Adventureland Oddities

With Teevtee off galavanting through famed naturalist John Muir’s back yard, I figured I should probably get off my lazy butt and post something good here. But instead I went to Magic Kingdom. It was a nice stroll through the park near sunset, which is probably my favorite time of day to visit (my second […]

10 Coolest Things Animatronics Have Ever Done

Audio Animatronics have evolved a lot since their debut as multicultural stereotypes.  Jose, Michael, Pierre, and Fritz were pretty darn cool.  They could move.  They could talk.  They could do both at the same time (something Al Gore never learned).  But even Isaac Asimov couldn’t imagine what they’d do next. Answer:  Activate Skynet. We’re a […]

Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibouken

Our spellchecker is not broken.  The headline is Japanese, and it translates roughly to “Mickey’s Adventure in Tokyo Disneyland.”  (I’ll let you clever folks figure out which Japanese word means “Adventure”). Up until about a month ago, I never knew Mickey had adventures in Tokyo Disneyland.  I just sort of assumed he sat in the […]

Yo Ho Yo Ho Chim Chim Cheree

There’s a stupid game that my brother and I sometimes play.  It’s called the Sherman Brothers Game.  In this game, the idea is to come up with a new title for a Sherman Brothers song by throwing nonsensical syllables into the song title.  As long as it rhymes, it’s a winner.  It’s really more of […]

The Island Demands It

There are two giant ruins in Walt Disney World, coincidentally very close to each other.  River Country is over on the shores, a lost water park that closed a good many years ago.  But even older is the once-civilized island in the middle of Bay Lake, now a land that time forgot, ripe for a […]