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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Documentary on Composer Howard Ashman to Debut this Weekend

Howard, a documentary about the late lyricist Howard Ashman, is set to premiere this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The film is directed by Don Hahn, who produced The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. Disney Legends Ashman and his composing partner Alan Menken were responsible for the Academy Award-nominated […]





Tower of Terror Introduces New Lenticular Photo Experience

Tower Hotel Gifts at the exit to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has begun offering a fun, and slightly scary, new photo experience. For $19.95 (plus tax), guests can now purchase an 8″x 10″ lenticular print that transforms them into their “spirited side.” Visit the Tower Photo desk for more […]



The Pixar Fest Fun Continues at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort

Now that Pixar Fest has kicked off, it’s the perfect time to stay at play at the Disneyland Resort! To extend your Pixar fun even further, the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort have added their own Pixar-themed activities. Stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Disneyland Hotel, or Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and […]


Jeff Vahle to Head Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, and Disney Vacation Club

Bob Chapek, the chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products, has named Jeff Vahle as the new president of Disney Signature Experiences. Vahle began his career with Disney at Walt Disney World in 1990. As president, Vahle will oversee Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, Adventures by Disney, Golden Oak, and Aulani, a Disney […]


Work on Disneyland’s Starcade Could Mean an Expanded Queue for Space Mountain

The Disneyland Resort has filed a permit with the city of Anaheim that references construction work to both Space Mountain and a 5,000 square foot indoor space nearby, which is likely the former Starcade. The current Space Mountain queue runs up a ramp, then across an outdoor rooftop deck and next to the former Starcade […]


Eating Your Way Through Pixar Fest at the Disneyland Resort

Pixar Fest is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort with some great entertainment and can’t miss merchandise. For many folks though, Disneyland is all about the food, and Pixar Fest doesn’t disappoint. The Disneyland Resort chefs had come up with some fun (and delicious) new treats to celebrate your Pixar pals throughout both parks! […]