Author Archive: Shaun Thompson

I'm the Assistant Webmaster and Designer for The DIS and the Associate Producer for The DIS Unplugged podcast. I've lived in Florida for almost three years after graduating from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania in 2010. I am a former Walt Disney World Cast Member and spent almost four years on Main Street U.S.A.

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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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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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Photos: Diagon Alley Walls Come Down at Universal Orlando Revealing London Waterfront, Leaky Cauldron, Knight Bus and more!

Photos: Diagon Alley Walls Come Down at Universal Orlando Revealing London Waterfront, Leaky Cauldron, Knight Bus and more!

| June 9, 2014 | 3 Replies

The construction walls that have been keeping the London waterfront section of the upcoming The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley under wraps came down last night, revealing some of the exciting things to come when the expansion opens later this summer. Take a look below for a look at the entrance to [...]

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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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Brand New Photos Released From Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley

Brand New Photos Released From Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Reply

This morning, USA Today gave an exclusive first look at some of the upcoming details inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley. Earlier this week we got a sneak peek at some of the animatronics, ride vehicles, and some of the special effects coming to Diagon Alley’s star attraction, Harry Potter and [...]

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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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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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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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