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[31 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Winners Announced for Annual Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition

The winners for this year’s Walt Disney Imagination Design Competition have been announced.
This annual competition brings college students from around the country to Walt Disney Imagineering headquarters for a chance to showcase their skills. Areas covered include engineering, technical, and artistic.
Participants also have a chance to interview for a spot in Disney Imagineering.
More than 330 projects were submitted this year and just six teams were selected to visit Imagineering’s campus in Glendale, California.
The students were challenged to “apply the same design principles used in Disney parks and resorts” while they …

Disney Springs »

[31 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
The NBA Experience is Coming to Disney Springs

It’s officially official: The NBA Experience is coming to Disney Springs! And to make way for this new experience, DisneyQuest will close on July 3.
The NBA Experience was first announced way back in 2015 and then Disney made no other announcements. Until today.
DisneyQuest will continue to operate normally until July 3.
The NBA Experience will be a “one-of-a-kind basketball-themed experience” where guests can enjoy hands-on activities for all ages.
This new location will also feature immersive NBA video productions, other experiences, a restaurant, and a retail shop.
There is no word yet on …

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[30 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Planet Hollywood Observatory Now Open

After months of anticipation, the Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs officially opened last week.
The redesigned restaurant has been transformed from its original Hollywood theme to a four-story “star gazing observatory.”
The menu at Planet Hollywood Observatory still features some Planet Hollywood favorites but it’s also been kicked up a notch with the addition of gourmet burgers from celebrity chef Guy Fieri.
Guests can also satisfy their sweet tooth with Supernova Shakes, house-made ice cream and sorbet which is featured in the 12-scoop Cosmic Challenge, and more.
Planet Hollywood Observatory is open daily …

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[30 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Sneak Preview of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Coming to Disney Parks

If you can’t wait until March 17 to see the new live-action Beauty and the Beast you can see a sneak preview of the film at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure beginning February 10.
The preview at Disney California Adventure will be shown in 3D with special in-theater effects.
Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have a chance to see the sneak peek of the film at the end of of the One Man’s Dream attraction.
Both locations will also feature props and costumes from the film.
The live-action adaptation of the …

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[29 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Title Announced for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’, New DFB Guide Launched, and More

Happy last Sunday in January! It’s been a really long month, right? But this past week was full of exciting news so let’s check it out.
The official title for Star Wars Episode VIII was finally announced – Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The film arrives in theaters in December so we have a whole year to debate who the “last Jedi” might be.
Our friends at the  Disney Food Blog launched the 2017-18 edition of the DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks! You can get 25 percent off the cover price …

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[28 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Resort Announces February Merchandise Events

February might be the shortest month of the year, but at Disneyland Resort it is full of special merchandise events.
The February Artist in Residence at the WonderGround Gallery is Nidhi Chanani and she returns February 3-4 to meet guests from 5-9 p.m. each day. She’ll also be meeting fans on February 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25.
Artist Aggie Cheung will appear at the WonderGround Gallery on February 4-5 from 2-5 p.m. and again on February 25-26.
The WonderGround Gallery is also hosting artists Ben Burch, Nidhi Chanani, and Fenway Fan for a showcase …

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[27 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Permits Filed for Construction Project at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort looks to be preparing for a major construction project.
Permits were recently filed with the South Florida Water Management District for a project at Caribbean Beach Resort.
The permits confirm that a multi-story building is set to replace most of the buildings in the resort’s Barbados village. Six smaller buildings are also in the plans.
There have been reports lately of height balloons at the resort – which usually signify that Disney is planning to build taller buildings. According to reports, if the balloon height tests are accurate, the …

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[27 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
NFL Players Announced for Pro Bowl Parade at Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is hosting the Pro Bowl Parade this afternoon as part of the on-going Pro Bowl Week celebrations leading up to Sunday’s Pro Bowl.
The NFL players that will be appearing in the parade are: Denver Broncos receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, and Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker.
These players will join Mickey Mouse, NFL cheerleaders and other special guests in the parade down Main Street U.S.A.
The parade is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m.
The Pro Bowl …

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[26 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Food Blog Launches ‘DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks’ E-book

The Disney Food Blog has announced the launch of the all-new DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-book.
This instantly downloadable e-book is part of the DFB’s line of dining guides, and it’s full of photos, information, and advice on more than 200 snacks at the Magic Kingdom.
The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks features more than 200 full-color photos of snacks, current prices and Disney Dining Plan snack credit status, snack locations, hidden treats and add-ons, a review of all snacks, and much more.
The instantly downloadable PDF can be viewed …

Disney Springs »

[26 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Opening Date Announced for Paddlefish at Disney Springs

After months of waiting, the opening date has finally been announced for Paddlefish at Disney Springs.
The restaurant – housed in the former location of Fulton’s Crab House – is set to open on February 4.
Paddlefish will focus on fresh seafood plus steaks and chops. The entire restaurant has been updated from bow to stern with a fresh, modern look that also features two rooftop bars.
Guests will also be able to enjoy brunch on Sundays.
Reservations are not yet open for Paddlefish but they are expected to start soon.
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