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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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Five major changes I’d love to see at Disneyland Resort’s Tomorrowland

The addition of Cards Land has definitely helped invigorate California Adventure in the way that I think Disney originally hoped it would be. Anytime California Adventure gets better, Disneyland Resort as a whole gets better, too, but I think it’s time Disneyland itself enjoyed a few major overhauls. For this particular article I am going to focus only on the things I think could really use some attention in Tomorrowland. So without further ado, these are the five major changes I’d love to see at Disneyland Resorts’ Tomorrowland:

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Quick Review of Refurbished Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland

I recently go to head to Disneyland for a day with my lovely girlfriend, Leslie. We were there in May 2013 and were pretty bummed that Thunder Mountain was closed for a (long) refurbishment, so we were pretty stoked when we returned in May 2014 and it had reopened.

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