Every epic-Disney fanatic knows that Disneyland food is magic. There’s no other way to put it other than it is Magical. It’s like they put some kind of “secret ingredient” (or something else) to make it 10 times better than every other places’ food in almost the whole world. Grandma’s home-made pie is even put to shame with the splendid dining at Disneyland. However, Walt Disney World is a whole new realm when it comes to eating. Disclaimer: this is honest opinion and feedback from anonymous Disney Fans. This is not full-fact, just honest opinions from Disney-Lovers, such as yourselves.
Seven years is an eternity in the entertainment business, and that’s just how long it’s been since James Cameron’s Avatar arrived on the scene and did some rather boffo box office (as in biggest box office in movie history). But a lot has changed since then, movies come and go, and the public consciousness is fleeting. Still, Cameron is pressing on with four planned sequels, and now we have more news of Disney involvement. Pandora — The World of Avatar is opening next summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida. No specific date has been announced yet.
Disney World and Disneyland have a variety of the same rides. From ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, to ‘it’s a small world’, the family favorites can be found in both places. However, Disney World has the 2 best attractions when comparing the two parks.
The first attraction is The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. This thrilling roller coaster takes you into the infamous mine where the Seven Dwarfs work all day, digging for diamonds and other precious gems. Not only do you get to experience the magical mine where “a million diamonds shine”, but the mine train you’re sitting in rocks back and forth. It’s a very exciting ride for children and adults, and if you’re lucky, you can get a Fast Pass for this amazing attraction. Just try to get this Fast Pass a month before your trip, or you’ll be stuck waiting in line for 80 minutes (and that’s not even the most you could be waiting) or refreshing you Disney ‘My Experience’ App every second to get lucky to snag one.
Every true Disney fan knows the worst times to be in the Disney parks are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Yes, there are other times when the parks get over-crowded (for example, EVERY FREAKING DAY IN THE SUMMER) but it’s not as crazy and mind-numbing as the Holidays. And for those Disney fans that go ONLY for the Holidays, I would like to add that we non-Holiday crazed fans salute you and find you to be very brave.
Another host is set to depart “The View.”
Raven-Symoné is leaving the ABC daytime talkshow by year’s end to develop a spinoff of her comedy series “That’s So Raven” for Disney Channel, Variety has learned.
Symoné will relocate from New York City to Los Angeles for the spinoff, in which she’s set to star and serve as an executive producer. She will reprise her role as the psychic Raven Baxter, who was last seen as a teenager on the show that ran on Disney Channel from 2003 to 2007
Today I came across some not-so-Disneytastic news; both Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios are debating whether they should have the Annual Passholders be blocked out for two months due to the opening of Star Wars Land. The crowds are going to get insane, which means more of the moolah for Disney. As many of us AP Disney-Lovers know, we don’t have to pay for a new ticket when going to the Disney parks DUE to the Annual Passes. So, Disney doesn’t make that extra hundred to two-hundred bucks when entering the parks. What does that mean for the Annual Passholders? You guessed it! Annual Passholders would have to buy a regular Disney Ticket in order to enter Star Wars Land for those first two months. Lame, in my opinion.
There’s been talk of a New “Millenium Falcon Ride” once Star Wars Land opens. It’s said to be a flight simulator ride (like Star Tours) that takes you on a secret mission, customized of course. There haven’t been any dates confirming when it will be open (as we can see Star Wars Land is just a big pile of dirt at the moment), but they have confirmed that the ride will exist. Not only is there talk of the Millennium Falcon ride, but there’s a First Order dark ride? No idea what is to come of that, but sounds some-what interesting, if you ask me.
It’s been stated that a 67-year-old man from Tennessee died after riding Star Tours at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. It was reported that this man had a pre-existing heart condition (as they somehow all do).
Three new food trucks are at Downtown Disney District during the weekends in October: The Habit has a range of burgers, along with fountain drinks and sides of French fries or onion rings; Dos Chinos offers a menu of fusion taco and burrito options, combining Mexican and Asian ingredients; BrewWings pairs chicken wings with such options as Belgian waffles and tater tots, along with a selection of grilled cheese sandwiches.
Transforming the Tower
Whether you love that Disney is turning the Tower of Terror ride at Disney California Adventure into an attraction based on Guardians of the Galaxy, or think it’s the worst idea to come out of Walt Disney Imagineering since Superstar Limo, last week’s Disney Parks Blog posting provided lots to talk about.
Walt Disney opened a groundbreaking new concept in entertainment called Disneyland, with the goal of being a place where adults and children, families and friends of all ages could have fun together. Today, Walt’s dream has evolved into a national treasure.
We can officially confirm that The Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau are putting a new reimagining of The Lion King on the fast track to production. The project follows the technologically groundbreaking smash hit The Jungle Book, directed by Favreau, which debuted in April and has earned $965.8 million worldwide.
“To all who come to this happy place: – WELCOME – Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past. . . and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future.” Those words were as true when Walt Disney spoke them on July 17th, 1955, as they are today.
Disneyland, the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney, opened on Sunday, July 17, 1955. Construction lasted for exactly one year, and cost only $17 million to complete. See what it looked like back in the day in the video above.
This week we sit down at the table and talk about all the exciting new offerings coming to Orlando this summer.
With the Grand Opening of Shanghai Disney Resort just one week away, cast members and Imagineers are putting the finishing touches on our newest family entertainment destination – an international Disney experience that grew out of years of collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering (both in Shanghai and in the U.S.), Shanghai Shendi Group, and a team of renowned Chinese designers, engineers, artists and cultural advisors.
As we prepare for the Grand Opening of Shanghai Disney Resort on June 16, we’d like to take you on a tour of the spectacular Shanghai Disneyland park. Over the coming days, we will take you land-by-land through the six themed lands that will immerse our guests in classic Disney stories.
If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip Silicon Valley and book a ticket to Orlando. Go to Disney World. Then, reserve a meal at a restaurant called Be Our Guest, using the Disney World app to order your food in advance.
A video posted by DAPs Magic on YouTube shows a new droid roaming around the Star Wars Launch Bay inside of Disneyland park. Apparently named “Jake” the robot can be seen making his way around the area and even interacting with set pieces that light up and make noises:
The announcement that the Disneyland Resort would be building a new luxury hotel on property has been described as a surprising development. But, for those who have been following the creation of the Resort, it is not entirely unexpected. Some 25 years ago, when the “Disney Decade” kicked off with exciting announcements about resort expansion, hotels were an integral part of the plans.
One of my fondest memories of Disneyland is during the summer of 2009. Fantasmic! had been closed for a few months and the new Maleficent dragon was supposed to show up any day. My dad and I decided that we would be there the first time the dragon appeared. With this in mind, we had to go to Disneyland practically every night — what a chore, I know. After exhausting my entertainment options, I decided to start bringing a book and found that Disneyland was one of the most interesting places to read.
Here’s a nice little perk for Disneyland Annual Passholders. Purchase a special 64-ounce Annual Passholder Refillable Popcorn Bucket or an 18 to 20-ounce Refillable Made with Magic Sipper from now until September 5, 2016 and receive a refill for just $1.00.
La Cava Del Tequila abruptly announced via their Twitter account @cavadeltequila this afternoon that its Margarita kiosk will be closing as of today, May 31st. The kiosk is currently located in the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase.
A few months ago, we discussed several new 3D printing patent applications from Disney and today we are seeing the first fruits of their labors, all in the name of Star Wars The Force Awakens.
I always look forward to returning to the Boardwalk Bakery to check out the latest cupcake creations!
Royal St. Veranda in New Orleans Square is one of my favorite dining gems in Disneyland. They are most known for their Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl, but I go there for the fritters!
There is a lot going on at Disney’s Hollywood Studios these days, so let’s take a look at what’s new and exciting in our very latest photo report:
Though FastPass+ (and the larger MyMagic+ system) has had its share of critics since it began its test phase in mid-2013, this system has been an enormous success for Walt Disney World.
Disney’s Imagineering teams have multiple projects on the go at any one time. Let’s take a look at 10 new lands that are either confirmed or rumored as being on their way to the company’s theme parks.
Since its opening in 1955, Disneyland has been synonymous with childhood wonder and magic. Often called the “happiest place on Earth,” the park gives children a chance to meet their favorite Disney characters.
Looking at vintage Disney postcards is a favorite pastime for thousands of Disney fans the world over. Whether you enjoy collecting them or just simply looking, Disney postcards capture the spirit of the Parks and are small time capsules of what once was.
As Walt Disney Co. readies to open its first Disneyland resort in mainland China by mid-year, its decade-old theme park in Hong Kong has tumbled back into a loss, portending challenges ahead amid the country’s slowing economic growth.
One of my favorite parts of being a theme park blogger is taking virtual vacations around the world while sitting at my desk.
I’ve got a great Disneyland Paris update for you today but it’s probably not the one you’re waiting for as it is all about Villages Nature, the huge construction site where hundreds of workers are currently building the Villages Nature project which include cottages, gardens, and the Aqualagon water park!
Deb Wills’ preview blog features an extensive look at the new member lounge, located on the upper floor of the Imagination Pavilion. The lounge will be staffed by Disney Cast Members who can assist with vacation planning needs–from future DVC resort reservations to FastPass+ scheduling.
Slowly over the last few years, we have seen Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom undergo a radical color change as various attractions have slowly received new, more colorful paint schemes. Carousel of Progress is the latest victim of the winds of change:
A large police presence was on hand in hope of keeping protests under control outside Donald Trump’s rally in Anaheim California Wednesday. The event concluded with the declaration of an “unlawful assembly,” on Katella Avenue between the Anaheim Convention Center and the Disneyland Resort.
Hello everyone I am doing this thread as a helpful place to keep a list of updated dates for ongoing or upcoming WDW projects. This list will be edited and updated as things are announced and completed.
A bunch of Disneyland rumors hit the web this week, including updates on the timetable, geography and construction of Star Wars Land, a new FastPass system that could be coming in 2016, a possible big revamp to Downtown Disney, an opening date for Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, more information on the rumored Marvel Expansion planned for Disney California Adventure, and more.
In this post I will take a look at the Star Wars construction and some other random pictures as I walked the park. It will be “Frozen-Free” for the most part because Laura and Jeanine will be covering that new attraction in depth.
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and that means that seasonally, if not scientifically, summer has officially begun. It also means that we have officially passed the 60-day mark for our upcoming trip to Walt Disney World this summer.
Stunning Special Effects and Outstanding Talent Takes Audiences on an Emotional Journey with Anna and Elsa ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 27, 2016) — “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” a new theatrical adaptation based on Disney’s animated blockbuster film, opens May 27 at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park in Southern California.