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[31 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Create Your Avatar Action Figure at Windtraders in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Pandora – The World of Avatar is officially open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and now guests can create their own Avatar action figure in the new land.
Guests visiting Windtraders – the merchandise location on Pandora – will find an ACE Avatar Maker where they can create their own action figure.
The ACE system uses a digital process to create and personalize the action figure.
Guests are greeted by an ACE Scan Technician who will use a facial scanner to enter data into the Hybrid Digitizing System. Then, guests select their avatar body …

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[31 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Five New Restaurants Coming to Disney Springs

Disney Springs will be home to five new restaurants between now and 2018.
This fall Portobello will reopen as an as-yet-unnamed Italian restaurant from Top Chef Master Chef Tony Mantauno. The eatery will feature a menu inspired by Chef Tony’s travels.
The Edison is slated to open later this year with an “Industrial Gothic” restaurant and bar. The restaurant is a collaboration of Patina Restaurant Group and Kinetescape’s Andrew Meieran.
Later this year, Wine Bar George from Master Sommelier George Miliotes is slated to open with a wine list featuring more than 100 …

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[30 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
‘The Music of Pixar Live! – A Symphony of Characters’ Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Music of Pixar Live! – A Symphony of Characters debuted May 26 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
This all-new musical show celebrates the music, animation, and characters of Pixar films. A live orchestra performs musical selections form Toy Story, Up, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, The Incredibles, and Cars.
The show also features video segments with the film’s composers, showing how a Pixar film is scored.
Guests are greeted by Green Army Men at the start of the show, and Pixar characters appear during the show including Mike and Sulley; Woody, Jessie, and Buzz; …

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[30 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Pandora – The World of Avatar Opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Pandora – The World of Avatar officially opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27.
The new land was the largest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the park’s history.
When guests visit Pandora they are transported to a land with floating mountains, bioluminescent plants, and the native Na’vi.
Pandora is home to two new attraction – Avatar Flight of Passage and the Na’vi River Journey. On opening day the wait times for both attractions were more than three hours each.
Guests can dine at the Satu’li Canteen, grab a cold drink at Pongu …

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[29 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate the Summer of Heroes with New Food Choices at Disney California Adventure

The Summer of Heroes kicked off May 27 at Disney California Adventure with the grand opening of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT.
The new attraction isn’t the only thing happening at the Summer of Heroes – there’s also a slate of specialty food inspired by the super heroes.
The Summer of Heroes specialty food and beverages include:
Award Weiners:

Quiver of Funnel Cake Fries with mango and raspberry coulis and whipped cream
Angry Little Pudding Cup with chocolate pudding, chocolate sandwich cookies, whipped cream and funnel cake fries

Schmoozies:

Doughnuts (a rotating menu offered until …

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[29 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Springs Street Eats Food Truck Rally at Disney Springs this Weekend

If you’re headed to Disney Springs June 2 and 3 you’ll want to check out the Springs Street Food Truck Rally.
This food truck rally will feature several of the Disney Springs food trucks including World Showcase of Flavors, Fantasy Fare, and Springs Street Tacos (formerly called Namaste Cafe).
The rally will include food trucks from around the Orlando area including: Caketeer, Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks, 900 Degreez Pizza, Magic 4 UR Palate, The London Fish and Chippy, and Tikiz Shaved Ice.
The food truck rally kicks off Friday, June 2 at 4 p.m. …

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[28 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Pandora News, Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction News, and More

It’s official! Pandora – The World of Avatar opened May 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We have some news about the new land and much more in today’s weekly recap.
Disney hosted the official dedication for Pandora – The World of Avatar on May 24 with CEO Bob Iger and Avatar director James Cameron in attendance.
Guests visiting Pandora can check out the merchandise location Windtraders for an immersive experience – and to get matched with their very own banshee. And speaking of merchandise, guests will find three Pandora-themed MagicBands.
There are also …

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[27 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Reveals New MagicBand 2.0 Designs for Pandora – The World of Avatar

Today is THE day! Pandora – The World of Avatar is officially open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
And Disney has revealed new MagicBand 2.0 designs specific to Pandora.
There is a limited-edition purple Pandora MagicBand that features nighttime scenes from Pandora. This MagicBand 2.0 retails for $32.99 and was designed by Dylan Cole, a co-production designer for the upcoming Avatar sequels.
Another MagicBand is a blue band that represents the blue Na’vi pattern. This band retails for $22.99.
And the final Pandora-inspired MagicBand 2.0 is for Annual Passholders. This special MagicBand features the phrase …

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[26 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Windtraders in Pandora – The World of Avatar Invites Guests to Experience an Immersive Shopping Experience

When Pandora – The World of Avatar opens tomorrow, May 27, guests will be immersed in a land the likes of which they’ve never seen.
And that immersive experience extends even to the merchandise location on Pandora, named Windtraders.
The “recovery” story behind Pandora – the planet is recovering from the destruction brought by the Resources Development Administration – is clear at Windtraders. The store is created out of an abandoned structure full of roots from Pandora’s plants.
The merchandise at Windtraders includes items celebrating the world of Pandora including animal plush toys, …

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[26 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT Opens May 27 at Disney California Adventure

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT opens this weekend at Disney California Adventure.
This new attraction uses an original storyline from the Guardians of the Galaxy films, comics, and animated series and features a soundtrack with music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
To create the new attraction Walt Disney Imagineering collaborated with James Gunn, the director of the films, Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, talent from the films, and more.
Imagineers used Virtual Reality technology on the attractions and each song on the ride is accompanied by a different ride …