Category Archives: Disneyland blog posts
Posts about Disneyland and California Adventure
“You are not the first to pass this way – but, you will be the last.”
EPCOT’s mini log flume ride The Maelstrom is closing on October 5, 2014, to make way for a Frozen themed attraction. Thus, another educational attraction at EPCOT bites the dust. Read the rest of this entry
NOTE: I don’t recommend watching this trailer.
Escape from Tomorrow is a guerilla made film shot at Walt Disney World and Disneyland initially centering around a father who decides not to inform his family that on the final morning of their vacation, he’s been fired via an early morning call from his boss. I thought the movie was going to be a drama, the director was saying it’s a black comedy and I’ve seen the flick billed as a horror picture… if you’re getting the impression people are mixed up about Escape from Tomorrow, you’re on the right track. Read the rest of this entry
In my lifetime, Disney has been very “be a pirate even though they’re the bad guys” and “sell your soul for a man, little girls!” but in the past, Disney sung songs in my tune.
101 Dalmatians has a super subtle message regarding the fur industry. It’s subtle, right? And it was only 1961, too! Disney was so progressive back then… Now all we get is a rehashing of Hamlet over and over again. Well, probably only the two times, but I’m sure you see my point. Disney isn’t exactly out there tackling income equality, but I suppose they deserve credit for distributing Wall-E.
I betcha didn’t know there was a Tower of Terror movie based off the Disney’s Hollywood Studios/California Adventure attraction of nearly the same name. (That’s The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror for the uninitiated.) The attraction itself takes a simple idea and makes it great, but basing a movie off a Disney Attraction has never worked out as far as I can recall. (I mean artistically, not financially!) The only thing more shocking than the fact that this movie stars Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst (other than it exists, I guess) is my overall impression of the movie. Read the rest of this entry
A long while ago, I ranked the thrill rides at Walt Disney World using a rather broad interpretation of the idea of a thrill ride. This time, I’m tightening up the definition to an attraction has some serious speed and pulls some Gs while at the same time broadening the scope to all of the Disney Parks here in the United States. Enough yammering! Here’s my ranking of the Top 5 Thrill Rides at all Disney Parks. Read the rest of this entry
Upon my first visit to Disneyland and California Adventure just a few months ago, the signs got my attention right away. Here are just a few of my favorites. Read the rest of this entry
The AP (as well as ABC News, but that’s Disney owned, so whatever) has a story out explains that the titular character of The Disney Channel’s Jessie will get engaged over a coming four episode arc. This is, somehow, news… in a world where passenger jets disappear and the conflict over Ukraine flirts with a third world war, this is what we’re going with. And then there’s the picture they posted with the article. Hold on a sec, I need to go put my anit-manipulation suit on.
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The biggest difference between Star Tours at Disneyland and Star Tours at Walt Disney World is where the attraction is located.
You see, if you’re at Disneyland, you’ll need to head over to Tomorrowland (at light speed, I presume), where as if you’re at Walt Disney World, you’ll need to bypass the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and wander over to Star Tours. I should mention that the outside of the ride at DHS is superior – it looks like Endor out there – but that’s about it. Once you get inside, it’s the exact same thing. The waiting areas are identical. The scratched up 3D glasses are identical. (Maybe make these not so crappy and have them look like the podracer goggles, because, you know… you’re Disney.) The ride is identical. Read the rest of this entry
You see that trailer up there? Don’t watch it. It’s both misleading and sorta ruins the movie. But if you did already watch it, that’s OK – you’ll probably forget the trailer once you start watching Saving Mr. Banks because the two are soooooo far removed from each other it hardly matters. This doesn’t mean that the movie is bad (it’s quite good, actually), but what’s presented in the trailer is a lighted hearted comedic bit of entertainment history, but what you get is a ton of hard hitting drama with moments of levity in between. Read the rest of this entry
It’s a Disney World vs Disneyland full on Fantasyland RUMBLE! Today on Disney Parks Versus, we’ll get to the bottom of who has the better Fantasyland!
This s a tough one.
Disneyland has the classics that have fallen by the wayside at Disney World, such as Mr Toad’s Wild Ride and Snow White’s Scary Adventures, and they’ve got the mainstays, like Peter Pan’s Flight, the Tea Cups, the carousel and it’s a small world. They also bring a full Alice in Wonderland ride to the table, which is a fascinating experience in itself. Meanwhile, Disney World is blowing up their Fantasyland with the new Snow White attraction, the Be Our Guest restaurant, not one but TWO Dumbo the Flying Elephant options and… that pointless Rapunzel tower that just kinda sits there and does nothing.
It’s that time again – time for more Disney Parks Versus: the only game on the internet where we make Disneyland and Disney World fight it out for supremacy. This time, it’s a straight up Jungle Cruise battle!
Oh, my believed Jungle Cruise: where puns and general stand up comedy goes to die. There’s nothing better than drifting down an artificial river with a bunch of strangers, starring at animatronic elephants, only to hear your guide remark, "There’s a site you don’t see every day: elephants bathing. I do, though. Everyday. About every twenty minutes." Read the rest of this entry