Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates and Tickets

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

The tickets for fun Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World are on sale. Dates of the event start as early as from September 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30 right into halloween month October 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30, 31 and a final party on November 1st.

Advance Sales September $53.95 (adult) / $47.95 (Ages 3-9) (Plus tax)
Advance Sales October and November $56.95/$51.95
Same Day Sales September $59.95/$53.95
Same Day Sales October and November $62.95/$57.95
October 28 and 31 $67.95/$62.95
Advance Sale Pricing are not available for some of these dates. Even though you can purchase tickets in advance, the Same Day pricing applies. The same for DVC and Annual Pass holders. Discounts are available except for some dates. These are October 7, 13, 28, 30, 31.

This event is so much fun and well worth the extra visit. My yearly tip never changes; Don’t go for the rides! You can do these on any day. Go for the special Halloween stuff, enjoy the AtmosFEAR (even if it’s not scary),make sure to fill those bags with candy and don’t miss the parade!

Grimm Fairy Tales in Walt Disney World (update)

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

I love Disney parks, love them! It’s one of the two hobby’s I have that I enjoy every single day. What is the other hobby? Comics! Love them too. So when you put them together I totally geek out. When Marvel came part of Disney I got really excited and could only see (hope) good things. Now there are a lot of other companies out there making some great stuff. One of them is Zenescope who have a monthly Grimm Fairy Tales comic book. Almost every month Zenescope bring out a couple of variant editions. A lot of the time these variants are related with Comic Conventions.

The latest convention edition will be the Megacon convention. This convention takes took place in Orange County Convention Center in Orlando as from February 17 to 19th 2012. Especially for this convention 2 variant covers of Zenescope will be offered. What is so special about these that we have to mention them on a Disney blog. Well, let the covers speak for themselves. (more…)

Disney Cruise Line 2012 Ports

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The Disney Cruise line has revealed their itineraries for next year. The four ships will be deployed in and around the USA, taking towards the seas from different locations making it more accessible for guests in the USA without first having to hop on a flight.

The new ship for 2012, the Fantasy, will set sail from Port Canaveral, replacing the Disney Magic. The Disney Magic will then start it’s voyages from Galveston in Texas for a seven night itinerary in the Western Caribbean. The Disney Wonder will be located on the U.S. West coast. It will start at Los Angeles, but will be relocated later in that year to Seattle for some Alaskan itineraries. The Wonder will also have a special 15 day trip that will include a voyage to Hawaii.

The Disney Dream Cruise ship will remain in Port Canaveral. (more…)

The New Hitchhiking Ghosts Effect

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Disney has revealed the new Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts effects at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World and has proofed once more they are masters in what they do. The new effect have the three ghosts play with the guests in different way. They pull of their heads and replace them with their own, they climb in and around the Doom Buggies, They blow up the guests head in a balloon style way and a lot more. This new technology shows yet again that Disney keeps on producing some amazing magic in their parks.

Inside the Magic has released a video with 4 ride troughs, each time with a different experience for the guests in the Doom Buggies whom are laughing their heads off…

Visit Insde the Magic for some stills of the experience too.

Mickey Mouse in Magic Kingdom Movie (April Fool’s)

Friday, April 1st, 2011

It was already green lighted, the Magic Kingdom movie, now we also know who will be the leading part in the movie. A rumored new full length Mickey Mouse movie is in the making. However, it has come to our attention that the Magic Kingdom movie and the Mickey Mouse feature are one and the same. Mickey Mouse will star as the lead role in the Magic Kingdom movie.

It is not clear yet if Mickey will be fully CGI or if they will use other methods of bringing him to live. Nothing is said or known about the story yet but according to our sources it will not be the Playhouse Mickey version, but a version that both young children as well as their parents will appreciate. Goofy and Donald could also be part of this new adventure.

New Track for Big Thunder Mountain?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

It looks like Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland in Anaheim will be closed very soon for most if not all 2012. The ride is looking at a full track replacement making it a better and improved experience. According to some rumors it was Tony Baxter who talked about this first back in 2009 during a special 30th anniversary party for the beloved attraction. Back then he said the track would be replace, work would be done on the mountain and changes to the queue area.

Source Screamscape

New Magic Kingdom Writer found

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Disney has been working on bringing the Magic Kingdom to the big screen. A movie, not only about 1 attraction but the whole park, has been on the works for a while. Ron Moore, better known for his work on the fantastic Battlestar Galactica TV series has written a first draft, but when Jon Favreau come on board as the director a search for a new writer started too. Jon latest work as a director include Iron Man II and Cowboys & Aliens.

It looks like the have found their man with Michael Chabon, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer. He isn’t new at Disney as he already worked on scripts for a new Snow White project (Snow and the Seven), worked on the adaption of the John Carter of Mars series and is writing a book for the Dumbo Broadway musical.

Via Hollywood Reporter

An appointment with Mickey

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Mickey Mouse will have a new house in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. He will meet and greet guests at the Town Square Theater at the entrance of the park. I guess with Toontown closed Mickey had to move. The imagineers are making sure everything will be ready for Mickey once he will start to appear in the beginning of the spring time. It will be more then just a meet and greet area as the Disney imagineers are creating an interactive queue for those that are waiting to see Mickey.

One big extra element will be a FastPass to visit the mouse. From now on guests can get a FastPass, enjoy the rest of the park, and come back in their specific one hour window to see and meet Mickey. Good Idea? Not sure yet! I love the FastPass system but we will have to wait and see if it will work for character meets to. If it does then this could be something that might get implemented at other future character meet and greet area’s. What do you think about it?

Picture copyrights Disney via Disney Parks Blog

3 Disney Parks for Shanghai

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

According the latest news Disneyland Shanghai will be getting 3 gates. Not all at once, but once the Magic Kingdom is open 2 more gates will follow. For now the plans are to add an Epcot and an Animal Kingdom park in Shanghai. Both parks will not be mirrored from Orlando but will be build around the same theme. Let’s hope it works out for Disney this time around (after all the problems in Paris and Hong Kong) and they will be able to keep these promises to Shanghai. If so, this resort will be pretty amazing.

(via the always great Disney and More blog)

New European Home Port for Disney Cruise Ship?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Could it be that once the fourth ship is ready to set sails, one of the Disney Cruise ships might get its own home port in Europe? According to some rumors this might happen. On board of the Disney Dream is a hint on a rug or carpet that this could be the case for the Disney Magic Cruise ship. On a picture taken on the new Disney Dream you can see the ports for the 4 ships. The two new cruise ships, The Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy are shown in their Florida port, while the Disney Wonder is shown in Long Beach California as its new home. This leaves a third star on the picture at Europe, possibly France. Starting as from 2012 the Disney Magic could be sailing on Europe itineraries only.

Source Screamscape

Music in Space

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Sometimes less is more, and Disney proofs this with their little enhancement the did on Space Mountain in Walt Disney WOrld. From now on music can be heard on your trip in space. But instead of changing the ride vehicles and add on board speakers they opted to keep the vehicle in their original form and added the music to track frame. This music can’t be heard from everywhere, but only when you pass through. This makes the experience even more special, even so when every time you pass you might here a different sound or piece of music. Want to know more? Read this great interview with an Imagineer who was part of this “little” change. Can’t wait to ride it!

Here is a video from Orlando Attractions Magazine

Getting Ready to Celebrate 40 years of Magic

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

It’s still over a year away but it will be here faster as you might think. The 40th anniversary of Walt Disney World. So we can start to expect some news about this special Disney Milestone.

One department that will work hard to give the people something special for the celebration is the merchandising department. To nobodies surprise, we will get a lot of goodies with “40” written all over it.

A whole collection of new pins have been announced for the 40th birthday of Walt Disney World. Many of these pins will show some of the most beloved attraction and one of the many Disney classic figures like Mickey, Donald and Goofy. There will also be a very nice Cinderella Castle puzzle pin. The puzzle pieces will have artwork on them from different Disney posters. This pin set will be limited.
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Planning the Next Disney Trip

Friday, June 11th, 2010

You can never start planning a Walt Disney World trip early enough. Not because it’s that difficult, but it’s just so much fun planning and thinking about the next trip.

With a planned trip in August 2011 we still have about 14 months to go, but as a Disney Vacation Club member the 11 month window for booking will be there soon enough.

So the first thing to plan, after dates have been picked, is the location. With our main Disney Vacation Club points being for Disney’s Old Key West it’s no surprise we will be there for the majority of our time. We can squeeze 9 days into it. That leaves me with some points from my Animal Kingdom Villas points. Although we did love the Animal Kingdom Villas, we might be using the points elsewhere.

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Disney Annual Pass for all US parks

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Disney has announced what so many US Disney fans have asked for many years, an annual pass for all US Disney parks.

The Premium pass will cost $700 and will give guess the opportunity to visit all 4 Disney theme parks in Orlando, the two water parks and both Disney parks in Anaheim.

If you own annual passes for both parks you will automatically get the new premium pass.

Next step; an annual pass for all Disney theme parks globally. Too much? I know I would get one…

Via Orlando Sentinel

Summer Nightastic With Main Street Electrical Parade

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Disney released some exiting news for all Main Street Electrical Parade fan that ill be in Walt Disney World during the summer period. The long time fan favorite will once again light up the summer nights in the Magic Kingdom.

The parade will be part of this summer special celebration they’ll call Summer Nightastic! The parade will also feature the new floats used in Disneyland; the new Pinocchio and the new Tinker Bell float.

Read on for Disney’s Press release: (more…)