Jeanine resides in Southern California, pursuing the sort of lifestyle that makes her the envy of every 11-year-old she meets. She has been to every Disney theme park in the world and while she finds Tokyo DisneySea the Fairest Of Them All, Disneyland is her Home Park... and there is no place like home.


A Preview of the Aulani Disney Vacation Club Resort in Hawaii

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So here’s what I did the last couple of weeks: On July 1st, the Disney Vacation Club had their first presentation of the Aulani resort at the Disneyland Hotel. It started off with the first of a couple of short videos of Joe Rohde, head of the Aulani design team, describing the resort and talking … Continue reading "A Preview of the Aulani Disney Vacation Club Resort in Hawaii"
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Happy 40th Anniversary, Disney Archives!

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On June 25, the Walt Disney Archives celebrated its 40th Anniversary, along with the retirement announcement of its founder, Dave Smith. To commemorate the event, D23 invited its members onto the Studio Lot for a presentation and reception. On checking in, guests were presented with a wristband and a souvenir pin, and guided over to … Continue reading "Happy 40th Anniversary, Disney Archives!"
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Toy Story 3 and the Fun Zone, at the El Capitan

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Toy Story 3 opened last weekend to general acclaim, winning an opening weekend box office of over $100 million–larger than any other Pixar movie to date. It also accomplished that even rarer feat, of being worthy of its hype. The third installment of the Toy Story characters brings something of a bittersweet coda to the … Continue reading "Toy Story 3 and the Fun Zone, at the El Capitan"
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World of Color–Opening Day Picnic

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By now, I suspect everyone likely to read this has already read a plethora of information about World of Color (WoC) and its various permutations of seating arrangements. One of the methods of obtaining seating in the desirable “Paradise Park” location is buying a picnic meal either in advance, online, or on the same day, … Continue reading "World of Color–Opening Day Picnic"
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Dinner at Steakhouse 55

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Having wound up this year needing to make last-minute reservations for Mother’s Day, I settled on Steakhouse 55 for the very good reasons that a) They give an AP discount, and b) They still had reservations Sunday afternoon. Steakhouse 55 is located in the Disneyland Hotel, just off the Lobby and next door to Goofy’s … Continue reading "Dinner at Steakhouse 55"
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An Au Revoir to Jewel of Orleans in DIsneyland

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Jeanine pays tribute to the Jewel of Orleans…. On April 4th, one of the long-standing stores in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square closed its doors. The Jewel of Orleans, an estate jewelry store, had been resident there since 1997 (taking the place of Mlle. Antoinette’s Perfumerie) but finally fell victim to the poor economy this year. … Continue reading "An Au Revoir to Jewel of Orleans in DIsneyland"
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