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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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D23 Expo Celebrates Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Films

  From a deep-seated love of the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland (now celebrating its 50th Anniversary) came the Pirates film empire that we know today.  For many younger guests, Captain Jack Sparrow was their first Disney pirate.  If you long for the open seas…and ye come seekin’ adventure: ye be in… Continue reading D23 Expo Celebrates Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Films

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Yo Ho! Celebrating Over 50 Years of Disney Pirates at D23 Expo

How many of you love Pirates of the Caribbean?  Was your first memory of Pirates from Disneyland? Or perhaps Disney World?  For younger generations, their first Disney pirate may have been Captain Jack Sparrow from the blockbuster films.  Well, if ye come seekin’ adventure, keep a weather eye open.  There be pirates in these waters… Continue reading Yo Ho! Celebrating Over 50 Years of Disney Pirates at D23 Expo

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Soarin’ Around the World: From California to Shanghai

First published on LaughingPlace.com on July 7, 2016. With the Grand Opening of Shanghai Disneyland, you literally can ride Soarin’ around the world.  From Disneyland, to Disney World, and now to Shanghai Disneyland: we compare the three versions of this attraction. The Original Soarin’ over California at Disneyland Resort Soarin’ Over California debuted on February… Continue reading Soarin’ Around the World: From California to Shanghai

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Answers to 10 Essential Questions About Shanghai Disneyland

This article was first published on LaughingPlace.com on June 15, 2016. Questions and rumors about Shanghai Disneyland abound.  As Disney’s newest theme park prepares for its debut June 16, 2016 there are so many questions still unanswered. I was privileged to preview SH Disneyland in May during Trial Operations, and was truly impressed with the scope… Continue reading Answers to 10 Essential Questions About Shanghai Disneyland

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5 Must See Attractions Unique to Shanghai Disneyland

As you may know, I have been publishing articles on LaughingPlace.com. This article was published June 13, 2016, for the opening of Shanghai Disneyland.  I am also posting it here to keep all my articles in one place.  I have included a link to original publication. Around the world, people are eagerly awaiting news about Shanghai… Continue reading 5 Must See Attractions Unique to Shanghai Disneyland

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What have we been up to? Hint: Shanghai Disneyland

    Some of you may have been wondering why we have not posted here recently.   So, what have we been up to?  We have been writing articles for LaughingPlace.com. Recent adventures took us to Asia -- and Shanghai Disneyland -- in May,  where we were able to preview the coming attractions. We have now… Continue reading What have we been up to? Hint: Shanghai Disneyland

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Preview Shanghai Disneyland’s New Jaw-Dropping “Pirates” Attraction

We were privileged to preview Shanghai Disneyland in May 2016, before its official opening June 16, 2016.  With an impressive collection of opening attractions -- many of them unique to Shanghai's park -- the top prize is claimed by "Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Sunken Treasure" for its jaw-dropping cinematic beauty on an epic scale. Having now seen all six Disney… Continue reading Preview Shanghai Disneyland’s New Jaw-Dropping “Pirates” Attraction