Tag Archives: Disneyland

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 031: ‘Jungle Cruise’

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 031: ‘Jungle Cruise’

In today’s episode we talk about our latest trip to Disneyland. We were anticipating Owen’s first time on ‘Star Tours’ but, despite his doctor’s measurements from two weeks ago, Owen wasn’t tall enough. We still had a blast though, and Owen decided that ‘The Jungle Cruise’ is his new favorite ride. Read More

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 025: ‘Return of the Jedi’

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 025: ‘Return of the Jedi’

Today we talk about some of Captain Owen’s ‘Star Wars’ toys including a Darth Vader/Ahsoka two-pack we grabbed at Disneyland and a bunch of his Galactic Heroes figures. We then do a sort of re-telling of the Tatooine portion of ‘Return of the Jedi.’ We talk a little bit about the RunDisney Kid’s Races from both this year and last. Read More

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 024: ‘Another Disneyland Adventure’

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 024: ‘Another Disneyland Adventure’

Another Disneyland trip under our belts. We traveled to Anaheim for the second annual runDisney ‘Star Wars’ race weekend. We spent the Friday before our races in both Disney parks, and this episode contains two segments. First we chat for a few minutes about what rides we are going to go on before getting ready to head to the park (three of Owen’s favorite rides–Autopia, the railroad, and Jungle Cruise all ended up being closed for the day), and then the morning after we talk about what we did at the parks before heading to Owen’s Kids’ Race. Read More

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 22 – Walt Disney Archives

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 22 – Walt Disney Archives

This week, we’re honored to be joined by the director of the Walt Disney Archives, Becky Cline. There is perhaps no other arm of the Walt Disney Company that inspires as much romance and mystery as the Walt Disney Archives. In short, it’s a closed-to-the-public repository of pretty much everything of historical importance to Disney. Read More

Happy 60th Anniversary to Disneyland and Why You Should Go

Happy 60th Anniversary to Disneyland and Why You Should Go

It would appear that diamonds are a mouse’s best friend as Disneyland Park (and the entire Disneyland Resort) has officially kicked off its 60th Anniversary Celebration, aka Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, and with it some very amazing new shows that offer just the right blend of tech and magic. Also, lots and lots of diamonds. Tons of them. Read More

Teaching Your Kids Physics on a Roller Coaster

Teaching Your Kids Physics on a Roller Coaster

There are people who are passionate about roller coasters, who travel the world to ride each and every one they can find, rating them and even breaking world records on them.  I am not one of those people.  I do, however, enjoy a good roller coaster.  My older son may well be on his way to becoming one of the former, passionate coasterphiles, however, and I often get to join him as he tries new rides out.  Read More

Get the Most From the Disney Theme Parks With Touring Plans

Touringplans.com is a website that claims to have the power to save you four hours of waiting in line in a single day at the Disney theme parks. With touring plans, crowd calendar and a wait time app, Touringplans.com has everything you need to plan out and enjoy your day. The trick is making sure you follow their advice and not wander off. Read More