• Walt Disney World
    Baby Okapi Born at Animal Kingdom

    Excerpt from Disney Parks Blog: We are very happy to announce that late last week — on June 21 — we welcomed a new okapi calf to the Disney’s Animal Kingdom family. Our teams usually take some time deciding on names for new arrivals, but they quickly chose the African name “Nafuna” for the female […]

  • Cast Members
    DbM Scuttlebutt

    Walt Disney Animation‘s upcoming Big Hero 6, about a heroic superhero team, is currently an open writing assignment, with no scribe currently attached to the project. The film will be produced by Kristina Reed. Rumor has it that the cast members at The American Adventure in the World Showcase will loose their Colonial dress for a […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt

    Word is the pit beneath the New Dumbo attraction at the Magic Kingdom was built too small and the vehicles are scraping against it. Damage to Dumbo’s left rear leg is quite obvious on all cars.  Typhoon Lagoon opens Tropicalamity. The new temporary food and beverage tent, located near Crush ‘n’ Gusher water coaster where they feature a variety of […]

  • DbM Photo of the Week – The Talking Tiki Man

    This is a close-up of one of the talking Tikis inside of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at the Magic Kingdom. This wonderful shot is courtesy of Express Monorail. Now a question for you… Is this Tiki classified at Walt Disney Imagineering as an  Audio–Animatronics Figure or an Animated Prop? Post your answer below. Tweet

  • California Adventure
    Annual Passholder Early Entry Program

    A new Annual Passholder Early Entry program lets passholders enter Disneyland or Disney California Adventure an hour before the parks opens to the public. Early Entry is available for Disneyland on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and at California Adventure on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Annual Passholder Early Entry requires that you register online. Also you can only use it once […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt

    Melissa Joan Hart has reached a settlement with her former manager who sued her over claimed commissions from the hit ABC Family series Melissa & Joey. Terms of the settlement were not released. Frankenweenie 360 is a new website featurning three 360 degree tours of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie production show sets. Check it out HERE!  The Disney […]

  • Attractions
    The Mickey Mouse Club Circus Visits Disneyland

    Released in 1956 as part of View-Masters “Vacationland Series – California”, the following images are from the packet “Mickey Mouse Club visits Disneyland!”  Mouseketeers include: Karen, Bobby, Darlene, Mike, Annette, Dickie, Mary, Don and Jimmy. Be sure to check-out these other View-Master Mouseketeer shows! “Mickey’s Magic Visit”,   “Mountain Rescue’”, and “Ghost Town”. All include commentary […]

  • Starcade Speedramp

    Looking up the Speedramp up to the upper level of the Starcade, which is now closed. The upper level of Starcade has been empty for awhile because it does not meet accessibility codes. The ramp is too steep, and there’s no elevator so they had to close it down. Too bad, it was a fun […]

  • Fantasyland Posters

    Now that the construction fences are down at Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station I figured I better share these two great posters! These were on the fence next to the Fantasyland railroad station. Tweet

  • DbM Scuttlebutt

    Disney California Adventure broke its all-time attendance record Tuesday for the third time in less than a week. Last Tuesday 53,000 visitors came, 43,000 on Friday, and 45,000 on Saturday. Mickey’s Magical Ears made their debut at World of Color at DCA Thursday night. Using the latest interactive technology, the hats interact with the light and music of the […]

  • Art of Animation Resort
    Disney’s Art of Animation Resort opens second phase.

    The new “Cars wing,” featuring 480 family suites, and themed like Radiator Springs opened last Tuesday. Comfortably sleeping six, the suites feature cone-imprinted carpeting, themed light fixtures and headboards, plus animation-inspired artwork, a toolbox that is actually the dresser, and a sofa bed resembling a hotrod’s bench seat. Pretty cool if you ask me! Cars Family […]