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[23 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Will Not Host the Festival of the Masters this Fall

Disney has announced that this year’s Festival of the Masters has been cancelled.
The three-day art festival has been held at Downtown Disney, which is currently undergoing a lengthy transformation into Disney Springs.
According to Disney the area where Festival of the Masters is traditionally located is “unavailable due to expansion work” and therefore Disney is unable to host the event.
The Festival has been housed across Downtown Disney’s West Side.
Last year’s Festival of the Masters featured more than 300 artists who showcased painting, photography, sculptures, glasswork, and more.
Artists who were planning to …

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[21 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
More Details Announced for Third Annual Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road Irish Pub

The third annual Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant happens Labor Day weekend and it’s full of live music, step dancing, and great food.
The music starts August 29 at 4 p.m. and again at noon on August 30 and runs through Monday, September 1.
The lineup for this year’s Hooley includes: Scythian, The Raglan Rebels, Drops of Green, The Brayzen Heads, and The West Coast Trio.
The Hooley also features free dance workshops all weekend – ‘From Our Roots to Riverdance’ – led by Ronan McCormack from the …

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[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
August 2014 Merchandise Events Announced for the Walt Disney World Resort

August at the Walt Disney World Resort is a month full of special merchandise events.
The month kicks off with an appearance by artist Greg McCullough at the Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace from July 30 until August 3. Greg will be back on property from August 20-24 at the Art of Disney.
On August 7, Bobs Gannaway, the director and co-writer of Planes: Fire & Rescue, will be at Once Upon a Toy in Downtown Disney from 3-4 p.m. Bobs will be signing some of the new Planes: …

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[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Releases More Updates on the Disney Springs Transformation

As the transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs continues, Disney has released more information on what changes are being made.
Part of the ongoing construction includes the roadways and parking areas at Downtown Disney.
Lake Buena Vista Drive will be expanded from seven lanes to 10 lanes, and two multilevel parking garages are currently being built. The first garage is scheduled to open by the end of this year providing 4,000 parking spots for guests visiting Disney Springs/Downtown Disney.
Two pedestrian bridges are also being constructed – these will lead guests into …

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[30 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Special Merchandise Events Announced for Walt Disney World in July

Walt Disney World is hosting several special merchandise events throughout the month of July.
Through July 3 fans can meet artist David E. Doss at the Art of Disney in Downtown Disney. David will return to Walt Disney World from July 24 through 27. Meanwhile, the latest Precious Moments dolls from designer Linda Rick will be on display at Once Upon a Toy through July 7.
Linda will be making a special appearance each day from July 3-6 and she’ll be returning to Disney World on July 17-28.
Artist Larry Dotson is appearing …

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[26 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Artists Behind Vinylmation Series Park Starz 3 to Meet Fans on June 27 at D-Street in Downtown Disney

The newest Vinylmation series – Park Starz 3 – was recently released and now fans and collectors have a chance to meet the artists behind the series.
On Friday, June 27, three Disney Design Group artists – Thomas Scott, Casey Jones, and Caley Hicks – will be meeting fans at D-Street in Downtown Disney from 5-6 p.m. The artists will be signing Vinylmations and talking with fans.
The new Park Starz 3 series features classic Disney characters from shows, parades, and attractions at the Disney Parks. The characters include Dreamfinder, a Space …

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[25 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Raglan Road Hosting 3rd Annual ‘Great Irish Hooley’ During Labor Day Weekend 2014

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is hosting the third annual Great Irish Hooley on August 29 through September 1 in Downtown Disney.
A ‘hooley’ is Irish slang for a party or celebration and this event features Irish food, live music, dance workshops, and interactive fun for the whole family.
The Labor Day weekend festival gives guests a chance to celebrate at Orlando’s only boutique Irish festival complete with authentic Irish food and drinks.
The entertainment lineup for this year includes Scythian, Drops of Green, The Raglan Rebels, The Brayzen Heads, and The …

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[21 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Soccer-Themed Merchandise Debuts at Walt Disney World Resort

As soccer fans around the world are absorbed in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Disney has released a new line of soccer-themed merchandise.
The merchandise is available at the new United World of Soccer store located in Downtown Disney’s West Side.
Fans will also find a new assortment of soccer-themed merchandise with Disney flair. The items features bright hues of blue, green, yellow, and white and the main logo is Mickey Mouse kicking a soccer ball.
This merchandise was specifically created for World Showcase and includes apparel, a glass mug, and two Disney …

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[19 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Trucks on the Town’ Food Truck Event Happening in Downtown Disney on June 21

The first-ever food truck festival at Downtown Disney is happening this weekend.
The Trucks on the Town Food Truck Event is Saturday, June 21 from 5-10 p.m. at Downtown Disney’s West Side on the lawn next to Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues, and includes 14 food trucks.
The Disney Food Trucks – Namaste Café, Superstar Catering, Fantasy Fare, and World Showcase of Flavors – will be serving favorite items including corn dogs, butter chicken, and grass fed beef sliders, in addition to new dishes.
Disney is collaborating on the event with …

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[6 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate Father’s Day at Car Masters Weekend in Downtown Disney June 14 and 15

Car Masters Weekend returns to Downtown Disney on Father’s Day weekend, June 14 and 15.
This year’s event features more than 100 classic, muscle, and exotic vehicles at the Downtown Disney Car Show Presented by Meguiar’s.
The cars will be displayed on the West Side promenade and can vote for their favorite car. Expert judges will be on hand to score the cars, there is an awards ceremony on Sunday night to close out the weekend.
Cars fans will have a chance to “meet” Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Finn McMissle, and the AMC …