When Disney announced Orlando's Magic Kingdom and Disneyland would open their gates 24 hours straight for the first time, Andy Bullard and Randi Teague took notice.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Disney enthusiasts stood shoulder to shoulder, crammed in the courtyard between Magic Kingdom's turnstiles and train station, as the Walt Disney World theme park opened at 6 this morning for a 24-hour stint.
Next to a Walt Disney World campground and the construction site for a luxury hotel is a busy development of upscale estate homes that could become Central Florida's most prestigious residential address.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Walt Disney Co.'s soon-to-launch Disney Fantasy cruise ship is "booking equally well" as the year-old Disney Dream ship, a senior company executive said Tuesday.
Plans are in motion at the Disney parks for tomorrow's "One More Disney Day" celebration.
Welcome to America Disney Fantasy. The new Disney Cruise Line ship sailed into New York Harbor this morning marking the arrival to the U.S. of the newest cruise ship in the world.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Fantasy, Disney's newest cruise ship, arrives in New York on Tuesday. Its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral is March 31.
When Disney's newest cruise ship, the Fantasy, sails into New York Harbor on Tuesday, it will bear a strong resemblance to the Dream, its twin that debuted more than a year ago.
Orlando City began play in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic on Saturday with a draw against Toronto FC.
What : Disney Pro Soccer Classic
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Rachel Booth broke Liza Galvan's record and won the Disney Princess Half Marathon.
Rachel Booth of Mandeville, La., led from the start and won the Disney Princess Half Marathon on Sunday in a record 1 hour, 18 minutes, 11 seconds..
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Sarah and I are avid pin traders when we go to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. We have collected quite a few over the years and have a rather nice way to displaying them on our walls. Our original display which we still use can be seen in the first image is made of fabric stretched over a needle point hoop. I have since discovered the beauty and neatness of scrapbooking frames, which all the rest of the pin displays have been made from. These are easy to do and look great! All you have to do is get you a scrapbooking frame, a piece of your favorite scrapbooking paper, and 1 ft x 1 ft square of corkboard (which comes in 4 packs). Take the frame and remove the glass and throw it away put back in the 4 glass holders/spacers then your paper, cork board and back and it's ready to go!
This is our original pin hanging, we use it today for the really heavy pins and some of our absolute favorites. It's strong point is that you poke the pin through and use the mickey back to hold the pin in place from the backside. The downside is you have to take it off the wall to add more pins, and you are limited by fabric choices plus if your fabric has patterns it's really tricky to keep from stretch distorting the pattern.
After I discovered the scrapbooking frames, I'd just look around until I found some nice Disney related scrapbooking paper, and pick up some accent stickers to really customise the display. These frames are awesome in that you take the pin and remove the mickey ear back and throw that into a bag and just stab the pin into the board wherever you want and your done.
By Frame #7 I have gotten lazy and quit putting the accent stickers on. This has a benefit though in that the display can hold more pins! This is one of my favorite displays as we have really enjoyed collecting Vinymation pins both the 3D and the 2D ones.
Frame #11 I didn't make it came this way allready framed and ready to hang.
I hope you enjoyed looking at our Disney Pins! I know we have really enjoyed collecting them and trading with hundreds of people and cast members at Walt Disney World. Please leave me a comment about what you think or how you display your pins.
Longtime Disneyland guitarist, Ernie McLean, recently passed away at age 87.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The 13.1-mile race is set for Sunday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney.
More than 19,500 runners are expected to take part in the Disney Prince Half Marathon on Sunday.
Walt Disney World has announced that the first part of Storybook Circus at the Magic Kingdom will be open in late March.
Snow White's Scary Adventures will close forever at Magic Kingdom on May 31, Walt Disney World revealed Thursday.
Disney Fantasy is on its way to the United States making its first transatlantic voyage and headed for a christening ceremony in New York.
WHAT: Disney fans who have wished to stay inside the Magic Kingdom around the clock will get a taste of that experience next week. For the first time in Walt Disney World's history, the theme park will be open to guests for 24 consecutive hours for what the company calls "One More Disney Day," a play on the fact that leap year provides an "extra" day. It's expected to be business-as-usual at the park but in marathon (and overnight) style. The idea is to have the park open so guests "can take advantage of every minute of their extra day to make memories with friends and family," says Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Over on the West Coast, Disneyland will also be open 24 hours.
It took Mother Nature hundreds of millions of years to build and shape the sandstone mesa in America's southwest region.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Jenni Turbeville's friends can't make it to a Cirque du Soleil performance because of traffic. Can they get new tickets, or are they out of luck?
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Perhaps no other Walt Disney theme-park attraction gets as much ridicule from adults as does the iconic "It's a Small World" ride.
Taking aim at childhood obesity, Epcot unveiled its latest attraction this month -- Habit Heroes. Housed inside Innoventions, the park's futuristic showcase of ideas, Habit Heroes targets teens and their families.
Entertainment schedule for Walt Disney World's "One More Disney Day" celebration on Leap Day.
Disney to end late Fastpass return time on March 7.
Monday, February 20, 2012
A man was arrested Saturday at Disney California Adventure for attacking security guards.
Guests at SeaWorld Orlando can now view the park from the Sky Tower for free.
SeaWorld is holding their annual hiring event seeking summer employees for their parks.
Ed Chambers is president of the Service Trades Council, the labor group that represents more than 20,000 full-time workers at Walt Disney World. Chambers, 54, is also president of United Food and Commercial Workers 1625, which represents Disney merchandise workers, florists and tip-earning banquet workers, and is one of six unions in the council. He spoke with the Sentinel's Jason Garcia .
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Jack Hanna Weekend is taking place once again at SeaWorld Orlando.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Universal Parks see 4% increase in revenue in 2011.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Walt Disney World has worked out a new labor agreement with the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), Local 389 through June 2018.
ORLANDO, Florida -- A national convention of gay military personnel on active duty will be held at an Army-operated resort on Walt Disney World property next fall.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
A former employee of Universal Orlando's CityWalk restaurant NASCAR Sports Grille, was arrested February 13 for exposing himself to an underage customer.
The interactive game at Magic Kingdom pits park-goers against Disney villains.
A free beer tasting event will take place in The Wave Lounge for guests of the Contemporary Resort or Bay Lake Tower.
First Lady Michelle Obama visited Walt Disney World for a Let's Move! event at ESPN Wide World of Sports.
Several Disney films were honored last week by the International Animated Film Society.
A California couple sues Disneyland, claiming that they were injured after riding the Jungle Cruise attraction at the theme park.
Walt Disney World is adding several new dishes to the kids' menus at four Magic Kingdom table-service restaurants.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Change is coming to the savanna-based attraction that features live giraffes, elephants, rhinos and other wildlife.
Gordon Randall Buss, known as "Randy," could build just about anything, given the time and the right tools and materials.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Walt Disney Co.'s cruise ships are already three-fourths booked for this year, even though the cruise line is adding about 40 percent more inventory soon with a fourth ship, Disney's top executive said last week.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
PETA's lawsuit against SeaWorld on behalf of five whales has been thrown out of court.
Changes are coming this fall to Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Elena Tarano was arrested in Orlando February 8 for selling used tickets to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld.
The colors of German shipbuilder Meyer Werft were lowered and the Disney Cruise Line flag was raised over the world's newest cruise ship -- the Disney Fantasy.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Walt Disney Co. has reported their first quarter earnings for the time period ending on December 31, 2011.
Disney President and CEO Iger announced that Cars Land at Disney California Adventure will open in June.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
According to an Internet rumor this week, Walt Disney World might be about to limit how its Fast Pass system functions. If true, Apptasmic's recently revised iOS app might become even more valuable.
Earl of Sandwich will open a restaurant at the Downtown Disney District in Disneyland.
A rumor is spreading around the internet that Walt Disney World may soon begin enforcing FASTPASS return times.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Eli Manning, the Super Bowl's MVP, is headed to Walt Disney World today for a parade down Main Street U.S.A.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Epcot's newest exhibit, Habit Heroes, opened at Innoventions on Friday, February 3.
Disneyland celebrates Mardi Gras with New Orleans Bayou Bash in New Orleans Square.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The Vinylmation Sports line has been expanded, including NFL figures for the Super Bowl.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Walt Disney World's new "Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom" game is now in the testing phase at the park.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Universal Orlando passholders will no longer get early entry to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
SeaWorld presents "Bands, Brew and BBQ" on weekends from February 11 through March 4.