Enchanted Tiki Room’ Returns to Magic Kingdom August 2011

Disney sent out a press release yesterday talking about the reopening of the Enchanted Tiki Room in Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park. If you remember Anonymouse broke this news story back in May. But with her you can never tell if it is fact or fiction so today we lay that mystery to rest.Here is the official word.The Sunshine Pavilion, featuring a show variously known as “Tropical Serenade” and “The Enchanted Tiki Birds,” debuted on Oct. 1, 1971, in Magic Kingdom. In 1998, following … [Read more...]

Around the “Disney” World – Epcot’s Italy Pavilion

Italy Pavilion

The Italy Pavilion is one of my absolute favorite places in EPCOT.  Filled with beautiful scenery, wonderful food and wine, and fun shopping, the pavilion temporarily fills my European travel desires that are on hold while I have a toddler.From afar, the pavilion looks beautiful against the water, with Venetian gondolas tied up to a boat dock with the pavilion, created to resemble St. Mark's Square in Venice, located off the water.  When you walk into the pavilion, on your right is a … [Read more...]

Celebs, Promotions and New Medals on runDisney’s Horizon

We are about a month away from the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend and there’s no doubt the more than 14,000 registered runners are counting down the days. There’s indeed a lot to be excited about this year. Actors Drew Carey (“The Price Is Right’’) and Megyn Price (“Rules of Engagement’’) are among the celebrities who will be either running or participating in the weekend of events, Sept 2-4.But that’s not all. There’s more runDisney news on the horizon. For the next three Mondays, we will … [Read more...]

Sinbad Gets ‘Goofy’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Actor and comedian Sinbad visited Walt Disney World Resort last week, and Disney Parks photographer Gene Duncan was on hand to snap this photo of the funnyman with one of our funniest friends, Goofy, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.Known for his roles in television and film, Sinbad has been making people laugh for more than 20 years, from memorable appearances on “Star Search” to being named one of the “Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All-Time” by Comedy Central.His latest project is a … [Read more...]

Video: Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook Meet and Greet at Magic Kingdom

Great video from the guys over at Inside the Magic!After Tinker Bell and her fairy friends left the Magic Kingdom due to the closure of Mickey's Toontown Fair, they were temporarily relocated to Epcot. But now they're back in the Magic Kingdom in a new permanent Adventureland home called Tinker Bell's Magical Nook. Inside, guests can interact with a pair of Disney Fairies, including Vidia, Fawn, Iridessa, Silvermist, Rosetta, and (of course) Tinker Bell. … [Read more...]