Storybook Radio

I’m very excited to announce that the first episode of Storybook Radio, a podcast about the story-telling magic of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, hosted by me and produced by the White Dragon Podcast Network, is now live!

We’re still working on getting the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher, but until then, click on the picture!

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Storybook Radio and Free Dining

A few days ago, I teased some big news was on the horizon, and that big news has indeed hit – I will be joining the White Dragon Podcast Network with my very own Walt Disney World show – Storybook Radio. Each episode will consist of a Walt Disney World segment and Universal Studios segment, as well as travel tips and other odds and ends. I’m very excited about this project, and the debut episode will air Wednesday May 13.

All about Free Dining

Long time readers will know that I’m a fan of free dining and have experienced the joys of it twice. There is a lot of conflicting information out there about the pros and cons of Free Dining, so hopefully I can help out a little with that now. Free Dining was announced Monday, so it may be difficult to secure now anyway, but it’s always worth having more information.

The promotion applies to a variety of dates between the end of August and the third week of December. The resort exclusions include Fort Wilderness Campgrounds, Deluxe Villas, All Star Sports, the Art of Animation Little Mermaid suites, and Port Orleans Riverside (but French Quarter is included, which is awesome, because it wasn’t last year!)

I’ve taken advantage of Free Dining each of the last two years. In 2013, we were able to stay at Port Orleans French Quarter, which is a resort I would not hesitate to stay in again. Last year, we stayed at Coronado because both Port Orleans resorts were excluded – it’s too bad, because we really wanted to stay at Riverside and Coronado is not a resort I would be interested in staying in again. Given that guests now have the opportunity to stay in French Quarter – and staying at a moderate resort does provide the best Free Dining value – is pretty great.

A lot of people wonder if Free Dining is worthwhile. Many websites out there have posited that if you are fewer than 3 people (a couple without kids for example) it’s not worth it, but I contend that it is (you also have to be careful, because some bloggers and podcasters out there definitely seem to have an almost militant anti-free-dining bias). There are a number of things to take into consideration. Here are a few:

Is there a hotel discount being offered as well, or perhaps free park tickets? You need to do some math to see if the value of a dining plan, per person, is more of a discount than 20%-30% savings off of a hotel’s rack rates, often offered at the same time for the same dates. The reason that a Dining Plan is definitely a larger discount in terms of actual dollars out of pocket for a family of 3-5 (I believe 5 is the most number of people that can stay in 1 resort room) is because the cost of the hotel room stays the same while the cost of feeding your family goes up as the number of people in your party goes up.

Now, to get free dining, you have to buy an entire Disney package – hotel room and park tickets, and you can’t double-dip promos. That means that if you’re somehow being offered free park tickets, they’re likelier to be the better option than free dining.

At deluxe resorts, you’ll generally save more money with the room discount, though it still depends on how many are in your party. The Standard Disney Dining Plan is worth $60 USD per adult and $19 per child. If you have two adults and two kids, your savings with free dining is $158 per day. At Port Orleans French Quarter (and remember, at these slow times of year the rooms are already cheaper than at busier times), your per-day hotel room savings might be $40-$60 per night. The math is pretty simple on that one! But, on a deluxe room that normally fetches $500 per night, your 30% savings gives you $150 off per night. Now you have to do some thinking! In that scenario, you may be better off taking the room discount and splitting meals.

Do the people in your party have good/diverse appetites? There are a number of amazing restaurants at Walt Disney World, but if you have a picky 10-year old that will only eat hamburgers, you’ll probably be better off with more counter-service meals (you can get the Quick-Service Dining Plan if you stay at a value resort during Free Dining). It’s important to remember that at Walt Disney World, meal portions are typically large. Two people can definitely split most meals, an option that is essentially taken from you if you’re on the Dining Plan. If you have two people in your party and neither of you eat like horses, a Disney Dining Plan may be overkill and you’d be better off with the hotel discount. I eat like a horse, so…

Do you want to try a number of different sit-down restaurants? The reason Free Dining was important for me and my wife was because there were lots of great restaurants in which we wanted to dine, and many of them were in the “expensive” category. The Dining Plan therefore made sense for us, and over the last two trips we’ve had the opportunity to eat at Le Cellier, O’Hana, San Angel Inn, Via Napoli, Boma, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Tokyo Dining, Teppan Edo, Biergarten, Sanaa and more. I don’t think this would have been possible if not for Free Dining, because we would have been a little less cavalier with our spending on meals.

Will you use snacks? Will you use all of your meal credits? There’s no argument that Free Dining is only a good value if you plan to use all of your credits. If you stay for 8 days, and you have 8 snack credits, you can easily get about $40 out of it. Starbucks locations, now in all parks, are a great use of snack credits. Try the awesome Mickey pretzels. Go to Epcot’s World Showcase and go nuts! Seriously, if you don’t use at least one snack credit in World Showcase, you’re missing out. The Kringla Café in Norway is replete with wonderful snacks. Try the shaved ice in Japan. Not using your dining credits is bad too. I’m not sure why this would happen since you have to eat everyday, but if you do end up with a couple left over, grab some breakfast! The Dining Plan gives you two meals per day, and many people eat three times, so the math definitely works to not waste any meal credits.

Don’t Be Afraid of Two-Credit Meals. Look, most of the blogs and podcasts out there will instantly tell you to not waste 2 credits on one meal. A number of restaurants out there require diners to use up 2 credits for one meal – they are called “Signature Dining”. They include Cinderella’s Royal Table, Le Cellier, Jiko, California Grill, Narcoosees, Citricos, Hollywood Brown Derby, Monsieur Paul, Fulton’s Crab House and Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck. However, using up 2 credits at one go just means you’ll have to be creative another day – split a counter-service with your spouse, for example – easy to do. But, the value is still there. Consider this: at Cinderella’s Royal Table, adults shell out $55. However, unlike other meals where the Dining Plan only covers the tax and not the gratuity, your double-credit at CRT also pays an 18% gratuity. That means that you’re basically covered for around $70, plus you get to eat in a Castle and meet Disney princesses. Since most table-service meals come in at around $25-$35 anyway, I’d say it’s a pretty good value – and so are the other double-credit restaurants.

Understand the time of year. Free Dining is offered at specific times of year because they are the slowest times of year at Walt Disney World. I’m a huge proponent of travelling to Disney World during hurricane season (late August through September/mid-October): it’s dead, it’s hot (consistently, none of these 45-degree days you get in November-January) and it’s cheap. Because of the slow time of year, Disney is trying to encourage people to get down to Florida. It means that travelling at this time will afford you more time to do all of the things you want to do – check out all the rides on your list, all the shows, all the parades, all of the nighttime shows. You’ll have time to stroll, time to smell the roses. You won’t be rushed. It’s a beautiful time of year to go – to me, going to Disney World when it’s slow means you can get most things, if not everything, done, AND for cheaper. That’s a slam dunk to me. It means that you’ll have the time to sit down and have that table-service meal you’ve been coveting without worrying about fast-passes or ride queues. It’s worth while!

Well, those are my thoughts on Free Dining. What do you guys think?


Sensing the Five: Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth opened at Epcot (then EPCOT Center) in October 1982, and is sponsored by Siemens. It is a slow omni-mover attraction, themed to be a time machine carrying you throughout the events of human history, from prehistoric man to the modern era, and the progress of communication and human accomplishment throughout the ages. It is composed of a series of scenes of human evolution, made up of detailed sets and animatronics, a wave of sound effects, narration and a musical score playing all the while. The ride is about 15 minutes long, and takes patrons all the way up to the top of the geodesic sphere before turning the omni-mover cars backwards and returning patrons to the exit.



While you can’t reach out of your Spaceship and touch the animatronics, there are opportunities for sense of touch to be tickled aboard Spaceship Earth. During the first scene, you ease past a video of a group of Neanderthal hunters trying to take down a Wooly Mammoth, and a breeze sweeps through, mimicking the wintery scene depicted in the video. At the end, as you descend back to Earth (backwards), your video screen comes to life and you are invited to answer a few questions using the touch-pad, your future soon to be depicted there based on your answers.


A few different smells are piped through this attraction, but none as prevalent as the one you’ll smell during the sacking of Rome – the smell of Rome burning is pretty strong and acrid. You’ll also recognize the scent of incense during the scene depicting Muslim and Jewish scholars, as well as that depicting Christian monks working on duplicating religious texts.


I know that this will be the most underutilized sense while on board a ride at Walt Disney World, but we’ll try anyway. When you’re done at Spaceship Earth, you may want to check out Electric Umbrella – decent as far as counter-service goes, and right around the corner.


The Spaceship Earth theme is absolutely fantastic, and one of my favourite ride themes in all the parks. The music changes based on the era you are visiting, and with the solemnity of the scene itself – the music is more subdued during scenes like the sack of Rome, and more upbeat during the invention of the printing press and the evolution of communication. The scene depicting the advent of the computer is alive with sound – a futuristic cacophony of the whirs and bleeps and bloops of machinery greet us in the most vibrantly lit scene of Spaceship Earth, seconds before we see a young Steve Jobs bent over a personal computer in his garage in California.

We can’t mention “sound” without a nod to the narration, performed by Dame Judi Dench. She’s the only narrator I’ve ever known on this attraction, but she is widely panned by those that remember past narrators like Walter Cronkite and Jeremy Irons with fondness. I like her narration, but could do with a more academic approach – the simplistic and somewhat inaccurate claim that the Phoenicians invented the alphabet (moreso that the narration says the Phoenicians invented the “A-B-Cs”), for example.


Spaceship Earth is a true feast for the eyes. The animatronics are great, and the sets depicting various feats of humanity throughout history are beautifully rendered with striking detail. One of my favourites is Michelangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, as well as the scene showing an Egyptian at the water’s edge, pounding reeds flat into papyrus – paper. There are also the first scenes introducing us to modern communication – the telegraph, for example.


Of course, there is also the visual beauty of the exterior of Spaceship Earth. It is an 18-storey geodesic sphere, greyish-beige in colour, composed of over 11,000 isosceles triangles and supported by 3 giant legs. It took over two years to build, and is a marvel to behold. Whether during the day or at night (and especially at dusk), the structure is a treat to photograph, and is second only to Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom in terms of most enduring theme park icons.

Here’s a POV ride-through video.

One Year Down…

It’s been a year since I launched WDW Storybook, the main purpose of which was for me to nerd out about Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in my own way. A writer with a passion for something that lends itself to storytelling is a dangerous/wonderful thing, and I’ve had a lot of fun bringing you stories and, well, let’s call them “artist’s renditions” about various facets of Disney World as I see them.

I’ve learned a lot since beginning this site a year ago. I’ve learned that fellow Disney geeks can get travel tips anywhere (and from more seasoned visitors than me!). They can get Disney history from Wikipedia. But, I’ve learned that a lot of people really like to see that they aren’t alone in having an obsession that they probably can’t explain easily to incredulous friends and family. That ineffable quality of Disney is paramount to these types of discussions; we can’t explain it, but sure love talking about it, and talking about it coaxes memories to the fore, and that makes us happy. My wife and I are good friends with another couple that have been to Disney World a handful of times over the last four years or so, and the excitement is palpable when you get four people in the same room chatting Disney World experiences and looking through vacation photos. Everyone gets a big smile. It’s fun to talk about.


Take this quote from Lifehack in an article about loving a creative person: “They Will Never Grow Up: Creatives long to see through the eyes of a child and never lose a sense of wonder. For them, life is about mystery, adventure, and growing young. Everything else is simply existing, and not true living.” I think this sentence really perfectly elucidates the feelings that people like us – I may use the term “Disney nerd/geek” a lot today – get when we walk into the Magic Kingdom and see Cinderella’s Castle for the first time, or catch that first glimpse of Spaceship Earth beckoning from Future World. If we could step into the Darling’s nursery from Peter Pan, or have an adventure with Woody and Buzz, we probably would. I’ve enjoyed having a medium over the last year to openly talk about this, and to have people actually read it and agree with it. It’s been very heartwarming.

I’ve also learned a number of things about Walt Disney World itself – actual touring. When you wish to adequately maintain a Disney World website, you read a lot more material on touring and history, and you listen to podcasts and relevant music. You go through your vacation pictures numerous times to almost tattoo the park into your mind. It’s fun to do your own “virtual tour” in your mind whenever you like, whenever you close your eyes – whenever you feel the need to escape.


The biggest thing that I learned, and that I hope to impart to you, is that a vacation can only turn into a bad vacation if you let it. Things will go wrong. You can do everything right, you can plan everything perfectly, but there are variants you will never be able to prepare for. Weather can throw a wrench into things, even if you’ve brought your Crocs and flip flops and ponchos and hoodies. 10,000 other families may decide to pull their kids out of school at the same time as you, turning a “2” crowd level into a “5”. The Canadian dollar may go for a swim in the deep end and never come back, as is happening right now, instantly adding 20-25% to your vacation budget. The key is to remember where you are. It’s to remember that you’re on a vacation and not a business trip. It’s to remember that while you aren’t looking forward to the Mastercard bill you’ll get when you’re back home, your daughter just met her idol at Princess Fairytale Hall. The elation you’ll feel at the little moments are fleeting and temporary and you’ll miss them if you don’t look for them. But, what would you rather remember and focus on – a snafu at the hotel or an overpriced dinner, or that quick view of the Castle just before you plummet into the Briar Patch on Splash Mountain, or that sensation of weightlessness as your feet come off the floor on Soarin’? Think less about being elbow to elbow with fellow guests during Wishes, and more about probably the best fireworks show you’ll ever see.

I think that a big part of the kinship I feel with Disney World comes from the man behind it all – Walt Disney. He was a guy with sometimes impossible dreams, but he even made those possible, through hard work and a determination to allow nothing to avert the materialization of those dreams. Sure, he figured you can’t actually time travel, but it didn’t mean you couldn’t virtually do it – and just like that, places like Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, Frontierland, Spaceship Earth, Liberty Square and Carousel of Progress were born. The inability of regular joes to step onto a space shuttle didn’t stop him from dreaming of rides like Space Mountain. While he may not have lived to see many of his visions come to fruition, his fingerprints were all over them. Even today, we can see that consistent movement back to Walt’s original vision – rides like Carousel of Progress and Enchanted Tiki Room were rebranded to exemplify Walt’s dream, Walt’s ideas, Walt’s creativity. Haunted Mansion is his haunted house, not a cheap carnival walk-through. The Disney company could easily have gone cheap, or gone with easy after Walt died. His brother Roy, the man that helmed the Walt Disney World ship (Magic Kingdom opened 5 years after Walt’s death), was always the money guy. If anyone would have gone onto the cheap side, it would have been him. But, he realized that Walt’s dreams and vision were more important than money. He was right.

One more thing I’d like to say about my experience over the last year, and what is to come – progress was very important to Walt Disney, and it’s important to me. I can’t help it, I’m a creative type – I love to work on new projects. Over the next little while, I’m going to be working on a new layout and look to the site, and I am working on an e-book full of stories as well. I have a very big announcement coming soon as well, one that I’m extremely excited about.


Thank you to all of you for reading and following the site thus far, and I hope you’ll tell your friends! Remember that you can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter, as well as Instagram and Pinterest. I also have a non-Disney website – – where you’ll find a vast array of articles on a variety of topics – work culture, sports, pop culture, creativity and more.

Have a magical – and mouse-ical – day!

The Appeal of Disneyland

My wife and I were literally a few seconds and unabashed unpracticality away from booking a vacation to Disneyland for a few weeks from now. What stayed our hand was only the idea that while a theme-park view at Paradise Pier Hotel for a price of a standard room would have been amazing, a three-day trip doesn’t necessarily allow you to really appreciate that type of room, and it was still too much to spend. We wanted the standard room because it would have been much cheaper, but alas, they were all sold out. We made the right decision in the end, but the feeling still lingers – I want to go to Disneyland. I’ve never been, and I want to go.

Some people may be wondering why it is that I want to go further (about an extra three hours by plane), to a different time zone, to a smaller property, when I clearly love Disney World so much that I dedicated a website to it. There are several factors for me.

For one, there’s the Walt Disney factor. I’m a huge fan of Walt Disney. This was a man with boundless energy and ingenuity. He was filled with creativity and lived in his imagination on a daily basis. He dared not only to dream, but to dream big. I’ve always admired people like Walt Disney, so to see the pinnacle of his dream, to walk where he actually walked, and to experience the attractions that he actually experienced would be a big thrill for me.

Disneyland is full of “original attractions”. While Space Mountain is actually not one of them, I would really like to ride the original version of favourite attractions like Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise and Small World. I understand that there are some differences between the Walt Disney World and Disneyland versions of some of these original attractions, so that would be fun to see.

There are also a bunch of attractions that no longer exist at Disney World or have never existed there. The Matterhorn Bobsleds and the Indiana Jones Adventure aren’t at Disney World (though Dinosaur is apparently a reasonable facsimile); neither is Radiator Springs Racers, widely considered one of the best Disney rides anywhere in the world. The World of Color show looks amazing as well, as does California Screamin’, and I’m sure I’d get a kick out of other rides like Pinocchio’s Daring Journey and Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.

Disneyland also boasts Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, a ride replaced at Disney World with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Snow White’s Scary Adventures is also still in existence at Disneyland, now defunct in Florida.

The hotel experience would be impressive at Disneyland too; step out of either Paradise Pier, the Disneyland Hotel or the Grand Californian and step into one of the two theme parks or Downtown Disney. No long waits for buses or boats. Expensive, but seems worth it. If compared to a Disney World vacation, where a deluxe resort can be just as expensive per night, a Disneyland trip may prove cheaper, given that most experts deem 3-5 days in California to be sufficient while citing 5-10 days as the ideal for Florida.

On the subject of Fastpass, I’m okay with either system, but my wife and I pretty much used the old paper FP system to its utmost efficiency. I’ve also seen the way that the new FP+ system at Walt Disney World has elongated the standby queues on many rides, forcing many non-headliner or fast-load attractions to require FP+ reservations to board with any sense of efficiency – The Great Movie Ride, Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan’s Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean. This may not be an issue at Disneyland.

Of course, being in a Disney park that isn’t Disney World would inevitably lead to some sadness at not being able to have certain experiences. Disneyland doesn’t have Carousel of Progress, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Expedition Everest, Test Track, Great Movie Ride or Kilimanjaro Safaris. It doesn’t have Spaceship Earth or World Showcase or Animal Kingdom. No Le Cellier. It has Sleeping Beauty’s Castle but not Cinderella’s Castle. I would definitely have to come to terms with not being able to do certain things that I am used to doing and enjoy doing.

Overall though, I really like the idea of travelling not only to Disneyland, but to all the other Disney Parks as well. They all have something unique to offer, but I hope Disneyland is my next Disney Parks experience.

Have you been to both resorts? What are your thoughts?

Little Moments

Leading up to my wedding day, I remember one great piece of advice that I was given that I try to pass on to as many of my friends that get married now: the day is a whirlwind. Take a moment to stop, slow it down and let it all sink in. I think this advice can definitely apply to a Disney World vacation as well. Your days there can certainly be a whirlwind, but the memories you’ll take home are absolutely worth mentally cataloguing in as much detail as possible.

Here are a few moments that are some of my favourite that I have absorbed, and that take me back to Walt Disney World in an instant (mentally only, sadly!)

Sunset Boulevard (Hollywood Studios) – I love this moment: walking up Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood Studios, the Hollywood Tower Hotel looming ominously in the background, palm trees standing sentinel around it. Along the way, shops hearkening back to the golden age of cinema line the street before signage for Fantasmic! greets the eye. To the left is the path to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster; to the right, Tower of Terror. It’s one of those moments where I know that no matter which path I take, thrills await, and I get a tingle of excitement that isn’t easily topped.


Expedition Everest – There’s something uniquely inspiring about many of the moments leading up to and then aboard this roller coaster. Walking up to the Tibetan village-motif, and then through the winding queue where artifacts of Himalayan life are on display gets you into the right mood. For me, two of the best moments follow right after emerging from the queue; that first moment when you go out onto the platform where the coaster train arrives – you’ll encounter fresh air and the screams of the initiated. After boarding, your train rounds its first corner, and this is a cool moment too; the anticipation is building, and it’s one of the last moments of calm you’ll get before beginning your adventure. Two more moments are awe-inspiring too – the second climb into the top of Everest, where you can see landmarks like Tower of Terror off in the distance. Finally, there’s that moment at the end of the track, where you are staring off into the distance, wondering what could possibly come next.


Dumbo at Night – It’s such a great moment to sit in your own little Dumbo, staring off into the night sky; it’ll make you really appreciate where you are, who you’re with, and what you are doing with your vacation time!

Carousel of Progress – Probably the best part of this show is that it makes you feel like you’re a part of the family on stage, despite the fact that Rover and Father are audio-animatronics. It’s worthwhile to look around the stage and see all the little details; the rotating partitions, the numerous Hidden Mickeys, the various appliances.

World Showcase Lagoon – It’s a great place to stand and take it all in. You can see all of World Showcase from there, you can hear the whoosh of Test Track, and you get a beautiful visual of Spaceship Earth behind you. It’s often an empty spot as well, meaning lots of photo ops (and the store there is replete with Duffy!)


Cinderella Castle – Is there a better moment than when you first enter Magic Kingdom and see the Castle off in the distance? What about when you get around the Partners Statue and then walk through the Castle? To see the outside of the Castle up close, to see the water around its feet, to see the sun glinting off the spires and parapets – it’s what Disney World is all about.


Haunted Mansion – if there is one place on property for countless Easter eggs, this is it. I love to slow it down; fixate on one thing per scene and really study it – the ballroom scene or the cemetery, for example. All of the detail that went into that attraction is something to behold, including the exterior of the mansion itself – the crow, the black wreath, the carefully unsculpted lawn – it’s all worth spending a moment (or several) on.

Pirates of the Caribbean – my favourite part of this ride is just after the drop near the beginning. You emerge slowly into a deceptively calm scene – the sky above you is a beautiful shade of dark-blue, stars aglow. Soon, you begin your journey between two warring ships, cannonballs splashing beside you. It’s a great moment.

Soarin’ – When your feet lift off the ground and that music begins, it’s pure bliss.

Take in every moment. They truly make a vacation great, and will give you memories for years to come. Photos are amazing of course, but nothing beats being able to close your eyes and seeing everything all over again!

What if Disney Bought Universal? (Saturday Morning Ridiculousness)

You may think it mad, but I live near a city where two media-rivals – Rogers and Bell – co-purchased Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the company that owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and the Air Canada Centre. Crazy things can happen in the world of business, so let’s take a look into bizarro-world and see what would happen if Disney bought Universal Studios!

Harry Potter Cross-Promotion: It would certainly be funny to see Fozzy Bear navigating Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a Slytherin, his prefects being Statler and Waldorf, harassing him anytime he was trying to transmute a feather into a cup of tea. The Battle of Hogwarts may also have ended sooner if Phineas and Ferb were on the case. Headmaster Sorcerer Mickey would also have played a key role in keeping Voldemort, with Maleficent in tow, from taking over the school.

Men In Black: These guys would need to be shoe-horned in somewhere, seeing as their “Alien Attack” ride at Universal is lots of fun. Maybe the last scene of Small World gets replaced with a scene where all the kids, now dressed in white, are standing hand in hand with aliens and singing the titular song in various alien languages. At the end, you’ll get zapped with the neurolizer and won’t end up singing the song over and over and over again for the rest of your trip.

Combining Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with Revenge of the Mummy: It would be easy to do; just run the coaster backwards while the mine is engulfed in flames and a mummified Dopey emerges from a mine cart.

Other Exciting Fusions:

  • Add “Jaws” to the Great Movie Ride
  • Have King Kong climb Spaceship Earth
  • Replace all the animals on Kilimanjaro Safari with E.T.s brethren; this will also enable Animal Kingdom to give you cup lids and plastic straws
  • Swap out Disco Yeti on Expedition Everest with a Disco Hulk
  • Add Despicable Me minions to most rides featuring a villain, since they always follow history’s great villains – they can tag along with Captain Hook, Zerg, Captain Barbossa and Br’er Fox.
  • No day at the Magic Kingdom would be complete without the newest scene in Carousel of Progress: it’s the future, and Skynet has taken over. Only John Connor and the Terminator can help John, Sarah, Patricia, James, Rover and Uncle Orville.

Well, that’s enough ridiculousness for one Saturday morning. Join me tomorrow while I explore some integral “moments” on the Disney property!