What happens when Frozen’s Elsa decides she’s tired of being a damsel in distress needing saving by a man? This parody video starring many of your favorite Disney Princesses tries to answer that question. The song is “I Don’t Need a Man” and the video… Read More »AVbyte Presents a Parody Video of Disney Princesses Tired of Being Damsels in Distress
There have been hundreds of thousands, and I’m not exaggerating, of covers of the songs from Disney’s hit animated feature Frozen posted to YouTube. So far, I’ve resisted post any. If I post one, there are countless others that are just as good that I… Read More »Africanized Tribal Cover of Frozen’s Let It Go – Videopolis
The walls are down around a small section of Snow White’s mountain at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland expansion. So we’re back with a second update on the roller coaster this month. Work by Disney’s artisans and craftsmen (and women) appears to be is progressing at a rapid pace now. When workers aren’t putting finishing touches on the show details others are testing the cars on the track and working out the kinks of the dispatch and safety system.
Still no word on an official opening date, but some say soft opens could come as soon as April. Here’s video of taken of the newly open area yesterday as well as updates from all around Snow White’s Mountain.
Many more photos of the newly revealed vista and other progress on Snow White’s Mountain below the jump:
The Magic Kingdom is getting a new parade in March, but this week we’ve been treated to a special preview of a few of the gorgeous floats and designer costumes that will set Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade apart from all others. A talented team… Read More »Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade – Production & Design Team Interviews
Update: Welcome to NY Times readers. Please find the latest news on MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ here. See all of our coverage here. Finally, I hope you’ll take a moment to discover my new book on the Magic of Disneyland.
In the last 24 hours we’ve looked at MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ from the guest perspective and tried to put a little historical and business sense behind it, now it’s time to turn our eye on how Disney is presenting these new products to the public.
Disney’s marketing has just released a series of video promoting MyMagic+, Fastpass+ and the digital photo package Memory Maker. Look for more videos like these to form the core of Disney World’s 2014 marketing message.
You may recall the awesome #DisneySide videos and other social media experiences that I shared last week, and if you don’t then go check them out because GRUMPY CAT. Basically, the new Disney campaign asks people to show their Disney Side, and then the awesome… Read More »Disney Side Parody: The Wrong #DisneySide
There are few combos as awesome as that of LEGO and superheroes. Obviously, peanut butter and chocolate ranks pretty high on the list, as do the musical stylings of Hall & Oates, but neither of them come close to LEGO Marvel’s Thor and Loki: No… Read More »LEGO Marvel’s Thor and Loki World Premiere Adventure Video!
The California Grill has always been my restaurant of choice when I wanted to celebrate a big event, so I was a bit nervous when they announced a major makeover for the space. But I needn’t have worried. The space is beautiful and the food still wonderful. If anything, I think they were a bit conservative in their vision.
You can now get your first look at the re-imagined California Grill as it is now open for dining, or drinks and a snack in the lounge (they serve the full menu there too), but the transformation didn’t happen overnight. Since the signature restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort closed to guests in January, the space has been humming with activity. The wood-burning oven is just about the only thing that stayed in place as the kitchen and dining rooms got major makeovers.
Shortly after the installation of new floor-to-ceiling windows, a time-lapse camera went into place on the fifteenth floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, capturing all the construction and remodeling between June 2013 and the last test meals before opening to guests September 9th. I have a cameo during the 1:44 mark. But don’t blink!
Below the jump is a video featuring General Manager Michael Scheifler discussing the changes:
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