Author Archive: Tom Bell

I'm a married, father of one son and Disneyland fan. I'm a Contributing Editor for The DIS and host of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast.

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Disneyland celebrates 59 and looks forward to 60

Disneyland celebrates 59 and looks forward to 60

| July 18, 2014 | 2 Replies

Disneyland Park celebrated its 59th Birthday yesterday with a little bit of fanfare, a whole lot of confetti, and a small…make that VERY small..teaser of what’s to come for the 60th.

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Anabella Hotel

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Anabella Hotel

| June 27, 2014 | 8 Replies

This is part of a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort collectively known as Good Neighbor Hotels. This time, I take a look at the Anabella Hotel located at 1030 West Katella Avenue. I talk in detail about my stay there [...]

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Stovall’s Inn

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Stovall’s Inn

| April 3, 2014 | Reply

This is part of a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort collectively known as Good Neighbor Hotels. This time I take a look at the Best Western Plus Stovall’s Inn located at 1110 West Katella Avenue.  I talk in detail about [...]

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Residence Inn Anaheim Resort

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Residence Inn Anaheim Resort

| March 7, 2014 | 1 Reply

This is part of a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort collectively known as Good Neighbor Hotels. This time I take a look at the Residence Inn (Anaheim Resort) located at 11931 Harbor Boulevard.  There’s another Residence Inn (Anaheim Maingate) at 1700 South Clementine [...]

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Staybridge Suites

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Staybridge Suites

| February 6, 2014 | Reply

This is part of a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort collectively known as Good Neighbor Hotels.  This time I take a look at the Staybridge Suites located at 1855 South Manchester Avenue.  I talk in detail about my stay there on the February [...]

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Quality Inn & Suites At The Park

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Quality Inn & Suites At The Park

| January 9, 2014 | Reply

This is the first in a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort known collectively as Good Neighbor Hotels.   My first stop was the Quality Inn & Suites At The Park located at 1166 W. Katella Avenue.  I talk in detail about my stay there on [...]

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Sneak Peek: Mickey and the Magical Map

Sneak Peek: Mickey and the Magical Map

| April 28, 2013 | 2 Replies

Recently I was able to get a sneak peek into the creation of the new live show coming this Summer to the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland Park.  No video was allowed, but I was able to get a peek at the stage, get a sample of what the set can “do”, plus take a look [...]

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Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire Revealed

Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire Revealed

| March 7, 2013 | Reply

Recently, I got a chance to check out the new Fantasy Faire princess greeting area opening soon at Disneyland Park.  Fantasy Faire was build right next to Sleeping Beauty Castle in the area formerly home to the Carnation Plaza Gardens.  I shared my opinions of the area on a recent segment of the DIS Unplugged: [...]

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Behind the Walls of Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire

Behind the Walls of Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire

| February 8, 2013 | Reply

Very soon your favorite Disney Princesses will be getting a new home at Disneyland!  Fantasy Faire opens in the former location of the Carnation Plaza Gardens on March 12th.  Recently, The DIS was invited to take a peek behind the construction walls and below are some pictures from that tour.  We also discussed the new area on the [...]

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