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What To Expect in 2016

2015 was a good year for the Dad For Disney Blog.  Viewership increased even with taking the last six weeks of the year off due to the holidays, home construction, along with some other things that will remain private.  But 2015 is behind us, I look forward to 2016.  My book: Walt Disney World For Tweens and Teens should be releasing in the 1st quarter of 2016.  I will be moving into a brand new house also in the 1st quarter of 2016.  The winter where I live has been mild so the house has gone from a hole in the ground in October to a fully completed structure by Christmas Eve.

House

What can you expect from the blog in 2016.  Well, the blog will be “sponsored” by the book and my travel agent services.  Because of this sponsorship, I will not be able to directly post to most Disney Facebook groups other than my own unless it shared among those groups.  In terms of posting (starting on January 11th), I’ll be moving to a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday posting schedule.  I will post on Tuesday and/or Thursday but only if there is really, really, really big news to report.

Movie Monday: Mondays will be dedicated to the world of Disney and Pixar movies.  I’ll be taking a closer look at a different Disney movie each week and exploring what made the movie a success (or in the rare case….a failure) and where you can see stuff from the movie inside the Disney parks.

In the Parks/News Bite Wednesday:   On Wednesday, we explore the parks focusing on attractions and shows.  History of the attraction or show while looking to the future and seeing if the attraction or show has the long-term staying power to stay in the park or if it’s a flash in the pan.  News will be part of Wednesday’s posts as well with the important news from the past week at Disney and it’s impact to the park.

Food Friday: Friday’s are for fun and nothing is more fun than food.  The blog on Fridays will focus on a specific restaurant or, in some cases, one food item from a snack stand.  There will also be some posts discussing how to get around the parks on a budget and how to maintain your diet while on vacation.

That’s what to expect from the blog in 2016.  I’m looking forward to it and I hope you are too.

Thanks for reading.

 

Adventures in Disneyland: Day 4 Part 1

After an evening with friends, we were up and ready to go right at park open.  The only parts of the park that we had attacked were Fantasyland, Toon Town, and parts of Tomorrowland.  We headed straight to Fantasyland and, most importantly, we went straight to Peter Pan’s Flight.  Even at park open, we had to wait about 30-40 minutes for the attraction, however, most of that time was spent dealing with a mechanical issue with the ride.  The good news was even with this wait, there were not enough people in the park to create extended wait times on other attractions.

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Did Disneyland Need to Move So Quickly With Star Wars?

Recently, Disney announced the construction of a 14-acre Star Wars Land at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.  Some of the impacts of Star Wars Land have already been felt at Walt Disney World with some attractions closing.  Late last week, Disneyland announced that Fantasmic!, The Disneyland Railroad, The Mark Twain Riverboat, Davy Crockett’s Canoes, Sailing Ship Columbia, and the Pirate’s Lair will all close for at least a year to make way for the Star Wars Land construction.  My questions are: did this need to take place so quickly and why disrupt Disneyland Park during the 60th Anniversary celebration?

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Adventures in Disneyland – Day 3 Part 1

Welcome to day 3 of Dad For Disney’s Adventures in Disneyland.   For those of you who have just found my adventures, you can catch up at the following links:

Day 1 Part 1

Day 1 Part 2

Day 2 Part 1

Day 2 Part 2

One of things that I enjoyed about this trip was being up and ready to go before the parks open….stinking jet lag.  But this allowed us to get a head start on the crowds and get a lot of things done before they arrived.  Day 3 was no different.  Once we got our daughter up and moving, we headed into Disneyland Park for the roller coasters that we missed on our initial visit.

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