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[15 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Gives Preview of Pixar Pier Coming to Disney California Adventure

Disney California Adventure will be home to the new Pixar Pier in the summer of 2018 and Disney is giving guests a preview of what’s to come.
Pixar Pier will be home to “whimsical” neighborhoods and fan favorite Pixar characters from popular films.
The area will also include re-themed attractions, new food and merchandise, and the neighborhoods will be inspired by Pixar films, including The Incredibles.
That neighborhood will feature the Incredicoaster and the loading area for the coaster will be inspired by the Parr family’s home from the film.
Additionally, the 24 gondolas …

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[14 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Acquires 21st Century Fox

The Walt Disney Company has acquired 21st Century Fox including Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios for approximately $52.4 billion in stock.
The deal does not include Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News, Fox Business, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network, which will be spun off to Fox shareholders.
Several entertainment properties including X-Men, The Simpsons, FX Networks, and National Geographic will now be part of Disney’s portfolio.
According to a press release from Disney: “Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of 21st Century Fox will receive 0.2745 Disney shares for …

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[13 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Star Wars’ Day at Sea Experiences Announced

When Star Wars Day at Sea returns to the Disney Fantasy in January guests will have a chance to enjoy new experiences featuring the Dark Side, the Resistance, and more.
The Dark Side experiences include: Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers marching into the ship’s atrium the night before the event and Kylo Ren appearing at the Jedi Training Academy.
For the Resistance, Rey will be part of the Summon the Force nighttime show; a new “Porgs Onboard! Scavenger Hunt” will take place with Chewbacca; and guests can view all the Star Wars …

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[12 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
New Show Starring Russell and Dug from ‘UP’ Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A brand new live show starring Russell and Dug from UP is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The new show is set to premiere next spring in time for the 20th anniversary of the theme park, replacing Flights of Wonder.
The show will feature Wilderness Explorer Russell and his pal Dug “as they discover species of birds from around the world.” The show will take place in the Caravan Theater in Anandapur village.
Flights of Wonder will end on December 31 this year.
There’s no official start date for the new UP-themed show but …

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[12 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Sneak Peek of Merchandise for the Epcot Festival of the Arts

The 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts kicks off next month and runs through February 19, and Disney has given guests a sneak preview of the merchandise available at the Festival.
The merchandise for the Festival includes apparel, pins, drinkware, and new items including a note set and a zip case.
Many of the products will feature mulit-colored silhouettes of Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Rafiki.
The artwork on the merchandise will also adorn the banners for the Festival.
Figment will also be featured on much of the merchandise including pins inspired by classic works …

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[11 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Shanghai Disneyland Opening Disney Toy Story Land in 2018

Shanghai Disneyland is expanding with a seventh themed land next year when Disney Toy Story Land opens.
This new land will be the first expansion at the theme park since it opened in 2016.
Just like in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests at Disney Toy Story Land in Shanghai Disneyland will be shrunk down to toy size.
The new land will feature Slinky Dog Spin, Rex’s Racer – a u-shaped track ride, and Woody’s Round-up which will feature “a herd of ponies rounded up by Sheriff Woody himself will swing …

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[11 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Gives Sneak Peek at the Disney Skyliner

The Disney Skyliner transportation system was announced this summer at the D23 Expo and Disney recently gave guests an update about the new gondola system.
The Skyliner “cabins” will feature Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie, Belle and Beast, the Hitchhiking Ghosts, and more.
The Skyliner will have stations at Epcot’s International Gateway, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century and Art of Animation Resorts (shared), and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The station at Epcot will be in the same style as the European buildings near the International Gateway and guests will get a …

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[7 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Performers Announced for the Disney on Broadway Series at the Epcot Festival of the Arts

The 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts kicks off January 12 and Disney has announced the lineup of performers for the Disney on Broadway concert series.
The lineup for the Disney on Broadway Concert Series is:
January 12 to 15

Performers: Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey
Songs from: Tarzan, Aladdin, Newsies and Frozen

January 19 to 22

Performers: Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey
Songs from: Tarzan, Aladdin, Newsies and Frozen

January 26 to 29

Performers: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White
Songs from: Tarzan, The Lion King, Aida, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid

February 2 to 5

Performers: Kissy Simmons and Alton …

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[7 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Mickey Mouse Ray-Ban Sunglasses Return

If you’re looking for a holiday gift for the Mickey Mouse fan in your life, the Mickey Mouse Ray-Ban Sunglasses are once again available for purchase.
The glasses debuted last year and were very popular.
The  new sunglasses feature “polarized grey gradient lenses with that classic black and white Mickey Mouse pattern” on the side of the glasses.
Guests can find these popular – and pricey – sunglasses at The Sunglass Hut. Quantities are very limited. They retail for $243.
The Mickey Mouse Ray-Bans are available at: Sunglass Icon at Disney Springs, Island Supply …

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[6 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces More Details for Caribbean Beach Resort Updates

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort has been undergoing major construction since earlier this year and today Disney has announced more details about the changes coming to the resort.
Old Port Royale is being re-imagined as the “port of entry” where guests will check in for their Caribbean vacation.
Inside Old Port Royale guests will find Centertown Market – the new quick service restaurant, Calypso Trading Post, and more.
Shutters is returning to the the resort as a waterfront table service restaurant and will transport guests “to a beachfront home in the tropical islands.” Adjacent …