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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...

Dateline Disney World – Food and Wine Festival 2017 Arrives at Epcot

Hello, and welcome back to Dateline Disney World! We find ourselves at Epcot this week, where the International Food and Wine Festival starts on Thursday. It's Epcot's signature event and there's a lot for...

Disney World Construction, Refurbishment and Events Update

September is half over, but it has already proven to be a month filled with change at Walt Disney World. The news bits below are a recap of recent news and events that have...

Throwing in the Towel

It’s not that I’m mad, I’m just disappointed. Disney used to be the leader. They used to pride themselves on besting their competition when in reality, there was no competition. Disney was Babe Ruth,...

Yesterland: Neptune at Epcot and his Relatives in Rome

This photo journey begins at Epcot. Disney calls the fountain at the Italy pavilion Fontana Di Nettuno. That’s Italian for Neptune Fountain. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Neptune at Epcot and his Relatives in Rome> When...

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...

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...

Kevin Yee: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

The traditional folk wisdom about brides and weddings ("something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue") applies in a weird way to the two newest offerings at Disney's Hollywood Studios: PizzeRizzo and "Jingle Bell Jingle BAM!"...

Disney By Steph: A Tour of Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

If you're like me, then when you hear someone say something about Indiana Jones, you pay attention. I've loved the movies since I was a kid, but total disclosure: I'm not obsessed. I think...

A Very Blustery Day: Irma’s Long-Term Impact on WDW

Hurricane Irma came, saw, and conquered. An old Disney Circle-Vision movie once commented that "nothing on earth stands in the way of a glacier," but hurricanes are a mighty powerful second place when it...

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...

Fixing Fastpass at Walt Disney World

Fastpass+ is coming whether we like it or not. There are those among us that have embraced our new Type A overlords. I am not one of them. I look at the current Fastpass system...

Dateline Disney World – Star Wars Land going vertical at Hollywood Studios

You can almost hear the Imperial March playing already. We've got some exciting photos to share with you this week of real progress at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at this rapidly...

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...

Dateline Disney World – HUGE Changes Ahead for Epcot

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we will get you up to date with all of the major announcements made for Epcot at this year's D23 Expo. Lots of photos to...

Disney Springs Lottery – Who Will Be the First To Leave?

I'm actually a really big supporter of the Disney Springs expansion. You'll find many critics, especially online, but in general I like what they've done with the former Downtown Disney. That said, they've expanded...

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...

Dateline Disney World – Grand Avenue and Tap House Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Welcome back to Disney's Hollywood Studios, where some big changes are on the way, and some smaller additions have just opened as the park continues its transformation. Let's poke around and see what's new. ...

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...

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...