Top Posts of 2016

Disney 2017

Disney 2017

2016 is almost come and gone.  Celebrities around the world are likely to be just fine with that, as we witnessed an unusual number of high-profile deaths this year.  2017 looks brighter. For me, personally, I have a first ever family trip to Disneyland planned. 

So looking forwarding to 2017, but remember 2016, here are the top posts from our site during the tumultuous and infamous year of 2016.  

5. Pictorial Ride Through Disney’s Peter Pan’s Flight

4. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Coaster Video of ride – includes some background information too

3. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – includes video of the ride

2. A Quick Comparison: Disney’s Polynesian and Grand Floridian Resorts

1. Questions and Answers on Expedition Everest Ride 

Disneyland Peoplemover Blast from the Past

dc2b4c6e17fb19fe40ee51987574870bCheck out this picture of an older Disneyland coloring book.  Look at the Peoplemover!  Interesting that the Astro Orbiters are basically the same although I seem to think they were called something different.

Today, of course the Peoplemover is a little more modern looking.  There is a neat 35th anniversary pin with Mickey and Minnie “meeting” on the Peoplemover, check it out:


Favorite Disney Pics from Social Media June 2015

Surfing social media this month came up with these charming Disney park pictures. Highlights include Disneyland’s Matterhorn, Pirates of the Caribbean, Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safari, Hollywood Studio’s Tower of Terror, and shots of the beautiful Grand Floridian, Polynesian, and Contemporary resort hotels.

Disneyland Matterhorn

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Disney with Young Children

Tips for Disney With Young Children

Tips for Disney With Young Children

By young children, I am referring to ages 2, 3, 4 and some 5. This is a big audience for Disney, but I have seen parents who simply want to do it all. It is understandable, as the Disney vacation is an expensive one. You will want to do as much as possible to feel a value for your vacation dollar. I am not immune! I often rush from site to site, push the family to get ready and get going! To some extent, this is an important quality for someone in each family, otherwise most of your trip may be spent sleeping, lollygagging around, and waiting in lots of lines, getting frustrated. Continue reading

Strategy: Riding Both Test Track & Soarin in One Day

The new Test Track is much improved!

The new Test Track is much improved!

With the newly redesigned Test Track a much improved version (see my video), crowds for this ride now rival and could surpass that of Soarin’, in terms of wait times. With that said: Is it possible for a normal family to ride both Test Track and Soarin’ attractions in one day at the Epcot theme park in Walt Disney World?  It can be done! But, it is not easy, nor always totally enjoyable.  Let me give you some tips based on my experience there in June 2013 to get the best possible Test Track/Soarin’/Epcot experience!  Continue reading