Milford Hutsell

Milford Hutsell


Last night another earthquake hit Southern California in the same spot as a previous one had just hit 24 hours prior.

The earthquake was a 7.1 and although it was centered 170 miles from Disneyland, guests felt this earthquake! Many attractions were shut down to be inspected after the quake, just to be safe.

One report says that there was a slight swaying of the walkway to Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure Park.

Disneyland will likely reopen today as usual as there didn’t seem to be any damage to the park.

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There is an extra bit of magic coming to next year’s runDisney events. You can now commemorate your race weekend with new New runDisney MagicBands! These bands will feature artwork that coordinates with the runDisney race, and be available to purchase during the runDisney event weekend.

Two styles have been revealed so far, with the third to be revealed soon! There is a beautiful blue band featuring icons of all four parks for the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, and a stunning light purple Band featuring Cinderella, Moana, and Pocahontas for the 2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. The third runDisney band will be for the 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend!

These new commemorative MagicBands retail for $34.99 plus tax, and will be available for early purchase with the products tab in your runDisney Account for participants currently registered for the coordinating 2020 runDisney event.

The runDisney Magicbands will be limited edition releases, and available for the following race weekends:

  • 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend | Limited Edition size 2,000
  • 2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend | Limited Edition size 1,000
  • 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend | Limited Edition size 1,000

It’s nice to see that they have accommodated the larger race weekend with a larger release of bands too! If you do not get these during the pre-purchase process for your race, you can check the runDisney Expo at the ESPN complex to see if any will still be available. However with such limited quantities, I would suggest taking advantage of the pre-purchase!

Will you commemorate your race-cation with one of the new limited edition runDisney MagicBands?

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Takumi Tei Opens in the Japan Pavilion

A new signature table-service experience has arrived to Walt Disney World, Takumi-Tei, which means “house of the artisan” is located in the Japan Pavilion at Epcot.

Immerse yourself in a true Japanese dining experience, where you’ll be able to dine in one of the 5 rooms, each inspired by a natural element, water, wood, earth, stone or washi paper.

Surrounded by the beauty of Japan featuring both its art and cuisine, here you will be able to indulge in a multi-course tasting menu featuring a traditional tea service.

Here are some of the items you will be able to find:

takumi tei appetizers

You can start your meal with a selection of delicious appetizers:

  • Teiten (which means “garden”): featuring compressed watermelon and tuna sashimi
  • Nikomi Wagyu: Braised wagyu short rib with roasted bone marrow
  • Hama no Kani (“Crab on the Beach”): Crab tossed in a light ponzu sauce as well whole toasted crab
  • Agedashi Tofu: Fried silken tofu, brown butter black rice and shimeji mushrom

takumi tei entrees

For your entrée, you can choose between these two delicious dishes:

  • Kamo Rosu: Roasted marinated duck with kabocha squash, edame beans, Japanese mizuna, cured duck egg yolk, and a grape reduction
  • Takumi Gyuniku (asian beef): Japanese A-5 wagyu beef tenderloin with leek sauce, warishita, short rib gyoza, roast cippolini onion, curried potato, and seasonal mushroom


Takumi Tei sushi

Sushi lovers can also find some good options on the Maki Sushi menu:

  • Mozaiku: Tuna, yellowtail and asparagus
  • Temari Sushi: Chef-selected assortment of oceanic delicacies
  • Takumi Sashimi: Tuna, toro, salmon, yellowtail, uni and ikura

Takumi Tei dessert

And of course, a meal couldn’t be complete without dessert!

  • Kumo: Yuzu cheesecake, spiced kabocha, orange yuzu gel and blackberry sake
  • Suiren Dani: Water Lilly Valley featuring Japanese water cake, rose, kuromitsu and kaniko crumb

Takumi tei drinks

For drinks, you will find an extensive beverage menu with premium sake, wine, beer and cocktails themed to each of the five dining rooms:

  • Kochi: Joto Yuzu citrus sake, rum, fresh mint, yuzu juice and orange
  • Raiju: Haku Japanese vodka, spiced ginger beer and lime
  • Sakurajima: Japanese whisky sour smoked with cherrywood
  • Kami: Roku gin, Sayuri “White Lilly” Nigori sake, calipco and lychee


Takumi-Tei is open for dinner starting at 4:00 pm. Walk ins are being accepted and reservations will be available beginning July 16, 2019.

For more information visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call (407) WDW-DINE. To make reservations for the Chef’s Table Dining Experience, call Mitsukoshi directly at (407) 827-8504.

Photo credit: Walt Disney World

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Calling all lions and swinging monkeys… The Lion King & Jungle Festival swings into Disneyland Paris! This season will blow you away with new entertainment, merchandise and dining all summer long for  The Lion King & Jungle Festival! This season promises to be an unforgettable experience by combining two unforgettable Disney masterpieces for the wildest ride until the 22nd of September!


“The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands” at Disneyland Park

“Be prepared” for all the entertainment in store from the new, magnificent “The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Land” which invites guests o relive iconic moments from Disney’s The Lion King like never before. Guests will find themselves immersed in a brand new, world-exclusive stage show as singers, dancers and acrobats alongside the iconic characters bring Pride Rock anthems to life! This show will be performed in the newly renovated Chappelle Theatre in Disneyland Parc!

Likewise, for lovers of the Jungle Book, you can catch “The Jungle Book Jive, inviting guests to experience a twist on the famous music from the Disney classic with original routines performed by singers, dancers, acrobats and drummers, while the other is an original creation celebrating “The Jungle Book” with new parade floats, music and favourite Disney characters.

Timon and Pumbaa at Disneyland Paris

But that’s not all… more fun awaits in this immersive season as guests can join their favourite duo Timon and Pumba to dance “the worries away” with Timon’s “MataDance!” in Adventureland! If you want to practice before you go click here. Guests can also find themselves in the new Djembe Joy Village featuring an introduction to the traditional djembe drums and interactions with the legendary King Louie from “The Jungle Book“!

Food & Snacks

Feeling hungry like a lion? No fear there are bountiful delights on offer during Disneyland Paris’ Lion King & Jungle Festival from an African inspired buffet “Hakuna Matata: Savannah Delights” which can be located at the Hakuna Matata Restaurant. Not only will you experience different flavours with every bite but guests will also have a magical interaction with Mickey in his explorer outfit and Rafiki from The Lion King! That’s not all… guests can feast on all the other Lion King inspired treats as well. From Lion King inspired shakes to sweet goodies!

African-inspired dish from the Hakuna Matata restaurant at Disneyland Paris


'The Lion King'-inspired merchandise found at Disneyland Paris

To cap off a magical visit, guests can choose from more than 100 new themed products available in stores, with The Curious Giraffe in Adventureland sporting the biggest selection. The park has everything from Simba-inspired fashions to a limited edition ornament of Simba created by world-famous artist and sculptor Richard Orlinski.

Don’t miss your chance to experience The Lion King & Jungle Festival swings into Disneyland Paris!

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Disney is celebrating all things, Toy Story, with the release of the “Toy Story 4” and one year anniversary or Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World with the discovery of some amazing hidden Pixar Easter eggs discovered by Disney Parks Blog fans when exploring the land in new Google Street View imagery! Check out the land’s hidden Pixar Easter eggs!

Pixar Easter Eggs Hidden in Google Street View Imagery of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

As you can see from the photos, the Easter eggs in Toy Story Land include a sports jersey bearing the name “McQueen” and his famous number “95”, reference for the famous Lightning McQueen from the “Cars” films! “Sid” the main villain from “Toy Story” has also been found, as a guest posed as Sid in the land. He can also be found in the film as well as a character wearing a shirt featuring the Buy n Large logo, a fictional brand spanning across the Pixar films!

Fans also found a guest playing Miguel’s guitar from the film Coco, a toy version of the Pizza Planet truck, which appears in each Pixar film and “A113,” numbers representing a classroom at the Cal Arts art school that appear in each and every Pixar film.

Many know that Pixar has become famous for including Easter eggs in their films and shorts and when Google Street View imagery captured Toy Story land, teams went “to infinity and beyond” to bring this iconic tradition to live in a brand-new medium by hiding the special Easter eggs for you to find.

Toy Story Land is part of a series of Disney Parks imagery on Google Street View that includes theme parks, water parks as well as a variety of areas at Downtown Disney District and Disney Springs. You can also see what it’s like to tour Pandora – The World of AvatarMagic Kingdom Park and more.

Check out Toy Story Land in Google Street View and other Disney Parks locations to help you start planning your next Disney vacation!

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New Disneyland Annual Passholder Buttons

Disneyland in Anaheim is always bringing new and fun ways to celebrate Annual Passholders at the Resort.

Now, Annual Passholders can collect four exclusive buttons throughout Disney California Adventure Park. All guests have to do is create a mobile order for a food or beverage item on your Disneyland App. The collectible buttons will be available with your order pick up. The participating spots are Award Wieners, Bayside Brews, Corn Dog Castle, and Lucky Fortune Cookery.

Commemorative buttons are still available at both parks for no matter what you are celebrating. The celebration buttons can usually be found at City Hall in Disneyland and at the Chamber of Commerce at Disney California Adventure at no cost to you.

In May, Disney released some Disney-themed buttons. These buttons come in a two pack. The flare come with catchy sayings on them and memorable icons. Depending on your mood, favorite attraction, or character, it’s a great way to show your Disney side.

Annual Passholders can collect buttons for different, exclusive events around the parks as well. Disney likes to celebrate their events with commemorative buttons as well. Especially if there is an AP Corner, passholders can get their hands on limited time buttons and Photopass opportunities.

If you are a Disneyland Annual Passholder, be sure to put in your mobile order. Then, make your way to each of the four locations listed above. These buttons are a limited time offer and are available while supplies last.

Which spot are you going to get your AP Button from first? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Disneyland AP

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Possible Live Action Nightmare Before Christmas In Talks

Walt Disney Pictures has been rolling out one live action film after another of their popular animated features. The company started off with a live adaptation of Cinderella. Fans are currently waiting for the much anticipated live action film, The Lion King. Disney has also announced more of these films to be released in the years to come. Now, the company is in talks for a possible live action version of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a clay, stop-motion feature with it’s story written by Tim Burton. Paired with the musical compositions of Danny Elfman, this film remains a crowd favorite to this day. The film still has such a presence in the parks and in pop culture.

At the Disneyland Park, you can see Jack Skellington and all the residents of Halloweentown as they take over the Haunted Mansion during the holiday season. Jack and Sally are also around New Orleans Square to meet and for a Photopass opportunity.

Fans of the film can enjoy their favorite moments and sing along to their favorite songs one time a year at the Hollywood Bowl. The Hollywood Bowl hosts the voice actors and composer, Danny Elfman with a series of evening performances. Sit under the stars and sing along to your favorite songs from the film.

At this time, nothing has been set in stone about a possible live adaptation of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney is considering all their options to keep this franchise alive and well. Maybe fans will get a live action film and maybe a sequel could be on the horizon. One thing is for sure, Jack and his friends are here to stay.

Would you like to see a live action Nightmare Before Christmas? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Movie Hole

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This month, Walt Disney World buses are taking on a new look, adorned with our favorite Disney Characters: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto.

The new colors from Mickey’s iconic Red & Yellow, to Minnies Polka Dots, and even a bright yellow Pluto themed bus.

You will also enjoy refreshed interiors that include brand new blue seats and laminate floors. Some Walt Disney World buses will also have USB charging ports conveniently located between seats throughout, so you can stay in touch with family and friends and keep your cameras ready to capture every minute of your dream vacation.  The new buses sure do bring a fun look to the complimentary Walt Disney World transportation that resort guests can enjoy throughout their vacations!


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Get ready to blast off to a Galaxy far far away. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is set to open next month on August 29th. There’s great news though for passholders with a platinum pass and above. Guests that are platinum, platinum plus, or premier passholders will be able to register for an exclusive preview this summer. The Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge passholder preview will be on select dates this August inside Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios. An email will be sent out to those eligible for this preview event. Here’s some important information regarding the preview from Disney Parks Blog.

How to Register

  • Email invitations with registration details will be sent out later this summer.
  • If you are an eligible Passholder and would like to register a Guest to accompany you, that Guest must also have a valid Platinum, Platinum Plus or Premier annual pass, be listed on your Family & Friends list and have opted to share “All My Plans” with you.

Important Information

  • Advance registration is required.
  • Platinum, Platinum Plus and Premier Passholders must register by making an online reservation for ONE event.
  • Valid Annual Pass and photo ID are required at check-in for each Passholder and Passholder Guest.
  • Reservations are limited and are subject to availability.
  • Activities and attractions are subject to change without notice.

When the email is sent out the space available for this preview event will be gone quicker than you can say hyperspace. Make sure to have your My Disney Experience account set up in advance with guests you will be wanting to take. Also make sure they are platinum passholders or above. Guests can not accompany you unless they are also platinum passholders or above.

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is going to be absolutely amazing and it will be such an experience before the crowds of opening day. Are you excited about the passholder preview or are you planning on attending opening day? Drop a comment and let us know.

All information about the passholder preview is from Disney Parks Blog found HERE.

Make sure to check out our review of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland before you go! And follow Chip and Co. for the latest Galaxy’s Edge news and more!

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The beloved Epcot nighttime spectacular, Illuminations is coming to a close this fall. In addition to all of the beautiful commemorative merchandise we’ve seen being offered at Epcot, there are now Farewell Illuminations Minnie Ears, so we can light-up the night as we say goodbye.

That’s right, I said light-up! These beautiful Minnie ears light up! Molded ears that resemble Spaceship Earth have small led lights nestled within. These unique ears say “Farewell 2019”, and “Epcot World Showcase”, and sit atop a black headband. In the center rests a plush bow with a bursting firework print!

I actually found myself thinking what took so long? These would have been a spectacular pair of ears to have worn for this show, even before it was leaving us. We found these beautiful light-up ears at Mouse Gear, and they are $30.00 a pair. These would be great to wear on their own, or with any of the coordinating Farewell merchandise.

After 20 years the iconic Illuminations show will be coming to an end at Epcot. The final viewing date for this night time show is September 30th! Will you be visiting Epcot before the beloved Illuminations ends to say goodbye? Will you also be getting these gorgeous Farewell Illuminations Minnie Ears if you go?

Special thanks to Julie for the fun photos!

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