Automated PhotoPass Cameras in Testing at Walt Disney World

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Fans of Walt Disney World’s PhotoPass system will want to brace themselves for some major changes. Disney World parks are testing automated PhotoPass cameras that will replace human photographers in meet and greet locations throughout the parks. Automated cameras are already in place in a number of locales, with some locations testing and others still … Continue reading "Automated PhotoPass Cameras in Testing at Walt Disney World"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Bus

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Here’s a bus you don’t see anymore, in fact it’s been years since I have. Back in 2002, Epcot had a “Disney Characters on Holiday” bus. It would circle around World Showcase and periodically stop. The Characters would all get out and pose for photos and sign autographs. I have some fond memories of those … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Bus"
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Disney Cruise Line discontinues Mickey Mail autograph service

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For many younger travelers onboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, collecting autographs is a key part of the vacation at sea. Even my own children, who have annual passes to Walt Disney World and see the characters on a regular basis, were thrilled to come home with a fresh set of signatures. Now, however, one … Continue reading "Disney Cruise Line discontinues Mickey Mail autograph service"
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Disney character costumes among kids’ top picks for Halloween 2012

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Party City analyzes pop culture, the latest fashion trends and Hollywood blockbusters to prepare for the year’s biggest costume crazes. This year, the Halloween retailer is sharing which characters you can expect to see when you open the door to trick-or-treaters. It’s probably no surprise that Disney characters are perennial favorites. Classic Disney Princess costumes … Continue reading "Disney character costumes among kids’ top picks for Halloween 2012"
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New Phineas and Ferb interactive experience opens at Downtown Disney

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Phineas and Ferb, characters from the Disney Channel hit show, are turning up in yet another spot at Walt Disney World. Now, guests don't even have to go into the theme parks to meet up with the animated versions of the duo and their counterparts Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Agent P. Phineas and Ferb and YOU: A Brand New Reality is a virtual experience set up adjacent to Bongos Cuban Cafe on the West Side of Downtown Disney. Guests queue up in a themed area, and when their turns arrive, they step into a fenced area to interact with the characters on a large screen before having their photos taken.
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Disney Pic of the Week – Merchandise

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You can buy anything and everything with a Disney copyright or trademark on it, just ask Buzz Lightyear. Shopping while vacationing at Disneyland and Walt Disney World makes the adventure even more exciting because there’s a sense of taking something home from where it was born, so to speak. I found my entry for Disney … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Merchandise"
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Disney characters bring magic to your house with calls and postcards

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What child wouldn’t be thrilled to have a favorite Disney character call him or her? It’s not impossible. In fact, Disney families have three choices for such calls and they’re all free, courtesy of The Walt Disney Company. Kids turning 2 to 7 years old can receive a birthday message from the title character in … Continue reading "Disney characters bring magic to your house with calls and postcards"
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