“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” coming to ABC

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If you missed “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” in the movie theaters, you can catch it on ABC. The featurette, with characters from “Frozen,” had a limited run in movie theaters before the hit film “Coco.” “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” will screen at 8 p.m. Thursday on the Disney-owned TV network. The short contains four new songs and celebrates the quest of Olaf … Read More

Episode 239 – Disney Christmas Specials

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This week our good friend Bryce Yelverton joins us to talk about all of the many Disney Christmas specials that have been released over the years. From Mickey’s Christmas Carol to the Wonderful World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration, Disney never fails to get audiences feeling jolly and festive. Some of these specials have become timeless Disney classics that are … Read More

Disney pulls Frozen “short” from “Coco”

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Disney/Pixar’s new film Coco has become a critically beloved darling adored by audiences, but the heavily criticized short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure screened in front of the film is slated to be pulled from theaters. The story of a Mexican family and their connections to Dia De Los Muertos was paired with a short taking place in Arendelle with Frozen characters … Read More

Hall of Presidents said to reopen before Christmas

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President Donald Trump may finally be ready for his close-up at Walt Disney World. Or not. A new report on a popular Disney Parks blog claims Trump will take his place alongside the country’s other former leaders in the Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents sometime before Christmas. WDWMagic says the current president’s long-awaited debut inside the historical pavilion will come … Read More

Disney sues Redbox for selling digital codes

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Disney has just filed a lawsuit against Redbox, who launched a service in October that offers customers “digital codes” to purchase Disney movies. The Redbox kiosks print the code with information on how to download the movies from “Disney’s services or affiliated sites.” Redbox buys Disney DVDs and Blu-rays on the open market, which include the “digital codes.” Redbox in … Read More

Episode 238 – Positively Disney

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This week we are joined by author Kimberly Bouchard to talk about her “Positively Disney” book series, which features feel-good stories inspired by Disney theme parks, movies, fans, and more. We all have our favorite memories from the parks as well as other aspects of Disney that make us feel good inside, and they all mean different things to each … Read More

Must-See Christmas Season Items in Walt Disney World

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Well, the Thanksgiving holiday is officially over, and that means I can begin my transition into the Christmas season. Christmas is my favorite time of year, but I’m one of these people that will shake my head in frustration/disgust every time I hear a Christmas song on the radio before Thanksgiving or see Christmas merchandise in stores before Halloween. We … Read More

Episode 237 – Thanksgiving Movie Releases

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This week we’re back with a normal show and we’re talking about Disney Thanksgiving movie releases. From “Beauty and the Beast” to “Coco”, Disney has been releasing blockbuster films over the long Thanksgiving weekend, and we’re going to talk about the dozens of films that have been released during this busy time of year and look at their successes (and … Read More

Episode 236 – Disney Park Audio

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This week’s show is completely different from anything we’ve done before! Due to some technical difficulties at the All About the Mouse Studios East, we were unable to put together our normal format show. However, one of our good friends and loyal listeners, Sam, put together a fantastic episode of park audio for us to feature in this week’s show … Read More

My Walt Disney World Bucket List

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Living in Florida and a mere 2 1/2 hours away from Walt Disney World has afforded me the ability to make numerous trips to the Disney theme parks multiple times a year. Naturally, I have experienced much of what the Walt Disney World resort has to offer, but believe it or not, there is still plenty to do there that … Read More

Star Tours gets The Last Jedi update

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Announced today is that a new sequence, inspired by the latest film in the Star Wars saga, will debut at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on November 17, at Disneyland Paris November 22, and at Tokyo Disneyland December 15 2017. Disney had previously confirmed that the next new Star Tours – The Adventures Continue destination will be to the … Read More

Episode 233 – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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This week we have a different kind of show than you may be used to. Our main topic is on a subject that has absolutely nothing to do with Disney. This week we’re talking about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Jonathan recently had the opportunity to visit Universal Studios in Orlando and, since both AATM hosts (and many other … Read More

New Magic Shots Celebrate Popular Disney Treats

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Are you looking for a way to satisfy your craving for imaginative photos at Magic Kingdom Park? Feast your eyes on Disney PhotoPass Service’s newest, most indulgent Magic Shots! These two sweet photo opportunities are sure to add an extra pinch of humor and fun to your vacation memories. You can (figuratively) gobble up the Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bar … Read More

Episode 232 – Inside the Haunted Mansion

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This week our show is dedicated to the classic Disney attraction The Haunted Mansion. This has been a staple to Disney parks around the world for decades and it all began back in 1969 at the original Disneyland park. This week we take a look at some fun facts about the residence of the 999 Happy Haunts. There are so … Read More

Disney makes “The Dream Called EPCOT” available

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As Epcot is celebrating its 35th anniversary, Disney has made available the original promotional video made to show guests what was to come entitled, “The Dream Called EPCOT”. The film ran at the EPCOT Preview Center in Magic Kingdom and it served as an introduction to this exciting new theme park based on Walt’s original idea of the Experimental Prototype … Read More

New D23 2018 Events Announced

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In 2018, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club brings a new roster of events for fans around the country to enjoy. DESTINATION D: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICKEY: November 18, 2018, will mark 90 years since Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie at the Colony Theatre in New York City, and D23 is throwing a party at Disney’s Contemporary Resort … Read More

Episode 230 – Doing The Parks With Someone With Autism

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we tackle a topic that comes up fairly often in Disney trip planning discussions. Many guests with special needs visit Disney theme parks each and every day, but perhaps one of the special needs we don’t hear enough about is the needs of Disney’s guests with autism. Autism is a … Read More

Snow White inspired cottage for sale

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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

Slinky Dog Dash Ride Vehicle Video

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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

Disney Legend Xavier “X” Atencio Dies

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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

Episode 229 – Pandora the World of Avatar

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we are taking an in-depth look at Pandora: The World of Avatar. Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s newest themed land is one of the most immersive experiences you can find on property at the Walt Disney World resort complete with bio-luminescent plant life, floating mountains, and more. This week we go into … Read More

Marvel and Star Wars Will Be Exclusive To Disney Streaming

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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

Alan Arkin the latest cast for Dumbo live-action remake

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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

Episode 225 – The 2017 Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast Jonathan takes us inside the 2017 Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet that he attended this past weekend in Seattle, Washington. In addition to a terrific community of Disney fans, there were a ton of celebrities, vendors, and more in attendance. Jonathan will give us a recap and talk about some of his … Read More

Episode 224 – Tribute to The Great Movie Ride and Ellen

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we take a look at two Walt Disney World attractions that are going to be closing down for good. The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Ellen’s Energy Adventure in Epcot have both entertained millions of guests over the years, and they have both deservedly earned their spot … Read More

New Mission: Space missions open August 13th

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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

Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar passes away

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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

Episode 222 – Inside the 2017 D23 Expo

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we are continuing our look at the 2017 D23 Expo with a first-hand account from a listener, Deborah, who attended the Expo. Deborah will talk with us about her experience at the Expo this year as well as the amazing panels and presentations she witnessed and all of the surprises … Read More

New Magic Band celebrates 45th anniversary and railroad

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A new limited edition MagicBand, available starting today, has been released in celebration of the Magic Kingdom‘s 45th Anniversary! The band heavily features the Walt Disney World Railroad. There are only 2,500 bands available, so if you are interested get them while they last. The new limited edition MagicBand costs $32.99, and you can find it online on the Shop … Read More

Disney video game news from the D23 Expo

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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

Details emerge about Star Wars Land official title and attractions

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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

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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

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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

Ratatouille attraction coming to Epcot’s France pavilion

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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

Tron coaster coming to Magic Kingdom

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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

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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

Disney announced Uber-like “Minnie Van” service

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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 Disney Riviera Resort to join DVC near Epcot

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

I’m Wishing: Disney Games I Wish Would Come

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If there’s anything that piques my interest as much as DIsney, it would have to be video games. Some of my earliest memories of sitting in front of a television involve either watching The Disney Afternoon or holding an NES controller. Actually, those two interests often coincided when I played games like Mickey Mousecepade, Adventures in the Magic Kingdom, or … Read More

Episode 219 – Road Trip and Disney 2

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast Bryan and his wife, Amy, will give a recap of their recent family road trip mixed in with some Disney audio related with several of their stops along the way. Over the course of 10 days, our family of four and traveled more than 5,000 miles across the country in … Read More

Disney Store adds exclusive merchandise for their D23 Expo shop

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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

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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

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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

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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

Episode 218 – Disney Gaming (Board/Table-top Games)

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we talk with Kelly and Sarah, two of our listeners who love Disney games. To be exact, we’re talking about Disney-related board games and table-top games. There are some fun and exciting games out there for Disney fans of all ages, and we’re going to talk about some of our … Read More

Hollywood Walk of Fame Adds Disney Stars

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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

Episode 217 – Must Do Disney

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we are talking with Stacey from the Walt Disney World Resort programs “The Top 7” and “Must Do Disney”. These shows have been running in Walt Disney World resort rooms for 12 years showcasing all of the amazing attractions that the parks have to offer, and Stacey has been the … Read More

Episode 215 – Disney Theatrical Reference Tracks

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast Patrick Kramer joins us to talk about his role in the recording of Disney’s official reference track for the theatrical version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Patrick is a Nashville resident, singer/actor, and theatrical producer, and he had the opportunity to record the voices for Phoebus and Clopin as … Read More

Commonalities In Disney Movies Over the Decades

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Disney has been making full-length motion pictures for almost 80 years, and they have an amazing catalogue of classic fairytales and stories that have entertained and inspired generations. These stories range in scope from princesses and damsels in distress to futuristic robots falling in love in a post-apocalyptic world. In spite of the differences in story, characters, and even decade … Read More

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

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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

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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

290 Disney Animations Are Headed To Auction

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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

Episode 214 – Must-Do Places To Eat for the WDW First-Timer

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney podcast we talk about the must-do places to eat in Walt Disney World for first-timers. There are so many amazing and unique places to eat on Walt Disney World property, but how many of these places would you recommend to someone who is visiting the parks for the very first time? … Read More

Main Street Electrical Parade emojis on Emoji Blitz

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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

Episode 205 – Sounds From The Studios

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we have a special episode filled with some exciting new audio from The Studios! There’s so much exciting stuff to show you this week from The Studios that we’re going to forego talking about the latest Disney news, All About the Mousketeer Roll Call, etc. until next week. We hope … Read More

New Elephant Experience Coming To Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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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

Episode 201 – Don Hahn Talks Live-action B & B

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, legendary Disney producer talks with us about his latest project and soon to be released live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson. Don produced the original modern day Disney classic animated film and he is thrilled to talk about the latest incarnation of this magical fairy tale. … Read More

Top 10 Places To Propose In Disney Theme Parks

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Disney theme parks can be some of the most magical places on earth. So, it’s no surprise that people have been using the magical fairytale setting of the parks as the site for their marriage proposals to their soul mates for years. But, where is the best place in the park to propose? Well, the possibilities are endless. Depending on … Read More

Episode 197 – Bring Back That Old Disney Magic

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, we invite one of our loyal listeners on the show to co-host and participate in a discussion that he suggested. We all have things that we originally fell in love with all throughout the Disney organization. Whether it’s theme parks or movies, a lot has changed over the years, and … Read More

Custom Disney Dresses by Paige’s Pretties

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A lot of people who know me are surprised to hear that my wife is a big Disney fan as well. She doesn’t quite take it to the extreme as much as I do, but she definitely “gets it”, as people in the Disney community say. So, when she discovered a custom Disney dress shop online called Paige’s Pretties, she … Read More

Disneyland Honor’s Longest Tenured Cast Member Of 60 Years

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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

Episode 196 – Disney Princesses

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This week we are joined again by Brooke Lowry of the Redefining Royalty blog to talk with us about some of our favorite Disney Princesses. Disney has a wide array of princesses with various personality, physical, and character traits, and we’re going to break them down and look at what makes each one unique and special. In the new this … Read More

Episode 195 – Add, Remove, and Change (Epcot)

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This week we have a surprise guest host on the show. We welcome one of our loyal listeners, Sara from Maryland, to talk about changes that we would like to see come to Epcot. Epcot is a classic Disney theme park that has stood the test of time for almost 35 years, but with all of the things being added … Read More

Star Wars Galactic Nights Special Event Coming in April 2017

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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

Disney Streaming Game Box To Be Released In 2017

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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

Episode 193 – Disney New Year’s Resolutions

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Happy New Year!!! It’s officially 2017 and it’s time to start making those New Year’s resolutions. So, this week Bryan and Jonathan are discussing their New Year’s resolutions that have to do with Disney. We’d love to hear what your Disney New Year’s resolutions are also! In the news this week, Disney stands to make a small fortune off Carrie … Read More

5 Reasons You Should Take Your Infant Or Toddler To Disney Theme Parks

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As someone who is an obvious Disney fan, I get a lot of different people at work and elsewhere asking me for advice and tips for their vacations to Disney. One of the questions I get quite a bit is the one dealing with, “How soon is too soon to take your child to Walt Disney World?”. If you ask … Read More

Magic Kingdom To Replace Welcome Show

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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

Stories From Small Disney Shops (Part 2)

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Last week we began a look at some truly unique small shops run by Disney fans that create products for Disney fans. This week we’re going to continue our look at some of these terrific small Disney shops. In case you missed the first part last week, you can read it here. Their shop: http://magicmainstreet.storenvy.com/ Their Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/magicmainstreet Magic … Read More

John Krasinksi To Narrate Latest Disneynature Film

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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

Episode 188 – Disney Holiday Shopping Lists

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This week we have a roundtable discussion with our friend and author of “Coaster Crusade” Bryce Yelverton about great holiday gift ideas for Disney fans. There are so many terrific and unique ideas out there that only the avid Disney fan can truly appreciate, and they would love to have Santa show up at their house with any one of … Read More

Jingle Bell, Jingle “Meh”

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The other day I was telling my wife about the new holiday night time show at Hollywood Studios, “Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam”. This show is brand new and showcases some of the impressive projection technology that has been amazing audiences at Magic Kingdom, but this time, it’s on the Chinese Theater. Set to holiday music, it utilizes special effects, fireworks, … Read More

Episode 187 – Destination D Amazing Adventures

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This week we take a look at the exciting announcements that came out of Destination D, the D23 Disney fan convention, in Walt Disney World. There were big pieces of news announced concerning Star Wars Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studio and Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but there were also several smaller announcements that are very exciting as well. In … Read More

Episode 186 – Disney Top 20

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This week we pick a specific Disney topic and category and then we go through the top 20 things in that particular category. This is similar to when we did a news story a while back about the Top 10 Resorts in Walt Disney World.

Episode 185 – Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet Update

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This week we have special guest Don Morin, organizer of the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet, on the show to talk about this extremely popular event. The Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet is a Disney fan gathering in the Seattle, Washington area of the country that has really taken off! Going into its 10th year, it has grown as a tight-knit community … Read More

A Look At The Hall of Presidents

Bryan RipperBlog

This week United States citizens elect their next President. The last year and a half of campaigning has been disturbing enough to turn stomachs on both sides of the aisle. So, while the rest of the country goes out to vote and fires up their Twitter and Facebook accounts to engage in verbal Civil War, I thought I’d look at … Read More

New Personal Water Taxis at Disney’s Grand Floridian

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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

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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

Episode 183 – Richard White (Gaston)

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This week Bryan and Jonathan are joined for Richard White, the actor who portayed Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, to talk about his work on the film, a look back with the 25th anniversary of its release, and much more. We also will make another Mouse Call to one of our loyal All About the Mouseketeers with Richard … Read More

What’s In A Date? Incredibles and Toy Story sequels in 2018 and 2019

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With these dates so far out, it’s not hard to predict an almost inevitable change in release dates. Usually, films are only at the early stages of or in the middle of production when they announce the release dates that early. They’re more goals than anything else. However, the fact that these two films just switched release dates has me … Read More

Episode 182 – Things To Do At Night In Walt Disney World

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This week we’re talking with Beci Mahnken of Mousefan Travel about things to do at Walt Disney World at night. Especially once the parks start closing earlier, people will start finding themselves venturing out in search of things to do at night. So what do you do when you’re on vacation in Walt Disney World and all of the parks … Read More

Episode 181 – Listener Feedback

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This week we are answering questions and talking about topics suggested by our listeners from our Facebook page. Topics range from things to do with toddlers at Disneyland to Disney places to visit outside of the theme parks. We even answer some questions related to the possible return of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and whether or not … Read More

Tips For Your Disney Family Road Trip

Bryan RipperBlog

Right now I am preparing for a 9-day road trip with my family. We did our first cross-country road trip as a spur of the moment trip, back in March, from Florida to Disneyland in California and back. While there are things we would definitely do differently, I have to think that we did a lot of things right, because … Read More

Episode 180 – Jayme Twins Art

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Shop The Jayme Twins’ Etsy Store Jemely and Jeremy Jayme are twin sisters who are passionate storytellers and freelance artists. They’re the kind of twins that do everything together, very much like Fred and George Weasley. They’ve shown at pop culture galleries in Anaheim, CA and sell their art at comic conventions. They currently reside in Mill Creek, WA. They … Read More

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

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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

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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

Exploring Disney’s Tree of Life

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of Disney’s most unique parks to date. The park not only has that Disney magic that we are all so fond of, but it is teeming with life – literally! That is why it is so fitting that the park icon and defining structure is the 145 ft. tall Tree of Life. Modeled after a … Read More

Episode 178 – Disneyland On Any Budget

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This week we are talking about ways you can save money on your Disneyland vacation. The author of “Disneyland on any budget”, Jessica Sanders, is joining us to talk about the tips and tricks she’s used to make her family’s Disneyland trips more affordable. Jessica also runs The Happiest Blog on Earth, so be sure to check it out at … Read More

Stitch’s Great Escape To Switch To Seasonal Status

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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

Top 10 Souvenirs That Don’t Cost As Much As Your Vacation

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It’s no secret: getting to Walt Disney World isn’t a vacation on the cheap. There may be more budget-friendly ways to approach your trip, but you’re still spending hundreds, probably thousands, of dollars. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always leave a lot of room for memorabilia to commemorate your experience. While there are plenty of ways to maximize your spending in the … Read More

Episode 177-Paige O’Hara, The Voice Of Belle, Returns

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This week Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, returns to All About the Mouse to talk to us about Beauty and the Beast, the 25th anniversary of the film, and what she’s been doing since. Paige was a guest on a previous episode, and we’re thrilled to have her back talking with us again. Be … Read More

The Disney Wonder To Get Some Magical Upgrades

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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

Rapunzel Rest Area Untangled

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Disney theme parks contain some of the best examples of attention to detail that you’ll find anywhere. Even when Disney builds a rest area, seemingly consisting of nothing more than benches and restrooms, they do so with as much care and attention to detail as you’ll find in any attraction in the park. This is certainly true with the rest … Read More

Beauty and the Beast Newly Added Bonus Features

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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

Episode 176-All About The Muppets

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This week Steve Swanson, host of The Muppetcast, joins us to talk about The Muppets. Over the years, Disney has shown major signs of their efforts to try to bring back The Muppets to a larger audience, but it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. The Muppet Show was revived only to have it canceled again a short while … Read More

Character Meet and Greet Lineup Announced For Halloween Party

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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’s Live Stream Broadcast of the Main Street Electrical Parade

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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

Exploring Jock Lindsey’s In Disney Springs

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Recently Disney Springs has gone through a major transformation bringing in a plethora of new shops and dining locations. One of the brand new locations in the Disney Springs Landing area that is attracting a lot of attention is the Indiana Jones-themed Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. This lounge is rich in theming, back story, and décor. It’s really the kind of place where you might want to go to relax and be immersed in another world (and time) other than the one you are currently in.

Episode 174-Disney’s Aulani Resort Review

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One of Disney’s newer Vacation Club Resorts sits in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and is a literal paradise. Disney’s Aulani Resort in Ko Olina, Hawaii is a home away from home for Disney Vacation Club members, and it brings a little taste of Disney to the beauty of the Pacific islands. This week Bryan are joined by Jonathan’s … Read More

7 Things To Do At Night In Walt Disney World

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Over the nearly 45 years since it opened, Walt Disney World has become synonymous with the words “magic” and “fun”. Thousands of guests flock to the parks daily to experience the classic attractions, shows, and entertainment. If you’re anything like me, though, you’ve probably found yourself experiencing that awkward moment when the parks have all closed, but you’re not quite ready to end your day yet.

Episode 172-Disney Producer Don Hahn

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Share this Post This week we are joined for the entire show by legendary Disney Producer Don Hahn. Don has worked on classic films like: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Maleficent, and even the upcoming Beauty and the Beast live action remake. Don talks with us about his body of work, his love of … Read More