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The redesigned Planet Hollywood Observatory officially reopened in January, but the restaurant held an official ribbon cutting ceremony last week with actress Reese Witherspoon in attendance.
The restaurant is planning on adding more “star presence” – meaning guests should probably expect to see more celebrities at the restaurant.
Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is the creator of the new burger menu at Planet Hollywood Observatory.
Planet Hollywood’s founder Robert Earl says he also has plans to offer a quick service expansion on the outside of Planet Hollywood Observatory. He reportedly has the OK to …
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Today’s the day! You can now make FastPass+ reservations for the two new attractions in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The new land opens May 27 and will feature two new attractions: Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey.
Avatar Flight of Passage will allow guests to “fly” on a banshee over Pandora, and the family-friendly Na’Vi River Journey takes guests on a journey down a mystical river in a bioluminescent rainforest.
Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels can make their FastPass+ reservations 60 days …
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The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors voted this week to extend the contract of CEO and Chairman Bob Iger to July 2019.
Iger,66, has served as the CEO of The Walt Disney Company for 11 years.
The new contract has him serving until July 2, 2019.
Iger’s contract was slated to end in 2018, but industry insiders are reporting that there is no “heir apparent” for the long-time CEO.
Former Disney COO Tom Staggs was largely considered by many to be Iger’s replacement until his departure from the Company last year.
A few of …
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A new limited-time concert is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer – ‘The Music of Pixar Live! A Symphony of Characters.’
This new live concert debuts May 26 and will feature music from Pixar Animation Studios films, a live orchestra, and visits by popular Disney/Pixar characters.
The Music of Pixar Live! will be performed three times nightly at the Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The daytime performances of Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage will continue during daytime hours.
The music in the show will include highlights from …
Disney Springs »
Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs is now offering a new Cake Decorating Experience where guests can learn to decorate cakes like the pros.
The cake decorating experience starts March 31 and reservations are now open and must be booked in advance. The reservations will be for every Friday through May 5 from 8:45 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
During the experience guests can enjoy complimentary coffee, mimosas, bellinis while working with the pros at the Patisserie to decorate a Mickey Dome Cake.
Guests will learn how to use the glacage (mirror glaze) and create …
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Cars 3 drives into theaters on June 16, but a new ‘Road to the Races’ nationwide tour inspired by the films kicks off this weekend at Disney Springs.
The Road to the Races tours stars March 23 and runs through March 26 at Disney Springs and it’s fun for the whole family.
Some of the fun planned for the weekend includes three life-size character cars; a giant color mural from Alamo Rent A Car; a racer pit crew tire-changing activity; “high-octane” smoothies from Dole; prizes from Crest and Oral-B; and an interactive …
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A fun holiday tradition returns to Disneyland next month when the Egg-stravaganza scavenger hunt starts on April 1.
The egg-themed scavenger hunt takes place at Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure, and the Downtown Disney District through April 16.
Guests who wish to participate in the scavenger hunt can purchase an Egg-stravaganza map for $5.99 at merchandise locations around Disneyland.
Then, the search is on for hidden eggs that are themed to look like Disney and Pixar characters. Once you find a hidden egg you can use the stickers on the map to mark …
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Pandora – The World of Avatar opens May 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and we’re getting a preview of what’s on the menu at the new Satu’li Canteen.
This new “fast casual” restaurant’s backstory is that it was once the main mess hall for the Resources Development Administration (RDA) Base. It’s now owned and operated by the Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) tour company.
The menu at Satu’li Canteen will feature customizable bowls with quinoa and vegetable salad, red and sweet potato hash, or other bases topped with chicken, roasted beef, sustainable fish, …
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Wishes – the fan-favorite fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom – is ending its run on May 11. But you can catch a live-stream of the show on Thursday, March 23.
The Disney Parks Blog is hosting the live-stream of Wishes starting at 8:55 p.m. ET.
A new nighttime spectacular, Happily Ever After, is replacing Wishes on May 12.
The new show will feature fireworks, lasers, light projections, and Tinker Bell flying out of the castle. Happily Ever After will celebrate many Disney films including Aladdin, Brave, Frozen, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, …
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Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast earned $170 million on its opening weekend, with a global box office of $350 million.
The film broke several box office records during its incredible opening weekend.
Beauty and the Beast is now the top domestic opening of all time for a PG-rated film. The previous record holder was Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory.
Beauty and the Beast was also the top opening of all time for a PG-rated film at the international box office.
The film is now the no. 7 launch of all time for any movie, beating …