Disney opens ‘Star Wars’ casting to video submissions.Disney and LucasFilms have posted an open call for video submissions for two lead roles in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. …Read This Post
Disneyland to Retire Billy Hill and the Hillbillies Act. Billy Hill and the Hillbillies have been entertaining guests at Disneyland at the Golden Horseshoe and Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree for more …Read This Post
Mouseketeer Dick ‘Dickie’ Dodd has Stage Four Cancer. Dick was a first season (1955) replacement Mouseketeer, hired for his dancing and musical talents. He was one of the few true amateurs …Read This Post
The Orlando City Lions Soccer Club announced today that the team will play its home games at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort next season.
Tickets for the …
New ‘Families With Little Ones’ Walt Disney World Vacation Package Offer. For $999, you can book a 3-night/2-day package for a family of three (two adults, one child ages 3 …Read This Post
Review by Mark Hickson: Located in Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Cape May Café has the best Character Breakfast and the best Breakfast buffet at Walt Disney World. Featuring an ‘all-you-care-to-eat’ …Read This Post
George Kalogridis Given Responsibility for MyMagic+. Disney has assigned day-to-day oversight of MyMagic+ to Disney World President George Kalogridis, who will now be in charge of successfully implementing the project. MyMagic+ …Read This Post
To help you get into the Halloween spirit, we at DbM wanted to share with you some of our more twisted relations that have been immortalized and entombed at …
This rare breed of Zebra was been born earlier this month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge according to resort officials. Guests are able to see this rare Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra …Read This Post
Jungle Jingle Cruise. The Jungle Cruise attraction at both Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park, will temporarily transform into “Jingle Cruise” for the holiday season. In this new seasonal storyline, the Skippers …Read This Post
Disney, a powerhouse in Florida because of its financial might and its sway over the tourism industry, has long led the fight against the expansion of casinos in the state, …Read This Post
Australian actress Peta Sergeant Cast as a ‘Force of Nature.’ Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is adding an iconic character to its freshman season. Australian actress Peta Sergeant has joined the Once …Read This Post
Yesterday the newest property of Disney Vacation Club mixes Victorian architecture, modern technology and a spoonful of “Mary Poppins,” opened. Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, it is …Read This Post
Its been more than two years since Mickey Mouse first talked to attendees at 2011 D23. Now the Magic Kingdom has revealed “Talking Mickey” to park guests at the Town …Read This Post
Review by Mark Hickson:
The Coral Reef Restaurant at the Living Seas Pavilion (a.k.a. The Seas with Nemo & Friends) is one of the gems of Epcot. You would be hard …
The Magic Kingdom will soon begin work on a new permanent Main Street U.S.A bypass that will provide an alternative exit to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. During …Read This Post
Disney Gives Big to Florida Republicans. So far in 2013 the second-biggest donor to the Florida Republican Party is Walt Disney World, which has poured $557,000 into their candidates coffers. …Read This Post
James Cameron and Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde highlight the creative work underway on the AVATAR-inspired land coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for fans at D23 Japan Expo. Joe said …Read This Post
Disney has announced that they be adding all-new entertainment experiences at Animal Kingdom. This will include a new nighttime spectacular show on Discovery River with live music, floating lanterns, water …Read This Post
Below, James Cameron, Tom Staggs and Imagineer Joe Rhode look at a concept model of Animal Kingdom’s Pandora at Walt Disney Imagineering’s offices in Glendale, Ca.
These concept renderings show in …Read This Post
Here is an updated list of closures at the Walt Disney World Resorts and Theme Parks as of Oct. 10, 2013.
Disney’s Palm Golf Course is currently closed for refurbishment – A reopening date has yet …Read This Post
Here are a few tasty tidbits from Christa Ryan’s recent visit to the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot.
Lobster Roll with Lemon Herb Mayonnaise – $7.50, DDP Snack Eligible. …Read This Post
According to Bloomberg, Walt Disney is offering full-time positions to 427 part-time employees at Walt Disney World in Florida who worked enough hours to qualify for health benefits under the Affordable Care …Read This Post
Advanced Dining Reservations at Disneyland. The Disneyland Resort has just announced that you will be able to request your advanced dining reservations to your favorite resort restaurants online starting October …Read This Post
Disney Sues Pennsylvania Theatre Group. Disney filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court against Entertainment Theatre Group, doing business as American Music Theatre. The defendants are staging Broadway: Now and …Read This Post
One of the world’s biggest, best food and wine festivals opens today – the 18th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort. It runs for 46 …Read This Post
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Disney says it will begin stationing lifeguards at its largest resort swimming pools during all operating hours and then locking them down overnight. This policy …Read This Post
Review by Mark Hickson: The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Saratoga Springs Resort is not well known to Walt Disney World visitors. When you ask where are the best …Read This Post
Disney just announced that earlier today, Ride Engineers at Walt Disney Imagineering marked a milestone in the construction of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. …Read This Post
As DbM reported in a May 14th story, some wealthy Manhattan moms had figured out a way to cut the long lines at Disney World — by hiring disabled people …Read This Post
Two years ago DbM reported the following… Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide has sealed a deal with filmmaker James Cameron and producer Jon Landau, Fox and Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment …Read This Post
According to a Orlando Sentinel report, Disney Vacation Club, announced today that it is building new time-share units at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, the 42-year-old, tropically themed hotel on the Magic Kingdom monorail.
A Disney …
Review of Ohana’s Best Friends Character Breakfast at Disney’s Polynesian Resort by Mark Hickson:
Seriously… can you say “Not Happy?” Yes, this character meal was the worst breakfast experience I have ever had at Disney World. …
Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson has joined ABC’s The Taste. Chef Samuelsson joins chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson and chef and author Ludo Lefebvre as …Read This Post
This bronze Ostrich Egg lamp is in the lobby at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. It is one of two at the stairway that goes down to the doorway to Arusha Rock. This …Read This Post
Disney World to host veterans-hiring summit. Walt Disney World to host a free “Veterans Institute” workshop later this fall aimed at helping small and medium-sized businesses establish veteran-hiring programs. The …Read This Post
Glow With the Show Mickey Mouse ear hats will be introduced to a handful of Walt Disney World productions beginning next month. Its first appearance at Disney World will be …Read This Post
Saving Mr. Banks to open 2013 AFI Film Festival. The annual fest will take place from Nov. 7, where the film will open proceedings with its North American premiere. Saving Mr. Banks is …Read This Post
Disney World kicks off the holiday season with the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, an after-hours, separate ticket event at Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World. Among the activities …Read This Post
A 6-year-old girl vacationing with her family at Walt Disney World fell from a third-story balcony at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas during the holiday weekend.
The New York girl, whose identity was not …
GATHERINGS & EVENTS:
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3-4:30p THE MARK TWAIN MIXER Gather at the riverboat landing in Frontierland and we’ll all board the first departure …
In a report released today by State Attorney Jeff Ashton states Orange County Florida commissioners and Mayor Teresa Jacobs violated state law by deleting text messages about the paid sick-time …Read This Post