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Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic Preview Clips

“Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic,” premiering Monday, December 18 at 8:00 p.m. EST, will reveal how the holiday magic and spirit come to life throughout Disney destinations by giving viewers an inside look at how Disney transforms its theme parks and resort hotels into a winter… Read More »Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic Preview Clips

Disney Park’s Holiday Decorating Special coming to Freeform

Disney’s parks look their best during the winter holiday season. A lot of work goes into making the parks look festive, but most of it is behind the scenes, until now. A new show will feature Academy Award-Winning actress and ‘The View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg… Read More »Disney Park’s Holiday Decorating Special coming to Freeform

Tour Pandora – the world of Avatar with James Cameron and Whoopi Goldberg

With ABC’s The View recording their show from inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom this week, we are being treated to our first extended looks at the new land based on James Cameron’s movies. Pandora – the World of Avatar features floating mountains with waterfalls cascading down… Read More »Tour Pandora – the world of Avatar with James Cameron and Whoopi Goldberg

Raven-Symoné officially joins ABC’s “The View” as co-host

When they bring you onto a show 37 times, you know they like you. That probably explains why ABC’s “The View” just announced that Raven-Symoné will be joining immediately as a new co-host. She will sit alongside moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts Nicolle Wallace and… Read More »Raven-Symoné officially joins ABC’s “The View” as co-host

Sister Act remake coming from Walt Disney Studios

Would you believe it’s been more than two decades since Disney’s singing and dancing nuns sequel “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” was released? Disney must think there’s still some magic left in that habit as it has announced a remake of the original… Read More »Sister Act remake coming from Walt Disney Studios

DCA History Tour – Golden Dreams

It is part three of my DCA History Lesson! Every week I will be bringing you a look back at something from DCA’s past, leading up to the June 15th grand re-opening of the park. So come along as we take a stroll through the past and remembering how great it was!
Today, we are heading over to the “San Francisco” area of the park (if you could call that an area) and reliving “Golden Dreams.” The exterior of the theater was a replica of Bernard Maybeck’s Palace of Fine Arts located in the real San Francisco. This 25 minute film took you through the history of California and the dreams the land created. Led by Califia, the Queen of California, played by Unofficial DCA Mascot Whoopi Goldberg, we traveled through the years and realized all the dreams that could stem from one state.

This opening day attraction was highly regarded…for what it was, a movie. It never got Soarin’ style ratings, but it was still very good. Disney tried to add their trademark emotion into the film, which they did with great success. Whoopi playing Califia was a great choice as a narrator and shed some nice humor into the film. Favorite line? When the MGM namesake is looking at ‘The Wizard of Oz” costume designers choice of silver slippers, Califia walks quickly behind Mr.MGM and says “Silver is nice, Ruby is better.” While it showed a huge span of time, it never came off as dull history lesson. They brought life into a film that had the chance to be extremely bland.

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