The Week in Disney News: runDisney Race Season Starts, Food and Wine Festival Merchandise, and More

festival merchHappy weekend! We’re just a couple days away from the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! But first, let’s recap the biggest Disney news stories of the week.

Applications opened for the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel. The global application process is for moms, dads, grandparents, and Disney vacation planning experts who want to serve on the panel that makes up the online trip-planning forum. Applications close on September 14 at noon.

The 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival opens on September 14 and runs through November 14. Disney gave guests a sneak peek at the new merchandise for this year’s festival.

The 2016-17 runDisney race season is officially underway! Races for this season include:  the Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend during the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival; Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland; Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in January 2017; Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend; the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – The Dark Side at Disney World; and more.

If you’re making plans to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party you’ll want to check out these specialty sweet treats!

And finally, Disneyland Resort has announced its ambassadors for 2017-18!

That’s the big news from last week! We’re sure this week will be full of fun and exciting news too. Stay tuned to DisZine for all the Disney news every week. And be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us over on Facebook.

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