Category: Disney Destinations

Last chance for the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights

MH osborne lightsTwenty years after the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights first blinked on at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (then Disney-MGM Studios), they will flicker their final farewell when the 2015 holiday season comes to a close. Due to the upcoming construction of …

Enjoy: A buffet of African flavors at Boma

MH boma flavors of africaI had a wad of Disney gift cards burning a hole in my wallet the evening we took the whole family to dinner at Boma – Flavors of Africa. Without those cards, I probably would’ve chickened out. With them,

Snow White’s Scary Adventures lives on at Disneyland

Nothing personal, Fairest One, but your namesake attraction was never on the top of our list during visits to the Magic Kingdom. “Bordering on frightening” is written in one of the margins of a trip journal (yes, we had toddlers

Spot It: Amazing creatures on Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life

PicMonkey Collage - tree of life - CopyIf you can spare the extra time, it’s really rewarding to spend it studying the incredible work of art that is the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Our family discovered this on a recent trip, that the Tree

Train with the Jedi Academy

Personally, I’m not a big Star Wars buff. But, I figured, how fun would it be to watch my kids train as young Padawans? If stage fright didn’t rear its head, I knew my son, Andy, would love to don …

The Original Ariel Attraction: Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Hard to believe that the popular redheaded princess debuted just over 24 years ago! Ariel’s presence is felt as strongly as ever in the Disney parks with appearances in attractions, stage shows, parades and royal meet-and-greets. Perhaps her biggest “splashes”

Disney Classic: Living with the Land

Writing about this classic Future World attraction is a little intimidating. No, it’s not thrilling or eye-popping or remotely cutting-edge. But the original ride – then titled Listen to the Land in then-christened EPCOT Center – made such an impression

Earn Wilderness Explorer Badges on the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

We quickly discovered that in order for the kids to earn these badges on the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, we had to be willing to set quite a chunk of time aside for the elaborate wilderness-themed playground. With rocks

Spot: Siamangs in the Asian temple ruins at Animal Kingdom

Pause for a few minutes to watch these playful siamangs – members of the gibbon family – deftly navigate the beautiful temple ruins that make up their habitat at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

As with all things Disney, the siamang exhibit