Top 10 Archive

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

Top 10 Bars at Disney World

Walt Disney World has dozens of bars & lounges in the parks and hotels where you can go to relax and unwind the good ole fashioned way: with alcohol, the cause of…and solution to…all of life’s problems! In this post, we share our favorite bars at Walt Disney World. (Last updated June 21, 2018.) This

Tom’s Top 7: EPCOT GOATs

The EPCOT Center of the mid-1980s through mid-1990s is my favorite theme park of all-time. As much as I praise Tokyo DisneySea (and consider it the modern analogue), I would take the EPCOT of my youth any day if I could choose. Part of that is the prospect of revisiting childhood nostalgia. Another part is

Tom’s Top 7: Background Music at Disney World

Background music is one of the things that gives atmosphere to each land at Walt Disney World, yet is often overlooked. Disney’s best background music does a great job of setting the mood, and most guests would notice if it was not there, but it’s not something ordinary guests actively give much attention. For better or worse,

Top 10 Queues at Disney World

Ah, the best queues of Walt Disney World. For those of unfamiliar with the parlance, “queue” is fancy Frenchspeak for “line.” For whatever reason, that’s how Walt Disney World refers to its line (maybe to make them seem more pleasant?) But we digress. If you’ve ever been to Walt Disney World, you’ve waited in queues. Probably