Category: Thoughts

What ever happened to waiting in line?

Posted on February 28, 2011 in News, Thoughts by

Mickey Mouse's new Meet n' Greet at Walt Disney World will utilize Disney's FASTPASS allowing guests to skip the line.

Remember those days when guests would line up one by one and wait their turn in line no matter how long or short it may be? Those days where theme parks relied on the old fashioned concept of “first come, first...

Disney Parks to expand virtual queuing system?

Posted on February 17, 2011 in News, Thoughts by

A little over a decade ago, Disney introduced Disney’s Fastpass allowing guests to virtually queue for an attraction, while exploring the park, and returning at a specific time to skip the line of their favorite attraction.  Disney’s Fastpass has since grown from a select, handful attractions to occupying most of the major rides at Disney parks.  At today’s Disney Investor Conference, Walt...

Dream or Oasis?

Posted on February 14, 2011 in Thoughts, Uncategorized by

Disney just recently up the ante in the Cruise Ship wars. With their new mega ship, The Dream, Disney thinks they can battle the major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean and Carnival. Everyone has associated Disney cruises with kids and Mickey Mouse everywhere. Disney decided that its next round of ships should cater to everyone, and they’ve done just that....

Top 5 Spinning Coasters

Posted on February 12, 2011 in Thoughts by

The roller coaster train has evolved greatly in the past hundred years.  We’ve gone from benches that slide along wooden tracks tracks, to the trains being the most sophisticated part of the ride itself.  Among the new forms of coaster trains is the spinning car where riders rotate on a horizontal axis separate from the track.  Many different manufacturers have put their...

2011 Attraction Outlook

Posted on January 1, 2011 in Thoughts by

2010 was a very good year for the amusement park world.  It brought many major additions including Intimidator 305, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and more.  2011 however is shaping up to be a slightly more modest year compared to years past.  The economy is still less than spectacular leaving most parks simply not able to afford their own...

2010 The Year in Review: Part 3

Posted on December 29, 2010 in Thoughts by

2010 continued to bring even more new additions!  In this last and final part of 2010 The Year in Review we will look at some of the international additions including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Alton Towers’ Th13teen, and Joris en de Draak at Efteling.

Ferrari Word Abu Dhabi – After well over a year of anticipation, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi opened it’s...

2010 The Year in Review: Part 2

Posted on December 28, 2010 in Thoughts by

2010 was a year with some epic new additions.  Check out Part 1 for World of Color, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Intimidator, Intimidator 305.  In Part 2 I’ll give my thoughts about Universal Studios Singapore, Sky Rocket, Wildebeest, and Shoot the Rapids.

Universal Studios Singapore – 2010 brought the addition of an entirely new Universal Studios park.  Universal Studios in...