Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – Tom Sawyer Island!

Harper's Mill at Tom Sawyer Island

Harper’s Mill at Tom Sawyer Island

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s edition of Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia!  Along with Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, and Heidi from Heidi’s Head, I’m Mike here to bring you a little tidbit of Disney Trivia to brighten your day!

Today’s trivia comes from the This Day in Disney History site.

 Tom Sawyer Island…

Did you know on this day in 1973, Tom Sawyer Island opened up at the Magic Kingdom?  That makes today the 40th anniversary of the great outdoor playground for kids!

A huge outdoor playground, Tom Sawyer Island (located in the middle of the Rivers of America) is inspired by the famous works of author Mark Twain. It features Injun Joe’s Cave, Magnetic Mystery Mine and old Fort Sam Clemens. The Tom Sawyer Rafts in Frontierland take guests to and from Tom Sawyer Island. The opening-day festivities include Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher portrayed by teenagers Steve Pierceall and Becky Bleigh. They were chosen during the annual Mark Twain observance in their hometown of Hannibal, Missouri (the boyhood home of Twain).

Thank you for joining in today as we explore Disney Trivia!  Please take a look at the rest of the entries below, and thanks for stopping by!



31 Days til Disneyland – Mandara Spa Mani-Pedi!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Wow, are the days flying by!  We are down to 31 days til our Disneyland trip!  Today, we are looking at an “attraction” that you won’t find me anywhere near!  The Mandara Spa!

Since we are looking at all that Disneyland has to offer, the Mandara Spa is one of those things that we need to examine for those of you that are of a mind to experience the spa!  Located inside the Grand California Resort & Spa, our home resort, the offerings of the spa are quite elaborate (I think!) and something that many of the readers of My Dreams of Disney would probably really enjoy!  Click the link to go to the Mandara Spa site for a list of all of the services that they provide.

Are you going to take in the spa for a well deserved relaxation day?  If so, let us know what your favorite treatment will be in the comments below, and thanks!