Tag: Disneyland

Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 4

Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 4

| August 23, 2013 | 2 Replies

This summer, we took our first trip to Disneyland and I’ve been documenting our adventure!  You can read the first half of our trip report here. The rest of the trip wasn’t as scheduled as the first two days, so I’m just going to jump around and hit some of our highlights.  Because the parks [...]

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Summer Never Ends: Neon Merchandise at Disney Parks

Summer Never Ends: Neon Merchandise at Disney Parks

| August 22, 2013 | 5 Replies

Even though the air is getting cooler and school buses are once again driving down the streets, summertime is still in full swing at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. As a part of the Monstrous Summer campaign, Sulley and Mike Wazowski, two quirky characters from Monsters University, are brightening up the days at the parks. [...]

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Bringing the Island Home: Enchanted Tiki Room Merchandise from Disney Parks

Bringing the Island Home: Enchanted Tiki Room Merchandise from Disney Parks

| August 18, 2013 | 1 Reply

This summer marked the 50th anniversary of the world’s first Audio-Animatronic show: Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, an attraction that lets birds and flowers sing together in a tropical paradise in Disneyland park. Using pure Disney Imagineering magic and a bit of pixie dust, guests find themselves transported from Adventureland to the Seven Seas and are [...]

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Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 3

Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 3

| August 16, 2013 | 1 Reply

The PhotoPass pictures have finally arrived – it’s time for the final two blogs!  My family (my husband David and I, plus Jacob – 7, Jonah – 5, and Lydia – 2) recently got back from our first trip to Disneyland and Southern California! We’re Walt Disney World experts, but relied on the Disneyland podcast [...]

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D23 Expo 2013 – Day 3 Recap

D23 Expo 2013 – Day 3 Recap

| August 12, 2013 | Reply

After an incredible Day 2 of the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, Day 3 had a lot to overcome in order to match the quality of panels and excitement that Day 2 offered. Sunday, August 11, 2013 had one important thing to offer that the first two days did not: five Imagineering presentations in [...]

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D23 Expo 2013 – Day 1 Recap

D23 Expo 2013 – Day 1 Recap

| August 10, 2013 | Reply

As the sun started to rise over Anaheim on Friday, August 9, the first thing that was visible was not crowds of guests rushing to get into Disneyland – not when the D23 Expo was kicking off right next door. The third D23 Expo opened its doors to D23 members at 9:00am followed by general [...]

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Disney’s Planes: The Story, Merchandise, & Controversy

Disney’s Planes: The Story, Merchandise, & Controversy

| August 9, 2013 | 4 Replies

Today, August 9th, marks the premier of Disney’s next animated film, Planes. Soaring high above the world of Cars, the film brings to life new characters and an adventure in beating the odds. With that comes new promos, merchandise, and even a bit of controversy. Join me as we take a look at all things [...]

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It’s Been a Bad Week for Segways at Disneyland

It’s Been a Bad Week for Segways at Disneyland

| July 20, 2013 | 4 Replies

It’s been a bad week for folks wanting to ride Segways in Disneyland. On July 17, 2013, a federal judge held that the plaintiff, Tina Baughman, was not entitled to the $124,000 in attorney fee bill she wanted Disney to pay. The next day, the California Court of Appeals ruled that Disneyland’s safety based ban [...]

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The Highs and Lows of a Disney Vacation

The Highs and Lows of a Disney Vacation

| July 9, 2013 | 3 Replies

No matter the length of your Disney vacation there will be moments throughout where your emotions will swing.  There will be euphoric high moments and moments when you wish you could have a “do over” or moments you would just soon forget or leave behind.  In most cases our Disney vacations are like sound waves with occasional ups [...]

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Windows on Main Street – Harriet Burns

Windows on Main Street – Harriet Burns

| June 30, 2013 | Reply

Harriet Burns, the first lady of Imagineering, was the first woman hired at WED Enterprises in a creative position rather than an office position and is considered to be one of three original Imagineers. On a recent segment of The DIS Unplugged Podcast: Disneyland Edition, I spoke with Pam Burns-Clair, daughter of Harriet Burns, about [...]

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