Reviews Archive

Walt Disney – An American Original Review

The short and sweet book review is that Walt Disney – An American Original by Bob Thomas is the seminal biography of Walt Disney. It is the definitive portrait of the man, and does a great job of separating myth from reality. Every fan of Disneyland, Walt Disney World should read it. Honestly, every American should read this book. It’s inspiring,

My Disney Theme Park Library

There are many books about Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Imagineering, and biographies of park designers. This reviews the best books in my library, plus the coffee table titles with the most beautiful concept art and photos. Our buying guide also offer links for finding inexpensive used copies of these titles. (Updated March 17, 2020.) Currently,

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.

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