Category: News

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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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Jonathan Groff from FROZEN

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Jonathan Groff from FROZEN

| December 4, 2013 | Reply

Jonathan Groff and I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, out in towns that were considered rural areas.  In the predominately Amish town of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where Jonathan grew up, he also worked at a local theme park.  No, it wasn’t Hershey Park, but Dutch Wonderland.  In our area, this was the first theme [...]

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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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