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Disneyland vs. Magic Kingdom: Main Street USA


I grew up going to the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Like Walt himself, I love the feeling of nostalgia. I feel it going to Walt Disney World, but in one land more than any other, I feel it in Main Street U.S.A. This past Summer I traveled to the park that started it all, Disneyland. […]


Disneyland vs. Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland


Of all the lands, Fantasyland is probably the land that is the most quintessentially Disney. It was created to showcase the Disney movies and consists mainly of classic dark rides. For me, dark rides are what make Disney — Disney. Amusement parks have thrill rides, but theme parks are much different. It is the theming that […]


Disneyland vs The Magic Kingdom: Tomorrowland


Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom is my favorite land. We always start the trip off in Tomorrowland; it is full of promise and optimism for the future. Tomorrowland is one of those special places in Walt Disney World that makes you believe that truly anything is possible. I believe the land truly encompasses Walt’s optimistic […]


Highlights of the 2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party


  Hocus Pocus Villian Spelltacular The Sanderson Sisters are back! That’s right the extremely popular performance is yet again one of the highlights of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The Hocus Pocus Villian Spelltacular has performances at 8:15 PM, 10:45 PM, and 12:00 AM. Due to the show’s popularity, the HUB of the Magic Kingdom was […]


Disneyland vs. The Magic Kingdom: Adventureland


Adventureland Walk into Adventureland from the hub and you slowly start to hear the Main Street U.S.A. music drift away and the Adventureland music loop get louder. The foliage starts to change, as if you are in a distant jungle. Look down at your feet and you realize even the ground has changed and the walkway […]


4 Reasons to Enjoy the Carthay Circle Lounge


There’s nothing quite like being in the Disneyland park or Disney California Adventure under the intense crushing heat of a summer afternoon. Sometimes you just want a break from the crowds or heat and need a respite. Or sometimes, you just want to enjoy an afternoon cocktail. When I’m in Disney California Adventure there’s no […]


Disneyland vs. The Magic Kingdom: Frontierland/Critter Country


Step out of Adventureland and into the Wild West. A picturesque land along the Rivers of America with ships passing by and an idealized Western town on your other side. The land itself was inspired by the cowboy films that were so popular when Disneyland was built. In fact, the Western theme was even meant […]


Disneyland vs. The Magic Kingdom: New Orleans Square/Liberty Square


Of all the lands in Disneyland and Magic Kingdom, the ones that are the least similar to their respective counterparts are New Orleans and Liberty Square. The reason that they are so different is that they are pretty much different lands. Liberty Square has to do with Colonial America, while New Orleans Square obviously has […]


A Review of the Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge in Epcot


As a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) member who lives out of state, I am always eager to take advantage of any DVC “perks” that I can experience during my trips.  However, it often seems that events take place during times my family is not visiting, like holiday “Merry Mixers” or special hours at the parks.  So, when […]


A Nerd’s First Impressions of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Editors Note:  This article contains spoilers!   I am not the biggest Star Wars fan on the planet. That honor probably belongs to a sixty-five year-old Norwegian woman who spent the last thirteen years getting plastic surgery to look exactly like Wedge Antilles in time for her grandson’s Hoth-themed bar mitzvah. I can only guess. […]