Tag: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Walking Photo Tour of Magic Kingdom’s Tom Sawyer Island

Walking Photo Tour of Magic Kingdom’s Tom Sawyer Island

| July 20, 2011 | 5 Replies

In all our visits to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, one attraction we had yet to experience was Tom Sawyer Island.  We weren’t avoiding it, but as it’s only open until dusk – we just had not worked it into our itinerary.  Checking out the DIS, Tom Sawyer Island definitely gets mixed reviews – rating 6 [...]

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Magic Kingdom and Disneyland in One Day!

Magic Kingdom and Disneyland in One Day!

| February 4, 2011 | 6 Replies

I have heard a legend about people riding Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Expedition Everest, and Test Track in Walt Disney World and then riding Space Mountain and Tower of Terror in Disneyland on the same day! The planning that went into that had to be intense and amazing. This story was inspiring too. Why [...]

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Reindeer in Training at Disneyland’s Big Thunder Ranch

Reindeer in Training at Disneyland’s Big Thunder Ranch

| December 25, 2010 | 3 Replies

One of Disneyland’s coolest holiday experiences, for kids of any age, is offered at Big Thunder Ranch.  During the holidays, the folks looking for a meet-up with Mr. Claus himself often discover it, but not many others.  This is a historic area of Disneyland-Past – home to the Mine Train through Nature’s Wonderland, but for [...]

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Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter: The Importance of Being Twelve

Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter: The Importance of Being Twelve

| July 3, 2010 | 10 Replies

Tony Baxter, the Senior Vice President of Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering and the Creative Executive for Disneyland, recently gave the keynote address at the Creative Problem Solving Institute titled “Designing for Disney: Patterns that Embolden Successful Innovation.”  A fitting subject for someone who received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Themed Entertainment Association in [...]

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