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[7 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Several Alex and Ani Character Bangles to be Retired This Month

Fans of the Disney Alex and Ani bangles take note – several popular character silhouettes will be retired on January 11.
The Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Mickey Mouse and Pluto silhouettes are set to retire to make way for new Alex and Ani designs.
The soon-to-be-retired bangles can still be purchases online and at stores in both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
At the Walt Disney World Resort the bangles can be found at Disney Outfitters at the Animal Kingdom, Bayview Gifts at the Contemporary Resort, Keystone Clothiers at Disney’s …

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[7 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Vacation Club Celebrating 25th Anniversary

Disney Vacation Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with special events and an all-new Member Lounge in Epcot’s Imagination Pavilion.
The new DVC Member Lounge will feature complimentary soft drinks, Wi-FI, charging stations, computers with printers, and Member Services advisers.
There is no word yet on when the DVC Member Lounge is scheduled to open, but we’ll share the information as soon as we get it!
Also this year as part of the 25th anniversary celebration, DVC is hosting a “Disney Vacation Club 25 and Beyond Bash” at the Magic Kingdom.
The …

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[6 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Afternoon Tea Party Coming to Disneyland’s Steakhouse 55

Steakhouse 55, the popular restaurant at the Disneyland Hotel, has announced it will be hosting mid-day tea starting January 22.
The afternoon tea will take place each day from 12-3 p.m. and will include teas, sweet, sandwiches, and a chance for guests to experience a traditional afternoon tea.
Guests can select from three tea parties: Classic Tea Party with traditional scones, tea sandwiches, desserts, and teas; Premium Tea Party with sparkling wine, Mickey-shaped scones, salad, tea sandwiches, desserts, teas, and a “farewell truffule”; or the Kids’ Tea Party which features scones, tea …

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[6 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
runDisney Updates Rules for Costumes in Events

runDisney has announced an update to the rules and safety guidelines for all of its races. The changes come on the tail of safety and security updates at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
As of January 6, 2016 runners under the age of 13 participating in runDisney events may wear costumes with masks provided the mask doesn’t cover the entire face.
Runners over the age of 14 have some new rules to follow including:

No masks of any kind
Layered costumes that can conceal prohibited items are not permitted (think: Jedi …

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[5 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Florida Cup Soccer Tournament Starts January 10 at the Walt Disney World Resort

The second annual Florida Cup soccer tournament kicks off January 10 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Some of the players expected at the tournament include Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho, who is playing for Fluminense FC and Renato Augusto, Chicharito Hernandez, the Mexican National team star playing for Bayer Leverkusen, the reigning Brazil League MVP who leads SC Corinthians, and Santa Fe’s Omar Perez.
Nine teams are playing in the Florida Cup this year – up from four teams in 2015 – including two-time …

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[5 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
New runDisney Merchandise Debuting at Walt Disney World Marathon

Fans of all things runDisney will be excited to hear about the new merchandise coming to the runDisney events including the Walt Disney World Marathon and the all-new Disneyland Paris Half Marathon.
The Disney Dooney & Bourke handbags are always a hot ticket item at the Health & Fitness Expos but this year fans can also purchase three of the marathon bags online!
Guests can pre-order a tote for $268, a backpack for $248, and a wristlet for $108. Shipping is available on all pre-orders and items will be shipped on March …

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[4 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Extends Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Until January 6

It’s not over just yet.
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was scheduled to end FOREVER on January 3 at park closing.
But the lights are still plugged in – until park close on Wednesday, January 6.
This means you still have a few days to visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios and check out the 20th and final year of this holiday tradition.
When the park closes on Wednesday night the curtain falls for the final time on the annual holiday light display. The end of the fan favorite holiday …

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[4 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Release Dates for Next Five ‘Star Wars’ Movies Announced

If you can’t get enough Star Wars in your life, listen up! The release dates for the next five Star Wars films have been announced.
Several of the films are anthology films – not directly related to the new trilogy.
You only have to wait until December 16 for Rouge One: A Star Wars Story. This film stars Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, and Mads Mikkelsen and tells the story of a band of Rebel fighters who are planning to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Next up is Star Wars: Episode VIII …

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[3 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News – ‘Star Wars’ Breaks Box Office Records, ‘Zootopia’ Preview, and More

Happy New Year! As great as 2015 was when it came to all things Disney, we’re certain this year is going to be even more amazing. We have some great news to recap so let’s jump right in!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to dominate at the box office – both domestic and global. The film earned $1 billion in a record 12 days, breaking the previous record held by Jurassic World which earned $1 billion in 17 days last summer.
Disney’s Zootopia is coming to theaters in March but guests …

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[2 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Merchandise for 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Revealed

The 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is January 6-10 and Disney has just released a sneak peek of this year’s merchandise.
The items include apparel, hats, drinkware, and more.
Participants in each race will find apparel for their race including short and long sleeved shirts, Sweaty Bands, Bondi Bands, and even magnets. There are also “I Did It!” shirts for men and women for the races including the 5K and 10K events.
Other items include jackets, hooded sweatshirts, pins, runDisney logo products, ear hats, and even a “Future Disney Runner” shirt for …