Is probably better than waiting for Stitch’s Great Escape behind the girl in the green shirt and purple backpack on the far left. She is lined up on the Tomorrowland Bridge that connects Tomorrowland with “The Hub.”
In the opposite direction. This is about ten minutes before the first of two Celebrate A Dream Come True parades.
A more comprehensive update will follow. I’m writing this Animal Kingdom character thing at the moment.
This week is just going to be insane. Wait times on Monday April 2 at 12pm:
DINOSAUR: 30 minutes
Expedition Everest: 60 minutes
It’s Tough To Be A Bug: 20 minutes
Kali River Rapids: 90 minutes
Kilimanjaro Safaris: 60 minutes
Primeval Whirl: 20 minutes
Journey into Imagination with Figment: 20 minutes
Living with the Land: 30 minutes and offering FASTPASS
Maelstrom: 20 minutes
Mission: Space Orange: 90 minutes
Soarin: 120 minutes with FASTPASS gone before 12pm
Spaceship Earth: 30 minutes
Test Track: 120 minutes
Great Movie Ride: 30 minutes
Rock n Roller Coaster: 120 minutes
Star Tours: 60 minutes
Tower of Terror: 70 minutes
Toy Story Mania: 140 minutes
Astro Orbiter: 60 minutes
Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin: 70 minutes
Haunted Mansion: 50 minutes
it’s a small world: 35 minutes
Jungle Cruise: 65 minutes
Pirates of the Caribbean: 40 minutes
Peter Pan’s Flight: 90 minutes
Snow White’s Scary Adventures: 45 minutes
Space Mountain: 120 minutes
Splash Mountain: 140 minutes
And then to add to that, today’s high is 91, tomorrow’s is 92, and Wednesday’s is a whopping 93 degrees. So you’ve got some of the biggest crowds of the year, summer highs, and the second highest resort prices of the year.
We’ll take a brief(?) foray into Epcot. It’s too crowded to really do anything.
Just wanted to take the camera through Spaceship Earth.
But we have a 30 minute posted wait and people on both sides of the extended queue. I guess it can wait until May.
BREAKING NEWS: The Peacock has moved forward a little bit.
Let’s see, where were we? Continuing from Part 1 here.
Let me see if I recall. Animal Kingdom on March 29th with an 8:35am arrival. It’s 10:10am here in front of DINOSAUR. So far, we’ve ridden Kilimanjaro Safaris, Primeval Whirl, and have FASTPASSes for Kilimanjaro Safaris (9:40am – 10:40am) and Expedition Everest (11am – 12pm). In lower crowds, we would have been able to ride Expedition Everest a couple of times in the standby line before heading over here to DinoLand USA. We could have hopped in the Single Rider line at Everest and ridden with a short wait. My guess would be ten to fifteen minutes.
Still messing around with the new cam. This was taken when the DINOSAUR preshow area was virtually pitch black.
With the lights on.
There are a lot worse places to be at Animal Kingdom than this initial queue for DINOSAUR. It’s air-conditioned, relatively dark, and not super loud. This is the initial wait, then we’ll head into a brief preshow video, then head to the secondary queue where we’ll wait to board our Time Rovers.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Stanton has been tapped to direct a Russian language sequel to John Carter, tentatively titled, “Duffy Merchandises Mars.” The original John Carter broke all kinds of records in Russia, grossing a whopping 6.5 million dollars in its first day. Widely considered to be a box office bomb in every other country on Earth, Disney looks to expand Duffy’s dominance in Japan to the former Soviet Union.
We have an exclusive interview with Andrew Stanton:
Mr. Stanton, thanks so much for taking the time to sit down with the Internet’s 319th most popular website about Walt Disney World.
Josh, it’s my pleasure, but I seriously doubt your website is that popular.
I stopped listening after “pleasure.” The film’s tagline is, “In Russia, Duffy dresses you.” Do you think that plays to the stereotype that everything is backwards in Russia?
No, not at all. John Carter was successful in Russia because we didn’t market it there. Obviously they don’t really have televisions, news, or the Super Bowl, so Disney’s marketing team didn’t have a chance to completely slaughter any chance that the film would be successful.
That didn’t really answer my question, but I respect your Hollywood candor. What’s the film about?
Basically it follows Duffy the Disney Bear as he arrives in Russia. He sets up shop in a gazebo at the base of Lake Ladoga near Saint Petersburg. Then he starts cutting deals with the local (capitalist) shops. The plan is to sell the townspeople the bear first and then convince them that they need to purchase different outfits for their bear using subliminal messages, subversive marketing, and oversaturation.
So it’s basically the same way Duffy arrived at Epcot?
Yes, but with a budget that would make Michael Bay blush.
Is there any artwork for the film you’d like to share?
Yes, here’s the first poster for the film:
Oh wow, is that font “Impact?”
Yes, we spared no expense with this film.
Mr. Stanton, thanks so much for joining us. We’re looking forward to a dubbed version hitting the United States at some point in the future.
Yes, we’re hoping it will be as popular as The Secret World of Arrietty. Thanks and see you next time.
So there you have it people, John Carter will be seeing a sequel after all. What’s next, a 100 million dollar simulator attraction in Future World West? Oh wait.
If there’s one thing I hate in this world, it’s not knowing about something. So when I heard about this Easter egg display at the Grand Floridian, I was very upset because I had no idea they did such a thing. Thanks to Chanon for bringing it to my attention. Disney Parks Blog has a (less good obviously) writeup from yesterday here.
But as it turns out, this is the first year. You may also remember back during the Food and Wine Festival that Chef Erich is a very good friend of the website.
Forget Beast’s Castle and Goofy’s rocket, I’m bringing this bad boy home.
With that out of the way, we can take a closer look at the display. This is about half of it. We’re right inside the Grand Floridian’s main entrance.