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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)”

It’s Tough To Be A Bug (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)

It’s Tough To Be A Bug opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 1998 and Disney California Adventure in 2001 (closed in 2018), both on the parks’ respective opening dates. This 4D show pays homage to the Disney-Pixar film A Bug’s Lifewhile sharing the importance of insects and bugs throughout the world. Located inside The Tree ofContinue reading “It’s Tough To Be A Bug (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)”

Music of Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Part 1 Part 2 Disney Parks are filled with thousands of hours of music. From area music loops to attraction soundtracks, Disney’s Imagineers infuse a tremendous amount of work creating and selecting music and sounds that best fit every corner of the resort. Disney’s Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios) is no exception. Disney’s Imagineers workedContinue reading “Music of Disney’s Hollywood Studios”

Journey Into Imagination with Figment (EPCOT)

Journey Into Imagination opened at EPCOT in 1983 and has been a part of Walt Disney World ever since. As part of the Imagination Pavilion conceived by Walt Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter, Journey Into Imagination took guests aboard a whimsical flight into the imagination, with Dreamfinder and Figment reminding guests that “One Little Spark” (aContinue reading “Journey Into Imagination with Figment (EPCOT)”

Disneyland Vacation Planning

Frequent Walt Disney World guests will often ask me if Disneyland is worth a visit. Not surprisingly, the answer is a resounding yes! Disneyland is an especially magical place for Disney fans, and even for those who infrequently visit Disney, there’s a good reason Disneyland is called the “happiest place on earth”. With two incredibleContinue reading “Disneyland Vacation Planning”

Designing the Disney Wish (Imagineering Disney Cruise Line with Theron Skees)

Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish sets sail this summer (2022), and I had the opportunity to chat with former Walt Disney Imagineer and Portfolio Creative Executive of Disney Cruise Line, Theron Skees about the design of this newest ship. In this episode, I chat with Theron about the Imagineers’ approach to designingContinue reading “Designing the Disney Wish (Imagineering Disney Cruise Line with Theron Skees)”

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (Walt Disney Imagineering Interview)

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opened at EPCOT in Walt Disney World on May 27, 2022. Replacing the Universe of Energy pavilion (Ellen’s Energy Adventure), this attraction became the first roller coaster at EPCOT, the first backwards launching coaster for the Disney Parks, the first E-ticket Marvel attraction at Walt Disney World, and oneContinue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (Walt Disney Imagineering Interview)”