I attended an all paid press trip to facilitate the review of Tomorrowland. All opinions shared, and my excitement on #Tomorrowland is 100% my own.
Giddy with excitement, I brought out our DIY Mickey Mouse ears hat, and wore it while I did a happy dance. Undoubtedly, I felt I was under a cascade of pixie dust: I was going to Disneyland! This “Yay!” moment would be part of the press junket itinerary for the new movie Tomorrowland. You would think I lived under a Florida Rock had never ever been to the Magic Kingdom. But, I am sure all you Disney fans can understand me. As much as I enjoy each and every of our thousands of trips to visit Disney World, I was going to the original happiest place on earth! Please repeat after me: WOW!! Now that I have visited both, here are their differences and your Must See Attractions at Walt Disney World & Disneyland! #TomorrowlandEvent
I have to tell you it was indeed a great experience that topped itself by featuring for the first time ever, an unprecedented collaboration between the Walt Disney Studios and the Disney Parks to bring to guests the unique experience of the Tomorrowland Exhibit. I will be sharing about it in a bit, but you won’t want to miss it because Tomorrowland, the movie, opens TOMORROW!
Must See Attractions At Fantasyland:
Want to know what are the Must See Attractions at both Disney Parks?
- Let’s begin with the beloved Disney Classic, It’s a Small World, ride dubbed the happiest cruise that ever sailed. This ride actually was presented to the public for the first time at the 1964 World Fair in New York City in honor of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
It is uplifting, beautiful, and at every turn there is a new detail to discover. You are seated in boats that take you to a trip around the world while you visit each continent where animatronic dolls dressed in national outfits, represent different countries from every continent. Immediately I connected this with Tomorrowland. You are going to have to see the movie yourself tomorrow to fully grasp it, but It’s a Small World could be one way to get to Tomorrowland 🙂
Must See Attractions at Tomorrowland:
Both parks also have the futuristic section called Tomorrowland. Don’t miss out on:
- Guests get a thrill of a ride aboard Space Mountain (a roller coaster in the dark)
- Jedi training on the Star Wars Flight. Aboard the Starspeeder 1000 wearing 3D glasses (a flight simulator with state-of-the-art digital video and audio) you and C-3PO embark on an intergalactic flight. But be careful! Empire forces are following you! Get ready for an exhilarating ride that will make of you a hero!
- Besides these two rides, a little friendly competition helping our friendly astronaut Buzz use fire lasers to defeat Zurg at the Buzz Light year Space Ranger Spin ride, otherwise known as Astro Blaster in Disneyland.
Epcot Center and Disneyland both are offering guests an unprecedented sneak peek of Tomorrowland. This is your chance to Experience Tomorrow, Today at the Tomorrowland Exhibit before the movie opens. This exhibit is available at both parks until May 24th, so you still have time to take it all in.
You will zip and zoom in the appetizer ride for the movie. Up and down you will go as you get teased on a danger-filled mission to uncover the secrets to an mysterious place known at “Tomorrowland”. You will be wrapped up in the 12 minutes adventure that feels very real thanks to great elements of 4D effects (lightening, a fun bumpy ride, wind blowing and sprinkled water). As you walk out of the ride, you fall into a showcase room filled with the concepts, artwork and costumes from the film.
Must See Attactions that Are Not At Both Parks:
Now about the differences between the parks. Perhaps the most immediate one, is the size of the Castle. The Sleeping Beauty castle at Anaheim is smaller than the Orlando Cinderella Castle.
It has been 60 years since Disneyland first opened its doors! celebrations include getting the castle to sparkle even more, 3 new nighttime spectaculars that will be dazzling guests, and there is a sweepstakes in place that will award authentic diamonds, and one-of-a-kind prizes to some lucky guests.
A ride that you can only get on at Disneyland is Indiana Jones. Ridding on a Jeep, you go deep inside a cursed temple for a fast-paced exciting adventure. Indy does give you a hand to escape the doom and gloom, so you will survive the adventure, to get off and want to go again!The newest addition to Magic Kingdom is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. It is a family fun coaster ride where you will race trough the diamond mine of the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
A New Frontier: Disney California Adventure:
Right in front of Disneyland there is something different: Disney California Adventure. You won’t find anything similar in Orlando. This is a separate park to Disneyland, that requires a separate ticket to get in. Here, the dream world of Disney mixes in with all what California has to offer. It highlights the idea of glamour and opportunity. You can ride a trolley from the 20’s, travel route 66, get lost at an amusement park or get rafting at the rapids.Radiator Springs got my heart! It is the real life version of Mater’s hometown! Carsland is adorable and mountains of fun! Vroom, Vroom!!! Time to start your engines on the Radiator Spring Racers ride! Sitting on one of the familiar car characters you start out moseying around the town. Next your are in for a road twisting race of fun!The most memorable closing for the day was basically jaw-dropping during the World of Color Show. I tell you imagineers are incredible! To the sound of music, we watched the Disney characters we know take center stage on a veil of mist while a beautiful play of colors accompanied the music. I think any description really does not convey enough its magic. Here you go:
Video Credit: Kecia Hambrick – SouthernGirlRamblings.com
You Will Pick Right with Either Disneyland or Magic Kingdom!
Disneyland or Disney World, your visit will always be memorable and filled with wonder and amazement at both parks. Disney Parks are a place that always make me dream, and think about how if there is a will there is a way! which beckons the question:
If there was a place, where nothing is impossible, would you want to go?
Walt Disney Pictures invites us to just such a place with the new family movie Tomorrowland which will open in theaters everywhere TOMORROW May 22. This PG rated mystery adventure a jaded scientist (George Clooney) and an optimistic teen (Britt Robertson) embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space. The film is directed and co.written by Brad Bird (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “The Incredibles”) and Damon! Lindelof (“Star Trek, “Star Trek Into Darkness”)
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