Do you love Disneyland, DCA, Walt Disney World and all theme parks? You've come to the right place. There are interesting topics to cover today, including Merida, from Pixar's new film, Brave, making her first apperances at Disneyland. We also discuss the new Red Car Trolley at Hollywood Land in DCA. We next ponder what would really fix Journey into Imagination at Epcot and we have news of Marvel coming to Tokyo DisneySea by 2015. It's a huge round up of discussions and information all right here, so let's get started.~ CakvalaSC
DCA's Switch To 'Hollywood Land' Has Begun!
Trash Can Talk has begun, with first appearance of the new Hollywood Land logo in the area formerly know as Hollywood Pictures Backlot. Tell us what you think of the name change and the new logo.
What's a Gumball Rally? Well, it's the biggest, best and the most exciting Disney fan event in the known universe that anyone can play and win. The Rally is a race to find out who can ride the most attractions at Disneyland in a single day. Sounds great, right? Well, it is even more fun than you can imagine.
Yes, it is harder than it sounds. Yes, it will challenge you physically. But, it's one event that folks of any age can compete in and have a great time in the process. Whether you win or lose, you are always a winner when the race takes place on your favorite rides at your favorite place on earth.
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All of the DCA makeover details are coming into focus, with only 2 months remaining before the DCA do-over is unveiled. The Hollywood area begins showing off its new name and we get a hint of the new streetmosphere for Buena Vista Street, and the faux trolley wires are being strung up. Over in Disneyland, we get a sneak preview of the meet and greet area for Pixar's newest character. Then we take a look at Walt’s first audio animatronic attraction, which is nearing its 50th year! ~ Aladdin
Disneyland 3-28-12 DisneyFan28 has several photos from their one day Disneyland excursion!
What are your favorite souvenirs? ohmyjustin asks what souvenirs you like to collect from Disneyland. Is it a particular item like clothing or drinkware, or is it based on a particular attraction or character? Tell us what you like to bring home!
Buena Vista Street Entertainment
When DCA's entry area completes its transmogrification into Buena Vista Street, this make over will also include new Streetmosphere entertainment. Take a look at a sneak peek at what this part of the rehab will include!
Red Trolley Cable Wires
The atmosphere adding phony cable wires are going up in the Hollywood area of DCA and DisneyFunGuy wants to know what you think so far of the overhead enhancement.
Enchanted Tiki Room Appreciation Thread
Walt's Disney's first all encompassing Audio Animatronic attraction put on it's first show nearly 50 years ago, and is still gaining new fans. Regions Beyonds has photos and videos celebrating this Disneyland original!
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Communicore Weekly thinks the Orange Bird has come back:
Orlando Parkhopper has video of water screen testing at Universal Studios Orlando:
Speaking of Orlando we also have the lates WDW Photo Update from Kevin Yee.
And finally the latest video from Sarah the MiceChatter
LIVE BROADCAST AT RALPH BRENNAN'S JAZZ KITCHEN
As the official venue of choice for MAGIC 24.7, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney Anaheim will be hosting a live broadcast from the Ralph Brennan Radio Booth in the Jazz Kitchen on August 11, 2012 (exact time of broadcast TBA).
We'll be doing a live cooking demo, featuring our station's own signature drink (Twisted Magic), doing live contests and bringing on special Disney Park guests. We hope you can join us! For the full itinerary, check out our special event website: magic247live.com! YOUR DISNEY TOP FIVE
The Time Rovers are going live again this Thursday at 6pm Pacific for one hour! Here's what we're discussing: If Disney gave you a free pass to do ANYTHING to any of it's parks...what would it be? Call us LIVE on Skype (username Magic24.7) or on our MAGICLINE at (424) 270-1955 and get in the discussion!
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The summer season is quickly arriving, so there's lots to talk about in the Walt Disney World forum. As usual, we share some Journey Into Imagination talk, a wonderful trip report, and a new monorail wrap. Disney riddles help fill out the offerings on this week's roundup. Take a look and see for yourself! ~yoyoflamingo
Spring Break, Ft. Wilderness & More! Virtual Toad offers his opinions on his recent trip. See his thoughts on Fort Wilderness, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, new Fantasyland, and more!
Favorite Disney World Foods?
Our fearless mod RegionsBeyond asks about your favorite food at WDW. What options and hidden culinary gems are there at the resort?
The Avengers to get Monorail overlay!
Following on the success of the 'Tronorail,' Walt Disney World recently launched a new overlay inspired by their upcoming big budget summer release - The Avengers. Cheap marketing tool, painfully ugly, genius or a slick/edgy cross promotion. Voice your thoughts/concerns here.
Disney Store's 25th Anniversary
Our very own cakvalasc posted this awesome video celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Disney Store! Did anyone receive the limited edition ears?
The Little Mermaid Musical REBORN (In Europe)
Disney originally opened the Little Mermaid on Broadway in 2007. Now, Stage Entertainment has the rights and is revamping the show and bringing it to Europe with new songs and backstories. Be sure to check it out.
Disney Avatar Icons
Are you looking for a Disney avatar and just can't find the right one. If so, you will probably find one you like in this great collection of Disney avatars.
4/3: Al Lutz – Final Laps Al discusses the Cars Land grand opening, with great overhead shots, dates to save and maybe even AP Magic Mornings. Also there are changes to the Height requirement for the Famous Matterhorn.
4/2: Monorails Avenged at Disney World, Turtles and Antarctica, Baby Aardvark and More
Last week flew by in a flash and here we are with another edition of the Orlando Parkhopper. This week, we find the Monorails have been Marvelized and we get a glimpse of some interesting new merchandise at Disney World. Meanwhile, the Habit Heroes attraction still lays dormant after a scheduled reopening, and Test Track remains open despite a scheduled closing (don't worry, we'll explain below). Finally, we have adorable news from Busch Gardens Tampa, where they have a very cute new baby and we'll take you for a quick splash at SeaWorld as well.
4/2: Race Cars and Red Cars
Last week, Annual Passholders got a first look at new merchandise celebrating the major new attractions coming this summer to Disney California Adventure. While the merchandise was available early for Disney's Passholders, the public will have to wait to buy until the park hosts its grand re-opening June 15. Meanwhile, as the June opening date approaches, work continues on the big Buena Vista Street project as new Red Car Trolley wires go up around the Carthay Circle Theater and into Hollywood Land. Over in Cars Land, Imagineers are taking the Radiator Springs Racers race cars for test rides as finishing details are added throughout the new 12-acre land. At Disneyland, work continues on Main Street, U.S.A's Carnation Cafe expansion project and the major Matterhorn Bobsleds refurbishment. Dateline Disneyland has all the news, photos and video today as we enter the final week of spring break at the Disneyland Resort!
4/1: The Great and Wonderful World of Walt Disney World Souvenir Guide Books
What started 20 years ago as an innocent purchase became a lifelong obsession. 600 Disney related book later and George is still adding to his library. Among his most treasured tomes are the Walt Disney World Souvenir Guides. Long after his visits to the park were over, he could each and every page in the books, memorize each photograph, and relive his fondest memories there. Join Imaginerding's George Taylor as he goes through his library and shares his favorite guide books. Who knows? You may become as obsessed as he is.
4/1: Six Flags Enhances Monorail: Introducing the DUORAIL
As you saw in the recent In the Parks article, we reported that work was continuing on the Metro tracks at Magic Mountain. The Metro will be returning, but in a vastly improved form. Six Flags has perfected the monorail concept by adding an additional rail. Introducing the DUORAIL
4/1: Six Flags Great Adventure: The History of MovieTown!
The wildly immersive Six Flags Movie Town in New Jersey has a long history. Since 1974 they have pioneered the idea of dividing the park into sections that were themed in different ways to create the illusion that guests were somewhere else. With rides like the Water Effect and Stuntman's Freefall, the storytelling hit new heights, as it were, and reached guests on a whole new level. Read about the rich history and heritage of this wonderful park.
4/1: Walt Disney World Renamed! And that’s not all that’s been renamed.
It finally happened! The one Disney initiative has come to its peak with the renaming of the entire Walt Disney World Resort. Werner Weiss fills us in on all of the details about this most recent resort-wide change. Magic Kingdom will be called Disney Park. The Boardwalk resort will be Disney Resort. Everyone can now make new memories and magical times at Disney Parks no matter where you are.
3/30: Walt Disney World Update; Universal Orlando in Detail; Harry Potter in London
It's Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and a trip to Hogwart's in an unexpected place. First up Denise Preskit gives us a tour of the WDW resorts and runs into an unexpected guest at the park. Next up is Ryan86 with a very comprehensive tour of Universal Studios Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Then, in a related entry, we are whisked off to London and the Making of Harry Potter tour at the Warner Bros. Studios Tour. Such a magical, fun-filled trip around the globe.
3/29: Sue Kruse – Pressing Matters Sue has fun things to do from Bubbles, Citizen Twain, Herb Ritts, a Police Museum, as well as a new Hollywood tour from Adventures By Disney.
3/29: Disneyland, DCA, Knott’s, A Butterfly Safari and Magic Mountains!
It's time for the latest news and information from the Southern California theme parks and destinations, it's time for In the Parks! We begin by touching base at Disneyland to check on the Matterhorn progress and Carnation Cafe. We then tour Disney California Adventure's two major projects, Cars land and Buena Vista Street. We then drop down to the San Diego Safari Park for the new Butterfly Jungle. Its a wild update today about the SoCal theme parks so let's get to it!
3/29: The Storybook Land Canal Boat Diaries
It was July, 1955. Disneyland was a brand new style of immersive entertainment. Everything was finely detailed to the very last. Well, almost everything. The Canal Boats of the World was in the center of Fantasyland but far from finished. It would soon be remade into the Storybook Land Canal Boats and be an enchanting world of miniature delights. Often referred to as one of Walt's favorite attractions, this ride has had a long and storied history. Read as Sam tells the tale.
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