Category Archives: Did You Know?

Did You Know? Pirates of the Caribbean…

Did You Know? Pirates of the Caribbean... 1 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?

Some Not So Obvious Disney Secrets... Did you know? 6 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? The Yeti Frozen In The Forbidden Mountain 7 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

What Is The Pepper's Ghost Effect Inside The Haunted Mansion 11 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

All About The Country Bear Jamboree 17 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

Celebrating Villaintines Day 21 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

7 Fascinating Facts about Mary Poppins 25 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

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

Hocus Pocus Tour ~ See the Real Life Places Featured in the Movie! 30 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

13 Fun Facts About The Nightmare Before Christmas 37 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?

Hidden Jack Skellington? 40 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

Festival Of Fantasy Fun Facts 42 “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