Reviews Archive

Dreaming Up Parade Review & Tips

Dreaming Up is the new daytime parade at Tokyo Disneyland for the park’s 35th Anniversary “Happiest Celebration,” which occurs from now until March 2019. We anticipate the parade continuing its run following that, likely until April 2023. In this post, we’ll review Dreaming Up, share some photos, and offer viewing tips. The big question for

Rivers of Light Review

Rivers of Light is the “new” nighttime spectacular at Animal Kingdom, offering entertainment for Walt Disney World guests staying a full day in the park thanks to Pandora – World of Avatar. In this Rivers of Light review, I’ll share photos from the show, thoughts about it, how it fits into an Animal Kingdom itinerary,

Epcot Festival of the Arts Review

With only one weekend left in its schedule for the year, a review of Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts is a bit late to be of any value for most of you for 2017. However, given my strong feelings about it and since it’s likely going to be a recurring event, I think it’s

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review

I was probably one of the last 7 Disney fans on earth to see the new live-action Beauty and the Beast film, and now that it’s out of theaters and the Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray has been out for a few weeks, it seems the “perfect” time to review it. Hey, better late than never, right? No? Well…whatever.

Happily Ever After Review

Happily Ever After is the new fireworks show in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. In this review of the nighttime spectacular, we’ll take a look at whether Happily Ever After lives up to the legacy of Wishes, how it compares to other ‘castle park’ fireworks shows, and share photos from show. (This review contains

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Three years ago, Guardians of the Galaxy caught filmgoers by surprise. I remember first hearing about it at one of the D23 Expos, and questioning how Marvel would pull off a story about a talking raccoon, tree, and FBI agent Burt Tyrannosaurus Macklin? This mess of oddities culminating in a viable and enjoyable mainstream summer blockbuster seemed improbable. Yet,

Moana Blu-ray Review

We were late to the punch in seeing Moana, as we were traveling when it was released, and then didn’t get around to seeing it until it seemed a stand-alone film review was a bit stale. However, the movie made a pretty big impact on us, so I thought it might be worth covering it briefly

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

This Rogue One: A Story Wars Story review is spoiler-free and deliberately vague on details, but if that’s not enough and you want only the quick take so you can see it with totally fresh eyes: two thumbs up. Suffice to say, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a very good movie. It’s also one that feels

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,