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Ease into a California Vacation at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre

Ease into a California Vacation at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre

| November 2, 2011 | Reply

With Pixar’s John Lasseter receiving a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame November 1st, and the release of Cars 2 on Blu Ray/DVD the same day, it reminded me of the day our family took part in the World Grand Prix at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre.  Continue after the break to see the level of detail Disney put [...]

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Lead Imagineer and Hawaiian Joe Rohde Discusses Disney’s Aulani

Lead Imagineer and Hawaiian Joe Rohde Discusses Disney’s Aulani

| October 25, 2011 | 2 Replies

In August, Disney opened its first hotel outside mainland USA not associated with a theme park.  Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa is a stand-alone Disney Vacation Club property located in Hawaii.  Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde was one of the lead designers of the new resort, and took time to talk with the DIS Unplugged about [...]

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Retired Imagineer Marty Sklar Reflects on Walt Disney World’s 40th

Retired Imagineer Marty Sklar Reflects on Walt Disney World’s 40th

| October 18, 2011 | Reply

Saturday October 1, 2011, Walt Disney World turned 40 years old and celebrated the opening of Florida’s Magic Kingdom.  Disney Legend Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering, was involved throughout the design, planning and opening of Walt Disney World, and reflected with the DIS Unplugged on his experience.  Continue after [...]

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2012 and 2013 Cruise Itineraries for the Disney Dream and Fantasy

2012 and 2013 Cruise Itineraries for the Disney Dream and Fantasy

| October 18, 2011 | 1 Reply

A recent post in a thread in the Disney Cruise Line forum of the DISboards found a flier with the 2012 and 2013 itineraries and sail dates for the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.  Guests can book these cruises beginning today, October 18. The Disney Dream will sail 3, 4, & 5 days Bahamian cruises to Nassau [...]

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Video: LEGOLAND Florida Peek – World’s Largest LEGO Theme Park

Video: LEGOLAND Florida Peek – World’s Largest LEGO Theme Park

| October 14, 2011 | 1 Reply

Saturday, October 15th marks the Grand Opening of LEGOLAND Florida, a whole theme park made from 50 million of the small, plastic, LEGO bricks.  The new park is located 45 min west of the Orlando tourist mecca on the former Cypress Gardens property, and is specifically geared to younger children between the ages of 2-12.  Continue [...]

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Disney Fantasy to Have Plenty of Water Play for Kids and Adults

Disney Fantasy to Have Plenty of Water Play for Kids and Adults

| October 13, 2011 | 1 Reply

Donald’s nephews are at it again.  After creating the wildly popular AquaDuck water coaster for Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream, they needed to top themselves for the new Disney Fantasy.  In addition to its own AquaDuck, the Fantasy will have a water play area known as the AquaLab.  Continue after the break to learn all [...]

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Video: More Details Released for Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Video: More Details Released for Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

| October 12, 2011 | 1 Reply

Disney announced the anticipated opening dates for their new Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.  The 26th Disney hotel will open in phases with the Finding Nemo wing first to open on May 31, 2012.  The remaining three wings will come online throughout the course of year: Cars wing – July 2012 Lion King wing – September 2012 Little Mermaid wing [...]

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