Author Archives: Andrew Friedenthal

XIII Ways To Bring Kingdom Hearts To The Disney Parks

For fans of both Disney and gaming, there’s been one video game franchise that’s dominated their hearts for the past two decades – the Square Enix Kingdom Hearts series of video games and associated tie-in media. A collaboration between the Walt Disney Company and Square Enix (a well-known video game software company), Kingdom Hearts is an action role-playing video game ...

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Which Disney Parks Board Game Should You Buy?

As part of the merchandise explosion surrounding Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration, we’ve seen everything hit the market, from pins to Funko Pops! to backpacks, all emblazoned with the “50th” logo and, of course, tinted rose gold. Though lacking the distinctive color that’s come to define this celebration, a series of Walt Disney World board games based on classic ...

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How To Experience All The Movie-Based Walt Disney World Attractions In Chronological Order

When we visit the Disney Parks, we all have our preferred order for checking out our favorite Disney attractions, whether those are rides, shows, or restaurants. Do we rope-drop Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then rush over to Space Mountain before slowing down with “it’s a small world”? Or perhaps start with a character breakfast and then mosey over to ...

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How To Understand The Disney Fireworks Shows

The classic Disney “kiss good night” doesn’t come in any more classic a version than an epic fireworks show to cap off a fun (and probably exhausting) day spent with your family and friends in the Parks. What really separates the pyrotechnics of a Disney fireworks spectacular, though, especially from consumer fireworks, is the ability of those high-in-the-sky explosives to ...

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The Walt Disney World Year In Review . . . 30 Years Ago?!

Like the past several years before it, for many of us 2022 was a bit of a bummer. The realities of a world still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic mean that many of our favorite things – like the Disney Parks – are struggling to return to normalcy. Certain rides and attractions remain closed, new ones are delayed, and the ...

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