All posts tagged disney world

→ Don’t Miss The 20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

There have been a lot of posts about this year’s Food & Wine festival, but here’s the official Disney Parks Blog one.

→ The BOATHOUSE at Disney Springs now offers passholder discounts

Good news for us annual pass holders.

→ Disney Announces Attraction Line-Up for Shanghai Disneyland

Yes, I am a little jealous that this stuff isn’t coming to Disney World.

→ February 2016 at Walt Disney World

Just in case anyone is going to see if they can get a glass slipper.

Some Disney World Hotel Links

Here are a couple of links about non-Disney hotels at Walt Disney World that might be useful as you plan your next WDW vacation:

→ ‘Frozen Ever After:’ An Exclusive Look at Disney’s Upcoming Attraction – Speakeasy – WSJ

Some really interesting bits in this Wall Street Journal article:

Maelstrom, on which visitors ride a floating log on a tour through Norwegian mythology, has been “gutted,” Ms. Mangum said, and is currently getting “a whole new overlay with ‘Frozen.’” While the logs and the path will remain the same, everything you see along the way is being replaced.

The audio-animatronic characters will be cutting edge, Ms. Mangum said, using a new technology that includes projectors behind the faces to enable more lifelike animation. It was first used on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride that opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom last year.

There is no doubt that the ride is going to be a huge hit, but I think it’s going to be a really good experience, too.

→ Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom News and Photos

I don’t post links to all of these (since I probably could), but this one really made me feel good about how the Magic Kingdom is looking recently.

→ Closures at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge to support the DVC expansion to begin in October

I wonder if this is why the Wilderness Lodge rates stayed so even this year.

→ Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – June 28 to July 4, 2015

It felt like a “6” when we were there on the 28th.

→ Walt Disney World Railroad closing for refurbishment later this year

I guess Elyssa and I won’t be riding the WDW Railroad in November.

Disney’s “Learn to Draw” Series

Here are my favorite “Learn to Draw” videos from Disney:

→ ‘Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky’ Fireworks Live Stream Set For July 4

I guess I know which fireworks that I’ll be watching on Saturday.

→ Construction permits suggest a return of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights for 2015

Phew. I would be really bummed if Elyssa and I didn’t get to run through those during the Wine & Dine.

A Possible 2017 Mighty Men of Mouse Listener Community Disney World Vacation

tl;dr – Fill out this survey if you’re interested in such a vacation:

Anyone who has started following me over the past year knows that I am a meticulous planner, who also has a habit of dreaming amount outrageous ideas that I then try to pull off. Some of these ideas work better than others. I am hoping that this is one of the ones that works.

Over the past year, a number of listeners to the Mighty Men of Mouse podcast have become pretty close “online friends.” We’ve chatted with each other, joked with each other, and even supported each other (if that was ever necessary.) In fact, some in the community have even managed to catch up in person for various meet-ups, on vacations, etc…

So, my latest “big idea” is the following: What if we planned a Mighty Men of Mouse listener community vacation at Walt Disney World in 2017? Honestly, I have no idea if there is any interest in something like this (relatedly, I have no idea if something like this is even feasible.) Therefore, my first step was to create the following survey so people could let me know if they are interested in such an event (as well as when they might be available for such an event to take place.) If it turns out that (1) there is interest, and (2) there seems to be a time of the year where the interested people might be able to go, I’ll contact my Disney travel agent and start to see how we might be able to get a group rate, etc… If there’s not enough interest, well, I’ll put it on my ever growing list of failed experiments.

Again, please feel out the following survey if you’re interested: There’s also a box at the bottom where you can leave additional comments, or you can hit me up on twitter at @kivus.

→ Selfie Sticks To Be Completely Banned from Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Not Just On Theme Park Attractions

Not surprising. This doesn’t really effect me at all, unless they start claiming tripods are “selfie-sticks.”

→ Disney files plans to demolish the Walt Disney World Speedway and build expansion to the Magic Kingdom parking lot

Does this come as a surprise to anyone?

→ First Look: ‘Frozen Ever After’ at Epcot

I know some people think this is a horrible move Epcot, but I think it’s sounds like a really enjoyable attraction.

→ Details for The Edison, coming to Disney Springs

This place has kind of “steampunk”-y vibe that I think looks really cool.

→ Possible May 2016 Opening for new Frozen Attraction in Epcot

Unfortunately, if Disney is estimating May 2016 as of today, I would assume we wouldn’t see this attraction open until at least the fall.

→ Casey’s Corner – Hitting Lunch Out of the Park for 20 Years at Magic Kingdom Park

Though it’s not a favorite stop for many in the Disney community, I’m pretty sure Elyssa would be fine if all she ate for lunch and dinner was corn dog nuggets.