Enter the grid for a preview of TRON Lightcycle Run at the Magic Kingdom. What did we think of this new ride? Spoiler: We loved it.
Try to imagine, just for a moment, a giant space monster punching Father Time right in the teeth. A punch hard enough to jar loose sixty years. A half-dozen meaningless decades. A skip on the record player of history. Now imagine that this cataclysmic punch occurred in 1901. History shrugs it off. Life finds a […]
I’m just old enough to remember when “Tomorrow” meant peoplemovers, wrap-around movie screens, and acres of vanilla buildings. Now we live in a Stitched up Tomorrowland, where all the goodie 1970s futurism has been Monstered out of existence by a slew of animated Lightyears. Twenty years ago, Tom Morrow moved out and George Lucas aliens moved in. New […]
So earlier this week, my brother pointed me in the direction of a rather cool little quiz, which has nothing to do with parks and everything to do with Disney. It lists out every Disney movie every made (presumably under the Walt Disney label) and asks you how many you’ve seen. I started strong, trailed […]
Mr. Buzz Aldrinicus Lightyear is an elite Space Ranger, with pop-out wings, wrist laser cannon, and a swooshing helmet. He has bilingual modes, multiple sound effects button, and a box that transforms into his ship. But when it comes to numbers, the poor guy is more lost than a Brazillian tour group at the FastPass […]
Grassy Knoll, as shot by Abraham Zapruder. If you’re a serious park fan, then you’ve seen the film by now. A gritty Super-8 movie, the colors bleeding at the edges, the background overexposed by the harsh Florida sun. The frame jitters from the amateur camerawork. The scenery streaks with every fast pan. History in the […]
The puttering little cars of Tomorrowland Speedway is notorious for its slow-loading passenger turnaround. CMs have to manually move each car up to a station, make sure the next driver is buckled in, and then flag them on their way. It can add up to an interminable wait in line. However, there is one hack […]