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[21 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate the Fourth of July with Fireworks, Characters, Entertainment, and More

The Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating the Fourth of July with special fireworks, entertainment, and more.
The Magic Kingdom is lighting up the night on July 3 and 4 with ‘Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.’ The nighttime fireworks show takes place at 9 p.m. both nights.
At Epcot, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will celebrate with a patriotic laser light finale on July 4. Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can check out the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular nighttime show and at Animal Kingdom, Rivers of …

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[14 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Planning Lighthouse Sculpture in Honor of Toddler Killed by Alligator Last Year

A year ago today 2-year-old Lane Graves was killed by an alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Yesterday Disney announced plans to erect a lighthouse sculpture in his honor later this year.
The lighthouse – a symbol of the Lane Thomas Foundation – will be placed at an undisclosed location at the Walt Disney World Resort.
In a statement, George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort said, ““To provide continued awareness of the foundation and its mission, we’ve commissioned an original sculpture of the lighthouse the foundation uses …

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[29 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Metal Detectors for Magic Kingdom Moved to Transportation and Ticket Center

The metal detectors that are currently located just outside the gates for the Magic Kingdom are on the move.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the metal detectors will be located at the Transportation and Ticket Center beginning next Monday.
Guests who drive to the Magic Kingdom and arrive at the TTC will go through the metal detectors prior to boarding the Monorail or ferry boat.
The guests who arrive to the Magic Kingdom via Monorail or ferry boat will not need to go through security once they reach the theme park. However, guests …

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[30 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Highway in the Sky Dine-Around Starts December 2 at Walt Disney World Resort

If you’ve ever dreamed about a progressive dinner at the Walt Disney World Resort Monorail hotels, it’s really happening starting December 2.
The all-new Highway in the Sky Dine-Around is a dining adventure at Disney’s Grand Floridian, Disney’s Polynesian Village, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Guests at the Dine-Around receive priority boarding on the Monorail throughout the event which begins at The Wave…of American Flavors at the Contemporary. Here guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail before boarding the Monorail to travel to Disney’s Polynesian Resort for drinks and appetizers.
After the Polynesian, the next …

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[7 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Make Your Plans for New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World

The holiday season is quickly approaching and now is a great time to make your New Year’s Eve plans at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Several resorts are offering special New Year’s Eve dining events in addition to special events at some of the Disney World theme parks.
California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort has a New Year’s Eve dine-around gala event with cooking stations, Disney characters, and even an appearance by Baby New Year. This dinner takes place at 7:30 p.m. on December 31 and is $650 per person.
At Victoria & …

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[1 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Food News from Around the Walt Disney World Resort

As we head into November and the holiday season there is some exciting food-related news from the Walt Disney World Resort.
The Garden View Tea Room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is transforming each evening into the Garden View Champagne and Wine Lounge. Guests can enjoy champagne, wines, and small plates each night from 7-10 p.m.
Club Villain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is sticking around through at least January. Guests can make reservations for the popular event on Fridays and Saturdays in November and December, and Friday nights in January.
LeCellier …

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[20 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fun Goes Outside the Parks

The 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival has been going strong for almost a week, but there’s more to this year’s festival than what is happening inside Epcot.
Guests can take part in several special events at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is hosting Brunch with a Twist that features the chefs from Victoria & Albert’s Narcoossee’s, Citrico’s, and the Grand Floridian Cafe cooking up a five-course brunch. There is one date still open for this event: November 3 from 12-2 p.m. The price is …

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[8 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Buidling Boulder Walls at Seven Seas Lagoon Shoreline

In the wake of the fatal alligator attack earlier this summer at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney is now building a boulder wall around the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon.
Two-year old Lane Graves was killed by an alligator as he waded on the shores of the man-made lagoon in June.
Immediately following the attack Disney erected rope fences and alligator warning signs around the Seven Seas Lagoon, Bay Lake, and other bodies of water around the resort.
Disney has been working on the boulder walls for the last five …

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[19 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Shanghai Disney Opens, Tragedy at Grand Floridian, and More

Welcome to our weekly news roundup! Before jumping in to this week’s news we’d like to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day!
Last week was a tragic week for Orlando and Walt Disney World. Following the mass shooting last weekend at Pulse nightclub, Disney was rocked by another tragedy on Wednesday when a two-year-old was killed by an alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Following this tragedy Disney began installing temporary fences along the shores of the resort’s beaches including at the Grand Floridian and Disney’s …

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[15 Jun 2016 | One Comment | ]
Toddler Attacked by Alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian Beach

A two-year-old Nebraska boy is presumed dead after being dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Tuesday night.
The boy was reportedly playing in the water when the alligator – thought to be between 4 and 7 feet long – snatched him, dragging him into the lagoon.
According to officials, the boy’s parents entered the water and tried to wrestle the boy away from the gator.
Around 12:30 p.m. ET today officials said the gator attack was not survivable and the rescue mission was now a “recovery” …