Great Movie Ride Closing???

Hollywood Studios - The Great Movie Ride

Rumors are swirling that the Great Movie Ride which is inside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Disney’s Hollywood Studios could be closing in the very near future. The Great Movie Ride is a dark tram ride that takes you through many scenes of Hollywood movie history that include “Wizard of Oz”, “Alien” and “Indiana Jones”.  The ride is currently licensed through Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Disney is currently moving away from licensing rides through 3rd party companies and instead using Disney intellectual property, i.e. changing Tower of Terror (which was…

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Is Ellen’s Energy Adventure Closing?

Epcot - Ellen's Energy Adventure

Rumors are swirling that “Ellen’s Energy Adventure” in Disney World’s Epcot is getting ready to close.  Reports are that permits have been submitted with the Reedy Creek Improvement for work to be done on the wetlands and canal that are currently behind the building that houses “Ellen’s Energy Adventure”. Ellen’s Energy Adventure is currently a dark ride in the Northeastern corner of Epcot which is hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and features Alex Trebek, Jamie Lee Curtis and Bill Nye the Science Guy.  During a dream sequence Ellen is faced up…

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Where is Paint the Night Going?

“Paint the Night”, which was the former nighttime parade at Disneyland in California before the “Main Street Electrical Parade” was brought back to California after a short stint in the Magic Kingdom in Florida, has been packed up and is ready to be shipped to another park, but where? “Paint the Night” is a brightly colored, highly musical, parade that had been featured at Disneyland in California for roughly the past two years. Magic Kingdom would be the most logical choice seeing that they currently do not have a nighttime…

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Day 1 of Our Disney World Vacation

Our Disney World Traditions The first day of our Disney World Vacation in Florida started on a very warm April, Florida Morning with temperatures in the upper 70’s, it was going to be a warm one. We start every Disney Vacation the same way.  On the first day, we try to get out of the resort early and we head up I-4 East and get off on the Sand Lake Rd exit to get to International Drive in Orlando.  We usually eat at the Ponderosa Steak House opposite the Castle…

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Is Apple Closer to Purchasing Disney?

Rumors are still swirling throughout the financial world of a possible Apple acquisition of Disney.  Experts have estimated that this acquisition would cost Apple $250 Billion, yes, that is BILLION with a “B”.  If this rumor becomes a reality, the new company would become the largest Media/Technology entity on the face of the earth. There are still quite a few hurdles that Apple would have to jump regarding taxes and federal regulations so, if this were true, it would not happen next week and is several years away. Do you think…

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