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!

Enchanted Tiki Room

91 Days: Enchanted Tiki Room

Enchanted Tiki Room

The Enchanted Tiki Room is our choice for Day 91!

Hello everyone!  We are looking at exactly 13 weeks until our trip to Walt Disney World!  That makes today day 91 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  For today, we are going to take a look at a show that started in 1971 at the Magic Kingdom, was changed, and is now back to nearly what it was way back then.  I’m talking, of course, about the Enchanted Tiki Room!

The Enchanted Tiki Room is one of those shows that I’ll see every now and again, but it’s not something that I go out of my way to see.  It originally opened up as Tropical Serenade, but in the mid-90s was closed and reimaginered as the Enchanted Tiki Room – Under New Management.  I thought it was a great little 5 minute show, and enjoyed it very much, but there was a fire in the attic of the facility, and they had to re-do the show as a result.  When it came back, it was very much like the original show — and in my opinion, it’s a little too long for my liking.  I liked the short time frame of the Under New Management show, it was a quick break off your feet, and not disruptive towards making some of your attractions you wanted to ride.  Now, though, it feels too long, and gets kind of stagnant at times.  I don’t know, it just doesn’t seem as good.

Enchanted Tiki Room

Part of the show of the Enchanted Tiki Room!

However, what is still good about the show is that the show is comprised of over 225 choreographed characters, everything from birds to Tiki statues and other performers.  Also, the Enchanted Tiki Room is the very first audio-animatronic show every created at Disney.  And funny, the show is only 10 minutes long, so it’s only 4 or 5 minutes longer than the Under New Management version, so maybe I’m being weird for no reason!

Tell me, though, what you think of the Enchanted Tiki Room.  Like it or leave it? Too short, too long, or just right?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

The Lands of Disneyland: Adventureland!

Tarzan's Treehouse is one of the attractions you can find in Adventureland

Tarzan’s Treehouse is one of the attractions you can find in Adventureland

Today we are taking a look at Adventureland in our continuation of our Lands of Disneyland series!  This land, much like similar lands of the same name at other Disney parks, is themed around the spirit of adventure that can be found in the land.  Originally, Adventureland was going to be based off of some of the nature documentaries that Walt Disney produced, including real animals!  However, after Walt was told that real animals would likely hide or sleep all day, the decision was made to make animals that would take the place of the real animals.  Later on, Audio-Animatronic animals were put in place to add a more realistic feel.

In Adventureland you can find the following attractions for you to enjoy:

In addition to the attractions, you can also find shops and snack bars — including the Tiki Juice Bar, which is located right outside the Enchanted Tiki Room and can be a great way to get a Dole Whip before the next show!

As a family, we didn’t really spend a whole lot of time in Adventureland.  One thing that is a little disconcerting about Disneyland is how quite often, pictures you take in one land are of attractions or scenes in a completely different land, such as the two photos below.  However, that is really part of the charm of Disneyland, I suppose, and will never be changed, so it isn’t that big a deal really.

This picture shows Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, located in Frontierland

This picture shows Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, located in Frontierland

This picture was taken from Tarzan's Treehouse of the shops

This picture was taken from Tarzan’s Treehouse of the shops of Frontierland and Adventureland

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to Adventureland, one of the lands of Disneyland Park.  Stay tuned as we take a look next at one of the smallest — but most popular — lands when we explore New Orleans Square on Friday!  Until then, let me know please, what do you think of Adventureland?  Just let me know in the comments, and thanks!

87 Days til Disneyland – Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room!

Enchanted Tiki Room Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room is our selection for Day 87 of our “Countdown til Disneyland” series!  The picture, of course, was taken at Walt Disney World, but I’m interested to see how this show stacks up against the show at Disneyland!

This show, which is 15 minutes in length, is a tropical serenade of music from a whole cast of Audio-Animatronic character birds.  In all, there are 225 animated performers!  At Walt Disney World this used to be called “Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room — Under New Management” — but when a fire occurred in the attic portion of the building, the attraction was changed to be more in line with what used to be at Walt Disney World — the Tropical Serenade.

To be honest, I actually liked the Under New Management one better, but let’s see what I think of this one at Disneyland.  What do all of you think?  Is it a good show to see, or worth skipping? Or, perhaps a better question is “Is this a show you want to see multiple times, or is seeing it just once good enough?”

Being such a rookie when it comes to Disneyland, I appreciate all of your comments and suggestions about the attractions and what is good and not good to see at the Parks.  If you have missed any of the previous days entries, click on the 100 Days til Disneyland page to see a list of all of them so far.  Thanks!