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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:

Monday, January 14, 2019 06:12

With hefty price hikes and system-wide changes in the works, Disney’s 2019 passes may not be the penny-savers of years past.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019 07:09

Remember: Even proposals, like miracles, take a little time.

Friday, December 21, 2018 06:44

We all enjoy the flurry of fun during holidays at the Disney Parks. But what makes this time of year so magical, and how does Disney manage to pull it off time and again?

Saturday, December 15, 2018 05:31

Who says you can’t swim with dolphins at Epcot?

Monday, December 03, 2018 05:09

How many of these lesser-known places have you visited?

Saturday, December 01, 2018 04:19

Want to ensure a seamless character interaction at the parks? Here’s what NOT to do.

Saturday, November 24, 2018 06:09

You can still have a meaningful moment at the parks without giving Disney custodial a reason to use the “HEPA cleanup” code.

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.


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