Spaceship Earth

Disney Trivia – Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth, the iconic structure at Epcot, is our choice for Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia segment!  We are joined, as always, by Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse!  Perhaps we will be joined by you, too?  If you have a Disney blog and want to link up with us, feel free to do so, and thanks!

Today we’ve got some Spaceship Earth trivia for you.  Let’s see how many of these facts you knew about:

  • Spaceship Earth is 180 feet tall, and weighs in at about 16 million pounds!
  • The skin of Spaceship Earth is made up of 11,324 aluminum and plastic-alloy triangles!
  • There is some debate over who the original narrator of the attraction was.  Some say Vic Perrin, and some say Larry Dobkin.
  • The second narrator was Walter Cronkite, followed by Jeremy Irons, and lastly, Judi Dench.
  • Did you know that the water from rain that lands on Spaceship Earth never falls to the pavement below?  There is a special system in place that takes the water and drains it into World Showcase Lagoon!

Did you like my Spaceship Earth trivia?  If so, let me know in the comments which ones you did or did not know about, and thanks!

Now, go check out the rest of the entries from this week, and thanks for stopping by!

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Pickyman and Allergy Girl Vs Disney Food Options

For picky eaters like me (Pickyman) and those with allergies like my wife (Allergy Girl) the food options at Walt Disney World and Disneyland can seem like Super Villains! Counter service, Kiosks, and other Vendors seem to form a dastardly team filled with bland offerings and dangerous alternatives. But all is not lost!

Pickyman and Allergy Girl have super powers, and as we’ll see, stalwart allies waiting to be called in when the battle for good, safe food starts to go awry.

First, let’s look at the danger facing the particular Pickyman: Selection. Walt Disney World is the worst offender in this area, as Disneyland offers more overall options, or at least tries to rearrange the standard chicken and burgers into something that at least appears new and fresh.

Super Power: Flexibility. In a pinch, Pickyman can try something new!

Second, let’s identify the danger attacking the health and well-being of the amazing Allergy Girl: Gluten. This opponent is very formidable because it’s everywhere! But your arch nemesis might be sugar, MSG, wheat, soy, eggs, or nuts. Or maybe you’re Vegan Gal with a completely different set of challenges. No matter which of these villains you fear, one fact remains the same: They can be hiding anywhere, ready to cause minor or severe physical problems.

Super Power: Vigilance. Allergy Girl never lets her guard down!

But don’t despair Food Super Friends! As I mentioned earlier, we have powerful allies to help us eat well and stay healthy at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Let’s meet them now:

Private Prep

This powerful tool-based soldier can give you the advanced intel you’ll need to prepare in advance for any food attack during your vacation. Check the official Disney websites to read menus and get contact information. Calling ahead and talking to chefs can almost eliminate nasty sneak attacks later on. But don’t forget the fan-based Blogs where you’ll find firsthand accounts of other Food Super Friends who have already defeated the forces of Ick and Bloating!

City Hallmatron

Upon arriving at Walt Disney World or Disneyland, head to this ever-updating source of intel. You can’t have too much intel! Usually they’ll have a list of food spots that can cater to your particular allergy needs, and if not, they can direct you to an ally that does.

Cast ReMember

This powerful ally has the ability to be in hundreds of places at once. Whereas Private Prep stays at Home Base, and City Hallmatron has to be visited, Cast ReMember is out there on the battlefield fighting alongside you from Park open to Park close. You’ll never find a more loyal ally! Mention your preferences or allergies and they’ll immediately jump into action, calling to mind a plethora of tasty and suitable food options.

Cast Member Uniform

     Mickey’s Backyard BBQ

Restosaurus

No matter which Park you choose, the best way to find good variety and safe food options is to eat mainly at sit-down restaurants. Restosaurus has imbued these fortresses with the latest in food preparation techniques and professional, dedicated chefs. They’ll cater to any palette or problem with courtesy, expediency, and… supernessness.

50’s Prime Time Cafe

     Disney’s Hollywood Studios

So Food Super Friends, no matter who your arch nemesis is, be sure to depend on your allies! Pickyman and Allergy Girl always do, and we never lose the battle against Ick and Bloating. Join our team of educated and dedicated Super Friends, and always enjoy a tasty victory!

Excelsior!

Assignment: What would your Super Name be if you joined our team of Food Super Friends? Let us know in the comments below!

Little Mermaid

83 Days: Journey of the Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

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Hello, and welcome to Day 83 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today we are taking a look at one of the new attractions in the New Fantasyland section, and that’s the Journey of the Little Mermaid!  This ride is similar in nature to the Seas with Nemo and Friends, but the theming of course is based on the Little Mermaid.  If you have been to Disneyland, you will find that the ride itself is identical to the Journey of the Little Mermaid to be found in the Paradise Pier section of California Adventure, but the queue for the attractions are vastly different.  Because of that, I think that the Walt Disney World is a better overall attraction than the one at California Adventure.

Of course, simple because this is a new attraction at Walt Disney World makes it a popular attraction, and it’s not uncommon for the wait times to be be greater than 30 minutes.  When I wrote this post yesterday in preparation for today, the wait time was at 45 minutes.  That’s not terrible by any stretch, but it’s not short either.

What do you and your family think of the Journey of the Little Mermaid?  Have you been able to check it out yet, or will you be doing so soon?  Let me know in the comments please, and thanks for stopping by!