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 →

Welcome!

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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

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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 one of two grand prizes to Walt Disney World for 4 people from Fresh Express.  Prize includes hotel, airfare, and 16 park tickets.  Expires 11/30/2019.

Choose your prize from one of 3 options!  The number in your party is determined by which prize you select.  From Disney Destinations.  Expires 12/2/2019.

Football and Disney? What could be better!  Win a Grand Prize trip to Orlando for 4 people for 4 nights to see the NFL’s Pro Bowl and a 2 day trip to any Orlando theme park plus more from VisitOrlando.  Expires 12/13/2019.

Travel to two galaxies far, far away!  Win one of 5 grand prizes for 4 people to Star Wars: Galaxy Edge in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World from Southwest Airlines. This contest is in 2 phases.  First expires on September 30, 2019.  The second expires on December 31, 2019.

Win a 4 night trip for 4 people to your choice of Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando or Sea World from VisitOrlando.com.  Prize includes airfare, hotel, and 8 tickets to the park of your choice.  Expires 1/3/2020.

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes.  Too many to list here from Ziplock.  There are weekly and monthly drawings with entries allowed until June, 2020.  Be sure to read the rules carefully.  Expires 6/30/2020.