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The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour

The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour 1 While the Walt Disney World Railroad might be down at the Magic Kingdom due to construction of the Tron attraction, there is still a way to get up close to the trains, and sneak in a little ride, and I don’t mean the train that’s currently parked in Main Street Station. I’m talking about The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour at Magic Kingdom. My son is a train fanatic and we got this tour as a surprise to hi Continue Reading

The Polite Pig – Review

The Polite Pig - Review 7 Three words. The Polite Pig. If you haven’t been, do yourself and your taste buds a favor and go. Let me tell you why. BBQ + bourbon = you can’t go wrong! Need I say more? Located at Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs, this BBQ joint is quickly growing in popularity, and there is a reason. After perusing a few restaurants at Disney Springs and snacking a bit, we decided it was time for some real food. We love Continue Reading

A New Place To Catch the Game

A New Place To Catch the Game 12 When you’re looking for a place to watch the big game (or any game for that matter), the default is always the ESPN Club at Boardwalk. Because of the popularity of ESPN, it can sometimes be difficult to get in and sat without a long wait. Don’t fret! There is another option to catch all of your favorite teams, but you may not have heard of it before. Rix Sports Bar & Grill, located at Disney’s Coronado S Continue Reading

An Open (Love) Letter to an Icon: A Review of “Mary Poppins Returns”

An Open (Love) Letter to an Icon: A Review of “Mary Poppins Returns” 16 A few weeks ago, my wife and I, along with a few thousand other Disney die-hards, attended Destination D.  Among the highlights of the event was a panel discussion with Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the composer and lyricist who tackled the daunting task of penning the music for “Mary Poppins Returns”.  Both told a variety of stories, both from their experiences working on the new film and their personal re Continue Reading

The New Con on the Block: Gamer Comic Expo by Jarett

The New Con on the Block: Gamer Comic Expo by Jarett 20 Gamer Comic Con Review by Jarett Rutsky ~   Miami has been home to several comic style cons throughout the years. From November 9-12, 2018, the inaugural Gamer Comic Expo took over the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC). This brand-new con was slightly different than your typical convention. Over half of the main convention floor was dedicated to gaming. They even had professional gamers brought in to meet Continue Reading

Walker Stalker Atlanta 2018 #TheWalkingDead #OffTMSM

Walker Stalker Atlanta 2018 #TheWalkingDead #OffTMSM 24 When you think about The Walking Dead two things come to mind; Zombies and Atlanta. So it’s no surprise when one of the stops for the Walker Stalker Convention just happens to be where the show is filmed. The convention is 3 days filled with all things The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, from panels to meet and greets to photo ops. This was our first time going and I’ve got to say that we had an am Continue Reading

The Halloween. The Horror. The Nights – Part 1

The Halloween. The Horror. The Nights – Part 1 29 In a rare OFF TMSM moment, I braved a night on the “dark side” of theme parks and decided to check out Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights 28 (HHN 28). This year HHN 28 was an 80s-dream come true, mostly because of the Netflix breakout hit, Stranger Things, which takes place in the 80s. No spoilers here, but if you have Netflix and haven’t had a chance to watch Stranger Things, I highly recommend the Continue Reading

Dragon Con 2018 Review

Dragon Con 2018 Review 33 Every Labor Day Weekend for the past 32 years, Atlanta has hosted what some would call the greatest gathering of geeks and nerds this side of the Mississippi, and it goes by the name of Dragon Con. Dragon Con takes place in Downtown Atlanta and covers 5 hotels (Atlanta Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Marriott Marquis, Sheraton Atlanta and Westin) as well as 2 other buildings (AmericasMart Buildings 1 and 2). The ho Continue Reading

From Behind the Pass: Brunch at Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen

From Behind the Pass: Brunch at Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen 38 Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen is just one of the dizzying food options at Disney Springs (I still refer to it as Downtown privately). It’s become Disney World’s hub for foodies seeking something more refined than theme park pizza and french fries. Being a chef, I’m always on the lookout for eats of all kinds, especially anything “southern”. Southern cuisine is comfort food, and comfort fo Continue Reading

It’s Your Universe Book Review

It's Your Universe Book Review 43 Star Wars fans, isn’t Ahsoka Tano just the coolest character ever? I mean, she survived the Clone Wars, Order 66, AND the Galactic Civil War! And ladies, don’t you just love those adorable dresses that are Haunted Mansion, Mary Poppins, Mad Tea Party, and princess themed? How about being able to go to the Disney Store and getting some awesome matching Avengers athletic gear for your whole family? Isn’t that g Continue Reading

Sound and Fury: Marvel’s The Avengers Infinity War (Minor spoilers, plenty of warning)

Sound and Fury: Marvel's The Avengers Infinity War (Minor spoilers, plenty of warning) 44 Let’s get something out of the way. This is just part one. It’s far, far from over. Cries of outrage and anguish rose from the crowd tonight as the credits began to roll. My wife and I simply looked at each other and started laughing. Anyone who went into this thinking this movie would be a one-and-done is going to be more dissappointed then when Frodo didn’t toss the Ring into the fires of Mt. Do Continue Reading