Your Host, J. Jeff Kober

I love Disney. And have so for nearly five decades!

As your host of Disney at Play, and my sister site, Disney at Work, I’ve provided the following video so you can know a little bit more about me.

I’m going to share more, and probably include an upcoming podcast. But here are some fun things about me to be better know me:

Favorite Disney Characters to Meet in the Parks:

  1. Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Ideally Together)
  2. Mickey Mouse
  3. Alice in Wonderland
  4. Pinocchio
  5. Chip ‘n’ Dale Together

Favorite Disney Characters Created For the Parks

  1. Sinbad & Chandu of Sinbad’s–I have a post/podcast on this!
  2. Orange Bird
  3. Henry of “The Country Bear Jamboree”
  4. Figment of “Journey Into Imagination”
  5. Sam Eagle of “America Sings”

Favorite Disney Parades of All Time:

  • America on Parade
  • Main Street Electrical Parade Dreamlights (Tokyo Disneyland)
  • Main Street Electrical Parade (Original Disneyland Version)
  • SpectroMagic
  • Any Tokyo Disney Easter Parade

5 Favorite Disney Live Action Films

  1. Swiss Family Robinson
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean
  3. Mary Poppins Returns
  4. Mary Poppins
  5. Bedknobs & Broomsticks
Swiss Family Robinson Movie Poster by Disney.

Favorite Disney Animated Film Classics

  1. Snow White & Seven Dwarfs
  2. Tangled
  3. Sleeping Beauty
  4. Peter Pan
  5. Alice in Wonderland
Former Mural by Disney for Snow White’s Scary Adventures.

Favorite Theme Park Attractions:

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean, Disneyland, & Tokyo Disneyland (Not WDW)
  2. Rise of the Resistance (Both DL and WDW)
  3. Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle For Sunken Treasure
  5. Alice in Wonderland Dark Ride, Disneyland
  6. Journey to the Center of the Earth
  7. Tower of Terror (Both Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Tokyo Disneyland)
  8. The Haunted Mansion (All Versions)
  9. Mystic Manor
  10. Flight of Passage

Big Thunder Mountain (Disneyland Paris), The American Adventure, Spaceship Earth & Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride are all strong follow up contenders.

Entrance to Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Top 6 Disney Songs:

Yeah, I couldn’t round it to five. And they’re all classics.

  1. When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio)
  2. Very Good Advice (Alice in Wonderland)
  3. The Second Star to the Right (Peter Pan)
  4. One Love (Snow White & Seven Dwarfs)
  5. Age of Not Believing (Bedknobs & Broomsticks)
  6. Chim Chim Cheree (Mary Poppins)
Mary Poppins album by Disney.

Top Favorite Disney Park Songs:

  1. Compass of Your Heart
  2. There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow
  3. Energy: You Make the World Go Round & Round
  4. “it’s a small world”
  5. Golden Dream
“it’s a small world”. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Top Favorite Disney Hotels (I’ve stayed in)

  • Disney’s Polynesian Resort
  • The Disneyland Hotel
  • Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa
  • Shanghai Disneyland Resort Hotel
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & Villas
Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Favorite Formal Disney Restaurants

  • The Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Blue Bayou at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland
  • Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort
  • Carthay Circle Theater at Disney California Adventure
  • Chefs de France at Epcot
Hollywood Brown Derby. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Favorite Disney Parks from Best to Worst:

  1. Tokyo Disneyland
  2. Disneyland
  3. Tokyo Disney Sea
  4. Disneyland Paris
  5. Epcot
  6. Shanghai Disneyland
  7. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  8. Magic Kingdom
  9. Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  10. Hong Kong Disneyland
  11. Disney California Adventure
  12. Disney Paris Studios
Tokyo Disneyland. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

To know more about the business side of Jeff, visit my bio at

My Mantra: Follow the Compass of Your Heart from Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage