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MagicBands. Photo credit: elisfkc via Wikimedia Commons

Heartbroken teen discovers MagicBands use common technology, not magic

Albuquerque resident Terry Rice had a major letdown on his recent vacation to Orlando-area theme parks. Rice, 15, describes himself as a fan of both Disney and Harry Potter, and was excited when his parents announced plans to take he and his younger sister to Orlando for the first time. Although he enjoyed his time visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, Rice was dismayed to learn that Disney's "MagicBands" were not magic at all. "That was like the coolest thing ever," Rice says ... Read more
Artist's rendition of the new entrance to Disneyland. By Chris Hagerman [CC BY 2.0 ] via Wikimedia.

Six Flags: how to take your kids on a pretend Disney vacation while saving money

People love Disney Parks vacations, but let's face it -- they can be expensive! Not only are admission costs high, but Disney has inconveniently located their parks in only two of the fifty U.S. states, so travel costs can add up if your family doesn't live on either coast. Fortunately, there is a low cost solution available for an affordable "Disney" vacation that is likely within driving distance of your home: Six Flags! The Six Flags Entertainment Corporation owns and operates twelve ... Read more

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
Entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal announces “IT – A Christmas Extravaganza” to compete with Disney’s Nightmare Before Christmas

The competition between Universal and Disney is heating up this holiday season! Disney's California Adventure has announced a new offerings in Cars Land. This brand new spooky theme will feature your favorite characters from the hit Disney/Pixar movie, Cars, dressed up in their favorite costumes for Halloween. Over at Disneyland Park, the much loved Haunted Mansion Holidays is coming back! This features the entire Haunted Mansion re-themed to the cult classic, Nightmare Before Christmas. In an effort not to be outdone, Universal has ... Read more
Baby Groot narrates Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Walt Disney World Announces Final Four Narrators for Candlelight Processional

Every year during the holiday season, thousands flock to the Walt Disney World Resort for the Candlelight Processional. They come for the beautiful music and the story of the Nativity as read by celebrities from stage, film, and television. This year, Disney continues the quality line-up, bringing in previously featured celebrity narrators including game show host Pat Sajak, Christian musician Jaci Velasquez, actress Whoopi Goldberg, and country star Trace Adkins, and for the 2017 holiday season. They also added some new names ... Read more