Photo Report: Pandora – The World of Avatar is Truly Immersive

For years, plenty of people including myself asked why did Disney purchase the rights of Avatar?  Who thought this was a good idea?  It was announced in 2011 and then took three years to just break ground on the land, then another three to open.  Needless to say, people had their doubts.  Even me!  Truth me told, I wildly dislike the film Avatar.  I think it’s incredibly overrated and gawk when people tell me it’s their favorite film.  I can easily get a better film and story from Disney’s Pocahontas, which Avatar is pretty much that, but in space.  But that’s not what this article is about.  It’s about the brand new land at Animal Kingdom.

As time progressed, and we began to see more and more of this future immersive land, i started to get excited.  Disney was promising big things and I was hoping (for theme park fans and Disney’s sake) that I walk into this land, look around and say to myself, “You Continue reading “Photo Report: Pandora – The World of Avatar is Truly Immersive”

The Nightmare Before Christmas is Getting a Sequel, But Not How You May Expect

You read correctly!  Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is finally getting a sequel, just not an animated one.  Apparently, the publishing company Tokyopop has been granted the rights to write a comic book sequel to the classic stop-motion animated film.

The new comic book series will be titled Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey and will focus on Jack Skellington’s right hand companion, Zero.  The stories will be about his Continue reading “The Nightmare Before Christmas is Getting a Sequel, But Not How You May Expect”

REVIEW: Satu’li Canteen, Our Second Visit Expands on Flavor Even More!

During for first visit to Pandora – The World of Avatar we had two meals at Satu’li Canteen and got to sample even more of the food in this amazing new casual dining restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.  To say I was impressed with the food during my first tasting doesn’t do it justice.  But this time around, Satu’li Canteen has truly become one of my new favorite places to eat at Disney Parks. Continue reading “REVIEW: Satu’li Canteen, Our Second Visit Expands on Flavor Even More!”

This Year’s Disney Legend Recipeints

Every two years, The Walt Disney Co. awards recipients one of their highest awards – the Disney Legend Award.   Created in 1987, it was traditionally awarded every year until 2009 when the D23 Expo was created, where it is not awarded biannually.

The Disney Legends Award is given to an individual who has made an extraordinary or Continue reading “This Year’s Disney Legend Recipeints”

Fantasmic! Returns to Disneyland, but is it as good as the original?

On Disneyland’s 62nd birthday, Fantasmic! returned to Tom Sawyer’s island. They had two preview shows the night before for D23 guests, but it officially premiered back on that Monday.

The show is as great as I remember. As Mickey Mouse showed up and the music & lights started going, it was as if I was transported back to being a child, camping out against the rails for hours just to watch the show. Continue reading “Fantasmic! Returns to Disneyland, but is it as good as the original?”

Here is the Full List of Upcoming Disney Movies Through 2019 and Tentative Release Dates

Star_Wars_The_Last_JediOne thing Disney does  and does well is make movies.  With a few exceptions here or there, you can’t really knock them for their line-up.  And what a line-up they have.  On Friday and Saturday at D23, we learned the full list of Disney’s upcoming films, animation and live-action, through 2019.  Listed below is every movie with it’s tentative release date.  Keep in mind, those could change as time progresses.  Continue reading “Here is the Full List of Upcoming Disney Movies Through 2019 and Tentative Release Dates”

Everything announced at D23 that’s coming to Walt Disney World

This past weekend at D23, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced quite a bit that was coming to the parks for the next several years. Disneyland is getting new lands – Pixar Pier and Marvel land (hinted at) – a new Pixar event, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge of course, and even Cars Land is getting a nice Halloween themed overlay for the holiday.

Disneyland Paris will be getting a new resort, Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, and the Disney Cruise Line is getting  not just the two already announced new ships, but three new ships!  Plus, a brand new stage show based on the live-action Beauty and the Beast film.  But what’s coming to Walt Disney World?  Plenty of brand new things where we can break it down for you by category! Here’s everything that’s coming to the Walt Continue reading “Everything announced at D23 that’s coming to Walt Disney World”

Disney announces Disney’s Riviera Resort, the 15th addition to DVC

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort area has been under construction for the last few months now and all this time many have assumed it was for a DVC expansion for the resort.  Well all rumors were laid to rest as Disney announced a 15th DVC resort!  The Disney Riviera Resort is being constructed beside Disney’s Caribbean Beach and will be fully separate from the resort, making it its own entity.

“We’re thrilled to announce plans for a new Disney Vacation Club property called Disney Riviera Resort coming to Walt Disney World Resort,” Chapek said. “Our Vacation Club Members are among our most loyal fans, and we think that they will love what we have Continue reading “Disney announces Disney’s Riviera Resort, the 15th addition to DVC”

Two new modes of transportation coming to Walt Disney World, Disney Skyliner and Minnie Vans

Confirmed by Bob Chapek at D23, the brand new gondola system is happening! The Disney Skyliner will soon be transporting guests via sky from Disney’s Hollywood Studios all the way to Epcot and connecting the Disney resorts in between.

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The new transportation system will be connecting Disney’s Art of Animation, Disney’s Continue reading “Two new modes of transportation coming to Walt Disney World, Disney Skyliner and Minnie Vans”

Magic Kingdom getting its very own Broadway style theater!

It’s finally happening! Walt Disney World, more specifically the Magic Kingdom is getting a Broadway style theater and it’s coming straight to Main Street, U.S.A.

The new theater will be based on the iconic Willis Wood theater from 1920’s Kansas City where Walt lived after he left Marceline.

“Across Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we’ve been upping the game in Entertainment with shows like Frozen Live at the Hyperion,” Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Continue reading “Magic Kingdom getting its very own Broadway style theater!”