Monday, October 20, 2014

Maelstrom Fishing Village Exit Queue Chronicled By The Dis...

   The Dis has never been a blog that we have any contact with.  They seem relatively disconnected from smaller Disney blogs, (like the one you're reading now...) and hence I can't have an informed opinion. However, they do provide a lot of useful information for people visiting the parks, especially those visiting for the first time.
   One of the favorite extracurricular services they have been providing comes via their Youtube!  The Dis posts these wonderful "atmosphere" videos.  In these clips the camera is simply left to record for five minutes, gathering a particular feel.  I find myself watching these pretty often, especially when I'm particularly homesick for Disney World.
   After the recent closure of Maelstrom I found myself increasingly upset about the fishing village exit of the attraction. This was arguably the best theming in the attraction, and one of the best "faux dusk" inside/outside environments created by Disney.  It was perfect.  You can imagine how happy I was, while trolling Youtube this morning, to discover that The Dis had chronicled this area with not one BUT THREE atmosphere videos.   Here they are:




   Thanks a lot to The Dis for providing these awesome videos.  I'm really glad someone took the time  not only to document this space, but actually gather videos that articulate the feel of it.  I'll miss you fishing village. :(

Friday, October 17, 2014

Disney Hipster Blog WDW Meet Up Tomorrow!

   Yay! We're at Walt Disney World, and would like to remind everyone that we're having a meet and greet / bar crawl!  All four members of the Disney Hipster Podcast will be there, drinking and talking about Disney! Plus, we will have Disney Hipster buttons to give away!  Here is all the valid info...


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WDW Countdown Chain: 6 - 1

   This is it folks. Adam and I are leaving for Disney World tomorrow evening, and we couldn't be more excited/hectic.  I, for one, haven't even begun to pack...but whatever: WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! I am in the best mood ever. 
   So with our trip upon us, its time to finish off this list of things I'm looking forward to during our vacation...

   6: Wishes From Top Of The World Lounge.


   Watching the epic Magic Kingdom fireworks is always fun...but the experience is heightened 10 fold by viewing them from Bay Lake Towers own Top Of The World Lounge.  Not only is the space gorgeous, and drinks plentiful, but the view of the fireworks can't be beat.  This is one of my favorite things of all time. 

   5: Drinking Around The World


   Come on...you knew this was going to be on the list right?  Drinking around World Showcase is a right of passage... and is fun year round. However, the additional offerings during the Food and Wine Festival really steps it up a notch.  Drinking around the world is even better when you're with good friends...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Vegetarian Lasagna At 50's Prime Time Cafe...

   You guys know we love 50's Prime Time Cafe...especially sitting at the bar enjoying a peanut butter and jelly milk shake. (preferably with onion rings...) But theming is king here, and that is what pushes this restaurant ahead of nearby eateries at Disney's Hollywood Studios.


   The decor, as you could easily guess, is kitschy 1950's nostalgia.  Think black and white televisions (that play on a continuous loop of awesome vintage clips...) knick knacks, formica, and plenty of pastels.   This is seriously one of the best themed restaurants. Charming and perfectly ridiculous.
 

   50's Prime Time also has a rare distinction at Disney World with the fact that it has TWO vegetarian options on its current menu. The current standard at WDW restaurants is either one...or occasionally zero, options for us who choose a meat free lifestyle. Kuddos to Prime Time for bucking the system a little bit.  However, the good news stops there.