In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of April 18, 2014

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In Case You Missed It!

Have you been busy dying eggs and eating the ears off chocolate bunnies? Here’s what you missed this week!

In Case You Missed It – Disney News and Rumors

Easter is this weekend and one of my favorite things that Walt Disney World used to do was televise their Easter Day Parade? There was nothing like waking up with Joan London and Alan Thicke as they shared commentary about all the Easter happenings. Today, I have for you the 1990 parade. Unfortunately there are a few pieces missing, but it’s still fun to watch! (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 Part 6, Part 7, Part 8) It’s also a nice reminder of when these parades weren’t super over produced and we actually got to watch the parade! If anyone else has any of these old parades, you should totally post them on YouTube. I’m always looking for these videos around Easter. I miss this parade so much!

Parents Magazine had a great article about the “Top 5 Things To Do With Preschoolers at Walt Disney World.” There were some great suggestions for parents to consider.

Have you ever noticed that a lot of things related to Disney revolve around birds? There are birds everywhere in many of Disney’s films and in the theme parks. Find out more. (My favorite birds…the seagulls from Finding Nemo. Mine!)

Imagineer Jason Surrell has been sharing blog posts about the creation of Star Tours on the official Star Wars Blog. Recently he discussed how the Star Tours attraction’s plot was created and how the attraction’s film footage was shot. Both stories are great history lessons on this classic attraction.

Are you getting excited about the new Four Seasons opening on Walt Disney World property this summer? Here’s “5 Reasons to Get Excited.”

Trip Advisor took a survey to find out the most family friendly hotels in the country, and two Walt Disney World hotels made the list! Which two? Read on to find out!

Ooh! This sounds right up my alley! Aboard the Disney Fantasy is a new dessert experience called Remy Presents Pompidou’s Patisseries Dessert Experience. It includes five courses of desserts and coffee. Let’s hope they roll this out to the Disney Dream, too! Sounds incredible.

Mary Poppins is such a delightful movie, one featuring fantasy and imagination. But of course, there was some reality in how it was filmed. Thanks to Disney Insider we actually got to see some of the movie making magic as they shared some fantastic photos showing the details. It’s interesting to see how Walt Disney actually created this fantastic masterpiece.

This week on Dancing With The Stars, the performers danced to songs with Disney flair. If you didn’t see it earlier, catch it now.

In Case We Missed It

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Posted on April 18, 2014

One Response to “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of April 18, 2014”

  • Ah, the Easter parade. Thanks for the memories. So sad that Disney has decided not to bring that back.