Maelstrom

The Maelstrom Trolls: Day 66

Maelstrom

Maelstrom: #Day66 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!

Hello everyone, and thank you for stopping by today in our #DisneyWorldCountdown series!  Today is Day 66, and for this day, we are taking a look at Maelstrom, that boat ride that explores all of the things that make Norway special and unique.  I don’t know about you, but I love this attraction!  I love the  Hidden Mickey in the mural — see if you can see it here:

Maelstrom

Find the Hidden Mickey — it’s easy to spot!

In addition to the mural, I like the different scenes exploring Norway’s arctic upbringing, and water background.  But the best part about Maelstrom to me is the trolls!  I love the way we end up in their domain, and how we have to get away fast before they cast a spell on us!

The Maelstrom Trolls. Image Courtesy & ©Makin' Memories

The Maelstrom Trolls. Image Courtesy & ©Makin’ Memories

Special thanks to my friend Melissa for sharing her photo with me!  You can find more of her excellent work on her Flickr account!

Then, at the end, I like how we emerge in a Nordic village.  If I had one thing that I wish they would do, it would be that they would update or fix the movie that they have at the end, because I really enjoy those sorts of things that share a bit of the culture of the country we are visiting.

Do you and your family like to ride Maelstrom?  If so, what is your favorite part?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!

 

Little Mermaid

83 Days: Journey of the Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Image ©Disney Parks

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!

22 Days til Disneyland – Phineas and Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Welcome to day 22 in our countdown to Disneyland!  Today we are looking at the Phineas and Ferb Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party!  This special parade is located in Disney’s California Adventure park, right in front of The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure location! Join Phineas and Ferb and dance to nine great songs as you get ready for your next great attraction!

25 Days til Disneyland – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure!

 

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Can you believe we are just 25 days until our trip to Disneyland?! I know I can’t wait!  Today we are taking a look at Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, which you can find over at Paradise Pier in Disney’s California Adventure park!  Looking at the website, it reminds me of the Seas with Nemo & Friends, except, of course, for the subject matter!

This is just one of many areas that are dedicated to Ariel and her friends and family from the Little Mermaid.  In addition to this, you can eat at Ariel’s Grotto or you can ride King Triton’s Carousel!  It sounds to me like we might do all three of these things the day we have our dining reservation at Ariel’s Grotto!

What do you think of Ariel’s Undersea Adventure?  Do you like it?  If so, please let me know, and thanks for stopping by!