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Discovering “The Bare Necessities” of Disney Life Between Disney Vacations

Discovering “The Bare Necessities” of Disney Life Between Disney Vacations

| January 30, 2015 | 3 Replies

I’m not sure if this happens to you but it always happens to me.  I spend months planning for my visit to Walt Disney World.  Looking forward to my upcoming adventure, I think back fondly of prior Disney trips and memories.  And, I look forward to the new memories made with my family with the [...]

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Disneyland announces Diamond Celebration details

Disneyland announces Diamond Celebration details

| January 29, 2015 | 4 Replies

The Disneyland Resort has finally released some details of its upcoming Diamond Celebration.  The celebration will be resort wide, including some new offerings and some updates to existing offerings and is scheduled to begin on May 22, 2015. At Disney California Adventure, Carthay Circle Restaurant will receive a diamond makeover. Over on Paradise Pier, World [...]

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Do You Own the Space Above You in a Theme Park?

Do You Own the Space Above You in a Theme Park?

| January 26, 2015 | 34 Replies

A while back we took a look at parade viewing etiquette.  At the time it seemed to be a topic which needed to be discussed and critiqued.  Even today there are still common-sense rules which are broken by guests who view a parade or even a show.   During a recent visit to Walt Disney World and [...]

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INTERVIEW – Billy Magnussen: The ‘Other Prince’ in Into The Woods

INTERVIEW – Billy Magnussen: The ‘Other Prince’ in Into The Woods

| January 25, 2015 | 1 Reply

If Disney ever decided to do a live action version of Winnie the Pooh, Billy Magnussen would be a great Tigger. His natural enthusiasm and boundless amounts of energy is infectious and was perfect for his role as The Other Prince in Disney’s latest film, Into the Woods. Like the movie, you don’t always get [...]

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Construction Update

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Construction Update

| January 22, 2015 | 24 Replies

It seems everywhere you go at Walt Disney World these days you will find construction walls. Walt Disney’s philosophy was that his theme parks would never be finished. He said that they will “continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” Walt Disney World is changing daily with some new [...]

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Disney & Starbucks Bring New Mug Collection to Stores

Disney & Starbucks Bring New Mug Collection to Stores

| January 19, 2015 | 59 Replies

It’s difficult to believe that the very first East Coast Disney Park Starbucks location opened a few years ago in the Magic Kingdom. Despite the controversy surrounding its replacing the Main Street Bakery, guests have welcomed the cafe as noted by busy crowds at all hours of the day. Now, Disney and Starbucks are launching [...]

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Disney asks Court to Dismiss “Absurd” Frozen Copyright Lawsuit

Disney asks Court to Dismiss “Absurd” Frozen Copyright Lawsuit

| January 17, 2015 | 1 Reply

To no one’s surprise, Disney responded to the Frozen copyright lawsuit by asking it to be dismissed. To recap, in September, Amy Gonzalez, (who writes under the pen name of Isabella Tanikumi, or TaniKumi, she isn’t consistent in the capitalization) filed a lawsuit alleging Disney’s movie “Frozen” plagiarized her book which currently goes by the [...]

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1/14/15: Magic Kingdom Hub Construction Update

1/14/15: Magic Kingdom Hub Construction Update

| January 14, 2015 | 40 Replies

Almost a year ago, in February 2014, Disney announced some major changes coming to the Hub area near Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom.  The expansion will add larger viewing locations to accommodate more guests for fireworks and other entertainment, and also add landscaping and gardens that are reminiscent of the European castles’ grounds.  When [...]

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Hotel Menage

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Hotel Menage

| January 7, 2015 | 2 Replies

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 collectively known as Good Neighbor Hotels. This time, I take a look at the Hotel Menage located at 1221 South Harbor Boulevard. I talk in detail about my stay there [...]

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Sunglass Hut Opening in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland

Sunglass Hut Opening in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland

| January 6, 2015 | 17 Replies

Let me preface this by saying that I own a pair of designer sunglasses, Coach to be specific. I’d also like to mention that I have been known to ogle outside high-end stores in Vegas wondering just how I could purchase that exquisite Gucci bag. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’d know [...]

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