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Ride Highlight

The Death of ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter at the Magic Kingdom

A few weeks ago, on a super EXTRA hot Florida day, I spent some time in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom exploring the nooks and crannies I’d ignored on prior visits. On my journey I passed Stitch’s Great Escape with a less than five minute wait and thought to myself, “why not catch the next showing,” so I detoured and headed inside for the pre-show.

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Mako Ride Highlight and Review

Mako’s…fast, no really fast, no SUPER FAST!

Smooth with more airtime than you can handle in one coaster. If it’s anything like the now famous (or infamous) shark, the Mako, then we need to stay out of the water.

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New SOARIN AROUND THE WORLD Ride Through

On today’s trip, we’re heading over to Epcot to experience SOARIN AROUND THE WORLD!

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ET Adventure

Ride Highlight: E.T. Adventure

Let’s get ready to take a far out journey with the popular creature known as E.T.

A classic Universal Studios Florida dark ride and the only remaining original attraction based on the 1982 Steven Spielberg film. The sci-fi film takes viewers on an epic ride of friendship and loyalty with the extraterrestrial and a young boy named Elliot.

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Let’s Relive the Slithery Trek of Busch Garden’s Python Roller Coaster

 

Python Entrance in Congo Section of Busch Gardens Photo: Theme Park Review

Python Entrance in Congo Section of Busch Gardens
Photo: Theme Park Review

“Are you ready to challenge the Python and live?”

Part of the infamous, somewhat truthful tagline for Busch Garden’s forgotten roller coaster, Python, brewed from the mysterious death of a 39 year old who died shortly after experiencing this reptilian attraction.

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Goodbye Maelstrom

In case you are not aware the last boat ride of Maelstrom into the wintery mysteries of Norway will take place this Sunday, October 5, 2014. The announcement came as a shocker to most Epcot fans; however, the rumor of its Frozen-themed replacement surfaced on the Internet a few months ago and I can admit that I did not believe it. I swore my friends up and down that there was absolutely NO WAY Disney would close such a classic and replace it with, what I felt was, a temporary cultural fad.

But as I continued to think about it, I realized that Maelstrom was no different from Horizons, World of Motions, or even El Rio Del Tiempo.

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Disney’s Haunted Mansion Fandom

Happy Halloween!

Disney’s Haunted Mansion is one of the top attractions among ThemeParkHipsters, so much so that there is a large fandom that encompasses fan fiction, meetups, collectibles, comics, and numerous pop culture mentions around the world! I’ve always enjoyed the ride, but I could never quite ride it alone (no surprise there).

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2013 Resolution #1: My American Idol Experience

It was a Saturday morning on a clear and beautiful February day here in Florida. I walked up to this bright blue and silver building in Hollywood Studios with one goal in mind….to finally immerse myself in the American Idol experience.

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