Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Disney Acquires Second Bahamian Island

Move over, Castaway Cay. There will be a second Disney Cruise Line exclusive island coming soon.

The statement said Disney's development of the 700-acre (280-hectare) property will amount to an investment of between $250 million and $400 million.

The statement also says Disney will donate 190 acres (more than 75 hecatres) of the land including the southernmost tip of the island to the government for a national park. The donated land has a value of $6.29 million.

It definitely will be a reason to go on a Caribbean cruise when they finally get this island ready.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Major News For Epcot

My most favorite theme park at WDW will be receiving major facelift, including its main entrance.


Friday, February 01, 2019

Trevor Carlton at Festival of the Arts

The beginning of Trevor's performance painting at EPCOT. What will it be? Answer below. Sold within minutes,

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Mary Poppins Returns

Just got back from a fan opening night preview of Disney's Mary Poppins Returns. We all loved it, especially the music.

For this special event, we got an opening night pin, and also a free download of the soundtrack.

If you have a chance, go see it on a big screen.


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Destination D afternoon session

People arriving for the afternoon session at the Contemporary,

The new Skyliner car

An actual car from the new WDW Skyliner, scheduled to go into service in 2019.

Destination D 2018

Some of the attendees celebrating Mickey's 90th at Destination D. About 2000 people are at the event.

Scene at WDW Disney Springs

The balloon seen from the Edison restaurant

Christmas at Disney Springs 2018

The tree near Town Center with the Moon

Mickey’s 90th anniversary

The entrance to Mickey's of Glendale, celebrating Mickey's 90th at Destination D. Steamboat Willie opened Nov 18th 1928.

2018 Destination D

Mickey welcomes you to the 2018 Destination D at WDW Contemporary resort

Friday, October 19, 2018

New WDW Resort To Be Built At Old River Country Site

Finally, Disney will build something at the long-neglected site of the former water park River Country.

Walt Disney World Resort is building a new hotel with more than 900 beds on Bay Lake where the former River Country water park was once located, the company said Thursday.

The unnamed deluxe resort, set to open in 2022, will be in between Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Disney said in a news release.

My question is, what was taking them so long? The site has been abandoned for such a long time, one starts to wonder if there was something inherently wrong with the location.

It will be interesting to see if it will have a "wilderness" theme to match the two resorts that bookend the location. I hope that it will be distinct enough from those two to make it interesting and unique.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

"Nightmare Before Christmas" Turns 25 Today

25 years ago, "Nightmare Before Christmas" premiered, on Oct. 13, 1993. And now, all these years later, it has become a cult classic.

This is an interview with animator Henry Selick, who directed the movie.

Speaking with Yahoo Entertainment on the 25th anniversary of Nightmare Before Christmas, Selick went in-depth about the process of creating his characters, his disagreements with Disney (the studio wanted Jack to have eyeballs) and Burton (who hated one of Selick’s favorite scenes), the twist ending that didn’t get made, and whether the glorious, laborious art of stop-motion animation will survive this century. 

You gotta read it.


Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Wonder of Alaska Inside Passage

This is our video footage that salutes the beauty of Alaska Inside Passage. Video taken during our Alaskan Cruise on the Disney Wonder, Sept. 2018. It was a fabulous time!