Luana Teixeira

We don’t know much about Luana Teixeira, she has a red Fez on display at the Skipper Canteen and authored lots of books about photography - but we have just learnt a little more. Imagineer Kevin Lively has just shared...

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Even more S.E.A. references inside Club 33

Disneyland’s Club 33 is currently running a Tiki Takeover event and someone has kindly shared the menu with us and it includes a few S.E.A. references. The menu is designed with travel tickets complete with names and some are names...

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S.E.A. has made its way to Club 33 at Disneyland

I spotted something this morning in my Twitter feed from @ericthomaschu a S.E.A. sticker on one of the creates outside Club 33 in Disneyland. Club 33 is Disneyland’s exclusive members club and is currently running a special Tiki Takeover event....

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Man Eating Plants

The Jungle Crusie opened in 1955, designed by Harper Goff and the attraction was incredibly popular. That was until Walt heard a guest commenting “We don’t need to go onto this ride. We’ve already seen it”. He knew he would...

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New S.E.A. member announced

The Disney Parks Blog has just announced new characters who are going to be joining the Jungle Cruise as part of the reimagining this year. The Disney parks blog published this is the form of an interview with Alberta Falls...

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Disney+ working on S.E.A. series

Disney+ is working on projects which will explorer character from the Disney parks universe including characters from the Society of Explorers and Adventurers. The series, alongside others from the Disney park universe, will be written and produced by For All...

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Interview with Ethan Reed

We have been really lucky over the last few weeks and managed to grab some of Ethan Reed’s time. Ethan was one of the Imagineers who worked on various parts of Mystic Manor but is probably most notable to us...

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Prof. R. Bleurhimmel based on Imagineer Rob’t Coltrin

Imagineer Kevin Lively just tweeted about Prof. R. Bleurhimmel that gives us a bit more insight into this relatively unknown character. Hey, S.E.A. Fans- If you haven’t heard, the man that inspired Prof. R. Bleurhimmel, Imagineer Rob’t Coltrin, has just...

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New S.E.A. reference found in HKDL's Explorers Lodge

Back in late 2018, I had a stopover in Hong Kong and where better to spend 8 hours between flights but the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotels. The Explorers Lodge hotel was amazing and I was searching it for hours looking...

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Jungle Cruise Board Game

The Jungle Cruise Adventure game is now available for pre-order on Amazon (US, not available in UK yet). Here’s the description from Board Game Geek. Attention Skippers! Family seeks experienced skipper for safe, speedy voyage along perilous jungle river to...

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Camellia Falco

We are first introduced to Camellia via Soarin: Fantastic Flight as Tokyo DisneySea. She has a special exhibition in the Mueseum of Fantastic Flight which is a celebration of 100 years of her birth (Fantastic Flight is set in 1901)....

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Soarin: Fantastic Flight - First look inside

If you were up early this morning you would of seen that Tokyo Disney Resort has uploaded two new videos for Soarin: Fantastic Flight which is opening 23rd of July. From what we can see between the videos (below) and...

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Terror’s of the Jungle

In the dark hours, the Jungle River Cruise is not quite as one remembers. It will be transformed into a voyage of terror from which we hope you return! Those joining the perilous quest will have to count on the...

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Society of Egg-plorers

If you head on over to the Contemporary at Walt Disney World during Easter (14th - 28th) they have an egg-celent Easter egg display. Which at the centre features this beautiful S.E.A. Inspired Egg. You can find our more via...

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Disneyland Paris's S.E.A. connection is missing

I’ve just been informed of some alarming S.E.A. news from Disneyland Paris. The create outside Colonel Hathi’s Pizza Outpost with the S.E.A. stick is missing. No idea why, it may have just been taken away for cleaning/maintenance. You can see...

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Soarin: Fantastic Flight - Covers are off

Twitter user @thbassox has just published this tweet of the covers removed from Soarin: Fantastic Flight at Toyko Disney Sea’s. Not long now until it opens and we can find if it explains any more of the S.E.A. story. Wow...

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Mystic Manor & the origins of S.E.A.

As we continue our tour through the S.E.A-iverse (my new favourite made-up word 😬) we come to one of the most important attractions, Hong Kong Disneyland’s (HKDL) Mystic Manor. This is going to be a long post (this ride is...

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Soarin: Fantastic Flight - S.E.A. Link Confirmed

Hi Explorers, sorry for no updates for a while - I’ve been busy building a Trader Sams style tiki room in my back garden (more on that to come). Some exciting news has just come out from the Oriental Land...

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Who is Jonas Brisbane

It’s October so it’s nearly time for Halloween 🎃. This week we are going to look at one of the lesser known characters related to S.E.A. - Jonas Brisbane. Jonas Brisbane was a character created exclusively for the 2014 Horrors...

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New Details Revealed of Soarin' at DisneySea

Tokyo Disney Resort has just released some more information about their version of Soarin’ which is being built on the Mediterranean Harbour, opposite Fortress Explorations. You might remember a few weeks ago that we looked into this Soarin’ ride because...

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HKDL Merchandise Explains Link Between Old and New

An interesting development was tweeted to me @_jungleskipper of @MarkWillard85 tweet regarding a tag on a piece of merchandise in Hong Kong Disneyland. This tag seemingly explains the relationship between the origin S.E.A. from Fortress Explorations and the new S.E.A....

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Disneyland Paris & S.E.A.

Howdy Explorers! This is really exciting! We’ve finally confirmed the link between Disneyland Paris and S.E.A. We’ve known about a S.E.A. patch/badge in Disneyland Paris for a while, but just never knew where to find it! Chatting to a Disneyland...

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Magellan's - Meeting Place of S.E.A.

Howdy Explorers, this week we are going to take a brief detour over our in-depth look at S.E.A. attractions and cover the first S.E.A. restaurant, Magellan’s. Nestled underneath Fortress Explorations this is the original meeting place of S.E.A. and boasts,...

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Soarin' & S.E.A.

Just across from Fortress Explorations in the Mediterranian Harbour at Tokyo’s DisneySea a Japanese version of Soarin’ is being built, scheduled to open in 2019. If you are unfamiliar with Soarin’ it’s a flight motion simulator ride, which sees you...

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Fortress Explorations

Welcome Explorers! Today we are going begin our series on the rides and attractions which have a S.E.A. based backstory. Where better to start then at the birthplace of S.E.A, Fortress Explorations. This elaborate 15th century fortress is dedicated to...

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Jungle Cruise Movie First Look

Disney has just given us our first look into the Jungle Cruise movie via their Twitter Account. Do we think this movie is going to have anything to do with S.E.A, or is it going to be another Haunted Mansion?...

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The Society of Explorers and Adventurers - Part 2

Kungaloosh Explorers! Last time we talked about the story which makes up the Society of Explorers and Adventurers (S.E.A.). This week we are going to cover how S.E.A. was created and integrated throughout Disney Attractions around the world. It’s a...

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The Society of Explorers and Adventurers - Part 1

What if I told you there was a story which linked together different rides from different theme parks throughout the world? Old and new, they are all tied together with one enormous plot arc. The best thing about the story?...

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Kungaloosh

Kungaloosh Explorers and Adventurers! Welcome to Jungle Skipper were we aim to guide you through the murky waters of the Society of Explorers and Adventures. We will be covering everything in great detail over the coming weeks/months/years. S.E.A. Isn’t an...

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20 Facts For Animal Kingdom's 20th Birthday

Disney’s Animal Kingdom turned 20 this year, opening on Earth Day 1998, it represented Disney’s first foray into live animals. Ever since the first Jungle Cruise Walt always wanted live animals in Disneyland. I’ve compiled a list of 20-ish facts...

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Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - 10 Years of Thrills

On the 5th of April 2018 Towter of Terror at Disneyland Paris turned 10. To celebrate this Disneyland Paris has just released a 30 minute documentary celebrating the iconic attraction.

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Walt Disney & Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Garden is the second oldest theme park in the world. It’s located right at the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark. Tivoli has strong links to Walt Disney. Walt visited Tivoli in 1951 while on a European tour promoting his latest...

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Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is a small amusement park located at the centre of Copenhagen. It is one of the oldest theme parks in the world to still be operating, it is only bettered by Bakken park located north of Copenhagen. The...

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Disneyland Paris Review

Disneyland Paris has always been considered to be the most beautiful Disney theme park. The level of detail that Walt Disney Imagineering gave the park is breathtaking, however, after decades of neglect and underfunding it became a shadow of its...

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What happened to Dinosaur?

With all the recent talk of Dinoland at Disney’s Animal Kingdom being replaced by the Indiana Jones franchise. Let’s go back and look what happened to Dinosaur, the Indiana Jones clone. How it came about and how it doesn’t quite...

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Packing for the parks

We’ve been to a lot of theme parks over the last few years and have fine tuned what I carry (I do most of the carrying). It’s difficult to balance the need to take everything and the practicality of not...

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Disney Kingdoms - Big Thunder Review

Disney partnered with Marvel to create a series of original comic books all branded under the Disney Kingdoms banner. The first one that came to my attention is on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, however, I will be reviewing the rest...

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Walt Disney World Planner

There are so many things to do and see in WDW it really helps if you have a spreadsheet. When I went earlier this year I used this simple spreadsheet to help plan what I was doing each day, it...

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Tony Baxter Guided Tour

I am heading to Disneyland Paris for the 25th anniversary in less than a month so I have been upping my research around the park and stumbled upon these 3 great videos shared by Le Parcorama and DLP Guide. A...

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Marceline to the Magic Kingdom Review

On a very wet Friday morning, I woke up early and made my way from our room in Coronado Springs to the Magic Kingdom. I had to be there for park opening at 08:00am in order to meet the tour...

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Wild Africa Trek

It was our first wedding anniversary in early May and we wanted to do something special. Originally we had an African safari planned, but once we realised how expensive I managed to convince Jade to go on a 10 day...

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Mystic Manor

Mystic Manor, and the Mystic Point expansion, is probably one of the most important rides for the creation of S.E.A. and furthering the S.E.A. storyline. We visited Mystic Manor on our 2017 trip to Hong Kong Disneyland and were blown...

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Disneyland Hong Kong Review

Hong Kong is probably the lesser known, often forgotten Disney park. The park was opened in 2005 on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. Construction starting in Jan 2003 the park had its opening ceremony on the 15th of...

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