News & Rumors Archive

Disney Tourist Blog News – Vol. 1, No. 2

TOP STORIES celebrates 1-Year Anniversary. Many puzzled that FCC hasn’t shut website down for dangerous levels of awesomeness. Parts 1 and 2 of Brickers’ February 2012 Walt Disney World trip report posted, featuring Brickers invade Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. “One More Disney Day” planning tips highlighted. Critics scoff at half-hearted endorsement of 5

The Muppet Oscars Show 2012

Think of it as a “salute to all movies, but mostly The Muppets” or perhaps a “salute to all awards shows, but mostly the Oscars.” That’s right, I’m talking about the Muppets hosting the 2012 Oscars. With the debacle that has turned into Oscars 2012, as both Producer Bret Ratner and host Eddie Murphy dropped

James Cameron, Joe Rohde, and Tom Staggs Visit Animal Kingdom In Preparation for Avatar Land

Some exciting news to report today as part of our continuing (and apparently several year-long) #AvatarWatch. News broke yesterday on Twitter (via @DisKingdom) that Avatar director, James Cameron was touring Disney’s Animal Kingdom along with Imagineer-extraordinaire Joe Rohde, and Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Here are some excerpts of the story

Free WiFi Internet Now Available at Disney World Resorts

News is reporting that, starting today, free in-room wireless internet access will be available for the following resorts: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Disney’s Beach Club Resort Disney’s BoardWalk Resort Disney’s Contemporary Resort Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Disney’s Old Key West Resort Disney’s Polynesian Resort Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World

Official events are planned for the 40th anniversary of Walt Disney World on October 1st, 2011, but these events have yet to be announced by Disney. Expect appearances and merchandise signing events by select Disney artists (schedule), rare appearances by some fury Disney fan-favorites, and make sure you leave your schedule open during the day