• Tiki Torch Lighting Ceremony at the Polynesian Resort

    Daily the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World has a brief Tiki-torch lighting ceremony about an hour before sunset. “Auntie” who has been at the resort for over 20 years, starts it off with an “Aloha” welcome and some drum beating to get the action going. One of the buff luau entertainers makes a special […]

  • Phineas and Ferb Mini-Parade at DCA

    So I’m walking through DCA last November and all of a sudden it’s Phineas and Ferb in their own mini-holiday parade! Just one pick-up truck with the shows cast playing some rocking  music and moving quickly through the park. What Fun! Tweet

  • News: Aulani Resort Expansion

    From September to mid-2013 the Resort will be expanded in phases. During the pool area expansion, much of Waikolohe Valley will remain open including Waikolohe Pool, the lazy river, slides, whirlpool spas, Rainbow Reef and Menehune Bridge. However, Makai Preserve (the stingray encounter) will close permanently this fall. Wailana Pool (the quiet pool) and Wailana […]

  • Parade in the Magic Kingdom

    This is the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” parade heading up Main Street last April. I have never been big on parades. I always use the time the parades start to head to a ride that normally has a long line, like Pirates, hoping the parade has drawn guests away from it. I think the […]

  • Photo of the Week

    “Adventure into the Unknown” by Kevin Crone of Tours Departing Daily. This beautiful photo of the falls at Grizzly River Run is almost “mystical” (no pun intended). I could stand there for hours! Tweet

  • DbM Scuttlebutt

    D23 Expo 2013 tickets to go on sale August 9. Tickets will be $47 for a one-day adult admission and $37 for children 3-12. Tickets for members of D23 will be $40 for a one-day adult admission and $32 for children. Multi-day tickets are also available. The Orange County Health Department is investigating Walt Disney World’s “Wild […]

  • San Angel Inn, Mexico Pavilion, Epcot

    Voted DbM’s “Best Mexican Restaurant” at WDW, the San Angel Inn in the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot is as authentic as it gets. If you can, ask your host if you can sit near the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros ride so you can watch the boats drift by as you enjoy your meal. There are […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt

    The Disney Research team in Zurich, Switzerland have applied for a Physical Face Cloning’ patent (US 2012/0185218). It uses motion capture technology in a unique way to digitize faces and produce “Skins” that are more life-like then existing AA technology. Taking advantage of a void in the family movie marketplace, Disney has moved up the 3D re-release of Monsters, Inc. […]

  • DbM Show Reviews: Disney XD

    I realized recently that many adults haven’t watched the Disney Channel in awhile. Some didn’t know there were two new channels, Disney XD, and Disney Junior. I felt it was time for me to take the plunge and watch hours and hours of Disney’s new programming and write about it, just for you. So here we […]