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Spotlight: Music in the Disney Parks

Never count the Disney Company out when it comes to creativity, especially when it comes to music. Going to a Disney park has always been a treat for all the senses. Just by strolling onto Main Street USA, your eyes take in the themed buildings, the landscaping, the castle ahead of you; there are smells of baked goods, cinnamon churros, and cast members sweating in polyester costumes; your sense of touch is engaged as you are jostled by eager children racing down ... Read more

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights to reopen in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Fans of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights were saddened in 2016 when Disney ended the popular musical street attraction, but they now have reason to celebrate. In a press release Friday, the Walt Disney World Resort announced that the light show will return when holiday decorations appear this year, but in a new home -- the recently-opened Pandora - The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The Osborne Lights have a storied history. Originating at the home of a ... Read more

Lonely World: Tips for romance at the bus stops

Note: "Lonely World" is an ongoing series featuring romance tips for single adults visiting theme park destinations on their own. "Stan" (not his real name) visits the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. As a 32-year-old lifetime resident of Sanford, Florida, and an annual Passholder, he enjoys riding rides, splashing in the water parks, and dining at the World's many fine restaurants. But unlike most visitors to Walt Disney World, Stan doesn't visit with family or friends. Instead, his visits are almost always entirely ... Read more

New one-day “Mega Park Hopper” allows entrance into all 14 Disney Parks worldwide

The Disney Company announced today that guests wishing to visit more than one theme park on any given day will have an exciting new option: the so-called "Mega Park Hopper," which will give the bearer entrance to all of Disney's theme parks around the world on a single day. "Until now, if a guest wanted to visit multiple parks in one day, the options were limited," Disney spokesperson Brogan Marshall tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "If they were content to stay within the Walt ... Read more

Cinderella Castle briefly deflates

As Walt Disney World Resort continues to assess damage caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma earlier this week, resort officials at last confirmed that a flying palm tree had punctured Cinderella Castle, causing the structure to partially deflate. Since the opening of Disneyland in 1955 and throughout the creation of new Disneyland-like theme parks around the world, castles in Disney parks have officially been said to be constructed from sturdy materials such as stone, fiberglass, steel, and packing foam. With this deflation, ... Read more