Walt Disney World Archive

Grand Ave Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Grand Avenue is being added to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with an area that will resemble present-day Downtown Los Angeles. Grand Avenue will feature vintage office buildings and warehouses that have been repurposed into dining options. One location in Grand Avenue will be Baseline Tap House, a cheerful corner pub specializing in beer and wines from California. Naturally,

Great Movie Ride Tribute

The Great Movie Ride is the last opening day attraction from the Disney-MGM Studios to close, ending its run just short of three decades. As Walt Disney World attractions go, this is one of the more iconic ones to ever close, and is a bitter or bittersweet end, depending upon who you ask. In my

Universe of Energy Tribute

Universe of Energy goes extinct August 13, 2017 with the closure of Ellen’s Energy Adventure, to be replaced by a Guardians of the Galaxy thrill ride that’ll open by 2021. Even as it’s changed over the years, Universe of Energy has been one of Walt Disney World’s remaining lifelines to the original EPCOT Center. Because

Top 10 Park Characters at Disney World

As a Disney theme parks fan first and foremost, I love that Walt Disney World has created so many characters specifically for its attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. This post is a salute to those characters who have no connection to Disney’s animated or live action films, instead existing in the realm of the parks. (In other words,