ABD Backstage Magic: Pre-Tour (Part 1)

It was time for us to arrive in California.  As I mentioned in my last post, my mom and I decided to extend the packaged Adventures By Disney tour on both the start and end of our travels. That gave us a full week to soak in the warm California sun.  We used our pre-tour twenty-four hours to get to all of the “must do”s that would not be covered by ABD, and explore Hollywood and Greater Los Angeles. Of course I had more on my list than we could get to, but we did our best.

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Grandmother Willow and Sprig: How Porcupines Became my Forest Friend

Once upon a time in a far away land of Disney’s Animal Kingdom there was desire for entertainment. The designers of the kingdom called upon all their scribes to create three stories that would combine information with imagination.  This is the tale of one of those shows, Pocahontas and Her Forest Friends. Pocahontas and Her Forest Friends told the adventures of Pocahontas, Grandmother Willow, and … Continue reading Grandmother Willow and Sprig: How Porcupines Became my Forest Friend

SoCal today, Carsland Tomorrow

Today marks a momentous occasion in this history of Disney parks. Not only does Carsland premiere, but Disney California Adventure completes a 5 year overhaul of the park’s themeing. It is on one hand an admittance of failure of the late Eisner era and the singularity of thought persisting from the early 90s that all America needed to be cool was sun-soaked Southern California. Yet, … Continue reading SoCal today, Carsland Tomorrow