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Little Details: Adventureland

Little Details: Adventureland

I recently asked a friend of mine what he thought of when he pictured Adventureland, He said, “Just trees. Trees everywhere.” It’s true, Adventureland is drowning in greenery. But there’s so much more detail to this little land, mixed within the trees, and chatting with my friend really motivated me to find it. Don’t get […] Read more…

Gag Factory

Gag Factory

January 1993 – present LOCATION Mickey’s Toontown – The Gag Factory, also known as Toontown’s 5 & Dime, is the largest shop in the area. Visitors to Toontown will find it on the eastern side of the main town square, just beyond the exit to Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Disney […] Read more…

Painless Dentist

If you’ve ever strolled down Main Street USA, you’ve seen the overwhelming variety of shops, window displays, and signs covering each block. But there’s more to Main Street than just shopping! This street, modeled after Walt’s hometown of Marceline, MO, has the workings of a functioning town. You’ll see City Hall, the fire house…even a […] Read more…

Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade

July 1955 – present LOCATION Main Street USA – The Penny Arcade is hard to miss; it’s the largest open façade on the street. If you walk toward the castle, you’ll see it on the left side, just after Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – candy, pastries, souvenir tins Price Range – […] Read more…

Little Details: New Orleans Square

Little Details: New Orleans Square

I know I’ve said this before, but New Orleans Square is just the best. Every land in Disneyland pays meticulous attention to the little things, but there’s just so much to find in New Orleans Square. Every alleyway, shop, balcony, garden…EVERYTHING works together to transport you from Main Street to Bourbon Street. Here are just a […] Read more…

Treasure Chests

It’s no secret that New Orleans Square and Tom Sawyer Island have been captured by pirates. They lurk everywhere, leaving anchors and crypts in their wake. But what’s the most important thing pirates leave behind? Buried treasure! Over the years, two treasure chests have washed up on the Rivers of America shoreline. The first chest […] Read more…

Mr. Bluebird's House

Mr. Bluebird’s House

Tons of different creatures call Critter Country’s forest home: Winnie the Pooh and his friends, the Br’er gang, families of ducks…and one mysterious little creature with his own private home. Have you ever seen this birdhouse? It’s outside the left entrance to Pooh Corner at the end of Critter Country’s main walkway. Take a closer […] Read more…

Town Square Cannons

Town Square Cannons

Have you ever noticed two cannons in Main Street USA’s square? These are real 19th century cannons, once in the possession of the French army. They were never fired in battle, and have now been sealed for permanent use as monuments. When designing Main Street USA, Imagineers drew inspiration from Walt’s hometown of Marceline, but […] Read more…

City Hall Bookcase

City Hall Bookcase

Main Street USA’s City Hall is a busy place. They can help you with basically any possible question you may have, or get you a special pin to celebrate all kinds of occasions. But as you leave City Hall, you may notice a small table to the left of the doorway. What’s remarkable about this […] Read more…

Lands in Pictures: Tomorrowland

Lands In Pictures: Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is a tricky land to capture in photos. My pics tend to either be completely overwhelmed by crowds, or look too grey and industrial. But if you’re patient and a little creative, you can capture some really beautiful spots across the land. Tomorrowland is much more than Space Mountain, Star Tours, and the Astro […] Read more…

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