For the past several months on the LivingVicariouslyHD channel, I've been uploading weekly videos of my 2013 trip to Disney World (the one in Florida). I had so many videos that I had to make bonus ones to publish in 2014! Rather than lump them all into a gigantic compilation, I tried a less daunting approach by breaking down the massive chunk of media into smaller themed videos. With this series finally complete, I will post a selection of them here along with the full playlist so you can watch everything all in one spot.
Mitsukoshi Japan Store
This has become a fairly popular video of mine. In it, I tour the anime/manga/video game filled Mitsukoshi store in the Japan pavilion, at Epcot. There are Mega Mans, Megazords, Pokemen and yummy Japanese snacks to see! Watch me be startled by a strange noise.
Staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge
Walk through the halls of the Animal Kingdom Lodge (Jambo House portion)! I do a room tour, play some bongos in the gift shop, and show you what it's like to wake up to giraffes and zebras walking outside of your balcony.
The Foods of Disney World
Here is a bonus video going over the many, many, MANY culinary options you have at Disney World. I love food, and I love trying world foods, so this video should cover a pretty wide palette of things to try. The Tangierine Cafe hosts a delicious Moroccan pita counter-service, there's Earl of Sandwich for top notch deli sandwiches, and everyone who loves pineapple must try the Dole Whip/Pineapple Float over at Aloha Isle.
The NEW Test Track
High octane driving 'test simulator' Test Track has recently undergone dramatic cosmetic changes. Luckily, I recorded the old version several years back, so I have the footage to show how the ride looked before it turned into the love child of Tron and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions. I also design an implausible car.
Magic Kingdom: Treehouse at Day & Dumbo at Night
Magic Kingdom is one of the iconic Disney parks. You can torture yourself at "It's a Small World", go to Neverland with Peter Pan, or even hang out with Winnie the Pooh. I do none of these things in this video, but you do get to see a kid get sprayed by a monkey, climb up a treehouse, watch me pull out* the Sword in the Stone, and hop aboard a night lit ride on Dumbo.
*by pulling out I mean failing to pull out...heh, I've heard that one before.
Animal Kingdom Park Tour
There is A LOT going on in this video. Crazy yeti roller coasters, the Kilimanjaro river rapid ride, wild mercenary parrots, a safari through Africa with a broken bridge...if you want to get a feel for all the cool things you can do at just one park at Disney World, you should probably hit play and patiently watch the pre-roll advertising.
Since I have well over a dozen videos, I will now just link the playlist as to not bog down this already media-heavy page. My other videos include a very cool History of Disney light-show transposed on Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom, exploration of the countries at Epcot (day and night!), playing some fun arcade games new and old at Disney Quest, and Pixar's area with Toy Story Mania, aka the funnest attraction you can go on at Disney. You can watch all of these and even more on this playlist:
Here is a small selection of photos I took at Disney World in 2013.
|Giraffes on the safari.|
|Epcot photography at night.|
|Me in my hotel room at Animal Kingdom Lodge.|
|Magic Kingdom had rain and a tree beaming light.|
|Cinderella's Castle at approaching dusk.|
|A lone ladybug at the International Food & Wine Festival.|
|Balcony view at my hotel. Zebras and giraffes will graze on by.|
|Scenic shot of Epcot and the monorail.|
|Exhaustion at Hollywood Studios. It's Burgertime.|
|Goofy's Candy Company sweets.|