From the monthly archives:

November 2009

Walt Disney World February 2010 Park Hours

by All Things Mouse Staff on November 30, 2009
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****In an effort to simplify your trip planning, we have re-done our park hours format. We hope you will find the information useful.

Walt Disney World has released their park hours for February 2010. Information is shown for all four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom) as well as for the two water parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon). Extended Magic Hours (EMH) are also shown.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach is closed the month of February for refurbishment. For those wanting a water park experience, Typhoon Lagoon is slated to be open 10AM-5Pm daily. Continue reading “Walt Disney World February 2010 Park Hours” »


Disney Fails to Attain Top Positions For Holiday Movie Weekend

by All Things Mouse Staff on November 29, 2009
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Despite a normally busy holiday weekend at the movies, Disney Company’s offerings failed to garner much of a share.  In fact, it’s top contender only managed to hit fourth place.

Old Dogs was released on Wednesday and took in lowly $24 million dollars domestically.  The film stars John Travolta, Robin Williams, Seth Green and Kelly Preston. Travolta and Williams are cast as the typical 50-somethings who suddenly find themselves taking care of two children with the consequences of their ineptness providing the storyline for the movie.

Right behind Old Dogs in the number five position was Disney’s A Christmas Carol, starring a motion-captured Jim Carrey in the classic Dicken’s tale.  It has been out for three weeks and took in 22.5 million for the five day holiday weekend bringing its all time domestic gross to over $105 million. With Christmas season just hitting its stride, Disney is banking on the tale of Scrooge to continue to show well.

One big reason Disney failed to do well is the teen girl drama The Twilight Saga: The New Moon which features a vampire plot.  As a sequel it is doing quite well taking in almost $66 million for the holiday weekend in its second week out.

Also getting a very respectable showing was The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock in a sports story.  It came in at $57.5 million and appears to have found a place in the adult movie-goers heart.

To catch a sneak peek of Disney’s newest offering Old Dogs, click on the movie below courtesy of HollywoodStreams:


HGTV To Air Behind the Magic – Disney Holidays Tomorrow

by All Things Mouse Staff on November 28, 2009
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It is time to set your TiVo’s and DVR’s for some Disney holiday, magic coming your way courtesy of HGTV and Walt Disney World.

Tomorrow night (Sunday, November 29, 2009), HGTV is set to air a brand new special called Behind the Magic – Disney Holidays.  The show is hosted by David Bromstad and gives the viewers an idea of what it takes to decorate the World for the season. Continue reading “HGTV To Air Behind the Magic – Disney Holidays Tomorrow” »


President Pardons Turkeys for Thanksgiving

by All Things Mouse Staff on November 27, 2009
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With Thanksgiving officially over, we thought it might be nice to think about a couple of turkeys that did not meet the same end as the ones devoured by millions of people on this November holiday.

On Wednesday, November 25, 2009, President of the United States Barack Obama gave the first official pardon of his administration.  Two turkeys were granted the reprieve and allowed to live out the rest of their days in relative peace, starting at Disneyland in California. Continue reading “President Pardons Turkeys for Thanksgiving” »


Walt Disney World In Full Holiday Swing

by All Things Mouse Staff on November 22, 2009
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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Walt Disney World is in full holiday swing with Christmas trees, lights and other decorations adorning all the parks and resorts.

Holiday decorating is nothing new for the World.  They have been doing so basically since it opened in the 70’s, and it seems each year something new is added, or something is changed to make a more unique experience for the annual visitors.

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WDW Raises Some Prices Again

by All Things Mouse Staff on November 19, 2009
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It appears as if Walt Disney World has increased prices on yet some more items this year.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, prices on items like wheelchairs, electric scooters and lockers have increased this week to the following:

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Character Meals at Walt Disney World

November 16, 2009

Dining at Walt Disney World can be one of the most fun aspects of your vacation!  This is especially true if you choose to dine at some of the character meals they have available.  Select dining experiences offer the chance to interact with and get photos or autographs with some of your favorite characters. Typically, […]

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Magical Express

November 15, 2009

One of the considerations you always have to consider for your vacation is the transportation.  If you fly to Disney World and are staying at one of their on-property hotels, the World has your transportation to and from the airport planned for you with their Magical Express service.  With just a few simple steps, you […]

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Take a Virtual Ride on the AquaDuck Aboard the Disney Dream

November 14, 2009

As reported a few weeks ago, the new Disney Cruise ship known as the Disney Dream is due to set sail in January of 2011. As we also informed you, the ship is going to be home for a first in the cruise industry, a water coaster called the AquaDuck.  The 765 foot long flume […]

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Magic Kingdom Transforms For The Holidays

November 13, 2009

With Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties officially over for the season, it was time for the Magic Kingdom to shed its pumpkin decorations and take on a more winter-like atmosphere. That is exactly what happened, and for the most part, the changes seem to occur almost overnight (or over a couple of nights).  Take […]

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