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Vintage Christmas Merchandise at Walt Disney World

Vintage Christmas Merchandise at Walt Disney World

| November 26, 2014 | Reply

The snow may be falling outside, but things are definitely heating up in the shops at Walt Disney World. New merchandise for the holidays is popping up on the shelves regularly, much to the joy of fans. Unlike years past, designers have created a unique collection that builds off of the popularity of Downtown Disney’s [...]

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A Weekend at Give Kids the World Village

A Weekend at Give Kids the World Village

| November 25, 2014 | Reply

A full week at the Orlando theme parks is something I still get very excited about.  But, lately I’ve come to grow excited about something else.  Visiting Give Kids the World Village.   During a recent week in Orlando I was looking forward to visiting EPCOT’s Food & Wine Festival, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, checking [...]

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Disneyland Area Hotel Review – SpringHill Suites

Disneyland Area Hotel Review – SpringHill Suites

| November 24, 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. This time, I take a look at the SpringHill Suites located at 1801 South Harbor Boulevard. I talk in detail about my stay there on the November 13, 2014 podcast, [...]

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Christmas at Cars Land in Disney’s California Adventure

Christmas at Cars Land in Disney’s California Adventure

| November 22, 2014 | Reply

Cars Land at Christmas contains a wealth of incredibly clever decorations,  all themed around car parts, of course.  I visited Cars Land this year in the second week of November but it was a few days before November 13, 2014, the official date for Christmas at Disneyland Resort.  If you are in the area, race [...]

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Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – One of my favorite holiday traditions

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – One of my favorite holiday traditions

| November 19, 2014 | 2 Replies

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is visit the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. My family has been visiting since the very first year it was presented on Residential Street in the park. This beautiful light display has come a long [...]

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Disneyland Weekly Update – 11/17/14

Disneyland Weekly Update – 11/17/14

| November 17, 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…sea monsters take over Knott’s Berry Farm.

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Disneyland Area Hotel Review – Hyatt Place

Disneyland Area Hotel Review – Hyatt Place

| November 17, 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. This time, I take a look at the Hyatt Place located at 2035 South Harbor Boulevard. I talk in detail about my stay there on the November 13, 2014 podcast, [...]

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Jingle Cruise: a Better and Funnier Voyage in 2014

Jingle Cruise: a Better and Funnier Voyage in 2014

| November 16, 2014 | 2 Replies

In 2013, Disneyland and Walt Disney World introduced the “Jingle Cruise” overlay to the venerable Jungle Cruise ride. Guests were not impressed. This year Disney has upped the ante on the Jingle Cruise and the gags never stop. Jingle Cruise opened on November 13 this year and I had a chance to ride the Disneyland [...]

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Disney’s Second Try at “World of Color – Winter Dreams” Feels More…Disney

Disney’s Second Try at “World of Color – Winter Dreams” Feels More…Disney

| November 15, 2014 | Reply

On November 13, Disney California Adventure’s World of Color show transitioned to its holiday version, “Winter Dreams.” The Winter Dreams show debuted during the 2013 holiday season so this year is Disney’s second time around with it. The show has been changed significantly since last year and while it is hard to top the stunning [...]

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The Wreaths of Disneyland’s Small World Holiday

The Wreaths of Disneyland’s Small World Holiday

| November 15, 2014 | Reply

Each year during the holidays, the promenade leading up to It’s a Small World in Disneyland Park is decorated with wreaths representing the different sections of the attraction. How many can you name?

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