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New Concept Art Released for “Celebrate the Magic”, 1000 Seats Being Added for Fantasmic!

New Concept Art Released for “Celebrate the Magic”, 1000 Seats Being Added for Fantasmic!

At a small media event this evening, Disney shared a few new pieces of concept art for the upcoming “Celebrate the Magic” show coming to the Magic Kingdom: Disney also announced that due to popularity, they are adding 1000 seats to the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, home of Fantasmic!. Work has already begun building the seating in what was formerly standing-room-only space for the show. So, what do you think?

Sep 5, 2012     2 Comments
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Josh Siegel’s 8/6/11 Hollywood Studios Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Josh Siegel visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Saturday to catch a special one-day appearance of Agent P (Perry the Platypus) from Phineas and Ferb. While he was there, he took a plethora of newsworthy photos, so let’s take a look: Gone is the billboard outside the park, but the Memories have Begun…

Aug 8, 2011     2 Comments
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Fantasmic! Refurbishment Has Us Imagining Some Possible Show Changes

It is now confirmed that Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will not run from January 5th to February 12th, 2012. We have been getting a lot of questions about this closure and if it means the show will be changing. While everything is purely speculation at this time, let’s look at the facts. The show will only be closed for a little over 5 weeks. This is not enough time for any serious overhaul such as a new high-tech dragon, but is at least enough time for some technical upgrades. It is more than possible that new lighting, projectors, and props could be introduced to the show as installation time on items like this is not very lengthy. At this [...]

Aug 4, 2011     1 Comment
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Full Schedule: Walt Disney World Celebrates July 4th, 2011!

In case you were wondering what Walt Disney World will be doing to celebrate the 4th of July… LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort will pixie dust the night skies July 4 with special pyrotechnic shows, including a patriotic display at Magic Kingdom, a rock’n’roll spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a classic sky show at Epcot infused with an Independence Day finale. Here’s what’s in store: Magic Kingdom will present “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” This patriotic fireworks spectacular, paying homage to the hopes and dreams of America’s forefathers, will light the skies at 9 p.m. July 4 – and for guests who would like to begin the Independence Day [...]

Jul 1, 2011     No Comments
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Cody Smith's 11/18/10 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Cody Smith visited three of the Walt Disney World parks on Thursday (including Animal Kingdom) and he has a number of newsworthy photos to share from his trip, so let’s take a look: The giant Mickey wreath is back on Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Nov 21, 2010     No Comments
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Walt Disney World's July 4, 2010 Plans

If you’ll be spending the very busy July 4th holiday at Walt Disney World, you may want to take note of the following: LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Guests celebrating the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World Resort will have a choice of fireworks shows as Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios present special pyrotechnics, and Epcot adds a patriotic “tag” to its famous “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” spectacular. Here’s what’s in store (entertainment and park hours are subject to change without notice): Magic Kingdom – “Celebrate America Fireworks” will fill the sky at 9 p.m. July 4 (guests who’d like to begin the celebratory weekend a day early can enjoy the special fireworks on July 3 at 9 [...]

Jun 18, 2010     No Comments
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Robert Ashburn's 4/30-5/1/10 WDW Photo Report

Our good friend Robert Ashburn of FloridaThrills.net sent us some newsworthy photos from his latest trip to Walt Disney World: Let’s head on over to the Magic Kingdom

May 2, 2010     No Comments
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Walt Disney World News Roundup

Disney has released a few press releases over the past couple of days pertaining to different things going on around the Walt Disney World Resort right now. First up, 1,000 immigrants that will be sworn in as American citizens on July 3rd not only get that honor, but they will also get to preview the updated Hall of Presidents attraction: In a stirring celebration of citizenship, more than 1,000 immigrants will gather on Main Street, U.S.A. July 3 to be “sworn in” as American citizens. And as the country kicks off Independence Day weekend, these brand-new Americans will attend a premiere performance of the newest Walt Disney World attraction, a re-imagined Hall of Presidents, now featuring a lifelike Audio-Animatronics figure [...]

Jun 27, 2009     No Comments
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The Voice of Mickey Mouse, Wayne Allwine, Has Passed Away

While there has been no confirmation from the Walt Disney Company as of yet, a number of credible sources have reported that the voice of Mickey Mouse for over 25 years, Wayne Allwine, passed away over the weekend. Allwine was only 62 years old and has been the voice of the world’s most famous animated character in movies, television shows, theme park attractions, parades, and stage shows since the 1983 film “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”. Wayne’s voice can also be heard in a few obscure roles in Disney feature length animated films such as “The Black Cauldron” and “The Great Mouse Detective” and was also a sound effects editor and foley artist for the Walt Disney Studios. In more recent history, [...]

May 19, 2009     No Comments
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Jose Castillo's 4/29-5/2/09 WDW Report

WDWNT’s own Jose Castillo is back from the Walt Disney World Resort and has plenty of photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Jose arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Wednesday evening to enjoy Fantasmic! Park hours were expanded and a Fantasmic! was added at 10:00 PM

May 6, 2009     No Comments
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