Tomorrowland- Movie Review

I recently watched Tomorrowland and I will say out of the gate that I really enjoyed this movie! It wasn’t exactly what I expected but it a great way. The previews that you see on TV just don’t do it justice. This was a truly original movie with a great cast and was visually stunning.


I won’t be spoiling the moving for anyone because I think as a Disney fan you all should probably get out and see it. But I will say there are plenty of Disney references for you to find and enjoy. It starts out strong with a look back at the 1964 World’s Fair where we hear “Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow”, take a quick ride on “it’s a small world”, and see a dress that will remind you of Spaceship Earth, all this in the first few minutes!

The characters spend a lot of time trying to get to Tomorrowland and so much of the film is about the journey not the destination. But when they do get there it is just stunning to look at. If this were are real place we would all be clamoring to live there! These sections of the film also have nods to the Disney parks, like Space Mountain or the hover rails.

The thing I love most about this movie is it is pretty quick moving with lots of action and adventure. It may not be suitable for most young children since it does have some violence and death as well as end of the world themes.

I didn’t know Walt Disney personally but I feel as if he would have been so proud of this film. The story and lessons to be learned from it where all part of his personal philosophy of always moving forward, creating and inventing new and exciting things and ideas. Bottom line: I would very much see this again I give it two thumbs up!

Disney Parks and Disney Movies- Epcot and Magic Kingdom

This is part 2 of familiarizing yourself with the Disney Parks by watching movies that directly relate to attractions or shows from the parks.  This week I am focusing on Magic Kingdom and Epcot.  As I said before this is not an exhaustive list but it should give you something to spend all those hours while waiting for your next Disney vacation!

Gran Fiesta Tour-Three Caballeros If you can get your hands on a copy it is a pretty neat film from 1977 you get to know Donald and his friends.

Turtle Talk with Crush and The Seas with Nemo and Friends-Finding Nemo Knowing the characters from each of these is a bonus since you will know the story of Nemo.

Magic Kingdom:
Swiss Family Treehouse-Swiss Family Robinson Here is another that might be hard to get your hands on but you will understand this attraction so much better with some background story of the family and their home.

Pirates of the Caribbean- Pirates of the Caribbean The attraction inspired the movies which re-inspired the ride. It is neat to see the original scenes that are now in the film.

Journey of the Little Mermaid-The Little Mermaid Like in Hollywood Studios you will want to brush up on your Scuttle speak before hitting this attraction.

Enchanted Tales with Belle and Be Our Guest Restaurant- Beauty and the Beast Knowing this movie will help you know the part you have in this little play. Plus how neat is it to see a movie come to life.

Monster Inc, Laugh Floor- Monsters Inc You don’t need to know about the monster world to enjoy this show but you will appreciate it more.

Peter Pan’s Flight-Peter Pan You won’t want to miss this classic while you gain your Disney movie education and it will help you catch the little things in this attraction

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs This attraction only gives a little taste of the movie but you will love to watch this for the first time or re-watch if it has been a while.

Now that you’ve seen them all which movie would you like to see an attraction based on?

Disney Parks and Disney Movies- Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios

If you are new to Disney parks you might not know that many of the attractions in the Disney parks are based on Disney films. If you want to familiarize yourself with some of the movies that have tie-ins at Walt Disney World this is a good place to start. These are a mix of animated and live action. If you don’t own these I highly suggest checking out Netflix, your local library, movie store or To get us started we will check out Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.


Animal Kingdom:
It’s Tough to be a Bug- A Bug’s Life This 3D film and live action show is based on this film.

Finding Nemo the Musical- Finding Nemo This is a great stand-alone show which is a condensed version of the film but with music and puppetry.

Festival of the Lion King- The Lion King This show is condensed version of the film but with acrobatics, puppetry.

Avatar– Technically there isn’t anything open just yet but soon there will be Avatarland and you will want to check out this film.


Hollywood Studios:
Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular- Indiana Jones This series is sure to please the older kids and adults.

For the First Time in Forever: Frozen Sing Along and Frozen Summer Fun- Frozen I supposed if you are living under a rock and haven’t see this yet you better remedy.

Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage- Beauty and the Beast A household staple you have probably seen if you have a little girl but you don’t need to see the film to like the stage show.

Voyage of The Little Mermaid- The Little Mermaid same as the above, this stage show is a condensed version of the movie.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids No you don’t have to see this film to enjoy playing here but it might make more sense! Plus it is a pretty cute movie.

Toy Story Midway Mania- Toy Story A great standalone attraction but there are also character meets nearby, but if you or your kids haven’t been introduced to Woody and Buzz you are missing out.

Star Tours and Jedi Training Academy- Star Wars I highly suggest you start with Episodes IV-VI and then I-III but you will know that characters better.

Tower of Terror- The Twilight Zone This queue and attraction are filled with references to this classic TV show if you like to be in the know this is a good place to start.


This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it should be enough to get you started.

Disney News Round-Up April 2015

Here is the latest Disney news round-up!

Captain Eo is leaving again to make way for an exclusive sneak peek at the new Tomorrowland film starring George Clooney. This will take place in the Imagination Pavilion from April 18- May 24th.

Brand new Dooney and Bourke handbags coming April 25. And boy are they ever adorable. Of the two I am loving the Beach themed bag!

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If you are more interested in some Disneyland themed Dooney and Bourke bags there are also some new ones for the Diamond Celebration!

A fatal accident was reported at the Richard Petty Driving Experience outside of the Magic Kingdom on April 12, 2015. A 36 year old male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was taken to the hospital. Richard Petty Driving Experience is slated to close on August 8th.

According to a report from WDW News Today, using Selfie Sticks while on attractions at Walt Disney World has been banned. This use of these have gotten very popular so it is unsurprising that Disney has decided to ban the use of them for the safety of everyone on an attraction.

Tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are now on sale. If you are planning to go it is a great idea to purchase in advance. Not only do they sell out but tickets are also more expensive at the gate.

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Additionally, Night of Joy tickets are also now for sale. This hard ticket even takes place on September 11 and 12, 2015 in the Magic Kingdom. Night of Joy is two nights of Christian music and family fun from 7pm-1am and features these performers

September 11, 2015

  • TobyMac
  • MercyME
  • Jeremy Camp
  • Colton Dixon
  • Big Daddy Weave
  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Rend Collective
  • I Am They
  • Josh Wilson

September 12, 2015

  • Skillet
  • Lecrae
  • For King & Country
  • Mandisa
  • Matt Maher
  • Jamie Grace
  • 7eventh Time Down
  • Veridia

The Boathouse restaurant at Disney Springs (Downtown Disney) will be opening on April 12, 2015 but reservations are now available! The menu looks pretty delicious, especially if you like seafood!

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As always things change quickly so be sure to check back for more news!