Category: Magic Kingdom

Complete a Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card collection

MH sorcerers of the magic kingdomI am by no means an expert when it comes to the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom role-playing game at Walt Disney World. So please correct me if I get some of these details wrong when I attempt to describe

Wishful Thinking: Early rides on Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel
Wishful Thinking: Early rides on Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel

Before Prince Charming supposedly needed space to entertain his subjects with his newfangled carrousel, this antique merry-go-round was named for Cinderella. It’s a beautiful, painstakingly restored spinner bought by the Walt Disney Company in 1967 for inclusion in the Magic

“Dream Along with Mickey” on the Castle Stage

Dream Along with Mickey that we could find some shade in which to enjoy this upbeat show backdropped by Cinderella Castle? The thought crossed my mind as we stood in the heat of a late October afternoon. The people who

Character Series: Meet Woody & Jessie from “Toy Story”

Got fans of the Toy Story series in your family? We’ve had four little fans ourselves over the years, but only once – out of many trips – have we been in the right place at the right time to

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

Take a spin on Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

MH carousel of progressIt’s not every 11-year-old’s cup of tea but it sure was mine. I was totally fascinated by Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress during my early trips to Walt Disney World. And I’ve always been interested in living history attractions –

Experience the Festival of Fantasy Parade

The new Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom pays homage to most of the beloved Disney classic characters – presenting them on adventurous, eye-popping floats bursting with color and whimsy. Ariel, for instance, waves to the crowd atop a

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

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