Top 10 Archive

Tom’s Top 7: World’s Best Disney Hotels

One of the best parts about the Disney parks is outside the gates, at the resort hotels that extend the sense of immersive theme and offering uniquely compelling experiences of their own. We’ve stayed at nearly every hotel at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland (and the

Top 10 Restaurants for Free Dining

Free Dining is now available for Summer 2019, which means it’s time to start making Advance Dining Reservations for popular Walt Disney World restaurants now. Seriously, it’s essential. This post covers tips for making the best ADRs to get the most bang for your buck (so to speak) out of Free Dining. The Free Disney Dining Plan at

Tom’s Top 7: Disney World Ride Upgrade Wish List

Walt Disney World is in the midst of an unprecedented amount of construction and expansion ahead of its 50th Anniversary. It’s rumored that this milestone will feature a ’50 Things for the 50th Anniversary’ celebration, with a mix of new and improved offerings comprising those offerings. This makes a lot of sense. Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary

Tom’s Top 7: Backstories at Disney World

Nothing at Walt Disney Word is “just a ride.” Backstories exist for every attraction, land, restaurant, and hotel. They provide framework and context for the Imagineered details, and a good backstory can add another layer to the visual storytelling. In this post, I’ll list my favorite backstories at Walt Disney World. In actuality, my feelings

Top 10 Disney World Scents

Why do I start humming Soarin’s score when peeling an orange? Why does a peculiar smell of ‘burning wood’ put a smile on my face? What makes shampoo remind me of Disney? Am I just an obsessed lunatic?! (Note: to that question, probably. I felt compelled to update this post in 2018 with a couple