Capturing Disney in Pictures: Haunted Mansion, Florida Style

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 Every photo has a story.People enjoy being scared for fun, and what better place than a haunted house?  Studies show up to 40% of Americans believe in house-haunting. So nearly one in two people believe, more than they believe in any other paranormal actitity, that spirits haunt houses.  Your buddy standing next to you right now?  He probably believes.  He's listening for rattling chains.So of course Walt Disney incorporated a haunted house into plans for his new theme … [Read more...]



Capturing Disney in Pictures: 4th Day of Christmas viewing Castle Dreamlights

Castle Dreamlights at the Magic Kingdom

 Every photo has a story.One of the newest traditions at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World  is not the lighting of the Main Street Christmas tree, but the lighting of  "Castle Dreamlights," the light display covering Cinderella Castle.  The numbers are nearly as high as the park attendance.  Disney lighting designers use 200,000 sparkling LED lights, 500 strobes, 15 miles of cable, and 32,000 square feet of fishing net to create Castle Dreamlights. Back in 2007, Walt Disney … [Read more...]



Ghirardelli Shop Coming to Disneyland Resort

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Popular Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop Set to Debut at Disney California Adventure Park Disneyland Resort today announced that Ghirardelli will open a new location inside Disney California Adventure park in late spring 2012. The soda fountain and chocolate shop will add yet another layer of traditional San Francisco flair to the Pacific Wharf area of the park.“The addition of  a world-renown brand like Ghirardelli highlights our focus on providing quality, immersive experiences that … [Read more...]



Capturing Disney in Pictures: 3rd Day of Christmas at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian

  Every photo has a story.With theme park crowds at some of their highest levels during the Christmas Season, you may need a break from the long lines.  Hop a monorail and head over to the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa for some holiday shopping in a fabulous resort themed in the style of America's palace hotels.  As you walk into the lobby from the monorail platform, you'll feel as if you have entered an archetectural era of days gone by.  Inspired by the Brown Palace … [Read more...]



Capturing Disney in Pictures: 2nd Day of Christmas at Downtown Disney

Holiday decorated topiary at Downtown Disney

Every photo has a story.When you need a break from the Walt Disney World theme park holiday crowds, or you would just like to do some Christmas shopping, look no further than Downtown Disney. There’s no better shopping spot for the ultimate Disney fan.  With fabulous stores like Once Upon a Toy, World of Disney, and Disney’s Days of Christmas, the Downtown Disney area offers up a holiday feast for the eyes, ears, and wallet.Picture this…there are 365 days a year when Florida residents … [Read more...]