History, Walt Disney World

Today in Disney History: Liberty Square Riverboat Opened at Walt Disney World 

On October 2, 1971, the Liberty Square Riverboat attraction shuttled its first riders along the Rivers of America waterway inside the Magic Kingdom.  Based on the Mark Twain Riverboat attraction at Disneyland, you can find the Florida version of this three-tiered paddlewheel steamship between Liberty Square and Frontierland. Your journey along the river will take… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Liberty Square Riverboat Opened at Walt Disney World 

DIY, Holiday

DIY Disney Halloween Couples Costumes

It's amazing what you can pull together with some thrift store finds, scissors, and hot glue! Here are our six favorite costumes (three pairs) and how you can create them, DIY style.

Epcot, History, Walt Disney World

5 Amazing Facts About Spaceship Earth

In honor of #SpaceshipEarthSunday, here are five amazing facts about "the big golf ball" at Epcot. 1: It's the World's Largest Free Standing Sphere The icon of Epcot, Spaceship Earth stands at 180 feet or 18 stories tall. It is one of the most recognizable park structures in the world. It's not the tallest Disney… Continue reading 5 Amazing Facts About Spaceship Earth

History, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Today in Disney History: Big Thunder Mountain Opened at Walt Disney World

It's "The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness!" On September 23, 1980, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom park. The concept for this ride, which was originally part of the planned Western River Expedition, was created in the early 1970s. Construction was held in favor of Pirates of the Caribbean and… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Big Thunder Mountain Opened at Walt Disney World

Holiday, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Disney World’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade Live Stream

Disney Parks Blog will live stream it's popular parade from Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this Friday, September 22. "Mickey's Boo-To-You Halloween Parade" is a cavalcade of popular Disney characters  floating through Magic Kingdom dressed in their Halloween best. You can even get a close encounter with The Haunted Mansion's Three Hitchhiking Ghosts. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween… Continue reading Disney World’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade Live Stream

Animation, History

Today in Disney History: DuckTales Premiered in 1987

On September 19, 1987, DuckTales premiered. Based on the comic Uncle Scrooge and related comics, the animated series followed Scrooge McDuck and his three grand-nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The plot of their adventures revolved around stopping thieves from stealing Scrooge's fortune. The famous opening sequence, which featured a catchy theme song, showed Scrooge swimming… Continue reading Today in Disney History: DuckTales Premiered in 1987

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

5 Jolly Ways to Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day at Walt Disney World

Ahoy! Get your pirate phrases ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. If ye be lucky enough to be at Walt Disney World on this day, here are five fun ways to celebrate. Pirates Magic Shot Head over to the Pirates of the Caribbean clock tower for a special pirate-themed Magic… Continue reading 5 Jolly Ways to Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day at Walt Disney World

Holiday, Merchandise, Walt Disney World

New Halloween Merchandise from Disney Parks

Halloween has returned to Walt Disney World with new not-so-spooky merchandise! New artwork and designs for 2017 adorns shirts, mugs, home decor, mouse ears, and more. Dave Keefer, principal designer with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Creative Group, described the merchandise. “This year’s Halloween art was inspired by Halloween images and graphics from the… Continue reading New Halloween Merchandise from Disney Parks

D23 Expo, Epcot, History, Walt Disney World

Today in Disney History: Ellen’s Energy Adventure Opened at Epcot in 1996

On the east side of Epcot's Future World you'll find the Universe of Energy Pavilion. From September 15, 1996 until August 13, 2017, the pavilion housed Ellen's Energy Adventure - a light-hearted tour through the history of energy production. (The original ride ran from October 1, 1982 until September 2, 1996.) Up to 80 guests… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Ellen’s Energy Adventure Opened at Epcot in 1996