Category: Disneyland

Saving Mr. Disney and his Birthplace Home – An Exclusive interview with Dina Benadon & Brent Young

Saving Mr. Disney and his Birthplace Home – An Exclusive interview with Dina Benadon & Brent Young

| January 2, 2014 | Reply

Last week we posted a story about the new owners of Walt Disney’s Chicago birthplace home and their efforts to raise $500,000 on Kickstarter for the restoration. In addition to the amazing giveaways offered with each level of donation, they are offering our readers and listeners a special giveaway.  Here are the details.  We caught [...]

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Win A Night’s Stay at Walt & Roy Disney’s Childhood Home

Win A Night’s Stay at Walt & Roy Disney’s Childhood Home

| December 28, 2013 | 7 Replies

Wikipedia says, “Historic preservation is an endeavor that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance.” These are buildings that have either played a meaningful role or were the home or workplace of someone who contributed to telling the American story.  One of those people, who is considered [...]

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Exclusive Interview with “Saving Mr. Banks” actress Victoria Summer

Exclusive Interview with “Saving Mr. Banks” actress Victoria Summer

| December 21, 2013 | Reply

Born in Berkshire, England, Victoria Summer began her acting career starring in horror films.  In 2006, she appeared in a low-budget film, The Zombie Diaries, which was eventually picked up by the Weinstein Company and in 2009 she landed the lead role in the updated retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula entitled Dracula Reborn.  In a [...]

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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: “it’s a small world: the animated series”

Review: “it’s a small world: the animated series”

| December 13, 2013 | Reply

A lot of important announcements were made at the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, but one that slipped into obscurity was the future “it’s a small world: the animated series.” Around November 2013, news started coming out about the upcoming web series and December saw the arrival of the attraction spin-off. After waiting months, [...]

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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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Brewing Now: Joffrey’s Disney Parks Collection of Coffees

Brewing Now: Joffrey’s Disney Parks Collection of Coffees

| December 2, 2013 | 4 Replies

Times are a’changing at Disney Parks. With the testing of FastPass+ and MagicBands, new ride overlays for Christmas, and expansion projects abound, guests are finding new ways to enjoy the theme parks. Coffee is one of those new additions. Now don’t get me wrong, coffee has regularly been served in the restaurants and food kiosks [...]

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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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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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EXCLUSIVE: Nikon becomes the Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland

EXCLUSIVE: Nikon becomes the Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland

| November 19, 2013 | 11 Replies

Last December we reported that Kodak, after filing for bankruptcy, was ending their sponsorship agreement with the U.S. Disney theme parks as of December 31, 2012.  Well, today, Nikon Inc. and Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts announced a multi-year strategic alliance naming Nikon the official camera of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena [...]

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