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Are Towel Animals Going Away? 
Rumors are a funny thing. In the land of Disney and Walt Disney World, rumors seem to swirl at a constant, almost non-stop, rate. Take for instance …

STARWARS LAND IS COMING? 
By now you may have heard there is a new rumor swirling in the bottomless pot of Disney rumors. Yup, this is yet another one about dear old Hollywood Studios. …

The Disney World Monorail won't run during evening Extra Magic Hours 
There are some reports that the Disney World Monorail will quit running 1 hour after the Magic Kingdom closes EVEN on nights where evening Extra Magic …

Ticket prices are going up? 
Here's what I saw on Disney's blog page today: We wanted to let you know that ticket prices are increasing at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland …

Disney World's Next Afternoon Parade 
The Celebrate a Dream Come True which is Disney World's Afternoon Parade is on it's way out the door. Out the door? Who's starting that rumor? That would …

AMC Downtown Disney 24 Theater adds dining 
Yes, that's right, the new rage in movie watching is to eat your meals while watching your movie. In fact some theaters are now including full menu restaurants …

The English Channel is the new band in Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion 
The British Invasion has left Epcot. The band that for years has performed at the United Kingdom Pavilion has been replaced. The English Channel is the …

Kinda sad. DisneyQuest is closing. 
DisneyQuest is the next attraction on the chopping block, according to just about every major news outlet. DisneyQuest is closing - Photo by …

More Closings - What’s Next for Innoventions… And Epcot?  
By: Erika Haas More closures will soon riddle Walt Disney World. Innoventions attrations Sum of All Thrills and StormStruck are set to close …

The Main Street Electrical Parade Goes Dark on Oct. 9 
News reported by: Erika Haas Main Street Electrical Parade will go dark on October 9, 2016 at Magic Kingdom - Photo by WDW Shutterbug The …

Holiday Time 2016 Walt Disney World DIscounts 
The Holiday Time 2016 Walt Disney World Discounts are finally out. Here are the quick details. Or, we could call the the Christmas 2016 Room only Discounts, …

Awaken Summer 2016 at Disney World! 
The Awaken Summer discount promotion has been around for a while now, but today Disney made some major announcements about what we can expect to actually …

Magic Kingdom After Hours 
OK, I really don't know what to think about this one. My initial reaction is... WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU THINKING??????!!!!!!!! Lots of the Disney …

WDW Ticket Price Increases are coming 
I wanted to give you a quick heads up. WDW ticket prices are going up really soon. REALLY SOON! That's right. Disney is about to raise prices again. …

Change is Coming to Epcot’s Imagination Pavilion 
Remember the old ImageWorks from the second floor of the Imagination Pavilion? Back during the days of the beloved Dreamfinder’s presence here? …

Reservations Now Open for Minnie's Silver Screen Character Dining 
Reservations are now open for a special dining event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Hollywood & Vine restaurant. For dinner, through March 20th, you …

New 2016 Disney Parks Merchandise 
The Disney Parks Blog recently gave a sneak peak to 16 of the pieces of merchandise coming in 2016 to Disney Parks. Although there is no time frame …

New Ways to Experience Star Wars! 
New Star Wars experiences have arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! First, Star Wars Launch Bay is open for all types of intergalactic guests. At …

Entertainment Changes at Epcot 
There have been some recent entertainment changes at Epcot. First, the Canadian Lumberjacks at the Canada Pavilion will no longer perform as of December …

Holidays For Your Home Collection 
New products have arrived at Disney Parks as the Holidays for Your Home Collection returns. There’s bound to be something for every interest with …

New Closures: Including Star Wars Weekends! 
There are some upcoming closures at Walt Disney World that you definitely want to make sure you mark on your calendar. Bye Bye Star Wars Weekends …

New Year's Eve Special Events 2015 
New Year’s Eve is a wonderful (albeit crowded) time to visit Walt Disney World. Not only are the fireworks extra spectacular, but where else can you …

Club Villain coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios 
Not too long ago we told you about Club Disney that is coming to Sunset Showcase at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in December. Now, they’ve added a new …

Shop Disney Parks App Enhancement 
Coming soon to the Shop Disney Parks App will be a variety of shipping options. If you haven’t downloaded this app yet, I’m not really sure what you …

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New MagicBand Option! 
There is a new MagicBand option that is going to thrill a lot of Disney fans. Now at the Magic Kingdom Park you can create and personalize your own …

Special Star Wars Ticketed Event this December! 
A special event to launch the opening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is coming to Disney Springs AMC Theatres in December. On Thursday …

2015 Disney Christmas Parade Taping News 
Oh, my goodness. This is big! Really BIG! The 2015 Disney Christmas Parade Taping will happen... Now before I reveal the actual dates of taping, …

New Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios Coming December 2015! 
The countdown to “new” has started at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Opening on December 4th will be an entertainment venue called “Club Disney.” …

New Alex and Ani Accessories 
Alex and Ani will be debuting new products this fall at the Disney Parks. Their new braided leather wraps are a great fashion accessory for the fall. …

The Nightmare Before Christmas Merchandise is Here! 
Start your shopping engines! The Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise has hit the Disney Park’s shelves. Feast your eyes on a variety of accessories …

New Oktoberfest Menu at Min and Bills! 
Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner, the big blue steamer anchored along side Echo Lake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is now serving up a new Oktoberfest …

Downtown Disney is Officially Disney Springs! 
It’s official- Downtown Disney is now Disney Springs! Disney Springs is here - Photo by WDW Shutterbug Downtown Disney originally debuted …

Howdy Partners! A Frontierland Restaurant has a New Menu! 
Yee haw! Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café has a new menu! New menu - Photo by Debbie Hudson The previous menu at Pecos Bill contained …

Pirates of the Caribbean has Re-Opened! 
After being closed for the summer for refurbishment, Pirates of the Caribbean has reopened at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Pirates has …

Disney Armed Forces Salute Extended Through 2016! 
Great news out of Walt Disney World! Disney Armed Forces Salute has been extended through 2016! Now through December 16, 2016, active duty and …

New DVC coming to the Wilderness Lodge! 
If you are interested in becoming a Disney Vacation Club member, your options are expanding! Disney just announced new timeshares are coming to Wilderness …

Rockin' Burger Block Party Starts this Friday! 
If you needed a reason to check out the 20th Anniversary of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival , look no further. Celebrity chefs such …

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is in Full Swing! 
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is underway at the Magic Kingdom on select nights! This special ticket event is a not-to-be missed celebration. …

New Brunch Offering! 
Reservations are now open for a wonderful waterfront brunch. This time it isn’t at Disney Springs. Instead it is at the Grand Floridian Resort and …

Two More Closures at Disney's Hollywood Studios! 
Well it’s a good thing that Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios because with the news that came down the pike …

A Frozen Musical is Coming to the West Coast 
In 2016, a Frozen themed musical will hit the stage at California Adventure Park. Disney’s Aladdin- A Musical Spectacular has performed at the Hyperion …

Holiday Fun coming to Disney Springs! 
Okay, I know we haven’t even hit Halloween yet, but there is some wonderful holiday fun coming to Downtown Disney this Christmas. As the switch to …

Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise 
What will they think of next? Disney keeps churning out special events like candy. The newest event is the FerryTale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert …

Disneyland Jungle Cruise Dining Adventure 
The Jungle Cruise seems to be quite the popular attraction lately with a themed restaurant called the Skipper Canteen set to open soon at the Magic …

Coming Soon: New Dining Experiences! 
Recently the Garden Grill at Epcot added breakfast to its menu and now it looks like another park is following suit. Breakfast under the stars …

My Disney Experience Mobile App: Now with PhotoPass Enhancements! 
My MyDisneyExperience mobile app keeps becoming more personal and more enhanced. I’m not sure if it is wise any longer to travel without using the …

Eat to the Beat Concerts now with Fastpass! 
This years Epcot International Food & Wine Festival keeps getting better and better. Now, guests are able to book FastPasses for the Eat To The Beat …

New Color Coordinated Luggage Tags for Resort Guests! 
Starting September 29th, guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort will find something extra arriving with their Magic Bands. Luggage tags are …

Looking for a One of a Kind Souvenir? Check out Curl! 
I want to let you in on a little hidden gem at Downtown Disney West Side. At Curl by Sammy Duvall you can get customized TOMS! For those of you that may …

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Tweet Cast Members @WDWToday While on Vacation! 
I’ve got a quick little news release that just might make your day. Disney Parks has just launched an official parks Twitter account @WDWToday. This …

Remy's Ratatouille Hide and Squeak at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! 
This year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival just keeps getting better. Recently Disney introduced a new interactive adventure called Remy’s …

Another Disney theme park attraction is going to be turned into a movie! 
Don’t you just love that even when you can’t be at the Disney Parks you can still watch movies based on attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, Tower …

New HalloWishes Dessert Party Now Open for Reservations! 
If you are going to Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, or were thinking about it, listen up. There’s a new Happy HalloWishes Premium Dessert Package …

Star Wars Land IS Coming!!!! 
Boy oh boy Day 2 of the D23 Expo did not disappoint! Here are a few of the highlights of the incredible information released today. This looks …

D23 Day 1: Sequels, Avatarland, and a New Restaurant! 
Wow-Day 1 of the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim had a lot of great news delivered. Here are some of the highlights. First, there’s quite a line-up for sequels …

New Guide Map for Downtown Disney! 
According to Disney Dining, there is a new guide map for Downtown Disney, making the complete transformation, which is expected to happen in 2016, more …

New Collector Doll Sets Available! 
Do you love collecting Disney merchandise? If so, chances are you might fall in love with two new collector doll sets. So which one do you want …

New Information about Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar in Downtown Disney! 
More details have been released about a new dining experience coming to Downtown Disney/Disney Springs this fall. Here's the artist concept - …

New Merchandise App (hopefully) Coming Soon! 
Disney Parks merchandise just keeps getting better and better. Not only have they rolled out a ton of new merchandise this summer and have a ton more …

New Summertime Merchandise coming the Walt Disney World Resort! 
The folks over at Disney Parks Blog have had their hands full lately with announcement after announcement of new merchandise. Today they announced even …

Reservations open 8/6 for new holiday dining experience! 
A new specialty holiday dining experience is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine gives you a chance to celebrate …

Changes to MagicBand and PhotoPass 
Recently changes have been made to some of the Disney magic that guests come in contact with at the parks. Those changes include MagicBands and PhotoPass …

Is Disneyland Expanding? 
It has been revealed that Disney purchased more land in Anaheim this spring, which has erupted into expansion rumors. According to the LA Times , three …

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is sold out for October 31st! 
According to Destinations To Travel, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for October 31, 2015 is officially sold out! Halloween is a cool time …

Breakfast is Available at Garden Grill Restaurant 
Epcot’s Garden Grill Restaurant in the Land Pavilion is currently taking reservations for breakfast and lunch. Previously the restaurant only offered …

Exclusive Merchandise Announced for Food & Wine Festival 
If you like unique and commemorative souvenirs, you are not going to want to miss the 20th anniversary of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. …

Changes Appearing at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios 
Coming to Epcot… According to WDW News Today, Innoventions at Epcot will receive a new exhibit this fall called Colortopia, which will feature fun hands-on …

Shanghai Disney Resort Set to Open Spring 2016 
Dad's Bucket List grew a bit this week. My list includes visiting all the Disney Parks worldwide. Check this out. Bob Iger shows the Shanghai Disneyland …

Escape to Walt's Wilderness: There's a new tour in town! 
A new family experience has become available at the Walt Disney World Resort, as reported recently by the Disney Park’s Blog. Your “off the beaten path” …

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Premium Events Reservations Open Soon! 
Be sure to mark your calendars for July 30th. This is when you will be able to book special events for the 20th Anniversary of the Epcot International …

New Fall Room Discount Announced 
Walt Disney World has released a new room rate Discount for this fall. The rate is valid for October 4, 2015 through November 24th and November 28th through …

Another Removal at Disney's Hollywood Studios? 
Rumors swirled last night about the removal of a Bill Cosby bust at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Orlando Sentinel provided information that the sculpture …

Breaking: 2015 Candlelight Dinner Packages are Now Available for Booking! 
Reservations opened today for the dinner packages that guarantee priority seating at the extremely popular Candlelight Processional at Epcot. Dad's …

Disney Legend Blaine Gibson- Gone but never Forgotten 
Disney Legend Blaine Gibson passed away July 5, 2015 at 97 years old. Even if you didn’t know him by name, you certainly knew him by his work. According …

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Great New Culinary Experience at the Contemporary Resort 
A great new culinary experience is being offered at Disney’s Contemporary Resort according to Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer at Disney Parks Blog. …

Another Attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios Set to Close 
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the last day to try your hand at drawing a character at The Magic of Disney Animation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios …

Sneak Peek at Test Track 
Hey Y’all! Today is Epcot Tuesday. Dad is posting tons of pictures of Epcot during the holidays on Facebook . I am working on updating The International …

Laughing at Disney Hollywood Studios 
Hey Y’all! The holidays are a great time of year filled with laughter. When we were younger I am sure we did lots of funny things. I am sure The Man-Child …

Giggle Gang coming to Storybook Circus 
Hey Y’all! When I was a younger kid, Mrs. Mom, Mom and Dad decided to take The Man-Child and I to the circus. I must say it was pretty awesome. The Man-Child …

Toy Story Mania News 
Hey Y’all! When Prince Charming and I visited Walt Disney World we loved riding Toy Story Mania. While waiting for the ride it is like being in a toy …

Review of the Brand New Be Our Guest in Fantasyland 
Hey Y'all! The New Fantasyland officially opens next week on December 6th. For the past few weeks the new attractions and restaurants have been open …

Here's the rundown on Christmas at Epcot 
Hey Y'all! Today is Epcot on Dad’s Facebook page . He has been posting pictures of Epcot during the holiday season. I have lots of Epcot news to bring …

2013 the year of Limited Time Magic 
Hey Y'all! I can’t believe that the year 2012 is almost over. Next year is my 10 year high school reunion, so I am feeling a bit old. Both Walt Disney …

Fantasmic! Dining Options for the Holidays 
Hey Yall! How was everyone’s Black Friday? I was good and resisted going shopping. Prince Charming was very impressed. Today is Disney Hollywood Studios …

Getting Free Dining applied to previously booked trips. 
If you had your trip booked before the Free Dining promotion was announced, call 407-w-disney and they will run the numbers to see what the best deal is …

Avatar is coming to the Animal Kingdom 
This could get interesting. Disney and James Cameron announced today that the newest land in Animal Kingdom will be based on the very popular movie Avatar. …

Sea World raises ticket prices, again 
This is a bit scary. Sea World is raising ticket prices again for the 2nd time this year. ( Here is Dad's story about the first price increase at Sea World …

News about new dates for Free Dining at Walt Disney World 
I'm getting really confused about Free Dining at Walt Disney World. First the facts. ( Just the facts mam, just the facts .) Information about Free …

Tween Author Laura Schaefer Releases Children’s E-Book Guide to Walt Disney World 
Laura Schaefer, author of The Teashop Girls (Simon & Schuster 2009) and The Secret Ingredient (Simon & Schuster 2011) has a new series of e-books for kids …

Disney announces the narrators for the 2011 Candlelight Processional 
I love this time of year, it gets hot and Disney starts talking about Christmas. Today, Disney announced the narrators for the 2011 Candlelight Processional. …

Lightning McQueen joins the Lights, Motors, Action! Stunt Show 
Cars 2 is coming out soon, so Disney is ramping up the promotion department and adding Lightning McQueen to the Lights, Motors, Action! Stunt Show in Disney …

Fantasmic every night through September 30 
Big news: Disney announced today that Fantasmic will be shown every night through September 30. Fantasmic Shown Every Night at Disney World …

Sea World raises ticket prices 
In a preview of coming attractions, Sea World announced today new prices on their 2 day tickets to the Sea World parks (Sea World Orlando, Aquatica and …

Star Tours the Adventure Continues Reopens 
It's back and better than ever. Star Tours reopened this weekend with huge fanfare and a visit from the big guy himself. No, I'm not talking about Darth …

New Disney World Discount? 
Disneyland has a new promotion and I wonder if it's not what we will see for the New Disney World Discount in light of what the Disney executives said …

Universal Studios Orlando is doing something right 
Universal Studios Orlando is doing something right. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that attendance at Universal was up around 68% in the first quarter …

New Management canned at The Enchanted Tiki Room 
Well it's about time. That's Dad's reaction to the news that The Enchanted Tiki Room is going back to the original show. I guess the gods of the Tiki room …

Disney's 2nd quarter earnings - weaning from discounts 
Disney's 2nd quarters earnings report was released this week. Wall Street was disappointed in the report and Disney stock is down in trading today. …

Star Tours Marquee 
This week Disney put up the new Marquee for the new Star Tours ride. Star Tours Marquee Photo Courtesy of Disney Star Tours the Adventure …

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Blackbeard comes to Pirates of the Caribbean 
A new Pirates of the Caribbean movie comes out this month which means that the ride must make a change. The newest "villian" the vile pirate Blackbeard …

Here's why Disney doesn't expand the Disney World monorail 
There was a story today in USA Today about the Las Vegas monorail. Did you know they had a monorail in Las Vegas? Las Vegas monorail future uncertain …

Celebrities announced for Star Wars Weekend 2011 
Star Wars Weekends start in less than 3 weeks. Here are the celebrities that Disney announced will be attending - Jedi Mickey Princess Leia Minnie James …

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