Today our friends at the Disney Parks Blog posted another great video showing us the progress of Princess Fairytale Hall and teasing us more with a tour of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. We cannot wait to experience the Mine Trail, it looks amazing behind those walls. Let us know what you are most excited to see….
It’s a small world after all; It’s a small world after all. I know you are singing it, and you can thank me later today when it pops back into your head. Much thanks to the Sherman brothers for that. Yes it’s a song to remember and a very cutesy ride that’s not to be missed. It is a classic created in 1964 for the New York World’s fair in a pavilion sponsored by Pepsi. Hmm that’s odd you surely can’t find a Pepsi on property anymore. The ride can be found at Disneyland, Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. Each attraction has close to 300 animated dolls, don’t believe me? Ask the dishes, or count them next time and let me know.
As you ride the attraction, take a look in the water. People from all over the world throw in money to make a wish each time they ride. I once heard that the ride can contain around $100,000 in coins between cleanings. How much do you think is in there?
Ride Duration: 7 minutes
Year Introduced: Dec 2012
Height Restriction: None
This charming ride is a cross between Winnie the Pooh and It’s a Small World, in which you have a continuous moving ride system with animated characters moving to a song that will still be running through your head for days to come. After the video screens were introduced on the Finding Nemo ride at Epcot, I was a bit concerned that Disney was moving to more “virtual” type rides. I was greatly relieved when Little Mermaid opened and I found a more traditional ride.
After waiting in an amazing interactive queue, which is almost as good as the ride, you step inside Eric’s castle where your clamshell vehicle descend deep into the ocean and meet Ariel and all her friends. While the ride takes you through the entire movie as Ariel meets Prince Eric and evil Ursula. In the final scene Ariel’s father and all sea life come together to wish Prince Eric and Ariel well. Truly a great experience for all ages. Be sure to watch as Sebastian pops up in the oddest places
One note of caution, the clamshell does tilt forward and backward so ensure that everything in your pocket is secure. My brother had a camera fall out of the clamshell which required them to close the ride for a short while until it was recovered. Although the continuous ride means the line will go a little faster than others (Peter Pan, I’m taking to you), it is new and therefore Disney Day By Day recommends visitors ride this first thing in the morning or late in the evening.
A classic ride for a classic Disney Movie.
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Today the Disney Parks Blog takes us past the magical portal and into Beast’s Castle. Where we meet Madame Wardrobe and get assigned a part in our very own play to present to Belle. After meeting with the Wardrobe and getting our parts we are called deeper into the castle by Lumiere into Beast’s expansive library. And, here in the library is where we are surprised by Belle herself where we get to use our role to act out “tale as old as time”. What a wonderful experience for everyone!
Hope everyone got their reservations for the Be Our Guest Restaurant. Here is a peek inside the grand ballroom.