Winnie the Pooh

55 Days: Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

#Day55: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh!

Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s post for our #DisneyWorldCountdown series!  We are now at #Day55 in our countdown, almost halfway completed, and today’s post is about the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh!  This attraction is located in Fantasyland, and also exists in Disneyland at Critter Country.  The Magic Kingdom version has a new interactive queue that allows your younger kids to play in Pooh’s tree, as well as look for different things in special honey displays, and other fun things for the kids.  At this point, I would guess that Sophie has outgrown the interactive queue part of this, but we still enjoy taking a ride into the Hundred Acre Wood from time to time!

Winnie the Pooh

Sophie about to embark on her journey to the Hundred Acre Wood!

The picture of Sophie above is an older one — she was only 5 or 6 in this photo, and still had quite the baby face!  The honeypots that we ride in, though, haven’t changed at all to my knowledge, and one game we like to play is to see if we can guess what color honeypot we will get!

Winnie the Pooh

Owl’s tree has fallen down, but that doesn’t stop Owl from telling his story!

The ride focuses on the part of the story where they celebrate a Happy Windsday!  The wind was blowing so hard that Owl’s tree fell over, and the rain fell and fell and fell, and — well, you know the story I’m sure!  The ride is quite nice when you are visiting the Magic Kingdom during a hot summer day and want to cool down, that’s for sure!

Even though we’ve kind of outgrown this, I still enjoy this ride.  It’s a fun little trip down memory lane, and when you’re at Disney, that’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it?  Do you like this ride?  Let me know in the comments if you do and what your favorite part of the ride is, and thanks for stopping by!

The Lands of Disneyland: Critter Country!

From the Sailing Ship Columbia, this shot of Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain looks great!

From the Sailing Ship Columbia, this shot of Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain looks great!

On Tuesday we continued our look at the Lands of Disneyland by taking a peek at all that there is to explore at Frontierland!  Now, we are moving on to Critter Country, next on our list of the Lands of Disneyland series!

Critter Country

Critter Country is made up of the following attractions — I for one think of Critter Country as just Splash Mountain, but there are other things to explore here also:

  • Splash Mountain
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes

Did you know that Critter Country is actually the third name this land has had?  When it first opened in 1956, it was known as Indian Village.  It featured Native American shows and attractions, including the Indian War Canoes.  Actually, at this time, Indian Village was part of Frontierland.  However, in 1971 it was re-themed, and renamed Bear Country, and was officially made a “Land”.  It opened on March 4, 1972, and featured the Country Bear Jamboree as it’s centerpiece attraction.  It would stay as Bear Country until 1988, when it was renamed Critter Country in anticipation of the January, 1989 opening of Splash Mountain.  It has been Critter Country ever since.

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain is very much like the Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom.

Splash Mountain is very much like the Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom.

Splash Mountain at Disneyland is very much like Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom, but there are some differences.  The two biggest differences are that the Disneyland version features a single seat log flume — and let me tell you, it was a lot of fun when we rode it — and also, the Disneyland version doesn’t have a lap bar like the Magic Kingdom version does.  Other than that, really, it’s the same ride, all based off of the movie The Song of the South.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Critter Country

The Winnie the Pooh ride is basically the same as the Magic Kingdom version, but the queue is different.  Another great factor for when we visited was that it had hardly any line all the time, so we were able to hop right on.  Also, it is located right across from Splash Mountain, so it is pretty easy to find.  The map does a great job of showing all the different parts of the land.

Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes

This canoe ride is one that we didn't get around to, but I think would be fun -- and tiring!

This canoe ride is one that we didn’t get around to, but I think would be fun — and tiring!

The third attraction in this small land is the Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes attraction.  While we didn’t participate in this attraction, I think it would be fun to do once — and get a totally different view of the Rivers of America and surrounding lands.

In addition to these three attractions, you also have the Harbour Galley and the Hungry Bear Restaurant to fill your tummy with — both of them are quick service, and while we didn’t eat at either one of them, I think we would have liked both of them.

Critter Country, while it is a small land, features arguably one of the best attractions in all of Disneyland.  Along with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes, and the dining establishments, this land is definitely not one to be forgotten!  Make it a part of your day at Disneyland every trip!

What do you think of Critter Country — one of your favorite lands, or one to skip past?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and thanks for stopping by My Dreams of Disney — where we are helping you turn My Dreams of Disney into Your Dreams of Disney!

What I’m looking forward to most at Disneyland


World of Color and Mickey’s Fun Wheel

Hi everybody! It’s me, Sophie! I’m sorry I haven’t been here in a while, I lost track. Anyway, I’ve got some great news!:D  On June 20th my family and I will be going to Disneyland for the 1st time in our lives!!!!! So, I’ve written  a blog post about what I’m looking forward to the most at Disneyland.

Well, here it goes. What I’m looking forward to the most at Disneyland is the fun of being there for the first time in my life. There are some things at Disneyland that are original,  that only Disneyland has like “Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin” and Mickey and Minnie’s actual home town, not just their vacation homes. Besides there is a bunch more like “Cars Land” and “Critter Country” and stuff like that. Then there is “Buena Vista Street”. The statue of Walt Disney and that famous mouse has Mr. Disney’s story about how he found himself destined to make Disneyland and WDW. It’s so interesting to me.

Then there’s “Paradise Pier” which, in my opinion, should be called “the land of non-stop summer”… or at the very least nicknamed. Of course there is Sleeping Beauty Castle. It is one of my top missions to watch the fireworks go off from  behind the castle in the best place possible! Then there is the World of Color, the most beautiful scene in California (click the link to see the premier party video for World of Color). I think it would be cool to see it from Mickey’s Fun Wheel too. It would look so pretty from above. It looks beautiful in the picture above and that’s from a side view!  Well I hope you liked it.

Oh!  I almost forgot, think about what YOU would look forward to the most if you were to go to Disneyland.  When you have an answer, leave me a comment at the bottom of this post, and I’ll write about the best ones! :D