Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” Pre-Parade at Disney California Adventure Park

In celebration of Disney•Pixar's “Inside Out”, in theaters this weekend, a new pre-parade brings the movie’s main characters and their colorful, curious world right in to the heart of Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort.Arriving just ahead of daily performances of the Pixar Play Parade, this new pre-parade features the five Emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness as they experience the sights, sounds, smells and excitement of a day in a Disney park.Check out … [Read more...]

10 Magical Experiences for the Holidays at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World does nothing in a small way, but makes special things, especially holidays spectacular. Check out these 10 special offerings for the holidays.1. The Jungle Cruise becomes "The Jingle Cruise" - This nostalgic ride dresses up in holiday decorations, the boats take on special holiday names, and the boat captains even make their jokes more festive and holiday flavored. This transformation begins on November 7.2. Get "Frozen" at Hollywood Studios - While the Frozen takeover … [Read more...]

13 Hauntingly Wonderful Elements of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Walt Disney World hosts two holiday themed special events each year, and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one not to be missed. It is a special, separately-ticketed event running select nights, September 1 - October 31, 2014. The party is held in the Magic Kingdom and begins at 7:00 pm, and doesn't end until the clock strikes midnight.Never been to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party? Check out 13 hallo-wonderful things you've been missing.Jack-o-lanterns Galore - Main Street, … [Read more...]

Coming soon the the Magic Kingdom – Disney Festival Of Fantasy Parade

In the new Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade you are sure to be delighted with all the new sights and sounds it has to bring. Between the all new music scored just for this parade and a twist of classic Disney tunes thrown in, it sounds like it will be amazing. The costumes have to be some of the most beautiful and elaborate I have ever seen Disney make.With 10 different costume houses in 8 different countries working on them, this parade should have something to catch everyone's eye. Mirena … [Read more...]

Planning for the Disney World Parades

"What time is the 3 o'clock parade?" Believe it or not, this is one of the most commonly asked questions at Walt Disney World. It's become so much of a joke, that Disney has even made t-shirts featuring this question! Watching Disney parades is an experience you will not want to miss. So, what do you need to know, other than the parade times (which can be found on the Times Guide)?For any Disney parade, you will want to arrive early to make sure you get the best viewing spot possible. I … [Read more...]

Hollywood Studios with Little Ones

Is Hollywood Studios any fun with Little Ones?  After all, some of the best rides have height requirements.  So is it worth the trip?  Here are a list of rides and attractions appropriate for the Preschool set and under.Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Adventure:  An outdoor play area designed around the Honey I Shrunk the Kids movie is perfect for all ages!  However, its sized for "shorties" so the slides and climbing nets are perfect for those 6 and under. Disney Junior-Live on Stage:  A … [Read more...]

Top 10 Pet Peeves at Walt Disney World

Let’s face it, Disney is a crowded place, and according to Chip it is becoming even more crowded. With so many people passing through the gates of the four parks and two water parks, there are bound to be some who annoy others. In order to keep from being “that person”, I want to share with you my Top Ten Pet Peeves that can make your vacation less than magical.10. Parade Jumpers - Walking in front of someone, who clearly has the front spot behind the parade ropes, to park yourself for the … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Christmas in the Magic Kingdom

This is the first of several articles I will be writing this month about Christmas in Disney.  I experienced the most Magical of times at Walt Disney World in December of 2010.  We stayed the week before, including Christmas Day.  The Christmas in July articles will feature some stories and tips to help you plan your holiday visit.  Why now?  Because now is when you need to begin planning your holiday trip, if you haven't been already dreaming of it for years.The Holidays at Magic … [Read more...]

Getting Your Haircut at Walt Disney World

Would you ever consider getting your haircut at Walt Disney World?  How about your child's first haircut?  Something to think about for your next trip is Harmony Barber Shop in the Magic Kingdom.  Harmony Barber Shop is located on the left side of Main St. USA, near City Hall.  It's off to the side near the Car Barn.  Quick TIP:  This is a great place to watch the parades begin their way down Main Street. … [Read more...]

Magic Kingdom to Test Dream Come True Parade Fastpass

This news comes to us from Touring Plans.Beginning the week of October 23, 2011, Magic Kingdom will test offering FASTPASS tickets for a restricted-access viewing area for the afternoon Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade. The test will run for approximately one month.Due to the limited size of the test’s viewing area (reportedly in the Castle Forecourt), few details are being shared regarding how guests will obtain these parade FASTPASS tickets. Word on the street is that there will be a … [Read more...]