Tag: Downtown Disney

Disneyland Weekly Update – 08/25/14

Disneyland Weekly Update – 08/25/14

| August 25, 2014 | Reply

This weekly blog features Disneyland news and updates from The DIS, the DIS Unplugged and sometimes even the DISboards, plus helpful links to find what you’re looking for around the DIS family of sites. Enjoy! This week…..Elsa and Anna are taking over Studio Disney 365 and dates are already selling out for Mickey’s Halloween Party.

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Making the Most Out of a Summer Trip to Walt Disney World

Making the Most Out of a Summer Trip to Walt Disney World

| June 30, 2014 | 6 Replies

For many, visiting Walt Disney World during the summer is their only option. Whether you have work obligations or prefer not to take your children out of school, you may find yourself planning a trip during some of the hottest and busiest months of the year. As someone who falls into that category quite often, [...]

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Downtown Disney – Land of construction walls and cranes

Downtown Disney – Land of construction walls and cranes

| June 24, 2014 | 19 Replies

Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World used to be a great place to spend some time as a local or tourist. This area in Walt Disney World is currently being transformed into Disney Springs. The project is expected to be finished in 2016. If you visit during the construction you should keep it mind it is [...]

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Disney Park Favorites in New Vinylmation Park Starz 3

Disney Park Favorites in New Vinylmation Park Starz 3

| June 23, 2014 | 1 Reply

Not everyone likes Vinylmations. Some think they’re creepy. Others think they’re silly. Still, many find them fun to collect. No matter what your opinion on these three-inch figures is, you will want to check out the new Park Starz 3 collection which includes fan favorites from Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Continuing with what appears [...]

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Marketplace Co-Op Gets It Right: Merchandise for Ultimate Disney Fans

Marketplace Co-Op Gets It Right: Merchandise for Ultimate Disney Fans

| June 7, 2014 | 8 Replies

Tea cup-shaped salt & pepper shakers?  Tiki Room throw pillows? Orange Bird figurines? Haunted Mansion dessert plates? Dole Whip trinket boxes? The new Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney in Florida has all of that and more! This innovative retail shop has something for ultimate Disney fans looking to bring a bit of the parks back [...]

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The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

| March 22, 2014 | 29 Replies

I’ll admit it; I sometimes catch myself in a state of day dreaming.  Looking at a wall, but only seeing my favorite theme park attractions, brightly colored paint, images of 3 circles connected to each other, and even the hot Florida sun melting my favorite theme park treat.  However, during my daydream it’s different.  I’m [...]

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Keystrokes at Disney World – Hammer and Nails at Universal

Keystrokes at Disney World – Hammer and Nails at Universal

| January 19, 2014 | 15 Replies

Let’s start with the obvious.  Since the turn of the century, the Orlando theme parks have seen a considerable amount of growth.  Not necessarily in the way of expansion, but with crowds.  Tourists and local Floridians alike have flocked to the theme parks for magic and experiences they can’t get anywhere else.  It seems the [...]

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The Top 10 Christmas Ornaments at Walt Disney World

The Top 10 Christmas Ornaments at Walt Disney World

| December 16, 2013 | 8 Replies

Christmas is quickly approaching, and if you’re like me, you love finding a new special ornament to put on display. Walt Disney World is a great place to hunt for one that shows off your style, favorite character, or commemorates a special occasion. Over the weekend, I stopped by the best spot to find a [...]

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Artist Spotlight: Dave Avanzino at the Festival of Masters

Artist Spotlight: Dave Avanzino at the Festival of Masters

| November 4, 2013 | 2 Replies

For the past 37 years, Downtown Disney in Florida has been transformed into an artist lover’s paradise during the annual Festival of the Masters, and this year will be no exception. The prestigious open-air fine arts festival celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of painting, photography, glass, and more by hosting over 300 artists from around [...]

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Vera Bradley Partners with Disney Cruise Line

Vera Bradley Partners with Disney Cruise Line

| October 29, 2013 | 2 Replies

Just one month after the official release of Vera Bradley’s new Disney handbags, the collection is already expanding with more unique prints and patterns. Guests aboard the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Magic recently found themselves surprised by new additions including those featuring the Disney Cruise Line logo. If you’re getting ready to set [...]

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