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Shelly Valladolid

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Shelly Valladolid, aka Fab, has been writing about Disney and theme parks for about two decades. She has written for various fan and pop culture sites, Disney Magazine and OCRegister.com and participated in several books, including Passporter's Disneyland and Southern California and Disney World Dreams. She was co-founder and president of the Orlando, Florida chapter of the NFFC (now Disneyana Fan Club). She taught a class on theme park history at a Southern California University. She is creator and co-owner of Jim Hill Media, one of the creators of MousePlanet and was a consultant on MSNBC, The Motley Fool and others about Disney and various media matters. She was a Heel wrestling manager on TV and a voice artist on the radio in Honolulu, HI, where she grew up. She has a blog and a podcast with her daughter, Mission:Breakout Obsessive Alice Hill: . She and her husband, MiceChat columnist Noe Valladolid, live in Southern California with Alice.
Hello my sweets (and I don't mean those no-longer-available because of the fights breaking out in the queue  limited time only Dole Whip Doughnuts. Wait, was that right? Eh, close enough. I'll be having one of those Mint Chip...
Before I jump into this little bit of Star Wars News, I just want to remind you that we're in the middle of the most fun thing to happen to Disneyland since the days of State Fair, Blast to...
Hello! Have you been enjoying the Pixar Fest coverage? I have! I went Thursday and recovered Friday and Saturday, and I'm plotting my next trip over there (NOT a pre-opening-to-past-closing-get-from-place-to-place-as-fast-as-you-can marathon THIS time, thankyouverymuch!) So far, we've shown you: Pixar...
Hey howdy hey, cowgirls, spacemen, forgetful fishies and wearers of the Cone of Shame! Shelly V here, and I spent all day Thursday roaming both Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Park seeing what Pixar Fest merchandise and food they...
Hi there! It's an off week, so I'm supposed to do a Star Wars News Friday instead of a Fab News, but I'll be assisting Dusty Sage with Pixar Fest happenings Thursday, so the site will be jumping with...
Happy Tuesday, everybody! Spring has sprung...a few leaks here and there; time to get out my leopard print galoshes that Noe got me from Tokyo Disneyland a few years back. Living in California gives me only a few rare...
Well hello! Dusty's still at sea in the Bermuda Triangle, but he pops in and edits things, so I suppose he's here in spirit. That, or we're h-h-h-haunted! I have more news of a stellar (literally) night, something to...
Hello everyone, from rainy California to Dusty in New York City! Our fearless leader is out of town for a few days, so we won't tell him the babysitter's dead, that he forgot Kevin, there's a smoldering lump of...
Spring is almost ready to...er, spring, and we'll be springing forward on our clocks and getting that extra hour of sleep around the end of the month, California is finally experiencing extended winter weather with bouts of June busting...
March is certainly coming in like a lion, if these cold breezes keep up. Thank goodness we all look so fetching in sweaters, right Dusty? It'll be worth it to brave the frigid 50 and 60 degree weather to...
The Last Jedi is Coming Home It's been a great week to be a Star Wars Fan. The Last Jedi has a Coming Home Date. Dates. Multiple, because who buys just one format anymore? Plus, there's the first of the...
Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, the stars of Disney’s upcoming “A Wrinkle in Time,” made a surprise appearance on stage at Disney California Adventure Park’s Sneak Peek Theatre following an exclusive preview of the studio’s...
Today's Fab News is full of legends and cupids and helping hearts, kind wonders, cool couture, promising tech, and a panda with a penchant for potions. Working With Walt Disney: An Evening with Disney Legend Bob Gurr If you're going to be in...
Hello to all of you! I'm on the tail end of a horrific cold, but I've been bundled up, with a bunch of DVDs and games, my attentive daughter making sure I have way too many fluids and a...
Hello, greetings and welcome! Don't fall asleep on me! I've been binge-watching Netflix shows with Alice (YES! She's back after two months away!) and doing spring cleaning because it's 82 degrees here in SoCal. I keep trying to get...
Greetings and salutations! Is everybody getting used to writing "2018" on whatever we write dates on instead of checks nowadays? Back in the parks and enjoying the annual display of colorful construction walls? I'm always glad to see them...
It's a beautiful night in the galaxy and I certainly know that Disney has over 1.2 billion reasons to be happy right now.  How about you? How cool is it for us Disneylanders that we can now see Chewbacca...
Happy New Year! I'll type this quietly just in case your cabeza is still a little tender from New Year's Eve festivities. There's still five days left until the Three Kings come and take down my Christmas decorations, and let's...
No sooner is The Last Jedi out of the gate than we have a release date and working title for Episode IX. As most fans know, the working title for The Last Jedi was Space Bear, and many of...
Can you believe that it's almost Christmas? Not enough time to gather together all my favorite things to share. But I've got a running start. Quite a few little nuggets of goodness below . . . and even a...