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:

Win a Grand Prize of a 3-night trip to Orlando for 4 people, including airfare, ground transfers, hotel accommodations, 4-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper option to Walt Disney World and a check for $25,000. Or you could win one of 76 daily prizes.  From Freeform Channel.  Expires 12/25/2018.

Win 2 one-day park hopper tickets to Disneyland plus other gift cards from Amazon, Fandango and more!  Sponsored by Sizzler on their Facebook page.  Expires 12/31/2018.

Win one of 5 grand prizes of 4 nights in Orlando for 4 people.  Includes airfare, hotel, rental car, and 8 one-day tickets to either Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando or SeaWorld Orlando.  Sponsored by VisitOrlando.com.  Expires 1/3/2019.

Win your choice of one of 5 fabulous grand prizes from Disney Vacation Club to Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Aulani, a Bahamian Cruise on the Disney Dream, or a trip to Costa Rica by Adventures by Disney.  Expires 1/9/2019.