Author Archives: Spencer Johnette

Hercules or Rogers the Musical: Which is Coming to the Disney Hyperion Theater?

Disney recently posted a casting call, inviting performers to audition for principal roles in a new “limited run” musical production at the Hyperion Theater, leaving many fans debating if the subject of the show will feature the demigod Hercules or the supersoldier Steve Rogers as featured in the fictional play “Rogers the Musical.” The Hyperion Theater opened at Disney California ...

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Reminder: Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Closes Soon

Rock n Roller Coaster

As previously reported by Disney Dining, Walt Disney World has announced that its popular attraction, Rock’ n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, will close next month as part of an extended refurbishment, and Guests who love the Disney’s Hollywood Studios thrill ride should take the opportunity to enjoy it while they can. Located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park at the Walt ...

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The All New Disney100 Experience That’s ‘Disney Adults Only’

If you’re a so-called “Childless Millennial” who loves Disney, you’ll want to grab tickets to the new experience launching in honor of the Disney100 Anniversary marketed towards all kinds of “Disney Adults.” Love ’em, hate ’em, or maybe you are one, Disney Adults (AKA adult fans of the Walt Disney Company’s offerings, typically those who are not parents with children ...

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Is the Future of Disney Animation Bleak?

The Walt Disney Company

For the first time in over a decade, no Walt Disney Animation Studios film will compete for the honor of Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards, which some are owing to the poor reception 2022’s Strange World received during its recent box office run. Strange World was the only film released last year by Walt Disney Animation Studios, possibly ...

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Swing into Spring With New Dining Options From Minnie Mouse & Friends!

With Spring soon approaching, it’s almost time to “shake off winter’s chill” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Hollywood & Vine restaurant to switch over its seasonal character dining experiences featuring Minnie Mouse and her friends from the Fab Five! Of course, most seasoned Walt Disney World attendees will know Hollywood & Vine, a dining location in Echo Lake at Disney’s Hollywood ...

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DeSantis Pushes Plans Ahead of Reedy Creek Takeover

Flordia Governor Ron DeSantis is accelerating plans for infrastructure improvements as the Orlando legislature prepares to assume control of Walt Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District. RELATED: DeSantis Land? New Proposal Seeks Government Control of Disney’s Land According to reports from Fox News 35, DeSantis visited Osceola County on Monday, one of two counties encapsulating the Walt Disney World Resort, ...

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‘They Don’t Have to Decide Whether to Eat or Get Gas,’ Disney World Cast Members Respond to Low Wages in Wake of Company Success

The Walt Disney World Resort employs thousands of Cast Members responsible for creating the magic across its four theme parks, but is it paying them their fair share of the profits? Despite seeing a recorded 36% increase in revenue, and doubling last year’s profits as conditions improve post-pandemic lockdown, Disney has not been able to reach an agreement with its ...

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Exciting New Character Meet and Greet Comes to Disney Springs

An all-new character meet-and-greet experience is coming to Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort. For 48 years, Disney Guests have enjoyed unique retail and dining experiences away from the theme park setting at what is now Disney Springs. Of course, one of the perks is that there is no admission fee to enjoy any of the entertainment at ...

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Could Race Blind Casting Save ‘Voyage of the Little Mermaid’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

performers from the voyage of the little mermaid show and halle baileys ariel

Is Walt Disney World planning to bring Voyage of the Little Mermaid, a popular live-show performance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, back? Previously, Disney Dining reported on the permanent closure of the show, referencing evidence such as the show’s removal from the Disney Resort’s entertainment listings and the sale of puppets used in the performance, including the 12-foot-tall Ursula. Indeed, it ...

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Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Includes Sweet Tribute to Walt Disney’s Love of Trains

Walt’s Carolwood Barn, a beloved staple of both Disney theme park and Los Angeles history, has received a cameo in the new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction opening in Mickey’s Toontown. Toontown, an area of Disneyland Park which allows Guests to visit the world of animated cartoons, partially opened after a long refurbishment on January 27, debuting the new ...

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