• Magic Kingdom
    Festival of Fantasy Review

    Review by Christa Ryan: I’ve spent the last two months pondering my first (and only) viewing of The Festival of Fantasy parade which debuted in the Magic Kingdom on March 9th, 2014. I saw it three days after the debut, and I was able to get a Fast Pass+ to stand in a separate viewing […]

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    Walt Disney World Tests Charging Lockers

    Gary Buchanan, Social Media Managing Director for Walt Disney World, tweeted on April 20th that beginning April 25th phone charging lockers will be available in the Magic Kingdom. This is a test, and lockers will be available in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland for free.  I can only imagine that the dependence on smartphones for Disney’s My […]

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    Mickey Mouse Now Talks to Park Guests

    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 Square Theater meet-and-greet on Main Street. Here is the original “Talking Mickey” at 2011 D23. Unfortunately it was very loud at the show so many […]

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    Scuttlebutt – Another Tunnel in the Magic Kingdom?

    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 parades and firework shows, guests are currently directed to exit the park behind the buildings on the east side of Main Street. The new Main […]

  • Magic Kingdom
    Construction Update: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

    A new mountain is rising up in Fantasyland. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride building is now getting its rockwork installed and is starting to look like a real mountain. In this view from the queue of Journey of the Little Mermaid attraction you can see the rockwork crew at work with Cinderella’s Castle in […]

  • Walt Disney World
    New Disney World Maps

    Well, it’s about time! Time for WDW to release their new park maps for 2013. DbM has compiled them into a handy Adobe pdf file so you can load it into your smart phone. Ain’t that cool! So here it is: WDW 2013 maps Enjoy! WDW maps and cover graphic: © Disney Tweet

  • California Adventure
    Six Disney Valentine’s Day Treats

    Well, it’s that time of year again. The first commercial holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day! If you’re like me, you’ve whittled the “list” down to your significant other, but I remember the days my Valentine’s list was pretty long (but that’s another story). So whatcha gonna to do? I have some suggestions for you […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Disney Dining: Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

    Who has the best Italian food in the Magic Kingdom? Tony, that’s who! If you remember, Tony’s was the favorite dining spot of Lady and the Tramp, and I can see why. Located in Town Square, Tony’s Town Square Restaurant serves up a full Italian menu that includes Cannelloni, Eggplant Catasta, and Joe’s Artisanal Pizza […]

  • Park & Resort Food News
    Disney Foodie Quiz

    OK, all you Disney Foodies, here is a quiz just for you! Where could you find these incredibly LARGE Turkey and Swiss Sandwiches? Here is your only hint… They were found at one of the Disney Theme Parks eateries. This photo was taken 10-5-12. Do your answer below. Good Luck! UPDATE 1-13-13: These sandwiches could […]

  • The Walt Disney Studios
    DbM Scuttlebutt – Jimmy Dodd and CalArts

    Netflix will replace Starz as the exclusive subscription television service for Disney’s first-run live-action and animated films, per an agreement announced on Tuesday. The deal, which covers films released in theaters from 2016 to 2018, will grant Netflix new Disney, Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel and Disney nature titles. Starz holds the rights to first-run Disney movies […]

  • Is Barnabas T. Bullion, Tony Baxter?

    Is Barnabas T. Bullion, Tony Baxter? Is WDI paying homage to Big Thunder Mountain’s creative director in their new “enhanced” queue? Does the “T” in Barnabas T. Bullion’s name stand for “Tony”?? Look at these portraits and you decide! Imagineers have begun working overnight in the Magic Kingdom on the attraction’s new interactive queue. There you see […]

  • 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 […]

  • Storybook Circus – Big Top Souvenirs

    The big blue tent at WDW Magic Kingdom’s new Storybook Circus is called Big Top Souvenirs. It’s a food and merchandise facility themed as part of Dumbos Circus. It is in-the-round, with the food in the center and souvenirs around it’s perimeter. These photos were taken October 5th, just a few days after it opened! […]