Lunar New Year celebration smells of cultural appropriation. Disney often spends careful time and planning to avoid just such a travesty, but whoever planned the Lunar New Year celebration must have missed those meetings. According to the Disneyland Resort press … Continue reading Whose New Year is Disneyland Celebrating?
The new Genie+ – incredibly useful AND a waste of money. The idea behind Genie is great! An adaptive program to help maximize your day tailored to your likes and dislikes. But Genie+ is hit or miss. Like the most … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes (ILL)
Disney Shareholder Annual Report confirms new DVC property to open in 2023. The most sought after vacation property in the Disney family isn’t Aulani with its pristine white beaches and beautiful sunsets. It isn’t the grandeur of the Grand Floridian … Continue reading Disney Vacation Club Opening Second West Coast Property
Like going back in time to visit Disneyland with Walt. If you ever wished you could have walked the streets of Disneyland with Walt, you need to get this book. Marcy Carriker Smothers comes out with another wonderful tribute to … Continue reading Walt’s Disneyland – Book Review
One of the most amazing experiences at Disneyland! A holiday tradition since 1958, this retelling of the birth of Jesus with classic hymns and a huge chorus of singers is one of the most beautiful and jaw-dropping experiences in the … Continue reading 5 Tips for Candlelight Procession at Disneyland
A dream come true at 15% capacity… Not that I want to give Disney any ideas, but if they had 15% Mondays or something like that, I would make sure to go and pay the premium to experience it. Having … Continue reading A Day at Disneyland Like No Other
Is Disney Pin Trading on the decline? It is. In the past it had been thriving, but because of so many fakes and scrappers and some unscrupulous pin traders, there are fewer opportunities and even less special events. Systematically, the … Continue reading Places to Trade and Collect in Parks Around the World – Disney Pin Trading 101
What are your favorite Disneyland foodie treats? Since the Disney Parks Blog came up with their own version of Disney Foodie delights, I thought I would share my top 10 favorite foodie treats as well. Many of them overlap with … Continue reading Craig’s Disneyland Foodie Guide for 2019
Could it be hit AND miss? Love the Incredicoaster! Like Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, they took a good ride and made it better. That doesn’t always happen (e.g. Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters). But with this attraction the Imagineers really … Continue reading The NEW Pixar Pier – Hit or Miss?
Why you should work for the mouse at least once. When I started working for the company over thirty years ago (wow!), I had no idea the difference it would make in my life. What started as a really cool … Continue reading Five Things I Miss About Being A Cast Member