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Watch Yourself! Especially on Vacation!

Posted in DISNEY ATTRACTIONS, DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags on January 5, 2013 by disneychronicles

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Due to recent events at the Magic Kingdom involving a law suit (according to Tampa Bay times) I decided to write about this to remind everyone to use common sense and pay attention to what is around you especially when on vacation!

It is easy to get side tracked with all the crowds, commotion and keeping track of your kids! (and sometimes husbands) 😀

A guest was attempting to disembark the Jungle Cruise ride when another boat full of passengers rammed into the back of her boat, causing her to be thrown backward. Her daughter slammed into her father’s chest. A Disney cast member was also injured, the suit says.  The guest was taken to a hospital and, as a result of neck and spinal injuries, has been unable to work.

She also states that the accident left a frightening impression on her daughter. She said she and her family were longtime annual pass holders and had visited Disney World hundreds of times in the past several years. “Disney was a place we celebrated many milestones. It was my daughter’s favorite but watching her mom being carted away in an ambulance was devastating to her.  She doesn’t want to go back.”

The suit filed Friday seeks damages in excess of $15,000, but her attorney said treatment for her injuries will cost “hundreds of thousands of dollars.” A jury trial is sought.

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ok, So I think we all go to Disney World with a sense of security and this is a strong reminder that we still have to be smart and conscious of what happens around us.  There is reason for the announcements, safety precautions and rules that are meant to be followed. I by no means am making any judgement in this lawsuit, the article just merely made me think of things we sometimes take for granted.

The Jungle Cruise simulates a riverboat cruise down rivers of Asia, Africa and South America. Guests board 1930s-style tramp steamers and go on a voyage past animatronic jungle animals. The attraction opened in the Magic Kingdom in 1977.

The tour is led by a live Disney cast member delivering a humorous scripted narration. It is a slow rather relaxing ride and funny if you get  a good cast member! We ride it often! so go out there! enjoy yourself but pay attention!

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Under the Sea…. Journey of the Little Mermaid

Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , on December 4, 2012 by disneychronicles

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The grand opening for Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland is set for Dec. 6!!!! (as if you didn’t know!) 😀

The expansion is the largest in the company’s history and is nearly doubling the size of Fantasyland from 11 to 21 acres.

Will you be there?

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If you haven’t experienced it yet one of the new attractions is Under the Sea~Journey of The Little Mermaid, where you can become part of Ariel’s world in this musical attraction and you know the details are stunning!!

You will first enter Prince Eric’s castle, board a giant clamshell and get ready for a musical adventure! During your journey, you’ll behold a world teeming with color and characters as you enjoy high-energy songs and incredible effects that take you inside scenes from the animated Disney film The Little Mermaid.

If you liked the movie you will LOVE the ride!

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Storybook Circus Peanuts…oh come on people!

Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags , on November 18, 2012 by disneychronicles

ok so I’m putting the warning out there…..I think this will turn more into a rant and not an informative post! but come on where does it stop?!

Many of you already know and have seen that there are peanuts in the cement in the Storybook Circus part of Fantasyland. (Yes, they are also made out of concrete) and there are also hoof and paw prints although they don’t seem to be getting all the attention.

I think it is well done Circus, Elephants, Peanuts……makes sense to me!

Now as we all know with Disney it is all in the details! and they do a FANTASTIC job!

but of course someone out there always has something to say….

Before I continue on here I just want to say that I am in NO WAY diminishing the seriousness of peanut allergies but I think sometimes a little common sense goes a long way!

I am subscribed to other Disney blogs and enjoy reading their opinions. It amazes me the amount of people who have a problem with these “concrete” peanuts! To the point that a woman actually threatened to sue Disney and got hysterical because her child is allergic to peanuts and she actually  believed they put real ones in the pavement which of course she demanded they be removed. (I’m speechless)!!!!

So just to put it out there….

Disney would not risk guests with peanut allergies coming into contact with real peanut shells. They’re not real peanut shells. And they’re not all over the place, only in a few areas.

It’s nothing to be concerned about. I hope people do realize how careful Disney is with any allergies! If you have ever made a dining reservation they specifically ask if you have any allergies. (and not to mention they have a special services phone number that you can actually speak to someone regarding your allergy!

I also have an allergy and find it amazing that whenever I dine on property a chef will come out of the kitchen to discuss it with me!

Once again with Disney it is all in the details!

So get out there and have fun! and stop worrying about concrete peanuts! 😀

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2012

Posted in DISNEY ATTRACTIONS, DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags , on October 25, 2012 by disneychronicles

This past Sunday we were at one of my absolute FAV events at Magic Kingdom!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

This is a Halloween-themed special event held on select dates in the Magic Kingdom theme park.

Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required. If you missed it this year I do recommend it for next year.  My boys LOVE it! ( I do recommend you bring your own bags….the ones they have are small)

They do have special events that you would not see otherwise….

Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade (and don’t miss the headless horseman)

 

Happy Hallowishes

 

Character Dance Parties

Villains Dance Mix & Mingle

Special Disney Character Appearances in their costumes of course!

This year they also had 11 trick or treat locations, which I think is more than they had last year.

And they do load you up at the exits! I was told they must give away all the candy that they have for that specific night.

 

 

Check out all the pictures here…..

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