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Quick Look: Festival of Fantasy Parade Images and Video (Sunday)
A quick look at the debut of the Magic Kingdom's Festival of Fantasy parade including a copy of our live stream of the parade's premiere. We'll have a more in-depth look on Monday.
A First-Hand Report from AMC's Guardians of the Galaxy Chat (Sunday)
Kyle attends AMC Theatres live talk with key members of the Guardians of the Galaxy crew. AMC talks with star Chris Pratt, director James Gunn, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
A Report from the 2014 Princess Half Marathon Weekend (Saturday)
Kevin provides a great report from the events that comprised the 2014 Princess Half Marathon Weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort.
"Spring Forward" with Disney's Animal Kingdom (Friday)
Jeremiah "Springs Forward" at a special celebration at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Learn about the frog festivities held at Rafiki's Planet Watch
Alex's Movie Blog: App to Date - Review of "Frozen: Storybook Deluxe" (Friday)
The children's book adaptation of Disney's Frozen is now available as an interactive app called Frozen: Storybook Deluxe. Alex explores the storytelling choices and interactive components of one of Disney's latest app creations.
LaughingPlace.com Disney Podcast #204: Touche (Friday)
The LPP is back in full force with an Oscar wrap, Frozen love, Disney Animation's second renaissance and an interesting discussion of the culture of Pixar and how it bodes for their future. They also dissect Disney princesses, Disney Movies Anywhere, answer your Twitter questions and announce the first annual Mouse Madness reader's choice tournament.
FanBoy's Disney News Report: March 6, 2014 (Thursday)
Today FanBoy goes from China to Captain America while also touching on the latest developments at Walt Disney World and Disney Interactive
FanBoy's Blog: The Inhumans Are Coming (Thursday)
FanBoy looks at the upcoming Inhumans Marvel comic book series.
A Look at the 2014 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival (Thursday)
Jeremiah shares photos of his walk in the park during Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival.
LP Attends a Broadcast in Hollywood... (Thursday)
Doug Marsh couldn't make the Academy Awards, but he did manage to go to the After Oscar edition of Live with Kelly and Michael the next morning - also held in the Dolby Theater.
Captain America Arrives at Disneyland (Wednesday)
Captain America comes to the Disneyland Resort. Take a look at his new quarters inside Innoventions.
Marshal Knight's Blog: The Pitch: Late Night for Disney Channel (Wednesday)
Marshal tries his hand at pitching a Late Night program for Disney Channel...and it's not Vault Disney.
FanBoy's Disney News Report: March 4, 2014 (Tuesday)
In today's show FanBoy reports on Dancing with the Stars, John Travolta, and Disney's response to shareholder concerns.
The Hub Transformation Has Begun (Tuesday)
Jeremiah takes a look at the major changes coming to the Magic Kingdom's hub and the work that's already began.
Alex's Movie Blog: Directors of Animation Then and Now (Tuesday)
What was it like to be an animation director working for Walt? Alex shares the stories told by Disney historian Don Peri and Pixar director Pete Docter at a presentation they recently gave at the Walt Disney Family Museum.
FanBoy's Blog: The Return of "Win, Lose, Or Draw" (Tuesday)
FanBoy looks back at the history of the Win, Lose, or Draw franchise while also looking at the Disney Channel revival
Marshal Knight's Blog: Album Review: Bambi (Tuesday)
Marshal is back with another album review, this time for the soundtrack to Bambi. Moment of silence for Bambi's mother...
FanBoy's Disney News Report: March 3, 2014 (Mar 3)
In today's episode, Fanboy celebrates the Oscars and the new Dish Network deal. He also looks forward to tomorrow's uprising.
Marshal Knight's Blog: Top 10 Moments from the 2014 Oscars (Mar 3)
Marshal lists his Top 10 moments from the 2014 Academy Awards. The real Philomena would've made the list if she zip-lined into the Dolby Theater, in case you were wondering.
Changes Are Coming to the Polynesian Resort (Mar 3)
Jeremiah writes about Walt Disney World's Polynesian Resort with pictures of the major changes, already underway, and a walking tour of the grounds.
Marshal Knight's Blog: Scandal and Nashville Recaps (Mar 3)
Marshal recaps the Winter premieres of both Scandal and Nashville separately, but don't you kind of wish they were one show so Rayna James and Olivia Pope could do a duet of Jolene?
FanBoy's Blog: Oscars Live Blog (Mar 2)
FanBoy is live-blogging the Oscars. Keep refreshing to see reports during Hollywood's biggest night from a Disney fan perspective.
Oscar Week: The Academy's Animated Feature Oscar Nominee Symposium (Mar 2)
Roger attended an Academy event featuring all five Best Animated Feature nominees. The filmmakers discussed how their films were developed, revealed their creative processes, and presented clips illustrating their techniques. Find out what Roger found out.
Oscar Week: The LaughingPlace Crew Share Their Oscar Picks (Mar 1)
LaughingPlace.com contributors share their picks for this years Oscars. Whose ballot do you think will win the LP Oscar pool?
Alex's Movie Blog: Frobros - An Analysis of Why Men Love 'Frozen' (Feb 28)
Are you a man who loves Frozen? Alex explores the psychological reasons why the story may resonate with men who typically wouldn't obsess over a Disney princess movie.
Merida Joins Disney on Ice in Rockin' Ever After! (Feb 28)
Doobie talks to Brave director Mark Andrews and Producer Katherine Sarafian about their film and the Disney on Ice debut of Princess Merida in Rockin' Ever After, currently performing in Oakland and on tour around the country.
FanBoy's Blog: Oscar Week: The Nominees Disney Connections (Feb 28)
LaughingPlace.com has compiled a list of Disney connections for this year's Academy Award nominees. Do you remember their Disney related work?
LaughingPlace.com Disney Podcast #203: Oscar Special (Feb 28)
Oscar Special: In this special episode the LPP crew, using their extensive knowledge of cinema, give their highly informed pics for each Oscar category. They also sprinkle in tons of Disney connections for the nominees that you almost certainly didn't know. Plus, a special cameo from Gideon!
A Walk Around Walt Disney World (Feb 27)
Take a walk around Walt Disney World with more 60 pictures taken this week in all four parks.
Alex's Movie Blog: Mickey's Neighbor Totoro - The History of Disney and Studio Ghibli (Feb 27)
In anticipation of Disney's presentation of The Wind Rises, Alex explores Disney's partnership with Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli and how the "mouse house" has played a crucial role in creating mass appeal for their films.
FanBoy's Blog: Review: Mixology (Feb 27)
FanBoy reviews Mixology on ABC. Find out if this is finally the show to strike gold in the post-Modern Family time slot.
A First Hand Report from Today's Frozen Sing-A-Long (Feb 26)
Rebecca McBride provides a first hand report of what it was like to be at today's Frozen Sing-A-Long on Good Morning America.
FanBoy's Blog: Review: ABC's Mind Games (Feb 26)
FanBoy shares his thoughts on ABC's Mind Games. Can he use techniques to get you to watch?
Alex's Movie Blog: Disney Movies Anywhere - A Review of Disney's New Streaming Service (Feb 25)
Alex looks at the new watch-your-movies-anywhere service Disney announced this morning. Is it right for you?
Dapper Day 2014 at Disneyland (Feb 25)
Doug Marsh goes dapper and gets more than 135 pictures from the 2014 Dapper Day at Disneyland including dozens of guests going dapper, Disneybounding and creating new "vintage" photos.
FanBoy's Blog: Thor: The Dark World Blu-Ray (Feb 25)
FanBoy shares what he learned from the Blu-Ray of Thor: The Dark World. The film which serves as a sequel to both Thor and Marvel's The Avengers features an insightful audio commentary. See some of the things you can learn about the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
FanBoy's Disney News Report: February 24, 2014 (Feb 24)
In today's report, FanBoy looks at Magic Kingdom announcements, ESPN's latest 30 for 30, and the Oscars.
Oscar Week: Frozen's Art of Animation (Feb 24)
Kyle looks at the acting behind the animation in Frozen. Learn the detail that goes in to every shot. You will gain a greater appreciation of the animators who are actors with computers.
Mechanized Kingdoms Exhibit At Disneyland's Disney Gallery (Feb 24)
Roger looks at the newest Disney Gallery exhibit "Mechanized Kingdoms - Steam-Driven Visions of a Victorian Future" featuring plenty of Tokyo DisneySea models.
Marshal Knight's Blog: And the Oscar goes to...COMEDY (Feb 24)
Marshal reveals his Top 5 funniest Oscar moments from the recent ceremonies. Unfortunately, Eddie Murphy backing out of hosting didn't make the list.
Alex's Movie Blog: Oscar Week: 'The Wind Rises' Review (Feb 24)
Miyazaki's final film is a departure from his typical fantasy film that will give Frozen a worthy competitor at the Academy Awards. Alex reviews the latest release from Studio Ghibli, which is now playing in select cities and opens nationwide on February 28th from Touchstone Pictures.
Marshal Knight's Blog: Let's Get Loud! (Feb 23)
Marshal urges Disney to bring back the ancient idea of concerts being filmed at the parks. Ancient meaning 1999.
FanBoy's Blog: The Future of Marvel's Ultimate Comics (Feb 21)
FanBoy looks at the future of Marvel's Ultimate Comics. Will the line survive the cataclysm?
Marshal Knight's Blog: Album Review: Walt Disney's Happiest Songs (Feb 21)
Marshal starts a series of vinyl record reviews for the site, beginning with Walt Disney's Happiest Songs. He kjfnerjbvke it! (Sorry, there must have been a scratch on the record...)
FanBoy's Blog: Toy Fair: Guardians of the Galaxy (Feb 21)
FanBoy looks at some of the Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy toys that were previewed at Toy Fair
LaughingPlace.com Disney Podcast #202: Cats (Feb 21)
The LPP return this week with talk of Guardians of the Galaxy, Toy Fair and Blackfish. Plus Twitter questions and Getting to Know your LPPe Crew. Note: The beginning of the podcast sounds like we're in a bathroom. We did correct that about 10 minutes in.
FanBoy's Blog: Toy Fair: Star Wars Rebels (Feb 20)
Toy Fair: Star Wars Rebels
Alex's Movie Blog: 'The Jungle Book 2' Blu-Ray Review (Feb 20)
Our Jungle Book coverage comes to an end with Alex's look at the March 18th Blu-Ray/DVD re-release of The Jungle Book 2.
FanBoy's Blog: Toy Fair: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Feb 20)
Toy Fair: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
FanBoy's Disney News Report: February 19, 2014 (Feb 19)
FanBoy fights through his cold to give you the latest news from the Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Entertainment, and Star Wars.
FanBoy's Blog: Who Shot the Watcher? (Feb 19)
FanBoy looks at the new major Marvel event, Original Sin. This game-changing story begins with the question, "Who shot the Watcher?"
FanBoy's Blog: Toy Fair: Planes Fire & Rescue (Feb 19)
FanBoy looks at some of the "Planes: Fire & Rescue" toys that were recently unveiled at Toy Fair
A Celebration of Gospel at Disney California Adventure (Feb 19)
Kyle offers a brief report on the Disneyland Resort's recent Gospel Celebration which was held at Disney California Adventure
FanBoy's Disney News Report: February 18th, 2014 (Feb 18)
Todays topics include Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: Rebels, Broadway's Aladdin, and the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
Toy Fair 2014: Disney's Launch Event Recap (Feb 18)
Marty Allen provides our recap to Disney Consumer Products' presentation on toys based on Planes: Fire and Rescue, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Wars: Rebels, and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Alex's Movie Blog: Disney and the Olympics (Feb 18)
Alex takes a look back at Disney's involvement with the Olympics, including Walt and the 1960 Squaw Valley games, Sam the Eagle, Cool Runnings, and Miracle.
Goodbye Charlie (Feb 17)
As Good Luck Charlie ends its four season run, Roger looks at the series finale. The show was the first Disney Channel show to focus on the entire family and was able to reach great success with this broader focus.
Marshal Knight's Blog: There's A Great Big...Lack of New Music (Feb 17)
Marshal describes the Miracles from Music in the parks and how the absence of it leaves Grim Grinning Guests feeling like Now Is The Time to leave the park.
Marshal Knight's Blog: Three Cheers for Disney! (Feb 15)
Marshal sheds light on the hidden to some, but known to many, Cheerleading competitions at the Walt Disney World Resort. Poms Poms not included.
FanBoy's Blog: Review: Blank- A Vinylmation Love Story (Feb 14)
FanBoy reviews Disney Interactive's Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story
The Blank Disney Parks Meetup (Feb 14)
Jeremiah reports on yesterday's Disney Parks meet-up to celebrate the launch of Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story held at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
LaughingPlace.com Disney Podcast #201: On Trend (Feb 14)
The LPP is back (two in one week!). This week's trendy topics include the Festival of Fantasy Parade, what to do with World Showcase, PUSH the Talking Trashcan, Demi Lovato in concert, MyMagic+ (again), our favorite daytime parades, DCA vs DHS and much more including live questions from the Twittersphere and another installment of "Get to Know Your LPP".
FanBoy's Blog: Disney Animated Google+ Hangout (Feb 13)
FanBoy reviews the Disney Animated Google+ Hangout which featured Disney animators sharing their stories, thoughts, and wisdom with CalArts students and those viewing around the world.
FanBoy's Blog: If Frozen Characters Were Olympians (Feb 13)
FanBoy determines which winter olympic sport the stars of Frozen would compete in. Do you think they have what it takes to win?
Demi Lovato's Journey: A Review of the Neon Lights Tour (Feb 13)
Demi Lovato's latest tour is a deeply personal celebration of her journey from Disney Channel to pop phenomenon and Alex reviews it from the eyes of a Disney fan.
LaughingPlace.com Podcast #200: Elvin Literature (Feb 12)
The panel returns (two weeks in a row!) to discuss Disney's quarterly earnings, MyMagic+ (surprise!) and to give their critical and box office predictions on Disney's 2014 film slate. Plus a quick return of Popcorn or Churro.
Annual Passholders Brave Rain to Sing Along Under the Stars at Disneyland (Feb 11)
Annual Passholders Brave Rain to Sing Along Under the Stars at Disneyland
Alex's Movie Blog: 'The Jungle Book' Diamond Edition Blu-Ray Review (Feb 10)
'The Jungle Book' Diamond Edition Blu-Ray Review
FanBoy's Disney News Report: February 10, 2014 (Feb 10)
In today's Fanboy's Disney News Report he looks at the Festival Fantasy Parade, PUSH, Captain America, and Dog with a Blog
A Festival of Fantasy Fashion Show (Feb 10)
Jeremiah attends a "Fashion Show" to preview the floats and costumes from Magic Kingdom's Festival of Fantasy Parade
Alex's Movie Blog: From the Vault: 'Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book' (Feb 10)
Continuing our celebration of The Jungle Book, Alex takes a look back to 1994's live-action adaptation that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Marshal Knight's Blog: Comedy Warehouse: Open for Business?! (Feb 9)
Marshal makes a plea to get Comedy Warehouse to perform permanently at Hollywood Studios. Whether or not it works is to be determined.
Alex's Movie Blog: From the Vault: History of 'The Jungle Book' (Feb 7)
To kick start our coverage of The Jungle Book home video release, Alex explores the trials and tribulations endured to bring Rudyard Kipling's classic story to life.
FanBoy's Disney News Report: February 6, 2014 (Feb 6)
Disney Interactive leads today's report, but FanBoy also discuses the latest Marvel movie news.
Disney Studios' Tomorrowland Films At Disneyland (Feb 6)
Disneyland doubles as the 1964 New York World's Fair as Brad Bird's upcoming Disney film "Tomorrowland" films near "it's a small world" on February 4th. Doug Marsh has a video and pictures from the day.
FanBoy's Blog: FanBoy's Highlights of Q1 Earnings Conference Call (Feb 5)
FanBoy shares his highlights of today's earnings conference call.
FanBoy's Blog: Disney FY14 Q1 Earnings Announcement (Feb 5)
FanBoy takes a look at today's earnings release and gives his take.
Laughing Place Podcast #199: Walt Disney the Humanist (Feb 5)
Walt Disney the Humanist: This week the crew look back on their stellar 2013 Bold Predictions and weigh in with their 2014 Bold Predictions. Which LPPer saw the future most clearly? The answer may surprise you (and them). We also have a long discussion on MyMagic+ and how it relates to Universal's Diagon Alley.
FanBoy's Blog: Disney Earnings Day Preview (Feb 5)
FanBoy previews today's earnings release
FanBoy's Disney News Report: February 4, 2014 (Feb 4)
Today FanBoy looks at the day's Marvel news, the latest Disney Infinity rumors, and the filming of Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park.
FanBoy's Blog: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -T.R.A.C.K.S. (Feb 4)
FanBoy looks at the latest episode of synergastic Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
FanBoy's Blog: Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (Feb 4)
Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King
FanBoy's Disney News Report: February 3, 2014 (Feb 3)
FanBoy looks at the Super Bowl, the Annies, and news out of Disney Interactive in today's report.
Super Bowl MVP Visits the Magic Kingdom (Feb 3)
Our look at the Super Bowl MVP's parade down Main Street USA. Also, a special offer from the Swan and Dolphin for Seahawk fans.
FanBoy's Blog: A Disney Fan's Super Bowl Recap (Feb 2)
FanBoy looks at the big game from a Disney fan's perspective.
Alex's Movie Blog: Follow the Bouncing Snowflake - Frozen: Sing-Along (Feb 2)
Alex takes a look at Disney's latest trend in interactive theatrical experiences with Frozen: Sing-Along.
FanBoy's Blog: The 41st Annual Annies (Feb 1)
FanBoy has a list of all of Disney's Annie Award winners.
FanBoy's Disney News Report: January 31, 2014 (Jan 31)
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, The Frozen Sing-A-Long, and a special Disney artwork exhibit headline today's Fanboy Report.
Around the Magic Kingdom (Jan 31)
Recent pictures from the Magic Kingdom including the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, MyMagic+ and much more.
Introducing Disney Vacation Club "Membership Magic" (Jan 30)
Disney Vacation Club is adding even more magic for its members with the launch of Membership Magic today. Membership Magic is a new program designed to introduce numerous enhancements for members, create exclusive vacation options across multiple Disney experiences and provide special, money-saving discounts for members to enjoy. The first wave of experiences has officially rolled out, but members can expect to see several ongoing enhancements in the months to come.
FanBoy's Disney News Report: January 29, 2014 (Jan 29)
In today's episode, FanBoy looks at the latest developments in the Thor franchise, Steampunk coming to Disneyland, and the impact of the winter weather at ESPN.
FanBoy's Disney News Report: January 28, 2014 (Jan 28)
In todays report, Parks and Resorts gives back, Star Wars reveals a new droid, and Captain America 3 may already be in the works.
Around Disney's Hollywood Studios (Jan 28)
A look at recent changes at Disney's Hollywood Studios including the Disney Junior Play 'n Dine with Doc McStuffins.
FanBoy's Disney News Report: January 27, 2014 (Jan 28)
Today's report features the Lucas museum, The View and park news plus some added treats for long time LP Podcast fans.
FanBoy's Disney News Report: January 24, 2014 (Jan 24)
In today's report, Hunchback comes stateside, GMA goes to Give Kids the World and a look at the weekend ahead.
FanBoy's Disney News Report: January 23, 2014 (Jan 23)
Today's reports includes the Radio Disney Music Awards, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ant Man and a look at tomorrow's Disney events.
Disneyland Update (Jan 23)
While the rest of he country finishes digging out from a major winter storm, Disneyland recovers from the holidays and prepares for the year ahead. This huge update features more than 100 pictures from all over the park.
FanBoy's Disney News Report: January 22, 2014 (Jan 22)
Frozen news, a Wipeout renewal and more, plus the day ahead in today's update from FanBoy.
FanBoy's Disney News Report: January 21, 2014 (Jan 21)
In the debut of his new podcast, FanBoy looks at the day in Disney including D23 events, an award for Bob Iger, a Disney Channel finale and a preview of tomorrow's news.
Laughing Place Podcast #198: Catching Up (Jan 20)
On the latest podcast the LPP remember Diane Disney Miller and discuss Frozen, Thor 2, Agents of Shield, Indiana Jones, Saving Mr. Banks and much, much more.
FanBoy's Blog: Walt Disney Company Oscar Nominations (Jan 16)
FanBoy lists the complete list of The Walt Disney Company's 2014 Oscar nominees.
Magic Kingdom Update (Jan 15)
Pictures from last week at the Magic Kingdom including the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train testing.
FanBoy's Blog: Disney's Golden Globes Recap (Jan 12)
FanBoy looks at the 2014 Golden Globes from a Disney perspective.
FanBoy's Blog: My Golden Globes Ballot (Jan 12)
FanBoy shares his Golden Globe Awards Ballot.
FanBoy's Blog: Look Forward to 2014 (Jan 11)
A look at the major things coming to Disney in 2014
Billy Hill and the Hillbillies Final Performances (Jan 9)
A look back at the final day of performances by Billy Hill and the Hillbillies on January 6th.
Camp Minnie-Mickey Final Day (Jan 8)
Pictures from the final day of operation of Animal Kingdom's Camp Minnie-Mickey as it shuts down in preparation for an Avatar-themed land.
Adam Sanderson Named Head of D23 and the Walt Disney Archives (Jan 7)
Adam Sanderson has been named senior vice president, corporate communications of The Walt Disney Company, it was announced today by Zenia Mucha, executive vice president and chief communications officer of The Walt Disney Company. In his new role, Mr. Sanderson will oversee D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, Disney Corporate Creative Resources, and the Walt Disney Archives. He will report directly to Ms. Mucha.
Three Kings Weekend Closes Out the Holidays at Disney California Adventure (Jan 4)
The Disneyland Resort is winding up the holiday season with the return of their celebration of Dia de Reyes, The Three Kings Day.
Kenversations(TM): Review of "Saving Mr. Banks" (Dec 27, 2013)
Ken Pellman's Kenversations reviews "Saving Mr. Banks".
Marshal Knight's Blog: Saving Mr. Banks Review (Dec 26, 2013)
Marshal gives his review of "Saving Mr. Banks" and explains how all movie goers, not just Disney fans, will love the film.
Christmas Decor at the Yacht and Beach Club and Boardwalk Resorts (Dec 16, 2013)
Pictures of 2013 Christmas decor at Walt Disney World's Yacht and Beach Club and the Boardwalk resort.
Rebekah's Blog: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Super Adventure! DVD (Dec 13, 2013)
Rebekah reviews the latest Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD release - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Super Adventure!
Marshal Knight's Blog: ABC's (Possible) Musical Mecca (Dec 8, 2013)
Marshal discusses if ABC could cash in on the success of NBC's "The Sound of Music LIVE!" and what shows would be a good fit for the struggling network.
Frozen Additions to Celebrate the Magic Castle Projection Show (Dec 6, 2013)
Video and pictures of the Frozen additions to the Celebration the Magic castle projection show at the Magic Kingdom.
Christmas at the Magic Kingdom Including Castle Dream Lights (Dec 5, 2013)
A look at some of the Christmas decor at the Magic Kingdom and the Cinderella Castle Dream Lights lighting ceremony.
World of Color: Winter Dreams at Disney California Adventure (Dec 2, 2013)
Complete coverage of World of Color: Winter Dreams, the holiday edition of World of Color at Disney California Adventure. Includes a complete video and pictures of the show, interviews with the creators and the opening night introduction.
Gingerbread Houses at the Grand Floridian and Contemporary Resort (Nov 26, 2013)
A look at this year's Gingerbread Houses at the Grand Floridian and Contemporary Resorts including the a few pics of the ribbon cutting and the Grand.
Marshal Knight's Blog: Marshal's Musings #1: A Very Chilly Property & A Very Scandalous Show (Nov 25, 2013)
Marshal gives his thoughts on topics from Frozen to Scandal, from Country music to Miley. All thoughts are those of Marshal Knight and don't necessarily reflect those of the management at Laughing Place.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Opens at Disney's El Capitan Theatre (Nov 21, 2013)
A look at the Grand Opening and inside the newly opened Ghirardelli Chocolate in Hollywood next to Disney's El Capitan Theatre. The location replaces the former Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store.
Laughing Place Podcast #197: Welcome To Our Family (Nov 14, 2013)
A new crew member joins the LPP on today's show as they discuss Star Wars changes, Avatar announcements, Jingle Cruise wishlists, the D23 Hocus Pocus event, Tony Baxter and future Disney Legends, Disney on Ice, Tarzan the Musical, talking Mickey and more.
Disney's Frozen Characters and Merchandise at Walt Disney World (Nov 12, 2013)
Pictures of Anna and Elsa, from Disney's upcoming animated feature Frozen, in Epcot's Norway pavilion plus some of the Frozen merchandise now available.
Social Media All Stars Gather at Disneyland for the World Premiere of #DisneySide (Nov 7, 2013)
Doug Marsh covers the start of #DisneySide, a new hash tag and publicity campaign for Disney guests launched at Disneyland with some of the biggest Internet memes including Grumpy Cat.
Kenversations(TM): On Tony Baxter and His Window Dedication Ceremony (Nov 6, 2013)
Ken Pellman reflects on the career of Disney Legend and Imagineer Tony Baxter and details the daylong celebration of Tony's window dedication.
FanBoy's Blog: CCMT's Tarzan (Nov 4, 2013)
Fanboy reviews the regional production of Tarzan currently being performed in Walnut Creek, California.
Tony Baxter Receives a Window on Main Street, USA (Nov 3, 2013)
Complete video, pictures and an interview from the November 1st ceremony awarding longtime Imagineer and Disney Legend Tony Baxter a coveted Window on Main Street.
Marshal Knight's Blog: The Original "Sleeping Beauty Castle" (Nov 1, 2013)
New blogger, Marshal Knight, documents his experience in Germany visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, the castle that was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Happy Haunted Horseshoe at the Magic Kingdom (Nov 1, 2013)
Denise takes a look at the Limited Time Magic Golden Horseshoe event, “Happy Haunted Horseshoe” at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
FanBoy's Blog: Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure (Oct 28, 2013)
FanBoy goes to see the newest Disney on Ice show, Passport to Adventure featuring Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy on a tour around the globe.
HalloweenTime at the Disneyland Resort (Oct 21, 2013)
Doug Marsh takes a detailed look at HalloweenTime at Disneyland including a look back at the Villain's Dance Party, an interview with Robin Townbridge for the Mad T Party and a couple of Doug's signature videos.
FanBoy's Blog: The Little Mermaid: Second Screen Live (Oct 6, 2013)
FanBoy checks out the Second Screen Experience for The Little Mermaid. Is this a great way to see a favorite film?
FanBoy's Blog: Lucas Cultural Arts Museum (Oct 1, 2013)
FanBoy looks at George Lucas' idea for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum at the Presidio. Would this proposed museum make a great companion to the near by Walt Disney Family Museum?
Starbucks Comes to Disneyland's Main Street (Oct 1, 2013)
Doug Marsh takes a detailed look at the recently opened Starbucks on Disneyland's Main Street with nearly 60 pictures. Did Disney make the modern coffee shop fit into turn-of-the-century Main Street?
FanBoy's Blog: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Level 7 (Sep 25, 2013)
FanBoy examines Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the show's importance to Marvel, ABC, and The Walt Disney Company as a whole.
FanBoy's Blog: Bob Speaks (Sep 24, 2013)
FanBoy's report on Bob Iger's question-and-answer session at the Goldman Sachs 22nd Annual Communacopia Conference.
A Tour Around Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (Sep 20, 2013)
Authors Mike and Julie Neal take pictures around the Magic Kingdom's annual Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
FanBoy's Blog: Liv and Maddie Review (Sep 18, 2013)
FanBoy reviews the new Disney Channel show Liv and Maddie starring Dove Cameron playing twins. Does it live up to FanBoy's high standards?
Laughing Place Podcast #196 (Sep 18, 2013)
On a very special Laughing Place Podcast, the crew explains their recent absence and what the future holds. They also say farewell to LPP crew member Donny. They also find time to discuss a little Disney including the Miley Cyrus episode and a huge MyMagic+ discussion.
The Costumes of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (Sep 16, 2013)
Mike and Julie look at some of the very interesting costumes to be found at Disney's first Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of the season.
FanBoy's Blog: Jay Rasulo Speaks (Sep 12, 2013)
FanBoy reports on Disney Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo's recent question-and-answer session at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference. He discusses Lucas, Marvel, MyMagic+, Shanghai Disneyland and much more.
FanBoy's Blog: Paley Center's ABC Fall Preview (Sep 11, 2013)
FanBoy looks at two sitcoms from ABC's upcoming fall schedule previewed at the Paley Center for Media: Trophy Wife and Back in the Game. Does ABC have a couple of comedy hits on their hand?
FanBoy's Blog: Marty at the Walt Disney Family Museum (Sep 10, 2013)
Disney Legend Marty Sklar recently spoke at the Walt Disney Family Museum and FanBoy was there to report on this very interesting talks.
Walls Come Down Around Princess Fairytale Hall (Sep 10, 2013)
The walls have come down around New Fantasyland's upcoming addition, Princess Fairytale Hall. Take a look at all the detail.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Construction Update (Sep 7, 2013)
The latest pictures of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Princess Fairytale Hall construction progres.
FanBoy's Blog: runDisney Inspires (Sep 6, 2013)
FanBoy on the inspiration runDisney is to Disney fans who participate and to those who don't.
Disneyland Half Marathon Crowns Grabow and Dinius as Champions (Sep 3, 2013)
Jimmy Grabow captured his second straight Disneyland Half Marathon title while female champion Stephanie Dinius crossed the finish line in record time.
FanBoy's Blog: Dog Days of Summer (Aug 30, 2013)
FanBoy looks at some Disney ways to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer.
FanBoy's Blog: Super Buddies: Arf Arf and Away (Aug 28, 2013)
FanBoy reviews the latest in Disney's "buddies" series - Super Buddies.
Pictures: Six New DuckTales Posters Celebrating DuckTales: Remastered (Aug 27, 2013)
In honor of the newly released DuckTales: Remastered video game, Disney.com’s blog Oh My Disney teamed up with pop-culture art gallery Mondo to create a limited edition DuckTales poster series… woo-oo
Updated: Latest Disney Dream Portrait Features Jennifer Hudson as Princess Tiana (Aug 23, 2013)
The new portrait, entitled "Where you always follow your heart," can be seen in upcoming issues of Vanity Fair, O – The Oprah Magazine, and People.
The Festival of the Lion King Pictorial (Aug 23, 2013)
Mike and Julie (and their daughter) show some stunning pictures of The Festival of the Lion King in its current location as it prepares to move to its new location (making way for Avatar construction) soon.
2014 Miss America Contestants Visit Walt Disney World (Aug 22, 2013)
Last week all 53 contestants for the 2014 Miss America crown came together at the Magic Kingdom.
Preview of the D23 Expo (Aug 9, 2013)
On Thursday, media were able to preview some of the D23 Expo pavilions. Below are pictures and a video from the Imagineering Pavilion, Consumer Products pavilion and the Art of Animation Exhibit.
Disney's Planes at the El Capitan Theatre Aug 9 -Sep 18 (Aug 5, 2013)
See Disney's Planes at Disney's El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and get to know the animals that inspired flight in their preshow.
Downtown Disney Construction Update (Aug 2, 2013)
Mike looks at construction progress as Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney is transformed into Disney Springs.
A Walk Around Disneyland (Jul 29, 2013)
Dave takes a walk around Disneyland with pictures from all the lands plus Woody's All-American Round-Up and plenty of characters.
The Walt Disney Studios Takes Fans Behind the Scenes at Disney's D23 Expo (Jul 29, 2013)
A look at what the Walt Disney Studios will be presenting in Arena. in the smaller exhibit halls and the Expo floor at the D23 Expo August 9-11.
Storybook Circus (Jul 25, 2013)
Mike Neal tours New Fantasyland's Storybook Circus and brings back some absolutely beautiful pictures.
Harrod's Disney Princess Dresses Make U.S. Debut Plus Two Other D23 Expo Announcements (Jul 22, 2013)
Disney has three new announcements for the D23 Expo coming up August 9-11 - Harrod Disney Princess dresses will make their US debut plus "Lost Chords" and Mary Poppins panels.
FanBoy's Blog: San Diego Comic-Con - Day 1 (Jul 19, 2013)
FanBoy covers Day 1 at Comic-Con including Disney Infinity, the Marvel booth, Marvel presentations and a pretty impressive Godzilla promo.
FanBoy's Blog: Disney's Emmy Nominations (Jul 18, 2013)
FanBoy looks at Disney's nominees for the Emmys which were announced today.
FanBoy's Blog: Comic-Con: Preview Night (Jul 17, 2013)
Fan Boy explores the Disney experiences available at San Diego Comic-Con's Preview Night.
FanBoy's Blog: Support Disney Fandom (Jul 16, 2013)
Fanboy looks at the Disney Fandom programming block and encourages Disney fans to support it.
Disney CEO Bob Iger Set to Open D23 Expo; Disney Studios to Have Two Arena Presentations (Jul 16, 2013)
D23 has announced Disney CEO Bob Iger will open this year's Expo and the Walt Disney Studios will have two arena presentations - the first hosted by John Lasseter and the second by Alan Horn.
Construction Tour: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Jul 14, 2013)
New contributor Mike Neal goes on a photo tour of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train construction.
FanBoy's Blog: Disney's Holiday Preview (Jul 11, 2013)
FanBoy looks at some of Disney Consumer Products' holiday releases.
Construction Tour: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Jul 10, 2013)
New contributor Mike Neal goes on a photo tour of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train construction.
FanBoy's Blog: Course for the Force (Jul 10, 2013)
FanBoy looks at the Course of the Force, an epic journey through California and a tribute to Star Wars held in advance of the San Diego Comic Con International raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
2013 Disney Legends Award Honorees to be Celebrated During the D23 Expo (Jul 10, 2013)
Disney announces the list of those to be honored as Disney Legends at the 2013 D23 Expo.
FanBoy's Blog: Falcon Assemble (Jul 9, 2013)
FanBoy looks at the series premiere of Avengers Assemble on Disney XD and the focus on the Falcon character.
FanBoy's Blog: SDCC Preview (Jul 7, 2013)
FanBoy looks at everything on Disney's schedule for the upcoming 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.
The Lone Ranger World Premiere from Disney California Adventure (Jul 3, 2013)
Celebrity pictures and video interviews from the World Premiere of Disney's The Lone Ranger held at Disney California Adventure.
Disney's Soundstage 1 Rededicated the Annette Funicello Stage (Jun 28, 2013)
Video and pictures from the June 24th ceremony to rededicate Soundstage 1 on the Disney Studios lot in honor of Disney Legend Annette Funicello. Also includes several interviews with Disney personalities.
Stars of Disney Channel's Teen Beach Movie Make Surprise Appearance at Typhoon Lagoon (Jun 28, 2013)
On Friday, June 28, three stars from the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie "Teen Beach Movie" made a surprise appearance at Typhoon Lagoon and helped out with the day's first Teen Beach Movie Beach Party. We've got pictures and video interviews with the celebs - Kent Boyd, Garrett Clayton and Chrissie Fit.
FanBoy's Blog: The Lone Ranger Review (Jun 25, 2013)
FanBoy reviews Disney's latest live-action film, The Lone Ranger.
Starbucks Opens Inside the Magic Kingdom (Jun 25, 2013)
Video and pictures of the new Main Street Bakery featuring Starbucks - now open inside Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
FanBoy's Blog: ABC's Whodunnit? (Jun 24, 2013)
Saving Mr. Banks at Disneyland (Jun 24, 2013)
Pictures of the filming of Tom Hanks' upcoming film on Walt Disney and PL Travers.
FanBoy's Blog: My Experience at The Lone Ranger Premiere (Jun 23, 2013)
My Experience at The Lone Ranger Premiere
Monsters University World Premiere (Jun 21, 2013)
Pictures and video interviews from the Blue Carpet at the World Premiere of Monsters University at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
FanBoy's Blog: Monsters University (Jun 21, 2013)
Car Masters Weekend 2013 at Downtown Disney (Jun 19, 2013)
Wendy takes a look at Car Masters Weekend held June 15-16 and Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney.
Car Masters Weekend 2013 at Downtown Disney (Jun 19, 2013)
Pictures and a video overview from the last weekends Car Masters Weekend at Downtown Disney. There was a lot of Monsters University to be found there!
This is a test article (Jun 18, 2013)
This is a test article
FanBoy's Blog: Disney Licensing (Jun 18, 2013)
Rebekah's Blog: Review: Mickey and the Quest for the Crystal Mickey (Jun 16, 2013)
Rebekah reviews the latest Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD, Mickey and the Quest for the Crystal Mickey.
FanBoy's Blog: A Look at 2015 (Jun 16, 2013)
A Look at 2015
Epcot's Character Spot Reopens (Jun 10, 2013)
Pictures and video of the refurbished, reopened Character Spot at Epcot where guests can meet the Disney characters.
Mickey and the Magical Map Premieres at Disneyland (May 31, 2013)
Coverage of the premiere of Mickey and the Magical Map at Disneyland including a complete video of the show and nearly 100 pictures.
Magic Kingdom Resort Monstrous Summer All-Nighter 24-Hour Celebration (May 28, 2013)
Donny and Wendy spend the night in the Magic Kingdom to attend the Monstrous Summer All-Nighter 24-hour party. They also attend the Disney Parks Blog Meet-Up including a screening of Monsters University.
Disneyland Resort Monstrous Summer All-Nighter 24-Hour Celebration (May 28, 2013)
Doug Marsh has pictures from Friday's 24-hour party to kick-off the Monstrous Summer at the Disneyland Resort.
Monstrous Summer All-Nighter Kicks Off at the Magic Kingdom (May 24, 2013)
Video and pictures from the kick-off of Walt Disney World's Monstrous Summer with a 24-hour all-nighter party at the Magic Kingdom.
Mystic Point Grand Opening at Hong Kong Disneyland (May 23, 2013)
Guest contributor Paul Thomas travels to Hong Kong to see the newest addition to Hong Kong Disneyland, Mystic Point and the amazing Mystic Manor ride.
Hyperspace Hoopla at Star Wars Weekends 2013 (May 21, 2013)
Complete video nearly 60 pictures from the 2013 edition of the Hyperspace Hoopla at Star Wars Weekends.
Legends of the Force Motorcade at Star Wars Weekends 2013 (May 21, 2013)
Complete video and more than 75 pictures from the opening weekend Legends of the Force Motorcade at Star Wars Weekends 2013.
Rebekah's Blog: Review: Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins: Time For Your Checkup on DVD (May 17, 2013)
Rebekah reviews the recent release Doc McStuffins: Time For Your Checkup on DVD featuring 10 episodes of one of the most popular shows on Disney Junior, Doc McStuffins.
Monsters University Invades Disney's Hollywood Studios (May 15, 2013)
A look at Monsters University at Disney's Hollywood Studios including the Magic of Disney Animation attraction and elsewhere in the park.
Grand Floridian Pool and Construction Update (May 10, 2013)
Pictures of the newly remodeled Courtyard Pool at the Grand Floridian and a construction update on the Disney Vacation Club villas.
A Look at the New Boardwalk Bakery (May 10, 2013)
The Boardwalk Bakery at the Boardwalk entertainment district recently reopened after an extensive refurbishment.
Celebrate Fiesta! at Epcot's Mexico Pavilion for Limited Time Magic (May 8, 2013)
Video and pictures of the Limited Time Magic Celebrate Fiesta! at Mexico's Epcot Pavilion May 5-11.
May the 4th Be With You at Disney's Hollywood Studios (May 6, 2013)
Video and pictures from the Limited Time Magic event May the 4th Be With You at Disney's Hollywood Studios help May 4, 2013. Includes the Symphony in the Skies Fireworks.
Mike & Mike The Mess at ESPN Wide World of Sports (May 3, 2013)
Doobie goes to this morning's live broadcast of Mike and Mike in the Morning from ESPN Wide World of Sports. Today's showed featuring the live running of The Mess - Mike Greenberg's payoff for losing their annual NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket Wager.
Making Magic at Teppan Edo, Epcot's Teppanyaki Restaurant (May 2, 2013)
On a recent trip to Teppan Edo, Epcot's Teppanyaki Restaurant in the Japan Pavilion, our chef made some Mickey magic while preparing our food. We also review the dinner from a vegetarian's point of view.
A Preview of the New California Grill (Apr 30, 2013)
The California Grill high atop Disney's Contemporary Grill reopens in early September. Here's an early look at the changes that are coming.
Disney Magic Announces a Major Makeover Debuting on October 20 (Apr 26, 2013)
Descriptions, videos and pictures of the major changes announced for the Disney Magic, debuting on October 20, 2013.
Disney's Animal Kingdom's 15th Anniversary (Apr 23, 2013)
Pictures and video from April 22nd's 15th anniversary celebration at Animal Kingdom.
Limited Time Magic Brings Long Lost Friends Back to Disneyland (Apr 19, 2013)
Pictures of the "Long Lost Friends" characters at Disneyland for Limited Time Magic the week of April 8th.
Stark Industries Presents Iron Man Tech at Innoventions (Apr 16, 2013)
The first Marvel attraction has come to the Disney parks as Stark Industries Presents Iron Man Tech at Innoventions has opened in Disneyland.
Disneyland Resort Update (Apr 16, 2013)
Springtime comes to Disneyland plus changes in Frontierland, Fantasy Faire and Downtown Disney.
Magic Kingdom Update (Apr 12, 2013)
The latest pictures from the Magic Kingdom including lots of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train construction pics, the Pirates of the Caribbean interactive game installation and much more.
Window on Main Street Dedication for Harrison "Buzz" Price (Apr 11, 2013)
On April 9, 2013, Disney dedicated a Window on Main Street to Harrison "Buzz" Price, the late Disney Legend who was the individual who provided Walt Disney with the concrete facts and figures that formed the foundation for the fantasy that is Disneyland
The Last Time I Saw Annette (Apr 9, 2013)
Doug recalls the last time he saw Annette Funicello in person at a 1998 Disneyland event.
World Showcase Topiaries at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival (Part One) (Apr 3, 2013)
Part one of our pictures of the World Showcase Topiaries at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival including the United Kingdom, France, Morocco and Japan.
Grand Floridian Update (Mar 29, 2013)
A look at what's new at the Grand Floridian including DVC Villa construction, their incredible annual Easter Egg display, the new Gasparilla Grill and Sandy Cove sundries shop and more from Disney's most upscale resort.
Future World Topiaries at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival (Mar 28, 2013)
Pictures of the Future World Topiaries at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival including the 20th anniversary entrance topiary, the Lion King, Phineas and Ferb, Monsters University and more.
Big Thunder Mountain Interactive Queue (Mar 25, 2013)
Pictures and video from the elements of Big Thunder Mountain's new interactive queue that are now in-place.
Magic Kingdom Update (Mar 22, 2013)
A huge Magic Kingdom update covering Big Thunder Mountain, Mine Train construction, New Fantasyland, a cool new popcorn bucket, Rapunzel restrooms at night, new Adventureland, bus loop construction and much more.
The Playgrounds of the 2013 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival (Mar 21, 2013)
Doobie and his son Gideon do the "hard work" of reviewing all three play grounds at this year's Flower and Garden Festival - Radiator Springs, The Land of Oz and The Backyard Play Garden (including over 80 pictures). Which is the best? Find out here.
Annual Passholder Ticket Exchange Center Opens at Epcot (Mar 20, 2013)
Wendy and Donny go to Epcot to be among the first to convert her Annual Passport to a Radio Frequency (RF) enabled one and brings back a story with pictures - and even a video.
Review: Bowling at Splitsville Downtown Disney Westside (Mar 18, 2013)
A review of the bowling experience at Splitsville, the Luxury Lane bowling alley at Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney Westside.
Laughing Place Podcast: It's Pronounced POD-cast (Mar 15, 2013)
This week the LPP delve into Downtown Disney rumors, themed hotels, Iger vs. Eisner, Epcot dining and more including voicemail.
Fantasy Faire Opening Day at Disneyland (Mar 13, 2013)
Doug covers the March 12th opening day for Disneyland's new Fantasy Faire area.
Inside Disneyland's New Fantasy Faire (Mar 11, 2013)
Video and pictures of Disneyland's new Fantasy Faire at Disneyland including a complete look at the Beauty and the Beast and Tangled shows and the atmosphere in the area.
MEV Vacation Tips: Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party (Dec 11, 2012)
Melissa splurges on the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party and tells you all about it.