Skip to Content

Click on a label to read posts from that part of the world.

Map of the world

WaltDisneyWorld posts

New Disney World Attractions To Bring Immersive Experience

New Disney World Attractions To Bring Immersive Experience Oct 17th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Walt Disney World in Florida has some new attractions on the way. The new Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom park will be home to the Enchanted Forest, a new park within a park, inspired by the popular Disney films "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast." The Enchanted Forest officially opens December 6, 2012, but we got a sneak peek during dress rehearsals last weekend, open to the public. ...

Disneyland in Sand: The Blankenberge Sand Sculpture Festival

Disneyland in Sand:  The Blankenberge Sand Sculpture Festival Sep 6th, 2011 at 12:00PM: If you're traveling near Brugge, Belgium, over the next two weeks, you might be wondering if you took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in the outskirts of Paris. No worries – your GPS is not broken – you've just stumbled upon the annual Blankenberge Sand Sculpture festival. This year's theme happens to be the recreation of the Disneyland Paris Resort, based on the Magical Moments...

Space Mountain shut down after rider found unconscious

Space Mountain shut down after rider found unconscious May 21st, 2011 at 3:30PM: It wasn't all fun and games in Orlando Florida this afternoon as Walt Disney World shut down the Space Mountain ride for inspection Saturday after a woman was found unconscious at the end of the ride. "Our thoughts and concerns are with the guest and her family. We have sent a representative to the hospital to assist them with their needs," Walt Disney World spokeswoman Andrea Finger told...

Disney begins construction on a new ship in Pappenburg Germany

Disney begins construction on a new ship in Pappenburg Germany Feb 11th, 2011 at 1:00PM: At a ceremony in Pappenburg, Germany this week, Disney Cruise Lines marked another milestone in the expansion of it's fleet of magical cruise ships. Assisted by Karl Holz, President of Disney Cruise Line, Minnie Mouse presided over the keel laying ceremony at they Meyer-Werft shipyard where new Disney Fantasy, twin to recently launched Disney Dream will be constructed. The keel laying...

Disney vacations: Why we go

Disney vacations: Why we go Jan 24th, 2011 at 3:00PM: Walt Disney World is the most visited resort in the world. Other Disney resorts and Disney cruises remain huge destinations worldwide. Yet, a Disney vacation is also maligned by many people. Believe me, I've heard all the negatives: It's overly programmed; it's pedestrian; it's gimmicky; it's hot and miserable (or cold and miserable, as the case may be). And as a journalist who covers...

Disneyland's Splash Mountain to be closed this spring

Disneyland's Splash Mountain to be closed this spring Jan 20th, 2011 at 9:00AM: If you plan to visit Southern Cailfornia this spring, a ride on Splash Mountain won't be in the cards. Disneyland's famous water ride is closed for refurbishment until just before Memorial Day. The 4-month closure is part of a regular refurbishment program at Disneyland. Big rides get spruced up every 5 to 10 years, and it was Splash Mountain's turn, reports the Orange County Register. ...

Disney World debuts new castle projection show

Disney World debuts new castle projection show Jan 19th, 2011 at 7:30AM: Walt Disney World's marketing push for 2011 is all about making memories, and the theme park behemoth put more than 500 of them on display on its most famous icon, Cinderella Castle, Tuesday night. A new nighttime show, called "The Magic, The Memories and You" was previewed for media at the Magic Kingdom near Orlando, Florida. The show features images captured daily by Disney's PhotoPass...

Troubled baby gorilla at Disney World being treated like a kid

Troubled baby gorilla at Disney World being treated like a kid Jan 18th, 2011 at 2:00PM: Visitors to Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park often spot a tiny baby gorilla along the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail. What most of them don't know is that she's much tinier than she should be. Lilly was born last year at Walt Disney World, one of only 10 to 15 gorilla births each year in the United States. And she's not growing and developing the way she should. Lilly depends on her mother...

New Pixar Pals parade disappoints many Disney World fans

New Pixar Pals parade disappoints many Disney World fans Jan 18th, 2011 at 8:30AM: Walt Disney World debuted a new parade - Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun! - at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Sunday. The new parade features characters from Pixar films Up! and Ratatouille that have never appeared in a Disney parade before. New stuff at Disney is frequently met with breathless wonder by the many fans of all things Disney out there. But when it comes to this parade, reaction...

Why you shouldn't worry about Donald Duck groping you at Disney World

Why you shouldn't worry about Donald Duck groping you at Disney World Jan 4th, 2011 at 1:30PM: The case against Donald Duck is moving forward. A federal judge has ruled that a Pennsylvania woman's lawsuit against Walt Disney World can proceed. April Magolon says that an actor costumed as Donald Duck at Epcot touched her breast and then joked about it in May 2008. The Donald Duck groping case ruling allows Magolon's civil lawsuit to proceed in Pennsylvania. Disney had wanted it moved...

Skyscraper as theme park: Architect re-imagines thrill rides on a vertical scale

Skyscraper as theme park: Architect re-imagines thrill rides on a vertical scale Jan 4th, 2011 at 8:30AM: Can you imagine a theme park in the middle of Manhattan? Finding the capital to acquire the land and raise the buildings on it to create the necessary open space would be nearly impossible. But what if that theme park could be built vertically, as a theme park skyscraper? That's the idea behind architect Ju-Hyun Kim's vertical theme park prototypes. Kim says in order to be eco-friendly and...

Disney photo privacy questions raised by new 'Let the Memories Begin' campaign

Disney photo privacy questions raised by new 'Let the Memories Begin' campaign Jan 3rd, 2011 at 11:30AM: Walt Disney World and Disneyland are inviting guests to share their Disney Parks memories in the form of photos, video and stories submitted to a Disney Web site as part of a 2011 marketing campaign called "Let the Memories Begin." Videos shot by Disney visitors are being used in TV commercials for the theme parks. And a key component of the new marketing campaign starts early this year,...

Another fatal Disney bus accident

Another fatal Disney bus accident Dec 27th, 2010 at 11:30AM: There's word this morning that a tourist has been killed at Walt Disney World. The 69-year-old Massachusetts man was in the parking lot at the Port Orleans Resort when he stepped into the path of a Disney bus. It appears that the bus driver was not at fault and will not be charged. There were passengers on the bus at the time, and none of them were injured. This marks at least the...

Four amazing edible Christmas displays at Walt Disney World

Four amazing edible Christmas displays at Walt Disney World Dec 21st, 2010 at 12:00PM: At holiday time, the pastry kitchens in and around Walt Disney World must kick into overdrive, churning out all the holiday desserts served in the restaurants and bakeries at the resort. But beyond the cookies and cakes, Walt Disney World's ovens are filled with some important construction materials - hundreds and hundreds of house and roof tiles, all made out of gingerbread. Here's a look...

Mickey's Toontown Fair to close at Disney World

Mickey's Toontown Fair to close at Disney World Dec 11th, 2010 at 9:00AM: When you travel to visit Mickey this spring, you won't find him in his house. Walt Disney World has announced that the Mickey's Toontown Fair area of the park will close after Feb. 11, 2011. The area features the side-by-side houses of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Goofy's Barnstormer - a kiddie coaster, Donald's Boat - a playground for toddlers, and a large character greeting area where...

Disney World at Christmas: Expect crowds. BIG crowds.

Disney World at Christmas: Expect crowds. BIG crowds. Dec 7th, 2010 at 2:00PM: I spent many a childhood vacation driving back and forth to Florida. My family loved to vacation here. We went to various beach communities around the state, and our trips would often involve a day or two spent at Walt Disney World. So the whole family was excited when, in 1984, one of my aunts moved to Florida. It was immediately decided that the extended family would spend Christmas there....

Disney's Spectacle of Dancing Lights: By the numbers

Disney's Spectacle of Dancing Lights: By the numbers Dec 1st, 2010 at 12:00PM: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is one of the most popular holiday events at Walt Disney World. Each night at dusk, the lights are turned on at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It is impossible to take a picture that shows the magnitude of Disney's dancing lights display. It completely covers the buildings in the theme park's Streets of America section. So, to try to give you the...

Duffy the Disney Bear - New face to see (and buy) at Disney Parks

Duffy the Disney Bear - New face to see (and buy) at Disney Parks Nov 25th, 2010 at 12:00PM: If you are planning at trip to Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World at the holidays, you will likely encounter Duffy the Disney Bear. And when you do, I imagine you will likely think, "Hey, who the heck is this?" No, you've never seen Duffy in a Disney movie. He's never been in a Mickey Mouse cartoon or a Pixar animated short. And he's not the star of a new series for preschoolers on the...

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, SeaWorld Orlando raise ticket prices

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, SeaWorld Orlando raise ticket prices Nov 22nd, 2010 at 12:00PM: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and SeaWorld Orlando have announced price increases at the Florida theme parks. The new ticket price at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is $83.45, including sales tax. You will pay $72.75 for kids ages 3-9. At SeaWorld Orlando, tickets are now $85.19 with tax included, $74.54 for kids. By comparison, a 1-day, 1-park ticket including tax at Walt Disney World is $87.33....

New plans released for Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World

New plans released for Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Nov 18th, 2010 at 4:30PM: Walt Disney World has announced plans for major renovations at Downtown Disney, a 120-acre retail, dining and entertainment complex on the eastern edge of Disney's Florida property. According to details released on the official Disney Parks Blog, the renovated section will be called Hyperion Wharf, and will be a "nostalgic yet modern take on an early 20th century port city and amusement pier."...

Gadling Features


Categories

Become our Fan on Facebook!

Featured Galleries (view all)

Berlin's Abandoned Tempelhof Airport
The Junk Cars of Cleveland, New Mexico
United Airlines 787 Inaugural Flight
Ghosts of War: France
New Mexico's International Symposium Of Electronic Arts
Valley of Roses, Morocco
The Southern Road
United Dreamliner Interior
United Dreamliner Exterior

Our Writers

Don George

Features Editor

RSS Feed

View more Writers

Weird News

DailyFinance

FOXNews Travel

Engadget

Sherman's Travel

Lonely Planet

New York Times Travel

Joystiq