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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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Review: “The Jungle Book” Diamond Edition Blu-ray Now Available

Review: “The Jungle Book” Diamond Edition Blu-ray Now Available

| February 21, 2014 | 2 Replies

Disney Diamond Edition Blu-rays are among the most popular releases in the market for several reasons. First, the Diamond Editions are the “classic” Disney movies such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan. Also, Disney usually takes the time to restore the Diamond Editions for their Blu-ray release [...]

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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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Confirmed! Star Wars Discovery in Disney Infinity

Confirmed! Star Wars Discovery in Disney Infinity

| February 18, 2014 | 3 Replies

Disney Infinity fans, hold onto your hats! I have confirmed news regarding what exactly happens once you collect all characters for the game. Star Wars fans, get ready…    

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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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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Staybridge Suites

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Staybridge Suites

| February 6, 2014 | Reply

This is part of a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort collectively known as Good Neighbor Hotels.  This time I take a look at the Staybridge Suites located at 1855 South Manchester Avenue.  I talk in detail about my stay there on the February [...]

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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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