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Splash Mountain retheme: CONFIRMED!

It’s official – Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of Splash Mountain will be rethemed to The Princess and the Frog. Personally, I think this is a GREAT idea, and I am glad Disney did it. Why do I feel that way? Here’s more…

What are the best things to do on Main Street USA in Disneyland?

What are the best things to do on Main Street USA in Disneyland? Where do you find the best food on Main Street? How can I incorporate Main Street into my Disneyland planning? How can I make sure I don’t miss anything on Main Street?

These are all great questions, and the truth is most people don’t know how to answer them. In fact, many people treat Main Street USA at Disneyland like an entrance and exit, without knowing about all the great things that you can do right there as soon as you enter Disneyland.

In this video, we’ll cover:

  • Main Street USA’s best restaurants, attractions, and shops.
  • Special ‘protips’ on how you can do Main Street USA like a total pro.
  • Where to find first aid or help with your babies if you need it on Main Street USA.
  • Some fun Main Street USA history that you can impress your friends with.

Check it out now:

If you could only ride the Matterhorn or Radiator Springs Racers, which would you pick?

How do you pick what Disneyland rides to do? How do Disneyland rides compare? If you only had time for one more, how do you pick? In this edition of Disney Duel, we help you pick between the Matterhorn in Disneyland and Radiator Springs Racers in California Adventure!

For every Disneyland Ride Duel, I use my (not) patented DISNEY DORK TOM RIDE SCORE formula, where I compare each ride across a number of key areas including: LOCATION, QUEUE, AVERAGE WAIT TIME, AMBIANCE, EXCITEMENT, ENJOYMENT, and NOSTALGIA. Each ride ends up with a DDT RIDE SCORE ouf of 50 points and we see who the winner is.

How to do Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland like a PRO!

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is on everyone’s to-do list when they visit Disneyland. So, how do you get in a few rides like a pro? In this video, I’ll give you a few tips and tricks to optimizing your Big Thunder Mountain Railroad experience!

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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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