| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Just days before the GOP presidential contenders blitz the state for the upcoming Florida primary election, President Barack Obama delighted guests, supporters and VIPs with a visit to Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Thursday. Standing in front of...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Here's a quick look at key events of this week at Orlando theme parks and attractions (plus one plan ahead/last call). + New scenes are added to “The Magic, the Memories and You,” the castle-projection show at Magic Kingdom as of Friday. Watch...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:58 PM
It’s no secret that many people use their love of all things Disney in creative ways that extend beyond the theme parks and Hollywood films.
Parents use photos of Cinderella Castle as the background art for Shutterfly birthday invitations and...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Like many retail outlets, Downtown Disney has been in flux in recent years.
Along with a changing lineup of tenants, Disney World's entertainment complex has slogged through its intention to increase its shopping and dining options. Some of this came...
| Dec 29, 2011
Welcome to random ramblings about the year in theme parks and attractions.
•Legoland Florida is a big deal. It's the area's first new full-blown theme park since Universal's Islands of Adventure went up in 1999. But it's going to take some...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Disney World started having "dress rehearsals" for some attractions within the Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom last week. The park isn't announcing when or for how long these introductions will last, so you can't absolutely count on strolling...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 10:33 PM
Technology has changed much at Walt Disney World recently.
Since just last year, guests have marveled at "The Magic, The Memories and You!" visual spectacle at Cinderella Castle, enjoyed the interactive fun of the "Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom" game,...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Those "Star Wars" nerds are a persnickety bunch.
They castigated George Lucas for little tweaks to his original films before special-edition DVD releases. A light saber's glow was deemed too pink, a newly computer-generated Yoda was widely panned, and...
| May 21, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Here's a quick look at key events of this week at Orlando theme parks and attractions (plus one plan ahead/last call).
+ New scenes are added to "The Magic, the Memories and You," the castle-projection show at Magic Kingdom as of Friday. Watch for a...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:17 AM
The last trips through Snow White's Scary Adventures, one of the original Disney World attractions, will be Thursday, May 31. Here's a look at the Fantasyland ride's past and Snow White's future.
•The dark ride will be gutted and renovated to become...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:09 AM
Epcot could not have been feeling the love in early 2007. It was approaching a milestone — its 25th birthday — but a Disney World official was on the record saying that there would be no public celebration Oct. 1, the anniversary of its...
| Apr 27, 2012
Walt Disney World revealed a more specific timeline for Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland expansion and other details about upcoming attractions at its "What's New, What's Next" session for members of the media on Friday.
The next stage of Fantasyland to...