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We had a chance to try out the new interactive Hollywood Brown Derby special diet menu and it looks really cool.  Check out our video of our experience below.

Posted at 11:18 pm
by Matt in Rumors, xPASS - Comments

The rumored xPASS, which is the update to FASTPASS that is allegedly coming to Walt Disney World perhaps in 2013, has been the subject of lots of speculation and today we have word from JimHillMedia.com which attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios are going to be included as part of xPASS.

The following attractions will have xPASS...

  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • MuppetVision 3-D
  • Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage!
  • The American Idol Experience...
Posted at 4:14 pm

In an effort to assist Walt Disney World guests that have special dietary needs, the Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney's Hollywood Studios is experimenting with a new interactive menu that is being tested starting today.

From February 22 through 28, the new interactive menu is, "designed to provide our Guests with visibility to personalize menu choices as well as information to better guide decisions."

Guests consult the menu and a chef will come out to the table to discuss the menu, the guests' selection and the special dietary needs that are required.

UPDATE: More info on this test....

Why are you introducing this new interactive menu?

This new...

Posted at 9:08 am
by Matt in Book Signing - Comments

Author Ridley Pearson is returning to Disney's Hollywood on March 30 to sign copies of his new book, "Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game" at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  

Pearson will meet guests at the Writer's Stop on March 30 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am, where he will sign copies of the new book before its official release in stores on April 3, 2012.

Pearson was recently at Disney's Hollywood Studios for a book signing this past January.

Thanks to Stitch Kingdom for the tip!

Posted at 10:38 am

Looking to beat the crowd out of an attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios? Matt shares how you can exit Beauty & The Beast - Live On Stage! and Fantasmic! a little early and avoid the rush out of those theaters.

Posted at 3:00 pm
by Matt in Celebrity, undefined - Comments

Entertainer Paula Abdul visited Disney's Hollywood Studios for Valentine's Day today and visited with Minnie Mouse

Posted at 8:23 pm

The Disney Studios Ink & Paint Team will release Mickey’s Railroad Adventure entry into the Ink and Paint Cel series on March 17, 2012 at the Studios Animation Gallery at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The event will take place 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm.  For those unable to attend the event, you may contact Walt Disney Event Services at 407-827-7600 to pre-order your cel. Artist signatures will only be available for orders placed before or on Friday, March 17 by 3:00 pm ET.

On hand for the signing will be Disney Design Group Artist Randy Noble and Disney Ink and Paint Artists: Erin Magill, Theodora M. DeLaney, David Rippberger, Lynn Rippberger and Sharon K. Vincent.

Posted at 8:37 pm

Star Wars Weekends 2012 is coming up quickly and today we've gotten our first look at the merchandise for this year's event.

This year's theme for Star Wars Weekends highlights Donald as Darth Maul, which is no surprise since The Phantom Menace is being re-released in theaters in 3D.

This year will feature two posters, one like the one above and another a smaller lenticular poster which makes Donald Duck look like he is leaping off the page. 

In addition there are two other merchandise items available to preview at this time.


Posted at 7:02 pm

Disney has released more information on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler race including registration costs and course map.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler

  • $90 by March 27, 2012
  • $105 between March 28 and May 22, 2012
  • $120 on or after May 23, 2012

Disney Family Fun Run 5K

  • $50 per participant

runDisney Kids' Races

  • $10 per child

Disney Villains Hollywood Bash (Race party)

  • $44 per person by August 31, 2012
  • $54 per person on or after September 1, 2012

The actual race course...

Posted at 5:11 pm

Walt Disney World has released this press release about Star Wars Weekends 2012

Star Wars Weekends returns to the Walt Disney World Resort during May and June 2012, as Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrates the Star Wars film saga and the hit animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

The annual special event, included in regular theme park admission, will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 18-June 10, 2012.

The power of the Force and magic of Disney combine as plenty of out-of-this-world characters – including Wookiees, droids, Ewoks, bounty hunters and Jedi – roam the streets of Disney’s Hollywood Studios for meet-and-greet opportunities with guests.

The centerpiece of the celebration is the spectacular 3-D attraction, “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue.” The attraction, which opened last...

Posted at 4:34 pm