Tag: Mickey Mouse

Historic Orange Bird Flies Out of the Archives and back to the Magic Kingdom

Historic Orange Bird Flies Out of the Archives and back to the Magic Kingdom

| May 2, 2012 | 1 Reply

Back in the 1970s, guests of the Walt Disney World Resort were greeted not only by Mickey and the gang, but also a brightly colored feathered friend known as Orange Bird. To the surprise of many, Disney recently announced the return of Orange Bird and his iconic treat, Citrus Swirl, to Sunshine Tree Terrace in [...]

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The Disney Dooney & Bourke Phenomenon

The Disney Dooney & Bourke Phenomenon

| April 11, 2012 | 2 Replies

For some theme park goers, the standard souvenir includes a logo magnet, ballpoint pen, or bumper sticker. Others scope out postcards and photo albums when navigating the shops. But, a growing number of Disney aficionados eagerly seek out the newest in a collection of leather handbags designed by Disney Design Group and Dooney & Bourke. Image: Disney [...]

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Disneyland’s Discover the Magic Guided Tour

Disneyland’s Discover the Magic Guided Tour

| April 4, 2012 | Reply

Recently my son and I decided to try one of the Guided Tours offered at the Disneyland Resort.  Disneyland Park currently offers three different tours, plus a couple of seasonal options.  Disney California Adventure doesn’t offer any tours at this time, but that is expected to change when construction is completed this summer.  Since it was just [...]

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Talking Mickey Mouse Visits Walt Disney World

Talking Mickey Mouse Visits Walt Disney World

| November 1, 2011 | Reply

Disney park guests were treated to a very special visit by talking Mickey Mouse on Monday evening, October 31st.  During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party talking Mickey Mouse made an appearance in the Magic Kingdom’s Town Square.  Guests who arrived to meet Mickey Mouse were surprised by this technology which is part of Disney Imagineering’s “Living Character [...]

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Video: 1971 Grand Opening of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Video: 1971 Grand Opening of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

| October 1, 2011 | 1 Reply

In this video, released by Disney, Mickey Mouse leads a parade of characters down Main Street, U.S.A. to officially open Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971.  Parking lots are jammed and traffic was backed up for miles as folks headed to the new theme park.  Also included in the video is a [...]

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Video: Magician Mickey Greets Guests at the Magic Kingdom

Video: Magician Mickey Greets Guests at the Magic Kingdom

| April 3, 2011 | 2 Replies

Mickey Mouse has moved out of his country home at the ToonTown Fair, and is now the star of a magic show at the Town Square Theater.  The new meet and greet location officially opened to guests on April 1, 2011, and is the first time that visitors to Walt Disney World can obtain a FASTPASS [...]

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Disney Junior – Leaving the “Playhouse” Behind?

Disney Junior – Leaving the “Playhouse” Behind?

| March 31, 2011 | 2 Replies

I’ll admit it.  I went to see the new Disney Junior Live on Stage show at Disney’s California Adventure with a bias on my shoulders.   Let me explain. Even though I love most of Disney’s pre-school shows and have kids that fit their target demographic, I need to disclose that I grew to become a “hater” of [...]

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