Are Completely Original Rides Becoming a Thing of the Past at Disney Parks?

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The newest crop of Disney rides and most rides at other theme parks that attempt to achieve Disney’s greatness are following a pattern that’s starting to get predictable and boring. The last 20 years of new rides that have been built or announced for Disneyland and the next seven rides in development for Walt Disney World are based on some kind of Disney entertainment property. Are original ride ideas a thing of the past?
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Fantasyland Rides in One Second

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Last week I showed you a few on ride photos. This week I want to expand on the motion aspect but from the outside of a moving ride. Returning at night to the Mad Tea Party (aka the Tea Cups) in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, I setup my camera with a Sigma 15mm Fisheye … Continue reading "Fantasyland Rides in One Second"
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New Balance unveils its 2017 runDisney collection of running shoes

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Shoemaker New Balance unveiled its much-anticipated designs for its 2017 runDisney collection on Thursday. Typically, the reveal comes during the week before the first running event of the year, which is the series of races at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in January. In past years, the color and design of each shoe was … Continue reading "New Balance unveils its 2017 runDisney collection of running shoes"
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Photographing While Riding at Walt Disney World

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One of the hot topics I get asked about a lot is photographing while on a ride at Disney themeparks. There is an easy way and a harder way which I will be talking about and giving examples. First, let me stress the importance of securing your camera while on rides. Whether you are taking … Continue reading "Photographing While Riding at Walt Disney World"
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Magic Kingdom Skyway

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Jack Spence is on a leave of absence until 2014. This is a reprint of a blog he wrote several years ago. This blog originally ran in 2009 and was accurate at the time of publication. The first Disney Skyway opened at Disneyland on June 23, 1956. Walt was so taken by this mode of … Continue reading "Magic Kingdom Skyway"
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Disney Hodgepodge Two

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Today’s article contains another collection of unrelated odds and ends. Enjoy. So You Want to be an Imagineer Over the years, I have received a number of letters from readers asking me for advice on how to become an Imagineer. First, I am not, nor have I ever been an Imagineer. Therefore, I cannot share … Continue reading "Disney Hodgepodge Two"
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Tea Cups at the Disney Theme Parks

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You either love ’em or you hate ’em. There isn’t much middle ground when it comes to the Tea Cups. I categorize this attraction as a “Spin & Puke” ride so you can guess what camp I’m in. Actually, I will venture onto the Tea Cups just as long as my fellow passengers swear on … Continue reading "Tea Cups at the Disney Theme Parks"
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Disneyland Circa 1973

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You never know what you will find on the internet on any given day. Sometimes you get pleasantly surprised. I recently stumbled upon Loren Javier’s online photos. Hidden among what has to be thousands of Disney photos, are some pictures from times gone by at the Disney Parks. When I contacted Loren to ask his … Continue reading "Disneyland Circa 1973"
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