Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What's new at WDW....

Last year we were fortunate enough to take three trips to WDW over the course of 6 months, now it's been a year since our last trip and there are a few new things for us to experience.

New Queue at the Haunted Mansion

The previous queue of the Haunted Mansion was pretty straight forward, you passed a hearse parked by the front gate with a bridle filled by a seemingly invisible (possibly ghostly) horse.

After passing the gate and going under the canopied walkway you can see the yard of the mansion to your right and a small cemetery filled with tombstones on your left.

Now the queue is longer and winds back and forth more. It now includes many more elements, many of them are interactive and guests are encouraged to touch and play and see what sort of reactions they can get.

Also at the end of the ride, our friends the Hitchhiking Ghosts have received a makeover and now are able to "play" along with the guests before they depart from their Doom Buggy (check out Youtube if you want to see the effect, I'm not going to spoil it here).

Star Tours 2.0 The Adventure Continues

The original Star Tours while a thrilling attraction with it's immersive experience with the moving seats and simulator screen, after a while it became boring because it was the same story line each time. That and the movement of the seats in the simulators was extremely jerky and could make even the strongest rider a little queasy. Now after a lengthy refurbishment, there are multiple story lines that allow riders to experience a different ride each time they board. It travels to more planets and locations in the Star Wars universe, plus it is now in 3D.

Phineas and Ferb Meet and Greet

Stars of the hit Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb are now available for meet and greets at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the backlot area near Muppet Vision 3D.

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