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Big Changes Coming to Universal Orlando CityWalk

Big Changes Coming to Universal Orlando CityWalk

| December 12, 2013 | 2 Replies

Earlier today, Universal Orlando hosted a media event to discuss some of the new changes coming to the Universal Orlando resort, specifically the upcoming changes to CityWalk, the popular nightlife destination on property that all guests pass through on their way to the parks. In the past, CityWalk has been primarily focused on entertainment for [...]

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Preview: “Saving Mr. Banks”

Preview: “Saving Mr. Banks”

| December 11, 2013 | 3 Replies

Back in 2011, Saving Mr. Banks was listed on “The Black List,” a survey in which producers vote on the best screenplays that aren’t in production. Disney was aware of the script written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith, but they had not made any statements declaring whether or not they wanted anything to do with [...]

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Holidays at Universal Orlando 2013

Holidays at Universal Orlando 2013

| November 29, 2013 | Reply

Thanksgiving is over and that means the holidays are about to hit Universal Orlando. Starting December 7th, 2013 through January 4th, 2014, the festivities begin at Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Universal Orlando Resort Hotels. Whether you are aiming to please your naughty side with the Grinch or celebrate the nice with a [...]

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Review: “Frozen”

Review: “Frozen”

and | November 25, 2013 | 14 Replies

Back in 2009, Disney released The Princess and the Frog, its first “princess” movie in over ten years with the last being Mulan in 1998. The film was a big deal for two reasons – the first African-American Disney Princess and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ return to hand drawn animation. The success of The Princess and the Frog [...]

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Trader Sam’s Mixes Up Holiday Drinks

Trader Sam’s Mixes Up Holiday Drinks

| November 24, 2013 | 2 Replies

Back in 2011, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar opened up at the Disneyland Hotel and was an instant success. Trader Sam’s borrows its name from the Jungle Cruise character Trader Sam who is the “head” salesman of the jungle. Along with the name, Trader Sam’s also borrows themes from the Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tiki Room [...]

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Preview: “Frozen” – Disney’s 53rd Animated Feature

Preview: “Frozen” – Disney’s 53rd Animated Feature

| November 13, 2013 | 1 Reply

Walt Disney Animation has been on a hot streak since 2010. With hits like Tangled, Winnie the Pooh and Wreck-It Ralph, the studio has figured out the same formula that Pixar used to produce movies that are not only successful at the box office, but also of the highest quality. Frozen, the 53rd animated feature from Walt Disney Animation [...]

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‘Jingle Cruise’ Adds Holiday Spirit to Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

‘Jingle Cruise’ Adds Holiday Spirit to Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

| November 9, 2013 | Reply

On October 23, 2013, Disney announced that The World-Famous Jungle Cruise would be getting a holiday makeover at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Disney Parks Blog announced that the seasonal changes would include a new plot described as, “The Skippers have grown homesick for the holidays, so they’ve added holiday cheer to the Jungle Cruise [...]

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Review: Pixar’s “Monsters University” Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital Download

Review: Pixar’s “Monsters University” Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital Download

and | October 30, 2013 | Reply

In its prequel to the 2001 hit Monster’s, Inc, Pixar brings us back into the world of the lovable monsters Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan, aka “Sulley,” with Monster’s University. A continuation of the Monsters, Inc. franchise had been in the works since as far back as 2005, when Disney decided to make a [...]

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Disney’s Best Halloween Movies, TV Specials, and Shorts

Disney’s Best Halloween Movies, TV Specials, and Shorts

| October 19, 2013 | 9 Replies

Halloween is a special holiday to many.  It kicks off the holiday season by introducing pumpkin-flavored everything, but for many adults it also takes us back to our time growing up. There are many different traditions surrounding Halloween like trick-or-treating, picking out a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, and visiting haunted houses. Halloween is also [...]

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Review: “Toy Story of TERROR!”

Review: “Toy Story of TERROR!”

and | October 16, 2013 | 10 Replies

Toy Story Of TERROR! Tonight Disney•Pixar debuted their very first television special, Toy Story of TERROR!, bringing back the beloved characters from the Toy Story films into a Halloween-themed tale. Woody, Buzz, and Jessie, along with the rest of the Toy Story gang and some new friends they find along the way, take us on [...]

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