Video: Mickey Mouse Now Greeting Guests at New Magic Kingdom Location

Mickey Mouse now reigns at a new location in Magic Kingdom to meet and greet his friends at Walt Disney World Resort. Guests can now go backstage at Town Square Theater for photos and autographs.Mickey's new location also heralds the first-ever use of Disney's FASTPASS Service for a character meet-and-greet experience. Guests can also use FASTPASS and queue to meet the Disney princesses, for whom Town Square Theater will be a meet-and-greet location during New Fantasyland … [Read more...]



Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Selected as Host Site for World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

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Guests visit Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon for thrills like the Crush ‘n’ Gusher water coaster and Gang Plank Falls.  This June, they’ll hit the water park’s wave pool to help break a world record and spread an important message about teaching children to swim.“We were honored Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park will once again serve as the official headquarters location for a second record-breaking World’s Largest Swimming Lesson,” said Jean Gallagher, director of water parks for Walt Disney … [Read more...]



New Star Tours Destinations to be Announced Soon

Recently, Disney Parks Blog talked about the characters you’ll meet in Star Tours – The Adventures Continue. Since then, there’s been a lot of speculation about where we’ll meet those characters. Well, stay tuned. While the Star Tours Company does fly to many destinations (as you can see in the attached image – especially if you read Aurebesh) we’ll soon give you the flight list for the show!For more information on Star Tours, see these previous updates:George Lucas Visits Star Tours … [Read more...]



Baby Care Centers – A Hidden Oasis for Parents

For most vacationers, standard routines go out the window.  Regularly scheduled meals, diapers, potty breaks, naps, go out the window in search of magic and fun.  But, even though the schedules may not be exact, Walt Disney World provides a safe haven for families to escape to, in search of return to normalcy.Located in all four parks, though not at the water park or Downtown Disney, these baby care centers are nice and air conditioned, providing a comfortable place to cool down and relax.  … [Read more...]



Character Meet and Greets at Walt Disney World

As a Disney Dad with a Princess Daughter, the one thing that we are always looking for is character interaction when we visit Disney World.  We all have our favorites – mine is Mickey Mouse, my wife loves Daisy Duck, and my Princess is a big fan of all of the princesses, and also has a real soft spot for Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Chip & Dale, Goofy, Pluto, Lilo and Stitch, well, you get the picture!I could plaster this post with picture after picture of character photos that we have … [Read more...]