I’m going to start out my very first post. With something I was very excited to see when I first joined Second Life. Theme Parks, but especially the parks set up like Disney. I had even played Snow White for a moment at Magicland 🙂
Me as Snow White
But I’ll be putting up a Magicland post next 🙂 This post is all For SMK / Sarah’s Magic Kingdom
SMK Castle Entrance
When you first arrive at SMK you land right in front of the castle, the entrance has landmarks to a few other Disney inspired parks and the other side has a photo of SMK’s creator Sarah Anne Sandalwood. Who is a very sweet girl she has put a lot of heart and hard work into this creation. if you go into the castle there are plenty of pictures to look at of different Disney Characters and parts of the Parks. Down the small hallway is a wonderful tribute to the past Disney inspired park, Mouse World.
I was never able to visit Mouse World, so its really nice to be-able to see a museum devoted to paying homage.
Outside of the Castle you will see a road straight ahead which is roped off on the sides. This is setup so you can watch the Main Street Electrical parade. Which plays every-hour on the hour, there is a HUD that you can wear to help sync the music and floats. You can grab the HUD from the guys pushing the carts near the entrance.
Also after the parade you can turn your viewing towards the castle to watch a beautiful firework display.
(for best viewing set to Midnight for the parade & fireworks )
Along with a great parade and Firework show. There is also an area where you can take photos with some of your favorite Disney Characters and immerse your self as if you are in the movie/show with them. This is very unique and lots of fun.
To not take away from the total surprise of this location I’ve taken a few pictures of the rides. But not everything to keep a bit of suspense.
Haunted Mansion Entrance
This is one of the best rides of all time The Haunted Mansion (set viewing at Midnight before you head inside) , along with The Pirates of the Caribbean . Well in my opinion at least 😛
And both of these rides are at SMK, they are both very well made. So very close to the actual rides, that its hard to tell if its real or not 🙂
Pirates of the Caribbean
But, all of the rides here are spot-on , set-up just as they are in the actual parks :). Besides the Haunted Mansion and The Pirates of the Caribbean. There is also The Enchanted Tiki Room , Mission to Mars, The Hollywood Tower of Terror,
The Hollywood Tower of Terror
And Last but not least Mr. Toads Wild Ride.
Mr. Toads Wild Ride
And do not forget to grab the HUD’s for the rides, they are set ride outside of the attractions 🙂
To end this, SMK is a very beautifuly done tribute to Disney, and Mouse World. It is a must see for everyone in SL, a great place to bring the family, and for all Disney fans alike.
* 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