[30 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Celebrates Soft Opening at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The much-anticipated Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort celebrated its soft opening over the weekend and it’s being reported that guests waited up to six hours just to get in.
The new Tiki bar is located just off the lobby at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and while it was “inspired” by its West Coast cousin, this Walt Disney World version features themeing that fits in with the South Seas vibe of the resort.
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto was founded by Adventureland’s “head” salesman, Trader Sam and the menu features …

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[1 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
April Merchandise Events Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

It’s April and we’re not foolin’ – there’s a whole month of great merchandise events planned for the Walt Disney World Resort.
Starting today, April 1, and running through April 5 artist Greg McCullough will be at the Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace from 1-9 p.m. He’ll return on April 15-19 and then Greg will be at the Art of Disney in Epcot from April 29 through May 3.
Artist David E. Doss will be showcasing his latest work from April 6-14 at the Art of Disney in the …

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[31 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Disney Gives Fans a Peek at the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Pins

Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration is still a couple months away but Disney has been giving fans a sneak peek at the merchandise for the party, including the all-new pins.
There are more than 100 Disney pins being released for Disneyland’s 60th anniversary, and that’s enough to make any Disney pin trader or collector very happy.
The Diamond Celebration pins include starter sets, lanyards and lanyard medals, trading bags, mystery packs, collector packs, and open and limited edition pins. There’s something for every kind of Disney pin collector.
One of the more popular pins will …

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[31 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Richard Petty Driving Experience Officially Closing on August 9

When it was announced back in February that the Richard Petty Driving Experience was closing, guests were told the last day would be in June.
Now, the closing date has officially been announced as August 9 extending the chance for guests to take a spin around the Walt Disney World Speedway through the summer.
The final day of the Richard Petty Driving Experience and the Exotic Driving Experience will end with a charity ride in collaboration with Give Kids the World. The last ride at the Mickyard will be auctioned off and …

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[30 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Disney Junior Bringing ‘Fancy Nancy’ to the Small Screen in 2017

The popular children’s book series Fancy Nancy has been optioned by Disney Junior for development of an original animated television series and movie.
In addition to the movie and television series licensed products will be developed by Disney Consumer Products and HarperCollins and Disney Publishing have plans to collaborate on book editions based on the Disney Junior series.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Disney Junior to bring Fancy Nancy to the small screen and to the next generation of fans,” said Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General …

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[29 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News: Epcot Attraction News, Possible New Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom, and a New Itinerary for Disney Cruise Line

We’ve almost made it through the month of March and once again it’s been a week full of exciting Disney news! Let’s dive in!
Another attraction at Epcot is closing. Innoventions West in Future World will close in May for a refurbishment – which means they’re taking out the current attractions and replacing them with new ones. Say goodbye to the Great Piggy Bank Adventure.
The new film Tomorrowland opens in theaters on May 22 but starting next month guests at Epcot (and Disneyland) can get an extended preview of the film. …

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[28 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces Special Events for Members at Walt Disney World Resort

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club recently announced a slate of special member events at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The first event is planned for Saturday, April 18 when Gold and Silver D23 members can enjoy the animated classic Sleeping Beauty on the big screen. This event takes place at the AMC 24 Theaters in Downtown Disney and includes special guest, animator and Walt Disney World Creative Designer Lon Smart.
All members will also receive a special journal that looks like the ornate storybook shown at the start of the film.
On …