Celebration Woman Holds Guinness World Record for Mickey Mouse Memorabilia

A Celebration, Florida, woman is the holder of the Guinness World Record for Mickey Mouse Memorabilia with over 4,000 items of the iconic mouse. And you thought you were a Disney fanatic!

Janet Esteves, 57, first nabbed the record in 2006; at that time, she had over 2,100 Mickey items. Now, her record-holding collection weighs in at 4,127 items - and Esteves believes she has at least 2,000 more items yet to be cataloged and counted.

Disney Gets In On the Daily Deal Craze

There are a decent number of daily deal sites out here in cyberspace, and now Disney has thrown its hat into that ring by launching its own - Disney Family Deals.

Working much like other well known deal sites such as Groupon and Living Social, Disney Family Deals looks to offer Disney fans deals on such Disney-related things as merchandise and vacations. In addition, the company has partnered with Plum District to also offer up fans and families "local" deals to help save them money on events, merchandise and such in and around their own area.

New FASTPASS Testing To Start Back Up This Fall

You might remember a post back in May mentioning a new FASTPASS trial. That round of testing lasting only about two weeks, and it's looking like the next round of the new FASTPASS trial is coming up soon. Sources are now reporting the new system, known as the NextGen FASTPASS, will be tested in September.


Disney Donates Vacation to Bullied Grandmother

News and video of her being fiercely taunted on a bus by seventh grade boys has been circulating among news and computers nationwide, and now Karen Klein has been given a Disney vacation.

Disney spokesperson Suzi Brown confirmed late last week that Disney is donating a vacation for four to Mrs. Klein. She'll be able to choose from a trip to Disneyland or Walt Disney World, or a Disney cruise. It's also been reported Southwest airlines will fly the grandmother and her traveling companions for free.

Central Florida Children To Benefit From Disney's $1.5 Million In Grants

Disney, often known for their charitable needs and giving, is gearing up to give $1.5 million in grants throughout central Florida to benefit children. The "Helping Kids Shine" grants will go to fifty-nine charities and organizations throughout the Orlando area; estimates say the money will benefit some 70,000 children in the region.

Disney To Enforce Ending FASTPASS Times?

The Walt Disney World rumor mill is at it again; this time, there's a rumor out here in cyberspace that says WDW will start requiring guests to use a FASTPASS within the time stated on the pass. Word has it the more strict enforcing of the FASTPASS system will start sometime next month.

Patricia Disney Dead At Age 77

Patricia A. Disney died theis past Friday, February 3, of Alzheimer's disesae. She was the ex-wife of Roy E. Disney, Walt Disney's nephew; the two were married for over 50 years.

Born in New Orleans in 1935, Patricia moved to Toluca Lake, California, at the age of 6. There, she grew up as a neighbor of Roy Disney. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and worked in New York in the advertising field before marrying Disney in 1955. The two went on to have four children and divorced in 2007.

A statement from Robert Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Co., said of Patricia:

HGTV Stars For Flower & Garden Fest Announced

Another Flower and Garden Festival guest favorite is back for 2012 as Disney and HGTV continue their partnership and bring special presentations and demonstrations to the fest.

Recently, Disney announced this year's lineup of stars from HGTV for the 2012 International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. Here are the stars and the dates they are scheduled to appear:

  • March 9 - 11: John Gidding, HGTV's Curb Appeal: The Block
  • March 16 - 18: Sabrina Soto, HGTV's The High/Low Project

Disney Accidentally Announces "Epic Mickey" Sequel

Disney Interactive recently announced the upcoming "Epic Mickey 2" game in a newsletter. The problem with that? The announcement of the sequel was an accident.

Despite the announcement being pulled by the company since its leak, gaming fans were able to glean a bit of info about the upcoming game. "Epic Mickey 2" looks like it will allow two players to play at one time via a split-screen; one player will take on the role of Mickey while the other will play as Oswold the Lucky Rabbit.

Christmas-Themed Legal Battle for Disney

Earlier this week, Disney was sued by two men for copyright infringement over a Christmas movie.

The men, who hail from Missouri and Tennessee, claim they wrote then pitched to Disney a story called "Santa Paws" in 1991. At the time, their idea went nowhere. However, since then, Disney has released two movies with similar themes and elements, according to the men.

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runDisney: Tips For Carb-Load at Walt Disney World

Carb-loading, runners talk about it, but how many actually know how it should be done? What seems like a great excuse for a pizza and pasta party on the sports teams of our youth, needs to be delved into a little further as adults heading out for a Disney Half Marathon and beyond. We've got a few great tips to get the most out of your Walt Disney World pre-race carb-load.

Cool Down With Great Drinks at The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort. With all the delicious food and wine to indulge in, it can be easy to spend a lot of time out in that hot summer sun. If you're looking for something to help you cool off at the festival, be sure to make a stop at one of these booths at kiosks that are serving up some delicious cool beverages.

10 Reasons Fall Is My Favorite Time Of Year To Visit Walt Disney World

One of the most frequent questions I get asked when discussing Walt Disney World travel with people, is what time of year is best to travel. While my answer is always dependent on the interests of those inquiring, I also make mention of when I like to travel. Year after year Fall continues to be one of my favorite times of year to visit Walt Disney World, here are ten reasons why.

Talking About Tigers At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

On of the most unique features of Disney's Animal Kingdom is the fact that the animals on display are real. This exceptional theme park not only provides thrill seeking fun, but has a deeper purpose through the Disney Conservation Fund to preserve Walt Disney's legacy of love for the natural world and its resources. Disney's Animal Kingdom takes guest on a worldwide journey, placing them in stunning regional terrains right along side incredible wildlife where they are encouraged to share commitment to wildlife, people and the planet we all rely on.

Have A Romantic Date Night At Disney Springs

Walt Disney World can be a wonderful place for families, it can also be an amazing spot for a romantic getaway with the one you love. Whether you're hiring a sitter at the resort for the night, or making an adults only trip, the reimagined shopping, dining, and entertainment complex Disney Springs has a bounty of date night delights waiting just for you.

Epcot Future World Reimagined For Tomorrow

Chairman of Disney Parks and Resort Bob Chapek, and with Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald shared a vision with fans this weekend at the D23 Expo. That vision is a rejuvenated Epcot Theme Park staying true to its original mission, with new additions coming to both Future World and World Showcase in preparation for Epcot's 35th Anniversary, as well as the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World.

Speculation On What May Be Coming This Weekend From D23 Expo

This weekend thousands of Disney fans from around the world will converge on the Anaheim convention center for the D23 Expo 2017. The Expo is Disney's official fan convention, and the informational goodies that have come out of past Expos have given us a look at the ways The Walt Disney Company is shaping its future. We'll be keeping our eyes open especially for news coming out about changes for Walt Disney World. Here's an overview at some of the rumored announcements that may (or may not) be coming our way.

Pamper Your Pooch With Pet Gear From Disney

Even Mickey Mouse knew that man's best friend deserves a special place in our heart and home. So to pamper your pooch, Disney has created a fun line of pet gear to show of fido's Disney pride. From cozy beds to fashionable new collars and fun squeaky toys, your furry companion with know what it's like to live the Disney life.

Be The Hero Of Your Backyard Barbecue With Great Gear from Disney And Marvel

It's almost time that we Americans gather together in community parks and back yards across the nation to show display our patriotic spirt by tossing some meat on the grill, sipping serious cocktails, and lighting things on fire. Yes - the Fourth of July is coming upon us fast and if you hope to be the hero of your family barbecue, I've got some great gear to help you celebrate in style.

New Menu Item At The Daily Poutine

If you think half the fun of planning your Walt Disney World vacation is figuring out what you're going to eat, then hold to your hat because The Daily Poutine has something brand new. Move over traditional curds and gravy over fries, because this summer it's all about the cheeseburger, Cheeseburger Poutine that is!