Disney Tips · Listicles · Uncategorized

How to Plan FastPass+ as a Disneyland Veteran

As I was writing my list of tips for How to Visit Walt Disney World (WDW) as a Disneyland Veteran, I realized that the FastPass+ system can be extremely overwhelming. So I decided to write a more in-depth post on the system and include my opinions for the best choices for FastPass+ at each park.… Continue reading How to Plan FastPass+ as a Disneyland Veteran

Disney Tips · Listicles · Uncategorized

How to Visit Hollywood Studios as a Disneyland Veteran

Personally, Hollywood Studios is my least favorite park and part of that has to do with how many attractions it shares with the Disneyland Resort. But if you're a huge fan of Star Wars, then this is the WDW park that you'll probably enjoy most. In addition to my recommendations below, there are lots of… Continue reading How to Visit Hollywood Studios as a Disneyland Veteran

Disney Tips · Listicles · Uncategorized

How to Visit Animal Kingdom as a Disneyland Veteran

Many people under-value Animal Kingdom as a glorified zoo but I strongly disagree. This is the park that I spend the most time in besides Magic Kingdom because of the amazing food, plethora of entertainment and unbelievable Imagineering that makes every nook and cranny photogenic. To Do Attractions Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden… Continue reading How to Visit Animal Kingdom as a Disneyland Veteran

Disney Tips · Listicles · Uncategorized

How to Visit Epcot as a Disneyland Veteran

Epcot is a very unique theme park among the US Disney parks. Walt Disney initially intended EPCOT to be the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, showcasing futuristic living and technology. Now, it is one of the most educational parks with the main attractions (*cough cough* the alcoholic beverages) better-suited for adults. It is composed of… Continue reading How to Visit Epcot as a Disneyland Veteran

Disney Tips · Listicles · Uncategorized

How to Visit Magic Kingdom as a Disneyland Veteran

I've become the go-to person for all of my California friends (most of whom have had at least one visit to Disneyland) planning visits to Walt Disney World so I thought I would compile a list of my tips for how to make the most of a vacation as a Disneyland veteran. We'll start with… Continue reading How to Visit Magic Kingdom as a Disneyland Veteran

Disney Trips · Education Reviews · Uncategorized

Science Behind Pixar Museum Exhibit Review

Since starting my PhD in Learning Sciences, I've taken quite a few classes that have been focused on the design of learning environments and museums in particular. So I have become overly critical of museums and museum exhibits as learning opportunities because I am now better equipped with theories and ideas about what educational goals… Continue reading Science Behind Pixar Museum Exhibit Review

Princess Life · Science of Disney · Uncategorized

Science of Disney: Sleeping Death

Hopefully none of the super cool science information below puts you to sleep! So what caused Sleeping Beauty's coma or death-like slumber? Including Juliet imbibing a sleeping draught or Snow White eating a poisoned apple , fictional characters have been put into death-like states (or faked their own deaths) in myriad ways. So what likely… Continue reading Science of Disney: Sleeping Death

Listicles · PhD Life · Princess Life · Uncategorized

Disney Women in STEM

For The United Nations' International Day of Women and Girls in Science (#IDWGS), I wanted to draw attention to the representation of the phenomenal females of Disney. Unfortunately, there aren't very many easily recognizable female characters in STEM in Disney media. Of the approximately 200 characters classified as scientists on Disney Wiki, only about 20… Continue reading Disney Women in STEM

Science of Disney · Uncategorized

Science of Disney: Drop Rides

Two of the most jaw-dropping Disney attractions - the Tower of Terror and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! - employ some plussed up elevators for an exciting and sometimes nauseating ride experience. Dropping 13 stories at a speed faster than freefall requires some pretty interesting science! The Ride Vehicle Most of the sources I… Continue reading Science of Disney: Drop Rides

Science of Disney · Uncategorized

Science of Disney: Smellitizers

From the sweet wafting of vanilla on Main Street, USA to the slow burning of wood in Spaceship Earth and the barrage of ocean breeze and orange groves in the various iterations of Soarin, Disney employs some relatively simple technology to enhance the sensory experience of their park and make your memories that much stronger.… Continue reading Science of Disney: Smellitizers