Category: Disneyland

Disneyland’s Mechanical Kingdom Exhibit Opens

Disneyland’s Mechanical Kingdom Exhibit Opens

| March 11, 2014 | 1 Reply

The Disneyland Gallery recently opened its latest exhibit, “Mechanical Kingdoms,” to the delight of many steampunk fans, including yours truly.  Steampunk is a style that incorporates steam-powered machinery with a futuristic Victorian setting.  Think of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and you will have an idea of steampunk. Some of the Disneyland podcast team visited [...]

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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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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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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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A Brit’s Perspective – Touring London Disney Style

A Brit’s Perspective – Touring London Disney Style

| January 22, 2014 | 4 Replies

Despite living in or close to London for most of my life I haven’t ever really acted like a tourist visiting common locations such as the Tower of London or Buckingham Palace. To rectify this I’ve decided to explore more of what’s in my backyard, starting with a Disney Tour of London. So join me [...]

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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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Saving Mr. Disney and his Birthplace Home – An Exclusive interview with Dina Benadon & Brent Young

Saving Mr. Disney and his Birthplace Home – An Exclusive interview with Dina Benadon & Brent Young

| January 2, 2014 | Reply

Last week we posted a story about the new owners of Walt Disney’s Chicago birthplace home and their efforts to raise $500,000 on Kickstarter for the restoration. In addition to the amazing giveaways offered with each level of donation, they are offering our readers and listeners a special giveaway.  Here are the details.  We caught [...]

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Win A Night’s Stay at Walt & Roy Disney’s Childhood Home

Win A Night’s Stay at Walt & Roy Disney’s Childhood Home

| December 28, 2013 | 7 Replies

Wikipedia says, “Historic preservation is an endeavor that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance.” These are buildings that have either played a meaningful role or were the home or workplace of someone who contributed to telling the American story.  One of those people, who is considered [...]

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Exclusive Interview with “Saving Mr. Banks” actress Victoria Summer

Exclusive Interview with “Saving Mr. Banks” actress Victoria Summer

| December 21, 2013 | Reply

Born in Berkshire, England, Victoria Summer began her acting career starring in horror films.  In 2006, she appeared in a low-budget film, The Zombie Diaries, which was eventually picked up by the Weinstein Company and in 2009 she landed the lead role in the updated retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula entitled Dracula Reborn.  In a [...]

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Review: “Saving Mr. Banks”

Review: “Saving Mr. Banks”

and | December 19, 2013 | 4 Replies

This weekend, Disney fans across the country will be able to see one of the most-anticipated films of the year: Saving Mr. Banks. The film tells the story of Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers, played by Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, during the development of the film adaptation of Mary Poppins. While doing so, [...]

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