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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Welcome to Rumorville

Welcome to Rumorville! This week we explore Disney theme park rumors. Rumors that are so ridiculous that guests believed them...some of them. Some Cast Members compete, un-officially, to see who can tell the biggest,...

Major Changes Coming to the Central Hub of the Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re talking about some major changes coming to the Hub at the Magic Kingdom, as well as the typical round of news. Let’s go! Welcome to...

Disney Cast Blast: This Post Presented by KODAK

This week we have a few stories involving film. Film you ask? If you are under the age of 30, you may not realize just how important a role this now antiquated consumable played...

Walls Coming Down at the Mine Train

It was another gloomy photo day at the Magic Kingdom, but we had to head there as there has been some significant movement at the Mine Train that you are going to want to...

Cast Blast: Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle! Glad to be back after the flu got the best of us here at Disney Cast Blast! We are putting the finishing touches on our celebrity edition and should have...

Magic Kingdom News and Construction

Dateline Disney World takes you to the Magic Kingdom this week where off season refurbishments are underway, the dwarf coaster continues to rapidly move toward opening day. Lots of photos to share today. If you'd...

WDW’s Biggest Challenges and Opportunities

In some ways, it seems like Walt Disney World is firing on all cylinders. The parks have never seemed more crowded, for one thing, and it hardly seems like there is an off-season anymore...

Future WDW – A Vision of WDW’s 100th Anniversary

2071 is a long ways off. We are closer to WDW's birth in 1971 than to its 100th anniversary, and yet I'm struck by a desire to imagine the resort at that century mark....

Magic Kingdom Update – Dwarfs, FastPass+, and Refurbs

FastPass+ and Mine Train progress dominate today's Magic Kingdom update. Refurbishments are to be found all over the park, but overall, things look really good at the moment. We have lots of photos for...

Taking Stock: WDW Rumor Roundup

It's been a while since we've glanced at the current state of construction, renovation, and rumors at the WDW theme parks and resorts, so it's high time to see what's cooking--some of which is...

Disney Cast Blast Quick Bites

Today's Cast Blast is sort of a grab bag. We are sent small bits of info and stories from time to time that do not warrant an entire entry, so we thought we would...

Cast Blast: Nature Calls of the Wild

Nature Calls of the Wild - Sometimes you just have to go. This week we have three great new stories to share from the jungles of Disneyland to old frontiers at Walt Disney World....

Refurb Season at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Dateline Disney World! We are into the new year now, and that means it’s refurb season. I was going to visit a different park this week until a...

FastPass+ Midterm Report

In the early days of FP+ and MagicBands, there was a lot of speculation (and more than a little hand wringing) because we didn't know a lot of details. Now that the tests are...

Free Cake in My Purse – Cast Member Stories from Walt Disney World

Welcome to 2014! We have a couple of new stories for you today in a post we like to call "Free Cake in My Purse." People like free stuff and will do just about...

Dateline Disney World: Crowds and Cold at Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to a Saturday edition of Dateline Disney World! This week, it was cold and crowded at the Magic Kingdom. Let's take a look at the tail end of Christmastime at Disney...

Cast Blast 2013 Year in Review

It was a short but great year for Disney Cast Blast! Let's take a quick look at some of the best stories submitted to us in 2013.  A huge thanks to all of the...

Magic Kingdom Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Photo Tour

Each year, Walt Disney World offers one of the prime attractions from the upcharge Very Merry Christmas Party to regular day guests with no special ticket needed. This only happens in the Christmas week...

Gaining and Losing Trees at the Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at the Magic Kingdom, as it seems to continually be the park with the most news. Let’s go! If you'd like to...

My Three Favorite Christmas Activities at Disney World

I'm a Disney geek.  I'm a Christmas nerd.  Is it any surprise that I LOVE visiting Walt Disney World at Christmastime (which actually begins almost overnight after the last Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)?!  Here...