Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Best Shoe for Touring Disney World

I gave Nike a call yesterday because they've discontinued the best shoe ever made for touring Disney. This Straprunner V makes you feel like you're floating on air. You can walk all day and your feet won't be tired and you won't get blisters. They withstand water rides, rain showers and puddles. They dry quickly and are as tough as nails.

Unfortunately they do eventually wear out. Nike now offers the Rayong. A shoe that will rub all the the skin off the top of your big toe because the strap edges are hard and not padded like the Straprunner V.

This is the second year that I've called to complain about their lack of a sport sandal for women. I don't need a slip on or a thong with a back strap. I need a real shoe and the other brands can't compare to Nike.

So Nike, please take pity and bring back the Straprunner V or at least modify the Rayong to the extent that it's wearable. I don't like to worry about my foot wear when I go on vacation.

That being said, if you're shopping for footwear for your Disney trip don't discount your favorite sport sandal and make sure to put sunscreen on the top of your feet.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chevrolet on the Streets of New York

When we were at Disney last year I took this photo. At the time it looked like GM might be going under. Their prices are high, their warranties are short and their recent body styles are less than impressive.

That being said, my favorite car that I've owned was a Chevy Lumina Z34. My second favorite was a '69 Chevy Nova. I wish I still had them.

Anyways, I wasn't sure that we'd see Chevrolet signs around for much longer and thought we should take a photo to show the grandkids.

This building stands in the Streets of New York at Hollywood Studios. It's a fun place to roam around while you wait for the Lights, Motors, Action show to start. You can also score some WOD (World of Disney) New York pins that I wasn't able to find anywhere else in the parks.

What's your favorite spot to buy or trade pins?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Star Wars Weekend at Hollywood Studios

I don't think I'll ever attempt Hollywood Studios on Star Wars weekend again. Not even to see Warwick Davis ride in the parade. Imagine the park filled to capacity and then empty about 50 more bus loads of people into it.

That being said, I'm really glad I did once. It was completely worth it just to be greeted by the Storm Troopers on the roof of the entrance.

They said "I didn't realize there was so many royals on this planet."


"See all the tiny humans riding in carriages."

Strangely enough it was really easy to get onto Star Tours that day. Everyone was standing in line for autographs or Jedi School I guess. Anyways, I like the ride just fine except for the heat and that made me queasy. I think it would benefit from some air conditioning.

How about you?