Category: Disneyland Park

Finding Nemo on his Submarine Voyage

I lament having never taken the time to experience Disneyland’s original Submarine Voyage thru Liquid Space. I never took this classic voyage or its long-gone Magic Kingdom cousin, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Descriptions of a journey under

Who Does It Better: Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Based on what I’ve read and seen in pictures of the Magic Kingdom’s new interactive Dumbo queue, the above question is a no-brainer if you’ve got kids. I’ve got four of them and they would much rather spend half

Enjoy: Breakfast at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

The formula worked: charming Disney theming plus solidly good food brought us back to the relatively-new Jolly Holiday Bakery Café twice during a 2013 trip to Disneyland. First there were all the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins-esqe details to pick out:

Who Does It Better: Tarzan or the Swiss Family?

I count myself a fan of dozens of Disney films made before my time. I have yet, however, gotten around to watching Swiss Family Robinson – though the 1960 movie’s plot, particularly the construction of a giant treehouse rigged with

Disney Classic: Space Mountain

Hurtling through the dark void of Space Mountain was one of those classic defining moments of childhood.

The sound and smell of the rails, the “space-y” music in the queue, those flashing launch tunnels and the near total darkness all

Wish #153 – Witness Mickey Triumph Over the Villains in Fantasmic! at Disneyland Park
Wish #153 – Witness Mickey Triumph Over the Villains in Fantasmic! at Disneyland Park

MH fantasmicI might have to get a little selfish with this wish. On a trip to DisneyÔÇÖs Hollywood Studios a few years back, my son (then 4) cowered at a billboard advertising Fantasmic! with Sorcerer Mickey battling Maleficent as the fire-breathing

A stay at Disneyland Resort’s Paradise Pier Hotel
A stay at Disneyland Resort’s Paradise Pier Hotel

MH disneyland paradise pier hotelA stay at the Paradise Pier Hotel is about the beachiest a vacation you can get while traveling to Disneyland Resort and staying within its magical boundaries. Our Mouse Holiday Family hails from snowy Minnesota so a trip to Paradise

“It’s Showtime!” at Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
“It’s Showtime!” at Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

It was inside Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room that the ubiquitous Audio-Animatronic technology made its 1963 debut. To see the show today in the Disney parks is to view it through the eyes of Walt himself; very little has changed

Wish #124 – Revisit: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Lives on at Disneyland Park
Wish #124 – Revisit: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Lives on at Disneyland Park

MH mr toad's wild rideItÔÇÖs been a good fifteen years since IÔÇÖve taken a ride through Jolly Old England (“merrily on our way”!) with our pals from The Wind in the Willows. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride┬áwas evicted from the Magic Kingdom in 1998