Robin Williams: Gone Too Soon

The world lost one of the greats today.  Actor, Robin Williams, has passed away at the young age of 63.  He     has brought large audiences so much laughter and happiness throughout his career in Hollywood.

Disney fans of many generations know him as the beloved character, Genie, from Aladdin (1992) and Aladdin and the King of Theives (1996).  Williams’ talent brought Genie to life and gave the movie a comical side, making Genie a fan favorite to all ages.

Williams can be found in other Disney movies, such as Old Dogs (2009), Bicentennial Man (1999), Flubber (1997),and Jack (1996).

Robin Williams will be greatly missed by his friends, family, and fans.  His wide variety of acting credits make him known all over the country, as well as the world.  He brought so much talent into show business and will never be replaced.  We will continue to laugh along with his characters for many years to come.

We would like to send our condolences to Williams’ family during this very difficult time.

Rest in peace, Robin Williams.

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#Planesing

We’ve had planking. We’ve had twerking. We’ve had a selfie craze. Are we going to have “Planesing” now too? It definitely wouldn’t surprise me. 

Now, what is “Planesing” you ask? Good question. I think I’ll leave it to the professionals from Disney’s newest film, “Planes: Fire and Rescue,” to explain. 

 

 

Get the gist of it? From what I understand, you put both arms out like an airplane, take a picture or video of you doing something awesome in that position, and upload it to social media with #Planesing. You don’t have to go all Pocahontas with it and fly off a cliff but by all means, if you know what you’re doing, then go for it. It would make a pretty awesome video to watch. (I recommend cliff diving be left to the professionals or super daring, adventurous type.) 

It seems that some pretty popular Disney characters have already mastered this concept. Will you be joining in on the fun and getting creative with your “planesing?” 

 

Buzz

 

We would love to know what your thoughts are about this new concept that could be taking over social media sites very soon. Leave us a comment and have a chat with us! 

Where in the World… Are the Disney Princesses?

Princess Fairytale Hall

So, you know where all the Princesses are meeting, right?  Well guess again.

Disney is about to move them around to accommodate the HUGE popularity of the new comers, Princess Anna and Elsa.  Currently, you can find them meeting together in the Fairytale Hall, completed this year just for our Royalty.  You can also find Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Aurora (Sleeping Beauty for those who might not know) ((Yes, these people do exist!)) at Fairytale Hall.

However, starting on June 15, 2014, Aurora is going to be moving to the Town Square Courtyard.  She will be taking the place of Snow White.  Snow White will then move to Center Street, Main Street U.S.A.  (To be completely honest, I was not aware of a “Center Street” until now.)  Cinderella and Rapunzel will remain in their current locations.

As for Anna and Elsa, they will also remain at Fairytale Hall.  The change though, comes when you arrive to meet them.  They will no longer be meeting together.  They will be separate just like Cinderella and Rapunzel.

Disney is hoping that this will cut down on the outrageously long wait times to meet the Frozen Royalty, visiting all the way from Arendelle.  Wait times have been exceeding at least 200 minutes each day and by separating them into two meet and greets, hopefully this will be cut down.  Also, Disney being Disney, they are hoping that this will provide the opportunity for more people to actually come meet Anna and Elsa during their visit to Magic Kingdom.

You can meet the Princesses of Fairytale Hall from the time the park opens until 30 minutes before the park closes.

As for some of our other Princess favorites, you can swim under the sea to Ariel’s Grotto in Magic Kingdom to meet the mermaid herself.

Tiana is over in Liberty Square with her Prince Naveen.

Merida can be found in the Fairytale Garden giving friends some tips on her archery skills.

Jasmine meets with Aladdin at the Agrabah Bazaar, but sometimes they’ll fly over to Morocco on a magic carpet.

If Snow White doesn’t seem to be out and about in Magic Kingdom, she’s probably visiting friends in the Germany Pavilion in EPCOT.

As for Aurora, she sometimes likes to wander back into the woods to visit Fauna, Flora, and Merriweather but seems to end up in France.

Belle always has her nose stuck in a book, enjoying the fresh air in France as well.

Mulan is helping the Emperor in China, but she loves meeting new warriors who want to defeat the Huns.

And you can find Pocahontas over in Animal Kingdom with all of her animal friends.

 

So, what are your thoughts on the new changes?  Do you think Disney will save guests time by having Anna and Elsa meet individually?  °o°

Closed for Refurbishments: 2014 Updates

Photo courtesy of The Disney Diner

Photo courtesy of The Disney Diner

Refurbishments are always taking place at the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts.  Here is an updated schedule of rides and other attractions that are getting ready to be closed for some sprucing up.

*Now, the following information is not official information and may change.  For complete information you can always directly call Walt Disney World to confirm closings before your vacation.

Magic Kingdom

  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover-  closed from June 2, 2014 until Aug. 4, 2014
  • Astro Orbitor-  closed from June 2, 2014 until Sept. 19, 2014
  • Liberty Square Riverboat-  closed from Aug. 4, 2014 until Aug. 8, 2014
  • Carousel of Progress-  closed from Aug. 25, 2014 until Sept. 4, 2014

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!-  closed from July 7, 2014 until Aug. 11, 2014

Downtown Disney

  • Parking lots H, I, J, and K are closed. Lots E, F, G are partially closed starting 3/18/2014.  The Team Disney parking lot will be available during busy times.  A shuttle will be provided to Downtown Disney.  A parking garage is being built in this area.
  • Team Mickey Athletic Club- closed from Jan. 27, 2014 until June 13, 2014 
  • Downtown Disney Marketplace Boat Dock-  closed from Feb. 22, 2014 until Fall 2014
  • Pollo Compero-  closed permanently

Disney Golf Courses

  • Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course-  closed from May 21, 2014 until June 4, 2014
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course-  closed from May 21, 2014 until June 4, 2014

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

  • Garden View Tea Room-  closed from June 30, 2014  until  Aug. 29, 2014                                                                        **Perfectly Princess Tea Party will take place at Citricos.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

  • Polynesian Beach and Sunset Point (East)-  closed from Sept. 9, 2014 until TBD 
  • Great Ceremonial House Lobby-  rehab from Mar. 1, 2014 until Dec. 2014
  •  Captain Cook’s-  closed from Mar. 2014 until June 2014.                                                                                                   **Alternate dining will be available.
  • Moana Mickey’s Arcade-  closed starting Mar. 30, 2014.

 

For even more scheduled refurbishments visit our other article, Closed for Refurbishments: 2014.

Have a magical day! °o°

-Buzz

We are Sorry! Forgive Us?

So this blog has been on the back burner as we are sure several of you have noticed. Unfortunately, it has been an extremely difficult couple of weeks for the entire Disney to Infinity and Beyond family. We have been overwhelmed with school and work, hoping that you all will forgive us for neglecting you! While we would love to begin regularly posting again right this moment, we cannot; at least not until school ends and we are In Summer (we love Olaf)! So please forgive us and be patient for the next few weeks, and we will be regularly posting again in May. Thank you for reading and being the wonderful followers you all are!

Wishing you lots of Pixie Dust,

The Disney to Infinity and Beyond Family

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