Author Archives: Tom Bell

Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.

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California Adventure Delays Return of World of Color

World of Color, the nighttime spectacular that brings Paradise Bay to life with fountains of water and light, was scheduled to return to Disney California Adventure tomorrow night. Yesterday, however the Disneyland Resort removed all performances of World of Color from its calendar. World of Color went dark at the beginning of the summer when […]


Planet Hollywood Observatory Launching ‘Chicken Guy’, New Quick Serve Restaurant

According to recent job listings, restaurateur Robert Earl and chef Guy Fieri, who teamed up on the new concept for the Planet Hollywood Observatory, will be also be opening a new quick serve location at Disney Springs! The new restaurant, Chicken Guy, is now hiring for cooks, cashiers, hosts, dining room attendants, and dishwashers. The […]




It’s Not the Size of the Castle: Is Disneyland Becoming Too Adult?

When Walt Disney imagined Disneyland, he pictured it as a “family park where parents and children could have fun together.” That idea really only lasted a few years, because the opening of Matterhorn Bobsleds in 1959 brought along with it the first height restriction. Still, Disneyland Park, and to a lesser extent Disney California Adventure, have […]


After Contentious Debate, Anaheim City Council Puts Living Wage Initiative on November Ballot

Last night, the Anaheim City Council voted to add a ballot measure to the November election that would force large employers that accept city subsidies, including the Disneyland Resort, to pay a “living wage.” Both Disneyland cast members and Anaheim employers shared their thoughts with a “divided” City Council before the vote. Late last week, […]


Imagineers Discuss Putting the Final Touches on Toy Story Land in New Video

With the opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios fast approaching, Imagineers are busy putting the final touches on the new land. The Disney Parks Blog has shared a new video in which several Imagineers discuss how different departments work together to bring the land to life. Show, Project Management and Graphics all […]



Disneyland Adds Vending Machines to Baby Care Centers

Beginning today, the Baby Care Centers at the Disneyland Resort will be adding vending machines with items that guests might need for their infant, including formula, diapers, baby food, and sunscreen. Previously, Cast Members in the Baby Care Centers sold the items directly to the guests, but now those items are ONLY available in the […]


A Look at the Treats Coming to Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff on Pixar Pier

When Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff opens on Pixar Pier later this summer at Disney California Adventure, the imaginary friend from Inside Out will have a large selection of colorful merchandise and sweet treats, including sweet candy tears, saltwater taffy, and rainbow cotton candy. The candy kitchens at the Disneyland Resort will be busy making cake […]