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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

16 Apr

This isn’t exactly breaking news as I’ve been reading about it on other blogs for a while during testing, but Magic Kingdom has added a new interactive game. It is similar to the game found at EPCOT’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure (soon to be re-themed as Agent P from Phineas and Ferb. It is called Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom and it has some key differences to the Kim Possible version. I’m not going to try to explain the game in depth or give away any spoilers, I’m just going to give some basics and my immediate reaction having played it a bit.

First thing you do if you want to play is go to one of the Sorcerers Recruitment Center. The main one is in the Firehouse on Main Street. Another is in Fantasyland (but I haven’t been there yet). You will see a short video giving you an overview of the story, receive your first set of cards and then get a quick instruction on how to play.

The Starter Kit.

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Disney’s Upgrade to Blu Program

11 Jun

Now that I have a Blu-Ray player I was confronted with the problem of re-buying all of my old DVD’s so that I could have them in Blu-Ray. Well, I shouldn’t say that. I NEVER plan on upgrading all 200+ of my DVD’s to Blu-Ray. It just doesn’t make sense. Blu-Ray’s are still pretty expensive, so I’ll only get Blu-Ray’s on movies I REALLY want swapped.

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Disney Pin Trading

27 Feb

I teased it in my post yesterday about how I became addicted to Disney Pin Trading. Now I’m going to out my full addiction with pictures (NOTE: I don’t have a professional camera nor a studio, so not all of these pictures are great)!

My Collection

For those of you who don’t know, Disney sells collectible pins. Not very exciting I know, especially since they cost from $7.99 to $12.99 a piece. Here is wear it gets addicting. Disney Cast Members (what they call employees) in most departments are encouraged (and in some departments required) to wear pin lanyards while working and you can walk up to a cast member and trade with them. You can give them any pin you have and take any one they have. The cast members are not allowed to say no to any trade (as long as it is one pin for one pin).

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The Princess and the Frog Review

23 Dec

Didn’t get to see it on opening weekend, but last night JC and I were able to squeeze in a viewing of Disney’s newest princess movie. “The Princess and the Frog.”

Poster

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Pleasure Island Closing!

28 Jun

I don’t normally post twice in one day but this is breaking news and I just learned about it!!!!

A sad day is coming. Disney has announced that all of the clubs at Pleasure Island will close in September. Disney already has a FAQ up here. Ever since Disney added the West Side shopping district Pleasure Island was in the way. Two family friendly areas separated by a large “Adults Only” area wasn’t going to work. We thought we saw the solution when Disney opened Pleasure Island’s pathways and added a couple restaurants and kiosks to service the families during the day, but keeping the clubs pumping after dark.

Unfortunately, we had only seen the beginning. Disney is going to “re-imagine” the area with family friendly shopping and dining options. Meaning it will be JUST like the other two parts of Downtown Disney. I really think that Disney is making a mistake. I believe that Pleasure Island catered to a different type of crowd and by eliminating all the clubs, these tourists and locals will go elsewhere. Where will they go? The newer, better and soon to be only game in town. City Walk at Universal.

Why would Disney choose to push customers away to its biggest competitor? Doesn’t make business sense to me…

There is another article about it from the Orlando Sentinel here. Your last chance to dance on the spinning dance floor at Mannequins or to hear some stand-up at The Comedy Club is September 27th.