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The most un-appreciated attraction at Walt Disney World….

Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags on January 15, 2013 by disneychronicles

or so I’ve been told!

I simply do not agree! What am I talking about here?

Tom Sawyer Island!


It’s not all that high tech….can’t really compare it to Star Tours but it does have its own appeal!

Yes, you do have to walk…alot and explore, find caves and use your imagination! Just like the “old” days!

The attraction can only be accessed by raft and closes at dusk so plan accordingly!  This is a great place to unwind. There are plenty of places to sit and gaze across the river at the Magic Kingdom…with all its hustle and bustle!







It is also a great place to take the kids for some quiet time, you may for a minute forget where you actually are!

Watch Yourself! Especially on Vacation!

Posted in DISNEY ATTRACTIONS, DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags on January 5, 2013 by disneychronicles


Due to recent events at the Magic Kingdom involving a law suit (according to Tampa Bay times) I decided to write about this to remind everyone to use common sense and pay attention to what is around you especially when on vacation!

It is easy to get side tracked with all the crowds, commotion and keeping track of your kids! (and sometimes husbands) 😀

A guest was attempting to disembark the Jungle Cruise ride when another boat full of passengers rammed into the back of her boat, causing her to be thrown backward. Her daughter slammed into her father’s chest. A Disney cast member was also injured, the suit says.  The guest was taken to a hospital and, as a result of neck and spinal injuries, has been unable to work.

She also states that the accident left a frightening impression on her daughter. She said she and her family were longtime annual pass holders and had visited Disney World hundreds of times in the past several years. “Disney was a place we celebrated many milestones. It was my daughter’s favorite but watching her mom being carted away in an ambulance was devastating to her.  She doesn’t want to go back.”

The suit filed Friday seeks damages in excess of $15,000, but her attorney said treatment for her injuries will cost “hundreds of thousands of dollars.” A jury trial is sought.


ok, So I think we all go to Disney World with a sense of security and this is a strong reminder that we still have to be smart and conscious of what happens around us.  There is reason for the announcements, safety precautions and rules that are meant to be followed. I by no means am making any judgement in this lawsuit, the article just merely made me think of things we sometimes take for granted.

The Jungle Cruise simulates a riverboat cruise down rivers of Asia, Africa and South America. Guests board 1930s-style tramp steamers and go on a voyage past animatronic jungle animals. The attraction opened in the Magic Kingdom in 1977.

The tour is led by a live Disney cast member delivering a humorous scripted narration. It is a slow rather relaxing ride and funny if you get  a good cast member! We ride it often! so go out there! enjoy yourself but pay attention!




Under the Sea…. Journey of the Little Mermaid

Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , on December 4, 2012 by disneychronicles


The grand opening for Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland is set for Dec. 6!!!! (as if you didn’t know!) 😀

The expansion is the largest in the company’s history and is nearly doubling the size of Fantasyland from 11 to 21 acres.

Will you be there?


If you haven’t experienced it yet one of the new attractions is Under the Sea~Journey of The Little Mermaid, where you can become part of Ariel’s world in this musical attraction and you know the details are stunning!!

You will first enter Prince Eric’s castle, board a giant clamshell and get ready for a musical adventure! During your journey, you’ll behold a world teeming with color and characters as you enjoy high-energy songs and incredible effects that take you inside scenes from the animated Disney film The Little Mermaid.

If you liked the movie you will LOVE the ride!



Storybook Circus Peanuts…oh come on people!

Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags , on November 18, 2012 by disneychronicles

ok so I’m putting the warning out there…..I think this will turn more into a rant and not an informative post! but come on where does it stop?!

Many of you already know and have seen that there are peanuts in the cement in the Storybook Circus part of Fantasyland. (Yes, they are also made out of concrete) and there are also hoof and paw prints although they don’t seem to be getting all the attention.

I think it is well done Circus, Elephants, Peanuts……makes sense to me!

Now as we all know with Disney it is all in the details! and they do a FANTASTIC job!

but of course someone out there always has something to say….

Before I continue on here I just want to say that I am in NO WAY diminishing the seriousness of peanut allergies but I think sometimes a little common sense goes a long way!

I am subscribed to other Disney blogs and enjoy reading their opinions. It amazes me the amount of people who have a problem with these “concrete” peanuts! To the point that a woman actually threatened to sue Disney and got hysterical because her child is allergic to peanuts and she actually  believed they put real ones in the pavement which of course she demanded they be removed. (I’m speechless)!!!!

So just to put it out there….

Disney would not risk guests with peanut allergies coming into contact with real peanut shells. They’re not real peanut shells. And they’re not all over the place, only in a few areas.

It’s nothing to be concerned about. I hope people do realize how careful Disney is with any allergies! If you have ever made a dining reservation they specifically ask if you have any allergies. (and not to mention they have a special services phone number that you can actually speak to someone regarding your allergy!

I also have an allergy and find it amazing that whenever I dine on property a chef will come out of the kitchen to discuss it with me!

Once again with Disney it is all in the details!

So get out there and have fun! and stop worrying about concrete peanuts! 😀

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2012

Posted in DISNEY ATTRACTIONS, DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags , on October 25, 2012 by disneychronicles

This past Sunday we were at one of my absolute FAV events at Magic Kingdom!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

This is a Halloween-themed special event held on select dates in the Magic Kingdom theme park.

Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required. If you missed it this year I do recommend it for next year.  My boys LOVE it! ( I do recommend you bring your own bags….the ones they have are small)

They do have special events that you would not see otherwise….

Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade (and don’t miss the headless horseman)


Happy Hallowishes


Character Dance Parties

Villains Dance Mix & Mingle

Special Disney Character Appearances in their costumes of course!

This year they also had 11 trick or treat locations, which I think is more than they had last year.

And they do load you up at the exits! I was told they must give away all the candy that they have for that specific night.



Check out all the pictures here…..

My Fantasyland Preview….YOU are going to LOVE it!

Posted in DISNEY ATTRACTIONS, DISNEY DINING, DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by disneychronicles

We had a chance to preview a new section of Fantasyland!

Disney’s Enchanted Forest and …………..I LOVE it!
The official opening is scheduled for December 6th (hmmmm 2 days before my birthday, guess where I will be then?!)

The Enchanted Forest is inspired by The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.

Now Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney Movie so you can imagine how excited I was to see this! And not to give too much away but my youngest son was chosen to be “beast” in the storybook adventure “Enchanted Tales with Belle” and I must add he was Fantastic!!!

Upon entering this area you will see “Enchanted Tales with Belle” to your left. The theming as always is magnificent very much like the movie.  You began by walking into Maurice’s workshop. I don’t want to give it all away here but you are transported to Beast’s library. 🙂
In my opinion this is good for girls and boys. It is a good storyline that includes parts for both.

The video only shows a small part it is a very audience participation oriented attraction so for obvious reasons I only posted the beginning….

Directly below beasts castle is the “Be Our Guest” restaurant.  Dinner here is a traditional table service inspired by French cuisine. The ballroom (once again just like the movie) is beautifully decorated, it features a domed ceiling, twinkling chandeliers and views of falling snow! (Need a cool off from the hot Florida sun? This is the place to be!)
Book reservations EARLY!

Also stop in at Gaston’s Tavern for snacks and the signature drink LeFou’s Brew which I was not able to try.

I did stop in at Bonjour! Village Gifts which has themed souvenirs mainly focusing on Beauty and the Beast.

Under the Sea was our next stop. I do wish that I was there during the daytime but it did look great even at night! You will enter Prince Eric’s castle. Walking through the queue there are many interactive spots to keep you occupied! You will then board a clamshell to start your journey. This is a great ride very musical and the effects are fabulous!

This video shows the entire ride so skip it if you would rather experience it on your own!

From what I saw I was not disappointed! This will be a great addition to the Magic Kingdom!

Check out all my photos!

Fantasy Land….check out what’s to come…

Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , on September 18, 2012 by disneychronicles

It’s getting closer!

Can’t wait….a few pics from this weekend….




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