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. Unlike previously reported, DisneyQuest will not be closing in 2016. Plans for the NBA Experience purportedly fell through, so DisneyQuest is safe until at least 2017 unless something changes. Hopefully

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 Fan Christmas List

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. As a child, it was my favorite time of year because of all of the presents and getting to play in the snow. Ironically, it doesn’t snow much where we live now and presents aren’t that big of a deal. Now, Christmas-time is more about the beautiful