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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Yesterland: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016 Part 2: Frontierland & Liberty Square

When first-time Walt Disney World visitor Chris Bales took these photos in March 1996, he had no idea Yesterland would match his photos almost exactly 20 years later. This is part 2 of a...

Fab News: Berry Fun, Star Wars and SeaWorld Splashdown

There's some big items to share in Today's Fab News. SeaWorld is ending its captive breeding program, Marvel is moving at the Disneyland Resort, Star Wars everything, and winners of our Boysenberry contest!

Dateline Disney World: Nighttime Fun Approaches at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. We're very close to a huge change in the daily operation of Disney's Animal Kingdom as the park begins offering regular nighttime hours to accommodate the new...

Yesterland: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016 Part 1: Tomorrowland and Fantasyland

Yesterland photographer Chris Bales took his first trip to Walt Disney World in March 1996. He recently shared his photos from that trip with Werner Weiss, who went back to the same spots almost...

Dateline Disney World – Flowers & The Dark Side

We have a double feature for you today on Dateline Disney World! We'll bring you photos from both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, where all sorts of things are in bloom.     Now, let's journey to...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #19 – Interview with Two WDW Cast Members from...

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. For our very first show of 2016, we are joined by R.J. and Suzanne Ogren who are two former Walt Disney World cast members....

Yesterland: Flowers & Food

Werner Weiss reports from the opening day of the 2016 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. With all the food and beverage kiosks around World Showcase Lagoon, it has become like a “Spring Edition of...

Fab News: Food, Wine, Gaming and Star Wars Filming

March came in like a very sheepish lion here in SoCal, which is nice, because as soon as I got over pneumonia, I came down with bronchitis. More bed rest, but I'm not going...

Your Guide to Disney Character Dining

Ahh, the Disney character meal. A rite of passage for many a Disney fan, but it can be a bit of a challenge for newbies planning their first Disney vacation. Here are my quick...

Fab News: Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters are Dancing Their Way into DCA

There is so much for me to geek out over today. Luigi's Flying Tires is gone, but the adorable car is returning to DCA on Monday with his new attraction, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, and...

Dateline Disney World – More Flowers, Star Wars and Fireworks

Epcot is beginning to bloom for Flower and Garden Festival. We'll take a quick look at the colorful happenings as well as news from Hollywood Studios, where Star Wars is taking over the park....

Fab News: “Good” Bonus Material, Classic Disney TV and more

Hello, and thanks for all the well wishes! I'm still (sort of) obeying doctor's orders (and missing AP days, dash it all!) but it gave me time to catch up on some video, including...

Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 3, World Showcase

It was the 1970s. If national governments were willing to build pavilions at temporary world’s fairs, surely they would jump at the chance to promote their culture, commerce, and tourism using Disney showmanship at...

Dateline Disney World – Heavy Crowds and Fastpass Problems at Magic Kingdom

We return to the Magic Kingdom, where it was busy for President's Day weekend. And big crowds bring big problems with them. Fastpass+ seems to struggle under holiday crowding. We'd love to hear your...

Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 2, Future World Pavilions

By the late 1970s, planning for EPCOT, Walt Disney’s grandest vision, was seriously underway—sort of. It would no longer be Walt’s actual city where innovative companies would showcase ways to improve how people live. With... Read...

Dateline Disney World – Blooms Prepped for Epcot Flower and Garden Fest

Things are about to bloom at Epcot as the park prepares for the annual Flower and Garden Festival. Black History month is being celebrated throughout the month of February at the American Adventure Pavilion at...

Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 1, Innoventions Plaza

Future World was meant to inspire. The magnificent sphere of Spaceship Earth set the stage for the grandeur that carried through to all of Future World. In the center of Future World, the CommuniCore...

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...

Dateline Disney World – Change is Roaring at Animal Kingdom

Since our last visit, there have been tons of changes to Disney's Animal Kingdom. The park is rapidly transforming from a day park into a full day (and NIGHT) experience. Avatar Land and Rivers...

The Ganachery at Disney Springs: Your Cure for the Common Chocolate

Oh, the powers of chocolate. The mere mention of that wonderful confection invokes a smile on my face, so when I discovered the removal of the tarps and fencing around The Ganachery Chocolate Shoppe...