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Cirikli Stilt Birds

When you visited Walt Disney World's Epcot in the 1990s, do you remember having a tall bird-like creature nibble on your shoulder? A lot of Disney fanatics fondly recall the Cirikli Stilt Birds with their colorful feathers and sometimes mischievous a...

Proof Disney’s Frozen Ride is Just Like Maelstrom

It's amazing what the Disney Imagineers can do with a little paint, some intense blue lighting and a few special, sparkly effects. Nowhere are their talents for big makeovers better illustrated than the newly opened Frozen Ever After ride at Epcot's ...

SeaWorld Has a New Coaster

I had the opportunity to ride SeaWorld's new hypercoaster Mako several times during soft openings. Billed as the "tallest, longest and fastest" in Orlando, the shark-themed coaster lives up to the "hype" and, I believe, positions the embattled theme ...

Mickey Mouse Deconstructed

I'm a huge fan of Herschel Supply Co. I own two of their backpacks, a large red, white & blue duffle bag and a messenger bag. I had sworn off buying more Herschels for a while (my closet is full enough as it is!), but the latest collaboration wit...

8 Ways Disney Can Give the American Pavilion a Food Upgrade

The pavilion at Epcot that represents the United States has a bad rep. It has for years, probably since the park’s opening day in 1982. Many Americans have complained the pavilion’s only attraction, an Audio-Animatronic trip through the nation’s h...

Dole Whips: Not Just a Disney Treat

For many Walt Disney World die-hards, no trip to the happiest place on earth is complete without the coolest, most refreshing treat on property - the famous Dole Whip. Fans love to rave about this tropical moneymaker. And who wouldn't love it? You...

This Shop Connects Fans With Theme Park Relics

True Disneyphiles geek out the moment they set foot inside Theme Park Connection. This giant warehouse near Orlando's Florida Mall is a treasure trove of memorabilia and relics from Walt Disney World, Disneyland and other Disney properties around the...

What’s This “Nautilus” Reproduction Doing in McIntosh?

Driving down U.S. 441 through the small town of McIntosh, keep your eyes peeled near the intersection of Avenue G. Outside McIntosh Village Antiques sits a 14-foot long Nautilus submarine modeled after the one piloted by Captain Nemo in the 1954 D...

Frank Oz

Legendary puppeteer and voice actor Frank Oz appeared for the first time at Star Wars Weekends in June 2015. The annual event held at Disney's Hollywood Studios draws members of the Jedi Order from all over the world. Oz is known for bringing Yoda...