• Disneyland
    Adventureland Bazaar

    The Adventureland Bazaar is one of Disneyland’s original opening-day merchandise stores. Gone are the shrunken heads, rubber spears and Jungle cruise plastic handguns… to be replaced by Aloha shirts, plush animals and Indiana Jones Fedoras for the ladies. Although the merchandise is more African contemporary, it has not lost it’s charm as a fun and […]

  • Tokyo Disneyland
    Tokyo Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise Re-Opening Promo

    The Jungle Cruise, which has been popular since Tokyo Disneyland Park opened in 1983, takes Guests on an adventurous cruise through the jungles with a humorous skipper at the helm. The revamped version of the attraction has new lighting effects and other special show effects. In addition, a specially written musical sound track will be […]

  • ABC
    Scuttlebutt – Goodby Kate, Dick and a Few Fingertips

    Chief Creative Officer Kate Juergens Exits ABC Family. Kate Juergens, the executive behind ABC Family‘s defining original programming including Pretty Little Liars, The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, Switched At Birth and The Fosters, is leaving her post as Chief Creative Officer and EVP Original Content. The move was announced today via a staff […]

  • Disneyland
    Retro Disneyland: Tahitian Terrace Menu

    Notice all the “Tropical” selections? Before they developed the Tahitian dinner show in 1962 the Tahitian Terrace shared the cafeteria kitchen menu with the Plaza Pavilion. This menu is from the 50’s.  I wonder if they accept the Disney Dining Plan? Tweet

  • Magic Kingdom
    A Visit to the Swiss Family Treehouse

    The Magic Kingdom’s Swiss Family (Robinson) Treehouse gets skipped by many guests on their way to the more popular Jungle Cruise and Pirates attractions. Like it’s cousins at Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, it is all artificial. So come take a walk up and down the largest artificial tree in the world. And if […]

  • Disneyland
    Retro Disneyland

    The Davy Crockett Frontier Museum, Frontierland – 1955 Tomorrowland’s Viewliner – 1957 Adventureland’s Jungle Cruise – 1957. Note the large Palm tree that was originally on the property before the park was built. This particular tree, called the “Dominguez Palm,” was a Canary Island Date Palm and it was planted in 1896 as wedding gift to […]

  • Magic Kingdom
    A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas

    Walt Disney World has announced another new, interactive quest coming to the Magic Kingdom. A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas, is scheduled to debut in Adventureland this spring. Guests will use a pirate map and a magic talisman to help them complete five different “pirate raids” in Adventureland. Their mission is to find […]

  • Photo of the Week – Morning Refuge

    Matthew Hansen at Tours Departing Daily shows us some wonderful details that one might overlook while traversing Adventureland. Because of this photo I have now learned that when the Treehouse was taken-over by Tarzan…  it went from Swiss to English control! Tweet

  • Walt Disney Wednesday

    1955 – Walt is describing a model of the “Congo Queen” boat for the Jungle Cruise attraction to be built at Disneyland. I’m not sure if this was a press event or a photo taken during the production of the Disneyland TV show. Note the African masks, concept art, and the bronze Elephant behind Walt’s elbow! photo: © Disney – […]

  • DbM Photo of the Week – The Talking Tiki Man

    This is a close-up of one of the talking Tikis inside of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at the Magic Kingdom. This wonderful shot is courtesy of Express Monorail. Now a question for you… Is this Tiki classified at Walt Disney Imagineering as an  Audio–Animatronics Figure or an Animated Prop? Post your answer below. Tweet