Friday, 17 June 2016

Postcards from Orlando #4 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

In a week that has brought much sadness to both the Orlando community and people across the world I dedicate the remaining eight videos of this series to all the people affected by the tragic shooting on Sunday.

In video 4 we take a wander around the ride line for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Postcards from Orlando #1 Illuminations reflections of Earth


Welcome to a short series of videos we are calling Postcards from Orlando.  In our first video we visit Epcot for the finale of Illuminations - reflections of Earth.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Haunted Mansion - Disney Kingdoms comics

Over the last few weeks I have really got into the Disney Kingdoms comics. They are readily available to buy in the parks but can also be bought via the Marvel app on tablets.

If you have visited the park and have experienced the Haunted Mansion the images, settings in the comic will be very familiar.

At around £3 per download these are great value for money.

A Raspberry Pi powered Disney Photo frame

I really wanted to display my vacation photos in style so built this little project.

The screen is an Adafruit touch screen display mounted inside a Disney Parks frame.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Chessington World of Adventures - Pandas

We had a brilliant day out at Chessington World of Adventures.  Whilst we were not allowed to take any video on the rides I did record some general ambiance.

The last theme park we went to before Chessington was Disney World so we knew that this would be a very different experience for us.

New for 2016 is Pandamonium Show which can be found next to the Trail of the Kings.

The pandas are amazing and it is really hard to believe that they are animatronics.  At the end of the show we got a chance to have our photo taken with them.

As part of the day out we made great use of the Chessington app.  The app is a great planning too prior to your visit and very useful in the park for directions, ride wait times and deals being pushed to the phone.

We also pre bought our parking tickets and meal voucher for the all you can eat Pizza. By buying our tickets on line we got a good discount on the food (around £4 per adult).

Throughout the park there was great customer service from everyone we encountered.  Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

A great day out - looking to go back again later in the summer.