I came across two amazing videos this week of two *very* different amusement parks.
First: I've been following the development of the new Wii Game Epic Mickey with mixed feelings, since it started out very steampunk/post-apocalyptic, but has apparently been significantly watered down through the design process. However, this is cool:
You hardcore Dizgeeks (aka Disney Geeks) know Walt had an apartment above the Fire station on Main Street. It's one of those rare 'holy grail' kind of spots that only a privileged few ever get to see. BUT, because the apartment is featured in Epic Mickey (?!?) one of the game's designers was allowed to tour it - and shoot video. Woot!
Read more at the Orange County Register here.
This kind of thing makes my Disney-loving heart happy. I may even have to borrow someone's Wii so I can try Epic Mickey when it comes out. Maybe.
Next, a video that calls to my urban-decay loving heart: Abandoned Six Flags, in New Orleans:
Some of the shots between the one and three minute mark are so beautiful I actually had to remind myself to breathe. You *have* to see it. Oh, and turn your sound on: I guarantee that simple guitar music will have you thoroughly creeped out in two minutes or less.
And speaking of creepy: 1:42 & 5:37. That is all. [shiver]