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Universal Studios Hollywood Walls and All

February 17, 2013 at 12:44 am | 12 Comments

It’s been a few weeks since our last Universal Studios Hollywood update. Change is afoot in movie city. We’ll show you the latest construction and some Hollywood magic we stumbled upon this week. Kathy Lee…


Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South? And Other Forbidden Disney Stories

February 16, 2013 at 4:04 am | 3 Comments

George: Jim Korkis is well known in the Disney community. When I heard that he was going to write a book about Song of the South, I was hoping to learn a lot about the…


Busch Gardens Gets Wild Again Today

February 16, 2013 at 4:02 am | 4 Comments

There’s always something to do at Busch Gardens and right now there’s a flurry of activity happening at this often overlooked little park in Tampa. Sheikra is set to reopen today, February 16th after a…


Pirates Paradise Restaurant in France Rivals Disney Eateries

February 16, 2013 at 4:02 am | 9 Comments

We love reading Alain Littaye’s updates from the international Disney parks. This time he takes us to a unique restaurant in the south of France. I don’t know about you, but I think this Pirate-themed…


In The Parks: Love in the Air, Refurbs on the Ground

February 15, 2013 at 4:04 am | 27 Comments

The Disneyland Resort is filled with love and refurbishment is in the air.  Disney’s Limited Time Magic celebrations continue with two charming offerings, True Love Week and the recently ended Lunar New Year in Disney…


Oz Opens at Epcot and True Love at the Magic Kingdom

February 15, 2013 at 4:03 am | 7 Comments

This was “True Love” week at the Magic Kingdom, we’ll show you all the romance, plus a glimpse of what is to come at the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. Nearly 80 photos of…


Candy Shoppe at Sunshine Plaza

February 14, 2013 at 10:25 pm | 9 Comments

Here at Sunshine Plaza, the shop names tend to involve puns. There’s Baker’s Field Bakery, Engine-Ears Toys, and Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream. You might think a candy shop here would have a name like La…


The Vacation Kingdom of the World

February 14, 2013 at 4:03 am | 6 Comments

A major milestone in the history of Walt Disney Productions (WDP) occured on April 30, 1969, when the company announced details for “The Vacation Kingdom of the World” in Central Florida. The announcement came from…


Four Generations, Four Parks, One Walt Disney World

February 14, 2013 at 4:01 am | 2 Comments

A few weeks after my college graduation, I took my multigenerational family to Disney World. What was I thinking? How on earth would we keep young and old entertained and everyone together for a full…

Posted in Disney, Features, Park Wise


Disney News Round Up, Love is in the Air

February 13, 2013 at 8:38 am | No Comments

Disney Earbooks, Endeavors from NASA and theme park races are highlights in our Round up today. MiceChatters report on their experiences during the MiceAge 10 year Anniversary, Full throttle gets a theme song at Magic…

Posted in MiceChat Round Up


Dueling Disney: A Battle Over Tom Sawyer Island

February 13, 2013 at 4:04 am | 20 Comments

Welcome to the third installment of Dueling Disney. This time ‘round, we’d like ya’ll to join us for a good ol’ fashioned hoot n’ holler over a little plot of land that can only be…

Communicore Weekly – Indiana Jones, Frankenweenie Book, UK Phone Booth Trivia, Big Thunder

February 12, 2013 at 8:58 pm | 2 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about the lost Indiana Jones rides, Art of Frankenweenie, Big Thunder Mountain, and another installment of Impromptu United Kingdom Pavilion Phone Booth Disney Trivia! DISNEY HISTORY!…


Unofficial 2012 Earbook

February 12, 2013 at 4:04 am | 3 Comments

 Unofficial WDW Earbook 2012 Living in Central Florida (since 2004) and visiting WDW every weekend as I do, it becomes easy after a while to see just how much the place changes. So I started…


Mardi Gras Shines at the Universal Orlando Resort and Hints of Krusty Burger

February 12, 2013 at 4:02 am | 17 Comments

On Saturday February 9th, 2013, the Universal Orlando Resort kicked off its 18th Mardi Gras Celebration. Each year, Universal Creative works with the Kearns Design team in New Orleans to develop a theme for the Mardi…

Posted in Orlando Parkhopper


Disneyland Resort celebrates Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day as rules get strict on Fastpass

February 11, 2013 at 5:05 am | 28 Comments

The Disneyland Resort celebrated Lunar New Year in Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney over the weekend, as part of the on-going Limited Time Magic promotion. The Lunar New Year festivities brought a vibrant street…


Totally Minnie Mouse for Valentine’s Day!

February 11, 2013 at 4:01 am | 13 Comments

The Disney Company has always tried to keep their characters fresh and in current fashion trends by  mimicking and adapting designs. I ran across an article in the 1986 Disneyana Collector that shared the new Totally…


Vacationeering: Theme Park Necessities

February 10, 2013 at 4:01 am | 13 Comments

When you plan a day (or several days) at your favorite Disney theme park, there are a few simple, bare necessities that you have to take with you. You know, the things you can’t leave…


Disney Greats turn out for the Annie Awards

February 09, 2013 at 4:04 am | 3 Comments

Scarlett Stahl shares another evening with the stars. This time she attended the 40th Annual Annie Awards. The Annie Awards have been presented by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association since…


Beaches and Cream – The Whole Can

February 09, 2013 at 4:02 am | 3 Comments

Beaches & Cream is a sweet little 50’s style ice cream shop.  This table service location is best known for their amazing hot off the grill burgers and ice cream selections such as “The Kitchen Sink.” …

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Does Peter Pan Fly on Blu-ray?

February 09, 2013 at 4:01 am | 14 Comments

George: Peter Pan is one of the most beloved animated films of all time. Disney has just released it on Blu-ray and I assume that both Jeff and I will agree that it is a…