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Best Disney Attractions After Dark (Walt Disney World, Disneyland)

Disney attractions are incredible during the day, but certain Disney rides and shows take on new life after dark. Whether you’re visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we want to share a few of our favorites at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disneyland Park, and Disney California Adventure, plus some bonusContinue reading “Best Disney Attractions After Dark (Walt Disney World, Disneyland)”

Disneyland Paris Vacation Planning

Disneyland Paris offers Disney fans the unique opportunity to visit a familiar destination (Disney) while experiencing French culture and cuisine. With two parks (Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park) plus a half dozen Disney-owned resort hotels, Disney Village, and more, Disneyland Paris Resort offers attractions that are similar to ones you will find atContinue reading “Disneyland Paris Vacation Planning”

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster: Starring Aerosmith (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster: Starring Aerosmith opened in July of 1999 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (called Disney-MGM Studios at the time) and has remained one of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World and arguably one of the most popular roller coasters at the Disney Parks. This attraction has a fascinating history and cameContinue reading “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster: Starring Aerosmith (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)”

Soarin’ (Disney California Adventure, EPCOT, Shanghai Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea)

Soarin’ Over California opened at Disney California Adventure in 2001 and was added to EPCOT a few years later in 2005. The attraction was later refurbished to Soarin’ Around the World and added to Shanghai Disneyland as Soaring Over The Horizon. In 2019 the attraction was then added to Tokyo DisneySea as Soaring Fantastic Flight.Continue reading “Soarin’ (Disney California Adventure, EPCOT, Shanghai Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea)”

Kevin Rafferty: Walt Disney Imagineer from Epcot to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Kevin Rafferty just retired from Walt Disney Imagineering on April 1 after more than 40 years at Disney. Kevin’s work includes some of your favorite attractions: Cars Land, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Tower of Terror, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Test Track, Mickey’s Philharmagic, Toy Story Mania, and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (whichContinue reading “Kevin Rafferty: Walt Disney Imagineer from Epcot to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway”

Tom K. Morris: 35 Years at Walt Disney Imagineering

Tom K. Morris, former Creative Development Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, led an impressive 35-year career with WED. Working at Walt Disney Imagineering from 1980 until 2016, Tom helped to develop attractions like Journey Into Imagination, Star Tours, Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris, and Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. Tom also servedContinue reading “Tom K. Morris: 35 Years at Walt Disney Imagineering”

Best Disney Scents (Smells at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line)

The smells at the Disney Parks and Resorts make for some of the most emotional memories on a Disney Vacation. Whether we’re visiting Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, or any other Disney destination, what we smell is not only memorable but also completely intentional. Whether it’s the savory smell of popcorn walking downContinue reading “Best Disney Scents (Smells at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line)”

D23 Expo 2022 Recap: Advice, Strategies, Moments and Takeaways

D23 Expo 2022 presented new and updated information about the Disney Parks and Resorts (“Boundless Future” showcase presented by Walt Disney Imagineering), Marvel, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Disney Branded Entertainment, and so much more. The expo also included exhibits (including the Walt Disney Imagineering Wonderful World of Dreams exhibit andContinue reading “D23 Expo 2022 Recap: Advice, Strategies, Moments and Takeaways”

Baby’s First Disney Trip (Parts 1 and 2)

Part 1 Part 2 This summer, we had the opportunity to bring our 7-month-old daughter to Walt Disney World for the first time. Traveling by plane and spending a week at Disney, we learned a lot about how to navigate the parks with an infant, toddler, or young child. From planning to packing, choosing aContinue reading “Baby’s First Disney Trip (Parts 1 and 2)”

Baby’s Disney Trip (Packing Essentials)

Our family just returned from our first trip to Walt Disney World with our baby girl, who was only 7.5 months old at the time. It was without a doubt the happiest, most magical trip we’ve ever taken to Disney, but it also required some additional steps in planning, packing and preparation. I’ve received soContinue reading “Baby’s Disney Trip (Packing Essentials)”