Now that Disneyland’s 60th anniversary celebration is officially underway, guests should not be surprised to see an abundance of merchandise in shops to commemorate this special event. Over 500 items have been created including collectibles, apparel, jewelry, accessories, home decor, art, and even toys. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a seasoned guest, there’s [...]
Author Archive: Nicole Mancini
Born and raised in New Jersey, Nicole is an avid Disney fan and frequents both Walt Disney World and Disneyland several times each year. Interests include Walt Disney Imagineering, merchandise, dining, backstage tours, and more. You can also find her on The DIS Unplugged forum on DISBoards.com. Be sure to check out Nicole's other articles here on the DIS Blog and follow her on Twitter @DISNikkiBell for regular updates about all things Disney!
All things from space and beyond have hit the Disney galaxy with the opening of Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There are unique parades, Facetime with your favorite characters, and even celebrity sightings. The theme park chefs have even gotten in on the action by creating cosmic breakfasts at Sci-Fi Dine-In and sweet [...]
Founded in 2008, Charlotte Olympia is known throughout the world for its sophisticated shoe designs. Each piece is meticulously crafted to represent the style and glamor synonymous with the bygone era of old Hollywood glamor. It is not uncommon to see them on the feet of favorite stars such as Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anna Dello [...]
Just in time to blow away those “winter blues,” Dooney & Bourke and Disney Merchandise have announced details of two new patterns that will be featured on bags starting this February and March. I’ve been a bit underwhelmed with the most recent releases, but these are quite fun. In keeping with the spirit of the [...]
It’s difficult to believe that the very first East Coast Disney Park Starbucks location opened a few years ago in the Magic Kingdom. Despite the controversy surrounding its replacing the Main Street Bakery, guests have welcomed the cafe as noted by busy crowds at all hours of the day. Now, Disney and Starbucks are launching [...]
Let me preface this by saying that I own a pair of designer sunglasses, Coach to be specific. I’d also like to mention that I have been known to ogle outside high-end stores in Vegas wondering just how I could purchase that exquisite Gucci bag. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’d know [...]
Faster than you could sing Let It Go, Christmas 2014 has come and gone. It’s hard to believe that the holidays have passed by so quickly this year. With that being said, we still have time to take a look at my Top 10 ornaments for this year. Like last year’s list, I considered the [...]
The Christmas season is well underway at the Walt Disney World Resort. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find bows, glitter, and garland adding a bit of holiday cheer. Have you ever wondered just how many decorations are used? Check out the stats below detailing what goes into making this a very special time of year. [...]
Disney’s animated hit, Frozen, is coming to the screen in a new way. As a part of this week’s Hour of Code initiative, fans can now control Elsa and Anna in a puzzle game that teaches the basics of computer programming. The effort is a part of the celebration of Computer Science Education Week which [...]
The holiday season is my favorite time of the year to visit Walt Disney World. There’s just so much to see and do! From the spectacular decorations and displays to the heart-warming entertainment, the Florida parks definitely know how to get you in the Christmas spirit. Here’s a breakdown of this year’s festivities.