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The Journey to Pandora


In a surprising announcement, Walt Disney Imagineering announced today that a new land is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at WDW. You might be asking, “What is that new land?” and I would be tempted to trick you with Beastly Kingdom, but the truth is that Disney has teamed up with Lightstorm Entertainment to bring […]

Disney’s Magic Makers: Roy E. Disney


Roy Edward Disney was born to Roy Oliver Disney and Edna Francis Disney in Los Angeles on January 10, 1930 (and is their sole child). As a child, he traveled to the Studio where he viewed the films the animators were working on (i.e. “Snow White”, “Pinocchio”) and acted as a sounging board to his […]

Roy E. Disney Passes Away at 79


Roy Edward Disney, son of Roy O. and nephew of Walt, who led two revolutions that changed the company has passed away at the age of 79. Roy E. started as a director of nature films with the Disney Company before taking an administrative position after his uncle and father died, but was declined. He […]

Walt Disney World Finds a Twin


The Walt Disney World Company has chosen Swindon in Whiltshire, UK as it’s twin town. Rebecca Warren, a 20 year old building society worker, created the winning video and poem which eventually caused Disney management to choose the village. In 2010, a Swindon exhibit will be unveiled at Epcot.

Disabled Mayor Claims Harassment


According to the Miami Herald, Myron Rosner, paraplegic and Mayor of North Miami Beach, took his family to Walt Disney World for Thanksgiving weekend. The problem? Rosner’s wheel chair is the iBOT 4000, capable of moving on 4 or 2 wheels. Rosner keeps the machine running on 2 wheels to be at eye-level with his […]

Disney Wins Dismissal Of Segways Lawsuit And Settlement


The Walt Disney Company has won the dismissal of the Segway lawsuit and had the original settlement voided according to Bloomberg.com. In 2007, two Illinois residents and one from Iowa sued the Walt Disney Company because the park refused them from using their Segways in the park. Disney had agreed to settle the case by […]

Disney World and the Hurricane Watch (TD Ana, Hurricane Bill)


If you’ve checked the latest weather news, you probably saw that the first two named storms of the season have formed: Ana and Bill. Both are out in the Atlantic Ocean on their way to the Florida coast. Ana has run aground in the Caribbean and is weakining. If she curves northward, she might dump […]

Disney’s Latest Offer: Now for Annual Passholders


Walt Disney World has unleashed an unprecedented offer: in fear that the economy will cause annual passholders to not renew their APs, Disney is offering a 15 month annual pass for the price of 12. The promotion began on August 2nd. To utilize the offer, the passholder must be within the usual renewal window (60 […]

Walt Disney World Ticket Prices on the Rise


As the discounts at Walt Disney World continue, the price of a one day, one park ticket will increase from $75 to $79 (a one day, one park ticket for a child between the ages of 3-9 will now be $68), beginning Sunday.  The price to upgrade a ticket to “Park Hopper” status or “Water Park […]

Disney Parks Go Online


Earlier this week, Disney Parks launched a new way for consumers to buy signature souvenirs. WDW mouse-ear-hats, mugs, snowglobes, as well as Disneyland merchandise, will be available through www.disneyparks.com/store. Other merchandise includes t-shirts, monorail train sets, and popcorn buckets. Note: The website above currently only includes merchandise from the American parks.

Woman Arrested for Disney Scam


My Fox Orlando is reporting that Nancy Alvarez (a 21 year-old Miami woman) has been arrested for placing false advertisements for cheap Walt Disney World discount tickets and packages, which scammed about $7,500 from the customers. The ads were placed on Craigslist under the business name “A Fairy Tale Event.” Alvarez was arrested after she […]

This Week in Disney History (April 26-May 2)


1902: Singer Harry Stockwell (Singing voice of the Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) is born in Kansas City, Missouri. 1905: Actor Dennis O’Dea (Father Murphy in Darby O’Gill and the Little People, Dr. Livesy in Treasure Island) is born in Dublin, Ireland. 1915: Animator Art Stevens (Fantasia, Bambi, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, Winnie the Pooh and […]

This Week in Disney History (April 19-25)


1886: Actress Belle Montrose (The Absent Minded Professor, Son of Flubber) is born Isabelle Donohue in Illinois. 1906: Actor Eddie Albert (The Barefoot Executive, Beyond Witch Mountain, Escape to Witch Mountain, MIracle of the White Stallions) is born in Rock Island, Illinois. 1914: Actor, and Disney Legend, Betty Lou Gerson (Cinderella and Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmations) is […]

This Week in Disney History (April 12-18)


1887: Actor Christian Rub (Pinocchio in Pinocchio) is born in Austria. 1907: Animator Bernhard August Gramatky, Jr. (worked at Disney from 1929-1936) is born in Dallas, Texas. 1917: Actor Hans Conried (Mr. George Darling/Captain Hook in Peter Pan, The Cat From Outer Space, The Shaggy D.A., Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier) is born in Baltimore, Maryland. […]

This Week in Disney History (April 5-11)


1915: Actor Harry Morgan (The Barefoot Executive, Scandalous John, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Snowball Express, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The Car From Outer Space) is born in Detroit, Michigan. 1924: Actress Jane Kean (Miss Taylor in Pete’s Dragon) is born in Hartford, Connecticut. 1928: Actor James Garner (Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, […]