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Monday, January 31, 2011

Carib Royale hotel damaged by fire Saturday

If you saw the thick black smoke on Saturday mid-afternoon and wondered what it was, wonder no longer: it was the Carib Royale hotel (on World Center Drive, almost to the 417). This is the hotel with the waterfall along the front - I keep meaning to poke my head inside.

WFTV reports no one was injured, with no word on the cause. But it caused damage!
http://www.wftv.com/news/26663007/detail.html

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fantasyland 2012 details and pics (Seven Dwarfs Mine Train)

Fantasyland 2012 will keep the Beauty and the Beast restaurant, Dueling Dumbos, and Little Mermaid ride. The Barnstormer will become the Great Goofini.

The center part of the land will be the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster - probably slightly larger than Barnstormer, but not BTMRR-sized. The cars will sway with each turn of the track (think Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom).





Friday, January 14, 2011

The Aqua Duck water coaster on the new Disney Dream (video)

Here's a first-person video of riding on the Aqua Duck, the water coaster on Disney's newest ship. This was found on the open internet (recorded on 1/12 apparently):



I got a lot of flack from people when I first complained that the Magic and Wonder didn't have any rides, so in a way it's gratifying to see Disney actually add a ride to the cruising experience.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Star Wars Vinylmation on sale this Friday

Starting this Friday, D-Street will have the Star Wars Vinylmations. Yay!

Vinylmation – Star Wars Series #1

They won't be in Disney Stores - only at DL and WDW. But you can order via mail order:
For Disneyland Resort, please telephone: 800-362-4533

For Walt Disney World Resort, please telephone: 877-560-6477
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/the-force-is-strong-with-vinylmation/