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Classic Upgrade: Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

MH star tours 2.0 disneylandAt the risk of being branded blasphemous, I’ll admit I was slow to notice all the differences between the original Star Tours attraction and its 2011 revamp. Yes, I get that the entire film itself is brand new. I’m fully

Play in the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh queue

We’ve all been there: you’re 10 – 15 minutes into the formidable queue for your preschooler’s favorite Fantasyland attraction and things are starting to go south in a hurry. Do you grit your teeth and stick it out or admit

Walkthrough the Sleeping Beauty Castle

We just had Sleeping Beauty on a few days ago in preparation for our (fast approaching!) trip to Disneyland. I grew up watching it, both fascinated and frightened by its often sinister and vaguely melancholic subject matter. I’m still drawn

Revisit the early ’90s at Captain EO

Growing up in the 80’s, Michael Jackson was sprinkled throughout the soundtrack of my childhood — mainly the carpool and the roller rink — but I wouldn’t have called myself much of a fan. I certainly wasn’t starstruck when I

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