Dateline Disney World: Tidbits from Around the World

Written by Cory Disbrow. Posted in Animal Kingdom, Dateline Disney World, Disney Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Walt Disney World

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Published on June 28, 2013 at 2:00 am with 12 Comments

About Cory Disbrow

Cory likes Walt Disney World so much, he recently packed his bags and moved to Orlando. Cory is a photographer and writes MiceChat's Dateline Disney World columns every Friday.

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  • Disneykin Kid

    I’m glad to see the ‘improvement’ survey at Epcot. It’s the first sign of George Kalogridis starting to make a difference.

  • Johnny

    Thanks for the great update, Cory. It would be a huge loss to eliminate Sid’s from the Studios. It is one of the only remaining shops anywhere on property that isn’t selling watered-down, mass-produced, and widely-available Disney merchandise. The Magic Kingdom and original Lake Buena Vista Village Shopping Village were once awash with unique shops such as The Cup’n Saucer, Wonderland of Wax, and the Pottery Chalet. Just more erosion of guest experience for corporate profits.

  • gboiler1

    I also would be sad to see Sid’s One Of A Kind go. I love the truck, architecture and contents of the shop even though I’ve never made a purchase there. The autographs are still too expensive, but fun to look around.

    • Dinodak

      Too bad a vast majority of the autographs are fake. I still hate to see the store go but they need to dump those fakes.

      • yellowrocket

        You can have your opinion about the autographs being fake. But they are not.

        And, not everything in there is autograph based.

        Some things I’ve purchased…
        Prop t-shirt from “Never Been Kissed” starring Drew Barrymore ($20); Prop survival packet from “Deep Impact” ($15); poster of “Big Business” $15); Prop poster of Stab movie from “Scream 2” ($25); various other Disney lobby cards.

  • First, it’s encouraging to see so many construction walls and improvements everywhere.

    However, the only thing worse than the huge Sorcerer’s Hat at the Studios is the big ugly stage in front of it.

    And don’t even think about getting rid of Sid Cahuenga’s to turn it into some MyMagic+ thing. The Studios has enough problems without removing the good stuff!

    Beautiful photos as always Cory!!!

  • CLHimelberger

    It will be so sad to see Sid’s go away. Slowly, thru the years, most of the unique gifts shops have left the WDW Resort, for example the Antique Shop is now the Christmas Shop. It seems as though all of the shops now sell the same merchandise.

  • Timekeeper

    I’m a bit curious as to what was on the survey, but I’m sure you can’t divulge any info for it’s private. Still, I’m sad that Avatar is coming to AK and that rumor of Sid’s going away.


  • danyoung

    You might not know this, but the late “Sid Cahuenga” was married to the amazing Pam Brody from the Rose & Crown Pub!

    • yellowrocket

      Isn’t she great!

  • aproo

    The Monsters Homecoming sounds a lot like Mad Tea Party at DCA, which I don’t consider to be family friendly either. I agree it is kind of a shame

  • JiminyCricketFan

    Great pictures, Cory! I also would be very upset if Sid’s place were removed or even modified to include some MyMagic+ stuff. That is one of the few bright spots at HS. I really hope that a master plan is drawn up to fix HS soon. This add a little, fix a little strategy has created a mixed up park with little charm or reason to visit.