Journey of the Little Mermaid Characters Come to Life with Classic Storytelling and Innovative Technology

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Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid debuts in a few days at Magic Kingdom, advancing the great tradition of the “dark ride” – a theme park classic that transports riders in guided vehicles through specially lit scenes often featuring animation sound, music, and special effects.That said, the Little Mermaid attraction incorporates advanced technology and special effects to make guests feel as if they’ve been taken underwater as they encounter characters from “The Little Mermaid” in … [Read more...]





Disney Theme Park in St. Louis? Well Almost!

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Alright, Disney fans, store this in the back of your head for that Jeopardy Daily Double question.  Back in 1962, Walt Disney himself was in the process of negotiating a Disney Theme Park  in St. Louis, MO.  What could have been?Walt Disney was approached by the organizers of the St. Louis Bicentennial.  Their request was that he produce a film about the city.  So impressed was Walt with the newly expanding downtown area and the almost complete Arch, he had a better idea.With … [Read more...]





‘Big Thunder Mountain’ Set To Become a TV Series on ABC

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It looks like the wildest ride in the wilderness is about to become the wildest ride on your television. ABC is currently developing a new series, titled 'Big Thunder Mountain', based around the popular Disney attraction, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Details about the project are being kept tight-lipped at this time, but the show is set to be  supervised and produced by Chris Morgan ('Fast and Furious', 'Fast Five') and written by Jason Fuchs ('Ice Age: Continental Drift').  This isn't the … [Read more...]





Disney World And Disneyland Testing New Attraction Policy

This week two attractions at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Disneyland will test a new seating policy for the remainder of the month and see how guests feel about it.Both Toy Story Midway Manias and Haunted Mansions will test a new policy where children under the age of 7 must ride with a guest over the age of 14 in the same row.  Previous policy dictated that there be an adult in the same vehicle as children under 7.  A sign is near the entrance informing guests of the new policy and … [Read more...]





Create Your Own Disney Magic at Home this Halloween

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Between carved pumpkins, after-hours parties and tasty treats, Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. Wouldn't you like to bring some of that Disney magic into your home this Halloween? How about conjuring up the 999 happy haunts that inhabit the Haunted Mansion?Our friends at Spoonful.com have hundreds of fun, Disney-inspired craft ideas – including tons for Halloween. Two of my favorites are these Haunted Mansion Ghost Masks and Haunted Mansion Cupcake Tombstones. They're so easy – … [Read more...]