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


We will make this a permanent fixture on the front page, and 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:

Enter to win an Orlando vacation for 4 from Visit Orlando.com.  Grand Prize includes round-trip airfare, 4 nights at the Hilton Orlando, 8 single-day tickets to the theme park of your choice and rental car.  Expires 6/28/2018.

Win a 4-night trip for 4 people to Walt Disney World in Orlando from BoxLunch.com.  Grand prize includes VIP tour and $500 gift card, plus more.  Expires 6/30/2018.

Win a 5 night trip for 4 to Orlando, including airfare, ground transportation and hotel accomodations, 5 day park hopper tickets, gift cards and more from Disney Movie Rewards.  Expires 7/2/2018.

Win an “Incredible” vacation for up to 8 people including airfare and hotel accommodations at the Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge from Disney Vacation Club. Expires 7/19/2018.