special events Archive

Star Wars Awakens at Disneyland Tips

Star Wars Awakens is a Star Wars special event at Disneyland and Walt Disney World to hype up Star Wars, including Rogue One and The Force Awakens as a stop-gap until Star Wars Land is completed. This post features tips, my thoughts on the new offerings based on my experiences of the event at Disneyland. Note that this covers

Disney’s 24-Hour Party Planning Tips

During the annual 24-Hour Party, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Disneyland & Disney California Adventure are open for 24 consecutive hours from 6 am until 6 am! Despite being a holiday weekend, Memorial Day is not too busy. This 24-Hour Party falls on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, making it the perfect time to take a long weekend trip

Osborne Lights at Disney World

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights ran at Walt Disney World for 20 years, but won’t be displayed in 2016-2017 due to Star Wars Land that began in April 2016. While this is a bittersweet ending to a great chapter of Walt Disney World Christmas history, we’re optimistic that Star Wars Land will be “worth it.” Read

Journeys with Duffy

Journeys with Duffy is the 10th anniversary celebration of Duffy the Bear at Tokyo DisneySea, running now through March 18, 2016. The celebration takes place in Duffy’s hometown of Cape Cod, and allows guests to purchase limited edition merchandise, snacks, decorations, and special greetings with Duffy and Shellie May. You can see some of the

Summer Festival at Tokyo DisneySea

Summer Festival at Tokyo DisneySea is the park’s way of keeping guests cool with a tropical and Latin-themed special event that is best described as “colorful” and “wet.” Unlike Natsu Matsuri at Tokyo Disneyland, this is in no way like a traditional Japanese summer festival. It’s really just vibrant fun, with a tropical flair. This

Natsu Matsuri at Tokyo Disneyland

Natsu Matsuri is Tokyo Disneyland’s take on a traditional Japanese summer festival, and continues the “East Meets West” vibe of Tanabata Days with another celebration combining traditional elements of Japanese culture with Disney. In this post, we’ll share photos of decorations, entertainment, and review this seasonal event at Tokyo Disney Resort. Unlike Tanabata Days, Natsu

Tanabata Days at Tokyo Disneyland

Tanabata Days or (七夕) is the traditional Japanese Star Festival and is held annually at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea June 24 through July 7. During the special event, there are decorations, short Tanabata greetings in each park, special menu and merchandise items, and Wishing Places in each park and at the monorail stations for

Epcot Food And Wine Festival Seminar Reviews

With the 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival country booths soon to be announced, as well as celebrity presentations, Eat to the Beat concert performers, special events, and seminars, a lot of you are probably wondering if Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival is worth your time. Let me answer that question for you, with a