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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Testing the Next Generation in Disney FastPasses

Testing the Next Generation in Disney FastPasses

| September 20, 2012 | 2 Replies

Ask tourists what their least favorite part about visiting a theme park is and you’ll most likely find one answer: waiting in line. Disney Parks has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to enhancing guest experience with line queues. Interactive screens with trivia questions or games and the FastPass+ system have both [...]

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Tips for Planning a GKTW Event Told through Song Lyrics

Tips for Planning a GKTW Event Told through Song Lyrics

| September 16, 2012 | 1 Reply

Written by Tara Worthley DiBona Eight Tips for planning a DIS meet as told through Disney Lyrics: As I and the Divas began to plan our New England Event I had a lot of questions: who to call, what we needed and who could I ask for help. Did I need to call Give Kids [...]

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Magic Kingdom No Longer a “Dry” Park Against Walt’s Wishes

Magic Kingdom No Longer a “Dry” Park Against Walt’s Wishes

| September 13, 2012 | 8 Replies

When Walt Disney first designed the Magic Kingdom, he made it clear that alcohol was not to be sold. The concept for the park was to be “family oriented” with children and their parents enjoying time together. Much unlike what happens at some carnivals, state fairs, or non-Disney theme parks, an adult member of the [...]

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Fundraising for Give Kids the World

Fundraising for Give Kids the World

| September 11, 2012 | 2 Replies

In 2010, the DIS Unplugged Podcast put forth a challenge to its listeners and their communities. The premise was simple: help us raise a million dollars for Give Kids the World (GKTW). Wait a second…a MILLION dollars? That’s simple?! Yes, you heard it right! Pete Werner, host of the DIS Unplugged, proposed this scenario: find [...]

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Give Kids the World Village – An Overview

Give Kids the World Village – An Overview

| September 5, 2012 | Reply

Back in 2009, I was blessed with the opportunity to volunteer at a very special resort called Give Kids the World Village (GKTW). The Village could only be described as a place of wonder and whimsy, from its giant mushroom carousel to the cozy villas that many families call “home” for a week in paradise. [...]

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Disney’s Frankenweenie Invades Parks & Theaters This Fall

Disney’s Frankenweenie Invades Parks & Theaters This Fall

| September 1, 2012 | 1 Reply

This fall, Disney brings to life the tale of a boy on a mission to save man’s best friend. Using stop-motion animation and a story written by Tim Burton over 25 years ago, Frankenweenie will entertain and inspire as it travels across the globe, into Disney parks, and theaters.   Image: The story of a boy [...]

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Get in the Game with Disney’s Wreck It Ralph!

Get in the Game with Disney’s Wreck It Ralph!

| August 26, 2012 | 1 Reply

Some of us are born to be bad, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy-winning director Rich Moore (The Simpsons and Futurama) have teamed up to create an exciting new film called Wreck-It Ralph, which will take viewers on a video-game-hopping journey this fall.   Image: Wreck-It Ralph tells the [...]

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