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[18 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Paris Hotel to Get Marvel-Themed Makeover

The Disney Parks and Resorts news coming out of the D23 Expo last weekend wasn’t just limited to Walt Disney World and Disneyland. We also heard an exciting update about Disneyland Paris.
Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek announced that Disney’s Hotel New York at Disneyland Paris will be reimagined into Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel.
The hotel will “will transport our guests to the action-packed, inspiring world of Super Heroes including Iron Man, The Avengers, and Spider Man among others!” according to Chapek.
Artist renderings of the …

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[17 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Toy Story Land to Open in 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

At last weekend’s D23 Expo, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts announced that Toy Story Land is opening next year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
The new land will feature two new attractions for guests, and guests will be “shrunk” to toy size in the land which is supposed to be Andy’s backyard.
The first attraction, Slinky Dog Dash, is a family coaster where guests will “zip, dodge and dash” over the track that stretches Slinky Dog to his limits.
The other attraction is Alien Swirling Saucers, and this attraction is …

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[17 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney California Adventure Updates Announced at D23 Expo

Disney California Adventure is getting a new super hero experience and an update to its Paradise Pier area in 2018!
During the Parks and Resorts panel at last weekend’s D23 Expo Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts gave attendees a peek at what’s coming to the Disneyland Resort.
First, the Paradise Pier area at Disney California Adventure will become Pixar Pier.
The Pixar Pier area will feature neighborhood populated with Pixar characters from Toy Story, The Incredibles, Inside Out, and more.
Pixar Pier’s grand opening in 2018 will coincide with the …

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[15 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
D23 Expo Disney Parks and Resorts Panel Reveals New Projects for Walt Disney World Resort

The Disney Parks and Resorts Panel at the D23 Expo was full of exciting announcements about the Walt Disney World Resort including new attractions, new hotels, and even new transportation options.
First at Epcot, a brand new Ratatouille attraction is coming to the France Pavilion, expanding the pavilion’s size. The attraction will be similar to the 4D attraction at Disneyland Paris.
A new E-ticket attraction based on Guardians of the Galaxy is coming to Future World in Epcot. The new attraction will replace the Universe of Energy which will close on August …

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[15 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Announce Upcoming Film Slate at D23 Expo

Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios announced the upcoming animated film slate at the D23 Expo on Friday.
The first film slated for release is Coco which arrives in theaters on November 22.
The film tells the story of Miguel, an aspiring musician whose family has banned music. Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead where he meets “charming trickster” Hector, and the duo sets off on a journey to find the story behind Miguel’s family history.
Coco features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, and more, and features songs …

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[14 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate Christmas in July at Disney Springs this Month

Disney Springs is Celebrating Christmas in July beginning July 15 and running through July 30.
Guests can enjoy artist meet-and-greets at the Art of Disney, specialty food and drinks, and even a meet-and-greet with Santa at Disney’s Days of Christmas. Summer Santa will be meeting guests daily from 1-10 p.m.
Specialty food items include holiday drinks at Starbucks, holiday sweets at Goofy’s Candy Company, and even Santa Mickey krispy treats. AristoCrepes is also serving up a gingerbread crepe.
UNIQLO is celebrating its first anniversary with a Japanese Night Market celebration where guests can …

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[14 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Unveil Model of Star Wars Land at D23 Expo

The 2017 D23 Expo starts today, but the Disney Parks have already unveiled the model for the Star Wars lands that are under construction at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The new totally immersive land will transport guests to a remote trading port on a never-before-seen planet.
The lands will feature two new attractions – one where guests take control of the Millennium Falcon and another where guests find themselves in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
Check out more photos and a video here.
The Star Wars-themed …

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[14 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney PhotoPass Day is August 19 at Walt Disney World

Guests visiting Walt Disney World on August 19 can take part in the second Disney PhotoPass Day.
The day will be filled with special character interactions with hard-to-find Disney characters, Animated Magic Shots, and special PhotoPass locations in all four of the theme parks.
Last year’s first Disney PhotoPass Day also included a Disney PhotoPass Challenge where guests who completed the challenge received a complimentary PhotoPass photo.
There’s no word yet on the full list of special events for this year’s PhotoPass Day but we’ll keep you posted!
Mark your calendars for August 19 …

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[13 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Booth Menus, Special Events, and More Announced for 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival starts August 31 this year (!!!) and Disney has released all of the marketplace booth menus and details about many of the Festival’s special events.
This year’s Festival will feature 35 Marketplace Booths in honor of the 35th anniversary of Epcot (which happens this fall).
New to the lineup this are: Active Eats, The Almond Orchard Hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, Coastal Eats, Earth Eats (new from The CHEW), Flavors From Fire, and Light Lab.
Returning after a hiatus is Thailand, Spain, and India!
Visit our …

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[13 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Mickey’s of Glendale to Feature Disney Parks Merchandise at D23 Expo

Fans attending this weekend’s D23 Expo will have a chance to visit a pop-up shop from Mickey’s of Glendale.
The store, Mickey’s of Glendale, is normally only open to Disney Imagineers and cast members, but the pop-up shop will be open to everyone and will feature an assortment of Disney Parks-inspired merchandise.
The pop-up’s merchandise includes camp shirts featuring artwork and patterns created with the symbols of Adventureland and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Other items include apparel honoring the 30th anniversary of Star Tours and more.
The store will also feature bronze collectibles celebrating …