Tag: Downtown Disney

DIS Unplugged Podcast – 03/05/13 – Orlando Show

DIS Unplugged Podcast – 03/05/13 – Orlando Show

| March 5, 2013 | Reply

In this week’s show, Universal Orlando backtracks on its Harry Potter expansion originally opening in 2014, Reedy Creek firefighters seek state help in battle with Disney, and has a prank by Canadian school teachers involving a class trip to Walt Disney World gone too far? Shaun talks about a few social networks that can help [...]

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Looking Back at Walt Disney World’s 2013 Marathon Weekend

Looking Back at Walt Disney World’s 2013 Marathon Weekend

| January 23, 2013 | Reply

It was time again for runners and theme park junkies to stride their way through the Walt Disney World Resort.  The annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend showcased several races from a 1-mile kids’ race to a full 26.2 marathon.  More than 66,000 runners gathered in sunny, warm Central Florida to participate in the biggest [...]

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Saying Goodbye to the Main Street Bakery (As We Knew It)

Saying Goodbye to the Main Street Bakery (As We Knew It)

| January 10, 2013 | 11 Replies

It will be a sad day for many when the current Main Street Bakery closes on January 12, 2013. Walt Disney World has plans to turn this into a Starbucks location that will open May 7, 2013.

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Executive Changes Abound at Disney Parks and Resorts

Executive Changes Abound at Disney Parks and Resorts

| January 10, 2013 | 3 Replies

As I’ve said many times, it’s amazing how a relatively quiet day can be suddenly blown up by the Disney news wire. Several Disney executives are being moved around effective February 1st. Read on after the break to find out who’s moving where and what it could mean for Walt Disney World.

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Disney Parks Vinylmation Craze – Here to Stay?

Disney Parks Vinylmation Craze – Here to Stay?

| January 6, 2013 | Reply

It seems like Disney always has something new to collect. I remember years ago it was trading pins. You’d see guests (myself included) scour the shops for that hot pin, attend pin trading events, and create elaborate portfolios showcasing their treasures. As of lately, Mickey Ear Hats seem to be the next fad with a [...]

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Walt Disney World & Disneyland: Learning Laboratories in the Parks

Walt Disney World & Disneyland: Learning Laboratories in the Parks

| January 3, 2013 | Reply

  “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.” — Walt Disney   Image: Experience real physics on thrilling attractions. Form a team to solve conservation challenges. Discover new cultures of the world. Explore careers and a new way of thinking with Walt Disney Imagineering. These are just a few of the opportunities available [...]

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Disney Parks Announces “Year of the Ear” with Limited Time Ear Hats for All Ages

Disney Parks Announces “Year of the Ear” with Limited Time Ear Hats for All Ages

| December 28, 2012 | Reply

The year of 2013 is already going to be special in Disney Parks on both coasts of the United States. With the expansion of the New Fantasyland in Walt Disney World and the first full year of the re-imagined Disney California Adventure, guests will find themselves all smiles amidst the excitement. However, Disney is taking [...]

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