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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Walt Disney World

Review of Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom

The new meet and greet in Fantasyland, Princess Fairytale Hall, opens on September 18. I was given access Friday night as part of the DisneyParks blog "Treat-Up" (meet up with treats), which was free...

Magic Kingdom News and Happenings

Dateline Disney World dives headlong into the Magic Kingdom this week.  We have plenty of fun for everyone today including an in-depth look at the Mine Train construction and surrounding areas as the New...

Epcot Starbucks Now OPEN!

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we'll take a look at the newly open Starbucks location in Epcot as well as preparation for this year's Food and Wine Festival. Let's head...

Epcot Starbucks and Magic Kingdom Halloween

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we'll take a look at a few tidbits in Epcot, as well as Halloween time arriving at the Magic Kingdom! Let's do it! If you'd like...

The Disney Empire Strikes Back

Universal has been on such a tear lately, it's easy to say that they have momentum on their side in Orlando for perhaps the first time ever. But Disney can come roaring back, and...

Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

Hello, and welcome back to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're looking at the news and construction around the Magic Kingdom park. Almost 50 photos for you, so let's get started! If you'd like to...

When is the Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World?

With 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months and four seasons to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down the best time to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth.  Best, of course,...

Hollywood Studios News and Photos

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we'll take a look at what's been going on over at Disney's Hollywood Studios! It's be a while since we last covered the park. Let's...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.15 Catastrophe Canyon EFX

Let's go way back in time with Disney Legend Bob Gurr as he takes us to that time of great music and terrible hair, 1987.  Disney was in the midst of creating their answer...

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...

New Signs and Construction at the Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, the majority of the news at WDW brings us back to the Magic Kingdom, where we have about 60 photos for you! Let's go! If you'd...

Disney World Hotel Categories: A Crash Course in Value, Moderate and Deluxe Accommodations

So, you've decided to stay on-site at Walt Disney World.  Now comes the fun part (for some of you)...where to stay?  There are three levels of resort at Walt Disney World, with the deluxe...

Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest Construction Photos

Let's do something a little bit different today. Let's just step in the time machine and look at OLD photos. I'm going to bring you a a photo essay of the construction of Expedition...

Wakefield Report Episode 41 – Star Wars and Imagination

Welcome back to the podcast that gives you Theme Park News With an Attitude! I am truly astonished and overwhelmed by the amount of new listeners to the show and the huge amount of...

Season Pass Podcast: The Tony Baxter Interview Part 2!

We go back to the home of Walt Disney Imagineering genius (and soon to be Disney Legend), Tony Baxter, for an E-TICKET Podcast.  Discussion on the quirky side of Disneyland, the one price ticket system,...

Imagination Pavilion Rumors and Future World News

Epcot rumors! Let's take a look at the park we all love and see if there's anything to rumors about the Imagination pavilion at Epcot, as well as the current state of the attraction,...

Ten Years of Price Increases at Walt Disney World

I moved to the East Coast (North Carolina) in 2002 and to Orlando in 2004. I was at WDW at least every couple of months starting in 2002, so I've been a local for...

Wakefield Report Podcast Episode 40

Welcome back for another fun edition of the Wakefield Report Podcast! This weeks show is a little different from what you have heard so far. I am on vacation this week in beautiful Indianapolis,...

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,...

Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom On A Rainy Day

Let's take a soggy trip through a rain soaked Magic Kingdom to find the latest news and construction in the park. Along the way, we'll see what's going on with FastPass+, what's new with...