Author Archives: Stephen Porter

Stephen "Steve" Porter started going to the parks with his family in 1996. Since then he hasn't looked back! Steve was cast member participating in the Disney College Program in 2013. Most recently he graduated from Penn State University!

Animator Celebrates 65th Anniversary with The Walt Disney Company

In 1953 animator Burny Mattinson was hired by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Earlier this year on March 5, he became the longest-serving cast member in Disney history. Just a few weeks ago on June 4, Mattinson celebrated his 65th anniversary with the company. At the celebration of Mattinson’s 65th anniversary, the Walt Disney Animation Studios […]

Attraction Review: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – To Infinity and Beyond

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin officially opened in the Magic Kingdom‘s Tomorrowland on November 3, 1998. This was only 3 years after the Pixar film Toy Story premiered in theaters. One of the film’s beloved characters was Buzz Lightyear, and it was easy to see why Imagineers quickly saw him as a perfect fit for Tomorrowland. Guests enter […]

Disney Cruise Line Offering Canadian Residents Discount for Select Sailings in September

Canadian Residents can escape on a Disney Cruise Line voyage aboard the Disney Magic with this special offer of 25% off prevailing rates for Verandah, Oceanview, and Inside Staterooms on select 7-night Canadian cruises departing from New York City and Quebec City in September of 2018. The cruise itinerary eligible for 25% off prevailing rates […]

New Huey, Dewey, and Louie PhotoPass Magic Shot Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Yet another new PhotoPass Magic Shot is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Earlier this month Disney announced that PhotoPass was adding Magic Shots featuring Kion from Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard, Kaa from Disney’s The Jungle Book, and a panda from Disneynature Born in China. Now Disney has just announced that Donald’s nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie […]

Attraction Review: The Haunted Mansion – 999 Happy Haunts

On October 1, 1971, the Magic Kingdom opened to the world with 23 attractions, one of which was The Haunted Mansion. The beloved attraction has remained extremely popular almost 50 years later. Simply approaching this attraction from Liberty Square, you immediately are engulfed in its theming. The foreboding 18th Century Hudson River Valley Mansion towers […]