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Mickey Mouse. Not Marty. Image by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Inside the Magic: my day as a Disney character

Your reporter shares what it's like to "work with" Mickey Mouse for the day. SPOILER ALERT: Small children and others who don't want to have the "magic of Disney" spoiled should read this article and then forget what it says. ANAHEIM, CA -- 5:30 a.m. - My alarm goes off. It's Wednesday morning at last. Today I have the opportunity to spend the day at Disneyland "working with" everyone's favorite cartoon mouse and corporate icon, Mickey! ("Work with" is Cast Member-speak for working ... Read more
Disney ferry with a guy sprinkled with ferry dust. Photo CC0 via Pxhere.

Man mistakenly sprinkled with *ferry* dust spends day in lagoon

He was finally able to leave Seven Seas Lagoon when the dust wore off. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- "He normally doesn't even like swimming." That's the word from Megan Boyce, 33, of Asheville, NC, after her husband Roger spent most of Friday ferrying guests back and forth across Seven Seas Lagoon -- one at a time, on his back. Apparently a mislabeled container at the Magic Kingdom led to Roger being sprinkled with ferry dust, not fairy dust. "Straight for the water" "I didn't see ... Read more
Disney's new Boba Fett Bobbidi Boutique. Image by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr, modified.

Disney to offer Star Wars makeovers

The new "Boba Fett Bobbidi Boutiques" will feature everything from costumes to appearance-altering surgery. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL & ANAHEIM, CA -- We're just months [Ed.: days? hours? years? We haven't really been paying attention] away from the opening of the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge lands at Disneyland in California and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. And now details have emerged about a new extra-cost offering that will transform guests into a true resident of the Star Wars universe. Thousands of options ... Read more
A random building at Disneyland. Photo by Carterhawk [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

A Disneyland guide for Walt Disney World veterans

Are you a Florida Disney pro visiting the California parks for the first time? Here's what to expect. ANAHEIM, CA -- You may be a seasoned pro when it comes to the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa. You know how to get around the parks, how to get the best Fastpasses, and how to find the best viewing places in Pandora for the Osborne Family Christmas lights. You know the location of all the churro carts. You know who Beverly is, ... Read more
Minecraft Land comes to Epcot! Image by BagoGames [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Minecraft Land coming to Epcot

No plans have or will be released, as guests will build the land. E.P.C.O.T. CENTER, FL -- Disney has sent shockwaves throughout the theme park industry once again with their latest announcement: Minecraft Land is coming to Epcot! The new area, to be created in partnership with Microsoft and game developer Mojang, will join Future World and World Showcase at Walt Disney World Resort & Spa's second-oldest theme park. LEGOs have been done Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) shared the inspiration behind ... Read more