What research has "Living with the Land" at Disney's EPCOT actually produced? [more inside]
posted by fremen
on Feb 10, 2010 -
I noticed recently on a trip to Disneyworld (FL, USA) that the ubiquitous mouse ear balloons are now enclosed in a second, clear balloon. When did this change, and does anyone know why? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque
on Jan 24, 2010 -
Help me figure out what super-inexpensive (say, $5 or $6) and inexpensive (under $15) wines, and what decent ground coffees, are available at grocery stores in Orlando. [more inside]
posted by purenitrous
on Jan 2, 2010 -
My wife and I want to stay at Disney World (Florida) with our 8-year old granddaughter. I'm almost 6-foot, 5-inches tall and I don't want a double-size bed, which seems to be what Disney wants families to sleep in.
While there are rooms with king-size beds, they are only for two people. Our travel agent called them and was told that their Coronado Springs hotel is only one where we can get a room with two queen-size beds. Quite frankly, the Southwestern theme doesn't appeal to us, and we think our young granddaughter won't find it very charming at all.
So, we're looking for suggestions or alternatives. We'd like to stay on the Disney property to avoid having to rent a car. Even more important than that, we want to stay at a hotel where we can get to/from the hotel quickly and easily, without having to wait for crowded shuttles or buses.
posted by 14580
on Dec 22, 2009 -
Disney movies: Why is The Princess and the Frog
not considered to be inappropriate or racist along the same lines asSong of the South
? [more inside]
posted by chicago2penn
on Dec 12, 2009 -
We're visiting Mickey Mouse down in Orland December 15-21. We've been spending weeks now working out our reservations and special events tickets, but we still have some extra time left over. Any mouse-ear-types that can give us a tip on something really special to do that might not be mentioned on an official website? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on Oct 21, 2009 -
Weird movie memory filter: I feel like it was a Disney Channel movie. The premise was a 14ish year old girl wanting to be in a boy's band, so she ended up dressing like a boy and they let her in the band. She was also in an all girl band and it happened that they had to perform on the same day. Chaos ensues, and she is found out in the end... Any help is great.
posted by razzamatazm
on Aug 21, 2009 -
I was hired at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California last month, and am currently living in Northwest Washington. I'll be moving in approximately two months to the Orange County area, and could not be more terrified. [more inside]
posted by tj9991
on Jan 26, 2009 -
We are planning our second trip to Disneyland Paris in a couple of weeks and are trying to figure out the best way to get between the airport (CDG) and Disneyland. [more inside]
posted by Goofyy
on Oct 19, 2008 -
Help! Where can I find a copy of the Disney Channel original movie You Lucky Dog (wiki
)? I've looked everywhere
and can't find anything. [more inside]
posted by comwiz
on Oct 16, 2008 -
MovieFilter: When I was a kid (late 90's) there was a movie on the Disney Channel or Family Channel that I absolutely loved. Help me find out what it's called! [more inside]
posted by alona
on Sep 21, 2008 -
I want to read a book about Disney's parks, specifically, one that focuses on the parks' designs and their impact on the visitor's experience. [more inside]
posted by davebush
on Jul 27, 2008 -
for anyone who has trouble hearing, seeing a movie at the theater means missing out on a lot of dialogue and piecing together the story as best they can. thankfully, many movies are now distributed with (optional) captions, and some theaters will have 1 or 2 special screenings where they show the dialogue on-screen. however for some reason, disney/pixar refuses to participate. who at disney do i need to talk to about this, to try and set things right? [more inside]
posted by phoeniciansailor
on Jun 19, 2008 -
At least 9 of my closest friends & I are planning a vacation to Florida in early 2010. We were thinking of renting a vacation house for at least a week. Have you ever dealt with Vacation rental companies? Good Experiences, Bad? Any recommendations on who to deal with in the Orlando area? [more inside]
posted by aristan
on Jun 8, 2008 -
Turning 24 in Disney World... what should we do there? I'll be there in 2 weeks for 4 days and need some ideas to make sure the SO and I are adequately entertained. So I need your suggestions for the Can't Miss things in and around Disney World. Please, help me plan my vacation! [more inside]
posted by CAnneDC
on Mar 28, 2008 -
Me and wife would like to take a boat cruise with our three year old in tow. Would Disney cruise be the best choice for maximum entertainment? If so, what's best site for good deals on these? If you've gone on one - what was your experience like? We are not big Disney fans but would like to have the best of both worlds (kid and adult fun). Any tips or tricks? Looking to go in October for 4 or 7 days if that matters. Thanks!
posted by bleucube
on Mar 24, 2008 -
Movie on Disney channel in late 80s early 90s. Involves boy with crush on girl who turns out to have magical skills, she lives by a lake in cottage with her ?grandmother? who is a witch. Perhaps in England? Anyone? I picture the girl as having long dark, slightly wild hair.
posted by leotrotsky
on Mar 19, 2008 -
Copyright filter, again!
There have been lots and lots
of threads discussing trademark vs. copyright, etc, but in my searching I did not find the answer to this question: what will happen when Mickey Mouse goes out of copyright? [more inside]
posted by gregvr
on Jan 16, 2008 -
My girlfriend and I are thinking about going to Disney World next summer from June 27th to June 30th. We would like to do the on-site hotel, park hopper tickets, and flight from Philly for under $1100 dollars. Is it possible? Does anyone have any suggestions for saving money on park-hopper tickets, or on the on-site hotels? The $1100 doesn't include food and such - only hotel, tickets, and flight. Thanks!
posted by EduTek
on Nov 25, 2007 -
I'm trying to find a copy of a favorite Disney Christmas-themed short (B&W, probably from the '20's or '30's, featuring a very jolly Santa and lots of little kiddies) on DVD. Problem is, we don't know the title or anything else about it -- can you help ID this film? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 8, 2007 -
I loved the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
. I sometimes catch myself humming the tune to Adelaide's Lament from Guys and Dolls
. Elaine Paige's version of Memory from Cats
reduced me to tears the first time I caught it via YouTube. What are the chances I'll enjoy watching the original High School Musical
posted by The Confessor
on Aug 29, 2007 -
I'm trying to identify two clips shown in the Disney video DTV Pop and Rock (from 1984 I think). The first one is a '50s style cartoon shown during the segment for "At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors. The clip shows a bunch of kids in a hot rod and at a malt shop. The second clip is a black and white cartoon that has dancing skeletons. This is shown in the first video, "Dancing in the Streets" by Martha and the Vandellas. I couldn't find any information on the movie at IMDB and very little on Wikipedia. Thanks for any help.
posted by HSWilson
on Aug 24, 2007 -
Do my son (5) and I want to "Swim with the Dolphins" in Nassau during a stop-off on our Disney Cruise? [more inside]
posted by ohdeanna
on Jul 26, 2007 -
Walt Disney World: It's been three weeks since we got back, and we're all wondering what's left in life that can really compare. We had such a good time, the regular world just doesn't hold its sparkle any more. Can you help us keep some of the Disney magic going? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on May 27, 2007 -
Hitting Disneyworld at the end of April, and am looking for a good place (on site) where I can take my wife for a good romantic dinner while the kids busy themselves with kid things. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on Mar 15, 2007 -
Regarding the recent thread on the blue about Winnie the Pooh
, I noticed a lot of people saying that Disney had bastardized and soiled the the Pooh property, as well as The Jungle Book. I am curious as to why people feel this way. I am not saying I disagree; I am saying that I am unclear on what Disney has done to earn the wrath of the fans of the originals. Can anyone elaborate, or point to such an elaboration?
posted by John Smallberries
on Feb 17, 2007 -
I'm trying to track down a denim jacket for my daughter: It's got an image of Tinkerbell on the back, focused in on her face, and Tink's grumpy. It's the perfect representation of my 4-year-old little girl. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on Jan 4, 2007 -
Years ago in Italy I was watching late night network tv, and they used to love to show really strange stuff for insomniac viewing... Anyway, I saw then an odd Disney public service cartoon that was probably produced right after WWII with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs about how to prevent malaria. You know, like telling Dopey to dump standing water out of abandoned tires and the like. Has anybody ever seen this too? Know where I might be able to find it (and others like it?) Or did I just dream the whole thing?? :-)
posted by Misciel
on Apr 7, 2006 -
Anyone else on here have experience with the Disney Vacation Club? I'm seriously thinking of buying into it, but was wondering what people's experiences have been with it. Or perhaps even other similar "vacation club" programs.
posted by tittergrrl
on Mar 8, 2006 -
I am going to Miami / Disney World in February with my lovely wife and parents, their treat. M.L.W. and I are thinking of getting tickets to Cirque du Soleil's "La Nouba" show as a way of saying thank you.
Has anybody seen the show? Did it turn your life around? Was it worth the entry price? Is there some other, much more awesome show/comparable-activity in the Orlando (or even Miami) area we shoud take in instead?
posted by signal
on Jan 14, 2006 -
Have the recent injuries
at the Disney themeparks affected your decision to visit any of those parks in the near or distant future? (List of industry wide accidents here
posted by IndigoSkye
on Aug 5, 2005 -
As a naive Aussie, I've always assumed that there was a (emphasis on 'a') magical place called Disneyland somewhere in the US. Now I find there's something called "Disneyland", and something else called "Walt Disney World", and they both seem to have multiple subparks. What's the difference between the two? Which would my 10- and 12-year old nieces enjoy more? Generic Disney trip tips / pointers to a guide online welcome.
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Jul 28, 2005 -
I know that this is a VERY subjective question but can you provide any insight on the terror quotient of Walt Disney World "thrill" rides? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 23, 2005 -
Thinking about taking the youngins to Disney World in June. Daughter will be 11 and it will be her second trip. Son will be 4 1/2 - first time for him. Last time, we stayed at a Disney property: rode the shuttle buses, swam in the myriad pools, drank $2 cokes, etc. This time, cash flow is more of an issue so I'm looking at Kissimmee hotels. Just wondering, though, if the low price is worth losing the on-site amenities and convenience. Been there? Done that?
posted by SashaPT
on Mar 21, 2005 -
What are the best books on Walt Disney and his Golden Age (the early 50's through mid 60's)? [more inside]
posted by TetrisKid
on Feb 26, 2005 -
As I'm limited to one posted question a week, I'm, erm, gonna cheat (but both questions are kinda the same sort of thing):
1) Trying to remember a cartoon from the 50s, that I'm pretty sure was called "Bottles". It had a Disney-Fantasia-esque feel, with the medicine bottles in a shop coming to life on a stormy night, brewing up a potion in a standard cartoony chemical set (bottles and tubes and the like)...
2) Also trying to remember a recent Indie video I saw (OK - I saw it recently) where the screen was split vertically throughout the song, and on each side you had a girl going through her day, doing identical things. The clincher was that one of the girls was going backwards, so when one gets out of bed in the morning, the other one is going to bed at night, but backwards - both clean their teeth together (one out of bed, one before bed, etc). They pass at some point in the middle and end up on the other side of the screen getting to the (identical) end/beginning of their days.
So, either of these things ring a visual bell with anyone?
posted by benzo8
on Dec 30, 2004 -
I'm going to Disney World! I, my fiance, and my 8-year-old daughter will be there this weekend, all day Saturday and Sunday, Ultimate Park Hopper tickets, staying on site, all that. I've never been. What's a must see/do?
posted by MrMoonPie
on Jan 21, 2004 -