Category Archive: Walt Disney World

Disney Axes Auction Scene from Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction

“We wants the redhead!” is a phrase that not only fans have associated with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction for the past 6 decades but it’s also been a marketing slogan for Disney that graces t-shirts and a variety of other products throughout the parks.

Today Disney has announced that beginning in 2018, as part of a refurbishment to the attraction, the auction scene featuring ride-goers favorite redhead would be altered significantly.

The auctioneers will no longer be telling the pirates to “take a wench for a bride” but will be auctioning goods instead.

This is not the first time that Disney has made changes to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Prior to1997, a section of the dark ride had the pirates chasing the women around in the city only to find in the last scene, the larger woman was chasing the man.

The update made it so that rather than be sexually suggesting, though as a naive and innocent child I just found the scene to be funny, they added food to the hands of the pirates and brooms to the hands of the women.

Overall, fans seem to be pretty mixed on the news on these new updates as traditionalist feel it painted the pirates in a true light and is a product of the era it serves to represent. Other feel that this is a positive movement in the quest for women’s rights.

How do you feel about it?

Changes are expected to happen in 2018 at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Disney and LEGO Announce Walt Disney World Cinderella’s Castle Set

0228ZU_0973DR

After the extreme popularity of Disney and LEGO’s release of the minifigure set, the partnership has announced that they will be releasing a 4,000+ piece set modeled after Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World on September 1, 2016!

Geared towards audiences ages 16+ the set is not only beautiful on the outside but is full of fun on the inside.

Read the rest of this entry »

Kylo Ren Coming to Disney Parks

Kylo Ren Disneyland

Disney has announced that a character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be taking residence at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

The Parks have confirmed that Guests will be able to “face off against Kylo Ren” in the Star Wars Launch Bay who will be greeting attendees on the bridge of the First Order’s Star Destroyer.

The new meet and greet experience will begin starting next month at both parks!

Disney Parks Raises Annual Pass Prices…Again

Disneyland

Just when you thought you were paying enough for Disneyland or Walt Disney World Annual Passes, Disney has increased prices which will go into effect immediately (October 4th).

It was only recently that Disney had increased ticket and AP prices but this latest increase seems a bit more severe.

According to the official Disney AP order page:

Disney Deluxe Annual Passport – $599

The Disney Deluxe Annual Passport includes pre-selected days of admission to both Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks and unlimited enjoyment of attractions (except arcades and midway games) during regular operating hours.

Disney Signature Annual Passport – $849

The Disney Signature Annual Passport provides an entire year* of Disney magic and adventure, plus theme park parking and Disney PhotoPass downloads- Disney Signature Annual Passport!

Disney Signature Plus Annual Passport – $1,049.00

The Disney Signature Plus Annual Passport provides an entire year* of Disney magic and adventure–with no blockout dates–plus theme park parking and Disney PhotoPass downloads- Disney Signature Plus Annual Passport!

All passes will allow for monthly payments but given the blockout dates for the higher priced Annual Passes, it seems Disney is trying to curb the crowds during peak times as well as prepare for the expansion of the upcoming Star Wars inspired land.

Guests will also be able to download PhotoPass photos at no extra charge. Read the rest of this entry »

Walt Disney World Bans Use of Selfie Sticks on Attractions

Selfie Stick Ban at Walt Disney World

It was only a matter of time before Disney Parks banned the use selfie sticks on rides and attractions throughout parks.

For those not familiar, a selfie stick is a telescopic stick that you attach your phone or camera to giving you some distance between yourself and your camera giving you a wider shot.

Though these are great for pictures around the park, using them on rides may pose an issue.

First and foremost, Disney has always been concerned with guest safety. These telescopic sticks may lead to incidents on rides with low clearance or may lead to you losing your device and potentially causing injury to yourself and others.

Another common complaint is that it can be obstructive to other guests who are trying to enjoy the attractions as well.

This policy is exclusive to Walt Disney World at this time but one can only guess that this policy will reach to the California parks as well.

What are your thoughts on this?

New Disney App Transforms You Into Your Favorite Character!

Disney Side App

Have you always wanted to see what you would look like as your favorite Disney character? Well the new Show Your Disney Side app from Disney Parks may be exactly  what you’re looking for.

The new app simply allows you to choose your favorite character, take a selfie and add fun special effects that will make your photo come to life. It is currently available on the iPod Touch and iPhone and can be found in the App Store or at DisneySideApp.com.

The Show Your Disney Side app was developed by TYFFON who was one of the participants in the 2014 Disney Accelerator program.

Post your photos on our Facebook page!

Cinderella’s Castle to Receive Frozen Treatment at Walt Disney World

Cinderella's Castle Frozen Ice Palace

In case you haven’t had enough Frozen news today, Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that every evening, starting in November, Elsa will transform Cinderella’s Castle into an ice palace!

There are few details available at this time but we will bring you more information as it becomes available.

Image: Disney

Older posts «