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Downtown Disney – Land of construction walls and cranes

Downtown Disney – Land of construction walls and cranes

| June 24, 2014 | 19 Replies

Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World used to be a great place to spend some time as a local or tourist. This area in Walt Disney World is currently being transformed into Disney Springs. The project is expected to be finished in 2016. If you visit during the construction you should keep it mind it is [...]

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Disney Park Favorites in New Vinylmation Park Starz 3

Disney Park Favorites in New Vinylmation Park Starz 3

| June 23, 2014 | 1 Reply

Not everyone likes Vinylmations. Some think they’re creepy. Others think they’re silly. Still, many find them fun to collect. No matter what your opinion on these three-inch figures is, you will want to check out the new Park Starz 3 collection which includes fan favorites from Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Continuing with what appears [...]

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley preview at Universal Orlando brings film stars, reveals opening date, offers first look and more!

Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley preview at Universal Orlando brings film stars, reveals opening date, offers first look and more!

| June 18, 2014 | 4 Replies

This week, Universal Orlando Resort hosted a huge media preview and campaign to promote its brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. In addition to the preview for the travel media, Universal Orlando played host to NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as well as special segments filmed for The Today [...]

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Photos: Diagon Alley Walls Come Down at Universal Orlando Revealing London Waterfront, Leaky Cauldron, Knight Bus and more!

Photos: Diagon Alley Walls Come Down at Universal Orlando Revealing London Waterfront, Leaky Cauldron, Knight Bus and more!

| June 9, 2014 | 3 Replies

The construction walls that have been keeping the London waterfront section of the upcoming The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley under wraps came down last night, revealing some of the exciting things to come when the expansion opens later this summer. Take a look below for a look at the entrance to [...]

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The Walking Dead returns to Halloween Horror Nights 24 and more!

The Walking Dead returns to Halloween Horror Nights 24 and more!

| June 9, 2014 | Reply

The Walking Dead is coming back to Universal Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights 24, marking the show’s third year of being involved in the event. Back in 2012, The Walking Dead was represented as a maze in the Disaster queue showing off elements from Season 1 and Season 2. In 2013, Universal increased The Walking Dead‘s presence [...]

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Video: Diagon Alley’s London Waterfront, King’s Cross and More Revealed as Construction Walls Come Down

Video: Diagon Alley’s London Waterfront, King’s Cross and More Revealed as Construction Walls Come Down

| June 9, 2014 | Reply

Construction walls have been removed from the London Waterfront area of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley revealing the stunning facade full of detail. Guests can now see the Knight Bus, Eros Fountain, Grimmauld Place, King’s Cross Station, The Leaky Cauldron and more with no barriers, but there are still fences and [...]

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Harambe Nights debuts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Harambe Nights debuts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

| June 8, 2014 | 4 Replies

Last night I had a great time at the first Harambe Nights in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World. This was an after-hours party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the great Disney movie, The Lion King.  The party is held from 7:00 to 10:30 PM on Saturdays June 7th- August 9, 2014.  It was [...]

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Marketplace Co-Op Gets It Right: Merchandise for Ultimate Disney Fans

Marketplace Co-Op Gets It Right: Merchandise for Ultimate Disney Fans

| June 7, 2014 | 8 Replies

Tea cup-shaped salt & pepper shakers?  Tiki Room throw pillows? Orange Bird figurines? Haunted Mansion dessert plates? Dole Whip trinket boxes? The new Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney in Florida has all of that and more! This innovative retail shop has something for ultimate Disney fans looking to bring a bit of the parks back [...]

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Review (SPOILERS): “Maleficent” or How Disney Unintentionally Made a Hilariously Bad B-Movie

Review (SPOILERS): “Maleficent” or How Disney Unintentionally Made a Hilariously Bad B-Movie

Maleficent has been highly anticipated by Disney fans since it was first announced and after the first clips of Angelina Jolie in the title role were released the hype started to grow increasingly. Throw in a re-imagined version of “Once Upon A Dream” sung by pop artist Lana del Rey in a haunting style along [...]

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I Can Go The Distance: Why I chose the Walt Disney World Marathon for My First Marathon

I Can Go The Distance: Why I chose the Walt Disney World Marathon for My First Marathon

| May 25, 2014 | 6 Replies

I’ve always wanted to run a marathon.  This is partly because I’ve always respected the challenges of the marathon and the physical strength and mental rigor of the marathon runner.  To me, the marathon has always been one of those life’s challenges, a bucket list item, if you will, similar to climbing Mt. Everest or [...]

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