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[20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces More Updates for Disney Springs Transformation

The transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs continues.
Disney recently announced the installation of the “Springs Bottling Co.” marquee on the building that will house Morimoto Asia. The sign is part of the Disney Springs backstory of being a turn-of-the-century waterfront town.
The interior of Chef Morimoto’s restaurant will also pay tribute to the history of Disney Springs.
The Waterview Stage – located next to the spot for The BOATHOUSE – just started offering nightly entertainment.
Later this month the Food Trucks at Exposition Park will open at Downtown Disney West Side. This …

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[10 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Downtown Disney Marketplace Gets Decked Out in New Holiday Décor

This holiday season the Downtown Disney Marketplace is getting all new holiday décor that features a handcrafted look.
The Downtown Disney décor is meant to evoke a feeling of a handcrafted Christmas and the ornaments will feature elements including spools, buttons, burlap, and yard.
The Festival of the Seasons kicks off at Downtown Disney on November 14 and runs through December 30 and the event features holiday carolers, costumed stilt walkers, street performers, and a holiday DJ dance party. Guests also have a chance to meet Santa Claus and have their photo …

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[7 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
PANDORA Jewelry Trunk Show November 7 and 8 at the Marketplace Co-Op in Downtown Disney

Cherry Tree Lane inside the Marketplace Co-Op in Downtown Disney is the location for a two-day PANDORA Jewelry trunk show.
The showcase is November 7 and 8 from 10-11:30 a.m. and guests will have a chance to see the new Disney Collection by PANDORA.
Sixteen Disney PANDORA items that are exclusive to the Disney Parks will be offered during the trunk show, including a bracelet engraved with the castle logo.
An additional 25 charms from the Disney collection that can be found in PANDORA stores around the country will also be showcased at …

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[6 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Artist Showcase Planned for November and December at Downtown Disney

This year’s Festival of the Masters might have been cancelled due to the ongoing construction at Downtown Disney, but fans can still get their fill of artists this month and next.
On select weekends in November and December, the Walt Disney World Resort is hosting a Disney Artist Showcase at the Art of Disney in Downtown Disney. Artists from Walt Disney Design Group, Yellow Shoes Creative Group, and Walt Disney Imagineering will be on hand at the events.
The artist showcases are planned for select Fridays from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays from …

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[3 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
New Parking Garage in Downtown Disney to Open November 20

The first new parking garage in Downtown Disney is scheduled to open on November 20.
The parking structure is part of the Disney Springs construction project and will eventually mean an additional 4,000 parking spots for the shopping and entertainment complex.
As Disney continues with the reimagining of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, the construction project also includes a pedestrian bridge, an extended I-4 exit ramp that leads directly into one of the parking garages, and the widening of Buena Vista Drive. The road will also feature a dedicated bus lane.
While the …

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[31 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Announces November 2014 Merchandise Events

As the holiday season ramps up heading into November, the Walt Disney World Resort has a month full of special merchandise events for guests.
On November 1 and 2 guests can take part in a special launch of Disney Infinity 2.0 at Once Upon a Toy in the Downtown Disney Marketplace.
Fan favorite artist Larry Dotson will be at the Art of Disney in Epcot each day from November 3 through 6. And artist David E. Doss will appear each day at the Art of Disney in Downtown Disney, November 6-9.
On November …

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[30 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Infinity 2.0 Purchase Opportunity at Once Upon a Toy in Downtown Disney

Disney is hosting a special Disney Infinity 2.0 event at Once Upon a Toy in Downtown Disney on November 1 and 2.
During the “purchase opportunity” event guests purchase the Infinity 2.0 Starter Pack featuring Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave and Stitch. Guests can will receive one complimentary figure with the purchase of the 2.0 Starter Pack.
Other figures being released include Maleficent, Donald Duck, Aladdin, and Tinker Bell in addition to Hiro and Baymax from Big Hero 6. Guests will also have a chance to get a sneak peek at a new …

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[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Two New Dining Locations Announced for Disney Springs

Two new restaurants have been announced for Disney Springs.
The first, Morimoto Asia, is from celebrity (and Iron) Chef Masaharu Morimoto and the Patina Restaurant Group.
This restaurant is Chef Morimoto’s first Pan-Asian dining location and it will be located at The Landing, which is the heart of Disney Springs.
Morimoto Asia will feature flavors from around Asia and will have exhibition kitchens featuring street-food stalls, dim sum, and Peking duck.
“We are delighted to work with Morimoto to create this one of a kind restaurant, which will be a spectacular dining destination at …

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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Announces October 2014 Merchandise Events

Fall is officially here and at Walt Disney World that means Halloween, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and some great merchandise events.
Speaking of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, guests can pick up commemorative merchandise at the event.
Other merchandise events during the festival include artist appearances including: Paola Gutierrez on October 3 and 24; William Silvers on October 4 and 18; Rob Kaz at the Art of Disney on October 24-26; and Michelle St. Laurent at the Art of Disney on October 30.
Artist David E. Doss will be appearing …

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[21 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
MagicBands Now Include ‘Link-It-Later’ Option for Walt Disney World Guests

MagicBands are the way of the World for guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, but now there’s a new option for those who purchase the retail MagicBands.
Any guest can purchase a retail MagicBand and use them during their visit to Walt Disney World – even if they aren’t guest of an “on property” hotel. These retail MagicBands can be linked at the time of purchase by using a valid theme park admission, Memory Maker card, or another active MagicBand.
And now there’s a new way to link the …