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OOGIE BOOGIE BASH

Did you know?

-Oogie Boogie’s is a separate ticket event held in California Adventure every year around Halloween time

-Guests of all ages can dress up in their Halloween costumes (though its not required) and trick-or-treat throughout the park – all rides are open, too

-The park closes to other guests at 6pm (but you can enter at 3) and from then until 11pm, the park is all yours – there are special characters, photo ops, an amazing parade and other perks special to this event

-Villains Grove is a relatively new addition (and my very favorite thing ever) to this event and is absolute magic. Disneyland’s website says it best, “Explore Redwood Creek Challenge Trail like never before as the worlds of Maleficent, Scar and other Disney villains unfold via ethereal scenes replete with hauntingly beautiful color, sound, light and shadow.”

-Its 100% worth the money. Its a Disney experience unlike any other. Its sold out for this year, but if you’re tempted and you can make it work, you should definitely put the Oogie Boogie Bash on your bucket list

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THE LITTLE MERMAID ~ ARIELS UNDERSEA ADVENTURE

Did you know?

-There are roughly 200 characters on the ride, including 50 spinning starfish

-Sebastian is one of the smallest audio-animatronics Disney has made

– The original voice recordings of the voices of Ariel and Ursula are used in the attraction

-Each scene of the attraction was first built as one-quarter-inch scale model and then as a one inch scale model before full scale production began

-On your voyage, you travel in a bright colored clam shell

SatisFACTual Saturday: Tower of Terror

TOWER OF TERROR

Did you know?…

  • The attraction stands at 199 feet tall, making it one of the tallest Disney World attractions
  • While falling up and down, you reach a top speed of 39 mph
  • The drops are randomized sequences, making it very possible that you may never ride the same sequence twice
  • Its rumored that originally, the attraction would be both a ride and an actual hotel but, (if these rumors are true), Disney decided it would be too expensive
  • The cobwebs in the lobby are made of glue from a special hot glue gun spinner that essentially shoots the “webs” out
  • If you see the wait time listed for Tower of Terror as 13, you better get in line – 13 means there is a nice, short current wait

SatisFACTual Saturday: Splash Mountain

SPLASH MOUNTAIN

Did you know?…

  • Its original name was Zip-a-Dee River Run. But Michael Eisner then suggested the name Splash Mountain, as it sounded more like a thrill ride
  • Splash opened in Disneyland Resort in 1989 and was so popular, that Imagineers decided it needed to expand, so Tokyo Disneyland and Walt Disney World gained the amazing attraction in 1992
  • Legendary Imagineer, Tony Baxter, is the mastermind behind this iconic ride, and he came up with the idea while in LA traffic
  • In Disneylands Splash Mountain, its animatronics are repurposed animatronics from an old Disneyland attraction, America Sings
  • There are 3 drops in Disneyland Resorts ride, 4 drops in Tokyo Disneyland’s ride, and 5 drops in Disney Worlds ride