As the sun started to rise over Anaheim on Friday, August 9, the first thing that was visible was not crowds of guests rushing to get into Disneyland – not when the D23 Expo was kicking off right next door. The third D23 Expo opened its doors to D23 members at 9:00am followed by general [...]
This year, in what could be thought of as “The Year of the Disney Imagineer,” The Walt Disney Company is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Disney Imagineering and all the magic it has created and will continue to create in the future.
DIS Unplugged Podcast: Full Review of MyMagic+, FastPass+, & MagicBands The DIS Unplugged team discusses their recent testing of Disney’s new MyMagic+ system, including FastPass+ and MagicBands. www.disunplugged.com A few of us from The DIS team had the opportunity to test out Walt Disney World’s new MyMagic+ system, including MagicBands and FastPass+ this week during [...]
Continuing our series on Walt Disney World’s monorail resort hotels, we will be taking a look at the past, present and future of the Disney’s Polynesian Resort Hotel. The Polynesian Resort Hotel Photo: The Walt Disney Company
It’s been a bad week for folks wanting to ride Segways in Disneyland. On July 17, 2013, a federal judge held that the plaintiff, Tina Baughman, was not entitled to the $124,000 in attorney fee bill she wanted Disney to pay. The next day, the California Court of Appeals ruled that Disneyland’s safety based ban [...]
In addition to this year’s previously announced D23 Expo concert featuring Alan Menken and Richard Sherman, D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, has also announced a second special theatrical performance, “Broadway and Beyond,” a musical look at Disney’s history on the stage and beyond. The concert, which is a one night only performance, will take [...]
There has been a lot of discussion lately regarding Disney’s upcoming MyMagic+ program which aims to combine every aspect of your Walt Disney World vacation into one seamless and digital experience. With MyMagic+, park tickets, resort room keys, dining reservations, PhotoPass photographs, payment options, and even FastPasses will all be contained in your My Disney Experience account. [...]
In the 1960’s, Walt Disney went about secretively purchasing land in Florida and acquired a little over 27,000 acres. At its maximum, the resort expanded to 30,000+ acres and today, the Walt Disney World Resort encompasses 25,000 acres which includes four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping district, 24 resort hotels that can accommodate [...]
This week Walt Disney World Resort is hosting its ‘Monstrous Summer’ press event, which will offer media a preview of what’s going to be coming to Disney World – and beyond. The event is themed after Monsters University, the newest Disney•Pixar movie to hit theaters this summer on June 21st, 2013. Among the activities slated [...]
This morning (April 15, 2013), the United States Supreme Court ended attempts to force Walt Disney World to permit Segways in the theme parks. Without comment, the Court issued a one line order (page 3, third entry) declining to review the Court of Appeals decision upholding Disney’s safety-based ban on Segways.