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After 55 Years Mickey Breaks His Silence

After 55 Years Mickey Breaks His Silence
Some guests waiting to meet the most famous resident of Disneyland Resort (map) might be thrilled with an extra treat as Mickey Mouse actually speaks to them. According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, Disney Imagineers are testing a previously unheard of meet and greet with a talking Mickey Mouse. Guests waiting for photos with Mickey are thrilled with the opportunity to hear his familiar high pitched voice during certain unannounced trials at his Toontown home.   After 55 years...
May 12th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney Characters, Disneyland Resort, featuredarticle

Disney Lodging On-Site or Off-Property?

Disney Lodging On-Site or Off-Property?
... it is truly a matter of personal preference.  Whatever your preference, I know you will enjoy your vacation at Walt Disney World Resort (map) or Disneyland Resort (map). Related places: A Disney World, Orlando, FL Disney World, Orlando, FL View Details and Book B Disneyland, Anaheim, CA ...
May 4th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Disneyland Resort, top-feature, Walt Disney World Resort

Adventures in Volunteering

Adventures in Volunteering
Early in December, fans of Walt Disney World Resort (map) and Disneyland Resort (map) were all a twitter with the release of information regarding a year long promotion the Disney Parks would be running, Give a Day, Get a Day.  For the first one million people, the mere act of volunteering for a designated not for profit or agency, would grant those volunteers, aged six and up, a free day in a Disney Park.  The promotion was such a huge success, that complaints were flooding in that there were...
April 18th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disneyland Resort, featuredarticle, Walt Disney World

Be Prince Charming on Aladdin’s Budget

Be Prince Charming on Aladdin’s Budget
... your special someone that you are a true Prince Charming when you have the budget of Aladdin? Many options await you at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort. Located outside the theme parks and next to the Disneyland hotels, The Downtown Disney District (map) is a promenade with truly something for everyone.  With free parking for up to three hours, or five following validation, guests can arrive on foot, monorail or magic carpet. Catch a movie at the art deco AMC Theatres with 12 movie...
March 17th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disneyland Resort, Downtown Disney District, featuredarticle

Tiana, One Busy Disney Princess

Tiana, One Busy Disney Princess
... summer prior to the release of the film, and since has been making daily public appearances. Princess Tiana entertained throngs of guests at both Disneyland Resort in California (map) and Walt Disney World in Florida(map) as she performed “Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee” several times a day.  When this attraction closed in January, there was no resting for this hard-working gal. Fans of the movie fell in love with Tiana for that exact reason. This hard working waitress used determination,...
March 8th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney Characters, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland-Paris, featuredarticle, Walt Disney World

Gentlemen, Ready or Not, Here Comes Valentine’s Day

Gentlemen, Ready or Not, Here Comes Valentine’s Day
... are endless, a few of my favorites are Birnbaums Walt Disney World for Kids and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Walt Disney World or Birnbaums Disneyland Resort - why not put a few post-it notes on some pages declaring how you would “love” to experience this or that attraction with them An autograph book to capture the signatures of all the characters they love – fill out the first page with information about your travel plans The very popular graphic tee shirt can serve...
February 10th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Lines, Disney vacations, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort

Planning a Disney Vacation, Where to Stay, II

Planning a Disney Vacation, Where to Stay, II
... property, it is now time to review the Disney Resort Hotels, and the options available to you.  With 34 Disney World Resort hotels and three at Disneyland Resort, making a decision here will depend partially on your budget, and partially on the amount of time you will be spending in your hotel, which may also include how much space your family will need.   Guests at Walt Disney World Resort have the option of several categories of hotels including: Deluxe Villa – luxury accommodations...
February 6th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: budget accommodation, disney-hotels, Disneyland Resort, family travel, featuredarticle, trip planning, Walt Disney World

Planning a Disney Vacation Step by Step; Where to Stay

Planning a Disney Vacation Step by Step; Where to Stay
... Hours ticket (no more wristbands) allows you to charge gifts and souvenirs to your room, even pays for your Dining Plan dinner Guests staying at Disneyland Resort Hotels can enjoy : Magical Mornings allowing extra time in the theme parks on select mornings Exclusive Character Meet ‘n Greet at the Disneyland Hotel Key to the Magic Card with all the same benefits of the Key to the World Card mentioned above Considering the amount of information contained in this section, we will pause here...
February 5th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney Dining Plan, Disney Resort hotels, Disneyland Resort, Extra Magic hours, Walt Disney World Resort

Planning a Disney Vacation Step by Step; When To Go

Planning a Disney Vacation Step by Step; When To Go
... like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas at Walt Disney World Resort and Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort can create many unforgettable moments for whole family There are a few other items to consider when planning your trip:  Avoiding the busy times at the park probably means less wait times for attractions and easier dining reservations, however, at times of lower attendance, periodic scheduled maintenance could result in some attraction closures Peak...
January 29th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Disney Parks, Disney Special Events, Disneyland Resort, featuredarticle, Walt Disney World Resort

Shop D Street in Downtown Disney District

Shop D Street in Downtown Disney District
... setting with a little Disney thrown in for fun?  The end product would be D Street, a new store recently opened in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California (map).  D Street features the Disney inspired art of local and underground artists, in addition to popular apparel, vinyl images and pop culture collectibles. In the market for some jewelry?  This store has the latest offerings from jewelry designers like Classic Hardware and Tarina Tarantino.  Looking for...
January 21st, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney apparel, Disney-Dining, Disneyland Resort, Downtown Disney District, featuredarticle

Disney’s Give a Day, Get a Day Celebration

Disney’s Give a Day, Get a Day Celebration
... Puerto Rico and Canada, the World or Land for a day, FREE. A previous post outlined this promotion featured at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, but an opportunity this exciting, needs to be repeated, AS TODAY IS THE FIRST OFFICIAL DAY TO REGISTER YOUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY. During 2010, anyone that gives a day of service to one of the participating agencies as designated by HandsOn Network, will receive a ticket  for one day at one of the theme parks at Walt Disney World...
January 1st, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Contests and Sweepstakes, Disney theme park tickets, Disneyland Resort, volunteer, Walt Disney Resorts

Disney Pulls All Stops for “Princess” Release

Disney Pulls All Stops for “Princess” Release
... Frog”  introduces the first African-American princess for Disney, Princess Tiana. Earlier this fall, Princess Tiana was introduced at both Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.  And, through the holiday season, a special musical show takes place several times daily aboard the Liberty Belle showboat as Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee. Pushing for large theater audiences this opening weekend, Disney is offering free iTunes music download of Mama Odie’s song...
December 11th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Disneyland Resort, featuredarticle, Princess and the Frog, Princess Tiana, Walt Disney World Resort

Meeska! Mooska! VoluntEar!!

Meeska! Mooska! VoluntEar!!
... involved and celebrate the spirit of voluntEARism, Disney Parks will give a free one-day admission ticket to a Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort theme park to the first one million people who perform a day of volunteer service for a participating organization throughout 2010. HandsOn Network will be coordinating the over 70,000 nonprofit, school and community-based organizations, all of which rely on volunteer efforts to achieve their missions. Through “Give a Day, Get a Disney...
December 10th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: community volunteer, Disney theme parks, Disneyland Resort, featuredarticle, free-admission, volunteer, Walt Disney World Resort

We Really Should Get Together More Often, Group Travel to Disney Resorts

We Really Should Get Together More Often, Group Travel to Disney Resorts
... and before the party is over, vows are made all around, to get together soon.  A reunion or extended group travel to Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort might be the perfect solution. The Disney Resorts provide a wide variety of accommodations to fit every budget, and dining options to fit every taste.  What about a special group activity like catch and release bass fishing, a behind the scenes tour,  or golf outing at one of Disney’s championship Golf courses or maybe a family-sized...
November 29th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accommodations, Disneyland Resort, featuredarticle, fishing, golf, group travel, miniature golf, Walt Disney World Resort

A Christmas Fantasy at the Disneyland Resort

A Christmas Fantasy at the Disneyland Resort
If you haven’t made it to the Disneyland Resort for the holidays, it’s a must see for any visitor or Southern California Resident.  Until January 3, 2010, you will be able to enjoy the magic and sparkle of the holidays with friends and family that will create memories for the entire year! Photo submitted by Disneyland Resort Making her first appearance the newest Disney princess, Tiana can be found in New Orleans Square. With extended park hours and special savings on vacation packages...
November 18th, 2009 | Pam Nagata | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: California Adventure, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Holiday Attractions

Purchase Disney Holiday Gifts Online

Purchase Disney Holiday Gifts Online
... and collectibles, toys, apparel and hats – even those traditional Mickey ear hats, all the products you love from Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort at your convenience. With so many items to choose it won’t be hard to find that perfect gift.  But just in case here are a few suggestions: Seasonal items and decorations will give your home a Disney holiday flair and make a perfect housewarming or hostess gift for any Disney fan Let a princess be a Princess and a pirate share...
November 4th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney Characters, disney-shopping, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort

Chillin’ with the Villains at Disneyland Resort

Theme park guests will be chillin’ with the villains at the Halloween Time event held at Disneyland Resort beginning September 25 and running through November 1, 2009. Famous villains from classic Disney movies with be joining the celebration.  This year promises to be “wicked fun for everyone” as Halloween Time will feature popular favorites as well as new attractions and entertainment. Among the new features will be: Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy – featuring a new soundtrack...
September 21st, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney Characters, Disney Villains, Disneyland & California Adventure, Disneyland Resort, Halloween, Halloween Time, Halloweentown, Haunted Mansion Holiday, jack skellington, Pleasure Island & Downtown Disney, Space Mountain, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, Spooktacular Fireworks

Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee! Hits Disney Parks

... and will be performed 3-4 times daily.  Be sure to check the Tip Board for daily times. Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee! will also be performed at Disneyland Resort in California, beginning early November. I am really excited about a new, fun addition to the Liberty Belle riverboat experience.  This show should make a sleepy little ride come alive with festive fun. Images Courtesy: Walt Disney Studio Films, Matt Stroshane, photographer ...
September 15th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Arts and Entertainment, Disneyland & California Adventure, Disneyland Resort, Liberty Belle, Liberty Belle Riverboat, Magic Kingdom, new-disney-attractions, Princess Tiana, The Princess and the Frog, Tiana's Showboat Jubilee, Walt Disney World

Be a Part of Disney Celebration Vacations Through Online Gifting

... are endless. To see what experiences are available, an interactive celebration planner has been created: Select your celebration destination Disneyland Resort in California or Walt Disney World Resort in Florida Indicate the type of celebration (birthday, reunion, personal triumph, etc.) and depending on the occasion, the planner will display a selection of ideas. After reviewing the possibilities, call a Disney Dream Maker to personalize the gift.  You will need to know the name of the reservation...
August 23rd, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: celebration vacations, Customized vacations, Disney vacations, Disneyland & California Adventure, Disneyland Resort, Hints & Tips, online gifting, Special Occasions, special packages, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Pin Trading — Discover A Hobby You’ll Get Stuck On

... displayed on their lanyard. While Pin Trading is fun for all ages, kids, age 3-12, get a little something special.  Special Kids Only lanyards (Disneyland Resort – “teal” lanyards, Walt Disney World Resort – “green” lanyards) allow trading of these pins only between Cast Members and children. One great tip I received during my research was that a visit to E-Bay is a great source to pick up a variety of pins.  While they might not be your favorite characters,...
August 13th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Cast Members, collection, Disney Characters, disney-pin-trading, disney-pins, Disneyland & California Adventure, Disneyland Resort, Hints & Tips, hobby, kids only lanyard, Pin Trading, Shopping, trading, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney World Resort