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Disney California Adventure Park to host Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - 13th Hour Party
December 07, 2016
Disney California Adventure Park to host Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ – 13th Hour Party on the final day of the attraction's operation.

Rivers of Light to open at Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2017
December 07, 2016
A new press release from Disney simply states that the show is "coming in 2017."

Splitsville Luxury Lanes is coming to the Disneyland Resort!
December 07, 2016
Splitsville Luxury Lanes is coming to the Disneyland Resort!

VIDEO: Interview with The Grinch (A Grinch-erview) | Universal Orlando
December 07, 2016
We had the chance to talk to the one and only Grinch at Universal Orlando to talk about the Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular, Whos from Whoville, and his dog, Max.

VIDEO: La Befana Italy Pavilion | Holiday Storytellers | Epcot
December 07, 2016
La Befana is Italy’s “holiday witch.” She tells the story of the Epiphany in Italy as well as some other holiday lore.

SeaWorld Entertainment cuts 320 jobs
December 07, 2016
These jobs came from all 12 of the company’s theme parks and corporate headquarters in Orlando and equal about 3 percent of the company.

Disney's Aulani Resort to offer special experiences for the holidays
December 07, 2016
These include carolers, Christmas movies, holiday outfits for Mickey Mouse, and a visit from Santa.

Clarification on Disney "Outsourcing" Imagineering
December 07, 2016
On November 30th, 2016 an article I wrote titled Outsourcing Magic: Where have the Disney Imagineers gone?

Budget Food Review for a Day at Animal Kingdom 2016
December 07, 2016
Take a few minutes to breathe: not all of your meals at the parks have to be $100 to be enjoyable and filling.

Ray-Ban introduces new Mickey Mouse-patterned sunglasses
December 07, 2016
A black and white print of Mickey Mouse covers the sides and an engraving of “limited edition” is on the inside of the frames.

Spaceship Earth transformed into the Star Wars Death Star and more at special Rogue One Event
December 06, 2016
Spaceship Earth transformed into the Star Wars Death Star and more at special Disney Parks Blog Rogue One Event

VIDEO: Dessert at Ample Hills Creamery | Disney's Boardwalk
December 06, 2016
Join Ryno, Steve, and special guest Brian as they try out the ice cream at Ample Hills Creamery.

VIDEO: Pere Noel France Pavilion | Holiday Storytellers | Epcot
December 06, 2016
Pere Noel reads a little girl's letter and tells of French tradition, including kids leaving out their shoes for Christmas.

'Beauty and the Beast' is the theme of the 2017 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
December 06, 2016
‘Beauty and the Beast’ is the theme of the 2017 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

The 3 best ways to get to Disney World: planes, trains, or automobiles?
December 06, 2016


Updates to Star Wars experiences announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios
December 06, 2016
Updates were announced for Star Tours, Launch Bay, times for Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, and the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show, plus a new tour.

Refurbishment planned for Wedding Pavilion and Convention Center at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
December 05, 2016
The Convention Center and its parking lot, plus the Wedding Pavilion, will be closed December 12-January 1.

VIDEO: Lunch at Typhoon Tilly's | Typhoon Lagoon
December 05, 2016
Join Ryno, Steve, and special guest Brian as they try out the food at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon.

December Merchandise Events and Artist Appearances at Walt Disney World updated
December 05, 2016
Events take place at Disney Springs, Magic Kingdom, and Epcot.

Disneyland announces premiere event to welcome the Main Street Electrical Parade back
December 05, 2016
Premiere event taking place at Disneyland to welcome the Main Street Electrical Parade back.

Seasonal operations changes to take place at Animal Kingdom
December 05, 2016
Seasonal operations changes to take place at Animal Kingdom on Kali River Rapids and Mickey and Minnie meet-and-greet.

Top Three Ways to Bring Disney into Your Home During Christmas Season
December 05, 2016
Walt Disney World has a very busy festive Christmas season within its gates. But, what if you can’t make it all the way to Lake Buena Vista, Florida during the Christmas season? No need to worry. There is so much you can do to bring Disney into your own home during Christmas season.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY - New Featurette & TV Spot
December 04, 2016
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY - New Featurette & TV Spot

Walt Disney World to film aerial footage with helicopter Dec. 4
December 04, 2016
Walt Disney World will be using a helicopter to film aerial video footage over the Resort from late on Sunday, December 4 through early morning Monday, December 5.

VIDEO: Marvel Ride Review: Spider-Man & Hulk Coaster | Islands of Adventure
December 04, 2016
Ryno and Jill take on two fan favorite attractions at Universal's Island of Adventure, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk Coaster.

VIDEO: Macy's Holiday Parade NEW Balloons and Characters | Universal Studios Florida
December 04, 2016
Macy's and Universal are celebrating 15 years of the Macy's Holiday Parade by introducing a brand new balloon, a brand new balloonicle and new characters to the yearly tradition.

VIDEO: Dining at American Holiday Table | Holidays Around the World | Epcot
December 03, 2016
In this video, Oliver fills his belly at the American Holiday Table.

New teaser trailer for Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
December 03, 2016
New teaser trailer for Marvel Studios’ GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

Top 5 Gifts for the Hard-To-Shop-For Disney Fan
December 03, 2016
There are some amazing things out there that you might not buy for yourself or think about buying for someone else.

Columbia Sportswear launches collection inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
December 03, 2016
Columbia Sportswear has unveiled three limited-edition, high-performance jackets inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

VIDEO: Dining at American Holiday Table | American Adventure Pavilion | Epcot
December 03, 2016
Watch as Oliver reviews his lunch at the American Holiday Table kiosk at the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot.

Disney to live stream event where Spaceship Earth transforms into Death Star
December 02, 2016
The live stream can be found in a new blog post at the top of the Disney Parks Blog on Monday, December 5 at 10:25pm EST.

ABC Commissary kicks dinner up a notch
December 02, 2016
ABC Commissary has a new upscale menu and has changed their service to Fast-Casual for dinner.

Disney CEO Bob Iger to be part of Donald Trump's advisory board
December 02, 2016
Disney CEO Bob Iger to be part of Donald Trump’s advisory board

Forbidden Journey at Universal Studios Hollywood no longer 3D
December 02, 2016
Universal Studios Hollywood has removed the 3D effects from Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

New Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs
December 02, 2016
A new PhotoPass Studio has been added at Disney Springs to give Guests the opportunity to take some new photos with cool Disney backdrops.

Disney to transform Spaceship Earth into Star Wars' Death Star during after-hours event
December 02, 2016
Spaceship Earth at Epcot will be transformed into a giant Death Star at an exclusive meet-up event, which has already been filled to capacity.

All Aboard the Jargon Train: Defining Your Disney Language
December 02, 2016
Get a group of DISnerds together in conversation and you might overhear a lively, coded conversation. To an outsider, much of this talk might sound like gibberish. But to an insider, it makes perfect sense.

Top Three Ways to Bring Disney into Your Home During Christmas Season
December 02, 2016
There is so much you can do to bring Disney into your own home during Christmas season.

Walt Disney World introducing "Express Transportation" option
December 02, 2016
Walt Disney World is adding convenient Express Transportation that will whisk guests from inside one park to inside another by traveling back stage.

VIDEO: The Making of "Frozen - A Musical Spectacular" on the Disney Wonder | Disney Cruise Line
December 01, 2016
Frozen - A Musical Spectacular is now showing on the Disney Wonder, so take a look behind-the-scenes to see how this magical musical comes to life aboard Disney Cruise Line!

Internal bus shuttle is added to Disney's Port Orleans Resorts
December 01, 2016
Internal shuttle is added to Port Orleans Riverside and additional buses added for Magic Kingdom transportation during peak morning hours.

The Under-Sweets: The Best "Not As Popular" Treats at Disney World (and other Disney Resorts)
December 01, 2016
Regardless of your choices or ones you never knew even existed, let's take a look at some treats that deserve some love - food love that is!

New topiaries and two new Outdoor Kitchens added for 2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
December 01, 2016
New topiaries and 2 new Outdoor Kitchens will be coming to the 2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Universal is getting an EXCLUSIVE Starbucks mug!
November 30, 2016
Universal Orlando Resort will be joining the Starbucks 'You Are Here' series starting December 1.

New ALEX AND ANI gift sets created exclusively for Disney Parks
November 30, 2016
New ALEX AND ANI gift sets created for the holiday season!

December 18 now sold out at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
November 30, 2016
December 22 was previously announced as sold out as well.

A behind-the-scenes look at Starbright Holidays - An Intel Collaboration
November 30, 2016
Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Starbright Holidays - An Intel Collaboration.

VIDEO: Lunch at Jungle Skipper Canteen | Magic Kingdom
November 30, 2016
Watch and see what they thought of their experience and whether this is a do-not-miss or if you should just keep paddling up stream!

VIDEO: Royal Asante Presidential Suite | Animal Kingdom Lodge
November 30, 2016
This suite is over 2,100 square feet and is truly fit for royalty.

December Merchandise Events and Artist Appearances at Walt Disney World
November 30, 2016
List of events at Disney Springs where Disney artists will be greeting guests and signing their work.

Outsourcing Magic: Where have the Disney Imagineers gone?
November 30, 2016
Walt Disney himself set up Walt Disney Imagineering (then called WED Enterprises) as a way to become curious with new ideas, and to push the boundaries on what people thought was possible for the theme park.

Details on Holiday Storytellers at Epcot this Christmas season
November 30, 2016
Epcot's Christmas festivities take place from November 25 - December 30, 2016.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort announces $12 million transformation of Dolphin Resort lobby
November 30, 2016
The lobby at the Walt Disney World Dolphin will be receiving a $12 million dollar redesign and will reopen in the Fall of 2017.

Discounts offered at Club Villain for Annual Passholders and DVC members
November 30, 2016
Discounted tickets will be $99.

Christmas Decorations at Epcot - Photos
November 29, 2016
It is Christmastime at Walt Disney World! The decorations are popping up everywhere. Here is a collection of pictures from Epcot!

Candlelight Processional dining packages now on sale
November 29, 2016
The Candlelight Processional dining packages allow you to enjoy a meal at one of Epcot's restaurants, while guaranteeing you a seat for the show.

VIDEO: DIS Merchandise: Unboxing and Review
November 29, 2016
Ryno and Oliver review several varieties of shirts, as well as mugs, and laptop cases.

VIDEO: Newly Refurbished Dinosaur! | Love it, hate it or update it? | Animal Kingdom
November 29, 2016
Join Oliver and Spencer as they ride the newly refurbished Dinosaur attraction located in Disney's Animal Kingdom in this 'Love it, hate it or update it?'

"The BFG" arrives home on Blu-ray
November 29, 2016
There are some merits to picking up the home release of Spielberg's latest movie. Let's look at the reasons why you should bring home The BFG on Blu-ray.

Plans announced for 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
November 29, 2016
The Festival will be held March 1 - May 29, 2017.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey closed from December 1-18
November 29, 2016
These plans have been in the works for months, but only became official on Universal Orlando's park hours calendar and the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride page in the past month.

Vacation prep for the apprehensive child
November 29, 2016
Some children thrive on knowledge and preparation before heading into a new situation.

Twitter will live-stream new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story footage
November 29, 2016
Twitter, People magazine, and Disney are teaming up for the special live-stream event on December 2nd.

BREAKING Nintendo And Universal News
November 29, 2016
New details have been released regarding the Nintendo and Universal partnership including worlds coming to three Universal Parks.

New "Highway in the Sky Dine Around" Dining Event
November 29, 2016
Highway in the Sky Dine Around - a progressive dinner that takes place at 3 Resort hotels around the monorail has been announced.

VIDEO: Making the Sweet Spiced Noodle Kugel from Nosh & Nibbles | Disney California Adventure
November 28, 2016
Watch as Martha, one of the chefs at Disney California Adventure, teaches Tom how to make sweet spiced noodle kugel from the Nosh & Nibbles booth, part of Festival of Holidays.

The PeopleMover: Why it is the single greatest attraction in Disney history
November 28, 2016
Sometimes the simplicity of something is what makes it so beautiful. The PeopleMover in the Magic Kingdom is the perfect example of this.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Tickets on sale now!
November 28, 2016
Tickets on sale now for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

VIDEO: Our 3 Favorite World Showcase Pavilions | Epcot DIS Unplugged
November 27, 2016
Join Craig, Oliver and Kathy as they share each of their favorite pavilions at Epcot's World Showcase, and the reasons and details about what makes them the best!

Review: "Pete's Dragon" soars into stores on Blu-ray
November 27, 2016
Pete’s Dragon is a new take on the 1977 movie of the same name that blended live action and animation.

VIDEO: Concierge One Bedroom Suite with Verandah Walkthrough | Disney Dream
November 27, 2016
Join Pete in his spacious one bedroom suite with verandah on the Disney Dream as he walks you through his room and the amenities it has to offer while giving his thoughts and impressions.

Disney's Moana takes first at the box office on Black Friday
November 27, 2016
Disney's latest animated feature, Moana, earned just under $22 million on Black Friday.