Tag Archives: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

BREAKING NEWS: Walt Disney World Resort’s Soarin’ at Epcot and Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Both Expanding

5 Mar
Walt Disney World attractions lifestyle shoot. April 2013 © Disney (Photographer: Cynthia Perez)

Walt Disney World attractions lifestyle shoot. April 2013 © Disney (Photographer: Cynthia Perez)

Rumors of an expanded Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios have now been confirmed by the Disney Parks Blog. Soarin’ at Epcot will also be expanding with a new theater.


Enter Soarin’ at Epcot—and get ready for a thrilling hang-gliding ride over California. Photo © Disney.

Read the following excerpt from the Disney Parks Blog:

One of the things we’ve heard from our guests is that a visit to Walt Disney World Resort just isn’t complete without enjoying the spectacular views at Soarin’ in Epcot or a spin through Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Well, I’m excited to share that we are expanding both attractions by adding another theater at Soarin’ and more midway track at Toy Story Mania! We’ll also be updating the screens and projection system at Soarin,’ bringing a visually enhanced experience.

These expansions are expected to be complete by late 2016, offering even more opportunities for you to enjoy these beloved attractions during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

I am excited about this news. These two attractions are favorites of our family, and it is well known how popular they are with Guests of all ages when you look at the wait times. These expansions should help alleviate some of the pains.


Thank You, Fans!

4 Jun

Thank you, MagicalDaddy.com fans! Thanks to you we have over 400 likes on Facebook now. Wow!

I think this photo of me and Gary Buchanan, from the Disney Parks Blog, is perfect for the occasion. This was taken last month at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the 2013 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration.


Thanks again! 😀

Christmas at Disney Parks

21 Dec

Recently, my blog has been receiving more and more traffic from folks searching for terms like Disney Magic Kingdom Christmas, Disney Christmas lights, Disney Christmas pictures, Christmas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and even gingerbread. So, to help you all out with your searches and to provide more information for those of you who may randomly be dropping by MagicalDaddy.com, here are some photos and links just for you!

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with your family at Magic Kingdom Park,

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with your family at Magic Kingdom Park.

» What holiday events are popular when visit Walt Disney World Resort? Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event held select nights in November and December at Magic Kingdom theme park. This festive celebration is filled with spectacular fireworks, a very special holiday parade and live entertainment featuring your favorite Disney Characters.

» Looking for information or photos about the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park? Last week, the Disney Parks Blog took us on a photo tour inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the holidays.

» Did you know? The 17-foot-tall gingerbread holiday tree at Disney’s Contemporary Resort took 136 pounds of honey, 211 pounds of flour, 101 eggs, 1 pound of sugar syrup, 98 pounds of icing, 151 pounds of chocolate and more than 2,000 gingerbread shingles to create the tree.

For more news on holidays at Disney Parks, visit the Disney Parks Blog, the official blog for the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line.

Wordless Wednesday | Stormtropper at Mashable Connect Star Tours Party

29 May

One of the many Stormtroopers we saw during the special Star Tours Party the Disney Parks Social Media Team arranged for us at Mashable Connect

Star Wars 35th Anniversary

25 May

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be hosting Star Wars Weekends with tons of intergalactic fun for all ages.

You can also celebrate by joining Mashable’s LIVE blog event: Star Wars Turns 35: Celebrate Live With Mashable!

Me? I’ll just share one of my favorite Star Wars photos for right now…

When I met Aurra Sing at the Mashable Connect Star Tours Party earlier this month at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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