Category: News

Book Review: Walt Disney: Drawn from Imagination

Book Review: Walt Disney: Drawn from Imagination

| October 11, 2014 | 1 Reply

Parents are always looking for ways to create wonderful memories for themselves and their children. Taking them to Walt Disney World or Disneyland is one of the best and most popular ways of doing just that. Unfortunately, many kids do not know who Walt Disney was and what is even more alarming, many kids do [...]

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Disneyland Weekly Update – 09/29/14

Disneyland Weekly Update – 09/29/14

| September 29, 2014 | Reply

This weekly blog features Disneyland news and updates from The DIS, the DIS Unplugged and sometimes even the DISboards, plus helpful links to find what you’re looking for around the DIS family of sites. Enjoy! This week…the subs are back and the compass rose is gone, plus coverage of Mickey’s Halloween Party.

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What to Expect at Disney’s D23 Destination D Event this November

What to Expect at Disney’s D23 Destination D Event this November

| September 17, 2014 | 2 Replies

Once again, D23 – The Official Disney Fan Club, will present D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind on November 22 – 23 at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort Hotel. Unlike the D23 Expo, which is open to the general public, as well as D23 members, Destination D is only open to D23 members. Destination D was created to [...]

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Apple Pay is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort – What does it mean for the average Disney guest?

Apple Pay is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort – What does it mean for the average Disney guest?

| September 16, 2014 | 6 Replies

At its iPhone event last week, Apple announced Apple Pay, a mobile wallet system that will allow users to pay for purchases with the simple tap of either their new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, or eventually their Apple Watch, which was also announced. Apple Pay will work with NFC technology, or Near Field Communication, [...]

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Disney Opposes “Inflammatory” Amended Complaint in DAS Lawsuit

Disney Opposes “Inflammatory” Amended Complaint in DAS Lawsuit

| September 16, 2014 | 56 Replies

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (the subsidiary that operates the Theme Parks) just filed its short (nine pages) brief opposing the DAS plaintiffs‘ attempt to add an additional 69 plaintiffs and expand the original complaint to one that, combined, exceeds 500 pages and 2,000 separate paragraphs.  While we generally like to think of Disney as [...]

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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 | 53 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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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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Disney Responds to Disability Access Service Lawsuit

Disney Responds to Disability Access Service Lawsuit

| July 13, 2014 | 41 Replies

Disney’s response to the lawsuit alleging Disney’s Disability Access Service (DAS) discriminates against individuals who have some degree of cognitive impairments essentially asserts that the lawsuit has no merit and should be dismissed.  But to be honest, the response is mostly boring, though that isn’t a bad thing, legally.  

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