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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.

Disney Bus Crashes Near EPCOT

In the second Disney bus crash since July 2009, a Disney vehicle crashed into a charter bus at the entrance to the EPCOT toll plaza. Eight people were injured including 7 passengers with non-life-threatening injuries while the driver of the Disney bus was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center in serious condition. was involved […]

New Overlays Coming to WDW Monorails

In a somewhat surprising move, part of the Walt Disney World Monorail will be made to look like light-cycles in preparation for the upcoming “TRON: Legacy” movie. [Concept art below] The trains on the EPCOT line will get the TRON overlay as early as later this month (The film premieres on December 17, 2010).

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

This Week in Disney History (December 28-January 3)

1865: Actor Otis Harlan (Happy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) is born in Zanesville, Ohio. 1890: Walt Disney’s older brother (the second born to Flora and Elias Disney), Raymond Arnold Disney, is born in Chicago, Illinois. 1898: Animator, and Disney Legend, Dick Huemer (The Wise Little Hen, The Reluctant Dragon, Peter and the Wolf, Dumbo, Fantasia, Alice […]

Walt Disney World’s 2008 Injuries

Here’s the rundown of all injuries-that required a stay of at least 24 hours in a hospital-that happened at Walt Disney World, according to the Orlando Sentinel: July 25: A 73 year-old man reported chest pain after riding DINOSAUR. July 29: A 68 year-old woman fell and broke her shoulder while exiting her Doom Buggy […]

This Week in Disney History (October 5-11)

1905: Actor Andy Devine (Friar Tuck in Robin Hood) is born in Flagstaff, Arizona. 1907: Animator, and Disney Legend, Art Babbit (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinnochio, Dumbo, and Goofy in his later shorts) is born in Omaha, Nebraska. 1910: Writer Winston Hibler (the Disneyland TV series, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan) is born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 1918: Film editor, and […]

Changes coming to the Candlelight Processional

Actors Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance are the newly added narrators to EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The couple, married since 1997, will narrate from December 28 to the 30. Basset is also voicing Eudora in The Princess and the Frog, currently slated for a Christmas 2009 release. This addition moves Marlee […]

Can’t Make it to the Olympics? Try Epcot.

If you can’t make it to Beijing during these next few weeks and are hankering for some Olympic-sized gear, check out Epcot’s China Pavilion. According to the Orlando Sentinel, in the gift shop, located after the “Wonders of China” film, you can find Beijing 2008 gear including T-shirts, plush mascots, water bottles, athletic gear, hats, […]