Category: Disneyland Park

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Lives on at Disneyland Park

It’s been too long since I’ve 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 was evicted from the Magic Kingdom in 1998 and replaced

All Aboard the Casey Jr Circus Train
All Aboard the Casey Jr Circus Train

“All aboard!”

I didn’t question the three-year-old for her rabid enthusiasm over this ride: the bright colors pop, the train cars resemble ornate zoo cages, and the Casey Jr theme song is a catchy one. The fact that Casey Jr

Wish #96 – Revisit: The Original Enchanted Tiki Room
Wish #96 – Revisit: The Original Enchanted Tiki Room

MH enchanted tiki room disneylandAudio-Animatronics made their 1963 debut in this Disneyland classic. IÔÇÖm eager to see the show the way Walt Disney envisioned it because the childhood memories I have of Tropical Serenade at the Magic Kingdom have mostly faded. Recollection of our

Wish #88 – Who Does It Better: Dumbo at Disneyland Park or Magic Kingdom?
Wish #88 – Who Does It Better: Dumbo at Disneyland Park or Magic Kingdom?

MH dumbo flying elephant magic kingdomBased on what IÔÇÖve read and seen in pictures of the Magic KingdomÔÇÖs new interactive Dumbo queue, the above question is a no-brainer if youÔÇÖve got kids. IÔÇÖve got four of them and they would much rather spend half

Wish #85 – Revisit: Snow White’s Scary Adventures Lives on at Disneyland
Wish #85 – Revisit: Snow White’s Scary Adventures Lives on at Disneyland

MH snow white's scary adventures DLPNothing personal, Snow White, but your namesake attraction was never on the top of our list during visits to the Magic Kingdom. ÔÇ£Bordering on frighteningÔÇØ is written in one of the margins of a trip journal (yes, we had toddlers

Wish #78 – First Ride: Storybook Land Canal Boats
Wish #78 – First Ride: Storybook Land Canal Boats

MH storybook land canal boatsOnce weÔÇÖve navigated the belly of Monstro, we should be in the clear fright-wise. After that, itÔÇÖs smooth sailing on the Storybook Land Canal Boats. Eleven diminutive scenes lifted from classic Disney animated features make up a miniature gardenerÔÇÖs

Wish #61 – Avoid Motion Sickness on Mad Tea Party
Wish #61 – Avoid Motion Sickness on Mad Tea Party

MH mad tea partyMy stomach just isnÔÇÖt what it used to be. I stopped deliberately spinning those teacups half a lifetime ago. When the kids were toddlers they were pretty content to ride without the extra rotations but each year they get a

Wish #60 – Character Series: Baby meets Mickey!
Wish #60 – Character Series: Baby meets Mickey!

MH meet mickey mouseOur┬á15-month-old daughter has a handful of words now: ÔÇ£mamaÔÇØ and ÔÇ£dadaÔÇØ, of course, ÔÇ£ballÔÇØ, ÔÇ£moreÔÇØ, andÔǪ ÔÇ£MickeyÔÇØ! (WeÔÇÖve definitely got her priorities straight.) One of the highlights of our fast-approaching trip to Disneyland will be a rendezvous with her beloved