This week's episode is from Disney Hollywood Studio. I stood and waited for the Block Party Bash at the under construction American Idol Experience. Due to my location the top of the floats are hard to see, at least for the one in front of me however it gave me a better location to protect my camera and be above the rest of the crowd.
Episode 27 - Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Part 1/3
Posted December 11, 2008
This week's episode comes a week early due to myself traveling for MouseFest. This episode is a three parter, I am sorry if you are not interested in this attraction however due to sheer size (and it being in 3 scenes itself) I decided to break up in three parts. Here is the first part of The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
This week we go Soarin' at the Land in EPCOT. Not to brag, but when this video was shot Soarin' was a 10 min wait, practically walk on as the only wait was a few minutes before pre-show, pre-show loading, then the "safety" video. I did my best to capture the ride but when it comes down to it, this episode is just a video of a video. I also ALWAYS request the top row as I hate to see feet dangling in front of me.
This week's episode is a longer one, but it is well worth the download wait (especially in High Definition!). This week's episode, if you have somehow missed it in the title, is of SpectroMagic. After a long day of running around the Disney parks I camped out a great location to be in the front and have all the floats coming towards me before making the turn at Liberty Square. Enjoy.
This week we head over to EPCOT for a ride on the recently refurbished Spaceship Earth with Dame Judy Dench as narrator. As you can see I had some issues with the touch screen (might be as this was my very first video I shot for the podcast) but if you have not had a chance to ride since the refurbishment and want to see it LIVE first then skip this episode.
There is just something about the Magic Kingdom that I can't get away from it. Three episodes in a row now have all been from Magic Kingdom. Episode selection is actually random depending on what I need to do post-production and when I have time to put it all together, etc. Anyway on with the episode notes. This week I head on over to the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway. Not many places will let you drive a car while holding a video camera. Yes, I am on a track, but you can still derail, luckily I did not. I apologize for the shakiness of the footage, but if you have been on this attraction you already know it is not that smooth and then add in that I am trying to stay somewhat on the straight path and driving during the entire time and I think you understand. I was going to overlay music as there is not any audio really to listen too, but the hum of the motors I think also what make this attraction what it is, so it is pure video and audio goodness with no editing or overlay.
This week we head on over to the Magic Kingdom and Tomorrowland for some Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. Sorry about some of the camera work but I could not pass up playing while filming. I have to say I am impressed with my final score (which I will not spoil for you) as I had the camera in left hand and my right hand controlling the spinning as well as shooting. Maybe one day I will do a BLSRS tips episode so you can learn where to aim to get those huge scores.
It is Friday and also Halloween! How convenient. So I wonder what this episode will entail. Why of course a ride through of Haunted Mansion. This is the complete ride from the graves outside, to the pre-show entertainment, the ride itself, the graves outside, the pet cemetery and the horseless carriage. Wow that is a lot! Due to the darkness of the ride it is tough to see some scenes but maybe that just adds to the video as did you really see the candelabra there or is it just your imagination? Happy Halloween!