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Five ways to jazz up a character meet and greet

Collecting signatures from Disney characters is an absolute must-do for first time visitors to a Disney Park. But for those of us who’ve already been there and done that (and don’t want yet another autograph collection taking up space on our bookshelf), there are many… Read More »Five ways to jazz up a character meet and greet

Two new character meet and greets coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

With a significant portion of Disney’s Hollywood Studios about to vanish behind construction walls, expect the park to layer in additional entertainment and character based experiences to help soak up the crowds. The first to be announced of these new experiences is a pair for… Read More »Two new character meet and greets coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Book Review: Backstage Disneyland by Brady MacDonald

Who hasn’t visited Disneyland and wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the Happiest Place on Earth after guests go home? It can’t all be rainbows and churros, right? Award winning LA Times journalist Brady MacDonald turns his highly trained powers of observation to… Read More »Book Review: Backstage Disneyland by Brady MacDonald

Disney has a Times Square Problem

When you think of Disney in Times Square, NYC. the company wants you to think of this

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and this

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and this

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But what a large portion of the 1.4 million tourists that pass through Times Square see every week is this

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and this

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It’s not a good situation. A half-decade or so ago in New York, there was just an occasional Mickey Mouse hanging out near the ABC studios trying not to look bored, a few years ago Elmo joined in the fun, but now there’s dozens of these costumed characters (often many duplicates of the same characters) just hanging out hoping that someone will give them a tip after posing for a picture with them.

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Former Disney Princess does Reddit AMA

Ever wonder what the cast members who play Walk Around Princess characters in the parks experience on a day to day basis? One former cast member took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. And it went a little weird. Kristen Sotakoun (who… Read More »Former Disney Princess does Reddit AMA

Walk-Around Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Coming to Disneyland

It is telling that one of the ways Imagineers fixed Disney California Adventure was by adding more of ‘Disney’ and Walt Disney’s personal history into the park. Part of that history became Buena Vista Street, which was supposed to represent Hollywood much as Walt himself… Read More »Walk-Around Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Coming to Disneyland