Monday, September 26, 2011

10 Days!

It's true.  Only 10 days left until I am off to Walt Disney World with Matt, Barbara, and Ben.  Not that I'm bragging or anything.  Haha!  I'm just really really excited to get the heck out of Michigan.  I can't lie.  This weather has been getting me down!  I'm sick for the second time in a month and I have only moved from my couch today to go to the bathroom and find the Wii remote when I lose it in the couch cushions.  I remembered this morning was my 10 day mark so I got on Disney's website to check-in only to have it give me an error message multiple times telling me that I didn't enter all of the fields in yellow.  Such bull.  I'll try later I suppose but if I don't get to do online check-in then it won't be that big of a deal. 

Barbara and Ben came to visit us and we went to an orchard and a few wineries.  Super fun.  Anyhoo, while they were here we watched a few of the Disney Parks films on Netflix.  Then when they went home they watched more of them.  I get texts from Barbara about random Disney things like cupcakes and "rarely known" Disney details.  It's cool because I can see her "getting it" already.  I cannot wait to watch Barbara and Ben's faces!  I could truly cry just thinking about it.

I started making window decorations for our window at Caribbean Beach Resort!  I can't wait to show you all pictures!  I'm almost done.  Yay!  I know some people hate when other guests decorate windows but my response is... if you don't like it then just keep walking.  I think it's gonna be fun!

I got our yellow Magical Express tags in the mail and while it was super exciting the lady that took my flight info must not have saved it because the papers didn't have any info on them.  So, I need to call the DME number and have them take care of it.  

I found out this weekend some very disheartening and crushing Disney related news.  They changed the menu at 50's Prime Time Cafe.  They took away the tuna casserole that I was insanely excited about trying.  Now my only two options are vegetarian meatballs and pasta (I can eat that at home) and fish of the day.  The salmon would have been an option but they made it all mushroomy which would make me spew vomit.  No thanks.  Oh well... nothing I can do.  Maybe I'll luck out and they'll have tuna as the fish of the day.  

The big news that rocked the Disney world (no pun intended) is the announcement of Avatarland.  I could have written an entire entry on this story but I can sum up how I feel about it pretty quickly.  I'm known to speak my mind and not hold back so here goes.  While I have no doubt that Disney and James Cameron is going to do a great job on this land, I think that the money could have been spent elsewhere. And yes, I am one of those that believes that Avatarland would have fit better into Disney's Hollywood Studios.  I see where Disney is going with the concept in Animal Kingdom but I have my doubts about a proper fit.  I've seen Avatar once and it was good, not great.  Now I know so many people LOVE it which I think will be insanely profitable for Disney.  Finally people will start to see Animal Kingdom as a whole day park and maybe they can even extend the park hours.  Disney is now competing with Universal Studios and they mega Harry Potter land that they have.  Universal cornered a huge market and you've gotta give them credit.  Disney is trying to up their game.  All in all though I feel like it's a lackluster idea and there could have been something much cooler hiding inside of Disney's secret idea lair.  I don't want to see Disney going away from a classic "Disney feel."  That's my biggest fear.  

Will update you guys again before the trip!  10 Days!!


  1. I'm with you about Avatarland. It would make way more sense at Hollywood Studios. I feel like it's going to cheapen Animal Kingdom.

  2. Totally agree about Avatar at Animal Kingdom. It would have been much nicer to see Disney finally add Beastly Kingdom to AK. That seems a far better use of resources, although I'm sure the Imagineers will make the Pandora area pretty interesting.

  3. So exciting about your upcoming trip!!! I hope you feel better soon - rest up!! :)

    I am NOT into Avatarland either. Completely agree with both of you that it does NOT fit in AK and it's going to ruin the whole theme. I also don't want to lose the classic Disney feel - I'm scared that they are moving in the wrong direction.

  4. In case you're bored and want to see photos of the menus for the Food and Wine stuff....(they were posted on Sept. 26th)