Tag: Fantasyland

Ranking our 5 Senses in Disney’s Theme Parks

Ranking our 5 Senses in Disney’s Theme Parks

| April 17, 2014 | 7 Replies

We all know when we walk into a Disney theme park that our 5 senses are about to get a workout.  We’ll soon be in sensory overload once we’ve made our way past the entrance, through the main walkway, and around the park.  Whether we enjoy a pineapple Dole Whip and arouse our sense of [...]

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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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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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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Update: Getting Closer!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Update: Getting Closer!

| August 15, 2013 | 18 Replies

Even though Walt Disney World has officially unveiled the new Fantasyland after its extensive expansion, one area is still filled with construction workers, walls, and machinery: the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a “musical ride into the mine where a million diamonds shine.” I spent some time exploring the surrounding area recently and was impressed by [...]

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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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Coast to Coast Similarities: Walt Disney World & Disneyland Attraction Copycats

Coast to Coast Similarities: Walt Disney World & Disneyland Attraction Copycats

| March 20, 2013 | 21 Replies

One of the things I love most about Disney Parks is the amount of creativity and ingenuity that goes into creating their attractions. The Disney Imagineers, designers of the rides and shows at the parks, are known for pushing the envelope on what can and cannot be done to improve guests’ experiences in terms of [...]

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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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Bakery No More: Alternatives to Main Street Bakery

Bakery No More: Alternatives to Main Street Bakery

| February 22, 2013 | 3 Replies

This November, I told you about Disney’s announcement regarding the closing of Main Street Bakery so that it could be converted into a Starbucks. Now that we have all had time to digest the news, formulate opinions, and begin to predict how this will affect the Magic Kingdom, if at all, I think it’s time [...]

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Disney’s Limited Time Magic – Extra Pixie Dust or Unmet Expectations?

Disney’s Limited Time Magic – Extra Pixie Dust or Unmet Expectations?

| February 13, 2013 | 21 Replies

For as long as I can remember, Disney Parks has held a themed promotion celebrating everything from the Magic Kingdom’s 25th anniversary (think “Pepto Bismol” pink castle) to the Year of a Million Dreams. More and more, park goers have come to expect unique offerings resulting from these promotions. Specialty merchandise, free treats, golden Fast [...]

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