Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries at Disneyland
I was at Disneyland yesterday when the Stark Industries experience opened. This is a video of the Iron Man simulation. I also have a few pictures of the hall of armor, but I figured this was much more fun.
Has anyone else done this yet? What do you think?
And if you can’t do it right now, don’t worry - it’ll be there, in Innoventions, until September.
I remember this! This was way back when, after they removed Submarine Voyage from Tomorrowland in Disneyland in 1998 due to costs and maintenance concerns— Disney expected Atlantis (2001) to be a huge hit and there were plans to convert the lagoon into an Atlantis ride. Due to the film being a flop, it remained empty for nine years until it became the current Finding Nemo ride in 2007.
…I recalled most of that from the top of my head. I go to Disneyland waaaay too much.
Not gonna lie: I love Halloween. I love dressing up, I love candy (to a lesser extent than costuming, to be honest), and I’ve recently discovered that I love Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland. I’ve been for the past two years, dressing up as a Disney character each time (Xion totally counts; she’s half Disney), and I’ve enjoyed it immensely.
I figure it’s just about October, so it’s a good time to start pulling out costumes and getting into the spirit. I’d love to see some feedback from you guys - what’s your favorite costume? What’s the best Halloween thing you’ve seen, inside Disney or otherwise?
Disneyland California - Indiana Jones Refurbishment
Disneyland has confirmed that its popular Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye attraction will close for a lengthy refurbishment period on September 4, 2012.
The ride is not expected to return to action until December 8, in time for the busy Christmas period. The downtime will give Disneyland a chance to revive some of Indiana Jones Adventure’s special effects, a number of which have been in decline in recent years.
First opened in March 1995, Indiana Jones Adventure sees guests boarding jeep-style vehicles that are attached to a motion simulator base. They then race off into the darkness of the mysterious Temple of the Forbidden Eye, in search of three gifts on offer from the ancient god Mara.
Set pieces during the ride’s circuit include giant snakes, rats, a rolling boulder and an encounter with the disfigured Mara himself. The ride also features an innovative introductory scene, in which the jeep appears to select one of three hallways, each resulting in a different gift from Mara being bestowed on riders.
I hadn’t heard about this, but I have to admit I’m excited. Much as I love the ride, because it’s such a complicated endeavor, Indy has a habit of going down probably once a day on average (notably, it was down for several hours on One More Disney Day and subsequently had a 120 minute wait when it opened up again). I’d love to see this refurbishment fix that. Then again, I’d also love to see the ride camera return and to have the snake come right up alongside the car as my friend insists it used to.
I’ll miss the ride while it’s down, but I’m excited to see the improvements when it comes back in December. Early Christmas present, anyone?
We’ve survived our 95-degree Disneyland weekend and we only melted a little bit! Over the next week or so, you can expect some truly hilarious ride pictures (at this point, when it comes to my mom and me, we make it an art form), video of the Soundsational parade, and reviews of Radiator Springs Racers, the Wine Country Trattoria, and Carthay Circle.
As for this post, this is the entrance to the animation building in Hollywoodland in DCA. If it’s hot outside and you’re bushed, the animation building is the perfect place to sit down, cool off, and enjoy the air conditioning, not to mention the beautiful reels of concept art and footage playing on multiple screens around the place. There’s also a fun little show in Turtle Talk with Crush, activities in the Sorcerer’s Workshop, and a miniature animation class in the Animation Academy. It’s a great and vastly underappreciated part of California Adventure.
Animation Academy with my Mom. Best way to spend a 95 degree Saturday!
This one’s my favorite. It came from my senior trip two years ago, when my mom and I went to Walt Disney World over my spring break. I warned her exactly when the drop was coming, and…this happened anyway. I still pull it up every time someone talks with me about that ride.
I want to see your best ride photos, tumblr! Reblog and show me a few good ones!
Actually, you know what? Let’s make this a giveaway. Reblog this with your favorite ride photo and I’ll send the best one a gift from Disneyland!
The photo has to be of you (I have no way of checking this, so Mousketeer’s Honor, all!)
Reblog all you like, but you can only enter one photo
Your askbox needs to be open so I can let you know if you’ve won and get your contact info and such
It can be a photo from any amusement park, but be warned that I have a marked Disney bias
I get to post the winning photo in a new post so you can brag to all of your friends and my followers about the contest you won by making (un)intentionally hilarious faces at a camera
The contest will end on Saturday, July 28th. I will contact the winner soon afterwards.
This is a picture of me and my boyfriend on ToT and he was doing the Magic Conch Shell call from Spongebob and I was doing the classic Home Alone face.
We thought about what we’d do throughout the entire line. It was fantastic. :)
Congratulations to lightspeedtoendor, the winner of the photo contest! Admittedly, it was the Magic Conch Shell that sold it. Message me with your contact information and I’ll send you Disneyland goodies!