Guardians get a lift, Disney Magic goes Dutch, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a little blue, and the Magic Kingdom could be in for a slightly used paint job.
Parker Byrd – Chris Laning
Erin Dole – Paige Laning
Nat Azou - Julianna Kuzminsky
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Guardians get a lift, Disney Magic goes Dutch, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a little blue, and the Magic Kingdom could be in for a slightly used paint job. Hello and welcome to the the June 8th edition of “Guest Room” on ENN, the Ears News Network. Bringing you Disney News you won’t believe….and probably shouldn’t...I’m Parker Byrd.
ERIN: And I’m Erin Dole and on this episode two big openings! One at Disneyland in Orlando, California, and the other at Walt Disney World in Anaheim Florida.
PARKER: Erin, it’s actually Disneyland in Anaheim California and Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida.
ERIN: Are your sure?
ERIN: Well that’s embarrassing…..
PARKER: I suppose it is.
ERIN: For whoever wrote the script I mean. COME ON CARL! You are SO FIRED!!!!!! Anyway…..At Disney’s California Adventure in….. The Disneyland Resort?
ERIN: In Anaheim.....California?
ERIN: Sorry….in Anaheim, Oklahoma
PARKER: I give up.
ERIN: The re-theming of the Hollywood Tower of Terror into a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction officially made its debut on May 27th. This updated attraction, now called “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!” utilizes the same ride mechanism of the old Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror attraction, essentially a crazy elevator ride, but is much friendlier in tone and appearance. The idea is that the “Collector” is showing off his newest finds, the Guardians of the Galaxy. Rocket has escaped and is enlisting your help in freeing the other guardians. The elevator stops at several floors and we see each character on display.
The collector has seemed to have traveled throughout the entire galaxy because we see many artifacts from past avengers and x-men. There are even a few artifacts that represent battles.
Now I want to see you marvel knowledge Parker. And any listeners out there can try this too. The answers will be in the show notes on our website.
The collector has gathered a few items throughout the galaxy. Try to figure out who or what these items refer to, ready Parker?
PARKER: Ready Erin!
Erin: A damaged Ultron Sentry:
PARKER: The battle in New York?
Erin: No. Terrigen Crystals?
Erin: (ad libbed response) A red leather jacket and a pair of silver shoes?
Parker: Black Widow?
Erin:(ad libbed response) Eye Patch? This one is so easy you have to get it .
Parker: Captain Jack Sparrow!
Erin: Last time i checked Captain Jack Sparrow wasn’t a superhero. He didn’t even wear an eye patch. You don’t really seem to be getting any of these right so I am just going to list them:
Ok well anyway the answers the this Marvel trivia of sorts will be in the show notes. It is amazing how much the collector managed to gather from the avengers. These are all references back to other marvels movies that they have thrown into this ride. We heard that the collector himself doesn’t even know where most of these items came from. All he knows is that these items were special at some point in time so he collected them, I guess his name does suit him then right Parker.
PARKER: "Suit" him? I see what you did there!
On May 25th the Disney Magic made its first ever stop in Amsterdam which is the capital of the Netherlands. The stop was part of an Eastbound Transatlantic cruise which left Port Canaveral on May 13th. The city is rich in culture and history and contains many canals throughout the city. The stop afforded guests a chance to see Dutch culture up close and personal. However, some guests were confused as in Disney’s truly family atmosphere, Cruise Line employees were instructed to refer to the port strictly as AmsterDARN.
ERIN: Well that joke was a real “Dutch Treat”.
PARKER: Stick a finger in it Parker!
ERIN: Back after this.
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ERIN: Welcome back to “Guest Room” on ENN.
Now of course there was a big opening on the East Coast as well. On Saturday, May 27th, the same day Guardians opened, over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, the new land Pandora, World of Avatar made its official debut. The area is themed to look like Pandora, the setting of James Cameron’s 2009 film, Avatar. It comes complete with floating mountains and bioluminescent vegetation.
With a more detailed explanation here is ENN correspondent Natalie Azou who is at Disney’s Animal Kingdom checking out the new land. So Nat, tell us what you think of the new theme, your overall impression of Pandora, your thoughts on the attractions, and what the lines were like.
NAT AZOU: Awesome. Awwesome! Awwwwesome!!! Not so awesome. Back to you.
PARKER: Uh thanks, Nat Azou, ENN correspondant. That report was Awww….
ERIN: ...kward! That’s what that was Parker. I told you I should have gone! Anyway, Pandora, World of Avatar sports two new major attractions.
The first, “Na’vi River Journey” takes you on a slow boat ride through the bioluminescent forest. You see lots of wonderful colors, plants, and are even greeted by a Na’vi shaman toward the end of the ride. And while you will want to reach out and touch all the wonderful things you see, like any attraction you will need to keep your hands, arms and legs inside the boat…..and please...whatever you do….don’t squeeze the shaman!
PARKER: You’re on a roll.
ERIN: Really Parker?
PARKER: The other attraction which opened is “Avatar Flight of Passage” which is essentially a flight simulator complete with 3D effects which has you flying on the back of a mountain banshee over the Pandora landscape. With a flight through a floating mountain, down a flowing river, overtop a running herd, and even over the ocean where a whale-like creature breaches the surface…..only one question will be on your mind….”Why didn’t they just call this Soarin’ Over Pandora?”.
ERIN: Parker there can only be one Soarin’!
PARKER: I’m just kidding Erin. This is definitely not Soarin’! But ending the ride with fireworks over the Tree of Life was a bit much.
And finally, rumors continue to persist that the “Paint the Night Parade” which was replaced at Disneyland in January of this year by a limited run of the Main Street Electrical Parade, may actually be destined for Walt Disney World instead of resuming in Disneyland after the Main Street Electrical Parade’s plug gets pulled.
ERIN: Wait Parker….how is that again?
PARKER: It’s really quite simple Erin. The “Paint the Night” parade which was at Disneyland until January of this year when it was replaced with a limited run of the Main Street Electrical Parade, could be heading to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World which currently has no night time parade just Festival of Fantasy, the 3pm parade which is moving to 2pm but more about that on another episode. Which, if this rumor is true begs the question as to what the nighttime parade at the Magic Kingdom in Disneyland will be once they end the limited run of the Main Street Electrical Parade which has already been extended to August 20th. We know it won’t be Spectromagic, which ran for a long time at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World as we heard reports 4 years ago that they permanently destroyed all the floats. Spectromagic was replaced by the Main Street Electrical parade which then up and left in 2016 to go to Disneyland to replace Paint the Night parade which may now becoming to the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Which begs the question….
PARKER: Yes Erin?
ERIN: I think this where we came in……
ERIN: Don’t you just love rumors???
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