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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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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley LIVE Webcast

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley LIVE Webcast

| January 23, 2014 | 6 Replies

On the morning of January 23, Universal Orlando held a live webcast hosted by James Phelps (Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter films) as well as Matthew Lewis and Evanna Lynch (Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood, respectively) to announce more details about Diagon Alley – the upcoming expansion to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. [...]

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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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“Spice Road Table” – New Restaurant Opens At Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion

“Spice Road Table” – New Restaurant Opens At Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion

and | January 11, 2014 | 10 Replies

This weekend marked the soft opening for Epcot‘s newest dining spot – Spice Road Table, located in World Showcase’s Morocco Pavilion. The restaurant is part of a brand new building along the shores of World Showcase Lagoon that houses Spice Road Table, the updated Gifts of Morocco and Art of Henna shops, and a new [...]

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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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Review: “Saving Mr. Banks”

Review: “Saving Mr. Banks”

and | December 19, 2013 | 4 Replies

This weekend, Disney fans across the country will be able to see one of the most-anticipated films of the year: Saving Mr. Banks. The film tells the story of Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers, played by Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, during the development of the film adaptation of Mary Poppins. While doing so, [...]

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Review: “it’s a small world: the animated series”

Review: “it’s a small world: the animated series”

| December 13, 2013 | Reply

A lot of important announcements were made at the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, but one that slipped into obscurity was the future “it’s a small world: the animated series.” Around November 2013, news started coming out about the upcoming web series and December saw the arrival of the attraction spin-off. After waiting months, [...]

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Big Changes Coming to Universal Orlando CityWalk

Big Changes Coming to Universal Orlando CityWalk

| December 12, 2013 | 2 Replies

Earlier today, Universal Orlando hosted a media event to discuss some of the new changes coming to the Universal Orlando resort, specifically the upcoming changes to CityWalk, the popular nightlife destination on property that all guests pass through on their way to the parks. In the past, CityWalk has been primarily focused on entertainment for [...]

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Preview: “Saving Mr. Banks”

Preview: “Saving Mr. Banks”

| December 11, 2013 | 3 Replies

Back in 2011, Saving Mr. Banks was listed on “The Black List,” a survey in which producers vote on the best screenplays that aren’t in production. Disney was aware of the script written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith, but they had not made any statements declaring whether or not they wanted anything to do with [...]

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