PHOTOS: Metal Grates and Additional Heating Elements Added During Cinderella Castle Stage Refurbishment Preparing for 50th Anniversary at Magic Kingdom


Cinderella Castle is in the middle of an “EARidescent” transformation in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. The stage in front of Cinderella Castle was recently stripped of its flooring so a brand new stage can take its place. Floor framing and heating elements were added to the left side of the … Read more

Bob Weis and Barbara Bouza Take on New Senior Leadership Roles in Walt Disney Imagineering

Bob Weis and Barbara Bouza

Walt Disney Imagineering is reorganizing their Executive Leadership Team again and moving executives Bob Weis and Barbara Bouza into new roles. Bob Weis was previously the President of Walt Disney Imagineering — he will now step into the role of President of Creative and New Experiences at WDI. Barbara Bouza is stepping into the role … Read more

Walt Disney World Park Hours Extended for Select Dates in April, Hours Added Through June 12


The park hours for all four Walt Disney World theme parks have been extended for select days in April. Dates are now tentatively available for all four theme parks through June 12 as well, although theme park hours are subject to change. The updated park hours are stated below: Magic Kingdom:Magic Kingdom was originally scheduled … Read more

PHOTOS: Purple & Pink Polka Dot and Hydrangea Minnie Mouse Ear Headbands Arrive at Walt Disney World


Two brand new pairs of Minnie Mouse Ear Headbands have arrived at the Magic Kingdom. Both pairs are iridescent and full of sequins and would make the perfect Disney Parks accessory this spring. Purple & Pink Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Ear Headband — $29.99 This pair of ears is the perfect springtime addition to the … Read more

PHOTOS: Swiss Family Treehouse Reopens After Short Refurbishment at Magic Kingdom


The Swiss Family Treehouse has reopened today after a short refurbishment at Magic Kingdom. The attraction closed on March 12 and reopened this morning, March 26. During the closure, the attraction received new canopy netting and minor refreshments. Trash cans sit near the entrance of the attraction with signs that remind guests of current safety … Read more

PHOTOS: New “Coco” and “Finding Dory” Light-Up Pixar Pier Billboard Puzzles and “Aladdin” Puzzle at Disneyland Resort


Three brand new puzzles are available at the Disneyland Resort today. Fans of Pixar Pier will love these new mini light-up puzzles that are replicas of the billboards found on the pier itself. A whole new puzzle featuring Aladdin and Jasmine is also available for those who prefer puzzles to magic carpet rides. Finding Dory … Read more

PHOTOS: New Pastel Rainbow Sequined Minnie Mouse Ear Headband Shines at Disneyland Resort

Pastel Rainbow Sequined Minnie Ears

Spring has sprung at the Disneyland resort, and to celebrate, a brand new pair of pastel rainbow ears bloomed in traditional Easter colors. While these aren’t specifically labeled for the upcoming holiday, we couldn’t help but notice that these ears look like they were dipped in Easter egg dye! Pastel Rainbow Sequined Minnie Mouse Ear … Read more

PHOTOS: Ramps Begin to Take Shape as Phase 2 of Roadwork Progresses Near the Magic Kingdom


Phase 2 of the World Drive/Floridian Way construction project is progressing quickly in between Magic Kingdom parking and Bear Island Road. The large scale construction project hopes to improve traffic flow around the heavily congested area between Floridian Way and World Drive. The second phase of the project includes the realignment of both northbound and … Read more

PHOTOS: Pavement Work Continues Near Spaceship Earth at EPCOT


EPCOT is in the middle of a complete reimagining which includes projects both big and small. The newly updated entrance includes new flags, background music, a fountain, and even new pavement. We’ve been watching the paving progress across the grounds beneath Spaceship Earth where, just days ago, new pavement was unveiled next to its mirrored … Read more

PHOTOS: Jurassic Park Discovery Center Sign Painting Complete at Universal’s Islands of Adventure


We reported earlier this month that the Jurassic Park Discovery Center was in the middle of a repainting project. Now the painting appears to be complete as a bright red Jurassic Park sign and freshly painted columns debut at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The lettering on the sign now matches that of the iconic Jurassic … Read more

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger Discusses Life After Disney in Upcoming SiriusXM Business Interview


Bob Iger, the Executive Chairman and former CEO of the Walt Disney Company, was interviewed recently by Sirius XM Business Radio about what his plans will be after he officially leaves the company on December 31st of this year. The episode is a part of Sirius XM Business Radio’s Leadership Matters series and airs on … Read more

Cruise Lines International Association Calls for CDC to Open U.S. Cruise Ports, Port Canaveral CEO Says Florida Ports Are at Risk

Disney Dream at sea

The Cruise Lines International Association, or CLIA, is calling on the CDC to open U.S. cruise ports such as Port Canaveral. The United States cruise ports have been shut down for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Port Canaveral CEO John Murray recently spoke at a Canaveral Port Authority Commission and expressed concerns … Read more

PHOTOS: Lettering Outlined in New Paint on World Drive Entranceway in Preparation for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

world drive disney world entrance

The entrances to Walt Disney World continue to receive a blue and gold makeover in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort this fall. The World Drive entrance is in the midst of repainting, and progress is moving quickly. The lettering for Walt Disney World is in the process of being … Read more

PHOTOS: Universal Legacy Store Sign Unveiled and Even More Changes Happen Inside at CityWalk Orlando


The Universal Studios Store at Universal CityWalk Orlando is now transformed into the Universal Legacy Store. We have kept up with the transformation of the store as more props and memorabilia have been added in the last few weeks. Today, the new store’s sign was unveiled and some new “legacy” merchandise offerings are available. The … Read more

PHOTOS: Canopy Frame Structure Now Complete for TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom


Construction on the canopy frame for TRON Lightcycle / Run has progressed over the last few weeks. Today, the final piece of the white frame has been installed, making the canopy framework finally complete. The final two crossbeams were installed towards the far right of the canopy frame. Now that the canopy frame is complete, … Read more

PHOTOS: Peter Pan’s Flight Attraction Sign Removed During Exterior Refurbishment at Magic Kingdom


Peter Pan’s Flight is receiving an exterior makeover just in time for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. The attraction’s facade is hidden by themed scrims so painting and other work can be done. The main sign, featuring Peter, Wendy, and the rest of the crew has been removed and a themed scrim is … Read more