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 (almost) teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FOURTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2017. 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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Magic Kingdom Celebrates January With Some Special Treats

Not wanting to be outdone by the Rose Gold Minnie Mouse Cupcake that’s being served over at Epcot, the creative chefs at the Magic Kingdom have come up with some special items for January and beyond. Monthly offerings at Casey’s Corner return for 2018 and January’s Hot Dog of the Month is the Teriyaki Hot […]


The Tivan Collection Expands at Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission: BREAKOUT!

The queue for Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure just got a small update as Taneleer Tivan, or The Collector, has added some new items to his collection. The Vyloos, which appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2., will be on display beginning this week. The bird are native to the […]


Splitsville Luxury Lanes Set to Open January 29 at Downtown Disney with Chef-Driven Menu

The Disneyland Resort has confirmed that Splitsville Luxury Lanes will open its Downtown Disney location on January 29th. The menu will include favorite items from other Splitsville locations, plus some items that will be exclusive to the Anaheim restaurant. Look for the Macho Nachos that are loaded with seasoned ground beef, shredded cheddar jack cheese, […]



King Triton’s Carousel at California Adventure to Close March 2

Based on information from the official Disneyland website, the last day of operation for King Triton’s Carousel on Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure will be March 1, 2018. The bulk of Paradise Pier is being converted to Pixar Pier, and the carousel is in that heart of that area. California Screamin’, Mickey’s Fun Wheel, […]


Disney Parks Plan Live Send-Off For Minnie’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Trip

Rock the Dots weekend at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort already includes fun activities at Disney Springs and Downtown Disney, plus special treats on both coasts, now the Disney Parks Blog has announced a big event that will close out the weekend. On Monday, Minnie Mouse will be getting her star on the […]


Rock the Dots With Special Treats at Disney Parks

Shops and restaurants across Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort have come up with some special treats to help celebrate National Polka Dot Day this weekend. Candy shops on both coasts will have plenty of Minnie Mouse Candy Apples and Minnie Mouse Cake Pops to go around! Walt Disney World At Amorette’s Patisserie in […]


Storytellers Cafe at the Grand Californian Schedules Last Minute Refurbishment

The DIS has learned that Storytellers Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort will be closed for several days over the next couple of weeks for what appears to be a refurbishment. During the closure, the Chip ‘n Dale Critter Breakfast will be temporarily relocated to the Napa Rose. Characters […]


Rock the Dots with Minnie Mouse at Downtown Disney

In celebration of National Polka Dot Day, Minnie Mouse will once again be featured in a Rock The Dots celebration at Downtown Disney, this time leading up to the famous mouse finally receiving her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While National Polka Dot Day is January 22nd, Disney is celebrating a day […]


California Adventure Releases Menus for Lunar New Year

Disney California Adventure is getting ready to commemorate the Year of the Dog with its annual Lunar New Year celebration. In addition to entertainment and characters that were already announced, the festival will feature specialty foods from Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cuisine. The Korean Marketplace located in front The Little Mermaid-Ariel’s Undersea Adventure will serve […]