Category: Events

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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Review: Epcot Gardens of the World Tour

Review: Epcot Gardens of the World Tour

| April 2, 2014 | 2 Replies

Post by Jeff Alves My wife Val & I just moved to Florida and we had our favorite sister-in-law (Tracy) visiting to help with our interior decorating choices. Tracy enjoys gardening so we thought it would be nice to repay her by booking a special tour for the three of us.  The Epcot International Flower [...]

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Disneyland’s Mechanical Kingdom Exhibit Opens

Disneyland’s Mechanical Kingdom Exhibit Opens

| March 11, 2014 | 1 Reply

The Disneyland Gallery recently opened its latest exhibit, “Mechanical Kingdoms,” to the delight of many steampunk fans, including yours truly.  Steampunk is a style that incorporates steam-powered machinery with a futuristic Victorian setting.  Think of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and you will have an idea of steampunk. Some of the Disneyland podcast team visited [...]

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A Shopping Oasis: Merchandise at Disney’s Flower & Garden Festival

A Shopping Oasis: Merchandise at Disney’s Flower & Garden Festival

| March 6, 2014 | 3 Replies

Yesterday marked the first day of Walt Disney World’s International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot. From March 5-May 18, guests visiting the park will be surrounded by an abundance of fresh blooms, impressive topiaries, and delicate butterflies. In addition, as done for the first time last year, numerous kiosks featuring spring-inspired flavors of treats [...]

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The Actors Fund Honors Disney Theatrical Productions this April

The Actors Fund Honors Disney Theatrical Productions this April

| February 20, 2014 | Reply

Interior of The New Amsterdam Theatre Photo: Disney Theatrical Productions On April 28, 2014, The Actors Fund will honor Disney Theatrical Productions as they celebrate 20 years on Broadway. The producing organization, formed in 1994 and operating under the direction of president and producer Thomas Schumacher, will receive the Medal of Honor, the highest award given [...]

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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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Performers Announced for 2014 Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

Performers Announced for 2014 Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

| January 15, 2014 | Reply

February is approaching quickly and at Universal Orlando that means Mardi Gras festivities are about to begin! On select nights starting February 8 through May 31, the party starts and guests are treated to authentic Cajun food in the French Quarter Courtyard, all the beads you can catch during the Mardi Gras Parade and a [...]

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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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