Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival 2017

Disneyland magic was found in Sacramento, CA at the Disney Junior Chef event held at the California State Capitol. Disney was in my hometown to promote the upcoming Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival that runs from March 10-April 16, 2017. The event included appearances by Disney Ambassador Alexa and Disneyland Chefs. Kids were paired up with Disneyland Chefs to make Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. The kids were also surprised with a special visit from Chef Goofy. Aren’t these the {Read More}

Ready, Set, Let’s Go to Disney

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing ways for you to prepare kids for a Disney vacation. Did you know that the Walt Disney World Resort is 40 square miles? That’s the size of San Francisco! Preparing for a Walt Disney World vacation can be like preparing for a marathon. In this post I will suggest ways you can get your kids physically ready for their magical vacation. You will certainly walk many miles during your vacation around Walt {Read More}

Secret “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Press Event – #StarWarsEvent #TheForceAwakens

I attended a secret Star Wars Press Event in Los Angeles and it was a great venue to see the merchandise, costumes, video games and cast all in one place! This event was SO secret that even if you could have guessed where it was you were not going to be able to get in because it was hidden even with in the venue. There was a guest list and security was around ever corner. Once we arrived we were checked in {Read More}

Season of the Force has Arrived at Disneyland – #SeasonOfTheForce

Season of the Force has arrived at Disneyland and now YOU can escape to a galaxy far far away. Areas of the Tomorrowland at the Disneyland Resort have been transformed into a Star Wars fans dream. There are enhanced attractions, new food offerings and galactic sized entertainment. Season of the Force has been open since November 16, 2015 and no end date has been announced.   @DisneylandToday I am on the light side, rebel all the way!!! — Dawn Cullo (@DawnCullo) November 29, 2015 Here’s {Read More}

Should MagicBands Come to Disneyland?

There are two kinds of Disney Park fans, those that love MagicBands and those that don’t, there doesn’t seem to be an in-between.  I am on the side of the fence that think they are pretty incredible. 😉 One of the drawbacks that I hear about the MagicBands is using them in conjunction with the FastPass+ system. There is no denying that the FastPass+ system at the Walt Disney World Resort needs some tweaking.  I have used the system to plan {Read More}

D23 Expo 2015 – What’s Coming Back This Year – #D23Expo

The D23 Expo is the ultimate Disney event for fans and families August 14 – 16, 2015 in Anaheim, CA.  I attended the D23 Expo in 2013 (it occurs every two years) and I loved it so much that I am bringing my husband along for an awesome adventure this year. At this expo you will get to experience things you will never get to see any place else.  At the expo in 2013 I saw the ORIGINAL pencil sketch of Disneyland {Read More}

Disneyland Dazzles in Diamonds for their 60th Anniversary – #Disneyland60

Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955 with these words: As Disneyland approaches it’s 60th anniversary this year it is time to find out what magic will be happening at the park this year. The fun will start on May 22nd when several new park elements debut. “Paint the Night” Parade The “Paint the Night” parade brings some of the most innovative floats, vibrant costumes, dazzling special effects, unforgettable music and energetic performances ever presented at Disneyland Resort. This new, state-of-the-art {Read More}

Dawn Cullo’s Top 10 Moments of 2014

Last year I wrote a blog post called “Disney Nerd’s Top 10 Disney Moments of 2013“ and it was a fun process.  So this year I present “Dawn’s Top 10 Moments of 2014” and this list was really hard to chop down into only 10 moments.  It has been an incredible year, one that I will never forgot.  These are moments in my professional life that shifted me or touched me in a way that I needed at the time and {Read More}

Disneyland History – New Orleans Square Debut July 24, 1966 #Disneyland60

New Orleans Square’s Disneyland Debut July 24, 1966 Walt and Lillian Disney loved New Orleans and wanted to bring the charm of the area to Disneyland.  New Orleans Square was the first major land to open since Disneyland opened in 1955.  It is also the first land not to be connected to the hub off Main Street, U.S.A. The Imagineers were working on New Orleans Square as early as 1957 however in the early 60’s the project was put on {Read More}

Happy 59th Anniversary Disneyland

Walt Disney wanted Disneyland to b a source of joy and inspiration for the world. July 17, 1955 Disneyland invited media and special guests {read movie stars} preview day for Walt Disney’s dream family amusement park called Disneyland. The following day it officially opened to the public.  The Walt Disney Company celebrates Disneyland’s anniversary every year on July 17th. This year on July 17th is the start of something big, it is the 59th anniversary year for Disneyland and leading {Read More}