Three reasons I wish I was in Orlando for Star Wars Weekends

James Grosch James Grosch | May 24, 2012

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a huge Star Wars fan. I grew up loving the original trilogy, and I had a closet full of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader action figures to prove it. While not every thing that George Lucas created in Star Wars is a gem (I’m Read More

Disneyland tickets jump in price. What does this mean for WDW?

James Grosch James Grosch | May 22, 2012

Guests in Southern California have been abuzz the past few days since Disneyland Resort announced a significant increase in price that took effect Sunday, May 20th. The price-hikes range from a significant $7 boost to the One-Day One-Park ticket (now $87) to a staggering $150 to the Premium Annual Passport (now $649). So far, the Read More

New Fantasyland model now featured at Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream in DHS

James Grosch James Grosch | May 18, 2012

I used to tour the parks at Walt Disney World only seeking out thrills. I would run from fastpass to fastpass, trying to ride the most rides, and usually ending up exhausted at the end of the day. While I still like to have days where I run around to experience the best rides WDW Read More

New Fantasyland rollout continues this July and Holiday 2012

James Grosch James Grosch | May 4, 2012

After opening a small portion of Storybook Circus last month, the Magic Kingdom’s largest expansion continues its debut this year with a few major attractions opening this year in two phases. The first phase will be in July when Storybook Circus will be completed with the opening of the second Dumbo spinner, and interactive Dumbo Read More

Step into The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow this fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

James Grosch James Grosch | May 4, 2012

Earlier this week, Disney Parks Blog announced the long rumored replacement for the Prince Caspian exhibit at Hollywood Studios: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow. Opening Fall 2012, this exhibit will take Disney World guests into the world of the four Pirates of the Caribbean films. But what makes this different than your run of Read More

Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar opens at Epcot

James Grosch James Grosch | May 2, 2012

Epcot’s Italy pavilion got a major boost in the dining department when Tutto Italia reopened with a new addition: the Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar. Tutto Gusto offers a unique Disney World dining experience featuring over 200 wines, a variety of Italian small plates, and desserts all in a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. Tutto Italia and Read More

Redesigned Test Track to take guests into the world of digital design later this year.

James Grosch James Grosch | April 30, 2012

At last week’s “What’s New, What’s Next at Walt Disney World” presentation, Walt Disney Imagineering unveiled some of their plans for the upcoming revamp of the popular Epcot attraction, Test Track. The world of automotive design has migrated to the digital realm since Test Track debuted in 1999, which left the attraction feeling a bit Read More

Video Preview: Disney World’s Art of Animation Resort

James Grosch James Grosch | April 27, 2012

We’re a little over a month away from The Art of Animation, Walt Disney World’s newest Value Resort, from opening. As we reported last month, Disney’s Art of Animation’s Finding Nemo wing, the first of four wings, will open on May 31st. This video gives a preview of the exteriors and interiors of this bright Read More

Starbucks coming to Walt Disney World

James Grosch 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 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