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Review: “The Little Mermaid” Diamond Edition Blu-ray

Review: “The Little Mermaid” Diamond Edition Blu-ray

and | October 3, 2013 | 2 Replies

The 1980s were tough for Walt Disney Animation. The Fox and the Hound was released in 1981 and was considered a financial success, despite Don Bluth and other animators leaving the company in the middle of production. Afterwards, Disney hit a rough patch with The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, and Oliver and Company. Bluth on the other [...]

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Disney Parks To ‘Unleash The Villains’ On Friday The 13th For Limited Time Magic

Disney Parks To ‘Unleash The Villains’ On Friday The 13th For Limited Time Magic

| September 13, 2013 | Reply

As part of this year’s Limited Time Magic campaign, Disney Parks will ‘Unleash The Villains‘ for Friday the 13th in parks on both coasts. Beginning tonight at 8pm EDT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be taken over by popular villains from Walt Disney Animated features, including Hades, Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, [...]

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Starbucks Now Open At Epcot’s Fountain View

Starbucks Now Open At Epcot’s Fountain View

| September 4, 2013 | 7 Replies

Today marked the opening of Starbucks‘ second in-park location at Walt Disney World Resort. Epcot’s Fountain View, which was formerly an ice cream shop, has reopened as a fully operational Starbucks offering coffee, espresso drinks, tea, pastries, and even some more substantial food options. Similar to the Starbucks that opened within Magic Kingdom’s Main Street [...]

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Can Disney Prevent You from Publishing Photos of Walt Disney World?

Can Disney Prevent You from Publishing Photos of Walt Disney World?

| September 3, 2013 | 8 Replies

Disney has long recognized the key role photographs play in attracting guests to the Walt Disney World Resort.  For years, Kodak was a key sponsor and Disney guide maps designated “photo spots” which, according to my 1989 guide map, indicate “prime photo-taking locations.”  Some “photo spots” include representations of Disney’s copyrighted and trademarked characters.  So [...]

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Rapid Fill Mugs At WDW Resorts FAQ

Rapid Fill Mugs At WDW Resorts FAQ

| August 24, 2013 | 64 Replies

Resorts all around Walt Disney World are in the process of rolling out the new Rapid Fill resort mug program which eliminates the issue of guests getting soda for free at resort quick service locations. Kathy Werling visited one of the first resorts to adopt Rapid Fill last week, All Star Movies, and wrote about [...]

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D23 Expo 2013 – Day 3 Recap

D23 Expo 2013 – Day 3 Recap

| August 12, 2013 | Reply

After an incredible Day 2 of the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, Day 3 had a lot to overcome in order to match the quality of panels and excitement that Day 2 offered. Sunday, August 11, 2013 had one important thing to offer that the first two days did not: five Imagineering presentations in [...]

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D23 Expo 2013 – Day 2 Recap

D23 Expo 2013 – Day 2 Recap

| August 11, 2013 | Reply

Anyone who ever said that the D23 Expo is not worth traveling for or there is nothing that the expo offers that makes it a definite must-do trip, hasn’t ever been through Day 2 of the 2013 D23 Expo. Saturday, August 10 was all about Walt Disney Studios Live Action Films, Disney Legends, more Disney [...]

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D23 Expo 2013 – Day 1 Recap

D23 Expo 2013 – Day 1 Recap

| August 10, 2013 | Reply

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 [...]

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Exclusive Interview: Marty Sklar and his new book “Dream It! Do It!”

Exclusive Interview: Marty Sklar and his new book “Dream It! Do It!”

| August 8, 2013 | Reply

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.

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MyMagic+ Review: MagicBands & FastPass+

MyMagic+ Review: MagicBands & FastPass+

| August 3, 2013 | 137 Replies

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 [...]

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