Tag: New Fantasyland

VIDEO: Disney reveals first look at animatronics and scenes inside Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

VIDEO: Disney reveals first look at animatronics and scenes inside Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

| April 11, 2014 | 6 Replies

Over the past several months, Disney has slowly been releasing sneak peeks of its upcoming Magic Kingdom attraction, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (more here and here). However, today is the first time we’ve seen the advanced new animatronic characters that will be part of the interior of the ride. In a short video released at [...]

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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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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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Moving the Needle at the Orlando Theme Parks

Moving the Needle at the Orlando Theme Parks

| May 16, 2013 | 9 Replies

We’ve often heard the phrase ‘size matters’.  Americans have always thought that bigger is better.  In most cases that is true, but not always.  There can be disadvantages to size.  One clear disadvantage is the buzz created by a major announcement.  Depending on the size of the theme park resort major announcements like new attractions [...]

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Disney’s Limited Time Magic – Extra Pixie Dust or Unmet Expectations?

Disney’s Limited Time Magic – Extra Pixie Dust or Unmet Expectations?

| February 13, 2013 | 21 Replies

For as long as I can remember, Disney Parks has held a themed promotion celebrating everything from the Magic Kingdom’s 25th anniversary (think “Pepto Bismol” pink castle) to the Year of a Million Dreams. More and more, park goers have come to expect unique offerings resulting from these promotions. Specialty merchandise, free treats, golden Fast [...]

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