Entries from The “World” According to Jack tagged with 'Adventureland'

Magic Kingdom's Adventureland - Part Three of Three

Last Thursday I discussed the architecture of the Agrabah section of Adventureland and The Flying Carpets of Aladdin, the Sunshine Tree Terrace, tiki gods, and why Pirates of the Caribbean was added to the Magic Kingdom as an afterthought....

Magic Kingdom's Adventureland - Part Two of Three

In Part One of this article I discussed the history of Adventureland, the entrance into this exotic land, the Adventureland Verandah restaurant, and Aloha Isle, home of the Dole whip. Today I'm going to continue my journey through this...

Magic Kingdom's Adventureland - Part One of Three

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Adventureland had been located on the east side of the Magic Kingdom? To walk the length of Main Street and then turn right if you wanted to ride on...

Magic Kingdom's Adventureland Trivia

Jack Spence is on a leave of absence until 2014. This is a reprint of a blog he wrote several years ago. This blog originally ran in 2008 and was accurate at the time of publication. Q: Do you know...

Update – Storybook Circus and Sunshine Tree Terrace

I promised that I would make regular trips to the Magic Kingdom to keep you informed of any new additions and updates to Storybook Circus. Well I visited a couple of days ago (April 23, 2012) and nothing new...

The Enchanted Tiki Room - A look back

With the official reopening of the Tiki Room, I thought I'd use this opportunity to give you a history of this groundbreaking attraction. In many ways, "The Enchanted Tiki Room" opened the door to other Disney classics like "Great Moments...

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

In January of this year, a small fire broke out in the attic of "Enchanted Tiki Room - Under New Management". The sprinkler system was activated and guests were evacuated. No one was hurt and the blaze was quickly brought...

Have a Seat in Walt Disney World - Part 1

Anyone who has ever visited a theme park knows that it doesn't take very long before your feet begin to hurt and your back begins to ache. Most of us just don't spend that much time walking -- and standing...

Pirates League

Avast ye mateys, Captain Jack Sparrow is on the lookout for additional crew members! It seems that while some of Captain Jack's men were on a plundering raid, they came across the warehouse of the East India Trading Company. Deciding...

Disneyland Paris - Adventureland – Part 3 – Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean

In the furthest reaches of Adventureland, intrepid explores can discover "Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril." Here you'll find an abandoned temple decaying in the jungle. As you near the temple, a stone lion can be seen guarding the...

Disneyland Paris - Adventureland – Part 2 – Adventure Isle

Disneyland Paris does not have a Tom Sawyer Island. It was decided that most Europeans were not familiar enough with Mark Twain's writings to design an entire attraction around his stories. Instead, the Imagineers came up with Adventure Isle. Here,...

Disneyland Paris - Adventureland – Part 1 – General Area

Just like Frontierland, Adventureland is set back from The Hub. Because of this, it is much less intrusive in this otherwise Victorian area. I've also mentioned that the transition between lands is remarkably seamless at Disneyland Paris. Here is a...

Disneyland vs. Magic Kingdom Part 1

I just got back from vacation. A portion of my trip was spent visiting the Disneyland Resort in California. For those of you who have read my bio, you know that I grew up in Anaheim and visited Disneyland often...

Adventureland - Tokyo Disneyland

You can enter Adventureland from several areas, the first being World Bazaar (Main Street). Unlike the other Main Streets around the world, Center Street connects to Tomorrowland and Adventureland. The next two pictures show the Adventureland Entrance from Center Street....

Hong Kong Disneyland - Adventureland Part 2

The next two attractions in Adventureland are "Rafts to Tarzan's Treehouse" and "Tarzan's Treehouse." Disney counts these as two distinct attractions, but I have a problem with this. Since all you can do once you've ridden the rafts is...

Hong Kong Disneyland – Adventureland Part 1

Warning, there will be spoilers in this article. Adventureland takes up the entire west side of Hong Kong Disneyland. There is no Frontierland here and to my eye, no place to put one. In their desperation to inflate the number...

Adventureland - Magic Kingdom - History Lesson

Q: Do you know why Adventureland is located on the west side of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World? A: It's because Adventureland is located on the west side of Disneyland in Anaheim. When planning the Magic Kingdom, Imagineers...

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