• ABC
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    Scuttlebutt – a Bobsled, a Black Box, a Beauty and a Beast

    Disney Theatrical Productions and Stage Entertainment France will continue their producing partnership with the October 24 premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Mogador Theatre in Paris, France. The fall debut will also mark the first performance of the production in French. C’est magnifique! On June 23 – 27, 2013, Disneyland Annual Passholders can receive a special […]

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    Annual Pass Conversion and MagicBand+

    After arriving at WDW for my annual spring trip, I made a beeline to the old Odyssey restaurant at Epcot. This is where you can turn-in your annual passport and get a RFID chip embedded in a new card. I gave the cast members who were doing the conversion my Premier (bi-coastal) passport and my room key that had […]

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    Magic Bands on Display at Epcot’s Odyssey Center

    As of March 20th, Walt Disney World annual passes began converting to new plastic passes with an embedded RFID chip . After this date, any new purchases or renewals of Annual Passes will automatically be given the RFID passes. Current passholders can convert their passes at The Odyssey Center in Epcot from now through May 19, 2013. Guests […]

  • The Disney Channel
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    Scuttlebutt – Emma, Cinderella and the Slum Girl

    As of March 20th, Walt Disney World annual passes will begin converting to new plastic passes with an embedded RFID chip . After this date, any new purchases or renewals of Annual Passes will automatically be given the RFID passes. Current passholders can convert their passes at The Odyssey Center in Epcot from March 20 through May 19, […]

  • California Adventure
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    Scuttlebutt – Marvel on Ice? Spears-Gomez Duet? Opa!

    Eleven years ago today, Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris opened. It is dedicated to show business and themed after movies, production, and behind-the-scenes. In 2011, the park hosted approximately 4.7 million guests, making it the second-most visited amusement park in Europe and the 20th-most visited theme park in the world, but it has the lowest attendance figures […]

  • Animal Kingdom
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    Scuttlebutt – Dapper Diners & Pigs With Lipstick

    The Dapper Dans, the ‘Original Disney Boy Band’ is the next Limited Time Magic event taking place at the Magic Kingdom from 25 February to 3 March 2013. The Dapper Dans tip their hats to a new kind of music that they discovered while “strolling through the park one day.” Watch for this winsome quartet and their all-new […]

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    Orlando Leaders Get Disney “Silver Passes”

    Distributed by Disney World’s public affairs division, the “VIP Main Entrance Pass,” also called a “Silver Pass” entitles a recipient to complimentary admission and parking at any Walt Disney theme park, world-wide. “We offer them to senior leaders in our community as a way to thank them for their support, provide exposure to our product, and support […]

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    DbM Scuttlebutt

    Starting tomorrow for three days, Disneyland will celebrate the hispanic holiday, Día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) with special food and entertainment at Big Thunder Ranch. Want to ride Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad? You better do it before next Monday, as it closes down for a nine month re-hab. Look for it […]

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    UPDATED: Annual Passholders Lose Merchandise Discounts

    Yesterday, Disney cut All merchandise discounts for Premier and Premium annual passport holders at Disneyland Resort and reduced Disney World’s discount by 50%. At WDW the 20 percent discount dropped to 10 percent for all merchandise purchased in the resort’s merchandise stores. Earlier last year, Disney World boosted the price of its basic annual pass by 10.6 percent […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt – The Return of Scrooge McDuck

    ABC Studios has ordered a script for a show based on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Disneyland. The adventure-drama could air as early as next fall. My only question is… Why? Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow has started “limited’ soft openings. This walk-through experience is located in Soundstage 4 at Disney’s […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt – Shanghai Disney Just Kickin’ It

    Disney XD has picked up a third season of its martial arts-inspired series Kickin’ It.  Did you know that Shades of Green Resort, the Armed Forces Recreation Center at Walt Disney World has a Brick Program? You or your organization can purchase these specially engraved bricks to be placed on special walkways at the resort. For more information […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt – Big Brother, Nature Village, and Who Cut The Cheese?

    Villages Nature is the project of a new joint venture between Euro Disney and Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs. Designed as a new holiday destination for short and mid-term stays, and will be themed on “The search for harmony between Man and Nature.”  The project will be located at Marne-la-Vallée, just 6 km from Disneyland Paris. The […]

  • Annual Passport Room Discount vs. WDW Fall Room Only Special

    Always looking for a deal I thought a comparison between Annual passport room discount vs. WDW Fall room only special was in order. They have two tiers 30%/20% and 25%/15%. During the period I chose (2 days, Sunday October 7th and Monday October 8th) this promotion gives me 25% off for stays most nights at […]