New Disney World’s Haunted Mansion Queue

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The lonely wolf howl echoes across the landscape, cutting through the music and merriment of the Magic Kingdom.  For a split second, images of fog-filled graveyards and half-seen shadows flicker at the edges of park guests' minds, and then they are gone, burned away by the bright Florida sunshine. Yet that chilling call is a siren song for many visitors to the Magic Kingdom. In its mournful tone, they find fond memories of one of the most dearly loved attractions at the Disney theme parks: The … [Read more...]


Scotty McCreery Celebrates ‘American Idol’ Win at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

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To celebrate his May 25 win on the popular “American Idol” television show, country music singer Scotty McCreery today was honored in a celebratory parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.Excited fans lined the streets, cheering on the 17-year-old singer from Garner N.C., as he joined Mickey Mouse in a convertible sports car and greeted fans before taking the microphone to sing his new hit single, “I Love You This Big” in front of “The American Idol Experience” attraction in … [Read more...]


Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Brings Star Wars Thrills in 3-D to Disneyland Park

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The power of the Force and the magic of Disney have combined to create Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, a new 3-D attraction set to open at Disneyland park on June 3, 2011. The attraction also opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on May 20, 2011.Based on the Star WarsTM films, Star Tours will take Walt Disney World Resort guests to multiple Star Wars destinations where they will interact with characters from throughout the Saga. And it will all be … [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...]


Take an Imagineer-Guided Tour of One Man’s Dream at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Walt Disney Imagineering sent us a great video today that takes a look inside One Man's Dream at Disney's Hollywood Studios. In case you aren't familiar, One Man's Dream is a walk-through exhibit that features more than 400 artifacts that chronologically tell the story of Walt Disney's life and career.Related articlesStar Tours Grand Opening Webcast from Disney's Hollywood Studios (chipandco.com) Ask Us a Disney Question: Itinerary for February Off-Property with Kids … [Read more...]


Fun Facts from ‘Star Tours’ – The Adventures Continue

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The power of the Force and the magic of Disney have combined to create “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue,” a new 3-D attraction set to open at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. With an eye-popping digital presentation leveraging Dolby 3-D to deliver a vivid and realistic experience, a dramatic musical score and motion simulator-based technology, guests will be immersed in the Star Wars galaxy like never before on a theme park attraction. More than 50 story combinations are … [Read more...]


In need of an upgrade – “It’s Tough to be a Bug”

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Today I’m going to take a look at what may be my least favorite attraction in any of the Disney Parks – “It’s Tough to be a Bug”.  This attraction is in need of a serious upgrade!I have several things I don’t like about this attraction.  For starters,  it absolutely terrifies my daughter!  She doesn’t like how the bugs start attacking us, and to be quite honest, neither do I!   Secondly, I don’t like how the yellow jackets sting us in the backside!  That hurts!  And to be quite honest, the … [Read more...]


Blackbeard Comes Aboard at Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park May 20

On February 11, actor Ian McShane appeared on a soundstage in Los Angeles for a very special “head shot” – one that will soon be featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean attractions at Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.Captain Blackbeard will make his appearance on the ghostly waterfall in the grotto scenes of the park attractions beginning May 20, coinciding with the release of the new film, “Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides,” in which McShane … [Read more...]


‘Star Tours – The Adventures Continue’ Brings Star Wars Thrills in 3-D to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park

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The power of the Force and the magic of Disney have combined to create “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue,” a new 3-D attraction set to open at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park on May 20, 2011. The attraction also will open at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., on June 3, 2011.Based on the Star Wars films, Star Tours will take Walt Disney World Resort guests to multiple Star Wars destinations where they will interact with characters from throughout the Saga. And it will all be in … [Read more...]