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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Disneyland Update and News: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

It's something many people fear. And, alas, it happened to Mr. Walt Disney on the opening day of Disneyland. I think it's referred to as "Murphy's Law"- whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. And it's been present in Disneyland for a while. In this update, I'll share with you info about the good things in Disneyland (mostly in DCA, if you could believe it) the bad things in Disneyland, and the ugly things. So up, up and away we go! (Once again, all pictures are taken off MintCrocodile's SmugMug account.

The Good:

The Little Mermaid

Those of you who have been to the resort in the last week have seen these nice walls appear over in Pardise Pier. Well, the first visual signs of construction on the new E-Ticket, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure, have arrived. The new bathrooms are open, too, so we're all set to go "under the sea" with Ariel

What's also good about this is that Dinosaur Jack, that ugly green Dinosaur, is finally joining his fellow dinosaurs as fossil fuels. The dinosaur is going to be take down, and at this time, I'm not too clear as to what is going up in it's place. it could be part of the beer garden/grill area, or part of the Little Mermaid. The only thing that is clear is that whatever is going there we be finished in 2011. I will keep you posted on this topic as time progresses.

Meanwhile, over at Disneyland, Magical has gone through Preview Performances before the "Summer Nightastic!" campaign premiere's Friday, June 12 (this Friday!). Many of you may remember that I hated the thought of Remember going away. However, Remember will return in the fall after this fireworks show is over. Magical is not bad, it's actually good. I enjoyed it, and seeing Dumbo fly was incredibly cool, and the crowd went crazy. The only thing missing was pyro, which I do really enjoy. But the fact is, the music is great, the coreography is great, and the lighting on the castle is still top notch. If you haven't seen it, please go watch it on YouTube. Although it is nowhere near as good as Remember- that will always be the best- it is much, much better than Believe...There's Magic in the Stars.

The Bad-

The Dragon Problem-
This is the ad that has been all over the place. TV, billboards, the Internet, on my blog and others. Disney invested so much into using this as the symbol for the new summer entertainment. And consider their dismay when the impressive new dragon breaks. That;s right, the neck is broken, and it looks very unlikely they will get it working by August, let alone Friday. What a huge let down. What will happen? Next Tuesday, I'll bring you a special update about what I thought about Summer Nightastic!

The Ugly-
Okay, there's alot of commotion in Paradise Bay right now. And like I always do, I will include current pictures of the bay. Is it terrible? I mean, it is cunstruction for a brand new water show. You be the judge:

Parting Thoughts:
Lastly, I'd just like to remind you of all the new entertainment at the resort during Summer Nightastic!
-Magical: Fireworks Spectacular
-Fantasmic!: New additions and HD cameras
-Electrical Parade- New additions and music additions.
-Tomorrowland Terrace- Dance Party every night at the Terrace.
Remember to come back next Tuesday for a review and possible pictorial of all the events on Friday. Until then, this is PirateGuy 815 with the Disneyland News!

Monday, June 8, 2009

General Hospital Weekly Roundup- Week of June 1st

Well, my laptop is BACK, so that means so are my updates! So, let's start with GH.

Now, two years ago was the last time I saw Kristina. Or was it last year? I'm not sure, but she got older and trampier in that period of time. She must have been taking estrogen or hanging around with her sister Sam to much because now she's hitting on Jason. What a slut. Especially because I, as well as a many other people, are rooting for a Jasam reuninion. But seriously, do the writers have teens of their own, because the teens in Port Charles are certainitly not normal. But then again, who is in this town of millionaires, horrible cops, and mobsters?

Micheal has made quite a miraculous recovery, what with the sneaking out of the hospital's "wonderful" security system and being able to get a cab all by himself with all the money he has.

And for those of you who did not know, that guy trying to stop him was Toussaint, who I welcome to GH with open arms. See, he was a great character on Nightshift, which we apparently woun't see anymore of, which is too bad because it was a really great show. They should just bring Dr. Julian, Claire, and thst gay guy (name escapes me) over to GH.

And as soon as the lovely Holly Sutton left town, Helena returned. Huzzah! And it was also revealed that Rebecca, who IS Emily's twin (who called it?) is not working for her, but rather Ethan. What do they have up their sleeves? I'm eager to find out!

On Friday, we were left hanging as Carly and Claudia were fighting and took a joint, poorly acted, fall down the hospital stairs. Will they both have miscarriages? It seems to be the only way miscarriages occur on soaps. I guess we'll see this week.

Now, the whole Lucky/Ethan fight is absurd. I can understand if you're angry at your dad for cheating on your mom, but the child in this is innocent. However, Lucky is being a bastard. Is he forgeting that he cheated on his wife with a younger woman for pills? When he curses Luke out, he better be doing it to himself, too. Hypocrite.

Now because I'm really enjoying GH right now, I have stayed clear of any spoilers. However, this is a huge casting rumor: Ted King, aka Lorenzo Alkazar, may be returning to GH. That would be quite interesting to watch: The Zaccarraha's, Corinthos, and Alkazars in the same territory. The mob wars will never end!

So, let's hope Carly's baby survives! I really want Jaz and Carly to be happy!