One of the most unique things about Disneyland Resort in California is the fact that both theme parks and Downtown Disney are located so close together. As someone who grew up around Walt Disney World, the notion of walking from Disneyland Park to California Adventure and then through Downtown Disney just seemed so bizarre since [...]
Author Archive: Shaun Thompson
I'm the Assistant Webmaster and Designer for The DIS and the Associate Producer for The DIS Unplugged podcast. I've lived in Florida for almost three years after graduating from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania in 2010. I am a former Walt Disney World Cast Member and spent almost four years on Main Street U.S.A.
Apple Pay is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort – What does it mean for the average Disney guest?
At its iPhone event last week, Apple announced Apple Pay, a mobile wallet system that will allow users to pay for purchases with the simple tap of either their new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, or eventually their Apple Watch, which was also announced. Apple Pay will work with NFC technology, or Near Field Communication, [...]
“Villains Unleashed” needs leashing up – Disney’s overcrowded hard ticket event leaves guests in long lines most of the night
After last year’s Limited Time Magic “Unleash The Villains” mess of an event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney decided to hold it again this year, rename it, and charge guests $70 a person to attend. One would hope that with these changes – especially the new price tag, the new Villains Unleashed hard ticket party [...]
Golden Oak Outpost has a relatively short history compared to other quick-service dining locations at the Magic Kingdom. Back in the ancient year of 2009, Golden Oak Outpost opened, replacing a frontier wagon-themed stand that sold McDonald’s french fries from 1997 to 2007 as part of an alliance between the two companies. Since opening, the [...]
Amid the expansive construction taking place at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, the first byproduct of the work has been revealed. Capt. Cook’s quick service restaurant, which has been operating out of a temporary location for the past several months, has now reopened in its original location. With a modified menu featuring a few new additions, brand [...]
Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy” combines humor, action, and a stellar cast to become the perfect summer blockbuster
Guardians of the Galaxy is the first film produced by Marvel Studios to abandon the Avengers characters, which have become so incredibly popular, and expand upon the Marvel Universe. It would’ve been easy for Marvel and Disney to continue making hit movies based on Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the rest, but instead they decided [...]
This weekend we had the opportunity to try out some of the new dishes coming to this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! On Saturday night, Tables in Wonderland hosted “Taste your Way Around the World” at Epcot’s World Show Place and it was the perfect chance to get a sneak peek of what’s [...]
Let’s start off by stating the obvious – we are not the target demographic for Planes: Fire & Rescue. We are not between the ages of 4 – 10 and we don’t have any children. However, after watching 2013′s Planes, there is no way that we could sit through this sequel that was given the green [...]
Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley preview at Universal Orlando brings film stars, reveals opening date, offers first look and more!
This week, Universal Orlando Resort hosted a huge media preview and campaign to promote its brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. In addition to the preview for the travel media, Universal Orlando played host to NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as well as special segments filmed for The Today [...]
Photos: Diagon Alley Walls Come Down at Universal Orlando Revealing London Waterfront, Leaky Cauldron, Knight Bus and more!
The construction walls that have been keeping the London waterfront section of the upcoming The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley under wraps came down last night, revealing some of the exciting things to come when the expansion opens later this summer. Take a look below for a look at the entrance to [...]