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[30 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
runDisney Announces Virtual Races to Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

runDisney has announced a the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series which will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The series launches this summer and will include three 5K races that you can complete on any course you choose – in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, or somewhere else.
Participants will receive a finisher medal for each 5K completed plus a challenger medal for finishing all three 5Ks.
The finisher medals are inspired by Mickey Mouse and will feature his yellow shoes, red pants, and white gloves. The challenger medal features Mickey in his …

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[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Pin Celebration 2016 Honors 30 Years of Pixar

The Disney Pin Celebration 2016 is themed toward a celebration of 30 years of Pixar.
The event takes place August 26 from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and again on August 27 from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. at World ShowPlace in Epcot.
Admission to the Pixar Party is $140 per guest and includes trading board games (4 vouchers per day), Pixar Party scavenger hunt, auction opportunity, meeting Disney Pin merchandisers, artist signings with Disney Design Group Artists, and a $30 Disney Gift Card.
Party attendees will also have a chance to pre-purchase …

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[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Anna and Elsa to Leave Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom and Move to Epcot this Sumer

Anna and Elsa are making a move!
The princesses (OK, the queen of Arendelle and her sister the princess) are packing up and leaving the Princess Fairytale Hall at the Magic Kingdom sometime this summer.
They’re moving over to Epcot to the soon-to-open Royal Sommerhus in Epcot’s Norway pavilion.
The new Sommerhus is part of the expansion in Norway that also includes the all-new attraction Frozen Ever After which is housed in the former location of Maelstrom.
Guests can visit the Royal Sommerhus and meet Anna and Elsa once the updated area opens sometime …

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[28 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
New Women’s Apparel Coming to the Disney Parks this Spring

Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your wardrobe and the Disney Parks have some new collections to help in that endeavor.
The new spring collections for women feature several popular characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse on bright and colorful tops and tees.
A new slate of Disney Boutique items features Bambi, Alice, Belle, Aurora, Snow White, and Cinderella. These items include shirts, tees, totes, and even cute flip flops.
If you’re headed to the gym to get ready for the summer you’ll want to check out the new activewear items …

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[28 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
‘Zootopia’ Reaches $900 million Mark at Global Box Office

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia is a bona fide global box office hit.
The animated film recently crossed the $900 million mark at the global box office making it the No. 1 industry release so far of 2016 and the No. 8 top-grossing animated film of all time.
With this new box office benchmark the film is also the second-biggest Walt Disney Animation Studios’ release of all time after Frozen (of course) and the third biggest overall (following Frozen and The Lion King).
The animated hit has earned $316.4 million in the United …

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[27 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney After Hours Price Reduced for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members

Disney has reduced the price for the Disney After Hours for guests who are Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members.
The regular price for this event at the Magic Kingdom is $149 but Disney has announced that the price is cut to $75 for Annual Passholders and DVC members for the remaining nights of the event.
Five nights remain for the event – April 28, and May 5, 8, 12, and 19. There is no word yet on whether Disney will extend the event on additional dates.
Disney After Hours gives guests …

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[27 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Studios Announces New Slate of Live-Action Films

The Walt Disney Studios has announced a new slate of live-action films, including new versions of Disney classics.
This spring fans are eagerly awaiting Alice Through the Looking Glass, and next March the live-action Beauty and the Beast arrives in theaters. A live-action Pete’s Dragon flies into theaters on August 12 this year.
A few of the new films in development include Cruella with Emma Stone in the title role, A Wrinkle in Time, Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson, and Dumbo directed by Tim Burton.
Disney is also planning Maleficent 2 starring Angelina …

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[26 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Dining at Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resort for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you can treat mom to a special meal at the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort.
At Portobello in Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort, guests can enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe menu for Mother’s Day. The menu features a spring salad with field greens and vanilla vinaigrette, grilled salmon with fettucine in a citrus reduction, and key lime cannoli with blackberry sauce.
Wolfgang Puck Grand Café, also at Disney Springs, is also offering a three-course meal. The menu includes a …

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[26 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Announces May Merchandise Events

If you’re visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in May there is a great slate of special merchandise events lined up.
Representatives from Precious Moments will be at Marketplace Fun Finds in Disney Springs from May 5-22. Doll designer Linda Rick will make a special appearance May 20-22.
On May 6-8, ACME artist Rodel Gonzalez will take part in an artist showcase from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Art of Disney in Disney Springs.
Precious Moments sculptor Hiko Maeda will be signing ‘Treat Being with You’ from 12-2 p.m. and 4-6 …

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[25 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Free Dining Announced for Travel Dates this Fall at Walt Disney World

It’s that time of year again – free dining has been announced for select travel dates this fall at the Walt Disney World Resort!
The dates for free dining are: August 23-October 1; November 15-21; November 26-28; and December 10-21.
Guests must book a minimum 3-night stay and can’t book longer than a 14-night stay. All free dining packages must be booked by July 8.
Several resorts are excluded from the offer including campsites, the bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village, Bay Lake Tower, 3-bedroom villas, Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Little Mermaid …