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132. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser In-Depth Review (Part 1)

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is an immersive 2-night adventure that opened at Walt Disney World in March 2022. Disney calls Galactic Starcruiser the most immersive Star Wars story ever created, and it’s an accurate statement. This overnight experience combines elements of a cruise, a theme park, and an interactive stage show. Guests who board theContinue reading “132. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser In-Depth Review (Part 1)”

131. The Living Seas (The Seas with Nemo and Friends)

The Seas with Nemo and Friends opened at Epcot in 1986 as the Living Seas Pavilion. The original version of this Walt Disney World attraction took guests to the depths of the ocean via hydrolators to an underwater research facility known as SeaBase Alpha. Up until 2005, the pavilion featured the world’s largest saltwater tank,Continue reading “131. The Living Seas (The Seas with Nemo and Friends)”

130. Disney Travel Advice: Disney Genie+, Traveling on a Budget, Where to Stay

In hosting Imagineer Podcast, I receive many questions about how to best plan for and make the most of a Disney vacation, whether it’s a trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or any other Disney destination. To further complicate the planning, Disney has created many new systems, procedures, and options in recent years. Despite theseContinue reading “130. Disney Travel Advice: Disney Genie+, Traveling on a Budget, Where to Stay”

Tower of Terror Fun Facts

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has been a fan favorite at Walt Disney World since it opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios) in 1994. Most Disney fans and historians would agree it’s one of the best theme park attractions created by Walt Disney Imagineering. Much of its success is thanks to theContinue reading “Tower of Terror Fun Facts”

Evaluating Changes at Disney

There’s a quote by Walt Disney that’s well-known with Disney fans and historians: “In this volatile business of ours, we can ill afford to rest on our laurels, even to pause in retrospect. Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.” Walt was famous for “plussing”Continue reading “Evaluating Changes at Disney”

Expedition Everest Backstory

Perhaps what distinguishes Disney attractions most is Disney’s commitment to story. Every detail at the Disney Parks and Resorts, even the smallest of food carts, plays a role in conveying a story in a physical setting. One of the attractions at Disney that demonstrates this principle best is Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden MountainContinue reading “Expedition Everest Backstory”

10 Best Smells at Walt Disney World

The Disney experience is executed so perfectly that it extends well beyond what we see and hear to what we taste, feel, and yes, even smell. Guests who have visited Walt Disney World even once can recall a particular smell from their trip, whether from a resort lobby, hotel room, monorail, bus, attraction, restaurant, orContinue reading “10 Best Smells at Walt Disney World”

MAKE YOUR OWN MICKEY WAFFLES FROM HOME

Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida or the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California provides endless magic for families in the form of Disney Park attractions, resort experiences and activities, and of course food. Dining at Disney is often one of my favorite parts of a Disney vacation, and one of the itemsContinue reading “MAKE YOUR OWN MICKEY WAFFLES FROM HOME”