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Monday, December 11, 2017

Walt Disney World

Kevin Yee: Holding for Further Traffic Clearance

I'm back! For those who remember me, I last wrote in this space more than two years ago, with a veiled "goodbye" article about gnashers and foamers. The truth was, I was taking a breather....

It’s The End Of The World [Showcase] As We Know It

We all knew this was coming. The rumors trace back to last December. Epcot's Maelstrom attraction is being replaced by a Frozen attraction. While the rumor has existed for months, it  became real on...

Yesterland: “Presented by Siemens” at Disney Theme Parks

Today’s Yesterland article is about a Yester-sponsor at Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Park, and Disney California Adventure. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: “Presented by Siemens” at Disney Theme Parks When you are done reading, please...

One Month to Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're trekking out to Animal Kingdom, where there is only one more month until things change there in a BIG way. Let's take a look!

Star Wars Launch Bay and Unobstructed Chinese Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are taking a look at the rapid change over at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Lights . . . Camera . . . ACTION!     MiceChat WDW Invasion...

Kevin Yee – Hail to the Chief?

This week Disney released a message reaffirming that the Hall of Presidents (MK) would reopen *with* a speaking role for President Trump, as has been the attraction's tradition since 1993. The re-opening is said...

Dateline Disney World: More Photos from The World of Avatar

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! You may have seen the great articles earlier this week on MiceChat, Pandora has opened to AP previews at Animal Kingdom. This land is one of the...

Dateline Disney World – Toy Story and Star Wars Land Construction at Disney’s Hollywood...

We're heading to Hollywood Studios today to check on the progress of both Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land, as well as everything else happening at the park. Let's go! More news from Walt...

David Koenig: Final Cut

This Sunday August 13, something will happen at Walt Disney World that has never happened before: Epcot will permanently close one of its Opening Day pavilions, the Universe of Energy. Much more importantly, something far...

Gnashers and Foamers

There's a longstanding divide in the world of Disney fandom, especially in the online realms. The point of contention is a fundamental one: are the Disney parks on the right road, or the wrong...

It’s Time for a Walt Disney World Renaissance

As fans of Walt Disney World, we have been among its many problems. While there is no shortage of complaining amongst us, that complaining doesn’t have the same leverage when we continue to support...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #19 – Interview with Two WDW Cast Members from...

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. For our very first show of 2016, we are joined by R.J. and Suzanne Ogren who are two former Walt Disney World cast members....

MiceChat Podcast #1: WDW’s Fantasyland Expansion, Manta and Transformers Open, Huge Price Increase...

A brand new MiceChat Podcast has been posted and this month it's filled with nearly an hour and a half of Disney and theme park news and opinion. Join Al Lutz, Jeff Heimbuch, Sam Gennawey,...

Polynesian Village Resort and Magic Kingdom Updates

Walt Disney World celebrated its 43rd birthday this week. We were there and have some news and photos from the Polynesian Village Resort and Magic Kingdom for you. Get ready, lots for you to...

Yesterland: Studio Catering Co. and High Octane Refreshments

It’s fun when a theme park restaurant has a view into an attraction. Just think of Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland, with a late twilight view of the bayou, boats, and fireflies of Pirates...

Pandora at night sparkles and amazes, but mostly in photos

Much digital ink has been spilled about Pandora and its two rides. Let me be the first to reiterate what I said last week: Avatar--Flight of Passage is not only good, it's transcendent. It...

Disney World to pay $3.8 Million to Cast Members for Back Pay

According to the Department of Labor, Disney has been shorting cast members, who dress as Characters, pay for their pre-shift routine. Disney has been forced to send back pay to 16,339 of its Florida cast members. The...

Brave Highland Games at Epcot, Grand Floridian DVC expansion, and more!!

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! we have so much to share this week that we've had to break the column into two parts. In this part of our coverage this week, we...

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: A Fun and Solid “D Ticket” Attraction (Spoilers Only at...

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train finally soft-opened to the public on Friday 5/23, which also happened to be the 24 hour day. While I didn't show up there until the late afternoon, I got...

Tim Grassey: DAS Good – Another Look at the New Disney Disability Card

Back in April of 2013 I wrote an article defending Disney's now defunct Guest Assistant Card program. The program was met with significant (and justifiable) criticism because of abuse. Disney saw the writing on...

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