Walt Disney World
Sad news from Walt Disney Word: 21 year old cast member, Austin Wuennenberg, died today from an early morning collision between two Monorail trains. The two trains collided at around 2 a.m. at the Transportation and Ticket Center, which is the hub for Walt Disney World’s transportation system. The pilot of the second monorail was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. No guest injuries are reported.read more
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, in partnership with Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality and Department of Management Information Systems (MIS)—both housed in the College of Business, has developed an application for Apple’s iPhone and iTouch which allows users to access in-depth resort information from the handheld devices.
The application, which is available online at the Apple App store, is one of the first iPhone applications designed for an individual hotel property.read more
The Walt Disney Company is partnering with Best Friends Pet Care to develop a full-service, luxury pet “resort” which will be located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The one-of-a-kind facility will cater to park and resort guests, as well as Walt Disney World employees, providing a full range of pet hospitality services including dog and cat boarding, day care and grooming services, and doggy day camp.read more
Dewayne Bevil of the Orlando Sentinel was able to get a sneak peek of the Hall of Presidents attraction that has been revamaped and is scheduled to reopen on July 4th at The Magic Kingdom. While the big news is the addition of our 44th president, Barak Obama, there are additional changes and updates as well.read more
Legend has it that one day while Walt Disney was in Disneyland, he was very disturbed when he observed a Frontierland cast member walking through Tomorrowland in costume. In Walt’s mind, this completely destroyed a very magical element of the park.
So when plans for Walt Disney’s second theme park in Florida were being developed, the Imagineers decided to design a system of tunnels, called “Utilidors,” under the park so that cast members and service people can travel from land to land without being seen by guests and thus help keep the magic in place.read more
Fans of Jiko-The Cooking Place and Boma-Flavors of Africa have a new reason to dine at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge with the debut of “Sanaa” on May 1 in the resort’s new Kidani Village expansion.
The menu in the 150-seat, family-oriented restaurant reflects the art of African cooking with Indian flavors.read more
Is this a sign of things to come – official trailers for attractions at Disney Parks? If so, I welcome them with enthusiasm. An example of this is a recently created preview I came across of The Haunted Mansion attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida.read more
Walt Disney World’s Swan & Dolphin Resort is helping guests celebrate their birthday with a free night’s stay. The way it works is to books at least a three-night stay over your birthday and you will then receive your birthday night free.
As an added surprise, birthday guests who dine at one of the resort’s signature restaurants during their stay will receive a complimentary cake prepared by the resort’s executive pastry chef,Laurent Branlard, a two-time world pastry champion.read more
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida this year? If so, you might want to book your accommodations at one of the seven Downtown Disney Resort area hotels as they are currently offering some fantastic deals. Downtown Disney hotels are offering a Passport to Savings coupon booklet that includes discounts and specials for area dining, shopping and entertainment, as well as area maps and the schedules for the hotels’ bus service.read more
During the month of February, Disney is offering a sweepstakes in which participants have the opportunity to enter every day and in a variety of ways for the chance of winning one of five magical vacations to either the Anaheim or Orlando theme parks. It is all part of their Magical Celebrations promotion going on this year.read more
As has become tradition, the winners of the Superbowl when asked what they are going to do next make the statement, “We’re going to Disney World. With the Pittsburgh Steelers victory last evening, Disney has already put together a commercial featuring highlights from game and Holmes and Roethlisberg announcing that they are going to Disney World.read more
After being closed for over a year, the former location where you could get McDonald’s french fries has re-opened for business. Known in the past as the Frontierland Fry Cart, the newly re-named “Golden Oak Outpost” opened late last week with a brand theming and a new menu.read more
What has been long-rumored is finally confirmed - the refurbishment of the original Space Mountain located at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is a go. The attraction will close on April 19 (right after the Easter break crowds leave) and officially return "late...read more
Disney Parks is offering the chance to meet Tinker Bell and her Fairy friends at your choice of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida or Disneyland Resort in California via a contest they are holding at PixieHollow.com. It's a celebration of all-things Fairies at the...read more