The True Magic of the Disney Legacy

The True Magic of the Disney Legacy

On any given day of the week, at any given time of the year you may, if you feel so inclined, witness one of the most inexplicable phenomena that the 21st-century could possibly puzzle you with.  What is this marvelous wonder you may ask?  Well I will tell you – dozens, perhaps hundreds, of little … Continue reading

An Unlikely Disney Gem Perfect for Halloween

An Unlikely Disney Gem Perfect for Halloween

I was musing this week over how much the definition of “spooky” has changed over the past thirty or so years.  When I was a kid Halloween was about ghosts and witches.  It was a holiday that stirred the imagination and one that held a particular mystery for children.  Costumes were seldom elaborate; my mother … Continue reading

Vinylmation You Say?

Vinylmation You Say?

Well my gentle readers, I should begin by saying that this post is going to be one big plate of piping hot crow. Have you ever said something with the greatest conviction and sincerity only to later look like a complete boob because your opinion couldn’t have changed more drastically? Of course you have. We … Continue reading

Epcot in Bloom

Epcot in Bloom

This past Spring my parents visited the annual International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot.  The event was sponsored by HGTV and had the usual stunning floral displays throughout the park.  Even though I was not able to attend this year I thought I would share some of these highlights courtesy of Dear Old Dad (with a few tweaks by yours truly!).

A Port Orleans French Quarter Stroll

A Port Orleans French Quarter Stroll

One of my favorite Disney resorts sits along the Sassagoula River and feels more like a village than a hotel.  The resort, is of course, Port Orleans French Quarter.  The rooms are located in antebellum style buildings reminscent of old New Orleans.  Narrow gaslit streets crisscross the resort and fountains and foliage are plentiful.  Besides … Continue reading

Disney Wildlife

Disney Wildlife

One of the things I love most about Disney World in Orlando is the variety of animals you’ll find there.  The many species you encounter aren’t just part of the show.  Many of them are native species that have found a safe refuge within the sprawling acreage of the Walt Disney World Resort.  

Room for One More

Room for One More

  My love affair with the Haunted Mansion began when I was a little kid.  Our family was no stranger to spooky stories and macabre tastes.  I remember once when I was six or so my father suggesting that Scooby Doo might be the cause of some of my odd dreams at night but it didn’t stop … Continue reading

The Wonderful World of Horticulture

The Wonderful World of Horticulture

One of the things that makes Disney parks so special is their use of plants.  From a business perspective growing and maintaining hundreds of plant species just for the sake of ambience is a costly, and non-revenue generating, endeavor.  But it speaks to Disney’s attention to detail and love of providing an experience like no … Continue reading

Disneyland Paris – A True Gem

Disneyland Paris – A True Gem

  I’ve only visited Disneyland Paris once and it’s hard to believe that it was almost seven years ago this autumn.  Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world.  It is an ancient city that proudly preserves its architectural evolution.  The French feel quite strongly about their history; they practically invented the word … Continue reading