Reviews Archive

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 10 or so years, I’ve gradually accrued a substantial collection of Disney Parks books. Currently,

Pete’s Dragon: Finally, A Remake Worth Making

No studio would touch the idea of an animated “reboot” of Citizen Kane. It’s a laughably bad idea for a number of reasons, the primary being the legacy of the source material. You’ve probably already dismissed the idea out of hand, as a stupid joke that typifies this blog’s poor attempts at humor. However, this is essentially

Star Wars Awakens at Disneyland Tips

Star Wars Awakens is a Star Wars special event at Disneyland and Walt Disney World to hype up Star Wars, including Rogue One and The Force Awakens as a stop-gap until Star Wars Land is completed. This post features tips, my thoughts on the new offerings based on my experiences of the event at Disneyland. Note that this covers

Finding Dory Review

Finding Dory is Pixar’s latest film, a sequel that many of us (myself included) questioned as unnecessary when it was originally announced. This spoiler-free review takes a look at whether Finding Dory lives up to the high bar set by Finding Nemo or if it’s a blatant cash grab that simply swaps title characters. While there’s no formulaic “recipe” to

Zootopia Blu-ray Review

If you’re reading this blog, I’m guessing you saw Zootopia in theaters. If you didn’t, you absolutely should see it as soon as possible. Rather than reviewing this critically-acclaimed film (because I’ve already answered the operative question of whether I think it’s worth seeing), I’ll instead focus on whether the Blu-ray is worth owning, and how Zootopia stacks up to other

Captain America: Civil War Review

This review takes a spoiler-free look at Captain America: Civil War, the latest film in what seems like a never-ending stream of super hero films. While this “never-ending” comment could be construed as a jab, when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney and Marvel have done an excellent job structuring the MCU, creating action-packed films

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters Review

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters is the newest attraction in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure, opening on March 7, 2016 after replacing Luigi’s Flying Tires. This review features photos, our thoughts after riding the attraction, and general tips and assorted tidbits about the attraction, its trackless ride system, and likely popularity at Disneyland Resort. First, I

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