Entries from All Ears® Guest Blog tagged with 'magic kingdom'

Disney Pin Quest at Magic Kingdom Park

by J. Scott Lopes Guest Blogger, AllEars.Net I recently embarked on a quest at Magic Kingdom, a quest that took me to every corner of the park. It was the Disney Pin Quest, a scavenger hunt that leads you...

Backstage Magic Tour

by J. Scott Lopes AllEars.Net Guest Blogger Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes to see what goes on backstage at Disney World, to see how they make and maintain some of your favorite attractions? If you...

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party for Teens and Young Adults

by Evan L. Weston AllEars® Guest Blogger We're deep into the heart of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party season, and that means the scramble is on to snatch up passes for the Magic Kingdom's premier specially ticketed event. In my...

Change has been the name of the game at Walt Disney World

Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom has seen many changes over the years. The most recent was the placement of a Starbucks on the site of the bakery. [Walt Disney World] Walt Disney World has been compared to...

Teen Talk: Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

by Kacie Brady AllEars Guest Blogger As you probably know, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a "spook-tacular" event held every year at Disney’s Magic Kingdom from mid-September through the end of October. This hard-ticket event includes trick-or-treating, riding rides, character...

The Utilidors at Magic Kingdom

Did you know that as you walk along Main Street USA at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom you are walking on the second floor of the park? Yes, it’s true! As you walk through the Magic Kingdom there is...

You're Stronger Than You Seem

by Laura Schmitt AllEars Guest Blogger “Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - AA Milne” Christopher Robin says the above to Pooh Bear, as they sit...

Review: Early Morning Magic at the Magic Kingdom

by Guest Blogger Kay Belin My husband and I had a short Walt Disney World vacation planned when I noticed that Disney was offering something new called Early Morning Magic. I am always one to want to experience what is...

From the Tickle Trunk – Walt Disney World News 1981

According to The Walt Disney Archives, the Magic Kingdom's first map wasn't a guide map as we know it today, but a multi-page newspaper called The Walt Disney World News. The first edition, with a huge headline "Vacation Kingdom...

Jim’s Attic: The Story of Beacon Joe

The Story of Beacon Joe By Jim Korkis Which original Disney character appears in three different attractions at Walt Disney World and was originally created for Disneyland? I always hated it when teachers asked questions like that and they...

Jim’s Attic: A Short History of Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

A Short History of Tony's Town Square Restaurant By Jim Korkis When Main Street U.S.A. opened at the Magic Kingdom in Florida in October 1971, right there in Town Square was the Town Square Café with an open air...

Jim's Attic: The Walt Disney World Time Capsule That Never Was

The Walt Disney World Time Capsule That Never Was By Jim Korkis Disney Historian Jim Korkis goes up into his imaginary attic to rummage around his archives and often stumbles across an unusual story about Walt Disney World. Those...

Liberty Tree Tavern: A "Revolutionary" Dining Experience

As soon as you set foot in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom you feel as though you have been transported back to 1776. Although it is the smallest of any of the Magic Kingdom's lands, it may be...

Historical Fun Facts

Jim's Attic: Historical Fun Facts By Jim Korkis Over the years, I have gathered little oddball fun facts about Walt Disney World but sometimes, they can not be expanded into a full article. In addition, sometimes an area changes, so...

An Alien Tale

by Keith Gluck Guest Blogger October 11, 2013, marks 10 years since the closure of the Magic Kingdom's ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter. While we all know the story told during the ride, which featured a diverse cast of big-screen veterans, I...

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

Fifteen years ago September, the beloved Magic Kingdom attraction Mr. Toad's Wild Ride permanently closed its doors. by Keith Gluck Guest Blogger During early planning for Walt Disney World, Chief Operations Officer of WED Enterprises Richard Irvine tapped Imagineer...

Jim’s Attic: The Only Magic Kingdom Comic Book

Jim's Attic: The Only Magic Kingdom Comic Book By Jim Korkis Every two weeks, Disney Historian Jim Korkis goes up into his imaginary attic to rummage around his archives and often stumbles across an unusual story about Walt Disney World....

Jim’s Attic: Missing Merlin

Jim's Attic: Missing Merlin By Jim Korkis Every two weeks, Disney Historian Jim Korkis goes up into his imaginary attic to rummage around his archives and often stumbles across an unusual story about Walt Disney World. "Allow me to...

The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour

by Scott Lopes AllEars.Net Guest Blogger On December 6, I had the opportunity to go on The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains tour. This was a fun tour and probably one of the few that allow you to take pictures...

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Disney Things

What is your favourite park at Walt Disney World? What are your "must-do" rides or activities? What are the things you only do once in a while? One of the greatest things about Walt Disney World is the diversity...

Say goodbye to Snow White's Scary Adventures at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Another one of the Magic Kingdom's original attractions closes today, May 31. After 40-plus years, Snow White's Scary Adventures will be shut down and the space reconfigured as part of the multi-year Fantasyland expansion project. For many, today will...

Meet Merida from Disney-Pixar's Brave at Magic Kingdom

A new character officially began meeting guests Friday at Disney's Magic Kingdom. Merida, the main character from Disney-Pixar's "Brave," is the fearless and impulsive daughter of Scotland's King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Her archery skills are as legendary as...

Tips for celebrating National Princess Week at Walt Disney World

Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway star in "The Princess Diaries" and "The Princess Diaries: Royal Engagement." The first National Princess Week begins tomorrow, April 22, and its founders want to invite children "to celebrate the sparkle and wonder of...

The Pirate's League at Disney World gives families swashbuckling makeovers

My son happily waits for his pirate makeover. The Pirate's League in the Magic Kingdom immerses guests in the swashbuckling world of pirates and their wenches by transforming them into new recruits for Captain Jack Sparrow's crew. We set...

Magical makeovers at Disney World's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique create princesses

My daughter and her Fairy Godmother in training at the Downtown Disney location. If your children love to play dress-up, you won't want to miss Walt Disney World's fantastic experiences for transforming guests into princesses and pirates. Both the...

Piloting Walt Disney World paddleboat a magical moment for my son

Recently, my 9-year-old son had a magical experience at the Magic Kingdom that he can't stop talking about. Now, before you ask, "Well, aren't most experiences at Walt Disney World magical?" let me say this was an unexpected surprise....

Kids Will Fall Under Spell of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, a new Walt Disney World attraction that is a role-playing scavenger hunt, officially opens today after getting a lot of buzz during the testing phase. On Saturday, my husband, 9-year-old son, 7-year-old daughter and...

What's New, What's Next: Disney World - November 10-11, 2011

There's a lot going on at Disney World! The holidays have arrived. Thursday, November 10, 2011 The entrance to Epcot has garland up. The tree is up at the entrance to World Showcase. The Canada pavilion is still being...

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2011

Disclaimer: As an invited media guest, AllEars.Net's tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party were provided by the Walt Disney Company. We were able to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) on November 11, 2011 (click the link...

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2011

Disclosure: As an invited media guest, AllEars.Net's ticket to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party was paid by the Disney company. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is an annual tradition at the Magic Kingdom. We (my mom...

Disney World: What's New, What's Next August 18, 2011

The morning began at Disney's Hollywood Studios to check out the new Cars meet-and-greet. It's located between Mama Melrose's and the Premiere Theater (next to Phineas and Ferb's meet-and-greet). At the beginning of the queue, there is a sign...

Disney World: What's New, What's Next August 5, 2011

Things have changed quite a bit since my last visit in early July. The exterior of the tunnel on the right side of the train station is under scrims. Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room (formerly Enchanted Tiki Room: Under...

Tinker Bell's Magical Nook

Recently, Tinker Bell and her friends moved to the Adventureland Veranda at Magic Kingdom. Just after you come over the Adventureland bridge from Main Street, it's to the right (next to Aloha Isle). A sign "marks the spot" and...

Disney World: What's New, What's Next May 11-16, 2011

Wednesday, May 11 We checked in at our resort a day before the D23 events began so that we could get settled at the resort and eat at a couple of our favorite places. We spent the morning at...

Disney World: What's New, What's Next April 21, 2011

On April 21, we went to Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney. A lot of changes had been made in since we were at Disney World the last time. These banners had been added to Town Square Theater: The scrims...

Magic Kingdom Flag Retreat Ceremony

by Guest Blogger "Uncle" Bob Elsie While one of my granddaughters and I were checking a recent issue of AllEars® and we saw a blurb about something called "Flag Retreat" that veterans could participate in. I remembered that years ago...

Disney World: What's New, What's Next April 1-2, 2011

On April 1, I spent the afternoon at the Magic Kingdom. A lot had changed since my last visit less than a week before. Part of City Hall is still behind a wall: The new Mickey Mouse and Princesses...

Magic Kingdom: What's New, What's Next 3/5/11

We visited Magic Kingdom on Saturday, March 5. We had reservations for the Tables in Wonderland event that evening so we took advantage of the time to enjoy the park. The park opened at 8 and it was not...

A Saturday Trip to the World

by John Bowers Guest Blogger I wanted to take a spin on Snow White's Scary Adventures, since it's going to be closing soon because of the renovation in Fantasyland. So on Saturday, January 22, I went out to see how...

Holiday Decorations at the Magic Kingdom

Guest Blogger Ashley Livingston visited the Magic Kingdom today and found it already being transformed into a Winter Wonderland!...

The First Family of the Magic Kingdom

by Guest Blogger Rick Schneider Millions of guests pass through the gates of the Magic Kingdom every year, but only 365 families a year get chosen to open the park. Many arrive early enough to enjoy the opening ceremony and...

Town Square Exposition Hall - Magic Kingdom

Town Square Exposition Hall by Emily Owens Pickle One of the greatest characteristics of Disney is an immense sense of vision. For me, it is the cause of the 'Disney waterworks' that Mike Scopa recently wrote about and the reason...

Magic Kingdom Updates - DizneyMike's World

Magic Kingdom Construction Update This week I went to the Magic Kingdom to enjoy a beautiful, sunny and warm Florida February day. (Sorry to those of you not in so beautiful, sunny and warm climates; I'm only being honest.) Anyway,...

Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom, for many, is the focal point of Walt Disney World. However, this is where my blog ends on how the parks celebrate the holidays. Before you even step within the Magic Kingdom, you will see the front...

Pixie Hollow Opens in the Magic Kingdom

Guest Blogger Amy Bedore visits the new Pixie Hollow in the Magic Kingdom's Toontown Fair. She files this report and shares her photos. I spent the afternoon (10/27/08) at the Magic Kingdom to see the new Pixie Hollow and Tinker...

The Sun Sets on Main Street USA Magic Kingdom

Amy Bedore just sent this beautiful photo of Main Street USA....

Michael Phelps Honored at the Magic Kingdom

Olympian Michael Phelps had a parade in his honor at the Magic Kingdom today. Thanks to Tim Smith for these photos. Also see LindaMac's Blog on the Parade....

Walt Disney World as a Teen!!! Grad Night - Part 7

Wow Grad Night was a blast! I don't recommend going on Space Mountain when you get there because everyone wants to go on it and it ends up being really crowded! Big Thunder Mountain was the shortest wait I had...

Walt Disney World as a Teen!!! Part 3

Ok so the Pirate and Princess party was amazing! The highlight of my night had to be meeting Captain Jack Sparrow though! Wow just looking at him is worth the price of admission! I seriously almost fainted! The parade was...

Walt Disney World as a Teen!!! Part 2

Nothing says "Disney" like the Magic Kingdom! Today was so much fun! We got there early to see the rope drop and then went straight to Fantasyland, where we basically walked onto to every ride! We also got to see...

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