New Magic Happens Dining Package at Plaza Inn Coming to Disneyland Park


Plaza Inn at Disneyland Park is introducing a new dining package that includes reserved viewing for Magic Happens, the new parade that will debut on February 28th.

Guests will receive lunch, a souvenir credential lanyard, and access to a reserved viewing area for the parade.



For grown ups the meal includes slow-cooked short rib with chimichurri, a chicken thigh fried to a golden brown, pesto-infused mashed potatoes, roasted seasonal vegetables, corn relish, dessert and drink. Kids will get fried chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, corn relish, applesauce or baby carrots, dessert, and a drink. A vegetarian option is also available.

The dining packages is $40 for adults and $25 for children 3 to 9, plus tax. Reservations are now available online, on the Disneyland App, or by calling 714-781-DINE.

Source: Disney Parks Blog / Disneyland



Disney Cruise Line Discounts and Special Offers for the Week of February 10, 2020


February is a short month, but the Disney Cruise Line discounts keep rolling in, including several new military discounts that will take you to the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexican Riviera. First, if you haven’t already done so, check out the rumor about the release of summer 2021 sailings.

RUMOR: Disney Cruise Line to Release Summer 2021 Itineraries Feb. 24



There is till time to take advantage of the exciting offer that lets you book your next cruise with less money down. Now through February 14th, book a sailing of 4-nights or longer with just 50% of the normal deposit. The offer is good on most sailings between June 20, 2020 and May 31, 2021.

Disney Cruise Line changes their discounts and special offers weekly, if not more, so be sure to check back each week to see what’s new or check our discounts page for up-to-date information. You never know what discounts will show up!

For even MORE help finding the cruise that’s perfect for your family and your budget, contact our partners at Dreams Unlimited Travel! In addition to discounts offered by Disney Cruise Line, vacations booked through Dreams Unlimited Travel are eligible for up to $1,000 in shipboard credit and the exclusive Dreams Unlimited Travel Gift Basket.



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LISTS THAT CHANGE WEEKLY

Florida Resident Discounts

Must be booked by 02/16/20




03/21/20: 8-Night Eastern Caribbean (Fantasy) | Check with your Travel Agent for pricing and availability
03/28/20: 5-Night Western Caribbean (Magic) | Check with your Travel Agent for pricing and availability
04/25/20: 7-Night Western Caribbean (Fantasy) | Category 05C | Starting at $1,449 per person (plus taxes & fees)

05/11/20: 12-Night Transatlantic (Magic) | Check with your Travel Agent for pricing and availability

Military Discounts

Must be booked by 02/16/20

NEW03/06/20: 3-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Category 05A | Starting at $711 per person (plus taxes & fees)
NEW – 03/09/20: 4-Night Bahamian (Dream) Check with your Travel Agent for pricing and availability
03/13/20: 3-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Category 05A | Starting at $765 per person (plus taxes & fees)
03/27/20: 3-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Category 05A | Starting at $786 per person (plus taxes & fees)
NEW – 04/03/20: 3-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Category 05A | Starting at $810 per person (plus taxes & fees)
NEW – 04/20/20: 4-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Category 05A | Starting at $904 per person (plus taxes & fees)

03/02/20: 4-Night Western Caribbean (Wonder) | Check with your Travel Agent for pricing and availability
03/21/20: 8-Night Eastern Caribbean (Fantasy) | Check with your Travel Agent for pricing and availability
NEW – 04/11/20: 7-Night Western Caribbean (Fantasy) | Category 05C | Starting at $2,037 per person (plus taxes & fees)
04/18/20: 7-Night Eastern Caribbean (Fantasy) | Category 05C | Starting at $1,694 per person (plus taxes & fees)
NEW – 04/25/20: 7-Night Western Caribbean (Fantasy) | Category 05C | Starting at $1,449 per person (plus taxes & fees)

NEW – 03/29/20: 7-Night Mexican Riviera (Wonder) | Check with your Travel Agent for pricing and availability
NEW – 04/12/20: 7-Night Mexican Riviera (Wonder) | Check with your Travel Agent for pricing and availability

05/11/20: 12-Night Transatlantic (Magic) | Check with your Travel Agent for pricing and availability

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CONTINUING DISCOUNTS

Special Rates

Must be booked by 02/29/20

08/22/20: 3-Night Bahamian (Fantasy) | Category 11A | Starting at $885 per person (plus taxes & fees)

09/29/20: 5-Night Western Caribbean (Fantasy) | Category 05A | Starting at $1,315 per person (plus taxes & fees)

05/30/20: 7-Night Mediterranean (Magic) | Category 11C | Starting at $1,855 per person (plus taxes & fees)

Must be booked by 03/31/20

05/18/20: 4-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Category 11A | Starting at $1,168 per person (plus taxes & fees)
08/27/20: 3-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Category 11A | Starting at $963 per person (plus taxes & fees)
09/06/20: 4-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Category 11A | Starting at $960 per person (plus taxes & fees)
01/25/21: 4-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Category 11A | Starting at $980 per person (plus taxes & fees)

11/28/20: 5-Night Western Caribbean (Magic) | Category 11C | Starting at $1,015 per person (plus taxes & fees)
01/23/21: 5-Night Western Caribbean (Magic) | Category 11C | Starting at $1,055 per person (plus taxes & fees)

10/27/20: 5-Night Bermuda (Magic) | Category 11C | Starting at $1,150 per person (plus taxes & fees)

09/18/20: 5-Night Baja (Wonder) | Category 11B | Starting at $1,045 per person (plus taxes & fees)
11/01/20: 5-Night Baja (Wonder) | Category 11B | Starting at $1,045 per person (plus taxes & fees)

Save up to 20% on Select Cruises (while supplies last)

Staterooms assigned later/guarantee categories

03/09/20: 4-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Verandah Guarantee | Starting at $1,272 per person (plus taxes & fees)
04/02/20: 4-Night Bahamian (Magic) | Inside Guarantee | Starting at $864 per person (plus taxes & fees)

02/22/20: 7-Night Eastern Caribbean (Fantasy) | Verandah Guarantee | Starting at $1,834 per person (plus taxes & fees)
02/29/20: 5-Night Western Caribbean (Magic) | Inside Guarantee| Starting at $960 per person (plus taxes & fees)

04/24/20: 5-Night Pacific Coast Cruise (Wonder) | Inside Guarantee | Starting at $955 per person (plus taxes & fees)

Canadian Resident Discounts (while supplies last)

Save 25% on select sailings

04/27/20: 4-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Categories 04A-11B
05/11/20: 4-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Categories 04A-11B
08/22/20: 3-Night Bahamian (Fantasy) | Categories 04A-11B
08/24/20: 3-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Categories 04A-11B
08/27/20: 3-Night Bahamian (Dream) | Categories 04A-11B

05/23/20: 7-Night Western Caribbean (Fantasy) | Categories 05A-11C
05/30/20: 7-Night Eastern Caribbean (Fantasy) | Categories 05A-11C
06/20/20: 7-Night Western Caribbean (Fantasy) | Categories 05A-11C
08/01/20: 7-Night Western Caribbean (Fantasy) | Categories 04A-11C

04/24/20: 5-Night Pacific Coast (Wonder) | Categories 05B-11C

06/29/20: 7-Night Alaskan (Wonder) | Categories 05B-11C
07/06/20: 7-Night Alaskan (Wonder) | Categories 05B-11C
07/13/20: 7-Night Alaskan (Wonder) | Categories 05B-11C
07/20/20: 7-Night Alaskan (Wonder) | Categories 05B-11C

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All offers are subject to change without notice and restrictions may apply. The number of staterooms allocated for some offers is limited. These offers cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

DCL with Babies: 4 Reasons Why “It’s a Small World” Nursery is Great for Families


Deciding to take the family on a cruise is a huge commitment when you factor in the money and time that goes into planning. Is it worth taking a young child on cruise? People ask, “will everyone really enjoy it?” The answer is YES, if your trip is with Disney Cruise Line!

A few years ago, we sailed on our first Disney voyage with our ten-month old daughter. Everyone wondered why we decided to plan such a big trip with such a little baby. Simply put, we love to travel, and, after weighing the pros and cons, we saw no reason why we couldn’t bring her along. My husband convinced me to check out “It’s a Small World” Nursery. For a small hourly fee, parents can drop their babies off, feeling confident that their little ones are safe and happy. I felt guilty even thinking about spending time apart from her, but I also knew I needed to take some time to do a few things I enjoy as well.



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Once we purchased a pass to the Rainforest Room, I knew I had to give the nursery a try. During their open house on the first day of the trip, she walked right in and seemed interested in everything they offered. I immediately noted that the staff members are well-trained professionals, and that she would be perfectly fine if we dropped her off for a few hours. Here are four reasons why “It’s a Small World” nursery on Disney Cruise Line is a great option for families with toddlers and babies.

  1. Worry-free care: Parents can drop their 6 month to three-year-old children off, knowing that they will be in good hands. The caring counselors are so gentle and sweet with the kids, and it put my mind at ease. For parents that may have a little separation anxiety (like me), there is a two-way mirror that allows you to check in on them for added peace of mind. In my observations, I found there was constant interaction and the babies’ needs were met.
  2. Safety and Sanitation: The sign in/out process is very secure. Kids and their belongings (diapers, wipes, snacks, etc.) are dropped off with the counselors, who escort them back to the play area. Parents fill out a form that lists contact information, allergies, snack and sleep schedule, amongst other things. Counselors can contact parents if the child is upset or asks to be picked up. When parents return, a secret password is required, and identification is checked. We knew we did not have to worry about the dreaded image of kids running away; they cannot escape without their parents. Additionally, the nursery is very clean and organized. I was impressed with the level of proper sanitation.
  3. Communication: Disney Cruise Line offers two methods of communication. First, the onboard Wave Phones are cell phones that enable you to make phone calls to other rooms and to the nursery. The nursery can call and send text messages with updates. Additionally, the Navigator app allows you to receive text messages from the counselors. I kept my Wave Phone and Navigator app with me while my daughter was in the nursery because I asked them to send me updates. It made me ecstatic to hear that she interacted with other kids, played musical instruments with special visitor, Doc McStuffins, and was taking a much-needed nap. This peace of mind allowed me to rest and refresh myself as well.
  4. Fun Activities: Disney Cruise Line truly caters to people of all ages. My kids enjoyed the surprise character appearances, arts and crafts, toys, Disney movies and snacks. There is also a quiet area that allows them to rest comfortably. In addition, counselors offer “toddler time” during certain parts of the day at the outdoor “Splash Zone.” They bring age-appropriate toys and make the splash area private for the younger aged children.

We now take a yearly Disney cruise with our five-year-old daughter and two-year-old son. They enjoy their time with us during the day, but they also look forward to the many wonderful activities and events that the cruise line offers them. We can be confident that they are well supervised and having a ton of fun while we enjoy a few hours on the adult pool deck and in the spa.

For more information on “It’s a Small World Nursery,” please visit The DIS’ info page.



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Disney Wins Four Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards


Walt Disney Studios (along with Disney+, Pixar, and it’s 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures acquisitions) was nominated this year for 23 Academy Awards. At the 92nd annual Academy Awards, held this past Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the Walt Disney Studios took home 4 Oscars.

The 2020 Oscars awarded to the Walt Disney Studios were:



Best Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 4—Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen, and Jonas Rivera

Best Adapted Screenplay
Jojo Rabbit—Screenplay by Taika Waititi

Best Sound Editing
Ford v Ferrari—Donald Sylvester



Best Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari—Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

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Frozen 2 fans watching at home were treated to something special during Idina Menzel’s performance of “Into the Unknown” as she was joined onstage by artists who have portrayed Elsa in international releases of the film. Joining Menzel for the performance were Marcia Lucia Heiberg Rosenberg from Denmark, Willemijn Verkaik from Germany, Takako Matsu from Japan, Carmen Sarahi from Latin America, Lisa Stokke from Norway, Kasia Łaska from Poland, Anna Buturlina from Russia, Gisela from Spain and Gam Wichayanee from Thailand. AURORA, who performs the song with Menzel in the movie, was also a part of the Oscar performance.

Source: D23  Images: @D23




Planning for Disney Parks with Special Needs


It occurred to me the other day that my next article would be the 100th I’ve written for The DIS. Although I had other ideas in mind for the next few weeks, I wanted to write something special for this one, something that represented who I am and what I came here to do.

While I usually pivot between information-based planning and sarcastically-driven Aussie humor, today I wanted to look at something a bit more meaningful to my own story and how I came to be a part of The DIS Contributor team.



For those of you who don’t know, my children both have special needs. Between my 12-year-old daughter and my 10-year-old (next week) son, we work our way around the challenges associated with Autism (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Language Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia. Just to level up the challenge, we also work around a nut allergy, sesame allergy, salicylate intolerance, and gluten intolerance.

Photo by Anna Kolosyuk on Unsplash

Some of you will read that list and have no idea what I am talking about. But others might relate to some or all of these hurdles and know precisely how lonely things can feel when living with the therapies, behaviors, and excessive planning that comes along with it. And it is there, in that very sentence, what I wanted to come here and do.



I wanted to write about the things that people didn’t write about: the difficulties of additional needs, fear, dysregulation, anxiety, sickness, arguments, social dynamicsheat, allergies, and everything in between. I wanted people to feel like they weren’t alone, and I wanted to start conversations about those un-instagrammable moments where real life infiltrates our Disney experiences.

When you’re visiting Disney parks with additional needs – whether they are food allergies, mobility issues, or the invisible disabilities like the ones mentioned above – forethought and planning are the keys to making your vacation successful and enjoyable. Disney parks do have assistance programs in place, such as the DAS pass (Disability Access Service), but many of us know that you will need more than that to keep your day on track.

The parks come with an overload of stimulation that, if not able to be processed in the moment, can lead to feelings of anxiety, apprehension, and dysregulation. Let’s reflect on a few things to keep in mind when planning your Disney vacation with additional needs.

Photo by Brian McGowan on Unsplash




Visual Planning

If you’re like me, you have notebooks filled with flights, hotel reservations, notes, travel times and just about everything else when you are making your travel plans. But, if your children have additional needs like mine, then sometimes those written words don’t translate into travel prep for them the same way they do for you.

Try a visual guide or social story that shows them exactly what is happening. A few things you might want to include:

  • A map that shows the journey from your home to your destination. Try also marking local, familiar places on the map so they can understand the scale of your trip if traveling a long way. For instance, it is 2 hours to Grandma’s house marked with a colored dot, and 10 hours to drive to Walt Disney World, marked with a different dot.
  • Add in images of where you will be going and where you will be staying. I like to include resort photos and room pictures from websites, as well as anything that might be relevant, like a hired car or buses. They need to know that this might look and feel different from what they are used to at home, and that is okay.
  • Include social story pages that depict what sensory input they might experience such as, some rides may be noisy, but they won’t last long, and you can cover your ears if it is too much for you. Or, we will be walking a lot outdoors on our park days, so it might feel extra bright when leaving dark rides or shops into the sunlight – we can take sunglasses to help our eyes adjust. 
  • Add an itinerary for each day that shows them what the plan is and when things are happening. Be sure to add a bolded line in on every page that says something like – these plans may change; this is a rough idea of what we will aim to do today – as some children will get fixated on the schedule and struggle if you deviate from it.

Photo by Brian McGowan on Unsplash

Watch Ride Videos

Ride videos on YouTube are a great way to help prep your child for some of the experiences in the parks. While they may not have a fear of scary rides in general, you can help them understand that they can expect a loud noise here or a flashing light there.

Simply knowing that the drop is coming on Tower of Terror and that after a few up and down motions, you will come back down, or exactly when during the Splash Mountian ride that big slide at the front will occur, can save a lot of nerves and make them feel more in control.

Most kids are great at letting you know if they are interested in the experience you are showing them. Be guided by them, and don’t push it if they react poorly to the video. The real-life experience is sure to be much more intense, and has the potential to throw off your entire day if not well received.

Another option is to leave your more questionable rides until the end of the day when you could make a quick exit if things go awry without missing out on everything you had planned.

Photo by Brian McGowan on Unsplash

Set Realistic Expectations

This one is hard, and applies to you as much as it does to them. Prepping our children for the unexpected is just as important as showing them the sights and the sounds of where they are going. The sudden dread you feel when the ride you are waiting for breaks down or the character line you are in closes off before you meet your favorite princess can feel so much worse for a young person who doesn’t understand what is happening.

Make sure that you discuss these things ahead of time, and reiterate them over and over while in the park. Doing so will help keep expectations in check, and if disappointing moments like a weather-related fireworks cancellation or a ride closure right as you’re about to board do occur, it isn’t hitting them like a ton of bricks.

Now it is time to prep yourself for the Disney days ahead. We want everything to go well and tick off all the boxes on our to-do list, and sometimes it can be hard to see the signs of needing to leave early and not try to push your luck a little bit further. Our last trip to the Animal Kingdom was cut short when I saw the clear signs that my daughter was dysregulating and needed to be in a more structured environment to regain her composure. That meant that we needed to leave the park on our last day and the only day in that particular one. I could have pushed her further, yes. Right out of her comfort zone and into distress, and yes, it would have checked a few more of those boxes. But I have learned the hard way that my Disney days are about quality, not quantity. So, we went on our way.

Understanding your limitations as a family or group is incredibly important when planning your vacation, and even though you can often be tempted to pack as much in as possible, sometimes the smoother route is to play it safe and leave something for next time.

Getting out of the parks before the going gets tough can help you to both avoid a meltdown and keep all of your days on track for an enjoyable vacation.

Photo by Brian McGowan on Unsplash

Are you planning for other needs, mobility challenges, or disabilities?

No problem, The DIS has many great contributors and articles that can help, such as these:

Last but not least, I wanted to thank you all for coming along on my journey. I am always extremely grateful for the opportunity to connect with you all and have learned so much through the process. If I can encourage you all to do one thing, it would be to talk about your struggles. What you’ve faced, how you’ve gotten through it. Share tips and tricks, and anything you have found success with. I promise you: someone is sitting in their living room desperate for that advice, as I have previously been. You will never know who it could help, but I can assure you that it will help someone.

Let’s Take a Look at a Refurbished Room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort


As part of a Disney resort tour, we recently had the chance to take a peek at a refurbished preferred room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The changes are vast, and are readily apparent as soon as you step into the room.

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Before we dig into the changes and updates to the resort rooms, let’s take a look back at what the rooms used to look like. The former rooms sported a darker color scheme, from the dark, heavy curtains to the dark wood dresser to the chocolate brown headboards. The rooms also featured carpeting, and a desk.

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The bed frames of the two queen sized beds have been elevated, and will allow guests to slide luggage and gear underneath for greater available floor space. The bedside table features several outlets and USB ports, and the dark brown headboards have been replaced with a taller, medium brown option that also has a padded portion nearest the pillows. Modern sconces in a rectangular shape help to echo the straight lines and angles found throughout the room. A sliding barn door can be closed to separate the bathroom from the main portion of the room, and the carpeting has been removed in favor of laminate plank-like flooring laid in a chevron pattern. I appreciate the appearance of The Three Caballeros (and Aurora Miranda, too) in the artwork above the bedside table. Hola José, Panchito, and Donald!



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The bathroom area boasts two sinks, a closet, and oodles of both open shelving and cabinets for storage. The hardware choices in the room as a whole feel upgraded, and help to lend an air of sophistication to the space.

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Guests will find the toilet and a large glass-enclosed shower behind a pocket door. We’re seeing pockets doors used in greater frequency in resort room refurbishments and new builds, and I’m sure that guests will appreciate the increased usable space that pockets doors provide.




Coronado Springs Resort Preferred Room TV and desk

The separate dresser and desk have been replaced by a piece that can serve multiple functions. As Coronado Springs is a resorts that features a convention center, it’s a must that rooms offer guests a work space. The new dresser/desk combo will allow guests the space to spread out and get work done should the need arise.

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Guests will find a Keurig coffee maker, mini fridge, ice bucket, mugs, and glasses in this spot as well. A new wall-mounted flat screen TV has replaced the older version. An upholstered arm chair sits by the window, and just to the side of the desk/dresser combo.

Coronado Springs Resort Preferred Room View

A preferred room at Coronado Springs will feature a water, courtyard, or parking lot view, and will be located closer to the shopping and dining options found at El Centro.

All rooms at Coronado Springs were refurbished be the opening of Gran Destino Tower in July 2019.

Have you had the opportunity to stay in one of the refurbished rooms? If so, please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

DISCOUNT ALERT: If you’re interested in staying at Coronado Springs (or any of the other participating WDW resorts), and you’re looking for a discount or special offer, be sure to visit our discount page. Using the current room only offer, guests can save up to 20% off of rooms at Coronado Springs for dates this spring and summer/early fall. If you’re wanting a package offer, Coronado Springs is included in the Kids Eat Free promotion that’s available for arrivals on most nights May 25th through August 28th, 2020. Keep in mind that both the Kids Eat Free promotion and the room only offer must be booked by February 26th, 2020.

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Disney Cruise Line Sailing Out of New Orleans


The Disney Wonder embarked yesterday on the very first Disney Cruise Line voyage out of DCL’s newest homeport of New Orleans. The voyage that began yesterday starts a limited-engagement sailing season from the new port. Disney Cruise Line will return to sail out of New Orleans in early 2021, and will offer voyages that will visit the Bahamas, Caribbean, and Disney’s Castaway Cay.

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If you’re interested in embarking on a Disney cruise out of New Orleans, or any other DCL port between June 20th, 2020 and May 31st, 2021, be sure to check into the current Disney Cruise Line 50% off deposit offer. This offer allows guests to book a Disney cruise with only 50% of the normal deposit, and is good for select 4-night or longer cruises. This offer must be booked by February 14th, 2020.

Let the experts at Dreams Unlimited Travel help you plan the Disney Cruise Line vacation of your dreams!

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Source: Disney Parks Blog

Touring a Refurbished Room at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort


As a part of a recently held Disney media event, we had the chance to take a look at a refurbished room at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort. Let’s take a virtual tour together and get a feel for some of the changes that have been made.

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The former rooms (pictured above) featured double two beds, a darker paint scheme, carpeting, and large furniture that had the potential of greatly reducing the available walking space in the room.

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The newly refurbished rooms now feature a Murphy bed/table combo just to the side as you enter the room. When the bed is not in use, guests have the perfect spot to enjoy a snack, or a great work surface for the kids to get some (gasp!) leftover homework done before heading home.



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The headboard features Huey, Dewey, and Louie fast asleep. Notice that the scenes depicted in their dream bubbles correlate with the three All-Star Resort hotels.

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The bed is now a queen sized bed, and is on an elevated frame similar to those we’ve seen utilized in other refurbishments on Walt Disney World property. The increased space allows for easy luggage storage, thus creating more available floor space. Speaking of the floor, you’ll notice that the wall to wall carpeting has been removed, and a new hardwood-style laminate set on the diagonal has taken its place. The flooring being installed diagonally helps to visually enlarge the space. The dresser is not as deep as the piece that was previously used in the room.




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The bathroom features solid surfaces that lend a sleek, clean and modern feel, and the tub/shower now has a barn door sliding enclosure.

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The updated touches continue on the other side of the bathroom area, and shelves for storage are plentiful.

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All of the regular rooms at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort have been refurbished.

If you’re on the lookout for a discount for All-Star Movies, be sure to check out the room only offer that is currently available. Guests can save up to 15% off of rooms at All-Star Movies for dates this spring and summer/early fall. If you’re in the market for a package offer, All-Star Movies is included in the Kids Eat Free promotion that’s available for arrivals on most nights May 25th through August 28th, 2020. Keep in mind that both the Kids Eat Free promotion and the room only offer must be booked by February 26th, 2020.

Have you stayed in the refurbished rooms at All-Star Movies Resort? If so, what did you think? Please let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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More Details of the Upcoming Disneyland After Dark: Pixar Nite at Disney California Adventure


Disneyland has released more information about Disneyland After Dark: Pixar Nite, coming to Disney California Adventure on March 5th, where guests will be able to interact with some of their favorite characters.

The after-hours hard-ticket event will feature entertainment, food, photo ops, merchandise, and a chance to meet favorite Pixar characters.



Look for two different dance parties, with Mike and Sully celebrating a record-breaking Scare Day in Hollywood Land, and the Incredibles Party Zone in Paradise Gardens Park.

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There will be a variety of photo backdrops featuring both Pixar films and Pixar shorts, plus other immersive locations. If that’s not enough, Pixar friends from Toy Story, Brave, Coco, A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, and more will be visiting with guests. To help preserve those memories, ticketed guests will receive unlimited digital PhotoPass downloads during the event.



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After working up an appetite with all that smiling, sample some specially-themed menu items, including Blueberry & Vanilla Shake, Chocolate & Coffee-flavored Sponge Cake, or Corn Dog Barbecued Pork Belly with Barbecue Sauce and Pineapple.

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Finally, look for special merchandise like t-shirts, tumblers, and more.




The party begins at 9:00pm and continues to 1:00am, but ticketed guests can enter California Adventure as early as 5:00pm.

Tickets are $109 and are still available online.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Small Backstage Fire at Disneyland Extinguished Quickly, No Injuries Reported


A small fire broke out Thursday night backstage at Disneyland Park, but was extinguished quickly, causing no injuries and little impact to guests.

The incident occurred just after 6:00pm behind Main Street USA, which backs up to the Jungle Cruise boat storage area.



Anaheim firefighters were called and, according to spokesperson Sgt. Shane Carringer, the fire was put out ” within minutes.”

Guests were rerouted from some areas in Adventureland and Main Street and there were some brief power outages in those areas.

The cause of the fire isn’t known, but Disneyland officials described the blaze as a “vegetation fire.”

As of this morning, Disneyland Park is operating as normal.




Source: Los Angeles Times / @housewildflower