Milford Hutsell

Milford Hutsell

The newest collection of Disney Parks Wishables will have you singing Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah! The new Splash Mountain Wishables Collection has arrived just in time for the classic attraction’s 30th anniversary in Disneyland. There are five micro plush available in total!

Br’er Rabbit is joined by four other Splash Mountain gang, all recreated as adorable micro plush toys. Four of the characters are apart of a mystery blind bag release, while Br’er Rabbit is available for purchase separately. These limited release pals are a perfect souvenir for fans of Splash Mountain, or anyone looking to find their laughing place.

Br’er Rabbit

The cotton-tailed Br’er Rabbit plush is ready to hop along looking for adventure. The soft fuzzy fabrication and fuzzy tufts make this limited release bunny a rare hare.

Splash Mountain Wishables Mystery Plush

Four other characters from the Splash Mountain attraction are also available as mystery packs. Each blind bag includes one of four characters from the series, but you won’t know which one you have until you open the bag!

Each Splash Mountain Series mystery pack will include one of the following:

  • Br’er Fox
  • Br’er Bear
  • Br’er Frog
  • Poppy Possum

I hope to find Br’er Fox when I pick them up, he was always my little cousin’s favorite, and we have lots of fun family memories of her giant Br’er Fox plush from the 90s.

The newest Wishables Collection is available now at at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and shopDisney! Next month look for a Haunted Mansion Wishables collection to materialize!

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Thursday, 04 July 2019 10:03

Limited Time Sugar Cookie Sandwich At MK

Limited Time Sugar Cookie Sandwich At MK

There are so many reasons to celebrate during a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. No matter what the celebration is, Walt Disney World has got the perfect treats for the occasion. This month, guests can celebrate America’s Birthday with the limited time Sugar Cookie Sandwich!

The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor at the Magic Kingdom is known for serving up the perfect treat to cool off this summer. They have got everything from their Brownie Sundae to their Apple Blossom Sundae. Now through July 31st, try the Sugar Cookie Sandwich.

This delicious dessert is filled with birthday cake flavored ice cream and sandwiched between two sugar cookies. Then, the cookies are topped with red, white, and blue star sprinkles!

Limited Time Sugar Cookie Sandwich At MK

Beat the heat with the Sugar Cookie Sandwich, then grab your spot in front of Cinderella Castle for the nighttime firework spectacular! Hurry and grab yours now, because at the end of the month we have to say goodbye to the Sugar Cookie Sandwich.

Whether it’s Disney’s Celebrate America: A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky or the Once Upon A Time show, enjoying the celebration in the sky got much sweeter.


How do you celebrate in the parks? Let us know in the comments!

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Disneyland Castle

Planning for your next trip to Disneyland wouldn’t be complete without checking out the latest refurbishments going on throughout the parks and resort.

Take a look of the current list we have here before you visit:

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Red Trolly Car Apr. 1, 2019 – TBD

The Disneyland Hotel

  • Red and Yellow Monorail Pool Slide Jan. 7 – July 16, 2019


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The Lion King is definitely the MANE event at Animal Kingdom right now. All kinds of treats and delights inspired by the classic film, and the new have been roaring into Animal Kingdom this summer. Joining the Lion King Popcorn Drum is now the wildly cute Lion King Sipper Cup!

This sipper is a sleek cup, that is tall and slender. The base and top are a beautiful shiny bronze, and the main cup is white. The cup features a smiling young Simba on a kaleidoscope background on one side, and then Simba, Timon, and Pumba walking over the words “Hakuna Matata” on the other.

You can find this fun new sipper at various outdoor vending locations, like drink carts and popcorn stands throughout Animal Kingdom this summer while supplies last. If you’re a fan of the Disney novelty cups, this is a fun one to add to the collection! Be on the look out for other fun finds like Lion King apparel and accessories, tasty treats, and refreshing drinks throughout Animal Kingdom all summer long!

Will you be adding the Lion King Sipper Cup to your collection?

Special thanks to our fabulous friend Rose for the fun photograph of the cup!

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Thursday, 04 July 2019 09:46

Huge Changes Coming to Epcot This Fall

The future of the land of tomorrow is going to be bright! Epcot is undergoing so many changes this fall. Just this week the Walt Disney World website updated refurbishment announcements on many of the popular locations throughout EPCOT. Some are closing permanently, some are just undergoing renovations, and some are being moved to new locations.

Mouse Gear, Club Cool, Pin Central, and Heritage Manor will all close before the end of the year. Several of these offerings will continue to operate in temporary locations while work takes place in those areas of the park. Take a look at the list we’ve compiled here of the future updates:

  • Fountain View Starbucks will close and open in a temporary location this fall during renovations
  • Electric Umbrella will close on September 8, 2019
  • Innoventions East, Colortopia, and Nanooze Break are all scheduled to close permanently this fall.
  • Art of Disney and Pin Central will close on September 8, 2019
  • The Camera Center and Heritage Manor will close and return early next year with different product assortments from Pin Central and Art of Disney, respectively.
  • Mouse Gear will move to a temporary location while crews refurbish its current home.
  • Club Cool will be incorporated into a new space in the near future.
  • Meet Disney Pals Character Spot is closing to be relocated to another spot in the park at a later date
  • As a part of the largest transformation in the park’s history, the Fountain of Nations will close permanently on Sept. 8, 2019.

Disney has announced that at the D23 Expo this fall they will make more announcements about the future of Epcot! Stay tuned.

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Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING, July 18 to September 2, shown in brilliant Dolby VisionTM Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos® Sound Technology.

Tickets are now on sale at, by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 and at The El Capitan Theatre box office as well as

El Capitan Theatre Guests who arrive early will be able to participate in a unique opportunity.  For a limited time before the start of movie, guests can step onto the historic El Capitan stage for a majestic Pride Rock photo op.  They will also be able to take photos in front of the immersive lobby mural wall and a Pumbaa and Timon themed photo op!

“There’s just no better place to experience the majesty of Disney’s THE LION KING than The El Capitan Theatre,” said Ed Collins, General Manager of The El Capitan Theatre.  “Guests will be transported to the African savanna the moment they step under Pride Rock for an absolutely unforgettable photo on the El Capitan stage before the movie.  El Capitan Guests can also take photos in front of our immersive photo wall before and after the film, creating summer memories to last a lifetime.”

El Capitan Theatre Guests can even be among the first to see the movie on Thursday, July 18 at 5:00PM as the El Capitan Theatre hosts a Special Opening Night Fan Event.  In addition to watching the movie early, all FAN EVENT guests will receive an exclusive poster, as well as reserved seat, a souvenir popcorn container, and a 20 oz. bottled drink. Tickets to The Special Opening Night Fan Event are $35.

The next morning, Friday, July 19, The El Capitan Theatre offers a special 6:00AM Sunrise Screening of Disney’s THE LION KING.  As the morning report is given on the African Plains, guests at The El Capitan Theatre will start the day with the film, and will enjoy a bowl of cereal & Go-Gurt provided by General Mills and coffee and tea provided by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® before seeing the movie. Guests will receive a Souvenir Ocarina Cup, 46 oz. popcorn & 20 oz. bottled drink as well as a reserved seat. The ocarina is an ancient wind instrument, and the souvenir cup boasts a handle that is also an ocarina. Tickets to the Sunrise Screening are $35.

Disney’s THE LION KING show times are daily from July 19th – September 2nd at 10:00AM, 1:15PM, 4:30PM, and 7:45PM.  The film is also screened at 11:00PM on Fridays and Saturdays.  Show times and dates are subject to change.  Exception to the above times will be the SUNRISE SCREENING at 6:00AM on July 19th

There are special group rates for Disney’s THE LION KING of $10 for parties of 20 or more.  Also during the run of Disney’s THE LION KING, The El Capitan Theatre will offer RED CARPET & PREMIERE PARTY PACKAGES in the HOLLYWOOD ROOM as well as BIRTHDAY IN YOUR SEAT, and a HARD ROCK CAFÉ MOVIE & MEAL PACKAGE.

For more information all groups, parties, and movie and meal package, please visit or call 1-818-845-3100.

HARD ROCK CAFÉ MOVIE & MEAL PACKAGE$40.00 per person.  Each ticket package includes: reserved seat (no concessions) to see the movie at The El Capitan Theatre, and a meal at Hard Rock Café.  Reservations are required in advance (tickets must be booked no later than 24 hrs business days). Guests may choose one entrée from special Hard Rock Cafe menu at the time of their seating.  Tax & gratuity included.  Does not include alcohol – guests can purchase and pay on their own.

TINY TOT TUESDAY: The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special Tiny Tot Tuesday for the first show every Tuesday during the run of Disney’s THE LION KING. During these special screenings, parents and small children may enjoy the movie in a tot-friendly way—with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels.

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For the first time, Universal CityWalk joins in dineL.A. Restaurant Week offering guests the opportunity to experience some of CityWalk’s premier eateries, including Vivo Italian KitchenJimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, and Voodoo Doughnut.

Exclusive menus will be served at these three dining locations as part of the dineL.A. program

  • Vivo Italian Kitchen and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville will offer a two-course lunch and a three-course dinner menu. The special menus can be viewed here:  Vivo Italian Kitchen and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.
  • Voodoo Doughnut will offer a Baker’s ½ Dozen and Full Dozen specials in addition to a dineL.A. special bread pudding doughnut only offered at the CityWalk location. The special menu can be viewed here: Voodoo Doughnut

Diners can also take advantage of special valet parking rates during dineL.A. More information is available at Universal CityWalk

Dine L.A. is a 15-day event that takes place twice a year and showcases Los Angeles’s premier dining destinations along with special menu options.

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Thursday, 04 July 2019 07:42

Disney Animator Milton Quon dies at 105

Disney Animation Milton Quon who worked on Disney Movies such as “Fantasia” and “Dumbo,” has recently died of natural causes at his home in Torrance, Ca., on June 18. He was 105.

Milton was one of the last living artists who worked with Walt Disney during the Golden Age of Animation, he was “drawing right up until his last days,” his son noted.

Milton joined Walt Disney Studios back in 1939 after graduation and was the third Chinese-American to be hired at the studios. He worked on the “Waltz of the Flowers” and the “Arabian Dance” scenes in Fantasia (1940) and was the first assistant animator on Dumbo (1941).

Quon was born back on Aug. 22, 1913, in Los Angeles, he was the eldest of eight children and the only son of immigrants who had come to the U.S. from Canton, China.

Photo Credit Milton Quon

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Disney has just confirmed the March of the First Order will hold its final performance on July 6, 2019 in Hollywood Studios proper.

But fear not brave Padawans…

The First Order will be redeploying their troops to patrol Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when the new land opens on August 29, 2019.

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2019 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages

The holiday season will be here before we know it! With that, also comes the return of Walt Disney World’s Festival of the Holidays. A popular park experience during this time is the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. Now with exclusive dining packages, guests get to enjoy a meal and a seat for the Candlelight Processional.

Guests can make reservations for breakfast, lunch, or dinner for this dining package. Just select a restaurant for your reservation and chose between a meal or buffet option. The meal option comes with an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Both options are served with your choice of a non-alcoholic beverage. Prices are varied at different locations.

After you and your party enjoy your meal, you will receive your seating vouchers. You will then present the vouchers in a separate queue, specifically for dining package guests. Last, sit back and enjoy this festive nighttime spectacular!

The Candlelight Processional will also include celebrity guest narrators. Among these celebrities are Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris, and Edward James Olmos. More celebrities will be later announced. The narrators tell the biblical story of Christmas. The story will be read along to the magnificent sounds of a 50 piece orchestra and a beautiful choir.

The Candlelight Processional is a holiday experience you will not want to miss!

Are you going to make a dining reservation for the 2019 Candlelight Processional? Let us know in the comments!


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