Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Animal Kingdom Lodge Fans...

   As you all know I'm a huge Animal Kingdom Lodge fan.  We have been staying at this resort consistently since 2009, and have been obsessed with it ever since.  We even bought a DVC recently, with AKL as our home resort.
   You might have also noticed how slow Disney Hipster Blog has been lately.  Thats because all of my energy has gone into AKLodgefans.com, a fan site dedicated to providing information about the lodge.


   Today that site goes live.  However, that doesn't mean that the site in actually finished. You will notice that there are no pages yet for Jiko or Boma...or even room overviews.  All of the loose ends will be tied up in the next couple of weeks, as I get feedback from readers.  Big things are going to happen with the site, but I do want to work the kinks out first. 
   Please do me a favor: go to www.AKLodgefans.com  and explore for a while,  and let me know what you think. Good. Bad. Ugly. Honesty. 

   Love you all, and thanks for your continued support of all the stupid stuff I do. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Last Photos: Epcot 2016 and 2015

   A few months ago I did a series of blog posts documenting the very last photo I took in the Magic Kingdom on every vacation.  People seemed to like these blog posts so I'm continuing the series with those last photos of every trip from Epcot.
   I organize my photos both by trip and then place...so there are albums such as Epcot May 2016 for instance. And since these are chronological its pretty easy to scroll and find the last photos...even though there might be 600 photos in each album.  I'm always very surprised to find what I deemed "last photo worthy." For the sake of my convenience I will be going in reverse chronological order. Lets see what this turns up...


   From our most recent trip in May.  Yes. This photo is just dreadful.  But you know that moment when you're walking out of Epcot for the last time on a trip? And you're crying a little bit, and probably had a couple drinks around World Showcase...and you think you will never see Spaceship Earth again?  Thats when you snap bad pictures from the monorail platform. 


   We took a short three day trip to Walt Disney World after our January cruise on the Disney Fantasy.  Just days prior to this the elusive purple Magic Band became available for purchase.  Adam is trying to make every single person in the world jealous here. Purple Magic Band and French ice cream. (subsequently you can now get the purple band with your room reservation.) 


   This is another common "last visit to Epcot" photo...the goodbye selfie with Spaceship Earth in the background. This one is from September of 2015. The sunglasses are hiding my tears. 


   Here is one I wasn't expecting! During our epic TEN HOUR TRIP to Walt Disney World in January of 2015 we made a quick lap around World Showcase.  Apparently Gran Fiesta Tour was high on our list of things to do...

   So thats that.  The last two years of last photos from Epcot.  I'm sure as this series continues in the coming weeks some more gems will pop up.  I'm surprised that there aren't more of Adam eating ice cream. 

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Disneyland Tiki Lanai Photos...

   Yesterday was Disneyland's 61st birthday. As I was busy cutting hair all day, and was in fact NOT at Disneyland, all I could do was daydream.  Disneyland is my favorite theme park in the world (like, duh...obviously.) and Adventureland is my favorite land in that park. I know this is all pretty common knowledge, especially if you read this blog or listen to Disney Hipster Podcast.  And when pressed, I would say that the Enchanted Tiki Room lanai is my favorite spot in Adventureland.


   On our last trip to Disneyland, much to Adam's annoyance, I decided I needed my photo taken with each of the tikis that comprise the pre-show to the tiki room.  You see the little bit of lift in the corners of my mouth? Thats smiling. 



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Fantasyland Train Station Restroom Signs

   *Sorry that we have been so quiet lately, besides enjoying the summer in general, my family was staying with us for the last few weeks.  Instead of focusing on superfluous blog "work" I decided to enjoy their company. You understand. 

   In our effort to document all the restroom signs at Walt Disney World, we often forget the more boring signage.  For every awesome La Hacienda sign  there is one completely boring sign.  We have generally ignored the totally boring ones.  While scrolling threw old photos I happened to come across a set of totally meh signs.


   These are from the Fantasyland train station, in the back corner of Storybook Circus. In any "real world" situation these would be absolutely lovely.  But our restroom signage standard is very high while visiting Walt Disney World. 


   Regardless, I think the colors are lovely.  The brass details, and rivets lends the idea that SOMEONE cared at least a little bit.