Monday morning wake-up, with the 'wildest ride in the wilderness'
November 18, 2012, 11:40 PM ·
Let's get this short work-week started with a trip on Walt Disney World's recently refurbished Big Thunder Mountain Railroad:
I recorded this during my visit to Orlando last week, using the Pivothead eyeglass camera that I got for my birthday. It's an 8 megapixel 1080p video camera embedded in the sunglasses' frame, which allows me to record without using any handheld or body-mounted camera. I used them to do some recording at the IAAPA show last week, as well as to get some of the construction photos from Universal Orlando that I posted then. I plan to use the glasses camera to shoot additional video for the site that I'll be posting in the weeks to come.
That said, I thought Thunder looked to be in pretty good shape. Sure, I miss the "falling" rocks on the third lift, but after the rocks actually fell at Disneyland Paris, none of the world's four Big Thunder Mountains now have that effect (and I've ridden them all in the past year). Here's hoping Disney finds a way to safely return that effect soon, though.
Update: I forgot to note that the Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow attraction is now in soft opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Please follow the link to rate, review and submit photos if you've been on it.