Histories of Disney’s Contemporary & Polynesian Resorts

The Disney Parks Blog has posted a fascinating account of the history of my tied-for-number-1-and-2-Disney-World-resrots-to-stay-at!… Filled with awesome, never-before-seen pictures of their construction, (incredibly, construction began in February 1971, less than eight months before the first guests were scheduled to arrive!) this is not to be missed by an WDW fan! …And for the rest […]

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Walt Disney World Celebrates 40 Years of Magic Today

October 1996 It seems like just yesterday when WDW celebrated it’s 25th in grand style. While the 40th isn’t bringing as many festivities, there will be amazing fun and magic to be had at the Magic Kingdom tomorrow. If you are in or around Orlando, you won’t want to miss out on Retro Day! Retro […]

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Has That Special Some THING

Ramona Flowers herself and ‘The Thing’ star Mary Elizabeth Winstead gave IGN an exclusive tour of ‘The Thing: Assimilation’ maze at Universal Studios’ 2011 Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood last week… More The Thing (2011) Videos

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The Splash Mountain Rap!

Many of you out there know that Ernest P Worrell was the first one to venture down Chick-A-Pin Hill into The Briar Patch. But did you know others tried before him (and apparently died in the process?)… For those who need to revisit Ernest’s adventure, view on after the jump!… And for those of you […]

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‘I See You’ (But You’re Not Telling Me Anything!)

Hear lots of exciting talk about nothing specific from Cameron, Iger and the gang…

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Disney World Is Getting Avatarded

So, by now you know this: James and his producing partner Jon Landau and their team at Lightstorm Entertainment will serve as creative consultants on the project and will work side-by-side with our Walt Disney Imagineers as we dream up experiences that will take our guests deep into worlds of AVATAR like never before. There […]

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Avatar Theme Park Coming to Disney

With an Avatar themed land coming to Disney World in 2013, the Na’Vi invasion of Earth has begun! Disney made a deal with James Cameron to create attractions based on Avatar, the first of which will begin construction by 2013 in Orlando. If all goes as planned, there should be Avatar rides and attractions in […]

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D23’s Star Tours Event Coverage

The good folks at AllEars.net have a great recap of all the secrets, tidbits and FunFacts shared by Tom Fitzgerald a few weeks ago at the D23 Expo in Anaheim. Namely, this cool first mock up of what the new Star Tours would be… (Spoilers – don’t watch this if you have not taken your […]

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Ruebens Talks Rex!

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Walt Disney World, D23 spoke with the Hollywood stars of the resort’s most beloved attractions. As Captain Rx-24 (Rex), in Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (1990-2010) Paul Reubens took Starspeeders to Endor and back daily. Ruebens tells D23 about working with George Lucas, trips to Florida, and […]

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Wizarding World Harry Potter Celebration This November

Now that all the films and books are over, there is no need to be sad — Universal Orlando is planning the first of likely many Harry Potter Celebrations, the first scheduled for this November! Click HERE for the info!

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Luna Celebrates HP7.2 In Universal’s Wizarding World

Evanna Lynch, known for her role as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film series, spent some time at Universal’s Orlando parks while attending Leakycon, a Harry Potter fan conference at Universal’s Royal Pacific Resort. Source = Attractions Magazine

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Life Is Awesome: A TRONORAIL Toy Exists In Our World

One of the most nifty pieces of TRON: Legacy advertising last year was the TRONorail, the Tron makeover given to their Monorail in Walt Disney World. I remember thinking how I wish they would keep it like that forever. Now, word has just come in that the Tronorail is, in fact, just that! The Tronorail […]

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The Untold History of Star Tours

Tony Baxter, Senior VP Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering, recently chatted with the ForceCast, one of the more respected Star Wars fan podcasts, about Star Tours. They discussed the new version a bit, but Baxter was really excited to explore some of the history of the original Star Tours attraction, including many little known […]

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LaserMan Is Back on The Grid!

From The Disney Parks Blog — Attention Programs! A “Disney Soundsational Summer” is underway at the Disneyland Resort and an all-new Laserman show is coming to ElecTRONica at Disney California Adventure park! With new music, new lasers, and a few surprises, this exciting new show is set to captivate guests starting Friday, June 17.

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Darth Goes To Diz

Star Tours is now open! Where has The Force taken you?

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Watch The Adventures Continue Live Tomorrow!

The Disneyland Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Opening Ceremony live webcast will take place Tomorrow at 9:30am pacific on Disneylandevent.com!!

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Disneyland’s Newest Tikis Have Arrived!

Earlier this week, Laughing Place reported that “Disneyland Resort today announced the completion of significant upgrades to the Disneyland Hotel, marking a milestone in the landmark property’s current renovation project. A new courtyard, restaurant, bar, pool and water play area add immersive experiences to a Disneyland Resort vacation. ‘This exciting renovation extends the immersion and […]

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The Adventure Is Over For The Tortillas

Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park may be in the process of improving itself throughout this year and next, but there is one beloved attraction that will be leaving for good after tomorrow — Tthe Mission Tortilla Factory. The Mission Tortilla Factory was one of DCA’s 2001 opening day offerings that gained a loyal following for […]

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So What’s The Deal With Vader In Star Tours: The Adventures Continue?

MDhuff and I raced down to Anaheim in the wee hours of last Friday morning – the destination, of course, was Disneyland for their Star Tours “Early Departure” event. While both of us give the upgrade a generally favorable review, the attraction’s prequel re-do is not perfect. Since we have only taken one spin on […]

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‘Captain EO’ Comic Book In 3D

In honor of the 34th anniversary of Episode IV, I was looking for something Lucasy to post that wasn’t necessarily Star Wars-related. Well, thanks to Disney and More, we can all “Change The World” with the Captain and his ragtag band on our computer screens, thanks to their upload of the entire 1986 3D comic […]

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