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Can Big Thunder Mountain help you pass Kidney Stones? Maybe…

On this week’s THE SCOOP PART II, let’s talk about Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. We’ll talk petting zoos, kidney stones, computers, and more as we give you a quick lesson on the attraction’s history (and a super helpful protip, too).

 

Disney Duel: Smuggler’s Run or Indiana Jones — which Disneyland attraction wins??

The 2nd episode of our DISNEYLAND DUEL series pits Smuggler’s Run against Indiana Jones. It’ll be a real slugfest between Lucasfilm properties, let’s see who comes out on top!

Disney Duel: Splash Mountain v. Incredicoaster

My newest video series, DISNEY DUEL, is where we settle scores between attractions, hotels, foods, and more. I’ll rate two randomly chosen Disney picks and then declare a winner! Then, it’s up to you all to leave comments and let me know if you agree or disagree.

The first episode pits SPLASH MOUNTAIN (Disneyland) against the INCREDICOASTER (California Adventure). Who will prevail… let’s find out?

The amazing D23 News I was hoping would be announced… but wasn’t

As I am sure you all know, Disney’s D23 Expo wrapped up this weekend and we enjoyed lots of cool news. If you’re not up to date on everything that was announced, check out my roundup post here. For this post, however, I’d like to talk about the things that were not announced that I wish had been in relation to the parks, particularly Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

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A roundup of all the best D23 announcements from this past weekend!

If you didn’t follow D23 closely, I thought it may be helpful (now that it is over) to provide some updates to you. The very simple gist of it, at least as far as the US parks are concerned, would be as follows:

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Five (more) cool facts about Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion

I recently gave you Five cool facts about Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion and it was a great success. So, I’ve decided to follow it up with another post that has five more cool facts! Without further ado…

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Five Cool Facts about Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland is a classic attraction that is loved by millions. It’s acquired quite a fan base since it originally opened on August 9th, 1969. Many people don’t know just how rich the Mansion’s history and backstory are, so I thought I’d share five cool facts about it.

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Disneyland Wish List: New Track for Matterhorn

Obviously I love Disney like everyone else who reads this blog. But, like all Disney lovers (well, most Disney lovers) there are still places I’d love to see some improvement. I previously wrote an article on the Five Major Changes I’d love to see in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. I tried to adapt this to the other lands but I realized that I couldn’t think of five things per land that I wanted to changed. But, there was one big thing in Disneyland I am really craving and that is a new track for the Matterhorn!

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A few things you didn’t know were right by Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain

For those of us who have been to Disneyland Resort, no doubt Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is probably one of your favorite rides (unless, for some reason, you don’t like roller coasters or are just plain crazy). I know it’s one of my favorite rides, and the recent refurbishment I thought gave it a fresh new twist at the end (which I loved). But, did you know that Big Thunder shares a few cool things right near by that some people don’t even know about?

UPDATE (1-19-2016): Well, it was fun while it lasted. A lot of this post is outdated now due to Disney’s construction for Star Wars Land. A lot of Big Thunder Ranch has been removed to make room. 

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