A Ride Worth Taking: 1 Year Anniversary

A Ride Worth Taking: 1 Year Anniversary

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_51-_A_Ride_Worth_Taking.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (9.9MB) | EmbedWelcome to the 1-Year Ride Guide Anniversary Special!  Hello fellow riders.  I hope you are ready to celebrate today as we look back on the first year of the WDW Ride Guide.  We aren’t only looking back though, we are also looking ahead.  If you have been following for a while then you know that I am a planner.   I love to plan, I love to research, and I love to share what I learn.  In fact, when we started the WDW Ride Guide one year ago this week, I was just a guy with a passion for Disney so big I had to find an outlet to express myself.  I decided to pour that passion into podcasting and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made!  Talking to you each week provides me with so much joy, and launched several new avenues for me including blogging, podcasting, and vacation planning.  So, what is the big deal with planning?  Well, I like to plan so I can know what to expect.  I like to plan so I don’t miss out on something incredible.  I like to plan so that I don’t waste time on something that I won’t enjoy.  Basically, I like to plan so I can maximize the FUN I have with my family each time we visit Walt Disney World. Our goal is to build an audio library of every ride, show, experience, and more at Walt Disney World so that you will be able to plan your own Disney vacation.  There is just...
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show & Disney’s Hollywood Studios Update

Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show & Disney’s Hollywood Studios Update

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_50-_Lights_Motors_Action__Extreme_Stunt_Show__Disney_s_Hollywood_Studios_Update.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (8.3MB) | EmbedThis week we are back in Disney’s Hollywood Studios as we explore a show near the end of its run.  As we discussed last week, this year will be full of changes at Walt Disney World.  That means exciting new offerings, but also the closure of some rides and attractions.  This past week Disney officially announced the closing of Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.  Normally, we wouldn’t take the time to add a closing ride to our library, but there is still a little time for you to check out this action-packed fireball of a show.  Plus, this and several other closures announced this week are helping to define the future landscape of the park which we’ll discuss later, but first… Let’s get started with our know before you go essential facts: The show is located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios There is no height requirement Fastpass + is available The fright factor is 2 out of 5 Guests may remain in a wheelchair/ECV The show is 38 minutes long This show opened on May 5, 2005 The show will close on April 2, 2016 If you like the smell of gasoline, the roar of engines, and the thrill of explosions, then this is the show for you!  Lights, Motors, Action!  Extreme Stunt Show is a professional stunt show involving high speed car chases, daring stunts, and a peek under the hood of what makes Hollywood stunts like these possible.  The show takes place in front of a 177,000 square foot outdoor stadium that holds an audience of 5,000.  With...
Club Villain

Club Villain

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_49-_Club_Villian.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (6.4MB) | EmbedI thought it would be fitting to kick off 2016 by looking at one of the new events launching this week over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Heroes may want to sit this one out, it’s time to explore the all new Club Villain! Let’s get started with our know before you go essential facts: This special event is located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios A separate special event ticket purchase is required Reservations are recommended The event runs on select Saturdays in January & February The event begins at 7:45 pm Alcoholic drinks are served Disney Dining Plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event Those are the facts. Now time for the fun! Dr. Facilier, the master of voodoo, is inviting you to join his band of fiendish friends as they eat, sing, dance, and laugh their sinister laughs late into the night. At the all new Club Villain, you can celebrate malicious deeds of darkness with your favorite Disney villains. If you are tired of the heroes getting all the attention, then this is the party for you! Your master of ceremonies is the devious foe from Disney’s The Princess & The Frog, Dr. Facilier. He kicks off the evening with some good ole’ southern hospitality as he invites you to sit down to a meal you won’t soon forget. It seems even villains know how to be good hosts. You are escorted in and seated at long banquet tables. Be prepared to bump elbows with some fellow villain lovers as you make new friends during this meal....
Ren In, Later Vader

Ren In, Later Vader

Yesterday Disney broke the news that Kylo Ren, leader of the First Order from Star Wars the Force Awakens, will be debuting at Star Wars Launch Bay in February. “Star Wars Launch Bay was designed to showcase a variety of Star Wars characters over time. In addition to Kylo Ren, you may also come across a garrison of First Order Stormtroopers or the heroic Wookiee, Chewbacca, holed up in a secret Resistance base.” – Disney Parks Blog However, it didn’t take long for Star Wars fans to read between the lines and start asking about the fate of the most iconic villain of all time, Darth Vader.  While Disney didn’t confirm in the release Vader would be leaving to make way for Ren, the Disney Parks Blog did just that when answering comments on the post: For the adults out there this news will probably come as a bit of a disappointment.  This was the meet ‘n’ greet of a lifetime for fans of the original trilogy.  Now, only the young ones will be able to get up close and personal with Darth Vader at Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. There is no exact date for when the transition will occur but it seems we need to be prepared to meet the angst filled Kylo Ren sooner rather than later.  Look for Vader to make his exit very early in February. As for me, I will be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from Jan. 27 – 31.  I guess I will be one the lucky ones that gets to fulfill their childhood dream just in time! What do you think of the character...

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