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Ten Years of Price Increases at Walt Disney World

July 23, 2013 at 3:00 am | 42 Comments

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 a…

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Universal Orlando Aye Aye Aye Resort Update

July 23, 2013 at 2:00 am | 9 Comments

After a rainy and quiet start to July, the mobs have arrived and the Universal Orlando resort has been filled to brim with tourists from all over the world! We will take you around the Universal Orlando Resort…

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From the Matterhorn to Monster Town

July 23, 2013 at 12:01 am | 10 Comments

 Sarah returns with more fun Disneyland video, news and rumors. It’s 3 minutes of awesome! – Dusty From the icy peak of the Matterhorn Mountain to Monstropolis, our video this week brings you the best…

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Disneyland celebrates its 58th anniversary with characters and fireworks

July 22, 2013 at 5:05 am | 24 Comments

Disneyland celebrated its 58th anniversary last week with a small rededication ceremony in Town Square featuring Disney characters and daytime fireworks. The ceremony wasn’t a major celebration but fans still packed Town Square on Wednesday…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Surviving the Summer

July 22, 2013 at 12:02 am | 13 Comments

Universal Studios has dubbed this the Summer of Survival.  No truer statement could be made of the park at the moment, as they are in the throws of major construction while at the same time…

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Wakefield Report Podcast Episode 40

July 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm | 3 Comments

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, Indiana.…

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Throwing in the Towel

July 21, 2013 at 3:00 am | 95 Comments

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, Michael…

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SeaWorld Returns 4 Rescued Manatees to the Wild

July 21, 2013 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

On Thursday July, 18th, SeaWorld Orlando returned 4 rescued manatees simultaneously back into the wild. Three of the manatees were rescued due to cold stress, and the 4th manatee was suffering from buoyancy issues when…

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Disneyland Paris After The Guests Go Home

July 20, 2013 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

One can only imagine how much maintenance work takes place in a Disney park after the guests go home. Alain Littaye and the Disney and more blog team had access to Disneyland Paris after closing…

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Disneyland is 58 years old, Starbucks loses variety in Disney California Adventure

July 19, 2013 at 4:00 am | 60 Comments

Disneyland is 58 years old this week and we were there to help the gracefully aging park celebrate with an event held in Town Square on Wednesday.  We also stop by Big Thunder Mountain Railroad…

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Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom On A Rainy Day

July 19, 2013 at 2:00 am | 19 Comments

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 our…

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Yester Aulani & Future Aulani

July 19, 2013 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

Today’s article takes a look at the current construction at Aulani and what it replaced. Who would have thought that there would already be a Yester Aulani? Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Yester Aulani & Future…

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Animal Kingdom and Disney Hollywood Studios Exceptional, Acceptable, Regrettable

July 18, 2013 at 3:00 am | 26 Comments

Over the last couple of months, I have been making observations of things that have struck my fancy in the Disney Parks. The goal is to provoke a discussion. Thank you for playing along. Today,…

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Disney Extracurriculars

July 18, 2013 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

After a few trips to visit the Mouse, you might want to throw something new into the mix to shake up your trips a bit.  From trading to scavenger hunts, there are many different ways…

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Walt Disney: Theme Park Character

July 17, 2013 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

WALT DISNEY: THEME PARK CHARACTER With the “new” Disney California Adventure now a year old, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back on my original thoughts on the California theme, the…

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Disney News Round Up: Tony Baxter, Fastpass+ and Disneyland at 58

July 17, 2013 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

  We have a Disney news Round Up for you today which is jam packed with interesting tidbits. We bring you an interview with the amazing Tony Baxter in our new Season Pass Podcast! We…

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Paying the $3 Billion Price Tag for FASTPASS+

July 16, 2013 at 4:00 am | 34 Comments

The latest test of MyMagic+ (and its FASTPASS cousin, FP+) will start next week, involving guests at Bay Lake Tower–in other words, the DVC crowd. Disney may well get different feedback from this population than…

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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights, Springfield and Diagon Alley

July 16, 2013 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

Universal Orlando is moving forward on their 2014 plans and beyond, even as summer crowds swarm the parks.  Let’s take a stroll around Universal Orlando Resort and see what’s on tap in Springfield, Diagon Alley,…

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Season Pass Podcast: The Tony Baxter Interview – Part 1

July 16, 2013 at 12:01 am | 11 Comments

Everyone knows that we wouldn’t have the moments and memories of the most amazing attractions in the world if it wasn’t for Walt Disney Imagineering.  There are only few Imagineers that will be epitomized as…

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Universal Confirms EVIL DEAD Maze Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

July 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm | 9 Comments

UPDATE:  Universal has finally confirmed that a maze based on the 2013 film Evil Dead will be walk through attractions at both Universal Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando as part of Universal Halloween Horror Nights…