Category: Disneyland Park

Disney Classic: Alice In Wonderland attraction at Disneyland Park

MH alice in wonderlandTime for a trip down the rabbit hole.

The closest you can get to celebrating Alice’s unbirthday party in WDW’s Magic Kingdom is by taking a spin on the Mad Tea Party. At Disneyland — since 1958! — you can

Hit some targets at Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition

It’s not often I have a roll of quarters burning a hole in my pocket but I might just have to remember to bring one for Disneyland’s Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition. We never bothered to stop at its cousin in

Wishful Thinking: Dub thee “Ruler of the Realm” at Sword in the Stone Ceremony

There’s a great shot of my son (then 2 ½), in our Disney photo archives that shows him mugging as a young Arthur from The Sword in the Stone. We didn’t realize at the time that the sword he

Spot It: Lilly Belle Presidential Parlor Train Car

Walt Disney really knew how to make a woman feel special. He bestowed his wife’s moniker upon the beloved 1/8 scale steam locomotive he built to carry his own backyard stock of rail cars. The “Lilly Belle” name carried over

Take the wildest ride in the wilderness on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

The first time I rode the “wildest ride in the wilderness” as an adult, I was a newlywed and spending my honeymoon at Walt Disney World. It was mid-June and we were dazed both by the heat and the expanse

Character Series: Meet Snow White

MH snow white germany pavilionWhere can you meet the Fairest in the Land? (Let me quick consult my Magic Mirror…) Mirror reports back: Perhaps the easiest spot to meet this princess is at her wishing well in the Germany Pavilion of World Showcase at

Classic Upgrade: Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

MH star tours 2.0 disneylandAt the risk of being branded blasphemous, I’ll admit I was slow to notice all the differences between the original Star Tours attraction and its 2011 revamp. Yes, I get that the entire film itself is brand new. I’m fully

Play in the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh queue

We’ve all been there: you’re 10 – 15 minutes into the formidable queue for your preschooler’s favorite Fantasyland attraction and things are starting to go south in a hurry. Do you grit your teeth and stick it out or admit

Walkthrough the Sleeping Beauty Castle

We just had Sleeping Beauty on a few days ago in preparation for our (fast approaching!) trip to Disneyland. I grew up watching it, both fascinated and frightened by its often sinister and vaguely melancholic subject matter. I’m still drawn