Magic Kingdom Attraction Guide – Casey Jr.

Image courtesy and ©Denny

Image courtesy and ©Denny

On a hot summer day, Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station is a great way to cool off!  Here are the details on this attraction:

Attraction Name: Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station
Attraction Type: Water Rides
Height Requirements: Any Height
Location: Fantasyland
Hours of OperationAll Day.
FastPass+: Not Available

This attraction, while it says “Water Rides” on the Disney website, is more of a walk-through attraction.  Accessible from many vantage points, it’s a great way to keep walking towards your next destination while still getting some good, cool water on your skin and clothes to cool you down.  Of course, Casey Jr. is the train from the movie Dumbo, so it makes perfect sense that the Walt Disney Imagineers envisioned this in the area right near Dumbo.  While anyone can enjoy the cooling water, more often than not you are going to see younger kids there with their parents nearby — but safely away from the water jets.  In addition to Casey Jr., you’ve also got the clown car, the elephant car, and the giraffe car, all designed to give you a cooling mist, soaking water spray, and everything in between.

If you have young ones, I imagine that Casey Jr. is right up your alley!  Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and thanks!

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51 Days: The Magic of Disney Animation

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The Magic of Disney Animation is our choice for #Day51 of our #DisneyWorldCountdown.

Today is #Day51 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown, and on this day, we are taking a look at an attraction called The Magic of Disney Animation.  Inside this attraction you will find many things to do, including some of the following:

  • Watch a show staring Mushu from the Disney movie Mulan and explore how characters are brought to life and drawn for a movie.
  • After the movie, you can visit the Animation Station, where you can draw a Disney character at the Animation Academy, create a soundtrack to a famous Disney scene at The Sound Stage, add color to a movie sequence at the Digital Ink and Pain area, figure out what character you would be by answering questions given to you by Lumiere, and look at some of the historic items on display in the Animation Gallery.
  • In addition, there are several meet and greet character greetings here, so look for more information when you arrive as to who will be there and when they will be appearing!
  • By the way, did you know that this same building was where Lilo & Stitch, Mulan, and Brother Bear were created?

To wrap it up, here are some pictures I’ve taken from inside the building.  I hope you enjoy them!

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One of the artist’s work areas, this one was for Lynn Rippberger.

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Part of the building housed the Ratatouille area back in 2008.

Last but certainly not least, look who Sophie had her picture with!

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Sophie got her picture with Sorcerer Mickey!

Do you and your family enjoy the Magic of Disney Animation show and attraction?  What is your favorite part about it, or why don’t you stop by and visit?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!

Once Upon A Time: What twist will Cora bring to Storybrook?

Did you all see Once Upon a Time last week?  Oh boy, was that crazy!  If you missed it, go to ABC’s website to watch last week’s episode.  In it, we learn more about Regina and her relationship to her mom, Cora.  We already knew that Mulan believed the troubles in the kingdom are the fault of Snow and Emma, but we find out also found out what happened to Cora all those years ago!

It turns out that Cora has been in a prison camp of sorts, and that this location is where Snow and Emma were taken also.  As the plot thickens, at the end of last week’s episode we find Cora asking if they need any help.

Will Snow White and Emma be able to escape?  Will they require the help of Cora?  Will Snow White remember Cora from her youth?  Will Prince Charming be able to find them?

So many questions, and a hundred more after those!  Will you be watching tonight?  Let me know, and let me know your thoughts on all of these plot twists!