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A couple years ago, I got the opportunity to tour the Disney Wedding Pavillion at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa with some friends. At the age of 20, I was in no way looking to plan my special day any time soon, but it was still very interesting to learn all the different aspects that go into planning a Disney wedding, from the florist to the chef and caterers to all the different venues where you can tie the knot.

However, the thing that hooked me was something listed as “Themed Entertainment”. Yes, you can have pretty much any character you want attend you wedding, from Mickey & Minnie to Cinderella’s royal guards, herald and major domo. But the thing that caught my eye were these Streetmosphere-esque improv players who portray tacky tourists, uninvited guests, and embarrassing family members. This...

Posted at 8:00 pm

DId you know on the Great Movie Ride that you can also be hijacked in the cowboy scene?  In recent years this has been a little more rare than the gangster hijacking but it's still very possible to see the cowboy (or cowgirl) takeover your ride.

Did you know that in the Great Movie Ride the cowboy/cowgirl is referred to as "bandit" by the Cast Members.

Posted at 7:14 pm
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Are you planning to attend Star Wars Weekends 2012 at Disney's Hollywood Studios on the first weekend?  Then you are cordially invited to attend our informal meet up inside Disney's Hollywood Studios at the ABC Commissary for anyone "in town" who would like to join us!

When: Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 3:00pm

Where: ABC Commissary, somewhere to the right of the entrance as you walk in

We're hoping to meet lots of friendly faces and swap stories about our Star Wars Weekends experience.  Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us.

If you're planning on coming, let us know by RSVPing on...

Posted at 11:59 am

We've gotten word that two new "NextGen" initiatives are being undertaken by Walt Disney World at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  NextGen is the colloquial term for the anticipated (but not officially confirmed) next generation guest experience in Walt Disney World.

First is for the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, which will receive "NGE Queue Modifications".  The Tower of Terror and Star Tours have already or are in progress of receiveing similar upgrades.  ...

Posted at 4:57 pm

From time to time Walt Disney World changes the prices and menus of its restaurants.  Here are a summary of the changes from the last time we looked.  The big change is Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano has changed from a separate lunch and dinner menu to an all-day menu, becoming the last table service restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Studios to go to an all-day menu.

  • 50's Prime Time Cafe
    • Price changes
      • A Sampling of Mom’s Favorite Recipes went from $19.99 to $20.49
      • Cousin Barry’s Olive Oil-poached Salmon went from $20.00 to $19.99
      • Caesar Salad with Salmon went from $15.49 to $15.99
      • S'mores went from $4.79 to $4.99
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
    • ...

Posted at 12:27 pm

For those planning on attending Star Wars Weekends 2012, we now know who will be hosting this year's event.  Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series) and James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi Wan Kenobi from Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series) will reprise their roles as hosts for this year's event.

Specifically, Taylor will be the official celebrity host of Star Wars Weekends while Eckstein will be the official celebrity host of the "Behind the Force" show that has taken place during Star Wars Weekends over the past few years.

Both Taylor and Eckstein have become fan favorites among those who enjoy Star Wars Weekends...

Posted at 3:27 pm

DisneyParks have posted a short video featuring illusionist David Copperfield on Sunset Boulevard showing off a simple magic trick you can try at home to astound your friends.


Posted at 12:49 pm

We've heard rumors about the NextGen technology coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios and even spotted some intriguing looking boxes in front of Tower of Terror and Star Tours, but today we've got a solid report with dates of what we can expect.

We're hearing that the Tower of Terror will receive NextGen queue modifications from February 21, 2012 through April 2, 2012.  Likewise, Star Tours will also receive NextGen queue modifications from February 27,2012 through March 16.

Thus far, we've just seen boxes and nothing else.  ...

Posted at 10:13 am

Here's a quick tip about two fun hidden attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted at 4:22 pm

Today at Disney's Hollywood Studios, large "boxes" have appeared in front of the entrances to the Tower of Terror and Star Tours.  Not sure what signifigance they have (if any), but wanted to pass the photos along.

Box in front of Star Tours
Posted at 2:36 pm