• Attractions
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    DbM Scuttlebutt

    The Little Mermaid ride at Disney California Adventure will temporarily close starting today (Monday) to undergo some changes. They will update Ariel’s hair and change two animation scenes. The ride will re-open this Friday. Starting today the WDW Monorail service on the Resort and Express beams will be temporarily suspended between 11:30a and 6p for […]

  • Collectibles
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    Tiki Hawaii Vinylmation

    Here is my new Tiki Hawaii Vinylmation figure that I picked up at the Ala Moana Disney Store. I must say he is pretty cool and exclusive to Honolulu’s Ala Moana store. His head dress (hat) comes off and he comes in a very cool tin box. If you look closely you can see Pluto’s […]

  • Phineas & Ferb at Epcot

    While the new Epcot attraction, “Disney Phineas & Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure,” won’t open until later this summer, the three guys behind the Disney animated series got a sneak peek along with Agent P himself! Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh are the co-creators of “Phineas and Ferb” and actor Vincent Martella, the voice of Phineas […]

  • Disney World Resort Hotels
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    DbM Scuttlebutt

    Sounds like U.S. regulators are investigating major U.S. movie studios dealings with China government officials. The SEC has sent letters of inquiry to at least five movie studios in the past two months, including News Corp’s 20th Century Fox, Disney, and DreamWorks. The implication is alleged bribery. Starbucks and Disney have made a deal to place one burnt […]

  • Aulani Resort & Spa
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    Aulani Resort to Co-host the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival

    Aulani Resort will co-host the four-day 2012 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival. This 2nd annual event features more than 50 internationally renowned master chefs and culinary personalities. Scheduled from September 6 to the 9th, the Festival will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local […]

  • The “Orange Bird” and the “Citrus Swirl”

    It’s April 17th and I just arrived at WDW for my spring visit when I get this tweet from AJ at Disneyfoodblog. “I’m getting emails that the coveted Citrus Swirl isn’t available at Sunshine Tree Terrace!” I thought, OMG-NO Swirls! I must get over there right away and confirm or dispel this rumor. I head out […]

  • California Adventure
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    Walt Disney Studios Rich Ross Resigns

    Disney chief Robert Iger is expected to go outside the Walt Disney Studios to find it’s next chairman of after Rich Ross resigned last Friday. Iger isn’t expected to begin interviewing candidates until he returns from his trip to China, where he will visit Disney ventures in the country, including the Shanghai theme park and […]

  • DbM WDW Spring Meet-up

    Participants at Disney by Mark’s “Meet and Greet” at Animal Kingdom Lodge, held Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Thirteen wonderful people stopped by the Victoria Falls Lounge to meet and talk to yours truly during my spring WDW visit. What a great time for all! Tweet

  • Exclusive: Casey Jr. Assembly Photos

    This is the construction fence for Storybook Circus in the Magic Kingdon’s New Fantasyland. You can see the incomplete circus tent and several forklifts and man-lifts. The following photos show Casey Jr. Train being assembled at the new circus-themed water play area called “Casey Jr. Splash ‘n’ Soak Station.”  The blue “Camels” car is in the […]

  • Attractions
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    Welcome to Your Future #2

    Computer video featuring the face of yours truly made at EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth ride and post show. It’s silly cause my face is rather dark and I have a bright spot on my forehead! If you go to November 27, 2011 you can see the same (but different) program of me recorded at Innoventions at […]

  • Favorite Main Street Postcards

    Here are a few of my favorite postcards of Main Street U.S.A. They were collected in the early sixties from different park visits. I always bought five to ten cards each trip, filling up my scrap book by the time I was 10! Tweet