Disney – The Champions Of ‘Underpromise’ And ‘Overdeliver’


First of all, these are my personal opinions and you may or may not agree. Regular visitors to any of the Disney venues already know what I'm talking about in the article's title. Disney regularly tells you what they are going to do, they do exactly what they promise and then as Walt Disney himself insisted on for everything offered by his company, they 'Plus It'. In other words, they do just a little bit extra to make the experience that much more memorable. I'm not going to lay out a bunch of … [Read more...]

“Strong as a Rock,” Disney’s Baby Elephant Receives Swahili Name


With a birth weight of 311 pounds, the most recent elephant born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been fittingly named Jabali, or “strong as a rock” in Swahili. According to zoological managers, the masculine name is well-suited for a baby elephant that could grow to an adult weight of more than 10,000 pounds.Jabali was welcomed into the African elephant group last week by his 25-year-old mother Vasha, 10 herd members and a team of animal care professionals assisting with the birth. He’s also … [Read more...]

Sorcerer Radio Preview (Week of 8/29)

Greetings Disney fans! Here's the latest from the team of the Sorcerer Radio Network!The Sorcerer Radio Network, a global leader in fan-based Disney internet radio and programming, “All Disney Music, All Day Long,” provides you 24 hours of Disney Magic. From its stellar Disney music selections, interactive community boards, celebrity interviews, Disney news, podcasts, vidcasts, cell phone apps, Live Disney coverage, travel, and more.Sorcerer Radio Brings YOU a NEW SHOW - Mouse … [Read more...]

40-Year Cast Members Reflect on Opening Day Oct. 1, 1971


Phil Holmes, Vice President of Magic Kingdom (Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan) – He wore the costume and countenance of a grim Haunted Mansion greeter in Liberty Square when the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971.  Today, Phil Holmes is the park’s vice president, and he still recalls the wonder in those first guests’ voices when they entered the cobweb-laced house of spooks for a doom-buggy ride.  “Forty years ago, the attraction’s special effects were things that people couldn’t figure out and didn’t … [Read more...]

New Baby Elephant Takes Center Stage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom


The elephant herd at Disney’s Animal Kingdom got just a little larger with the birth of a baby calf. Weighing 311 pounds, the male African elephant was welcomed into the group by his mother Vasha, 10 herd members and a team of animal care professionals assisting with the birth.The 25-year-old mother delivered the herd’s sixth offspring after gaining more than 800 pounds during a 22-month gestation. This latest addition, which has yet to be named, is the second calf for Vasha, who gave birth … [Read more...]