Disney animators aim to revive 2D hand-drawn animation with “Hullabaloo,” an independent animated steampunk film

Written by at September 1, 2014

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Disney’s last traditionally animated film was 2009′s “The Princess and the Frog.” Before that, decades of history allowed artists to put pencil to paper and create life on the big screen. Now, while computer animation certainly still requires the talent of animators, 2D hand-drawn animation is fading away. A group of longtime Disney animators is

Five Things You Might Have Missed Aboard Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland Park

Written by at September 1, 2014

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Tomorrow, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland park celebrates 35 years of taking guests on the wildest ride in the wilderness. My niece recently experienced this runaway train as her first roller coaster, and I was positively thrilled to see her beaming as we got off the attraction. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, like many of the thrill rides at the Disneyland Resort, is the perfect blend of fun and storytelling. In honor of the iconic attraction’s anniversary tomorrow, here are five things to point out to new pioneers braving Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, or maybe details you may have missed in the past 35 years

PHOTOS: A “Simpsons” spin on classic Disneyland monorail poster in this genuine, bona fide new artwork

Written by at September 1, 2014

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Artist DJ Clulow of Crabby Squid is back again with another Disney mashup, this time in the midst of the “Every Simpsons Ever” TV marathon. What’s it called? Monorail! That’s right, Monorail! He’s re-imagined the classic Disneyland Monorail poster to feature Lyle Lanley, the con artist who appeared in one of the most memorable episodes

Menu Monday: WHY WAIT IN LINE WHEN WE CAN JUST DINE? Considering the value of Disney’s Character dining.

Written by at September 1, 2014

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Now that Walt Disney World has a fully operational Fastpass+ system, it seems more clear than ever that the days of spontaneous character meet and greets are over. Instead of wandering up to park-goers on Main Street, characters meet with guests at specific locations, at specific times, with specifically designated lines. This translates into more […]

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Out of the Loop: Six Flags announces their 2015 coasters and attractions

Written by at September 1, 2014

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By Andy Guinigundo Once again, as it has for several years now, Six Flags announced all of their new 2015 attractions company-wide on a single day this past Thursday. If you are Six Flags fan, it was like Christmas morning! Here’s a rundown of all that will be new in 2015. Six Flags Magic Mountain, [&#

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Returns Tonight at Walt Disney World Resort

Written by at September 1, 2014

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Can you believe Halloween time has already returned to Magic Kingdom Park? The first of 26 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties is set to scare up fun at the park tonight from 7 p.m.-midnight!

Disneyland Half-Marathon races through Anaheim over the busy Labor Day Holiday weekend

Written by at September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day! Officially marking the end of the summer season, the busy holiday weekend also brought along a weekend of RunDisney events to the Resort, including the annual Disneyland Half-Marathon and Health and Fitness…

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Menu Monday: The Happiest Hour Around Walt Disney World

Written by at September 1, 2014

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If you dial back your flux capacitor to 2004 in Orlando, Florida, you’d see me enjoying a frosty cold one and munching on atomic hot wings after a long day of handing out towels at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club’s Stormalong Bay. As a Disney College Program intern, my favorite happy hour spot around Walt […]

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VIDEO: First “Frozen” teaser for “Once Upon a Time” season 4 released as Elsa ices over Storybrook

Written by at August 31, 2014

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While glimpses of Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff have been released online and at San Diego Comic-Con, today Disney and ABC revealed the first full video teaser for the upcoming “Frozen” episodes of “Once Upon a Time” season 4. As Elsa walks through Storybrook, the show’s characters look on as she cools down the town, quite

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party kicks off this week at the Magic Kingdom

Written by at August 31, 2014

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party kicks off this week at the Magic Kingdom

Candy, costumes, villains and more await guests during this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. On 26 select nights from Sept. 1 through Halloween night Oct. 31, 2014, the Magic Kingdom will host this spooktacular after-hours party from 7 p.m. to midnight. Disney villains take center stage in 2014 with [&#