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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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Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom: Turnstile-Free!

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom: Turnstile-Free!

| November 27, 2013 | 3 Replies

Today marked a special day in Walt Disney World history: the final touch point entry system was unveiled and ready for guest use at Magic Kingdom. The significance of this moment was not lost by Disney cast members who celebrated yet another new step in advancing park technology. Guests no longer walk through the traditional [...]

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Review: “Frozen”

Review: “Frozen”

and | November 25, 2013 | 14 Replies

Back in 2009, Disney released The Princess and the Frog, its first “princess” movie in over ten years with the last being Mulan in 1998. The film was a big deal for two reasons – the first African-American Disney Princess and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ return to hand drawn animation. The success of The Princess and the Frog [...]

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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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Dave Bossert Remembers Roy E. Disney

Dave Bossert Remembers Roy E. Disney

| November 11, 2013 | 1 Reply

On January 10, 2010, at Roy Edward Disney’s memorial service at the El Capitan Theatre, Roy’s widow, Leslie DeMeuse Disney said, “You couldn’t help but love Roy. He was all of us. He was so much like us. He never put anybody below him. He was always your equal no matter what you did with [...]

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Theme Parks Drive Solid Disney Earnings

Theme Parks Drive Solid Disney Earnings

| November 8, 2013 | 1 Reply

The Walt Disney Company released its annual earnings report for fiscal year 2013 today.  Analysts expected growth and they were not disappointed.  Overall, Disney’s revenue grew (compared to last year) by seven (7) percent and its operating income (essentially profit) grew by eight (8) percent.  The Parks and Resorts Segment (which includes the Disney Cruise [...]

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The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

| November 1, 2013 | 5 Replies

A brand new patio lounge opened up on October 30th, 2013 as part of The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, offering a great place in the park to enjoy a little more upscale drinks and food selections. We went on the first day to try out some of the new items on the [...]

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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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Review: “Toy Story of TERROR!”

Review: “Toy Story of TERROR!”

and | October 16, 2013 | 10 Replies

Toy Story Of TERROR! Tonight Disney•Pixar debuted their very first television special, Toy Story of TERROR!, bringing back the beloved characters from the Toy Story films into a Halloween-themed tale. Woody, Buzz, and Jessie, along with the rest of the Toy Story gang and some new friends they find along the way, take us on [...]

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Preview: “Toy Story of TERROR!”

Preview: “Toy Story of TERROR!”

| October 13, 2013 | 2 Replies

When Toy Story 3 came out in 2010, a big question on the minds of Pixar and Toy Story fans was whether or not that would be the last time we would see Woody, Buzz, and the gang. Pixar answered this question a year later when Hawaiian Vacation, the first Toy Story Toons short, debuted [...]

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