Splash Mountain Motion in the Magic Kingdom

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For the next four weeks I am going to go around the World of Disney and share a photo from each of the Walt Disney World parks starting with the Magic Kingdom. I will tell you how I took each photo and link to relevant posts for research if you wish to find out more. … Continue reading "Splash Mountain Motion in the Magic Kingdom"
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It’s Over My Head – Part One – Magic Kingdom

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Last year, I wrote an article called “Pounding the Pavement“ in which I looked at the ground we walk on in the four WDW theme parks. Today I will be discussing the areas found above our heads: the ceilings of the many shops, restaurants, and attractions found in the parks. As I mentioned in “Pounding … Continue reading "It’s Over My Head – Part One – Magic Kingdom"
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Is it the Disneyland Resort or WDW? — A Quiz – Answers

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Yesterday I asked you to determine whether a picture was taken at the Disneyland Resort or at Walt Disney World. But besides picking the resort, I asked you to determine “why” it belongs in one park and not another. Here are the answers. I hope you scored 100%. . Like all of my quizzes, no … Continue reading "Is it the Disneyland Resort or WDW? — A Quiz – Answers"
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Disney Common Bonds 2 – Answers

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I’ve created a second “Common Bonds” quiz. Here is a reminder of how the game is played. I will be giving you three words or phrases that have something in common. It will be your job to figure out where at the four Walt Disney World theme parks these words would all be applicable. For … Continue reading "Disney Common Bonds 2 – Answers"
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Where in the World #249

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To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt’s Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Happy Birthday, Karen Ramirez! May you have a magical year! James And Kathy Berry, you’re at Walt Disney World the week … Continue reading "Where in the World #249"
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Riding Attractions When They Break Down

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A few months ago, I was at Sea World San Antonio with my friend and her family. Her husband, three year old daughter, and I climbed into a swinging fish with bench seating. It moved like it was modeled after a skateboarder on a half pipe. Well, a few seconds into the ride, we stopped … Continue reading "Riding Attractions When They Break Down"
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A Dozen Helpful Hints for the Disneyland Resort

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by Guest Blogger Art Gallego I have been visiting Disneyland for nearly 40 years. For the first time in my life, I became a Disneyland Annual Pass holder in March of 2010. By no means do I consider myself a Disney or Disneyland expert. I’ll admit that I know more than a lot of people … Continue reading "A Dozen Helpful Hints for the Disneyland Resort"
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Splash Mountain Part Two

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We all know that Song of the South and Splash Mountain were based on the characters of Joel Chandler Harris. But most of us don’t know the background story that the Imagineers gave this fabled mountain. Legend has it that deep in the “New-nited States of Georgia,” live critters that walk and talk in the … Continue reading "Splash Mountain Part Two"
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Splash Mountain Part One

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As I so often do, I must start today’s blog back at Disneyland. And to begin the story of Splash Mountain, I must first discuss the Carousel of Progress. By 1970, this transplant from the New York World’s Fair was experiencing a decline in attendance. General Electric, the attraction’s sponsor, felt that the majority of … Continue reading "Splash Mountain Part One"
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Where in the World #126

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This was Challenge #125: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 4/10s shutter, f/8, ISO 1000 Next time you’re in the Briar Patch merchandise shop, be sure to look up at the living quarters by the ceiling. Wouldn’t it be fun to hang out up there and watch all the … Continue reading "Where in the World #126"
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