Hollywood Studios – A Sleeping Giant In The Making?

Probably the last two years or more have generated unprecedented speculation about Walt Disney World’s ‘3rd theme park’. Opened on May 1st 1989, the then CEO, Michael Eisner billed it as “a Hollywood that never was—and always will be“. In … Continue reading

Taking The Pressure Off The Magic Kingdom’s Holiday Crowds

From June of 2015, we can expect the bulldozers to rip through one of WDW’s biggest franchize partnerships. The Richard Petty Driving Experience will be no more from Summer onwards, at least in Orlando.  guests with vouchers and reservations will … Continue reading

Disney ‘Plus’ The Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom

Over the last few years, Walt Disney World has steadily and consistently aimed for a broader and richer experience for its guests.  The entertainment giant is widely expected to be adding a Frozen ride to Epcot in addition to yet … Continue reading

Hollywood Studios Rumours Of New Toy Story Land Attractions

We’ve hoped for some fun new attractions and Hollywood Studios, and we bet that we’re not the only ones! The park sure has plenty of charm, but some additional attractions would definitely transform it into WDW’s second best park for … Continue reading

SeaWorld Goes Silent On The Mime Artist

According to the Orlando Sentinel, a firm favorite of every SeaWorld guest is now no more, as the Ocean based theme park trims back costs as SeaWorld reduces staffing across its 11 Theme Parks by 300 employees. Tom Munson, one … Continue reading

Great Movie Ride Updates in Spring 2015

We know that some of our loyal fans have been rumoured to dub one of Hollywood Studios’ attractions as ‘The Not So Great Movie Ride’! Sure, we accept that it’s a straight forward, cheesy, slow moving dark ride, but it’s kind of … Continue reading

Typhoon Lagoon’s Shark Reef To Close?

Update Feb 5th 2015; Shark Reef will operate on reduced hours from 2 hours after park openeing until 5pm each day.  Source wdwmagic.com Update Jan 5th 2015: In a surprise development, WDW have re-opened Typhoon Lagoon after it’s annual rehab, … Continue reading

Sorcerer’s Hat Will Disappear From Hollywood Studios!

Sorcerer’s Hat – Will be demolished, commencing Jan 7th! The Sorcerer’s Hat will soon vanish (early 2015) from Hollywood Studios as Walt Disney World’s makeover of the former Disney-MGM Studios steps into gear at long last. The 122ft tall hat … Continue reading

Jungle Cruise Gift Shop Rumours

With the unexpected closure of the Island Supply Store in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland this week, we were kind of excited to see what was coming to one of our favorite areas of the theme park. One post on WDW … Continue reading

Hollywood Studios Braced For Major Changes

With firm rumours of a major overhaul of the Echo Lake area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars looks set to be expanding over the next 2, probably more years at Disney’s smallest theme park. Now that the Backlot Tours … Continue reading

Tomorrowland Movie – Preview And Effects On WDW

Due for release in the early summer of 2015, Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland‘ shows all of the promising signs to become a rather special part of the on screen year. With that essential element of escapism, and of course, one incredibly … Continue reading

EPCOT Pavilion Rumours – Puerto Rico

On numerous occasions, Brazil had been rumoured to be heading to Epcot’s World Showcase.  The Fifa World Cup 2014, with its huge global reach would have been the perfect opportunity for sponsors to step forward with a deal to bring … Continue reading

Disney’s Studio Backlot Tour To Permanently Close

Unless you are really quick, the next time you visit Hollywood Studios, you will have only 5 rides to choose from! As of September 27th 2014, the Studio Backlot Tour will permanently close its doors forever. As one of the … Continue reading

Star Wars ‘Tatooine’ Hollywood Studios Rumours

Len Testa, the author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World talks to Disney commentator Jim Hill about the long standing rumours about Star Wars Land coming to Hollywood Studios. Having listened to the podcast several times, we could … Continue reading

Move it, Shake It, Celebrate It! Street Party Update Rumour

News is flying around that an update to the Move it, Shake It, Celebrate It! Street Party at the Magic Kingdom will take place this fall. WDWMagic are predicting that the show will lose The Mad Hatter, Sebastian and Lumiere. This fabulous event … Continue reading

Frozen Ride At Epcot More Likely Than Ever!

UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 12th 2014 Disney have confirmed that Maelstrom will be transformed into a Frozen themed attraction.  No further details exist, but the timing does reflect a closure on October 5th 2014. A Frozen themed Cinderella Castle will also feature in … Continue reading

American Idol to Close in 2015

UPDATE Aug 26th 2014 Disney have confirmed that American Idol Experience will close on August 30th 2014 to make way for a Frozen Sing Along, but have also confirmed that the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular will not be closing as rumoured … Continue reading

Epcot’s Maelstrom looks doomed to become Frozen!

If the latest Epcot Maelstrom and Frozen Ride theme park rumours are true, and indeed they are looking very increasingly likely, those that are visiting Epcot in 2014 might want to make a recording of those chilling Norsk words; “You are not … Continue reading

Magic Kingdom Site has a Seven Dwarf Mine Train Teaser

  If you head over to the main page of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train on the Magic Kingdom official website, you will see a fairly standard attraction page for New Fantasyland’s soon to open ride. With some nice descriptions … Continue reading

From MGM Studios to Hollywood Studios in 25 years!

Orlando’s 4th most popular theme park blows 25 candles out next month as it celebrates a quarter of a century of fun as a movie based theme park. It’s going to be one gorgeous celebration, with all of the usual … Continue reading