Katie Brockman

Ever since I first saw 101 Dalmatians when I was a toddler, I've had a love for the Mouse. I grew up waiting for the day I could finally visit the happiest place on Earth (still hasn't happened yet, but it will!) and watching endless marathons of The Lion King, Toy Story, and Lady and the Tramp. Nowadays I keep myself busy going to school full time earning my business degree. In my off time, I enjoy reading, writing, browsing Pinterest, and keeping the world on top of the latest advertising trends with my blog The Advertising Outlet.

Do You Have a Playful Family? Prove It and You Could Win a Trip to Disney

Some of our favorite and most cherished childhood (and adulthood) memories are related to visiting the Disney parks with our families. Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s heritages are built on wonderful and memorable family experiences, and to help continue those legacies Disney is supporting KaBOOM!’s… Read More »Do You Have a Playful Family? Prove It and You Could Win a Trip to Disney

Disney Cruise Line Sweeps Top Awards

Earlier this week, the Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice awards (try saying that five times fast) were presented, and Disney took home some of the top honors. They won a total of 29 awards, 13 of which were number one prizes, and it was the largest… Read More »Disney Cruise Line Sweeps Top Awards

Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting Spend Valentine’s Day at Disneyland

Disneyland can be fun, exciting, thrilling, and romantic. Often all at the same time, So really what better way to spend your first Valentine’s Day after getting married. At least that’s what Big Bang Theory Star Kaley Cuoco and her new husband professional tennis player… Read More »Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting Spend Valentine’s Day at Disneyland

Disneyland Paris Releases New Details of Ratatouille Ride

In case you need another reason to get excited for summer, here’s a pretty good one: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy. Disneyland Paris recently announced the opening of a new section dedicated to our favorite cooking rat, which will house a new ride, a shop… Read More »Disneyland Paris Releases New Details of Ratatouille Ride

Disney Imagineering Announces Winners of Student Design Competition

Every year since 1991 the Imagineers at Disney have launched a contest asked college students to send in their biggest, brightest, and most magical ideas for a new park, attraction, hotel, or other concept. The theme this year for the Imaginations Design Contest was to… Read More »Disney Imagineering Announces Winners of Student Design Competition

Jimmy Fallon Rocks Out With the Muppets on Final Show

It’s the end of an era, with Jay Leno leaving The Tonight Show and passing the torch to Jimmy Fallon. To commemorate his final night as host of Late Night, Jimmy decided to end the show on a musical note accompanying the Muppets, performing “The… Read More »Jimmy Fallon Rocks Out With the Muppets on Final Show

2014 Hidden Mickey Pins to Be Arriving Soon

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If you’re a fan of trading pins at the parks, you’ll be excited to hear that the Hidden Mickey pins for 2014 will be released soon to cast members! The first wave will feature favorite characters and attractions from both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as well as the “it’s a small world” collection that will be shared between parks to mark the famous attraction’s 50th anniversary.

From the selection of Disneyland pins, I’m especially loving the Tiki Faces and Oswald. And the tiles, which are inspired by the art on Carthay Circle on Buena Vista Street, are also great collectibles.

And for the Walt Disney World collection, the Parking Lot signs are back again, along with some new choices. I particularly like the Colorful Pascal (because he’s the best Disney sidekick ever) and the Character Sketch Pads.

Pictures of the Wave A pins from Disneyland and Walt Disney World are below:
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Update on the Details of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland

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Disney’s Imagineers have been high-ho’ing away on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride at New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, and we finally have proof that it’s almost ready to ride! We know it will open sometime in 2014, although when exactly is still unannounced.

The aspect of the train that I find the most fascinating is its aged look. Obviously it’s a brand new ride, but the Imagineers specifically painted and carved the wood to make it look weathered. The rusty hinges on the doors and the crumbling rock structures also add to the worn appearance, which I think makes it feel more authentic. The story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is an old one, so it makes sense to combine it with an aged, yet new theme park ride.Read More »Update on the Details of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland