There Are No Mirrors In WDW’s And DL Parks’ Restrooms. What’s Up With That?

Well, it’s not like there are “no mirrors at all,” but did you ever notice there aren’t any mirrors at the sinks at the public restrooms of Disneyland and Walt Disney World parks? We thought that was pretty weird, so we did some research to figure out why…

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The Newest Tourist Scam, Another Reason Why Southwest Rocks, Why I Want To Visit This Airport, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Disney’s Country Bear Jamboree: The Seasonal Versions Not Seen Anymore. History, GREAT Videos, & MORE!

If you’re a Disney fan, there’s potentially a big problem when you read the various Disney blogs out there that claim to deliver “news” – they don’t always do that. Some blogs repeat stuff that a Disney bus driver’s second cousin’s best friend mentioned. Others allude that things are happening but never outright say they are. And yet others just make crap up.

The Walt Disney Company has usually been very closed-lipped about what’s said on those so-called “viral” Disney sites but in a change of the status quo in recent weeks, they squelched two rumors that had been spread by what they described as an “unscrupulous source.” The first rumor was about The Enchanted Tiki Room closing (spoiler: it’s not closing) and the other one was about the Country Bear Jamboree

That post got me thinking about this iconic attraction and its rich history in Disney parks. And boy, does it have history! Take a look…

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United Did WHAT?, Disney Haunted Mansion Event, Change Of Snack Cart Heart, “Interesting” Airline Employee, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Booze In Disney Parks: The History Of Why You Couldn’t Drink There & Now You (Sometimes) Can

When Disneyland first opened in 1955, it was “dry” – no alcohol was served. When Walt Disney World opened 16 years later, it was also an alcohol-free park. However, that’s all changed over the years.

Club 33, an exclusive, members-only restaurant at Disneyland (most regular guests would never have access to it, due to membership requirements), has sold beer, wine and hard liquor since it opened in the 1960s. The story goes that Walt was against the idea of selling booze in any part of his park, but it was easier to sell memberships if alcohol was available at the restaurant. Similarly, Walt Disney World has served alcohol at select hard ticket events (special events that are held outside of regular operating hours and for which you have to buy a special ticket to attend) for decades. For example, when we had dinner inside the Haunted Mansion in 2002, a hard ticket event offered by Disney’s Dining Experience (now Tables In Wonderland), wine was available before and during the dinner.

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Our dinner inside the Haunted Mansion included a different wine with each course

Other U.S.-based Disney parks, such as Epcot, Disney’s California Adventure, etc., have sold alcohol since their respective opening days. However, the “Magic Kingdom” parks didn’t for a long, long time. But now they do. Here’s more about it…

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