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Author Archive: Craig Williams

Associate Producer of the DIS Unplugged. Co-host of the DIS Unplugged: Universal Edition. Grumpy and bitter on a regular basis.

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Disney’s Best Christmas Movies, TV Specials and Shorts – Part 3

Disney’s Best Christmas Movies, TV Specials and Shorts – Part 3

| December 25, 2014 | 1 Reply

Christmas truly is a special time of year no matter how you celebrate it. Every person and family has different traditions, but one of the most popular is sitting down to watch holiday movies and TV specials. There is something about having classic Christmas programs playing in the background while decorating the house or wrapping [...]

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Disney’s Best Christmas Movies, TV Specials and Shorts – Part 2

Disney’s Best Christmas Movies, TV Specials and Shorts – Part 2

| December 23, 2014 | Reply

Christmas truly is a special time of year no matter how you celebrate it. Every person and family has different traditions, but one of the most popular is sitting down to watch holiday movies and TV specials. There is something about having classic Christmas programs playing in the background while decorating the house or wrapping [...]

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Recap: “Treasures from the Disney Vault” on TCM – 12/21/14

Recap: “Treasures from the Disney Vault” on TCM – 12/21/14

| December 21, 2014 | 2 Replies

Back in November, TCM and Disney announced that they would be partnering up in a mutual relationship. TCM would be working on a new pre-show movie and finale movie for The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, while Disney would open up its ‘vault’ and allow TCM to air some of Disney’s most classic [...]

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Disney’s Best Christmas Movies, TV Specials and Shorts – Part 1

Disney’s Best Christmas Movies, TV Specials and Shorts – Part 1

| December 15, 2014 | 1 Reply

Christmas truly is a special time of year no matter how you celebrate it. Every person and family has different traditions, but one of the most popular is sitting down to watch holiday movies and TV specials. There is something about having classic Christmas programs playing in the background while decorating the house or wrapping [...]

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Mickey’s Halloween Party vs. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Halloween Party vs. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

| October 30, 2014 | 9 Replies

The allure Disneyland holds for me is far greater than that of any other theme park I’ve ever been to. It could easily come down to the fact that Walt actually had a presence in the park. Regardless, Disneyland has some sort of magic that I feel is completely lacking in Walt Disney World except [...]

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A Video Tribute to Maelstrom

A Video Tribute to Maelstrom

| October 16, 2014 | 5 Replies

One of the biggest news stories of the year at Walt Disney World has definitely been the closure of Maelstrom, the staple attraction of the Norway Pavilion in the World Showcase of Epcot. Fans are split on whether it’s a good or bad decision to close such a beloved, but outdated attraction in favor for [...]

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Before and After – Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland

Before and After – Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland

| October 1, 2014 | 3 Replies

In 2014, it was announced that the Alice in Wonderland attraction at Disneyland would be going down for a lengthy refurbishment to make updates and changes to the ride. Specifically, there was mention about changes being made to the exterior of the attraction, which looked rough to say the least after CalOSHA noted the upper [...]

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard: ‘The Fountain of Fair Fortune’ Show

The Tales of Beedle the Bard: ‘The Fountain of Fair Fortune’ Show

| September 28, 2014 | Reply

After months of going through re-writes, The Fountain of Fair Fortune puppet show finally debuted in early September at Diagon Alley. The Tale of the Three Brothers puppet show proved to be extremely popular from opening day and Universal wanted to absolutely nail the other Beedle the Bard tale featured in the new Wizarding World. [...]

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The Good and Bad of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on Blu-ray

The Good and Bad of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on Blu-ray

| September 15, 2014 | 2 Replies

Captain America: The First Avenger told the story of how Steve Rogers became the legendary Marvel superhero and The Avengers helped develop the character even further. Chris Evans does a spectacular job in the title role of his first two outings as “Cap” and absolutely shines in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but does that make this Blu-ray [...]

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Universal Orlando expanding again with the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Universal Orlando expanding again with the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

| September 10, 2014 | 3 Replies

A few months ago, we reported that Universal Orlando was looking to add potentially three new Loews hotels in an effort to increase the capacity at the resort. The obvious space for a new hotel was the plot of land between Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Loews Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Rumors circulated around a [...]

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