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SeaWorld lays off Clyde & Seamore mimes, among others
311 people have been laid off, as part of a reduction in $50 million in expenses per year.
Dec 18, 2014 - Sea World

Man sentenced to 5 years for Disney ticket scam
He bought nearly $160,000 worth of Disney tickets with stolen credit cards.
Dec 18, 2014 - General Disney News

Club 33 members upset about more changes to benefits
Club 33 members are upset about increased annual dues and decreased benefits.
Dec 13, 2014 - Disneyland

Iger says future Star Wars attractions to be based on new films
Disney CEO Bob Iger says that any new Star Wars attractions will be based on future films, not the classic trilogy.
Dec 12, 2014 - Theme Parks Attractions

SeaWorld's CEO steps down
Jim Atchison has been CEO since 2009.
Dec 12, 2014 - Sea World

Man sues SeaWorld for automatically renewing his annual pass
He is suing for $5 million.
Dec 11, 2014 - Sea World

Retirement date set for Disney's Meg Crofton
Crofton will retire on June 1, 2015 after 35 years with the Walt Disney Company.
Dec 9, 2014 - General Disney News

Woman sues Disney, claiming disability after falling from carousel horse
The incident happened in September 2013.
Dec 7, 2014 - General Disney News

Hotel leadership changes at Walt Disney World
Several positions have been shifted.
Dec 2, 2014 - General Disney News

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer released
The trailer is available on iTunes.
Nov 28, 2014 - Television and Film

Star Wars teaser to be released on iTunes
The teaser will be released Friday, November 28.
Nov 27, 2014 - Television and Film

Turner Classic Movies partnering with Disney and the Great Movie Ride
The changes to the ride should take place in spring 2015.
Nov 25, 2014 - General Disney News

SeaWorld loses Panama Jack sponsorship
The contract will end February 28, 2015.
Nov 24, 2014 - Sea World

"Santa's Favorite Resort" is the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel
The hotel has several activities planned for the holiday season.
Nov 22, 2014 - General Disney News

SeaWorld to debut new Clyde & Seamore show in spring
The new show, "Clyde & Seamore's Sea Lion High," will focus on the animals' graduation from high school and transition to college.
Nov 21, 2014 - Sea World

Disney Updates
Disney Cruise Line offers military discounts
December 22, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Florida resident Disney Cruise Line discounts offered
December 22, 2014
Florida residents can sail for as little as $90 per night.

Blog - Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World debuts new lobby
December 21, 2014

Perfectly Prepared Princess Package available at Ivy Trellis Salon
December 20, 2014
From January 8, 2015 through March, young princesses can get a princess hairdo, glitter and tiara for $50 and add princess makeup for $25. For $90, choose hair, makeup and manicure.

Take a Break From the Wait: Minimal Wait Times In The Magic Kingdom
December 20, 2014

(Really) Running around in Walt Disney World
December 20, 2014

Storybook Land Canal Boats now feature Arendelle
December 20, 2014
The Storybook Land Canal Boats in Disneyland Park now feature Frozen's kingdom of Arendelle and Elsa's Castle.

Haunted Mansion reopens after refurb
December 19, 2014
The attraction has been closed since the beginning of the month.

3 Must-See Character Spots That You Might Have Missed
December 19, 2014
Today, we will look specifically at 3 Character Meet & Greets that we were completely unaware of and that absolutely made our trip.

STK Orlando to open at Disney Springs, plus other retailers apply
December 19, 2014
STK will open in 2015.

Blog - Christmas by the Numbers at Walt Disney World
December 18, 2014

Trattoria al Forno now open at Disney's BoardWalk
December 18, 2014
This Italian restaurant has opened in the space vacated by Kouzzina by Cat Cora.

Blog - Diagon Alley is Right up My Alley
December 18, 2014

Disney World for College Students: The Spring Break Alternative
December 17, 2014
When one thinks of Walt Disney World they often think of a place fit for families and little kids and while that is true the allure is for many more. It is certainly not a Spring Breakers-esque destination for college kids but, it can be a great time for all who want to go.

4 Reasons Why Tomorrowland Needs Change
December 17, 2014

Traveling with kids Part 2 - Bites
December 16, 2014
Anyone who has traveled with kids knows how important it is to keep them well-fed and hydrated. Actually, that's just a good rule in general...

Registration now open for the 2015 Expedition Everest Challenge
December 16, 2014
This event will be held 5/1-5/2/15.

How Magically Sluggish WiFi Made My Disney Experience Perfect
December 15, 2014

Woman dead after car collides with Disney bus
December 15, 2014
A Windermere, FL, woman is dead after her car collided with a Disney bus.

Holidays 2014 at Universal Orlando
December 14, 2014
Check out everything happening at Cabana Bay Beach Resort from stories with Santa to lobby carolers!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party sold out on December 16
December 14, 2014
The only available date remaining is December 18.

Do You Remember the First Time?
December 13, 2014
I still have very clear memories about my first visit all those years ago. It was 1980, and even though I only spent two days in the Magic Kingdom, as that was the only park to visit, something about the experience clearly resonated deeply with me.

Information and artist renderings of new Polynesian DVC property
December 12, 2014
There will be 20 Bungalows and 360 Deluxe Studios.

Beginning 3/8/15, characters will be at Tusker House dinners
December 12, 2014
Reservations are now available.

Aulani plans Christmas festivities
December 12, 2014
There will be seasonal crafts, movie nights, Christmas dinner and a Holiday Starlit Hui.

Traveling With Kids Part 1 - Boredom
December 11, 2014
In this article, Iíll specifically talk about Boredom and some ways to keep the kids entertained while you travel.

Itinerary change for 12/19/15 Disney Fantasy sailing
December 11, 2014
This sailing will visit Tortola instead of St. Maarten.

One Band's Dream | Why Walt would have loved the idea of Magic Bands and FastPass+
December 11, 2014
I tend to give Disney the benefit of the doubt in most cases. I want to think that Walt's grand idea of a magical place for families to come and enjoy is still the driving force behind the company. When listening to responses to Fast Pass+ and Magic Bands however, that doesn't seem to be a popular viewpoint. So I am going to come to the defense of these programs and try and offer a slightly more optimistic point of view.

New ABD Spain and Tuscany Adventures now available for booking
December 10, 2014
These are now open to the general public.

Purchase tickets directly through My Disney Experience app
December 10, 2014
Guests can now purchase tickets directly through My Disney Experience. Tickets can be 1-10 days, either one-park or park hoppers. Tickets can be assigned to existing Family and Friends and then Fastpass+ reservations can be made.

What to Expect When You're Expecting... at Disney
December 10, 2014
There are many reasons a woman might find herself on a Disney parks vacation while pregnant. Maybe an older child is celebrating a big birthday. Maybe itís a family reunion. Maybe this trip was planned well in advance and now youíre facing it with a happy bundle of joy on the way.

Adventures by Disney announces new Spain and Tuscany Adventures
December 09, 2014
These itineraries will travel in the spring and summer of 2015.

Blog - Frozen Welcomes the Hour of Code
December 08, 2014

"The Taste of Hollywood Winter Holiday Grab n Go" boxed meals offered at Hollywood Studios
December 08, 2014
These are available from 12/24-12/31 and include reserved seating for Fantasmic.

Update on check-in times for Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party
December 08, 2014
If your reservation is between 6:00 and 6:20pm, you should check in one hour before the fireworks.

Exposition Park, home to the Disney food trucks, opens at Downtown Disney
December 08, 2014
This area is located between Bongo's Cuban Cafe and Starbucks.

Frozen Fun coming to Disney California Adventure
December 05, 2014
Frozen Fun comes to Hollywood Land beginning (officially) January 7th, including a sing-along, meet and greet, and a new nighttime party.

Memory Maker pre-purchase price raised to $169
December 05, 2014
The price was previously $149.

Character meals planned for Star Wars Weekends
December 04, 2014
The Jedi Mickey's Star Wars Dine and the Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast are back for the second year.

The Paul McKenna Band joins entertainment at United Kingdom Pavilion
December 04, 2014
The 4-piece acoustic folk band will perform several times daily.

Beau Bridges to narrate Disneyland's Candlelight Processional
December 03, 2014
Actor Beau Bridges has confirmed via his Twitter account that he will be narrating the annual Candlelight Processional at Disneyland Park.

Dates announced for 2015 Star Wars Weekends
December 03, 2014
The event will be held Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, May 15 - June 14, 2015

December merchandise events at Walt Disney World
November 30, 2014
Meet Disney artists for signings and appearances around Walt Disney World.

runDisney reveals medals for Princess Half Marathon Weekend
November 29, 2014
This event will be held 2/19/15 - 2/22/15.

Blog - Peter Pan's Flight's new queue opens at Magic Kingdom
November 28, 2014

Blog - "Grand New" Gingerbread House at Disneyland's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
November 28, 2014

Tangled Tributes - Kingdom Crossing at the Magic Kingdom
November 28, 2014
I've been through here many times, but after watching the movie so many times recently, I was really struck by all the details here in the theming. There are so many little nods to the film that most guests probably just walk right by.

Candlelight Processional begins tonight with narrator Jodi Benson
November 28, 2014
The Candlelight Processional takes place November 28 - December 30, 2014.

If I Ran The Theme Park - Decorating Universal Orlando for the Holidays
November 28, 2014
Universal Orlando doesn't go quite as far with their holiday decorations as Disney World does, so here is one fan's take on how he would decorate if he ran the park.

Blog - Vintage Christmas Merchandise at Walt Disney World
November 26, 2014

VIDEO: 2014 Walt Disney World Holiday Showcase
November 26, 2014
Join JeniLynn Knopp of the DIS Unplugged as she speaks with Steven Miller about holiday merchandise and shopping, Robert Hargrove and Santa Stitch about holiday entertainment, and Flash, Garland and The Boss about decorating Walt Disney World!

Disney Cruise Line's app now has chat messaging feature available for all four ships
November 26, 2014
Guests will be able to connect with other guests onboard the ship via the app.

3 Surprising Things About Working at Mission: SPACE
November 26, 2014
Hereís a few of the things I learned about the attraction and about being a cast member at Mission: SPACE.

Disney Cruise Line offers military discounts
November 25, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Blog - A Weekend at Give Kids the World Village
November 25, 2014

Florida resident discounts available on Disney Cruise Line
November 25, 2014
Sail for as little as $90 per night.

Top 6 Must Do's When You Take A Cruise
November 25, 2014
If you have decided to escape to warmer climates or are dreaming about taking a Disney or Royal Caribbean cruise there are at least 6 must do's for your trip.

Universal Orlando - Huge Black Friday package deal!
November 25, 2014
Stay 3 nights at Cabana Bay Beach Resort for $119 per adult per night - includes a Family Suite upgrade, $50 resort dining credit, and 3-day park-to-park tickets! Book by December 1.

Christmas Eve dinner available for Disney Vacation Club members
November 24, 2014
The dinner will include a buffet, Christmas carolers and photo ops with Mickey and Minnie.

Top 5 Dining Experiences at the Disneyland Resort
November 24, 2014
Here are what I feel (at this particular moment) are the top dining experiences at the Disneyland Resort.

Blog - Disneyland Area Hotel Review - SpringHill Suites
November 24, 2014

Me Time vs. We Time on Your Disney Cruise
November 24, 2014
In order for everyone to enjoy the things that they want individually but still maintain the feel of a family vacation, both "Me Time" and "We Time" should be a part of the plan.

Dining Review - The Cowfish is the perfect pig out place
November 24, 2014
The Cowfish is the last and greatest addition to CityWalk during the first phase of its massive renovations bringing new and exciting dining options to Universal Orlando.

Walt Disney World New Year's Eve dining information
November 23, 2014
Many of the restaurants will offer special meals or dining events to celebrate the holiday.

Discounts and payment plans available at Walt Disney World Speedway
November 23, 2014
Several of the driving experiences are available with a discount through the holidays.

Blog - Christmas at Cars Land in Disney's California Adventure
November 22, 2014

Epcot's Canadian Lumberjack show on hiatus
November 22, 2014
The show will resume 1/4/15.

Play nine holes of golf at Disney for just $29
November 22, 2014
Play 9 holes at the Disney golf courses starting anytime between 7:00 and 8:30am for just $29.

Details for 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
November 21, 2014
Anna and Elsa topiaries will be on display at World Showcase Plaza.

Epcot's Spice Road Table now accepts reservations
November 21, 2014
Reservations are available beginning December 2.

The Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special to return to Hollywood Studios
November 21, 2014
This improvisational comedy show will return to the Premier Theater at Hollywood Studios from December 21, 2014 - January 4, 2015.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Magic Kingdom Hub - Cinderella Castle
November 21, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Magic Kingdom Hub - Cinderella Castle

Universal and Diagon Alley awarded by Themed Entertainment Association
November 19, 2014
TEA awards Universal three Thea Awards for Diagon Alley, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, and their Interactive Wand Experience.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - The Diamond Horseshoe Balcony - The Diamond Horseshoe
November 19, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at The Diamond Horseshoe Balcony - The Diamond Horseshoe

Save up to 30% on a stay at Aulani
November 19, 2014
Discount is available most nights 4/6 - 6/15/15.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Bay Lake Tower 15th Floor - Magic Kingdom
November 18, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Bay Lake Tower 15th Floor - Magic Kingdom

Cash is no longer accepted for parking at Port Canaveral
November 18, 2014
Payment must be made with credit card only.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party sold out on November 20
November 18, 2014
There are still many MVMCP dates available.

Plan B Character Dining at Walt Disney World
November 18, 2014
If youíre looking to make a reservation for a character meal and canít get one, weíve got a couple of suggestions for places you may not have thought of.

Blizzard Beach to be closed November 17 due to cold temperatures
November 17, 2014
Typhoon Lagoon is already closed for its annual refurbishment.

Members of the U.S. Military can sail for as little as $90 per night
November 17, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Mad T Party at California Adventure ends November 30th
November 17, 2014
Mad T Party will have its final performance on 11/30/14. No word yet on what will replace it.

Top 5(+) things that are better at Walt Disney World than at Disneyland
November 17, 2014
Bigger may not always be better, but isn't always worse either. I can't resist countering with an article that lists, in my view, the things that are better at Walt Disney World.

Blog - Disneyland Area Hotel Review - Hyatt Place
November 17, 2014

Guests meeting Santa at Downtown Disney have new notification option
November 16, 2014
Guests will get pagers if the wait exceeds 30 minutes (or they can choose to receive a text message instead). When their pager goes off and they return to Santa's Chalet, they will have about a 20 minute wait.

Blog - Jingle Cruise: a Better and Funnier Voyage in 2014
November 16, 2014

Blog - Disney's Second Try at World of Color: Winter Dreams feels more Disney
November 15, 2014

Disney Visa cardholders get a special gift when taking advantage of Aulani discount
November 15, 2014
When booking the 4th night free offer, Disney Visa cardholders will also receive a special Welcome Gift at check-in with specialty items and signature Aulani merchandise ($98 value).

Blog - The Wreaths of Disneyland's Small World Holiday
November 15, 2014