Jennings Osborne creator of ‘Disney’s Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights’ Dies at 67

Jennings Osborne whose Christmas light displays drew international attention at both Disney World and his home, died on Wednesday at the age of 67. Osborne was battling complications following heart surgery.According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Family spokesperson David Bazzel said Osborne passed at 3:30 p.m. surrounded by family and friends.The Fort Smith native with the larger than life personality often called himself “the luckiest guy in the world" for all that he was able to … [Read more...]





Disney’s Grand Floridian Vacation Club Villas Construction Video

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A wall spanning the length of the walkway between the Wedding Pavilion and the main building has been erected at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, for the rumored Disney Vacation Club Villas.Visit http://www.JeffLangeDVD.com or http://www.MouseSteps.com for more information. … [Read more...]





Around the “Disney” World: Epcot Norway Pavilion

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Norwegian architects and historians worked closely with Walt Disney Imagineers to intertwine the natural environment into the design of Epcot’s Norway Pavilion. Aged stone, stucco and wood surfaces enhance the rustic, earthy facades and create an authentic Guest experience. The plaza’s cobbled walkways and grass-covered roofs, like those of Alesund, Bergen, Oslo and the Setesdal Valley, center around a Stave church—or Stavkirke—a pagan building of worship once found in almost every Norwegian … [Read more...]





Mickey’s ‘Spooktacular’ In-Room Celebration Returns to the Walt Disney World Resort

Last fall, guests at the Walt Disney World Resort chose Mickey’s “Spooktacular” In-Room Celebration as one of their favorite offerings from Disney Floral & Gifts. This experience begins when guests return to their resort room to find that Mickey Mouse has surprised them by placing a sash with Halloween accents and cobwebs on their room’s door. Once inside, they find a not-so-scary personalized Halloween celebration waiting for them.This over-the-top celebration was so popular last … [Read more...]





Author Laura Schaefer Releases Children’s E-Book Guide to Walt Disney World

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Laura Schaefer, author of The Teashop Girls (Simon & Schuster 2009) and The Secret Ingredient (Simon & Schuster 2011) has a new series of e-books for kids called Planet Explorers. Her first title, Planet Explorers Walt Disney World, is a guidebook to the parks for readers aged 8-12. With fun facts, tips, and active hyperlinks for kids who want to dig a little deeper into everything Disney, the e-books are designed to be read on smart phones, Kindles, Nooks, or iPads. They are … [Read more...]