London, Paris, and Disneyland Paris [Trip Preview]

At the beginning of this year, I announced that our family would be embarking on a 10-day journey to Europe, recreating a trip that Joanna and I took back in 2018, this time with a bit more travel experience under our belt AND our 20-month-old daughter in tow. Although our trip plans aren’t fleshed outContinue reading “London, Paris, and Disneyland Paris [Trip Preview]”

Disney Trip Planning Advice 2023

If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland this year (2023), this podcast episode is for you, but the advice we offer is not strictly limited to this year alone, as several points we offer can be applied to any Disney vacation. In this podcast episode, we share some advice about what’sContinue reading “Disney Trip Planning Advice 2023”

I’ve Successfully Traveled Over 100K Miles with Flight Anxiety

For those with flight anxiety, few things cause more stress than boarding a plane. I know the feeling because I’ve been personally dealing with flight anxiety since I was young. I’ve always loved to travel, but getting on a plane makes my heart pound, my stomach clench, and my breathing accelerate. Despite these fears, myContinue reading “I’ve Successfully Traveled Over 100K Miles with Flight Anxiety”

Best Attraction Ride Vehicles at Disney

Ride vehicles at Disney Parks are more than just a form of transportation. In every instance they are an integral part of the story. Disney’s Imagineers work to create ride vehicles that fit within the theme of the attraction, efficiently transport guests to keep wait times low, and provide a safe and comfortable journey throughContinue reading “Best Attraction Ride Vehicles at Disney”

Music of the Disney Renaissance

Disney Renaissance films include The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Mulan, and Tarzan. They span a range of just 10 years but include some of the most beloved films of all time. Arguably, the music is perhaps the mostContinue reading “Music of the Disney Renaissance”

Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland)

Pirates of the Caribbean is considered to be the last attraction that Walt Disney personally oversaw from beginning to end. This Disneyland classic opened in March of 1967, just a few months of Walt’s passing, and has been an integral part of the park for over 55 years. Located in New Orleans Square, this iconicContinue reading “Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland)”

Doris Hardoon (Disney Legend, Imagineer)

Doris Hardoon became a Disney Legend in 2022 and was recognized at the D23 Expo that same year. Starting at Walt Disney Imagineering (WED Enterprises at the time), Doris worked on the development of EPCOT alongside folks like Rolly Crump, Marty Sklar, and John Hench. As a designer and stylist, Doris’s first official project wasContinue reading “Doris Hardoon (Disney Legend, Imagineer)”

Rob’t Coltrin (Disney Legend, Imagineer)

Rob’t Coltrin became a Disney Legend in 2020 (inducted at the D23 Expo 2022 ceremony) after spending 30 years at Walt Disney Imagineering. As a show set designer, concept artist, art director, and creative executive, Rob’t became a go-to artist at Walt Disney Imagineering for concept work, storytelling, and ride layouts. Rob’t is famous forContinue reading “Rob’t Coltrin (Disney Legend, Imagineer)”

Best Disney Attractions After Dark (Walt Disney World, Disneyland)

Disney attractions are incredible during the day, but certain Disney rides and shows take on new life after dark. Whether you’re visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we want to share a few of our favorites at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disneyland Park, and Disney California Adventure, plus some bonusContinue reading “Best Disney Attractions After Dark (Walt Disney World, Disneyland)”

Disneyland Paris Vacation Planning

Disneyland Paris offers Disney fans the unique opportunity to visit a familiar destination (Disney) while experiencing French culture and cuisine. With two parks (Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park) plus a half dozen Disney-owned resort hotels, Disney Village, and more, Disneyland Paris Resort offers attractions that are similar to ones you will find atContinue reading “Disneyland Paris Vacation Planning”