6 Reasons Why I Love Going to Disney In October

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One of the questions we ask out listeners whenever we do a Mouse Call on the podcast is, “What is your favorite time of year to go to Disney and why?”. Some people may tell you that it doesn’t matter. After all, a bad day at Disney is better than your best day at work, right? Well, that may be … Read More

Happily Ever After

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we are dedicating the entire show to the new Magic Kingdom fireworks show “Happily Ever After”. After replacing “Wishes” just a few months ago, “Happily Ever After” has been enjoyed by thousands of guests from all over the world, and your AATM host Bryan Ripper recently had a chance to see … Read More

Treats at this year’s Halloween Party

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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

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

Disney removes bride auction from Pirates of the Caribbean

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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

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

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

Wishes merchandise on sale in Magic Kingdom

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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

Free Dining Returns to Walt Disney World

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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

Magic Kingdom to feature special Dapper Day offerings

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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

Episode 200 – All About the Mouse Episode 200 Extravaganza!

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we are celebrating 200 episodes! We began this show 10 years ago and we are thrilled to be celebrating 200 episodes of talking about Disney, interviewing legendary Disney celebrities, breaking Disney news, and bringing you magic and mayhem every single week. In celebration of episode 200, we are bringing you … Read More

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

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“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

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

Magic Kingdom Adds New And Interesting Quick-Service Breakfast Options

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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

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

Disney Introduces More Affordable Magic Kingdom Dining Plan

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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

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

Special Annual Passholder Lines Open in Walt Disney World This Week

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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

Disney After Hours

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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

Episode 189 – Trip Report

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This week Bryce Yelverton fills in for Jonathan Dichter as co-host and we talk about some Disney experiences that are new to the parks and also just new to him. There is so much that has been added to the Walt Disney World resort over the last couple of years, and we’ll talk about some of these new experiences as … 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

Hall of Presidents to Receive President Trump Addition

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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

A Look At The Hall of Presidents

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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