Dateline Disney World – 2014 In Photos

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

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Published on January 02, 2015 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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  • D Ray

    Thank you for the excellent photos!

    Lots of great things happened (and are happening) at Disney World in 2014, and there are lots of great things to be excited about in the future (e.g. Avatar land) .

    I had a fantastic vacation at Disney World in September. The customer service was, in my view, back up to historical Disney World standards, and the resort seems to be on the right track in terms of maintenance.

    So, I am overall very positive about where the resort is, and where it is headed.

    However, I am truly saddened by the removal of the Polynesian’s lobby atrium waterfall. To me that waterfall was the heart and soul of the resort. More than any other physical element at the Polynesian, the atrium waterfall is what made it unique and special. It set the atmosphere from the second you entered the lobby on arrival, and was a wonderful, unique element that you experienced every time you visited the great ceremonial house. Really awful move by Disney to remove it.

    • martinjbell1986

      Agreed, went in December and Cast members had outstanding customer service.

  • Dan Heaton

    Loved the photos! I’m really hoping that the changes in 2015 that are announced are more exciting than what we had this year. I did love hearing that the hat would be removed, but losing Maelstrom for Frozen was sad given the state of Future World at EPCOT.

    Here’s to a better 2015 at the World!

  • RickNacino

    thanks Cory, great pics as always! looking forward to all the new coverage this year

  • Larry Parker

    Does anyone know when the remodel of the Hub at the Magic Kingdom will be completed?

    • Larry Parker

      Just heard back from Disney World. They predict a March completion date.

  • robbiem

    Great photos. For those of us far away across the seas it’s great to see what’s going on in our favourite places

  • NycKmo

    Who better than you to bring us closer to the magic through these outstanding photos. What a great year! Despite controversies that come with changes throughout the resort, there’s no denying how beautiful WDW is. A particular favorite shot is the castle from the 24 hour party. It doesn’t get any more stunning than that luminescence right there. As always thanks for sharing, and we all look forward to more beautiful captures from you this year!

  • kindagoofy

    Thank you for the excellent review with stunning pictures. Happy New Year and here’s to a pictorial 2015!

  • Happy New Year Cory and THANK YOU for your always amazing coverage of the parks. No one does it better than you.

    Looking forward to seeing what 2015 brings. While I often criticize some of the boneheaded decisions that the overly budget minded TDO folks make from time to time, I am quite optimistic that George Kalogridis will continue to push for positive changes at the resort.

    While there haven’t been many “WOW” projects at WDW on the scale of a Wizarding World for quite some time, I do think that that some of the big projects on the horizon will secure Disney’s place at the top of the theme park heap. Though, it would be wise for them to keep an eye on Universal’s spectacular rise in popularity.

    Competition is a good thing for the fans.

  • KCmike

    Here’s hoping it doesn’t take several years for a 2 minute Avatar meets the Dwarves Mine Coaster ride.

  • ahecht

    No mention of the new Peter Pan queue?