Mickey Tests Some Magic Words at Walt Disney World


Guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park last night were in for a real Halloween treat. For the first time in the park’s history, Mickey talked with guests and tested some new tricks backstage at Town Square Theater.Last nights test was open to a very limited number of guests – Mickey and his pals at Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, and Walt Disney Imagineering helped create this video to share with all of you.Take a look and let us know what you think in the “Comments” … [Read more...]

What is Lurking at Walt Disney World After Dark?

Cinderella Castle at Halloween

We’re headed out to Disney Parks after dark, where adventure lurks in magical shadows. It’s a fun place to be any night of the year, but as Halloween approaches, happy haunts and ghastly ghouls seem all the spookier.As if The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror isn’t creepy enough in the daylight, dare to enter these not-so-hallowed halls when the sun goes down, and you’ll find out just why so many ear-bursting shrieks echo down Sunset Boulevard. On Halloween night, 1939, a violent storm struck the … [Read more...]

Happy HalloWishes


FRIGHTFULLY FUN FIREWORKS: Orange-hued fireworks explode over Cinderella Castle while illuminated pumpkins are projected onto the facade during the “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks show. The pyrotechnics show is part of “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party,” an after-hours Halloween celebration that takes place on select nights at the theme park. (Gene Duncan, photographer) Related articlesA Spooktacular in the Sky at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts (chipandco.com) What is … [Read more...]

One Spooked Raven at Walt Disney World Resort

This”photo is one of the only “living” creatures that resides within The Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World Resort – it’s the mansion’s resident raven.There’s no doubt that he’s seen quite a few unusual sights in his 40 years at The Haunted Mansion. In this shot, he’s overlooking the shaking casket. Related articlesElectrical Water Pageant Celebrates 40 Years at Walt Disney World Resort (chipandco.com) A Spooktacular in the Sky at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts … [Read more...]

Festival of Masters Welcomes Irish Artist Graham Knuttel


The works of Irish artist Graham Knuttel have found homes among Hollywood royalty like Sylvester Stallone, Whoopie Goldberg and Robert DeNiro. On Nov. 11, 2011, one of the renowned artist’s works will find a home at Walt Disney World Resort.His latest commission — a painting for Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Downtown Disney — will be unveiled during the opening day of Festival of the Masters, one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded juried art festivals since 1975. While the … [Read more...]