It’s all magic on the outside. But are you grown-up enough to see the inside workings of what makes the magic happen at Walt Disney World? The resort offers a special, day-long peek behind the curtain at the fabulous entertainment center. It’s for adults only. The Backstage Magic Tour lasts six to eight hours and is restricted to people over sixteen. Lunch is included. Cost is $224 a person.
Located at Eastern State Penitentiary, Terror Behind the Walls is like fear on steroids. You know, the kind of fear that follows you home and takes up permanent residence in your psyche.
The animatronic dinosaur suppliers shopping is small town like in atmosphere and surrounds the park. The architecture is creative (a blend of Mediterranean, Spanish, and Colonial styles) and the shops are organized by theme (children, teen, adult, etc.) Opened in 2009, this is one of the newest malls in town and comes with 3 garages for plenty of free covered parking. (Quaint street parking inside the mall is metered.) The store selection includes everything you’d expect in a mall, plus a grocery store, with plenty to keep the children busy while you’re browsing. There is also a modern 18 screen movie theater for enjoying the latest shows.
Six Flags will now remove all the Terminator robots and re-shoot the sequence to match the new Apocalypse theme. The coaster will officially no longer be Terminator: Salvation and bear its new name as of January 8, 2011.
Tower of Terror at Disney Hollywood Studio and Dr. Doom’s Fear Fall at Islands of Adventure. As you’ve been reading so far, you might have sensed a bit of a bias towards the Universal rides. I have to admit that in the previous three descriptions, I prefer the Universal offers. But out of these two, Tower of Terror wins hands-down. Doom is a standard shoot ’em up into the sky ride, while Tower is the opposite because it drops you down. But they both bounce you up and down, so I’m classifying them together. For Doom, the drop is the big excitement factor, but other than the view there’s nothing really special about it. I love the dark ride effects on Tower that lead up to the big moment. It’s especially fun to ride at night, when the park lights sparkle below like a neon and halogen rainbow.
The best part of the Great Wolf Lodge is their attention to the little details. At 8 P.M., you can go down to their 3 story lobby with the Great Clock Tower and watch the China animatronic dinosaur puppet show. Then shortly after that, one of the staff will sit down and read a story to the children.
Inside Tip: Although you can hear the show while in the patio dining area of the Cheesecake Factory, the surrounding crowd interferes with the view. So the show and dining are best done separately. I’d choose to dine inside where you can enjoy your company and the meal, then enjoy the show on its own when you’re ready.
Whether you come to Las Vegas just to shop, or for all the other wonderful opportunities, I hope this little bit of information will save you plenty while enhancing your overall experience.