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Ranking our 5 Senses in Disney’s Theme Parks

Ranking our 5 Senses in Disney’s Theme Parks

| April 17, 2014 | 7 Replies

We all know when we walk into a Disney theme park that our 5 senses are about to get a workout.  We’ll soon be in sensory overload once we’ve made our way past the entrance, through the main walkway, and around the park.  Whether we enjoy a pineapple Dole Whip and arouse our sense of [...]

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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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New Lawsuit Attacks Disney’s New Disability Access Service

New Lawsuit Attacks Disney’s New Disability Access Service

| April 4, 2014 | 387 Replies

After months of Facebook chatter, a group of parents and guardians have filed a lawsuit alleging Disney’s Disability Access Service (DAS) discriminates against individuals who have some degree of cognitive impairments.  The lawsuit was filed in California on April 3, 2014.  The complaint is 176 pages and includes over 640 paragraphs alleging that Disneyland and Walt [...]

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Review: Epcot’s new IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party

Review: Epcot’s new IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party

| April 3, 2014 | 14 Replies

On March 15th, Epcot introduced the  “IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party.” For one hour prior to the start of IllumiNations, you get a selection of desserts from around World Showcase along with a limited selection of champagnes and sparkling wines, as well as coffee, tea and soft drinks.  The cost for this event is $49 for [...]

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DVC Owner To File Class Action Demanding More FastPass+ Experiences

DVC Owner To File Class Action Demanding More FastPass+ Experiences

| April 1, 2014 | 34 Replies

I have confirmed, from a confidential and normally reliable source, that today, April 1, 2014, a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) owner will be filing a class action lawsuit against Walt Disney World.  The gist of the lawsuit  will be to demand Disney allot five FastPass+ experiences per day to all DVC members.

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Walt Disney World is now selling MagicBands to Offsite Day Guests

Walt Disney World is now selling MagicBands to Offsite Day Guests

| March 31, 2014 | 18 Replies

As part of the My Magic+ testing, Walt Disney World has starting selling MagicBands to offsite day guests. Day guests are those guests who are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort.  

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Saying Farewell to Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade at Animal Kingdom

Saying Farewell to Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade at Animal Kingdom

| March 24, 2014 | 10 Replies

I love the parades at Walt Disney World. Growing up, they were always factored into our touring plans for each and every trip. One of my favorites was Aladdin’s Royal Caravan parade over at Disney-MGM Studios (now known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios) from the early 90s. It featured a 26-foot tall giant Genie balloon, dozens [...]

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The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

| March 22, 2014 | 25 Replies

I’ll admit it; I sometimes catch myself in a state of day dreaming.  Looking at a wall, but only seeing my favorite theme park attractions, brightly colored paint, images of 3 circles connected to each other, and even the hot Florida sun melting my favorite theme park treat.  However, during my daydream it’s different.  I’m [...]

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New Frozen Merchandise at Disney Parks

New Frozen Merchandise at Disney Parks

| March 20, 2014 | 13 Replies

Just in time for this week’s DVD and Blu-Ray release of Disney’s Academy Award-winning film, Frozen, new merchandise is popping up on the shelves at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. After selling out their stock back in the late fall, stores are expanding what’s available for adult and kid fans. I recently took a [...]

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Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade debuts at the Magic Kingdom!

Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade debuts at the Magic Kingdom!

| March 9, 2014 | 7 Replies

Wow!  What can I say about this parade? It knocked my socks off! I wasn’t sure what to expect since the last few “new” parades were just recycled floats from the previous parade. Walt Disney World knocked it out of the park with this new parade!   The new 3:00 parade at the Magic Kingdom [...]

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