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Concept Art For Downtown Disney Updates

Disney has provided us with concept art for some of the updates to Downtown Disney previously reported on: Hanes Custom T-Shirt Store “La Dolbe” Restaurant Tuscan Country Trattoria (formerly Portobello Yacht Club) Tuscan Country Trattoria Interior (formerly Portobello Yacht Club) New Marketplace Stage New Marketplace Stage (Reverse Angle) Updated Fulton’s Crab House exterior Photo of…

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More info on Pleasure Island club closings & Downtown Disney enhancements

We spoke with Downtown Disney vice president Kevin Lansberry today in front of Pleasure Island to clarify and confirm details released in last night’s release from The Walt Disney Co. regarding the closing of all six Pleasure Island clubs and updates to Downtown Disney. Lansberry confirmed that all six Pleasure Island clubs will be closing…

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Walt Disney World unveils new vision for Downtown Disney

Walt Disney World Resort today unveiled a new vision for Downtown Disney, with new shopping, dining and other experiences including a completely re-imagined Pleasure Island. Also planned are numerous enhancements to popular Downtown Disney locations, as well as additional theming and storytelling by Imagineers. To make way for the new offerings, all of the clubs…

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Prince Caspian Attraction Grand Opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios

An attraction based on the second film in The Chronicles of Narnia series, Prince Caspian, officially opened on June 26, 2008 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In attendance at the opening were Prince Caspian, who rode in on horseback, Warwick Davis, who plays Nikabrik in the film, and Dave Hoffman, Walt Disney Imagineer and Art Director…


New "Tourism Before Disney" exhibit opening at History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center will unveils its newest permanent exhibit, “Destination Florida: Tourism Before Disney,” on Friday. The new installation will take visitors back in time to the ‘Golden Age of Tourism,’ nearly a century before Disney. Visitors may be surprised to learn tourism in Florida stretches back to the late 19th century,…

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Watch Vader do "Thriller", Chewbacca cut "Footloose" and more

If you’re able to make it to the last Star Wars Weekends this coming weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, be sure to watch the unlikely and entertaining pairing of an iconic music video and an iconic movie villain as Darth Vader and a quartet of stormtroopers reenact the famous dance scene from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”….

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July 4th fireworks announced for Disney World

A popular July 4th tradition at Walt Disney World Resort will continue this year as star-spangled salutes to America’s independence are presented all across the World. Magic Kingdom: A Fourth of July “Concert in the Sky” will light up the night at Magic Kingdom in honor of Independence Day. Featuring a display of aerial fireworks,…

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New Videos: Toy Story Midway Mania Grand Opening, Queue, Attraction, and Interviews

Toy Story Midway Mania officially opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 15, 2008. The press event included an abridged Block Party Bash parade performance and an introduction to the attraction by Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton. It’s a ride that’s a game and a game that’s a ride… or so Mr. Potato Head…