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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:

Saturday, November 17, 2018 06:29

Disney missed their shot to acquire the right for the Harry Potter franchise back in the mid-2000s. Could they have taken a different approach that would have saved their partnership with J.K. Rowling?

Saturday, November 03, 2018 06:02

Halloween may be an annual treat, but you don’t need to shell out the cash for a hard-ticket event to find spooks and scares at theme parks all year round

Friday, October 26, 2018 04:19

You’ve never seen movie tie-ins like these.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:29

It all started with a carousel… and became so much more.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 04:23

Unlike the characters on these famous sitcoms, you won't get to celebrate your next trip to the Magic Kingdom with a personalized fireworks show, three magic wishes, or a make-out session with Belle.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 06:12

Are pumpkin spice beignets and hand-pulled candy canes really all they’re cracked up to be?

Sunday, September 16, 2018 05:22

You may love theme parks, but how far are you willing to go to prove it?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 05:42

Move over, Magic Kingdom.

Sunday, September 09, 2018 07:30

Need a kid-friendly place to enjoy the spookiest holiday of the year? Look no further.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 06:48

As modern-day theme parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios continue to develop new, tech-heavy attractions, is there still a place for classic dark rides in their future?


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