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Dozens of Disney World Monorail Passengers Evacuated After Power Outage

Disney World Monorail Passengers Evacuated After Power Outage

Originally posted 07/14/2014 07:30AM

A Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage during bad weather at its central Florida amusement complex. She says no one was hurt.

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Heigh-Ho! Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opening at Walt Disney World

Heigh-Ho! Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opening at Walt Disney World

Originally posted 05/02/2014 10:55AM

From now on, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Grumpy, Happy, Dopey and Doc don't have to take a backseat to anybody, not even Snow White.

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It's a Small World Turns 50: 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Iconic Disney Ride (After All) | Walt Disney World

It's a Small World Turns 50: 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Iconic Disney Ride (After All)

Originally posted 04/10/2014 01:15PM

Ever since its debut at the New York World's Fair on April 22, 1964, Walt Disney's It's a Small World attraction has become a beloved highlight for park visitors around the world.

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Disney's It's a Small World Turns 50 – Join the Celebration

Disney's It's a Small World Turns 50 – Join the Celebration

Originally posted 03/21/2014 08:35AM

Rarely has reaching 50 been so smooth a ride.

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Harry Potter Expands His Playground at Universal Orlando

Harry Potter Expands His Playground at Universal Orlando

Originally posted 01/24/2014 02:55PM

Since Universal Orlando Resort's Wizarding World of Harry Potter first opened in June 2010, its two rides, shops, restaurant and pub have been jam-packed with visitors – making the overcrowded acreage seem ripe for expansion.

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Jessica Chastain Poses As Brave's Merida for Disney

Jessica Chastain Poses As Brave's Merida for Disney

Originally posted 01/09/2014 01:00PM

If Angelina Jolie can play Maleficent in a live-action movie about Sleeping Beauty's wicked nemesis, what's to stop Jessica Chastain from grabbing a bow and arrow and stepping into the boots of Brave's heroine Merida for celebrated photog Annie Leibovitz?

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Elizabeth McGovern Spoofs Downton Abbey at Disney World (PHOTO)

Elizabeth McGovern Spoofs Downton Abbey During Disney World Trip

Originally posted 12/30/2013 07:05PM

Downton at Disney?

Elizabeth McGovern poked fun at herself on Sunday as she posed for a portrait that parodies the Downton Abbey cast photo during a visit to Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

McGovern, 52, stood at the head of two lines of Disney employees in front of Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion, which was meant to represent Highclere Castle, the historical building used in the hit television show.

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Katie Holmes & Suri Cruise Take Smiley Carousel Ride at Disney World

Katie Holmes & Suri Cruise Take Smiley Carousel Ride at Disney World

Originally posted 03/25/2013 07:30PM

It was another mother-daughter bonding day for Katie Holmes and daughter, Suri Cruise.

The actress, 34, couldn't hide her smile on Sunday at Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando, Fla., where she took her little one, 6½, on a carousel ride.

Clad in a dress and sweater, with a green polka-dot backpack, Holmes snapped photos of Cruise on her cell phone while sitting on a carousel horse.

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How Are Disney's Princesses Spending Their Holidays? | Ginnifer Goodwin, Jordin Sparks

Disney World's New Fantasyland: The Princesses Open Their Own Castles

Originally posted 12/24/2012 10:25AM

Poor Cinderella may not have a stocking to hang by the chimney with care, but she does have that choice bit of Florida real estate: her own castle smack in the middle of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

This season, she isn't the only Disney princess with a stronghold to call home. Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Belle from Beauty and the Beast now boast their own splashy attractions in the recently launched New Fantasyland, which more than doubles the original 10 acres of the most popular section of the most popular park in the world's most popular resort. (Yes, expect crowds.)

"To all those who are young, and young at heart," Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin – joined by Jordin Sparks, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Thomas Staggs and Mickey Mouse – said at the Dec. 6 dedication ceremony. The actress also said, "The castles here are far more beautiful than they are on Once Upon a Time – with no trolls or giants to worry about."

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