Join Len Testa and Jim Hill as they discus various pieces of Disney theme park memorabilia. It’s part 1 of a 3-part special edition of Ask Jim Hill! In this episode the guys discuss memorabilia related to the infamous Walt Disney World birthday cake castle, early artwork and plans for Disney California Adventure, and more!
Jim answers a viewer question about Michael Eisner’s biggest failure at Disney. Also, will Walt Disney Imagineering have a post-EPCOT Center scale set of layoffs after Shanghai Disneyland opens? Find out what Jim Hill and Len Testa think in this week’s episode.
Stormy Central Florida skies couldn’t keep Orlando from welcoming a little piece of Italy to town today (Saturday, November 16, 2013), as the new Red Oven Pizza Bakery opened at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk. The new quick-casual al fresco restaurant replaced Pastamore’s counter-service market, and offers a new moderately priced alternative for upscale pizza and salads at Universal Orlando.
This afternoon we were among the establishment’s first day of paying customers, and returned with the following footage to give you a first look. We’ll return to Red Oven Pizza Bakery soon for a full review, but our first impressions were very positive. All the ingredients — which include house-sliced prosciutto and hand-pulled mozzarella — tasted fresh, and the pizza crust had the perfect amount of chew and char.
Hey boys and girls, it’s movie time! Today on the Touring Plans YouTube Channel we have a very special video double feature direct from Orlando’s Magic Kingdom, featuring the new Walt Disney World talking Mickey Mouse and a Christmas twist to a classic ride.
Now you can do more than just say cheese with the Big Cheese at WDW — you can have a conversation!
Every Friday on the TouringPlans Blog we bring you the week’s newest videos from our YouTube channel. Let’s get started!
Disney Legend and long time Imagineer Tony Baxter received another honor in the form of a window on Disneyland’s Main Street USA. Here is video of the full window dedication ceremony.
One of the more unique Limited Time Magic events happened last week. The Cadaver Dans (a ghoulish version of the Dapper Dans) performed Halloween-themed songs on the balcony of the Haunted Mansion. Here is video of one of their performances.