Wednesday, February 28
Tuesday, February 27
"Surround your opponents to win the most territories.
In this exciting strategy game, players challenge each other to win the most territories using colorful wooden rings. Find theright balance between gaining majorities and controlling your opponents to capture victory. Fast paced and addictive, this beautifully crafted game will be sure to please the whole family circle!"
The Affected Provincial's Companion
"Gentle reader: do you tire of the meager offerings set forth by our humdrum age? Do you seek to cultivate blooms of refinement and joy in your life’s garden? Lord Whimsy, as befitting his office as “Affected Provincial”, humbly offers himself as a guide to those who wish to transcend the banalities of modern existence. A diverse and hilarious collection of treatises, insightful essays, philosophical diagrams, saucy poetry and other amusing trifles, The Affected Provincial's Companion will inspire you to transform yourself into a living work of art, thus setting you upon a course towards that misty, faraway shore known to the ancients as Enchantment."
Saturday, February 24
A geekboy dream come true. Read more at Variety.com
Friday, February 23
Buzz Lightyear Ride
In Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom there was a great ride themed on Buzz Lightyear. Two people rode in a car & you could spin the car with a joystick. While turning you had to use your laser cannon to shoot yellow circle with a "z" to score points. We rode it 3 times. It was like a giant videogame.
Superman's Fortress of Solitude
When I was a kid, I lived for stuff out of comics like this. I would draw my own cities, cars, ships & superheroes. I guess a lot of boys do. Anyhow, this was so neat to me. I came across it in a recent Action Comics Annual.
Thursday, February 22
Wednesday, February 21
Pirate & Princess Party
On one of the evenings we went to a 'private' party. Pirate or Princess attire suggested. Staff handed out maps to treasure
and a bag to carry your spoils. It was fun to 'argh' at kids for no reason.
EPCOT has some great rides, Soarin', Mission Space & Test Track. Otherwise Disney need to reimagine their idea of a future community. It looked a little tired from what I remember it to be back in the late 90s. They did have a pumpkin shaped liked Mickey Mouse.
MGM was a great place to eat. The night we arrived, Eric & I ate at the Sci-Fi Dinner. Patrons sit in 'cars' and watch a loop of old sci-fi movies on a 'drive-in' screen, On one of the last days there we ate at a 50s type diner that was decorated with tons of 50's objects and old tv screens at tables. The parade of stars was cute to see. Being an adult you are so 'ho hum', but then the stars start driving by and you think to yourself 'ewwwh it's Buzz Lightyear'.
A big highlight was Animal Kingdom. This place was so well done. I loved it. We rode the safari ride three times over the seven days we were there. Disney has done such a nice job. The different areas have so much detail.
Something cool that we did not know was that there are photographers on the grounds that take your picture, scan a given
card with your barcode. You go online and buy and/or look at your pix. Disney added the ghost without our knowledge. Cute.