Category Archives: Magic Kingdom

Quick Shot – The Haunted Mansion with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Information

In honor of the first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party of the year (which begins tomorrow, September 14th), we’ve got a quick shot of the Haunted Mansion to share.

Welcome, Foolish Mortals

And speaking of MNSSHP, the dates for this year’s 2010 parties are:

September 14, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30

October 1, 3, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31

November 1

Party Hours are 7pm to midnight with the Boo To You Parade performed twice each night at 8:15pm and again 10:30pm. Hallowishes, the party’s fireworks event, goes off at 9:30pm.

Advance purchase discounts ($57.46 adult/$51.07 child) as well as Annual Passholder/DVC discounts ($53.20 adult/$46.81 child) are available for all nights except October 29 and 31. These two nights are considered premium nights and the cost is $69.17 adult/$62.78 child.

Day of Event tickets will be available while they last for a cost of $63.85 adult/$57.46 child.

We will be attending our first ever MNSSHP on October 29th, so stay tuned for many photos and video from the event!

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Mickey’s Philharmagic Photo Tour

One of my must do attractions on each visit to the Magic Kingdom is Mickey’s Philharmagic in Fantasyland.

Entrance to Mickey's Philharmagic

The medley of so many great Disney film songs along with the 3-D animation make this an enjoyable attraction for everyone. The central focus of the story revolves around the beloved Donald Duck and his antics in trying to get back Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat (which he shouldn’t have touched in the first place, of course) and that just adds to my enjoyment of this attraction.

The queue area is actually more like a “lobby” with posters advertising some of our favorite characters and their musical performances.

Inside the Queue

More Inside the Queue

Once inside the attraction, you’ll find yourself inside a musical theater, complete with a stage, and curtain.

Inside Philharmagic

Mickey's Philharmagic Stage

And in case you’re missing this great attraction right now, why not enjoy it from the comfort of your home. Watch an HD version here that I found on YouTube.

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Where in the World? #19

Easy one today! Where in the World is this?

Where in the World is this?

Check back this evening for the full photo and answer. In the meantime, post your guess, and check out all the photos and stories from this past week.

This one was another easy one! You’ll find the little green aliens inside Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in Tomorrowland.

Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin

Tomorrowland’s Space Mountain

Space Mountain was introduced to the Magic Kingdom in 1975 and is actually now the oldest operating roller coaster in Florida. The ride kept its original appearance and experience until 2009 when it went under an extensive refurbishment. A lot of work was done to make the interior darker and more mysterious. Work was also done on the rockets, making the seating more padded and comfortable, and the track was completely overhauled using the original layout. While the ride area is darker, the queue area seems to be a bit brighter, making it easier to see as you meander through. Interactive games, similar to those in Soarin’, have also been added to entertain guests waiting in what always seems to be a long line. There are many other little changes throughout the attraction, including the exit. Have you been able to spot them and know their significance?

Space Mountain Entrance

Rocket Loading Area

The Story of Cinderella, All Told inĀ Glass – Cinderella Castle’s Mosaic Mural

If you’ve taken the time to walk “inside” Cinderella Castle you’ve noticed the incredible mosaic tile murals depicting the story of Cinderella herself.

From AllEarsNet:

The five murals contain about 500 colors and a million pieces of glass, many of them fused with real silver and 14-karat gold. Smooth-faced Venetian glass and rough-surfaced smalti (enameled or glazed glass) traditionally used by Italian craftsman were incorporated into the design. It took a team of six people more than two years to complete the murals. Note that each of Cinderella’s wicked stepsisters has her own special facial tint. One sister is red in tone, to show that she is “red with rage,” while another is greenish (“green with envy”), as they both look on as Cinderella tries on the glass slipper — a perfect fit.

Cinderella forced to do her evil sisters' work

Cinderella's dreams come true thanks to her Fairy Godmother

But it ended all too soon when the clock chimed twelve

Her Prince looked high and low for her until he succeeded

And the lived happily ever after

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Where in the World? #17

An easy one today! Where in the World do you find this? Take a guess and post it below, via our Twitter, or on our Facebook page (where you can follow us for daily updates). Check back later today for the full photo and answer.

Where in the World is this?

This skeletal figure is looking out over Adventureland from his watch high above Pirates of the Caribbean.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Everybody’s Got a Laughing Place in Splash Mountain

Found in Frontierland, Disney World’s version of Splash Mountain is a perfect fit with its banjo filled version of the music played during the ride. Riders plunge down three hills with the last being the mightiest of course. The flumes fall 52 1/2 feet over the last drop at a maximum speed of 40 mph. Yeah, you’re gonna get wet.

Splash Mountain Riders Take the Plunge