Hidden Treasures: LEGO Imagination Center at Disneyland AND WDW

Location: Downtown Disney at both Disneyland and WDW Type: Retail and outlet merchandise Specialty: LEGO products of every sort – from LEGO sets for all ages to books, computer games, board games, and dress up clothes Cost: Believe it or … Continue reading Hidden Treasures: LEGO Imagination Center at Disneyland AND WDW

Hidden Treasures: Disney Outlet at Gilroy Premium Outlets, California

Location: Gilroy Premium Outlets Type: Retail and outlet merchandise Specialty: Overflow merchandise Cost: Normal Disney Store prices with some GREAT bargains thrown in Craig’s Favorite: Unique San Francisco Disney Store merchandise On our way to San Jose (thank you Dionne … Continue reading Hidden Treasures: Disney Outlet at Gilroy Premium Outlets, California

D23 Expo 2013: A Quick Review

After I’ve had time to process the event, I’ll probably piece together a more complete review and definitely will be posting updated tips based on this year’s experience.  Overall, the D23 Expo 2013 was a blast!  Were there some drawbacks?  Sure.  Any time you gather together an event with more than an estimated 45,000 in attendance over a three-day weekend, you’re bound to have a few.  But despite those drawbacks, I would say it was a hit and a success.  Disney definitely learned from their prior experience at D23 2011 and worked on getting the kinks out of the system … Continue reading D23 Expo 2013: A Quick Review