Disney Salutes Reedy Creek Improvement District Leader Tom DeWolf


More than a generation ago when Walt and Roy Disney were dreaming of transforming citrus groves and rural swampland into what would become Walt Disney World Resort, Tom DeWolf was right there with them thinking of plans to deliver the roads, utilities and other municipal services that would help make that dream a reality.After 46 years of service to Reedy Creek Improvement District, including his tenure as the first district administrator and later serving as chairman of Reedy Creek’s … [Read more...]

2011 Star Wars Weekends Merchandise

The line to enter Jabba's Hutt on opening weekend of SWW

With the opening of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Star Wars Weekends 2011 at Disney Hollywood Studios has a larger footprint than ever before.  The Hyperspace Hoopla has moved to the sorcerer hat stage, and special event merchandise has found a new home in a huge tent located in the courtyard beyond the Rock-n-Roller Coaster.This new merchandise location, dubbed Jabba's Hutt, provides a general shopping area dedicated to event merchandise as well as the usual queue for limited … [Read more...]

Downtown Disney restaurants host kids cooking classes this summer

Levy Restaurants in Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort are offering a three-part Kids Cooking Class from noon-3 p.m. June 24.The chefs of Wolfgang Puck Café, Portobello Restaurant and Fulton's Crab House will walk through a full demonstration at each location for children ages 6-12.The class/menu will feature: Crispy Chicken Finger Roll at Wolfgang Puck Café Ravioli Gigante at Portobello Restaurant Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae at Fulton's Crab HouseThe class is $30 for … [Read more...]

American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery’s Single Debuts on Sorcerer Radio

Scotty McCreery

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and his new single "I Love You This Big" will debut on Sorcerer Radio this Thursday (6/2/11) at 8 a.m./eastern during DW:60. McCreery is the latest American Idol winner to perform at the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios this past week and his new song will continue to play in the area of the attraction.About Scotty McCreery Scott Cooke "Scotty" McCreery (born October 9, 1993) is an American singer from Garner, North Carolina who won … [Read more...]

WDW Fantasyland Construction Updates 5/31/2011


With the new Fantasyland expansion at Walt Disney World set to open in 2012, anticipation is running high.  Tall construction walls edge one side of Fantasyland adorned with beautiful concept art and descriptions of the wonders that will appear next year.  The looming cranes, thrumming motors, and occasional voices of workmen drifting from behind the wall, however, hint at a far more practical process going on just beyond view.With the help of a bench or decorative wall and the help of a … [Read more...]