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Captain EO Returning to…Walt Disney World!


In a not surprising move, the Walt Disney World Company has decided to bring Captain EO back to Epcot on July 2 after seeing the popularity of the film at Disneyland’s Magic Eye Theater. The film will also be opening at Disneyland Paris on June 12 and Tokyo Disneyland on June 30.

Toy Story Midway Mania! Update Coming


Toy Story Midway Mania! will be getting its first update in late May. Imagineers have decided to replace “Bo Peep’s Baaa-loon Pop” with “Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts” in which you try to pop balloons in pre-historic scenery in both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s California Adventure. This is the first time that Imagineers have […]

Disney World Cast Member Hurt at Tomorrowland Indy Speedway


A Cast Member was struck by a motorized cart Sunday, March 14, at the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway at Walt Disney World. The ride was reopened after an investigation by Orange County deputies. The Cast Member was airlifted to the Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The guest involved in the accident was not injured.

Top 7 Stories of 2009


As the final hours of 2009 and the decade pass by us, we here at Netcot.com wanted to share with you what we thought were the top stories (or news areas) of the year from around the Disney Company: 1) Transportation Woes (July 17) Two WDW Buses collide. The driver of one bus failed to stop […]

Captain EO is Returning to…


It’s official. Disneyland has announced that Captain EO (starring Michael Jackson) will return to Walt’s first theme park for a limited engagement. Beginning in February of 2010, the 3D film can be found in Tomorrowland.  ”Honey, I Shrunk the Audience” is scheduled to go down sometime in the next few weeks to make way for […]

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.

iPhone Disney Park Apps (updated)


Updated (11/19/2009): My how a little time changes things. The “WaitWatch” apps are still great apps, but far less used due to being pulled from the app store over a name dispute. Since then, TouringPlans.com has also begun a beta of their iPhone compatible product: Lines. Lines isn’t an iPhone app, but allows you to […]

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 […]

List of 2009 Candlelight Processional Narrators


Epcot has just released this year’s list of narrators for their annual Candlelight Processional from November 27 through December 30: Isabella Rossellini Nov. 27-29 John O’Hurley Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 Steven Curtis Chapman Dec. 3-5 Anika Noni Rose Dec. 6-8 Andy Garcia Dec. 9-11 Vanessa Williams Dec. 12-14 Abigail Breslin Dec. 15-17 Whoopi Goldberg […]

Two Monorails Collide at Walt Disney World


At 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, the Pink monorail, which was moving into the Ticket and Transportation Center, ran into the Purple monorail, which was stationary. One driver was killed while the other was injured (none of the guests riding were injured). The monorail will be shut down until further notice. Walt Disney World issued […]

This Week in Disney History (May 24-31)


1879: Actress Lucile Watson (Song of the South) is born in Quebec, Canada. 1889: Actor Don Brodie (Barker in Pinocchio) is born in Cincinnati, OH. 1908: Actress Barbara Luddy (Kanga in many Winnie the Pooh serials, Merryweather in Sleeping Beauty, Rover in One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Lady in Lady and the Tramp) is born in Great Falls, MT.  […]