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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 …

Free Dining at Disney World is back 
Yes, it's official. Free Dining at Disney World is back. Starting early this morning, you can get free dining from Disney for trips to Disney World this …

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 …

Looking for a One of a Kind Souvenir? Check out Curl! Not rated yet
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 …

Tweet Cast Members @WDWToday While on Vacation! Not rated yet
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! Not rated yet
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! Not rated yet
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! Not rated yet
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!!!! Not rated yet
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! Not rated yet
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! Not rated yet
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! Not rated yet
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! Not rated yet
More details have been released about a new dining experience coming to Downtown Disney/Disney Springs this fall. Here's the artist concept - …

New Summertime Merchandise coming the Walt Disney World Resort! Not rated yet
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! Not rated yet
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 …

Is Disneyland Expanding? Not rated yet
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! Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
Epcot’s Garden Grill Restaurant in the Land Pavilion is currently taking reservations for breakfast and lunch. Previously the restaurant only offered …

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Exclusive Merchandise Announced for Food & Wine Festival Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
Coming to Epcot… According to WDW News Today , Innoventions at Epcot will receive a new exhibit this fall called Colortopia, which will feature fun …

Shanghai Disney Resort Set to Open Spring 2016 Not rated yet
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! Not rated yet
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! Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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? Not rated yet
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! Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 …

Great New Culinary Experience at the Contemporary Resort Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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. Not rated yet
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 …

Walt Disney World 40th Birthday Party - the Kickoff Not rated yet
October 1st, Walt Disney World turned 40. So Dad thinks it's time to have a party. Yipee! At least they didn't do this to Cinderella Castle this time …

Avatar is coming to the Animal Kingdom Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 …

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Disney announces the narrators for the 2011 Candlelight Processional Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
Big news: Disney announced today that Fantasmic will be shown every night through September 30. Fantasmic Shown Every Night at Disney World …

Eat the Beat 2011 Not rated yet
Are you ready for some good food, wine and great music. It's time to make your plans for the 2011 International Food and Wine Festival at Epoct. Eat …

Sea World raises ticket prices Not rated yet
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 …

New Walt Disney World discounts announced for the late summer Not rated yet
Yesterday, (yes, on the holiday) Disney announced some new discounts on room packages at Walt Disney World. The Boardwalk Area Hotels have some great …

Star Tours the Adventure Continues Reopens Not rated yet
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? Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 …

Blackbeard comes to Pirates of the Caribbean Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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 Not rated yet
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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