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What Is Going On At Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios is a good theme park. It has the potential to be a great theme park. Disney may even be in the process of making it into a great park but the way they are doing it is making more than one person grumpy.

Why Hollywood Studios Isn’t A Great Park Today

There are several thing that are holding Hollywood Studios back.  The first is the attractions. It is not that Hollywood Studios does not have great attractions and shows. It has some of the best at Walt Disney World but it does not have enough.  In fact it is less than 20 attractions. Continue reading What Is Going On At Hollywood Studios

Toy Story 4

If you are a fan of Woody and Buzz Grumpy has good news for you. Pixar just announced there will be a Toy Story 4. The bad news is you have to wait till June of 2017.

Toy Story 4

There are no plot details yet for Toy Story 4. All of that is being kept under wraps. It’s a good bet we won’t be seeing Andy or his mom anymore since Toy Story 3 ended with all the toys being given to Bonnie.  Continue reading Toy Story 4

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train On Fire

At about 10:20 pm Saturday November 1st posts started showing up on Facebook with titles like, “Seven Dwarfs Mine Train On Fire!” Grumpy was skeptical at first but the reports kept coming in. Grumpy was skeptical because most of the posts used the same grainy picture showing something on fire. The main picture being passed around was very unclear as you can see below. Turns out this was not an internet hoax, however. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train really was on fire.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train On Fire

First, and most importantly, no guests were injured. The ride was quickly evacuated. The fire reportedly resulted from embers from the fireworks. Those embers caused some of the decorative grasses on the exterior of the ride to catch fire.

There was also no structural damage. The Reedy Creek Fire Department quickly had the fire subdued. In fact the ride reopened later that evening.

Certain areas of Fantasyland were also closed off to make room for the fire department. Here is a better picture of the fire.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train On Fire

Special Disney Vacation Offer

Disney recently released special offers for late 2014 and early 2015. Grumpy is pleased to announce that his official travel partner, Magical Vacations By Me, has added a little sweetener to the deal.

There are two offers. To qualify for either you must book your vacation package by December 29th, 2014. To add a little extra magic  the great people at Magical Vacations By Me will send you a free $25 Disney gift card for any package that includes at least a four night stay. To receive the free gift card books must be made by December 31st, 2014.

The two offers are the Stay, Play and Dine plan and the room discount. Details below.

Stay, Play And Dine

Stay, Play and Dine is not the same thing as free dining. Instead guests receive a discount on their resort reservation, theme park tickets and dining plan. All three must be purchased to qualify for the discount. Offer valid on dates between December 14th-20th and again between January 4th to March 7th.

Room Discount

The second offer is a straight room discount. The discount is up to 30% for Deluxe resorts. Moderate and Value resorts are up to 25% and 20% respectively. This offer valid on trips from January 5th to March 28th.

Exclusions

As with many Walt Disney World Discount offers there are some resorts and rooms that are excluded. They include the Little Mermaid rooms at the Art of Animation, Grand Floridian Villas, Bay Lake Tower, and the Polynesian Villas. Campsites are also excluded.

If you want to take advantage of one these offers you better hurry. There are only a certain amount of rooms assigned to each discount and once they are gone they gone.

 

Disney Releases New Discount For Late 2014 early 2015

Disney Releases New Discount for late 2014 early 2015

There are two offers. To qualify for either rooms must be booked by December 29th, 2014. As an added bonus if you book your trip with Magical Vacations By Me and it’s at least four nights you qualify for a free $25 gift card. Click here to get started.

Stay, Play And Dine

Stay, Play and Dine is not the same things as free dining. Instead guests receive a discount on their resort reservation, theme park tickets and dining plan. All three must be purchased to qualify for the discount. Offer valid on dates between December 14th-20th and again between January 4th to March 7th.

Room Discount

The second offer is a straight room discount. The discount is up to 30% for Deluxe resorts. Moderate and Value resorts are up to 25% and 20% respectively. This offer valid on trips from January 5th to March 28th.

Exclusions

As with many Walt Disney World Discount offers there are some resorts and rooms that are excluded. They include the Little Mermaid rooms at the Art of Animation, Grand Floridian Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian Villas and campsites are excluded.

If you want to take advantage of one these offers you better hurry. There are only a certain amount of rooms assigned to each discount and once they are gone they gone.

 

Congratulations To The Winner of Grumpy’s $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Well there is good news and bad news. The good news is that Amanda M. should have received an email letting her know she is the winner of the $50 gift card.

The bad news is that if you are not Amanda M. you didn’t win

Grumpy wishes he could give you each a $50 gift card but it’s just not possible. Have no fear though! Grumpy already has a new contest running! Click the picture to enter!

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There is also a new page on the site dedicated to Disney giveaways sponsored by other pages. Check it out here.

Finally Grumpy wants to let you know how much he appreciates you stopping by. Grumpy loves hearing from you. Keep commenting, asking and questions. In short make yourself at home here and have a magical day!

Disney Cast Members Make The Difference

Disney Cast Members Make The Difference

Every company strives to have great customer service. Few seem to achieve it. Disney is one of the companies that does. Anyone who has been to Walt Disney World can tell you honestly that Disney cast members make the difference. There level of customer service not only meets but exceeds what a reasonable person could expect.

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Epcot Is Making Big Cuts To Entertainment

Epcot Is Making Big Cuts To Entertainment

Disney announced today that Epcot is making big cuts to entertainment. Four popular acts are on their way out. Those acts are Mo’Rockin’, Off Kilter, Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps and World Showcase Players.

Epcot Is Making Big Cuts To Entertainment

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Lucky The Disney Dinosaur

Lucky The Disney Dinosaur

You are probably wondering who Lucky The Disney Dinosaur is. Is he some new plush you can buy at World of Disney? Is he a mascot for Dinoland USA? Is it a character from Dinosaur the movie?

No.  Lucky the Disney Dinosaur is the first free-roving audio-animatronic  ever created by Disney. He is very life like. He actually walks on his own and pulls a flower cart behind him. He blinks. He moves his head from side to side. He responds to guests. While he obviously isn’t real he is real enough that guests who saw him wondered if they were at a Disney park or Jurassic Park.

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Flying Dragon Invades New Fantasyland

Flying Dragon Invades New Fantasyland?

You heard about it hear first! Or maybe last who knows. But you did hear about it here!

That’s right a flying dragon actually invades New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. It flew right over the Magic Kingdom. It even breathes fire. If you don’t believe Grumpy check out the video at the end of this article.

Flying Dragon Invades New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World

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