Tag: Splash Mountain

Refurb Time at the Disneyland Resort

Refurb Time at the Disneyland Resort

| December 14, 2012 | Reply

You’ve heard of Halloween Time and Holiday Time, but starting January 7th, the Disneyland Resort begins a different kind of celebratation…Refurb Time! All kidding aside, this is the time of the year right after the holidays, when the Disneyland Resort schedules some down-time for some of its most popular shows and attractions.   Some are only [...]

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Orlando and Southern California Theme Park Results in the 2012 Golden Ticket Awards

Orlando and Southern California Theme Park Results in the 2012 Golden Ticket Awards

| September 10, 2012 | 3 Replies

It’s the top award for theme park and amusement parks worldwide.  Each year, ‘Amusement Today’ magazine hands out its Golden Ticket Awards for the best of the best in several amusement park categories.  On September 7th & 8th, several amusement and theme park officials and fans gathered at the Dollywood Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN [...]

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Visiting Disneyland in just one day

Visiting Disneyland in just one day

| March 18, 2012 | 4 Replies

On a recent episode of the DIS Unplugged Disneyland edition our team discussed how to tour the Disneyland Resort if you had just one day to visit – either as an experienced Walt Disney World visitor or if you were making your first visit to Disneyland.  What would you do?  How would you spend your [...]

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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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Happy Birthday Splash Mountain: A History

Happy Birthday Splash Mountain: A History

| August 3, 2009 | 4 Replies

During my last trip to Walt Disney World, I had lunch with Disney Historian Mark Matheis from the Disney Institute.  It was Friday, July 17th – a pretty momentous day in the history of the Disney Parks.  On July 17, 1955, Ronald Reagan hosted the live telecast on ABC of Disneyland’s opening in Anaheim, CA.  [...]

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