Episode 264 – Paul Barrie Returns to WDW

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This week we talk with Paul Barrie from A Window to the Magic about his latest trip to Walt Disney World. Paul has been serving his listeners on his podcast with high-quality Disneyland audio for over a decade. Recently, he spent several days in Walt Disney World, after a lengthy absence, collecting a treasure trove of audio for his listeners. … Read More

Episode 263 – Friday with Friends 02/16/18

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This week’s Listener Interaction show was recorded on Facebook LIVE while taking comments and questions from our viewers watching from home. We also answer questions submitted by our listeners via social media. This week we’ll discuss some of our favorite Disney afternoon TV shows and other TV shows we watched while growing up, rumors about the monorail cars being updated … Read More

Episode 262 – Disney News 02/14/18

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This week on our Disney News episode of the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, Disney raises the price of tickets at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort in California, exciting new details emerge about attractions and a new Adventures By Disney destination from the D23 Expo in Japan, Pixar Pier begins to take shape out at … Read More

Walt Disney World ticket prices are on the rise

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Ticket prices at Walt Disney World will increase, effective Sunday. The increase comes as Disney tries to even out attendance throughout the year so guests aren’t stuck waiting in line and have a better time. Walt Disney World posted record-breaking attendance in the quarter that ended in December, Disney executives said during an earnings call Tuesday with investors. The cost … Read More

Dooney and Bourke MagicBands coming to Walt Disney World

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A new Magicband color, cream, will be available on a limited release Dooney & Bourke MagicBand that will come in specialty suitcase-themed packaging and may be purchased exclusively in the theme parks for $48 plus tax. Another Dooney & Bourke-branded MagicBand, with a limited edition size of 500, will be offered at the 10th Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend expo … Read More

More details and concept art for Alien Swirling Saucers ride

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Disney today revealed some new concept art of the upcoming Alien Swirling Saucers in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You might recognize the ride as being a clone of Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree from Disney California Adventure, but at Walt Disney World, the theme is aliens and flying saucers. Disney describes the experience as, “Once the aliens have powered … Read More

Episode 261 – More Secret Stories of WDW

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We are thrilled to be joined again by Jim Korkis in this episode to talk about more stories and details behind some of the classic attractions in Walt Disney World theme parks. In this episode, he focuses mainly on Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora – The World of Avatar, and the land that it replaced – Camp Minnie Mickey. Jim is … Read More

Episode 260 – Friday with Friends 02/09/18

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This week’s Listener Interaction show was recorded on Facebook LIVE while taking comments and questions from our viewers watching from home. We also answer questions submitted by our listeners via social media. This week we’ll discuss the trailer for the new Star Wars movie “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, the half-time show for Super Bowl LII featuring Justin Timberlake, the … Read More

Episode 259 – Disney News 02/07/18

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This week on our Disney News episode of the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, we get a peek at the latest Star Wars film, “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, new dance party offerings are coming to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom, Mobile Ordering in Walt Disney World incorporates the Dining Plan, Walt Disney World’s All-Star resorts to get … Read More

Mobile Ordering now available for the Disney Dining Plan

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Mobile Order allows you to pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience app, bypassing the queue to order at the restaurant. Using the app, you can select menu items, customize an order and pre-pay for a meal. Arriving at the restaurant, you tap an “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the … Read More

Jim MacPhee takes on new role as Senior Vice President, Operations

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Forty year Disney veteran Jim MacPhee is assuming the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Operations at Walt Disney World. Previously the Senior Vice President, Parks, the new role oversees all site operations, including Disney Springs, Live Entertainment, Food and Beverage, Resorts, Transportation and Parks. Senior Vice President, Disney Springs and ESPN Wide World of Sports Maribeth Bisienere will … Read More

Jose and Panchito join the Discovery Island Carnivale

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Beginning February 4, José and Panchito will join in the Discovery Island Carnivale at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The dance party features music from the Viva Gaia Street Band and takes place nightly through May 5 2018. Source: WDWMagic.com

Guardians of the Galaxy Dance Party coming to Epcot

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Super Heroes take over the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot this summer with a Guardians of the Galaxy Dance Party. Star-Lord and Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy will join an alien band, taking guests on a journey through the cosmos. The party will feature hits from Awesome Mix Tapes 1 and 2 – fun and favorite tunes from … Read More

New bird show at Animal Kingdom – “Adventurer’s Meet Up! A Great Bird Adventure”

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Disney has revealed the name of the new show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to replace Flights of Wonder. “Adventurers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure” will offer guests the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure at the Caravan Theater in … Read More

Episode 258 – Secret Stories of WDW w/ Jim Korkis

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We are thrilled to be joined by Jim Korkis in this episode to talk about the stories and detailed behind some of the classic attractions in Walt Disney World theme parks. Jim is a Disney historian and author of “Secret Stories of Walt Disney World”, who has interviewed and talked to countless Imagineers and Disney cast members who have played … Read More

Episode 255 – Disney Resolutions 2018

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We all have resolutions that we make at the beginning of each New Year to either better ourselves or accomplish something. From seeing more Disney-related film to getting to the theme parks more often, we all have these little Disney-related things in life that we would like to accomplish or improve upon. In this episode, we’ll talk about our 2018 … Read More

Egg-stravaganza Returns to Epcot This Spring

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The 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will offer a new scavenger hunt this year in addition to the returning Egg-stravaganza hunt. From March 16 through April 1, guests can participate in an Egg-stravaganza scavenger hunt – hunting high and low in World Showcase for “eggs” that portray favorite Disney characters. As you find the hidden Disney Character-themed “eggs” … Read More

Disney’s All Star Movies Resort to Undergo Major Refurbishment

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Disney’s All Star Movies Resort will begin an extensive room refurbishment program beginning February 2018. The new rooms look strikingly similar to the refurbished rooms at Pop Century, and feature two queen beds, with one being a Murphy bed doubling as a table while in the upright position. Each room will have large flat screen wall mounted TVs, and USB … Read More

Disney’s Minnie Van Service Extends to Orlando International Airport

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Disney’s Minnie Van Service is now offering transportation from select Walt Disney World Resort hotels to Orlando International Airport. Airport Minnie Van Service can carry 6 passengers and up to 3 car seats for guests under the age of 6. The service is available for airline flight departures from 9am to midnight, and Disney recommends to use the Resort Airline … Read More

Episode 254 – Listener Interaction 01/26/18

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This week’s Listener Interaction show was recorded live on Facebook LIVE while taking comments and questions from our viewers watching from home. We also answer questions submitted by our listeners via social media. This week we’ll discuss and explain DVC point rental, give some suggestions on things to do for extended stays in Walt Disney World, give our thoughts on … Read More

Episode 253 – Disney News 01/24/18

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This week on our Disney news episode of the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge merchandise shows up in the parks, Pluto gets to meet another canine who has since become a viral sensation, Festival of the Arts features some new and exclusive Photopass Magic Shots, Disney announces plans to do a modern version of the … Read More

Episode 252 – Club Level Fastpass+

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Disney’s announcement of additional Fastpasses available for purchases for guests staying Club Level at WDW resort hotels has sparked a lot of polarizing discussion. On one side, many people think this is a blatant money grab by Disney to show favor and provide additional Fastpasses for guests who art fortunate enough to be able to spend massive amounts of money. … Read More

Episode 251 – Listener Interaction 01/19/18

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This week’s Listener Interaction show was recorded live on Facebook LIVE while taking comments and questions from our viewers watching from home. We also answer questions submitted by our listeners via social media. This week we’ll talk about whether or not Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is worth the cost, our thoughts on the new Fastpass+ options for Club Level … Read More

Saying Goodbye to Stitch’s Great Escape

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Though we haven’t gotten any official word from the Walt Disney World resort as to when and if Stitch’s Great Escape will officially induct its last batch of Galactic Federation recruits, the “seasonal” status it has been branded with recently all but assures that this attraction will be replaced with something else in the near future. It wasn’t an easy … Read More

Walt Disney World Closing Children’s Activities Centers

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Due to decreased usage, Walt Disney World will be closing the three Children’s Activity Centers located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club. Disney will accommodate every existing reservation, but July 31 will be the last day of operation for these centers. Disney will refer parents to the third-party Kid’s Nite Out … 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

First Look At New Slinky Dog Dash Coaster

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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

New Mickey & Minnie attraction to replace Great Movie Ride

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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

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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

Skyliner gondola transportation system officially announced for WDW

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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.