What We Love About Disneyland

What We Love About Disneyland

We’re here! It’s the “Happiest Place on Earth”. Disneyland is the first of all the theme parks, and the only one Walt Disney personally walked. So glad to have my good friend Taleia Mueller together with me as we talk about our beloved Disneyland.

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Main Street, U.S.A.

Mickey Leads the Band. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland may seem very quaint compared to the grand scale of Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World. Yet, there are so many wonderful gems to take in. The intimacy offers so many sites.

Taleia and I talk about the details on Main Street. Here’s an article from Disney at Work at how Disneyland wows its guests with a simple thing done amazingly well–the windows at the Emporium.

Fireworks at Disneyland are amazing. Main Street comes alive with projections. Check it out in this particular fireworks piece:

You can find out more about Main Street here.


Adventureland Entrance. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Perhaps the most intimate Adventureland you can find anywhere. And yet, there are amazing attractions packed into this space. Do not miss the Enchanted Tiki Room. It’s truly a Walt Disney original. On the other hand, there is nothing quite like the thrills of Indiana Jones Adventure.

Remember that the previous podcast and post prior to this one talked at length about leadership lessons from the world-famous Jungle Cruise. You can find the post here, and a video about an important story from the cruise below:

You can find out more here about Adventureland.

New Orleans Square

New Orleans Square. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

There is probably no more land that is dripping with architectural detail. This is an amazing corner to the park, which is book cased by two of the most iconic Disney attractions of all time: Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion.

You can find out more here.

Critter Country

Splash Mountain. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

What seems to be a quirky corner to Frontierland is really a world in and of itself. It’s a world of critters where you hit the mountain for the craziness of Splash Mountain. This is the world of Br’er Bear, Fox & Rabbit. It’s the land of Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.

If you’re looking for another land, consider the hundred acre wood where you get to enjoy the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Here’s that attraction which is one of the most colorful version of this ride:

You can find out more about Critter Country here.


Big Thunder Mountain. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

A park favorite since opening in 1955, Frontierland offers the wild and wonderful Big Thunder Mountain. Check out the food and entertainment at the infamous Golden Horseshoe. Grab a raft and head over to Tom Sawyer’s Island.

Tom Sawyer Island. Home to Fantasmic! Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

At night this land comes alive with Fantasmic! This is the original show, and there’s no version that is better.

You can find out more about Frontierland here.


Sleeping Beauty Castle. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

This is the happiest land in the “Happiest Place on Earth”. No Fantasyland comes close to being as rich with attractions as this land. It’s the place you can enter Wonderland with Alice, grab a bobsled run on the mighty Matterhorn, or take a wild ride with Mr. Toad. Include an amazing version of “it’s a small world” or the unbelievably moving Mickey and the Magical Map.

There are two great ways to get a glimpse of this land. One is from the famous pachyderm Dumbo:

Another view can be found led by the little engine that could. Here’s Casey jr. Circus Train.

Still there’s so much more. Click here.

Mickey’s Toontown

Mickey’s Toontown. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

This quirky little land offers a cartoon world with interactive theming. It is unlike any other land in Disneyland. It’s a great place to meet Mickey Mouse, so be sure to check out his place. Also, Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin is a dark ride with a Mad Tea Party spin.

But the big deal happening here is the construction of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. This will bring big crowds to this little corner of the park. To see what this attraction looks like at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, check out this video:

What to know more about Mickey’s Toontown? You can find out more here.


Space Mountain. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

You can find out more here. But there are both familiar and unique attractions in this, the original Tomorrowland. One terrific experience is the Finding Nemo Submarine Subs.

Submarine Lagoon. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Black spire Outpost. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Disneyland already has over six decades of so much. Now this has been added. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is enormous and alone, could make up most of your day at the park. Here’s a glimpse of this new land:

We have the most complete guide to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. You don’t want to miss it, with scores of images, videos and interactive maps. You can find out more here.

Your Ideas Welcomed

We would love to hear from you of topics you would like to explore. They could be topics dealing with the enjoyment of Disney, or what you would like to know more as a fan. It could also be a topic related to Disney at Work. How does Disney create better customer experience, or get their employees motivated. If you have an idea for a podcast or post, please share by reaching out to me. Contact me today by phone or email with any ideas you might have. Thanks!

Let’s Travel

Has all this chat made you hungry for a Disney adventure? Now is the time to dream and plan for your future travels. Be sure to reach out to David Zanolla, owner and agent of of Out The Door Travel, LLC to make arrangements. There’s no cost–but it could save you a lot of time–and even money–especially when you put it in the hands of someone who really knows Disney and travel. Call today at 309-863-5469 or reach out to him via zanolla@otdtravel.com

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