* Coming soon to SMK Disney – Star Tours Ride *

For anyone who has seen the amazing Disney tribute rides that have been built in Second Life, will be excited to hear about the new Star Tours ride being built at SMK ( Sarah’s Magical Kingdom)

SMK Disney Star Tours

SMK’s Disney Star Tours Entrance

As of right now you can get a message from R2-D2 letting you know this ride will be coming very soon. So, stand by.

And until this ride opens, Sarah’s Magical Kingdom still has many other rides that you can enjoy right now. I’ll link below where I previously wrote on this park.

https://sammie1154.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/theme-parks-part-1-smk/

And here is the Taxi straight to SMK

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Toyah/202/165/51

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~

* Enchanted Tiki Room *

So, I spent this last weekend out doing birthday things. Which was an awesome time. Got back and found out one of my favorite places had added a new ride!!!

Very excited-

Welcome to Magicland’s new

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/195/113/27

The Enchanted Tiki Room ~!

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I had posted about The Tiki room before it was finnished in an earlier post of my tour around Disney Sim’s in Sl. So, I am happy to post that everything is finnished. It’ll take you back, because everything is perfectly matched to the ride itself. Kristie Beck and the other builder/creators have done an amazing job.

Directly to the right of the Tiki Room, you can even grab yourself one of the amazing Pineapple Whips, and the best part unlike the real Disney parks you will not be waiting an hour until you get one of your own. Gotta love that 😀

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After you step through the entrance way of The Enchanted Tiki Room, next to the stairs you will see a small Totem make sure to click on the little guy. He is there to pre-load all of the sounds & music for the ride, and without clicking on him you wont be able to get into the Tiki Room.

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When you step inside find your self a seat along one of the four walls, there are benches set up around the room.

Once the doors close your lovely host will come in and let the birds know they have guest waiting.

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Sit down, sit back, and enjoy this wonderful show.

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Of beautiful colors, very talented birds,

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some lively singing flowers,

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and even a few totems join in.

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This only gives you a slight preview of this amazing show. Everything in here works like clockwork, and brings back some great memories. If you get the chance swing on by to check out the new amusement at Magicland Park.

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Taxi to The Enchanted Tiki Room \/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/195/113/27

And if you would like to see my previous post on Magicland Park , you can find it here ~

https://sammie1154.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/theme-parks-part-2-magic-land/

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Happy exploring-

Toodles ,  till next time
TTFN~

* Enchanted Adventures Theme Park *

With it being summer time. I have been a bit busy with vacations and actually enjoying the weather. Which I do not have the chance to do all year round. So, being in the spirit I’m putting out a theme park post ~!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enchanted%20Adventures/128/9/34

And today were going to The Enchanted Adventures Theme Park !!!

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This place is great, I’ve been to this park a few times over the years. I held off for a while on posting, because I know they have been doing a HUGE restoration of the entire park. Everything about this place looks new and wonderful. So, I was excited to jump in and see how it looks.

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Right outside of the landing point there are train tracks that lead around the entire park, from the looks this may still be under construction. But, looking forward to hopping on once its finished.

When you head out the front doors, you can walk your way down to the Main Street entrance. First time here? No problem walk to the gazibo in the center and you will find a map of the park, to help out with what you can do here. 😀

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Walking down Main Street, you will find plenty of shops filled with great items. From stuffed characters toys, actual character avatars, snow globes, clothing, and many other wonderful creations.

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On the right side a bit down the street you can even find the magical cinema, step on in to catch a flick on Oswald.

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There’s even a small arcade with many different games to play, even wack-a-mole. And the main beauty you see at the end of the street of course is. The magical castle!!!

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Now, when you walk through the park there are a few different ways you can go. If you decide to go straight through the castle, you can explore the inside. At the top there are beautiful paintings from all of the favorite Disney movies. And, if you head to the back of the castle there is a lovely carousel.

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Finding my way around the carousel. I come across a beautiful garden filled with Alice in Wonderland.

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This area has three different areas, you can head to the right and see recreations from the movie.

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Go straight into a maze, and head to wonderland.

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Or go left and fallow the caterpillar through Wonderland.

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And, next to the Alice in Wonderland right you can even wander through the Red Queens Castle.

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In Enchanted Adventures you can also find a Spooky Haunted Mansion.

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Near the mansion you will also find a very large Pirate Ship, along with a fishing spot.

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There is also a Mysterious Island,

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Either choose to walk along this walkway near the pirate ship. Or, take the scenic boat across.

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If you are a bit more adventurous you can turn left at the boat landing and see where this tunnel leads you.

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At the top of the Mysterious Island, you can find a Balloon ride. Which takes you on a tour of this beautiful park. Inside the Volcano is definitely a mysterious place. Filled with danger signs and bright colorful lights.

I really had a lot of fun running around Enchanted Adventures. This place has changed and grown so much since the first time I was here. And, I cant wait to see how much it grows in the future. So, get your family together and swing on by, it’s so much fun.

And beyond what I’ve shown in photos here, there are plenty of things left to explore and experience.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enchanted%20Adventures/128/9/34

Happy exploring-

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~

* Midway State Fair *

What goes along with summer time fun, fairs. Well at least for me they’ve always been around. Growing up I use to love going to them getting on the rides or checking out the animals.

So, This is what I found.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morrill/211/57/24

The Midway State Fair !!!

When you land at the entrance the first thing you see if the Midway Bandstand. A place for the local live music and bands.

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And what would a fair be complete without rides, food stands, and ticket stands.

Right near the entrance the next thing you see are these awesome fair rides.

A Roller Coaster, Log ride, Bumper cars, Ferris Wheel, & The Pirate Ship.

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They also have a swing ride, Go-Carts, The Giant-drop, and my favorite The Freak-OUT!!

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Along with popcorn and other food stands. Don’t forget to grab your tickets~

Don’t miss the Lava Maze, where you can grab some items find out how well you can maneuver your self and take out the evil spider in the end 😛

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There are animals, a large dance barn, and pavilions for relaxing or listening to speakers.

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Near the Dance barn you can learn about Germs how they affect us, and also about tornado’s and the impact they have.

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There’s a beautiful garden, and also a balloon ride to take you from one side of the fair to the other.

You can also view the Art Gallery, and can get involved with it as well. Right out side there is a sign about a photo contest they are hosting.

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Beyond just being a fair for great rides, the farm animals, and the treats. You can also go through and learn a few things. They are celebrating 100 years at the fair for spreading knowledge about a variety of different areas.

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From homes and helping create better areas for people with disabilities.

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If you find yourself having trouble finding your way around, there are small signs around the fair to help you get to where you want to go. And, you can even tour around on a Segway.

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Besides being a State Fair there is a small little town set up on the outskirts, where you can learn about a variety of different things. From Japanese beetles, to the Avian influenza, Winter Safety and how these things can affect us.

This is a very large SIM with lots of different areas to explore, and different events going on throughout this place. Take a bit of time to explore, I had a wonderful time wandering around. I love fairs they always hold a special place in my heart from growing up.

I hope everyone has as much fun as I did here.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morrill/211/57/24

Happy exploring~

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~

* Never Grow Up *

This post hits a little closer to home. A couple days ago I had watched the movie Hook, which I have loved since I was little when it first came out. I can bet I wore out the VHS that it was on, from all the replay.

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So, I thought hmmm…. I wonder if there is anything Peter Pan or Neverland related in Second Life.

At first I had found post from the early 2000’s on a Peter Pan themed location, but sadly it no longer exists, and the second place I found was on MJ’s Neverland Ranch. All which are wonderful, but not exactly what I was searching for.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TheNewNeverLand/230/93/22

Then to my surprise, I found a place called The New Neverland, Never Grow Up Adoption’s, and I was super excited. Haha really I almost felt like a child again.

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Turns out that my Uncle Scorch (Scorch Lundquist/Warrior) is a Co-Owner along with his family: Elisa Lundquist (wife), Jess Marie Lundquist (daughter), and Ama Kaira Arkright-Optera (mother-in-law) who all help run this location. Along with the builders/employees who have done and amazing job : Kiddo Figga Arkright ,Drewcifer.Woodrunner ,Serenity Remsen . Majority of the building has been done by : Drewcifer.Woodrunner , and Kiddo Figga Arkright. Who by looking at every detail added to this SIM, you can tell heart was definitely put into this location.

 This New Neverland is set up amazingly they even went off a map from the book to make the location as realistic to the book as they could. Also worked on the water ways trying to make them as accurate as possible.

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When you first land you are greated by every character from the story that you love Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell, Capt. James Hook, and last but not least Mr. Scheme . To the left in the ocean you can see Capt. Hook’s ship which in the future could host some awesome dance parties aboard ( Def. looking forward to that), amazing Gacha events for the future, paintball, and greedy games also.

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Something a bit different here than other locations, but still holds true to Peter’s story. Helping out the Lost Boys. This destination is also an Adoption agency named Never Grow Up (which fits this area perfectly). So, for anyone looking to adopt or even being a foster family this is a great place to head to, with panels for orphans and parents. They also have a medical area for anyone needing a bit of help with the little ones.

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As, I walked around from the entrance the first area I found myself looking at is a small bunker where you can play paint ball. I’ve never played before but knowing that its here, I think I may have to try it out.

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Next I found a bunch of shopping kiosks down this path, filled with plenty of childrens clothing and different items. A lovely place to go if you are looking to by your little prince or princess something new.

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Not too far from the Kiosks is also a Building with shops and some Gacha machines.

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There are some cute little camps and tents set up, with a small pillow out front saying (Goodnight Moon)

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And, campfires throughout the SIM.

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Towards the far end from the entrance, you will find yourself in front of the beautiful log cabin home, for all of the children.

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Out front there is a wonderful play area and jungle gym.

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As, you walk through the front door you see a very large front room, where a T.V. will be placed. For family movie’s and game nights.

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Walk to the right and you will see their beautiful kitchen and cafeteria. Soon, the entire SIM will be all 100% Life HUD compatible. Creating a more life like environment, and making everything more realistic. Where eating, sleeping, bathing are all necessities to stay healthy or the life meter starts to go down.

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Also on the first floor of the cabin you will find the rooms for Senior and Jr. guards. They are here to watch over all of the children and make sure they stay safe, so nothing bad happens to them.

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Next fallow your way up the gorgeous spiral staircase upstairs, where you will see a lovely open room. Upstairs you can find the children’s rooms. Both decorated one for boys and another separate room for the girls. The beds are these adorable little ships, they even have a small wheel so they can pretend to be sailing across the seven seas.

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Each of the rooms also has a patio, with cute telescopes so the kids can stare up at the nights sky star gazing.

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The other side also has a very large veranda with a beautiful fireplace, to keep everyone all toasty warm.

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Right outside the log cabin you will find a rope bridge that leads to a large hill, and another rope bridge that fallows up to this beautiful floating island. with old ruins, a small fire pit. Looks like an amazing area to sit around and tell ghost stories 🙂 .

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Besides the amazing landscapes. I love the beautiful mountains and volcano’s you can see in the distance, along with the glassy water surrounding the island.

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The other amazing aspect of this location, if you are looking to adopt or foster a child. They have a process to set up the right child with the right family. To make sure that everyone meshes well and will get along with each other. Which I think is very important when it comes to adopting, want to make sure everyone gets along together 🙂 .

Things are still being built up on the island, so what I’ve shown here are not the only things you will be able to find. Like always I leave things open for you to explore. I hope everyone takes a moment to get fly back into childhood and take a trip to Neverland. I know I love the motto “Never grow up”, its simple and true.

But, you are only as old as you feel.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TheNewNeverLand/230/93/22

Happy exploring-

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~

P.s.- Keep in mind next month they will be hosting a huge bazaar and gacha event. Make sure to check it out, everyone loves Gacha’s 😀

Theme Parks Part -4 – WED World – Kingdom of Animals

And now for my second post on WED World, this time we’ll be taking a visit to The Kingsom of Animals. I love this park its takes you through so many places. Get to visit Asia, Africa, a Dinoland, and also Kritter Country.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fabulous%20Land/100/6/33

Welcome to The Kingdom of Animals ~

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Kingdom of Animals

As you take the first steps into the park, directly on your right is a guest relations area. With a bit of info about the park, an events board on different things coming up, and also a map so you can find your way around.

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Guest Relations

Directly after Guest Relations, you walk through a beautiful garden of winding pathways, and make sure you look everywhere. Because the area is filled will all kinds of different animals, just like this cute tortoise.

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As you walk out of the garden area you will be able to see the most prominent feature in the park, it marks the center and will always be in view. The Tree of Life, and all a long the trunk are different animals upon the bark. Its very beautiful.

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

If you go to the left you will find your way into Kritter Country, Where you can take a ride on Splash Mountain, the set up is perfect. Another one of my top favorite rides to head out too.

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Splash Mountain

In the same area, there is also a Winnie the Pooh ride, a Tigger bounce, Piglets story time, and Owls Tree house.

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Dinoland is another area to explore, there is The bone yard jungle gym, a few games to to play which are pretty fun. The Dinosaur ride which at the moment is being built and I am very excited to see when finnished. If you do not mind a bit of spinning check out the Primeval Whirl which is also a lot of fun.

Dinoland U.S.A.

Dinoland U.S.A.

The next visit is into Africa into the welcoming village of Harambe.

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Where you can check out the shops take boat ride around the Tree of Life.

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Or check out and go out on an actual Safari into the African Wilderness. Don’t worry its completely safe. Plus your out to save a baby elephant from poachers.

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After all the adventure, hope your not tired yet. Because when you head over to Asia

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You can take a trip through Mount Everest and view the mysterious Yeti.

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Just have you keep on the train tracks.

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Without giving away every detail of the Kingdom of Animals. I hope you take the time to head over yourself, to view the sights, animals, and all the amazing rides. Which there are more than I have placed on here. So, what ya waiting for take a trip right now. I know you wont regret it!

And, next time I’ll have something a bit different posted up 😛

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fabulous%20Land/100/6/33

All of WED World  is owned and created by Trevor Sleydon, he is one of the nicest people I have come across in SL, very open and welcoming person. You can find him at the parks pretty often, he is very involved with any happening going on. So, if you see him walking around or have any questions don’t be afraid to approach him I’m sure he will have no problems helping you find something or answering a question. He might even join you on one of the many rides.

* Just to note these parks are not affiliated with Disney in anyway, nor do they create any earnings out of these parks. Any donations brought in are put right back into the parks to keep them running. If you love these places as much as I do toss them a few L’s to keep them up & running. Its always sad when anyone’s favorite place shuts down, so lets help keep them going :)

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~

Theme Parks Part -3 – WED World -WEDCOT Center

And, I’m back for another installment of Second Life Disney parks. Its so nice that there are creative Disney fans, who have taken their view point on their favorite parks, or favorite rides. And recreated them in SL for everyone to enjoy, for most of us who are not close to the actual parks we can still enjoy them in-world.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fabulous%20Land/100/6/33

WED World- WEDCOT Center & Kingdom of Animals - Sky View

WED World- WEDCOT Center & Kingdom of Animals – Sky View

As you can see by the picture above WED World is a much larger park, with plenty to explore. It is actually made up of two theme parks in one. Really fun, there is WEDCOT Center which has the giant globe you see (which is also a ride) rides about the land, sea, and imagination. Also the World Showcase in WEDCOT brings you to different areas of the world, where you can view different cultures and have fun on a few rides while learning something new.

Entrance of WEDCOT Center & Kingdom of Animals

Entrance of WEDCOT Center & Kingdom of Animals

The conjoining park is just as amazing it’s The Kingdom of Animals, where you can visit Asia, Africa, Dinoland, and Kritter Country. Each area is different and can make you feel as is if your actually traveling through Africa to start a Safari.

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Monorail

With how large WED World is I’m going to split this into two separate post’s which only seems right since there really are two parks inside of the on sim of WED World. When you first land  its just like the actual park you get off the Monorail and head down the walkway to your destination. And the first area I’m going to write on is –

WEDCOT Entrance

WEDCOT Entrance

WEDCOT Center !!!

Just like the other Disney inspired parks, I love this place just as much. I can’t even say how many time I have actually been here. Countless , I try to stop at WED World on the weekends for their parade’s for both parks, the fireworks, and sometimes there is even a story time. Which is a lot of fun sometimes its accompanied with Disney trivia.

Valentines Display

Valentines Display

This is the display in the middle of the park the parades follow right in front down the street. As you can tell I was here around Valentines day. The great thing is no matter what holiday, there will be decorations around the park. It always looks amazing.

WEDCOT Ferry

WEDCOT Ferry

Like my other park post’s I’m not going to put everything in here to take away from exploring things for yourself. In the center of The World Showcase there is a small lake, you can take a ferry from one side of the park to the other. Its a nice peacefull ride and a complete view of the other countries in the World Showcase.

World Showcase

World Showcase

If your the type that gets a bit queezy from being on the water, and can’t find your sea legs. 😛
There is also a way to walk around the Showcase. I’ll be posting up a picture of the different Countries and just a little info on each location. The rest I’ll leave up for you to discover.

Mexico

Mexico

Our first stop in the World Showcase is Mexico. I’ve always loved how this building looks, and I have memories of the real one. Every time I would walk past there would always be a cool breeze which was really nice on a hot day in Orlando.

 You can step inside and everything is very festive, there is a nice relaxing boat ride where you can learn a bit about the culture.

China

China

The next stop is China, I’ve always loved the Architecture of the buildings, their just so colorful and amazing. Next to this beautiful structure there is a really fun trampoline, but be careful it’ll bounce you up pretty high.

Norway

Norway

Next stop Norway. This has always been my all time favorite stop I love everything about it, the set up, the shops, but most of all one of my Favorite rides is here. The Maelstrom

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Maelstrom

On this awesome Norwegian boat tour. You get to learn a bit about Norway’s history and the fables about different types of trolls.

Maelstrom Waterfall

Maelstrom Waterfall

Careful, dont want to end up at the bottom of the falls~

USA

USA

And, right next door is the U.S.A. Pavilion where you can step inside and learn a bit of history on the United States, and if you fallow upstairs there is a video The American Adventure. There is also a lovely Carriage outside right now, looks like a perfect spot for a picture. This area has also been a spot where story times have been held in the past. It does move from time to time, everyone in the park is very helpful don’t be afraid to ask if unsure. 🙂

Morocco

Morocco

Next stop Morocco. This is a great place to snap a few photos along the way. You can try out some authentic Moroccan dishes, learn a bit of belly dancing, and wander your way through the winding store paths. Its beautiful, I love this area.

England

England

And the last of the World Showcase, but certainly not the least is the town-side of England. There is one of the famous red phone booths, a classic pub, little shops, and

Alice in Wonderland Maze

Alice in Wonderland Maze

an Alice in Wonderland Maze, make sure not to lose the White Rabbit. 😛

Now that we’ve gone through parts of The World Showcase, its onto the fun, science, imagination rides.

Journey into Imagination with Figment

Journey into Imagination with Figment

This ride Journey into Imagination with Figment, is such a great memory from my childhood. I love that I can still get to see it as often as I’d like here in SL. I wouldn’t want to take any of the fun out of this ride for those who have never been before. So I’ll just leave this as a great trip back into childhood, defiantly not something to pass up.

Horizons

Horizons

There is also Horizons which takes you on a wonderful trip throughout history, creations, and possibilities for the future.

The Land & The Seas

The Land & The Seas

Here we have The Land & The Seas

In The Land Pavilion there are a few things, there is a Lion King Circle of Life video to watch learning about environmental needs and how we can help. There is also the ride SOARIN’ which takes you on a hang-gliding tour all over the place from the Golden Gate Bridge to White water rapids. And a calming boat ride ,Living with the Land teaches all about greenhouses, gardening, and even where our prims come from (hehe) . There is also a restaurant to get a bit of relaxing from running all over the park.

In The Sea’s you can take a tour through the ocean on the ride The Seas with Nemo and Friends. on your trip into the ocean while seeing many different sea creatures you are on a search to find Nemo who has gone missing. There is also an aquarium that you can view at the end of the ride. Very beautiful area, love being able to look at and learn about so many different aquatic animals in one area.

I havent put everything that you can explore , ride, or encounter throughout WEDCOT Center. There is also the Spaceship Earth ride in the Giant Globe near the entrance, do not miss out on that one either. All of WED World  is owned and created by Trevor Sleydon, he is one of the nicest people I have come across in SL, very open and welcoming person. You can find him at the parks pretty often, he is very involved with any happening going on. So, if you see him walking around or have any questions don’t be afraid to approach him I’m sure he will have no problems helping you find something or answering a question. He might even join you on one of the many rides.

WEDCOT Entrance

WEDCOT Entrance

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fabulous%20Land/100/6/33

And next time I’ll be back With The Kingdom of Animals 😀

* Just to note these parks are not affiliated with Disney in anyway, nor do they create any earnings out of these parks. Any donations brought in are put right back into the parks to keep them running. If you love these places as much as I do toss them a few L’s to keep them up & running. Its always sad when anyone’s favorite place shuts down, so lets help keep them going :)

 Toodles , till next time
TTFN~