Category Archives: Did You Know?

Hocus Pocus Tour ~ See the Real Life Places Featured in the Movie!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… HALLOWEEN! Bring on the candy, costumes, parties, and best of all, the movies! One of the most beloved Halloween movies is Hocus Pocus, a tale of 3 sisters who were captured and hanged in Salem, Massachusetts who are resurrected 300 years later, that came out in 1993 and stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker. For those who have watched the Continue Reading

13 Fun Facts About The Nightmare Before Christmas

Halloween or Christmas? That’s always the debate surrounding The Nightmare Before Christmas. Since we are on the cusp of both holidays, let’s learn more about one of our favorite Hallowistmas movie! Much to the surprise of fans, The Nightmare Before Christmas wasn’t actually directed by Tim Burton, who was busy on the set of Batman Returns. Henry Selick, a colleague of Burton, directed the movie Continue Reading

Hidden Jack Skellington?

Welcome Foolish Mortals, to the Haunted Mansion! We all know and love those famous words and can probably recite the transcript for the entire ride. I know my family can! In my deepest ‘spooky voice’ I attempt to do my best Paul Frees impression, not as successfully as I would like but that’s beside the point. While on a visit to Magic Kingdom a few summers ago, we got caught in a pretty lengthy rain storm. Continue Reading

Festival Of Fantasy Fun Facts

“It’s the Festival of Fantasy” One of the best parts of being in a Disney park is the parades. Kicking off in 2014, the Festival of Fantasy Parade is a must see for anyone visiting the parks. It is full of characters, princesses, and brightly colored costumes. Here are some fun facts about the parade! The parade is about 25 minutes long There are more than 100 cast members in the parade It has Continue Reading

Walt Disney World Fun Facts Part 2

We are always looking for fun facts about Disney that others may not know of. Here are some that we were unaware of that are pretty interesting. One of the original names suggested for Walt Disney World was The Vacation Kingdom of the World In the Seas With Nemo & Friends, Nigel, the pelican that saves the day, is the only main character not depicted Back in the early days, the Seven Seas Lagoon had a wave mac Continue Reading

Walt Disney World Fun Facts

Many of us claim to be WDW experts, knowing everything from the best restaurants, resorts, time of year to visit…the list could go on and on. But there are probably some things you don’t know about the most magical place on Earth. So sit back, keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times, and enjoy some fun facts about our favorite place. The Walt Disney World monorail trains have total miles logg Continue Reading

The Shoe Tree

Interesting…. One way to get around while on Disney property is by boat. On our most recent trip, we took the boat from Ft. Wilderness to the Contemporary (with a stop Wilderness Lodge depending on the direction of the boat). As we were nearing River Country, I noticed a tree in the water that had shoes hanging all over it. All of the shoes were paired, tied, and white. Curious about the reasoning behind it, Continue Reading

Hidden Pascals At The Magic Kingdom

When designing and building the Disney parks, the Imagineers put so much detail into everything they do, down to the most miniscule detail. Some so miniscule that they sometimes go unnoticed to the untrained eye. We know about the Hidden Mickey’s around the park, but did you know about the Hidden Pascal’s at Magic Kingdom? Pascal is Rapunzel’s sidekick in the Disney movie Tangled. As her only companion for mo Continue Reading

Disney Cruise Line Fun Facts

Disney Cruises are among the best in the industry. Here are some fun facts provided by Disney Cruise Line that you may find interesting. • The Disney ships are painted in Mickey Mouse-inspired colors –black hull, white superstructure, yellow trim and two giant red funnels, each with the Disney Cruise Line Mickey Mouse logo. • Disney Cruise Line was the first cruise line to have yellow lifeboats, instead of t Continue Reading

Walt Disney World Monorail System

Who loves the Monorail? One of the most iconic ‘attractions’ at Disney parks is the monorail system. With around 50 million riders a year, it is one of the most heavily used monorail systems in the world. On a recent trip to WDW, I was curious how the trains in use were selected for the day, so I spoke to one the station cast members and got some interesting information about the monorail. There are currently Continue Reading

WDW Hotel Facts

Walt Disney World is a massive property, sitting on more than 27,000 acres of land in central Florida. Besides the 6 parks, a portion of that land is occupied by the resorts that house millions of people each year. If you’ve ever tried to make a reservation for a resort stay, you know that it can be difficult depending on the time of the year. Have you ever wondered how many rooms there are on Disney property? On Continue Reading