Down Under Disney

The Australian Guide to Disney Parks

Down Under Disney

Splash Mountain

Ride Specifications Ride Type: Log Flume, Dark Parks/Area: Disneyland CA: Critter CountryMagic Kingdom FL: FrontierlandTokyo Disneyland: Critter Country Height Requirement: 102cm Ride Duration: Max 10 Minutes Differences between Parks Very few FastPass/Rider Switch: Yes Reccomendation: Essential Ride Overview If Disney’s Read more…


Theme Park Comparison: Disney vs Australia

I often get asked why I bother spending so much money overseas at Disney Parks, when we have perfectly good theme parks here in Australia. It’s a fair question. We do have some perfectly good theme parks (especially the big Read more…


The Cost of Happiness Part 1: Disneyland California

I’ve previously written about how you can save a bit of coin on your Disney trips but let’s not beat around the bush. Disney holidays are expensive. Call it the “Cost of Happiness”. So what does a holiday to the Read more…


Babes in Disneyland: Part 2

Recap You have hopefully survived your trip to the States (or elsewhere) and have settled into your hotel. Excited and exhausted as you are, you still need to make sure the little human you have in your care will be Read more…


Down Under Disney Promo

Just a quick post to launch our new promo video. With all the great footage we managed to capture on our last trip to Disneyland it was a massive struggle to cut it down to 40 seconds but we got Read more…


An Interview with Lexie

In part two of our interview series*, we sat down with regualr contributor, Lexie, to see how much of a role Disney and its Parks has played and continues to play in her life. Hope you enjoy! *Click here to Read more…


An Interview with Officer Blue and Donna

During my last visit to Disneyland, I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing two of the citizens of Buena Vista Street; Officer Blue and Donna. They are atmospheric cast members who have come straight out of of the roaring 20s Read more…


Disneyland Resort Dining: Food Glorious Food

In Australia, theme park food is up there with the worst in the country. It is poor quality, super expensive and always ends up coming back with a vengeance. In spite of this, you still end up buying it because Read more…


Characters: Who, When, Where and How?

Some would argue that character meet and greets are the life-blood of Disneyland; helping to create that truly immersive atmosphere. Indeed the ability for guests to meet his most famous characters was essential to Walt’s original plan for the Park. Read more…


The Top Ten: Rides

This is it. The post you have all been waiting for! My top ten rides at the Disneyland Resort. I would like to preface this by saying I actually really enjoy a good 75% of attractions at Disneyland and DCA¬† Read more…