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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 …

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[17 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
New Viewing Experience with Dessert Available for Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

There’s a new VIP viewing experience for Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The Fantasmic! Dessert and VIP Viewing Experience is available to book for dates starting September 8.
Guests with this experience will enjoy a snack box that features treats inspired by the show including chocolate-covered strawberries, cheesecake, a chocolate cupcake, apple crisp, California trail mix and cheese and crackers.
The kids’ treat box includes chocolate pudding with crushed chocolate cookies and gummy worms, confetti popcorn, grapes and a vanilla cake bite.
The treats also include a specialty drink in a light-up Fantasmic! cup …

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[17 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate Disney PhotoPass Day with Disney Princess Products

Disney PhotoPass Day is this Saturday, August 19, at the Walt Disney World Resort and guests can celebrate with some Disney Princess-themed merchandise.
On PhotoPass Day guests can have their pictures taken with Disney Princesses in the four theme parks in addition to find Princess-themed products in the stores.
There are hundreds of Princess-themed products available at Disney World including apparel, ear hats, pins, accessories, Pandora charms, jewelry, home decor, and more.
Guests ages 3-12 can also get a Princess makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney Springs or the Magic Kingdom.
And …

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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s ‘Dream Big, Princess’ Campaign Launches Global Photography Initiative

Disney’s ‘Dream Big, Princess’ campaign launched in 2016 as a way to encourage kids to dream big by showcasing inspirational stories featuring Disney Princesses.
The campaign has now launched a global photography initiative on its Facebook and Instagram accounts that “places the spotlight on inspiring stories of real women and girls around the world.”
The new project brings together women photographers from 15 countries. The photographers will create images that “celebrate the power of dreaming and aim to show kids what’s possible if you dream big” according to Disney.
Photographers include the first …

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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Moms Panel Applications Open September 6

It’s that time of year again – time for the application process for the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
The 2018 search for the next group of panelists opens Wednesday, September 6 and runs through September 13.
The Disney Parks Moms Panel celebrated its 10th anniversary panel this year. The group is made up of moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and Disney experts who answer questions from guests about the theme parks, cruise line, DVC, and more.
The panel answers questions in four languages – English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese – and the search …

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[15 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Fall Festivals and Parties Start Next Week at Walt Disney World

It might still feel like summer outside, but fall is kicking off at the Walt Disney World Resort beginning August 25!
Next week the first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of the year is planned for August 25.
The party dates for this year are: August 25 and 29; September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29; October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31; and November 1.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased …

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[15 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Merchandise Revealed for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off August 25 at the Magic Kingdom and Disney has revealed the merchandise slate for this year.
A whole new collection of merchandise inspired by the Sanderson Sisters and Hocus Pocus is part of this year’s slate.
Items include new light up ornament and a tote bag in addition to T-shirts and a retail MagicBand.
Speaking of MagicBands, guests will also find a glow-in-the-dark retail MagicBand featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. The MagicBand will be presented in a decorative box that smells like chocolate, and will have a …