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Blue Bayou Dining Package!

On select nights guests can feat at the Blue Bayou restaurant for the frightfully fun parade. The package will include a 3 course dinner (starter, entree and dessert) which will include a voucher that provides access to a reserved viewing area for the parade. It will be $69 per adult ad $29 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Special event tickets for Mickey’s Halloween Party is not included of the package but is required in order to make attend your reservation.

The dates for Blue Bayou special events are:

September 2017- 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

October 2017- 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31

-Dezi

 

The Great Movie Ride

The Great Movie Ride had its final show Sunday August 13, 2017, so in honor of this amazing ride here are some fun facts!

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  • The Great Movie Ride made its debut with Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 1 1989.
  • The attraction takes guests o an 18 minute tour of some of the most famous films in the 1930 Era.
  • Great Moments Movie Museum was the original name for the attraction.
  • The ride  is a full scale reproduction of Hollywood’s legendary Graumann’s Chinese Theater.
  • There are nearly 50 life like animatronic replicas of legendary movie stars. The main audio-animatronics have wigs made out of human hair.
  • If you look closely in the Indiana Jones and the raiders of the Lost Ark scene, you can spot hidden characters: Mickey, Donald and representations of C3P0 and R2D2.

What is your favorite moment about The Great Movie ride? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

WDW: FastPass+ Cheaters!

Its crazy to think there are cheaters at WDW when it comes to the FP+ system because its Disney, but then again I’m not shocked about this either. In this post ill be talking about the “in-park validation” along with consequences if you are caught cheating and the third party guided tours.

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The “in-park validation” means validation of the park admission ticket. Until just recently there has been a loophole with the FP+ systems kiosk. The loophole with the FP+ system kiosk allowed bookings with expired tickets or by using a second ticket on their account to book another set of FP+ for the day. Basically tickets that were not used to for park admission could get you a valid FP+ reservation. Similar loopholes were found with the cast member passes…where 3+ guest passes which allows friends and family entry to the parks with limited restriction on the FP+ booking without redeeming admission.

marceline-tour_998The third party guest tours where people find and book tours though the numerous Disney fan sited, craigslist and more. The tours guarantee FP+ usage for all the attractions for their paying clients. What this means that the employees of these third party tours are at the parks during rope drop with handfuls of expired tickets and cards to book all the major attractions at the kiosks for their clienteles.

fastpassplusThis becomes a problem to the thousands of guests who are playing by the rules and paying admission for that day and now can’t find anything they want to do available during their stay. So Disney has decided to do is the in-park validation, which will check to endure that guests are using an active ticket for admission before redeeming a FP+. The consequences if guests are caught cheating, a cast member can deny entry, ad if you are caught multiple attempts you will be locked out of the MyDisneyExperience accounts so you can’t utilize the FP+ booking option. If the behavior was deemed non-abusove guest relations will be able to unlock the account.

 

 

Unknown-1The situation reminds me with the whole thing about the Disability passes when it was a thing to abuse them and now they are impossible to get to the point of non existence. I think what Disney is doing is pretty fair in my opinion because they could take it to a bigger extreme and band you from the park but they’re not. What are your thoughts on this topic? Is it fair? or no? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

-Dezi

Disness: Pinocchio!

Pinocchio is the second animated film released by Disney in 1940. Its a story about a living puppet who has to prove himself worthy to become a real boy with the help of his conscience, name Jiminy Cricket. The film is 1 hour and 28 minutes long and is based off of the Italian book The Adventures of Pinocchio written by Carlo Collodi written in 1883.

md16816927669In oder for people to root for Pinocchio, they drew him as a real boy and added the nuts and bolts to make him a puppet. Disney also changed up the story a bit but also stayed true to the book. For instance, there was a cricket in the original story but Pinocchio smooshed him with a hammer and the cricket returned as a ghost…whereas in Disney’s version Jiminy is Pinocchio’s conscience and doesn’t get smooshed by a hammer.

giphyWhen i think of Pinocchio i think about mainly two things; the art and of course the song “When You Wish Upon A Star”. When i watch the movie, you can see a lot of small detail that make Pinocchio stand out from the others, for example when you are watching all the cuckoo clocks for Geppetto’s shop were based off of working models built as guides for the animators. Not only that but if you look to the left of the screen when the spotlight hits Jiminy as he is singing ‘When You Wish Upon A Star” you can see two books behind him titled: Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Peter Pan (1953).

4AcN2fcIt was the first animated movie EVER to win an Academy Award in a competitive category. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs won an Honorary Academy for being the first ever animated film. Pinocchio was also the first ever film (animated or not) to win an Academy Award for best Score and best Song. This wouldn’t happen again until 1964 with Mary Poppins.

51pMZfQET3L._SY445_Unfortunately the movie didn’t succeed in its initial theatric run due to many different war efforts going on in Europe and Asia, but it made its money back when it was re-released in 1945. Pinocchio was the first Disney film to be released on DVD, plus this Disney classic was re-released several times in theater from the initial released date to 1992.

Cleo-and-Figaro-Pinocchio-1Pinocchio is one of my favorite because i love the Blue Fairy, Figaro and of course Cleo. The movie definitely implanted in my brain to always let my conscience be my guide which i use in everyday life. What is your favorite thing about this Disney classic? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

The Haunted Mansion!

The Haunted Mansion opened at the Disneyland Resort on August 9, 1969 but has been in development since 1958.  The outside of the attraction was completed six years before it opened. In the ballroom you can see the Organ from the 1954 Live-Action film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

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Eleanor Audley is the voice of Madame Leota, she is also the voice of Maleficent and Lady Tremaine. On the ride you can also find 999 happy haunts, but the newest one is The Hat Box Ghost which was actually there when the ride first opened. Unfortunately due to technical problems he was quickly removed from the ride and then found his way beck home for the Disneyland Resorts 60th anniversary in 2015.

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Since 2001 its been Jack Skelingtons tradition to take over the attraction not just for the Halloween season but for the Christmas season as well. Buddy Baker was the master mind behind the song “Grim Grinning Ghost” he also wrote the music for the stuffed with fluff Winnie The Pooh. Someone personally purchased a tombstone inside the Haunted Mansion in 2004, they paid $37,400.

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Haunted Mansion Holiday is my ALL TIME FAVORITE!!! I cannot get enough of it and personally i think its better than the original, crazy right? Let me know in the comments below what is your favorite Haunted Mansion, the original or Holiday?

-Dezi

Disney Updates!

Disneyland announced some pretty big news about the downtown disney parking, and on the other coast Disney’s Vero Beach Resort with their annual Tour de Turtles event and of course the cast release of the live action Dumbo! So lets get started with Disneyland!

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The new parking policy goes like this, guests can receive up to 2 hours of free parking with a minimum of a $20 purchase at a single DTD location including shopping or dining, but you can receive up to 4 hours of free parking by going to any DTD table service or the AMC Theatre. This new policy will begin August 16.

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Racing over to Walt Disney World, Celebrating its 10th anniversary the annual Tour de Turtles! Every year on July 29 guests can go to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort to watch as two nesting turtles race to get to the ocean. This year marked its 10th anniversary and while your there you can talk to conservationist where they can tell you how you can do your part in saving the ocean!

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Dumbo live action directed by the one and only Tim Burton is an adaption of the 1941 Disney classic. The story follows a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war his name is Holt. The circus owner Max Medici enlists him to be the care taker of a new born elephant whose oversized ears which makes him the laughing stock in an already struggling circus. Its Holds children are the ones who discovers that Dumbo can fly, while a very persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere and aerial artist Colette Merchant swop in to make a star. The cast includes: Joseph Gatt, Colin, Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DaVito, Michael Keaton, DeObia Oparei, Nico Parker, Finley Habbins, Roshan Seth, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith.

What are your thoughts about these Disney Updates? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Bug Juice Revival?

The original productions of Bug Juice premiered February 28, 1998 originally produced by Ross, Clapp and Gallagher who will be returning for the revival along with  Alex Baskin. The series ran for three seasons: first season took place at Camp Waziyatah, second season was filmed at Camp Highlander in Horse Shoe, North Carolina and the last of the series took place at Brush Ranch Camp in Terror, New Mexico. It was the first unscripted show that Disney Channel aired.

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Nearly 2 decades after the original series, it is now time to head back to Camp Waziyatah the premier of the show will coordinate with the shows 20th anniversary, as a new group of children will return to the camp in 2018 as the production is currently underway in Waterford, Maine. Since reality TV has changed so much since its original debut, i hope there is room for 14 year olds as the show is expected to mirror the original by featuring a cabin of teen boys and teen girls.

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So what are your thoughts on the revival of a Disney Channel Classic? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire

Star Wars: Secret of the Empire is combining physical and digital worlds to transport guests to a galaxy far far away where you’ll be able to hang out with friends, family and of course the star wars characters. Disney being Disney not only will we engage but we ill be completely immerse ourselves in the galaxy through sight, sound, touch, smell and motion.

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Lucasfilm and ILMxLab are collaboration to develop this one of a kind experience which will be unveiled by The VOID. It will being this holiday season in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney and of course over in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs! Will you be visiting these parks for this out of this galaxy experience?

-Dezi

Disness: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

Walt Disney;s First ever animate feature film was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which premiered at the Carthay Circle Theater December 21, 1937 in Los Angeles, CA. The film was directed by William Cottrell and David Hand,its 1h 23 min long and rated G.

 

The storyline goes as such: Snow white is pursued but a jealous queen which she has to then hide with the Dwarfs while later the queen finds out Snow white is still alive and prepares to feed her a poison apple. The voice starred  Adriana Caselotti as Snow White, Cordelia Ferreira as the Evil Queen, Lucille La Verne as the Queen/Witch, Moroni Olsen as the Magic Mirror and Harry Stockwell as the Prince.

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Without the Dwarfs the movie wouldn’t be as entertaining because the Dwarfs stole the show. Dopey one of my favorite dwarfs because he is very dog like…he sleeps like a dog, he chases the soap like a dog and shakes water off like one and i LOVE it which is why he is my favorite aside from Grumpy. Grumpy starts off hating Snow White and throughout the course of the movie makes snarky comments about women, but in the end Grumpy does the most to save her.

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Snow White is the first film to have a soundtrack. It has a lot of amazing songs like my favorites Im Wishing/One Song and of course With A Smile and A Song. Don’t get me wrong i love Heigh-Ho, Whistle Whistle You Work and Someday My Prince Will Come but those are definitely my favorite.

 

Roy Disney created the sound of the floor creaking with Dopey’s slow footsteps by slowly bending an empty leather waller back and forth. Behind the Queen as she stride down to the basement to perform her spell you can see a hidden Mickey formed by three stones. Snow White was the first full length movie to use the multi plane camera to give the animation cells more depth.

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Convinced that the film would fail the Hollywood film industry labeled the film “Walt Disney’s Folly” but instead of failing the film won a special Academy Award, one standard Oscar and seven miniature statuettes on a stepped base. It was also the highest grossing film ever for exactly one year but it was knocked out of the top spot by Gone with the Wind (1939). The profits the movie made allowed Disney to Build the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for me is a very respectable movie because years and years later children still know who she is and in 2014 Walt Disney World built a new ride  based off the film and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

-Dezi

 

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