May the Fourth Be With You!

Today, May 4, we unveiled a stunning new piece of Star Tours art which serves as the attraction poster at Disneyland park and the marquee at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.Designed by Imagineer Scot Drake, the piece features the new Starspeeder 1000 surrounded by many of the planets, vehicles and characters from the show. Look for Darth Vader lurking in the shadows.The photo below shows the new marquee as it was being installed just this morning at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.The … [Read more...]





Last-Minute Idea for Mom’s Special Day at Disneyland Resort

If you’re still trying to figure out a happy surprise for Mother’s Day on May 8, there’s still time to make reservations for two special brunches at the Disneyland Resort.Take your pick of the Grand Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel or Storyteller’s Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Both feature Disney characters for memorable photos — Cinderella and her princess friends in the Grand Ballroom, and Chip ‘n Dale and friends at Storyteller’s Cafe.“Disney’s Royal Buffet for … [Read more...]





Disneyland Tips and Tricks – Some Helpful Planning Tips

Before arriving:Book dining 60 days in advance- great way to celebrate your 2 month mark.Have kids get involved with saving- cans, bottles, selling cookies, working around the neighborhood.  Then put some of the money on Disney gift cards for them to spend when they arrive!  You can also use the cards to show them they are going!  Walgreens has gift cards you can choose the amount to put on them.  Sam's Club has $100 gift cards with a bonus $10 Disney Store gift card for under … [Read more...]





Marathon Training – Running Teams

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If you're already in training and signed up for a Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort Race, you may consider joining a running team.  There are dozens of options out there, and for me, they make the race even that much more special.  Running teams aren't necessarily for competition; often times, running teams help raise money for a charity or cause.Many Disney communities or social media outlets have their own teams - I joined the WDW Radio Running Team after listening to a podcast … [Read more...]





Disney Parks updated return policy

 Disney Parks stores and resorts have an updated policy, starting May 2.Returns and exchanges for purchases made after that date must take place in 30 days.  Any purchases made before this will follow the previous policy of 90 days.Without a receipt, guests can only receive a merchandise credit.  This credit cannot be used with discounts such as annual passholders, DVC or cast members pricing. … [Read more...]