Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
-Flower and Garden has Activated Flower Phase and Garden Mode!
-Weather rainy and cloudy
-Morocco shop is Morocco no mo
-Have you seen the poster for that stupid Dreamworks Snail Movie?
-Lighting and strange rigs around for Press Event in front of SSE.
-So it has a snail on it, and he has a jetpack, and it says "Slo No Mo!"
-It's so sassy it's ridiculous!
-Maelstrom still needs a rehab.
-I wanted to see Test Track, but rain. Pbbbt.
-A snail with a jetpack. It's funny because it isn't
-The Time for new Imagination with Figment and Dreamfinder is now.
-Also, please fix up Universe of Energy too.
-Still love ya, Epcot.
OK, that's about it. On to the pictures!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Hey everybody! It's once again that time for Update, so let's engage, warp factor: Kingdom!
-Crowds mild, Weather rainy forcing excess crowd out.
-They have a REALLY snazzy SOTMK leatherbound binder, if only it weren't $40 and the game and boosters built around an actual Deck/Booster/TCG rule base/economy. Seriously Disney, rework SOTMK from the household game up.
-The free cards are still a must though.
-Work lights were on in the vignette before the shop windows, bad show.
-Playing LOUD Justin Bieber and Katy Perry in Tomorrowland is just...the...worst...
-Also, they are terrible people
-And they have weird faces
-The Snow White N' Roller Coaster is coming along
-As beautiful as New Fantasyland is, after only a few visits I find myself with no reason to go back there.
-TANGLED TOILETS! Look, I applaud the nice things, but this is almost overboard. And the tower totally messes up Mansion and Liberty Square.
-The newly spiffed up Bicycle ghosts in Mansion were not moving.
-The CGI ghosts have held up terribly. Projectors not aligned properly, image faded and pixels apparent. Plus the light shining in your face for (also not working) face capture dims your actual view of them. An absolutely horrendous bad show and needs to be 86'ed immediately. BRING BACK THE REAL EFFECT.
-I've mentioned this before, but this version of Hall of Presidents may be the best yet, really good show.
-Tiki Birds & Jungle Cruise & Adventureland
-They've forever demolished our great start to our Pirates queue by knocking a hole out in the side, and making it switchbacks on one side, and a new Fastpass queue on the other. SIGH. NEXTGENNNNN
-Also one of the walls in Pirates' queue was horribly mangled with graffiti etchings.
-The Mermaids are still cool, but can we PLEASE get Davy Jones back? Blackbeard is SO blurry and mumbly it just plain confuses everyone.
-The hat Pirate was completely stationary, and IMHO this should mean the attraction was down until fixed or removed. Bad show.
-So in things that surprise me, I actually enjoyed the interactive things added to Big Thunder's queue. Story contradictions and artificially extended waits due to Fastpass and Nextgen aside, they were pretty cool and not out of place or stupid like Haunted Mansion's.
-Monorail is good, but I have to say the Ferry experience seems more enjoyable nowadays.
OK, that's about it!
Except for the more part! ON TO the PICTURES!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
-Weather UltraCold and windy, Crowds Very Crowded.
-Transformers coming along Transformingly
-It's Mardi Gras, so Mardi Gras stuff.
-The Cyberdyne shop increased it's amount of Doctor Who stuff, still could use more.
-Men In Black still amazing, still could use a rehab though too.
-There seemed to be a Pyro misfire during Cinematic Spectacular, and no fireworks for the rest of the whole show. Still a great show without it!
-Other things I can't remember
OK, that's about it! Onwards, to the PictureZone!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
-Crowds medium to crowded, weather overcast and drizzly
-The turnstyle-less entry look is creepy. It doesn't help they glow eerily.
-Got to see the second Jack Sparrow intro at Legend of said Captain Jack Sparrow, and it was pretty good. Have to say, still a pretty great little show.
-Midway Mania, Tower, Coaster, Star Tours, Muppets, all still great.
-New AFI exhibit is really shiny and worth checking out. Some really amazing stuff.
-I was happy to see the Tower shop carrying cool Twilight Zone merch.
-Coaster's Guitar is under Guitarps
-The electronic ticker crawl at the Wreck-It-Ralph meet and greet is still brilliant. Stop by and read it sometime.
-Bizzare new things appearing in the Muppets pre show. Do not want.
-The show itself though was AMAZING...ALL EFFECTS WORKING. YES. Plus the side wall smoke effect when the theater blows up let off the most amazing amount of smoke I've ever seen, let alone for an effect that rarely works. Burning tires, Balcony arrows, EVERYTHING. It was great.
-Ok, it's done.
BUT wait! It's not done! Now on to the pictures!
Monday, January 14, 2013
-Crowds low, Weather Fine
-EPCOT at full EPCOT power.
-Soarin' Walk-On in the morning! Straight to B-1! Sets the mood of the day.
-New Test Track still freaking fantastic. Crowdflow worked exceptionally this time, straight from Design Room to Load, no crowding. Only things not working was one of the Hologram screens in the queue, 3/4ths of the Score sceens on the ride still not displaying your vehicles, and the onboard screen acting wonky as they usually do. In the postshow, all's working well. Only thing that needs to be added is the "take your picture with your design" stations, as they still don't let you choose your design.
-Seriously though, new Test Track is just fantastic.
-Mission Space. Still fun. Graphics/infinity screen looked clean and good. Force Feedback Joysticks a'Workin', buttons a'beepin!
-Maelstrom could really use some upgrades and new effects.
-Got to have linner at Teppan Edo. REALLY great. Fantastic cast, chief, and food!
-The Impressions De France digital restoration looks amazing, this has been said.
-But seriously, TWO people were taking FLASH pictures of Impressions De France. What. The. Why.
-The new bakery is open, looked crowded/popular.
-The IBM THINK exhibit in Innoventions opened, and is pretty cool. I missed the message statement film, so the content was a little fuzzy for me, but it's stated quite well and has plenty of cool EPCONTENT to enjoy. Realtalk: I spent most of my time frustratingly trying to put an icon in a basket in order to win a button. I will be back to win more buttons and learn more THINK-ey stuff.
-The Lava/Magma was missing from Universe of Energy, and the attacking Dinosaur static. Not good show.
-Whilst it was a tremendously EPCOT-spirited-day, It makes all the clearer for more original-intentioned shows in Imagination and Energy. Also I note, the general public seems to like songs again. We were a bit jaded with them in the 90's, but let's bring back the energy songs/Listen to the Land/Original songs.
-Seriously, great day.
OK, that's all for the words-now onwards to the Pictures!
Sunday, January 13, 2013
-Crowds were Medium to "Oi, what's all these people doing here!"
-Weather was hot. Why is it hot. Stop it. Please.
-Men In Black is still great, but it is showing it's need for a RehabTime.
-They were painting the Woody Woodpecker Nuthouse Coaster (yes) and the nuthouse (...) smelled quite foul.
-E.T. Homeworld Aliens voted "Most Worthy of Extermination" by the Dalek Intergalactic Readers' Poll
-Transformers is forming (HA!)
-Coaster Track at the HSBC Banking Thrill Ride Adventure is quite visible now.
-Zoom Zoom Zoom!
-The ROTM new entrance signage is really great!
-Suess Landing is looking quite painted.
-I wonder how many hundreds of parents take pictures of their children climbing on the big Griffon that says "DO NOT CLIMB" on it ever crop that out of the picture.
-Frozen Butterbeer still delicious
-Alot is spoken in high praise for Potterland, but the Locker Dungeons of Forbidden Journey is the worst area possibly ever designed in a Theme Park. It's frustration hellbox when one smoothly enters and exits it, let alone when it's bad.
-Forbidden Journey also felt a little laggy, more jarring than usual.
OK, that's about all for that-and enjoy all of this! Pictures, that is.