• All Star Resorts
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    The Ballerina at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort

    By Mark Hickson: One of the delightful things about staying at Disney’s All Star Resorts is the giant props around all the buildings. One building at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort is themed as the Disney classic live action/animated film “Babes in Toyland.” There is a scene in the movie where the toys come alive […]

  • Disney World Resort Hotels
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    The Animals of Wilderness Lodge

    By Mark Hickson: I just love WDW’s Wilderness Lodge. It is so un-Florida! The lobby transports you to the Rocky Mountains, with it’s giant fireplace and Totem Poles looking down at you. If you sit down in one of the comfy leather chairs and look up, you will see four massive six-story-high bundled log columns […]

  • Disney World Resort Hotels
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    Scuttlebutt – Zissou to play Baloo

    Bill Murray to Play Baloo in Disney’s The Jungle Book. The film recently cast Christopher Walken as King Louie and Breaking Bad alum Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, the leader of a wolf pack. Other castmembers include Ben Kingsley (the black panther Bagheera), Lupita Nyong’o (the mother wolf Raksha), Idris Elba (the villainous tiger Shere Khan) […]

  • Caribbean Beach Resort
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    Water Balloons!

    Here are some happy cast members caught in the act of making water balloons at the Caribbean Beach Resort’s theme pool. Daily fun programs are held poolside for kids and parents alike at all the resorts. The most important thing is getting wet! Games include relay races to fill up barrels with water, a dunk […]

  • California Adventure
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    Scuttlebutt – Nothing to Scream About

    California Screamin’ Evacuated. Guests were stranded on the California Screamin’ roller coaster at Disney California Adventure Friday night when a mechanical problem shut it down. NBC4 reported the roller coaster stopped at 7:30 p.m. because of what Disneyland Resort Media Relations and External Communications Director Suzi Brown said was a minor technical matter. Brown said […]

  • Disney World Resort Hotels
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    Scuttlebutt – Some Shocking Stories

    Monorail Struck by Lightning. A Disney World monorail train on the Epcot line had to be evacuated Sunday night after what passengers said was a possible lightning strike. About 120 people were evacuated, and there were no injuries, according to Reedy Creek fire officials. Some were evacuated through the emergency hatch on the roof of the […]

  • Dining Reviews
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    Dining Review: Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Kidani Village

    Review by Mark Hickson: Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Kidani Village is where Indian flavors meet African cuisine. Sanaa means “artwork” in Swahili, and as its name suggests, Sanaa offers its guests beautifully prepared food, served in an artistic atmosphere with a stunning view of the savanna. This was my second time here, and I was […]

  • ABC
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    Mousellaneous News Briefs

    Wilderness Lodge Main Pool to Close. The main pool will be closed from 9/3 to 11/27/2014. Guests can use the resorts 2nd pool or may use the pool at Fort Wilderness or the Contemporary with complementary transportation provided. ABC Wins Two Critics Choice Awards. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association’s 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were given to […]

  • Disney World Resort Hotels
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    Four Seasons Luxury Meets Disney Magic

    ORLANDO, Fla., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Opening this August, one of the most delightful aspects of the new Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort is its breathtaking location in the Walt Disney World® Resort. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World ® Resort is set amidst the palm-tree lined, gated […]