Disney Theme Park Hidden Secrets

Shoving Complaints Down Your Throat

Go to Walt Disney World enough times and you’re bound to be accosted at some point by Disney survey takers, usually right when you’re leaving the park.  The questions they ask are usually pretty innocuous for most guests (“Did you visit American Idol Experience?”  “Did you take advantage of our picnic lunch program?”  “If Ariel […]

Mysterious Holes

This is the week, America.  This is the week when those wonderful blue construction walls start popping up in earnest for the “biggest expansion in the Magic Kingdom’s history.”  They’ve been hard at work behind the scenes, but now we’re actually going to see some closures.  First to bite the dust:  Pooh’s Playful Spot and […]

capitalizing on a tower

Nothing says that the world is tiny like a giant, soaring 120 foot tower.  If it was still around today, it would be the second tallest structure in the Magic Kingdom, but of course it’s gone.  Pepsi Co isn’t even the sponsor of “it’s a small world” anymore.  That honor is reserved for the Daisy […]

Shakespeare’s Ghost

When it comes to famous writers in Disney theme parks, Mark Twain got an island named after his character, a riverboat named after his pen name, and a frontier fortress named after himself.  He’s doing pretty good. Jules Verne used to have a submarine ride, a guest spot in Timekeeper, and an entire land at […]

Hymns in a Theme Park

It’s been about about 13 years since the Southern Baptist boycott of Disney.  Some readers may be too young to remember this, but there was a time during the Michael Eisner years when Disney veered sharply away from their family friendly image and started embracing less savory elements. Mainly the boycott was concerned with the […]

Chester and Who-ster?

  It’s finally here.  The great Dinoland opus from friend and collaborator Teevtee.  The man who caught Joe Rohde baby-dunking.  It’s about time he got around to sending me something new rather than resting on his laurels.  I’ve been pestering him for days now.   Regardless of how you feel about Dinoland’s story (and I […]

Disney World Goes To the Oscars

In honor of the Academy Awards, I have decided to devote an entire post linking the most famous American award show to a 43-square-mile patch of Florida swampland. Here are the nominees and winners of the Oscars, Walt Disney World style. Best Supporting Actress The Great Movie Ride is packed with Supporting Actress nominees.  Of […]

Mr. Toad’s New Mania

Today I just want to pay homage to the happiest little dancing frog that ever hip-hopped his way through Walt Disney World. Nice try. Go find a Six Flags. This little amphibian deserves our love, admiration, and respect, because he is able to dance on one foot while waving something in his hand with his […]

Toontown In Perspective

When you think of the absolute pinnacle of Disney themed lands, only one comes to mind:  Mickey’s Toontown Fair.  Alright I’m joking, nothing holds a candle to Dinorama.  But for all its cheapo judges tents and glorified kiddie coasters, occasionally Toontown Fair can surprise you with an actual detail or two. Take this sign. (no, […]