Author Archives: Nicole Mancini




Ever After Jewelry Company Debuts at Disney Springs

In an effort to expand the offerings at Disney Springs, the new Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories opened this month. The store occupies the space formerly known as D-Living which featured various seasonal themed set-ups for merchandise displays such as Flower & Garden, Beauty & the Beast, and more. Disney is looking at Ever […]


The Disorganization of Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It seems that the more we hear about pending plans for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the more questions come to the surface. There’s going to be new lands, new attractions, new dining, and new immersive experiences. Guests are expected to flock to the park by the thousands. Still, though, I can’t help myself but wondering: how […]


Hocus Pocus merchandise materializes in time for Halloween

  It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus! Fans everywhere of the cult classic, Hocus Pocus, will delight in limited time merchandise based on the film. Starting in early September, shirts, hoodies, pins, and ornaments will be available that are sure to have you running amuck, amuck, amuck!     Hocus Pocus is a 1993 Disney movie […]


Disney Springs Close-Up – Part 1: A History

Disney Springs has been in the news a lot lately. Chefs from around the country are taking up residence, Town Center is bustling with a variety of shopping options, and nightly entertainment is becoming the norm. There’s a lot to be done at the new complex; so much, in fact, that Disney Springs is more of […]


Back to School Accessories from Disney Parks

Even though the warm weather is holding on strong, it’s that time of year again – Back to School! Whether your child has returned to the classroom already or won’t do so for another few weeks, you’ll find some great accessories at the parks to add a little “Disney magic” to their school day. Backpacks, pencils, […]


A Close Look Inside AbracadaBAR at Disney’s BoardWalk

Now in soft opening at Disney’s BoardWalk, AbracadaBAR is a magician’s delight. Nestled between Trattoria al Forno and the newly re-imagined Flying Fish restaurant, this heavily themed cocktail lounge transports guests back to the golden age of enchantment and illusion. I had the opportunity to stop by the bar last week and can assure you that Harry Houdini […]


August Dooney & Bourke Releases Debuting on Shop the Parks App

I can’t even express my excitement! Three new, and absolutely fabulous, Dooney & Bourke prints are set for release this month! With all of the designs popping up in stores lately, it is definitely going to be tricky picking just one to take home. However, I do find fault in a few aspects of this […]


Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian: Practically Perfect in Every Way

  I’ve always had a love for British faire and tradition. Some 18 years ago, I traveled across the pond for a wonderful stay in London and have been craving a second visit since then. In order to tame my longing for what would be a very expensive trip, I’ve embraced aspects of the culture […]


New Vera Bradley Bags Perfect for Disney Parks

Looking for a new bag? Maybe something that is both fun and functional for your next park visit? Check these out! Two new Vera Bradley designs are being released this summer that are sure to delight fans. Since 2013, Vera Bradley has been partnering with Disney on a collection of bags in a variety of styles. […]