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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Starbucks to Replace the Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom

Starbucks to Replace the Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom

| November 9, 2012 | 27 Replies

That’s right, folks, you read the headline correctly. Tonight Disney Parks announced that the first ever Starbucks inside Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will replace the iconic Main Street Bakery. As an avid lover of both Disney and Starbucks, I’m both conflicted and shocked at this news. It’s time that I weigh in.   Image: The [...]

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A Day of Giving: Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy – More Than $16.8 Million Raised!!!

A Day of Giving: Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy – More Than $16.8 Million Raised!!!

| November 5, 2012 | 5 Replies

UPDATE: Over $16.8 million was raised during the first Day of Giving. Thank you to those who participated and spread the word! There’s still time to donate. If you are interested and able to help, please do so today!

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Disney Performing Arts: A New Way to Explore Theater & Music

Disney Performing Arts: A New Way to Explore Theater & Music

| October 24, 2012 | 3 Replies

Are you looking for a way to spruce up your vocal skills? Want to find a sure-fire way to perform confidently during your next music recital? Are you an aspiring actor searching for tips on how to impress the studios at that next big audition? Do you have children interested in the performing arts? If you [...]

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The Return of Classic Disney Imagineering

The Return of Classic Disney Imagineering

| October 21, 2012 | 4 Replies

Disney does it right. For years, theme park goers have found themselves amazed by the amount of detail Walt Disney Imagineering puts into creating new experiences for its guests. Everything from the line queues, ride vehicles, and walkways, to the background music, cast member costuming, and building structures are examined when creating a new area [...]

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Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer “Ride Again” in The Lone Ranger

Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer “Ride Again” in The Lone Ranger

| October 18, 2012 | 2 Replies

The Lone Ranger is riding again and this time is taking fan favorite Johnny Depp along for the ride. After 150 days of filming, the death of an on-set welder, and numerous back injuries to Depp, production is finally coming to a wrap. The Lone Ranger is set to hit theaters this July and expected [...]

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New Disney Parks Merchandise Continues to Impress

New Disney Parks Merchandise Continues to Impress

| September 25, 2012 | 1 Reply

This summer was big in the world of Disney Parks merchandise. From new Dooney & Bourke bags to a wider variety of items available for purchase to the shocking return of resort specific merchandise, shoppers in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland found themselves reaching into their pockets and walking away with prized treasures. As [...]

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Seeking Adventure? Rediscovering Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park – Part II

Seeking Adventure? Rediscovering Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park – Part II

| September 23, 2012 | 2 Replies

The beat of the drum. The hustle and bustle of a busy marketplace surrounded by crumbling, sand-colored buildings. The crunch of a leaf and the caw of a bird in the distance. It’s morning, and the city of Harambe is awake and alive with energy. Villagers weave in and out of the thatched roof huts [...]

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