Erik Johnson
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Blaze Through the Queue with Disney’s Single Rider Lines!

Blaze Through the Queue with Disney’s Single Rider Lines!

The parks are packed. All you want to do is get on Radiator Springs Racers, but the wait is two hours long. Do you pack up your expectations and take another whirl on the Golden Zephyr, or do you wait to see your anthropomorphic automobile friends? Depending on your...

More Shows Returning to the Parks!

More Shows Returning to the Parks!

I don't know about you, but the recent iterations of Disney Parks have been missing something. I don't care about masks or distancing or any of that. Those are gone now. The big news these days is about what we are getting back! Disney's Animal Kingdom has long hosted...

Dine Back in the 1970s at Steakhouse 71!

Dine Back in the 1970s at Steakhouse 71!

Guests of Disney’s Contemporary Resort have had their pick of excellent dining and entertainment options for fifty years. Many are familiar with the California Grill perched atop the main building, famous for its views of the resort. Chef Mickey’s located in the main...

Savoring the Savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Savoring the Savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Just outside the entrance to the Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is an unassuming stand. Most of the time, you will see a low desk with an awning overhead. No crowds. No Cast Members. Just a sign overhead that reads Curiosity Animal Tours.  Once in...

Are You Ready for an Interstellar Adventure?

Are You Ready for an Interstellar Adventure?

(David Roark, photographer) It's about time. At Walt Disney World, a non-anniversary event is about to take place. The newest endeavor in hoteling is about to open in the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser! It's been six months since we wrote about it here, but the new...

Disney’s OTHER Anniversary

Disney’s OTHER Anniversary

Disneyland Paris anniversary prep continues! The French park's 30th anniversary celebration begins on March 6th, 2022. Disney Parks are known for their milestone anniversaries and this park is no exception! Two more things Disney is good at: projection effects and...

Miss runDisney?

Miss runDisney?

It's been years. Nearly five of them. The last runDisney event at the Disneyland Resort was in 2017, folks. I remember it well, my Doctor Strange costume billowing behind me. I made pretty decent time, returning to my room at the Disneyland Hotel before my wife was...

Classic WDW: Peter Pan’s Flight

Classic WDW: Peter Pan’s Flight

From Day One at the Magic Kingdom, Fantasyland was ready to greet its guests. Several original attractions remain today as beloved and well-attended parts of the land. Talk about staying power! Peter Pan’s Flight remains a premiere attraction. The ride rests in...

Disney’s Magical Express Retired! Now What?

Disney’s Magical Express Retired! Now What?

An era met its end this month. As of the first of this year, Disney’s Magical Express finished its run serving guests of the Walt Disney World Resort. Most guests who flew into the Orlando International Airport will have fond memories of scanning their Magic Bands in...

Drawn Back to Life

Drawn Back to Life

Second time’s the charm? Sure. Let’s go with that. Back in the heady days of 2019, Disney and Cirque du Soleil poised to release their newest creation. The Cirque’s previous show, La Nouba, played at Disney Springs for ten years, starting way back when the shopping...

ConciEARS Favorite Destination D23 Moments

ConciEARS Favorite Destination D23 Moments

Destination D23 came and went this year with plenty of fanfare. The east-coast equivalent of the famous D23 Expo might be a bit smaller in scope than its west-coast cousin, but it never fails to deliver! This year, the celebration of all things Disney tossed out a few...

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