By Chuck Thompson
From Bangkok to Bogotá, a hilarious behind-the-brochures journey of picture-perfect locales, harmful locations, and puffed up hellholes from a man who is aware the reality approximately travel
Travel author, editor, and photographer Chuck Thompson has spent greater than a decade traipsing via thirty-five (and counting) international locations around the globe, and he’s had adequate. adequate of the half-truths demanded by way of journal editors, sufficient of the forever recycled clichés considered as reliable commute writing, and sufficient of the gruesome secrets and techniques fiercely guarded via the go back and forth undefined. yet quite often, he’s had adequate of returning domestic from assignments and leaving the main fascinating tales and the main provocative insights at the editing-room floor.
From getting swindled in Thailand to operating afoul of customs inspectors in Belarus, from defusing adversarial Swedish rockers behind the scenes in Germany to a closed-door assembly with commute professionals telling him why he’s approximately to be fired once more, Thompson’s no-holds-barred variety is clean, invigorating, and all these different adjectives go back and forth writers use to explain spa vacation trips the place the most charm is an everyday colonic.
Smile while You’re Lying takes readers on an impossible to resist sequence of adventures in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin the United States, and past; information the consequences of globalization at the informal traveller and ponders the way forward for trip as we all know it; and gives up a treasure trove of travel-industry secrets and techniques accrued all through a decidedly speckled profession.
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And badged merchandise imaginable. All Lands have their own shops selling items based on the theme of the Land and on the nearest ride. Much piratical memorabilia can be purchased near Pirates of the Caribbean, for instance. Do your shopping on your way out so that you don’t have to carry your purchases around with you all day. ADVENTURELAND® R JUNGLE CRUISE R THE MAGIC CARPETS OF ALADDIN 11am–5pm 3 yrs + 9am–7pm R PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 10am–5pm S THE ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM noon–4pm FRONTIERLAND® R BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD 3 ft 4 in 9am–7pm R SPLASH MOUNTAIN® 3 ft 4 in 9am–7pm S COUNTRY BEAR JAMBOREE 10am–7pm LIBERTY SQUARE R THE HAUNTED MANSION R LIBERTY SQUARE RIVERBOAT S noon–7pm THE HALL OF PRESIDENTS FANTASYLAND® R DUMBO THE FLYING ELEPHANT R IT’S A SMALL WORLD 9am–7pm R MAD TEA PARTY 10am–6pm R THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH 10am–5pm R PETER PAN’S FLIGHT 10am–5pm R SNOW WHITE’S SCARY ADVENTURES 10am–5pm S MICKEY’S PHILHARMAGIC 10am–6pm S DREAM ALONG WITH MICKEY 10am–7pm 10am–4pm MICKEY’S TOONTOWN FAIR® R THE BARNSTORMER AT GOOFY’S WISEACRE FARM 10am–6pm TOMORROWLAND® R ASTRO ORBITER R BUZZ LIGHTYEAR’S SPACE RANGER SPIN 3 ft 8 in 10am–7pm R SPACE MOUNTAIN® 3 ft 8 in 9am–7pm S COSMIC RAY’S STARLIGHT CAFE ALIEN PIANO SHOW R TOMORROWLAND® INDY SPEEDWAY R TOMORROWLAND TRANSIT AUTHORITY S WALT DISNEY’S CAROUSEL OF PROGRESS S MONSTERS, INC.
This is a good place to visit first if you are looking for information regarding the shows being performed and any special events that might be taking place during your stay. The Town Square Exposition Hall lies to the right as you enter the square. You can pick up film rolls and other camera supplies here, but the main shops are, as you would expect, along Main Street. Main Street itself is a magnificent melange of color, shapes and music, all in astonishing detail. At night, the entire street assumes a magical ambience as thousands of glittering lights bring a resplendent glow to the spotlessly clean sidewalk.
Although it has been said that it is not as good as the version presented in Disneyland Paris, the Audio-Animatronic® effects are well done and the ride is a favorite with park visitors. In another popular ride, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, four-passenger carpets circle around a giant replica of a genie’s bottle; the carpets move at the “command” of the riders, while whimsical camels “spit” at the airborne guests. At the exit, you will find one of the most interesting stores in the park. An excellent selection of essential Disney accessories and memorabilia is available for purchase here.