Entries from A Mom and The Magic tagged with 'Disneyland'

Where to find Cars characters at Disneyland and Walt Disney World

With Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3” hitting theaters next week, fans of Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater may be wondering where they can meet the popular characters at Disney Parks. If that is a major consideration for your family vacation, then...

You CAN make Disney's Mickey waffles at home

If you’ve visited Walt Disney World, chances are you enjoyed a Mickey waffle for breakfast at some point. And if you did, I’m guessing you fell in love with the iconic food, like so many of us have. The...

Take Groot Dance Bomb Challenge before Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

The highly anticipated “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,” comes out this Friday, and in the days leading up to the film’s release, fans can help everyone’s favorite character, Groot, do some good. And, yes, it involves dancing. Marvel...

Dapper Day returns to Walt Disney World for both days this weekend

Time to trade in that T-shirt and flip flops for your finest clothes and head to Walt Disney World this weekend! That’s because Dapper Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 29, at the Magic Kingdom and on Sunday,...

Author Ridley Pearson shares details about Kingdom Keepers book released today

For “Kingdom Keepers” fans, the wait is over. Today is the nationwide release date for author Ridley Pearson’s latest installment in his popular "Kingdom Keepers" series and sequels, “The Return: Disney at Last.” The "Kingdom Keepers" books take place...

Deadline is March 24 to apply to be Walt Disney World or Disneyland college intern

If you’re a college student who dreams of working at Walt Disney World or Disneyland, the Disney College Program can give you a sense of what that is like. But, you’ve got to hurry if you want to explore...

Disneyland offers new summer performing arts workshops for kids ages 7 and older

Does your child dream of being a performer in a Disneyland parade or wonder what it takes to act in a Disney stage production? This summer, kids ages 7 and older have the opportunity to find out. Young performers...

Kingdom Keepers author Ridley Pearson gives readers opportunity to be Disney Imagineers

Disney’s Imagineers have some of the coolest jobs around. Who wouldn’t want to help create the theme parks we all know and love? Well, now’s your chance to experience what they do – on a much smaller scale and...

2 sweepstakes to award Disney vacations plus special perks

It’s not too late to enter two sweepstakes that give their winners Disney vacations with some special perks. GoGo squeez is sponsoring Run the Magic Sweeps in which the grand prize is a four-night vacation to a runDisney race...

2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel includes first openly gay mom

The Walt Disney Company has unveiled its 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel, and among the new members is the panel’s first openly gay mother. The Disney Parks Moms Panel, which answers online readers’ questions about planning Disney vacations, has...

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is part land, part sea in 2017

Many mom bloggers received an unexpected gift last week that inspired even more gratitude than usual during the Thanksgiving holiday. That’s because highly sought-after invitations to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration were sent out – months earlier than...

16 easy Disney-themed ideas for your Elf on the Shelf

This week is a week that many of us parents have been simultaneously dreading and looking forward to since Christmas Day 2015: It’s the return of the Elf on the Shelf shenanigans. Yesterday marked the start of Elf Scout...

Celebrity performances for Disney Christmas specials expected to tape at Walt Disney World this week

This year, The Walt Disney Co. is giving fans two extra holiday television specials in November in addition to its traditional Christmas morning show – and taping begins this week at Walt Disney World. Filming will take place beginning...

Create final memories of Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World

The Main Street Electrical Parade has been my favorite Disney Parks parade ever since I saw it for the first time at Walt Disney World when I was a little girl visiting from Indiana in 1979. Like many fans,...

Disney Dollars discontinued at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

The Orange County Register confirmed Thursday that Disney Dollars will no longer be sold at Walt Disney World or Disneyland after today, May 13. The California newspaper cited a statement from a Disneyland spokesperson, although The Walt Disney Co....

Should Disney special-event merchandise only be sold at the event?

For many, if not most, travelers, a fun part of the vacation experience is bringing home a souvenir or two. We love to have something tangible to remind us of our time spent exploring new places. And there’s no...

Volunteer opportunities for teens at Walt Disney World

Teenagers who would like to earn community service hours before the end of the school year still can register to volunteer at the 2016 Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games on May 20 and 21 at ESPN Wide World...

Disneyland offers special 'Celebrate Girl Scouts' programs in April, May, June

Disneyland is celebrating Girl Scouts of all ages in April, May and June with Disney Youth Education Series programs offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Individual girls or their troops can register now for special events at Disneyland Park and...

Get newest 'Kingdom Keepers' book early and meet author Ridley Pearson at Walt Disney World

Fans of the “Kingdom Keepers” series will be happy to know that the latest installment from author Ridley Pearson will be released this month, and he is kicking off his national book tour at Walt Disney World on March...

What you need to know about Disney's PhotoPass staffing runDisney events

Beginning next month, runDisney is changing how photos at its events will be taken, viewed and purchased at Walt Disney World. Disney’s PhotoPass service will be stepping into the role that MarathonFoto has filled until this point. The change...

Disney's 'Dream Big, Princess' campaign launches with events at Disney Parks, on TV

The Walt Disney Co. has announced a new initiative that is designed to inspire girls in particular, and kids in general, “to realize their full potential and dream big.” The “Dream Big, Princess” campaign launched last week with stories...

Introducing 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel and upcoming website changes

Disney fans on social media channels have been taking note for several weeks as excited tweets and posts reveal those who had been given coveted spots on the 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel. This month, however, The Walt Disney...

Disney's 'Unforgettable Happens Here' campaign ramps up, includes vacation sweepstakes

Goodbye #DisneySide. Hello #UnforgettableHappensHere. Disney Parks unveiled its new marketing campaign for 2016 in the fall, and the slogan already has appeared in TV ads and numerous promotional materials from The Walt Disney Co. “Unforgettable Happens Here” has been...

Disney celebrates Dino Week with events at Disney Parks in advance of 'The Good Dinosaur' movie

Dino Week kicked off at The Walt Disney Company on Saturday, and the festivities continue through Nov. 21. It’s all leading up to the release of the new Disney-Pixar animated 3D film, “The Good Dinosaur,” on Nov. 25, of...

Taping of annual Christmas special begins today at Walt Disney World

Beginning today (Nov. 10), segments of the Disney Parks special that airs on Christmas morning will be taped at Walt Disney World. According to the Disney cast member web site, taping will take place through Friday (Nov. 13). In...

Planning ahead can mean big savings on Disney costumes

This weekend, parents everywhere have Halloween costumes on their minds. I know I certainly do. And now that one of my children has outgrown dressing up, I find myself feeling a little nostalgic for the days when my now...

Magical Moments on our first trip to Disneyland

Disney theme parks and resorts are known for the “Disney Difference,” an often intangible factor that sets Disney Parks and Resorts apart from other entertainment experiences. Part of the “Disney Difference” can be attributed to the excellent level of...

What types of souvenirs do you buy at Disneyland?

Entering the gift shops at a Disney theme park can be an exciting, over-the-top experience for a first-time visitor. There are so many cool things that you didn’t know you needed until you see them! Few people can shop...

Tips for gearing up for fun at Disneyland's Cars Land

Since it opened in 2012, Cars Land has been the must-do area for most guests at Disney California Adventure. On our recent visit to Disneyland, my family and I fell in love with this section of the theme park,...

Reviews of Disneyland's most popular character meals

Who could visit Disneyland and not meet some of their favorite characters? One of the easiest, and perhaps most efficient, way to do so is by attending meals where the characters circulate among tables rather than standing in lines...

Review: Disneyland's Carthay Circle World of Color dinner package

As I mentioned in my last blog post, on our first trip to Disneyland last month, my family and I decided to splurge on two top dining experiences that allowed us premium seating for the popular night-time shows that...

Review: Disneyland's Blue Bayou Fantasmic! dinner package

Last month, my family and I went to Disneyland for the first time. Some AllEars readers may recall from my newsletter feature that I had booked several dining reservations on Disney property, including two dinner package reservations. We wanted...

2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel search starts this week

Get ready, get set, type! The application process for the 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel begins at 10 a.m. ET Tuesday (Sept. 8), and those interested have until noon ET Tuesday, Sept. 15, to express their interest. The Disney...

Why Disneyland's PhotoPass+ could be valuable addition to your vacation

For many, if not most, vacationers, photos are among the most cherished souvenirs from their travels. That certainly is true of guests on Disney vacations, myself included. And now that we are going to Disneyland for the first time,...

Tips for packing for a Disneyland vacation

I am an Orlando Disney vacation veteran. My family and I have had Walt Disney World annual passes for more than a decade, and we have experienced much, if not most, of what the resort has to offer in...

Author Ridley Pearson discusses newest 'Kingdom Keepers' books, 'The Syndrome' and 'The Return: Disney Lands'

New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson visited his home-away-from-home -- Walt Disney World -- this week to launch a book tour promoting his newest novel in the popular "Kingdom Keepers" series. Although the original series of seven books...

Meet author Ridley Pearson at Walt Disney World and get newest 'Kingdom Keepers' book early

Author Ridley Pearson announced this week that, once again, guests at Walt Disney World will be able to purchase his latest "Kingdom Keepers" novel before the official release date this month. Pearson kicks off his national book tour at...

New members, changes to 2015 Disney Parks Moms Panel revealed

Disney fans on social media channels have been taking note for several weeks as excited tweets and posts reveal those who had been given coveted spots on the 2015 Disney Parks Moms Panel. This week, however, The Walt Disney...

Author Ridley Pearson announces sequels to popular Kingdom Keepers series

Fans of the Kingdom Keepers series who are sad after finishing the final installment this spring won't have a longer-than-usual wait to be reunited with some of their favorite literary characters. That's because author Ridley Pearson announced on his...

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration invitations go out to hopeful bloggers

If you're an avid follower of family bloggers on social media, you likely saw the hashtag #DisneySMMoms show up quite a bit in your news feeds last week. That's because invitations for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration were...

Review: Disney's Saving Mr. Banks

For quite a while now, "Saving Mr. Banks" has generated both positive reviews and even Oscar buzz during the film's pre-release period. Now that the film has been released, general audiences can see what all the talk is about....

Disney Collection by Vera Bradley launches at Walt Disney World, Disneyland

The wait is finally over for Disney fans who also love Vera Bradley products! The Disney Collection by Vera Bradley, which was created exclusively for Disney Parks, debuted at Walt Disney World on Saturday and at Disneyland on Monday....

Disney Parks Moms Panel application process begins today

Get ready, get set, type! The application process for the 2014 Disney Parks Moms Panel begins today, and those interested have until lucky Friday, Sept. 13, to express their interest. The Disney Parks Moms Panel has evolved from its...

Hands-on fun with Innoventions attractions can make Epcot guests feel like superheroes

Sometimes, there's nothing more magical than hands-on interaction fun with a Disney Parks attraction, and that's the idea behind the Innoventions concept at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. And this week brought news about one of Marvel Comics's...

Taping of Orlando segments of Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade expected later this month

It may just be the start of November, but the folks at Walt Disney World and Disneyland are busy planning and taping segments for this year's Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, which airs -- you guessed it! -- on...

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