• Tortgua Tavern Open in WDW

    The Magic Kingdom eatery El Pirata Y El Perico has been rechristened Tortuga Tavern and is open for business. This is news because the El Pirata Y El Perico had a reputation for being closed a majority of the time and opening generally to serve crowds at the busiest times and seasons.

    Located near the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, the menu is much the same as before the name change. Patrons can expect Mexican-inspired fare such as burritos, nachos and tacos.

  • Disney Sued Over Hot Cheese

    A lawsuit claiming negligence against Disney for serving too-hot nacho cheese has been filed by the family of a four-year-old boy.

    Maria Carmen and Michael Jerome Harris, Jr., visited Walt Disney World last March with their four-year-old son. At one point during their stay, the California couple says their son was scalded by nacho cheese served at the resort. In their lawsuit, the couple alleges that Disney is negligent and reckless for not regulating the temperature of the cheese.

    The family is seeking $200,000 in damages for "suffering, anguish, fright, worry, and shock."

  • Disneyland's "Walk of Magical Memories" Ending

    A way for guests to become a part of Disneyland history is going to be discontinued shortly. The "Walk of Magical Memories" program will no longer be offered as of February 28, 2011.

    The "Walk of Magical Memories" is a series of personalized stones that line the walkway between Disneyland and Disney's California Adventures. For the past eleven years, guests have had the chance to purchase and personalize a stone for this "Walk." The company has decided to bring this offering to an end, but will provide general maintenance to the stones already in place.

  • February Marks 15 Years for the Disney Institute

    Maybe you're familiar with the company, and maybe not, but the Disney Institute has something worth celebrating: they've been in business for 15 years. In February of 1996, the Institute opened its doors near Downtown Disney in the area that now is home to the Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa.

  • Disney Animator Bill Justice Passes Away

    Bill Justice, a Disney animator, passed away at a Santa Monica nursing home last Thursday. He had just turned 97. Fans might not recognize his name, but undoubtedly know some of the characters he helped bring to life by animation for Disney favorites.

    He began his career with Disney in 1937 and went on to work on such classics as "Fantasia" and "Bambi." In fact, he animated Thumper, a beloved "Bambi" character, as well as fan favorites Chip and Dale. The opening Mickey Mouse March for the 1950's show "The Mickey Mouse Club" is also among his animation credits.

  • DIY Disney: Shoes Made To Fit Your Disney Style

    Though Valentine's Day is often celebrated with gifts of chocolates and flowers, here's a unique gift idea for the Disney enthusiast in your life: customizable Disney shoes. Keds and Disney have partnered together to introduce DIY Disney, a line of shoes in the traditional, recognizable Keds styling with your own Disney flair.

  • Free Night For Packers and Steelers Fans

    The Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts are offering up a deal that is sure to make both Packers and Steelers fans happy: a free night. You read that right. Residents of both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania who book two nights at the regular rate are eligible for an extra night on the house. For the Super Bowl champs, a bit of extra icing on this deal cake: Packers fans qualify for a free room upgrade.

  • Star Wars Weekends Dates Are Set

    In a galaxy far, far away. . . well, maybe not so far. All of you Star Wars fans out there, mark your calendars for 2011's Star Wars Weekends. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 20 through June 12, Disney's Hollywood Studios will host the popular, annual, immersive Star Wars Weekends. This is a chance for guests to rub shoulders with a large assortment of Star Wars characters as well as take in special parades, trivia challenges and other themed events.

  • Disney Songs Set to Be Performed During Oscars

    If you like awards shows and Disney music, then this year's Academy Awards will be the best of both worlds for you. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced performers for this year's broadcast, and the lineup includes two nominated songs from Disney.

    Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, who gave voice to Disney's "Tangled" characters, will sing "I See the Light" while Alan Menken will provide piano accompaniment. Randy Newman will take to the stage as well to perform "Toy Story 3's" nominated song "We Belong Together."

  • Super Bowl MVP Takes Part in Disney Parade

    Not long after his team came out victorious against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers exclaimed those famous words for the cameras: "I'm going to Disney World!" And so he did.

    Walt Disney World welcomed the Super Bowl XLV MVP to the Magic Kingdom earlier this week. Rodgers, who threw three touchdown passes and helped lead his team to the ultimate football victory, took part in a ticker tape parade that celebrated the Packers' win.