Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Spoiler-free Review

Aljon at Star Tours 2 Soft Open

This past Saturday while my wife and I were covering the Pixar Weekend at Epcot I checked my Twitter to find that it was blowing up! Star Tours was indeed doing a soft opening to work out any kinks before the actual opening on May 20th. Unfortunately we didn't get out of our event in time to ride it that night so we kept our fingers crossed that it would be open on Sunday. We got up first thing and checked our Disney iPhone app and luckily our wish was granted.We ended up meeting up … [Read more...]



Disney Confidential – Enchanted Tiki Room Under Old Management

Hey there ladies and gents your friendly gossip spreader columnist Anonymouse here. Today I want to discuss some very interesting news that is coming out of Walt Disney World.Before you ask yes that title is correct. The newly burned refurbished Enchanted Tiki Room will soon be under Old Management. News broke on Sunday at the D23 event that the Enchanted Tiki Room will reopen this summer at Disney's Magic Kingdom, minus the "new management" piece of the attraction. Everyone … [Read more...]



PhotoPass Perks and Pitfalls

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As you walk around the parks you’ve probably noticed cast members in safari type khaki vests and blue shorts; although they look like they’ve escaped from the Animal Kingdom, I assure you, they are where they belong. Who are these people and what are they doing roaming the streets of Mainstreet U.S.A.? They are PhotoPass Photographers.For those of you not familiar with the purpose of PhotoPass, take a look at your family photos from your past vacations...you probably notice that one of the … [Read more...]



Ask a Disney Question – Talking Mickey

This question comes from one of our readers, Jen S.:"Last year while at Disney World we were told they were going to start trying out a "talking Mickey" we saw video of it and it seemed neat to be able to meet and greet Mickey and have him actually say something to you. Do yo know what happened to this? Did they scrap it?"Jen, I'm happy to report that Mickey, as stated by Mickey's voice, Brett Iwan, doesn't have to save his voice as much anymore.   Though currently only at the Disneyland … [Read more...]



Disney Character News and Rumors for May 2011

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Walt Disney World May is one of the two months of the year that WDW usually changes around characters and this May is no different. The big changes are at Disney's Hollywood Studios where Lotso has left the animation building to make way for Winnie the Pooh once his meet and greet area is complete. Also, Phineas and Ferb will finally be making their debut; however, it sounds like it has been delayed until the end of the month. There may be other changes coming this month… normally some … [Read more...]