Disney Announces Animated Haunted Mansion TV Special

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With Disneyland's 45th anniversary of their attraction "The Haunted Mansion" approaching, Disney has decided to celebrate with a TV special.The Haunted Mansion special will be animated by legendary children's horror author and illustrator Gris Grimly. Grimly will also executive produce and art direct, which is sure to bring some delightful spookiness to the project. Scott Peterson and Joshua Pruett from Phineas and Ferb are also on board, Peterson to write and edit, and Pruett as a … [Read more...]


The Yankee Trader Replaced by Haunted Mansion Store?

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Howdy y'all! You know who this is -- it's me, Anonymouse. Chiperoo has had me running all over the Disney Parks to make sure y'all have the most up to date Disney Gossip. Straight from the Magic Kingdom comes our latest Disney Gossip, will The Yankee Trader shop finally be converted to a Haunted Mansion Store?My sources say this could happen as early as October. The Yankee Trader is scheduled for refurbishment from early July until the end of September. Boy oh boy, I hope this Disney Gossip … [Read more...]


Top 10 things to do at Disney World on Rainy Days

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Rain can really ruin a day, or even a whole vacation. Luckily, when you’re vacationing in Walt Disney World, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied when the Florida weather doesn't want to cooperate.Here are some great things to do on a rainy (or any!) day at WDW:Catch a movie (and a meal!): at AMC Downtown Disney 24, you can catch that movie you forgot to go see (probably because you were so excited and busy getting ready for your WDW trip!). Not only that, but the theater’s … [Read more...]


Are ride photos coming soon to your favorite Disney World attractions?

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Boy Oh Boy! Do I have some Disney Gossip for you! Are photos coming soon to your favorite attractions? With the introduction of Memory Maker, I'm told it could happen.Rumor is Disney will install cameras at Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Photo buying areas will be added to the location where Yankee Trader gift shop is, to the Pirates Gift Shop, and The Briar Patch Store.I've been asked if Disney will reimagine the Yankee Trader gift shop to … [Read more...]


Top 10 Disneyland Rides For Visitors Short On Time

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Listed below are my top ten rides at Disneyland for visitors short on time.  While a large number of Southern California residents own an annual pass to the Disneyland Resort, there are just as many out of town visitors.  A common question asked by many is the number of days necessary to properly experience all the rides and attractions at the Disneyland Resorts.  I always recommend a 3 day minimum - one day per park with the third day to revisit the favorites and enjoy dining and shopping in … [Read more...]


List of 2013 Holiday Events at Disneyland & California Adventure

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort are filled with an abundance of merriment, tradition and new experiences this year, including the debut of “World of Color − Winter Dreams.” The all-new version of “World of Color” in Disney California Adventure Park brings the spirit of the holidays to life with music, humor and the joy of the season.Hosted by Olaf the snowman, from the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures animated feature “Frozen,” the “World of Color − Winter Dreams” show combines new animation … [Read more...]


Marvel and Walt Disney Imagineering Present ‘Disney Kingdoms’!

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Back at D23, Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Imagineering was teasing "Something Weird" at the Imagineer's Pavilion. Now, we finally know an answer to what this weird new thing actually is, and it's very cool! Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Imagineering have come together to create a new comic series titled 'Disney Kingdoms', which is being made in close collaboration with the Imagineers, promises to take fans of the the Disney Parks into exciting new adventures based on attractions, characters, … [Read more...]


10 Ghoulishly Delightful Haunted Mansion Facts

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When leaves fall off the trees and birds begin to scatter...Then the air gets cool and shutters start to clatter...Halloween fast approaches with a ghoulish delight...And 999 happy haunts yearn to give you a fright.So sit back....look alive....and read my 10 facts...About Disney's Haunted Mansion...There's no turning back!10. Legend says that Walt Disney visited the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California to get ideas and concepts for The Haunted Mansion. The … [Read more...]


ABC Orders Four Pilots From It’s Own Studio

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ABC has ordered four drama pilots, including "Big Thunder," based on the popular attraction at Disneyland & Walt Disney World, as well as a gothic soap from producer Mark Gordon.  All four pilots are being produced inhouse by ABC Studios."Big Thunder" will be written by Jason Fuchs and exec produced by Chris Morgan.The storyline for "Big Thunder"  is about a 19th century New York doctor and his family who are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to a frontier mining … [Read more...]


Why I Love the Touring Plans Website and Apps!

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Touring plans, which comes from the people who bring your The Unofficial Guide each year, is perhaps one of the best tools out there for planning your Disney Vacation.  If you are planning your first or hundredth trip to the Disney World or Disneyland you need to check out www.touringplans.com.To subscribe it is $11.95 for the year, but there are always coupon codes available it seems. I happen to think this is the best use of your vacation money and here is why.When you are touring … [Read more...]