Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_59-_Indiana_Jones_Epic_Stunt_Spectacular.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (10.1MB) | EmbedHello fellow riders and welcome back to the WDW Ride Guide!  It is so great to have you join me again today.   I love exploring all the different options and figuring out a way to enjoy as much as possible each time I visit Walt Disney World.  Today’s show is one I have added to my list many times, but one I have omitted on my most recent trips.  I have a lot to say about the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! so… 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 3 out of 5 Guests may remain in a wheelchair/ECV Assistive Listening, Audio Description, Handheld Captioning and Sign Language are available The show is 30 minutes long This show opened on August 25, 1989 Rocks tumble through the sky as a lone figure falls down inside a cave, his rope stopping him just feet above the temple floor.  He lands safely and lights his torch to cut through the dark mist of the cave.  You can’t make out the details of the man’s face but you immediately recognize the silhouette of the wide brimmed hat and the coiled whip at his side.  He’s the greatest archaeologist in cinematic history, his name, Indiana Jones.  Now through the magic of Disney,  this iconic figure is right in front of your very eyes about to make another remarkable discovery.  As he walks through the dark surroundings he suddenly...
Walt Disney World Monorail System

Walt Disney World Monorail System

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_58-_Monorail.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (10.6MB) | EmbedHello fellow riders and welcome back to the WDW Ride Guide.  As always it is great to be here talking about my favorite place, Walt Disney World.  This month we have spent some quality time in Epcot exploring the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, along with our Backstage Pass to Behind the Seeds!  However, before we leave this blossoming park, I want to tell you about one of the coolest rides anywhere.  We had a request from a listener a few weeks back to cover a ride you might not necessarily associate with Epcot.  I hope you are ready to ride high in the sky because it is time to get moving with the Walt Disney World Monorail System. Let’s get started with our Know Before You Go Essential Facts: This ride includes 3 tracks servicing Magic Kingdom and Epcot There is no height requirement Fastpass + is NOT available The fright factor is 0 out of 5 Guest may remain in a wheelchair/ECV The monorail travels at speeds of 15-40 mph The system opened with the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971.  A third track to Epcot was opened in 1982.   If you have ever been to Walt Disney World before, chances are pretty good you have utilized “the highway in the sky,” known as the Walt Disney World Monorail System.  Repeat riders have fallen in love with the voice of Jack Wagner as he instructs passengers to “please stand clear of the doors,” a phrase narrated in English and repeated in Spanish.  It is the Spanish...

March Magic is Back!

  March Magic is back!  This is one of my favorite times of year and no its not because of basketball.  Forget about filling out that other bracket, there is only one that counts as a Disney ride fan.  This is the time for Disney rides to really shine! Last year the Gracey Manor Ghouls from The Haunted Mansion took the grand prize all the way to the after life.  This year 31 other teams hope to claim glory as fans vote for their favorite Disney ride!  Beginning March 15, 2016 you can begin voting as the teams go head to head, with only one moving on to the next round.  We will share the daily match ups on our Facebook page, or you can vote via Disney’s Twitter account.  The final round will take place on April 4 as the last two rides standing compete for your vote.  You can download the tournament bracket below, follow along online, and see who really knows their Disney rides!   To cheer your team on you can show your support by sporting exclusive t-shirts and posters created just for March Magic 2016!  From March 15 – April 10 the Disney Parks online store will be releasing a series of 32 shirts and 32 posters.  These colorful creations will showcase ride logos on the front and numbers on the back.  What is the significance behind the different numbers?  Well, if you said the year the ride opened you are probably right!  There will be a couple of shirts with other numbers of significance, the fun is discovering what that might be.  We...
Backstage Pass: Behind the Seeds

Backstage Pass: Behind the Seeds

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_57-_Backstage_Pass_Behind_the_Seeds.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (8.9MB) | EmbedThe past two weeks we have covered the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.  We discovered there are so many things going on during the 90 day ode to nature, including topiaries, gardens, educational speakers, rock concerts, outdoor kitchens, and special tours.  One of the tours we mentioned last week was Behind the Seeds.  This tour isn’t offered just during the festival, but is available year round.  The last time I was in the park I had the opportunity to go backstage and see just what is behind the seeds at Living With the Land!  Today, I’m happy to share that experience with you. So, let’s get started with our know before you go essential facts: The tour is located in the Land inside Epcot There is no height requirement Children are allowed on the tour This is a walking tour, but there are no physical requirements or warnings The fright factor is 0 out of 5 The tour is 1 hour long The tour is usually offered from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm with tours departing every 45 minutes Behind the Seeds is $20 per adult, $16 per child, tax not included Integrated pest management, biological control, Plum Plox Virus, Hydroponics, Aquaculture, drip irrigation, alligators.  Are you still there?  I haven’t scared you off or lost you yet, have I?  If not, then you are ready to explore the Behind the Seeds tour.  This one hour walking tour can be a little scientific at times, but it provides a wonderful view of the Land pavilion and offers up a...
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – Part 2

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – Part 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_56-_Epcot_International_Flower_and_Garden_Festival-_Part_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.1MB) | EmbedIf you haven’t checked out last week’s post you will want to do that after you finish this on.  We are spending a couple of weeks exploring all there is to offer at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.  In part 1 we looked at how Disney creates those amazing topiaries, where to find the coolest kid’s playgrounds, and when you can hear some real experts share their knowledge about horticulture and it was fun!  I was actually surprised at how much fun I had exploring this part of the festival.  I mean, we are talking about flowers and butterflies, not rockstar roller coasters or haunted mansions.  Well, today we are going to continue our romp through the gardens of Epcot, but we are going to discover even more ways to have fun.  We might even rock out a little bit… Before we can do that, let’s get started with our Know Before You Go Essential Facts: This seasonal event is held at Epcot The event is included in your normal park admission The event has been extended this year to 90 days It runs from March 2 – May 30, 2016   Welcome back to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!  When we left off last week we had just visited the Festival Center where you will find all kinds of great speakers on the weekends.  Well, that isn’t all there is to experience on the weekends at the festival: on several weekends throughout the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, you can enjoy what they call...

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