Disney Character News and Rumors for May 2011

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Walt Disney World May is one of the two months of the year that WDW usually changes around characters and this May is no different. The big changes are at Disney's Hollywood Studios where Lotso has left the animation building to make way for Winnie the Pooh once his meet and greet area is complete. Also, Phineas and Ferb will finally be making their debut; however, it sounds like it has been delayed until the end of the month. There may be other changes coming this month… normally some … [Read more...]





Favorite Walt Disney World Dinner Shows

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Two of the most popular activities at Walt Disney World are the entertainment and the food. And when you can have both entertainment and food at the same time, you’ve got yourself a winning combination. So it’s not hard to see why Disney World provides some wonderful and very popular Dinner Shows. If you have the chance to attend one (or all), you are sure to have a wonderful time…and a darn good meal as well.  Here are 3 favorites, and what you need to know about them: Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue Does … [Read more...]





Mousechat: Disney World’s Destination D Event Reviewed

Last week was Disney's Destination D event at Walt Disney World. This was a special Disney Conference for D23 members and their family and friends. Tickets for this event were not cheap and our friend George attended and reported back on the events highlights.Disney also used this event to celebrate Disney Worlds 40th anniversary.  It's a tad early seeing that the 40th is on October 1 later this year.  It is interesting also that currently we are hearing that there is nothing really planned … [Read more...]





George Lucas and Disney’s Bob Iger Launch Star Tours Attraction at Walt Disney World Resort

Star WarsTM creator George Lucas and Disney President and CEO Bob Iger wielded lightsabers amid a legion of stormtroopers Friday to open “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue,” a new 3-D adventure at Walt Disney World Resort.A cast of hundreds of Star Wars characters and performers – including Anthony Daniels, who has played the golden droid C-3PO since the first film debuted in 1977 – converged on Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the launch of the attraction destined to send millions of … [Read more...]





Star Tours – The Adventures Continue Details

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Here are some details on Star Tours from Tom Fitzgerald, Executive VP & Senior Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering:On where in the Star Wars timeline the new storyline takes place:“In the end, after numerous discussions, we decided to place our storyline between the two sets of Star Wars trilogies, giving the project the working title ‘Star Tours 3.5.’ This time period gave our show team the ability to tap into the very best of the Star Wars characters and … [Read more...]