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!

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Tea Traders Cafe Opens at Disney Springs

Tea Traders Cafe Opens at Disney Springs

| July 7, 2015 | Reply

I’ve been a big tea drinker for as long as I can remember. Greens, whites, reds, you name it, and I have it nestled into my kitchen cupboard. When visiting Walt Disney World, sampling new teas is a fun adventure whether it’s at The Wave, Royal Anandapur Tea Company, or The Joy of Tea. With [...]

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Disneyland 60th Anniversary Merchandise “Sparkles” in Stores

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Merchandise “Sparkles” in Stores

| May 23, 2015 | 10 Replies

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 [...]

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Star Wars Weekend Merchandise Hits the Shelves

Star Wars Weekend Merchandise Hits the Shelves

| May 16, 2015 | Reply

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 [...]

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Charlotte Olympia Launches Disney’s Cinderella Collection

Charlotte Olympia Launches Disney’s Cinderella Collection

| February 15, 2015 | Reply

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 [...]

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Upcoming Dooney & Bourke Releases at Walt Disney World

Upcoming Dooney & Bourke Releases at Walt Disney World

| February 10, 2015 | 6 Replies

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 [...]

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Disney & Starbucks Bring New Mug Collection to Stores

Disney & Starbucks Bring New Mug Collection to Stores

| January 19, 2015 | 61 Replies

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 [...]

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Sunglass Hut Opening in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland

Sunglass Hut Opening in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland

| January 6, 2015 | 17 Replies

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 [...]

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The Top 10 Ornaments for 2014 at Walt Disney World

The Top 10 Ornaments for 2014 at Walt Disney World

| December 28, 2014 | 11 Replies

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 [...]

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Christmas by the Numbers at Walt Disney World

Christmas by the Numbers at Walt Disney World

| December 18, 2014 | 5 Replies

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.   [...]

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Frozen Welcomes the Hour of Code

Frozen Welcomes the Hour of Code

| December 8, 2014 | Reply

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 [...]

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