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Universal Orlando expanding again with the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Universal Orlando expanding again with the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

| September 10, 2014 | 3 Replies

A few months ago, we reported that Universal Orlando was looking to add potentially three new Loews hotels in an effort to increase the capacity at the resort. The obvious space for a new hotel was the plot of land between Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Loews Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Rumors circulated around a [...]

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Disneyland Weekly Update – 09/08/14

Disneyland Weekly Update – 09/08/14

| September 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…..say goodbye to Duffy and hello to Oswald, plus a FastPass test for Elsa & Anna.

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Tom & West’s 5 Favorite Thrills at Magic Mountain

Tom & West’s 5 Favorite Thrills at Magic Mountain

| September 6, 2014 | Reply

My 10-year-old son, West, and I were inspired to take a day trip by my good friend Wayne Toigo’s recent segments on the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition that focused on Six Flags Magic Mountain.  Magic Mountain is about 60 miles north of Disneyland (which makes it 60 miles closer to us…with NO Southern California traffic). [...]

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Frustrated At Walt Disney World? “LET IT GO”

Frustrated At Walt Disney World? “LET IT GO”

| September 5, 2014 | 17 Replies

We’ve all been there.  After spending months planning our magical visit to Walt Disney World, we arrive to find our plans and attitudes crushed by events outside of our control.  Instead of experiencing a whole new world with our families, we end up feeling like poor, unfortunate souls—feeling frustrated, a bit angry, and, sometimes, even [...]

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Essay of a Single Mom: Being Single on a Boat Full of Couples

Essay of a Single Mom: Being Single on a Boat Full of Couples

| September 4, 2014 | 12 Replies

In terms of a cruise, the first thing anyone thinks after “relaxation” is “romance.” We have visions of dressing up, attending fancy dinners, and kissing on a ship’s deck under a million twinkling stars. This inspires hundreds of thousands to embark on cruises; however, it is not the case for me. My love boat recently [...]

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Back to School Disney Style: Great Merchandise Finds in the Parks

Back to School Disney Style: Great Merchandise Finds in the Parks

| September 3, 2014 | Reply

School days, school days Dear old Golden Rule days ‘Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick!   It’s that time of year again! Back to school is upon us! While many districts across the country returned a few weeks ago, most schools in the upper tri-state area on the [...]

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Top 5 Must Do’s at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Top 5 Must Do’s at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

| September 2, 2014 | 7 Replies

I love when Walt Disney World decorates their parks! September 1, 2014 was the start of the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on select nights in September and October in the Magic Kingdom. Usually this is my signal that Fall has arrived, but I didn’t feel that way this year. I think September 1st [...]

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Villains’ Soiree – Wickedly Disappointing

Villains’ Soiree – Wickedly Disappointing

| September 2, 2014 | 73 Replies

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom is one of my favorite events of the year.  It marks the start of the fall season at WDW, it means Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival  is only a few weeks away, it means cooler weather is coming and before you know it – Christmas! [...]

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Dole Whips are back at the Polynesian Village Resort at the new and disappointing Pineapple Lanai

Dole Whips are back at the Polynesian Village Resort at the new and disappointing Pineapple Lanai

| September 1, 2014 | 9 Replies

Capt. Cook’s at the Polynesian Village Resort just recently reopened after a lengthy refurbishment and several big changes were made. The most insignificant was the new decor of the seating area, which now features posters of the Polynesian islands some of the longhouses are named after (some of the longhouses are expected to be renamed). [...]

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Disneyland Weekly Update – 09/01/14

Disneyland Weekly Update – 09/01/14

| September 1, 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…..Magic Mountain announces the “sequel” to Colossus and the Legends of Frontierland will hang around awhile longer, plus Elsa [...]

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