Walt Disney World

New Golden Oak Outpost Menu is Waffle Fry Heaven

New Golden Oak Outpost Menu is Waffle Fry Heaven

and | August 15, 2014 | 2 Replies

Golden Oak Outpost has a relatively short history compared to other quick-service dining locations at the Magic Kingdom. Back in the ancient year of 2009, Golden Oak Outpost opened, replacing a frontier wagon-themed stand that sold McDonald’s french fries from 1997 to 2007 as part of an alliance between the two companies. Since opening, the [...]

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Polynesian Resort’s Capt. Cook’s quick service restaurant reopens after refurbishment

Polynesian Resort’s Capt. Cook’s quick service restaurant reopens after refurbishment

| August 14, 2014 | 5 Replies

Amid the expansive construction taking place at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, the first byproduct of the work has been revealed. Capt. Cook’s quick service restaurant, which has been operating out of a temporary location for the past several months, has now reopened in its original location. With a modified menu featuring a few new additions, brand [...]

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Haunted Mansion Merchandise Continues to Materialize

Haunted Mansion Merchandise Continues to Materialize

| August 10, 2014 | 3 Replies

“When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake, spooks come out for a swinging wake! Happy haunts materialize and begin to vocalize. Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!” Happy anniversary to Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion! It’s hard to believe that it has been 45 years since this classic attraction began spooking guests of all [...]

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Disneyland

New Tour Review: The Disney California Story

New Tour Review: The Disney California Story

| August 21, 2014 | Reply

A new guided tour called Disney California Story was first offered on July 17 at Disney California Adventure (DCA) park. My fiancé and I went on the tour on a Wednesday morning in late July. As the tour is still new and maybe because it was a weekday, we were the only two on the [...]

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Disneyland Weekly Update – 08/18/14

Disneyland Weekly Update – 08/18/14

| August 17, 2014 | Reply

This NEW weekly blog will feature Disneyland news and updates from The DIS, the DIS Unplugged and maybe even the DISboards, plus helpful links to find what you’re looking for around the DIS family of sites. Enjoy! This week…..SeaWorld announces new habitats for their killer whales and tickets for the D23 Expo are released.

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Camelot Inn

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Camelot Inn

| August 15, 2014 | 2 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 Camelot Inn and Suites located at 1520 South Harbor Boulevard. I talk in detail about my [...]

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Restaurants and Dining Experiences

New Golden Oak Outpost Menu is Waffle Fry Heaven

New Golden Oak Outpost Menu is Waffle Fry Heaven

and | August 15, 2014 | 2 Replies

Golden Oak Outpost has a relatively short history compared to other quick-service dining locations at the Magic Kingdom. Back in the ancient year of 2009, Golden Oak Outpost opened, replacing a frontier wagon-themed stand that sold McDonald’s french fries from 1997 to 2007 as part of an alliance between the two companies. Since opening, the [...]

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Polynesian Resort’s Capt. Cook’s quick service restaurant reopens after refurbishment

Polynesian Resort’s Capt. Cook’s quick service restaurant reopens after refurbishment

| August 14, 2014 | 5 Replies

Amid the expansive construction taking place at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, the first byproduct of the work has been revealed. Capt. Cook’s quick service restaurant, which has been operating out of a temporary location for the past several months, has now reopened in its original location. With a modified menu featuring a few new additions, brand [...]

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Disneyland Weekly Update – 08/11/14

Disneyland Weekly Update – 08/11/14

| August 11, 2014 | Reply

This NEW weekly blog will feature Disneyland news and updates from The DIS, the DIS Unplugged and maybe even the DISboards, plus helpful links to find what you’re looking for around the DIS family of sites.  Enjoy! This week…..the Haunted Mansion reached a milestone and ticket info was released for Knott’s Scary Farm AND the D23 [...]

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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

The Good and Bad of the “Muppets Most Wanted” Blu-ray

The Good and Bad of the “Muppets Most Wanted” Blu-ray

| August 17, 2014 | Reply

Well, Muppets Most Wanted is finally out on Blu-ray after a not-so stellar run in theaters. 2011′s The Muppets was made for $45 million dollars and domestically grossed over $88 million, whereas Muppets Most Wanted only managed to pull in $51 million on a $50 million dollar budget. The sequel just didn’t have the heart [...]

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Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy” combines humor, action, and a stellar cast to become the perfect summer blockbuster

Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy” combines humor, action, and a stellar cast to become the perfect summer blockbuster

and | August 1, 2014 | 8 Replies

Guardians of the Galaxy is the first film produced by Marvel Studios to abandon the Avengers characters, which have become so incredibly popular, and expand upon the Marvel Universe. It would’ve been easy for Marvel and Disney to continue making hit movies based on Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the rest, but instead they decided [...]

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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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Recent DIS Blog Posts

New Disney Parks Inspired Coffees from Joffrey’s

New Disney Parks Inspired Coffees from Joffrey’s

| August 4, 2014 | 7 Replies

Back in December, I brought to you the news of Disney’s partnership with Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company. The company replaced Nescafe in resort rooms and introduced a line of brews inspired by favorite restaurants in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Announced this morning, Joffrey’s is expanding this collection with nine new blends created [...]

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I Can Go The Distance: Deciding is one thing, registering is another

I Can Go The Distance: Deciding is one thing, registering is another

| July 23, 2014 | 3 Replies

I recently wrote explaining my decision to run a Walt Disney World (WDW) Marathon, one of the many events available as part of the runDisney program and one of the many events occurring during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  Many people think that there’s only the training aspect to consider when planning for a [...]

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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 | 22 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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