It was recently announced that Disney’s Toy Story Mania! received the amusement park industry’s top international award for an attraction. Toy Story Mania! won the THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement – an international award given to a new amusement park ride. Toy Story Mania! is a favorite attraction for our DIS Unplugged listeners for a [...]
I had the chance the other day to meet the characters from the latest Disney-Pixar movie Up. If you haven’t seen the movie yet I highly recommend it. The characters have a meet and greet area at the end of the Magic of Animation show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. If you have ever wondered how [...]
Today was the first day of the Annual Passholder Preview for Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We arrived at the park at about 2:30PM and it was Africa Hot!!! We made our way through the crowds towards the new Pixar Studios area of the park. We were greeted by polite, smiling cast [...]
Whenever Disney develops a new ride, show or attraction there is always a lot of testing and reworking to make sure it is perfect for when guests arrive. One of the final phases of testing is called Cast Member Previews and, as the name suggests, Cast Members (aka Disney employees) will experience the attraction to [...]
As many of you know Pete Werner is in California this week on a working vacation. Interspersed among meetings he is getting some time to enjoy Disneyland California as well as socialize with random strangers (an aspect of the human condition that has eluded me personally). I guess being sociable can pay off as Pete [...]
Sunday March 9th kicked off the Hollywood Studios new”Disney/Pixar Block Party Bash”. This was the first sneek peek of the parade. The Official date for the parade is going to be March 14 at 3PM. There are some things you need to know upfront for viewing this parade.