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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Blueprints for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Show More Details

The Orange County Register has taken a look at the blueprints filed with the city of Anaheim for the Disneyland Park version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and has revealed some of the details. The Register says that the land, which we now know will be called Batuu, will have a hub at its center, […]


Catch a Sneak Peek of ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ at California Adventure

Guests at Disney California Adventure can now catch a 5-minute preview of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure before each performance of Frozen-Live at the Hyperion, including a sample of Olaf’s new song “That Time of Year.” The story finds Olaf teaming up with Sven on a mission to find out what holiday traditions the townspeople of Arendelle […]


D23 Shares Clip from New Mickey Mouse Short

In honor of Mickey Mouse’s birthday on November 18th, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has shared a clip from a new Mickey Mouse short that will premiere tomorrow on the Disney Channel. “The Birthday Song” is the first of several shorts that will air every half hour starting at 9:25am (ET/PT). It shows Mickey […]



Give the Gift of Disneyland with a New Holiday Hotel Package

The Disneyland Resort has released a new discount offer for its resort hotels that will help you give the gift of Disneyland this holiday season. Choose to stay at the seaside magic of Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, the classic luxury of the Disneyland Hotel, or the updated rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. […]


Special Black Friday Offerings at Disney Springs

The retailers at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World have come up with some special Black Friday items and deals to kick off the holiday shopping season. The Disney Parks Costuming department has created a Cast Costume Collection. They’ve taken costume fabric from attractions and restaurants like Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or Trader Sam’s […]



IAAPA Inducts Richard M. Sherman Into Its Hall of Fame

Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman has been inducted into the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Hall of Fame. Composer Sherman and his brother Robert were made Disney Legends in 1990 and were honored with a window on Main Street USA at Disneyland in 2010. In the announcement, IAAPA said: “Richard M. Sherman’s […]


Disneyland Announces New Craft Burger Restaurant Coming to Downtown Disney

The Disneyland Resort has announced that the award-winning Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer will be coming to Downtown Disney next year. The new restaurant will be located across from Catal and the Uva Bar. The eatery will include indoor and outdoor seating featuring an atmosphere “reminiscent of a classic American luncheonette, but with a distinctly […]