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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Stagnation at DisneyQuest

New President at Walt Disney World George Kalogridis, currently in charge of Disneyland, will move to take the top spot at Walt Disney World on February 1. Michael Colglazier, currently the vice-president in charge of...

Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom Construction and Epcot Odds and Ends

Hello, and welcome to the first Dateline Disney World of 2013! This week, we're covering news and construction updates from both Magic Kingdom and Epcot at Walt Disney World! If you'd like to support the...

Looking forward to Walt Disney World’s past

Time to step into the Wayback Machine and take a look at how the Walt Disney World public relations team tried to portray the Magic Kingdom just prior to opening. Back in April 1969, it...

Five Rainy Day Strategies For The Disney Parks

Sadly, there's no truth to the old joke that Disney Parks can control the weather. You can bet it's going to be hot in the summer and cold in the winter (at least sometimes)...

2013 Walt Disney World Dining Plan Changes

The Disney Dining Plan always centers around the same discussion. It's either a great addition to your vacation package or a waste of time and energy as it creates too much need for planning. There...

Giggle Gang and Wowzer

A bit more than a week ago, clowns invaded Storybook Circus at the Magic Kingdom. My wife hates clowns with a passion. I've always been cautiously indifferent about them. There's something creepy about them...

Dateline Disney World: Holiday Crowds and Construction at the Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we'll take a look at the busy holiday crowds, construction at the Magic Kingdom, and the status of a classic attraction. Lots to talk about. http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/Other/DDW/i-tgSgFTp/0/O/magickingdom-5.png Welcome...

Mickey’s Toontown Fair Train Station, Departed

For the most part, this park is all about putting you into detailed environments that immerse you in another place and time. Sorry, folks. Mickey’s Toontown Fair Train Station is an exception to that...

Gingerbread Carousel and Holiday Goodies of Disney World’s Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Beach Club Resort features a unique holiday display – a moving carousel made of Gingerbread!  The Gingerbread Carousel is located in the middle of the Resort lobby and is surrounded by additional decorations....

Fort Wilderness Campground Christmas Display at the Walt Disney World Resort

Every year, starting in November, the guests at Disney's Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground display elaborate Christmas and holiday decorations. Many guests and local families make the pilgrimage to the campground as part of...

Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom News and Construction

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! Since I took off last week due to a nasty case of the flu, we've got lots to cover at the Magic Kingdom this week, so let's...

Notes from Disney World Part Two

Time to return to the right coast (WDW and Universal) and work out my Demons of Happiness that author Ray Bradbury once spoke of. I bring to this challenge my bias as a native...

Walt Disney World Discount Tricks Revealed

You probably know that you can get a sizable discount on your Walt Disney World or Disney resort room or vacation package most of the year, barring certain busy weeks, but did you know...

Airing of Grievances – Disney World Scorecard

A faux holiday famously invented for the Seinfeld TV show, Festivus includes a bare aluminum pole in place of a Christmas tree, a Feat of Strength wrestling match, and an Airing of Grievances at...

Gingerbread House at Walt Disney World Boardwalk Resort

Disney’s Boardwalk Resort features a Gingerbread display with a little bit of a mischievous side.  On the far left is the Gingerbread House that Stitch has taken over.  Let's hope he hasn't replaced the Gingerbread smell...

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...

SAMLAND: Notes from Walt Disney World

Like many dedicated Disneylanders, every now and again I must visit that other Mecca of theme parks... Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. So bear with me as I travel through six theme parks...

Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow – Virtually Yours

Lost in the deafening roar of this past week's Disney press event junkets (which celebrated Test Track with a visit by band One Republic and New Fantasyland with a visit by a nighttime dragon...

Disney’s Beach Club Resort features Gingerbread Carousel

Denise Preskitt shares this close-up look at the charming gingerbread carousel at Disney's Beach Club Resort. ~~Rick One of the things I enjoy most about Christmas at Walt Disney World is the various decorations and...

Candlelight Procession Dining Package and New Holiday Treats!

One of the long-standing traditions at Epcot is the Candlelight Procession.  It's become so popular that Disney has added dining packages that include priority seating for the event. The Candlelight Procession started at Disneyland in...