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Who Does it Better? Disney’s Haunted Mansion

How does the venerable, classic Haunted Mansion attraction stack up on each coast? As this is one of our absolute must-dos of any visit to the theme parks, we are reluctant to label either version inferior. Instead, we’ll discuss the …

Paddling our own Davy Crockett Explorer Canoe

We hail from the state of the voyageurs, the land of ten thousand lakes and the headwaters of the Mississippi. Canoes are not a novelty in our neck of the woods. That doesn’t stop us from thinking of how extraordinary …

Saddle up “Jingles” on King Arthur Carrousel

She was Walt’s favorite horse. Christened “Jingles” for the ornate carvings of jingle bells on her saddle and cantle, she’s the plum ride on King Arthur’s Carrousel for those in the know.…

A very merry unbirthday on Mad Tea Party

My stomach just isn’t 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

Disney Classic: Matterhorn Bobsleds

Listen to the Voices of Liberty harmonize

Many an exhausted mid-afternoon have we found ourselves halfway around Epcot’s World Showcase seeking air conditioning and a peaceful respite. For our family, nothing recharges the touring batteries better than a break on one of the benches tucked under the

Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park

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When the holidays descend upon the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park, something very bizarre happens inside those gates. Jack Skellington and his crew of comrades from Halloween Town have taken up temporary residence in the classic attraction and given it …

“it’s a small world holiday” at Disneyland Park

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Need a bit of a reprieve from one of the most infectious, yet overplayed songs in the world? Note to self, schedule your next trip to Disneyland Park during the holiday season when the famous peace-promoting theme song is interspersed …

Uncover secrets at Smugglers’ Cove on Tom Sawyer Island

One thing I clearly remember thinking about Disney when I was a child: they sure did love themselves some skeletons. There seemed to be bones lying around all over the place – Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, and