Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Project 2017 (WOF)

Time to check back in the the front gate project area at Worlds of Fun.
It is pretty obvious that this whole area will be getting new pavement.

Vertical construction has begun on the gate and ticketing area.

The new catering pavilion area is being constructed behind Tivoli Music Hall in the area that used to be the Boneyard.  This new catering area will be much bigger than what the park used to have.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

New Front Gate (WOF)

Artwork for the new front gate area at Worlds of Fun 

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Ripley's Orlando Odditorium


Welcome to Ripley's Believe It or Not - Orlando Odditorium

Wall-E

Let's get this odd tour started.

Huge lightbright wall.

This room is full of optical allusions and riddles.

This is the gravity-defying room.

The billiards table is just wrong.

This display is all about strange coffins.

A real shrunken head.

This is car made out of wood.


How about some animals made out of random things?

I have no idea what would posses a person to make these things.

A giant magic pin board.

Yep, it's a King Kong made out of tires.

The world's fattest man.

When the tallest man in the world makes you look short.

Dad and I sitting in a tire from Big Foot.

Now it's time to make portraits out of candy.  Because... reasons.

Now this room is all about strange people.  Like this guy who can bug out his eyes.

It makes you wonder what led to this people figuring out they had these "talents"

I bet their parents are so proud of them.

Well it was an interesting place to visit (it was included on one of our "super tickets").
So on the behalf our family and President-Elect, "Good Night" and "You're Fired"

Coca Cola Orlando Eye

Welcome to the Coca Cola Orlando Eye.

We are ready to travel to the top of this 400 foot tall wheel.

So after a very strange 3D commercial video, you get to wait in line to board.

I like the logos on the window.

This should be our pod.

Time to rise to the top.

Depending on what color the wheel is at the time - your pod glows that color from the LEDs.

Nearing the top.  Note how the pods are actually extended out from the wheel.

So this way is Universal Resort and Fun Spot.

We just went over the top.

This way is Sea World.  You can barely make out Mako's lift lights to the left of the blue hotel.

It takes roughly 30 minutes to do a revolution on the wheel.  If you plan to go, I'd budget about an hour.  That will get you through the movie and get through the lines.  It's a lot of fun.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

Welcome to Boggy Creek Airboat Rides.

We had a little bit of time before our launch, so we interacted with a gator.

Gatorland has a mini exhibit set up here and they have several gators on display.

They also had a neat Native American Village display.

It's time to launch.

Finally getting to check another item off my "bucket list"

Let 'er rip, Tator Chip.

There's our driver.

We found a gator.  Look at the very center of the photo just "under" the tall grass.

There's another gator in the water - center of the photo.

Let's go explore some more.

Some neat looking Cyprus trees.

The sun is getting lower.

Some more cool looking trees.

Time to watch a beautiful sunset.

Wow.

We are having such a great time on our tour.

This guy was a great driver and guide.

Well it's going to get dark soon.  We probably should head back.

He really opened it up on the way back.  It was awesome.
We highly recommend this place.  Very classy outfit and lots of fun.