From the monthly archives:

March 2010

Walt Disney World has just released some new room only discounts available for most on-property resort stays this summer from May 2, 2010 through August 14, 2010.

Through the terms of the discounts, those planning to stay at one of the value level resorts including the All-Star Music, All-Star Movies, All-Star Sports and Pop Century could save an additional 15% off the normal rack rates of the room.  Before discount, these rooms would normally start at between $105 and $134 per night for two adults.  After the discount, the price could come down to between $90 and $114 per night.

Moderate resorts like the Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs and the Cabin’s at Disney’s Fort Wilderness can receive up to a 20% discount.  This takes the normal per night rate of $175-$205 down to $140-$164. Continue reading “New Summer Room Only Discounts Available at Walt Disney World” »

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Walt Disney World October 2010 Operating Park Hours

by All Things Mouse Staff on March 29, 2010
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Walt Disney World has released the park hours for the four theme parks in October 2010. Hours included cover the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom.

We also have the hours for the two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Both are scheduled to operate daily from 10AM-5PM.

Extra Magic Hours (hours when certain parks will open early or stay open late for Disney Resort Guests only) are noted with EMH.

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Space Mountain is a fan favorite among many of the guests who pass through the gates of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Located in Tomorrowland, the classic attraction is a dark coaster ride that features thrills from beginning to end.

It first opened in 1975 after really being years in consideration.  Walt Disney himself envisioned a dark coaster ride a decade before for the expanding Tomorrowland section of Disneyland.  His passing as well as the new emphasis on construction of Walt Disney World put the Space Mountain concept on the back burner.

But when the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World proved to be a success and teens and young adults were screaming for more excitement at the park, thoughts once again returned to the dark coaster concept. As such, plans were put in place for its initial construction to be included with the expansion of this Tomorrowland. Continue reading “Magic Kingdom’s Space Mountain Review and Video” »

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The Astro Orbiter in Tomorrowland provides one of the best and highest views that you can find in the Magic Kingdom. Located atop the same structure where you board the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, this ride is one of many kids and adults favorites.

The central design that Astro Orbiters is based on has been around for many years.  Basically a hub and spoke attraction, it is a version of an original located in Disneyland.

The Walt Disney World version opened in 1974, three years after the premier of the Magic Kingdom itself.  Originally called Star Jets, the attraction was part of the massive Tomorrowland expansion that also included Space Mountain and the relocation of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress.  It remained relatively unchanged until 1994 when it closed for a major rehab. Continue reading “Magic Kingdom’s Astro Orbiter Review and Video” »

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For those who might be considering a visit to the Disney parks on both coasts, a new option has recently appeared that you may want to consider.  Called the “Disney Premier Passport“, the new pass gives you one year of access to the parks of Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

With a price-tag of $700, this ticket is not for everyone, but for some it might just be the option you are looking for.  The premier passport makes the most financial sense for those that already plan an annual pass purchase for one park but know they will also be visiting the other during the year.  Take for example the Disneyland Premier Annual Passport which has a price tag of $439 by itself.  If you knew you were going to visit Walt Disney World twice in the next year, but only for two days each, those Disney World days could cost you another $312 just for them, but if you bought the Premier Passport you could save $51.

The savings are even more pronounced if you plan on buying the Walt Disney World Premier Annual Pass with a cost of $619.  At that price, a 1-day Park Hopper ticket at Disneyland would throw you over the break-even point. Continue reading “Disney Premier Passport Allows Annual Entry to Disney World and Disneyland” »

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There might not be a more relaxing and scenic ride in all of Walt Disney World than you will find in the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.  The slow moving attraction is located in Tomorrowland of the Magic Kingdom.

The ride was originally known as the WEDway Peoplemover and opened in 1975.  It was based on the original peoplemover in operation at Disneyland at the time, however the WEDway differed in several respects.

The most notable difference is in the propulsion system.  The Disneyland version used rotating tires to propel the cars, but the Disney World version utilizes linear induction motors making for a smoother quieter ride that has no moving parts, uses very little power and actually features absolutely no pollution output. Continue reading “Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland Transit Authority -TTA- Review and Video” »

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Magic Kingdom’s Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor Review and Video

March 15, 2010

One of the most recent attractions to open in Walt Disney World is Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. This attraction takes off on the premise and characters established in the Disney Pixar movie Monsters, Inc. Mike Wazowski, a main character from the movie, is opening a comedy club of sorts in this 400-seat Tomorrowland Theater.  Here […]

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Magic Kingdom’s Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin Review and Video

March 12, 2010

Perhaps one of the most loved attractions of kids and adults alike at the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World is Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. Located in Tomorrowland, this ride places guests in the world of Buzz Lightyear, a space ranger who was made famous by the Disney Pixar blockbuster Toy Story (not to […]

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No Wonder About It, Alice In Wonderland Smashes Records

March 8, 2010

In a pairing of director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp, Disney has apparently struck gold with a live-action recreation of Alice in Wonderland. In just three days, the movie has raked in an amazing $116.1 million dollars. That astronomical figure places it at number one for a release of a movie outside of the […]

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Magic Kingdom’s The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Review and Video

March 6, 2010

Another fun attraction located in Fantasyland of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.  This ride loads kids and adults alike in a honey pot for a trip through the world of Pooh. Plans for a Winnie the Pooh ride started surfacing almost immediately after the Disney […]

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