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The Missing Links: How to Assault the Magic Kingdom

Storm the Castle. Leave No Gigantic Talking Mouse or Duck Alive. How would you hypothetically attack Cinderella’s castle? By that of course I mean, how would you launch a military war against the fake castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando? You know you wonder that. Well, wonder no more. * In 1909, You Could Fake-Murder Your [...]

Dance-Off with the Star Wars Stars 2012

(YouTube link) The annual Star Wars weekend at Walt Disney World has come and gone, but the dance-off lives on at YouTube. This year, Chewbacca really got down to LMFAO. -via The Daily What Geek If you like this, wait until you see the grand finale, a medley of pop songs featuring more LMFAO and as many [...]

Leap Day at Disneyland

Disney kept its theme parks open 24 hours straight on February 29th, a promotion they called One More Disney Day. Upper management estimated that Disneyland in California would see about 44,000 visitors that day, and planned accordingly. When Leap Day came, twice that many showed up, and when you add those who first entered Disney [...]

Disney’s Star Wars Weekend

(YouTube link) Chewbacca and an Ewok do Guns ‘N’ Roses to get the crowd fired up for Star Wars Weekend 2011 at Walt Disney World. Continue on to see the full 24-minute dance-off show. -via Geeks Are Sexy Dance-Off with the Star Wars Stars (YouTube link) Read more about the Star Wars Weekend at Inside the Magic. Link

Cavity-Inducing Royal Jewels

To commemorate Prince William and Kate Middleton’s upcoming nuptials, Executive Pastry Chef Laurent Branlard of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort created Kate’s famous engagement ring out of sugar. He also created one of Princess Diana’s famous tiaras. It took him 30 hours to do both. If you won’t be in England to [...]

Strange Things Are Afoot at the Haunted Mansion

Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis. Is the Haunted Mansion actually getting an interactive queue? (video link) You don’t need to be Madame Leota to predict that the answer is yes. Changes currently in place at the manse at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World [...]

Topiaries Beyond Compare

When I lived in San Francisco, I once ended up driving past Robin Williams’ house which is recognizable by the giant dinosaur topiaries. They were so goofy and out of place in that ritzy neighborhood that I couldn’t help but giggle as I traveled the next few blocks. This post on WebEcoist was able to stir [...]

13 Tombstones

The Haunted Mansion attraction at Walt Disney World features tombstones inscribed with the names of real people. This series of posts called 13 Tombstones tracks down who those people are -mostly Disney employees whose names are now enshrined in the parks for posterity. Link -via Boing Boing

A Day at the Magic Kingdom

Today is the 38th anniversary of the opening of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. In honor of the occasion, Disney created a stop-motion video using the tilt-shift effect. “A Day at the Magic Kingdom Park” is a never-before-seen look at the park in miniature scale. The video is created from a series of photos snapped [...]