This is sort of a sequel to the original Shrek movie, so if you like the original Shrek - this is your chance to see a continuation of that storyline. I won't spoil the fun, but some of the familiar characters are back. Other than that - the 3D effects are nice and 4D effects add a little spark as w..ell, but overall, as 3D movies became very popular - it's not as impressive today as it used to be. It's not too long and not too short so your kids will be entertained the whole time. The pre-show is funny.
Revenge of the Mummy is an indoor roller coaster combined with a dark ride. The concept is really good and the twists and turns in the story and the roller coaster itself work well. The dark ride park could have been a bit better as it aged compared to the new rides. Recommended.
If you.. like the Mummy the shop outside is great!
This is one of the more memorable rides for me. I love the John Williams Jurassic Park soundtrack that plays along and the ride is pretty entertaining. Today it looks a bit outdated, especially considering the new Jurassic World movie is out. Recommended (just not highly).
I love the Simpsons Ride. It's funny, makes you feel like you are really visiting Krustyland. I love how some of the jokes refer to the other park... It is also entertaining even before the ride begins. You can put your stuff on the ground and pick it up later. This ride has some pretty intense move..ments. Highly recommended.
I am missing the Back to the Future Ride, but hey- now that there's a whole area for Simpsons it makes so much sense!!
Wow. The 3D ride of Transformers never gets tired. It's unbelievable. The CG is on par with those of the movie an the whole experience is just wonderful. You really feel like you are there inside the action and the huge screens help sell the size of the transformers like never before. Not to be miss..ed!
If you love the Minions - you'll this ride and even if you don't - it's still impressive! It's a really immersive experience with a huge movie screen. What's special about the Hollywood version is that you have the whole neighborhood instead of just Gru's house which makes it even more exciting. Mak..e sure you try all the door bells - you'll have a good laugh and surprise!!
Seeing Atlantis, just standing next to it- is an awe inspiring moment. It is absolutely magnificent and the sheer size of it is something to behold. Even more so the shuttle is surrounded by smaller educational exhibits and you can easily spend half an hour just on this one experience. Highly recomm..ended and not to be missed!
One of the classic Magic Kingdom rides. Space Mountain is terrific! It's not the biggest roller-coaster, it's not the fastest roller coaster, but there is real magic when you experience it. Part of it comes from the twists and turns that are completely in the dark. The set up is really compelling as.. well. It's always fun to ride and actually a bit different in each of the Disney theme parks so it's interesting to compare.
I still remember the first time I tried it - at age 13 it was Intense (but fun!!).
Walt Disney Studios Park was a half day experience with some great attractions such as Tower of Terror, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Toy Story Land. This year the park opened a new Ratatouille mini-land which is just incredible and unique to this park. Just because of this new addition - it's worth c..hecking out the park again!
Universal Studios Hollywood really improved since last time I was there. While the number of attractions are still low compared to those found at Disneyland, there are some terrific standout attractions such as: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Transformers and King Kong 360 3-D. Additionally - the park.. will soon open its version of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Springfield. The theme park itself is geared towards teens and adults, although there is a new land for kids called Super Silly Fun Land. Other than that- there is an amazing Halloween event that's one of the best in the world. This is also the best place for Minion related souvenirs
It's a very nice ride, but the Dinosaurs are a bit disappointing, especially the Diplodocus with the weird movement of its long neck. I think this ride needs to be spiced up a bit, with some added effects.
I was there for a special occasion and payed extra for a nice bay view room. What I got was a bay view room - only it turns out that they have rooms on the first floor with people outside your window, chatting and making noise. It was a nightmare. The drapes had to be closed all the time for some mi..nimal privacy. Some bay view eh?
The room was nice, but nothing special. If you'll be able to make sure you're not on the first floor then it might be a good experience for you, otherwise I wouldn't recommend this hotel at all.
One more thing, the premium resort hotel guest get what's called "Express Pass" that shorten the time you wait at certain attractions. When you check in to the hotel you need to go to another place to get these cards. When you actually find the place- you can't simply take those cards - you need to take a picture and there's a whole process. This was very inconvenient and time consuming since I had to look for that place and I was in a rush to get to the park. Very bad start..
The Disney's Contemporary Resort is just a wonderful hotel. It was recently renovated and the rooms are specious with a lovely modern style. Our room had a wonderful view of the lake.
It is very convenient that there is an actual train station right inside the hotel which takes you t..o the different places. If you would like to go to the Magic Kingdom, this hotel is actually very close and it's advisable to just to walk the park.
Please note that there is something called "Garden Wing" which is a different set of buildings near the main tower. I think it is worth investing those extra bucks in getting a room at the main tower. The view at the tower is much better and there is more privacy. Although the Garden wing is somewhat remote - you might have a room facing the pool or have people walking near your window if you are at the first floor. Not recommended.
To sum it up, Disney's Contemporary Resort is a wonderful hotel, get a room at the Main tower and prepare to enjoy yourself and one of the most famous hotels in the DisenyWorld resort that is very close to the Magic Kingdom.
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls is just the craziest log flume ride. You'll get soaking wet - and it's so much fun! Highly recommended!!
If you don't want to get wet - you can purchase a rain poncho. I heard they are available at the Wizarding World.
Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Resort offers a wonderful breakfast. I tried the Macadamia-Pineapple Pancakes and the Tonga Toast. The Macadamia-Pineapple Pancakes were just delicious, but the Tonga Toast... wow! It's a french toast rolled in cinnamon sugar. Let's just say you won't forget it :)
The breakfast at The Mara might not be on par with the breakfast at Boma, but if you're on a budget and don't have a lot of time - it could be a great alternative. The breakfast was basic but delicious, with one surprise - that chocolate cream filled dessert. Wow!
The Dinner at Jiko was superb. I tried the Maize-crusted Monkfish which was delicious. Everything else I tried was great. Recommended!
Jiko is at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.
The breakfast at Boma was just wonderful. I really enjoyed it - and espcially the French Toast Bread Pudding. The restaurant itself looks beautiful with its African theme. The service is also great. Recommended!!
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is an amazing hotel/experience. It has an African theme and you can see the Safari animals right from your room (provided you reserved an Arusha view room). The room itself was beautiful and specious. The bed was comfortable and all the amenities. My only comment is the..re was a certain scent that was noticeable and took some time to get used to (not really a problem).
If you would like to stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - be sure to reserve a room with a view to the Safari animals. Otherwise you would be paying a premium price and won't experience what this hotel is known for. Try and ask for a floor that is not too high since you would miss the intimate feeling that goes along with being closer to the animals.
Finally, the hotel has one of the best restaurants for breakfast at DisneyWorld called Boma and Jiko for dinner. You don't want to miss this.
This restaurant looks absolutely beautiful. Too bad to food isn't that great. I tried the traditional english breakfast which included eggs, sausage links, black pudding, bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, sauteed mushrooms, and potatoes. It wasn't very good to be honest...
Very original idea for this store. You'll have to look for it and it has a different, darker tone compared with any other store at the park. Original and a worthwhile visit.
Wands play a big part in the new Diagon Alley. There are several interactive areas where you can conjure your personal magic and watch with awe at the result. Very nice concept and the store looks great.
This looks to be the most popular ride of the park. It is partly a roller-coaster, partly a dark ride with projections and special effects. The story is very nice and it a lot of fun. The 3D effect is very convincing and the short roller coaster sections are great. I think Harry Potter and the Forbi..dden Journey is a better more unique attraction, but this one is superb as well.
This is Universal's parade, with some beloved characters from Despicable Me, Dora and more.. It's nice and very intimate, but I really felt they could have done more with some creativity.
For something called "Universal's Cinematic Spectacular" I expected much more. The show is nice and displays a variety of movie clips from Universal's movies. They bring up some nice memories and the soundtrack is great.
As for the 'Spectacular' elements of the show - there are a few fi..reworks here and there, but it felt like there is no focus point to the show and show up sometimes when you're looking at the screens and they are behind you, or near you. It's tough to know where to look.
It's great that Universal finally offer this kind of entertainment. The clips and the music are great, but I really feel they could have been more creative even within the budget that they had.
This a James Cameron sequel to Terminator and a really special show. It combines live actors, 3d-projections and special effects. The first time I saw this - I was simply blown away. It's amazing! If you're a Terminator fan - you're going to love this one!
Kang & Kudos' Twirl 'N' Hurl is a lot of fun. It's a pretty standard ride, but the Simpsons humor that begins in the queue and the crazy alien design and the interactive elements are what sets this thing apart from similar attractions.
This is a surprisingly intense ride combined with the world famous crazy Simpsons humour. Feels like a real roller coast at times and the jokes are great! Highly recommended!
Great food and if you take the dining + show experience it's definetly worth it. I took the Mahi Mahi which was very tasteful. If you get the dining + show event ticket - you'll get some wonderful desserts and have the convenience of watching Universal's Cinematic Spectacular from a wonderful spot. ..Highly Recommended!!
Super Silly Stuff is THE place to find any Despicable Me souvenirs. When I was there you could actually take a picture with one of the Minions, which was a nice touch.
What a ride! It has a seemless blend of practical sets and 3d projects and special effects. The story is also very nice and original - where you ride vehicle is an actual Transformer and takes part in a war. If you're a Transformers fan like myself - you couldn't ask for more. Perfect!
This is a nice roller coaster and the concept of choosing your own soundtrack is great. The problem is with its wait times which is very very long and don't justify the short ride.
The Despicable Me Minion Mayhem was simply amazing. You learn how it's like to become a Minion and the animation, effects and the huge screen are spectacular. This is ride is very very popular and even though I had an Express Pass I had to wait very long, but the ride was definitely worth it.
This is my third visit to Universal Studios and first visit after the major renovation and wow- what a difference! Diagon Alley with its key attraction: Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts' simply put one is one of the most beautifully themed areas ever created. Transformers and the Despicabl..e Me rides are very creative and amazing!!
There is a new night time show and parade - while they are very nice, they are not yet in the level of what the competitor is showing. There are still attractions like Twister...Ride it Out that needs to be refreshed. All in all- this is one amazing renovation and with Diagon Alley - it's a hugely recommended experience.
I really like the concept of Ocean Express and also the theming. My big comment is that when there is a high volume of visitors it can be a very tough ride... not fun at all.
Cheetah Hunt is not one of the scariest, but it is the smoothest roller coaster I've ever been in. The ride is very long and it's just pure fun! Perfect in any way. Feel like a Cheetah - ride Cheetah Hunt! :)
To say this is extreme is an understatement. It was so cool - you get to the first drop very slowly, it lets you see what's underneath and then the ride starts. Wow - that was amazing!! One of the best roller coasters out there.
Ocean park is a very unique Hong Kong experience. The park is known for it cable car which connects the two sections of the parks: The Summit and The Waterfront. The view is breathtaking
from way up. The spetacular view can also be seen from the different roller-coasters and that's one of the.. things the separates Ocean Park from any other theme park.
You can visit a very impressive Oceanarium and a recreation of old Hong Kong and eastern style themed places. The rides and attractions are more for thrill seekers and each one was so much fun to experience.
Ocean Park recently opened Ocean Express which is an interesting alternative to the Cable car, a railway with video projections that gives you an other-worldly feel (recommended if the crowd levels are not high).
There can also see some rare Asian animals like gorgeous red pandas. They are super cute!
Ocean Park is also known for its halloween event called Halloween Bash. The Halloween characters were amazingly funny and entertaining.
For very small children there is a limited amount of attractions if you set aside the animal viewing areas, but aside from that- Ocean Park Hong Kong is a must-see attraction when visiting Hong Kong.
Wonderful experience combining the thrills of the roller-coaster rides, a Safari experience and also a more laid back atmosphere with its beautiful gardens. Very very nice. The roller-coasters here are simply great. The best one for me was Cheetah Hunt which is a very fast, very smooth ride. The Saf..ari ride was very interesting and it was fun the see the different animals. The theming is a bit more subtle compared to Disney/Universal theme parks, but the new land - Pantopia should really be an eye candy (haven't been there yet). Having said that, the theme park is just beautiful. It's very easy to get to Busch Gardens Tampa. There is a ride that takes you from Orlando to Tampa. That's it. The theme park is also famous for its Halloween event called Howl-O-Scream. I was there before the event started and the decorations were nice.
Epcot is really two theme parks - one is dedicated to the future of man kind and the other - a showcase for different nations. Both of them are excellent, but different:
The Future World - has some very interesting rides such as The Seas with Nemo & Friends (SeaBase), Test Track and Spa..ceship Earth.
World Expo - offers mainly themed dining and shopping experience for several nations. There is a wonderful shops like Mitsukoshi Department Store at Japan Pavilion and Plaza de los Amigos. And great restaurants like La Hacienda de San Angel. The World Expo is also the place to catch to poplar, impressive IllumiNations night-time event.
To really enjoy Epcot you should really spend two days. There is a lot to day and the theme park is huge.
Epcot is epic! :)
What an original concept! The whole water park as themed to like a ski resort and it looks magnificent. There is an assortment of water slides and such and they are really fun. I didn't like Summer Plummet that much, but I enjoyed the chairlift there and other attraction. Highly recommended!
This was very disappointing. Summit Plummet is Blizaard Beach's main attraction and I'm sorry to say - I didn't really enjoy it. It takes a few seconds to slide down and I wasn't as fun as I thought it would be.
This an excellent water park. It has water slides, water coaster, a huge wave pool and even a snorkelling experience. What's not to like? Even the restaurant was great! Highly recommended.
If you can only have time to try one Disney water park - I think this one is better. It has more d..iverse activities than Blizzard Beach.
I tried the Chicken Sandwich which comes with the house-made chips. It was pretty tasty and the chips were great. The food was a bit geasy which me feel bad for enjoying it so much! If you're not a strict diet you will too :)
It's Disney's Typhoon Lagoon's snorkling experience which pales in comparison to the one at Discovery Cove. When you look inside the water you do see a pretty large quantity of fish, but it's not very interesting aside from those sharks which scared the hell out of me! :)
Crush 'N' Gusher is the key attraction at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. This was a very unique experience for me. I've never tried a water coaster and WOW it was amazingly fun! It's very fast, very surprising. Recommended.
Disney's Animal Kingdom has some pretty terrific attractions with the main ones being: Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safaris. The Tree of Life was under refurbishment when I was there so I couldn't really enjoy it. Even though it was raining that day the Safaris experience was just amazing and ..we got a kick watching one crazy Zebra chasing another animal :) Walking through the park feels very unique and different than any other. It's like traveling to another continent or really visiting Africa.
With that said- I don't think the park is a full day experience and that's all going to change as soon as the new Avatar land will be available.
This place is very popular so prepare to wait until you find a place to seat there (at least that's how it was when I was there). The food is good, but nothing special. A got myself a Grilled Chicken Sandwich which was tasty.
Wouldn't it make more sense to use Pterosaurs? Anyway - Triceratops are more impressive and popular so it doesn't really matter. The ride was nothing special, but I still found myself enjoying it.
A very entertaining wild ride that's exciting to experience and impossible to film :) The shakes and turns are everywhere and there also a nice assortments of Dinosaurs. Recommended!
A very nice trail where you get to see some Tigers and other animals set in a beutiful landscape. You can travel at your own pace and there are Cast members who'll be happy to answer any question.
Expedition Everest is one amazing attraction. The attraction builds up to story when you first enter it and the attention to detail is just amazing. The ride itself takes a very surprising turn which I won't spoil for you, but the views, the ride and whole experience is just nothing short of spectac..ular.
If you get here first thing in the morning the wait times are shorter and you'll be able to use you FastPass+ selections elsewhere.
I liked it very much! There was no pressure to meet Rafiki who was playful and charming. The space is pretty big. One thing that was missing was a themed environment to make a picture perfect moment.
What a show! The music, the performance the costumes - everything is great and the audience takes part as well. An african celebration that's very colourful and enjoyable. Don't miss it!
This is an amazing attraction at The Animal Kingdom where you get to see real animals on the wild. It's an educational but fun Safari ride. I was there when it was raining and contrary to what people might think it is one of the best times to take the ride. The animals love the rain and they come ou..t and play. It's really really nice!
At Adventures Outpost you get to have your picture taken with Mickey and Minnie where they live inside a cute cabin. You can also bypass the long wait times by getting a FastPass+ for this.
At the Wilderness Explorers Club House you'll get the rare chance to meet with Russell and Dug
It's a very special store where you can get something sweet and tasty and relax a bit. What a wonderful concept. Recommended if you'd like a little break from everything that's around you (and even if you don't).
This is one amazing roller coaster in the dark. I like the story - Aerosmith are late to their award show and you have to go with them. Outside there is a huge guitar that looks fabulous. The beginning of the ride is so memorable and fun!
I recommend going there first thing in the morn..ing as the attraction is super popular and wait times can become long.
The Toy Story Dept. is a good store for Toy Story related items including the Toy Story characters. I already have Woody and Buzz and it was very hard to resist not buying the rest... :)
This is one of the best attractions here. It's so much fun and you get to compete with your friend or family. The 3D effect is very realistic and the whole thing feels like a good Carnival Games dream.
Here you can learn about Walt Disney and his dream. It's a really inspiring movie on the power of persistence and will. The exhibition before the show is also very interesting: you can see very impressive models of different theme park elements and lands such as the new Fantasyland. One model was es..pecially interesting to me - it was the model of The Little Mermaid ride and you can see how the imagineers planned everything. Very interesting!
The Legend Of Captain Sparrow is your opportunity to meet Captain Sparrow or at least something that looks like a hologram. The effect is very impressive and the setting was wonderful. A fun show and Johnny Depp was great as usual.
I was really expecting something special here. Having been to the Little Mermaid show at Tokyo DisneySea (which was absolutely amazing) I expected so much more. It doesn't compare also to the wonderful Finding Nemo show at The Animal Kingdom. It's very moderate and lacking visually. The only high po..int of the show is Ursula, and even that moment pales in comparison to other shows.
There are several photo opportunities at Disney's Hollywood Studios and they look great in the end result. Part of it is because of the surrounding themed environments (the other reason is the wonderful characters).
Not sure how the Star Wars merchandise fits here .. and I assume that if it's in Street of America there should be a connection at least to that. I couldn't understand what the shop was about.
This store looks very impressive on the outside, but it's the inside that counts. You can find some wonderful Muppets and Phineas & Ferb merchandise that looks awesome. Really great store.
This was my biggest let down. For such a key attraction I expected much more. It is very dated - and the stunt fx show was a bit embarrasing. I really think they should re-brand the show or add other elements. Maybe they can do the stunt part of the show around Bolt in his set.
The go..od parts were the vehicles and props from movies and stories behind it all.
The 4D movie is just wonderful the Muppets are having fun and so do you. The pre-show however wasn't that good. It was entertaining at first but was wayyyy too long to the point where I lost interest in the whole thing. It's such a shame because the actual show was really good, crazy and fun.
I wasn't very impressed with this showcase. The only interesting items that were interesting on display were Steven Spielberg's storyboard frames from E.T. (I didn't even know that was possible to display here as Spielberg works with Universal) and Tim Burton's Batman suit.
I really loved this place. The food selection is great: I got the herb-crusted salmon and tried the macaroni and cheese and other side dishes and everything was very tasty. The desserts were also wonderful and not too sweet.
We got ourself the deal with Fantasmic! which I would recomme..nd because you get to eat a delicious dinner at one of the best restaurants at Disney's Hollywood Studios and get an amazing place to see Fantasmic! Definitely worth it since you can save your FastPass+ for other things and the place that you are seated in is actually better.
The food at Backlot Express was very tasty and so was the dessert. I got the Pressed Turkey Club sandwitch which was very tasty and the Chocolate Mousse for desert (recommended!).
50'S Prime Time Cafe is one restaurant you ablsolutely don't want to miss.The whole restaurant is themed around the 50's era with a very home-like atmosphere and playful waitresses that are really proud if you can finish all you food! We only had milshakes here and couldn't even finish half of them... Come here if you're very hungry and going to clean your plate!
This is a super-cute interactive show where Younglins can learn about the force and also find the inner strength to resist the temptation of Darth Vader who makes a surprising appearance. This is so cute!!
This is a nice opportunity to learn how movies are made and also enjoy a recreation of some key scenes from the Indiana Jones movies. Very nice! and John Williams soundtrack still rocks!
If you can't wait to get to Indiana Adventure Outpost - you can find the Truck near by. There's not much to say about this shop other than there's a much better selection at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost.
There are some unique items here - like the Indiana Jones Mickey and Indiana Jone costume. When I was there - you couldn't try the Indiana Jones hat because it had protection inside.. but otherwise a very nice store for Indy fans.
This is one exciting attraction. You get to go to several of wonderful worlds of Star Wars. You can come back and re-visit the attraction as each flight takes a different direction. Very nice! It's also very exciting to see C-3PO and R2-D2 inside. There is a HUGE AT-AT parked outside so would not wa..nt to miss that.
Mickey's Of Hollywood is a wonderful all around shop for everything Disney: from apparel, memorabilia and gifts. The shop can be crowded at times, but there is a lot to find here.
Wonderful ride through the history of movie making with classics such as Mary Poppins and Tarzan. The show itself is inside a replica of the world famous Chinese Theatre in Hollywood - which is an attraction in itself. Recommended!
I had a lot of fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios. They had a huge event for Frozen which was very successful and unique experiences such as: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, MuppetVision 3D, The Great Movie Ride and The Studio Backlot Tour.
The Studio Backlot Tour which is supposed.. to be a key attraction at the park was very disappointing. I think they should really update it or at least change the effects stage show which wasn't very exciting. With movies such as Bolt where behind the scenes magic is shown - I could really see how they can create something that's nice and engaging.
All in all it's certainly a worthwhile experience: you can learn about the legend that is Walt Disney (very inspiring!) and how animation is made. There are shows such as Beaty and the Beast and Fantasmic! that are extremely popular as well.
No visit to Epcot is complete without a taste of the famous School Bread! They are so good!! Sweet and delicious.
My Salmon and Egg Sandwich was also pretty good. Highly recommended!
This gallery showcase what was supposably the inspiration for Frozen. The movie is so popular and so people visit this attraction although it's not really well done or presented in an interesting way.
There is a lot of hype for this ride and I came expecting to be wowed. In the end - it's just a moderate log flume ride that's not very good or interesting. After the ride itself there is a movie about Norway which was even less exciting than the ride itself. Don't waste your FastPass reservation on.. this.
The food at La Hacienda De San Angel is great. Although a bit on the spicy side - you wouldn't want to stop eating everything (and that's coming from someone who is not a fan of spicy food). I tried Pollo al Pastor (marinated chicken served with roasted vegetables, beans and pineapple relish) which ..is a very traditional dish. I really like it!
The area of the restuarant is also a good spot to see IllumiNations.
You can spend a lot of time (and money) here as there are so many things to see. It's one of the best stores at Epcot and worth a visit even solely for the special atmosphere.
This store is unbelievably good. It's huge and got tons of really amazing items that are very hard to resist. For Studio Ghibli lovers such as myself, there is a whole section that's dedicated to the movies and characters. This is also an opportunity to see some amazing Bonzai trees. Not to be misse..d!
This is a really good movie about the beauty and culture of China displayed in a 360 type theatre. It really gives you a good idea of what to expect and for me - gave me a strong will to visit China (which I think is the whole point of any Pavilion in Epcot).
This a huge shop filled with Disney souvenirs, apparel, memorabilia and what not. There's a lot to choose from and I think it's one the best shops at DisneyWorld. The shop looks extremely nice as well.
This is nice place that's dedicated to Coca-Cola. You can try some very unique tastes that I haven't tried or seen anywhere else which are suprisingly good!! It's also a wonderful place to get some refreshments when it's hot out side. Definitely worth a visit!
This a dream come true for any Disney fan who would like to take some beautiful art work to be displayed at home. There is a wide range of statues, figurines and framed art work that's just amazingly done. This is one of the better shops for any Disney fan.
I really like Test Track. You get to design your own car and then drive it through a series of tests. Inside the attraction building the theme is infulenced heavily by the movie Tron. You newly designed car actually goes outside for a very fast ride. The exterior part isn't very interesting as far a..s visuals, but still very enjoyable and gives you an adrenaline rush. Smart concept! Don't miss it!
Wonderful ride that takes you though the history of communication, from ancient times to (relatively) modern era. It's really fun and relaxing to watch, the soundtrack is beautiful and there is cute interactive game near the end of the ride which made us laugh. Highly recommended!
This is an amazing ride! You get to be lifted up in the air and see a movie that's projected on a huge screen. It feels like you're really flying - you feel the wind, smells .. wow! I just wish this ride was about Florida or at least the East Coast and not the exact same version you can see at Disne..y California Adventure Park which doesn't really relate to where you are or gives you additional value.
This is a really well done attraction. You get to meet Nemo and friends and travel through different scenes from the movie. The characters look very real and blend seemlesly with the setting and later the aquarium. Very nice! Don't miss it!
For something called Journey into the imagination I expected much more. I remember seeing the original version in the early 90s and it was so much better. This one looks very dated and frankly .. just boring and not very imaginative. The song is cute and so is Figment who deserves a much better pres..entation since he is Epcot's mascot.
It's one extreme ride and a lot of fun. You get to taste what it's like to be an astronaut and collaborate with others in space. Very entertaining & educational! This is how it should be! (at least in Epcot)
WOW! This is the only way to describe this parade. The floats are beautiful, the music is great and there are tons of popular Disney characters to shoot and meet. There is also a huge dragon that spits fire from time to time. This is how a parade should look! Not to be missed!
Let's start with Erik's castle- it's gorgeous to look at. The ride itself is very entertaining with all the beloved scenes from the animated movie. For me the star of this ride is Ursula rather than Ariel. She rocks! and she's hugggge! Very nice!
This is a very speciel interactive show where the audience takes part. The stand-up relates to the audience and the actors are great. The monsters are rendered in real-time but in movie quality which is astounding. Because each show's success is based on the playfulness of the audience, it can reall..y be different each time. I was lucky to have been a part of a very nice group and the show was hilarious. Recommended!!
An amusing show that follows an american family though the different time periods. The song is wonderful and the moving theatre is just an amazing experience. This is a good place to relax from all the other extreme attractions.
Fun interactive dark ride where you get to join Buzz and fight your way, shooting at different creatures in stunning scenes. This is one of the better versions of this ride.
This is considered to be the best Magic Kingdom restaurant. It's unbelievably beautiful and you can select a place to seat in different sections of the Beast's castle. The food was very tasty: The French Onion Soup was delicious. Tuna Niçoise Salad was just great and cupcakes were delicious and not.. too sweet .. wow!
You can also get a nice souvenir mug that you can fill to your liking. The restaurant has a winning combination of healthy and tasty food.
WOW! This place is just magnificient and exciting to watch. Everything is situated inside a circus tent. From food to souvniers - everything here looks top notch. If you would like to shop around - I recommend this place!!
This is a combination of a dark ride and a roller coaster. The roller coaster is really fun and the landscape is beautiful. The dark ride part felt a bit too short and the waiting times were hideous. To make your wait more enjoyable there is an assormant of interactive games - a very nice touch! The.. dwarfs are animated in a very realstic and life-like way- truly impressive. Look for a surprise appearance by a famous character near the end of the ride.
Don't count on the waiting times to be shorter when you get to the park or later in the evening - try and reserve a spot using FastPass as early as you possibly can.
It's one of the most popular rides at the Magic Kingdom, but for no good reason other than the classic movie it's based on. The wait times are always huge and the ride itself doesn't justify it. It's still beautiful to see London from above and the music is lovely, but that's about it.
This is an OK ride. It pales in comparison to the Tokyo version and not very interesting. If you don't need to wait - go for it, otherwise - there are better rides at Fantasyland.
This absolute a must when you visit the Magic Kingdom. From the catchy song to the assortment of singing dolls and scenes - this never gets old. Because the cruise keeps moving - the wait times are not that bad...
This is one of the most elaborate meet and greet experiences ever created. You get to take part in a play that Belle will later see, go through the magic mirror and finally meet Belle. Very impressive!
This castle looks fantastic! Although Tokyo Disneyland has a similar castle, this one feels bigger. It's also where the Dream Along With Mickey show takes place. Don't miss the beatiful vitrage art that tells the story of Cinderella and describes scenes from the movie or story.
It's one of the better Magic Kingdom restaurants and the food was tasty, but:
- Prepare to wait. This is a very popular restaurant (and for a good reason).
- The dishes are huge. It can be a benefit for some people, but for me it was simply too much and I felt bad about not finishing hal..f of it...
Other than that, I think you'll enjoy the food and it also one of the few places that has a Veggie selection. Oh- the dessert was amazing! I think it was "Johnny Appleseed's Cake".
This is a classic Haunted Mansion ride. Although it was recently upgraded, it still feels a bit dated. What's unique here is the interactive que - which is great and introduces some surprising elements that get you in the mood for the actual ride (I don't want to spoil them for you). Also there is a..n amazing trick at the end of the ride. It's worth seeing, but waiting times can be cruel...
An impressive show with the highlight being the presentation of all the U.S. presidents to date together on stage. I do have to note that the Obama animatronic looks nothing like the original ... but it's funny this way :)
Explore Tom Sawyers island at your own pace. There are some nice views from the island- you can see Liberty Square, The Haunted Mansion and Big Thunder Mountain.
There are much better attractions out there and there is nothing really exciting here ex..cept for the views. The mazes are pretty boring and easy to solve..
You'll have to wait to get out of the island and find your way to the rafts...
Splash Mountain is just a delight to your eyes and ears. It is so much fun. The dark ride parts are facinating and cheerful and the surprise drop really does surprise me each time.
- Waiting times for the attraction can be huge so it's best to get a FastPass for ..this.
- Ride this when the sun is out.. as you'll need to dry.
- Ask to be seated at the back of the log/ride vehicle if you don't want to get wet that much.
This is the key attraction at Frontierland and arguebly the most popular one. This is for a good reason as it this ride takes you though a wild voyage through the Wild West and it is a beautiful to see as it is fun to ride. You can also take some beautiful photos of the mountain setting - it is very.. photogenic!!
The Enchanted Tiki Room is a wonderful place to relax and just listen to these wonderful songs by the Sherman Brothers. The pre-show is also nice and entertaining. Magic Kingdom is a huge park so I defiently recommend coming here for a brief break. Your legs will thank you :)
This is a really fun cruise through a jungle with animatronic animals. That gives you a lot of photo oppertunities to catch some wild, funny shots. The cruise itself is as funny as the Skipper makes it so your experience will be different each time. Our Skipper this time just OK.. but still we had a.. lot of fun.
This is the classic version for better or worse, so you don't expect to see any Disney characters like in the Hong Kong version or enhanced special effects like the one in Tokyo.
This a wonderful parade that takes place in the dark. The floats are illuminated and even change to a certain degree and you get to see your favourite classic Disney characters in a new way. Some of these are very rare like Elliot and Pete from Pete's Dragon. Very interesting.
This para..de can get very crowded so either get a FastPass for this or come very early to grab a good spot. If you're going with the FastPass option - please keep in mind that since the show is at night you won't be able to select more FastPasses (only after the parade's time).
This is a really nice shop where you'll be able to see how these beautiful crystal items are made. The items are also very nice and range from castles to Disney characters and more. Recommended.
Visiting the Magic Kingdom is an amazing experience. You'll have to spend two days to really appreciate what this wonderful theme park has to offer. The highlights here are the new Fantasyland which is magnificent with the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Prince's Erik castle and Be Our Guest restaurant. T..he attention to detail at the new land is truly impressive.
Also unique to this park is the Storybook Circus which includes the popular Dumbo the Flying Elephant (there are two of those actually) and a surprisngly fun shopping experience.
Liberty Square is a unique land at the Magic Kingdom which, for me, is a sort of a mixed bag. On one hand The Hall of Presidents is an impressive attraction, but the land as a whole feels a bit out of place in the otherworldly tone of the theme park.
Using FastPass+ you'll be able to reserve attractions, dining experiences and more in advance. It's a huge advantage and saves a lot of time when you're actually there.
The Magic Kingdom is truly magical!
This is a very nice hotel. The location is wonderful and within easy reach of some of the best attractions around the city. The room was clean and spacious and the view was spectacular. We really liked how you can just see the famous Hollywood sign just outside the window. Highly recommended.
This ride has it all - from the amazingly themed queue that takes you inside the Hogwarts Castle to the ride itself which has a unique blend of a motion ride system, sets and projections.
This is the real thing. What it lacks in size (compared to DisneyWorld) it more than makes up in quality with a huge variety of classic and terrific attractions. The atmosphere is great and the park is really beautiful. Hugely recommended!
Disneyland Paris is one of the better looking Disneyland parks in the world. It has a very unique tomorrowland and the beatiful out-of-this-world castle of the Sleeping Beauty together with a huge surprise at the dungeon under the castle. The Fantasyland of Disneyland paris is just magnificent and t..he attention to detail is amazing. The downside of the park is that it rarely renews itself and the attractions stay the same. If you're not into the latest attractions and into the classic takes - this will be a wonderful experience.
This the newest and best attraction at Disney California Adventure. It's pure fun! The ride has 2 parts: the first is kind of a dark ride type that leads up to the race which takes place outside. The race part was better than the dark ride part. Altogether - an excellent attraction that you'll want ..to revisit as each time the course changes. GO GO GO! :)
This is a wonderful way to learn about the magic of animation. There's also a nice exhibition with some rare sketches and character design from the beloved Disney movies.
This is an amazing oppertunity to see real-life sets, wardrobe and learn about the behind the scenes magic that went into the making of the wonder Harry Potter series. A nice day trip from London that is well worth the time. Hugely recommended!
No matter how many times you try The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - the experience is always different and remains one of the best at the park. Pretty intense fun!!!
RC Racer looks pretty innocent from a distance, but once you get close - you realise you're in for one hell of a ride. This is one of the top attractions at Walt Disney Studios and definitely one you won't like to miss.
Toy Soldier parachute drop provides a nice way to see the park from above. It's not very scary (I'm usually afraid of such attractions) and not very exciting either.
We waited 2 hours for this roller-coaster so our expectations were very high. Fortunately, it didn't disappoint. This roller coaster is such a unique experience. You swirl, you laugh, it's fun!!!
With the wonderful song of the Sherman Brothers this is not to be missed. It's not better or worse than other "it's a small world" attractions around the world, but the facade here is really nice and the loading area it outside.
Themed around the Indiana Jones movies, this cute little roller-coaster has a fun loop and nicely themed surroundings. I went on it twice since the lines were short (I recommend going in the evening).
Pirates of the Caribbean is a fun ride. The ride itself isn't influenced by the movies and doesn't have all the additions of the other Pirates of the Caribbean at other Disneyland parks. Still, If the aren't too long - it's at entertaining ride.
When we were there it was very apparent that the theme park needed serious renovation. Everything was outdated. Well.. that's exactly what happened as Universal since then opened amazing new attractions like Transformers, a whole new land for Simpsons fans and is about to open its unique Diagon Alle..y - the second Harry Potter park which looks simply amazing. I can't wait to visit again!!
Although I haven't stayed at the Disney's Hollywood Hotel, by walking around and dining at Chef Mickey - it's very clear that it's a much better deal than the neighboring Disneyland Hotel which is more expensive.
Here you'll find gifts and merchandize mainly connected to The Little Mermaid. The true attraction here is the actual store in the shape of Monstro the Whale which looks absolutely amazing!!
At the beautiful Nautilus Gifts, you'll find unique souvenirs themed to Mysterious Island. These are very nice souvenirs that are not necessarly Disney related (which I liked).
The external decor of the attraction is unbelievably fantastic, which led me to expect a terrific and exciting show inside. Sadly, that wasn't the case. The show wasn't interesting and whole experience felt awkward.
This is like the fountains at Bellagio, only 1000 times better. AMAZING! the water effects, songs and film clips projections are just a sight to behold. Not to be missed!
Happiness Is Here is Tokyo Disneyland's 30th anniversary day time parade. It looks like they didn't spare any expenses here- making this parade feel large and majestic. The crowd really went wild with each passing float and the energy was great.
Simply spectacular water parade. One of the most impressive I've seen and it includes some highly detailed imaganitive floats and wonderful characters and costumes. Not to be missed!! You can view this water parade up close or if you're lucky enough from your room at Hotel MiraCosta.
We really liked our stay at the hotel. The room was spacious and the decor was great. The free mini-bar was a treat and just everything about this hotel felt good. Highly recommended!
We celebrated our anniversary at a suite in Disneyland hotel which was superb and huge. There is a train near the hotel that takes you directly to the park which was very helpful.
'Happiness is here' was Tokyo Disney Resort’s 30th Anniversary event. The parade was huge and impressive and the celebration decoration was very attractive. I even got a souvenir from the e
I was there when OceanPark was promoting the full event and started testing the mazes and characters. I can say that the creepy, wonderful characters were so much fun to interact with - that I’m sure the event is great. Looking forward next time for the full event.
Geared towards a more mature audience, this is one of the best Halloween events in the world (second only to the one in Universal Studios Florida). The mazes are simply amazing and the atmosphere outside is very creepy. The highlights were the Bill & Tedd show, the zombie infested studio tour and th..e opening act which involved some seriously scary clowns! Not for the faint of heart!
Disney California Adventure was recently renovated and expanded to include the new Cars Land. The new addition is just WOW. Radiator Springs Racers is one of the best rides I’ve ever been in. Aside from Cars Land I really enjoyed Ariel’s Undersea Adventure and the superb Grizzly Peak. One of my ..most exciting and moving moments was seeing World of Colors which is like the fountains of Belaggio , but x1000 times better!
Tokyo Disneyland is truly wonderful. It includes some top-notch unique attractions like Pooh’s Hunny Hunt and a retro looking Tomorrowland (sounds weird, but yes). The park is pretty big and the castle here is the huge castle similar to the one in Florida. I had a wonderful time here- everything i..s well kept and its a joy to just walk around the park. The parade here was just excellent, big and impressive. If you’re in Japan- be sure not to miss this park!
There’s only one DisneySea park in the world and when you’re visiting Japan be sure not to miss it. Everything here is top-notch and the attention to detail is second to none. The amount of detail and decor is just breathtaking and you can really feel how much love (and money) was put into each ..and every element of the theme park. I really liked the water parade and Journey to the Center of Earth. Truly wonderful experience!
Universal’s Island of Adventure is a magnificent theme park. The park has wonderfully themed lands with its highlight being The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. There are some really wild rides here to enjoy like the Dudley Do-Right Falls and the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Marvel Super He..ro Island. I really enjoyed the adventurous atmosphere of the park and just the beauty of walking and seeing the beautiful lands.The Seuss Landing land is really really nice. Highly recommended!
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta is a beautiful hotel. While the conveniense of having the hotel inside the park is great, the room was surprisingly very basic for the premium price you pay for. I can recommend this hotel only if you get a the view of the Porto Paradiso side, which lets you view the ..water parade from the convenience of your room. Otherwise, the view from the room is nice, but it's disappointing considering the quality of the amenities and size of the room. Also - you need to make your order almost a half a year before your trip if you'd like to get a popular room.
I had a really great experience at Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort. The hotel was just wonderful. The room was very spacious and nicely decorated. The bed was comfortable. The view was awesome. The hotel restaraunt was great. A perfect stay!
Simply put - this is hands down the best Halloween event in the world. Geared towards a more mature audience. I got really scared by the different mazes. The mazes were very detailed and scary. Loved every minute there!!
It's a great chance to see Disneyland after dark. The atmosphere is great, the treats are delicious and everything is kid-friendly and not too scary. The event was a bit pricey.
I really liked SeaWorld's Halloween event. The soundtrack is magical, the atmosphere is great and the costumes are beautiful. It's also included in the regular ticket admission at Halloween times. Recommended.
I really like Space Mountain. You really feel like you're flying through darkness and spicy vistas. The Hong Kong version is very similar to other Space Mountains. Recommend.
Discovery Cove is just the perfect spot to have an extraordinary relaxing experience. Being an all inclusive deal and the limited amount of visitors add to the relaxation and you can just chill out at the beach or choose an adventure of your choice. The grand reef was a wonderful snorkelling experie..nce we tried SeaVenture which was nice as well. The dolphins were very cute and friendly and we got some amazing photos with them. Highly recommended!
This is a very nice water park with a theme inspired by New Zealand. The water slides were a huge fun, the food was tasty and the combined aquariums added that special feeling. Recommended!
Despite the recent controversies you can have a very fulfilling visit here even without seeing the shows. To be honest, the show that I did see (One Ocean) was nice, but my memories are of the beautifully themed areas and vegetation of the park, the roller coasters and the aquarium. For me, they sta..nd on their own.
The breakfast buffet is nice, but I can only recommend eating here if you would like to meet the Disney characters. For a much better value try Chef Mickey (and you get to meet Mickey there as well).
The Hong Kong Disneyland is a very nice Victorian style hotel. Our room was nice and specious, but the amenities were basic. The hotel didn't offer any advantages in the park. I felt it offered medium value for its premium price. Don't miss the Crystal Lotus restaurant.
This Jungle cruise is fun ride. It includes some nice special effects near the end. I found the English speaking skipper not as goofy or as fun as the ones in the U.S.
Nice attraction. While the tree and Tarzan's house are nice and all - the view from above is the real star. You can see the beautiful Adventureland (which is considered one of the largest Adventureland of any Disneyland park in the world). I recommend visiting during sunset time for an even better v..iew.
This is one of the best Disneyland park in the world. This is a true special place. As soon as you walk in you notice the mountain line which in itself looks amazing. The park is small, but it’s just the perfect size if you don’t feel like walking that much. The theme park has special water play.. areas. These are spread throughout the park and lets you cool down from a hot Hong Kong weather. My favorite attraction in the park is Mystic Manor at the incredible Mystic Point. This is great!