with ‘eh’.)   🙂

5.  I live on a hobby farm.

6. I am going to be a vet like my mom when I finish school.

7.  I am the oldest child of 3: I have a 12 year old brother and a 9 year old sister.

I have decided to nominate the following blogs under the title Inspirational Blogging Award.

Rantings of a Disney Freak

Disney Rants and Raves

It’s a Small Blog After All

Disney Matters

Destination: Disney

EmilyForDisneyPrincess2015

So, it’s not my average Disney post, but it was still fun! Thanks again, Natalie!

Disney World Line Busters

Tired of waiting in long lines in the Florida heat? Well here are some rides to help you beat the heat and the crowds!

1. It’s a Small World. Take a relaxing ride on “the happiest cruise that ever sailed”, and listen to the little dolls sing. (Caution: Catchy tune may get caught in your head for the rest of the day!)The only time I’ve seen the ride over 10 minutes is on March Break, and if it’s raining.  Location: Magic Kingdom, Fantasyland.

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2. The Three Caballeros.  Another relaxing boat ride follows the adventures of Donald Duck as he tours Mexico. I’ve always been able to walk right on this ride. Location: Epcot, World Showcase, Mexican Pavilion.

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3. The Country Bear Jamboree. Singing bears in an air-conditioned theatre. Need I say more?

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This is one of my favourite Disney shows! I often catch myself singing the songs,(Again, Caution: Catchy tunes ahead!) and I laugh every time I see it! There are shows every 12 minutes, and I’ve never seen the theatre full. Location: Magic Kingdom, Frontierland.

4. Muppet Vision 3D. Dr Honeydew and Beaker’s latest creation, Waldo, gets into all sorts of 3D mischief in this Muppet adventure. This is a great 13 minute show that rarely ever has a wait. Location: Hollywood Studios, not far from Star Tours.

5. The Carousel of Progress. Another one of my personal favourites, this revolving theatre takes you on a journey through time, as it follows an American family through the changes of the 1900s. From the dawn of electric lights to the invention of flat screen TVs, it really sheds light on how much progress has been made in the past century. I guarantee you will never have to wait more than 10 minutes for this attraction! Location: Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland.

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These are the best line busters, but there are plenty more! All the rides I listed are good for those unexpected Florida rains, too, as they are all indoors.

Hope this helps, and enjoy your Disney vacation!