First Look – Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks

Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, … [Read more...]

Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour

On the Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour you can take this guided tour behind the scenes and learn about how key events in Walt Disney's life inspired Magic Kingdom and some of his beloved attractions in it.Follow in Walt's FootstepsOn this walking tour, discover some of the secrets behind the magic.Your knowledgeable guide will share many little-known facts about Walt as well as the design and operation of several classic attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. … [Read more...]

Disney Celebrates 60 years of Imagineering at D23 Expo

 In honor of the 60th anniversary of Walt Disney Imagineering and the origins of Disney Parks and Resorts, Imagineering is hosting an “open house” at the D23 Expo, August 9-11, opening the doors of its unique facilities and offering an unprecedented look at its creative processes—all on the floor of the Anaheim Convention Center. In addition, Imagineers past and present will host an entire day of panel discussions on Sunday, August 11, celebrating their 60 magical years of “dreaming and … [Read more...]

10 Favorite Secrets of the Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World Resort is a land of magic, memories, excitement…and secrets!  In fact, they’re all around you when you visit the parks.  Here are just a few of my favorite secrets in the Magic Kingdom, which many guests walk past, over and through without ever noticing.A MESSAGE FROM WALT DISNEY  Enter the Magic Kingdom and climb the stairs to the Main Street Railroad Station.  Do you hear the old-fashioned telegraph sending a message?  It’s not just any random message, but instead the … [Read more...]

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Returns To The D23 Expo

“TREASURES OF THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES” returns to the D23 expo this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins, ABC's Once Upon a Time, and Disney's connection to the land of Oz. This spectacular exhibit will feature imagery, costumes, props, set pieces, and more. Many of these items will be publicly displayed for the first time by the Walt Disney Archives.   D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and the Walt Disney Archives have announced the return of the “Treasures of the Walt … [Read more...]

Magic Kingdom Extras You Don’t Want to Miss – Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour

Walking around Magic Kingdom you start wondering about all the "behind the scenes" areas and  you want to know what really goes on behind the scenes of the most iconic park at Walt Disney World. Well most of the questions can be answered with Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour, an in-depth 5 hour walking tour of the Magic Kingdom.Magic Kingdom to the MaxUnlock the fascinating history of Magic Kingdom park and gain backstage access to legendary hidden areas.This 5-hour walking tour … [Read more...]

Walt Disney Company Stopped Business in Bangledash in March After Deadly Fire

The Walt Disney Company stopped business in Bangledash in March after a deadly fire. Although there was a fire in Bangledash last month, the workers there were most likely not making clothes for the Walt Disney company.The Walt Disney company has revealed to The New York Times that it told vendors to pull nearly all of its manufacturing out Bangledash in March. In March, the Walt Disney company sent a letter to thousands of its vendors and licensees to outline new guidelines for how the … [Read more...]

Trying Out LeSportsac’s “It’s A Small World” Purse

Recently I wrote about the new line of "It's A Small World" themed bags by LeSportsac - and I was lucky enough to be able to try one out, and I am thrilled to share all about it!This particular bag is part of the Global Journey collection from LeSportsac, and features multiple countries represented in beige geometric patterns with bursts of color, and dark gray piping/straps. I think what I like most about this pattern is it really can go with just about anything - and the gray accents … [Read more...]

Kingdom Keepers Dark Passage review

 In Kingdom Keepers VI Dark Passage By Ridley Pearson the five keepers Finn.Willa,Charlene,Maybeck and Philby must fight against the tide to stop the evil Maleficent from resurrecting Walt Disney's most evil creation Chernabog.With the help of two very special girls Jess and Amanda and some new friends Storey and Mattie they must save the parks from the overtakers. Taking place on the aboard the magical Disney Cruise Lines and ports such as Aruba and Mexico. This is the sixth book … [Read more...]

Annette Funicello Passes Away at 70

Annette Funicello, the legendary Mouseketeer who was a singer, big screen icon, and first and foremost, a Mouseketeer, has sadly passed away due to complications with Multiple Sclerosis. She was 70 years old. Funicello was an incredibly gifted actress, singer, and one who seemed to really embrace the fame she had been so lucky to stumble upon. She never turned her back on Disney, or the company, and she always stayed true to the ideals that Walt Disney had instilled in her. This is an absolutely … [Read more...]