Tom Bricker Archive

Best Black Friday 2021 Disney Deals!

Black Friday 2021 is here with tons of great sales on Disney toys, books, collectibles, travel accessories, gadgets, tech, and more! Our Black Friday deal round-up covers the best discounts on items for your Walt Disney World vacations & great gifts for the Disney fans on your Christmas gift-giving list. I was fully prepared for

Best Outdoor Dining at Disney World

Looking for a Walt Disney World restaurant with outdoor seating, a waterfront view, or al fresco ambiance? In this post, we’ll share the best dining options for eating outside in Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom, with tips for what you can expect from the experience. (Updated November 26, 2021.) There’s something serene

Star Wars Land v. Osborne Lights

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is an amazing addition to Walt Disney World, well worth the attraction and area closures in Hollywood Studios that were required to gain this land. It’s an objectively good trade-off, and going from Lights, Motors, Action to Rise of the Resistance is the best 1:1 attraction upgrade ever. We love Star Wars:

Disney Springs Hotel Rankings

Walt Disney World’s seven on-site hotels in the Disney Springs Resort Area offer perks and a convenient walking distance location of great restaurants, shopping & entertainment. This list ranks the Disney Springs hotels from worst to best with pros & cons to help you choose which one is right for your family. (Updated November 26,

Biggest & Best Value Holiday Feast at Disney World

Looking for the perfect place for Thanksgiving dinner or a Christmas meal near Magic Kingdom? This post details our recent restaurant experience, which we think is the best value holiday feast at Walt Disney World. It’s not a traditional choice, but it’s better than most alternatives, and does not require Advance Dining Reservations. (Updated November 25, 2021.)

Christmas at Coronado Springs Resort

It’s Christmas at Coronado Springs Resort! We take a stroll around the hotel grounds and Gran Destino Tower to share a look at the holiday decorations and how things are looking. This post shares photos and thoughts about the Christmas tree and decor at CSR. (Updated November 26, 2021.) With the debut of Gran Destino

Tips for Thanksgiving 2021 at Disneyland

Visiting Disneyland or Disney California Adventure for Thanksgiving 2021? We have last-minute restaurant recommendations, tips & tricks for avoiding holiday crowds, and seasonal attraction picks. Plus, answers to questions, info, and tips for navigating Christmas season. (Updated November 25, 2021.) For starters, you might be wondering what special things Disneyland does to celebrate Thanksgiving. Well…*crickets*…there

Disneyland Candlelight Processional 2021 Dates, Celebrity Narrator, Info & Tips

Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional is scheduled twice nightly in early December. This post offers Christmas 2021 dates for the show, viewing tips, this year’s narrator, our review and history of the event, which is held at the Main Street USA Train Station. (Updated November 25, 2021.) In contrast to Epcot’s Candlelight Processional performances that are held