Not much to look at after visiting Big Thunder Mountain Railroad along with Fantasyland, Liberty Square, and lunch at Columbia Harbour House.
Disney doesn’t seem to be interested in offering more ECVs for rent at Magic Kingdom. As we’ve seen every day this summer, they’re “temporarily out,” though we may have two being returned.
Minus the strollers, this is a nice photo op with Goofy out in front of Town Square Theater. Just a reminder that he’s returned.
It’s 5:34pm and standby waits for the Princesses continue to far eclipse Mickey.
Remember that Rapunzel is only guaranteed to greet through 4pm currently. That symbol in between Belle and Cinderella means that a third wild princess will appear. It should be either Aurora or Rapunzel, but could theoretically be any other one as well.
Looking up Main Street. The rain just ended.
Rapunzel merchandise has replaced Merida in The Emporium. I doubt it’s a shortage thing, so I’m not sure if it wasn’t selling or what. It’s nice to see the stuffed Pascal chameleons in ample supply. They were nowhere to be found for months.
I’ve been making fun of these “longpants” since their introduction because they’re so long.
But this may be our first example that shows exactly how long they are. Since I don’t want to trick you again, I have crudely copy/pasted the pants in the right closer to this gentleman, who is about as tall as I am if you include the hat. They’re at least six inches too long.
Helpful. As Mother would say when there’s no price tag, “It’s free!” Or in this case, no waits to speak of.
The difference between a recommended and not recommended day. When Magic Kingdom isn’t recommended, you can expect the rest of this queue at Aladdin’s Magical Carpets to be full. In July, it’s busy everyday no matter where you go, but following the recommendations will lead to lower crowds, shorter waits, and increased FASTPASS availability. A 15 minute wait is a lot better than 30 minutes.
Jungle Cruise was down. I had mentioned in a previous post that the queue was dumped at Haunted Mansion while I was in line. Ride closures are most common at Magic Kingdom, where Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, and Haunted Mansion are all reasonably likely to close for technical difficulties at some point during the day. Ride closures are less common at the other Parks. Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom. Less often, DINOSAUR. At Hollywood Studios, Tower of Terror is the most likely to be down. At Epcot, Maelstrom is closed for technical difficulties most often. It’s rare to see the other attractions down.
Continuing over to Tomorrowland for a brief visit.
Meanwhile, this fan.
I’m not sure where it clips. Your face?
It’s much easier to do Build Your Own Lightsaber here than it is over at Tatooine Traders in Hollywood Studios, but the atmosphere might not be as good.
Since you’ll be surrounded by Stitch stuff rather than Star Wars stuff. I’d expect Disney to roll out the Droid Building thing whenever they can source more parts.
There’s a thread about Wall-E in the forums.
About the lack of Wall-E merchandise in the Parks.
While Stitch and other characters receive such a large amount.
I’m not necessarily a “Stitch hater.”
But the guy has had exactly one movie in theaters.
And a television series that ended in 2006. I mean, if they can make a walking, talking “Android Stitch,” they could certainly make a walking, “talking” Wall-E.
Stitch even gets a girlfriend, Angel.
Space Mountain had been on the fritz for most of the day and is actually closed here, despite the long wait time and line out the door.
If an attraction is down during your FASTPASS return window, you should be able to return anytime after. If that happens and you find yourself around Guest Services at the front of each Park, you may want to send someone in to talk to them if you have a moment. They should be able to exchange your FASTPASSes for an “anytime return” sort of FASTPASS. At the attraction, you can occasionally run into resistance depending on how long ago the attraction went down and whether the cast member is aware that the ride was down. If you run into a problem at the attraction, you can request a manager who should let you on. More often than not, you’ll be let through without incident.
Say what you will about Disney DJs (and we will), but the Tomorrowland Dance Party is pretty popular. We have a couple hundred people occupied by not much more than Goofy in a spacesuit and a bro with a laptop.
It’s 8:15pm here and the wait is 15 minutes at Pirates. I’ll try to get over there to take pictures of the merchandise. There’s “literally” a ton of it, which is why I haven’t yet.
Jungle Cruise has come back online with a nominal wait.
Per usual, Tinker Bell has a decent posted wait.
But the air-conditioning is incredible in here. Gauging the line, you’re probably looking at a 30 minute wait. It’s going to take at least a minute per character for every group in front of you.
As usual, Disney finds a design it likes and “runs with it.”
Wristlets, you ladies would call them?
Kind of subtle.
Or in a larger size.
Which run you $34.95, so we’re not breaking the bank.
A little Christmas-y for me.
Maybe in the smaller size.
$19.95 in this size.
Saying good night.
The same picture, cropped with the temperature turned up. The Electrical Parade steps off in 36 minutes.
A little more ominous in black and white.
The wait time has come down for the Princesses. Mickey is probably over exaggerated. With the Parade about to start, they don’t want you getting stuck in line if you were planning to see it. Thus, posted wait times are longer.
Now we have two unknown Princesses.
And one ECV available.
Looking across the lagoon.
It’s either Magic Kingdom or more crowd calendar work tomorrow.