Published: October 28, 2008 at 7:34 PMI haven't been to the island in years. Not since my kids were little. I will give it another try soon. Any word on the reported New Orleans Square cannon shots? I seem to remember reading that they were planning a thematic cannon shot. Shoot a cannon on the island and bring down a tower in the Square. Thought it was a great idea.
Try the restaurant for breakfast or brunch. Good selection and great food.
Published: October 28, 2008 at 7:42 PMNice report, Robert. Keep 'em coming! I love this kind of stuff. Especially as we enter the off season here in the Midwest.
Published: October 28, 2008 at 8:05 PMI really like Pirate Lair. It is a cool modern twist on a classic, there are some cool effects and props, and it fits in nicely right across the river from Pirates of the Caribbean
Published: October 29, 2008 at 2:11 AMI had the pleasure of meeting Dianne a few years back, and she was so sweet in taking the time to talk with us on our trip across the river. I hadn't seen her since then, so I'm really glad to hear she still works at the park.
Rick, they decided not to blow up the buildings around New Orleans Square. Instead, they have two separate water blasters in the river that go off when they shoot the cannon. It's quite impressive, actually. Took me by surprise the first time I saw it.
Published: October 29, 2008 at 5:01 AMAlthough I have to admit to being a little saddened that Tom and Huck are fading from view I also applaud the fact that Disney has made efforts to keep interest in the Island alive. I just hope that Twain's "children" don't disappear altogether.
One of my favourite passtimes, when the heat of the day begins to wear, is to sit on the jetty and watch Big Thunder rattle along the tracks across the river or watch as the Riverboat gracefully paddles by.
Can there be many better places to take a step back and view Disneyland or MK ?
Published: October 29, 2008 at 2:53 PMThanks Eric, I'll check it out next time I'm there.