The DIS has learned of an exclusive rumor that Cars Land may be coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The DIS has learned of an exclusive rumor that Cars Land may be coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida.
I recently learned of the passing of my friend and colleague, Ginny Tyler . Ginny and I shared our love for Disney.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Ridership on Disney's Magical Express dropped by 1 percent in the first six months of 2012, which may mean that hotel numbers for that period will be down as well.
Beginning last Saturday night, July 21, Anaheim CA has endured four consecutive nights of rioting after police shootings that killed two Hispanics, Manuel Diaz and Joel Acevedo.
Friday, July 27, 2012
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has broken from family tradition by appearing publicly with his wife , Ri Sol-ju. The happy couple attended an amusement park opening ceremony and a concert featuring actors in unlicensed Disney character costumes.
As a wee lad I had the opportunity to tour Disney Studios. A budding artist even at four, I enjoyed observing the then-studio cartoonists at work.
Walt Disney World is searching for the cause of an illness affecting more than 30 of their guests.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
For those who weren't able to attend this year's San Diego Comic-Con, they may have missed out on the Walt Disney Studios panel, which you can read a recap about here .
An expansion is in the works for Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa.
Last week, I did an article that focused on the Walt Disney Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con, which you can find here .
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Although Jon Favreau has been lining up other projects as both an actor and a director , he's still planning to helm Walt Disney Pictures' Magic Kingdom and, in an interview today with CraveOnline , he reveals that one of the reasons the family adventure is taking its time is that Pixar has been majorly involved with the development process.
Several Walt Disney World races are close to capacity.
Marty Sklar, retired head of Walt Disney Imagineering, knows a thing or two about opening days at Disney's theme parks.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
If you missed San Diego Comic-Con last week, you didn't get a chance to see the Walt Disney Studios panel.
[Chicago]'s 20th community, Hermosa , is situated in northwest Chicago between two railroad lines, influencing its triangular shape.
Walt Disney World plans to reduce the amount of extra time it gives hotel guests in its theme parks, scaling back a popular perk designed to entice travelers into choosing resort-owned hotels over cheaper, off-property competitors.
Monday, July 23, 2012
I'm checking in with Part 2 of my current Top 5 series:A Top 5 Boat Rides at Walt Disney World Resort.
Ginny Tyler, Disney Legend and Disneyland Storyteller, died last week at the age of 86.
In the past the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has had a hard time attracting people who are too young to remember that "Star Wars" referred to a flawed missile defense plan before it spawned a flawed prequel trilogy.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
The former Mouseketeer had a penchant for storytelling and the ability to mimic animal sounds. Her voice was featured in 'The Sword in the Stone' and 'Mary Poppins.'
When episodes of "The Mickey Mouse Club" were repackaged for syndication, a new head Mouseketeer held court from the Main Street Opera House at Disneyland in 1963.
In 2013, Evening Extra Magic Hours will be reduced from three to two.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The newer Disney Fantasy is not as busy as its sister ship, the Disney Dream.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The Walt Disney Co. should have allowed a disabled woman to use a Segway scooter to get around in Disneyland, even though she acknowledged in three earlier lawsuits that a wheelchair could accommodate her needs, a federal appeals court rules.
Walt Disney Pictures has assembled another star-studded voice cast for its hilarious arcade-game-hopping adventure " Wreck-It Ralph ." John C. Reilly has the title role of Wreck-It Ralph.
Generations of children knew Uncle Walt. Families gathered around the television every Sunday night to invite him into their living rooms and become mesmerized by his stories.
With Cars Land at DCA now open, all eyes turn toward the Magic Kingdom and the Fantasyland Expansion which will be the next big project from Walt Disney Imagineering to open.
Brave is the latest CGI full length animated film from Pixar. In fact it's the 13th Pixar film under the Walt Disney banner and a few individuals have already criticised the movie for not being as original as some of the studios previous offerings such as 'Toy Story', 'WALL-E' and 'UP'. The story does indeed following the old fashioned Disney ... (more)
Thursday, July 19, 2012
WHEN I told a New York friend I was heading to Disneyland to explore its appeal for adults, his immediate retort was that it would be a very brief visit.
Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot will host complimentary wine seminars.
Eric Jacobson , senior vice president of creative of Walt Disney Imagineering , recently shared a few tidbits about the Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom .
Disney has had its icons carving up the rink since 1981, so we can't really question the formula for success with these live Disney On Ice shows. But what is it exactly about the seemingly random pairing of animated characters and ice skating? Why not Disney On Unicycles or Disney Goes Mud Wrestling? Those are just a couple ideas, Disney. Call us; we have more.
Appeals panel overturns lower court's decision in favor of Disney in lawsuit by disabled woman who was refused permission to use the two-wheeled device.
Disneyland lets visitors ride a tram, a monorail, a trolley and spinning teacups -- but they can't use a Segway, even if they are disabled.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Disney Fantasy, the second of two new ships added to the Walt Disney Co.'s cruise fleet, has been busy since it began sailing from Brevard County's main seaport in March.
Uncle Walt was probably turned on to Kley by Albert Hunter and other European artists who worked for him.
Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney will race as part of the 20th anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney will take part in the 20th anniversary celebration of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.
The Cinderella story of Floridays Resort, the little-known hotel that held a No. 1 ranking in Orlando for nearly all of the past year, has been put on hold by Walt Disney World's newest accommodations.
Walt Disney adored trains so much that he ringed his park with them and had another built in his backyard.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Finding Nemo 2 to be released in 2016?
Thanks to visionary Walt Disney, people around the globe still enjoy a day of "nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism." Who doesn't like Tomorrowland and can't get the lyrics of "Small World," out of their head for days after leaving? Laguna Niguel is about 30 miles away from Disneyland and it takes about 37 minutes to get to, on a good day with no ... (more)
TV star Alison Sweeney has signed up for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon.
With the title of being the "Happiest Place on Earth" it amazing to think that it only took one year to conceptualize and create Disneyland before it opened its gates on July 17, 1955.
When Walt Disney opened Disneyland, the original Disney theme park, on July 17, 1955, he said he hoped it would be "a source of joy and inspiration to all the world." He famously observed: "Disneyland will never be completeda as long as there is imagination left in the world." Since 1955, the Disneyland Resort has welcomed more than 600 million ... (more)
A woman at SeaWorld Orlando yesterday was shocked by lightning and sent to the hospital.
Monday, July 16, 2012
If Peter Pan 's Flight is on your list of must-ride, head to Fantasyland as soon as you arrive at Disneyland .
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The Walt Disney World Dolphin will be showing the Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
For the first time, Disney characters will appear on TV together with Marvel characters.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Two men have filed a lawsuit against Universal Studios Hollywood after they were not allowed to ride Revenge of the Mummy as a result of being amputees.
Florida residents can get 35 percent off Cirque du Soleil La Nouba tickets for shows from July 31 to August 25.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The film will be introduced by animator Andreas Deja and character designer Mike Giaimo .
There's something about Disney that feels oh-so-magical, even as an adult. In honor of Lillian & Walt Disney, who tied the knot on July 13, 1925, we've highlighted our favorite photos of couples basking in Disney joy on their big day.
Our theme parks are packed with unlucky characters, so in honor of Friday the 13th, here are 13 unfortunate souls living in Central Florida attractions
A BUSINESSMAN who plans to open up a lapdancing club in Ampthill says the venue will open regardless of whether or not his 'sex' licence is approved.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Here's a "Truman Show like ber-replica of a French village from the last century" outside Disneyland Resort Paris.
Disney World officials previewed more cast-member costumes that will be worn in new areas of Fantasyland, which is in the midst of the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history.
Walt Disney World's ongoing Fantasyland expansion will support 800 new jobs once it's finished in 2014, the resort said Wednesday during a brief update on the project.
Walt Disney World's ongoing Fantasyland expansion will support 800 new jobs once it is completed in 2014, the resort said Wednesday during a brief update on the project.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., Nancy Reagan, and Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Robert A. Iger at The Grand Opening Of D23's Treasures Of The Walt Disney Archives At The Many companies try to innovate these days.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
SeaWorld Orlando has resumed their popular "Dine with Shamu" experience.
North Korea's young new dictator, Kim Jong-Un, shares at least one thing with the West - a love for Walt Disney characters.
The France Pavilion in Epcot will be celebrating La Fete Nationale (Bastille Day) on July 14.
The Disney Princess Half Marathon is scheduled for Feb. 24, 2013.
Registration for the Disney Princess Half Marathon on Feb. 24, 2013, opened Tuesday.
Disney released a new photo of Fantasyland construction featuring Prince Eric's Castle from "The Little Mermaid."
Dreams really do come true. Students and teachers at Academy of Dance who wished upon a star for the chance to dance at Disneyland are en route to the Magic Kingdom.
>From "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" to "A dream is a wish your heart makes": Ronald Reagan and Walt Disney are together at last in an unprecedented Disney exhibit at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.
Monday, July 9, 2012
This week, Comic Con will step off once again in for fans of comics, movies, video games, TV shows, and so much more, uniting many fandoms in their yearly pilgrimage to San Diego.
Mumbai: Mickey and Minnie along with friends Donald, Goofy, Pluto and other lovable toon characters of Walt Disney are going to light up the Indian skies soon.
Universal Orlando will be adding a new hotel in 2014, featuring both family suites and standard rooms.
Just a reminder that the very talented and Garmmy-nominated Jenny Oaks Baker will headline the Sevier Valley Center Eccles [Theater] in [Richfield] on Wednsday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 & $12 and are available online at www.svc.snow.edu or by calling 435-893-2223. What is it with Disney and [Utah]? If you look up "Disneyland" on Google Trends, you ... (more)
Walt Disney World is planning to shut down its high-end California Grill restaurant for six months or more, to allow for an extensive renovation of the restaurant atop the resort's Contemporary Resort hotel.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
The California Grill at Walt Disney World will be shut down for at least six months next year.
A new dolphin calf was born at SeaWorld Orlando last week.
Recently, Walt Disney announced that it's going to stop advertising junk [food] to kids on its TV channels, radio station and website by 2015.
Americans in much of the country on Sunday will get a slight break from temperatures that were near or above the 100 a day earlier.
Friday, July 6, 2012
The balloon at Downtown Disney may not reopen after closing earlier this week.
The Characters in Flight helium-balloon ride at Disney World's Downtown Disney retail area may be out of commission for an extended period.
Disney World has announced the lineup of HGTV personalities that will appear at this fall's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Little girl crime fighters are out. Platypus crime fighters are in.
SeaWorld Orlando raises ticket prices.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
A child and his mother were found in the lagoon at Universal's Islands of Adventure.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
America is a great nation for a lot of different reasons. Baseball, jazz, Pabst Blue Ribbon. There's that whole civil liberties thing, too.
Here's a rundown of July 4th activities set for Central Florida theme parks and attractions.
Bistro de Paris, Epcot's high-end French cuisine restaurant, has been judged the best theme-park restaurant by readers of the Theme Park Insider website. It's the third consecutive win for the establishment, located "upstairs" at the park's France pavilion.
Monday, July 2, 2012
An Italian doctor on vacation at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park was arrested on Saturday for allegedly kicking his 3-year old son in the face.
Disney has closed their Downtown Disney "Characters in Flight" balloon for inspection after a similar balloon in Hong Kong was involved in an accident.
Did you ever want to peruse Walt Disney's real office and bask in the beauty of the newly restored prop books featured in the opening frames of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,""Cinderella" and Sleeping Beauty"? Now's your chance.
A familiar sight is missing in the attractions area.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
I wish everyone could have Charlie Hall along on their first trip to Walt Disney World .
Sam Gennawey, 52, is an urban planner in Pasadena, Calif., and author of "Walt and the Promise of Progress City." The book explores the late Walt Disney's original plan for Epcot, then called EPCOT, short for "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow." He envisioned it as an actual "city of tomorrow" with residents, rather than simply another theme park. Gennawey spoke with Sentinel staff writer Jason Garcia .
More details were released about the new Be Our Guest restaurant in Walt Disney World's Fantasyland expansion.