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Ashley Varela
Bay Area
United States

Ashley is a freelance writer based in the Bay Area. She has a deep-seated passion for the Disney Parks and theme park history and can often be found nose-deep in a history book -- when she's not planning her next trip to Disneyland, that is! She recently completed her first book, a retrospective on Disney's 1992 film and Broadway smash hit, Newsies.


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Articles by AshleyVarela:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 05:44

Don’t worry: you don’t have to waste precious vacation hours staring at the inside of a hotel gym.

Monday, July 15, 2019 03:06

Don’t look now, but Disney California Adventure is better than it’s ever been before.

Monday, July 15, 2019 03:04

Want to soar like Superman, stifle Swarmbots with Ant-Man, or rock out with Rocket Raccoon? You’ve come to the right place.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 06:26

Headed for Disney’s most popular land? Here are a few hacks for getting through Galaxy’s Edge on your own…

Tuesday, July 02, 2019 07:37

Hop aboard the Catbus? Yes, please!

Saturday, June 29, 2019 05:36

You don’t have to visit a galaxy far, far away to get your thrill on this summer.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 07:47

Here’s what Chapek’s comments mean for the future of the Disney Parks—and why his refusal to copy Walt’s model might be good for the company.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 07:08

You may not recognize her as an Imagineer, but you’ve definitely seen her face before…

Friday, May 31, 2019 05:37
These days, there's a whole new world beyond popcorn, turkey legs, and churros...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 03:25

We hardly knew ye, Discovery River Boats…


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