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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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[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 …

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[28 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Pandora News, Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction News, and More

It’s official! Pandora – The World of Avatar opened May 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We have some news about the new land and much more in today’s weekly recap.
Disney hosted the official dedication for Pandora – The World of Avatar on May 24 with CEO Bob Iger and Avatar director James Cameron in attendance.
Guests visiting Pandora can check out the merchandise location Windtraders for an immersive experience – and to get matched with their very own banshee. And speaking of merchandise, guests will find three Pandora-themed MagicBands.
There are also …

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[18 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Additional Bands Announced for Eat to the Beat Concert Series

We’re still several months away from the start of the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival but more information is trickling in every week.
Today we have a few more bands to list for the Eat to the Beat concert series.
The lineup for the concert series so far is:

Delta Rae: August 31 – September 1
Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas: September 9-10
Shane Hennessey: September 14-16
.38 Special (rumored so far): September 28-29
Mark Willis: September 30 – October 1
Christoper Cross (rumored so far): October 4-5
Taylor Dayne: October 12-13
Jeffery Osborne: October 14-15

The Eat to the Beat …

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[19 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Summer is Full of New Experiences and Attractions at the Disney Parks

Summer at the Disney Parks is quickly approaching and guests can look forward to new experiences on both coasts!
At the Walt Disney World Resort, Pandora – The World of Avatar is opening May 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and at Disneyland Resort the new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! also opens on May 27!
Pandora – The World of Avatar will transport guests to the world of Pandora from the film Avatar.
The land will feature floating mountains, bioluminescent plants, and two new attractions: Avatar Flight of Passage and the …