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[31 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Buses Now Traveling Between Theme Parks and Disney Springs

Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks can now hop on a resort bus and go directly from the theme park to Disney Springs.
Buses are departing Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom each day starting at 4 p.m. with a direct route to Disney Springs.
There’s also a new drop-off location in the heart of Disney Springs, putting guests in the middle of Town Center.
This new theme-park-to-Disney-Springs route is one way. Guests can take buses from Disney Springs to their resort hotel, but if they …

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[31 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
New Finale Scene Debuts in Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire in September

The Magic Kingdom is transforming for the fall holidays with pumpkins and Halloween decorations popping up this week, and the new daytime live show is getting a fall makeover too.
A new fall finale scene is set to debut September 2 in Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire. The show will also feature new costumes, décor, and choreography.
A new song celebrating fall is also set to debut.
The show tells the story of Mickey Mouse and his Merry Makers celebrating friendship with their friends including Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Rapunzel, Tiana, and …

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[30 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Frightfully Fun Parade’ to Debut during Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

A brand new parade is set to debut this fall during Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland.
The Frightfully Fun Parade features “a spectacle of spooky spirits from the deepest bayous of New Orleans to Halloweentown and beyond.”
The parade starts with the appearance of The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
The parade features Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas; ghosts from the Haunted Mansion attraction come to life  – including the Hitchhiking Ghosts; Dr. Facilier and his Shadow Men from The Princess and the Frog; and other Disney Villains.
The Frightfully …

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[30 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
New Disney Pins Arriving at Disney Parks this Fall

Fans of Disney Trading Pins need to be on the lookout for new collections arriving at the Disney Parks this fall.
Several new limited edition pins are arriving over the next couple of months including Aladdin and Jafar, and Ariel and Ursula – both part of the Disney Duets collection.
A pin featuring Roger Rabbit and Jessica Rabbit arrives in September as part of the Disney Love Letter series.
A Mickey and Minnie pin – also part of the Disney Love Letter series – arrives in late September.
New “Piece of Disney History” pins …

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[29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Providing Free Insect Repellent to Guests

The Walt Disney World Resort is providing guests with free insect repellent as a preventative measure in the fight against Zika, the mosquito-borne illness.
The theme parks and Disney Springs will have several types of mosquito repellent and the resort hotel rooms will have aerosol bug spray for guests.
Disney is also adding signs informing guests how to protect themselves against Zika.
These preventative measures come on the heels of reports of Zika in Miami and Pinellas County.
In a move that might or might not be related to Zika prevention, Disney has also …

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[29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
Orlando Magical Dining Month Starts Today and Features New Disney Springs Restaurants

Orlando Magical Dining Month starts today, August 29, and runs through Sunday, October 2.
This is the 11th year for Visit Orlando’s event and this week is considered the “preview week.”
During Orlando Magical Dining Month diners have five weeks to enjoy special savings at more than 90 restaurants in the Orlando area including several Disney Resort areas restaurants.
Magical Dining Month offers a prix fixe menu at Orlando-area restaurants for $33 per person and $1 from each meal goes to support local charities. This year the event benefits The Russell Home for …

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[28 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Special Merchandise Events, the Great Irish Hooley, and More

Happy last weekend in August! Wow did summer fly by! But the season of really exciting events is just getting started at Walt Disney World. So let’s take a look at the week’s big news.
Both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort have full slates of special merchandise events for the month of September.
Tonight you can catch a live-stream of the Main Street Electrical Parade from the Magic Kingdom. Don’t forget the parade leaves the park on October 9.
Disneyland gave guests a sneak peek at the Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread …

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[27 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Clawhauser’ Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card to Debut at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

There’s a new Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game card debuting at this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
The new Clawhauser card features the loveable cheetah from Zootopia.
Clawhauser was chosen for this year’s event-exclusive card because he loves sweets – specifically doughnuts – and he loves to share those sweets.
Merlin the Magician created a spell, Clawhauser’s Tricky Treat, that when cast makes dozens of magical doughnuts appear.
The special-event Clawhauser card will be distributed separately and in addition to the regular Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card packs. Guests can pick up …

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[26 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Resort Announces September Merchandise Events

The Disneyland Resort has announced a new slate of special merchandise events for the month of September.
WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District is hosting an ‘Art Attack’ with artists Joey Chou, Miss Mindy, and David Lozeau on September 2 from 7-10 p.m.
Fans will find David Lozeau as the Artist in Residence at WonderGround Gallery. He’ll be appearing on September 3-4, 9-11, 16-18, and 23 from 6-10 p.m.
An artist showcase and signing event is planned September 10-11 from 2-5 p.m. each for Steam Crow (Daniel and Dawna Davis) at the …

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[26 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
Watch Live Stream of Main Street Electrical Parade on August 28

If you aren’t going to make it to the Magic Kingdom before October 9 – the last day for the Main Street Electrical Parade, don’t be too sad!
You can catch a live-stream of the parade on Sunday, August 28 on the Disney Parks Blog.
A few weeks ago Disney announced that the iconic Main Street Electrical Parade was headed back to Disneyland after a final show on October 9.
The parade will be at Disneyland for a ‘limited time encore.’
The live-stream of the Main Street Electrical Parade starts at 8:55 p.m. at …