The Magic Kingdom turns 40 on October 1, 2011. Disney hasn’t announced any celebrations of the event, though there is some attractive 40th Anniversary merchandise for sale at places like the Emporium. Determined to mark the birthday somehow, I have been holding informal fan “meets”… Read More »Fan-Driven Celebration of Magic Kingdom’s 40th Anniversary
Say goodbye to the parade at DHS, Block Party Bash (gone since the start of 2011); starting Sunday January 16, it will be replaced by a new parade called “PIXAR Pals: Countdown to Fun” (apparently at 3pm on this first day at least). The new… Read More »New Hollywood Studios Parade to Start Sunday
The parade (Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime) and fireworks (Holiday Wishes) from the for-pay party turn into free offerings this week. 3:00 parade (different on Saturday) and 10pm fireworks are open to everyone. Come early! Parade spots fill up an hour early!
Every year, the Osborne Lights gets changed, adjusted, or expanded. This is one of the things that makes Disney World great. The term “spectacular” is well-chosen for this show – it’s a spectacle no matter how you slice it. First timers find their breath taken… Read More »Osborne Lights vs SeaWorld’s new Sea of Trees
It’s Magic Music Days right now at Walt Disney World, which means one thing: I had high hopes for the American Idol Experience finale tonight! After all, with singers and choirs galore in the kingdom, surely great singers would be at Idol. My first thought:… Read More »Magic Music Days: No Big Effect on American Idol
Have you ever done a puzzle-based scavenger hunt inside Walt Disney World? They aren’t offered by Disney directly to the public, but fan-based communities sometimes put them on. Typically players sign up in teams of 2-4 members and receive puzzles that, once deciphered, turn into… Read More »Free Scavenger Hunt at DHS on December 26
For the first time I can think of, you can bring a printed coupon to a Disney park restaurant and get 30% off for dining during the holidays. It’s only good during the “off” hours – clearly a way to spread out demand, and perhaps… Read More »Dining Coupons at DL and WDW this holiday season
SeaWorld announced today that they will lay off 129 people in their Orlando theme parks. No word on which kind of employees, but one assumes salaried cuts provide the most bang for the buck. Disney reported essentially flat attendance for the most recent quarter, while… Read More »SeaWorld to lay off 129 in Orlando