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[23 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Construction Milestone for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Celebrated in Disneyland

Disneyland celebrated a construction milestone this week when crews topped off the highest point of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The tallest peak of the new land – 130 feet in the air – was put in place as the crews on the ground celebrated.
Disneyland Resort cast members had a chance to add their signatures to the steel beams before they were placed at the top. Every Disneyland cast member was invited to take part in the signing.
And soon, more cast members will be working to bring the new land’s attractions to …

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[23 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Exclusive ‘Country Bear Jamboree’ Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card Available at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

If you’re making plans to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this fall you’ll want to pick up the party-exclusive Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card.
This card – available only to party guests – features bears from the iconic attraction The Country Bear Jamboree.
The Bear were chosen for this year’s card because they’re perfect to represent the party atmosphere of the Halloween event.
This party-exclusive card will be distributed separately from the regular Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom cards that guests can pick up at the Firehouse on Main Street U.S.A.
Party guests …

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[22 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of ‘Bambi’ with Special PhotoPass Opportunities

Disney’s animated classic Bambi is celebrating its 75th anniversary and guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom can celebrate too with special Disney PhotoPass opportunities August 25-27.
On those dates guests at the Animal Kingdom can meet Thumper and Miss Bunny from 10:20 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Rafiki’s Planet Watch.
Guests can also have Magic Shot photos taken in several locations including: Discovery Island, Asia, Africa and Rafiki’s Planet Watch.
PhotoPass photographers in these locations can add a butterfly to your photo (just like when Bambi interacted with a butterfly in the film).
Other photo …

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[22 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Vacation Club Halloween Celebrations Announced

Disney Vacation Club members can celebrate Halloween at special events in Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort.
On October 31, DVC members can enjoy a Halloween party at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and  Spa in Disneyland.
The party takes place from 3-5 p.m. in the Sequoia Ballroom and includes a DJ dance party, carnival games, and Halloween-themed food and drinks. The price is $25 per person and reservations will be available starting August 31.
DVC members can celebrate on October 31 at the Contemporary at the Walt Disney World Resort during …

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[21 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Catch a Live-Stream of Rivers of Light on August 22

If you haven’t had a chance to see Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – or if you’ve seen and can’t wait to see it again – you’re in luck!
The Disney Parks Blog is set to live-stream the nighttime show on Tuesday, August 22 beginning at 8:40 p.m.
Rivers of Light debuted earlier this year at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the show celebrates nature and animals with a combination of floats, lanterns. fountains, and a musical score.
You can catch tomorrow night’s performance of the show on the Disney Parks Blog. …

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[21 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise Inspired by Pixar Films and Characters

The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend kicks off August 31 at the Disneyland Resort and this year’s commemorative merchandise is inspired by Pixar films and characters.
Characters featured on the merchandise include those from Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., and The Incredibles.
The commemorative merchandise includes the popular ‘I Did It’ T-shirts, pins, car magnets, Tervis drinkware, and a Pixar-themed runDisney medal holders. Other items include apparel, hats, and more.
The Disneyland Half Marathon merchandise will feature Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jesse from Toy Story and the products include shirts, a zip jacket, car magnet, …

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[20 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Halloween Party Merchandise and Food, Food and Wine News, and More

Happy weekend! We’re back with our weekly recap of the biggest Disney news. Let’s check it out!
The first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is August 25 and we have details on the commemorative merchandise available to party guests plus all the sweet treats you can nosh on at the party (and a few non-party items too!).
If you’re attending the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival (which starts August 31!) you can purchase a Tasting Sampler! And, you’ll want to check out the Festival merchandise too.
Applications for the 2018 Disney Parks Moms …

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[19 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Check Out the Sweet Treats Coming to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

The first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for the season is August 25 and today we have a preview of some of the sweet eats you’ll find at the Magic Kingdom.
Guests can enjoy several of the items all day starting August 25 – without having to be at the party!
All-day items include a Halloween-themed cinnamon roll or a Mickey Mouse cupcake at the Main Street Bakery and pumpkin ice cream at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor.
Treats available at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party include: a pumpkin cheesescake dome at Gaston’s Tavern; a …

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[18 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Vacation Club Membership Magic Ever After Continues through End of 2017

Disney Vacation Club has been celebrating its Membership Magic Ever After all year and there is still time for members to enjoy the perks.
The Member Lounge at Epcot – on the second floor of the Imagination! Pavilion – will remain open throughout 2018. To date more than 180,000 members have enjoyed the lounge. The area is open daily between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and features seating, complimentary soft drinks, Wi-Fi, charging stations, and more.
Starting September 10, DVC Member Services is expanding its operating hours to 9 a.m. until 9 …

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[18 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Muppets Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Transforming to Grand Park

Earlier this summer we told you about the new Base Line Tap House and Grand Avenue area coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this fall.
Now we have more news about the area, including an updated name for the current Muppets Courtyard.
This fall, Muppets Courtyard will become Grand Park – an “urban square” off Grand Avenue.
The area will still be home to Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano and Pizze Rizzo. The Muppets theater has already been renamed the Grand Arts Theater.
Grand Avenue and Grand Park will feature facades for shops, apartments, and more …