Snow White inspired cottage for sale

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

Disney fans are some of the most loyal, passionate fans around, and some of them have taken their fandom to extreme heights. Case in point: One Disney loving family in Olalla, Washington was so enchanted by the seven dwarfs’ cottage from Walt Disney’s classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that they reproduced it as a family residence, where they … Read More

Disney pays Cast Members for lost wages due to Hurricane Irma

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

This information comes straight from Disney 9/14/2017: “The word “unprecedented” is tossed around a lot, but Hurrican Irma was all of that and then some. As I write this, we have Cast Members who are going through the aftermath of the largest hurricane in Atlantic Tropical Cyclone history. We are deeply concerned about our Cast Members, and our immediate focus … Read More

Disneyland unveils Haunted Mansion gingerbread house

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

One of the best things about Disneyland during Halloween is undoubtedly the Nightmare Before Christmas-themed Haunted Mansion ride. The popular ride undergoes a spooky makeover every year for the Halloween season, and the coolest part of all — the giant gingerbread house in the ballroom — is absolutely epic this year. For the 17th season of the Haunted Mansion Holiday … Read More

Slinky Dog Dash Ride Vehicle Video

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

Disney has posted a new video today giving an up-close look at the Slinky Dog Dash ride vehicle, set to open summer 2018 in the new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood studios. See inside the maintenance bay as the coaster train is loaded onto the tracks and ready to begin testing. Source: WDWMagic.com

J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm. “With The Force … Read More

Disney Legend Xavier “X” Atencio Dies

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

Former Disney Imagineer and animator Xavier “X” Atencio died on Sunday at the Age of 98. Also known as X Atencio, he was responsible for bringing some of the most iconic Disney park rides to life including “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Haunted Mansion.” He was also worked as an animator that worked on the classic films Pinocchio and Fantasia. … Read More

Marvel and Star Wars Will Be Exclusive To Disney Streaming

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on the new Disney streaming platform when it launches in late 2019, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger. “I have described a very rich, treasure trove of content for this app,” Iger said at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference in Los Angeles on Thursday. … Read More

Walt Disney World Snack Kiosks Added To Mobile Order

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

The Lunching Pad at the Magic Kingdom has been added to Mobile Order today, with Aloha Isle also set to be joining the service tomorrow. These are the first kiosks to be added to the service, following the rollout of nearly all Disney operated counter service restaurants. Mobile Order allows you to pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney … Read More

“Star Wars Galactic Nights” Returns To DHS

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

Star Wars: Galactic Nights is back at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 16 2017 and this time offers premium add-ons. This will be the second installment of the special ticketed event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and will include much of the offerings from the original held back in April 2017. Along with character encounters, entertainment includes enhanced versions of ‘Star … Read More

Walt Disney World Closes Down For Irma; Costing Millions

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

UPDATE: Disney has decided to close Disney World early on Saturday due to the approaching Hurricane Irma. Disney has said it hopes to resume normal operations starting Tuesday, September 12. Hurricane Irma is barreling toward Florida and is expected to cause major damage, including to Disney World. Disney World generates about $30 million in revenue a day for its parent … Read More

First Look At New Slinky Dog Dash Coaster

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

It’s Slinky Dog like you’ve never seen him! Walt Disney World is unveiling the first photos of its new family roller coaster, Slinky Dog Dash, which is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando next summer. On Wednesday, the theme park shared photos of the themed ride vehicle rolling into Hollywood Studios, where a brand-new 11-acre Toy Story Land is … Read More

Sumatran Tigers born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating the birth of a pair of Sumatran tiger cubs – the very first in the park’s history. According to Dr Mark Penning, ‘Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks,’ Sohni and her cubs are bonding well and will be out on the Maharajah Jungle Trek within the next several months. Fewer than 500 Sumatran … Read More

Two Downtown Disney stores close for Star Wars VR experience

Bryan RipperNews

The Disneyland Resort has announced that two Downtown Disney stores will close to make way for the Star Wars virtual reality experience that was recently announced in a new partnership with Void Experience Centers. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will allow guests to walk freely into a galaxy far, far away…using a combination of virtual reality and physical surroundings. … Read More

John Lasseter recieves Lifetime Achievement Award from WDFM

Bryan RipperNews

At its third annual fundraising gala on November 7 at the Golden Gate Club at the Presidio in San Francisco, the Walt Disney Family Museum will present John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, with the Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award. The award serves as an honor to those who have made an exceptional … Read More

Muppets Courtyard set to become Grand Park

Bryan RipperNews

Muppets Courtyard and part of the old Streets of America is also being re-imagined and will become part of the new Grand Avenue. Disney shared that Grand Avenue was inspired by the “revitalization and the vibrant culture of present-day downtown Los Angeles” where vintage-style office buildings and warehouses will be converted to facades for “merchants” appearing in the form of … Read More

Alan Arkin the latest cast for Dumbo live-action remake

Bryan RipperNews

Disney has brought on Alan Arkin to play Wall Street tycoon J. Griffin Remington in Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo film that is currently in production. “The reimagined story will follow a former circus star, played by Collin Farrell, who returns to the big tent after coming home from war. He finds work with a struggling circus and is put in … Read More

Interchangable bow collection available at D-Living

Bryan RipperNews

The new Interchangeable Bow collection was first released at the Disney Dream Store at the D23 Expo last month. It has been announced that the new headwear is now available at the D-Living store in Disney Springs. The new headband includes a starter sequin bow that is removable. Currently there are six Disney bow designs that can be clipped onto … Read More

Treats at this year’s Halloween Party

Bryan RipperNews

The first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of the season is approaching fast and the Disney Parks Blog has given us a sneak peek at some of the delicious treats guests can expect to see for sale! A Pumpkin Mickey Waffle with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, and caramel sauce will be available at Sleepy Hollow. Jack Skellington will have … Read More

Express transportation service to be discontinued

Bryan RipperNews

Disney’s Express Transportation service will be discontinued later this month, with the final day of service set for August 22 2017. The final day to purchase the Express Transportation option will be August 16 2017, with the multi-day version remaining usable through August 22 2017. Introduced in December 2016, the Express Transportation cost $15 per person for a single day, … Read More

American Idol to hold auditions at Disney Springs

Bryan RipperNews

“American Idol,” will debut on its new home at ABC in 2018, and open auditions will begin at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Idol bus will be at Disney Springs on August 17 giving you the chance to audition with “American Idol” Producers. (Celebrity Judges will not be on site.) Early arrival is encouraged. Parking will be available as … Read More

New Star Wars VR experience coming to Disney Springs

Bryan RipperNews

Soon, you’ll be able to literally step inside Star Wars. Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB, and THE VOID today announced a new hyper-reality experience called Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, which promises to plunge fans into the Star Wars universe. Created by ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division, in collaboration with THE VOID, it will open to the public at two new VOID … Read More

Epcot retro merchandise commemorates 35th anniversary

Bryan RipperNews

This October, Epcot celebrates its 35th Anniversary at Walt Disney World Resort. To commemorate this milestone occasion, the Disney Parks Merchandise team has created a retro-inspired merchandise collection that captures the essence of a spirited phrase from Epcot’s beginnings, “We’ve just begun to dream.” I spoke with Eric Caszatt, Creative Manager with the Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Creative … Read More

Baseline Tap House to open in new Grand Avenue area of DHS

Bryan RipperNews

Disney has today announced that a new pub will debut alongside the new Grand Avenue area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Capturing the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles, the new Grand Avenue area will take the place of what is left of the Streets of America, and will showcase vintage office buildings and warehouses representing the different vibrant districts and … Read More

New Mission: Space missions open August 13th

Bryan RipperNews

Mission: SPACE will reopen August 13 2017 with a brand new family friendly mission and a reduced height requirement. The Orange Mission will continue to offer an intense experience that lets you feel the force of an actual space launch en route to Mars. On this mission, you’ll dodge meteoroids, slingshot around the moon and attempt a precision landing on … Read More

New Great Movie Ride merchandise available

Bryan RipperNews

To commemorate the closing of The Great Movie Ride on August 13, Disney has created some limited time merchandise, including t-shirts, hats, and even Christmas ornaments. The merchandise is expected to be available at Walt Disney World later this week, and online starting on August 10, 2017. The Great Movie Ride is closing as it is being replaced by a … Read More

Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar passes away

Bryan RipperNews

Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. “Marty” Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday. He was 83. During an illustrious career spanning 54 years, Marty worked closely with Walt Disney and was instrumental in creating, enhancing and expanding Disney’s creative vision. Named a Disney Legend in 2001, he is best remembered and revered by fans around the world … Read More

Rex from Star Tours will be back in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Bryan RipperNews

We’ve just learned that Rex, everyone’s favorite first-time pilot, will be the DJ in the new cantina coming to the cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at Disneyland before it opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Source: WDWinfo.com

New Pandora: The World of Avatar Magic Bands available

Bryan RipperNews

When Pandora – The World of Avatar first opened, it did so already offering some great MagicBand 2 designs. Lucky for us, they aren’t stopping there; Disney just released two new stunning designs to decorate your wrist and enhance your park experience. These displays of Pandoran pride can be found in Windtraders right now! The first of the two new … Read More

Disney video game news from the D23 Expo

Bryan RipperNews

Heads up, gamers! During today’s D23 Expo panel entitled “Level Up! The Walt Disney Company’s Video Game Showcase”, it was revealed that a new Toy Story world would be coming to KINGDOM HEARTS III! This will be the first time that a Disney•Pixar world will be part of the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise. Here are some other things we learned about … Read More

Another new ship on tap for Disney Cruise Line

Bryan RipperNews

Make that three ships on order for Disney Cruise Line. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek on Saturday revealed the four-ship line would add three new vessels by 2023 — one more than previously announced. Speaking at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Chapek said the additional ship would arrive in 2022. That’s right in between the two … Read More

Details emerge about Star Wars Land official title and attractions

Bryan RipperNews

Disney Parks revealed the title of their Star Wars land will be Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and it will include a Millennium Falcon attraction. Lucasfilm’s Star Wars franchise has been massively popular since George Lucas’ Episode IV – A New Hope debuted in theaters in 1977. For some time, Star Wars only consisted of the original trilogy and the prequel … Read More

Real life Disney Princesses gathering

Bryan RipperNews

Next year’s release, Wreck-It Ralph 2, will feature all the Disney princesses in a scene where they wear T-shirts – not dresses – and discuss the “challenges of being perfect”. John Lasseter, Disney and Pixar’s chief creative officer, said at Sunday’s Disney expo in California: “These characters are really strong… We love to think of them way beyond just the … Read More

Pixar Pier to replace Paradise Pier at DCA

Bryan RipperNews

In addition to the amazing experiences for Disney Parks around the world announced today at D23 Expo by Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, a new immersive experience was just announced for Disney California Adventure park in California! In 2018, more of your favorite Pixar stories will come to Disney California Adventure park with the new Pixar … Read More

New Mickey & Minnie attraction to replace Great Movie Ride

Bryan RipperNews

Disney has today announced that a new ride dedicated to Mickey Mouse is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The ride will make extensive use of new screen technology that Disney is calling 2 1/2D, with no 3D glasses required. The new ride will replace the Great Movie Ride, which will have its final day of operation August 13 2017. On … Read More

Ratatouille attraction coming to Epcot’s France pavilion

Bryan RipperNews

A Disney•Pixar’s “Ratatouille”-inspired attraction is coming to the France Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. The attraction will expand the pavilion and will be similar to the 4-D attraction Ratatouille: The Adventure that opened at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris in 2014. Guests will be able to shrink to Remy’s size and scurry to safety in a dazzling chase … Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy attraction coming to Epcot’s Future World

Bryan RipperNews

Disney has today announced that a “Guardians of the Galaxy”-inspired attraction will be coming to Future World, replacing the Universe of Energy. Epcot’s brand new E-ticket attraction will be based on the rockin’ and action-packed world of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” No further details were announced, beyond an opening ahead of 2021, in time for the 50th anniversary of the … Read More

Tron coaster coming to Magic Kingdom

Bryan RipperNews

Tron, the hugely popular coaster from Shanghai Disneyland, is coming to the Magic Kingdom. To be built on a brand new area beside Space Mountain, Tron will open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th in 2021. The TRON Lightcycle Power Run attraction at Shanghai Disneyland is a coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It offers … Read More

Star Wars themed resort coming to Walt Disney World

Bryan RipperNews

Disney has today confirmed its plans to build a new Star Wars-Isnpired themed resort at Walt Disney World. Part of a new Disney 360 vacation concept, this revolutionary new vacation experience will be a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling. “It’s unlike anything that exists today.” Bob said. “From the … Read More

New space-themed restaurant coming to Epcot’s Future World

Bryan RipperNews

The Space theme is about to expand at Epcot’s Future World, with the addition of a new “out-of-this-world” dining experience. The restaurant, which will be located adjacent to the park’s Mission: SPACE attraction, will invite guests to travel into space for amazing dining experiences in the stars. Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald shared a first look at the restaurant during … Read More

Skyliner gondola transportation system officially announced for WDW

Bryan RipperNews

The Walt Disney World Gondola transportation system became official today, as Disney officially announced the project designed to ease transportation around the resort. Named Disney Skyliner, the system will connect Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts and other locations with Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot. And many of the gondolas with Disney … Read More

Disney announced Uber-like “Minnie Van” service

Bryan RipperNews

Disney has today announced that it plans to go ahead and introduce its own Uber-like transportation. An all-new Minnie Van service will provide a point-to-point transportation service, giving guests an even more seamless resort vacation from start to finish. This new car service comes alongside the official confirmation of the gondola transport system – Disney Skyliner. Based on the press … Read More

New theater coming to Magic Kingdom’s Main St. U.S.A.

Bryan RipperNews

Theater is about to get serious at the Magic Kingdom with the addition of a brand new theater off Main Street U.S.A. The new entertainment venue will be based on the iconic Willis Wood theater in 1920s Kansas City, where Walt lived after he left Marceline. “Across Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we’ve been upping the game in Entertainment with … Read More

Mission: Space and Epcot’s China pavilion to get updated films

Bryan RipperNews

Mission: Space and the China Pavilion at Epcot will see new films as the first part of a major overhaul of Epcot. A new Green Mission at Mission: SPACE will take guests on a stunning tour around the Earth, and an updated Orange Mission will make the trip to Mars even more spectacular with new display systems. The new Green … Read More

New Disney Riviera Resort to join DVC near Epcot

Bryan RipperNews

Disney has today announced plans to build a brand new Disney Vacation Club Resort near to Epcot called Disney Riviera Resort. The new resort will open in the fall of 2019, featuring 300 accommodation units, and linked via the new Disney Skyliner gondola system. Disney Skyliner will connect the new Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century … Read More

Disney announces Toy Story Land for Summer 2018 at DHS

Bryan RipperNews

Disney today announced that Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open in the Summer of 2018. In the new land you’ll find yourself shrunk to the size of a toy to explore the world of Andy’s backyard with your favorite Toy Story characters, including Woody and Buzz. And Toy Story Land will feature two new themed attractions. Slinky … Read More

Disney unveils footage from The Lion King remake and Dumbo details

Bryan RipperNews

A crowd of an estimated 7,000 went absolutely wild at D23 as Disney previewed the first clip from its live-action remake of The Lion King. Exclusively screened for attendees and not simultaneously released online, the footage featured jaw-dropping photoreal shots of African landscapes, many types of animals (including elephants and, of course, lions), and ended with the iconic moment in … Read More

Slate of Disney films released through 2019!

Bryan RipperNews

Today, at the D23 Expo in the live action panel, the slate of upcoming Disney films were released through 2019! Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn announced that the 2019 releases will include an untitled Avengers film, Captain Marvel, Dumbo, The Lion King, The Nutcracker, Mary Poppins Returns, Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, Mulan, and Star Wars: Episode IX. In … Read More

“A Wrinkle in Time” official teaser trailer released

Bryan RipperNews

A Wrinkle In Time is set to be released on March 9, 2018, but today during the live action panel at the D23 Expo the official teaser trailer was released! The film is based on Madeleine L’Engle book, which promises to “takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and ultimately, the triumph … Read More

Disneyland Paris being sued after guest is badly burned by crème brûlée

Bryan RipperNews

Erica Osbourne has filed a lawsuit against Disneyland Paris after suffering burns while dining at the Newport Bay Hotel Restaurant. The 37-year-old Bristol resident was the victim of a fireball that she says nearly hit her 10-year-old daughter Abigail during the preparation of a crème brûlée. Here is how Osbourne describes the event: “I had ordered the crème brûlée and … Read More

Disney reveals detailed model of Star Wars Land

Bryan RipperNews

A Star Wars-inspired land is under construction at Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts, and this is exactly what it’s going to look like: A detailed model was unveiled at this year’s 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif, showing the exteriors of two new attractions, as well as rocky terrain filled with earthen-colored buildings, a restaurant that resembles the Mos … Read More

Captain’s Grille becomes Ale & Compass

Bryan RipperNews

Back in May, we told you about the Market at Ale & Compass opening at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. This was the first major step in the re-imagining of dining options at the nautical-themed resort. This re-imagining will also include a re-imagined lobby lounge and new concept for the former Captain’s Grille. A brand new Ale & Compass concept will … Read More

The Contemporary announces 3 separate New Years Eve parties

Bryan RipperNews

Beginning July 11, reservations will be open for three uniquely-themed parties set to take place on New Year’s Eve at the Convention Center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The first party, “Disney Countdown to Midnight,” will take place from 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. in the Fantasia Ballroom and will feature an evening of dining and dancing exclusively for guests ages … Read More

New Duck Tales painting available for D23 Expo 2017

Bryan RipperNews

As DuckTales celebrates its 30th anniversary, Disney artist Mike Peraza has created a limited edition print for the D23 Expo 2017 that commemorates the show. The special print titled “Beak to Beak” brings together the 1987 and 2017 versions of Scrooge McDuck alongside Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and the rest of the crew. The original show premiered on … Read More

Disney Springs to offer $25 bonus shopping cards

Bryan RipperNews

Starting July 13 2017, if you buy a special limited edition $100 shopping card you will get a $25 bonus shopping card to spend at Disney Springs. The $100 shopping card and the the $25 bonus card can be used at any Disney owned and operated merchandise location at Disney Springs, along with the Shop Disney parks app, and the … Read More

Disney Store adds exclusive merchandise for their D23 Expo shop

Bryan RipperNews

The Disney Store has released a look at some of the exclusive merchandise that will be available at the upcoming D23 Expo. The Disney Store’s 5,000 square foot shop on the show floor will include the launch of new collections, several limited-edition sets, and some never-before-seen items. The Disney Designer Collection of dolls introduces three new series at the Expo: … Read More

New Disney Villain stamps released during D23 Expo

Bryan RipperNews

The United States Postal Service is releasing a new set of stamps featuring some of your favorite Disney Villains following a dedication ceremony to be held during this year’s D23 Expo. The forever stamps are being issued in sheets of 20 and feature the Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Honest John (Pinocchio), Lady Tremaine (Cinderella), the Queen … Read More

New Vera Bradley Disney Collection: Alice in Wonderland

Bryan RipperNews

For the first time, Vera Bradley is offering a new collection of bags at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World that doesn’t center around Mickey or Minnie. The new “Painting the Roses Red” collection features characters from the 1951 animated classic Alice in Wonderland. The black, red and white color block pattern features the silhouettes of Alice, Cheshire Cat, … Read More

Maui makes his first in-park appearance in Shanghai Disneyland

Bryan RipperNews

Maui, from the hit Disney film Moana, made his first character appearance in a Disney park at Shanghai Disneyland. The demigod Maui is alongside Moana in Shanghai Disneyland’s new ‘Summer Blast’ castle show. It is assumed that Maui will eventually make meet-and-greet appearances in Shanghai Disneyland. It is currently unknown when, or if, Maui will become a character at the … Read More

DisneyQuest closes for good this weekend

Bryan RipperNews

Disney’s (NYSE: DIS) once-promising push into location-based entertainment officially dies this weekend. DisneyQuest — the five-level video arcade at its Disney Springs shopping, dining, and entertainment complex — will unplug its collection of video games and themed attractions for the last time on Sunday night. The NBA Experience will eventually take its place, an immersive basketball experience that makes a … Read More

Siemens ends sponsorship of Spaceship Earth at Epcot

Bryan RipperNews

Siemens, the company that sponsors Spaceship Earth, Illuminations, and It’s A Small World in Disneyland, has decided to not renew their 12 year long contract with Disney. Siemens is one of the largest industrial manufacturers in the world, and have helped with developing a number of items used in the parks. Siemens also sponsored the ABC studio sign in Times … Read More

Disney removes bride auction from Pirates of the Caribbean

Bryan RipperNews

The Hall of Presidents isn’t the only Disney attraction getting an overhaul. Suzi Brown, a spokeswoman for Disneyland Resorts, confirmed on Friday that the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride will be swapping out a scene in which a pirate buys his wife at auction. The scene, which appeared in the “Pirates” rides at Disney World, Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, … Read More

Hollywood Walk of Fame Adds Disney Stars

Bryan RipperNews

This week, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced their Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2018. Among the names to receive stars on the Walk of Fame are several with Disney connections. Mickey Mouse has had a star on the Walk of Fame since 1978…now Minnie Mouse will be joining him. Soon-to-be Disney Legend Mark Hamill (Star Wars) will finally … Read More

Hall of Presidents reportedly to have a speaking President Trump

Bryan RipperNews

According to My News 13, President Donald Trump will have a speaking role in the iconic Hall of Presidents attraction located in the Magic Kingdom. President Bill Clinton was the first to have a speaking role on the attraction, and since then every President has had one as well. There was some confusion on how large of a role the … Read More

New Menu Items Available At WDW Restaurants

Bryan RipperNews

Brand new menu items have appeared on several menus throughout the Walt Disney World Resort this month. At the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, new menu items including new burgers starring a signature blend of beef have made their debut. The “Drive-In BBQ Burger” has house-made barbecue sauce, bacon, cheddar, crispy, fried jalapeño, and onion straws on … Read More

Resort Specific Channels Now Available At WDW Resort Hotels

Bryan RipperNews

Walt Disney World resorts now have a specific channel designated to each resort. The channel plays throughout the day to inform guests on resort dining information, merchandise shops, transportation, pool hours, the weather, and much more! The new channel is named “Your Disney Resort” and plays on channel 3. Source: WDWinfo.com

New Wilderness Explorer Badges Available in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Bryan RipperNews

With all the excitement surrounding the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we thought you should know that Wilderness Explorer troop leaders have traveled there already. Now that the land is open, guests will be able to earn two new Pandora-themed Wilderness Explorers badges when they learn about the flora and fauna that lives … Read More

New Pandora MagicBands Now Available

Bryan RipperNews

We’ve shared information on Pandora – The World of Avatar merchandise that will be available at Windtraders, the land’s store, and today, we’ve got some brand new MagicBand 2 designs to share with you that are also currently available. The purple limited-edition graphic MagicBand 2 featuring bioluminescent scenes from nighttime in Pandora (pictured above), showcases the artwork of Dylan Cole, … Read More

“Disney Movie Magic” debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Bryan RipperNews

Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Friday, May 26, 2017, were in for a real treat as a brand new nighttime projection show titled, “Disney Movie Magic” made its unannounced debut just before Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. This brand new show will transform the park’s iconic Chinese Theater with state-of-the-art projection mapping technology to place Guests in the middle … Read More

New Avatar 3D Photo Op Available At Disney Springs

Bryan RipperNews

To help celebrate the grand opening of Pandora – The World of AVATAR, a new 3D photo opportunity that includes a banshee and Pandoran floating mountains has been revealed at Disney Springs. The photo opp is located near World of Disney & Ghirardelli. TIP: Park in the Lime Garage if you want to stop by and take advantage of the … Read More

Pandora – The World of Avatar Opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Bryan RipperNews

The day so many Disney and AVATAR fans have been waiting finally arrived this past Saturday; Pandora – The World of AVATAR opened to all guests! It’s no surprise that Twitter was buzzing by 7:00 a.m. Eastern Saturday May 27th with reports and photos of the insane number of guests waiting to enter the highly-anticipated moon of Pandora. By around … Read More

290 Disney Animations Are Headed To Auction

Bryan RipperNews

A massive collection of original Disney animation is headed to public auction, according to Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers and Turner Classic Movies, on June 5, 2017. The auction is named “An Important Animation Art Collection, The Property of a Gentleman” and will be held in New York City. Before the items officially go on sale they will be up on … Read More

“Happily Ever After” opens in Magic Kingdom

Bryan RipperNews

Walt Disney World’s next generation of nighttime show made a spectacular debut this week at the Magic Kingdom. “Happily Ever After” combines fireworks, projections, and lasers, as guests follow favorite Disney characters on an adventure to seek out their destiny, face adversity and ultimately fulfill their dreams on the road to their happily ever after. Replacing Wishes, the 18 minute … Read More

Get a Banshee in Pandora

Bryan RipperNews

Every new land needs a must-have piece of merchandise, and at Pandora – The World of Avatar, it’s your very own Banshee. The official Disney Parks Blog has shared photos of Windtraders (the main shop in Pandora), where there is a dedicated space for banshees – The Rookery. A Naturalist from Alpha Centauri Expeditions is on-hand to assist with choosing … Read More

Wishes merchandise on sale in Magic Kingdom

Bryan RipperNews

Wishes is nearing is nearing the conclusion of its almost 15 year run at the Magic Kingdom, and Disney has released a range of farewell merchandise to mark the occasion. All three items are available in the Emporium on Main Street U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom. First is a black glow-in-the-dark T-Shirt, available for $27.99. A Tervis brand Wishes Farewell … Read More

Celebration cakes coming to Walt Disney World

Bryan RipperNews

Walt Disney World has released a look at a new dessert that will be coming to table-service dining locations throughout the resort. The new Mickey Mouse celebration cakes will be available to order beginning May 17th at Disney owned-and-operated sit-down restaurants. The Mickey-shaped cakes are available in chocolate or white chocolate and can be customized with the messages “Happy Birthday” … Read More

New Magic Band colors and designs

Bryan RipperNews

Disney Parks Blog released an overview of some of the new MagicBand 2 colors that have been released at Walt Disney World. Guests have been asking for new colors, and it looks like Disney has delivered with black and teal limited edition designs. The first design is a Star Wars 40th Anniversary graphic band, which was first sold at Disney’s … Read More

The Music of Pixar Live! and dining package

Bryan RipperNews

A brand new show entitled The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters is coming to the Theatre of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a limited time engagement beginning May 26, 2017. The show will be performed three times each evening after the regular daily performances of Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage and will … Read More

Main Street Electrical Parade emojis on Emoji Blitz

Bryan RipperNews

Disney Emoji Blitz is a mobile app that allows players to collect Disney and Pixar emojis. The Disney Parks Blog just announced that the app is releasing Main Street Electrical Parade emojis from April 28 to May 3! Some of the emojis include classic drum float, Elliot from Pete’s Dragon, some of the buildings on Main Street U.S.A., and many … Read More

Free Dining Returns to Walt Disney World

Bryan RipperNews

The much anticipated free Disney Dining Plan has been announced for 2017! Guests visiting August 21-September 30, November 14-20, November 25-27, and December 8-23, 2017 can get a free dining plan when they purchase a non-discounted Walt Disney World Resort hotel and ticket package. Guests looking to take advantage of this limited time offer must purchase a 5-night/6-day Magic Your … Read More

Disneyland’s Space Mountain Returns to Classic Theming

Bryan RipperNews

According to the Disney Parks Blog, starting June 1 Disneyland’s Space Mountain will return to its original theming. The current Hyperspace Mountain overlay of the attraction opened on November 14th, 2015 to celebrate the Season of the Force event. The theming can transition very rapidly, so there are no expected closures due to the change. Source: Disney Parks Blog

Magic Kingdom to feature special Dapper Day offerings

Bryan RipperNews

Guests will have the choice of Fried Chicken, Chicken Caesar Salad, Greek Salad Wrap, or BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich; all lunches come with house-made chips, a fruit cup, a Dapper Rose cupcake, and a fountain beverage. Kids’ Meal choices are Chicken Strips, or Uncrustables Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich; those include house-made chips, a Go-Go SqueeZ, a mini Dapper Rose … Read More

Four Club 33 Locations Coming To Walt Disney World

Bryan RipperNews

There are no further details from Disney about the establishments, including their exact locations in the parks or the cost to join the “limited membership” club. The original Club 33 opened at Disneyland park in 1967. The company says that Walt Disney drew inspiration from the executive lounges at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. There were corporate and individual … Read More

Fastpass+ and Extra Magic Hours available for Pandora

Bryan RipperNews

Great news for those of you anxiously counting the days until the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27 – FastPass+ reservations are now open to experience the land’s never-before-seen attractions for guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can now reserve … Read More

Satu’li Canteen Restaurant And Mobile App Announced For Pandora

Bryan RipperNews

They just released dining details for Satu’li Canteen, as well as some new developments in the ordering process. Thematically speaking, the Satu’li Canteen was once a mess hall belong to the RDA (Resources Development Association) but has since been converted to a dining area by Alpha Centauri Expeditions. The decor is museum-like, focused on the Na’vi culture with “hand-woven tapestries, … Read More

New Elephant Experience Coming To Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Bryan RipperNews

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is introducing a new elephant experience beginning March 12 2017. During the 60-minute “Caring for Giants” experience, you’ll meet with dedicated animal specialists who provide for the care and wellness of our African elephant herd. They’ll give you a glimpse into their day-to-day responsibilities as they provide fascinating facts about the elephants. African cultural representatives will also … Read More

Cirque du Soleil La Nouba closing in 2017

Bryan RipperNews

The Disney Parks Blog announced that, La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil will have its final show on December 31, 2017. The show performed at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) for almost twenty years. La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil has had over 8,500 performances at that location, and has been viewed by over 10 million guests. Senior Vice President … Read More

“Wishes” Nighttime Spectacular Being Replaced By “Happily Ever After”

Bryan RipperNews

“Happily Ever After,” a new nighttime spectacular that will combine the magic of Disney storytelling, beloved Disney characters, fireworks and so much more, will debut at Magic Kingdom Park on May 12. The spectacular will inspire guests to seek out and find their own “Happily Ever After” by showcasing some of the greatest adventures Disney characters have taken to achieve … Read More

Major Additions And Refurbishments Coming to Disney’s Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts

Bryan RipperNews

Some exciting additions and refurbishments are coming to Disney’s Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach resorts in Walt Disney World. The following was posted on the Disney Parks Blog this week: “Today, we are thrilled to share with you that changes are on the horizon at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort over the next two years and let me tell you, there … Read More

Disneyland Honor’s Longest Tenured Cast Member Of 60 Years

Bryan RipperNews

Disneyland recently honored cast member Oscar Martinez with a 60-year service award. For the past 50 years, Oscar has been a cook at Carnation Café on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Park. He began his career on December 29, 1956, working as a busboy in quick-service restaurants in Fantasyland. For Oscar’s milestone anniversary, Walt Disney Imagineering created a special award … Read More

Magic Kingdom Adds New And Interesting Quick-Service Breakfast Options

Bryan RipperNews

Now that the new Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom Park is taking place on the Cinderella Castle stage, it makes sense that there are a few Quick Service restaurants in the park that have added breakfast items to their menus. First, Casey’s Corner will begin serving muffins, bagels and a croissant donut. If you’re in the mood for a more … Read More

Concept Art and New Name Released for New Typhoon Lagoon Water Coaster

Bryan RipperNews

Along with the change of name from the originally announced Miss Fortune Falls, Disney has unveiled a new piece of concept art giving a first look at the new water slide. Miss Fortune Fall’s is Disney’s longest water park ride, and features a conveyor belt lift hill at the start of the ride. This is Disney’s description of Miss Adventure … Read More

New Multi-sport arena construction at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Bryan RipperNews

Today we have a first look at the new 8000 seater Multi-Sport cheer and dance venue currently under construction at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. Currently under construction and expected to open later this year, the new venue will feature a flexible design that can host a multitude of different events. Although primarily designed to host cheerleading and … Read More

Star Wars Galactic Nights Special Event Coming in April 2017

Bryan RipperNews

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is hosting a special Star Wars inspired party in April 2017. Star Wars Galactic Nights will be held on April 14 2017, from 7pm until midnight. Tickets are $129 per adult, and $124 for ages 3-9. Discounted price for Annual Passholders and DVC Members is $119 for adults and $114 for ages 3-9. In addition, be sure … Read More

ABC’s The View To Tape At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Bryan RipperNews

The View is also offering the chance to win a a Walt Disney World vacation. The View’s Magic is Endless Sweepstakes presented by American Tourister is offering the chance for three lucky viewers to win grand-prize packages including a Walt Disney World vacation for themselves and up to three guests and attend the taping of “The View” at Disney’s Animal … Read More

Disney Streaming Game Box To Be Released In 2017

Bryan RipperNews

As reported by TomsGuide, the Disney Kids TV box, made by peripheral company Snakebyte, can also stream a variety of TV/movie content and play music. It’ll come pre-loaded with movies, shows, and games, though Disney did not announce the full lineup. For games, you can buy an optional controller (pricing was not mentioned), while it also works with Bluetooth controllers. … Read More

Disney Introduces More Affordable Magic Kingdom Dining Plan

Bryan RipperNews

Beginning on January 12, Walt Disney World guests can purchase the new Disney Dine-on-the-Go meal plan and prepay for their lunch and dinner from select quick service restaurants in the Magic Kingdom Park. The new Disney Dine-on-the-Go meal plan will be available from January 12 until February 22 to guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort. The … Read More

Characters In Flight To Get New Look In 2017

Bryan RipperNews

The tethered balloon attraction will close on January 9 through to January 13, reopening to guests on January 14 2017. Part of there refurbishment will include a brand new look for the balloon, complete with a new color scheme. The original Characters in Flight was designed for Downtown Disney, and it is expected that the new look will be more … Read More

Magic Kingdom To Replace Welcome Show

Bryan RipperNews

Beginning January 9, the Magic Kingdom is changing its opening procedures and welcome show. Now, guests will be allowed onto Main Street prior to opening where guests will be able to make purchases at the Main Street Bakery. Then at the park’s scheduled opening time there will be a new welcome show. The new show is described by the Disney … Read More

Disney Legend Charlie Ridgeway Passes Away At The Age of 93

Bryan RipperNews

Sadly, the Orlando Sentinel has reported that Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway has passed away in his Longwood home this Christmas Eve. Ridgway is known for his extensive participation with media coverage during the opening of Magic Kingdom back in 1971 including the iconic LIFE Magazine cover showing nearly 3,000 Cast Members in front of Cinderella Castle. He covered the later … Read More

More Magic Kingdom Restaurants To Begin Serving Alcohol

Bryan RipperNews

The Magic Kingdom is expanding the availability of alcoholic beverages at the park’s table service restaurants. Be Our Guest was the first to offer alcohol when it opened in 2012, and now wine and beer will be available at Tony’s Town Square, Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen, and Liberty Tree Tavern. In addition, Cinderella’s Royal Table, will be adding Champagne and … Read More

Special Annual Passholder Lines Open in Walt Disney World This Week

Bryan RipperNews

Starting December 21 2016, all four parks will offer dedicated entrance lines for Annual Passholders. Passholders, who are typically very familiar with the entry process, should be able to move through the lines faster by using the dedicated entry lines. The service is expected to be available throughout the holiday period until at least the end of January 2017. Story … Read More

John Krasinksi To Narrate Latest Disneynature Film

Bryan RipperNews

From Entertainment Weekly: “The erstwhile Jim Halpert is set to narrate Disney’s upcoming film Born In China, EW can exclusively reveal. The latest release from the Disneynature film label is set to hit theaters on Earth Day 2017, chronicling the stories of three separate animal families: a panda bear mother raising her increasingly independent baby, a young golden monkey who … Read More

Imagineer Book Signing At Disneyland

Bryan RipperNews

On December 17, meet Imagineers Vanessa Hunt, Ray Cadd and Christopher Dylan Merritt along with artists Stephen Cargile, Nina Rae Vaughn and Chuck Ballew to help celebrate the recent release of Disney Editions deluxe hardcover book, “Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai.” The group will appear at Disneyana on Main Street, U.S.A., from 9-11 … Read More

Disney After Hours

Bryan RipperNews

Ice cream novelties, popcorn, and select beverages are provided as part of your admission. In addition, you can purchase select menu items at Main Street Bakery and other locations throughout the park. Disney After Hours event nights are currently set for January 20 and 27, February 2, 9 and 16, and March 2 and 9, 2017. (Disney After Hours does … Read More

Hall of Presidents to Receive President Trump Addition

Bryan RipperNews

The Hall of Presidents in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will be making an addition to the audio-animatronic presidents featured in the attraction. In keeping with longstanding tradition, a Donald J. Trump audio animatronic will be joining the other 44 audio animatronic presidents featured from George Washington to Barack Obama. This report comes as Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on … Read More

New Personal Water Taxis at Disney’s Grand Floridian

Bryan RipperNews

Disney’s Grand Floridian just launched a new service for guests wanting a more direct route from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort to locations on and around the Seven Seas Lagoon. For $20 per boat, each way, up to guests can board a personal water taxi at the recreation marina, near the Sugar Loaf building. The service is available from 8 am … Read More

Drone Light Show To Come To Disney Springs

Bryan RipperNews

Recently, word has been spreading around about Disney possibly using drone technology in the distant or maybe even near future to implement more spectacular night time shows in the parks. We’ll Disney released a teaser that hints to this technology coming to Disney Springs in a new night time show sooner than most people probably expected. Disney obtained FAA clearance … Read More

Great Moments in American History debuts in Liberty Square with The Muppets

Bryan RipperNews

This week in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square, Great Moments in American History debuted with The Muppets making a very special and unique appearance in the windows above The Hall of Presidents and Heritage House. The town crier, J.J., serves as your host for the show, and he is joined by Kermit, Sam Eagle, Gonzo, Miss Piggy, and Fozzie Bear. The … Read More

Teaser Trailer Released for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Bryan RipperNews

We’re getting our first real look at the trailer for the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”. The latest installment is set to be released in 2017, and it will star Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Sir Paul McCartney, and Javier Bardem as Captain Salazar. According to IMDB, “Captain … Read More

Muppet Mobile Lab Returns To Epcot

Bryan RipperNews

Muppet Mobile Lab, featuring Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker, has returned to Epcot this week! The Mobile Lab is a Walt Disney Imagineering Character creation that rides around Epcot interacting with guests. While the Muppet characters are riding around, they engage in a 6-8 minute comedy skit. Dr. Honeydew and Beaker first make their appearance in Epcot with … Read More

Crash Resulting In A Fallen Sign Closes World Drive

Bryan RipperNews

There was a bit of a shake-up on World Drive heading into Magic Kingdom and the Epcot area yesterday. At approximately 2:10 pm on Saturday, 20-year-old Joemar Torregrosa Matos was driving southbound on World Drive and veered off the road, according to Sgt. Kim Montes, near Epcot Center Drive. When he did, his Dodge Durango plunged into a guard rail … Read More

Stitch’s Great Escape To Switch To Seasonal Status

Bryan RipperNews

We have good news and bad news, depending on what side you’re on, as it pertains to Stitch’s Great Escape in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. Saturday, October 1st will be the last day of regular operation for Stitch. As of October 2nd, the attraction will switch to “seasonal” status, meaning that it will no longer be open on a daily … Read More

The Disney Wonder To Get Some Magical Upgrades

Bryan RipperNews

The Disney Cruise Line is getting ready to add some exciting new enhancements to the Disney Wonder. The Disney Wonder is currently in dry dock, while they make quite a few upgrades to the ship. Some of the most notable upgrades will be to dining, clubs, and the pool and water play areas. Tiana’s Place – One of the biggest … Read More

Beauty and the Beast Newly Added Bonus Features

Bryan RipperNews

This past Tuesday Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 25th anniversary edition was released as a digital download with some bonus features, which include behind the scenes footage of the upcoming Beauty and the Beast live-action remake set to release in 2017. One of the pieces of bonus footage is a scene from a table read with stars Emma Watson and … Read More

10-Gallon Challenge At Whispering Canyon

Bryan RipperNews

A new dessert has just made its way to the Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge resort at Walt Disney World. The restaurant, known for being outlandish, overwhelming, and loud, has just started serving a special dessert that matches the restaurants reputation. The 10-Gallon Hat dessert includes: vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, strawberry ice cream, mine chocolate chip … Read More

Character Meet and Greet Lineup Announced For Halloween Party

Bryan RipperNews

Disney just announced the characters that will be available for meet and greets at this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and they did not disappoint. Some of the characters are the same characters who usually make an appearance at the Halloween party, but this year there are some new faces, including Jack and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas, … Read More

Disney Fills in Abandoned Pool at River Country

Marissa GordonNews

Disney is taking steps to drain and fill in the abandoned Upstream Plunge pool at River Country. Upstream plunge was a 330,000 gallon man-made pool that featured water slides and boulders for jumping and diving. River Country was Walt Disney World’s first water park, it opened in 1975 and went on to thrill guests for 25 years, closing at the … Read More

Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts distributing free insect repellent to guests

Marissa GordonNews

Walt Disney World has begun distributing free insect repellent to guests across it’s parks and resorts on Sunday as the Zika virus continues to spread across Florida. Locally transmitted cases of Zika have been reported in Broward, Pinellas, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties as of August 28th, and while there have been no reported as of yet in central Florida, … Read More

Disney’s Live Stream Broadcast of the Main Street Electrical Parade

Bryan RipperNews

The Main Street Electrical Parade received special recognition Sunday evening from Disney as they broadcast a live stream of the parade live from Magic Kingdom on the Disney Parks Blog. As Disney puts it, The Main Street Electrical Parade will be “glowing away” as it pertains to Walt Disney World when it makes it’s final appearance of this current run … Read More

The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic to end September 5th as nighttime hours for Animal Kingdom are reduced

Marissa GordonNews

Just a few months after Animal Kingdom began offering expanded nighttime entertainment and attractions, Disney has decided to roll back the late night hours and also cancel The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic. Animal Kingdom was open until 11 pm for most of the summer and debuted a suite of special offerings including: nighttime safaris, a light and projection show … Read More

New Nightmare Before Christmas Merch Coming To The Parks

Bryan RipperNews

With the closing of August and September rapidly approaching, we are starting to see Disney make its annual transformation into Fall. Each year, the Disney Parks Merchandise team usually releases new Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise to coincide with the Halloween and Christmas holidays. This year is no exception as we are getting a glimpse at some of the fun merchandise … Read More

2016 Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House Revealed

Bryan RipperNews

It’s getting ready to be that time of year again! Fall at the Disneyland Resort is always exciting, because the park begins to transform. One of the most anticipated transformations is that of The Haunted Mansion. Each year, it receives its annual Nightmare Before Christmas overlay featuring Jack Skellington, and Disney Parks Blog just released images of the Ballroom scene … Read More

Disney’s Wedding Pavilion to get a new look!

Marissa GordonNews

Your happily ever after just got a little more posh with the announced refurbishment of Disney’s Wedding Pavilion. Featuring a suite of dazzling crystal chandeliers and sleek new white pews the planned renovation will upgrade the pavilion to a more modern fairy tale style. The wedding pavilion will still feature panoramic views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the signature … Read More

D23 Destination D event to host James Cameron, Bob Chapek, and Jared Bush

Marissa GordonNews

New details were released about the upcoming D23 Destination D event, which will be held November 19th and 20th, at Disney’s Contemporary resort. The Destination D event is held exclusively for members of D23, the official Disney fan club. Disney announced this week that James Cameron will be joining producer Jon Landau and imaginer Joe Rhode at to reveal new … Read More

$79 Park Hopper ticket available with Passholder friends and family deal

Marissa GordonNews

Disney recently announced a new perk for Disney Passholders and their friends and family. Guests of Passholders visiting the parks between August 12th and September 30th can purchase a 1-day Park Hopper ticket for $79 ($84.14 with applicable taxes). The fine print states that this discount is valid for up to 6 guests, the tickets have to be purchased at … Read More

Storm Struck and The Sum Of All Thrills To Close

Bryan RipperNews

Disney announced this week that it will close two more attractions in Innoventions East at Epcot. Storm Struck and The Sum Of All Thrills will both be closing as of September 14, 2016. Storm Struck opened in Innoventions East in August of 2008. It allows guests to experience the effects of a severe weather system while providing educational and safety … Read More

Main Street Electrical Parade ending its run at Walt Disney World on October 9th

Marissa GordonNews

The Main Street Electrical Parade will take its last trip down the Walt Disney World parade route on October 9th of this year. It will then travel back to Disneyland for a limited time engagement beginning in early 2017. The Main Street Electrical Parade returned to Walt Disney World for a “limited time engagement” for the Summer Nightastic promotion in … Read More

Disney Announces a new” Star Wars Rebels Interactive Adventure” Premium Experience

Marissa GordonNews

Disney guests who have always dreamed of joining the Rebel Alliance to defeat the Empire will get their chance in the new “Star Wars Rebel Interactive Adventure” offered as an exclusive add-on through Disney Floral and Gifts. The adventure begins in your resort room where you will find that the Rebel Alliance has left behind instructions and gear to help … Read More

“Splash” remake to star Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell

Marissa GordonNews

Disney is currently in talks with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment for a re-boot of the 1984 movie “Splash”. This remake will feature a twist on the original film, with Channing Tatum playing the part of the merman and Jillian Bell playing the love interest who, as a young child, was saved from drowning by Tatum. The … Read More

Tables In Wonderland Updates

Bryan RipperNews

Share this Post Disney has announced some updates to Tables in Wonderland, the annual discount membership that gives you 20% off at select Disney restaurants and bars at the Walt Disney World Resort. The first of the updates adds new locations that Tables in Wonderland will be accepted at. Among these new locations are: The block-out dates that you will … Read More

Disney Acquires Patent for “Foot Tracking” Technology

Marissa GordonNews

The Walt Disney Company has recently been issued a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office for a new technology that can track guest movements by their feet using sensors and cameras. According to Tech Times the technology will use a sensor to capture foot shape and then a camera to capture an image of the foot. This “footprint” … Read More

New Dooney and Burke Disney Handbags

Sarah EvansNews

Attention all purse lovers, Disney has just announced the release of three new Dooney and Burke handbags. These handbags will be released on three different dates in August and will be released on the Shop Disney Parks app. The 3 new releases are tributes to 3 different Disney Animation films. On August 15th, the “Beauty and the Beast” collection will … Read More

Rocks Added to Beach Shorelines Around Walt Disney World Resort

Marissa GordonNews

Additional construction work is taking place along the Walt Disney World resort beaches in response to the fatal alligator attack last month. In the days immediately following the attack, additional signage warning of alligators and snakes was posted around all waterways, and rope and net fencing was installed across the shorelines. In the past few day construction workers began the … Read More

Muppet Updates

Marissa GordonNews

The Muppets may not be returning to TV this fall, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on everyone’s favorite wacky puppets! Disney recently announced two new experiences coming to the theme parks featuring the Muppets like you’ve never seen them before. At the Magic Kingdom “Great Moments in American History…featuring the Muppets” is a new live show … Read More

AbracadaBar Opens At Disney’s Boardwalk Resort

Bryan RipperNews

Disney Parks Blog goes on to describe the inside of the lounge as a “sophisticated social club of some of the most famous illusionists of the 20th century”. Featured items and décor range from magic show posters that are enchanted, period props from the Gold Age era, mirrors guaranteed to mystify, and even signature cocktails names after some of the … Read More

California Adventure’s Tower Of Terror To Get Guardians Of The Galaxy Makeover

Bryan RipperNews

It was just announced at San Diego Comic-Con, by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, that Guardians of the Galaxy is on its way to Disney’s California Adventure theme park. Disney reports on their official web site, “Beginning in summer 2017, the outrageous and irreverent gang will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! – a comically high-energy, rocking … Read More

Lego Reveals New Disney Castle Coming Soon

Bryan RipperNews

Lego is releasing a 4,000 brick version of Cinderella Castle from the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The castle will be 29” high by 17” wide, and the set will also include Lego versions of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Tinkerbelle. The price for the castle set is $349.99. The Disney Castle is set to be released on August … Read More

My Disney Experience App Adds Navigation

Bryan RipperNews

The My Disney Experience app, which can be used while you are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, is now featuring navigation to assist guests with getting around on Disney property. This includes getting step-by-step instructions for getting from one attraction to the next within the theme parks. For instance, if you are trying to figure out how to get … Read More

Club Villain Returns To Disney’s Hollywood Studios This Fall

Bryan RipperNews

The wildly popular Club Villain is returning to celebrate Halloween at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The separately ticketed event will take place at Sunset Showcase on Friday and Saturday night during September -October 29 as well as October 31. The event will be hosted by Dr. Facilier, the villain from The Princess and the Frog, and will feature food, drinks, meet … Read More

The Polite Pig To Open Up As New Restaurant In Disney Springs

Bryan RipperNews

Disney Springs continues to expand with more dining choices. Local central Florida restaurateurs James and Julie Petrakis, owners of The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder located in Winter Park, FL, are bringing a brand new restaurant known as The Polite Pig to Disney Springs in 2017. The new counter service restaurant will be located in the Town Center area … Read More

PizzeRizzo Coming To Disney’s Hollywood Studios This Fall

Bryan RipperNews

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is undergoing some major renovations right now, and we continue to hear about more changes coming. This time, the change will occur in the Muppet Courtyard where the existing Pizza Planet counter service restaurant will be converted into PIzzeRizzo. Name after the loveable rat Rizzo from The Muppets, PizzeRizzo will replace Pizza Planet with fare similar to … Read More

Disney Offers A First Look Into The New Star Wars Land

Bryan RipperNews

Disney recently released an artist rendering of the what the new Star Wars themed land in Disneyland will look like. Additionally, they also released some details on their blog as to just a few of the things that would be featured in this new land. The expansion is slated to take place at the Disneyland resort in California as well … Read More