Leaving the Kids at Home


What I'm about to say is such sacrilege that it tears at the very fabric that holds this country together.  In fact, I suggest that you don't proceed any further without locking the doors and drawing the shades.    It's this:  I love going to  Disney World without my kids.  There, I've said it.  It's true.  Okay, truth is, I love going with my kids as well.  I love watching their reactions, how excited they are over the smallest thing.  I enjoy the opportunity to slow down with them and not … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Tips and Tricks: Hot Weather Touring


 With blue skies and bright sunny days, a vacation at Walt Disney World during the summer is the stuff picture-perfect postcards are made of. Unfortunately, the picture doesn’t capture the entire reality of those hot, sticky, exhausting days of touring the theme parks with all the summer crowds and in the heat. Here are some of my favorite tips for helping you keep your cool, literally, while at Disney. Doing so may also help you keep your temper! Generally, … [Read more...]

Best Things I Love About Disney – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad


How did I miss this among the many "Best Things" articles I have written. Not only is it one of my favorite attractions it is a true Walt Disney World Classic. It has been around for more than thirty years pleasing park visitors of all ages. There are some attractions that can be a bit rough on the older and younger folks but this one is truly a family friendly coaster. Personally I enjoy this one as much for the theme as I do the ride itself and never miss a chance to take multiple rides every … [Read more...]

Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule May 2011

Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available at the Disneyland Website.CurrentMulholland Madness (DCA) closed through 5/24/11 for conversion to Goofy's Fly School. Pizza Oom Mow Mow (DCA) closed through 5/24/11 for conversion to Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta. Burger Invasion (DCA) closed through 5/24/11 for conversion to Paradise Garden Grill. Corn Dog Castle (DCA) closed through … [Read more...]

Best Things I Love About Disney – The Carousel Of Progress


There aren't a lot of attractions left that are truly "old Disney" but the Carousel of Progress (COP) is definitely one of them. Sure, it's not a thriller chiller and the animatronics are definitely dated but it has that one thing that"old Disney" has that is lacking in a lot of the new stuff - CHARM!!I was given the 50th Anniversary Musical History of Disneyland by my wife for Christmas a few years back and I can't tell you how many times I have listened to the audio from the Disneyland … [Read more...]