2019 Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands All Festival Long

2019 Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands All Festival Long

Music rocks the the garden this spring.

Gingerbread Around Walt Disney World

Gingerbread Around Walt Disney World

Show stopping sweets to oogle and eat.

Serka Zong Mani Shrine & Wall At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Serka Zong Mani Shrine & Wall At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Offerings to the spirit of a place evoke exotic themes.

A Look Inside Disney's Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio

A Look Inside Disney's Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio

Glimpse inside the Polynesian's Deluxe Studio Villa.

Locker Rental At Disney Parks

Locker Rental At Disney Parks

Stash your stuff while in the Disney Parks.

About WDW For Grownups

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Disney World, GoWalla and you

Do you GoWalla? Disney Parks and GoWalla have joined together in an unprecedented partnership -- it's what many are calling a "major win" for the location-based service.

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Small Fire at Aulani Resort Causes 20K in Damages

Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii was the scene of a small fire last week. Honolulu firefighters were called to the unfinished resort and came to the aid of construction workers who were battling the small blaze with fire extinguishers.

Taking place on the 12th floor of a tower in the resort that is currently under construction, the fire caused $10,000 in damage to the structure and another $10,000 to the building's contents.

The fire was reported to have begun at 6:13 p.m. and extinguished at 6:39 p.m.

Favorite DisneyQuest attractions

Spend a day or a few hours at DisneyQuest. We have some favorite attractions -- what are yours?

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Significant Pay Raises for Disney Execs

Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger is living proof that it is a good thing to work for a mouse. According to Disney's proxy filings last Friday, Iger saw a 35% increase in salary and bonuses for 2010. As far as figures go, the CEO's salary jumped to $16.3 million from the previous year's $12 million. His total compensation? Factoring in equity awards, it was $28 million.

Lineup Announced For Epcot's Flower Power Concert Series

It's become an annual - or perennial - favorite of Disney guests. We're talking, of course, of Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival and the accompanying Flower Power Concert Series. This year's lineup was recently announced and will feature artists and music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Here are the dates and acts:

  • #March 4-6 Jose Feliciano
  • #March 11-13 The Guess Who
  • #March 18-20 Chubby Checker and the Wildcats
  • #March 25-27 Melissa Manchester

Photo Tour: AquaDuck on the Disney Dream

A friend of ours just returned from a cruise on the brand new Disney Dream cruise ship and sent over this great review of the AquaDuck -- the cruise industry's first water coaster on a ship!

Thanks to WDWFG for the chance to rave about this incredible water coaster. The AquaDuck may seem like a kids' ride to some, but I was surprised to note that the concept was terrifying to many. Not a lot of folks want to hang out above the ocean with only a thin piece of plastic between them and an 150 foot drop!

Sunday Round-Up for January 30, 2011

Lou Mongello at WDW Radio shares a review of the new Wild Africa Trek.

Main Street Gazette takes an amazing look at the posters in the waiting area for "It's Tough to Be A Bug." I had never noticed these before but will definitely take a look the next time I'm there.

Snow White Attraction to Close as Fantasyland Expands

While Fantasyland in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom seems to be a number one destination for the eight-and-under set, we know there are some grown ups out there who aren't opposed to spending some time with Dumbo, Pooh and Snow White. For those of you who fit that description, we thought we'd recap the latest news of the ongoing Fantasyland expansion.

Disney Interactive Faces Reorganization and Lays Off 200

In a move that, according to those in the know, appeared almost expected, Disney Interactive Media Group trimmed their staff of some 200 employees this past Monday. Also a casualty of the company's vast restructuring of its digital media was Propaganda Games, the Vancouver-based development company responsible for the Tron:Evolution game.

Original Magic Kingdom attractions

Have you ever wondered about what it was like on opening day of the Magic Kingdom? How magical it would have been! What was there back then?

The Magic Kingdom today is a very different place from what it was 40 years ago when Walt Disney World first opened (can you believe it's been 40 years?!).