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by Captain Schnemo
Sep Wed 26, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Added a Living Seas stream (and a pat on my back)
Replies: 30
Views: 11103

Re: Added a Living Seas stream (and a pat on my back)

After years of abuse by the company, I finally lost nearly all interest in things Disney, but today I picked the wrong link in my URL bar, landed on subsonic, and saw the Living Seas channel. Aside from having difficulty breathing, what with my lungs crushed by nostalgia and all, I farking love it. ...
by Captain Schnemo
Mar Thu 11, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Disney World Monorails to feature TRON Legacy Advertisements
Replies: 40
Views: 6044

At least it looks cool, unlike the other garbage that's been spewed over the monorails recently. I don't mind occasional "plussings" as long as they are temporary and won't forever destroy something. That said, it ceases to be special if the monorails are always covered in nonsense. The balloons are...
by Captain Schnemo
Jan Tue 05, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 35
Views: 3342

Hmm...that would have saved me some time, but all the movie data is from last month. Based on the level of confusion of the Disney reps on the phone, I don't trust most of the info I got. By the way, it seems that when you call any resort, you get the same call center. They just answer the phone dif...
by Captain Schnemo
Jan Mon 04, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 35
Views: 3342

Did some more research. Seems they also play movies at the Wilderness Lodge and the Contemporary. Still looking for more free things to do. There's a fair amount of stuff at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, including a talk at the flamingo pond and African folk tales at the fire pit. Those sound nice. Ther...
by Captain Schnemo
Dec Thu 17, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: old Contemporary arcade
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

Now I'm thinking that the wizard and the skeleton in the barrel were to the right of what's in this image, so it is possible that this is the original configuration.

I assumed it was smaller than I remember as a kid, but maybe the thing actually was quite large.
by Captain Schnemo
Dec Thu 17, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: old Contemporary arcade
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

I found one photo here : http://www.omniluxe.net/wyw/crhshooting1.jpg I can't remember if this is the original configuration or not. It seems to be missing some stuff (like the wizard you could shoot in the wrist), so maybe this is a primordial version and they added things later. A number of the el...
by Captain Schnemo
Dec Thu 17, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: old Contemporary arcade
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

Thanks for looking, Jacca. I was surprised when I couldn't find anything about this when I did a simple search. I talked to the people in the store next to the arcade (the one with the silent fiber-optic fireworks show that always fascinated me) and they weren't happy about the situation either. Aft...
by Captain Schnemo
Dec Sat 12, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: old Contemporary arcade
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

old Contemporary arcade

Does anyone have any pictures or video footage of the old Contemporary arcade? Particularly the shooting gallery section... Man, I could hardly imagine anything cooler than that when I was a kid. I guess that's where The Wave is now? Last time I was there, the arcade was crammed into a shop and didn...
by Captain Schnemo
Dec Thu 03, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Anything else
Topic: MIckey makeover. Check this out!
Replies: 22
Views: 3361

I agree with the line in the original article that asks if you can describe Mickey's personality. He hasn't had one for years. I can't say as I've ever cared about Mickey as a character, but Donald's cartoons are still hilarious and endearing. Donald, Goofy, and even Pluto have pretty distinct perso...
by Captain Schnemo
Dec Wed 02, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: General Resorts and Cruise Lines
Topic: The return of Captain EO
Replies: 443
Views: 45652

Hmm...looks like it opened at Epcot a few days before Disneyland. I wonder if it was designed from the start to be a twofer. While it sucks when they shoehorn some attraction clone in a place it doesn't belong, it's even more inexcusable when they do the same with something they built from the groun...
by Captain Schnemo
Dec Wed 02, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: General Resorts and Cruise Lines
Topic: The return of Captain EO
Replies: 443
Views: 45652

I wouldn't mind it if it were presented as a temporary retro thing...a nice little extra. If it's "Hey! Come see our new old thing!" that would be disappointing for all involved. That said, I never really liked EO. It wasn't really themed to the Imagination pavilion in Epcot. OK, it was kind of imag...
by Captain Schnemo
Dec Wed 02, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 35
Views: 3342

Thanks for the All Star Movies tip. The atmosphere can't compete with the other locations, but if the weather is nice and it's the only decent movie showing, it's a possibility. For what we pay to stay on property at WDW and DLR, I just can't think of anything as "FREE". I stayed on property a coupl...
by Captain Schnemo
Dec Tue 01, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 35
Views: 3342

Sadly, I doubt I'd really enjoy the attractions in Epcot these days. When I had limited time in Epcot in the past, I'd hit Horizons, Figment, and El Rio. Horizons is gone, and Figment and El Ducko would make me barf. The Land might be worth it, just to hear the new narration, but frankly I think I'd...
by Captain Schnemo
Dec Tue 01, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 35
Views: 3342

mindflipper wrote:However, the charge goes to your card the same day, and it can take 2 weeks for a credit to be processed, so Disney gets to use that money inbetween as well.
Good point.

Another good reason to have at least one card with no balance.
by Captain Schnemo
Dec Tue 01, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 35
Views: 3342

I went into Epcot a couple years ago to look for some merchandise I'd heard was in the Japan store. It was gone when I got there, but I did get a nice meal from the Japanese fast food place, which I consider to be some of the best food in WDW. They put a charge on my credit card for the full price o...