World travelers Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be returning to Adventurers Outpost at Disney’s Animal Kingdom starting June 19, 2022. The Details The Outpost is located on Discovery Island and features a meet with the iconic Disney couple in their adventurer outfits. Peruse exotic… Read More »Mickey and Minnie Return to Adventurers Outpost at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
This week, the Disney documentary “Mickey: The Story of a Mouse” debuted at the annual SXSW Film Festival to mostly positive reviews. Directed by Jeff Malmberg (“Marwencol”), the film takes a look at the origins of Mickey Mouse back to Walt Disney first creating him.… Read More »‘Mickey: The Story of a Mouse’ Debuts at SXSW Before Airing on Disney+
February 2022 brings a wide variety of new programming to Disney+, along with some older favorites to the available catalog. Highlights include the streaming debuts of 20th Century Studios’ “Free Guy” and National Geographic’s “Torn,” plus the films “Never Been Kissed” and “Snow Dogs” will… Read More »Everything Coming to Disney+ in February 2022
Celebrities love to visit the Disney parks, and actor Chris Evans is no different. He was spotted at the Magic Kingdom park with family and friends, celebrating the holidays, and took a moment to pose with Mickey Mouse, who was dressed in his holiday attire.… Read More »Actor Chris Evans Visits Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
About a week ago, I was exploring Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom when I noticed the balloon vendor was holding some iconic Mickey Mouse balloons that were solid color instead of the semi-translucent colors we’d grown accustomed to as of late. Look close… Read More »New Mickey Balloon colors available at Walt Disney World
In addition to creating “The Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland was innovative in many other ways. In the 50’s, believe it or not, waiting lines at banks or airports were traditionally a straight line. Sometimes a movie theater would bend them around a corner; the Department of Motor Vehicles would simply open the front door and run the line out onto the sidewalk.
Think what it would look like if security checkpoint lines at airports were linear instead of the sinewy system in use today! I had never seen a waiting line that snaked back and forth like the lines for attractions at Disneyland, where they created a holding pen that economized space. Such was the system introduced by Walt Disney’s Imagineers.
They also thought of a way to use existing technology to create the Disneyland Monorail System. In 1959, it was the first daily operating monorail in the Western Hemisphere. Though the park was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in the off-season, visitors could board at the Disneyland Hotel and still see the Park (though quiet on those days) from a bird’s-eye view. Now, monorails are common at places like metro airports, transporting passengers swiftly from terminal to terminal.Read More »The Park – Innovation at Disneyland
Mickey Shorts Theater opened today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the one-of-a-kind animated short featuring Mickey and Minnie, “Vacation Fun.” The attraction makes a nice companion to the bigger Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway ride as both feature the new style animated Mickey Cartoons. The… Read More »Mickey Shorts Theater a fun companion attraction to Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened the first ever ride-through attraction featuring Mickey Mouse last night. Mickey’s & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, located behind Disney’s recreation of the Chinese Theater was dedicated in the fashion of a grand Hollywood premiere with Mickey & Minnie and their pals along… Read More »Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Officially Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios