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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Body Found Inside Burned Vehicle Near Walt Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a car fire near Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course early Saturday morning discovered a body inside the vehicle. The call came in at 4:11am, and after discovering the vehicle in flames, deputies summoned the Reedy Creek Fire Department to extinguish the fire. Once the fire was out, deputies discovered […]



Tonight’s Opening Night of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is Sold Out

Tonight’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, the first event of the season, is now sold out. This hard-ticket event transforms the Magic Kingdom into a kid-friendly “spooky” party, with trick-or-treating, dance parties, and special food offerings, plus an exclusive parade and fireworks spectacular! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party begins tonight and is held a total of 34 […]


D23 Releases Ticket Prices and More Details for D23 Expo 2019

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced more details and ticket pricing for their D23 Expo 2019 to take place at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event celebrates everything Disney, including theme parks, motion pictures, television, music, consumer products, and live entertainment. Disney Parks, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, ABC, Disney Channel, Radio Disney, Disney […]



Walt Disney World Shares Details for New Restaurants at Caribbean Beach Resort

When the updates to Old Port Royale are complete a few months from now, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will have two new dining locations! Replacing Shutter’s, the former table-service restaurant, Sebastian’s Bistro will be located right on the waterfront. The menu will feature flavors of both Latin and Caribbean cuisine and the staff will offer […]


It’s Not the Size of the Castle: The Reluctant Tour Guide

If you’re reading this, you probably have at least a little more Disney parks knowledge than the average tourist. Are you the resident expert in your office and called upon to help plan your co-workers Disney vacations? Do you bite your tongue when friends talk about the “haunted house ride” or confuse Disneyland with Walt […]


Disney Releases First Look at Liu Yifei as Mulan

Today, the Walt Disney Studios released a new promotional photograph as production begins on the new live action version of Mulan. Liu Yifei, who will play the title character, is shown in-costume brandishing a sword. The cast also includes Donnie Yen, Jet Lee, and Jason Scott Lee. The film will hit theaters on March 27, […]


Disney Parks Blog to Live Stream the August 15th Sunrise from Animal Kingdom

The Disney Parks Blog has made plans to live stream the sunrise at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this Wednesday, August 15th as part of their #DisneyParksLIVE series! Back in June, as the Disney Parks Blog shared the sunrise at Epcot, they asked viewers which Walt Disney World theme park they’d like to see the sunrise from, […]


Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room to Reopen at Disneyland September 21

Based on park hours and schedules released this morning by the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room will reopen at Disneyland Park on September 21st! The location closed earlier this week to begin a 6-week construction project. The Tiki Juice Bar remains open. While the Disneyland Resort hasn’t confirmed what work is being done […]