How Disney fit a Guardians of the Galaxy space age power plant into a theme park

The new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout ride set to open Saturday at Disney California Adventure looks like it was dropped from outer space into the middle of the Anaheim theme park. And that’s by design. Walt Disney Imagineering, the creative arm of the company, re-skinned the 2004 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror indoor … Read moreHow Disney fit a Guardians of the Galaxy space age power plant into a theme park

The 11 New Attractions, Shows and Restaurants Coming to Walt Disney World by 2021 (Summer 2017 Edition)

As summer gets into full swing  around Walt Disney World, it’s time once again to take a look at some of the big projects Disney has in the works for the next five years. For our second update of 2017, we take a look at the ongoing development of Star Wars Land, a newly-confirmed “reimagining” … Read moreThe 11 New Attractions, Shows and Restaurants Coming to Walt Disney World by 2021 (Summer 2017 Edition)

Adventures by Disney and Turner Classic Movies Team Up to Offer a Special Italian Movie Vacation

Are you a classic movie buff? Have you ever dreamed of living la dolce vita in Italy? This summer, Adventures by Disney is offering a special departure of its Italy vacation, visiting Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Venice, that highlights many of your favorite classic films shot in this remarkable country. Built in conjunction with Turner … Read moreAdventures by Disney and Turner Classic Movies Team Up to Offer a Special Italian Movie Vacation

Carnival Horizon to Feature New Aft-View Extended Balcony Family Harbor Staterooms, Additional Havana Cabins

  Carnival Horizon will introduce a new stateroom category for the line – aft-view extended balcony cabins located within the exclusive Family Harbor area. Additionally, the 133,500-ton vessel will offer an additional 18 tropics-inspired staterooms within the popular Havana section. Like the other 86 staterooms within Family Harbor, the new aft-view extended balcony cabins will feature … Read moreCarnival Horizon to Feature New Aft-View Extended Balcony Family Harbor Staterooms, Additional Havana Cabins

Recipe: Tuna Poke with Avocado Mousse at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Our chefs at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Hawai‘i are always creating delicious island-inspired dishes. Always a menu favorite, poke, which means “cut piece” or “small piece” in Hawaiian, is the perfect seafood starter to share. To bring a bit of the Hawaiian Islands into your kitchen, check out the fun video and … Read moreRecipe: Tuna Poke with Avocado Mousse at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins: A Disney Vacation Club Resort That Offers Something for Everyone

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the newest Disney Vacation Club Resort, opens on July 17. Offering five accommodation options, including Deluxe Studios, 1- and 2-Bedroom Villas, 3-Bedroom Grand Villas and even unique waterfront Cascade Cabins, this Resort will be a great place to call your “home base” during a Walt Disney … Read moreCopper Creek Villas & Cabins: A Disney Vacation Club Resort That Offers Something for Everyone

Elevated activities provide ways to beat the heat in Hawaii

Marilyn Jansen Lopes’ white van slowly climbed the two-lane road up the mountain as she spoke about the view and prepped the group for the next stop. Lopes, who runs farm and food tours around Maui every day of the week, moves through the day as if hooked up to a hidden intravenous caffeine drip. … Read moreElevated activities provide ways to beat the heat in Hawaii

Marceline : Uptown Theatre in Walt’s Hometown

      We had the pleasure of visiting Marceline, MO last fall. You can find the Uptown Theatre on the original Main street in Marceline, MO.  I cannot begin to tell you how warm & welcoming the people of Marceline are! We took an hour or so to tour the Main Street area. This … Read moreMarceline : Uptown Theatre in Walt’s Hometown

Create Your Own Avatar Action Figure at ACE Avatar Maker in Pandora – The World of Avatar

  In recent months, I have shared details about many of the innovative and creative merchandise products that will immerse guests and connect them like never before to Pandora – The World of Avatar. Today, I’m happy to announce a new way guests can create a truly unique memento at ACE Avatar Maker inside Windtraders. … Read moreCreate Your Own Avatar Action Figure at ACE Avatar Maker in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout is a Hit. Here’s What Disney is Planning Next

This past weekend was a busy one in Orlando, with the all new Volcano Bay water park opening at Universal Orlando Resort and Pandora – The World of Avatar taking guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to a whole new world. However, on the other side of the United States the Disneyland Resort had its own … Read moreGuardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout is a Hit. Here’s What Disney is Planning Next

Updated Epcot Guidemaps Now Available to Park Guests

  Updated Epcot guidemaps are now available around the Walt Disney World Resort. The new park maps feature “Frozen Ever After” on the front cover (the English maps, as well as all five translations and the Guide for Guests with Disabilities have all been updated). In addition to that, with the end of the Epcot … Read moreUpdated Epcot Guidemaps Now Available to Park Guests

MORE NEW DINING SPOTS FOR DISNEY SPRINGS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

Five new dining concepts debut as early as Fall 2017, joining the stellar line-up of awarding-winning restaurants at Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort: Opening in 2018 on the West Side is Jaleo, a concept by world-renowned Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup. Bringing the spirit and flavors of Spain, Jaleo will feature an extensive menu of tapas … Read moreMORE NEW DINING SPOTS FOR DISNEY SPRINGS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

PANDORA – THE WORLD OF AVATAR NOW OPEN AT DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM

On May 27, 2017 the highly anticipated land, Pandora – The World of Avatar, officially opened to Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at Walt Disney World® Resort. The largest addition in the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora – The World of Avatar transports you to the moon of Pandora, where you can explore floating mountains and … Read morePANDORA – THE WORLD OF AVATAR NOW OPEN AT DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM

‘Star Trek: The Cruise II’ Further Detailed for 2018

The “Star Trek” franchise will once again set phasers to fun with “Star Trek: The Cruise II” setting sail twice in 2018. Hosting both sailings will be George Takei on January 5-11 and January 11-17, 2018 aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade. “This will be the most interactive experience ever created between ‘Star Trek’ fans … Read more‘Star Trek: The Cruise II’ Further Detailed for 2018

Destination Report: Bavaria, Germany

My parents (in the North of England ) always said that the Romantic Road is the “Real Germany” with its medieval towns and half timbered houses on a route winding south from historic Wuerzburg and ending at the Alpine glories of Fussen and nearby Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria’s number one tourist attraction. I have been there … Read moreDestination Report: Bavaria, Germany