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Christmas by the Numbers at Walt Disney World

Christmas by the Numbers at Walt Disney World

| December 18, 2014 | 3 Replies

The Christmas season is well underway at the Walt Disney World Resort. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find bows, glitter, and garland adding a bit of holiday cheer. Have you ever wondered just how many decorations are used? Check out the stats below detailing what goes into making this a very special time of year.   [...]

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Diagon Alley is Right up My Alley

Diagon Alley is Right up My Alley

| December 18, 2014 | Reply

The reviews have been glowing.  Guest reaction has been extremely positive.  Universal Orlando’s latest addition to its theme parks has raised the bar for theming, cutting-edge facades, and technology.   It’s easy to walk through the brick wall into Diagon Alley and forget you’re not in Central Florida anymore. Universal Creative did something that hasn’t been [...]

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Disney’s Best Christmas Movies, TV Specials and Shorts – Part 1

Disney’s Best Christmas Movies, TV Specials and Shorts – Part 1

| December 15, 2014 | 1 Reply

Christmas truly is a special time of year no matter how you celebrate it. Every person and family has different traditions, but one of the most popular is sitting down to watch holiday movies and TV specials. There is something about having classic Christmas programs playing in the background while decorating the house or wrapping [...]

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Frozen Welcomes the Hour of Code

Frozen Welcomes the Hour of Code

| December 8, 2014 | Reply

Disney’s animated hit, Frozen, is coming to the screen in a new way. As a part of this week’s Hour of Code initiative, fans can now control Elsa and Anna in a puzzle game that teaches the basics of computer programming. The effort is a part of the celebration of Computer Science Education Week which [...]

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Disneyland Weekly Update – 12/08/14

Disneyland Weekly Update – 12/08/14

| December 8, 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…the much rumored Frozen Fun is finally announced.

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I Can Go The Distance: Just not now…

I Can Go The Distance: Just not now…

| December 6, 2014 | 2 Replies

I really had my heart set on it.   2015 was going to be the year that I ran 26.2 miles…not in total…but all at once.  The place this was going to happen?  Walt Disney World.  The event?  The Walt Disney World Marathon.  I was so dedicated to this pursuit that I had registered, began my [...]

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Disneyland’s A Christmas Fantasy Parade 2014

Disneyland’s A Christmas Fantasy Parade 2014

| December 4, 2014 | Reply

The classic Disneyland Christmas staple, A Christmas Fantasy Parade, returns with a few changes this year.  Anna and Elsa have joined the parade and Mickey and Minnie are in a new spot. Here are some highlights.  See if you can spot anything else that’s new. Check out the fun of A Christmas Fantasy now through [...]

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Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland

Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland

| December 2, 2014 | Reply

In planning our first trip to Disneyland, one of the things I looked forward to the most was seeing the Haunted Mansion decorated for Christmas. I should make two disclaimers.  First, if you haven’t experienced Haunted Mansion Holiday and want to be surprised when you ride it for the first time, stop reading here because [...]

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Disneyland Weekly Update – 12/01/14

Disneyland Weekly Update – 12/01/14

| December 1, 2014 | 1 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…the Grand Californian gets a gingerbread house and it’s almost time for a Christmas tradition at Disneyland Park.

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Viva Navidad at Disney California Adventure

Viva Navidad at Disney California Adventure

| December 1, 2014 | Reply

Here are some highlights from Viva Navidad which is back for a second year at Disney California Adventure.

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