Category Archives: Parks & Resorts

Construction Update

Here’s a few pictures from yesterday showing the latest construction at the Disneyland Resort: A couple of the facades on Main Street USA are currently being refurbished A few pictures showing the construction of the outside of Toy Story Mania: For more pictures of Toy Story Mania construction, check out our California Adventure Image Gallery.... Continue Reading

Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage closes for refurbishment

I have returned from the Disneyland Resort with a bunch of pictures of refurbishments, & new going-ons at the Resort! Today at 4:15PM was the last showing of Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage! in it’s current form. Much like with over at Walt Disney World, it is under-going a refurbishment that will bring in... Continue Reading

Pixar Preview

From OrlandoSentinel.com: On Sunday morning, Disney had a media preview, of sorts, for two coming-soon attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We didn’t get to go inside the Toy Story Mania! building, it’s not quite ready for the “hard-hat” tour even. But we did get some official details that had previously been whispered about. After that... Continue Reading

News & Notes From Mickey Monitor

Here are some notable news bites from the annual passholder publication, The Mickey Monitor: -In Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, vehicles will make full stops at various booths, giving guests a little more time to experience each of the attractions various shooting games. -As stated a few months ago, some of the Toy... Continue Reading

Even NY thinks DCA is bad!

Here’s an interesting article from the New York Times about Disney’s California Adventure, that proves to you that even non-Disney geeks despise DCA: Visit Disney’s California Adventure — a 55-acre theme park next door to the fabled progenitor of the modern amusement Mecca, Disneyland — and you will find a noisy reminder of what happens... Continue Reading

Innoventions Dream Home

A little while ago, the first floor of Innoventions in Disneyland Park secretively closed to guests. Innoventions is still open, but only the upper floor, with exhibits such as Project Tomorrow, & Honda’s ASIMO. But what exactly is going on downstairs? Well it has been a bit of a mystery. But we here at DL... Continue Reading

Un-expected King Arthur’s Carousel refurbishment

We’re hearing that a couple of days ago, King Arthur’s Carousel in Disneyland Park suddenly shut down for an unannounced refurbishment. As of last night (2/8/08), the attraction is still closed. The only re-opening date we’ve seen is as far off as January 3rd, 2009, although it is definitely not the official re-opening date. I... Continue Reading

Mike & Sully to the Rescue, re-opened?

For our first news post, we’re hearing that Monsters Inc- Mike & Sully to the Rescue at Disney’s California Adventure, which was originally supposed to open on February 14th, may of re-opened today. If you have ridden it please let us know. We shall have more on this as it comes available… Continue Reading

American Idol Coming To Hollywood Studios

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2008) — Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will create an “American Idol” attraction that will bring the television and pop culture phenomenon to life at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, it was jointly announced today by Jay Rasulo, chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts; Simon Fuller, CEO of... Continue Reading

All Pirate and Princess Tickets On Sale

The remaining dates for the after-hours Pirate and Princess Party at the Magic Kingdom are now on sale if you call 407-WDW-AHOY. Those new dates that have just gone on sale are: April 1, 4, 6, 11, 16, 23 May 2, 9, 16, 21, 26, 31 June 2 Continue Reading

Jose Eber Update 2/6/08

Staff member Jose Eber has provided us with some live updates from the Walt Disney World Resort: -Monorail Black returned from its refurbishment today. The monorail now has the four central handrails much like the other ten monorails which have already received the renovations. Monorail Red headed in for refurbishment today and is the last... Continue Reading

Innovating at Innoventions

A press release on an exciting new weather safety exhibit coming this summer to Epcot’s Innoventions can be seen at this link. This is yet another part of the complete overhaul of Innoventions exhibits that we mentioned a few months ago here on WDW News Today. We will have more information on this upcoming exhibit as it... Continue Reading

CMO For WDW

BY DONNA BALANCIA of FLORIDA TODAY A national search for the first-ever Chief Magic Officer has drawn 1,300 video resumes from around the United States, a Walt Disney World spokesman said Monday. The search for the on-park, part-time promotions job will be narrowed to the top 10 video resumes, which will be up and available... Continue Reading

Stars and Motorcars Changes

In order to accommodate work on the upcoming Block Party Bash parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, some changes have been made to the Stars and Motorcars Parade route. Staff member Sparky LD is reporting: As of February 1, the Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade now starts at the gate near Sid Cahuenga’s One of... Continue Reading

Movies and a Makeover

Our friend Jim Hill over at JimHillMedia.com is reportingtoday that a new revamped concept of The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique currently operating at both the Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney will be making its way over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the near future. The new version of the boutique will still offer makeovers to both little... Continue Reading

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