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Must Do Monday: Play Area Near Splash Mountain

This is a hidden gem, especially for families with different aged children.  Located to the right of SplashMountain, this shaded area has a small slide and tunnels for toddlers to entertain themselves while their siblings and / or parents enjoy the mountains. To book a Disney vacation, contact me at  


Annette remembered at Disneyland

Annette Funicello – who passed away today at 70 – was discovered by Walt Disney himself during an amateur performance at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank. She was 13 years old at the time, and the two went on to have a lengthy relationship. The Disney Parks Blog has put together a series of photos […]


A net full of jello

And now it’s time to say goodbye… She may be gone, but Annette Funicello will always be part of Disney’s Hollywood Studios (barring any dramatic refurbs, I guess.) I was reminded of the reference when I read of her sad passing today. There are dozens of puns and jokes throughout the preshow at the Muppet […]


Video preview – Pirates of the Caribbean: Treasures of the Seven Seas

If you like Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s’s got something coming this summer that’ll get you zip-a-dee-doo-dahing all the way to Adventureland. Pirates of the Caribbean: Treasures of the Seven Seas is the newest interactive game that’ll have guests adventuring around the park, solving riddles and defeating villains. From the Disney Parks Blog: “In […]

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Family Time Friday: Winter Summerland Miniature Golf

Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf is an interactive miniature golf experience that is fun for the whole family. The whimsical courses feature two wacky 18-hole adventures. The Winter Course features an ice castle and a trip to the North Hole. In the Summer Course, experience fun in the sun with a visit to Santa on […]

Walking to their doom.

Two park shows shutting down this weekend

If you want to see “Disney Channel Rocks” or “Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun,” you better get yourself over to the Studios this weekend. The two shows are going to Disney Heaven – where Four 4 a Dollar, Tapestry of Nations, at least two iterations of Journey into Imagination and the Hunchback of Notre Dame […]


Thrill Ride Thursday: Matterhorn Bobsleds

Scale the snowy summit in your racing toboggan and then speed, screaming down the slopes, to a sensational splashdown. Get ready for a barreling breathtaking blast to the bottom as you plummet into an Alpine pond.  The Abominable Snowman has been particularly hungry lately…so watch out!  Located in Disneyland’s Fantasyland, it does have a height […]

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