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[30 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: ‘Star Wars’ Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort, FastPass+ for Eat to the Beat Concert, and More!

This week there was a great disturbance in the Force when it was announced that the Walt Disney World Resort was getting a Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend in 2016. It was as if a million voices cried out in joy when they heard about runDisney’s Star Wars Half Marathon – Dark Side.
This all-new race happens in April 2016 and the Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon will know be known as the Light Side of the Force.
In other Star Wars news, there’s a global unboxing event happening September 3 leading …

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[27 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
FastPass+ Reservations Available for Eat to the Beat Concerts at Epcot Food and Wine Festival

If you’re making plans for the 20th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and those plans include catching one of the Eat to the Beat concerts, you can now book a FastPass+ reservation for the concert of your choice.
Selecting a FastPass+ for the concert date you want is simple – you can reserve the FastPass+ using the My Disney Experience app or website.
The Eat to the Beat concerts are a Tier 1 experience – and this group also includes Soarin’ and IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. You can only choose one …

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[12 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News – Walt Disney World Marathon Medals, Retro Epcot Merchandise, and a New Haunted Mansion Store

This week’s Disney news had a lot of bling and new merchandise items, including a peek at the all-new Memento Mori store at the Magic Kingdom.
New Disney Merchandise
Fans of the Haunted Mansion have been queuing up all week at the new Memento Mori at the Magic Kingdom. This store is home to the new exclusive Haunted Mansion merchandise including home decor items, novelty items, collector’s pin.
Over at Epcot a new line of merchandise featuring the retro EPCOT Center logos has debuted. This new merchandise line includes T-shirt, baseball hats, a …

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[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Testing FastPass+ Only at Toy Story Midway Mania

If you are visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios this week and want to ride Toy Story Midway Mania, you better have a FastPass+.
The Walt Disney World resort is testing an experimental system where only guests who have a FastPass+ will be able to ride the very popular attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
This test runs through Thursday, October 9 according to several reports.
In recent months Disney has also tried the same “FastPass+ only” system for the Anna and Elsa meet-and-greet at the Magic Kingdom.
If guests don’t have a FastPass+ reservation for Toy …

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[29 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Company Executive Who Led MyMagic+ Development Announces Plan to Leave Company

The Walt Disney Company executive who led the development of the MyMagic+ project has announced that he is leaving the company.
Nick Franklin is the executive vice president for next-generation experiences at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and he’s leaving Disney in July. He has worked for the company since 1996.
Franklin was chosen by Disney in 2009 to lead the “NextGen” project which became the MyMagic+ technology project that includes the new FastPass+ reservation system and the MagicBand wristbands that Walt Disney World Resort guests are now using.
Disney says Franklin made …

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[5 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Officially Opens to Public on May 28 at Magic Kingdom

The wait is almost over.
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is scheduled to officially open to guests on May 28 at the Magic Kingdom.
The family friendly coaster is being called the “crowning jewel” of the New Fantasyland expansion and was dedicated at a press event on May 2 at Walt Disney World.
“Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is both literally and figuratively the centerpiece of New Fantasyland, so we knew it had to be something special,” said Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs during the ride’s dedication. “The attraction appeals to …

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[4 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News – Anniversaries, Free Dining, and Star Wars

It’s been a very busy week in the world of Disney news, including some major news announced Friday at the Walt Disney World Resort!
But first, since it is Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You!), let’s start this weekly recap with the news that we’ve all been waiting for.
Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced!
That’s right – the disturbance you felt in the Force earlier this week was millions of fans crying out in joy when the cast for Star Wars Episode VII was announced.
Original cast members Harrison Ford, …

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[28 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Guests Can Now Add Additional FastPass+ Selections

Beginning today, April 28, guests at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks have the ability to add additional FastPass+ entitlements once they have used their first three.
In the “original” FastPass+ system, guests could only have three FastPass+ entitlements per day, and only at one park.
Under the updated system, once a guest has used their first three FastPass+ entitlements at one of the theme parks they can visit a kiosk at the park and add one additional entitlement. Once that FastPass has been used they can select another, and so …

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[3 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
MyMagic+ Now Available to All Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guests and One Day Park Guests

MyMagic+ appears to be moving out of the “test” phase at the Walt Disney World Resort as the service is now available to all guests, including one-day visitors.
Disney has announced that guests who are visiting the theme parks for just one day are now able to utilize the MyMagic+ service before their visit. This includes the ability to register at My Disney Experience online, reserve FastPass+, and purchase MagicBands on site.
In addition to this change, Disney Parks has announced that all guests will be able to add additional FastPass+ “entitlements” …

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[16 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen to Meet Guests at Princess Fairytale Hall Beginning April 20

Anna and Elsa are moving to the Magic Kingdom.
The ice queen and her sister – stars of Disney’s Frozen – have been meeting guests at a special location in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion for the past couple of months.
Now, the popular duo is making the move to Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom. They will be joining other Disney Royals as they meet their loyal subjects.
And, unlike at the current Epcot meet-and-greet, guests will be able to utilize FastPass+ service to schedule a time to meet Anna and Elsa.
Guests can …