Terrific Tuesdays: Expedition Everest

by Guest on July 29, 2014

From just about anywhere near the Animal Kingdom, you can see the snowy peak of Mount Everest.  And the closer you get to the ride, the more you believe you have actually been transported to the Himalayas.  Starting in the ride queue, you feel like you’re waiting to start your trek to find the Yeti – research, pictures, and artifacts from previous expeditions are there for you to explore!  Bells ring the entire way, prayer flags are prevalent, tributes to the Yeti abound, the attention to detail Disney used when re-creating the villages near Everest is breathtaking.  It’s no wonder the Guinness Book of World Records lists this as the most expensive roller coaster ever built!

When you board the rickety tram that will take you into the mountains, the anticipation starts to mount.  Will this thing really keep me safe from the Yeti?!?  You start by ascending into a big temple arch, and as you go up the incline, if you look over your shoulder, you can see the park and the world disappearing below you, and you really feel like you’re high up in the peaks of the mountain.

You expect a huge drop after the high ascension, but it’s not coming yet!  You start with a graceful (though fast) ride through the mountain

and end up at the top of another hill.  But wait, you can’t go any further – the track isn’t there!  You feel the frigid mountain air and see the remnants of flags from previous expeditions.

And then you hear the Yeti!  Things are not going as planned!  And you’re off – backwards this time!  You go through a tunnel and see the outline of the Yeti ripping up track.  Then back forwards, in and out of caves, until you finally meet up with the Yeti himself!  He swoops down at you with his menacing glare, and you fear he’ll tear you to shreds.

The ride comes to an end, and you’re home safe, but the remains of the adrenaline rush will stay with you for hours!

This ride is high speed, forwards and backwards.  A great ride for the parent-swap if you’re traveling with kids, as the wait times can be long.  Or opt for fast pass.  On this ride, you still get a chance to see the pre-ride queue items in the fast pass line, but you can view them if you wish or speed past to the ride itself.  This ride is a definite don’t-miss for all roller coaster buffs!

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Nicole is a more recent convert to Disney, and has her husband Corey to thank. As a kid, she went a couple of times and had fun, but didn’t really catch the “Disney bug” until her husband finally convinced her to go in March of 2003. Since then, she goes every opportunity she can, and every time finds something new to explore! She’s a proud Disney Vacation Club owner and mother of two Disneyphiles – ages 5 (Maggie) and 2 (Max). She helps friends and family to plan Disney vacations all year round, and when she can’t be at Disney, she surrounds herself with it. Her house and office have plenty of pictures and souvenirs covering them, so she’s never far away from the magic!

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Disney’s Very MerryTime Cruises

by Our Disney Honeymoon on July 28, 2014

 

 

Very MerryTime Cruises aboard Disney Cruise Line begin in early November. In preparation for all the work in store for him this winter, Santa recently took a vacation onboard the Disney Dream. The video above shows highlights of Santa’s summer vacation onboard the Disney Dream. Santa spent time in the youth club, spa, and even got to experience the AquaDuck. Santa remembered to pack his fish extender so kids could drop off their wish lists.

Santa will be back in November for all of the Very MerryTime Cruises. Santa will have meet and greet opportunities for families to take lots of photos. The ship will be filled with holiday décor including a life-sized gingerbread house, 24-foot Christmas tree, garlands, poinsettias, and shimmering lights. Castaway Cay will be decorated with snow flurries and a Christmas tree. In addition to all the fun Santa had on his cruise, there will be extra holiday themed entertainment on every Very MerryTime Cruise. You won’t want to miss the Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party with candy-cane limbo, dancing and games. Kids will help light the tree during King Triton’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. Call me today to book your holiday cruise on Disney Cruise Line.

Written by Shante Carson — Shante is a Disney Cruise Expert with over ten cruises taken on the Disney Fantasy, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic, and Disney Fantasy.  Bon Voyage!  Shante is ready to help you plan your magical Disney Cruise vacation. Book your next vacation with Shante at 252-917-0497 or shante@destinationsinflorida.com.

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Whether you are planning your first trip to Walt Disney World…or your hundredth, chances are there is at least one new thing that you are looking forward to on your next Disney vacation. Even those who have visited multiple times find new things to see and do….and of course, Disney helps out in that area by always adding new things to see and do!

So as I have been thinking about my next trip, I have been thinking about what new things will be there since my last visit. There are several, but perhaps the one that I am most excited to see is the Festival of Fantasy parade at Magic Kingdom. While it’s been shown for a number of months now, it is new to me, and I have definitely made time in my itinerary to make sure to see it!

Until then, I have enjoyed watching excerpts on YouTube. If you are looking forward to it as well, take a look with me!

What are you looking forward to the most on your next Disney vacation?

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Stress? What Stress? We’re Going to Disney!

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Thrifty Thursday: NEW Discounts for Fall!

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