The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are sharing some of the fun you can find at Disney during the holidays. In 1986, Jennings Osborne’s daughter, Breezy, asked her father if they could decorate the family’s Little Rock, Arkansas home with lights for Christmas. Jennings’ first Christmas light display featured about 1,000 sparkling […]

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Exploring The Unknown: Expedition Everest - Frontierland Station

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing little known facts about some of our favorite Disney attractions. Since opening in 2006, Expedition Everest has been thrilling guests of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This massive attraction takes guests on an exciting runaway train excursion and even brings them to a close encounter with […]

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A Muppet Land At Disney's Hollywood Studios?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Visitors to Disney’s Hollywood Studios have been entertained by Kermit, Fozzie,  Ms. Piggy, and friends at Muppet*Vision 3D since May of 1991, just two years after the park’s opening. This beloved attraction is filled with the typical Muppet brand of chaos, punny jokes, and cheap 3D tricks. While this attraction […]

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Walt Disney World vs. Disneyland: The Castles

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are comparing Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Both Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland and Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World are a magical sight to see. For many park guests, this sight alone lets them know they have finally returned “home” to the Magic Kingdom. For […]

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60 Reasons We Love Disneyland

Sixty years ago today, the Happiest Place On Earth opened its gates to the public for the very first time. Despite a few setbacks on opening day, Disneyland quickly became a magical destination for the young and young at heart. The park has gone through quite a few changes over the years. We’ve seen some […]

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Disneyland 1967: A Year of Pirates & New Lands

The beginning of 1967 marked the beginning of the first year in Disney history without Walt. Though he was no longer there to lead the company, Walt’s dreams lived on. At Disneyland, 1967 saw the unveiling of an attraction which has gone on to become a Disney classic, as well as, the addition of one new land […]

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Disneyland's Midget Autopia

Recently, my mom found her old View-Master along with some View-Master reels. Like a couple of big kids, we both proceeded to take a look at the reels. It reminded me of ordering dessert at the 50’s Prime Time Café, except we didn’t have any reels showcasing delicious desserts. I was thrilled to find a […]

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Disneyland's Most Unusual Store

When Disneyland opened in 1955, many of the stores on Main Street, U.S.A. were leased to outside companies to help fund the park. Last week, I shared about the Tobacconist store on Main Street; if that wasn’t unusual enough for you, the store we’re discussing today, definitely will be. Located in what is now part of […]

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A Tobacco Shop At Disneyland?

When Disneyland opened in 1955, many of the stores on Main Street, U.S.A. were quite different than we know them today. Honestly, you would probably be a bit shocked by a couple of them, but more on that next week. Given Disney’s 2007 decision to ban smoking in their films and even digitally remove smoking […]

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Fastpass To History: Building Disneyland - Walt Disney shows Disneyland plans to Orange County officials, Dec. 1954

Walt Disney had dreamed of a place like Disneyland for years before it became a reality. In the 1930s, after visiting various parks with his daughters, Walt envisioned a place where both parents and children alike could have fun together. The park would be a magical place for families to enjoy. Walt initially planned on constructing […]

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