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Review: The Disneyland Encyclopedia Updated 3rd Edition

Thu, 2017-07-13 02:55

Disneyland may have had relatively humble beginnings, but it opened to the public a fully formed idea that would dominate the imaginations of hundreds of millions of visitors and countless more who dream of visiting one day. Encapsulating all that history, all those moments, all the attractions is an impossible...

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Disney re-animates its accelerator with new class of companies

Wed, 2017-07-12 11:47

Whether you call it a business incubator or an idea accelerator, these intensive mentoring and learning experiences are designed to help small companies grow into successful big ones. For a company like the Walt Disney Company, the Disney Accelerator is a crucial strategy to develop relationships with tomorrow’s influential companies...

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Handicapping potential Walt Disney World announcements at D23 Expo

Wed, 2017-07-12 03:49

This weekend is the big biannual block party bash that Disney’s official fan club, D23, throws for its fans. With all the fans and media gathered in one place, the event has become a place for Disney to announce is plans for the future. The D23 Expo is held in...

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Raglan Road Pub & Restaurant – new menu items are coming

Wed, 2017-07-12 03:05

Raglan Road at Disney Springs recreates an authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant experience with every detail. From the decor that was created in Ireland and shipped over to the food and drinks that come from an authentic food tradition and very talented chefs and even to the dancers that perform...

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Terralina Crafted Italian restaurant to open in Fall 2017 at Disney Springs

Wed, 2017-07-12 01:04

As work continues to spruce up many of the older properties that pre-date the new Disney Springs concept, one of the ones I’m most excited about is the transformation of the former Portobello Country Italian Trattoria led by chef Tony Mantuano. The James Beard Award-winning Chef has just announced the...

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Orlando Magical Dining Month Restaurants Announced

Tue, 2017-07-11 11:27

Every year, guests and locals alike get the chance to enjoy Orlando’s best cuisine for a low price courtesy Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. This year it runs August 25 – Oct 1 and includes more than 100 restaurants each offering a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for just $35...

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Star Wars fan film follows a Sith Master’s Dark Legacy

Tue, 2017-07-11 03:51

A wonderful new Star Wars fan film has just been released. It explores the Dark Legacy of the Sith as a Sith Master trains with a captured apprentice. A Sith focused film is something a lot of Star Wars fans have been asking for. Until Lucasfilm steps up to the...

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Disney Springs construction mini-update

Tue, 2017-07-11 03:30

Over the weekend we popped by Disney Springs to catch a movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming (my brief review), and decided to take a quick walk down to The Landing to look in on progress of The Edison complex set to open later this year. Along the way we stopped at The...

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into giant opening weekend

Mon, 2017-07-10 12:02

When Marvel Studios asked Sony if they could incorporate their Spider-man character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe hopes were high even though it was the third reboot of the classic high school super-hero character in recent years. Could the two studios actually pull off a successful relaunch? The first movie...

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VIDEO: Raglan Road Irish Pub new Rhythms of Raglan dance show

Mon, 2017-07-10 11:41

The addition of Raglan Road Irish pub and restaurant to the food options at what was then still Pleasure Island more than 11 years ago, was an early signal of the coming big change that has transformed the shopping, dining, and entertainment complex into what we enjoy today at Dsiney...

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Is addiction to Disney theme parks an actual thing? If so, I have it.

Mon, 2017-07-10 11:16

My name is John and I am addicted to Disney theme parks. I imagine many of the people reading this blog could type that sentence and it would be true. Those who love to visit Disney’s theme parks often drop thousands of dollars a year on our passion, money those...

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Craft Beer Festival coming to Morimoto Asia

Sat, 2017-07-08 17:36

When you think of great Asian fusion food, you may not think of craft beer in the same breath, but at Morimoto Asia, the two pair up to really please the palate. Not only does Chef Morimoto have his own brews on the menu, he’s partnered with a number of...

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Cirque Du Soleil buys Blue Man Group

Fri, 2017-07-07 03:06

In a move designed to expand their portfolio of creative performances and venues, Cirque du Soleil has acquired Blue Man Productions, known for it’s Blue Man Group show. Cirque currently has 18 shows touring or in permanent buildings (although the one at Walt Disney World is closing at the end...

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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – Episode IV

Fri, 2017-07-07 02:44

Fans of the animated TV series Star Wars: Clone Wars will be happy with the fourth effort in the new Star Wars: Forces of Destiny series of animated shorts. It features Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano who is on her way to a Jedi Ceremony with Yoda and Anakin. After encountering...

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Tour Disneyland’s new Circle D Ranch

Fri, 2017-07-07 02:39

Although Disneyland used to have a petting zoo back in the Big Thunder Ranch Area, the park’s main horses lived backstage at the Circle D Ranch. With the addition of Star Wars Land to the map, Disney had to move its equine facility to a new, off-site location. The 5.5...

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Has Spider-Man already been in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Fri, 2017-07-07 01:17

“Yes,” you say. “Of course Spider-Man has already been in the MCU. They introduced him in Captain America: Civil War.” Indeed, Tom Holland first donned the Spidey suit in Civil War but in a recent interview, Holland seemed to confirm a popular fan theory that Peter Parker made his debut...

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Voctave takes on Disney’s Cinderella in latest video

Thu, 2017-07-06 11:45

The latest music video from Voctave is out. It’s an acapella take on the Disney classic – Cinderella. The medley of songs of and about Cinderella was shared on YouTube. Really a perfect pick-me-up for someone who dreams of escaping their life of drudgery. As usual, arranger James Ray has...

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Grilling tips from ESPN Club for National Grilling Month

Thu, 2017-07-06 11:17

It sits just a few yards away from EPCOT at Disney’s BoardWalk, but is often overlooked as a dining choice for those wanting something that would classify as American fare. It’s the ESPN Club, of course, and it has great bar and grill cuisine, sports on TV, and even some...

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Ducktales returns with two new TV spots

Thu, 2017-07-06 04:26

Are you ready to get quackin? The new adventures of Disney’s Ducktales will return to TV with a series on DisneyXD launching August 12 with a special movie. The series itself starts in September. Featuring a distinct animation style inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic designs, “DuckTales” chronicles the...

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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny brings back Ewoks and Princess Leia in Episode 3

Thu, 2017-07-06 03:49

Return to the forests of the moon of Endor in the third Star Wars: Forces of Destiny animated short. The third episode is titled – Ewok Escape. It’s set during the time when Wicket the Ewok was walking Princess Leia back through the forest. Yes, it’s almost a ‘deleted scene’...

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