Day 3 WDW Solo Trip Recap

The Mature Mouse™ had a very regal experience at Magic Kingdom. My third day began at rope drop, which permitted me to experience various E-ticket attractions without a FastPass.img_2576

I took flight over London, and then on to the second star to the right. The standby queue, or Act I, of Peter Pan’s Flight is incredible. Arrive at rope drop, hustle over to the attraction and the standby line should be just long enough to enjoy a walk through the Darling’s home.
I enjoyed an early morning train ride through the Seven Dwarfs mine, followed by a royal visit with Rapunzel and Cinderella. Both princesses were friendly and gracious to The Mature Mouse™.

 

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Day 1 WDW Solo Trip Recap

It’s late and The Mature Mouse™ is exhausted, so I am going to keep it short. After a five hour and thirty minute flight, involving one lay over, I finally made it to Disney’s All Star Music Resort by 3. I was on my way to Magic Kingdom by 4. 

I met Tinker Belle

I witnessed the Flag Retreat.

I spent most of the evening in Tomorrowland. 

I met some amazing Cast Members. 

I road Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at night (very cool).

Took two spins on The People Mover, at sunset and after dark. 

And, I top the evening off with Wishes. 

On a side note: After logging in to my third FastPass experience, I was able to make a fourth using the app. I canceled it because The Mature Mouse™ needed to call it a day. 

Tomorrow The Mature Mouse™ is off to Animal Kingdom in the morning, and Hollywood Studios (what’s left of it) in the evening. 

More details, with pictures and videos, will be posted after my trip. See you in the parks!

Walt Disney World NextGen+

14ba450Over the past several years, Walt Disney World has invested in a next-generation technology, which brought us MyMagic+, MagicBands, and My Disney Experience. Disney had always planned on guests using this technology for more than just a room key and admission to the parks. There had been discussions and rumors of how Imagineers would add various aspects to existing attractions to enhance, to plus, the guest experience. However, after spending close to 2 billon dollars on the creation and implementation of this new technology, it did not seem likely that Disney would move forward from here.

We are now seeing the early signs of the next step in the evolution of next-generation technology. In the last room of It’s a Small World, right before you disembark, there is a sensor that reads guests’ MagicBands and offers them a personalized “goodbye message” on one of four flat screens. MagicBands are also being used on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to link a video of you on the ride to your Memory Maker account. The Mature Mouse™ can imagine some incredible magic coming from Disney Imagineers via this next-generation technology.

Please use this link to visit The Mature Mouse™ store for logo merchandise. Many of the items would make great gifts for the Disney fan in your life.

Make sure you consult Jennie Nowers about your next Disney vacation. She will assist you in all your vacation planning. Tell her that The Mature Mouse™ sent you and receive a special gift from Jennie with your next booking.

 

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

The Mature MouseTM highly recommends taking a moment to enjoy the jubilation of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. You will sing along, stomp your feet, and clap in appreciation. This is a piece of Disney history, designed by Walt himself, and the grandparent for all other audio-animatronic attractions in the parks.

Enchanted-Tiki-RoomWalt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room: You either love the attraction, or see it as a waste of valuable park time. Regardless of which category you fit in with, as a guest of all Disney Parks, you should respect this attraction for the contribution it made to all the other attractions featuring audio-animatronics.

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room opened in Disneyland in 1963, and it was the first use of audio-animatronics. As stated on the Disney website, this “groundbreaking new technology [allowed for] the synchronization of movement, audio and visual effects of a multitude of animated figures at one time.” This began the development of all the other audio-animatronics used throughout the various Disney Parks. So, the next time you are riding through the Haunted Mansion, passing through the mines of the Seven Dwarfs, or, cowering in fear of a giant dinosaur about to eat you, remember it all start with Walt’s “love of animation” and Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.Tiki-RoomLARGE

This attraction opened as part of the rehab of Adventureland in Disneyland, and was eventually included as part of Adventureland in Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room is a Polynesian celebration designed to stimulate with sights and sounds. Exotic birds, wooden Tikis, colorful flowers, and rumbling volcanoes all come to life.

Enjoy this video featuring Rolly Grump, Walt Disney Imagineer and Disney Legend, as he talks about the creation of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

IMG_2098-0Please use this link to visit The Mature Mouse™ store for logo merchandise. Many of the items would make great gifts for the Disney fan in your life.

And, make sure you consult Jennie Nowers about your next Disney vacation. Tell her that The Mature Mouse™ sent you and receive a special gift from Jennie with your next booking.