Monday, May 30, 2016

Disneyland's Star Wars Land Progress Report

By Daisy Sparks

Last August at the D23 Expo, Disney announced that a Star Wars themed land was coming to Disneyland and also Walt Disney World at Hollywood Studios. Creating 14 acres into a Star Wars Land on both coasts is going to take some time, but the work has already begun at Disneyland and now you can see the current stage of the project right here. Join us in today's new article for a progress report on Star Wars Land at Disneyland...

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Tribute to Walt Disney's America On Parade

By Keith Mahne

Many of the attractions and entertainment offerings found at Walt Disney World and Disneyland were inspired by Walt Disney's love and involvement of America. Walt's name alone is both folklore and the reality of American free enterprise. In the creation of both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Walt Disney has shown America as something in which every citizen may find great pride and inspiration. This tradition carries over into one of the most beautiful and patriotic parades in Disney's history, America On Parade. Join us as we pay tribute to this Disney classic in today's new article...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: A Walt Disney World Original

By Brittany Bell

Much like the Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a true Walt Disney World original that still possesses the charm of the early days of Disney since its opening in 1971. Intended to be an extension of Adventureland, the Polynesian Resort came during the end of the Tiki craze, where Pacific-island culture began to sweep across the United States. This resort, fondly referred to by many as simply the “Poly”, is still as romantic and relaxing as a Hawaiian getaway, with the perks of being a monorail resort. Now, let’s journey further into the history of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the second of the Magic Kingdom resort hotels…

Friday, May 20, 2016

Hollywood Studios Toy Story Land: What We Know So Far

By Dan Valis

Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios is undergoing a complete rebranding of itself. A huge part of the overhaul will be the new Toy Story themed land that is currently under construction. The idea behind the new Toy Story Land is that you will be shrunk to the size of a toy and enter Andy’s backyard. You will be able to explore his backyard as well as enjoy new rides and attractions using Andy’s toys. Disney has already given a glimpse into Toy Story Land with the release of photos and descriptions for the land's attractions. Join me in today's new article and let’s take a look at what we know so far...

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Story Behind Disneyland's 100 Millionth Guest

By Keith Mahne

On the morning of June 17, 1971, a petite, New Brunswick, N.J., payroll clerk, made history by becoming the 100 millionth person to visit Disneyland in its 16 year history. Learn who the lucky guest was and the story behind that special day in today's new article...

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Disney Decade: A Result of a Magical Partnership

By Brittany Bell

If you were a Disney fan in the 90s, odds are you get a bit nostalgic when talking about the Disney Decade. The 90s were an amazing time for Disney history and growth. The partnership of then CEO Michael Eisner and President Frank Wells included ambitious plans for the company with major additions to the Disney Parks and Resorts, new developments, celebrations, and attractions popping up everywhere. Want to relive the 90s and one of the most magical times in Disney history? Let’s take a step back in time and revisit the Disney Decade in today's new article…

Monday, May 9, 2016

Jungle Book Review: The Start of a New Era for Disney

By Rebekah Coley

Similar to the beloved renaissance era of the 90s, it is safe to say that Disney is once again on a cinematic roll. From the beautiful hand-drawn animation in The Princess and the Frog to the cleverness of Zootopia, fans have been given many reasons to have higher and higher expectations with each film. In today’s article, contributing writer Rebekah Coley discusses her thoughts on Disney’s reimagined release of The Jungle Book, and their plans to keep producing live-action epics...

Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Benefits of Staying On-Site at Walt Disney World

By Dan Valis

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be very overwhelming, and deciding on where to stay can be one of the biggest decisions you will have to make. The price of staying on Disney property is not cheap, but it is definitely worth your time. It gives you the full experience of being in Walt Disney’s "World" and the convenience and first class service you receive is well worth the cost. Disney goes above and beyond in everything that they do, and the attention to detail all over Walt Disney World is incredible. You will be sure to find cheaper hotel options off-site, but you will have additional expenses that come with that such as parking and you will not get to experience the benefits of staying on Disney property. With that said, let’s explore the benefits and perks Disney provides its guests that choose to stay on-site in today's new article...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Take the Mickey Quiz - Show #002

Welcome back to another exciting Take the Mickey Quiz game show! This time around, a couple of Disneyland fans try their luck to see if they have what it takes to win the E-Ticket grand prize. Can these two Disneyland fans earn their ears on today's quiz challenge? Will you be our next contestant? Find out in today's thrilling new show...

Monday, May 2, 2016

World Showcase Bazaar: EPCOT's Japan Influence

By EPCOT Explorer

Early in the planning stages for Tokyo Disneyland, WED was a flurry of creativity, simultaneously guiding Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom though its first few years and attempting to broaden the Vacation Kingdom with EPCOT-inspired initiatives. Most notable of the EPCOT projects was the Walt Disney World Showcase, an international exhibition. Learn how an EPCOT inspired World Showcase almost made it to Tokyo Disneyland’s entrance corridor in today's new article by EPCOT Explorer...