Enchanted Tiki Room: Classic Attraction Transforms This Summer

I’m thrilled to break the news today  that The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) at Magic Kingdom Park is already undergoing changes behind closed doors that will reshape the attraction into a version reminiscent of the original show.The Walt Disney World attraction, originally called Tropical Serenade, has been entertaining guests since the theme park’s opening day on Oct. 1, 1971. Its winged hosts, Jose, Fritz, Pierre and Michael, led 200 other birds, tikis and flowers in an … [Read more...]




Catch Disney on ABC Season Finales May 15

Set your DVRs, Disney will be featured on two ABC season finales, “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” this Sunday, May 15.Part 1 of the finale of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” will start off at 7 p.m. The episode was filmed aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship, where host Tom Bergeron starts the countdown to see which $100,000 winner will take home this year’s grand prize: a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Resort, and Aulani, a … [Read more...]




Star Tours Grand Opening Webcast from Disney’s Hollywood Studios

You better believe we’re counting down the days until Star Tours re-launches at Disney Parks. And if you’re as excited as we are about this monumental occasion at Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort, then we’ve got some great news to share. You’ll be able to see the grand opening of “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” as it happens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the Disney Parks Blog.Beginning at 10 a.m. on May 20, we will host a live webcast of the grand opening that … [Read more...]




Pixar’s 25th Anniversary Weekend at Epcot has new speaker

I’ve got some breaking news for all you Pixar fans out there this morning. A new name has been added to the Presenting Pixar Speaker Sessions lineup at Pixar’s 25th Anniversary Weekend at Epcot, which will take place May 13-15 (speakers available May 14-15 only).Supervising Animator Shawn Krause will replace Michael Giacchino at the 6 p.m. special presentation scheduled for May 15 only, inside Pixar Celebration Central (World Showplace) at Epcot.A great addition to the schedule, Krause … [Read more...]




Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend Revs Up May 13-15

This special event, which will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, celebrates the upcoming release of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 2.” This weekend, families can hang out with Lightning, Mater and Finn McMissile, and take part in all sorts of fun “Cars” activities, including a video kiosk, e-photo opportunities and games.Families also can check out dozens of classic cars (Saturday and Sunday only), “test drive” and purchase new “Cars 2” RIDEMAKERZ models, or catch the original “Cars” film … [Read more...]