Lightning McQueen during Car Masters Weekend at Downtown Disney


Three-year-old twins Jill and Aaron Nethero of Orlando give some lovin' to pal Lightning McQueen during Car Masters Weekend at Downtown Disney West Side May 13-15, 2011.The family-friendly event includes a classic car show, interactive displays and life-size radio-controlled replica cars from the upcoming Disney-Pixar motion picture "Cars 2." The cars from Radiator Springs are at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., as part of a 30-city "Agents on a Mission" tour.Gene Duncan, … [Read more...]

Two Southern California men charged in scheme to sell fake Disney pins


This news comes to us via the associated press:Two Southern California men have been charged with illegally importing about $2 million worth of counterfeit Disney pins from China and selling them over the Internet.Orange County prosecutors announced the charges against 52-year-old Robert Smyrak of Anaheim and 57-year-old Larry Allred of Walnut on Thursday.Smyrak is accused of orchestrating a scheme in which he and Allred sent legitimate, collectible Disney pins to a manufacturer … [Read more...]

Catch Disney on ABC Season Finales May 15

Set your DVRs, Disney will be featured on two ABC season finales, “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” this Sunday, May 15.Part 1 of the finale of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” will start off at 7 p.m. The episode was filmed aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship, where host Tom Bergeron starts the countdown to see which $100,000 winner will take home this year’s grand prize: a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Resort, and Aulani, a … [Read more...]

All Ashore! Planning Your Shore Excursions

If a port of call is calling your name you need to be prepared before selecting and participating in shore excursions. Here are a few things you should know:Research which excursions you are interested in to see if they would be a good choice for you and your family. Some look very appealing in the list but when you read the details you may find that it’s more than you bargained for.Check the activity level as some excursions are far more physical than you might think. A zip-line … [Read more...]

Star Tours Grand Opening Webcast from Disney’s Hollywood Studios

You better believe we’re counting down the days until Star Tours re-launches at Disney Parks. And if you’re as excited as we are about this monumental occasion at Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort, then we’ve got some great news to share. You’ll be able to see the grand opening of “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” as it happens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the Disney Parks Blog.Beginning at 10 a.m. on May 20, we will host a live webcast of the grand opening that … [Read more...]