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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“Villains Unleashed” needs leashing up – Disney’s overcrowded hard ticket event leaves guests in long lines most of the night

“Villains Unleashed” needs leashing up – Disney’s overcrowded hard ticket event leaves guests in long lines most of the night

| August 24, 2014 | 47 Replies

After last year’s Limited Time Magic “Unleash The Villains” mess of an event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney decided to hold it again this year, rename it, and charge guests $70 a person to attend. One would hope that with these changes – especially the new price tag, the new Villains Unleashed hard ticket party [...]

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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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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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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 | 6 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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