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Downton Abbey Movie Interview + Exhibit!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with a connection between Disney and Downton Abbey, but so far all I've got is that Hugh Bonneville was in Muppets Most Wanted. So if you only come to Disney Travel Babble for Disney and maaaaaybe puppet stuff, scroll down to my Dark Crystal Set Visit! But if ...

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Disneyland MaxPass: First Impressions

Thursday, August 3, 2017

I'm working on a full photo tour of the newly reopened Rivers of America, but first, our experience with Disneyland's new MaxPass system.... Disneyland just introduced a watered-down version of Walt Disney World's MyMagic+, known as "MaxPass." There are no wristbands and you don't have to be staying at a Disney resort. Basically, it's just a ...

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Review: Food & Wine Festival at California Adventure

Friday, April 7, 2017

Last year was the first time that Disney held a Food & Wine festival on the West Coast in six years, and we missed it! So this year we went all-in for the full experience to see how California Adventure's version compares to Epcot's. Festival Center The Festival Center is located inside the old Who Wants To Be ...

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Nightmare Before Christmas Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Over Halloweekend (apparently this is a thing now) we got a chance to see the original cast of The Nightmare Before Christmas perform it live at the Hollywood Bowl! A few years ago we were able to see Danny Elfman performing a medley of the songs at LA Live, with special guest appearances by Catherine O'Hara ...

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Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari Breakfast Review

Monday, November 23, 2015

Let's get this out of the way first: Is it really worth three HUNDRED dollars a pop to have breakfast in a Jungle Cruise show scene? Nope. And all the other guests we talked to were just as sheepish as we were—every single one said they'd justified it as an early Christmas/birthday/anniversary present. But was it pretty dang ...

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Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily’s Anaheim Halloween Parade Floats

Friday, October 30, 2015

Two of our all-time favorite artists are Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily, who have consistently created some of the best-looking art, sculptures and other merchandise ever sold by Disney—not to mention the only parade I've ever loved, Mickey's Soundsational Parade. A few years ago, they moved to Anaheim and began helping the city revamp its now-91-year-old Halloween parade. Once ...

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