Monday, February 20, 2012

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Got to play the new interactive game at Magic Kingdom last night. We got mixed reviews from our party where one enjoyed the interactivity of Kim Possible (where things moved) over the video screen only Sorcerers while our youngest son enjoyed Sorcerers more. Good to have both I say.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Great day at the park...until the At-At's show up.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Win a trip from

Only a couple of weeks left to enter to win a 4-day/3-night WDW vacation from

Saturday, February 11, 2012

No more poaching on Disney's Kilimanjaro Safaris

Sounds like the poaching storyline, what's left of it from the original, are leaving the Safari starting in March:

Changes are coming this fall to Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This attraction takes guests on a safari ride through a 100-acre savannah full of free-roaming animals. It is a guest favorite, who love seeing the 34 species of animals. This spring, the poaching storyline in the ride will be removed, by taking out the "Little Red" audio-animatronic elephant who has been captured by poachers. A new savannah area will be created here instead and have a watering hole for zebra, who aren't often seen on the Safaris because of their location. Work will begin in March and will be done by fall. The attraction will not close during this refurbishment.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fast Pass changes coming?

Sounds like March 7, 2012 may be the day one of my most used fast pass strategies come to an end.
Our good friends at Touringplans are reporting that cast members at Walt Disney World Resort have been informed that beginning March 7, 2012, return times on Fastpasses will be enforced for all guests. Whereas in the pasts, guests could get a Fastpass for a scheduled return time and then save it for later in the day (so long as it was used the same day), guests using a Fastpass will reportedly be given only a small window in which to use the pass. Guests will be allowed to present the Fastpass 5 minutes prior to or up to 15 minutes after, the return time printed on the ticket. Guests presenting Fastpasses after this time will be denied admittance.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Patricia Disney dies

Former wife of Roy E. Disney, Patty Disney, has passed away.

Patty was a vibrant, intelligent, witty, well read independant soul who devoted her entire life to supporting her husband Roy in everything that he did. She sailed with him and when she stopped crewing on the races she met him on every dock he sailed to. Together they traveled the world. With Stanley Gold they built their empire. Patty was happiest when at Coolmain Castle in Ireland, her refuge from the world.

Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2006, she slipped into the clutches of Alzheimer's Disease without losing her sense of humor.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

John Carter for passholders

Hey annual's a little treat for you on March 3 & 4.

Check out where you are invited to a special screening of the new John Carter of Mars film to be shown in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Would love to hear from anyone that's played the new card came via the soft openings in Jan. Sounds interesting.

In this role-playing game, guests become Merlin’s apprentice sorcerers and embark on a quest to stop more than 20 Disney villains – including Hades and Cruella De Vil – from stealing one of the four shattered pieces of Merlin’s crystal ball. Armed with spells in the form of special cards, guests search for the magic symbols that lead them to villains’ hiding places in Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Main Street, U.S.A. Once there, apprentices use magic keys to reveal a villain’s hideout and use spell cards to stop them in their tracks.

According to the game’s developers, the cards really are the secret weapons of the game. There will be 70 different spell cards available and guests will receive five complimentary cards when they play. Each card features a different Disney character that offers a spell unique to him or her. Guests can use more than one card simultaneously, casting multiple spells at a villain at one time.