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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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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...

Yesterland: McDonald’s at WDW & McDonald’s Dinoland U.S.A.

Two all-beef patties? No. Two Yesterland articles about the Golden Arches years at Walt Disney World. Take a photo tour. Do you remember a whole land presented by McDonald’s? (DOUBLE FEATURE based on articles originally...

Dateline Disney World – Skipper Canteen and Magic Kingdom Projects

The holidays are officially over at the Magic Kingdom, and that means refurb season is in full swing. Let's take a look at what is happening at the park, including a look at the...

Many closures coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Big changes are on the way to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at many of the things that will be closing soon. That does it for this week! How ready are you...

Fab News: Good News for Walt Disney Imagineering

This is the week, for a decade or so, that me and my family would pack up and make the long, long flight from Honolulu to (usually) Chicago and then to Florida for ten...

Yesterland: Future World, Then, and Then and Now, Part 2

Yesterland presents part 2 of a 2-part article comparing photos of Future World in the early 2000s, 2008, and 2015 (based on a Yesterland article from 2008). Do you like the changes? Read the YESTERLAND...

Yesterland: Future World, Then and Then and Now, Part 1

Yesterland presents part 1 of a 2-part article comparing photos of Future World in the early 2000s, 2008, and 2015 (based on a Yesterland article from 2008). Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland: Future World,...

Epcot Rings In 2016 With Changes and Challenges

Dateline Disney World kicks off 2016 at Epcot! There are some big changes coming to Walt Disney World's 2nd park. Let's go! That does it for this week's column. How do you feel about Soarin'...

Fab News: New Year, New Choices

2016 (thanks Jason) is here, and so far it's okay. We have packing and moving in our near future, closer to Noe's work, Alice's schools and two of the three theme parks I most...

Yesterland: Off Kilter at Epcot

Welcome to the Yester-Epcot Canada pavilion. Your park guidemap indicates that the attraction here is O’ Canada in Circle-Vision 360, but the real attraction is on your show schedule. It’s Off Kilter—playing high-energy Celtic...

Walt Disney World Year in Review 2015

Hello, and welcome to a special edition of Dateline Disney World! This week, we're looking back at 2015 to review all changes and happenings that took place at WDW. What were the hits and...

Fab News: Disney Happy Holiday Hangover

Fab News delivers a jam packed end of year Disney news update from Disneyland, Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland. Arendelle delayed at Tokyo DisneySea, New Years Eve options at Disney World, and a MiceChat interview with the Force Behind Lucasfilm, President/Producer Kathleen Kennedy!

Crowds and Construction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Welcome to Disney's Animal Kingdom during one of the busiest weeks of the year. This park is rapidly evolving and we are excited to take you for a quick photo tour of all the...

Yesterland: Captain EO replaced by Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival

Unfortunately, Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival was not ready to open its doors on December 18—but guests were told it would open “any day.” The signs were up on the outside. The standing...