Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! May your holidays be filled with the love of family and friends.


​Adventure to Tom Sawyer Island

Walt Disney World Resort is double the size of Manhattan, about the size of San Francisco. It is not possible to see and do everything in one trip, or even multiple trips. Each solo trip The Mature MouseTM has made to Walt Disney World have been opportunities to try new Disney attractions and unique experiences.

Have you ventured to the “rustic, secret hideaway” of Tom Sawyer Island? It is on my list of things to do during my April 2018 Walt Disney World vacation.

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Tell about your trips to the island. What time of day is the better time to visit? What are among the must-dos and the do-with-outs?

“Inspired by the stories of Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Island is a log raft ride across the. Wander dusty dirt roads lined with sycamore and oak trees and amble across creaky suspension bridges. Navigate narrow passages amid secret mined caves and uncover an age-old fort. Along the way, follow in the pioneering footsteps of the frontier’s early settlers, during an era when Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer reflected an America coming into its own.”

Designed by Walt Disney

“The original Tom Sawyer Island opened to the public at Disneyland Resort in 1956. The attraction has the distinction of being the only one designed by Walt Disney. Sharing a strong affinity for the world Mark Twain created in his novels, Walt found himself unsatisfied with the island’s original design. Days before construction was set to begin, he took the plans home and re-imagined the landscape design, creating the inlets, coves, and overall shape that the island is known for today.

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“Tom Sawyer Island.” Walt Disney World, Disney Parks, disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/tom-sawyer-island/.

Celebrate Disney’s Haunted Mansions

Happy Halloween. Here is a repost of my most recent Haunted Mansion post. There are links within this post to other articles posted here, and videos of the various versions of this attraction in Disney Parks.

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August 9, 2017 marked the 48th anniversary of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. Over the course of the past few years I have posted numerous blogs about Disney’s Haunted Mansion, the favorite attraction of The Mature Mouse™ . Below are links to my various posts about Disney’s Haunted Mansion, some include a video ride-through imbedded in the post. I have also imbedded videos of ride-throughs for similar Disney attractions in other countries.

Haunted Mansion 2016

46 Years of Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Video of Hatbox Ghost in Attic of Haunted Mansion

Top 5 Secrets about Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion Attraction

History of Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Phantom Manor Disneyland Paris 

Tokyo Disneyland Haunted Mansion Ride 2016

Mystic Manor Hong Kong Disneyland 2016

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