Category Archives: Magic Kingdom

New Fantasyland Dress Rehearsal: Mermaids, Belle, and LeFou’s Brew, Oh My

I admit it, being a local makes you a huge chicken over two things: dense crowds and touring in the rain. I don’t absolutely avoid either, of course (we would have missed the parks over the entire summer, if that … Continue reading

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Tips: Getting Through the Bag Check Line

The “No Bag” Option The fastest way to get through the bag check line, and forgive me if this is a little too zen, is to not go through the bag check at all. If you can travel light enough … Continue reading

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Games: Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

There’s a brand new game coming to the Magic Kingdom, and if you’re a Disney fan who’s active online you’ve probably already heard at least a little about it. It’s called Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, and it’s a card … Continue reading

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Places to Catch Your Breath: Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, featuring Sonny Eclipse

One of my favorite counter service locations in any of the parks is Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland. There are so many things to like about Cosmic Ray’s, like the large number of food choices available, the … Continue reading

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Artists: Arribas Brothers at Crystal Arts on Magic Kingdom’s Main Street

There are two areas inside Crystal Arts on Main Street where you can watch some amazing glass artisans at work. In the far back section of the store, there is a workshop area where you can sometimes watch an artist … Continue reading

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Attraction Tips: Haunted Mansion

I first experienced the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland as a three month old child. (Though, to my utter shock, I have no memory of the event.) Something must have sunk in on those first few rides, though, because I’ve loved … Continue reading

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Go Often Enough and You’ll See: Water Paintings

If you’re very lucky and have the right timing, you might just stumble upon some water paintings of Disney characters done on the pavement by custodial cast members at the Magic Kingdom. The cast members who draw them were actually … Continue reading

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