Wordless Wednesday – December Calendar Shot

Wilderness Lodge images courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Wilderness Lodge images courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Hello my friends, and welcome to our Wordless Wednesday post for this week!  The theme this week from my friend Deb from Focused on the Magic is your December Calendar Shot, and I am pleased as punch to be able to share some incredible photos from Wilderness Lodge courtesy of my friend Andy from WDW Shutterbug.  His photography skills are incredible, and believe me, I am the benefactor of his good will in sharing his photos.  If you haven’t seen any of his photos, take a look at these posts — one was showcasing some of the Christmas beauty of the Magic Kingdom, and another was taking a look at all the incredible lights of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights!

Now, sit back, relax, and picture in your minds eye exactly what your stay would be like if you were able to spend time at Wilderness Lodge during the Christmas season.  I think it would be absolutely incredible, and I can’t wait until the time that I am able to do just that one year!

Wilderness Lodge images courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Wilderness Lodge images courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Wilderness Lodge images courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Wilderness Lodge images courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Wilderness Lodge images courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Wilderness Lodge images courtesy and ©WDW Shutterbug

Now, my friends, please take a few minutes to check out the rest of the Wordless Wednesday entries.  To do so, just click on the button below and enjoy!  After that, don’t forget to go check out WDW Shutterbug on Facebook and throw a like his way!  Tell him Mike from My Dreams of Disney sent you, and that you saw his incredible photos on my site.  Thanks, and make it a Disney Day everyone!

Focused on the Magic

The Lands of Disneyland: Adventureland!

Tarzan's Treehouse is one of the attractions you can find in Adventureland

Tarzan’s Treehouse is one of the attractions you can find in Adventureland

Today we are taking a look at Adventureland in our continuation of our Lands of Disneyland series!  This land, much like similar lands of the same name at other Disney parks, is themed around the spirit of adventure that can be found in the land.  Originally, Adventureland was going to be based off of some of the nature documentaries that Walt Disney produced, including real animals!  However, after Walt was told that real animals would likely hide or sleep all day, the decision was made to make animals that would take the place of the real animals.  Later on, Audio-Animatronic animals were put in place to add a more realistic feel.

In Adventureland you can find the following attractions for you to enjoy:

In addition to the attractions, you can also find shops and snack bars — including the Tiki Juice Bar, which is located right outside the Enchanted Tiki Room and can be a great way to get a Dole Whip before the next show!

As a family, we didn’t really spend a whole lot of time in Adventureland.  One thing that is a little disconcerting about Disneyland is how quite often, pictures you take in one land are of attractions or scenes in a completely different land, such as the two photos below.  However, that is really part of the charm of Disneyland, I suppose, and will never be changed, so it isn’t that big a deal really.

This picture shows Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, located in Frontierland

This picture shows Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, located in Frontierland

This picture was taken from Tarzan's Treehouse of the shops

This picture was taken from Tarzan’s Treehouse of the shops of Frontierland and Adventureland

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to Adventureland, one of the lands of Disneyland Park.  Stay tuned as we take a look next at one of the smallest — but most popular — lands when we explore New Orleans Square on Friday!  Until then, let me know please, what do you think of Adventureland?  Just let me know in the comments, and thanks!