#75: The Muppets Present: Great Moments in American History

The Muppets Great Moments in History - But Just the American Parts

The Muppets are coming, the Muppets are coming… This past October (2016) saw the debut of “The Muppets Present: “Great Moments in American History” at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom. The show takes place daily at the Magic Kingdom in Liberty Square, near the Hall of Presidents. The approximately 10 minute live show has multiple

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#74: Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

SamsDisneyDiary 74 - Hocus Pocus

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a ghoulish time to visit Walt Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom. An evening filled with special events and Halloween thrills, not to mention trick or treating – A “Boo to You Parade”, a special Celebrate the Magic castle projection show, HalloWishes fireworks and special Disney character appearances. SamsDisneyDiary Video #74: Hocus

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#73: Mickey’s Fun Wheel

In the middle of Disney’s California Adventure Paradise Pier, along the bustling boardwalk, you can’t miss Mickey’s Fun Wheel.  From a distance, the harmless Ferris wheel looks like a perfect relaxing way to catch some beautiful views of California Adventure.  But don’t be fooled; this is no ordinary Ferris wheel.  It’s an eccentric wheel, or

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#72: Voices of Liberty, on the 4th of July

Sams Disney Diary 73- The Voices of Liberty on the 4th of July (2016)

You can’t help but feel a little patriotic visiting the parks on a National Holiday:  Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and of course – The Fourth of July.   There are tributes to Walt Disney World’s host nation throughout the resort: The “Glorious Finale” of Muppet Vision 3D – A tribute to all nations but mostly America;

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#71: Star Wars Weekends 2016! OK, not exactly

SamsDisneyDiary Episode #71: Star Wars Weekends 2016: ok Not Exactly

In November of 2015, Disney made it official that the recently completed 2015 Star Wars Weekends would be the last Star Wars Weekends.  A sad day, indeed. The first Star Wars Weekends took place in 1997; the weekend long festival returned in 2000 & 2001, then became an annual event from 2003 – 2015.  Quoting

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#70: Gearing Up for Epcots Annual Flower and Garden Festival

Sams Disney Diary Episode #70 - Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - Preparing for 2016, looking back at 2015

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing what you can expect when you visit the Disney parks this spring It’s that time of year again; to me, the most wonderful time of the year. The snow is finally leaving the northern states, the sun is making some appearances, the local baseball

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#69: Frozen around World Showcase… Frozen Drinks that is..

Sams Disney Diary Episode #69 - Frozen around World Showcase.. Frozen Drinks that is

I’m sure you’re aware that Frozen Ever After will be opening in Epcots Norway pavilion, replacing Maelstrom.  At this point the Maelstrom attraction has been closed since October 2014, almost a year and a half ago.  The construction walls went up about a year ago between Mexico and the Norway pavilion, the location for the

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#68: Club Disney: Here One Month, Gone the Next!

Club Disney premiered at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios on December 4th, 2015. The Disney character inspired, kids themed dance club was the first event hosted daily in the brand new “Sunset Showplace” building. Sunset Showcase is the new “Multi-Purpose” building located behind the Rock and Roller Coaster, next to the Tower of Terror, where

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#67: Farewell Osborne Lights, plus 5 reasons why the lights will be back

Why the Christmas Lights will be back at Hollywood Studios Reason #5: Osborne Electric Co.

Earlier this week, January 6th 2016 the final performance of Disney Hollywood Studios “Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights” was completed.  The lights have been entertaining guests and creating magical memories for 20 years.  As you are most likely aware, Disney goes through great lengths to develop a “back story” for every attraction; for the Osborne

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#66: Jingle Cruise

Sams Disney Diary Episode #66 - The Jingle Cruise - some lights, a few decorations and a single letter is all that's needed

What’s that I hear from Adventure Land during the holiday season?  Jingle Cruise, Jingle Cruise, Jingle all the way!   Changing a ”U” to an “I” along with some well-placed holiday decorations and holiday themed narration is all it took to change the “Jungle Cruise” into the “Jingle Cruise”.   I’m sure you’ve heard the story… The

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