Wednesday, September 30, 2009

more info on the give a day...

More info on the Give a Day, get A Disney Day promotion can be found at

Insider Tips For Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Great notes and video on some tips for those attending this event at the Magic Kingdom over on the Disney Park's Blog.  This is the one hard ticket event that I have not attended but would really love to make it one of these days...heard great things about it and gotta see the headless horseman.

Kids can see Disney's 'The Princess and the Frog' for free

Kewl, your kids can see the new Disney film for free

Visit one of Disney World's four parks starting Monday, Oct. 5, through Nov. 22 and you can get a free child's movie voucher for "The Princess and the Frog," which opens Dec. 11.

Guests must be 10 or older to collect the card with instructions to receive the voucher, which is good at participating theaters with one paid adult movie ticket. The voucher is worth up to $8 and must be used between Dec. 11 and 31.

Disney park's Blog

Disney has started up a new official Disney Park’s Blog.  Check it out over at

What Will You Celebrate part duex

Disney has announced that they will be continuing the “What Will You Celebrate” promotion through 2010.  One thing changing is that they are not offering a gift card in lieu of a free ticket on your birthday.  Next year, the gifts offered will be a one-day park ticket, the special fastpass, an EarHat figurine with exclusive trading pins, or the option to donate your park ticket to a participating charity.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Buzz & Buzz

Real-life astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin joins Buzz Lightyear for a ticker-tape parade on Friday, October 2 at 2:45 pm at the Magic Kingdom Park. Aldrin will also be signing his books, Magnificent Desolation and Look to the Stars!

Give a day

Hey, do some good in the world and get into the World!!!

The "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" program will provide certified volunteers with a one-day ticket to any park at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., or Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla., in 2010.

Monday, September 28, 2009

5 nights, get 7 or 4 nights, get 7 special is back on

WDW is at it 4 nights and get 7 (Moderate & Deluxe) or buy 5 nights and get 7 (Value) for dates November 1 - December 24th and Janurary 3 through March 27th.  Details over at Mousesavers:
  • Buy a 4-night/4 day vacation package at a MODERATE, DELUXE or DELUXE VILLA resort, get a 7-night/7-day package. That's 3 FREE hotel nights and 3 extra days on your theme park admission tickets, equivalent to a 43% discount on your room and tickets! You must buy a package that includes at least 4 nights' accommodations at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel plus minimum 4-day Magic Your Way Base Tickets to qualify for the 3 FREE nights and the 3 extra days on your tickets.
  • Buy a 5-night/5 day vacation package at a VALUE resort, get a 7-night/7-day package. That's 2 FREE hotel nights and 2 extra days on your theme park admission tickets, equivalent to a 29% discount on your room and tickets! You must buy a package that includes at least 5 nights' accommodations at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel plus minimum 5-day Magic Your Way Base Tickets to qualify for the 2 FREE nights and the 2 extra days on your tickets.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Disney-Marvel and Kirby problems?

Ran across an article where it looks like there could be some issues coming from the Marvel purchase.  The heirs of Jack Kirby have filed some copyright terminations for the company’s biggest superheros.  That $4 billion purchase may end up costing a little more.  Read more about it here:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Oct 2nd

Been watching all the commercials tonight about the Toy Story double
feature in 3D. October 2nd, here the Hasty family comes. Can't wait.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Fantasyland extreme makeover

Spent the morning on the back porch with coffee in hand and looking around at all of the various stories concerning theWDW Fantasyland "Extreme Makeover".  Wow...could be really cool!  Now we just need to work on Tomorrowland some more...

Dick Cook resigns

Head of the Disney Studio, Dick Cook, is stepping down after almost 30 years.

I am stepping down from my role as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, effective immediately. I have loved every minute of my 38 years that I have worked at Disney … from the beginning as a ride operator on Disneyland’s steam train and monorail to my position as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. To wrap up my Disney experience in a neatly bundled statement is close to impossible...

Friday, September 18, 2009

The princess and the frog

Watching the previews for the new Disney film. Wow. Forgot how much I missed Disney's 2D non cgi animation. It looks great.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Saw this little blurb over on TMZ about Michael Jackson's kids getting to have a private viewing of Captain EO last week at Disneyland. I never got to see EO at Epcot (my Disney addiction hadn't taken full hold of me yet) but wouldn't it be great to get this back at Epcot. We definitely need something new (or old) to replace Honey, I Shrunk the's ran it's course and can't remember the last time I actually went to it.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Empress Lily

Wow...I look SOOOOooo thrilled to be at WDW with my new wife.  I believe this is before the Disney bug bite me in 1994?  Here we are at the Empress Lily for breakfast. The Empress Lily closed in 1995 to later reopen in 1996 as Fulton's Crab House in Downtown Disney.  

WDW Fantasyland Expanding much good stuff came out of D23 Expo this past week that I gotta make it next year to the gathering.  "The expansion, announced at the D23 Expo over the weekend,will double the size of Fantasyland. All work is expected to be completed by 2013."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Walt Disney World Moms Panel Search Begins!

Well, sent in my submissions for this year's "moms" panel. Cross your fingers and pass the pixie dust for this ol' WDW Daddy to become a "Mom". Submit your entries over at Walt Disney World Moms Panel and good luck

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Skeleton Dance

Ran across the original Skeleton Dance on youtube the other day...still a masterpiece that helped start the place we all love: