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They’re dying to meet you

Posted Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 10:04 am GMT -5 in Disney,Holidays at 10:04 AM

Welcome to October 2018

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2018 at 10:04 am

Hello, September

Posted Saturday, September 1st, 2018 01:14 am GMT -5 in Art,Disney,Personal at 1:14 AM

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’

Originally published by DK on September 1, 2018 at 1:14 am

Anaheim vs. The Mouse

Posted Friday, August 17th, 2018 01:49 pm GMT -5 in Business,Disney,Links at 1:49 PM

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-disneyland-hotel-subsidy-20180815-story.html#

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Lady and the Tramp

Posted Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 10:28 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Movies,Quotes at 10:28 PM

We are Siamese if you please. We are Siamese if you don’t please…

Originally published by DK on August 7, 2018 at 10:28 pm

Hello State Fair month

Posted Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 12:05 pm GMT -5 in Art,Disney at 12:05 PM

Back to back 31 day months

Originally published by DK on August 1, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Liberty’s Leaders

Posted Friday, July 6th, 2018 10:20 am GMT -5 in Disney at 10:20 AM

Wonder how long WDW will keep this attraction?

Originally published by DK on July 6, 2018 at 10:20 am

Want that first coin book

Posted Saturday, June 30th, 2018 12:41 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Links at 12:41 PM

A SATURDAY SIX Look at Walt Disney World PRESSED PENNIES

Originally published by DK on June 30, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Cisco Live! Orlando 2018

Posted Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 03:08 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Food,Technology,Travel,Work at 3:08 PM

Last week I attended my second Cisco Live! conference in Orlando (last year was my first in Vegas; next year will be San Diego). It blows my mind how much it must cost to host 25,000 people in a facility like the Orange County Convention Center – setup, food twice a day, video production for keynotes and sessions, utilities, staffing, etc. And then there was the customer appreciation event Wednesday night at Universal Studios, which not only included exclusive access to the original park for four hours, but also had free food and drinks everywhere and big name concerts from Leon Bridges, Cake and Sam Hunt. No wonder my annual maintenance bill never goes down…

Speaking of bills, I needed to do this trip on the cheap, so I stayed with my brother and his wife and leaned on them for ground transportation (along with some 25% off Lyft rides). He took me to Animal Kingdom on Sunday night after I arrived so I could check out the new(ish) Avatar stuff. Na’vi River Journey has the cool Audio-Animatronics Shaman of Songs, while Flight of Passage lived up to the nearly two hour wait. We had dinner at the excellent Satu’li Canteen, which really elevates the whole theme park food quality experience, in my opinion.

My conference pass this time was a new intermediate “Imagine” badge, so I didn’t get access to all of the sessions (or a T-shirt or backpack). It did get me into all of the keynotes and Innovation Showcase presentations, though, along with the “World of Solutions” trade show, the party at Universal and free food for breakfast and lunch each day. I found most of the sessions to be useful and not just a week-long sales pitch to buy new stuff (like you get at some conferences). I learned about a lot of new technology trends, including improved security techniques, software-defined networking and container-based development, along with the evolution of the Cisco platforms and products we’ve deployed at the stadium (which thankfully I don’t need to replace right away).

After the conference wrapped up, I had a little extra time to kill before flying home (I wish the standby rules for Delta were more customer friendly). I spent some more time checking out all the changes at Disney Springs, where I had had dinner earlier in the week with my brother at Art Smith’s wonderful Homecomin’ restaurant. World of Disney was half-closed for remodeling, but I still managed to find some things for people. It was interesting to see retail additions like UNIQLO and the dining scene continues to impress with the likes of Morimoto Asia, Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar and The Boathouse (in addition to all of the old favorites). Also caught Deadpool 2 at the AMC and made a quick trip to Tampa to check out the very impressive Seminole Hard Rock Tampa complex.

See you in San Diego?

Originally published by DK on June 20, 2018 at 3:08 pm

I’d volunteer to research this

Posted Monday, June 18th, 2018 10:54 am GMT -5 in Disney,Food,Links at 10:54 AM

The Best Mac & Cheese at Walt Disney World

Originally published by DK on June 18, 2018 at 10:54 am

Disney Springs night

Posted Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 06:25 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Food,Travel at 6:25 PM

Iron Chef, no more! Hitting up Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Originally published by DK on June 12, 2018 at 6:25 pm

Hard to believe it’s 20 years

Posted Sunday, June 10th, 2018 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Travel at 6:33 PM

Mr. Safari from day one

Originally published by DK on June 10, 2018 at 6:33 pm

Oh yeah, it’s June

Posted Monday, June 4th, 2018 01:27 pm GMT -5 in Disney at 1:27 PM

Hello Orange Bird

Originally published by DK on June 4, 2018 at 1:27 pm

May Day! May Day!

Posted Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 11:41 am GMT -5 in Disney at 11:41 AM

Almost flipped on the actual day

Originally published by DK on May 2, 2018 at 11:41 am

Tom Waits

Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 11:00 am GMT -5 in Disney,Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 11:00 AM

Disneyland is Vegas for children…

Originally published by DK on April 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

Doges love Dole Whip

Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2018 11:46 am GMT -5 in Disney,Food,Pets,Travel at 11:46 AM

Isn’t that right, Luna?

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2018 at 11:46 am

Magical

Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2018 11:44 am GMT -5 in Disney,Travel at 11:44 AM

Fireworks over Big Thunder

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2018 at 11:44 am

So good we did it again

Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2018 11:42 am GMT -5 in Disney,Food,Travel at 11:42 AM

Plaza Inn FTW

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2018 at 11:42 am

Toy Story 1, Buzz 0

Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2018 11:39 am GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Games,Travel at 11:39 AM

At least I beat her on one of them

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2018 at 11:39 am

What a wonderful place

Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2018 11:37 am GMT -5 in Disney,Travel at 11:37 AM

Got our money’s worth on Sunday

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2018 at 11:37 am

An instant classic

Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2018 11:35 am GMT -5 in Disney,Travel at 11:35 AM

The single rider line is key

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2018 at 11:35 am

The choo-choos of Disneyland

Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2018 11:33 am GMT -5 in Disney,Travel at 11:33 AM

I love you, choo-choo

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2018 at 11:33 am

Luigi knows how to drive

Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2018 11:29 am GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Travel at 11:29 AM

Such an original “simple” ride

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2018 at 11:29 am

🎶 Remember me… ❤️

Posted Sunday, April 1st, 2018 03:40 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Travel at 3:40 PM

Coco forever

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2018 at 3:40 pm

We are all Groot

Posted Sunday, April 1st, 2018 12:34 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Movies,Travel at 12:34 PM

They better leave the Tower alone in Florida

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Childhood favorite #4

Posted Saturday, March 31st, 2018 11:01 am GMT -5 in Disney,Travel at 11:01 AM

The wildest ride in the wilderness

Originally published by DK on March 31, 2018 at 11:01 am

The corn dog was on point

Posted Saturday, March 31st, 2018 11:00 am GMT -5 in Disney,Food,Travel at 11:00 AM

Red Wagon on Main Street

Originally published by DK on March 31, 2018 at 11:00 am

Childhood favorite #3

Posted Friday, March 30th, 2018 04:13 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Travel at 4:13 PM

Pirates Forever

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2018 at 4:13 pm

Someday (I hope)

Posted Friday, March 30th, 2018 04:09 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Food,Travel at 4:09 PM

Club 33 @ New Orleans Square

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2018 at 4:09 pm

Childhood favorite #2

Posted Friday, March 30th, 2018 01:28 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Travel at 1:28 PM

Still mostly the same as when it opened

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Childhood favorite #1

Posted Friday, March 30th, 2018 10:59 am GMT -5 in Disney,Travel at 10:59 AM

Love, love, love the Matterhorn

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2018 at 10:59 am

New year, new calendar

Posted Thursday, January 4th, 2018 09:08 am GMT -5 in Disney,Family at 9:08 AM

Thanks again, Uncle Brian

Originally published by DK on January 4, 2018 at 9:08 am

Welcome to candy month

Posted Monday, October 2nd, 2017 02:22 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney at 2:22 PM

Would love to go back to Disneyland Paris

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Thank you, X

Posted Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 09:30 am GMT -5 in Disney,Links at 9:30 AM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/xavier-atencio-disney-imagineer-who-wrote-a-pirates-life-for-me-dies-at-98/2017/09/12/d5b7f726-97c4-11e7-b569-3360011663b4_story.html

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2017 at 9:30 am

Starjets for August

Posted Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 11:45 am GMT -5 in Art,Disney at 11:45 AM

That must mean the State Fair is near

Originally published by DK on August 2, 2017 at 11:45 am

The Science of Pixar

Posted Saturday, July 29th, 2017 07:51 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Friends,Movies,Museums,Science at 7:51 PM

Not what I expected, but still cool stuff

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2017 at 7:51 pm

Why hello May

Posted Monday, May 1st, 2017 12:45 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Personal at 12:45 PM

At this rate, the Super Bowl will be over before you know it

Originally published by DK on May 1, 2017 at 12:45 pm

My Current Top 7 Blogs

Posted Monday, April 10th, 2017 12:15 am GMT -5 in Disney,Food,Reading,Technology at 12:15 AM
Originally published by DK on April 10, 2017 at 12:15 am

The Power of Music

Posted Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 01:20 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Links,Movies,Music at 1:20 PM

http://movies.disney.com/coco

Originally published by DK on March 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Saving Pixar’s Butt

Posted Friday, March 3rd, 2017 09:58 am GMT -5 in Disney,Links,Movies,Technology at 9:58 AM

https://www.toddheberlein.com/blog/2014/4/16/how-rm-rf-almost-destroyed-pixar-and-a-pregnancy-saved-it

Originally published by DK on March 3, 2017 at 9:58 am

Happy Gnu Year

Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 02:22 pm GMT -5 in Art,Disney,Holidays at 2:22 PM

Jingle Cruise for December calendar

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Elie Wiesel Visits Disneyland

Posted Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 12:54 pm GMT -5 in Disney,History,Links at 12:54 PM

Elie Wiesel Visits Disneyland

Originally published by DK on July 5, 2016 at 12:54 pm

The pic this month

Posted Friday, April 1st, 2016 01:59 pm GMT -5 in Disney at 1:59 PM

Take a motorcar to nowhere in particular 

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm

Cendrillon

Posted Sunday, January 17th, 2016 12:04 am GMT -5 in Disney,Movies,Quotes at 12:04 AM

Le rêve d’une vie, c’est l’amour…

Originally published by DK on January 17, 2016 at 12:04 am

Long Live Captain EO

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 09:56 pm GMT -5 in Disney,History,Links,Movies at 9:56 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/the-making-of-captain-eo-lucas-coppola-and-162110246.html

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 9:56 pm

Way to go, Marc!

Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 08:57 am GMT -5 in Disney,Friends,Golf at 8:57 AM

Exciting news regarding wdwgolf.com

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2015 at 8:57 am

Bravo, Eater

Posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 10:56 am GMT -5 in Disney,Food,Links at 10:56 AM

http://www.eater.com/disney

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2015 at 10:56 am

More Polynesian Bungalow Pics

Posted Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 02:11 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Links,Travel at 2:11 PM

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/03/a-look-inside-the-bungalows-at-disneys-polynesian-villas-bungalows/

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Seventeen on the 17th

Posted Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 11:50 am GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Holidays,Travel at 11:50 AM

The crew at the Magic Kingdom

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2015 at 11:50 am

Too bad Florida is no fun

Posted Monday, February 16th, 2015 11:37 am GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Travel at 11:37 AM

MK and SK with BK @ WDW

Originally published by DK on February 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

Chief Wiggum

Posted Sunday, February 1st, 2015 12:21 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Quotes,Television at 12:21 PM

Spoken like a kid who’s never lived in a non-FastPass world…

Originally published by DK on February 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm

How could I resist?

Posted Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 05:45 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Movies,Technology at 5:45 PM

Olaf the 8GB flash drive

Originally published by DK on January 21, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Happy 40th Space Mountain

Posted Thursday, January 15th, 2015 10:59 am GMT -5 in Disney,History,Travel at 10:59 AM

Times flies when you’re having fun

Originally published by DK on January 15, 2015 at 10:59 am

Think I’m in love

Posted Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 12:47 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Links,Travel at 12:47 PM

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/01/sales-begin-soon-for-disneys-polynesian-villas-bungalows/

Originally published by DK on January 7, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Morimoto @ Disney Springs

Posted Monday, October 27th, 2014 07:27 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Food,Links at 7:27 PM

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/10/morimoto-asia-boathouse-dining-experiences-coming-to-disney-springs-in-2015/

Originally published by DK on October 27, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Disneyland Hotels Waterfalls

Posted Monday, August 18th, 2014 09:33 am GMT -5 in Disney,History,Links at 9:33 AM

http://www.disunplugged.com/2012/01/02/memories-waterfalls-of-the-disneyland-hotel/

Originally published by DK on August 18, 2014 at 9:33 am

Genie

Posted Monday, August 11th, 2014 06:29 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Movies,Quotes at 6:29 PM

You have been a fabulous audience! Tell you what, you’re the best audience in the whole world. Take care of yourselves! Good night, Alice! Good night, Agrabah! Adios, amigos!

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Happy 15th Birthday, R’n’R

Posted Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 12:23 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Family,History,Travel at 12:23 PM

SK in front of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (2007), Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Florida

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Ay, Ay, Captain

Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014 08:35 am GMT -5 in Disney,Family,History,Travel at 8:35 AM

SK @ Walt Disney World, 2000

Originally published by DK on July 24, 2014 at 8:35 am

Miss Sassy Pants

Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014 08:33 am GMT -5 in Disney,Family,History,Travel at 8:33 AM

MK @ the Polynesian, 2007

Originally published by DK on July 24, 2014 at 8:33 am

Another one from 2009

Posted Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 09:29 am GMT -5 in Disney,Family,History,Travel at 9:29 AM

SK and MK waiting in line at the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2014 at 9:29 am

Happy 20th Tower of Terror

Posted Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 09:25 am GMT -5 in Disney,Family,History,Travel at 9:25 AM

SK and MK in 2007, Orlando, Florida

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2014 at 9:25 am

The Duffy Phenomenon

Posted Saturday, July 19th, 2014 09:38 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Links at 9:38 PM

http://www.disneytouristblog.com/duffy-tokyo-disneysea/

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2014 at 9:38 pm

A bit of Disneyland history

Posted Friday, June 13th, 2014 09:14 pm GMT -5 in Disney,History,Links at 9:14 PM

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/06/a-look-back-at-june-14-1959-grand-opening-of-the-disneyland-alweg-monorail-system-matterhorn-bobsleds-and-submarine-voyage-at-disneyland-park/

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Disneyland Prospectus

Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 04:49 pm GMT -5 in Business,Disney,History,Links at 4:49 PM

http://boingboing.net/2014/05/20/disneylandprospectus.html

Originally published by DK on May 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm
 

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