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Disney Essentials: Dinosaur

Wed, 2017-04-12 11:08

One of the ways a Disney theme park sets itself apart from the competition is the way it tells stories in a 360-degree immersive experience. In the mid-90s Walt Disney Imagineers took the dark-ride experience to a new level with an Enhanced Motion Vehicle that combined the movements of a...

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Examining the mixed messages of Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean

Tue, 2017-04-11 11:52

There have been a number of changes made to Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean over the years, several of which have drawn a significant amount of criticism from some fans of the ride. Why is this? It’s still a popular attraction and considered to be one of the best dark...

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First Thor: Ragnarok trailer is epic adventure

Tue, 2017-04-11 11:33

An epic new teaser trailer for Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” is the must watch trailer of the week. We get our first glimpse of Cate Blanchett, who plays the super-villain Hela, and Gladiator Hulk! There’s a very impressive scene of the destruction of Asgard. Also, do I detect a hint of...

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Disney Dining Review: The Polite Pig

Tue, 2017-04-11 05:30

Foodies rejoice. A restaurant serving food from some of Central Florida’s best chefs is now open at Disney Springs. The Polite Pig is a fast-casual plus location in the Town Center area of the shopping and entertainment district at Walt Disney World. The much anticipate restaurant is a partnership between...

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“Beauty and the Beast” as told by LEGO

Mon, 2017-04-10 11:52

A new video shared by Disney goes inside the imagination of a young girl who uses LEGO toys and creative props to retell the story of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The enchanting stop-motion animation video takes on the “tale as old as time,” including vignettes of Belle and the...

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Disney PhotoPass Service adds extra magic to China Pavilion

Mon, 2017-04-10 11:36

The Disney PhotoPass service that comes with your Annual Pass or a Memory Maker package can be a great way for guests to capture those special moments from the park without lugging their own camera around. The Disney cast members with Photopass cameras are nearly ubiquitous in the parks these...

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“Born in China” from Disneynature announces soundtrack

Mon, 2017-04-10 04:24

Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack to Disneynature’s new film “Born in China” on April 21, 2017 – the same day the film opens in theaters nationwide. The album features original score composed by Emmy Award-winning film and television composer, Barnaby Taylor, along with the original track “Everything Everything”...

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Disney Animators help add new scenes to “Happily Ever After” fireworks

Mon, 2017-04-10 03:20

In just over a month the Magic Kingdom will say goodbye to the “Wishes” fireworks show and hello to “Happily Ever After.” The new show combines projection mapping technology with fireworks and lasers to bring something never before seen to the Magic Kingdom. It all begins May 12. To help...

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LEGOLAND Florida opens new Beach Retreat Resort

Mon, 2017-04-10 01:21

LEGOLAND Florida has a new resort where guests can have fun in the sun a the new LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. The facility will expand the Winter Haven theme parks ability to accommodate families in LEGO-themed fun as part of a multi-day visit to the park. The Beach Retreat features a...

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Walt Disney World Rumor Roundup

Sun, 2017-04-09 20:32

We’re just over a month away from the first paying guests getting a preview of “Pandora – The World of Avatar” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. With two big attractions and a whole land of immersive environment to explore, everyone is wondering if it is enough to make Animal Kingdom a...

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Princess Leia footage okayed for Star Wars Episode IX says Carrie Fisher family

Sun, 2017-04-09 00:38

Rogue One was the first Star Wars movie to not be considered part of the Skywalker family sago of trilogies. The ending of it featured a CG model recreation of Princess Leia as we all remember her from the first Star Wars movie (said to be the most labor intensive...

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Two interesting Star Wars land construction videos

Sat, 2017-04-08 14:42

Unless you’ve been enjoying a long sleep in a galaxy far, far away, you know that Disneyland is adding a 14-acre expansion that will be themed to Star Wars galaxy. Two videos filmed earlier this week are giving us our latest look at the state of construction. There’s still a...

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2017 class of Disney Legends to be inducted at D23 Expo

Fri, 2017-04-07 11:50

2017 is the 30th Anniversary of the first class of Disney Legends receiving their honor. For the last few years, Disney has been inducting new honorees at the D23 Expo on the years that it is held. This D23 Expo has a mega-class of big names and important figures in...

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U.K. Supreme Court decision could impact visits to Walt Disney World

Fri, 2017-04-07 11:31

There is an on-going debate about whether it is appropriate to take your child out of school in order to give them the educational experience of a family vacation. It’s well positioned that travel broadens the mind and yes, I would argue that even travel to Walt Disney World qualifies...

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5 Things We’re Looking Forward To During Star Wars Celebration

Fri, 2017-04-07 10:55

Star Wars Celebration is coming back to Orlando next week and they are pulling out all the stops. Like other great conventions, it’s all about the people you meet and the panels you attend. We’re also expecting there to be some big news made, of course, and a lot of...

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Holiday party dates announced for Magic Kingdom’s 2017 calendar

Fri, 2017-04-07 02:28

Halloween comes extra early in 2017. Walt Disney World has just released the dates for its two big hard ticket special events – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party & Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Together the events will present 53 nights where the Magic Kingdom closes early to make way for...

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Behind the scenes of Beauty and the Beast musical on Disney Cruise Line

Thu, 2017-04-06 12:15

The Disney Cruise Line is one of the premiere cruising companies to sail the seas. A large part of that reputation is the ability to enjoy Disney’s world class entertainment productions. The cruise line has made a point of building theaters capable of hosting stage shows that are every bit...

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Unboxing the Pandora – The World of Avatar Media Invite

Thu, 2017-04-06 11:33

Disney’s hoping that throngs of Avatar fans will soon descend of Disney’s Animal Kingdom to experience for themselves the world of Pandora as created by James Cameron and realized via the combined forces of Lightstorm Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering. To help get the word out, Disney often enlists the...

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Disneyland Rumor Roundup

Thu, 2017-04-06 04:30

Disneyland is currently in the middle of a huge expansion that will bring part of a galaxy far, far away to Anaheim. Along the way it will remake the Rivers of America and correct a guest flow problem in the park eliminating a dead end and allowing guest to finally...

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Read to your kids with new Groot and Rocket book

Thu, 2017-04-06 02:17

“Night Night, Groot” is a new story book from Marvel features the zany adventures of Rocket and Groot as they attempt to save the day and still get the cute baby Groot back for bedtime. Targeted for 3-5 year olds and those young at heart. “Night Night, Groot” is available...

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