The Birthday Cake

On 26th February 2020 I received a phone call from Mickey and Minnie Mouse. As well as wishing me happy birthday, they sang happy birthday to me and they told me how excited they were to see me later that day at Disneyland Paris. I was incredibly excited and within minutes of receiving the call … Continue reading The Birthday Cake

Attraction Review: Big Thunder Mountain

One ride that is consistent across all Disney Theme Parks is Big Thunder Mountain, a rollercoaster that takes guests around the titular Thunder Mesa mountain in a runaway mine train. The ride is the focal point of Frontierland and in the Paris park is part of a narrative that runs includes the paddle steamer the Molly Brown and the Phantom Manor (the Haunted Mansion across the pond). The ride is a runaway mine train that tours Big Thunder Mountain, its mines and infrastructure at break neck speed.

The Crush Crush

At 830 we start queuing for extra magic time, there are probably 100 or so people gathered at the entrance to Walt Disney studios park, many of the families exchanging whispered plans hoping to be the first to a ride, dads check and recheck memory cards and battery life. Each time we see a bit … Continue reading The Crush Crush