Disneyland’s Wondrous Journeys is a Spectacular Spectacular

The Disney100 Celebration has officially begun. We were able to view a preview of Disneyland’s newest fireworks (and projection) spectacular during a preview and again from a different location on opening day (January 27th, 2023). The show, titled “Wondrous Journeys,” is really a music and projection spectacular which adds fireworks on the weekends. It’s also […]

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“The Mysterious Benedict Society” Canceled at Disney+ After 2 Seasons

It appears the second season of The Mysterious Benedict Society will be the final as series writer Phil Hay has shared on his Twitter account. The Mysterious Benedict Society writer Phil Hay shared a series of tweet regarding the apparent cancelation of the series. Dear friends- season 2 will mark the end of THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT […]

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PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 1/24/23 (TRON Lightcycle Run Entrance Sign Installed, Pink Corduroy Minnie Ear Headband, Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Pandora Charm, & More)

Good morning from Magic Kingdom! We are here to do some shopping and check on construction updates at TRON Lightcycle Run and Splash Mountain. We also plan on stopping by Disney’s Boardwalk Inn later today. As always, we will share all the new things we find today. Let’s get started.

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First, we stopped by the Emporium to see if we could find any new merchandise. A new Disney 100 Years of Wonder dog collar is now available.

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A new pink corduroy Minnie ear headband has arrived in the Emporium. This ear headband was previously available in Disneyland.

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A new Mickey Mouse salad plate set is now available. This set is part of the Disney Homestead Collection and features four ceramic plates with a Mickey icon and arrow pattern.

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We spotted a new PopGrip by PopSocket in the Emporium featuring Princess Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog.”

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In Uptown Jewelers, a new Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Pandora charm has arrived. This two sided charm features Mickey Mouse on one side and Walt Disney World Annual Passholder on the other side.

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In Main Street Confectionery, new Valentine’s Day signs have been added.

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In the hub, new colorful hanging flower baskets have been added.

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We made our way over to Splash Mountain to see if there were any changes. New walls have been installed, blocking more of the attraction.

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We can no longer see over the wall and get a look at the construction.

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The Splash Mountain signage is still here.

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However, the Splash Mountain pressed penny machines have been removed.

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The Laughin’ Place play area is still open for guests.

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Splash Mountain has been removed from all the tip boards throughout the park.

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Next, we hopped on the PeopleMover to take a look at the construction at TRON Lightcycle / Run. A new entrance sign has been installed in the planter at the entrance of the walkway. The attraction TRON Lightcycle / Run is presented by Enterprise.

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There was also a new sign for Storybook Circus installed on the walkway.

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New pins have been released in Walt Disney World today. We found two new mystery pin sets in Frontier Trading Post. The first is a Valentine’s Assemble Marvel limited release mystery pin set. This set includes two randomly selected pins out of 11 designs.

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The other mystery pin set features “The Little Mermaid.” Each box contains two randomly selected pins out of 8 designs.

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New limited release FiGPiN Disney pins are now available in Frontier Trading Post. These include Mickey Mouse, Pete, Jafar, Jasmine, and Hatbox Ghost.

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A new limited release Disney Princess ear headband set has also arrived today in Frontier Trading Post. This set features Ariel, Mulan, Jasmine, and Tiana.

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Next, we stopped by Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe and spotted new Disney 100 Years of Wonder ornaments. The first is a Mickey Mouse Club ornament.

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There was also a Disney 100 Years of Wonder light-up “Steamboat Willie” ornament. The ornament lights up and plays “Turkey in the Straw” from “Steamboat Willie.”

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That’s all from Magic Kingdom. We’re going to hop over to Disney’s Boardwalk Inn.

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Disney’s Boardwalk Inn lobby is still under refurbishment.

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In Thimbles & Threads, we spotted a new “Walt Disney World” logo lime green T-shirt.

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Thanks for following along with our day!

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PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 1/24/23 (Mardi Gras Booths in Both Parks, Halloween Horror Nights Sambusa Coffins, Villain-Con and Minion Cafe Updates, and More)

Welcome to another beautiful day here at the Universal Orlando Resort. It’s a slow day around the parks, but things are going to be busy this weekend for Rock the Universe and next weekend for Mardi Gras. Let’s check out what’s happening around both of the parks today. First stop is to Universal Studios Florida.

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Villain-Con Minion Blast is opening this summer, along with the new Minion Cafe, and construction seems to be picking up on both projects. A few new details were added to the signs at the entrance of the attraction and we spotted banners hanging in the queue.

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The Minion Cafe is really growing! There’s a lot of new steel rising up from behind the construction walls. Check out this post if you want to take a closer look at our latest update to this area of the park.

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Food booths are getting ready for Mardi Gras, even though menus have not been released. We spotted a few hints, so if you’re curious, take a look at our post here for more details. All signs point to the return of the Ube Bubble Waffle, too!

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Speaking of the return of seasonal favorites, the San Francisco Beer Company near the exit of Fast and Furious: Supercharged now has a vegan hand pie that might look familiar. Coffin-shaped snack, anyone? The Sambusa Coffins from Halloween Horror Nights have risen from the grave, similar to the Pizza Skulls, and can be found at this small stand here. Grab them before they’re gone!

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Rock the Universe is happening this weekend and stages are set up around the park for the event. Shows will be taking place on the stage in Music Plaza, Delancey Street in the New York part of the park, and by Central Park across from Mel’s Drive-In. Signs are up for the showtimes at the Music Plaza stage.

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Richter’s has been closed most of this month for refurbishment, but we’re hopeful it will reopen by the time Mardi Gras starts. It’s going to get busy once the event season starts on February 4.

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The exit to Universal Studios Florida has been blocked off by construction walls and we anticipate they will be getting new scanners that can be used as entrances during busy days. We saw Islands of Adventure do something similar with their new, themed entry points.

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There were walls around the small park entrance near Guest Services, but those have come down now, and it looks like we have a glimpse of what the new scanners will look like. These aren’t as thrilling as the ones at Islands of Adventure, but we’ll take them. Anything to get into the park faster.

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It looks like a taste of Mardi Gras could be coming to Islands of Adventure. Food booths have popped up in Port of Entry. We’re excited to see Mardi Gras expand into Islands of Adventure a little bit.

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The Owl Post in Hogsmeade has gotten a little bit of an update. They’ve changed the set up a bit and moved the furniture around. You’ll find the Owl Post mailbox is on the opposite side now. When we first walked up, we thought it had been completely removed, but thankfully, it’s just on the side facing the lockers. Did you know you can mail postcards from Hogsmeade and get a special postmark? There’s also one in Diagon Alley.

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This Hagrid toy was very popular and sold out quickly when it first released, but has finally been restocked. We spotted him at the cart near the exit of the attraction, close to the stage in Hogsmeade.

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Jurassic Park River Adventure is still closed for refurbishment and we can see a crew is working on patching the hole from Hurricane Ian. Spared no expense!

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That’s all for our visit to the Universal Orlando Resort today. Thanks for joining us around the parks, and be sure to stay tuned for more updates!

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Video: World of Color – ONE Officially Debuts at Disney California Adventure

With the Disney100 celebration underway at the Disneyland Resort, World of Color – ONE debuted last night at Disney California Adventure. You can check out the debut show of the new nighttime spectacular at Disney California Adventure below: More About World of Color – ONE: World of Color – ONE will celebrate the broad storytelling legacy […]

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Full Guide to 2023 Lunar New Year Festival at Disney California Adventure

The celebration of the Year of the Rabbit has kicked off as the Lunar New Year 2023 Festival begins at Disney California Adventure. We have gathered all the entertainment, food, and merchandise for you in this year’s full guide to the festival.

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Entertainment

Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession

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Since 2023 marks the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese and Korean zodiac, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit gets a place of honor on a small float.

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Ortensia Meet and Greet

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Ortensia makes her US parks debut alongside Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in a meet and greet at Paradise Gardens gazebo. The two greet guests separately.

“Hurry Home” World of Color Lunar New Year Tag Returns

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The tag follows a red paper lantern’s journey home as it encounters Mushu and Mulan and enjoys a Lunar New Year feast.

Food & Beverage

Sip & Savor Pass

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Passes can be purchased at kiosks located in Paradise Gardens Park, near the bridge to Pacific Wharf, as well as at Seaside Souvenirs, Lunar New Year Marketplaces, and the Merchandise Marketplace in Paradise Gardens Park.

We tried every new food and beverage that was introduced this year for Lunar New Year. You can see our whole video review right here:

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  • Green Tea Horchata
  • Coffee Bundt Cake

Prosperity Bao & Buns

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  • Pizza Bao Bun
  • Char Siu BBQ Pork Bao
  • Peach Yuja-Ade
  • Soju Peach Yuja-Ade
  • Lychee Celebration

Goofy’s Churro Cart

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  • Almond Cookie Churro

Paradise Garden Grill

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  • Kimchi Bokkeumbap
  • Shrimp Lo Mein
  •  Sweet and Sour Whole Fish served with Steamed Rice and Stir-Fried Vegetables
  • Dak Bulgogi
  • Bánh Mì
  • Tiger Milk Boba Tea
  • Blackberry Soju Cocktail
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Black Rice Ale

Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta

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  • Milk Tea Taro Cheesecake

Lamplight Lounge

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  •  Surf & Turf Fried Rice
  •  Sesame Seed Donuts
  • Three Weavers Brewery Seafarer Kolsch-Style (4.8% ABV)
  •  Lamplight Lounge Lunar New Year Cocktail

Lamplight Lounge – Boardwalk Dining

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  • Pork Dumplings
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Bamboo Blessings

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  • Mickey Mouse-shaped Hot Dog Bun
  • Mickey Mouse-shaped Purple Sweet Potato Macaron
  • Young Master Brewery, Neon City Pale Ale, China
  • Four Sons, Lunar New Year IPA, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Master Gao Brewery, Baby Jasmine Tea Lager, China
  •  Three Weavers Brewing Co., Moon Rabbit, Inglewood, CA
  •  Stereo Brewing Co., Gingerine, Placentia, CA
  • Brewery X, Green Tea Rice Lager, Anaheim, CA
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Black Rice Ale
  • Tsingtao, Premium Lager, China
  • Tsingtao with Mango Beer Foam
  • Lucky Flight: Tsingtao, Young Master Brewery, Stereo Brewery and Three Weavers Brewing Co.
  • Prosperity Flight: Four Sons Brewing Co., Master Gao Brewery, Brewery X and Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

Pacific Wharf Café

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  • White Chocolate Apple Bread Pudding

Sonoma Terrace

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  • Pad Thai Spring Roll

 Lucky Fortune Cookery

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  • Mango Sticky Rice

Longevity Noodle Co.

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  • Spicy Pork DanDan Noodles
  • Raspberry Oat Milk Tea

Magic Key Offerings

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The complimentary button is available for pick for Magic Key holders under the Silly Symphony Swings in Paradise Gardens Park from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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Merchandise

We found all the Lunar New Year merchandise at the festival market booth in front of The Little Mermaid-Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.

Lunar New Year Loungefly Ear Headband – $44.99

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Lunar New Year Jacket – $89.99

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Lunar New Year Sweater featuring Judy Hops – $59.99

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Lunar New Year Long-Sleeve Shirt – $44.99

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Lunar New Year Loungefly Backpack – $85.00

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Lunar New Year Mug – $19.99

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Lunar New Year Limited Release Pin featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit – $17.99

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Lunar New Year Limited Edition Pin featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit – $19.99

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Lunar New Year Shirt – $39.99

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Lunar New Year Lazy Susan – $44.99

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Lunar New Year Stationary – $29.99

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Lunar New Year Loungefly Wallet – $50.00

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Lunar New Year Youth Shirt – $24.99

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Lunar New Year Youth Sweater – $39.99

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Are you ready to celebrate the year of the rabbit? Let us know in the comments!

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Photos: Disney100 The Eras Collection Now Available at Marketplace Co-Cop at Disney Springs

With the Disney100 celebration now underway at Disneyland, Disney100 The Eras Collection has made it was to Walt Disney World at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs. Disney100 The Eras Collection has taken over the location of the Disney Vault Collection, which was there to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. Now, guests can […]

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Towel Animal Plush Now Available on Disney Cruise Line Ships

A famous detail on Disney Cruise Line sailings is the adorable towel animals that stewards make when cleaning staterooms. Now guests can take home permanent iterations of these works of art thanks to new towel animal plush available on the Disney Cruise Line ships!

Scott Sanders of the Disney Cruise Line Blog shared images of the two new plush on Twitter.

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One resembles an elephant wearing sunglasses.

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Sometimes Cast Members will grab things from a stateroom, like a guest’s sunglasses, to put on the towel animal.

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The other plush is a monkey, also wearing sunglasses. Like the real towels, it has the Disney Cruise Line logo on it.

Sanders did not share exactly which ship these plush were on, but they will likely be available on all five ships eventually. We also don’t know their price, but Disney plush are usually about $30.

Will you be taking a towel animal home on your next Disney Cruise Line sailing? Let us know in the comments.

Sailing on Disney’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, soon? Check out our list of Easter eggs to look out for.

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PHOTOS: More Mardi Gras 2023 Booths Added to Universal Studios Florida & CityWalk

Mardi Gras International Flavors of Carnaval won’t just be confined to Universal Studios Florida this year. We saw food booths installed at Universal’s Islands of Adventure a few days ago, and now two booths are in Universal CityWalk Orlando. If you’re a foodie, the discount food and beverage card is the best way to experience everything Mardi Gras has to offer. Menus haven’t officially been announced yet, but we’ve seen a few labels hinting at the booth themes.

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The CityWalk booths are on either side of the Fat Tuesday bar. This tent has a white façade with blue shutters.

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There is a separate counter to the side.

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The other booth stands out as a bright green.

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It has yellow and purple shutters.

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Many of this year’s booths are inspired by the iconic buildings of New Orleans.

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Inside Universal Studios Florida, some theming was added to one of the booths in the San Francisco area.

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It now has a faux thatched roof across the front.

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“Back to the Future” fans will have to get their angles right for a good picture of Doc’s time-traveling train as a food truck is now parked in front of it (the DeLorean is not blocked at all).

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The blue truck is decorated with attractions and icons from Universal Orlando Resort.

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A TV was showing through this window, although it wasn’t easy to see in the sun.

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Three posters are painted on the food truck, each showing food available in the three individual theme parks.

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Finally, this area near Animal Actors On Location! is becoming a booth, too.

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We saw a label that marked this booth as Colombia.

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There was previously seating in this area.

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It has colorful walls and tent roofs.

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What are you looking forward to most at the 2023 Mardi Gras International Flavors of Carnaval at Universal Orlando Resort? Let us know in the comments, and read more about the festival at the links below.

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Photos: New Main Street Electrical Parade Art Available at Art of Disney in Disney Springs

We stopped by the Art of Disney in Disney Springs this morning and found a couple of new Main Street Electrical Parade pieces available. For the low price of $20,000, you can bring home this Main Street Electrical Parade drum table from artist Mark Seppala. If you’re looking for something a little smaller, you can pick up […]

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