Category Archives: Hotels & Resorts

Hotel Protest

From MyFox Los Angeles: Workers at Disneyland Hotels are fighting to keep their health insurance benefits. Contract negotiations with Disney are not going well so the hotel workers took their fight to Main Street and Disneyland itself. Gigi Graciette was in Anaheim, where workers and their supporters held a candlelight vigil. You can find a... Continue Reading

Trouble at the Wilderness Lodge

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) — A manager at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge hotel was arrested Wednesday for charging $1,200 on a guests’ credit card. Orange County Sheriff’s deputies said 44 year old Patrick Noze stole a credit card out of a guest’s wallet and charged the card for auto repairs. The owner of... Continue Reading

Contemporary Upgrade

The Disney Vacation Club kiosk at Disney’s Contemporary Resort has received a significant touch-up over the last few weeks. The new flat screen TV and furniture really fits well with the new overall look of the resort. Thanks to Jose Eber for the photo!!! Continue Reading

Catch The Wave

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Wave, the new restaurant just opened at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, is all about bold ideas, featuring modern American cooking with a dash of world flavors. And an unusual wine program with more than 50 choices by the glass matches the forward-thinking cuisine. “The Wave suggests a surge of new... Continue Reading

6/7/08 Jose “The Wave” Eber Update

Staff member Jose Eber was lucky enough to be among the first guests of “The Wave”, a brand new restaurant that has replaced the old Food and Fun center near the lobby of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Here’s a quick look inside: A wave of American flavors, and former Concourse Steakhouse employees at this new eating... Continue Reading

Last of Disney’s Hotels Earn a “Green” Ranking

With the addition of Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Lodging Program, all of the Disney resorts now have a “green rating.” The program was launched in 2004 and set forth voluntary measures for the conservation of natural resources and reduction of pollution. Since the inception of the “Green... Continue Reading

The DVC Is Coming

We’re hearing that the new Disney Vacation Club add on to the Grand Californian will be called the Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa. Of course, this name could change at any time, so stay tuned! Continue Reading

Authorities ID Man Who Jumped from the Disneyland Hotel

From the OC Register: ANAHEIM – Authorities have identified a 48-year-old man who apparently jumped to his death Friday from the 14th floor of the Disneyland Hotel’s Wonder Tower. John Newman Jr., of Santa Cruz, jumped from a balcony in the hotel’s south tower onto a parking lot at 1150 Magic Way, authorities said. Newman... Continue Reading

Suicide at the Disneyland Hotel

According to MousePlanet: At approximately 11:00 a.m. today, a man jumped to his death from the 14th floor at the Disneyland Hotel. According to Anaheim Police Department spokesman Sgt. Rick Martinez, APD is treating this as a suicide based on what police have found so far. A couple of onlookers turn to view the activity... Continue Reading

The Wheels of Change

If you want to know what’ll be happening around the Disneyland Resort in the next decade or so (or at least the current plans), check out the latest Blue-Sky Alert over on Blue Sky Disney! Trust me, it’s a really good read. Continue Reading

Fort Wilderness Facelift

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — An outdoor adventure that has been a favorite with Walt Disney World guests since 1971 is receiving some enhancements. As part of a resort-wide renovation project, on now, changes are coming or already in place across the 700 acres of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. “Over the last 37... Continue Reading

DLR Picture Update

I just got back from 2 wonderful days at the Disneyland Resort! Let’s get straight to the pictures: A new Kodak sign up on the Honey, I Shrunk the Audience entrance marque The new Tinkertoy in the Pixar Play Parade A wall up by Grizzly River Run. As reported earlier this week, the attraction is... Continue Reading

MiceAge DLR Rumor Update

The plans for the DCA renovations always keep changing, & the latest changes were reported today in Al Lutz’s latest column on MiceAge. We’ll also take a look at some other new stuff supposedly coming to Disneyland, & the resort as a whole: The Walt Disney Story show that was supposed to of gone into... Continue Reading

MousePlanet DLR Update

Here’s a few interesting topics brought up in this week’s MousePlanet Disneyland Resort Update: A few new things have been added to the line-up for this year’s California Food & Wine Weekends. Junior Chef sessions with an (at the moment) unnamed celebrity chef will be held through-out the Festival. Chefs from Cafe Orleans will show... Continue Reading

DCA Picture Update

I have returned from Disney’s California Adventure, which means we have a new DCA Picture Update! The little flower thing behind the first poster on the pier is the a Bug’s Life float in the PIXAR Play Parade Toy Story Mania seems to be pressing along nicely And construction on the new Grand Californian DVC... Continue Reading

Contemporary Wing Likely To Be DVC

Jason Garcia : January 14, 2008 : Orlando Sentinel  Walt Disney World is in the midst of building a $110 million, 15-story tower next to its iconic Contemporary Resort that likely will feature time shares — bringing the units closer to the Magic Kingdom than ever before. Disney will say little publicly about the fast-rising... Continue Reading

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