No doubt about it: 2014 was a great year to be a Disney fan.
Here at Disney Insider, we’ve spent the past year bringing you the latest on upcoming Disney movies, Disney Parks happenings, and behind-the-scenes looks into the world of Disney with interviews, how-to guides, quizzes, and more. As we prepare for Disney to dominate 2015 with more blockbuster feature films and exciting developments, we’re also taking a moment to reflect on the good times we had this year, with our 14 favorite stories from 2014:
1. Can You Guess Which Disney Character is the Odd One Out?
Many of our readers enjoyed testing their memories of Disney’s sideline characters with this challenging quiz.
2. How Well Do You Know Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom?
Disney Parks fans, this one’s for you. How many of the Magic Kingdom’s secrets have you learned by heart?
3. The Ultimate The Lion King Trivia Quiz
“Be Prepared” for a challenge— this quiz is no walk in the Pride Lands.
4. Bringing Tiana to Life: An Interview with Anika Noni Rose
We sat down with the voice of Tiana to discuss her memories from The Princess and the Frog, and what it’s like to be a real-life Disney Princess.
5. Getting to the Heart of Big Hero 6’s Story
Co-directors Don Hall and Chris Williams chatted with us about the touching story that makes Big Hero 6 stand above other animated fare.
6. Bringing the ’90s to Life: An Interview with Animator Andreas Deja
The supervising animator for Gaston, Jafar, Scar, and Hercules spoke to us about the Disney Renaissance and bringing iconic characters to life.
Aladdin on Broadway
7. Aladdin, A Whole New Musical
Chad Beguelin, book writer for Aladdin on Broadway (which would go on to be nominated for a Tony Award for “Best Book of a Musical”), talked with us about adapting the iconic film to stage.
8. Meet the Director of Aladdin the Musical
Aladdin on Broadway’s Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw shared his thoughts on the process of bringing Aladdin to the stage.
9. Disney Dreams Come True: An Interview with Adam Jacobs, Star of Aladdin on Broadway
A lifelong Disney fan, Aladdin the Musical’s star told us what it feels like when the ultimate dream comes true.
10. An Interview with Jonathan Freeman, Aladdin’s Jafar
The original voice of Jafar in Aladdin chatted with us about reprising his role for the first ever Broadway musical version.
Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line
11. Five Favorites: Walt Disney World Hotels
One of our writers shared her top picks for a Walt Disney World Resort stay.
12. Hurry, Hurry to Tiki Room!
In honor of its 51st anniversary, we took a look back at Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.
13. Disney Magic Brings Broadway to Sea
We covered some of the Broadway-style live shows you’ll be treated to throughout your stay on the reimagined Disney Magic.
14. Sushi at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Round-Up
We rounded up a list of the most popular spots for sushi at Disney World, including some mouth-watering photos of their menu offerings.
This one’s essential for any Disney fan: learn to draw Mickey with a Disney Animator!
From all of us here at Disney Insider, thanks for sharing in the fun of 2014. Stay tuned as we ring in 2015 with a bang!
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