All-New Nighttime Fireworks Spectacular to Replace ‘IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth’ as Part of the Transformation of Epcot | Disney Parks Blog

After nearly 20 years of delighting Epcot guests through music, fireworks, fire torches and more, we wanted to let you know that “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will be ending in the second half of next year. The Disney Parks Live
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Disney’s Gondola System – Disney Skyliner

Disney Fanatic has created an overview of the new gondola transportation system coming to Walt Disney World. It is by no means everything you need to know. The MatureMouse™️ would like to know when the Disney Skyliner will be open. It would also be helpful to know the approximate travel times between stations. And, given the unpredictable Florida weather, how will sudden storms impact the operation of the system?

Are you looking forward to this new transportation system coming to Walt Disney World?

Everything You Need To Know About Disney’s Gondola System – Disney Skyliner
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Black Spire Outpost Revealed to be Village in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The name of the village in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, at Disney’s Hollywood Studies was just released, and Disney Parks Blog has the story.

For those of you who attended one of tonight’s panel discussions at Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you were among the first to hear some exciting news about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Our story editor, Margaret
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New Scene Debuts in Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World

This article, by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins, is a look at the recent revisions to Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World. The Mature Mouse™️ is looking forward to seeing these updates during my upcoming trip.

New “Politically Correct” Redhead Scene Debuts in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disney World

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Disney’s “It’s A Small World”

Many visitors avoid experiencing It’s A Small World while visiting one of the Disney Parks. There is an assumption that this is an outdated attraction, which features a song that will drone on in your brain for the rest of your visit. I was among those park visitors; I had avoided this attraction thinking it was not worth my time. I had been on It’s A Small World in Disneyland back when I was 12. And, I rode the Walt Disney World version at the age of 14. I thought that was enough. What more could I, an older visitor without children in tow, get out of revisiting this classic attraction?

However, after arriving at Magic Kingdom for an extra magic hour during my solo trip this past June, I found myself standing in front of It’s A Small World, with no line. The Mature Mouse™ decided to ride the attraction, fully aware that I might end up humming the song for the rest of my day at Magic Kingdom.

pepsi01It’s A Small World made its debuted as an exhibit to salute UNICEF during the famous 1964 New York World’s Fair. Walt Disney and his Imagineers designed and constructed this attraction for the Pepsi Cola Company. The ride is dedicated to the welfare of children all over the world. The theme for It’s A Small World became a boat ride through various cultural celebrations of children from around the world. It’s A Small World is considered by Disney historians to be the quintessential Disney experience.pepsi104

The Mature Mouse™ thoroughly enjoyed his experience on It’s A Small World. The song did not drill a hole in my brain all day. However, the attraction certainly added another layer of joy to my Magic Kingdom day. I strongly recommend that everyone take this voyage through the many villages of happy children when visiting of the Disney Parks. It will make you smile, and hum, throughout the day.

Please enjoy these short clips from my trip through It’s A Small World.

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46 Years of Disney’s Haunted Mansion

IMG_1968August 9, 2015 marked the 46th anniversary of Disney’s Haunted Mansion.

The Main Street Mouse recent post offers a brief history of Disney’s Haunted Mansion.

Theme Park Tourists offers a more in-depth background of the attractions development.

As I have stated in various posts, this is the favorite attraction of The Mature Mouse™. This foolish mortal visited Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion 45 years ago, at the innocent age of 12. Thus began my fascination with the magic of Disney. Here are links to previous Haunted Mansion posts.

Disney’s Haunted Mansion 

Video of Hatbox Ghost in Attic of Haunted Mansion 

Top 5 Secrets about Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion Attraction 

Marceline to Magic Tour – In Honor of Disneyland’s 60th Birthday 

Disney restaurants themed for classic attractions 

Top 10 Slower Attractions at Disney Parks

Here is a ride-through video of  Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, with the newest ghoulish addition, The Hatbox Ghost.

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The Details in Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

 

As The Mature Mouse™ always points out, Disney magic exists in the details created by the Imagineers. They go to great lengths to add authenticity to the attractions, all inside a framework of storytelling. A recent article by Disney Dining examines the 8 amazing details behind Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Considering it is just a 3.5 minute ride on this attraction, it is surprising to see just how many details Imagineees included to tell the tale of the town of Tumbleweed. 

A travel agent who specializes in booking Disney Vacations is a valuable free resource when planning your next trip. I started planning my next Disney World Vacation by calling Jennie Nowers. When the Cool Summer Savings were released, Jennie was up early applying these savings to my trip, which saved me 15% on the price of my resort stay. I did not need to do a thing. Tell her that The Mature Mouse™ sent you and receive a special gift from Jennie with your next booking.

Please visit The Mature Mouse™ store for logo merchandise. Many of the items would make outstanding additions to your vacation gear and attire. Below are just a few of the items featured with my logo. If you are a mature fan of Disney, consider getting an item to let others know. I am a Mature Mouse™, are you?

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