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Ticket Prices Rise at Disneyland

So you’re heading to Disneyland this summer. Along with packing your copies of Disneyland’s Hidden Mickeys and Lots To Do In Line Disneyland, pack a few extra dollars. Prices at Disneyland Resort increased as of May 18, and are now headed toward the $100 mark for a single day admission to Disneyland or California Adventure. […]

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Bart Scott on Chicago’s WGN-TV

Spreading the word that Walt Disney World is indeed a manly man’s paradise, Bart Scott, author of Ears of Steel, shared his tips for a successful WDW experience on WGN-TV’s Morning News. The biggest take-home from the interview is that you shouldn’t cut corners — it’s a special experience that the family will remember for […]

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Hits 25

What started out as Disney-MGM Studios has grown into a fun-filled attraction that celebrates Disney’s influence in movie history. The name was changed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2008. At the time WDW President Meg Crofton said, “the new name reflects how the park has grown from representing the golden age of movies to a celebration […]

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Walt Disney World Named Favorite Theme Park

For the 11th year, Walt Disney World has been voted “Favorite Theme Park” in the National Amusement Park Historical Association’s survey. Ongoing for 28 years, the survey is the oldest of its type, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Disneyland in Anaheim, California, came in second in that category for the fourth year. Walt Disney World […]

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Meet and Greet at Disneyland

It goes without saying that the biggest thrill for kids at the Disney parks is getting up close and personal with the characters. What 4-year-old wouldn’t love to have his photo taken with Captain Hook and what princess wannabe wouldn’t love to share a hug with Snow White? Rachel Poletick shares some tips at insidethemagic.net.

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‘America’s Best Zoos’ Author Weighs in On the Best

Many zoos lay claim to being number one. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and San Diego Zoo all have top ratings – depending on the source you consult. But it’s all in the eyes of the individual. 

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Update on Disney’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Described as a combination dark ride and family coaster, Disney’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will open later this spring. It’s the final part of the New Fantasyland expansion. Testing of some of the trains has been underway. According to Disney officials the trains will provide a smooth ride with the sensation of rocking back and […]

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Disney Cruise Line Heads North

Disney Cruise Line will add three Scandinavian cruises to its itinerary. It’s no doubt inspiration fueled by the success of “Frozen.” The Disney Magic will set sail from Copehagen to Norway starting next year with stops in Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger, and Bergen for a total of seven nights. There will also be a nine-night trip […]

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WDW Debuts Festival of Fantasy

  The first completely new parade in more than 12 years has taken off at Walt Disney World. The Festival of Fantasy, described by Ken Pilcher of Local 6 Theme World, as the grandest parade in the Magic Kingdom in decades, features 100 performers and 9 floats, including the 53-foot-long Maleficent Dragon float.

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Family Harnesses the Power of Disney

We think of the Disney experience as providing fun and entertainment, a way of escaping from real life. Fanciful characters in color-drenched films parade about in scenarios based on legends and fairy tales. They do battle and fall in love and solve the mysteries of their universe. We watch the films – with and without […]

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