Category: Photos / Video

FIRST LOOK: The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

FIRST LOOK: The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

| October 14, 2013 | 5 Replies

Before it opens officially later this month, we were able to get a first-look at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the brand new DVC property located on Walt Disney World property. Since its announcement in December of 2011, we’ve brought you coverage of its construction on The DIS Unplugged podcast and [...]

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“Not So Scary” Magic Kingdom Photography

“Not So Scary” Magic Kingdom Photography

| September 15, 2013 | 55 Replies

I’ve been to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party countless times and I really do enjoy it every year, but the first night for me is always work work work. This year I decided to take a more casual approach and have a little fun with my camera. I wanted to focus more on the [...]

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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 | 9 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 | 67 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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Springfield U.S.A. Officially Opens At Universal Orlando

Springfield U.S.A. Officially Opens At Universal Orlando

| August 22, 2013 | 1 Reply

One thing that Universal Orlando has never been afraid to do is adapt to changing times and update their parks. Sometimes key changes do not happen so quickly and sometimes the changes are unpopular, like Jaws closing in January 2012 to make way for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion. The list goes on [...]

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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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