Reviews Archive

The Good Dinosaur Review

This blog is unabashedly pro dinosaur. In my T-Rex Cafe Review, I shared the semi-autobiographical story of how “Lom” became obsessed with dinosaurs at a young age. In my Gertie the Dinosaur post, I ranked my 5 favorite things on earth as follows: 1) dinosaurs, 2) ALF, 3) America, 4) ice cream, and 5) beef

Season of the Force Review

Season of the Force is a Star Wars special event at Disneyland and Walt Disney World to hype up The Force Awakens and also as a stop-gap until Star Wars Land is completed. This post features my thoughts on the new offerings based on my experiences on opening day of the event at Disneyland; Season of the

Top 10 Art of Disney Books

To coincide with major film releases, Disney, Pixar, and Marvel release “Art of” books showcasing some of the concept art, backgrounds, and artistic inspiration that gave life to their films. This post reviews my 10 favorite Art of books. I’ll admit it: I am a sucker for these books, as they showcase things that flash

Is DisneyQuest Worth It?

DisneyQuest is an indoor interactive theme park at Walt Disney World. This post takes a look at it to help you determine if it’s worth your time and money. DisneyQuest will be closing in sometime 2016 to make way for the NBA Experience, but I just spent a half-day there for research purposes before this announcement

Inside Out Review

This spoiler-free review of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out might as well be subtitled, “How Pixar Got Its Groove Back.” That, of course, assumes that Pixar lost its groove in the first place. To this extent, a brief summary of Pixar’s recent history is probably in order. From the time it released Toy Story until a decade

My Disney Theme Park Library

There are many Disney Parks books that focus on Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Walt Disney Imagineering. This post reviews some of the books in my Disney Parks library, and provides links for finding inexpensive copies of the books. Over the last 5 years, I’ve gradually accrued a substantial collection of Disney Parks books. Currently, an

Disney Infinity Review

Disney Infinity is a free roaming, toy-based video game that allows players to explore the Disney universe with their favorite characters. This review of Disney Infinity covers the Starter Pack, which is available for the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U. The starter pack costs $75, with additional character toys, power discs,