Fantasyland – Extreme Makeover at Disney World by 2013


By 2013, Disney World will transform Fantasyland into a magical fairy tale forest with new and upgraded rides, character meet-and-greet areas and a themed restaurant, Disney announced today.The centerpiece of the expansion, the largest in Magic Kingdom history, will be a new Little Mermaid dark ride that will take visitors on a musical journey under the sea with Ariel and her friends. Disney’s California Adventure in California will get an identical version of the ride in 2011. For more … [Read more...]

Disney Cruise Line adds Alaska with expansion


The Disney Cruise Line has a problem. They have a lot of loyal repeat customers, but their offerings are thin when it comes to different ports of call. This will be solved in 2011 when the Disney Dream arrives in Florida to bring the fleet up to three ships. That will free Disney to move one ship, the Disney Wonder, to the west coast, and the other, the Disney Magic, to Europe. Click the picture above for more information. … [Read more...]

Deputy under review after Disney employee Tasered

Officials say an Orange County deputy is under administrative review following reports that he gave his Taser stun gun to a Walt Disney World employee, who then shocked a co-worker.The sheriff's office reported Friday that Deputy Eric Jaros was working off duty Sept. 3 at one of the park's security offices when he let another person handle the device.Officials are still trying to figure out exactly what happened, but at some point, a 53-year-old man was hit in the chest with the stun … [Read more...]

Tomorrowland Transit Authority reopens at Walt Disney World


The Tomorrowland Transit Authority reopened today at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.  The TTA, as it is called by many, had been closed for several months.The TTA was closed because work is being done on Space Mountain.  Space Mountain will be closed until November 22, 2009. They did freshen up the TTA cars with a fresh coat of paint. They have also installed different colored lights around the track. For more news click the picture above. … [Read more...]

Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Rapunzel, and Pooh News..Oh my!

Former James Bond star Timothy Dalton is to voice a character in Toy Story 3 - a hedgehog toy named Mr Pricklepants.There will also be a Bond-style secret agent character in the upcoming Cars 2 - an Aston Martin named Finn McMissile.The announcements were made by Disney/Pixar chief John Lasseter at a central London presentation outlining the joint studios' forthcoming animated slate.It was also revealed that singer Mandy Moore will voice the lead in a cartoon based on the fairy tale … [Read more...]