‘American Idol Experience’ Guests Receive Surprise Visit from Matt Giraud, Season 8 Finalist

Guests to last night’s finale of “The American Idol Experience” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios had a nice surprise, as “American Idol” Season 8 Top 5 Finalist Matt Giraud stopped in to check out the attraction. The Kalamazoo, Mich., native is on vacation here this week.Before he visited the attraction, he had a chance to take this picture with Daisy Duck. Daisy, who is accustomed to Donald’s famous sailor hat, seemed to also like Matt’s signature fedora.Inside “The American Idol … [Read more...]



Disney Confidential: Surprise Unveiled on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ Today!

Hey there guys and gals Anonymouse here!I have some super exciting news! I’m so thrilled to announce that there will be a big Disney surprise featured on one of my favorite TV shows, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” today!With this being the last season of Oprah I am wondering what the Big Surprise will be?? Will she give everyone free vacations to Walt Disney World? Give everyone parts in the next Pirates of the Caribbean Movie? The possibilities are endless!Speaking of Pirates, Johnny … [Read more...]



May the Fourth Be With You!

Today, May 4, we unveiled a stunning new piece of Star Tours art which serves as the attraction poster at Disneyland park and the marquee at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.Designed by Imagineer Scot Drake, the piece features the new Starspeeder 1000 surrounded by many of the planets, vehicles and characters from the show. Look for Darth Vader lurking in the shadows.The photo below shows the new marquee as it was being installed just this morning at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.The … [Read more...]



Night of Joy Stars Win Big at Dove Awards

We shared earlier about the lineup that will be performing at Night of Joy 2011. The “Headliners” at the official website are certainly worthy of the honor – newsboys, Jeremy Camp and Skillet on Sept. 9, 2011, and MercyMe, TobyMac and Jars of Clay on Sept. 10, 2011. But the headlines today belong to artists among the other 10 Night of Joy acts – particularly Francesca Battistelli and Chris August.Between them, Francesca and Chris have piled up six Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, … [Read more...]



Walt Disney World Tips and Tricks – Lanyards

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 When doing the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, purchase a lanyard to wear. Just attach a clear pouch, if it doesn't come with one you can get a pack of them at any office supply store for a few dollars. This way you can put your drivers license on one side (to show them when purchasing alcohol) and a form of payment on the other. I've found that it's easy to pay with your Keys to the Kingdom (if you are staying on property) or to purchase one of the special edition … [Read more...]