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[31 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Mission: SPACE to Relaunch on August 13 with New Experiences

Epcot’s Mission: SPACE is set to “relaunch” on August 13 with a brand new experience and an enhanced version of the original attraction.
The Orange Mission will take guests on the most intense version of the attraction as they feel the “force of an actual space launch.”
This mission has been enhanced with a new HD video to make the experience even better.
If you’re looking for a less-intense mission try Green Mission. This is a new mission that will take guests on an orbit around Earth where they’ll view sites including Hawaii, …

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[29 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland’s Galactic Grill Debuts New Late Night Menu

The next time you find yourself needing a late-night snack at Disneyland, stop by the Galactic Grill and check out their new menu.
This new late-night menu features savory dishes and more.
The menu  includes the Micron Burger, Meteor Potato Bites, Sweet or Spicy Star Clusters (a fun twist on Chicken and Waffles), and a Lunar Space-Adilla.
The new late night menu isn’t all savory though – guests will also find Little Dippers (French Toast Sticks with dipping sauce) and novelty ice cream items.
Kids can order a Kids’ Power Pack which includes a …

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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Online Check-In Available on My Disney Experience App

If you’re visiting the Walt Disney World Resort and you’re staying at a WDW hotel, you can now use the Online Check-In service via the My Disney Experience app.
Online Check-In allows guests to begin their check-in experience 60 days before they arrive at Walt Disney World, essentially bypassing the front desk.
Guests can provide an email address and mobile phone number where they’ll receive notification when their room is ready. Check-In is complete when guests use their MagicBands to unlock their hotel room door.
The Online Check-In also allows guests the chance …

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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend and Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies at Age 83

Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar died Thursday, July 27, at age 83.
Sklar has a 54-year career with the Walt Disney Company, working closely with Walt Disney himself early in his career. He was named a Disney Legend in 2001 and will be remembered for his contributions to the Disney theme parks around the world.
Born on February 6, 1934, Marty Sklar was a student at UCLA when he was recruited to create The Disneyland News for Disneyland.
In 1956, Marty joined Disney full-time and would work “as Walt’s right-hand man” and eventually …

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[27 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Castaway Cay Named Top Cruise Line Private Island

Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay has been named the top cruise line private island in the annual Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.
This was the second year in a row that Castaway Cay has received this award from Cruise Critic.
Castaway Cay was also named the most highly rated Caribbean island overall among Cruise Critic members.
The Cruise Critic Cruiser’s Choice Destination Awards are based on feedback from cruisers that has been gathered on the Cruise Critic website over the past year.
Cruise Critic is one of the leading sites for cruise line …

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[27 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Grand Avenue and BaseLine Tap House Opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Fall

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is in the midst of a major transformation and a new area was just announced!
This fall, an area called Grand Avenue – an area that will celebrate the spirit of modern-day Los Angeles – is opening. The new area will be located in what is left of the Streets of America.
Grand Avenue will feature vintage office buildings and warehouses, and the new BaseLine Tap House will be located here.
This new bar will be located in a building that pays homage “to the building’s former life as the …

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[26 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Vacation Account Discontinued

Disney Vacation Account – the online program that allowed guests to save money for their Disney vacation – has been discontinued.
According to a post on the program’s website, the Disney Vacation Account program is being discontinued and “no new accounts or contributions are being accepted.”
Disney is giving users four options to choose from when it comes to the money they’ve saved in the Disney Vacation Accounts.
Guests can either: use the total amount in their account to purchase a Disney Gift Card by September 27 and Disney will add 5% to …

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[25 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Dress Shop Returns to Cherry Tree Lane at the Marketplace Co-Op this Week

The Dress Shop is returning to Cherry Tree Lane inside the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs.
The store is set to open July 27.
The Dress Shop will once again feature colorful dresses, accessories, and more.
The displays will feature a new logo for The Dress Shop – a monogram that will feature prominently throughout the store.
Other new design details include shadowboxes with dress sketches, fabric trimmings, and more.
When the store opens, shoppers will find dresses inspired by Orange Bird, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Haunted Mansion, and more. A Cinderella-themed dress will …

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[25 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Gives Sneak Peek at the Disneyland Half Marathon Finisher Medals

The 2017 Disneyland Half Marathon is coming soon and this week Disney has given guests a sneak peek at the Pixar-themed finisher medals.
The half marathon finisher medal is Toy Story-themed and features Buzz, Woody, and Jessie on the medal.
Finishers of the Disneyland 10K will earn a Monsters, Inc.-themed medal featuring Sully and Mike.
The Disneyland 5K is themed after The Incredibles and the medal features Mr. Incredible and his family members – perfect bling for a fun family race!
The race weekend also includes the 5th annual Disneyland Double Dare and the …

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[24 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Vacation Club Members Get Additional Dining Discount through September

Disney Vacation Club members can enjoy an additional dining discount at select Walt Disney World restaurants through September 30.
The discount – an additional 20% off – will be available at table service restaurants at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.
The total discount of 30% will be available before 6:30 p.m. and after 8:30 p.m. at these restaurants: Artist Point, Jiko, Citricos, The Grand Floridian Cafe, Flying Fish, The Wave…of American Flavors, Olivia’s Cafe, Boatwright’s Dining Hall, The Turf Club Bar & Grill, and Captain’s Grill.
The existing 10% DVC discount will …