We recently rode the Jungle Cruise in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom and being all-in on Staghorn Ferns lately, it was a lovely surprise when I spotted a couple of them attached to tree trunks near the beginning of the ride. I've looked at a bunch of POV videos on YouTube , but can't seem to find a clear look at the ferns and I wasn't able to whip my phone out fast enough to capture them. But, trust me...they're there. Once you leave the dock, look to the right side on a few of the bare palm tree trunks - about six-or-so-feet high from the waterline, you'll see a couple of Staghorn Ferns. Although there isn't a similar site for Walt Disney World, the folks at Plants of Disneyland have documented four different Staghorn Ferns in Disneyland. You can see the listing page here - screenshot below. Source via Plants of Disneyland I'll be sure to have my phone out the NEXT TIME that we board the cruise.
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One of the kids pieced together this collection of Disney Tsum Tsum trading pins that I found when digging out some of our Disney stuff. You have 'Disney Parks stuff', don't you? As for these pins....I don't think Tsum Tsums are 'a thing' any more, are they? I never really *got* them - they were stackable - that was the appeal. But, they're mostly hamster-looking Disney characters. Not for me, but that's ok. Same with Funko Pops. Not drawn to them. These Tsum Tsums *do* have cute faces, though. This collection of pins will join some other Tsum Tsum pins on our big boards in the garage . There are a few interesting ones in this group - Obi Won from Star Wars, Baloo from Jungle Book and the pair of birds that are from an Adventureland Booster set. Juan the Barker Bird from the outside pre-show at the Tiki Room is pretty awesome. And, so is one of the Showgirl Birds - the cockatoos who come down from the ceiling during "Let's All
A couple of days ago, I posted a photo of #188 Walt Disney Comics and Stories book featuring Donald Duck and his nephews . Inside the book were stories about Donald Duck, The li'l Bad Wolf, " and of course Mickey the Mouse in "The Case of the Hungry Ghost". I haven't read any of them yet, but will get to them soon (I hope!). In the meantime, I flipped through the book and came across the advertisement you see above at the top of this post for Disneyland "View-Master". The photo at the top of this post is via Google's Photoscan app . The one at the bottom of the post is just directly from my phone. There's pros/cons with each one. Here's a link to the photoscan version on Google Photos that is full-size that you can zoom in/around on if you want the details. There are a few other ads worth sharing, but for now, let's focus on this Disneyland one. This is from May of 1956 - just ten months after the July 1955 grand opening o
This one is more badge than pin, but it is sold in the pin store down at Disney Springs, so we'll call it a pin. But, I'll also call it something else: awesome. This Jungle Cruise Skipper is - as you can see - Limited Edition. It is pretty big and it has 2 backs on it, but that didn't stop the Babe from wearing it and getting a bunch of compliments on it. The Jungle Cruise is Nat's favorite ride inside of the Magic Kingdom and the Babe really likes it too. Especially since she's been an honorary skipper and piloted a Jungle Cruise boat into the dock. Here's the video from a few years ago: