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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Review: Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital Download

Review: Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital Download

and | March 18, 2014 | Reply

On March 18th, Saving Mr. Banks arrived on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download in stores and online. While seemingly overshadowed by the overwhelming success of Disney’s animated blockbuster hit Frozen, Saving Mr. Banks is quite frankly one of Disney’s best films – telling the legendary story of Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) attempting to get the [...]

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Top 10 Reasons Why March 18th Is The Best Day Ever For Disney Fans

Top 10 Reasons Why March 18th Is The Best Day Ever For Disney Fans

and | March 18, 2014 | 12 Replies

When two of the best Disney movies in recent history are released, it’s bound to be a great day for Disney fans all over the world! 1. The long-awaited Disney movies Frozen and Saving Mr. Banks both come out on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download today! 2. Which means you can now record your own [...]

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Sneak Peek at Magic Kingdom’s New ‘Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Coming Next Month

Sneak Peek at Magic Kingdom’s New ‘Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Coming Next Month

| February 10, 2014 | 4 Replies

Update:Disney has announced that the Festival of Fantasy Parade will debut at Magic Kingdom on Sunday, March 9th, 2014. Festival of Fantasy will be the afternoon parade and run through the park daily at 3pm. Next month will mark the debut of a brand new afternoon parade coming to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park, [...]

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‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ Brings Stars, Sorting Hat, and Wizard Duels to Universal Orlando

‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ Brings Stars, Sorting Hat, and Wizard Duels to Universal Orlando

| January 24, 2014 | 2 Replies

Right on the heels of Thursday’s webcast, which brought us some new details about the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley expansion, Universal Orlando hosted A Celebration of Harry Potter. The three day event was completely devoted to the magical world of Harry Potter and featured a series of special events, involving both [...]

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“Spice Road Table” – New Restaurant Opens At Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion

“Spice Road Table” – New Restaurant Opens At Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion

and | January 11, 2014 | 10 Replies

This weekend marked the soft opening for Epcot‘s newest dining spot – Spice Road Table, located in World Showcase’s Morocco Pavilion. The restaurant is part of a brand new building along the shores of World Showcase Lagoon that houses Spice Road Table, the updated Gifts of Morocco and Art of Henna shops, and a new [...]

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Review: “Saving Mr. Banks”

Review: “Saving Mr. Banks”

and | December 19, 2013 | 4 Replies

This weekend, Disney fans across the country will be able to see one of the most-anticipated films of the year: Saving Mr. Banks. The film tells the story of Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers, played by Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, during the development of the film adaptation of Mary Poppins. While doing so, [...]

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Review: “Mary Poppins” Returns With 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

Review: “Mary Poppins” Returns With 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

and | December 15, 2013 | Reply

Disney Blu-ray enthusiasts have been waiting a very long time for Mary Poppins to be released and the time has finally come. Mary Poppins has been fully-restored just in time for the 50th Anniversary of the film as well as the release of Disney’s newest live-action film, Saving Mr. Banks. The Film Mary Poppins is based on the classic [...]

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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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Disney’s Newest Animated Feature “Frozen” Flurries Into Theme Parks On Both Coasts

Disney’s Newest Animated Feature “Frozen” Flurries Into Theme Parks On Both Coasts

| November 20, 2013 | Reply

Walt Disney Animation’s 53rd animated feature Frozen, which arrives in theaters later this month on November 27th just in time for the holiday season, has been integrated heavily into both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Park. Frozen tells the story of two sisters, Anna and Elsa, who are princesses of a Scandinavian-inspired land called [...]

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The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

| November 1, 2013 | 5 Replies

A brand new patio lounge opened up on October 30th, 2013 as part of The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, offering a great place in the park to enjoy a little more upscale drinks and food selections. We went on the first day to try out some of the new items on the [...]

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