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2008 Disney Parks Vacation DVD Now Available

I just received the new DVD in my mailbox and have to say I was impressed with the packaging, but the DVD is essentially the same. Only the ‘New Additions’ segment was updated to include Toy Story Mania and Block Party Bash. The actual Walt Disney World portion just shows clips of those two attractions... Continue Reading

Wonders of Death

I have been receiving a lot of emails lately about the Wonders of Life pavilion at Epcot. Many readers have brought to my attention that it is no longer listed as a closed attraction after January 31, 2008. Let me sadly state that the reason for this is that the attractions inside the pavilion will... Continue Reading

2008 WDW News Today Survey

As part of our attempt to make WDW News Today the best Walt Disney World website and podcast on the Internet, we will have a two part survey. Be sure to take the entire survey at the two links below. Thank you for your time and cooperation. Part 1:Click Here to take survey Part 2:Click Here to take... Continue Reading

Another Celebration 25

Another important 25th anniversary is coming up at Epcot, and as always, there will be some pins to celebrate it: In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the original Journey Into Imagination attraction at Epcot, these pins of Figment and Dreamfinder will be released on March 5, 2008. Note: If you are interested in more... Continue Reading

News From Around WDW

-One of my favorite restaurants, Citricos in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, is now open seven days a week. For many years the restaurant was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. -Rock and Roll Beach Club at Pleasure Island will be the first club to close this February. Many more of the long-standing clubs will... Continue Reading

Best Audio in Disney MGM Studios History Now Available

Episode 25 of the WDW News Today podcast is now available for download. This week’s show is a 1-hour audio tribute to the Disney MGM Studios and features the greatest audio in the park’s history. To subscribe to the WDW News Today podcast on Itunes, go to this link. If you do not have Itunes,... 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

“Take A Look at This Here Map”

While I was at the Magic Kingdom last week, I noticed some cast members testing a new interactive park map using a Nintendo DS gaming console. I must admit I didn’t know much about the project, but our good friends over at Jim Hill Media have an excellent article about the project and how you... Continue Reading

New Parade Coming to The Magic Kingdom

A very reliable source has just informed me that Walt Disney World management has purchased the Parade of Dreams from the Disneyland Resort in California. The parade will make it’s final west coast performance in November 2008 and will debut at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in January 2009. While this is still not 100%... Continue Reading

More Than A Refurbishment

It has just been announced that both Journey Into Imagination with Figment and Imageworks at Epcot will be closed from January 28 to February 24. While some minor refurbishing will be done, there will also be testing of some new effects for a BIG planned refurbishment of the attraction in the coming year. Stay tuned to WDW News Today... Continue Reading

WDW Photo Report: Part 2

Here is a look at the major refurbishment going on at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: The following pictures show the layout and new design the marble floors of the lobby will be showcasing: More to come…. Continue Reading

John Corigliano’s 12/31/07-1/11/08

Here are some pictures of some notable happenings at Walt Disney World during my trip from December 31 to January 11: Due to the stage in front of the Sorcerer’s Hat at DHS, High School Musical was performing in the Fantasmic entrance forecourt. Playhouse Disney is closed until February as it prepares for an all... Continue Reading

Grand Floridian Refurbishment

If you visit Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, you are sure to notice some major renovations going on. In the resort’s main building, a giant tarp spanning two floors has engulfed all of the hotel lobby. On the upper level, most of the floor tiles have been ripped up for the installation of new flooring. This... Continue Reading

Tokyo Disneyland Toppling Parade Float

The top portion of the Buzz Lightyear float in Tokyo Disneyland’s daytime parade, “Disney Dreams On Parade,” toppled to the ground yesterday.  Tokyo Disneyland has cancelled all parades pending safety reviews.  One wonders if this will have any ramifications for parades at WDW. From AP: TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Disneyland canceled its popular parades for... Continue Reading

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