It’s the top award for theme park and amusement parks worldwide. Each year, ‘Amusement Today’ magazine hands out its Golden Ticket Awards for the best of the best in several amusement park categories. On September 7th & 8th, several amusement and theme park officials and fans gathered at the Dollywood Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN [...]
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Back in April, I shed some light on the Dooney & Bourke phenomenon that has taken Disney enthusiasts by storm. It was at this time that Disney Design Group announced a new collection focusing on the retro icons of the Disneyland Resort. While this was well-received, Walt Disney World fans began to speculate whether or [...]
One of the perks Walt Disney World resort guests receive is the option of utilizing the Extra Magic Hours (EMH) program. Originating in 2005, EMH gives park goers staying at Disney hotels (or residents of Golden Oak, Disney’s luxury home community) a chance to visit the theme parks either one hour before official opening time or [...]
On a recent episode of the DIS Unplugged Disneyland edition our team discussed how to tour the Disneyland Resort if you had just one day to visit – either as an experienced Walt Disney World visitor or if you were making your first visit to Disneyland. What would you do? How would you spend your [...]
In all our visits to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, one attraction we had yet to experience was Tom Sawyer Island. We weren’t avoiding it, but as it’s only open until dusk – we just had not worked it into our itinerary. Checking out the DIS, Tom Sawyer Island definitely gets mixed reviews – rating 6 [...]
Starting this weekend Halloween takes over Disneyland. The decorations, merchandise and window displays are beginning to show up and the Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain are in the middle of their holiday makeovers. Read on for more details on HalloweenTime at the Disneyland Resort.
A Total Recall of his Forbidden Journey Part 1 of 3: From Films to Theme Parks Recently, I spoke with theme park designer Thierry Coup, Vice President of Creative Development for Universal Creative and the executive in charge of all media production for Universal Parks and Resorts. He is the brains behind the new Wizarding [...]