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Sunday, June 25, 2017

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PhotoPass+ vs Disney Memory Maker

Having just returned from a vacation fully immersed in Walt Disney World's MyMagic+, I was finally able to experience all of the new components firsthand.  Our last trip to the World was October 2013...

Yesterland: Disney’s Culinary Demos, 2016

For Epcot Food & Wine Festival guests, Culinary Demonstrations are opportunities to learn from talented chefs and to taste what they demonstrate. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disney's Culinary Demos, 2016   When you are done reading,...

Disney World News: Fantasyland Construction Update

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! where we will be taking a close look at the New Fantasyland construction over at the Magic Kingdom. Things are moving quickly and many projects now look...

Cast Blast: Future of the Old West

Welcome back to the Cast Blast, humorous stories from the front line folks who really make the magic. You Must be THIS Tall to Read This Blog! Submitted by: Mountaineer Years ago I was working at Mountain...

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...

Dateline Disney World – Polynesian Enhancements Almost Complete and Magic Kingdom Updates

Aloha and welcome back to Dateline Disney World. We'll be taking a look at all the new changes at the Polynesian Resort today as well as a quick update from the Magic Kingdom. We...

Animation No More at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This week, we take a look at even more prep for the huge changes coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios! Let's go! Well, that does it for this week. Do you think the big changes will...

Dateline Disney World – Animal Kingdom News and Photos

Time for a little safari through Disney's Animal Kingdom to see what's new. How's Rivers of Light coming along? Avatar construction? Let's find out. //   Other News from Walt Disney World: Muppets This...

Kevin Yee Takes On Universal’s Springfield

This past weekend, the Springfield section of Universal Studio Orlando opened up additional new sections, revealing still more food and drink options, amid highly themed decorative elements. Universal has been on something of a streak...

Animal Kingdom News and Photo Tour

It has been quite some time since we visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom, so let’s take a look at what's going on in this beautiful park. If you'd like to support the column and shop on...

Walt Disney World Spring Break Survival Guide

Another Walt Disney World spring break is in the books for our crew, and here are a few tips to help you survive should you decide to take the plunge. Dress for Success "What's the weather...

Dateline Disney World – Rivers of Light & Avatar

Disney's Animal Kingdom comes alive at night with the new Rivers of Light. We'll show you what to expect from Disney's newest nighttime spectacular as well as other happenings in the park. Let's take...

Top 5 Tips for Surviving Disney Standby Lines with Kids

While we generally pass by lines with more than a 15-minute wait, we have been tricked into longer queues.  I’m looking at you, Astro Orbiter!  Or sometimes the wait for your dining reservation can...

Epcot’s Oz Playground

This weekend I had a chance to see the new playground installed for the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. Themed to the upcoming Wizard of Oz movie, it was a more intricate and...

New Fantasyland Castle Wall: A Closer Look

New Fantasyland is gearing up at Walt Disney World, with unannounced random test previews now occurring daily for the Beauty and the Beast meet and greet. These aren't "soft openings" where you can reasonably...

Four Fun Disney World Date Nights

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here are a few fun date night ideas for you and your sweetie at Walt Disney World. Disney’s Boardwalk Plenty of dining options and...

Yesterland: Waterfall Garden in the Great Ceremonial House

It’s not unusual for a hotel lobby to have a fountain or indoor plants. But the atrium garden in this “Yester World” lobby is one-of-a-kind. Welcome to the centerpiece of the Great Ceremonial House,...

FASTPASS+ Limits Options

In November and December, Disney is changing the way FASTPASS+ (FP+) is being distributed at Epcot. Previously, those staying at Disney hotels could make three reservations--any three for a given park (no parkhopping concept...

Walt Disney World testing FastPass Plus

The Walt Disney World Resort is holding a third test of its FastPass+ system from December 11th to 15th.  The new reservation system allows Guests to prebook FastPass tickets in advance of their park...

Dateline Disney World – Major Change at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! Lots of things are changing and closing at Hollywood Studios, and we are there to cover it for you. Let's take a look at what you need...