Below, you’ll find the latest headlines from web sites that focus on Disney theme parks like Disney World, Disneyland, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios & more. Also see the Podcast Page for Disney focused podcasts.
- Leadership changes at Walt Disney World resorts and transportation11 March 2014, 7:29 am
Walt Disney World reorganizes leadership in resort hotel and transportation areas as well as Downtown Disney and runDisney….
- Disney and unions extend contract10 March 2014, 6:35 pm
Walt Disney World and six of its labor unions have a agreed to a short contract extension while they continue to negotiate….
- Major staff cuts at Disney Interactive8 March 2014, 8:15 am
Disney Interactive has laid off 26 percent of its employees and reorganized areas of the troubled division….
- Blackfish director denies receiving confidential information5 March 2014, 4:00 am
SeaWorld claims that an OSHA investigator was feeding information to the film’s director….
- Hank Wiliams Jr. and Alabama to perform at SeaWorld5 March 2014, 3:56 am
This is the final weekend for Bands, Brew & BBQ….
- Mouse Flicks: Festival of the Lion King11 March 2014, 7:00 am
‘Festival of the Lion King’ is dark until this Summer, but in the meantime, you can see it here….
- Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade debuts at Magic Kingdom11 March 2014, 7:00 am
Contributor Linda Neeley shares photos of the newest Walt Disney World parade…
- Walt Disney World Resort Update11 March 2014, 7:00 am
Festival of Fantasy parade debut | This week at the Flower & Garden Festival | Guide for visitors with Cognitive Disabilities | Disney Fit Challenge | 2015 marathon weekend pricing | St. Patrick’s in Downtown Disney | DVC food truck event…
- Disneyland Resort Update10 March 2014, 7:00 am
First look at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad | Passholders invited to Big Thunder Mountain preview | Captain America visits Innoventions | New guide for visitors with Cognitive Disabilities | This and that… | Crowd Forecast…
- Remembering the Magic – Wonders of Life Pavilion10 March 2014, 7:00 am
Contributing writer Jonathan Heigl remembers the past of this now-stagnant pavilion…
- Ten Conversations Disney Cruise Line Executives Have Apparently Never Had11 March 2014, 10:00 am
I’ve just returned from a delightful three-day cruise aboard the Disney Magic (which received new enhancements late in 2013). For the privilege, we paid almost as much for those three days as we do for…The post Ten Conversations Disney Cruise Line Executives Have Apparently Never Had appeared first on MiceChat….
- Universal Orlando Update – Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Resort Update11 March 2014, 9:00 am
Here we are back at the Universal Orlando Resort for a check on their progress as they prepare to open massive new projects in time for summer. In this update, we take you to the…The post Universal Orlando Update – Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Resort Update appeared first on MiceChat….
- Communicore Weekly – California Alligator Farm, CG Book, The Wind Rises, MGM Studios11 March 2014, 8:00 am
Direct Link l iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about California Alligator Farm, CG Book, The Wind Rises, and MGM Studios! DISNEY HISTORY! – Venture to one of the extinct, unique…The post Communicore Weekly – California Alligator Farm, CG Book, The Wind Rises, MGM Studios appeared first on MiceChat….
- DoomBuggies Spook Show #7: Fear on film; camera operator Craig Fikse11 March 2014, 7:01 am
As the start of an intermittent series on the nature of fear, this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show deals with the nature of fear, and how and why we, as human beings, enjoy and/or…The post DoomBuggies Spook Show #7: Fear on film; camera operator Craig Fikse appeared first on MiceChat….
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Set for Explosive Return to Disneyland10 March 2014, 11:11 am
Today, In the Parks steps in for Dateline Disneyland and boy do we have an update for you. That big BOOM you hear is the newly refurbished Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, which is in cast member testing…The post Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Set for Explosive Return to Disneyland appeared first on MiceChat….
- MagicBands for Annual Passholders!10 March 2014, 4:00 am
This month, Walt Disney World annual passholders are receiving invitations to customize and order their MagicBands. The resort has been testing its billion-dollar technology investment, called MyMagic+, for more than a year, but the test was limited to guests staying at Disney resorts.
So, annual passholders, if you’ve been waiting — patiently or otherwise — here is what you need to know about getting your MagicBands….
- "Shootin’ Galleries" around the Disney Parks10 March 2014, 4:00 am
Shooting galleries have been a part of county fairs, carnivals, boardwalks, and amusement parks for more than 200 years, and Disney Parks are no exception to this tradition. Here’s a look at the history of such shooting galleries around the Disney Parks….
- Disney Gallery – Mechanical Kingdoms10 March 2014, 4:00 am
Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 7, 2014. This posting features a quick look at the Disney Gallery and Disneyana store exhibit titled Mechanical Kingdoms that opened last weekend….
- Hidden Mickeys in Animal Kingdom’s Africa8 March 2014, 5:00 am
Hidden Mickey guidebook author Steve Barrett shares some Hidden Mickeys he’s found in Animal Kingdom….
- Finding "Frozen" in Disney Parks8 March 2014, 5:00 am
From the kingdom of Arendelle, guests can immerse themselves in the Oscar-winning animated blockbuster hit Frozen throughout Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. From meet and greets with royalty, to vacationing at the stunning sites that inspired the blockbuster film, here’s where you can enjoy your own icy adventures….
- Free advertising by The Library of Congress18 December 2013, 8:49 am
The Library of Congress is helping the promotion for Walt Disney Pictures’ current release “Saving Mr. Banks”, the feature telling the story of how the Disney classic “Mary Poppins” was created – at least that is the sideffect of it revealing its annual list of 25 movies to be added to the National Film Registry, [...]…
- The East Wind blows…10 December 2013, 9:22 am
… Mary Poppins to a new destination instead of Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane, London, … to be exact: to the RONACHER theater in Vienna, Austria. After London 2004, New York City 2006, Melbourne 2010, national tours in the UK and the USA as well as productions in Europe since 2008 as well as in [...]…
- The making of TOY STORY – and the meddling of Disney9 December 2013, 9:35 am
Deadline Hollywood – the online source for movie business news including a great write-up each weekend of the US box-office – provided Disney and in particular PIXAR afficionados with unique reading material lifting the curtain of PIXAR history a bit. This past Sunday Deadline Hollywood released an exclusive excerpt from the book “The CG Story: [...]…
- Universal Ticket Prices UP20 May 2013, 6:22 pm
Universal Orlando has raised their day tickets up to $92 for a one day, one park ticket. With this they are the first park to ask above the $90 and are now “only” $8 away from a three digit ticket price. It will come sooner as you will want to. Other ticket combinations also changed. [...]…
- Disney Vacation Club Villas at Grand Floridian Sales starting Dates20 May 2013, 3:35 pm
Disney Vacation Club will start their sales for the new Floridian Villas as from the 23rd of May 2013. This date is only for current members who want to add on some extra points to their portfolio. New buyers will have to wait a little longer (June 19) before they can buy their forst share [...]…
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Preview – episode 15: Yes Men11 March 2014, 3:55 pm
Last week, the team went on mission to find a way to save Skye’s life. Led by Coulson and Ward’s former S.O., John Garrett, they find the Guest House, where Coulson was during his questionable resurrection process. They find a … Continue reading →
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- Angelina Jolie is Magnificent as Maleficent in New Poster11 March 2014, 2:52 pm
Fans of Sleeping Beauty and its wicked fairy are sure to enjoy this magnificent new poster featuring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent. The washed out look adds a certain aura of foreboding, doesn’t it. Also announced was a new Twitter account … Continue reading →
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- Disney Mobile Offering Star Wars: Tiny Death Star Game For Free11 March 2014, 2:33 pm
Disney Mobile and LucasArts is offering free downloads of their video game Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, available for iOS, Android, and Windows formats. Live life on the dark side, and join Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader on a mission … Continue reading →
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- Steampunk Maleficent is Majestic in Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade10 March 2014, 4:15 pm
Yesterday, the Magic Kingdom premiered it’s brand new Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade to general acclaim from park guests. Heck, spontaneous applause even broke out as the final floats disappeared backstage. The whole parade was amazing and every unit stood … Continue reading →
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- 3-2-1 Limited Edition Space Mountain T-shirts Now Available Online10 March 2014, 2:52 pm
Like many children, Space Mountain was my first big roller coaster. I remember how nervous I was as I wound my way through the queue at Disneyland. The show in the theater below helped distract me, as did the sneak … Continue reading →
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- Beautifully Disney Makeup Tutorial: Pop of Minnie Lipstick11 March 2014, 10:02 pm
Recently, I introduced the first in a series of Beautifully Disney makeup tutorials for Disney Parks, offering you tips and tricks for using some of our favorite items. I’m excited to bring to you the next tutorial, which introduces a brand-new product that launched with the Pop of Minnie collection — our mini lipsticks. These creamy lipsticks are great to wear alone or layered under your favorite Beautifully Disney lip gloss, adding a glamorous finish….
- Strike Up the Bands, Cue the Choirs: Music In Our Schools Tour Makes Surprise Appearance at Festival Disney’s 10th Anniversary11 March 2014, 7:30 pm
This past weekend, we kicked off the 10th anniversary of Festival Disney in a big way – with a surprise performance by Danielle Bradbery, the 17-year-old country music sensation and winner of The Voice. Her Saturday-night appearance was a highlight of the awards ceremony for the annual music festival that we host for school bands, orchestras, choirs and other ensembles….
- Disney Cruise Line Advising Chef, Arnaud Lallement, Wins Coveted Three Michelin Stars11 March 2014, 6:51 pm
Bonjour, Disney Parks Blog fans! I have some very exciting Disney Cruise Line news to share with you. Chef Arnaud Lallement, advising chef to our French-inspired restaurant Remy, was recently awarded a prestigious three Michelin stars for his family-run restaurant L’Assiette Champenoise, near Reims in the Champagne region of France….
- 1957 Photo: Walt Disney and a Haberdashed Horse at Disneyland Park11 March 2014, 5:00 pm
Soon my colleague, Donna Fisk, will introduce a new series here on the Disney Parks Blog where you’ll meet the current stable of beautiful horses at the Disneyland Resort. But, because I know you’re champing at the bit for a horse story ……
- Finding ‘Frozen’ Merchandise at Disney Parks11 March 2014, 3:33 pm
I’ve found it’s no secret that Disney’s ‘Frozen’ (http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/03/frozen-shines-at-oscars-sisters-to-debut-in-disney-festival-of-fantasy-parade-sunday-at-magic-kingdom-park/) continues to be popular with Guests of all ages visiting Disney Parks….
- March 7 Laughing Place Disney Podcast7 March 2014, 7:00 pm
Touche: The LPP is back in full force with an Oscar wrap, Frozen love, Disney Animation’s second renaissance and an interesting discussion of the culture of Pixar and how it bodes for their future. They also dissect Disney princesses, Disney Movies Anywhere, answer your Twitter questions and announce the first annual Mouse Madness reader’s choice tournament. Click here for more info.
- February 28 Laughing Place Disney Podcast28 February 2014, 7:00 pm
Oscar Special: In this special episode the LPP crew, using their extensive knowledge of cinema, give their highly informed pics for each Oscar category. They also sprinkle in tons of Disney connections for the nominees that you almost certainly didn’t know. Plus, a special cameo from Gideon! Click here for more info.
- February 21 Laughing Place Disney Podcast21 February 2014, 7:00 pm
Cats: The LPP return this week with talk of Guardians of the Galaxy, Toy Fair and Blackfish. Plus Twitter questions and Getting to Know your LPPe Crew. Note: The beginning of the podcast sounds like we’re in a bathroom. We did correct that about 10 minutes in. Click here for more info.
- February 14 Laughing Place Disney Podcast14 February 2014, 7:00 pm
On Trend: The LPP is back (two in one week!). This week’s trendy topics include the Festival of Fantasy Parade, what to do with World Showcase, PUSH the Talking Trashcan, Demi Lovato in concert, MyMagic+ (again), our favorite daytime parades, DCA vs DHS and much more including live questions from the Twittersphere and another installment of “Get to Know Your LPP”. Click here for more info.
- February 12 Laughing Place Disney Podcast12 February 2014, 7:00 pm
Elvin Literature: The panel returns (two weeks in a row!) to discuss Disney’s quarterly earnings, MyMagic+ (surprise!) and to give their critical and box office predictions on Disney’s 2014 film slate. Plus a quick return of Popcorn or Churro. Click here for more info.