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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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[17 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Night of Joy 2017 Ticket Information Updated

A new ticket structure has been announced for the 2017 Night of Joy event at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Guests will have a chance to purchase a concert only ticket or a concert plus theme park ticket for either night, or a two-night concert ticket.
The options for this year are:

Single-night concert only ticket: $45 plus tax in advance
Two-night concert only tickets: $69 plus tax in advance
Add on a 1 day theme park ticket for $62 plus tax

Premium seating packages are also available for an additional charge. The schedule for this …

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[19 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Gondola System Appears to be a Reality

Back in February we told you about rumors of a gondola lift system that was rumored to be coming to the Walt Disney World Resort.
Now it appears that this new transportation system is becoming a reality for the resort.
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that documents obtained from the Reedy Creek Improvement District confirm the project.
According to the documents, there will be six stations with three gondola lines that link Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Caribbean Beach Resort, and the area between Pop Century and Art of Animation.
The enclosed gondola cabs will …

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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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[17 Feb 2017 | One Comment | ]
Is Disney Planning to Build a Cable Car System at the Walt Disney World Resort?

There’s been a rumor circulating for a short time that the Walt Disney World Resort is considering building a cable car system on property.
And, thanks to the filing of some plans by the Reedy Creek Improvement District with the South Florida Water Management District, that rumor is getting stronger.
There is no official word yet from Disney about the plans, but they show several buildings with elevated floors and one building with a V-shape – leading some people to think that these are plans for a gondola lift that links certain …

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[11 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
ABC’s ‘The View’ is Coming to Walt Disney World Resort in March

ABC’s daytime talk show The View is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort in March to broadcast at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The show’s hosts announced the Disney broadcasts earlier this week. It will be the first time The View has broadcast from the Walt Disney World Resort.
To add more fun to the mix, The View has partnered with American Tourister to sponsor ‘The View’s Magic is Endless’ sweepstakes.
Three grand prize winners will win a Walt Disney World vacation and the chance to be at one of the tapings of The …

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[2 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Announce New Ambassadors for 2017

Disney Parks and Resorts has officially welcomed the new class of ambassadors for 2017-28.
Disney Parks Ambassadors are a tradition that goes back to Walt Disney.
The ambassadors act as spokespeople for the Disney Parks, lead community outreach and volunteer opportunities, and and act as ambassadors of goodwill representing the 135,000 cast members around the world.
The new Disney Parks Ambassadors for 2017-18 are:

Manako Tanaka, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
Michael Giordano and Laura Janice Gedigk, Disneyland Paris
Nozomi Fukumoto, Tokyo Disneyland
Brandon Peters and Ken Facey, Walt Disney World Resort
Alexa Garcia and Mikey Trujillo, …

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[29 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]
New 2017 Merchandise Coming to the Disney Parks

If you’re visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in 2017 there is a new slate of dated merchandise items arriving very soon.
Some of the new 2017 dated merchandise items feature artwork inspired by the nighttime skies at the Disney Parks. The merchandise features a cosmic theme with patterns, colors inspired by distant galaxies, mixed with Disney characters.
Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice also makes an appearance throughout the art.
Some of the merchandise items include a tote bag with Cinderella Castle, men’s apparel, moon calendar-inspired items featuring Mickey Mouse, and more.
Other …

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[28 Dec 2016 | One Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Announces New Vacation Packages for 2017

The Walt Disney World Resort recently announced some new vacation packages for 2017, including a special summer package that includes one quick service meal per person each night.
The first package gives guests the chance to save up to 25 percent on rooms at Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests who upgrade to a Magic Your Way package with a minimum 4-day ticket will get an extra day added to their theme park ticket.
This offer is good for most nights from February 20 through June 10 and must be booked by …

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[21 Dec 2016 | 2 Comments | ]
Disney World Announces Passholder Gates for Annual Passholders

Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders can start using a specially designated gate to enter the Disney theme parks starting today.
These “Passholder” gates allow those with an Annual Pass to bypass the long holiday lines at the theme parks’ gates.
This new Annual Passholder benefit starts today and will run through the end of January according to Disney.
The special Passholder gates are a way for Disney to say “thanks” to its Annual Passholder during the busiest time of year for the theme parks.
At the four theme parks – Magic Kingdom, Epcot, …