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Haunted Mansion Gargoyle Replicas Available to Purchase

Editor’s Note: Wacky World Studios is No Longer Selling This Item Until Further Notice Does your cadaverous pallor betray an aura of foreboding? This actually may be the coolest Haunted Mansion inspired decor I’ve seen yet. Someone has recreated the gargoyles from the stretching rooms from the Haunted Mansion and you can now buy one

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10 Toy Story Land Easter Eggs at Walt Disney World You Probably Missed

Just like any Pixar film, Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World is filled with Easter Eggs. Some are obvious and others are “hidden” in plain sight. Others take some digging and knowledge of Pixar history and trivia to understand. Let’s dive in! #1 – A113 Located just outside of Woody’s Lunch Box quick service

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Can Universal Take Back Avatar From Disney’s Animal Kingdom If They Acquire 20th Century Fox?

With the recent news of Comcast, Universal’s parent company, making an all-cash offer for 20th Century Fox, things are getting mighty interesting between Disney and Universal. Chances are, shareholders will be able to vote on both offers meaning possession of the film vault and intellectual property rights of 20th Century Fox could go to Disney

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Epcot Center’s Communicore History Showcased in New Martin Smith Video

Don’t you wish you could hop into a theme park time machine sometimes? That’s exactly how it feels every time Martin Smith releases a new video on Disney history. This time, he’s got some amazing footage of what is often the most forgotten Epcot Center pavilion: Communicore! As always, Smith has a ton of concept

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What Happened To Talking Mickey?

On May 13, 2018, the Mickey Mouse meet and greet in the Town Square Theater at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World became decidedly less magical. Debuting in 2011, Mickey began making appearances on Main Street after Mickey’s Toontown Fair was demolished to make way for the New Fantasyland construction. When he appeared in

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Epcot’s The Land Pavilion History Detailed in New Martin Smith Videos

Fire up the time machine because it’s time to jump into another Walt Disney World history lesson! Martin Smith is the best video historian of the Walt Disney World resort that you’ll find anywhere. Recently he added two new videos featuring Epcot’s The Land pavilion and the history behind it. In total, there are over

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What Disney Can Do With Haunted Mansion Conventions is Incredible

Something the general public rarely gets to see is how Disney Meetings can create unique events for corporate groups using their spaces for conventions. Last year, we broke a story about Disney offering one-of-a-kind escape rooms with live actors available to convention guests. Now, they are showcasing just what they can do with unique convention

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Can Walt Disney World Cast Members Strike?

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the wage negotiations between Walt Disney World and the unions that represent them. For those keeping track, Walt Disney World cast members rejected the company’s last deal in December of 2017. That wage increase would have been roughly $.50 cents more an hour for most employees.  Since

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Unpopular Opinion: Magic Kingdom Monorail Can’t Keep Up With Demand

This article will understandably ruffle some feathers but hear me out.  The recent viral video of a monorail door remaining open on virtually the entire ride through the Epcot loop has sparked some serious debate online. Nearly everywhere you looked on every article, the responses were pretty similar: “the monorails are outdated!”. Which may be

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Is Adding a Fifth Walt Disney World Theme Park As Simple As Baking More Pie?

Sometimes you have to scratch your head. In an article posted to The Disney Blog website, a writer asks the question: “If you run a pie shop where you have 8 slices of pie and a line outside the door with 10 people in it. What do you do?”  What the author was referring to

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