75 Days til Disneyland – Sailing Ship Columbia!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Much like our look at Mark Twain Riverboat yesterday, the Sailing Ship Columbia sails around the Rivers of America at Disneyland.  This classic sailing ship has no comparison at Walt Disney World, and it looks like it will be something that my family will enjoy doing, if for no other reason then because it is something we just don’t do in our everyday life!

If you didn’t know, the Sailing Ship Columbia is just one of the incredible stories that helps to tell the story of America.  The Columbia is a recreation of the ship by the same name from the 18th Century that discovered the Columbia River that serves as part of the border between Washington State and Oregon.  In addition, the Columbia is the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe — so this attraction is more then just a good fun ride, it’s also a history lesson at the same time!

It is attractions like the Sailing Ship Columbia that truly set Disney parks apart from many others.  While many theme parks focus their time and energy on having their visitors ride the biggest roller coaster and have the best thrill rides, Disney parks also go that extra step in bringing an educational experience to their parks, and to do so in a manner that is still fun and entertaining to their Guests.

What is your impression of the Sailing Ship Columbia?  Please let me know in the comments below, and thanks for stopping by!

76 Days til Disneyland – Mark Twain Riverboat!

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Image ©Disney Parks

The Mark Twain Riverboat appears to me to be much like the Liberty Belle that is located at the Magic Kingdom.  As such, it is something that we are going to enjoy doing, but it will be similar in nature to the attraction located in Liberty Square.  However, one thing that is definitely different about the crafts is the look of them.  It’s hard for me to put it into words, but if you compare the two photos (the one at the beginning and this one of the Liberty Belle) you can certainly see there is a difference.  Tell me, which one do you think looks better?

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The Liberty Belle at the Magic Kingdom

What I do know is this — we will ride the Mark Twain Riverboat because, for starters, it’s a Disneyland original attraction, dating back to 1955, and two, I think it will provide some of the most unique photograph locations you can find at the Park.  Tell me what you think, do you like the trip back in time you experience on board the Mark Twain Riverboat?  Please let me know what you think in the comments below, and thanks for stopping by!