Life Size Pixie Hollow

Tinkerbell wasn’t always this popular.  Sure, she has been kicking off fireworks shows for decades now, but that was just because it was sort of her job, not because little girls were clamoring for more Tink.  And while it’s definitely a thrill to see her glide down from the castle’s tallest spire, older Magic Kingdom […]

Beams So Clean You Can Eat Off Them

Okay everyone.  I’m here to confirm for you that there is something big happening at WDW.   I’m not referring to the press event of last week, which announced the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade. You haven’t missed any new ride planning sessions, or rehearsals for the next major show.  And no, we […]

Mexico Is Rich With Beta Carotene

Take a look at that picture, will you?  Shameful, right?  A beautiful, well-landscaped beach right next to Mexico in World Showcase, and Disney slaps some tacky lawn ornaments on it. I honestly don’t know what they were thinking.  I guess they are trying to recapture a bit of the past.  Long time Epcot visitors may […]

The Portrait You’ve Never Seen

This is one of those spooky things that I love about the Haunted Mansion.  The lost portrait.  I guarantee that unless you have been on the ride during some sort of extenuating circumstances (such as an evacuation), you have not seen this picture. Yet it is right there, staring back at you with those creepy […]

Atlantis is Waiting

When Christopher Robin backed up that giant dump truck, cackled maniacally, and pulled the lever, he buried Atlantis forever beneath several metric tons of pliable playground flooring.  Now youngsters crawl through Winnie the Pooh’s house and clamor over Piglet’s Crypt-o-Wheel of Doom, never realizing that just 20,000 leagues below the surface, guests once explored the […]

Two If By Sea

American History is ripe with heroic tales of patriotism, many of which provide dramatic backdrops to Disney attractions like the Hall of Presidents.  Lincoln is well documented.  Ben Franklin, yes, he’s important.  Washington, sure.  But perhaps no patriot stands so tall as that immortal giant who carved himself into history with the simple act of […]