Lady and the Tramp add to the magnificent topiary displays during the 18th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

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Lady and the Tramp add to the magnificent topiary displays during the 18th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV. The festival, which runs 75 days March 2 – May 15 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., features dozens of character topiaries, stunning floral displays, workshops, the Flower Power concert series and presentations by HGTV personalities – all included in regular Epcot admission.Gene Duncan, photographer Related … [Read more...]


BEWARE! The Hidden Poles of Main Street USA

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My family and I began our regular visits to Walt Disney World in June, 2000. At that time, our children were 6, 9 and 14. We know our way around the Walt Disney World resort just like we know our way around our hometown. I have no problem letting my kids go to the parks without us as they know exactly how to get from park to park, park back to resort, park to any dining reservations we have, etc. So, for several years we have had some flexibility if everyone did not want to do the exact same … [Read more...]


Summer at Walt Disney World: How to Prepare

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Visiting Walt Disney World is a fun experience for the whole family.  However, if you are going in the summer months, there are some things that you need to prepare for.The Orlando area during the months of June, July, and August averages a high temperature of 90 degrees during June, and 92 degrees during July and August.  To the casual person, this doesn’t seem all that hot, and truth be told, it really isn’t.  However, the difference here is that the humidity in Florida can make that … [Read more...]


HP Field House dedication ceremony at ESPN WIde World of Sports Complex

HP Field House Dedication Ceremony at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney and HP executives were joined by sports celebrities and ESPN personalities March 3, 2011 at ESPN Wide World of Sports for the dedication ceremony for the newly named "HP Field House."Joining in the ceremony: (L-R): Gary Elliott, vice president of Brand Marketing for HP, U.S. Women's Soccer legend Mia Hamm, Mickey Mouse, Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Disney Sports Enterprises, and Jason Witten, NFL All-Pro tight end for the Dallas Cowboys.The HP Field House is a … [Read more...]


The 2011 Disney’s Dreamers Academy Highlight Video

The 2011 Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine continues a mission to annually bring together 100 high school students who want to ignite their lives, dreams and passions. However, the March 3-6 event at Walt Disney World Resort also will serve as a "make-up class" for 13 teens selected for the 2010 Academy which they were unable to attend due to winter-weather travel cancellations.Combined with 100 high school students from 22 states and the District of … [Read more...]


Bruce Willis Stops by Hollywood Studios

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Bruce Willis posed with Minnie Mouse and Goofy at Hollywood Studios with the famed mouse-eared water tower (dubbed the "Earrfel Tower") in the background.The water tower was inspired by Disney's landmark water tower that has been an icon of The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, for many years.Click here to see more photos.Photo credit WOFL FOX 35  Related articlesVanessa Hudgens Celebrates Valentine's Day with Minnie at Disney's Hollywood Studios … [Read more...]


Original Star Tours Footage

Missing Star Tours? Have no fear. Here's some classic attraction footage as you prime yourself for the opening of Star Tours 2: The Adventures Continue!The Disney Parks are plan to relaunch the new and improved tours on the following dates:May 10th 2011 in Disneyland in Anaheim AND May 17th 2011 in Disney World in OrlandoI'm planing to be there opening day and hope to see you there!This is the full ride film played on Star Tours at Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort, … [Read more...]


Disney’s Dreamers Academy Attendance Jumps in 2011; More than 100 Teens Going to Walt Disney World Resort March 3-6

The 2011 Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine continues a mission to annually bring together 100 high school students who want to ignite their lives, dreams and passions. However, the March 3-6 event at Walt Disney World Resort also will serve as a "make-up class" for 13 teens selected for the 2010 Academy which they were unable to attend due to winter-weather travel cancellations.Combined with 100 high school students from 22 states and the District of … [Read more...]


Jake and the Never Land Pirates Landing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as Part of Show Debuting March 4

Jake and the Never Land Pirates are landing at Disney's Hollywood Studios March 4, 2011, less than a month after they cast off on their first adventure on Disney Channel as part of the launch of Disney Junior programming designed for 2-to-7-year-old children.At the Walt Disney World theme park, they are playing a role in "Disney Junior--Live on Stage!", a theme park show created for young guests. Co-starring roles in the show are played by the cast of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny and … [Read more...]


Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Queue Video

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Here is a video that will be featured in the queues for the all new Star Tours ride. Enjoy!Related articlesHasbro Reveals 'Star Tours: The Adventures Continue' Action Figures (chipandco.com) Star Tours: The Adventures Continue opens May 20 (studioscentral.com) … [Read more...]