Starbucks coming to Walt Disney World
James Grosch | April 23, 2012
Great news! Soon you’ll be able to get your “venti, non-fat, iced caramel macchiatio, no whip” while inside the parks! The long-rumored arrival of Starbucks to Disney World is coming true. Disney Parks Blog announced this morning that the first of six locations will open this June on Buena Vista Street at the soon-to-be rebooted Read More
Orange Bird returns to Walt Disney World!
James Grosch | April 19, 2012
A little bit of Disney World history returned to the Magic Kingdom this week. In a small ceremony on Tuesday morning, Disney and D23 representatives announced the return of the Orange Bird to Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland. The Orange Bird was originally created by Disney for the Florida Citrus Commission, one of the first Read More
Celebrity Guests announced for Walt Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends 2012
James Grosch | April 8, 2012
If you are a Star Wars fanatic visiting Disney World in May and June, these are the actors you’re looking for. Disney Parks Blog has announced which Star Wars celebrities will be appearing throughout May and June at Walt Disney World’s Star Wars weekends. Taking place each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from May 18 to Read More
A Sneak Peek at Walt Disney World’s Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
James Grosch | April 8, 2012
If you’ve visited the Italy Pavilion at Epcot recently, you’ve noticed that Tutto Italia has been boxed off behind construction walls. However, come early May, the popular eatery will reopen to Walt Disney World guests with a major addition: Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar. Disney Parks Blog revealed an artist’s rendering of the new layout of Read More
Disney CEO Bob Iger: Disney World’s Avatar Land might open by 2015
James Grosch | March 19, 2012
At last week’s Walt Disney Company’s shareholder meeting, CEO Bob Iger revealed an interesting tid-bit about the future of Walt Disney World. Iger, shown above with Jim Cameron from last year’s WDW Avatar Land announcement, said that “in all likelihood, we’re not going to open up Avatar Land until some time in 2015.” Disney’s CEO Read More
Disney World’s Phineas & Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure to replace Kim Possible at Epcot this summer
James Grosch | March 13, 2012
Walt Disney World’s first interactive adventure attraction is getting a major facelift come this summer. In an interview with Travel Weekly, Disney Parks and Resort Chairman Tom Staggs confirmed that Epcot’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure will be rethemed around the popular Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb. Today, Disney Parks Blog went into more Read More
Magic Kingdom’s Storybook Circus soft opens today at Walt Disney World.
James Grosch | March 12, 2012
The construction walls are finally down, and Storybook Circus, the first section of Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland expansion, has entered a soft opening for all Walt Disney World guests to enjoy! Storybook Circus actually beat Disney’s projected “late March” launch window that we reported last month. This first phase of Storybook Circus includes one carousel Read More
Video preview of Magic Kingdom’s upcoming Be Our Guest Restaurant.
James Grosch | March 8, 2012
Disney Parks Blog posted a great video today showing the Walt Disney Imagineers giving a first glimpse into the ballroom at Disney World’s upcoming Be Our Guest Restaurant. The video details the thought process and creation behind a massive mural of the night sky that is supposed to transport you into the world of Beauty Read More
Disney World’s Fastpass return window to be strictly enforced starting today.
James Grosch | March 7, 2012
Walt Disney World’s Fastpass system is undergoing a significant policy change starting today. As John Frost from The Disney Blog reported last month, Disney World cast members will now be enforcing the return window printed on the Fastpass ticket. The hour long return period has been printed on the ticket since the system began back Read More
First impressions: Disney Parks Mobile Magic app for iPhone provides accurate wait times, may mercilessly destroy your battery.
James Grosch | March 5, 2012
Late last month, Disney released the Disney Parks Mobile Magic app for all iPhones, after it had been released for Verizon Android devices last year. This free app provides Disney World guests with a GPS map of the park, up to the minute wait times for attractions, dining reservations, and even a character finder. Last Read More