Tag Archives: Disney

Mystic Manor and Shanghai Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean

I spend a good amount of time on Youtube, and one of my favorite topics to watch is anything related to the various Disney Parks.  I have learned history and secrets, not to mention differences between the various parks, including the amazing Disney attractions.  During this time, I have discovered that two of the coolest Disney rides cannot be found in the United States where Disneyland began.  Rather, to find these amazing attractions, you would need to visit the pair of Disney Parks residing in China. Continue reading Mystic Manor and Shanghai Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean

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Bonus Post: My Grandmother’s Retro Disney Collection

With the Duck’s renewed interest in Disney, I recently recalled a very special container that had been spending many lonely years in the garage.  This container, well, contains a plethora of Disney items collected for me by my grandmother on my mother’s side, whom I only met when I was too young to remember.  Despite not getting the chance to know her, it is a nice thought indeed to know that she was thinking of me and buying these items for me when she didn’t have that much money.  In today’s video, I would like to share with you all the many wonderful Disney items my grandmother had collected for me. Continue reading Bonus Post: My Grandmother’s Retro Disney Collection

Encountering an Alien at Disney World

It occurred to me recently that, as fond as my memories are of practically anything Disney-related, the Disney Parks are not wholly without unhappiness.  No, quite the contrary.  It was at one of these so-called “happiest places on Earth” that the Duck was subject to something very unpleasant indeed…traumatic even.  But how could this be?  How could a place filled with Disney characters and parades and fireworks, a place where even murderous pirates sing jaunty tunes, ever have a sinister side to it?  Heck, even the 999 resident ghosts are specifically described as “happy haunts”, proving that Disney is indeed a joyous place for the living and the dead!

But nay, my friends, I speak the truth.  There was a time when the Disney Parks were a very unhappy place for this particular Duck.  Well then, where did this sad tale of woe take place, you must be asking with barely hidden disbelief?  Why, dear readers, the culprit responsible is none other than…Disney World’s Tomorrowland. Continue reading Encountering an Alien at Disney World

The Duck’s Disneyland Dapper Scrapper-book 2017

Yep, another video is here.  I’ve been video-crazy lately, but I need to start filling up my Youtube channel with all sorts of ducky goodness.  It’s rather tiny at the moment.  So, my mom and I are not exactly big into scrapbooking.  We only put together one other scrapbook in the past, as an anniversary present for my dad.  But after our return from a truly memorable trip at Disneyland, we thought we’d try our hands at another scrapbook to try and immortalize the Disney magic. Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Dapper Scrapper-book 2017

The Duck’s Dapper Disneyland Slideshow 2017

I realize that after all these many posts discussing different aspects of our trip to Disneyland, not once have I really just talked about how our trip went.  Yes, I talked about rides and food and delightful Disney merchandise.  But do you know what hotel we stayed at?  Furthermore, did you know that we went on Dapper Day?  No, there is a pretty good chance you did not.  You may very well not even know what Dapper Day is to begin with!  You see how neglectful I’ve been? Continue reading The Duck’s Dapper Disneyland Slideshow 2017

The Legend of the Hatbox Ghost

If you’re a fan of the Haunted Mansion, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the infamous Hatbox Ghost.  This mysterious figure was originally intended to be a part of the ride, but he was removed shortly after the Haunted Mansion opened to mortals like you and me.  His brief appearance caused some confusion and also gave rise to a rather intriguing legend.  Had anyone really seen this ghoulish Hatbox Ghost or was he a mere hallucination?  For a ride revolving around a haunted estate inhabited by 999 “happy haunts”, it was all the more chilling for one of these ghosts to have seemingly vanished without a trace.  To this day, they say that no record remains of what became of the original Hatbox Ghost figure.  Of course, that’s not the end of the story, nor is it quite the beginning. Continue reading The Legend of the Hatbox Ghost

The Duck of Indeed…Now in HD

You’ve read my posts.  You’ve listened to me jabber on whilst playing random games on Youtube.  You’ve seen me in full cosplay regalia.  And yet, even so, the Duck of Indeed has remained an elusive creature, only spotted briefly during full moons, eclipses, and if you happen to visit a Subway at just the right time.  If you take a picture of the Duck of Indeed, it, just like any photo taken of a Bigfeet or a UFO, turns out blurred and uncertain.  Does the Duck of Indeed even exist?  Has it all merely been a strange and unsettling dream!

How does a Duck even type when birds don’t have thumbs?  Do such questions not unsettle you! Continue reading The Duck of Indeed…Now in HD

The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2017 Part 2

The Duck’s grand tour of the rides we visited at Disneyland continues in the aptly titled part two!  We’ve already discussed the lesser-amazing (but still pretty delightful) rides we visited, and now it’s time for the top six.  Which means the best of the best is coming up!  (Again, we did not go on any scary rides, which mainly includes: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and um…Matterhorn.)  Sit back and prepare to read some more overly detailed descriptions of cool stuff!  You know you love it! Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2017 Part 2

The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2017 Part 1

One of the first things that surely springs to mind when people think about Disneyland, after Walt Disney himself, of course, and Mickey Mouse, and Sleeping Beauty Castle…um, well, after all that…is the rides!  Right?  Yeah, the rides!  On the most part, there is almost nothing that can compete with the rides at Disneyland or any of the other Disney parks in terms of sheer detail and imagination, and we had some very specific plans in mind when we got there.

In the past, we would only really visit the few main rides we liked most, and that was all.  But this time, we vowed to do things a bit differently.  This time, we were going to try out as many rides as we could, including a good number of new ones (many of them were new for me; some of them were new for mom).  And now you surely must know what comes next.  Yes, it’s time to rank our chosen Disneyland rides from not-as-best to best!  (Just know that this list does not include any fast or otherwise scary rides.  Which mainly includes anything that looks like a mountain, smells or tastes like a mountain, or has “mountain” in the title.) Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2017 Part 1

The Duck’s Disneyland Dessert Tour 2017

While the best part of Disneyland is undeniably the rides, to be sure (and the scenery and the shows!), a trip to this fair kingdom of happiness would not be complete without some delicious morsels (the calories of which have the added benefit of being burned away thanks to the great distances we walked over the course of those two delightful days).  I’ve already discussed the meals we had during our time at Disneyland, but let’s not forget the most important part, the desserts, which shall be listed below for your reading enjoyment, from least best to most best! Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Dessert Tour 2017