Author Archives: Jill Bivins

Chapek Booed at Disney Legends Ceremony

Bob Chapek Booed

D23 is underway and kicked off in a major way. The Disney Legends Ceremony opened the Expo with impressive Broadway performances. Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek then took the stage, where he was met with a…less than enthusiastic greeting. In fact, it was a downright chilly reception. He was booed.  We have an exclusive video of the event thanks to ...

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D23: The Fate of Walt Disney’s Beloved Airplane Revealed

Walt Disney's plane

Walt Disney’s Gulf Stream I plane, affectionately known as “The Mouse,” is currently on display at the D23 Expo. After painstakingly dismantling it in Florida and lovingly piecing it back together after transporting it to California, it has delighted Expo guests. Many have marveled at the opportunity to see such an iconic peice of Disney history upclose. Recently we’ve learned ...

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First Look at Mickey’s Toontown

  Earlier this year, Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland closed for its long-awaited reimagining. The revamped area will feature a clone of Hollywood Studios Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, as well as places for young children to play.  At the IAAPA Expo earlier this year, when the project was announced, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Josh D’Amaro said, “The ...

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Man With Gunshot Wound to the Head Found Near Disney Resort

Gunshot wound Vero beach

A man was pulled from the water today at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Lifeguards found him on a surfboard, motionless, floating in the water. Upon rescuing him from the water, he was found to have a gunshot wound to the head. The man is described as being in his 60’s.  It is unknown at this time whether the man was ...

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Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II has died. She passed away today at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96. Our hearts are with her family today and with the people all over the world who loved her. She was an inspiration to millions, myself included. A statement by Buckingham Palace said that she “died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.” She ...

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Is Disney’s Reservation System Here to Stay? D’Amaro’s Statments Sound That Way

Josh D'Amaro

Fans waiting on Disney’s reservation system to go away may be in for a big disappointment. At the Bank of America Securities conference call on Wednesday with Disney’s Josh D’Amaro and Christine McCarthy, hints were given about the program’s future. Disney executives sound like they intend to keep the system in place. When asked how the Covid 19 permanently changed ...

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One Uncle Goes Viral After Sharing Realistic Video of What It’s Like to Take a Toddler to Disney World

Toddler at Disney World

  Anyone who has ever traveled to Disney with a toddler knows to expect the unexpected. From unplanned wardrobe changes to spontaneous naps,  toddlers are going to do what toddlers are going to do. One viral Instagram video proves that’s absolutely true.  Instagram user @philwaukee helped fulfill his 3-year-old niece, Maliah’s dream of going to Walt Disney World (which pretty ...

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FIRE in EPCOT’s World Showcase Tonight

Fire at Epcot

  Tonight the World Showcase was set ablaze in an accident just after Harmonious, EPCOT’s nighttime fireworks show. Little is known at the moment about the cause of the fire, but it seems likely that a stray ember from the fireworks is responsible. There were also reports of lightning in the area tonight.  Either could be the culprit. However, the ...

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