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Virgin Trains breaks ground on South Florida to Orlando leg

A planned passenger train connecting Miami, Orlando and Tampa is moving forward even as local elected officials raise concerns that the train is missing crucial stops. Virgin Trains USA is also working on a line that would connect Orlando with West Palm Beach. That groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for June 24. Virgin Trains USA engineer Adrian Share says the plan …

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SeaWorld Orlando Electric Ocean Summer Event is Back!

Returning for its third year, Electric Ocean is a celebration at SeaWorld Orlando that begins when the sun goes down.  On select nights you can experience the special fireworks show “Ignite,” along with a live DJ at Club Glow, Pop bubble show, and special versions of your favorite animal shows. You can also sample specialty foods and drinks, including craft …

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Wonderful World of Animation debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

“Wonderful World of Animation” is an all-new nighttime experience debuting just in time for Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary on May 1st, 2019. The new show will be a cinematic nighttime projection show featuring state-of-the-art projection technology that will “take guests on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation.” Tips You Might Like Tips to Save Money on …

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Auditions for actors to join Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney is hiring actors for its new, highly anticipated land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which is opening up this summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The casting call is for actors at “Savi’s Workshop” located in the “Black Spire Outpost,” an apparel shop which Disney says provides “functional clothing suitable for a variety of occasions and worlds.”  Auditions will be held …

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New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Merchandise Unveiled at Star Wars Celebration

The new merchandise was being displayed at the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge booth. New merchandise exclusive to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be displayed at the booth each day this weekend. This merchandise will only be available inside Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park. The first set of items included an X-Wing Helmet, a Resistance Rank Badge set as well as a …

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Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Awesome!

Cars Lightning McQueen is now at Disney World! Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is the newest attraction at Walt Disney World. The attraction features Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz Ramirez and many more characters from the Cars movies! Lightning McQueen Racing Academy can be found on Sunset Blvd at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and this attraction features a very impressive Lightning McQueen animatronic! …

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Sesame Street Opens at SeaWorld Orlando

Elmo and the whole Sesame Street gang opened TODAY March 27 2019 at SeaWorld Orlando! Sesame Street at SeaWorld, a new, family-friendly attraction is replacing Shamu’s Happy Harbor. In addition to lots of chances to play with Elmo, kids can hang with Big Bird, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster, too. The new park is made up to look just …

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Tips To Save Money On Disney World Tickets

With regards to purchasing amusement park tickets for Walt Disney World, I have good news and bad news. First some good news: I have a few tips for how to get a good deal on Disney World tickets! Simply booking early or doing a few minutes of homework on different park ticket options and discounts can save your family a …

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New Potter Coaster Named & Opening Date Set

New Harry Potter Coaster Opens Summer 2019 Universal Orlando Resort announced the name and opening date of their new Harry Potter-themed roller coaster. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is set to open on June 13 in Universal’s Islands of Adventure Theme Park.Advertisement “The new attraction will be one of the most highly-themed coaster experiences we’ve created,” Universal said on its …

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Marvel Comics Co-Creator Stan Lee Dead at 95

The beloved “God of the Marvel Universe” was behind superheroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, the X-Men, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. Lee was known for his cameos in Marvel movies, as well. “J.C. Lee and all of Stan Lee’s friends and colleagues want to thank all of his fans and well wishers for their kind words and …

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Fall At Disney Springs is Awesome

Fall Time Festivities Discover limited-time, seasonal fun for the whole family—including entertainment, a DJ dance party, specialty cuisine and more. WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs Celebrate your favorite fall flavors with a selection of autumn-inspired food and ciders during a self-guided tour—September 7 to November 6, 2018. For a complete list of offerings, be sure to stop by the Welcome …

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Top 5 NEW Attractions Coming to Walt Disney World in 2019

Recently Disney made some announcements on new additions coming to the Disney World theme parks in 2019. Epcot, Magic Kingdom & Hollywood Studios will all see major additions from a new fireworks show at Epcot, to a brand new state of the art dark ride themed to Mickey Mouse called Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, a street party celebrating Mickey’s …

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Disney Early Morning Magic to double the number of available attractions

Early Morning Magic currently includes pre-opening early access to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight – along with breakfast at Pinocchio Village House from 8am to 10am. Starting Dec. 2, the program will open up to offer twice as many Fantasyland attractions. The seven attractions include The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven …

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular Events and Festivities

It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular®. During this daytime event, families are immersed in an underwater “fantasea” including trick-or-treating, whimsical pumpkin fish, sea-themed arts and crafts and up-close animal encounters in a family-friendly event that could only come from SeaWorld. Halloween Spooktacular® runs weekends, September 30 – October 29, 2018, and …

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Toy Story Land Opening Ceremony

  It’s one of the most anticipated theme-park openings in the country this year. And it continues Disney’s tradition of bringing movies to life. Last year, Pandora-World of Avatar opened at the Florida theme park. Next year, lands themed on “Star Wars” open at Disney parks here and in California.

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Toy Story Land merchandise at Walt Disney World

Guests visiting Toy Story Land will feel like they have magically transformed to the size of a toy as fun-loving “Toy Story” characters come to life in the larger-than-life outdoor setting of Andy’s backyard. Shoppers can commemorate their visit with new logo merchandise, must-have collectibles and unique gifts. With the opening of the new land on June 30, the merchandise team has …

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Minnie Van Service price increase from today

The flat rate service that takes you anywhere within Walt Disney World property has gone up by $5, from $20 to $25. Here is a full list of resorts with Minnie Van availability: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Disney’s Beach Club Resort Disney’s BoardWalk Resort Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Disney’s Contemporary Resort Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Disney’s Polynesian Village …

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More details about upcoming Star Wars-Inspired Resort coming to Walt Disney World

Disney has today released a few more tidbits on the upcoming Star Wars-inspired resort coming to Walt Disney World. This first-of-its-kind resort will combine luxury with complete immersion into an authentic Star Wars story. Guests’ journey through space will start when everyone departs together for a multi-day Stars Wars adventure by boarding a star ship alive with characters and stories …

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Mary Poppins Ride Coming to Epcot?

Disney is looking to the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns film as the inspiration for this new mini-land known as Cherry Tree Lane, the residential street used in both the original film and the 2018 sequel that will star Emily Blunt. The street will mostly act as meet-and-greet from the Poppins characters with a small carousel, inspired by the films, located nearby. The carousel won’t be …

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Enzo’s Hideaway at Disney Springs will begin its ‘Smuggler’s Series’

Together with Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Pizza Ponte, Enzo’s Hideaway is the lounge option. Once a month, the hard-ticketed Smugglers Series will have its own menu and creative cocktails. The new event is taking place on February 8 2018 from 5pm to 7pm, where guests will enjoy a tasting of six prestigious Diageo Classic Malts Whiskies paired with a meat and cheese …

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Toy Story Land Budget Cuts!

Check out the latest Disney News with the Toy Story Land budget cuts the land has seen, from the de-theming of the Slinky Dog Dash (Slinky Dog Coaster), to the complete cancellation of Woody’s Western Town and Al’s Toy Barn! Disney’s Toy Story Land Will Open In Summer 2018

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The Circle of Life – An Environmental Fable in The Land at Epcot Closing

Disney Performing Arts will take over the space shortly after the closure for student workshops and performances beginning February 9th, 2018. Disney Performing Arts currently holds these workshops and performances in a trailer located between the Germany and Italy pavilions in World Showcase. With the closure of the trailer, it seems likely that this move is happening to clear land …

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Maria & Enzo’s Grand Opening Ceremony from Disney Springs

Walt Disney World officially welcomes a new suite of Italian dining concepts from The Patina Restaurant Group. Maria & Enzo’s which is the main dining location had its grand opening ceremony yesterday at Disney Springs. An Italian trattoria set in the town’s storied abandoned airline terminal from the 1930s, now transformed into a restaurant. The dining room is open and …

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The Edison at Disney Springs

The Edison has been one of the most anticipated additions to Disney Springs, promising to bring back old world-style sophistication and romance in a lavish industrial gothic style. The wait is now over, as last night saw The Edison open its doors to guests of Disney Springs.

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Top 10 NEW Attractions Coming to Walt Disney World

Many new rides and new attractions were announced for the Walt Disney World Resorts at the Parks and Resorts panel for the theme parks Magic Kingdom, Epcot & Disney Hollywood Studio including a Guardians of the Galaxy ride as well as the Tron roller coaster for Magic Kingdom, and a new Mickey Mouse ride at Disney Hollywood studios. A lot …

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Imagineer presentation during Galactic Nights

Walt Disney Imagineers reveal new details for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge including the Millennium Falcon ride images, a fleet of X-Wings, and merchandise for the upcoming theme park land. The land will officially open in 2019 in both Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios! During the announcement Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman, Bob Chapek stated that Disneyland’s will open first.

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Starbucks Delivery Now Available in Disney Springs

Guests shopping at Disney Springs can now get their caffeine fix instantly with their new Starbucks delivery offering. Good news for shoppers at Disney Springs in dire need of a caffeine fix: Starbucks will now deliver coffee directly to you while you shop. For those familiar with Starbucks Mobile Order option, the process is basically the same. Once your order has been …

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park After Dark

Get a first hand look as Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park comes alive after dark. Here are our top picks that you need check out when you visit Animal Kingdom: 1. THE TREE OF LIFE AWAKENS 2. KILIMANJARO SAFARIS AT NIGHT 3. RIVERS OF LIGHT 4. EXPEDITION EVEREST AT NIGHT 5. NEW NIGHTTIME ENTERTAINMENT

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Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returns By Popular Demand To Disney’s Hollywood Studios Dec. 16

Following a sold-out event last April, Star Wars: Galactic Nights is returning Dec. 16 to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This gala evening will be filled with out-of-this-world entertainment celebrating the entire Star Wars saga. Throughout the event (entertainment subject to change): The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks and Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show will both be enhanced with special elements from the entire saga. In between, …

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SpectacuLAB at Epcot’s Innoventions

The new SpectacuLAB show inside Innoventions East at Epcot, presented by Murata. A new show called The SpectacuLAB opened at Innoventions in Epcot. The new production will feature demonstrations that bring to life the wonders of science and innovation. The interactive experiments will allow guests to discover how science and Murata technologies come together to create products such as consumer …

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ABC Christmas Holiday Filming At Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Disney Parks and ABC are celebrating the holidays in style this year with two holiday specials, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” and “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration.” The first holiday special, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” will air on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. EST. The second, “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration,” will …

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2017 Holiday Changes – For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

“Let It Go” Like Never Before: Laugh and sing with an enchanting retelling of the kingdom’s tale that’s as humorous as it is heart-warming. Relive the magic and wonder of Disney’s animated hit Frozen when 2 royal historians recount the windswept story of Anna, Elsa and the icy kingdom of Arendelle. Watch classic moments from the beloved movie play out …

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Top 5 Must Do Disney World Holiday Events !

Sunset Season’s Greetings – NEW! Revel in seasonal shows, “snows” and stories by iconic Disney characters during a Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. … Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! … Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays Holidays at Disney Springs

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Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

2017 Dates: November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28 December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22 At Disney Magic Kingdom Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a hugely popular event, well, actually a series of events, at the Magic Kingdom that happens in the two months leading up to Christmas. These …

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Christmas Decorations 2018

 Christmas decorations are up at Disney Hollywood Studios and Echo Lake is back to normal and decorated for Christmas as well! Check out the Christmas decorations on Hollywood Blvd., Echo Lake (with Dinosaur Gertie in her Santa hat and the large Christmas tree that used to be out front), and Sunset Boulevard. Chekc out the Guide to Christmas in …

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Top 10 Secrets of Disney Hollywood Studios

Let take a look behind the scenes at the Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World, sharing the best history & facts about Disney MGM Studios. 10. Crossroads of the World 9. Backlot Tour 8. Walt Disney’s Airplane 7. Key Under the Mat (Muppet Vision 3-D) 6. The Chinese Theater 5. Largest Hidden Mickey 4. Rock N Roller …

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Top 5 Favorite Things to Do at Walt Disney World

Here’s our countdown of the top 5 things to do at Walt Disney World. Disney Springs – Downtown Disney was officially renamed Disney Springs in 2015. You can indulge in world-class shopping, amazing dining options and so many fun things to do. “it’s a small world”  – Don’t miss this family-friendly classic. You’ll hop in a boat and sail through different …

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Disney World: Dogs now welcome at four hotels

We have exciting news for Disney Parks fans who are also dog lovers. Beginning this Sunday, Oct. 15, for the first time ever, the Walt Disney World Resort will welcome guests – and their dogs – to four of its resort properties! As part of this new dog-friendly pilot program, four Walt Disney World resort hotels have been designated dog friendly. Each …

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Top 5 Hidden Things in Walt Disney World

This is what we consider the top 5 hidden things in Walt Disney World. Shop Windows  – At Magic Kingdom park, you can see the artfully decorated windows high above the shops along Main Street, U.S.A. The names written on the windows are a who’s who of Disney legends, including Walt Disney himself. Forced Perspective – When strolling down Main …

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Beginner’s Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

While Magic Kingdom is magical any time of year, it’s especially so during the holidays when the Christmas decorations come out and everyone gets into the spirit! Of course, one of the highlights of the season and one of most popular Disney World events at Magic Kingdom is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The party is similar to Mickey’s Not So Very Scary Halloween Party and is …

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A Celebration of Harry Potter 2017 Highlights

A three-day celebration of all things Harry Potter kicks off a full slate of special events coming to Central Florida theme parks in the coming months. The fourth annual Celebration of Harry Potter returns to Universal Orlando Resort Jan. 26-28, featuring question and answer sessions with stars from the films, special panels and demonstrations and an expo where guests can buy Potter swag. Take a …

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Epcot 35th Anniversary Ceremony Highlights

35 years ago, Epcot Center opened. On October 1st, 2017 The Walt Disney Company celebrated with the 35th anniversary of the opening of Epcot and it was unforgettable. Epcot has undergone many changes and a lot more big changes are coming in it’s future. George Kalogridis, President of the Walt Disney World Resort, described it as a Renaissance! Enjoy these …

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Epcot’s 35th celebration details announced

Disney will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of Epcot on October 1 2017 with special entertainment and merchandise. The celebration will begin at 10:01 am on the Fountain View stage, with Mariachi Cobre and Voices of Liberty. A commemorative guide map will be on offer, along with special Epcot 35th anniversary merchandise. Finally, a special edition of Illuminations Reflections of Earth …

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3 Interesting Fun Facts of Test Track at Epcot

Longest Ride. Test Track is not only the fastest Disney attraction but also the longest. The length of the track is 5,246 feet which only 34 feet short of a mile. How Many Miles?! Each car was designed to last a million miles! Why can’t we get that kind of durability in our everyday cars? Not only are they supposed to last …

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Allergy Friendly Candy available at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Kids (and adults) with food allergies can finally join in the candy-collecting fun at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The new allergy-friendly trick-or-treating policy was introduced at the Disney’s Magic Kingdom last year . Guests with food allergies attending the after-hours party can ask for a teal trick-or-treating bag, which alerts cast members on the treat trails around the …

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Sneak Peek of Disney Pixar’s ‘Coco’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Beginning November 3 2017, ‘Walt Disney Presents’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be showing a preview of Coco – the upcoming Disney•Pixar movie. Starting at Walt Disney World, the preview will be taking place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios inside the theater in the new Walt Disney Presents. (Formerly One Man’s Dream.) In addition to the special sneak peek, Guests will …

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Star Wars Galactic Nights Returns December 2017 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galactic Nights is returning! Held after park hours from 7 p.m.-midnight with a Hollywood-style launch party, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will welcome Star Wars fans to celebrate the entire Star Wars Saga on December 16th, 2017. Event offerings include: Star Wars Entertainment – Both Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks and the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away …

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The Friendship Boat service at Disney World unavailable from today

The Friendship Boat service on Crescent Lake has been suspended from today until further notice. Operating between Epcot, the Epcot area resort hotels, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Friendship Boats are a popular choice for guests staying at Epcot area hotels. Disney has not yet indicated the reason behind the suspension of Friendship Boat service. Bus service continues to be …

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Some attractions not operating today at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Some attractions will not be operating today at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or will be operating reduced hours. Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest and Wild Africa Trek will have delayed openings, likely not opening until after midday. Planet Watch, Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, and Kali River Rapid will remain closed for the day. Disney’s Animal Kingdom has reopened today following a two …

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Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2017 at Walt Disney World

Celebrating its 22nd year, the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be held from August 31 – November 13, 2017. Your Epcot admission is all that’s needed to participate in this popular event! More information will be added as it becomes available, but until then, read all about the 2017 festival events! Take a look at the opening day of the Epcot …

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Halloween Party At Disney World 2017

Check out Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for the very first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party of 2017. We were also treated to a Dessert Party with the meet up so we got to try special Halloween snacks and treats. Then we watched the Hallowishes Fireworks Spectacular, the Boo To You Halloween Parade & The Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular …

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Jack Skellington & Sally Meet & Greet at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties have returned to Disney’s Magic Kingdom and guests are already enjoying one of the party’s new offerings: Meeting Pumpkin King Jack Skellington and his love, Sally. Meet Jack Skellington and Sally at the Gazebo near the entrance to Liberty Square. Jack tells us has been working on some horrifying plans for Christmas but Sally says he is much …

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Halloween Merchandise at Disney Magic Kingdom

Halloween fun awaits when Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Disney’s Magic Kingdom for select nights from August 25 to November 1, 2017. Guests attending this after-hours event can collect frightfully delightful sweets – all while the park hosts eerie entertainment and Disney characters that go bump in the night. The best locations to find these items during the event is Emporium on Main Street, …

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Enjoy a Rooftop 4 Course Wine Dinner at Paddlefish at Disney Springs on August 24

The event will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on the third-deck rooftop of Paddlefish. Here is a look at the full menu for the evening: RECEPTION Grilled shrimp and lemongrass skewers, Thai glazed Louisiana broiler claws Wine pairing: Contratto Extra Brut FIRST COURSE Yellow-fin tuna crudo, avocado mousse, miso soy glaze, sriracha emulsion Wine …

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RUMOR: Will DinoLand, USA be remade into Indiana Jones Land?

Here’s what the rumors currently state: all of DinoLand, USA will be remade into Indiana Jones Land (or should we call it Indiana Jones: Civilization’s Edge?), with half of the attractions getting a theme overhaul and the other half being razed to the ground and replaced by brand-new experiences. Dinosaur, the area’s flagship ride, is expected to be re-skinned as Indiana Jones Adventure, …

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Mobile Order arrives at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The rollout at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will continue with ABC Commissary on August 14, and PizzeRizzo on August 15 2017. Mobile Order allows you to pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience app, bypassing the queue to order at the restaurant. Using the app, you can select menu items, customize an order and pre-pay for a meal. Mobile …

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Goodbye to The Great Movie Ride

The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will long be remembered as a classic Disney Audio-Animatronic attraction, featuring wonderfully detailed sets, a breakthrough animatronic figure, and live performances from the cast that really brought the show to life.  

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Express Transportation service to be discontinued

Introduced in December 2016, the Express Transportation cost $15 per person for a single day, and picked guests up directly inside the parks, then by making use of backstage areas, reached the destination faster than using the regular bus service. The final day to purchase the Express Transportation option will be August 16 2017, with the multi-day version remaining usable …

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One Man’s Dream to become Walt Disney Presents preview center

Named “Walt Disney Presents,” the preview center will share models, concept art and more. Like its predecessor, the new attraction will continue showcasing historic items from Walt Disney’s history, such as sketches, photos and storyboards. The Walt Disney Presents attraction next month will begin displaying models of the upcoming Toy Story Land and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge lands that are now …

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NEW Mission: Space Updated Pre-show with Gina Torres at Epcot

Disney announced that Actress Gina Torres (“Suits,” “Hannibal”) will provide the briefing in the attraction’s pre-show video, replacing Gary Sinise. Sinise, who is known for his roles in “Apollo 13” and “Forest Gump,” previously briefed riders before their mission. “Before you board, actress Gina Torres will brief you as you prepare for your mission aboard the X-2 Deep Space Shuttle …

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American Idol to kick off open auditions at Disney Springs

The Idol bus will take place at Disney Springs on Thursday, August 17th. Early arrival is encouraged. Auditionees will be performing in front of American Idol producers for the opportunity to move on to the next round. “Idol”-winners Jordin Sparks, Kris Allen and Ruben Studdard will make a special appearance and greet lucky audition participants during the kickoff celebration of the search for America’s next superstar. Those …

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Disney is hiring work-from-home customer service reps in 7 States

The Disney Store is hiring Guest Service Representatives in Florida, Texas, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina. The best part? You can do your job in your pajamas, because these positions are work-from-home! What It Takes to Work for The Disney Store Let’s get the logistics aside. This is a part-time, non-exempt, work-from-home job. Positions are available in Texas, Georgia, Nevada, …

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The Great Movie Ride Closing for a New Mickey Ride

The news of The Great Movie Ride closing in August for good at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has left us teary-eyed. The announcement was made at D23 Expo (with plenty of other huge news) that the classic Disney ride’s last operating day will be on Aug. 13, 2017. So Mickey Mouse is getting his very own ” 2 1/2 D” attraction …

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Analyzing Exact Locations of Disney Skyliner (Gondolas) at Walt Disney World

work has started preparing the construction sites for the new Disney Skyliner – a gondola transportation system that will connect EPCOT to Disney’s Hollywood Studios along with Disney’s Pop Century, Disney’s Art of Animation and Disney’s Caribbean Beach. The system consists of 3 separate lines that all converge at the Caribbean Beach Resort ‘hub’. Guests will be able to change …

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STARZ Ash vs Evil Dead House Reveal – Halloween Horror Nights 2017

Universal Studios has just announced a new house for Halloween Horror Nights 2017: Ash vs Evil Dead! Universal partnered with Starz to create the chilling new experience, which transports guests to Elk Grove, Michigan, where Deadites have once again been unleashed by Ash Williams. Throughout the maze, guests come face-to-face with comedic and gory scenes familiar from seasons 1 and 2 of “Ash vs …

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Mission: Space Updates and The Great Movie Ride Farewell Merchandise

Disney announces re-opening of Epcot’s Mission: Space with a new mission, the new pre-show video  at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom and of course the new farewell merchandise available for The Great Movie Ride at Disney Hollywood Studios. Recommended Articles Coming Attractions to Orlando 2018 Coming Attractions at Disney World in 2018 Newest Attractions in …

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Jawas are leaving Disney Hollywood Studios

Effective July 29, 2017 the Jawas are retired from regular meet and greets at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  We’ve enjoyed trading with them for many years, dating back to the former Star Wars Weekends.  We’ve made many great memories and had many laughs. We’ll see who is to replace them! Rumor says Rey could begin appearing with BB-8 inside the Star Wars Launch Bay.

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Disney Riviera Resort Coming to Disney World

The 15th Disney Vacation Club property will be Disney Riviera Resort, which will be added to Walt Disney World’s new Skyliner gondola line, adjacent to Caribbean Beach Resort. Disney Riviera Resort is slated to open in Fall 2019, with approximately 300 units spread across a variety of accommodation types. Construction progress has already begun on this resort, and if you’ve …

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New Space Restaurant to Offer ‘Out-of-this-World’ Dining Experience at Epcot

The restaurant, which will be located adjacent to the park’s Mission: SPACE attraction, will invite guests to travel into space for amazing dining experiences in the stars. Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald shared a first look at the restaurant during the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts presentation at D23 Expo 2017. The new space restaurant will be operated by the Patina Restaurant Group. …

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Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Construction Update

Disney’s Caribbean Beach resort is undergoing a major redo. Nine accommodations buildings have closed and are surrounded by construction fences. THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE REFURB AT DISNEY’S CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT There’s three major issues that come with this refurb: Visual blight from construction Noise from construction, once demolition kicks off Limited dining options until the new venues are built and …

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Christmas in July at Disney Springs

Christmas in July is now underway at Disney Springs through July 30 2017. In July, The Art of Disney is featuring holiday inspired art with artist meet and greets, Dockside Margaritas is pouring the Snowflake Margarita, and Disney’s Days of Christmas is hosting a special meet and greet with Santa – dressed for the Florida heat. “Summer Santa” will be …

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Experience Fall – Walt Disney World Resort

Food, fireworks, frightful fun and more! This fall, enjoy it all at Walt Disney World Resort! Autumn Events, Activities, and Attractions at Walt Disney World Resort: Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Discover a spectacular celebration of global cuisine, music and more—held August 31 to November 13, 2017. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Get your costume ready for a frightfully delightful …

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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios – D23 Expo 2017

The first Mickey-themed ride-through attraction will place you inside Mickey’s cartoon world, with some exceptional visual effects and mind-bending transformations. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will feature something called 2½D – no special glasses needed – which we cannot wait to try out. It’s absolutely worth knowing that in order to prepare for the build of the runaway railway, The …

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Preferred Parking upcharge comes to Disney Springs

Though preferred parking has been an option for theme park guests since last year, Disney announced earlier this summer that Disney Springs will now offer its own preferred parking option for guests. For $10, guests can now park in the Grapefruit lot on the West Side near Cirque du Soleil, or the Lemon lot next to World of Disney. Both …

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Mission: SPACE Reopening Delayed until Fall

The space flight simulator was originally listed on official calendars with an early August 2017 reopening, but the latest calendars show the ride closed through to the end of September, and reopening on October 1 2017 at EPCOT. This goes against what was said during D23, when the timeframe for reopening was mentioned as August 2017. It is unclear at this …

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Star Wars Hotel announcement for Walt Disney World

At the D23 Expo 2017, a “Star Wars” hotel has been officially announced. This fully immersive experience is part of what Disney is calling their 360 vacation concept. Disney plans to create a Star Wars-themed hotel. Employees will stay in costume and in character at all times, apparently to give the impression to guests that they are actually staying on …

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Disney’s Toy Story Land Will Open In Summer 2018

Disney announced the Toy Story Land section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios way back during D23 in 2015, and for this year’s update, we now have an opening window for the brand new park area. Bob Chapek announced that Toy Story Land will open in the Summer of 2018 at the Disney Hollywood Studios park in Orlando, FL. Confirmed features for the park …

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New Disney Riviera Resort near Epcot to open fall 2019

The next planned development for Disney Vacation Club will be an entirely new resort called Disney Riviera Resort. Estimated to open in fall 2019, this new resort experience is slated to be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property with approximately 300 units spread across a variety of accommodation types. A new skyway transportation system will connect the new resort to …

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Disney PhotoPass Day Returning to Disney World this August

  In 2016 Disney World held the first-ever Disney PhotoPass Day and we’re excited to share that this picture-perfect celebration will be returning to Walt Disney World Resort on August 19! The 2017 celebration of Disney PhotoPass Service at Walt Disney World Resort will be even bigger than last year’s inaugural event. On August 19, you can expect to find numerous event-exclusive Animated Magic Shots, …

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Best Eats at Disney Springs Part 1

AMC – MacGUFFINS. American. AMC® Disney Springs 24 Dine-In Theatres. American / Seafood. Amorette’s Patisserie. Bakery. B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. American. The BOATHOUSE® American / Steakhouse / Seafood. Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza. American. Bongos Cuban Café™ Cuban. Bongos Cuban Café™ Express. Cuban.

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Blizzard Beach may finally be getting an update

With the addition of Miss Adventure Falls at Typhoon Lagoon earlier this year, Blizzard Beach now holds the longest streak of any water park without a major new addition. Typhoon Lagoon went over a decade between its two most recent updates. Blizzard Beach hasn’t seen a major update since the park opened in 1995. Any major updates will likely open …

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Characters in Flight Balloon Has a New Name

The ‘Characters in Flight‘ balloon at Disney Springs has a brand new name – ‘Aerophile.’ Guests who ride are treated to a breathtaking, 360-degree view of the Walt Disney World Resort during an 8-to-10 minute tethered helium balloon ride, located right in Disney Springs. “Custom-built for Disney by Paris-based company Aérophile S.A., the Aéro30 is filled with 210,000 cubic feet of helium. The …

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RUMOR: Is Brazil coming to the World Showcase at EPCOT?

It’s interesting to think that even though the World Showcase at EPCOT has some diversity, there are actually no pavilions at all that represent the southern hemisphere. However, if recent rumors are correct, it looks like Brazil may be the first country from the other half of the globe to join Epcot’s global microcosm. And if you think about it, …

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2017 Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages and Narrators

  Newcomers to the celebrity narrator spotlight this year include Daytime Television Legend Pat Sajak and TV star CCH Pounder, who was recently at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the Grand Opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar. Returning favorites include television, film and stage superstar Neil Patrick Harris, country megastar Trace Adkins and Contemporary Christian music artist Jaci Velasquez. Here are the …

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Chef Mickey’s Temporarily Relocating to the Convention Center

Due to unplanned maintenance, and to ensure that Guests have a fun dining experience, Chef Mickey’s will be moving to a temporary location later this month. From July 28 through August 13, the all-you-care-to-eat buffet with Chef Mickey and Friends will move from its current location to the convention center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Aside from the relocation, the Guest experience and …

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Disney Springs to offer $25 bonus shopping cards

You can purchase the $100 shopping card ONLY at World of Disney….. and it has no expiration! However, the $25 bonus card expires October 29 2017. The shopping cards can be used at: World of Disney Disney’s Design-A-Tee Disney’s Days of Christmas Disney’s Pin Traders Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories Goofy’s Candy Co. Marketplace Co-Op Marketplace Fun Finds Mickey’s Pantry, Once …

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ABC’s ‘The Chew’ returns to Epcot Food and Wine Festival for a third consecutive year

ABC’s Emmy Award-winning lifestyle series, “The Chew,” returns to Walt Disney World Resort this fall to broadcast five shows from the 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  “The Chew” shows, to record October 4-6 against the park’s iconic Spaceship Earth backdrop, will air on The ABC Television Network, October 9-13, 2017, at 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. PDT (check local …

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Festival of the Lion King

Inspired by the Disney animated feature, Festival of the Lion King is part stage show, part parade, part circus; it is located behind and to the left of Tusker House. Guests sit in four sets of bleachers surrounding the stage and organized into cheering sections, which are called on to make elephant, warthog, giraffe, and lion noises. The best live …

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Frozen Ever After Dessert Party Coming to Epcot!

Disney will be replacing the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party with an all new Frozen Ever After Dessert Party starting this July. The event will take place in the IllumiNations Dessert Party area just inside the World Showcase. Guests will indulge in Frozen themed drinks and desserts before Illuminations show starts and then after the show they will escorted to ride Frozen Ever After …

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Disney World Refurbishments 2017-2018

Magic Kingdom® Park Temporary Closures Stitch’s Great Escape This attraction will be operating on a seasonal schedule. The Hall of Presidents CLOSED Jan. 17-Late 2017 (installing new audio-animatronic president) Splash Mountain CLOSED Aug. 28-Nov. 16 Liberty Square Riverboat CLOSED Jan. 8-June 28, 2018 Cinderella’s Royal Table CLOSED Feb. 28-March 2, 2018 Monorail -The monorail is under refurbishment until further notice. You should check on the …

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2017 Eat to the Beat concert series line-up

Festival first-timers include The Hooters, Baha Men, Lauren Alaina, Mark Wills, American Authors, Devon Allman, Postmodern Jukebox, 10,000 Maniacs, Kenny G, Blue October, and Squeeze. Here’s the full lineup: Delta Rae — August 31-September 1 NEW! The Hooters – September 2-3 NEW! Baha Men — September 4-5 Fuel — September 6-7 Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – September 8-10 NEW! Lauren Alaina – September …

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New Ratatouille ride coming to the France Pavilion?

An aerial image of the World Showcase included with the permit shows a boundary area between the France and Morocco pavilions and directly behind France. The permit states the 5.70 acre project would add “impervious” surface to the area which could include concrete paths and buildings. One diagram also indicates that construction in part of the area around the France …

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Disney parks attendance on the low for 2016

But Disney’s theme parks mostly saw their attendance slip in 2016, as rival Universal continued to see gains at most of its parks. The top 25 most-attended theme parks worldwide in 2016: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, 20,395,000, -0.5% Disneyland, 17,943,000, -1.8% Tokyo Disneyland, 16,540,000, -0.4% Universal Studios Japan, 14,500,000, 4.3% Tokyo DisneySea, 13,460,000, -1.0% Epcot, 11,712,000, -0.7% Disney’s Animal …

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Disney PhotoPass Service added to the Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom

The photo will be taken just moments before the drop, likely disguised in a lightning flash. To preview, purchase and download this attraction photo, you must be wearing an active MagicBand linked to your My Disney Experience account. Your photo will be automatically associated to your account, where it can be viewed at MyDisneyPhotoPass.com and in the My Disney Experience …

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Memory Maker Price Increase Goes Into Effect Today, June 7

The price for purchasing Memory Maker in advance has increased from $149 to $169. (Guests who purchase the photo package in advance must do so at least three days prior to their trip because the Advance Purchase option doesn’t include photos taken within three days of purchase.) For those who purchase Memory Maker on property (which is active immediately after …

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New Summer Flavors Arrive at Vivoli il Gelato in Disney Springs

Vivoli regularly updates its flavors and sundae’s according to the season. June’s menu welcomes other flavors of summer including The Melon Attack, Cantelope Sorbetto, Watermelon Sorbetto and Vanilla Gelato topped with watermelon sauce and whipped cream. Other specials include The Peaches and cream and Lemon Cookie sundaes which are sure to captivate the best summer vibes with their delicious flavors.

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The Best Disney World Meals Under $20!!

As much as I encourage people to experience all the delicious foods, snacks, drinks that Disney has to offer, for some, it’s just not feasible because of the price. This is a list of some of our favorite, most affordable and tastiest foods where you can get a fun, filling meal at a low price. Beaches & Cream at Disney Beach Club …

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Star Wars Resort Experience Possibly Coming to Walt Disney World

Here is what we know about the expected events and experiences that would be available: 2-night immersive Star Wars experience. Personal character interactions with live performers, similar to “streetmosphere” interactions at other Disney parks. Personal interactions with popular Star Wars characters. Unique story experience, which will develop over the duration of the stay. Unique programs to enjoy while on the …

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Celebrate Mothers Day at Disney Springs

Shopping American Threads (May 12-14) – Enjoy $15 off $75 purchases (excludes sale, designer and intimates) Anthropologie (May 13) – Crafting station to make cards for moms and sweets and treats Edward Beiner (May 10-14) – Gifts with purchases of $200 and $500 Kipling (Through May 16) – 25% off select gifts for Mom Lilly Pulitzer (May 12-13) – Chic picture frame with any $150 …

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Disney Announces Dates for 7 New Movies

Out of the blue, Disney released official dates for “Star Wars: Episode IX” and the live action “Lion King.” However they have switched around several big titles from their original release dates. “Star Wars: Episode IX” will open on May 24, 2019. “The Lion King” will open on July 19, 2019 “Indiana Jones 5” was set to open on July …

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BB-8 coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to greet you!

Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have more Star Wars fun to look forward to this spring when BB-8, the loyal droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, begins character greetings at the park’s Star Wars Launch Bay. BB-8 will be appearing in Star Wars Launch Bay beginning this Spring, beginning with the Star Wars Galactic Nights Event taking place …

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Walt Disney World is getting its very own Club 33

This members-only restaurant, located in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square, was originally designed by Walt Disney and used as a space to entertain friends and VIPs. These days, access is gained via a hefty initial membership fee in addition to annual dues. Disney currently operates Club 33 at Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. Pricing at Disneyland carries a $25,000 initial price …

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Disney Confirms Release Date for Indiana Jones 5

Disney chairman and CEO Robert Iger confirmed in a recent interview with Bloomberg that the fifth Indiana Jones movie is in the works. Harrison Ford will return to his title role and Steven Spielberg will direct again like all previous 4 movies. This duo last worked together on 2008’s Indiana Jones And The Crystal Skull. Disney has just announced that the …

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Height Requirement & FastPass + Information for Pandora: The World of AVATAR Rides

Disney World website now contains details about FastPasses and height requirements for the 3 major attractions that will make up this new expansion: Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey and Valley of Mo’ara. Here’s a look at what we know so far. Flight of Passage Height Requirement: 44 inches tall Age Interest: kids,tweens, teens, and adults FastPass: YES Navi River …

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13 Fun Facts About Presidents’ Day and Theme Parks in Orlando Florida

Know your presidential trivia to celebrate the holiday. Interesting Presidents’ Day Facts: It was established in 1885 in honor of President George Washington’s birthday James Madison and George Washington are the only presidents who signed the Constitution. It is still officially called Washington’s Birthday by the federal government James Monroe was the 5th president, but the 3rd to die on …

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Disney reveals 2017 Garden Rocks Concert Series line-up

Thirteen pop bands spanning the 1960s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s will perform in the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the 23rd Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival from March 3 through May 30, 2017. New this year, shows will be taking place on Mondays, in addition to Friday through Sunday. March 3-4 – Jon Secada – “Just Another Day” March 5-6 – …

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Disney Patent would alter rides based on passenger emotions

The Walt Disney Company has filed a new patent on technology that is meant to customize a guest’s experience on an attraction based on their emotions or on a pre-determined list of interests. The new Disney patent, titled “Sensing and Managing Vehicle Behavior Based on Occupant Awareness” looks at a way to read riders’ emotions or pre-determined interests to customize …

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4 Tips to Save on Disney World Tickets

Now it’ll cost you $109 and up for a one-day ticket to enter the Disney Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. However, there are several money-saving strategies you can use anytime to make the most of the money you spend on Disney World tickets and your Disney vacation in general. 1. Visit On The Cheapest Dates In 2018 …

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Opening Date Announced for Paddlefish at Disney Springs

Last past spring we found out that Paddlefish is coming to Disney Springs in the former location of Fulton’s Crab House. The new restaurant will focus on seafood as well as chops and steaks and a new oyster shucking bar! Well, it’s getting a multimillion-dollar bow-to-stern renovation and will reopen this winter as Paddlefish, a decidedly more contemporary seafood restaurant. …

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Miss Fortune Falls coming to Orlando in 2017

Unlike other local water park rides, this one will have guests sit in the raft as it goes up the lift hill. With the lift hill included the ride clocks in with a total ride time of two minutes, making this one of the longest water park rides in Central Florida. The back story for Miss Fortune Falls features (fictitious) …

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LEGOLAND Beach Retreat Resort to open April 7, 2017 at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida Resort has announced today that their new LEGOLAND Beach Retreat Resort currently under construction near their theme park in Winter Haven, FL will officially open its doors April 7, 2017. LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is a first-of-its-kind project unique to the LEGOLAND resorts in North America, a village-style resort with 83 beach-themed bungalows offering 166 separate rooms, each with …

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Star Wars Land coming to Disney World

Star Wars Land, the upcoming theme park addition, is set to become the largest-ever single-themed land expansion at Disneyland. The 14-acre Star Wars attraction is currently under construction at both Walt Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim. The construction began in April 2016, and it will take some years for the entire blueprint to be carved into reality. …

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Elephant Calf Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Stella raises the number of elephants in the Disney’s Animal Kingdom herd to 10, including three males and six females. Our elephant program makes an important contribution to the worldwide conservation and understanding of these amazing creatures. In fact, our scientists study the behavior and vocalizations of our elephants, and have learned a lot about how they communicate with each …

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Disney World’s holiday decorations are still up!

The holidays entertainment is already gone, but the decorations are still up for your viewing! Disney Springs–  Starbright Holidays drone show will continue to show through January 8 2017  (7pm, 8:30pm). The Christmas Tree and decorations at Epcot will be on display through January 12 2017. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios stopped showing New Year’s Eve. However …

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Epcot International Festival of the Arts Coming to Walt Disney World Resort in January 2017

Experience the ultimate cultural celebration as food, art and entertainment perfectly merge into this all-new event! Introduce your inner connoisseur to the first annual Festival of the Arts, an exciting extravaganza replete with extraordinary artists, gourmet fare, stage productions and other amazing acts. Festival Highlights Include: Artist appearances Artful photo ops Workshops and seminars with visiting artists Commemorative merchandise Community …

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The Magic Kingdom Welcome Show moves to Cinderella Castle stage in 2017

“Let the Magic Begin” is hosted by one of the Royal Majesty Makers, joined by Mickey, Belle, Merida, Jasmine, Aladdin, Rapunzel, Tiana, Mary Poppins, Chip & Dale, Alice, Snow White, Elana, Pluto and Minnie. This will allow guests time to savor the charm of Main Street, U.S.A., enjoy breakfast or a warm drink at the Main Street Bakery featuring Starbucks. Then promptly …

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Characters in Flight;s balloon new design is Awesome!

When considering your vacation itinerary and you are searching for things to do in Orlando get ready for the the most peaceful but exhilarating Adventure of your vacation, a ride on the Characters In Flight Balloon is a MUST Do Experience! as you gently ascend 400 feet in the air. The refurbishment will give Characters In Flight a new design …

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Major new version of My Disney Experience debuts on Android

Disney has unveiled a major new version of My Disney Experience, available now for Android devices. Version 4 of My Disney Experience follows the look and feel of the Disneyland app, opening directly into the park map and wait times. Plan and share your Walt Disney World vacation—even purchase tickets—with the My Disney Experience mobile app. iOS users will see …

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Ultimate tour coming soon for Star Wars fans at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The seven-hour tour includes: A Star Wars “all-in-the-know” tour guide Priority boarding for Star Tours – The Adventures Continue Encounter two Star Wars characters (Chewbacca and Kylo Ren) at Star Wars Launch Bay An in-depth, insider’s tour around Star Wars Launch Bay Screening of “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi” Enjoy Star Wars-themed menu items during dinner at Backlot Express …

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Disney After Hours returns to the Magic Kingdom

Originally priced at $149 per person when it launched last Spring, the Disney After Hours event will now cost $119 plus tax for ages 3+. Like before, the event gives guests extra time in the park to enjoy attractions after regular park closing. There are 7 dates currently planned, January 20 and 27, February 2, 9 and 16, and March 2 and 9 …

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Disney announces Rivers of Light opening

Rivers of Light is a new 15-minute show with an elaborate theatrical production that takes guest on a journey with a visual mix of water, fire, nature and light — all choreographed to an original musical score. Rivers of Light combines live performance, floating set pieces, a beautiful musical score, fountains, and more in a celebration of animals and nature. …

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Spaceship Earth at Epcot Transforms Into Star Wars Death Star

The spectacular moment took place Dec. 5, 2016, and included the announcement of new Star Wars experiences coming to Walt Disney World this month and throughout 2017. Mads Mikkelsen, who plays Galen Erso in “Rogue One,” made a jump to hyperspace, arriving just in time for the special event. – See more at: http://wdwnews.com/galleries/2016/12/06/spaceship-earth-at-epcot-transforms-into-star-wars-death-star/#sthash.d4hnI2Q5.dpuf

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Mickey Mouse Birthday: 10 Facts About Disney Cartoon Character On 88th Anniversary

The character of Mickey Mouse first appeared in the film “Steamboat Willie,” which debuted Nov. 18, 1928. While the famous mouse character made his film debut in “Steamboat Willies,” he had actually been the subject of two shorts prior – “The Gallopin’ Gaucho” and “Plane Crazy” – two films that were later released, according to Disney Park’s blog. The name …

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Disney now offers eGift cards

You can buy eGift cards online, and have them delivered via email. eGift cards can be used at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disney PhotoPass, DisneyStore.com or Disney Store locations in the U.S. The eGift cards are redeemable directly from your phone by scanning the barcode, without the need to print them.

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Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is back for the 2016 holiday season, along with one of the highlights of the night, Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade. The parade is performed twice each party night at the Disney Magic Kingdom, beginning at 8:30pm and 11pm, stepping off in Frontierland.

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Black Friday event at Disney Springs

Disney Springs will kick off the holiday shopping season by opening early on both November 25 and 26, 2016. More than 60 new stores will be offering sales and promotions….Enjoy the savings! Hours All retail stores will open at 8am on both days. Start your shopping spree with hot cup of coffee from the Starbucks location on the Westside at …

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New Meet and Greet – Doctor Strange character experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Dr. Strange, the latest star of the Marvel , is now making in-person appearances at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The meet-and-greet location is at the end of Pixar Place. Those who have seen the movie will recognize some familiar landmarks. Located on one of the last remnants of the backlot near the exit of Toy Story Mania, there are multiple shows …

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New ‘Once Upon A Time’ castle projection show debuts at Disney Magic Kingdom

The new show centers around Mrs. Potts from “Beauty and the Beast” sharing bedtime stories with Chip, the teacup from the same film. The projection show will include scenes from “Cinderella,” “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.” “Once Upon A Time” is a far more elaborate projection show than “Celebrate the Magic” its …

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First Drone show to Debut for the holidays at Disney Springs

The Federal Aviation Administration finally approved Disney’s application to use drones in their theme parks, something Disney has been attempting to get passed since last year. Putting the drones at Disney Springs instead of in a theme park is a sound strategy, said Scott Smith, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism at the University of South Carolina. He believes it …

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‘Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration’ Opens at the Disney Magic Kingdom

Disney Magic Kingdom not only brought the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party of the 2016 season. It was the debut of the brand new stage show, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.” “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” features a fantastic array of holiday songs both classic and contemporary, along with special effects, magical projections and beloved Disney characters, presented on the Cinderella …

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AMC Disney Springs 24 now offers reserved seating

Beginning Monday, November 7th, guests attending any film at AMC Disney Springs 24 will be able to reserve their seat at the time the purchase their ticket. The service has been used previously for the Dine-in theaters, and operates in the same way. Reserved seats can be purchased online, using a mobile app, on automated kiosks on-site, and, of course, …

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10 Free Things to Do in Disney World

Here are ten free things to do at Walt Disney World to get you started. 1. Enjoy the Free Fireworks The best spots to watch this amazing pyrotechnics display (for free!) are the from the beach at Disney’s Polynesian Resort outside of Magic Kingdom® Park. The beach at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is another fireworks-viewing destination, although it is hampered …

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3 Things To Know Before You Go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

The Magic Kingdom will be transformed into a winter wonderland for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Snow will magically fall on Main Street, Mickey and friends will be garbed in seasonal apparel, and Cinderella Castle will once again shimmer in ice with the indescribable Castle Dream Lights. Similar to Mickey’s No So Scary Halloween Party, there is much to see and …

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Disney television specials planned for the holidays

Disney is planning three musical television specials for this holiday season, airing November 24, 25, and December 25. The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration This special will air on ABC on November 24 from 8-10pm EST. Julianne and Derek Hough will host this special, which was taped at Walt Disney World. Sofia Carson will make an appearance, Trisha …

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How to Save Up to $1,000 on Your Next Disney World Vacation Getaway

Expensive accommodations, outrageous theme park ticket prices, overpriced meals and loads of unnecessary souvenirs have the potential to turn your dream family vacation at Walt Disney World Resort into a true nightmare for your pocketbook! Fortunately, by following the Disney World money-saving tips below, you can save up to $1,000 on your next Disney World vacation getaway: 1. PLAN EARLY …

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4 Top Thrill Rides in Disney World That You Must Do!

Walt Disney World’s four world-class theme parks – Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park , Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park – each boast not-to-be-missed thrill rides with names like Expedition Everest, Rock ‘n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Mission: SPACE, Test Track, Soarin’ and Splash Mountain. Be sure to check height and …

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20 Things You Can Do Beyond Disney World

While the theme parks are more than worthy of a visit, you would be missing out by not looking into some of the other activities found throughout the Orlando metro area. Here are 20 must-visit Orlando attractions outside of the theme parks: 20. Resort Hopping – Many don’t realize that you don’t have to have a room at a particular resort …

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When Do Christmas Decorations Go Up in Walt Disney World?

It’s amazing what happens almost overnight at Walt Disney World at Christmas time. Years ago, it literally did happen overnight. It used to be that the Christmas Decorations at Disney World went up on the day after Thanksgiving. Magically, overnight! The Christmas Season at Walt Disney World Resort is an elaborate affair.  Where else can you celebrate Holidays Around the …

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Christmas Trees Galore!

What could be more blissful than Christmas trees and Disney? I know … it’s not even Halloween yet and I’m already talking Christmas. I can’t help myself – I recently got the details on a brand-new holiday offering coming to Disney Springs Marketplace and I simply had to share! In the coming weeks, I’ll be providing details on our full slate of seasonal …

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PizzeRizzo is opening for business Nov 18, 2016

Now it looks like we won’t have to wait much longer, as the restaurant is set to open it’s doors to the public officially on November 18, 2016. Here are some fun facts from Disney Parks Blog: The restaurant will feature personal-sized pies, guests will find décor inspired by Rizzo, as well as his extended family and friends who have visited …

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The Adorable Muppet Babies Are Back!

If you just can’t resist the Muppet Babies, well this is for you! “Muppet Babies” Are Back!; New Series Coming To Disney Junior in 2018 Variety has announced that the classic Muppet series “Muppet Babies” is returning with a reboot to Disney Junior. This reboot will stay faithful to the series with CGI animation reminiscent of the hand drawn animation …

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Doctor Strange the Enigma

Fans will agree that Doctor Strange is a bit of a contradiction, feeling both very familiar yet also very different from what has come before. Structurally, it’s another basic superhero origin story, but on the other hand, it’s going into a trippier, more psychedelic place than any comic book movie has before. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the title character, the …

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Here is your complete Holiday Calendar for the most magical place on earth! 2016 Holiday Activities and Events at Walt Disney World Early November 2016 – Early January 2017 (Dates for specific events will vary) Additional 2016 information will be added as it becomes available. 2016 Holiday Activities & Events Info There’s just so much to do at Walt Disney …

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Celebrate the Big 50 with the Peanuts Gang!

Whether you grew up in the generation when Charlie Brown was first published in print or remember going to a traditional movie theatre with velvet curtains and velvet seats, or just remember watching it at home…I am am sure as the sun will rise tomorrow that there are very few people who have never watched Charlie Brown and “The Great …

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Disney World Monorail Etiquette

Since my first ride on the monorail, I have always felt I’m riding into another dimension in futuristic means of transportation. As we pulled into the monorail station on a recent visit to Walt Disney World, I watch a seated family of five stand up and maneuver around a man in an electric scooter — some might say “climb over” …

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Calling All Chili and Beer Fans!

f you are a fan of either Chili, Beer or both, this is a definite not to be missed event! The New Smyrna Chili and Craft Beer Festival. Here is what you want to know…. Craft Beer Walk and Chili Cook-Off will be held October 15, 2016 on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. The festival features 20+ restaurants competing for …

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Disney World’s Winter Discounts!

Walt Express is always excited to bring you BREAKING NEWS! Find out about Disney World’s newest discount right here in Breaking News: Disney World Releases Winter Discounts! Breaking News: Disney World Releases Winter Discounts! Last week, Disney World announced two great discounts for Disney Visa Cardholders. This morning, Disney World has released discounts for the general public! The Gift of Magic …

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Disney Does Halloween Differently

Orlando Sentinel Magic Kingdom Halloween party offers unique experiences from other Disney events A ghost from the Haunted Mansion shares stories outside the ride during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, with its unique offerings and character interactions, might be the best value of Disney’s separately-ticketed events, for guests who want experiences they can’t have every day. Here’s a list of 10 …

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Halloween Horror Nights vs. Howl-O-Scream-Which One Do You Prefer?

‘s easy to take living in the “Theme Park Capital of the World” for granted. Before moving to Florida from Atlanta four years ago, my Halloween haunted house options were limited — ranging from higher-end productions in rented out warehouses to mom-and-pop operations which relied heavily on strobe lights and masked men with chainsaws.   Here in Central Florida we have two …

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Disney World 45 Ingenious Ways to Enjoy

In honor of Walt Disney World’s 45th birthday this Saturday, I’ve drawn up at list of 45 must-do things to do, see hear, taste or otherwise experience at the resort. This is not a one-day task. Take your time. The list is guided by a couple of limitations. They had to be activities I would recommend to a friend, and …

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Seaworld Orlando Celebrates “Halloween Spooktacular” 2016!

Inside the Magic, shares that “Halloween Spooktacular” returns to Seaworld Orlando with tons of trick-or-treating, whimsical games and up-close animal encounters. Halloween season in Orlando is always fulled with tons of different events in all the theme parks, one of the classics being Seaworld Orlando’s family-friendly “Halloween Spooktacular” event. This event is more heavily themed to the non-scary Halloween fun …

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Fight Disney Withdrawals – Take Home these Sweet Disney Autumn Treats

Fight Disney Withdrawals – Take Home these Sweet Disney Autumn Treats Have you ever arrived home from a Disney vacation and truly just found yourself missing the sights, sounds and smells of the Disney Parks? One way to assist with Disney Parks withdrawals is to purchase some Sweet Disney Autumn Treats to enjoy at home. Here is my tips for successfully achieving some level …

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Guardians of The Galaxy Roller Coaster Coming to EPCOT!

Slash Films.com divulge that after being rumored for months, Marvel confirmed at Comic-Con that Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror would be replaced with a Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout ride in Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure theme park. That’s not the only new Guardians of the Galaxy ride in the rumor mill, and the latest report claims a Guardians-themed roller coaster …

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Disney World-Where to Find Great Deals!

Theme Park Tourist reveals how to obtain Great Deals Can be Found Right Now at Walt Disney World if You Know Where to Look. Just a few days ago Disney released a whole bunch of deals and discounts for guests traveling soon to Walt Disney World. However, in the aftermath of Disney’s recent financial results, which reveled a disappointing quarter …

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Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade To Be No More

Thanks to Theme Park Tourist, we are informed that Disney will no longer produce the Main Street Electrical Parade. Earlier this week, we discussed the rumor that Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort might be swapping nighttime parades in the near future, with Paint the Night heading to Walt Disney World and the Main Street Electrical Parade going to Disneyland, …

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Summer 2016-Newest Restaurants in Central Florida!

icFlorida.com comment that with Orlando being an international tourist destination, there is a seemingly endless number of cultures and flavors to explore. When eating out it’s so easy to just settle on our favorites that we’ve been frequenting for years. But then diner’s remorse sets in as soon as we see friends posting photos of incredible looking meals at really …

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World’s First Vertical Cable Car-Take a Ride!

According to Jetsetter.com, Twenty dollars doesn’t go very far in 2016, but starting today, it can buy you a ride on the world’s first vertical cable car and the tallest moving observation tower. Brought to you by the same husband and wife duo behind the iconic London Eye, the British Airways i360 promises just as epic views, only this time of …

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Say Hello to Summer 2016 at Disney Springs!

Walt Disney World urges us take advantage of the sunny days of Summer in Orlando. Say Hello to Summer at Disney Springs Carpe Diem—visit now to find out what all of the buzz is about! With 50 brand new retail shops and restaurants open and ready to enjoy, your summer forecast just got a whole lot trendier.To commemorate the official …

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Guys with Ties-11th Annual White Party & Summer Fashion Show 2016

icFlorida.com highlights Central Florida’s beloved Guys With Ties Philanthropy is taking things up a notch this year announcing its 11th Annual White Party in combination with the Summer Fashion Show returning to 180 Skytop Lounge in the Amway Center on Friday, August 5 from 9pm until late. Renowned fashion stylist and correspondent Melanie Pace will host the event, featuring numerous prominent …

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Opening Ceremony Anticipation-The Road to Rio 2016!

  According to www.olympic.org THE RIO 2016 GAMES WILL PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE ENVIRONMENT FOR PEAK PERFORMANCES. ATHLETES WILL ENJOY WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES, INCLUDING A SUPERB VILLAGE, ALL LOCATED IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES, IN A COMPACT LAYOUT FOR MAXIMUM CONVENIENCE. via GETTY IMAGES The competition venues will be clustered in four zones – Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã …

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New and Upcoming Attractions Opening in Orlando 2017, 2018 and 2019

Time doesn’t stand still nor do any of the major theme parks in the Central Florida area! 1. “Volcano Bay” / Universal Orlando Universal Orlando opens its first aquatic park en 2017. Volcano Bay is being constructed on 53 acres south of Cabana Bay Beach Resort. The theme of the park is based upon the Pacific island and volcano of Krakatau…..Universal Orlando anunció apertura Mayo 25, 2017! …

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Lake Eola-The Central Park of Orlando!

City of Orlando.net provides a detailed informational source for visitors and residents alike. Location: 512 East Washington Street Orlando, FL 32801 Contact: Phone: 407.246.4484 Event Rentals: 407.246.2378 Park Hours: 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.  Fountain | Boat Rentals | Park Rentals| Eola House | Vendor Info | History Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando. The sidewalk …

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Walt Disney World Renovations Just for You!

They change is inevitable in life and who better to embrace that concept than Disney? DisDining.com explores the rides, attractions, and restaurants at Walt Disney World that are maintained on a regular basis. This keeps guests safe. Sometimes, though, extra work is needed. A ride, attraction, store, or restaurant might close for refurbishment. It could be that the closure is just …

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6 Reasons Why Summer in Florida is Fantastic!

Endless Summer, perhaps is the picture that most have of Florida but as Floridians, we all know summer isn’t the easiest season to deal with. Things Floridians Like focuses on the fact that every year, summer brings its unbearable heat, engulfing thunderstorms, and its all to infamous harsh humidity. Keep in mind that these are just the side affects of …

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Harry Potter in Concert in Orlando!

According to icflorida.com, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is scheduled to be performed at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. CineConcerts, and Warner Bros Consumer Products announce that members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 1 …

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The BFG a la Disney-Would Roald Dahl Approve?

Though skeptics might doubt when it comes to remakes of old, Disney makes believers out of all of us! After giving you a taste of what’s ahead, we leave you to make up your own mind. As the book starts, a young girl named Sophie is lying in bed in an orphanage. She can’t sleep, and sees a strange sight in …

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