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Which Park Should You Visit

Top Ten Overrated Disney Experiences

With four theme parks to choose from maybe Walt Disney World has too many options. Each park is certainly worth visiting but if you have limited time Which Park Should You Visit?

This short quiz is NOT the way to decide where you will spend your vacation time and dollars but it might give you a better idea. And Grumpy hopes you have fun taking it! Be sure to share your results.

Walt Disney Quotes

Walt Disney did not just leave us wonderful movies and theme parks. He left a lot of wisdom behind for us. Grumpy has collected some of that wisdom to share with you. I hope you enjoy these Walt Disney Quotes.

Top Ten Disney World Shows

Top Ten Disney World Shows

Disney World is not an amusement park. It is a theme park. Amusement parks have rides. Theme parks have rides but they also have stories to tell. Disney tells a story with every ride but they also use a lot of shows. This is Grumpy’s list of the Top Ten Disney World Shows. Continue reading Top Ten Disney World Shows

Disney Avatarland Hit or Miss

Disney Avatarland Hit or Miss

On September 17, 2011 Disney announced that a deal had been reached with James Cameron, Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox to bring an Avatar themed land to Walt Disney World. The immediate reaction from fans was mixed at best. Few loved the idea. Many hated it. Some adopted a wait and see attitude. What do you think? Will Avatarland be a hit or miss? Continue reading Disney Avatarland Hit or Miss

Paper Fastpasses Returning?

Paper Fastpasses Returning?

Disney knows the worst part of visiting a theme park is waiting in line for rides. Guests waiting in line for hours for a two to three minute ride are not happy (or spending money on food and souvenirs.) So Disney introduced the Fastpass system in 1999 to get people out of line (and back to spending money?) In 2014 Disney eliminated the paper Fastpasses (seen below) and replaced them with a RFID system. But are the old paper Fastpasses returning?

Paper Fastpasses Returning
The old paper Fastpass at Walt Disney World
History of Fastpasses

Fastpasses were introduced in late 1999. They were and continue to Continue reading Paper Fastpasses Returning?

Disney Planning Seven Dwarfs Style

Disney Planning Seven Dwarfs Style

After careful research (meaning I just completely made it all up) I have come to the scientific conclusion there are seven stages of Disney planning.  Each stage can be characterized by one of the seven dwarfs from Disney’s classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. For that reason I call my approach the Disney Planning Seven Dwarfs Style.

Do your own research (read the post) and see if you do not agree. Let me know in the comments. Continue reading Disney Planning Seven Dwarfs Style

Talking Mickey Mouse

Talking Mickey Mouse?

Did you know there is a talking Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World? Of course you do. He’s in lots of the shows. Unfortunately if you get in line to meet him he suddenly clams up and does not say a word. Or he did. If you know the right place to go you will find Mickey has found his voice and will talk!

Face Characters Vs. Fur Characters

Meeting characters is part of the Disney World experience. In fact it is a very popular part of the visit to Disney World for children and even some adults.  The performers who bring the magic Continue reading Talking Mickey Mouse

Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios?

Ever since the announcement that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 people have been asking, guessing and dreaming  about Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios. Rumors have ranged from there will be a new Star Wars attraction to there will be an entirely new theme parks. The most accepted rumor has been that it will be more than a single attraction and less than a a new park.  That means a new land similar to Carsland at Disney’s California Adventure. Continue reading Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios

Cinderella Castle Gallery

Cinderella Castle Gallery

There is just something about Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.  There are no fancy rides or shows. There is salon and and a restaurant but most people do not take advantage of those. Still everyone is drawn to the Castle…just to see it.

Well I cannot take you to the Magic Kingdom but I can share some great photos of Cinderella’s Castle. These great shots were taken by the Disney Photo Snapper. Be sure to stop by his Facebook page and see some more great shots.

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