If you haven’t been to the Disney Studio Store and Ghirardelli Soda Fountain you need to go. Especially if you’re a Disney pin fan. Not only do they feature Ghirardelli chocolate everywhere (including their famous hot fudge sundaes), but the … Continue reading Why the Disney Studio Store is the Best and Worst Place For Pins – Pin Trading 201
How to make the most of your pin trading As wonderful as pin trading is, there are indeed some pitfalls that might discourage you if you’re not prepared. Hopefully, this blog post will help navigate some of those little pin … Continue reading 4 Tips to Better Pin Trading – Disney Pin Trading 101
Using our points on a Disney cruise to Alaska! I think DVC stands for Disney is Very Cool. Actually it stands for Disney Vacation Club but my interpretation also stands. Being a Disney Vacation Club member has been better than … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Being a Disney Vacation Club Member
Mickey Musubi Aulani takes a standard Hawaiian treat and elevates it Disney style. The fun hand-held spam musubi – rice and spam surrounded by a seaweed wrap like a spam burrito – gets a Mickey shape. If you want one … Continue reading Ulu Cafe – Grab and Go At Aulani Steps It Up A Notch: Disney Foodie Spotlight
I wasn’t expecting the pin trading bonanza that fell in my lap at Aulani. Getting ready for our summer vacation in Hawaii, I had decided to leave my pins at home. I hadn’t heard of much pin trading action at … Continue reading Pin Trading 201: Aloha, Aulani…With Pins!
We LITERALLY woke up to rainbows. That’s what it was like when we visited Aulani back in 2013. My youngest, Emma, had been asking for a couple of years if we could go to Hawaii, so when they opened the … Continue reading Island Memories to Last A Lifetime – Aulani!
What if you could design your OWN race car and see it in action with the help of your friends from the world of Cars? At the Petersen Automotive Museum, you can! At least virtually. At the Cars Mechanical Institute … Continue reading Exploring the World of Cars in Real Life!
There is WAY more to animation than art! While it takes creative minds to bring to life the complex images you see on the screen, the people at Pixar rely as much on science as anything else. Exploring the Science … Continue reading Exploring the Animation Pipeline – Science Behind PIXAR Exhibit
Have you ever heard of Disneylandia? Have you been to Mickey Mouse Park? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t – because neither one ever existed. Both were concepts that Walt had in mind even before Disneyland opened. In the course … Continue reading Disneylandia and Mickey Mouse Park – More of the Disney That Never Was
When I wrote this, I had just seen the Disney Studio Store in Hollywood‘s (DSSH) newest upcoming pin release and all I could do was shake my head in sadness. There was a time when seeing the new pins was … Continue reading Has Disney Pin Collecting Become Simply Outrageous?