From the monthly archives:

December 2011

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend Begins Soon

by All Things Mouse Staff on December 30, 2011
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Those visiting Walt Disney World® Resort next weekend should be aware that the annual marathon will be going on. The marathon (which actually consists of several different events) will take place January 5, 2012 through January 8, 2012.

While Disney does a great job of limiting the marathon’s effects on other guests, it is likely that those guests will experience some changes due to the events. One of the most common changes is in the traffic patterns used by both those guests who drive and the Walt Disney World bus system. Continue reading “Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend Begins Soon” »


With just a little over three months before the scheduled inaugural cruise of the Disney Fantasy, final touches are being completed on the Disney Cruise Line ship. One of those touches was the addition of Dumbo the Flying Elephant as one of the stern characters to be featured on the Fantasy.

Disney Fantasy Stern Image (photo courtesy of Disney)

His full body likeness was added to the cruise ship earlier this week. It will be joined by another character from the Dumbo movie when Timothy Q. Mouse is lifted into place. Continue reading “Dumbo Added To Stern of Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship” »


Those looking for the Operating Park Hours Schedule for Disneyland and California Adventure for the entire month of January 2012 need look no further. That schedule is offered below showing the park hours for both west coast theme parks.

January is a typically a slower time for Disneyland and California Adventure which means it can be a great time to visit the Disneyland Resort. With lower crowds, the park hours tend to be slightly shorter than at times like the summer, but since those crowds are smaller you are usually able to get more done in those fewer hours.

The exception to the lighter crowds and the shorter hours is the first week of January 2012. As many schools are still out for the holidays, this week can tend to be busy and Disney offers extended hours to accommodate.

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July 2012 Disney World Park Hours Available

by All Things Mouse Staff on December 20, 2011
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The Operating Park Hours for July 2012 are now available for the parks of Walt Disney World Resort. These July 2012 hours include the four theme parks of Disney World (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) as well as the two water parks (Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach).

July is a popular time to visit Disney World despite the relatively hot temperatures of the season. Families are still in the midst of taking their summer vacations and Disney World happens to be one of those destinations that many families seek out.

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Disneyland Has Special Holiday Events Too!

by All Things Mouse Staff on December 17, 2011
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Most familiar with Disney think of Walt Disney World Resort for an elevated holiday experience. However, one would be remiss if they also did not include Disneyland Resort of California as a choice for giving guests an opportunity to experience true Christmas magic.

While it is true, Disneyland has neither the size nor the resources of its Florida counterpart, that does not mean it is any less special during the season. In fact, many prefer the special events of Disneyland over Disney World if for no other reason than it is the park that started it all. Continue reading “Disneyland Has Special Holiday Events Too!” »


Visitors to Walt Disney World Resort during the holidays will now have one more option available to them as an activity offered just during the season. According to Disney, ”The Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special” will be open for showings at select times and days.

The special show will be available from December 25 through December 31. Listed showtimes are 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. daily (subject to change). It will be hosted at the ABC Sound Studio (theatre) of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Continue reading “The Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special Adds To Festivities” »


Disney Vacation Club Coming To Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

December 10, 2011

The Walt Disney Company confirmed plans this week for a Disney Vacation Club expansion to take place at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. An estimated 147 time-share units will be built at the Grand Floridian in a separate building from the rest of the resort. This new Disney Vacation Club addition is expected to […]

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Disney’s Beach Club Resort Review and Video

December 7, 2011

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is one of the several deluxe level resorts available at Walt Disney World of Florida. The Beach Club opened on November 19, 1990, two weeks after its sister resort of the Yacht Club opened. Like its sister resort Yacht Club, the Beach Club is designed with a New England style motif. […]

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Epcot’s Candlelight Processional Review and Video

December 4, 2011

Like the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights reviewed last week, Epcot’s Candlelight Processional is another holiday tradition at Walt Disney World of Florida that is not to be missed by many. This review and video of the Candlelight Processional hopes to give readers a glimpse into the show and why it is loved by […]

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