Walt Disney World

Ranking our 5 Senses in Disney’s Theme Parks

Ranking our 5 Senses in Disney’s Theme Parks

| April 17, 2014 | Reply

We all know when we walk into a Disney theme park that our 5 senses are about to get a workout.  We’ll soon be in sensory overload once we’ve made our way past the entrance, through the main walkway, and around the park.  Whether we enjoy a pineapple Dole Whip and arouse our sense of [...]

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Actors Fund Gala Tickets Honoring Disney Theatricals on Sale Now

Actors Fund Gala Tickets Honoring Disney Theatricals on Sale Now

| April 13, 2014 | Reply

The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps everyone working in the performing arts and entertainment industry, from performers to those behind the scenes, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, April 28, 2014 in New York City. This year they will be honoring Disney Theatrical Productions.

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VIDEO: Disney reveals first look at animatronics and scenes inside Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

VIDEO: Disney reveals first look at animatronics and scenes inside Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

| April 11, 2014 | 6 Replies

Over the past several months, Disney has slowly been releasing sneak peeks of its upcoming Magic Kingdom attraction, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (more here and here). However, today is the first time we’ve seen the advanced new animatronic characters that will be part of the interior of the ride. In a short video released at [...]

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Disneyland

New Lawsuit Attacks Disney’s New Disability Access Service

New Lawsuit Attacks Disney’s New Disability Access Service

| April 4, 2014 | 387 Replies

After months of Facebook chatter, a group of parents and guardians have filed a lawsuit alleging Disney’s Disability Access Service (DAS) discriminates against individuals who have some degree of cognitive impairments.  The lawsuit was filed in California on April 3, 2014.  The complaint is 176 pages and includes over 640 paragraphs alleging that Disneyland and Walt [...]

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Stovall’s Inn

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Stovall’s Inn

| April 3, 2014 | Reply

This is part of a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort collectively known as Good Neighbor Hotels. This time I take a look at the Best Western Plus Stovall’s Inn located at 1110 West Katella Avenue.  I talk in detail about [...]

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New Frozen Merchandise at Disney Parks

New Frozen Merchandise at Disney Parks

| March 20, 2014 | 12 Replies

Just in time for this week’s DVD and Blu-Ray release of Disney’s Academy Award-winning film, Frozen, new merchandise is popping up on the shelves at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. After selling out their stock back in the late fall, stores are expanding what’s available for adult and kid fans. I recently took a [...]

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Restaurants and Dining Experiences

What To Expect When You’re…Cruising with Disney and a Baby: Part 2

What To Expect When You’re…Cruising with Disney and a Baby: Part 2

| April 8, 2014 | Reply

Post by Nathaniel Nelson As any parent knows all too well, traveling with a baby can be quite the daunting task.  Add on any thoughts about what, how, and when your baby will eat outside of the home and the reality of leaving the house can become downright overwhelming.  However, when traveling on a Disney [...]

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Review: Epcot’s new IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party

Review: Epcot’s new IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party

| April 3, 2014 | 13 Replies

On March 15th, Epcot introduced the  “IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party.” For one hour prior to the start of IllumiNations, you get a selection of desserts from around World Showcase along with a limited selection of champagnes and sparkling wines, as well as coffee, tea and soft drinks.  The cost for this event is $49 for [...]

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New Walt Disney World Resort Drink Mugs for 2014

New Walt Disney World Resort Drink Mugs for 2014

| February 17, 2014 | 25 Replies

Walt Disney World has changed the design of their resort drink mugs for 2014. They will be at all the Walt Disney World resorts as soon as their current stock runs out. Just a reminder that these Rapid Fill drink mugs have an RFID chip(radio frequency identification) in them and the mug must be activated before [...]

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Universal Orlando

‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ Brings Stars, Sorting Hat, and Wizard Duels to Universal Orlando

‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ Brings Stars, Sorting Hat, and Wizard Duels to Universal Orlando

| January 24, 2014 | 2 Replies

Right on the heels of Thursday’s webcast, which brought us some new details about the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley expansion, Universal Orlando hosted A Celebration of Harry Potter. The three day event was completely devoted to the magical world of Harry Potter and featured a series of special events, involving both [...]

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley LIVE Webcast

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley LIVE Webcast

| January 23, 2014 | 6 Replies

On the morning of January 23, Universal Orlando held a live webcast hosted by James Phelps (Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter films) as well as Matthew Lewis and Evanna Lynch (Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood, respectively) to announce more details about Diagon Alley – the upcoming expansion to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. [...]

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Performers Announced for 2014 Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

Performers Announced for 2014 Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

| January 15, 2014 | Reply

February is approaching quickly and at Universal Orlando that means Mardi Gras festivities are about to begin! On select nights starting February 8 through May 31, the party starts and guests are treated to authentic Cajun food in the French Quarter Courtyard, all the beads you can catch during the Mardi Gras Parade and a [...]

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Entertainment / Media

Disney Infinity Teases Marvel & Confirms Version 2.0

Disney Infinity Teases Marvel & Confirms Version 2.0

| April 8, 2014 | 2 Replies

Today, Disney Infinity teased fans around the world with information about its future. While many have been making predictions for several months now, no official word has ever been given by the franchise regarding what is the next step. That has all changed…and the possibilities are definitely endless!  

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Review: “Muppets Most Wanted” Now Touring Worldwide and in Theaters!

Review: “Muppets Most Wanted” Now Touring Worldwide and in Theaters!

and | March 21, 2014 | 2 Replies

Back in 2004, Disney bought the Muppets from Jim Henson leaving many fans with high expectations for the future. Previously in the 80′s, Disney was close to purchasing the Muppets, but after Jim Henson passed away in 1990, the future of the Muppets was put in jeopardy. Luckily, Disney didn’t give up completely. MuppetVision 3D [...]

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Five Reasons You Should Go See ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ This Weekend

Five Reasons You Should Go See ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ This Weekend

and | March 21, 2014 | 1 Reply

The Muppets are back in theaters after three years! And they fully admit “the sequel’s never quite as good.” 1. You’ll find out that a mole can make your best friends completely unrecognizable. 2. Celine Dion makes everything better. Especially overly-dramatic black and white musical numbers. 3. Tina Fey proves she’s an expert at playing [...]

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Recent DIS Blog Posts

Review: Epcot Gardens of the World Tour

Review: Epcot Gardens of the World Tour

| April 2, 2014 | 2 Replies

Post by Jeff Alves My wife Val & I just moved to Florida and we had our favorite sister-in-law (Tracy) visiting to help with our interior decorating choices. Tracy enjoys gardening so we thought it would be nice to repay her by booking a special tour for the three of us.  The Epcot International Flower [...]

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DVC Owner To File Class Action Demanding More FastPass+ Experiences

DVC Owner To File Class Action Demanding More FastPass+ Experiences

| April 1, 2014 | 33 Replies

I have confirmed, from a confidential and normally reliable source, that today, April 1, 2014, a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) owner will be filing a class action lawsuit against Walt Disney World.  The gist of the lawsuit  will be to demand Disney allot five FastPass+ experiences per day to all DVC members.

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Walt Disney World is now selling MagicBands to Offsite Day Guests

Walt Disney World is now selling MagicBands to Offsite Day Guests

| March 31, 2014 | 18 Replies

As part of the My Magic+ testing, Walt Disney World has starting selling MagicBands to offsite day guests. Day guests are those guests who are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort.  

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