Thursday, October 31, 2013

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 10/30/13 (Seven Dwarfs Update, lower crowds)

Happy Halloween from the Magic Kingdom...all the decorations will be gone in a few days, and Christmas will be here for 2 months.
 It's only been a few days, but here's another update on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Roller Coaster.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Downtown Disney & Pleasure Island construction & merchandise update 10/28/13

Lot of construction walls up ALL over Downtown Disney area.

Ad for Halloween Party at Disney Quest. Ralph, Vanellope, Buzz, Chip & Dale are scheduled to meet & greet

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 10/27/13 (Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Update, Jungle Cruise)

We hit up the Magic Kingdom on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Scoop Sanderson was out on Main Street this morning...

We got some shots of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train construction.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vinylmation & Pin Trading Preview Night at ESPN Wide World of Sports 10/22/13

Park Series 13 Tower of Terror, LE 1500 set

1350 of the sets will be black / white

This set is due to be released 12/27/13

The other 150 of the sets will be the variant "ghost" version

Monday, October 21, 2013

Talking Magician Mickey Mouse Debuts at Magic Kingdom 10/21/13

Today, at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World officially debuted new Magician Mickey. Mickey now interacts with guests with his voice, after years of testing. Waits varied from 45 up to 2 hours to meet Mickey. Besides his face moving, and talking ability, Mickey also has a new magician outfit. Please check out our videos below to see Mickey in action.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Glow With The Show Ears debut at Magic Kingdom 10/19/13

After much hyping from the Disney Parks Blog, the Glow With The Show ears debuted at Walt Disney World this week. Earlier this week, they debuted at Hollywood Stuidos for the Fantasmic Nighttime Spectacular. You can see video from Attractions Magazine here:

We have not had a chance to check out that show yet, but we were able to see Wishes & Celebrate the Magic last night. Much as we suspected, if you wish to get the full effect of these, you will need to stand further back. We would think Casey's Corner or so would be a good spot. We stood near the partners statue, and really could only see a few hats in front of us. We will hit the park again soon to check out different views, but unfortunately we don't believe that there will be many ears besides a smattering here & there. The ears costs $25 with tax. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Halloween Horror Nights 23 Trip Report 10/18/13 (Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute)

We hit up HHN23 Friday, October 18. 2013

One of the keys to a successful HHN trip, is arrival time. You need to get there early.

We arrived at exactly 6 and were able to hit 3 mazes plus the walk thru areas in just over an hour.

The Walking Dead zombies are everywhere. Some have masks, while some have face paint. This guy looks fantastic.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Magic Kingdom Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster Progress (10/14/13)

It's been awhile since we checked in on the 7 Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster....

Progress is moving along, slowly but surely.

The real estate this takes up is massive.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Limited Time Magic : Tour Cinderella Castle Suite & Be Our Guest with an Imagineer 10/14/13

This week's Limited Time Magic was truly limited.
25 randomly chosen guests were chosen by the Disney Parks Blog team to go each day this week on a tour of the Magic Kingdom castles.

We were led thru this door up to the concierge desk for the Cinderella Suite.

The concierge told a few stories about running to Wal-Mart for late night pizzas & having to escort guests thru the park for late night pictures.

The group of 25, which was really 15 due to no-shows, was split into two. Some started in the suite, the others at Be Our Guest.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Universal Studios Florida & Islands of Adventure Photo Report 10/13/13 (Diagon Alley Update)

Details are emerging on the Diagon Alley buildings.

These buildings are going to look phenomenal when finished.

The size of the Diagon Alley expansion is just huge.

Still miss Jaws?

Epcot Food & Wine Photo Update 10/11/13 (Chase Lounge above American Adventure)

Friday nights during Food & Wine are extremely busy

We decided to check out the Chase Lounge above American Adventure.

The view from the Chase lounge is pretty great.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sofia The First Meet & Greet at Hollywood Studios

We recently had a chance to hit the new meet & greet for Sofia the First at Hollywood Studios.

Here's the background for the meet & greet, the kingdom of Enchancia.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Halloween Horror Nights 23 at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando Updates 3rd Weekend

We visited Universal for HHN23 this past Thursday & Friday

#1 tip: Arrive EARLY. You will be able to hit 3-4 houses in that first hour.

Arriving early also gives you the opportunity to check out the scare zones in the daylight.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Limited Time Magic at Downtown Disney Chalk Art Festival October 4-6, 2013

The "Limited Time Magic" for this past week was a chalk art festival on the West Side of Downtown Disney.

We were not sure what to expect, but were completely blown away at the art the artists were making on the sidewalks.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2013 Eat to the Beat Concert Pictures from Epcot Food & Wine Festival

This entry will be updated with any concerts that we attend.
10/1/13 Belinda Carlisle & The Go-Go's

The Go-Go's 10/1/13