Opening-Day Cast Members Mark 40 Years

Earlier this month, Disney cast members who were hired in 1971 gathered at Magic Kingdom Park for a photograph marking the 40th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort.A photo of this group was first taken before the park opened in 1971, and was featured on the Oct. 15 cover of LIFE magazine with the title “Disney World Opens.”At opening, there were about 5,000 cast members needed to run the entire Resort, which first included Magic Kingdom Park and two resorts, Disney’s Contemporary … [Read more...]

NEW! Halloween Merchandise at Disney Parks


Cody Reynolds, Senior Character Artist with Disney Design Group was responsible for bringing this year's Halloween art to life and to our parks.Inspired by comic books, this years designs show a playful (and frightful) side of the "fab five" we al know and love.The reusable bags, themed plush, place mats, pens, mugs, hats and more can now be found in merchandise locations at both parks.Check out this video for moreWhat's your must have halloween item at the parks? Related … [Read more...]

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Review


We attended our first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on September 20th and had a great time. In case you don’t know, the Halloween Party is a hard ticket event on select nights from September to the first of November. The Magic Kingdom was beautifully decorated and took on a spooky feeling but you know, not too scary.The biggest question I have gotten about the party is if I thought it was worth the money. I would have to say yes. The Boo to You Parade is now one of my favorites … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – What Brings Us Back, The Tangibles


As we get older we generally find that different things become important to us. When we were younger we looked forward to the thrill of riding the biggest, best, and most exciting attractions and some of us still do (me). But, when you reach a certain age (different for everyone), you find that the more subtle things that you may have passed by in the past become a bit more important in the overall enjoyment of your visit. Let's look at a few of these things that we grow to love as we become … [Read more...]

Scaring Up Fun at the Walt Disney World ‘Trick or Meet-Up’

This wasn’t your ordinary crowd. Hitchhiking Ghosts, a few Snow Whites and even a giant, walking, talking hot dog were among a group of hundreds who joined Disney last night for their first “Trick or Meet Up” at Magic Kingdom Park. They kicked things off with a talk from Walt Disney Imagineer Jason Surrell and a chance to show off some of your amazing costumes.And there were some great characters in attendance. We’ve posted a gallery of favorites.During the night, … [Read more...]