Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Disney Blog Carnival: Rides

It's day 2 of Jaci's Disney Blog Carnival over at Me and My SoldierMan.
If you are just stopping in, check out my Day 1 post on the Disney Parks.

Disney Blog Carnival: Rides

I really wish I had the time to dig in my Disney treasure box and scan in some of our ride pictures. I guess that is a post for another day. We love the rides at Disney and have ridden almost every single one of them multiple times. One of the best things about the attractions at Disney - theming. I love going through the different queue lines and seeing all the time and effort that was put into the design. One of my favorites is one of the newer rides at Disney - Toy Story Midway Mania. If you haven't ridden it yet, it is a must! Everything is oversized so that you feel like you are a toy yourself. :)

Hollywood Tower of Terror - another great queue leading up a classic ride.

T's favorite ride: Rock N' Roller Coaster. Good queue line but I don't have many good pictures of it.
One of my favorite rides: The Great Movie Ride. I'm telling you, I seriously was born in the wrong time period.
A dying part of Disney is the Backlot Tour. Correct me if I am wrong but last I heard, when we were there in February, they said it would be closing and possibly reopening as a new attraction. Maybe Radiator Springs? If this ends up being true, I will miss Backlot but I am excited to see what they would replace it with.
Backlot Tour starts out with guests re-enacting some scenes from the movie Pearl Harbor. Yep, that is T and his buddy James. ;)
The tour runs through the back part of Hollywood Studios, which can only be accessed by guests through the Backlot Tour. Throughout the tram ride, you will see movie props(cars, planes, etc) and an interior view of the costuming department.

Near the end of the tour is Catastrophe Canyon. In this part of the tour they show you how they create special effects in "disaster" scenes.
The last "prop" that you see is Walt Disney's private plane. This is the plane that Walt and his team used to fly back and forth from California to Florida during the planning of Walt Disney World.

There are SO many great rides and attractions at Disney. It would take a post for each one to encompass everything about them. Perhaps that is a post series in and of itself. ;)


Brianna said...

It is so true, you could do a post over each attraction/ride...they're all so amazingly detailed

I hadn't heard the rumor about the backlot tour and I too would be sad but the only permanent thing about Disney is that nothing's permanent (except the mountains, I really hope they never change the mountains)

JG said...

I love your take on the rides! I hadn't even thought of talking about the great themes. And Toy Story Mania! Hello! Best. Ride. Ever!! The Backlot Tour is a shadow of its former self. When I was a kid it was twice as long with real movie and TV facades all over the place. They've had to tear down a lot of it already for new attractions. I'll be sad to see it go.

Aimee said...

:) I am loving reading the entries from the blog carnival... The backlot tour looks interesting, I have never heard of it.

Great post

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Love it! The photos are sooo great!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I love the Great Movie Ride! It's one of my favorites, too. :)