Author Archive: Nicole Mancini

Born and raised in New Jersey, Nicole is an avid Disney fan and frequents both Walt Disney World and Disneyland several times each year. Interests include Walt Disney Imagineering, merchandise, backstage tours, and more. Be sure to check out her other articles here on the DIS Blog!

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Times are A’Changing – Is Disney Listening?

Times are A’Changing – Is Disney Listening?

| January 17, 2013 | 3 Replies

Money talks. We all know that in today’s society the amount of money you spend speaks volumes. Disney Parks are no different. It’d be naive to think that Disney execs are not monitoring what sells and what doesn’t only to make a new plan to bring in revenue. While some like to keep themselves distant from the [...]

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Disney Celebrations & Field Trips Bring Students Together

Disney Celebrations & Field Trips Bring Students Together

| January 13, 2013 | Reply

We all know that Disney does it right when it comes to special events and celebrations. However, few know just what is available for high school seniors and school groups looking to take trips to the next level. With specially priced youth tickets from the Disney Youth Education Services (Y.E.S.) Program, your next class field [...]

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Disney Parks Vinylmation Craze – Here to Stay?

Disney Parks Vinylmation Craze – Here to Stay?

| January 6, 2013 | Reply

It seems like Disney always has something new to collect. I remember years ago it was trading pins. You’d see guests (myself included) scour the shops for that hot pin, attend pin trading events, and create elaborate portfolios showcasing their treasures. As of lately, Mickey Ear Hats seem to be the next fad with a [...]

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Walt Disney World & Disneyland: Learning Laboratories in the Parks

Walt Disney World & Disneyland: Learning Laboratories in the Parks

| January 3, 2013 | Reply

  “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.” — Walt Disney   Image: Experience real physics on thrilling attractions. Form a team to solve conservation challenges. Discover new cultures of the world. Explore careers and a new way of thinking with Walt Disney Imagineering. These are just a few of the opportunities available [...]

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Disney Parks Announces “Year of the Ear” with Limited Time Ear Hats for All Ages

Disney Parks Announces “Year of the Ear” with Limited Time Ear Hats for All Ages

| December 28, 2012 | Reply

The year of 2013 is already going to be special in Disney Parks on both coasts of the United States. With the expansion of the New Fantasyland in Walt Disney World and the first full year of the re-imagined Disney California Adventure, guests will find themselves all smiles amidst the excitement. However, Disney is taking [...]

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Trinkets, Knick Knacks, & Baubles: Merchandise at Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland

Trinkets, Knick Knacks, & Baubles: Merchandise at Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland

| December 23, 2012 | Reply

Journeys under the sea. Walks in a quiet village. Thrills in a diamond mind. Nibbles in the West Wing. All of these experiences can be had in the new Fantasyland at Walt Disney World. With so many characters to meet and places to explore, time passes as the petals fall from the rose in Beast’s [...]

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Strange Sightings, Loud Noises, & Flames: Dragons in the New Fantasyland?

Strange Sightings, Loud Noises, & Flames: Dragons in the New Fantasyland?

| November 14, 2012 | Reply

Something strange is happening in the new Fantasyland, or at least that’s the word on the Net. There’s talk of mythical creatures, more specifically DRAGONS, in the Magic Kingdom. Since the opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 1998, fans of myths and legends have been questioning whether or not some type of dragon attraction would [...]

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