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While most of the rides and shows at Walt Disney World offer detailed, immersive experiences and magical memories, not all Disney attractions are created equal. This is especially true of the park attractions which haven’t really changed after a decade or so of operation.
Now in Disney’s defense, there are a lot of rides and shows to keep up with; and Disney often refurbishes and updates when they can, but there are a few that seem to slip through the cracks which I think Disney could really do a lot with.
5. Ellen’s Universe of Energy-This Epcot Future World attraction has been outdated and a bit of snooze for quite sometime. I think that when Disney guests begin to consider this ride as a prime napping spot when visiting the parks, it’s time for a change. Epcot’s Future World is in need of TLC and renewed creativity; and I say the Universe of Energy would be a great place to start. Maybe they could incorporate some of Walt’s original vision of Epcot into an attraction? What do you think?
Monday, April 22, is Earth Day, and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) wants to make sure you have every reason to celebrate! Ranger Rick is honoring his best friend, Earth, with a special giveaway. NWF’s new kids’ iPad apps Ranger Rick’s Treehouse & Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures: Lions will be on sale for a full week (April 22-April 29) for just $1.99, a 60% savings off the regular $4.99 price!
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Enter a virtual tree house full of rooms packed with clickable animal stories, comic adventures, multi-level games, videos, nature activities and wildlife mysteries around every corner. There are even opportunities for children to earn badges by correctly using what they learn!
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As we leave Japan and continue around “the world” we enter the American Pavilion. The building is a representation of the Colonial time period and housed two different shows. Let’s see what secrets we can find in The American Adventure.
- The building that the American Adventure is in is really 5 stories tall, but tall doors and windows to make it look like it is only 3 stories.
It’s hard to tell, but if you have someone stand by the door of the gift shop you can see that it is about 12′ tall.
- It was constructed using the “forced perspective” (same as the castle in MK). Imagineers discovered that a building from that time period would have been too small to see from across World Showcase Lagoon.
- The façade of the American Adventure Pavilion is made of 110,000 bricks handmade from Georgia red clay, aged for an authentic look and feel. The pavilion itself encompasses an expansive 108,555 square feet!