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Harnessing the Power of Fashion at the 6th Annual Her Universe Fashion Show

Ashley Eckstein, founder of Her Universe, believes in the power of dreams.  And she has dreamed bigger than anyone may have dared.  She built a brand and a fan community based on positivity and is always looking for new ways to give back.  Thus, what started as a novel programming addition to the San Diego… Continue reading Harnessing the Power of Fashion at the 6th Annual Her Universe Fashion Show

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Are You Ready? Discover Shanghai Disneyland’s Halloween After Dark

How does Shanghai Disneyland celebrate Halloween?  Come along, as we share our explorations of the Park after dark.  Shanghai Disneyland (SHDL) – the biggest Disney castle Park in the world – celebrated their Grand Opening only two years ago, on June 16, 2016.  The first year, Halloween festivities were centered around Disneytown (their Downtown Disney). … Continue reading Are You Ready? Discover Shanghai Disneyland’s Halloween After Dark

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Daytime Halloween Delights at Shanghai Disneyland

What is Halloween like at Shanghai Disneyland, the largest Disney castle Park in the world?  What does it look like, taste like, and sound like?  We set out to solve this mystery in our second visit to this exotic Resort.  Shanghai Disneyland (SHDL) opened only two years ago, on June 16, 2016.  They’ve already expanded… Continue reading Daytime Halloween Delights at Shanghai Disneyland

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A Darker Shade of Halloween: Hong Kong Disneyland After Dark

Do you like Villains and an edgier side of Halloween?  Perhaps an immersive Halloween walk-through attraction, Trick-or-Treating, two Halloween parades, and festive foods?  Then you’ll want to consider visiting Hong Kong Disneyland next Halloween. While Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) is the smallest Asian Disney Park, it is certainly not a lightweight when it comes to… Continue reading A Darker Shade of Halloween: Hong Kong Disneyland After Dark

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Explore “Halloween Time:” Daytime at Hong Kong Disneyland

Imagine a Disney Park that embraces Halloween, and makes experiences available to all guests. Picture festive décor, a playful daytime Halloween parade, and a Villains night time parade. Then add an immersive Halloween walk-through attraction, Trick-or-Treating, and festive foods. You won’t have to imagine if you plan to visit Hong Kong Disneyland during next “Halloween… Continue reading Explore “Halloween Time:” Daytime at Hong Kong Disneyland

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Her Universe Fashion Show Dazzles at 5th Anniversary Milestone

What started as an implausible idea has grown to be the top “geek couture” event of the year.  What’s this?  The Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con.    For five years now, Ashley Eckstein – accomplished actress, author, and founder of fashion icon brand Her Universe – has spearheaded the Her Universe Fashion… Continue reading Her Universe Fashion Show Dazzles at 5th Anniversary Milestone

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Celebrating Disney’s Easter and 35th Anniversary at Tokyo DisneySea

I'm catching up on posting my articles written for LaughingPlace.com.  Here's an article I wrote from our last visit to Tokyo DisneySea, highlighting their Easter celebrations in June 2018.  Disney’s Easter usually lasts an entire season at Tokyo Disney Resort.  This year, with the new 35th Anniversary festivities at Tokyo Disneyland, all of Easter was… Continue reading Celebrating Disney’s Easter and 35th Anniversary at Tokyo DisneySea

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From Tikis to Princesses – the Latest News from Her Universe

While my latest article from San Diego Comic-Con was just published on LaughingPlace.com, here is a look back at our WonderCon update from her Universe ... What are the newest creations from the winners of last year’s Her Universe Fashion Show? We gathered at WonderCon 2018 to find out. For the first time, they announced… Continue reading From Tikis to Princesses – the Latest News from Her Universe

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Talk Story with Women of Hokuleʻa – Real-Life Moanas Share Their Adventures

  Did you know that sailing across the ocean in a voyaging canoe isn’t just something Moana did in a Disney animated feature?  And that some of Maui’s Wayfinding teachings are inspired by real-life Polynesian navigational techniques? It’s true. All of it. Welcome to true stories of Hōkūleʻa – Hawaii’s voyaging canoe – as told… Continue reading Talk Story with Women of Hokuleʻa – Real-Life Moanas Share Their Adventures

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How Far We’ll Go – Wayfinding Like Moana on Hawaii’s Hokuleʻa

Feel the cool sea breeze brush across your face. Smell the salty mist as waves lap against your canoe.  Squint into the mesmerizing glare as a thousand blazing suns reflect off the water.  See the possibilities beyond the horizon, where the sky meets the sea.  Be as one with the ocean, and the myriad of… Continue reading How Far We’ll Go – Wayfinding Like Moana on Hawaii’s Hokuleʻa