Category: Disney World

Disney’s Polynesian Resort is Changing in a Big Way

Disney’s Polynesian Resort is Changing in a Big Way

| February 24, 2014 | 27 Replies

Big changes are underway at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. The eastern portion of the beach and Sunset Point are unavailable, the Great Ceremonial House Lobby is about to begin an extensive rehab, and Captain Cook’s will be closed from next month until the early summer. Construction crews, hard hats, and trucks are becoming a common sight. [...]

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The Actors Fund Honors Disney Theatrical Productions this April

The Actors Fund Honors Disney Theatrical Productions this April

| February 20, 2014 | Reply

Interior of The New Amsterdam Theatre Photo: Disney Theatrical Productions On April 28, 2014, The Actors Fund will honor Disney Theatrical Productions as they celebrate 20 years on Broadway. The producing organization, formed in 1994 and operating under the direction of president and producer Thomas Schumacher, will receive the Medal of Honor, the highest award given [...]

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New Walt Disney World Resort Drink Mugs for 2014

New Walt Disney World Resort Drink Mugs for 2014

| February 17, 2014 | 25 Replies

Walt Disney World has changed the design of their resort drink mugs for 2014. They will be at all the Walt Disney World resorts as soon as their current stock runs out. Just a reminder that these Rapid Fill drink mugs have an RFID chip(radio frequency identification) in them and the mug must be activated before [...]

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Right or Left at Universal’s Islands of Adventure?

Right or Left at Universal’s Islands of Adventure?

| February 17, 2014 | 3 Replies

Choices, choices, choices!  It’s what makes our day inside a theme park exciting.  It’s our choices throughout the day that turns our day into an adventure.  As guests walk through the turnstiles at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure they meander through the Port of Entry, the land specifically designed as the gateway to the six [...]

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Bows, Polka Dots, & You: Minnie Merchandise for the Disney Fashionista

Bows, Polka Dots, & You: Minnie Merchandise for the Disney Fashionista

| February 14, 2014 | 1 Reply

Big bows, playful polka dots, and a whole lot of cute factor. Minnie Mouse sure knows how to sweeten up Mickey’s day. Themed to the “lady in charge,” new fashion options at Walt Disney World will help you add a bit of fun to your wardrobe. I took a stroll through Disney’s Hollywood Studios recently [...]

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Sneak Peek at Magic Kingdom’s New ‘Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Coming Next Month

Sneak Peek at Magic Kingdom’s New ‘Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Coming Next Month

| February 10, 2014 | 4 Replies

Update:Disney has announced that the Festival of Fantasy Parade will debut at Magic Kingdom on Sunday, March 9th, 2014. Festival of Fantasy will be the afternoon parade and run through the park daily at 3pm. Next month will mark the debut of a brand new afternoon parade coming to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park, [...]

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Tips for Using Walt Disney World’s FastPass+

Tips for Using Walt Disney World’s FastPass+

| February 3, 2014 | 20 Replies

Walt Disney World has a new way for guests to customize their vacations: FastPass+. The system, which has been undergoing extensive testing and implementation since the fall of 2012, works with MagicBands, vinyl bracelets equipped with RFID chips that sync with guests’ accounts on MyMagic+ via Disney’s website or smartphone app. There, guests can schedule [...]

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A Brit’s Perspective – Touring London Disney Style

A Brit’s Perspective – Touring London Disney Style

| January 22, 2014 | 4 Replies

Despite living in or close to London for most of my life I haven’t ever really acted like a tourist visiting common locations such as the Tower of London or Buckingham Palace. To rectify this I’ve decided to explore more of what’s in my backyard, starting with a Disney Tour of London. So join me [...]

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A January Stroll through Magic Kingdom

A January Stroll through Magic Kingdom

| January 20, 2014 | 23 Replies

It’s that time of year where many people are experiencing the blahs of Winter. For Floridians it is the time of year that we look forward to.  The theme parks are not as crowded at Walt Disney World. I decided it was time for another stroll through Magic Kingdom. This is also typically when you see [...]

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Keystrokes at Disney World – Hammer and Nails at Universal

Keystrokes at Disney World – Hammer and Nails at Universal

| January 19, 2014 | 15 Replies

Let’s start with the obvious.  Since the turn of the century, the Orlando theme parks have seen a considerable amount of growth.  Not necessarily in the way of expansion, but with crowds.  Tourists and local Floridians alike have flocked to the theme parks for magic and experiences they can’t get anywhere else.  It seems the [...]

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