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Ride POVs

Pirates of the Caribbean, Disneyland

HD POV of Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Resort, California. Filmed in May 2017. This video includes the soon to be removed red head auction scene.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Disneyland

HD POV of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland Resort, California. Filmed in May 2017. You can see some of the construction for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.

Matterhorn Bobsleds POV HD – Disneyland California

This POV is of the Fantasyland (right) side. Front seat, second car HD POV of the Matterhorn Bobsleds roller coaster at Disneyland Park. There’s a little camera glitch partway through, sorry about that.

Disney Attraction Experience

Episode 1: Diegetic Sound

Today we’re going to look at the creative choices Disney Imagineers made when designing the overall feel of their attractions’ soundtracks. And of course we’re going to look at two of the best Disney attractions: Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion!
This is Episode One of the Disney Attraction Experience, the series where I analyze Disney rides using film terminology.

Disney History

History of Disney Ride Systems (Part One)

Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, the Peoplemover… they’re great attractions, right?. But the average person probably doesn’t think much about the ride vehicles that take them through their favorite attractions. In this video I go way back to the early days of Disneyland and take us through the history of the ride systems as they were developed over the years.

History of Disney Ride Systems (Part Two)

A continuation of my first video, I discuss some of the innovations in the ride systems for Ellen’s Energy Adventure, Tower of Terror, DINOSAUR, and Indiana Jones Adventure… all fantastic attractions!

Haunted Mansion Secret Tombstones

You know what I’m talking about. You’ve stood in line on a hot, muggy, Florida day. Waiting and waiting, you glance at the tombstone inscriptions before you finally get some air conditioning. Perhaps you even knew that all those tombstones in line were references to real people. But perhaps you’ve wondered… who exactly are these people? Well wonder no more!
Get ready to read, folks.

The Haunted Mansion Raven

It’s another Disney video! Ever notice that raven that follows you throughout the Haunted Mansion? What’s the deal with that? In this video I explain the significance of this little creature.

Then and Now | Magic Kingdom – 1998 vs. 2018

I took my old family vacation videos and filmed the same locations twenty years later!
This video covers the footage I have of Magic Kingdom: The entrance to Mickey’s Toontown Fair, Ariel’s Grotto and the 20,000 Leagues Lagoon, and finally some footage of Pirates of the Caribbean. Beyond the obvious Jack Sparrow additions, there’s been some subtle changes to the costumes and music. I left the source audio intact.
Another 1998 Then and Now video covering the remaining three parks will be on its way after my next trip in a few months! That video will include MAELSTROM vs. FROZEN EVER AFTER, Ellen’s Energy Adventure, and footage of Animal Kingdom in its first year.


Packing and Arrival | Disneyland Vlog 2017 – Part One

This is day one, where Katie and I share some extremely insightful advice on packing, fly over to California via montage, and finally ingest a delicious meal at Downtown Disney.

Attacked by Stormtroopers! | Disneyland Vlog 2017 – Part Two

Day Two: The best laid plans of mice and men… Our morning tactic was to run to Hyperspace Mountain for fastpasses, snag a ride to the Matterhorn and make our way over toward Pirates of the Caribbean. As you will see, that did not happen at all. Eventually, we got to do everything we wanted to do including a delicious meal at the Blue Bayou, riding the classic rides like Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, and of course Dole Whip!
By the end of the day, everything worked out. Despite the fact that it was VERY crowded. And yes, we were at the park from open until close!