El Capitan Theater

Front of El Capitan Theater

Front of El Capitan Theater

We felt like we should make a post for this magnificent theater, especially since it is now a Disney property.  The El Capitan Theater was built in 1926 during the “Golden Age of Hollywood,” not as a movie theater, but for stage productions.  Today, it is truly a Grand Movie Palace.

The Great Depression caused it to fall out of favor and change some of its core business to road shows, revues and movies.  In 1941, it had the notoriety of being the only theater to show Orson Wells’ “Citizen Kane.”  The bulding was purchased the next year and Continue Reading →

Cinderella Review

Cinderella Marquee

Cinderella Marquee

We finally went to see the new Cinderella movie on April 7th at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.  Overall, we couldn’t be more pleased with Disney’s careful remake of this classic story. This live-action version adds a lot of depth to the animated story that Walt Disney made into such a classic in 1950, and with the help Continue Reading →



m&dTo those who have come to our new website, we say “Welcome.”  We are brand new to blogging, but we are “old” Disney fans.  Since we have raised our girls and now find ourselves as empty nesters, we are rediscovering all things Disney in a new way.  And with that, we have started this blog site to share our experiences with you, and to hear from you about finding that “Disney Magic.”

The first few posts will be going over some of our past Continue Reading →

Contests and Drawings


This a permanent fixture to our front page, and we will update it as we find new contests that become available. The list of link(s) are provided for your convenience and our listing does not imply any warranty, endorsement or sponsorship.  You must read and follow the sponsor’s rules and instructions for entry.  You may be required to sign up for memberships or email lists.

Below are some other contests you may be interested in, listed in order of expiration:

Win the grand prize for 2 people, for 4 nights in Buena Park, including tickets to Disneyland or California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm & Soak City, shopping and more, from VisitBuenaPark.com.  Does not include airfare.  Expires 4/30/2019.

Win 3 night stay for 4 people and Park Hopper tickets to the Disneyland Resort.  Prize includes park tickets, hotel accommodations, breakfast buffet and more from the Majestic Garden Hotel.  Does not include transportation to Anaheim.  Expires 5/7/2019.

This one is incredible!  (Please read everything in the rules section as a donation may be required).  Win a 2-night trip for 4 people to Walt Disney World where you will stay in luxury suite inside Cinderella’s castle.  One night in the castle and one night in a 4 star hotel.  Park tickets, VIP tour and dinner at Narcoosee’s Restaurant is included.  Sponsored by the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.  Expires 5/16/2019.  (Rules).

Disney Vacation Club is opening a new property, the Riviera Resort, and you can win a 5-day, 4-night getaway for you and 7 guests, including 3 day park tickets.  Watch a video and register to win.  Expires 6/15/2019.

Win a 4 night vacation for 4 people to Orlando, with 8 single day tickets to your choice of theme park (Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, or SeaWorld Orlando).  Includes hotel accommodation, rental car and more.  From VisitOrlando.com.  Expires 6/27/2019.