Thursday, July 23, 2020

Disney Did You Know? Hidden Secrets of Walt Disney World 1: Mr Toad's Hidden Tribute at The Haunted Mansion

Check out Joe Darthmaz's YouTube channel at 3:00pm today for the premier of a new series called "Disney Did You Know? Hidden Secrets of Walt Disney World." 

The first episode explores the hidden tribute to the closed attraction, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at The Haunted Mansion. Share it with your Disney fan friends and subscribe to the channel today! Thanks.




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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Retro Walt Disney World - Body Wars Full Ride (1996) on Joe Darthmaz YouTube Channel

Check out a new Retro Disney World video from Joe Darthmaz premiering Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8:00 pm EST. 

Joe Darthmaz brings you another Retro Walt Disney World attraction full ride-through video. 




Body Wars was a motion simulator attraction that was featured in the Wonders of Life pavilion at Epcot in Walt Disney World. The attraction opened on October 19, 1989 and would take riders on a fantastical mission by the fictional Miniaturized Exploration Technologies (MET) corporation. 

The attraction’s story was that these brave souls were shrunken down to a cellular level to observe the process of white blood cells attacking a splinter inside the body of a human volunteer. The attraction utilized the Advanced Technology Leisure Application Simulator (ATLAS) motion simulator technology, which was first used in the original Star Tours attraction at Disneyland. This attraction’s concept is similar to that of an early Disneyland attraction called “Adventure Thru Inner Space,” in which riders are also meant to believe that they were being shrunken down to a sub-atomic level of existence during their ride journey. 

Body Wars ceased operation, along with all other elements of the Wonders of Life pavilion on January 1, 2007. However, you can still enjoy it here, on our channel.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Did the Public "Get" Frozen," One of Disney's Most Influential Films?

Check out Joe Darthmaz on YouTube for a video about how Frozen was one of Disney's most influential films and how the audience may not have even realized it. Watch Did the Public "Get" Frozen? at Joe Darthmaz on YouTube.

Frozen was one of Disney's most influential films and how the audience may not have even realized it.
  
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Saturday, September 21, 2019

4K Ride-Through Video of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

Today's darthmaz314 Walt Disney World Video Featurette is a full POV ride-through of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train family coaster in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Check it out by clicking on this link (Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in 4K at Joe Darthmaz on YouTube) or by visiting our YouTube channel JoeDarthmaz.

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Walt Disney World
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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Slinky Dog Dash Full POV Ride-Through - darthmaz314 Walt Disney World Video Featurette

Today's darthmaz314 Walt Disney World Video Featurette is a full POV ride-through of the Slinky Dog Dash coaster at new Toy Story Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Check it out by clicking on this link (Slinky Dog Dash POV Ride-through) or by visiting our YouTube channel Joe Darthmaz .

 
Slinky Dog Dash at Disney's Hollywood Studios
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

darthmaz314 Disney Snapshot of the Day: The Floating Mountain Waterfall at Pandora: The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Today's darthmaz314 Disney Snapshot of the Day is of the floating mountain waterfall at Pandora: The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom. In the past, there were those who complained that Animal Kingdom was a half day park and skipped it during their Disney trips. I personally never agreed with this mindset and always made sure to plan for at least one visit to Animal Kingdom during my stay at Walt Disney World. The addition of Pandora makes Animal Kingdom an absolute "must do."

Floating Mountain Waterfall from Pandora: The World of
Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom
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For those who will respond with, "I am not a fan of Avatar" or "I haven't even seen the movie," I will assure you that you do not need to know anything about Avatar to enjoy this land. It is completely immersive, beautiful at both day and night (be sure to see it during both,) and home to what I think is the best attraction in all of Walt Disney World at the time of this writing, Flight of Passage.

Impossible to describe in words, this attraction has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. In brief, it is a motion simulator, during which you are seated in a motorcycle style seat and required to wear special glasses. A breathtaking CGI film is projected on an enormous screen in front of you and the motion of the seat you are sitting in is coordinated and synced with the point of view of the film. Additional effects such as wind, scents, and even a bit of water are also added, resulting in an experience that truly makes you feel as if you are transported into the world of Pandora, riding upon the mythical banshee creatures which inhabit the planet.


Floating Mountain Waterfall from Pandora: The World of
Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom
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For those who don't like roller coaster-type thrill rides, this should be right up your alley. Those who don't like motion simulators, this may not be for you. Aside from that, put it on your list of "must do's" and be sure to obtain a FastPass way in advance, since wait times can still exceed 90 minutes, even though it has been open over a year and a half.



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darthmaz314 Walt Disney World Video Featurette: Under the Sea: Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Today's darthmaz314 Walt Disney World Video Featurette is Under the Sea: Voyage of the Little Mermaid from Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. One the attractions added with the addition of "New" Fantasyland in 2014, this is a classic Disney dark ride that takes you through an abbreviated version of the story of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Check it out next time you are at Walt Disney World...or right now at our YouTube channel Joe Darthmaz by clicking the link.


Under the Sea: Voyage of the Little Mermaid
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

darthmaz314 Walt Disney World Video Featurette: March of the First Order from Disney's Hollywood Studios

Today's darthmaz314 Walt Disney World Video Featurette is The March of the First Order from Disney's Hollywood Studios. This short stage show takes place multiple times during the day in front of the park's iconic Chinese Theatre. Check it out next time you are at Walt Disney World...or right now at our YouTube channel Joe Darthmaz.


 
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

darthmaz314 Disney Snapshot of the Day - Mission Space Entrance

darthmaz314 returns after a long hiatus with a new Disney Snapshot of the Day. It is hard to believe that we are approaching the fifteenth anniversary (August 15, 2003)of the Mission Space attraction opening at Epcot. Due to its tendency to cause motion sickness, this attraction never quite achieved the popularity of Test Track, the park's first thrill attraction. Mission Space simulates a space launch from Earth and a journey to the planet Mars as part of the guest ride experience.

The attraction utilizes technology developed with NASA, during which huge centrifuges spin the capsule that the guests sit in, simulating G-forces astronauts would experience during actual space flight launches. The problem was that this was causing motion sickness and frequent losses of theme park lunches...and dinners...and breakfasts. The tendency for the ride to induce vomiting was made very clear by the presence of barf bags provided at each rider's astronaut control panel.

Eventually, a "Green Mission" which was much less intense was added as an option for those seeking lesser thrills (and those not wanting to revisit a meal traveling in the wrong direction through their gastrointestinal tract. Whichever mission you chose, Mission Space is still a great attraction and you should make it a part of your day at Epcot. Have an interesting Mission Space story? Leave a comment and share it with us.


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Mission Space Entrance at Epcot
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

May the 4th Be with You 2017

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser


Here it is...the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It was debuted at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando less than 30 minutes ago. Enjoy...





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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

darthmaz314 Disney Snapshot of the Day - Giant Etch A Sketch from Toy Story Mania Queue

darthmaz314 is not dead, just in desperate need of time to create content for the site. After another long hiatus, we're back with a new Disney Snapshot of the Day. Today's snapshot highlights an overgrown favorite of darthmaz314's generation, the Etch A Sketch, a classic toy featured in the Toy Story films and seen below as part of the Toy Story Mania! queue. The Etch A Sketch toy debuted in 1960 and is still sold today, almost 60 years later! Affectionately referred to as "Etch" by Woody in the Toy Story films, the classic toy was featured in a playful duel with the cowboy in the first film and used to identify the evil toy store owner Al in the second film. Do you have an Etch A Sketch?

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Etch A Sketch from Toy Story Mania! Queue
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

darthmaz314 Disney Snapshot of the Day - The Original Angry Bird - Donald Duck

darthmaz314 returns after a long hiatus with a new Disney Snapshot of the Day. The insane popularity of Angry Birds has led to the recent release of The Angry Birds Movie, which ruled the box office on its opening weekend. But some would argue that the famous duck pictured below is the "original angry bird." Can you guess where this angry Donald Duck appears in the Magic Kingdom? Send us a comment if you know.


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The Original Angry Bird - Donald Duck
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