Walt Disney World

Sneak Preview of What’s Coming to the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Sneak Preview of What’s Coming to the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

| July 20, 2014 | 5 Replies

This weekend we had the opportunity to try out some of the new dishes coming to this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! On Saturday night, Tables in Wonderland hosted “Taste your Way Around the World” at Epcot’s World Show Place and it was the perfect chance to get a sneak peek of what’s [...]

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Disney’s Magical Express Age Limit Changes: A Parent’s & Teacher’s Perspective

Disney’s Magical Express Age Limit Changes: A Parent’s & Teacher’s Perspective

and | July 20, 2014 | 17 Replies

If you are a frequent traveler to the Walt Disney World Resort, you probably are very familiar with Disney’s Magical Express.  The complimentary shuttle service takes you from Orlando International Airport to your Walt Disney World resort hotel.  It’s a very convenient service that makes your visit more care-free and relaxing. Recently, Walt Disney World announced that the [...]

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July 2014 Magic Kingdom Construction Update

July 2014 Magic Kingdom Construction Update

| July 17, 2014 | 20 Replies

Just when you thought all the construction was done at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, there is a new project going on. Walt Disney World recently announced that they are enlarging the Hub area in front of Cinderella Castle.  Keep reading for photos of the construction related to this project.  

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Disneyland

Disneyland celebrates 59 and looks forward to 60

Disneyland celebrates 59 and looks forward to 60

| July 18, 2014 | 2 Replies

Disneyland Park celebrated its 59th Birthday yesterday with a little bit of fanfare, a whole lot of confetti, and a small…make that VERY small..teaser of what’s to come for the 60th.

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Disney Responds to Disability Access Service Lawsuit

Disney Responds to Disability Access Service Lawsuit

| July 13, 2014 | 33 Replies

Disney’s response to the lawsuit alleging Disney’s Disability Access Service (DAS) discriminates against individuals who have some degree of cognitive impairments essentially asserts that the lawsuit has no merit and should be dismissed.  But to be honest, the response is mostly boring, though that isn’t a bad thing, legally.  

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UPDATE: I Just Spent $20 on FastPasses! Would You?

UPDATE: I Just Spent $20 on FastPasses! Would You?

| July 7, 2014 | 45 Replies

For quite some time now, Disney Parks fans have been discussing the possibility of purchasing FastPasses to attractions and entertainment experiences. Rumors have circulated for years that this would be the next direction Disney would go in whether it be done directly by buying an allotment of passes or indirectly based on the hotel tier [...]

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Restaurants and Dining Experiences

Sneak Preview of What’s Coming to the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Sneak Preview of What’s Coming to the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

| July 20, 2014 | 5 Replies

This weekend we had the opportunity to try out some of the new dishes coming to this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! On Saturday night, Tables in Wonderland hosted “Taste your Way Around the World” at Epcot’s World Show Place and it was the perfect chance to get a sneak peek of what’s [...]

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A Theme Park Pet Peeve

A Theme Park Pet Peeve

| May 15, 2014 | 35 Replies

It was a summer afternoon in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The heat index had me wondering why on earth we visited this park on that specific day.  It was a very hot 105 degrees.  It would have been 100 degrees, but because it was the Animal Kingdom, add an extra 5 degrees on to the heat [...]

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios 25th Anniversary

Disney’s Hollywood Studios 25th Anniversary

| May 1, 2014 | 1 Reply

May 1st 2014, marked the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Walt Disney World’s third theme park opened on May 1st 1989 as Disney•MGM Studios, and in 2008 was renamed to its current Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Take a look below at some of the special events Disney hosted to celebrate the anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood [...]

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Universal Orlando

Like This at Walt Disney World? Try That at Universal Orlando.

Like This at Walt Disney World? Try That at Universal Orlando.

| July 10, 2014 | 24 Replies

A big criticism Disney fans have towards Universal is that the park down the street has nothing interesting enough to make them want to make the trip across town. Yes, Universal Orlando is known for thrill rides and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but there is a lot more happening at the resort than [...]

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Ride Technology and Storytelling Advance at Universal Creative

Ride Technology and Storytelling Advance at Universal Creative

| July 3, 2014 | Reply

There once was a day when Universal Studios Florida was just an ordinary movie theme park.  I still recall walking into what is now the back of Universal Studios Florida to enter the theme park.  Now we have Universal Orlando, which includes 2 theme parks and a shopping, dining, and entertainment district.  Let’s not forget [...]

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley preview at Universal Orlando brings film stars, reveals opening date, offers first look and more!

Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley preview at Universal Orlando brings film stars, reveals opening date, offers first look and more!

| June 18, 2014 | 4 Replies

This week, Universal Orlando Resort hosted a huge media preview and campaign to promote its brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. In addition to the preview for the travel media, Universal Orlando played host to NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as well as special segments filmed for The Today [...]

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Entertainment / Media

Five Reasons Why We’re Not Seeing “Planes: Fire & Rescue” in Theaters

Five Reasons Why We’re Not Seeing “Planes: Fire & Rescue” in Theaters

and | July 19, 2014 | 27 Replies

Let’s start off by stating the obvious – we are not the target demographic for Planes: Fire & Rescue. We are not between the ages of 4 – 10 and we don’t have any children. However, after watching 2013′s Planes, there is no way that we could sit through this sequel that was given the green [...]

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley preview at Universal Orlando brings film stars, reveals opening date, offers first look and more!

Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley preview at Universal Orlando brings film stars, reveals opening date, offers first look and more!

| June 18, 2014 | 4 Replies

This week, Universal Orlando Resort hosted a huge media preview and campaign to promote its brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. In addition to the preview for the travel media, Universal Orlando played host to NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as well as special segments filmed for The Today [...]

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Review (SPOILERS): “Maleficent” or How Disney Unintentionally Made a Hilariously Bad B-Movie

Review (SPOILERS): “Maleficent” or How Disney Unintentionally Made a Hilariously Bad B-Movie

Maleficent has been highly anticipated by Disney fans since it was first announced and after the first clips of Angelina Jolie in the title role were released the hype started to grow increasingly. Throw in a re-imagined version of “Once Upon A Dream” sung by pop artist Lana del Rey in a haunting style along [...]

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Recent DIS Blog Posts

Some Dos and Don’ts of Frozen Summer Fun

Some Dos and Don’ts of Frozen Summer Fun

| July 8, 2014 | 5 Replies

Unless you’ve been living in Siberia, you know that Disney’s film, Frozen, has taken the world by snowstorm. For this reason, it’s not shocking that Disney has created an event around the popularity of the story. Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s event, Frozen Summer Fun, began running on July 6 and will continue to run daily (with [...]

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Making the Most Out of a Summer Trip to Walt Disney World

Making the Most Out of a Summer Trip to Walt Disney World

| June 30, 2014 | 6 Replies

For many, visiting Walt Disney World during the summer is their only option. Whether you have work obligations or prefer not to take your children out of school, you may find yourself planning a trip during some of the hottest and busiest months of the year. As someone who falls into that category quite often, [...]

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Anabella Hotel

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Anabella Hotel

| June 27, 2014 | 8 Replies

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 Anabella Hotel located at 1030 West Katella Avenue. I talk in detail about my stay there [...]

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