Author Archives: Jackie Gailey

Jackie Gailey is a work-at-home mom of two kids (ages 19 & 15), wife of 23+ years to the greatest husband and dad, and owner of Jackie’s Magical Moments, where she occasionally blogs about experiences she has with her vacation-loving family. Jackie travels to the Orlando area weekly because one can never have enough Pixie Dust in their life! Jackie was a Panelist on the 2013 and 2014 Disney Parks Moms Panel and she is currently the Community Manager at DISBoards.com. You can follow Jackie on Twitter @jjzmgailey.


PBS to Honor Disney Animator Tyrus Wong with Documentary as ‘Bambi’ Turns 75

Bambi, the animated Disney classic, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year! Yesterday, we shared information on special photo opportunities that will be available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this weekend. We’ve learned today that PBS will also draw attention to Bambi‘s anniversary and to Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong, who passed away late last year at […]


Disney Casts Numan Acar as Hakim in Live-Action Remake of ‘Aladdin’

Numan Acar has just been cast in the live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin. Acar will be joining Will Smith as Genie along with Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott who will play the roles of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, respectively. The live-action adaptation is based on the 1992 animated classic by following the story of Aladdin, […]


Vox Populi: Large Shareable H2O+ Toiletries Being Tested at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Anyone else have a huge apothecary jar in their bathroom that’s full of the individual bath products from Disney Resorts? No? Just me? Well, it seems as though Walt Disney World is testing a different way of providing bath products to their guests by using large bottles of their H2O+ bath products mounted to the […]


Disney Parks Blog to Live Stream ‘Rivers of Light’ on August 22

The Disney Parks Blog has just announced that they will have a special #DisneyParksLIVE stream of “Rivers of Light” on Tuesday, August 22. If you haven’t seen this gorgeous nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom yet, you’re in for a real treat as “Rivers of Light” honors animals and nature by blending floating set pieces […]


Spooktacular Treats in Store for Guests Attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

The first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of the season is approaching fast and the Disney Parks Blog has given us a sneak peek at some of the delicious treats guests can expect to see for sale! A Pumpkin Mickey Waffle with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, and caramel sauce will be available at Sleepy […]


ABC Has Officially Ordered a Live-Action Pilot of ‘The Jetsons’

According to several sources, the beloved cartoon from the 1960’s, The Jetsons, is coming to ABC as a live-action series as a pilot has been ordered. The new series would be based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon and set 100 years in the future following the exploits of the Jetson family. Robert Zemeckis has been […]


Alan Arkin is the Latest Actor to Join Tim Burton’s Live Action Remake of ‘Dumbo’

Disney has brought on Alan Arkin to play Wall Street tycoon J. Griffin Remington in Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo film that is currently in production. “The reimagined story will follow a former circus star, played by Collin Farrell, who returns to the big tent after coming home from war. He finds work with a struggling […]


Magic Kingdom Park Has New Digital Lockers

The lockers inside Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World have received a fancy, high-tech makeover. Guests will no longer need to worry about possibly losing their key as the new lockers use a digital keypad system. Here are a few photos of the new locker system including pricing: It’s important to note that the […]


Muppets Courtyard to Become Grand Park at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Last month, we shared details on the new Grand Avenue area and Baseline Taphouse coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this fall. We’ve now learned that Muppets Courtyard and part of the old Streets of America is also being re-imagined and will become part of the new Grand Avenue. Disney shared that Grand Avenue was inspired by the “revitalization and […]


Disney Announces New Fantasmic! Dessert and VIP Viewing Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney has just announced a delicious new way to take in the dramatic sights and sounds of Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience package will allow adult guests to enjoy a snack box that includes a variety of sweet and savory treats such as chocolate-covered strawberries, cheesecake, a […]