Often overlooked the Magic of Animation

Yes, we're all excited about the new value resort, The Art of Animation (even though the pricing doesn't scream "value"!) but i'd like to talk about an underrated attraction at Hollywood Studios...the Magic of Animation.In the depths of the studios, tucked away between a gift shop and the Disney Junior stage is a forgotten attraction...the Magic of Animation. You probably run in and out of the building chasing down the characters that meet & greet there (Sorcerer Mickey, the Army men, … [Read more...]




Follow Chip as he Streams Live Video from Disney World in 2 weeks!

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I just posted our trip schedule on U Stream. Check it out here. We will be at Disney World Sept 17th - 24th 2011. Note - If you goto my U Stream Channel you can mark if you will be attending a specific broadcast and get an email reminder before the event! I will be recording a few times a day from the different Parks, Resorts, and Attractions at Walt Disney World. Also I will try to record some video from our Chip and Co Meet Up.While I am down at Disney World I will be recording from … [Read more...]




Disney Cast Members Among HENAAC’s 23rd Annual Top STEM Professional Award Winners

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Great Minds in STEM™(GMiS) announced two Disney Cast Members among the 23rd Annual HENAAC Award Winners in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic.Ivan R. Diaz, director of Parks Development & Integration, received this year’s Chairman’s Award. GMiS named Manuel (Manny) Dumas, manager of Engineering Services at Downtown Disney, a Corporate Luminary honoree.The nomination and selection process is a competitive and rigorous one, with a pool of more than 200 applicants vying for … [Read more...]




Miss America Contestants Visit Walt Disney World Resort

Look who stopped by Magic Kingdom Park. All 53 contestants for the title of Miss America 2012 – and current Miss America Teresa Scanlan – continued a Walt Disney World Resort tradition of walking down Main Street, U.S.A., and making some magical memories.Representing fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, the women were greeted by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cinderella, Belle, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. After group photos at Cinderella Castle, the … [Read more...]




Fantasyland Expansion Timeline Update!

We all know Fantasyland is expanding and we’re anxious to start our countdown clocks for the new experiences...if only we knew when they were going to open!Announcements were made at the D23 expo and a better idea of the timeline is out of the bag. Here are the projected completion dates/openings for the new and improved Fantasyland!Early 2012: Half of Storybook circus with Double Dumbo, Great Goofini coaster, Fantasyland Train Station and Casey Jr.Late 2012: Under the … [Read more...]