Sunday, April 28, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
As a part of their "Limited Time Magic" celebration. Disney will be celebration "Star Wars Day" on May 4 this year at Hollywood Studios. The popular slogan "May the 4th be with you" captivates the Star Wars community as celebrations take place place across the nation.
In Hollywood Studios celebrations will "features special Star Wars entertainment, characters, commemorative merchandise, a Star Wars dance party and a Star Wars-themed fireworks show to cap off the day."
You will find Star Wars characters roaming the park and even riding Star Tours! For the first time ever parents will be invited to join their children in the Jedi Training Academy.In usual Disney fashion an intergalactic dance party will wrap up the evening.
|The snow blower for the tracks|
|A cool looking store but cruise line owned|
After buying some souvenirs we head back to the dock for our tour. We met the Disney Cruise Line Port Excursion people right in front of the ship and walked just 2 minutes to board the train which is adjacent to the ship.
You can basically take any seat you would like on the train and there was no problem finding seats. For those that are wondering the seats flip so you can get great views both ways. You can also go out on the platform between trains anytime during the trip to take in the view or pictures, however this is at your own risk. The platforms are basically safe but it can get a bit bumpy and the train does curve around the mountain so if you are faint of heart (like my husband) the ride is probably best enjoyed from inside the car.. I will warn you it also gets a bit cold after a while so if this is something you are considering button up.
|The small platform you can share each car has one on each side|
|Comin' around the mountain|
|Yes, you do cross this|
|This one you do not cross, it is now out of service|
The trip up is pretty spectacular, you see magnificent vistas. It was exactly as I had imagined Alaska would be. The crisp air blowing in your face as you rode on the platform. The people we shared the car with were all cordial and friendly, allowing people to take turns on the platform. There was a tour guide who narrated the trip for us and this was a nice touch. Some people even spotted a bear beginning his decent down the mountain! Getting to the top is like reaching a different world, a tundra.
We waved to our fellow travelers on the next train as we waited for the trains to do a dance. It was only 10 minutes or so but I remember those moments clearly as I thought this is Alaska! Unfortunately the trip back was anti-climatic. Actually it was quite boring. I wish there was something else you could do. I think there are other tours where you take the train half way, and then bike down and i would highly recommend doing something like that as the train both was was just too much. Almost everyone in our car was asleep! Oh well, that is why you read reviews like this so you can choose better then I did.
Later that evening we were just wiped out from , well doing nothing really. The train ride sort of does that do you. We ate dinner and the show that was playing was a "movie premiere". Disney Cruise Line is excellent at premiering first run movies, and it was showing Avengers in 3D which was a blast. We have also attended the Cars 2 premier on the Disney Dream and that was very cool. If they are showing a first run movie on your cruise, I highly recommend you attend.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
As a tribute to one of my favorite places in the world, Disney's Animal Kingdom. I will be posting pictures everyday until the parks anniversary on April 22nd. Words can not describe the natural beauty and theming of this park. Today's picture is from the festival of the Lion King.
Friday, April 19, 2013
As a tribute to one of my favorite places in the world, Disney's Animal Kingdom. I will be posting pictures everyday until the parks anniversary on April 22nd. Words can not describe the natural beauty and theming of this park. I hope you enjoy this visual display.