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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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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...

D23 Expo: Disney Parks gives a sneak peek at Star Wars Land’s Galaxy of...

Greetings from D23 Expo 2017! Disney's big biennial convention is well underway now and like other Expos, one of the must-dos on this year's show floor is the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts pavilion,...

Casey Jr. and the New Storybook Circus at the Magic Kingdom

I'll admit it: I didn't like the idea of Storybook Circus when I initially saw the concept. Sure, I'm biased because I loved Mickey's Toontown Fair, but it was more than that. While I...

Dateline Disney World – Hollywood Studios News and Photos

There is a world of change on the way to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at this sleepy little park which will someday play host to a brand new Star Wars land...

Yesterland: Real Norway & Epcot’s Norway

Yesterland looks at Norway — the real country and the Epcot World Showcase pavilion — with comparison photos that show surprising similarities. Even the Epcot enhancements of 2016 are grounded in authenticity. Read the YESTERLAND...

Kevin Yee: Drinking Around the Magic Kingdom

It's finally happened! The news has slipped out that the Magic Kingdom in Orlando (though not YET Disneyland in Anaheim) is following the other theme parks into the NeverNever Land of serving alcoholic beverages....

New Fireworks At Magic Kingdom – Happily Ever After Debuts!

For many people, saying goodbye to wishes on Thursday was hard. For me, the hardest part was camping out in the hub for three hours. I was ready to usher it out and bring...

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...

D23 Expo: Imagineers celebrate Pirates of the Caribbean’s 50th anniversary amid controversy

A group of Disney Imagineers and Legends gathered on stage at the D23 Arena on Friday afternoon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disney's iconic Pirates of the Caribbean attractions. The conversation ranged from...

Disney World Country Bear Jamboree Revised, Recut and Revived?

Walt Disney World unveiled a cut and paired down Country Bear Jamboree on Wednesday October 17th, 2012.  It opened to immediate fan criticism. We sent some of our staff to the park to view...

Dateline Disney World – Star Wars and Toy Story

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at Hollywood Studios and the juicy new rumor. Let's go! //   More News From the Disney World This coming Friday thru Monday, Epcot...

Yesterland: Norway at Epcot – Before & After Frozen

Werner Weiss picked a dozen photos of the Norway pavilion from around ten years ago—before Disney’s megahit Frozen (2013) moved in. He went back to the same spots recently. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Norway...

Keeping Score between Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort

The bar has been raised. The new level is: Gigantic fire breathing dragon on top of a tower. No word yet on whether or not said fire breathing dragon’s wing flap has a thrust...

Pandora – The World of Avatar Impresses But Still Comes Up Short

Disney's Animal Kingdom's newest land has already had some public previews, and photos and opinions are starting to be published everywhere. The question many folks have been asking since the project was announced (three...

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...

D23 Expo: Bob Chapek unveils a mixed bag of big changes for Disney Parks...

D23 Expo kicked off Saturday morning with a mega-show of celebrities at its Walt Disney Studios Live Action Films presentation but for theme park fans, the big event of the day was Hall D23's...

Dateline Disney World – Starting 2017 at the Magic Kingdom

Happy New Year from Walt Disney World! This week, we are heading to the Magic Kingdom to see what's new. Let's go! Starting Monday, January 9th, the Magic Kingdom will present a new “ Opening...

Walt Disney World – Gondolas, Guardians, and Goodies, Oh My

Things are moving and shaking at Walt Disney World. You've got Rivers of Light that just opened (see below), and a continuing stream of new tenants in the bustling Disney Springs. The Hall of...

Kevin Yee: Epcot 2.0 Rumor Explosion

Many of us who have been following Disney parks for years know all about DCA 2.0 - a reboot of the entire theme park, basically, with so many new themes and attractions that the...

Star Wars Land at DHS – Fitting the Puzzle Together

Kevin Yee returns with a look at the upcoming Star Wars Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. There's a fun bit of speculation involved in this discussion and we'd love to hear your thoughts on...