| Sep 13, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Which U.S. Disney park reigns supreme? Loyal Walt Disney World fans balk at the idea of deigning to visit the, in their minds, inferior Disneyland. Meanwhile those loyal to the original Disney park may visit Florida's Disney World for its additional...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:57 AM
I hate it when I park my car at a Disney World theme park and move directly to the waiting tram, only to hear the "no further boarding" call.
As if that weren't irritating enough, it also means that I'll be the first passenger on the next tram, which...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:33 PM
I keep hearing that Disney has to prop up Animal Kingdom with Avatar. Of course, I'm not privy to the inner numbers. But Animal Kingdom has the two best shows in Disney World – the Lion King and Nemo (my favorite). It has the best roller coaster...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Thrill seekers, get ready. Walt Disney World passholders are invited to a special event to celebrate the fifth birthday of Expedition Everest. Pre-registered passholders can “get your fill of Yeti thrills” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 4:34 PM
It is Disneyâs own version of the âLegend of the Yeti.â Deep inside the 20-story Expedition Everest attraction at Disneyâs Animal Kingdom stands one of the most sophisticated animatronics Disney has ever built: a nearly 25-foot-tall...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 5:30 AM
The blurry, fuzzy concept art of a Shanghai Disneyland, filled with fireworks, spotlights and a great big castle, paints a picture short on details and vague on specifics about the planned project in China.
So why all the secrecy on Disney's part?...
| Nov 14, 2010
During the last 10 years, I have written about some of the vacations my husband, our three children and I have taken to Ireland, Italy, Paris, Germany, the Netherlands and London. The response has been mixed. Many found inspiration in our tales; others...
| Nov 14, 2010
Tackling the four theme parks at Walt Disney World requires a strategic plan designed with military precision and discipline. Routes must be mapped. Sites targeted. Missions coordinated. Resupply operations planned. The weak of heart and flat of foot need...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 6:05 PM
With 14 rides, including eight roller coasters, the proposed Orlando Thrill Park hopes to cater to enthusiasts underserved by Florida's theme parks.
Photo gallery: View the 14 proposed Orlando Thrill Park rides
Scheduled to open in summer 2013, the...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 7:46 PM
If you use the location-based social network Gowalla at Walt Disney World, you have a chance to earn an exclusive passholder virtual pin.
According to the latest Mickey Monitor, here are the details. With the Gowalla app, check in at the following spots...
| Sep 17, 2010
From the highway, the StarFlyer looks like a peaceful — if high-flying — throwback to earlier times, to playful schoolyard moments, to carefree defying of gravity.
From the foot of the StarFlyer, the view is more alarming. Blame part of...