Disney Marathon 2006

Disney Cancels Half Marathon… And Saves Lives?

It’s true, Disney has pro-actively cancelled the WDW Half Marathon 2017. This is a bit unprecedented. There is not usually any lightning activity predicted for early January, but this year this is, and at press time, it seems very uncertain. Disney is taking no chances. They are offering various refunds for those who have paid.…

Press Release: Star Wars Miniland coming to Legoland

Press Release: The Force is coming to legoland® Florida LEGO®Star WarsTM Miniland Cluster Announced as Newest Expansion WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (September 6, 2012) – The Force is coming to LEGOLAND® Florida with a new expansion to the park, LEGO®Star WarsTM Miniland Cluster. The expansion plans revealed the new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster will include…

Fort Sumter – Pics and Trip Report

I finish the last of my trip reports today with a look at Fort Sumter. This is another “side trip” on our (non-comprehensive) coaster tour of the Eastern seaboard, but this one is not only historical, it has a Disney connection! Fort Sumter is an island at the mouth of the Charleston harbor, and it…

Alpine slide at Ober Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is somewhat akin to a Las Vegas of the Smokies. The town isn’t that big – there’s a major thoroughfare and only smaller streets, but not that much more. Ober Gatlinburg is a recreation area (not quite a theme park) outside of town. You have to take an aerial tram to get there…

Dance parties at DAK

Since early June, DAK has been running dance parties in the middle of the street in both Africa and Asia. The street party atmosphere is intended to provide music, kinetics, and action to otherwise staid sections of the park. I think it works pretty well in Africa. We saw an impressively large group taking part…