I have a love, hate relationship with Fantasmic!. Just kidding, it’s a love, I-won’t-be-terribly-depressed-if-I-miss-it relationship with Fantasmic!. The not so keen part about Fantasmic! always goes away after seeing it. I have nothing against Fantasmic!, although my butt doesn’t enjoy the metal seats in the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater. I wake up every morning to the beginning music of Fantasmic! when Mickey first appears, so that might have something to do with it. But I really do like Fantasmic! a lot. I was rather upset when it was closed for refurb during my January trip. I know, none of this makes sense. Neither does the rest of my life. But as I sit outside on my deck (because it’s absolutely beautiful out) and overlook the water (I live on a lake by an amusement park. Brownie points to any New Englander who can name what lake I live on. And no, the answer is not Bay Lake) I can’t help but wish that the huge mountain from the Fantasmic! stage is across the lake instead of the nice people who live there. When I travelled to Disneyland, seeing Fantasmic! was not very high on my list of things to do, however, I wasn’t going to fight anyone on it. So who’s version of Fantasmic! dazzled me more? Read on!

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The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World

The Haunted Mansion in Disneyland

Without question, the Haunted Mansion is my favorite Disney dark ride (with Pirates of the Caribbean and Spaceship Earth close behind). Almost every version of the Haunted Mansion is different. Over in Disneyland Paris they have the Phantom Manor. While for the most part, the WDW and DL versions are quite similar with only a few differences.  Read the rest of this entry »


Walt Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean


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Disney’s California Adventure’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

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When I went to Disneyland in August I kept comparing the similar attractions. I always wanted to put my thoughts somewhere, so my blog seems like a good place. I’ll go through each attraction and if you’ve been to both resorts, I’d love to hear your opinions! First up, “it’s a small world”.

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