Disneyland Christmas Eve (Page One)
Bob, Robin and Nick join us for the festivities starting with eating in the jungle!
The restaurant is decorated to depict some features of a generic rain forest including plant growth, mist, waterfalls, robotic animals and insects. Large marine aquariums are common in most restaurants.
Did You Know? - Automated water sprinklers, set to specific patterns and synchronized lights are also featured. A simulated thunderstorm occurs every thirty minutes. It not only simulates rain, but also lightning and thunder by flashing lights and thunder effects played through high-powered subwoofers while all the robotic animals panic.
The restaurant is partitioned into several rooms by means of rain curtains which fall into basins running along the tops of partition walls and booths. The flow rate of these rain curtains intensifies during the simulated thunderstorms.
Everybody has a super time and we even get a chance for a Bloody Mary if
we promise to act good the rest of the day!!! At Disneyland there
is even and up stairs with more goodies to see.
Eat and be ready for a day of fun!
Off To Disneyland!!!
Did You Know? - Big Thunder Mountain! But did you know that there are six trains and their names are: U.B. Bold, U.R. Daring, U.R. Courageous, I.M. Brave (since replaced by I.M. Loco), I.B. Hearty, and I.M. Fearless.
Did You Know? - Also did you know that the length is 2671 ft (814 m), max height: 50 ft (15 m), and top speed is 36 mph (45 km/h), the ride duration is 3:14 and when all five trains ar running the dispatch interval is every 46 seconds!
Disneyland's version of the ride is the only one which has the town
located right above the waiting line. There is a saloon, a hotel, and
other buildings located right next to the track. Also, the waiting line
is the opposite version of the Florida line. Guests go down into a small
courtyard filled with mining tools and get to see the conclusion of the
ride up close before going up into an open air boarding area, rather
than starting up top and going down into a dark cavern to board.
The sound effects of the actual ride train going on the tracks were used in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) for the mine cart sequence.
There are sound effects of the train on the ride, including the whistle sound, even though there is no real whistle on the locomotives.
Time To Visit Mrs Santa Claus At The Ranch...
Into The Jungle We All Go For A Ride
Did You Know? - The attraction opened on June 23, 1963 and was the first to feature Audio-Animatronics, a WED Enterprises patented invention. The attraction's first commercial sponsor was United Airlines but sponsorship soon passed over to Hawaii's Dole Food Company who remains the sponsor to the present day. The "magic fountain" at the room's center was originally planned as a coffee station (there is still a storage compartment within the base of the fountain) and the restaurant would have shared its kitchen with the now-defunct Tahitian Terrace in Adventureland and the Plaza Pavilion restaurant at the corner of Main Street, U.S.A. since all three are actually part of the same building.
Since computers have played a central role in the attraction since its inception, Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room was also Disneyland's first fully air-conditioned building. The attraction opened in an era when all things Polynesian were popular and was an immediate hit. It houses a Hawaiian-themed musical show "hosted" by four lifelike macaws whose plumage matches their implied countries of origin. "José" is red, white and green and speaks with a Mexican accent, voiced by Wally Boag; "Michael" is white and green with an Irish brogue, voiced by Fulton Burley; "Pierre" is red, white, blue and has a French accent courtesy of the voice talents of Ernie Newton while red, black and white "Fritz" has a German accent provided by Thurl Ravenscroft, who also voices Hawaiian god "Tangaroa" near the attraction's entrance. The four macaws as well as all the other birds are plumed with real feathers with the exception of chest plumage.
Tour Time, A Neat Way To See The PArade!
Did You Know? - The Dapper Dans - Barbershop harmony, as codified during the barbershop revival era (1940s-present), is a style of a cappella, or unaccompanied vocal music characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture. Each of the four parts has its own role: generally, the lead sings the melody, the tenor harmonizes above the melody, the bass sings the lowest harmonizing notes, and the baritone completes the chord. The melody is not usually sung by the tenor or bass, except for an infrequent note or two to avoid awkward voice leading, in tags or codas, or when some appropriate embellishing effect can be created. Occasional brief passages may be sung by fewer than four voice parts.
The Omnibus is a double-decker bus that carries passengers from the Main Street, U.S.A. entrance to near Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland.
Grumpy Old Men!