Tag: Toy Story Mania

DIS Unplugged Podcast – 03/04/14 – Orlando Show

DIS Unplugged Podcast – 03/04/14 – Orlando Show

| March 4, 2014 | 3 Replies

In this week’s show Walt Disney World pulls donations from the Boy Scouts of America over their anti-gay policy, the Hub in the Magic Kingdom is getting an expansion and Disney announces the date for their next 24 hour party. Plus, we have the DIS Unplugged “Must do” list for Walt Disney World attractions and [...]

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Analysis:  A Fifth Theme Park at Walt Disney World

Analysis: A Fifth Theme Park at Walt Disney World

| November 17, 2011 | 14 Replies

Toy Story Mania 120 minutes, “Ouch!” Peter Pan’s Flight 80 minutes, “Wow!” Test Track, 100 minutes, “Geez!” Expedition Everest, 75 minutes, “We’ll hit that later.” These attraction wait times are very common, especially during the height of the day in each of the 4 Disney World theme parks.  The popularity of Disney’s theme parks has grown [...]

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Disney’s New Star Tours: A HYPE-rspace Free Review

Disney’s New Star Tours: A HYPE-rspace Free Review

| June 1, 2011 | 5 Replies

Take home message: pick up your Fast Pass for Toy Story Mania first The Disney PR hype machine is working overtime to pump up the Star Tours attraction that re-opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World on May 20th, 2011.  Disney is banking on the excitement of the Star Wars franchise to offset [...]

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The Toys Are Back! Best Picture Nomination for Toy Story 3

The Toys Are Back! Best Picture Nomination for Toy Story 3

| January 26, 2011 | 2 Replies

Disney combines great storytelling with theme park marketing to score 12 Oscar nominations Update February 28, 2011: 2 Oscar wins each for Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland.  Continue after break for specifics. Original article from January 26, 2011: Nominations for the Academy Awards were released today, and films from the Walt Disney Studios secured 12 [...]

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The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman 12 Years Later

The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman 12 Years Later

| January 23, 2011 | 7 Replies

“How in the world did they do that?”  Those were the words I uttered when I walked off the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman attraction at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in April of 1999.  I was so curious and excited I had to jump back into the standby line to experience this attraction again.  Never [...]

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Summer Touring Tips and Strategies in Orlando

Summer Touring Tips and Strategies in Orlando

| July 3, 2010 | 2 Replies

It’s summer in Orlando, and here’s a news flash; it’s hot and crowded in the theme parks!  Temperatures can easily climb into the 90s with a heat index into the 100s.  Crowd levels at the theme parks can build throughout the day.  For many theme park veterans this is not surprising, but for the first-time [...]

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A Special DIS-apalooza Weekend

A Special DIS-apalooza Weekend

| December 26, 2009 | 10 Replies

Greetings Everyone: I wanted to recap DIS-apalooza weekend, December 10-14, from the perspective of your special correspondent.  It was a special weekend indeed.  Get it?  Special weekend?  Special correspondent?  Oh gimme a break, I’ve been dealing with a cold since I returned from the weekend, and it’s the best I’ve got in my sinus pressure [...]

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