Reviews Archive

D23 Membership Review

D23 is the official Disney Fan Club that offers paid Gold and free memberships. Perks include discounts at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and D23 Expo tickets. For Gold members, there are also special events, an annual gift, and more. (Updated December 27, 2019.) Right now (through December 31, 2019) you can save 30% off the

The Promising Magic of Disney+

If you read our Disney+ Library Info post, you know that I wasn’t immediately on board with Disney’s streaming service. In fact, after sitting through the ‘Plus Panel’ at the D23 Expo, we both left feeling underwhelmed. The Marvel previews fell flat, and most of the original programming didn’t seem like it was our speed.

My Disney Theme Park Library

There are many books about Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Imagineering, along with biographies of theme park designers. This post reviews the best books in my library, plus the coffee table titles with the most beautiful concept art and photos. Our book buying guide also offer links for finding inexpensive used copies of these Disney Parks

Toy Story 4 Review & Disney World Stuff

When Disney and Pixar first announced Toy Story 4, I was skeptical. The first three movies had been exceptional, and the third put a perfect bow on the trilogy. At the time, Pixar’s slate was already sequel-heavy; the studio seemed to be adopting a risk-averse approach, revisiting bankable existing properties. When the first teaser was

Mary Poppins Returns Review

We recently had the chance to see Mary Poppins Returns, and thought we’d share our thoughts in a spoiler-free review. To say we were skeptical when a sequel to the beloved Walt Disney-era musical was announced would be an understatement. In an era when Disney seems to announce new unnecessary “live action” remakes on a weekly

Walt Disney – An American Original Review

There are few historical figures who evoke as strong of reactions as Walt Disney. Charles Solomon put it best when describing Walt Disney as a “human Rorschach Test.” Among Disney fans, he has been elevated to a deity-like position. At the other end of the spectrum, critics have lambasted him as a “dark prince” with nefarious motives. Ironically,

Celebrate Tokyo Disneyland Review

Celebrate Tokyo Disneyland is the park’s new nighttime spectacular for its 35th Anniversary. The show pays tribute to the lands and attractions of Tokyo Disneyland, and is expected to run at least through the end of the Happiest Celebration, and possibly into 2020. In this post, we’ll review Celebrate Tokyo Disneyland, sharing photos and short

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