Entries from Deb's Digest tagged with 'Magic Kingdom'

Updates for 2017 Holiday Season at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World released a few details on the upcoming holiday season at a special media preview. Let's start with Disney Springs! The Holiday Tree Trail will return with even more trees than before. The trees are 10' and...

Thank You Everyone!!! Collectibles for a Cause - Sorcerer of the Magic Kingdom Cards

UPDATE: 3/4/17 8am Thanks to everyone who participated we raised $611 to fight breast cancer! Thank you so so much! UPDATE: 3/3/17 8am FINAL DAY - Ends at 5pm Come back Sunday for a MINI-Pin Palooza. UPDATE: 3/2/17 8am...

The Plaza Restaurant at Magic Kingdom REVIEW

The Plaza Restaurant, located just off Main Street, U.S.A., has been a long time favorite of many Disney fans. I had not been in several years, so I decided to try and get a lunch reservation. Well, I might...

"New" Way to Start Your Magic Kingdom Day

Beginning January 9th, guests will be allowed to enter Main Street U.S.A. earlier than the park's stated opening time. Then at the official opening, a new welcome show will open the park for the day. A Royal Herald will...

Review - Diamond Horseshoe All You Care to Eat Dinner

Over the last few years, the Diamond Horseshoe in the Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square has been open during peak times with limited selection counter service lunch serving a basic BBQ chicken sandwich, turkey sandwich and a chef's salad. As...

Celebrating 20 Years of Sharing the Magic Worldwide - Day 3

Our 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend ended on Sunday December 6th at a Meet and Greet in the Magic Kingdom. It was great to see so many folks take time from their vacations to visit with all of us! We...

Are you a Frozen Fan?

If you are a huge Frozen fan, you may be rejoicing at recent announcement by Tom Staggs to bring more of Frozen into Walt Disney World. To briefly recap: ** Epcot's Maelstrom is closing (last day of operation is...

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Report

We went to the very first party of the year on September 1, 2014. What a blessing! This party was definitely NOT crowded and was reminiscent of the old E-Ticket nights (circa 2000) with low lines and manageable crowds....

Rock Your Disney Side 24 Hour Event - Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my blog on the Rock Your Disney Side 24 Event! In Part 1 I talked about the opening of the event through just before lunch time. As I mentioned the sun came out blazing!...

Rock Your Disney Side 24 Hour Event - Part 1

Dateline May 23rd - Bright and early this morning Walt Disney World began its third 24-hour event at the Magic Kingdom called "Rock Your Disney Side". Mickey, Minnie and Donald joined in the early morning fun in their PJs....

Reporting from the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Press Event

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Press Event kicked off last night with a "Rock Your Disney Side" evening of fun with the characters. This morning's presentation by Tom Staggs (chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts), Travel Channel personality Samantha...

"it's a small world" 50th Anniversary Walt Disney World

The 1964-1965 World's Fair in New York City opened on April 22, 1964. The Disney Parks chose April 10th as the day to celebrate 50 years of "it's a small world" in the theme parks around the world. This...

Festival of Fantasy Parade Details Revealed

Today I had the opportunity to preview some of the brand new costumes and brand new floats that are part of Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. Video of the Costumes Video of the Mickey Airship, Peter Pan and Little...

Festival of Fantasy - Costume Details

Walt Disney World has released two images of costumes that will appear in the new Festival of Fantasy Parade, debuting this spring. In addition to the detailed floats Disney has shared, this is shaping up to be quite a parade!...

Magic Kingdom Walk About - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Testing Video

December 17th was a picture perfect beautiful weather day so I headed to the Magic Kingdom. (Click on any photo for a larger image) It was great to see the Christmas tree on Main Street. It wasn't up on...

Magic Kingdom Walk Around

Headed out to the Magic Kingdom bright and early September 3rd. This is a low crowd week at Walt Disney World. In fact, the 10-14 days following Labor Day monday are generally one of the slowest times of the...

New Village Market Kiosk to Open in Fantasyland

A new Village Market Kiosk will open soon at the base of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom. Frozen beverages, natural lemonade and fresh snacks will be available. All items appear to be...

Starbucks Opens in Magic Kingdom

The Main Street Bakery has reopened in the Magic Kingdom and now features Starbucks coffee! Starbucks offers their wide array of coffee beverages as well as their breakfast sandwiches and pastries. Disney's contributions to the baked goods include cookies, cupcakes...

Magic Kingdom and Grand Floridian Walk Around

On Friday, 1/18/2013, I headed to the Magic Kingdom to check out the Giggle Gang in Storybook Circus and see what else was happening. I went by way of the Grand Floridian so I could see the new Alice Splash...

The Country Bear Jamboree Is Back -- New Shorter Version

The Country Bear Jamboree in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom reopened this week after being closed for a rehab/refurbishment. The previous show has been shortened by about 5 minutes. A few songs are gone, others have been shortened. Some...

New Fantasyland "Soft Opens"

The walls came down this morning (October 12, 2012) for the New Fantasyland expansion that's been underway in the Magic Kingdom. The new Little Mermaid attraction was running, and new restaurant Gaston's Tavern was serving. Deb Wills was in...

Be Our Guest Restaurant - Special In-Depth Preview

Recently I attended a special media preview to learn more about the new Be Our Guest Restaurant located in the Fantasyland Expansion at the Magic Kingdom. The room was set up with large artwork, most of which had already...

Magic Kingdom Walk Around

My next walk about takes place in the Magic Kingdom. I went over last Thursday, August 30th and it turned out to be the perfect time to visit. Lately instead of taking the monorail, I have been enjoying a trip...

Fantasyland Expansion - Behind the Wall with Imagineer Chris Beatty

This blog contains 3 videos with Imagineer Chris Beatty - all talk about the Fantasyland Expansion. The first 2 videos are all about the themeing of the first section open, Storybook Circus. The last video is an overall update that...

Magic Kingdom Maps reflect New Fantasyland

In addition to the soft opening of Phase I of Storybook Circus, new Magic Kingdom guidemaps hit the shelves. These new maps feature Dumbo on the front: The New Fantasyland Logo and attraction numbers for Dumbo, The Barnstormer, Walt Disney...

The Magic, the Memories and You - Romance Version

The Magic, the Memories and You - Romance edition debuted at the Magic Kingdom on February 1, 2012 and runs through mid-April. I watched the holiday version in December and it was just awesome. It was with that expectation I...

Walt Disney World Dining Bits and Bites

It is time for another Walt Disney World Dining Bits and Bites. Hopefully, now that we live in Florida, I'll be able to do these more often. Last week Linda and I stayed two nights at the Contemporary Garden...

Spotlight on 40 Year Cast Members at Walt Disney World: Heather Will-Browne

When Magic Kingdom celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday, October 1, AllEars.Net had a chance to both attend the ceremony held in front of Cinderella Castle, and also to interview a number of current and former cast members, including several...

Spotlight on 40 Year Walt Disney World Cast Members: Kevin Myers

When Magic Kingdom celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday, October 1, AllEars.Net had a chance to both attend the ceremony held in front of Cinderella Castle, and also to interview a number of current and former cast members, including several...

Spotlight on 40 Year Cast Members at Walt Disney World: Darlene Kennedy

When Magic Kingdom celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday, October 1, AllEars.Net had a chance to both attend the ceremony held in front of Cinderella Castle, and also to interview a number of current and former cast members, including several...

Big Thunder Mountain Celebrates 31 Years

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad became the second mountain and the 46th attraction of the Magic Kingdom, September 1980! It opened on September 23, 1980 and celebrated its Grand Opening on November 15, 1980. It took 10 years to plan,...

Happy 4th of July - Ears and Ears Style

Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you have an enjoyable and safe day! In keeping with my recent theme of Disney ephemera, I thought some highlights from the July 5, 1975 Eyes and Ears (Cast Publication) from Walt...

Magic Kingdom Guides

Hi Everyone - My name is Deb and I collect Disney ephemera. In other words, I have boxes and boxes of old Disney pamphlets, maps, guidebooks, old tickets, advertising sleeves, Eyes and Ears, press kits and who knows what else!...

Magic Kingdom Walk Around

On October 26th, I went to the Magic Kingdom in the morning to see the new Tangled Play and Greet in what used to be Belle's Fairytale Garden. I hadn't been in the Magic Kingdom in a few months so...

Casey's Corner Pianist - Jim on Main Street U.S.A.

As you walk down Main Street U.S.A. you may be drawn to smells of popcorn and hot dogs coming from Casey's Corner. Many find Casey's a great place for a tasty "snack". But as you round the corner a...

Magic Kingdom Walk Around

OR -- The Magic Kingdom Under Wraps! I took a stroll around the Magic Kingdom yesterday and, as you will see, there are lots of buildings getting exterior work done and of course, the walls are up for the brand...

All Ears® Haunted Mansion Meet - March 9, 2010

Our Magic Kingdom meet on March 9th was to be a ride on the Liberty Belle, except it had a delayed opening of 11am. So, after some time meeting and chatting, we headed to the Haunted Mansion to visit the...

MouseFest Sunday, December 9, 2007 Part 1

It's our last full day at MouseFest!!! I can't believe just one week ago we arrived at the Disney Wonder and began this incredible adventure. It's been an amazing time. Sunday morning began with the 2nd annual Tonga Toast Breakfast...

MouseFest Thursday December 6, 2007 Part 1

Today is MouseFest transition day. We had breakfast onboard the Disney Wonder and then headed to Walt Disney World to begin the land portion of MouseFest. There are over 80 MouseFest land events this year which is a mixed blessing....

Magic Kingdom Friday Part 2

Friday continued..... Tod and Sue accompanied me around the Magic Kingdom as I took photos and got menus. I ran into David, the Cast Member I had met earlier at Peter Pan. He was very nice and made me smile...

Magic Kingdom Friday Part 1

I awoke bright and early this morning, ready to head over to the Magic Kingdom! I was very excited about seeing the newly rehabbed Haunted Mansion. The early morning is always pretty, even if it is very cloudy! This is...

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