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[26 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Holidays Around the World Returns to Epcot on November 27

In just over a month Holidays Around the World will once again be celebrated in World Showcase at Epcot.
The 2015 holiday season will include learning about the customs of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, listening to Pere Noel in France, and more.
New for this year are musical performances by American Music Machine, a five-member a cappella group. The group will be performing modern and “nostalgic” holiday songs including White Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and All I Want for Christmas is You.
At the Fountain Stage guests can enjoy “Joyful! A Gospel Celebration …

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[25 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Final ‘Star Wars’ Trailer Released, Soarin’ to Close for Refurb, and More

It’s been another busy week in Disney news with epic movie trailers, popular attractions getting ready to close for refurb, and much more. Let’s jump right in!
Monday Night Football was a bit more exciting than normal last week – the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted at halftime and it was epic. At the same time tickets for the film went on sale online and subsequently broke the Internet.
If you haven’t gotten enough of Frozen yet, now you can fly on WestJet’s all-new Frozen-themed plane. This newly …

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[24 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
New MagicBand on Demand Station Opens in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland

A brand-new MagicBand on Demand station has opened inside the Tomorrowland Power & Light Co. in the Magic Kingdom.
Here guests will be able to create and personalize retail MagicBands – similar to what can be done with smartphone cases at D-Tech on Demand boutiques.
In the MagicBand on Demand station guests can choose to create a retail MagicBand or a phone case. There are eight MagicBands colors from which to choose including purple.
Guests can choose from nearly 40 graphics to apply to the MagicBands including Magic Kingdom attractions and icon. The …

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[23 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Chef Rick Bayless to Open New Restaurant, Frontera Fresco, in Disney Springs

Another new restaurant has been announced for Disney Springs.
Chef Rick Bayless, winner of Top Chef Masters and a six-time James Beard Foundation award winner, is set to open Frontera Fresco.
The restaurant will serve up the authentic Mexican cuisine for which Chef Bayless is known, including hand-crafted tortas, tacos, fresh-made guacamole, and Mexican braised meat entrees. Guests can also enjoy margaritas, beer, and wine.
In addition to his Top Chef Masters win, Bayless is also known for his television series Mexico – One Plate at a Time, his Chicago restaurants Frontera Grill, …

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[23 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Latin Baseball Festival Coming to Walt Disney World Resort November 20-22

The Latin Baseball Festival coming to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in November will feature two Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League Teams.
These games are the first time the Roberto Clemente League teams are playing regular-season games in the continental United States.
The event is also being touted as a “cultural affair” by Disney.
Before each game in the series fans will be able to take part in a festival that includes Latin-inspired entertainment, music, food, beverages, and other vendors.
After the last game on Saturday, November 21 there is also a …

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[22 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Minnie’s Seasonal Dine Coming to Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Minnie Mouse will be hosting an all-new character dinner at Hollywood & Vine starting in January.
The new Minnie’s Seasonal Dine begins after this holiday season’s Minnie’s Holiday Dine and will celebrate different seasons and special events throughout the year.
The first Seasonal Dine will celebrate the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the movies, and it begins January 4 and runs through March 20.
With each changing season Hollywood & Vine will celebrate with changes in décor, music, menu items, interactive moments, and costumes for Minnie Mouse and her friends.
Reservations for the …

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[22 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Get a Sneak Peek at the Merchandise for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

The 2015 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend takes place November 6-7 at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disney recently gave a sneak preview of the merchandise.
Participants in the race weekend can choose from logo T-shirts, long sleeve tees, and hooded sweatshirts. There is also a jacket with “Don’t Wine…Just Run!” on the back.
Guests will also find commemorative pins, drinkware, Sweaty Bands, and Bondi Bands.
The popular “I Did It” shirts for the half marathon and Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K will also be available for purchase in addition to …

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[21 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Epcot’s Soarin’ to Close on January 4, 2016 for Refurbishment

Guests visiting Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort have just a couple  months left to enjoy Soarin’, the always-popular attraction located in The Land pavilion.
The attraction will be closed on January 4, 2016 for a months-long refurbishment that will update the ride from Soarin’ to Soarin’ Around the World. Soarin’ originally opened at The Land pavilion in 2005 and is a fan-favorite attraction.
The completely updated attraction will be in 4D and will take guests to locations around the world. Soarin’ Over California at Disney California Adventure will also be …

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[21 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Disney Debuts New Allergy-Friendly ‘Snacks with Character’

Disney has announced a new line of allergy-friendly snacks that are now available at the Disney Parks.
The Snacks with Character line currently features 11 options including Dark Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Sunseed Bars, and cookies including Lemon Burst Cookies.
The new snack line was created through a partnership with Disney Theme Park Merchandise and companies including Enjoy Life Foods, Way Better Snacks, and WOW Baking Company. Additional snacks from Ocean Spray will arrive later this year.
The snacks in the Snacks with Character line address specific dietary needs including nut-free, gluten-free, and other …

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[20 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Final Trailer Released for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Did you feel a great disturbance in the Force during Monday Night Football? Not to worry – it was just millions of Star Wars fans crying out in joy over the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The trailer left many questions unanswered – the biggest of which is “Where is Luke Skywalker?”
But fans did get a chance to see more about Rey and Finn (is he a Jedi or a Stormtrooper?) And they heard the voice of Maz Kanata (Lupita N’yongo) asking Rey the question we all want …