Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean, the Movie

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Raise your hands if you thought Disney would be successful in making movies based on themepark rides or attractions? I wonder how many of you would have raised your hands before the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Curse of the Black Pearl. Now with four movies in the series with a fifth in the … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean, the Movie"
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Play Testing A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas at Walt Disney World

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com had a great opportunity my last morning at Walt Disney World. The Imagineers were conducting a public "play test" of A Pirate's Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas. This is a new interactive experience that will be opening in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom in the near future. The testing started earlier in the morning and I managed to make it there about 11:45am and was one of the last groups through, they shut down around noon. The adventure begins at the Enlistment Quarters, the old Crows Nest.
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Pirates of the Caribbean Pinball

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It lurks in the well-lit shadows of the Tomorrowland Arcade, awaiting players brave enough to tempt fate with a few schillings and fast-action thumbs. Don’t be chicken. Commandeer the pinball machine and beat the high score. However, if gold isn’t what you’re after but rather some “Tada!” worthy photographs, look no further. Here she sits. … Continue reading "Pirates of the Caribbean Pinball"
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Peek inside The Legend of Jack Sparrow before it officially opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, a new attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is undergoing a soft opening ahead of its grand opening on Dec. 6. My family and I were able to cast off and experience the new attraction this past weekend and get a glimpse of Disney’s beloved and rum-loving pirate. Our wait … Continue reading "Peek inside The Legend of Jack Sparrow before it officially opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Disney Things

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What is your favourite park at Walt Disney World? What are your “must-do” rides or activities? What are the things you only do once in a while? One of the greatest things about Walt Disney World is the diversity of experience you can enjoy there. With the four theme parks, two water parks, golf courses, … Continue reading "These Are A Few Of My Favourite Disney Things"
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A Window for Disney Legend Alice Davis

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On May 10, the Disneyland Resort honored Disney Legend Alice Davis with her own window on Main Street, USA--one of the most important acknowledgements the company gives to individuals who have made significant contributions to the park. Guest blogger Jeanine Yamanaka attended the unveiling and shares the experience, along with several photos.
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Disney Pic of the Week: Adventureland

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If you go on an adventure, you are expecting an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity. Disney Adventurelands throughout the world deliver in all aspects except they are not hazardous even if they try to make it fell like they are. For me, Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom is certainly … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Adventureland"
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Chess Playing Pirates of the Caribbean

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Skeletons playing chess in the Pirates of the Caribbean to an eternal stalemate.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/20s, f/1.8, ISO 6400, EV +0.3. When you enter the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Walt Disney World and take the right queue line, you will see two skeletons playing chess. Imagineer Marc Davis set up the chess pieces so … Continue reading "Chess Playing Pirates of the Caribbean"
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Walt Disney World 373 Disneyland 1: Part II

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This is the second installment regarding my first trip to Disneyland. I want to concentrate on my attraction experience. Because of time constraints and a little something called the Disneyland Half Marathon, I had to make some choices and thus was able to experience only about two dozen of the almost 80 attractions waiting for … Continue reading "Walt Disney World 373 Disneyland 1: Part II"
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Walt Disney World 373 to Disneyland 1: Part I

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I’m back and overwhelmed by all the messages I have received wishing me good luck on the Disneyland Half Marathon and my first trip to the Disneyland Resort. Some of you were planning your first trip to Anaheim as well and mentioned how you were looking forward to hearing my thoughts and impressions from my … Continue reading "Walt Disney World 373 to Disneyland 1: Part I"
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