Category Archives: WDW

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Coster Updates



Disney released footage of the Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Coster that is coming to EPCOT shortly. We discuss that coster and others in the Disney Parks.

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Is This the End of the Disneyland Annual Pass



The home to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea has been conducting a lottery to determine which annual pass holders may visit the park on any given day, due to overwhelming demand while the parks’ capacities are limited. The resort will stop conducting the lottery for assignments after December 2020 and will begin issuing refunds for pro-rated annual pass holders. The resort also will not extend annual passes for the period that the parks were closed, as it had offered during the pandemic shutdown.

Tokyo Disney said that it will provide an update on the future of its annual pass program by the end of March 2021.


Disney Layoffs Hitting Live Shows at Walt Disney World and Disneyland



Some Walt Disney World street performers and other park entertainers were among an undisclosed number of Disney employees who found out Tuesday night they were being laid off.

Some of the affected workers took social media to share that their time with the company had come to an end. Among those being let go is part of the acting troupe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios known as the Citizens of Hollywood.

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Disney’s Splash Mountain Patch Cast



Today we are talking about one of our favorite attractions, Splash Mountain at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Disney Ghosts and Toy Story of Terror



Today we just found the true story behind some of the Disney ghost videos we have seen and Toy Story of Terror on Disney Plus. What a fun way to celebrate Halloween!

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Space Mountain the Movie, Ready for Takeoff



This week, we found out that Disney is getting ready to make a new movie based completely around one of our favorite rides, Space Mountain.  It is almost inconceivable that it has taken this long, but this is a bit of what we hope we see. We would love to hear what you want to see in the movie!

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Disney’s Fantasmic! Lagoon Drained



When Walt Disney World Resort first reopened, Disney, announced that nighttime spectaculars would not be available for Guests. That means that for the time being — since the theme parks reopened in mid-July — Guests haven’t been able to see Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom or Fantasmic! at Hollywood Studios, amid other nighttime shows.

But when will Fantasmic! be up and running again? We aren’t so sure, but it appears that the show won’t be operating anytime soon. The latest aerial images from @bioreconstruct show that the Fantasmic! the lagoon is still drained.

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Disney Legend Joe Rohde



Joseph “Joe” Rohde is a veteran executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, the division of The Walt Disney Company that designs and builds Disney’s theme parks and resort hotels. Rohde’s formal title is Executive Designer and Vice President, Creative.

He was born in Sacramento, California, and raised in Hawaii. He graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory, Canoga Park, Calif., in 1973, where he starred in student dramatic productions and was Class Salutatorian. Rohde received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Rohde’s trademark is a large collection of earrings he wears in his left ear, all of which are souvenirs from decades of travel to remote corners of the world. This tradition began when he stuck his 5-year anniversary pin into his ear.

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Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Disney Originals



Disney+‘s “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” produced by National Geographic and narrated by Disney fan-favorite Josh Gad (“Frozen,” “Frozen II”) gives viewers an all-encompassing backstage pass to explore the magic behind two of the world’s most beloved animal experiences, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT. Viewers get unprecedented access to some of the rarest and beautiful creatures on the planet and meet the animal care experts who have formed remarkable bonds with the parks’ 5,000 plus animals.

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Roger Rabbit and the Dip



The Dip, Also Known As “Toon Acid”, is a greenish, ghastly chemical seen in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It’s Judge Doom’s preferred method of Toon execution. According to Lieutenant Santino, it’s a mixture of turpentine, acetone, and benzene, which all of them are paint-thinners. Combined in the real world, they make up the solution hand animators used to use to remove ink from animation cells. This could be considered an inside joke, as your average audience member would not know what these ingredients made up. While relatively harmless to humans, any toon that comes in contact with it will melt instantly and is apparently the only surefire way to kill a toon (although Eddie Valiant gets most of The Toon Patrol members to laugh themselves to death). Ironic enough, Judge Doom ends up being dipped himself near the end of the film, after revealing himself to be actually a toon.

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