Things You Might Not Know About the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is one of my favorite attractions – both at Disney California Adventure park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Especially this time of year, it seems extra spooky. Each time I “check in,” I discover some new cobweb-covered detail. That’s why I wanted to share these little-known facts about the attraction at Disney California Adventure park:Reaching 183 feet, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is made of more than 900 tons of steel, 1,600 cubic yards of … [Read more...]

Cinderella’s Holiday Wish beginning November 4th


The spectacular castle lighting show, "Cinderella's Holiday Wish", is set to begin this year on November 4th.  The show will run nightly at the Magic Kingdom through to the end of 2011.Here is the schedule and show times for 2011.November 4th - December 30, 2011 - 6:15pm Nov 4th and 5th - 7:15pmSign language interpreted performances on Mondays and Thursdays.Related articles2011 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Details ( … [Read more...]

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Review – France


This picture and review comes to us from Chip and Co fan Nick who was able to dine around the World Showcase and take in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the 16th Annual Food & Wine Festival.Thanks Nick!Here is his review of the France Booth: I loved the Escargots Persillade en Brioche. All I could taste was the bread, but it was terrific. The Creme Brulee au Chocolat au Lait was not as flavorful as I'd hoped. Related articlesEpcot Food & Wine Festival Food Review … [Read more...]

With the Help of Ocean Spray, Gary Walks Guests Through the Cranberry Bog at Epcot


A new feature of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is letting guests get “bogged” down during a visit to the park. (And that’s a good thing!). Our friends at Ocean Spray have brought a cranberry bog display to the event as part of their ongoing commitment to educate consumers about the taste, health and heritage of the cranberry. And it’s quite fitting as we enter the fall season when cranberries are a big part of many family holiday dinners.Today, our “Cranberry Correspondent” … [Read more...]

ESPN Wide World of Sports Named ‘Business of the Year’ at SPORTYS


The Central Florida Sports Commission recognized ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort as “Business of the Year” last month at the inaugural Central Florida SPORTYS Awards. The event honored deserving local athletes, coaches, employees and businesses, ranging from amateur to professional, throughout Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties.SPORTYS award winners are selected by a blue ribbon panel of Central Florida media representatives through two rounds of … [Read more...]