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Jennifer’s Life in Fantasyland

August 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm | 3 Comments

When I was younger, I would often drift off into my own imagination. Sometimes, when it happened, I was at home, but more often than not, I was sitting in school. Of course, my teachers…

Communicore Weekly – Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Story of Toy Story, Rescuers, Pocahontas, Sherlock

August 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm | No Comments

This week we talk about Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Story of Toy Story, Rescuers, Pocahontas, and Sherlock! This week on Communicore Weekly… IT’S TIME FOR DISNEY HISTORY! – Join Jeff and George as they travel…


Roar or Bore? Kevin Yee on Disney World’s Lion King hotel

August 21, 2012 at 4:15 am | 15 Comments

The fantastic Art of Animation resort, the first truly new hotel at Walt Disney World in a number of years, has been opening in stages. The third part just opened a bit more than a…


Universal Studios Orlando Goes Back To The Future

August 20, 2012 at 11:49 pm | 21 Comments

Universal Studios Orlando is a resort that continually surprises us with the increased amount of effort they are putting towards guest experience.  Not one’s to sit on their laurels, they are continually adding to the…

Posted in Features, Orlando Parks


Disneyland removes beach balls, speeds up Luigi’s Flying Tires in Cars Land

August 20, 2012 at 4:15 am | 36 Comments

Just two months after opening, Disney is hoping to fix the problematic Luigi’s Flying Tires attraction in Disney California Adventure‘s new Cars Land area. The attraction has suffered in guest satisfaction surveys and wait times…


Near Miss: Walt Disney World Homes At The Lake Buena Vista Resort

August 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm | 22 Comments

Lake Buena Vista is more than just the host community for Walt Disney World, it was also going to be central to the ultimate vision that Walt Disney had for the planned community of EPCOT.…


Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Opens – Photos and Video

August 18, 2012 at 10:50 pm | 4 Comments

Our long time contributor, Denise Preskitt, just got backing from staying a night in the newly opened Lion King Wing at Disney World’s Art of Animation resort. She shares her photos and video with us,…


Magic Kingdom Quick Service Food Tips From The Experts

August 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm | 6 Comments

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation is as much about the food as it is about the theme parks and the resorts. Some days, you might have planned your sit-down dinners or character breakfasts, but…


A Grand Circle Tour of SeaWorld San Antonio

August 18, 2012 at 1:04 am | 5 Comments

CaptPhoebus has been having a great theme park summer. During his trip to Texas, he filed a Weekend Update report from Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Today he has a photographic “grand circle tour” of SeaWorld…


Disney Blu-Ray Review: Animation Bonanza

August 18, 2012 at 12:55 am | 6 Comments

Disney Blu-ray Bonanza! Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released a slew of Blu-ray titles. There’s a lot of high-definition goodness here. Jeff and George fill us in on the highs and lows. Pocahontas and…


Universal Wraps Up Summer With More Monster Mania

August 18, 2012 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Summer is wrapping up early this year as most Los Angeles schools were back in session on August 14th. That means that Universal can shift gears and begin working in earnest on the next major…


Destination D at the Disneyland Hotel Packs plenty Into a Weekend of Fun

August 17, 2012 at 1:40 am | 6 Comments

This past Monday, Dateline Disneyland brought you a glimpse of last weekend’s DestinationD and I’d like to touch on that subject again today with a little closer look at the event. I was there as…

Posted in Features, Sue Kruse


Disney World Fantasyland Construction and Changes to Epcot’s France

August 17, 2012 at 1:39 am | 21 Comments

Hello, and welcome to This week, we have continued coverage of along with news from both the and Lots to talk about, so let’s get started! Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!! Here are the wait…


Disneyland Resort More Candlelight Less Balls

August 17, 2012 at 1:37 am | 40 Comments

With Disney, things change all the time. Imagineers and management are kept in a constant state of flux by competing ideas and changing conditions in the park. It’s an ongoing test and adjust to get…

Posted in Features


Yesterland and the S.S. Rustworthy, Presented by McDonald’s

August 17, 2012 at 1:31 am | No Comments

S.S. rustworthy… what an odd name for a boat. “Paradise Pier’s fire boat, the S.S. Trustworthy, ran aground awhile back and has since been rechristened the S.S. rustworthy and transformed into a hands-on playzone. Here firefighters…

Posted in Features


Everyone Loves a Parade

August 16, 2012 at 5:25 am | 15 Comments

Howdy everybody, and welcome to the third installment of This Animatronic Life. Since my last column, the dynamic at the Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure (DCA) in particular has changed in ways I’m sure…


Five Things You Need for Your Disney World Trip and One Thing You Can Skip

August 16, 2012 at 5:24 am | 6 Comments

You’ve got your packing list and you’ve read all the books, but what do you really need for your Walt Disney World trip? Well, good shoes, of course. And all the basics—you don’t want to…


Disney News Round Up: Walt’s Apartment, Starcade Conjecture and Disney Deals

August 15, 2012 at 12:25 am | 1 Comment

Love Disney news, rumors and gossip? So do we! This week’s Disney Round Up is packed with fun stuff for you. What should be done with the Starcade at Disneyland?  Are traces of Walt Disney…


A Lesson In Walt Disney World From The Cast Member Side

August 15, 2012 at 12:23 am | 3 Comments

Today, we talk to Jared, who really has done it all! He first began working at Walt Disney World for the College Program, and from there, had a litany of jobs ranging from security to…

Communicore Weekly – Discovery Island, Disneyland: Then Now and Forever, Kathy Mangum, The Raven

August 14, 2012 at 2:29 pm | 4 Comments

This week on Communicore Weekly, we talk about Discovery Island, Disneyland: Then, Now, and Forever, Kathy Mangum, and the Raven in Haunted Mansion!   This week on Communicore Weekly… IT’S TIME FOR DISNEY HISTORY! –…