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[25 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Magic Kingdom 45th Merchandise, The Muppets New Show, and More

Happy weekend! It’s been another exciting week of Disney news so let’s dive in and recap what you missed.
The Magic Kingdom is celebrating its 45th anniversary on October 1 and new commemorative merchandise is now available at the park and via the Disney Parks online store.
Adventures by Disney has announced a new Food and Wine-themed Rhine River Cruise for 2017. The cruise coincides with the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History debuts on October 2 at the Magic Kingdom. And, Stitch’s Great Escape is …

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[24 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
Adventures by Disney Announces 2017 Rhine River Food & Wine Cruise

Adventures by Disney has announced a new-for-2017 Rhine River cruise that coincides with the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
The Rhine Food & Wine River Cruise is the result of a partnership between Disney and AmaWaterways.
The cruise sails October 21, 2107 for an eight-day, seven-night journey through Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands.
Disneyland’s Culinary Director John State and Master Sommelier Brian Koziol are set to join the cruise, offering demonstrations, workshops, and tastings focusing on the culinary traditions of the four countries.
The cruise is an adult-only experience and bookings open …

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[23 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Muppets Present..Great Moments in American History to Debut on October 2 at Magic Kingdom

The new Muppets live show at the Magic Kingdom – ‘The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History’ – is set to debut on October 2.
This new show stars Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and The Great Gonzo, and is hosted by James “J.J.” Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, and Sam Eagle.
The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History will take place several times throughout the day in Liberty Square, just outside the Hall of Presidents.
The cast will share their unique views of the founding fathers as they retell …

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[23 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates Fall Season

Fall has officially arrived at the Walt Disney World Resort.
This season is being touted at the WonderFALL season thanks to special events and more happening at the theme parks and beyond.
The 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is in full swing through November 14. Guests can enjoy food and beverages from more than 30 Marketplace Booths, tunes at the Eat to the Beat concerts, low-cost seminars and demos, and other special events.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is happening on select nights through October 31. (The party on October 31 is sold …

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[22 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
Stitch’s Great Escape at the Magic Kingdom Moving to ‘Seasonal Operation’

Beginning October 2, Stitch’s Great Escape in the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland will no longer be open daily.
The attraction is moving to a “seasonal” operation schedule and will only be open when park attendance is higher.
Stitch’s Great Escape opened back in 2004, taking the place of ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter which opened in 1995.
The attraction uses a theater-in-the-round format, but the Stitch attraction is less frightening than its predecessor.
The attraction tells the story of what happened prior to the events in 2002’s Lilo & Stitch.
There have been rumors swirling about lately that …

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[22 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
New Merchandise for Disney Cruise Line’s Fall Sailings from NYC

The Disney Cruise Line is sailing out of New York City this fall and there’s a new slate of commemorative merchandise for the sailings.
The Disney Magic will sail from the Big Apple to the Bahamas and to Canada on separate sailings.
The sailings to Canada and up the New England Coast will feature merchandise with artwork by Disney Design Group Artist Darren Wilson. The shirts feature lobsters, lighthouses, and other icons of the coastline.
The New York to Bahamas sailings include a port of call at the Walt Disney World Resort and …

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[21 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
Freeform Announces Lineup for 18th Annual ‘13 Nights of Halloween’ Programming Event

The 18th annual 13 Nights of Halloween programming event starts October 19 on Freefrom, formerly ABC Family.
This year’s lineup includes the network television premiere of R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls and the Freeform premiere of Spooky Buddies.
Other programming during the 13 Nights of Halloween include: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Corpse Bride, Addams Family Values, The Addams Family, ParaNorman, Monsters University, Toy Story of TERROR!, The Goonies, and more.
The 13 Nights of Halloween concludes on Monday, October 31.
Fans can also check out the Freeform app and Freeform.com for …

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[21 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
Registration Opens for Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort

It might only be September but registration is now open for the 2017 Tinker Bell Half Marathon which happens at Disneyland Resort in May of 2017.
The race weekend takes place over Mother’s Day Weekend – May 11-14.
The race, sponsored by PANDORA Jewelry, includes Tinker Bell-inspired events including the half marathon, 5K, 10K, and kids races.
The 2017 finisher medals were designed to “reflect the strength and determination of Tinker Bell.”
The half marathon course winds through Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and the streets of Anaheim.
runDisney hosts two women-focused race weekends each year: …

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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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[20 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
Magic Kingdom 45th Anniversary Merchandise Debuts this Month

The Magic Kingdom is celebrating its 45th anniversary next month but guests can pick up some commemorative merchandise this month.
The commemorative logo products including apparel, pins, home goods, and more will be available beginning September 22 at select Magic Kingdom locations.
The locations include: Emporium, Mickey’s Star Traders, Big Top Souvenirs, and Briar Patch.
Two 45th anniversary Dooney & Bourke purses are currently available on the Shop Disney Parks app. The purses will be at the Emporium starting September 22.
Guests and Annual Passholders can purchase a commemorative “I Was There” T-shirt starting …