Category Archives: Walt Disney World

Cranium Command at Epcot

Cranium Command at Epcot
Inside Cranium Command in the Wonders of Life Pavilion at Epcot

by Scott Wolf

With the release of the new Disney-Pixar film, “Inside Out,” which focuses on the “voices inside your head,” for some of us, it is bringing back memories of a former Epcot attraction with a similar concept, so I thought I’d post a couple of my photos from it.

Wonders of Life pavilion at Epcot
Inside the Wonders of Life pavilion at Epcot in Walt Disney World

Cranium Command was housed inside the Wonders of Life Pavilion at Epcot at Walt Disney World. The pavilion celebrated life and, through entertainment, educated about the human experience. Other attractions within the pavilion included The Making of Me, a short live film starring Martin Short which delicately tells the story of human creation, including hilarious animated segments of the inner body workings of conception, and Body Wars, a flight simulator, like Star Tours, which brought guests on a journey through a human body, rather than outer space, to find and destroy a splinter.

In Cranium Command, guests would enter the brain control room where a young Audio Animatronic boy named Buzzy, helmed the controls. His mission was to keep another young boy out of trouble.

In the photo above, you can see Buzzy within the boy’s head, and through boy’s eyes when he first meets a beautiful girl.
Cranium Command featured an all-star cast with Charles Grodin as Left Brain, Jon Lovitz as Right Brain, George Wendt (Norm from “Cheers”) was the Stomach, Bobcat Goldthwait portrayed the Adrenal Gland, and Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon were the heart’s Right and Left Ventricles (reminiscent of their characters, Hans and Franz, from Saturday Night Live).

Interview: Jack Gladish (His career; Walt Disney; Disneyland and World’s Fair attractions)

Jack Gladish worked as an engineer, responsible for submarines, dinosaurs, railroad locomotives and much more. Attractions include the “Carousel of Progress,” “Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room” and much more.  During his career he headed the plastics and fiberglass shops at the MAPO department of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Jack Gladish works on a caveman for Disney's Magic Skyway attraction for the World's Fair, working Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, and a 2014 visit to Walt Disney World
Jack Gladish works on a caveman for Disney’s Magic Skyway attraction for the World’s Fair (left), working Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (middle), and a 2014 visit to Walt Disney World (right)

I just posted my interview with Jack Gladish on my Mouse Clubhouse website.  In this conversation, Jack discusses his career, helping to create attractions such as Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln for Disneyland the 1964/’65 New York World’s Fair.  CLICK HERE for the interview

 

DISNEY CRUISE LINE RETURNING TO NEW YORK, MIAMI AND GALVESTON IN FALL 2016

In the fall of 2016, Disney Cruise Line will return to New York for a limited time with sailings to the Bahamas that include a visit toWalt Disney World® Resort in Florida. New seven-night Caribbean cruises from Miami, Florida and a return to Galveston, Texas round out the season. Learn more in this video!

Booking opens Wednesday, May 20, so contact me today to be one of the first to reserve your cruise.

 

FREE DINING PLAN OFFER AT SELECT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT HOTELS

WDW Dining 2015

I’m very excited to announce one of my favorite offers by Disney! Book your Walt Disney World® vacation by July 10, 2015 and get the Dining Plan FREE*!!! Yes, FREE!

Purchase a non-discounted 6-Night/7-Day Walt Disney Travel Company package that includes a room at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels and ticket with Park Hopper® or Water Park Fun & More Option and have meals and snacks included in your package.

Start planning your trip now with as little as $200 deposit! Contact me today to reserve your resort!

Offer valid for arrivals most nights Aug. 28 – Oct. 2, Oct. 25-31, Nov. 8-19, Dec. 15-21, 2015 when you book April 27 – July 10, 2015.

When you stay at a select Disney Moderate Resort, Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, you get the Disney Dining Plan with a variety of delicious dining options! When you stay at a select Disney Value Resort, you get the Quick-Service Dining Plan that allows you to grab yummy treats on the go!

Ask me about packages for other lengths of stay (3 night minimum).

Booking Window: April 27 – July 10, 2015
Arrival Window: Aug. 28 – Oct. 2, Oct. 25-31, Nov. 8-19, Dec. 15-21, 2015

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same package. Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard View Rooms, campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort (for select dates). Dining plan excludes gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Children ages 3-9 must order from children’s menu, if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

MAGIC KINGDOM SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Halloween Xmas MK 2015

Tickets for the 2015 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World® Resort are now available. Please see below for event dates and ticket prices. Please note prices do not include tax. Contact me to reserve your resort today.

Want to see a short video about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? Click here.

To view a short video about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party,  click here. 

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Sept. 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27; Oct. 1, 2015
Advance Purchase Price: $68 for adults/$63 for children (ages 3-9)
Day of Event Price: $74 for adults/$69 for children (ages 3-9)

Oct. 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, Nov. 1, 2015
Advance Purchase Price: $74 for adults/$69 for children (ages 3-9)
Day of Event Price: $79 for adults/$74 for children (ages 3-9)

Oct. 9, 16, 23, 29, 2015
$79 for adults/$74 for children (ages 3-9)

Oct. 31, 2015
$87 for adults/$82 for children (ages 3-9)

 

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Nov. 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19; Dec. 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 2015
Advance Purchase Price: $74 for adults/$69 for children (ages 3-9)
Day of Event Price: $79 for adults/$74 for children (ages 3-9)

Nov. 20, 29
Dec. 4, 11, 17, 2015
$79 for adults/$74 for children (ages 3-9)

Dec. 18, 2015
$84 for adults/$77 for children (ages 3-9)

EPCOT’S HEIGHT CHART AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Did you know there are 11 attractions without any height requirements at Epcot at Walt Disney World? To get your little ones ready for your vacation, here’s a helpful guide showing Epcot’s height ranges for attractions and rides. Contact me for details on how I can help you plan while saving you money on your vacation. Click here for more information regarding Disney vacations.

Epcot's Height Chart
Epcot’s Height Chart

Bringing the World of AVATAR to Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The World of AVATAR is coming to life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Here is a sneak peek of the new land scheduled to open in 2017.

Here is another video with more about the AVATAR-inspired land coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Avatar pic for video
Conceptual art for the AVATAR-inspired land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

 

Magic Kingdom Park’s Height Chart at Walt Disney World

Did you know there are 25 attractions without any height requirements at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World? To get your little ones ready for your vacation, here’s a helpful guide showing Magic Kingdom height ranges for attractions and rides. Contact me for details on how I can help you plan while saving you money on your vacation. Click here for more information regarding Disney vacations.

WDW MK Height Chart graphic
Magic Kingdom Park Attraction Height Ranges