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[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
First-Ever WNBA Preseason Tournament to be Held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

The first-ever WNBA Preseason Tournament tips off May 9 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The tournament will feature the defending champion Minnesota Lynx, in addition to the Chicago Sky, Indiana Fever, and Phoenix Mercury. The first game is at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9.
The preseason tournament will include four games, a full slate of clinics, practices, and autograph sessions with WNBA players and coaches. The event is happening in conjunction with the AAU Spring Fling II girls basketball event, which is …

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[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Celebrates 25th Anniversary on May 1 with Special Events

Tomorrow, May 1, marks the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney has several special events planned to mark this silver anniversary.
The 25th anniversary celebration begins at 10 a.m. Thursday as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the stage with Disney’s Hollywood Studios Vice President Dan Cockerell. They’ll be honoring some of the 25-year cast members in a short ceremony.
At 7 p.m. a special motorcade – Stars of the Studios – will make its way down Hollywood Boulevard and will feature famous characters from around the park. Mickey and …

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[29 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Cast Announced for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

After many months of speculation – and news that Luke, Han, and Leia were recently spotted in London – the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII has been announced.
Drumroll, please.
The cast for Star Wars: Episode VII includes: John Boyega (24: Live Another Day), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Gollum in The Lord of the Rings films), Domhhall Gleeson (About Time), and Max von Sydow (The Exorcist).
Original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels (C3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and …

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[29 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Feel the Force’ Premium Package Announced for ‘Star Wars’ Weekends

If the scheduled appearance of Mark Hamill and the new Star Wars Weekends character meals weren’t enough to make this year’s event amazing, there’s a new VIP package added to the weekends.
The ‘Feel the Force Premium Package’ was announced last week and our friends at the Disney Food Blog have all the details!
This new VIP package is available each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Star Wars Weekends, and it gives guests the chance to view the afternoon celebrity motorcade and the evening fireworks from a premium location.
In addition to the …

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[28 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Guests Can Now Add Additional FastPass+ Selections

Beginning today, April 28, guests at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks have the ability to add additional FastPass+ entitlements once they have used their first three.
In the “original” FastPass+ system, guests could only have three FastPass+ entitlements per day, and only at one park.
Under the updated system, once a guest has used their first three FastPass+ entitlements at one of the theme parks they can visit a kiosk at the park and add one additional entitlement. Once that FastPass has been used they can select another, and so …

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[28 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Adventures by Disney Takes Guests to Scotland, Home of Disney’s Princess Merida

If you’ve ever wanted to see the land that inspired Disney/Pixar’s Brave, Adventures by Disney can take you there.
The Adventures by Disney Scotland vacation takes guests to the Scottish Highland – the inspiration behind Merida’s homeland.
The trip includes a visit to the Loch Ness Exhibition Center and then families have the chance to explore Loch Ness to see if Nessie really exists.
Other adventures on this trip include visiting Urquhart Castle – a popular location for Nessie sightings – and horseback riding and archery at Rothiemurchus Estate.
The Scottish Adventures by Disney …

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[27 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News: Marathons, Sundaes, and Star Wars Weekends

Today we’re starting a new weekly feature here on DisZine called “This Week in Disney News” where we’ll feature some of the top stories from some of our favorite sites.
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The week started with the opening of registrations for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon. The marathon weekend is proving to be very popular with runners as the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, 10K, Family Fun Run 5K, and the Dopey Challenge are all sold out! The full marathon is currently at 70 percent capacity while Goofy’s Race and a …

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[26 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
New Mickey Mouse Kitchen Sink Sundae Available at Two Locations in Walt Disney World Resort

For all you ice cream fans, there’s a new sundae at the Walt Disney World Resort and it comes in its very own souvenir sink.
It’s the Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae – or as our friends at the Disney Food Blog like to call it, the Mickey Pants Sundae. And you’ll find it at the Plaza/Main Street Ice Cream Parlor at the Magic Kingdom and at Beaches and Cream in Disney’s Beach Club Resort.
The sundae is big enough for at least two people, and at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor it’ll …

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[25 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
New Restaurant from the Patina Group Announced for Disney Springs

As work continues in the transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, there’s word that a new restaurant from the Patina Restaurant Group is headed to area.
Recently paperwork was filed in Orange County for a permit on two former Pleasure Island venues – the old 8Trax and Mannequin’s. The permit states that a new restaurant owned by the Patina Restaurant Group will be located there.
The plans for the restaurant include “two floors, a dining area, kitchen, [and] cast and guest restrooms.”
The Patina Restaurant Group is based in Los Angeles and …

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[25 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Full Celebrity Lineup Announced for 2014 Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

With just a few weeks until the start of this year’s Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the full celebrity lineup has been announced.
In addition to Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), the celebrities scheduled to attend include actors from the Star Wars films, the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels.
This year’s official host is James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Star Wars: The Clone Wars). Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano …