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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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[20 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Has Started

The 2017 Epcot Festival of the Holidays kicked off November 19 and runs through December 30.
The Festival includes more than a dozen Holiday Kitchens serving up holiday eats and drinks from around the World, the Candlelight Processional (which starts November 24), holiday storytellers around World Showcase, and more.
Guests can eat their way through World Showcase much like at the Food and Wine Festival earlier this fall.
Our friends at the Disney Food Blog checked out ALL the food on opening day and created an “Eat THIS” list to help you plan …

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[28 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate Epcot’s 35th Anniversary on October 1

Epcot’s 35th anniversary is Sunday, October 1, and the theme park is ready to celebrate!
Guests visiting Epcot on Sunday can pick up a commemorative guide map at the main entrance, International Gateway, and at Guest Relations.
An anniversary celebration will take place at 10:01 a.m. at the Fountain View stage with performances from Mariachi Cobre and Voices of Liberty.
Commemorative merchandise including the “I Was There” collection and logo merchandise that isn’t part of that collection will be available for purchase. The “I Was There” collection is only available at a special …

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[7 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Cancels Night of Joy and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this Weekend

Hurricane Irma is on track to hit Florida this weekend, and although the path still remains uncertain Disney has announced event cancellations for this weekend.
The Saturday evening session of the Night of Joy concerts has been cancelled and Sunday night’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom has also been cancelled.
Guests with tickets for Saturday’s Night of Joy concerts can attend Friday’s concerts instead and may exchange their tickets at the ESPN Wide World of Sports ticket office beginning at 4 p.m. Friday.
Guests with tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween …

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[2 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Gives Sneak Preview of Merchandise for Epcot’s 35th Anniversary

This fall Epcot will be celebrating its 35th anniversary and guests will find a slate of new commemorative merchandise at the park.
The collection features a retro look and uses takes “its cues from artwork, logos, signage, and in-park graphics found in the early 1980s,” according to Disney.
The team behind the collection made sure to incorporate the colors from Epcot’s opening year products – purple, pink, red, orange, and gold. The colors are featured in muted tones to enhance the vintage look and feel.
Items in the collection include apparel, bags, keychains, …

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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend and Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies at Age 83

Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar died Thursday, July 27, at age 83.
Sklar has a 54-year career with the Walt Disney Company, working closely with Walt Disney himself early in his career. He was named a Disney Legend in 2001 and will be remembered for his contributions to the Disney theme parks around the world.
Born on February 6, 1934, Marty Sklar was a student at UCLA when he was recruited to create The Disneyland News for Disneyland.
In 1956, Marty joined Disney full-time and would work “as Walt’s right-hand man” and eventually …

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[26 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Vacation Account Discontinued

Disney Vacation Account – the online program that allowed guests to save money for their Disney vacation – has been discontinued.
According to a post on the program’s website, the Disney Vacation Account program is being discontinued and “no new accounts or contributions are being accepted.”
Disney is giving users four options to choose from when it comes to the money they’ve saved in the Disney Vacation Accounts.
Guests can either: use the total amount in their account to purchase a Disney Gift Card by September 27 and Disney will add 5% to …

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[22 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Eat to the Beat Lineup Announced for 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

It’s that time of year again – time to get ready for the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
We now know the full lineup of this year’s Eat to the Beat concert series performers and there are 111 new acts and several returning fan favorites.
The lineup for this year’s Eat to the Beat concert series is:

August 31 – September 1 – Delta Rae
September 2-3 – The Hooters NEW
September 4-5 – Baha Men NEW
September 6-7 – Fuel
September 8-10 – STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
September 11-12 – Lauren Alaina NEW
September 13-15 – Plain …

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[20 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Gives Sneak Peek at Medals for Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon

Disney recently gave guests a sneak peek at the finisher medals for this year’s Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon.
The finisher medal for the half marathon pays tribute to the 25th anniversary of Disneyland Paris and features Mickey Mouse, running past Sleeping Beauty Castle.
The inaugural 10K race finisher medal features Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather flying around Sleeping Beauty Castle.
The Kids Races medal features Mickey Mouse, while the 5K medal features Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast.
This year’s Disneyland Paris Half Marathon will also include a new challenge – the Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo …

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[30 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Pandora – The World of Avatar Opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Pandora – The World of Avatar officially opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27.
The new land was the largest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the park’s history.
When guests visit Pandora they are transported to a land with floating mountains, bioluminescent plants, and the native Na’vi.
Pandora is home to two new attraction – Avatar Flight of Passage and the Na’vi River Journey. On opening day the wait times for both attractions were more than three hours each.
Guests can dine at the Satu’li Canteen, grab a cold drink at Pongu …