Category: Events

‘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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Holidays at Universal Orlando 2013

Holidays at Universal Orlando 2013

| November 29, 2013 | Reply

Thanksgiving is over and that means the holidays are about to hit Universal Orlando. Starting December 7th, 2013 through January 4th, 2014, the festivities begin at Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Universal Orlando Resort Hotels. Whether you are aiming to please your naughty side with the Grinch or celebrate the nice with a [...]

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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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Artist Spotlight: Dave Avanzino at the Festival of Masters

Artist Spotlight: Dave Avanzino at the Festival of Masters

| November 4, 2013 | 2 Replies

For the past 37 years, Downtown Disney in Florida has been transformed into an artist lover’s paradise during the annual Festival of the Masters, and this year will be no exception. The prestigious open-air fine arts festival celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of painting, photography, glass, and more by hosting over 300 artists from around [...]

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Exhibit Review: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

Exhibit Review: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

| October 17, 2013 | 4 Replies

UPDATE: This exhibit has been extended through January 4, 2015. Post by David Zanolla I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, so our family visited the Museum of Science and Industry quite often.  Over the years, we enjoyed many special touring exhibits revolving around subjects such as The Muppets and artifacts of the Titanic.  Needless [...]

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Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt 2013

Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt 2013

| October 7, 2013 | 1 Reply

Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt debuted on October 26, 1973, as a three-night event in the Ghost Town section. Now celebrating its 41st year, the month-long Haunt is the largest Halloween event of any theme park and has expanded throughout the entire park. Mary Jo Mellado Willey and I attended the Knott’s Haunt 2013 on [...]

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Disney Parks To ‘Unleash The Villains’ On Friday The 13th For Limited Time Magic

Disney Parks To ‘Unleash The Villains’ On Friday The 13th For Limited Time Magic

| September 13, 2013 | Reply

As part of this year’s Limited Time Magic campaign, Disney Parks will ‘Unleash The Villains‘ for Friday the 13th in parks on both coasts. Beginning tonight at 8pm EDT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be taken over by popular villains from Walt Disney Animated features, including Hades, Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, [...]

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