Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tire Change

Time to change your tires? Well with the equipment in the queue at Test Track you can do that while you are waiting to board your car. Of course you would have to lug the wheel in across the parks, through the line, past the preshow...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Live recording

Don't tap that glass! The hippo pool is set up to look like a research recording studio and has some creative warnings to keep the guests from knocking on the glass...

Friday, February 26, 2010

Just a Dream Away

The Seasons of the Vine winery has been transformed over the past year or so to the Blue Sky Cellar, the incrediable new DCA preview center where Imagineeering is presenting all their plans for the park work to the world. It is a terrific place to spend some time and see the upcoming projects!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Highway in the Sky

The monorail is a world renowned classic at the park, and this classy little sign guides the way in Tomorrowland.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Don't play with your trash

Trash and recycling cans near Toy Story Mania take on a colorful and board-game-like look to match the other oversized game pieces around the area.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Space Archeology

The exit queue at Space Mountain has always been fun, this is a look at the old version where they were teleporting archological finds across the galaxies...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Desktop: Your ride is here

This weeks' desktop takes you on a wild adventure. This truck is parked outside of Indy's stage in MGM and ready to roll when you are. Just be sure to leave the Coke stand that is operating out of it behind for all those thirsty folks...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Terracotta Army

Emperor Qin's large Terracotta Army has been recreated at the China pavilion for visitors to admire, even on the small scale it seems impressive so seeing the real landmark in China must be quite the experience!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

John Ngao - artifact dealer

One of the many signs around the Harambe market is for John Ngao - your dealer for spears, shields, and all sorts of authentic artifacts. Now you just need to be able to find him...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hike the trail

The back trail to Frontierland or Frontierland is appropriately known as Big Thunder Trail. It offers nice views of the mountain and also tends to be a quieter refuge in the busy park...

Thursday, February 18, 2010


This ornate tile sign hangs above the entrance of the Mission Tortilla Factory, your gateway for fresh tortillas!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Then these giant Coke bottle will look mighty refreshing! The one outside of the six pack does double duty as a mister to cool off the crowds...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Madame Leota

Dear Sweet Leota
Beloved By All
In Regions Beyond Now
But Having a Ball

Monday, February 15, 2010

Desktop: The Fjording

The seaside village atmosphere in Norway has a cozy feel, never mind the massive crowd over there trying to get into Askerhaus for the buffet with the royalty. Take a seat over here for a few minutes and soak up the North Seas atmosphere while your Maelstrom Fastpass draws closer...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái!

Today is the Chinese New Year, so to light the way into another year of good luck and hopeful prosperity is one of the promenade lanterns from the China Pavilion...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Leopard Lodge

The Leopard Lodge or Guest House Wisdom both offer lodging for the weary travlers. Whether you are in it for the wildlife adventure or the economical tourist you have plenty of options around Anandapur...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fire and light

This ornate dragon light holder can be found outside of Toad Hall. If the dragon can't breathe fire he might as well light the way any way he can.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Molton Lava

All sorts of catastrophes await in the Muppet queue - but just remember that your volcano's lava is sold separately...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Supporting local business

This is a lid off the video equipment found in the Hippo area, if you look there are all sorts of stickers with various Harambe area references...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Red Cars

The Pacific Electric was an icon of the Los Angeles area for decades. With their distinctive red streetcars their memory has lived on long after the people of LA abandoned them for their cars. Now they are making a come back in the California Adventure and the early artwork at the Blue Sky Cellar looks great!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Desktop: Mark Twain

Slowly churning the waters of the Rivers of America, the Mark Twain glides along with another load of passengers bound for all points down the river in this week's Desktop...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Wretched Refuse

You can get rich by winning the Super Bowl or you can get rich by fishing coins out of fountains. I think Rizzo & Co. are on to something here...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Safety First!

The Muppets wish to remind you - don't forget to wear your safety glasses. It's all about your eyes after all...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ants in the Pants

Just one of the many classic games many of us remember playing as kids. There are many games that are well represented in Toy Story Mania, some of which I hadn't seen for years until I rode for the first time!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cafe Orleans

Cafe Orleans has some definite Parisian influence to the New Orleans style, the lettering and art on this sign above the eatery look like they would be at home in the Big Easy or a classy Paris Metro stop.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Desktop: Norwegian Royalty

In this week's belated desktop we are going to Norway. Everyone photographs the Stave Church but not everyone checks out the rest of the castle. This is the backside of the castle and the Akershus restaurant as you approach Norway from China. Amazing how it is always sunny and warm in this version of Norway!

No whining

In the Blue Sky Cellar you can find a creative mix of the old Seasons of the Vine heritage of the building and a creative Imagineering twist...