Category Archives: Did You Know?

Did You Know? Tim Burton And The Nightmare Before Christmas

Did You Know? Tim Burton And The Nightmare Before Christmas 1 This is Halloween….. Happy Halloween and Boo to You! This year at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Jack Skellington has taken over as the host for the new show, Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spooktacular.  A larger than life, Jack Skellington walks out from the doorways of Cinderella Castle and addresses the crowd to talk about the show they are about to see.  Jack along with Sally, is one of th Continue Reading

Do You Know? The Haunted Mansion Singing Busts?

Did You Know? Tim Burton And The Nightmare Before Christmas 7 With the 50th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland yesterday, August 9th, I thought I would do another “Did You Know?” about the attraction.  It’s no secret that our favorite ride at Disneyland and Walt Disney World is the Haunted Mansion.  It’s the ride that each and every time we go to the Magic Kingdom, we make time for it.  It’s one of those attractions where we are Continue Reading

Did You Know? Liberty Square At The Magic Kingdom

Did You Know? Tim Burton And The Nightmare Before Christmas 10 Disney is known for their attention to detail in everything they do.  From the movies to the parks, the amount of detail truly is amazing, but many don’t realize what certain things represent.  One of my favorite areas in all of Disney is Liberty Square, due mostly to my all-time favorite attraction the Haunted Mansion residing there.  Over the years, through research and conversations, I’ve learned Continue Reading

Do You Know? Is This Haunted Room Actually Stretching…

Did You Know? Tim Burton And The Nightmare Before Christmas 15 A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about my favorite Disney attraction, the Haunted Mansion and the Pepper’s Ghost effect used in the ballroom scene.  The Mansion has so many elements all going at once that I thought I would talk about another part that I really love, the Stretching Room. As you enter the mansion’s doors you are ushered into a new, octagon-shaped room to wait your turn to enter the loadin Continue Reading

Did You Know? Pirates of the Caribbean…

Did You Know? Tim Burton And The Nightmare Before Christmas 19 There are so many beloved and iconic attractions in Disney Parks.  From the Haunted Mansion, The Jungle Cruise, “it’s a small world”, and many many others. One of the most loved is Pirates of the Caribbean.  Let’s talk about the swashbuckling attraction a bit.  I won’t go into all the details of the ride but will point out a few things you may not know about the classic attraction. Continue Reading

Some Not So Obvious Disney Secrets… Did you know?

Did You Know? Tim Burton And The Nightmare Before Christmas 24 Throwback Thursday to one of Corey’s early articles! If you read many of my articles you probably know that I enjoy the little known facts of Walt Disney World. I’ve written several “Did you Know” type articles and this is another one. I’m constantly reading trying to learn new things that I didn’t know so I can check it out the next time I’m in the parks, so here’s a few new ones that I’ve foun Continue Reading

Did You Know? The Yeti Frozen In The Forbidden Mountain

Did You Know? Tim Burton And The Nightmare Before Christmas 25 Many years before Pandora opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the biggest ride to draw attention to the park was Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.  Actually to this day, it’s still one of the fan favorites of Walt Disney World.  Let’s talk a bit about the history and also about what’s not worked since 2006… The ride opened on April 7, 2006.  The story of t Continue Reading

What Is The Pepper’s Ghost Effect Inside The Haunted Mansion

Did You Know? Tim Burton And The Nightmare Before Christmas 29 One of my favorite things to do is trying to figure out how something is done.  I was one of those kids that would take things apart to learn how they are built and then put it back together, most of the time.  My absolute favorite attraction is the Haunted Mansion, and going through I’m always amazed at how the Imagineers created some of the effects that still amaze fans to this day. When I first started t Continue Reading

All About The Country Bear Jamboree

Did You Know? Tim Burton And The Nightmare Before Christmas 35 There have been a lot of rumors floating around about the future of the Country Bear Jamboree lately.  As most know, we don’t ever post rumors and haven’t since The Main Street Mouse started almost 10 years ago.  Now that Disney has confirmed this classic attraction isn’t going anywhere, I thought this may be a good time to do a little history lesson about this family favorite at Disney’s Magi Continue Reading

Celebrating Villaintines Day

Did You Know? Tim Burton And The Nightmare Before Christmas 39 Happy Thursday Main Streeters, and welcome back. Today is Valentine’s Day, a holiday giving us the opportunity to spoil those we care about the most with chocolates, balloons, cards, and gifts all in the name of celebrating love. Aside from Valentine’s Day, I’m sure you’ve heard of Galentine’s Day too. Galentine’s is an unofficial “holiday” made popular by the show Pa Continue Reading

7 Fascinating Facts about Mary Poppins

Did You Know? Tim Burton And The Nightmare Before Christmas 43 If you’re like me, you love ALL things Mary Poppins. When the sequel was announced, I was over the moon excited! In anticipation of the release, I’d like to share some interesting facts about the original film and books that was released in 1964 that you may not know! The author of the Mary Poppins books, P.L. Travers, hated the movie. She was not happy that it was turned into a musical and she despise Continue Reading
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