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[25 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Now Open | ]
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Now Open

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are officially open and ready to welcome guests into a world of casual elegance.
The villas are the 12th resort property for the Disney Vacation Club, and the resort is the first DVC property to feature deluxe studios that sleep up to five guests. Other accommodations include one-bedroom villas, two-bedroom villas, and a grand villa that sleeps 12 guests and features multiple bedrooms and bathrooms in addition to a media room and home theater system.
“The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & …

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[25 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Magician Mickey Mouse Meets and Talks to Guests at Town Square Theater

Everyone’s favorite mouse has found his voice.
When guests visit Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom’s Town Square Theater, they’ll find him dressed in his magician’s best and for the first time at the park, they’re going to hear him talk.
Mickey will be striking up short conversations with guests while signing autographs and taking pictures.
Mickey’s meet-and-greet location at the Town Square Theater is located in his rehearsal room that’s full of steamer trunks and magic show props.
Mickey Mouse joins other talking characters throughout Walt Disney World including Crush the sea turtle …

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[24 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on runDisney Hosting Nighttime Meet-up During Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort | ]
runDisney Hosting Nighttime Meet-up During Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort

At next month’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, runDisney is hosting its first-ever nighttime meet-up with a select group of runners.
This Wine & Dine meet-up will begin with a special viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth followed by a chance to taste some of the food and wine featured at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Participants will also get a chance to learn about the cuisine from the festival.
The runners will also have the opportunity to hear from Olympic endurance runners and learn some tips about night …

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[24 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Jungle Cruise to Be Transformed into the Jingle Cruise for the Holidays | ]
Jungle Cruise to Be Transformed into the Jingle Cruise for the Holidays

The Jungle Cruise is transforming into the Jingle Cruise just in time for the holidays.
The story behind the transformation – according to Disney – is that the Jungle Cruise skippers have grown homesick for the holidays and they’re adding holiday cheer to the queue and boathouse using decorations mailed from home. They’ve also created some homemade decorations for the Jingle Cruise.
The holiday-themed Jingle Cruise will feature new jokes to get guests into the holiday spirit. The Skippers have also renamed the boats with holiday-themed names, and guests riding the Jingle …

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[23 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on ‘Mixers and Masters’ Bringing Artistic Cocktails to Festival of the Masters | ]
‘Mixers and Masters’ Bringing Artistic Cocktails to Festival of the Masters

Next month’s Festival of the Masters will be showcasing more than one-of-a-kind artwork as Downtown Disney dining locations bring artistic cocktails to the show with ‘Mixers and Masters.’
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‘Mixers and Masters’ gives guests the opportunity to sip on specialty drinks as they stroll through the festival. The participating restaurants will have a feather banner outside their location indicating their participation.
Some of the featured drinks in for the ‘Mixers and Masters’ include Caveman Painters Punch from the T-Rex Café, Picasso Punch from Paradiso 37, a Pinkberry Martini from Wolfgang …

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[23 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Food Trucks Arriving at Downtown Disney in Early November | ]
Food Trucks Arriving at Downtown Disney in Early November

Last month we reported on the arrival of the food trucks at Downtown Disney, and today we have more deliciously exciting details to share.
The food trucks are arriving in early November and will be open Wednesday through Sunday while parked at Downtown Disney West Side near House of Blues and Cirque du Soleil.
The four trucks – Superstar Catering, Namaste Café, Fantasy Fare, and World of Showcase Flavors – will each be serving their own distinctive dishes, including some inspired by Disney Parks around the world.
The Superstar Catering truck will be …

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[22 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Valet Parking Arrives at Downtown Disney Resort in Time for the Holidays | ]
Valet Parking Arrives at Downtown Disney Resort in Time for the Holidays

Just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season, valet parking is coming to Downtown Disney.
The valet parking is available in Downtown Disney West Side and is being offered every day from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. Guests can access the valet parking via Entrance 4 at Downtown Disney West Side.
When guests are ready to pick up their car, they can visit the valet booth or text a designated number. The valet parking is $15 per vehicle and the service will be offered until January 1, 2014.
In other …

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[22 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Disney Consumer Products Showcasing Disney-Branded Fruit and Vegetables | ]
Disney Consumer Products Showcasing Disney-Branded Fruit and Vegetables

Disney Consumer Products recently showcased its newest selection of produce, lunch items, and snacks at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Convention in New Orleans.
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In the last two year, sales of Disney-branded fruits and vegetables have tripled and more than 3.1 billion servings of Disney-themed fruits and vegetables have been served in the United States since 2006. Some of the newest products feature Mickey Mouse, Disney Princesses, and Marvel superheroes.
“Disney's growth in the produce arena is a great sign that kids and parents are receiving the …

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[21 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Disney Engineers Help College Students Take Top Honors at STEM Competition | ]
Disney Engineers Help College Students Take Top Honors at STEM Competition

At the 14th annual College Bowl during the HENACC conference in New Orleans, a group of students coached by Disney engineers took home the competition’s top honors.
The conference is hosted by Great Minds in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to encourage and recognize new STEM talent and to help create a diverse workforce. Activities at the conference include networking, internships and recruitment opportunities, and seminars.
The motto of the conference is “Not for the Faint of Heart!” and hundreds of students participate each year. Teams are critiqued on communication, teamwork, …

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[21 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Disney International Youth Netball Tournament Coming to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in 2014 | ]
Disney International Youth Netball Tournament Coming to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in 2014

The inaugural Disney International Youth Netball Tournament is coming to the ESPN Wide World of Sports next year.
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The tournament will feature teams from around the world training and competing for a week in October 2014.
In case you’re asking “what is netball?” it’s a popular sport among young women in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. The game is a fast-paced game that is based on jumping, running, throwing, and catching. Seven players are allowed on the court at a time, but each team can have a total …