This Week in Disney News: Tinker Bell, runDisney, and Harambe Nights

tinker bellAs the first full week of summertime at Disney wraps up we have quite a bit of exciting news to report, so let’s get started!

Disneyland News

Perhaps the biggest news this week was Monday’s announcement from runDisney on the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend taking place at Disneyland in January 2015! The all-new race will feature a 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon in addition to the Star Wars Rebel Challenge!

If you’re headed to the west coast in June, there is an exciting lineup of special merchandise events happening at Disneyland! You might find that perfect Father’s Day gift in the process.

Walt Disney World News

Heading back to the sunshine state, we have a lot of exciting news from Walt Disney World, including the grand opening of the newest Starbucks location in Downtown Disney. Our friends at the Disney Food Blog have a great post up about the Starbucks, including a lot of photos!

The Disney Food Blog also had a chance to attend a media preview of the all-new hard ticket event at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Harambe Nights! The food looks amazing and this is going to be a can’t-miss event when it opens next month!

And finally, there is more news about the upcoming Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, including some menu updates and and other delicious details.

Over at the Magic Kingdom everyone’s favorite pixie, Tinker Bell, has a new meet-and-greet location on Main Street U.S.A.

Maleficent and Star Wars News

This week was the premiere of Disney’s Maleficent in theaters and Walt Disney World For Grownups has a great write up about the film. And if you’re a fan of the evil fairy, check out the Saturday Style post with tips on how to dress like Maleficent!

As another Star Wars Weekend comes to an end this week, our friends at Walt Disney World for Grownups are talking about two new drinks being offered during the event – The Force and The Dark Side. Which side will you choose? If you’re visiting for Star Wars Weekends, check out this story about the new augmented reality being used during the event!

It was another busy week in the World of Disney news. Stay tuned for more news this week! And make sure to follow DisZine on Twitter and like us over on Facebook.

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