Rumors and News

News from Around the World

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June 25, 2013
News from Around the World

Hello, everyone, and thanks for checking in. This week I’m going to run down some of the major things going on at World and give you some updates as to what you can expect. Magicbands First, the thing that’s on everyone’s minds, Magicbands and Fastpass+. Magicbands, Fastpass+, and the mobile app My Disney Experience...
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Disney’s Helping Kids Shine Awards $1.5 Million in Grants

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April 10, 2013
Disney’s Helping Kids Shine Awards $1.5 Million in Grants

On March 27, 2013, Disney Cast Members joined Mickey Mouse and his pal Goofy onstage for a very special presentation. The Disney Helping Kids Shine grants program awarded 59 of Central Florida’s most deserving children’s programs, organizations, and school districts more than $1.5 million! “We really want to build great children,” said Nancy Gidusko,...
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My Top 5 Walt Disney World Fall 2012 Happenings

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September 1, 2012
My Top 5 Walt Disney World Fall 2012 Happenings

 Happy September 1st! Can you believe it’s already September?? Where has this year gone!? I can’t believe the time is flying by! Since I don’t foresee a trip down to WDW this fall (unfortunately), I was thinking of the different happenings and events coming up the next few months that I am anxious to...
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Healthy Alternatives at the Walt Disney World Resort

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June 10, 2012
Healthy Alternatives at the Walt Disney World Resort

June 5 was an important moment in Disney company history. CEO Bob Iger with First Lady Michelle Obama announced that Disney would be expanding their “Magic of Healthy Living” initiative and using a new “Mickey Check” symbol to identify healthy foods inside and outside of the theme parks. (For more information on this announcement,...
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Waiting for the Ball (and the Big Announcement) to Drop!

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January 1, 2012
Waiting for the Ball (and the Big Announcement) to Drop!

  Its January 1st — how did you celebrate your New Year’s Eve? With a casual house party? A black-tie affair? A romantic dinner for two? Perhaps you even got married. (Don’t laugh! I did that on New Year’s Eve, 1994!)  Did this year’s celebration match your expectations? Admittedly, I would have liked to...
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New Turnstile Testing at Epcot!

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November 15, 2011
New Turnstile Testing at Epcot!

Disney is testing out new turnstiles at Epcot! They are using technology called an RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip. The way I like to see it is that the turnstile is like a bouncer at the club and the RFID vouches that you’re cool. The way I found out about this was on November 13...
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WDW News and Rumors 10/27/11 – 11/9/11

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November 9, 2011
WDW News and Rumors 10/27/11 – 11/9/11

  News     Magic Kingdom   Phineas and Ferb will be among the characters meeting guests at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  They are expected to meet in Tomorrowland. The Frontierland Shootin Arcade has finally reopened after it’s lengthy refurb. Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed from Nov. 9th – 11th. Swiss Family Treehouse...
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WDW News and Rumors 10/12/11-10/26/11

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October 26, 2011
WDW News and Rumors 10/12/11-10/26/11

News Magic Kingdom The castle show Cinderella’s Holiday Wish will begin on Nov. 4th and will run to Dec. 30th.  Showtimes will be at 7:15 pm on Nov. 4th and 5th and at 6:15 every other night. Disney is testing a Fastpass to guests for a reserved viewing area in the Hub for the...
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Let The Speculation Begin

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October 14, 2011
Let The Speculation Begin

One week ago Bob Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company signed on the dotted line to keep him in that position until March 2015. His current contract was due to expire in January 2012. However, all sides made sure to get the new contract signed, sealed, and delivered well...
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WDW News and Rumors 9/15/11 – 9/28/11

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September 28, 2011
WDW News and Rumors 9/15/11 – 9/28/11

News Magic Kingdom The Magic Kingdom Parking Lots have seen a redo.  The parking lot section names have changed.  Originally themed around classic Disney characters and Dwarves, now the new parking lot sections are themed around Villains and Heroes. The new characters include Woody, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Simba, Mulan and Rapunzel (Heroes lot), and...
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