Magic Carpets of Aladdin

52 Days: Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Magic Carpets of Aladdin

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin are our choice for #Day52 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!

Hello everyone, and thanks for taking time to stop by today as we explore the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, our choice for #Day52 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  This ride is built on the mold of Dumbo the Flying Elephant, and the Triceratop Spin, and even Astro Orbiter in that you sit in a ride vehicle — in this case, a magic carpet — and you can propel yourself up or down based on the controls on the vehicle.  While this isn’t an attraction that we ride every time we visit the Magic Kingdom, it certainly qualifies as one that we have enjoyed in the past, and who knows, we might even ride it this year as well!

One of the things you need to keep an eye out for — whether you are going to ride it or not — is the camel that is positioned with the sign as you approach the ride.  If you don’t pay attention to him, you may find yourself a little wet, so pay attention!

Do you and your family enjoy the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, or do you pass this by on your way to the Enchanted Tiki Room?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!  Go out and make today and every day a great Disney Day!


Hop on board the TTA PeopleMover! #Day65


The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is our choice for #Day65 of our #DisneyWorldCountdown!

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day65 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today’s featured post is, of course, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover (also known as the TTA for short)!  This is one of my favorite attractions to ride at Walt Disney World simply because it takes you on an exploration of Tomorrowland, showing you sites and scenes that you can’t see any other way!  Best of all, if your feet are tired, riding on the TTA and it’s 10 minute, 3 second duration are a great way to relax your feet and rejuvenate for a strong finish!  The best way to talk about the TTA, though, is by sharing with you some of my pictures!  Sadly, my night pictures of the scenes around the TTA are not very good, so I’ll be limiting myself to some daytime shots, but I hope you enjoy them nonetheless!


Monica, ML, and Sophie riding on the TTA with us!


What I like is the overhead shots you can get of Tomorrowland. Here you see Space Mountain in the distance.



The TTA winds it’s way around several Tomorrowland attractions, including Astro Orbiter.



Here is a closeup of Space Mountain that we took from the TTA.



Here you see the City of Tomorrow, aka Epcot. This model is only seen from the TTA!

So much of our trips to the Magic Kingdom revolve for me around relaxing and taking in all that the World has to share with us, and for me, one of my favorite ways to see Tomorrowland is via the TTA.  Do you like the attraction?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

Astro Orbiter

93 Days: Astro Orbiter

Astro Orbiter

The Astro Orbiter rides high above Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom.

Hello everyone, and welcome to day 93 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today is Friday, and we are officially sitting at 14 weeks and 2 days until we arrive at our destination: Walt Disney World!  For today’s post, we are going to take a look at the Astro Orbiter, one of those rides that is really cool to see, but for me, it’s kind of annoying to ride because the line to ride it is so long and so slow moving!  So, as a result, we don’t ride it very much, but we do ride it sometimes, and I think this year I might ride it once at night to get a different perspective on it all.

Astro Orbiter

The Astro Orbiter beckons you to experience it and blast into outer space!

Visually, the Astro Orbiter is quite appealing to look at, with it’s multi-colored planets and moons staring at you, and it also provides a great perspective for you to see many of the sites around Tomorrowland.  It is similar to it’s neighboring attraction the Tomorrowland Transit Authority in that both of those attractions provide very unique views of much of Tomorrowland, and it’s those unique views that really provide a great opportunity for you to enjoy a different side of the Magic Kingdom.

I don’t have very good on-ride pictures, but here are what I’ve got — as you can see, one shot provides a view all the way over to the Grand Floridian!

Astro Orbiter

A look all the way over to the Grand Floridian.

Astro Orbiter

Space Mountain in the distance.

Astro Orbiter

Part of the space ship and Space Mountain.

So tell me — what do you think of the Astro Orbiter?  Ride it, skip it, or something else?  Let me know in the comments, please, and thanks for stopping by!

59 Days til Disneyland – Astro Orbitor!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Astro Orbitor at Walt Disney World is not one of my favorites — for the simple reason that it is so slow to load that the line really does get long!  So, generally speaking, I almost never ride Astro Orbitor at Walt Disney World.  I am really hoping that the Astro Orbitor at Disneyland (located in Tomorrowland) is better in this regard.  I think what I’m really hoping for more then anything is that I’ll be able to get some incredibly cool nighttime shots of the ride, similar to what I found to share with you below!

You tell me, is the Astro Orbitor a good ride to hit up at Disneyland, or is it one that I can skip?  I noticed that some of the rockets held three people, but I also noticed that it says it’s for kids, tweens, pre-teens, and teens — which, in case you weren’t aware, I’m not in any of those categories!

So tell me, please do you like riding on Astro Orbitor, or is this one of those rides where you skip it?  Please let me know, and thanks!  You can leave your comment here on the blog, or on our Facebook Page, or you can tweet me if you like, or even leave it on my Google+ page — it’s up to you!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

More Disneyland Mobile Guide Imagery

Disneyland Mobile Guide - Splash - Castle For me and my family, some of the best things that we love about Disney are the photographic memories that we create when we travel to our favorite vacation destination on the planet!  Well, the folks at TimeStream Software feel the same way, and have gone out of their way to incorporate incredible photographs into their Disney apps.  In this post, I’m going to share with you some more images that Mike from TimeStream Software (no, it’s not me!) has sent to me at my request to give you a sense of what you are in store for if you win the Disney apps in our contest!

Please take a look at these, and let me know in the comments what your favorite picture is!

Partners & Sleeping Beauty Castle III

The Partners Statue is always a favorite of mine, although I’ve never seen the one at Disneyland in person (yet!)

Sleeping Beauty Castle - Night V

Sleeping Beauty Castle at night


E.P. Ripley - WED Locomotive Works Bonze Plaque

A boiler plate from the E.P. Ripley, if memory serves right.

E.P. Ripley Steam Whistle

The E.P. Ripley Steam Whistle — look at the incredible paint detail on the train!

Matterhorn - Frank Wells Expedition - 310

A tribute to Frank Wells. This is located in the Matterhorn.

Sleeping Beauty Castle & Matterhorn - Blue Sky

A Classic shot of Disneyland – and not even any smog in the sky!

Astro Orbitor III

The Astro Orbitor at dusk. Incredible colors!

Tomorrow I’m going to have a post about the incredible photography from the Walt Disney World Secrets Gold! app, which has a lot more photography to go along with the app.  The Disneyland Mobile Guide has 320 photos in the app, so this is just a smattering of the photos you’ll see as you look at the app!  The Walt Disney World app has over 750 photos!

Our contest ends on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 11:59PM, so there is plenty of time for you to get your entries in!  Thanks, and don’t forget to enter!