The Complete History of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

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An antique mechanical, singing, toy bird was purchased by Walt Disney while he was in New Orleans, Louisiana. He gave the bird to his Imagineers and encouraged them to improve upon the device that animated the bird. From there, Lee Adams, an electrician at the Burbank studio, along with Roger Broggie and Wathel Rogers, were … Read more

PHOTOS: Scaffolds Installed in Flume, More Queue Disassembly Spotted at Splash Mountain for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Conversion in Magic Kingdom

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It looks like workers are digging a little deeper as work continues to transform Splash Mountain into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. No sooner did guests take their last ride on this beloved attraction last month, construction workers descended upon it to begin preparations for its transformation. Scaffolding bridges have been put up at the hairpin turn … Read more

The Complete History of Splash Mountain at Disney Parks

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As we near the demise of one of the most iconic attractions in the history of the Disney theme parks, we felt it was important to catalog a brief, yet detailed history of Disney’s version of the log flume ride. With The Walt Disney World version of Splash Mountain closing forever on January 22, 2023, … Read more

PHOTOS: Disney Begins Cleaning Filthy TRON Lightcycle Run Building Ahead of Grand Opening at Magic Kingdom

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As we FINALLY near the opening of TRON Lightcycle Run at the Magic Kingdom, Disney is preparing the already-aged show building for public consumption. Usually, when a new ride is built, there’s not enough time between the completion of the structures and the grand opening for noticeable amounts of dirt and grime to accumulate on … Read more

Man “Sneaks” Himself & Child Into Magic Kingdom for Free, Pretends to Not Speak English, & Gets Charged with Battery

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A man tried to take his child to the Magic Kingdom for free. Instead it cost him a trip to jail. Baica Crisan, a 37-year-old Romanian citizen who lives in Virginia, was arrested in the bizarre situation that unfolded Aug. 19, according to a newly released Orange County Sheriff’s Office report. Crisan is charged with … Read more

Florida Man with Loaded Gun Caught Trying to Open Car Doors in Magic Kingdom Parking Lot


A man roaming the Magic Kingdom parking lot for about 10 minutes tried to gain entry into more than a dozen vehicles this summer. He was confronted later by law enforcement who discovered the man had a loaded gun with him, according to a newly released Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. The man, Jordan Brown, 28, … Read more

Dooney & Bourke ‘The Jungle Book’ Collection Arrives at Walt Disney World

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The latest Dooney & Bourke bag collection featuring “The Jungle Book” is now available at Walt Disney World. We found all three bags in the Emporium at the Magic Kingdom. They are also available online at Dooney & Bourke “The Jungle Book” Drawstring Bag – $298 All three bags in this collection feature an … Read more

TRON Lightcycle Run Roller Coaster Trains Now Testing in One Minute Intervals at Magic Kingdom

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As testing continues at TRON Lightcycle Run, there has been a noticeable increase in the testing tempo, with trains being dispatched every minute earlier today. While we have have seen a lot of testing recently, today was notable due to the frequency of trains being dispatched. We observed the ride in action for several minutes … Read more

The Canopy of TRON Lightcycle Run is Already Getting Staining & The Ride Isn’t Even Open Yet

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The TRON Lightcycle Run saga continues into its 5th year with still no opening date for the Magic Kingdom attraction announced as of yet, but a new problem has arisen. The large canopy over the outdoor portion of the ride, one of the few completed elements of the attraction, is already showing signs of weathering. … Read more

BREAKING: Emergency Vehicles Drive Through Magic Kingdom to Reported Fire in the Park


According to a post on Facebook, in the Annual Passholders – Walt Disney World Resort group, emergency vehicles are currently driving through the Magic Kingdom. Guests saw them driving up Main Street U.S.A. toward Liberty Square, reportedly heading toward a fire somewhere in the park. Smoke was reportedly seen on the left-hand side of Cinderella … Read more

REVIEW: Disney Very Merriest After Hours is a Welcome Return to Party Form at Magic Kingdom


On Monday night, we paid to attend the very first Disney Very Merriest After Hours event of 2021 at The Magic Kingdom. Disney After Hours events have existed at The Magic Kingdom for a number of years, and then expanded to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios a while ago. The Villains After Hours version … Read more

REVIEW: Disney After Hours BOO BASH at the Magic Kingdom is No Party


On Tuesday night, I paid to attend the very first Disney After Hours BOO BASH event of 2021 at The Magic Kingdom. Disney After Hours events have existed at The Magic Kingdom for a number of years, and then expanded to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios a while ago. The Villains After Hours version … Read more

BREAKING: Happily Ever After and EPCOT Forever Will Both Be Permanently Retired Before Walt Disney World’s 50th


Just announced by Disney, this summer is your last chance to come out and catch the current fireworks shows “before they sparkle into Disney history”. “EPCOT Forever” will conclude its planned limited-time run on September 28, and you have until September 29 to take in the spectacle of “Happily Ever After” at Magic Kingdom Park. … Read more

PHOTOS: The Main Street Cinema Reopens as Temporary Candy & Sweets Shop at Magic Kingdom


With The Confectionery now closed for a few months to be remodeled and expanded into The Chapeau, guests shopping on Main Street U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom can get their candy fix at the Main Street Cinema. Despite what the sign says, it’s a candy shop now. Formerly an Art of Disney location, the shop … Read more

More Details Released on New Backstory for The Jungle Cruise at Disneyland, Walt Disney World Featuring Alberta Falls


Announced earlier this year, Disney is building on the original story of the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom, adding more humor, wildlife and skipper heart to the classic attraction, and as part of a much larger effort, this updated experience will welcome new characters from around the world. The alterations are all part of an … Read more

CONFIRMED: Disney Announces Addition of Joe Biden Audio-Animatronic to The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom


With no announcement, yesterday ended up being the final day of operation for the latest version of The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom. Disney has quietly closed the attraction overnight, as guests arriving at the Magic Kingdom now will find out. With this silence on Disney’s part, it was not stated that the … Read more