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.
Check 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:
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.
Olaf, the lovable snowman character from Disney’s mega-hit movie Frozen, is undoubtedly a hit in and of himself. I scoured the social media world and found 20 of the best – or most alarming in some cases – pictures of Olaf paraphernalia in existence.
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 →
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 →