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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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Mesmerizing Halloween Merchandise & Cosplay from the Tokyo Disney Resort

After an amazing day at a Disney Park, you want to take those memories home with you.  Unique Halloween merchandise makes the perfect souvenir.  The Tokyo Disney Resort (TDR) makes this particularly challenging because there are so many options available every season.  It’s difficult to choose. Almost everything is a Limited Edition When we visited… Continue reading Mesmerizing Halloween Merchandise & Cosplay from the Tokyo Disney Resort

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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

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Step Aboard Hokuleʻa: How this Real-Life Voyaging Canoe Inspired Moana

Moana has been such an inspirational force for so many people around the world.  The film has touched not only Polynesians, but people from every walk of life.  So, what inspired Disney filmmakers to send a teenager on a wayfinding quest in a voyaging canoe? In their research for Moana, Ron Clements, John Musker and… Continue reading Step Aboard Hokuleʻa: How this Real-Life Voyaging Canoe Inspired Moana

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There’s No Place Like Aulani for the Holidays

As we start out a new year, we reflect on the one we just wrapped up.  How were your holidays?  If you're like us, Disney usually plays a large role in your holiday traditions. Are you tired of the cold and the snow?  Have you ever considered a Hawaiian Christmas?  It's never to early to… Continue reading There’s No Place Like Aulani for the Holidays