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Meet Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway at D23

Disney Legend Charles Ridgeway, author of Spinning Disney’s World, published by the Intrepid Traveler, will be among fellow Disney Legends at the D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind, presented by H2O Plus, taking place Nov. 22 and 23 at the Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World. Charlie, as he is known, was the Disney press agent […]

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Cool Off With Disney’s ‘Frozen Summer Fun’

Update: Disney has announced that it won’t “Let It Go” until Sept. 24. Here’s the schedule for the extended “Frozen Summer Fun (per Orlando My Way): Through Sept. 28, the schedule of “Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!” will remain the same, with the exception of the “Frozen Fireworks” spectacular. The fireworks show will be presented each […]

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Aaron Wallace Dishes on Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show

Aaron Wallace, author of The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World, shared some insight into the inspiration behind his book in an interview with JeniLynn Knopp for Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show. In writing the book, Aaron said he wanted to treat the theme park rides the same way as works of art. “We […]

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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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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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Walt Disney World Raises Prices

It will cost a bit more to visit The Happiest Place on Earth. Magic Kingdom visitors, adults and children 10 and up, will now pay $99, an increase of $4. This makes the Magic Kingdom the most expensive Disney Park. A single-day ticket to Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios will now cost $94, up […]

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Is Steve Barrett Immortalized with his own Hidden Mickey?

It looks like Steve Barrett, author of our three Hidden Mickeys books, has become the first Disney guide author to be immortalized in Disney World art. Always on the hunt for Hidden Mickeys in remodeled areas of Walt Disney World, the Hidden Mickey guy was thrilled to see what is surely his own likeness at the […]

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Bart Scott, Lou Mongello Dish on Disney on WDW Radio

Planning a mancation? Just listen to Intrepid Traveler authors Lou Mongello and Bart Scott as they talk about Bart’s book, Ears of Steel: The Real Man’s Guide to Walt Disney World on Lou’s WDWRadio.com. Between the two of them, they have no trouble coming up with manly attractions that are sure to entice the most recliner-addicted […]

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