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Sams Disney Diary

Walt Disney World is the one location where my entire family can find something to smile about. No matter the age, no matter who is with us, you will find an adventure. Sam’s Disney Diary is simply a way for me to capture and share the memory or those adventures in the magic. I hope you enjoy.

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Space Mountain | Walk Through | POV | Magic Kingdom | 2022
Let's take a ride on the Iconic Walt Disney World Space mountain. Full walk-through of Queue and Edit. Thanks for Watching. Zoom Through the Galaxy Dip and careen into the inky blackness as a futuristic soundtrack echoes all around you. Fly past shooting stars and celestial satellites. Roar past streaking orbs of light, wayward comets and migrant meteors. Feel the pull of gravity as you’re drawn into a swirling wormhole!  
11:49 06/20/2022
Disney Coronado Springs | Walt Disney World Meetings and Events | 2019 Grand Opening
Recorded During the Rededication of Disney Coronado Springs Resort and Opening of the Gran Destino Tower in 2019. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida boasts 5 dedicated convention hotels and more than 700,000 square feet of ballroom, meeting, and event space. During the Opening of the Gran Destino Tower, we had a chance to check in on the latest offering, not only at Coronado Springs but all over Walt Disney World https://youtu.be/_9BQR_QRn5M  
07:23 06/18/2022
Dapper Dans Full Show | Main Street USA | 2022 | Magic Kingdom
The Walt Disney World Dapper Dans have been entertaining guests since opening day at Walt Disney World. Having recently returned after a Covid-19 break you can find the Dapper Dans you can typically find the Dapper Dans Up and Down Main Street performing American Standards like Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mr. Sandman, and Zip-a-dee doo dah. In this video, we caught up with the Dans in Town Square near the barbershop. https://youtu.be/_PEvnIP1bkk  
15:55 06/17/2022
Coronado Springs | Walt Disney World Resort | The Story Behind the Gran Destino Tower Opening | 2019
Recorded During the Rededication of Disney Coronado Springs Resort and Opening of the Gran Destino Tower in 2019. Disney is all about Story Telling, and the newly opened Gran Destino Tower and Coronado Springs are no exception, we talked to an Imagineer to get the details behind the Story of The Grand Destino. https://youtu.be/cavO7FLd4dQ  
06:39 06/15/2022
Disney Tips | Resort TV Special Events Channel | D2 Summit | NHSCC
As seen on the Walt Disney World Resort Television "Special Events Channel". If you participated in the D2 Summit Championship, or the National High School Cheering Championships you likely tuned into your in-room guide for the latest information for your event, and Wlat Disney World Parks. https://youtu.be/qc2Q110nUpY  
19:18 06/12/2022
The People Mover | Tomorrowland Transit Authority
Board an elevated tram for a leisurely voyage through Tomorrowland. During your narrated tour, go behind the scenes of attractions like Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain and Star Traders retail shop. See architectural models of Progress City, the prototype for EPCOT. You’ll enjoy amazing up-close views of the park from a unique vantage point. https://youtu.be/xS2YZ_k1cNE  
12:26 06/11/2022
Coronado Springs | Walt Disney World Resorts | Resort Experience | Opening Day 2019
Recorded During the Rededication of Disney Coronado Springs Resort and Opening of the Gran Destino Tower in 2019. The addition of the Gran Destino Tower changes the Walt Disney World resort landscape... what can we expect? https://youtu.be/iaVg7_u06Vo  
04:56 06/10/2022
Coronado Springs | Tower Suite Room Tour | Opening Day 2019
Recorded During the Rededication of Disney Coronado Springs Resort and Opening of the Gran Destino Tower in 2019. The #GranDestino at #WaltDisneyWorld #CoronadoSprings is set to open tomorrow... We got a tour of a Suite earlier today!!! Check out that view!!!
07:53 06/08/2022
Coronado Springs |Re-Dedication Ceremony July 2019 | Opening Day
Recorded During the Rededication of Disney Coronado Springs Resort and Opening of the Gran Destino Tower in 2019. Walt Disney World Coronado Springs Resort Red-dedication and Video Montage including the ceremony https://youtu.be/G1oKGervv3Y  
15:35 06/05/2022
Festival of Fantasy Parade | Magic Kingdom | Disney Parade 2022
The unbridled enchantment and vivid pageantry of Fantasyland—and its many inhabitants—winds its way through the park in a thrilling parade spectacular. The dazzling mix of floats, motion, and original music will keep you humming along for days to come. The Festival of Fantasy Parade is Back at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Recorded May 2022. https://youtu.be/BSdgUs_Zns4  
19:13 06/04/2022
Coronado Springs | Tolédo Roof Top Dining | Opening Day 2019
The new Gran Destino Tower is home to an unforgettable new dining experience, – Tolédo Tapas, Steak & Seafood, a unique rooftop table-service restaurant offering dishes and small plates inspired by the flavors of Spain. Featuring sweeping views of Walt Disney World Resort, this charming, surrealistic location invites guests to dine indoors under a pair of large olive trees nestled beneath an intricate vaulted ceiling with shimmering stained-glass accents. https://youtu.be/f_d6g_Rd7BA  
05:13 06/03/2022
Disney Photo Pass is Ready for Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind with Special Magic Shots
With the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind, an attraction at Walt Disney World Epcot, Disney Photo Pass Services added their 14th on-ride attraction photo, along with some new magic shots all over Walt Disney World. We got the details during the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration and Guardians of the Galaxy cosmic rewind launch event! https://youtu.be/CxL2Vy9pJDA  
06:13 05/31/2022
Walt Disney World | Dapper Dans | Trolley Show | Magic Kingdom | Main Street USA | 2022
The Walt Disney World dapper dans have been entertaining guests since opening day at Walt Disney World. Having recently returned after a Covid-19 break you can find the Dapper Dans you can typically find the Dapper Dans Up and Down Main Street performing American Standards like Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mr. Sandman, and Zip-a-dee doo dah. Sometimes you can find them on board the main street trolly performing, worth following if you ask me. In this video, we follow the Dapper Dans From the Hub near Cinderella Castle to Town Square... singing some Disney classics. https://youtu.be/O4uRT-vrqZw  
05:41 05/30/2022
Walt Disney World Ambassador Ali Manion Talks Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary
The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Continues. Current Walt Disney World ambassador Ali Manion gave us a summary of all the changes and reasons to visit Walt Disney World. https://youtu.be/My4LyNRzgbw  
05:47 05/29/2022
The Commodores | Epcot Garden Rocks | 2022 | Walt Disney World | Featuring Walter Clyde Orange
Epcot Garden Rocks Concert 2022. The Commodores, with special appearance by original member Walter Clyde Orange. The camera work isn't the best, but I didn't expect to be sharing, love the Special appearance. https://youtu.be/tQQbkKaaHoI  
33:24 05/27/2022
Finding Nemo The Big Blue... and Beyond | Walt Disney World } Animal Kingdom Entertainment Interview
Coming soon, Summer 2022, to Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom, Finding Nemo The Big Blue World, and Beyond. I had the opportunity to spend some time with James Silson, Disney Live Entertainment Show Producer, and I ask him a few questions about the new show. Based on Disney and Pixar’s film Finding Nemo, this exciting stage show invites you to discover the familiar tale of Nemo and friends from a whole new point of view, as well as fan-favorite songs such as “In the Big Blue World” and “Go with the Flow.” The adventure begins by catching up with the fish from Dr. P. Sherman’s office in Finding Nemo who made their way across the ocean to the Marine Life Institute. With live performers, animated backdrops, and a theater decked out with innovative lighting, sound, and special effects to create Nemo’s undersea environment, this newly updated show takes you back to the extraordinary underwater world—all over again! https://youtu.be/rr8-2kZ2XHw  
08:37 05/26/2022
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind | Imagineer Interview | Wyatt WDI Show Producer | Epcot | 2022
The Celebration of Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary Continues. The opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind on May 27, 2022 marks another milestone in the Epcot Transformation. During the Opening preview, I spend some time with Wyatt, the WDI Show producer on the project. https://youtu.be/q1izQpfhAr4  
08:04 05/25/2022
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind | Full Queue Experience | Complete Loop | Every Video Display
Welcome back, as we continue our journey deeper into the wonders of Xandar pavilion in World Discovery of Walt Disney World Epcot, past the 30-minute Galaxarum, where we meet The Xandarian supercomputer, Worldmind. Catch the entire loop here; next, we move into the Xandar Gallery. We discover more about the Xandarian people, culture, and history from the original Guardians of the Galaxy Movie. Scale Models and videos create a museum-like experience comparing our world to Xandar, setting the stage for the main attraction. The gallery also features excerpts from “Good Morning Xandar,” where the show host interviews the Guardians of the Galaxy about their heroic deeds. This video is the Queue just past the Galaxarum, starting with the Scale Model tour, continuing with a Walt Disney cameo, and the Good Morning Xandar Video loop. This isn’t a walkthrough, but all of the video loops in the Queue, all of it, then we head into the Phase chamber and the beginning of our mission, we’ll go all the way to the load area, but short of a ride experience…Thanks for watching https://youtu.be/8xNnqHzOCPY
28:41 05/24/2022
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Full Galaxarium Loop | Epcot | Wonders of Xandar Loop
According to backstory, Peter Quill, AKA, Star-Lord, once visited EPCOT as a child in the 1980s. He loved the experience so much that he suggested Walt Disney Word’s Epcot would be the perfect place for Xandarians to connect with Terrans. Xandarians are from the planet Xandar in the Andrama Galaxy, and Terrans being their word for humans on our planet Earth. That Peter Quill suggestion resulted in the first other-world showcase pavilion at Walt Disney World’s Epcot “The Wonders of Xandar.” The Wonders of Xandar Pavilion is located in Epcot’s World Discovery and features three main sections: The Galaxarium: a sweeping planetarium-style space showcasing planets, stars, and other intergalactic wonders that connect Terra and Xandar – reinforcing the notion that we’re all born of the same space dust. In the Galaxarum, you’ll meet The Xandarian supercomputer, Worldmind, whose purpose is to preserve the knowledge and history of Xandar. Most of the knowledge Worldmind has collected regarding Teran, aka Earth, comes from Peter Quill – “Terrans love music that moves your soul.” Understanding Terrans is just one of the many reasons Xandarans have opened the Wonders of Xandar Pavilion at Epcot. Worldmind provides the narration that gives us context to the stunning visuals in the queue area, along with some intriguing questions like Where is Johnny going and is he being good? Why only the turkey leg, what about the rest of the creature? Milkey Way is a curious name for a galaxy; why? The complete loop rounds a little over 30 minutes, and I hope this is your only opportunity to experience it in its entirety. After the Galaxarum, the Xandar Gallery, and the Phase Chamber are next in the Queue, I’ll save that for the next episode of Sam’s Disney Diary; be sure to hit that subscribes button for more. https://youtu.be/DeHlHbEeqko    
60:11 05/20/2022
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind | Imagineer Interview | Walt Disney World | Epcot
The Celebration of Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary Continues. The opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind on May 27, 2022 marks another milestone in the Epcot Transformation. During the Opening preview, I spend some time with Bette Lombardi, Sr Project Coordinator, Daniel Joseph Special Effect and Illusion Design, and Ashley Levine, Project Controls Estimator. This is what they had to say about the scale and surprises of Epcot's Latest Attraction. https://youtu.be/aE0C1-p0l6U  
07:26 05/18/2022
Gradians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Merchandise Preview | Epcot Merch | Walt Disney
We got a sneak peek of the new Treasure of Xandar gift shop during the Media Preview for the Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind at Epcot, and I want everything!!! The Broker Offers Treasures of Xandar Guests can hunt for Guardians of the Galaxy-themed fashions, accessories, home décor, collectibles, and toys at the Treasures of Xandar shop, located at the Wonders of Xandar pavilion. The Xandarians hired The Broker to operate this new merchandise location on Terra, which debuts several new product lines, including: What if the Guardians were rock stars? Inspired by vintage concert merchandise of the The 1980s, the Heroes of Xandar Collection imagines all of the gear and memorabilia fans would collect during the Guardians’ fictional intergalactic tour. • The 1980s nostalgia continues with a bold and colorful line celebrating Peter Quill’s childhood visit to EPCOT. The Guardians of the Galaxy: Through the Eyes of Quill The collection features retro silhouettes and graphic designs evoking decades past. • After helping save the galaxy, guests of all ages are invited to show off their new hero status in style with the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – Honorary Guardians Collection. Honorary Guardians will be distinguished in their rank through the official Honorary Guardian colors of navy and gold paired with the Honorary Guardian emblem, which is proudly displayed on each item in the collection. • The Groot Through the Years Collection celebrates the sentient tree-like creature and his journey to becoming a defender of the galaxy. The collection, which includes toys, home décor, and children’s apparel, illustrates Groot’s evolution from baby to adolescent to adult.  https://youtu.be/4JT5CTblJ3g  
06:28 05/17/2022
Epcot Creations Café and Eatery | Imagineer Brianna Pfrot | Walt Disney World 2022 | New at Epcot
The new Connections Café and Eatery is home to a quick-service dining location as well as Starbucks coffee. With show kitchens and a variety of seating options, this new dining option encourages guests to connect with one another over food and drinks. Adding to the park’s rich legacy of original art displays, Connections Eatery features a hand-painted mural stretching more than 160 feet along the back wall, celebrating how food is cultivated around the world. I had the opportunity to ask Imagineer Brianna Pfost about the details in the new Connections Café and Eatery https://youtu.be/9nIjg7Q6nrs  
07:17 05/16/2022
Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary | Merchandise Update | Animal Kingdom | World of Avatar Merch
Part of the Celebration Continues Media Event. New Avatar Merchandise is on the way, and we have the details. https://youtu.be/0zalwtqv434
05:06 05/12/2022
Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary | Merchandise Update | Disney Springs | Orange Bird Collection
The Latest Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Merchandise features the Orange Bird Collection, now available at Disney Springs. https://youtu.be/mSAV_EWX-6E  
05:40 05/11/2022
Walt Disney World Merchandise Update | Hollywood Studios | May the Fourth 2022 | Star Wars
Star Wars Merchandise Update from Walt Disney World Hollywood Studios. Including limited edition May the 4th 2022 Merchandise. https://youtu.be/jXSuy8CW3EA  
06:29 05/10/2022
Walt Disney World | Epcot | Connections Café and Eatery | New Disney Dining | Food | Fast Casual
The new Connections Café and Eatery is home to a quick-service dining location as well as Starbucks coffee. With show kitchens and a variety of seating options, this new dining option encourages guests to connect with one another over food and drinks. Adding to the park’s rich legacy of original art displays, Connections Eatery features a hand-painted mural stretching more than 160 feet along the back wall, celebrating how food is cultivated around the world. https://youtu.be/Tqau21_36cg  
07:10 05/09/2022
Epcot Transformation Continues | Walt Disney World | New Concept Art | The Future of Epcot
Walt Disney once said EPCOT “would always be in a state of becoming” as a place that changes with the times. The Walt Disney World Resort theme park is delivering on that promise in a whole new way as it continues the biggest transformation in its history, bringing the next generation of immersive storytelling to life through a plethora of new attractions and experiences. EPCOT is now unified with four neighborhoods, each speaking to important aspects of the world and its people: World Showcase, World Celebration, World Nature, and World Discovery. These neighborhoods are filled with new experiences rooted in authenticity and innovation that take guests to new destinations, where the real is made fantastic in a celebration of curiosity, discovery and the magic of possibility. World Celebration: Epcot Entrance Plaza, Beacon of Magic, Connections Cafe and Eatery, Creations Shop, Club Cool, Dreamers point World Discovery: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, MIssion Space, Space 220 Restaurant World Nature: The Land, Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, The Seas with Nemo and Friends https://youtu.be/RYIDvB4K8g0  
06:32 05/08/2022
Walt Disney World | 50th Anniversary | Merchandise | Flower and Garden Festival Collection | Figment
New updates to Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise are on the way, check them out this time on Sam's Disney Diary. Figment’s Garden Collection: Figment shares his love of all things purple – including beets! – with an imaginative new line of wares that celebrate the springtime harvest. These creative purple pieces will launch later on during the festival. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Collection: Decked out in dapper ensembles, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are ready for a stroll in the garden! Find an array of new items featuring whimsical artwork inspired by the festival. As the 50th Anniversary celebration continues at Disney World, now is the perfect time to plan your next visit. Learn how you can take part in the celebration of spring at the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival here.  To experience the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, guests must have both valid park admission and a park reservation for EPCOT on the same date. https://youtu.be/whU5uEf_ENc
04:05 05/07/2022
Walt Disney World Merchandise Update | 50th Anniversary | EARidescent & Shimmer Collection Update
For 50 years, no trip to the Walt Disney World Resort has been complete without bringing home a treasured souvenir – a special something that told everyone, “I went to Disney World!” In honor of the resort’s 50th anniversary, guests will discover new merchandise collections and shopping experiences all across The Most Magical Place on Earth. EARidescent Collection In line with new décor seen across Walt Disney World during the 50th anniversary celebration, the EARidescent Collection features a shimmering array of themed fashions and accessories. • EARidescent Spirit Jersey – This premium pullover EARidescent Spirit Jersey features a ribbed crew neck, cuffed sleeves, gleaming EARidescent embellishments and puff ink “Walt Disney World” lettering on the back. • EARidescent V-Neck T-Shirt – Part of the latest chapter of Disney’s color story merchandise collection, the EARdescent V-Neck is a shiny new twist on a popular t-shirt design. • EARidescent Baseball Cap – This sporty baseball cap features EARidescent shimmer and a screen art Mickey Mouse icon as the focal point of the design. EARidescent Shimmer Collection The EARidescent Shimmer Collection draws inspiration from the iconic gold and blue turrets of Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park, reflecting the festive décor seen across Walt Disney World Resort as a part of the 50th anniversary celebration. • EARidescent Shimmer Collection Minnie Mouse Headband – Glistening with bedazzled gold-toned sequins, the perfect accessory for any 50th anniversary celebration-themed outfit. • EARidescent Shimmer Loungefly Backpack – Blending a classic royal color scheme with modern design through a unique swirl pattern that marbles blue and gold hues together. • EARidescent Shimmer Collection Spirit Jersey – A premium pullover Spirit Jersey featuring a ribbed crew neck, cuffed sleeves and gleaming EARidescent https://youtu.be/GrGj0bBjxBk
03:54 05/06/2022
MagicBand+ | Hey Disney | First Look | Walt Disney World Magic | 50th Anniversary Continues
MagicBand+ Unlocks New Interactive Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort Disney PhotoPass service and more. The next-generation MagicBand+ will retain those popular features and add new functionality to unlock experiential moments of magic throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts. After a guest enters a theme park, MagicBand+ will come alive at various times with color-changing lights, haptic vibrations, and gesture recognition, enhancing the environment’s storytelling. The wearable will allow guests to engage with favorite Disney moments in new ways and discover new interactive experiences, including: • Guests can embark on the “Disney Fab 50 Quest,” a scavenger hunt throughout the four Walt Disney World theme parks using MagicBand+ to help spread pixie dust and interact with the golden character sculptures. With the Play Disney Parks app, guests can dive deeper into the experience to find hints and keep track of sculptures which will unlock digital achievements, including an augmented reality feature. • In the “Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters” experience, guests can join the Batuu Bounty Hunters’ Guild in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Using their MagicBand+ to find numerous virtual bounties hidden throughout Black Spire Outpost, guests will follow the band’s light patterns and haptics to complete their mission. Then they will return to the local guild master, who will reward them with galactic credits. Guests can also use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to help them reveal their virtual bounty using the app’s built-in augmented reality thermal viewer • Guests can experience nighttime spectaculars in a new way as they see their bands light up and complement the magic in the skies, including the new “Harmonious” at EPCOT and “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom Park. "Hey, Disney!’ Adds Magic to Amazon Alexa and Echo Devices The history of The Walt Disney Company is full of successful corporate collaborations, producing innovative experiences everywhere from World’s Fairs to Tomorrowlands to the pavilions of EPCOT and beyond. Now Disney is creating its own custom voice assistant using Alexa technology for supported Amazon Echo devices. Called “Hey Disney!”, this digital voice assistant will work alongside Alexa to respond to vocal prompts, bringing Disney characters and stories to life in magical new ways to make guest stays more convenient, engaging, and enjoyable. “Hey, Disney!” will begin rolling out in select Disney Resort hotel guest rooms across Walt Disney World later this year as part of the vacation destination’s 50th-anniversary celebration. Access will be offered as an optional, complementary feature during guest stays. “Hey Disney!” will make the services Alexa users know and love – weather forecasts, timers, alarms, etc. – magical with the help of more than 25 popular characters including Mickey Mouse, Olaf, Rocket, and Groot, Princess Tiana, and many more. “Hey, Disney!” also features an all-new character, the Disney Magical Companion, who will help guests discover more than a thousand magical interactions, such as hearing special greetings and jokes from authentic Disney character voices, and asking trivia questions, and exploring audio environments inspired by Disney films and destinations. Guests of Disney Resort hotels will be able to learn helpful information about their vacation (“Hey Disney! When does the next bus to EPCOT depart?”), order room amenities (“Hey Disney! Can we have some extra towels?”) and more. “Hey Disney!” will also be available for purchase in the U.S. for supported Amazon Echo devices via the Amazon Alexa Skills Store, inviting Disney fans to make every day at home more magical. In the future, MagicBand+ will work with “Hey Disney!” by pairing with supported Amazon Echo devices to enhance some “Hey Disney!” experiences. More details will be released soon. https://youtu.be/5c7a_hAWsfc  
16:04 05/05/2022