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There is a Disney theme park Easter Egg in Finding Dory, and it’s glorious (spoilers deep within article)

Usually the flow of Disney synergy goes in just one direction: new material is created for the animated movies, which then provide themes, characters, settings, and plots that can be used when creating new theme park rides. Most of the time you find “Easter Eggs” (hidden secrets with personal or historical significance) in those movies,…

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Crystal Palace – Then and Now

Character buffet meal prices go up every year – no real surprise there. This year’s bump includes “surge” pricing – basically, you will pay more during ‘peak’ vacation season. It’s now $59.99 per adult to eat at Crystal Palace (and other character dining locations). This has prompted me to dust off the old Walt Disney…

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Owen Pope house at Disneyland – photos

As part of the expansion into Star Wars Land, Disneyland is removing several backstage buildings, support offices, and so-called “temporary” structures. Part of this is the Circle-D Corral, which is the backstage facility used since 1955 to house the horses and ponies needed onstage at Disneyland. And the main person responsible for those animals, Owen…

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Monster Jam comes to Orlando Saturday

Coming this Saturday to Orlando’s Citrus Bowl is Monster Jam, a monster truck “rally”, race, and stunt competition in a stadium setting. We were invited to preview the event last weekend in Tampa; today’s photos are from that event. If you’ve not been before, you can consider the event consisting of a few distinct phases.…

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Book Review: Going to Disneyland

Every so often, a book crosses your path that just blows you away, and this new “for kids” guide to Disneyland is one of those. From the moment the cover graces your eyes, you’ll be sucked in and fully convinced. But don’t take my word for it. Have a look: My eye was drawn to…