Author Archives: Michael Arnold

How Do They Do It: Magic Kingdom Goes From Spooky to Jolly as Christmas Officially Kicks off at Disney World

How Do They Do It: Magic Kingdom Goes From Spooky to Jolly as Christmas Officially Kicks off at Disney World

It’s the day after Halloween at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, and for many, including Disney, that means one thing: it’s officially Christmas at “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Bells will be ringing starting tomorrow at Walt Disney World as Magic Kingdom makes the jump from spooky to jolly. The halls will be magically decked overnight in ...

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Universal Picture’s ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Puts Disney’s Live-Action Strategy Under More Pressure

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Have you ever wondered what would happen at night if the animatronics at Magic Kingdom came to life? Sure you have! Well, culminating in a decade of anticipation, the question has been answered, sort of. After years of waiting, Universal Pictures finally released Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s (2023), and although it doesn’t capture the terrifying magic of animatronics coming ...

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‘Fall of the House of Usher’ Star Attributes Horror Character to Pixar Icon

"Fall of the House of Usher" Star Attributes Horror Character to Pixar Icon

Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel hit the nail on the proverbial head again this fall with Netflix’s newest horror series,¬†The Fall of the House of Usher. Provocative and riveting, this “adults only” masterpiece continues a long line of dark, sexy stories told by Flanagan, including¬†Midnight Mass (2021),¬†The Haunting of Hill House (2018),¬†The Midnight Club (2022), and¬†The Haunting of Bly Manor ...

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The One Halloween Candy You Won’t Find at Walt Disney World

Halloween Candy Walt Disney World

The spookiest night of the year is upon Walt Disney World. October 31, better known as Halloween, is approaching quickly. After celebrating the frightening festivities since August, little ghouls and gals are preparing for one last night of not-so-scary fun at Magic Kingdom, complete with plenty of Halloween candy, festive parades, shows, and, of course, Mickey Mouse. Despite the plethora ...

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Potential “Pirates of the Caribbean” Co-Star Takes Strong Jab at Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Arguably, the world’s most notable actor, Johnny Depp, and his return to film as Louis XV in 2023’s Jeanne Du Barry,¬†as well as his recent appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, has placed one of Disney’s greatest faces back into the limelight. Mr. Depp’s career rounds out nicely with multiple Academy-Award Winning performances; however, the most notable is that of ...

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The Absolute Worst Menu Item At Walt Disney World

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We all go to Walt Disney World for the show, right? Wrong, some of us go for the food!¬† Disney, unlike your typical theme park, offers a large variety of table service and quick-service dining options around its four theme parks. You’ll find delicious dining all around EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios, as well as at Disney ...

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‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Sequel Confirmed and Available Now

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What if I told you that a sequel to Tim Burton’s 1993 animated masterpiece¬†The Nightmare Before Christmas¬†already exists if you just know where to look? I know what you’re probably thinking: Michael, you’ve already told us about the theory linking other Tim Burton films, such as¬†Corpse Bride (2005)¬†and¬†Frankenweenie (2012), to Jack Skellington and Halloween Town. You’d be right, I have, ...

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Should Disney Fans Appreciate or Forget “Song of the South”

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Song of the South is undoubtedly the most controversial film project ever produced by The Walt Disney Company. The international entertainment juggernaut, standing today as a loud voice in the fight for equality, has done everything it can to scrape the memory of 1946 film from its archives and storied history, going as far as removing what was once the most popular ride ...

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Should Mirabel Speak Spanish? Guest Goes on Rant After Meeting “Encanto” Character at Disney

Mirabel Angry Disney World Guests

Visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland is an exciting time filled with magical moments shared with friends and family. Most look forward to immersive attractions, fascinating history, stunning shows, and meeting beloved Disney characters when visiting the parks. One of the newest arrivals straight from the family Madrigal to Disney Parks is Mirabel, the quirky and awkward star of 2021’s¬†Encanto. ...

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