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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Disney Infinity Confirms Marvel Edition of Game

Disney Infinity Confirms Marvel Edition of Game

| May 1, 2014 | 16 Replies

Well, Disney Infinity fans, it’s happening. Marvel is coming to our universe! During a special webcast announcement, Disney Interactive President Jimmy Pitaro and Marvel Chief Creative Officer were joined by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Clark Gregg to introduce Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, the first chapter of Disney Infinity 2.0. The project, which involves a [...]

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Disney Infinity Teases Marvel & Confirms Version 2.0

Disney Infinity Teases Marvel & Confirms Version 2.0

| April 8, 2014 | 2 Replies

Today, Disney Infinity teased fans around the world with information about its future. While many have been making predictions for several months now, no official word has ever been given by the franchise regarding what is the next step. That has all changed…and the possibilities are definitely endless!  

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Saying Farewell to Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade at Animal Kingdom

Saying Farewell to Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade at Animal Kingdom

| March 24, 2014 | 11 Replies

I love the parades at Walt Disney World. Growing up, they were always factored into our touring plans for each and every trip. One of my favorites was Aladdin’s Royal Caravan parade over at Disney-MGM Studios (now known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios) from the early 90s. It featured a 26-foot tall giant Genie balloon, dozens [...]

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New Frozen Merchandise at Disney Parks

New Frozen Merchandise at Disney Parks

| March 20, 2014 | 17 Replies

Just in time for this week’s DVD and Blu-Ray release of Disney’s Academy Award-winning film, Frozen, new merchandise is popping up on the shelves at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. After selling out their stock back in the late fall, stores are expanding what’s available for adult and kid fans. I recently took a [...]

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A Shopping Oasis: Merchandise at Disney’s Flower & Garden Festival

A Shopping Oasis: Merchandise at Disney’s Flower & Garden Festival

| March 6, 2014 | 3 Replies

Yesterday marked the first day of Walt Disney World’s International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot. From March 5-May 18, guests visiting the park will be surrounded by an abundance of fresh blooms, impressive topiaries, and delicate butterflies. In addition, as done for the first time last year, numerous kiosks featuring spring-inspired flavors of treats [...]

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Haunted Mansion Merchandise Materializes in Disney Parks

Haunted Mansion Merchandise Materializes in Disney Parks

| March 3, 2014 | 7 Replies

When hinges creak in doorless chambers and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls, whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still, that is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight. Listen up, goblins and ghoulies! Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction this summer, Disney [...]

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Disney’s Polynesian Resort is Changing in a Big Way

Disney’s Polynesian Resort is Changing in a Big Way

| February 24, 2014 | 30 Replies

Big changes are underway at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. The eastern portion of the beach and Sunset Point are unavailable, the Great Ceremonial House Lobby is about to begin an extensive rehab, and Captain Cook’s will be closed from next month until the early summer. Construction crews, hard hats, and trucks are becoming a common sight. [...]

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Confirmed! Star Wars Discovery in Disney Infinity

Confirmed! Star Wars Discovery in Disney Infinity

| February 18, 2014 | 3 Replies

Disney Infinity fans, hold onto your hats! I have confirmed news regarding what exactly happens once you collect all characters for the game. Star Wars fans, get ready…    

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Bows, Polka Dots, & You: Minnie Merchandise for the Disney Fashionista

Bows, Polka Dots, & You: Minnie Merchandise for the Disney Fashionista

| February 14, 2014 | 1 Reply

Big bows, playful polka dots, and a whole lot of cute factor. Minnie Mouse sure knows how to sweeten up Mickey’s day. Themed to the “lady in charge,” new fashion options at Walt Disney World will help you add a bit of fun to your wardrobe. I took a stroll through Disney’s Hollywood Studios recently [...]

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Tips for Using Walt Disney World’s FastPass+

Tips for Using Walt Disney World’s FastPass+

| February 3, 2014 | 20 Replies

Walt Disney World has a new way for guests to customize their vacations: FastPass+. The system, which has been undergoing extensive testing and implementation since the fall of 2012, works with MagicBands, vinyl bracelets equipped with RFID chips that sync with guests’ accounts on MyMagic+ via Disney’s website or smartphone app. There, guests can schedule [...]

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