• Epcot
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    Epcot’s Matsuriza Taiko Drummers

    For the last seventeen years, six times a day, five days a week, the Matsuriza troupe of Taiko Drummers have been entertaining guests at Epcot’s Japan Pavilion beautiful five story pagoda. In the Japanese language “Taiko” means “great drum” but you will find drums of all sizes being used by these talented, and very fit ladies. […]

  • Disneyland
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    Review: Mickey and the Magical Map

    Review by Mark Hickson: Remember the original Videopolis theater at Disneyland? Well, since then it has transformed into many different shows through the years including Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage, Mickey’s Detective School and Disney Princess Fantasy Faire. Now it is the home for Disney’s newest production, Mickey and the Magical Map. This 25-minute dance musical, which […]

  • California Adventure
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    Mad T Party Returns to DCA May 22

    The Mad T Party is returning to Disney California Adventure when the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration begins May 22. Mad T Party joins other nighttime entertainment coming as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, including “Paint the Night” parade, “Disneyland Forever” fireworks and “World of Color – Celebrate!” The Party will return to it’s old venue […]

  • Animal Kingdom
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    Disney Announces ‘Rivers of Light’ Show for Animal Kingdom

    According to the Disney Blog, “Rivers of Light” promises to be an innovative show unlike anything ever seen in Disney Parks, combining live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery. The show will magically come to life on the broad, natural stage of the Discovery River, between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest, delighting […]

  • Animal Kingdom
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    New Nighttime Entertainment at Animal Kingdom Announced

    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 screens and swirling animal imagery. Other nighttime entertainment, such as live performers on Discovery Island and a new nighttime version of the Kilimanjaro Safaris were […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt – Red Cross, Rasta Mouse, Bad Voodoo, and Santa

    The Disney/ABC  Television Group has raised more than $16.8 million to benefit the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Disney orchestrated a “National Day of Giving” on Monday, integrating its message across multiple platforms including news, primetime and cable programming. “From Good Morning America, The View and our Owned TV Stations to Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC Family, and Radio Disney, […]

  • TDL Easter Parade Bunny

    This costume wins a “DbM Award for Creativity in a Parade or Float”. Photographed at Tokyo Disneyland last Easter by Bevelle, our friends at Oriental Land Company and Disneyland International really make every effort to make their park the best! Tweet

  • OMG! a Mad T Party is Coming to DCA to Replace ElecTRONica!

    So here is the press release: Beginning summer 2012, Disney California Adventure park guests will fall into the rabbit hole and land in a wild and whimsical world at Mad T Party. Inspired by world of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” the all-new nighttime family celebration will feature a live band, unique entertainment, fun-filled games […]

  • Disneyland to Celebrate “Día de los Reyes Magos”

    This is from the press release I just got today: “For the first time, Disneyland Resort will observe Three Kings Day as part of the celebration of holidays. Three Kings Day activities will be held Jan. 6-8, 2012, at Zocalo Park in Disneyland park. The festivities add to all the holiday fun, including beautiful décor throughout […]

  • Kids of the Kingdom – Summer 1969

    I remember that day. It was August 1969 and I was about to become a senior. I’m sure it was hot because all the pictures taken that day had everyone in the shade. America was also going through a lot of stress with the Viet Nam war going full tilt, casualty reports every night on the […]