Hey everyone, sorry for not posting more updates, but I’ve been busy moving from the USA to Portugal. (It’s tougher than it sounds, especially when you’re living out of two suitcases for 6 months!) Anyway, I have something new for you today!
I recently attended the grand re-opening of Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris (after it was closed for 16 months). My friend Kristen Pfeifer interviewed me about it for the latest episode of the excellent Disneyland podcast, Mousetalgia! Click the link below to have a listen!
My last stop in Europe! Time is running out, as I have only 30 minutes to get from one park to the next, ride on a rat, and race through security to catch my next flight! Will I make it with my sanity intact? Also a quick history of the theme park Disney didn’t want to build, but was legally required to. Plus, a not-so-random appearance by Paul Pressler.
I know, I know, I’ve been away waaaaaay too long. Sorry, life has a habit of getting in the way. But, I finally leave the Unites States and visit the first of the non-American parks on my journey around the world! In this episode, I reveal how Disneyland Paris was almost located in Spain, how the castle was almost a futuristic sci-fi tower, the secret meaning of the initials “D.M.”, and how NOT to get a free cup of coffee when you only have five minutes to spare. Plus, random Game of Thrones reference!
My final stop in Florida! Time is running short, and some of my best-laid plans are thwarted by flight delays, long roads, ill-timed parades, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. I have one of the biggest scares of my trip when I lose my iPad, and a United Captain comes to my rescue! Plus, unexpected appearance by Anheuser-Busch.
This episode takes me on a VERY long drive around Animal Kingdom, past under-construction Pandora, past the never-constructed Beastly Kingdom, and into an encounter with the fearsome Disco Yeti (who is not a very good dancer).
Continuing my recap of my round-the-world Disney adventure, I stop in at Disney MGM, er, Hollywood Studios, where Disney gets accused of “blackmail tactics” and I waste time with my hands in mucky Florida water, before my screen test goes up in flames.
Continuing my recap of my around-the-world Disney adventure, I land in Florida and head over to Epcot where I get sidelined by Baymax before taking a ride on a grand and miraculous spaceship (with some horrible acting).
I recently received two boxes in the mail from Disney, both loaded with fun historical goodies! This is my first-ever “un-boxing” video, and of course, SPOILERS ABOUND! Plus, bonus appearance by a petrified tree.
Part 2 of my 11-ish-part series, going park-by-park through my trip around the world. At Disney(‘s) California Adventure, I explore the many twists and turns in the history of Car(s) Land and Tow Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree.
The first of a new series of videos where I dive into some of the history and trivia about the parks and attractions I visited on my trip around the world.
At Disneyland, I explain why the Matterhorn is like a block of Swiss cheese, and how Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride became more unique. Plus, historical appearances by the king of Belgium and the empress of Iran.