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2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Disney blew out its resort-wide Christmas celebrations at Walt Disney World today, and it’s easy to see how the company is clearly itching to make this year the biggest – and, quite possibly, the best – holiday season it’s ever had across the destination’s 46-year history. There’s so much going on in November and December, […]

Hurricanes and your Orlando vacation: 4 things to know

Hurricanes and your Orlando vacation: 4 things to know

Last updated: September 13, 2017 8:45 am WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 UPDATE: SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, and Busch Gardens Tampa all reopen today at 10:00 am. Discovery Cove will remain closed until Friday, September 15. Down at Legoland Florida Resort, meanwhile, Legoland Hotel opens its doors once again today, with the theme park and Beach Retreat […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Disney’s new biannual Star Wars party

On April 14, 2017, Disney kicked off what has unsurprisingly already become a brand-new after-hours tradition: an all-things-Star Wars celebration called Star Wars: Galactic Nights. Today, the company has announced a second round, scheduled for Saturday, December 16 – just one day after Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi hits theaters, incidentally – […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Disney Springs is becoming the Star Wars capital of Disney World

Everyone points to the new films, television shows, and, of course, theme park lands as to what Disney has been doing with the Star Wars property since it purchased it from creator George Lucas in October 2012. It turns out, however, that arguably the biggest impact the Mouse House has made on the franchise has […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

A THIRD new theme park land is revealed for Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Last month, Disney unveiled a brand-new bar for its continually-under-construction Hollywood Studios: BaseLine Tap House, a “cheerful corner pub specializing in beer and wines from California.” What was so intriguing about the announcement, beyond the continued revitalization of the former movie-studio theme park, was the reference of yet another brand-new land that BaseLine was going […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Toy Story Land arriving in summer 2018 at Hollywood Studios

Yes, we might have known all about Toy Story Land’s three attractions, its placement on the Hollywood Studios map, and a general timeframe for its opening (2018), but that still left quite a bit in the dark. What would the area’s various dining and character meet-‘n-greet experiences be like? What would happen to the next-door […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Disney World’s gondolas officially announced

Over the past five months, the rumor that gondolas would be arriving at Walt Disney World Resort has been making the rounds, and doing so quite extensively, thanks to the presence of permits and actual construction on the ground. Today, Disney has finally gone ahead and made it official. During the Parks and Resorts panel […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway CONFIRMED for Disney World

Just because reconstituting half of Disney’s Hollywood Studios into both Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge just isn’t quite enough, Disney has gone ahead today and revealed that it’s adding one final piece to the makeover puzzle: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the first-ever Mickey-themed ride in Disney’s history. Guests will be able […]

Star Wars Land model REVEALED

Tonight, at a special press preview event ahead of this weekend’s D23 Expo, Disney pulled back the curtain on its massive, impressively-detailed model of Star Wars Land… and the results are stunning, to say the least. What makes the reveal all the more exciting is the simple fact that Disney, despite having shared several different […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

The Great Movie Ride closing soon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is currently facing a whole slew of some pretty massive changes – after all, nearly half the park is under construction, with part of it being transformed into Toy Story Land for next year and the rest eventually rising as Star Wars Land in 2019. A Star Wars-themed hotel is also said […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Christmas in July arrives at Disney World

For the very first time, Disney will be jumping on the Christmas in July bandwagon and celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in its Disney Springs dinning, shopping, and entertainment complex. Running from Saturday, July 15 to Sunday, July 30, the shindig will consist of several different events: Special food and drinks Both […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Tron coaster coming to Disney World?

For the better part of a year, rumors have swirled that Tron Lightcycle Power Run, one of the flagship attractions of the just-opened Shanghai Disneyland, would be somehow, someway making the move over to Walt Disney World Resort, whether that be Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland or Epcot’s Future World (two lands that are in desperate need […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Cirque du Soleil buys Blue Man Group & changes Orlando’s future

Well, talk about unexpected. Today, out of the clear blue sky (pardon the expression), Cirque du Soleil announced that it had purchased Blue Man Productions, the parent company behind the Blue Man Group show that has become so famous over the past 26 years (and across the four seasons of Arrested Development, of course). Citing […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Is Disney World’s Star Wars Land getting delayed?

Star Wars Land, what is increasingly being talked about – and presented by Disney as – being the next major step in the evolution of theme park design, has been under construction at both Disneyland in Anaheim and Hollywood Studios in Orlando since April 2016. Since then, progress in California has skyrocketed ahead, leaving Florida […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Disney looking into a Captain America experience and a new boutique hotel?

All eyes may be on Pandora: The World of Avatar, the new Animal Kingdom expansion that just opened last month, and the upcoming Star Wars Land, which should arrive at Hollywood Studios in 2019, but that hasn’t stopped Disney from quietly looking to expand its various American theme parks in other, potentially-just-as-exciting ways. If current […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Pandora: Disney reveals new interactive element

Rumors have been swirling for the past several months that Disney would be introducing some sort of interactive element for its massive Pandora: The World of Avatar expansion to Animal Kingdom. Today, just eight days(!) before the land’s grand opening, the company has made it official – and while it’s not quite the same as, […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Disney is increasing its lead in the food war

Two months ago, we said that Disney was winning the food war against Universal. Today, we can report that Disney is looking to build upon that momentum already. The story goes a little something like this: starting next Saturday, May 27 – the day that Pandora: The World of Avatar opens, not coincidentally – Mobile […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Preview the five senses of Pandora: The World of Avatar

Come and explore a new land full of alien life, from the local inhabitants to the winged creatures that soar the skies. We take part on a journey as tourists with Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) on an exploration trekking through a truly-alive landscape, overwhelming the senses and finding magic hidden in the unexpected while learning […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Happily Ever After fireworks show debuts at Magic Kingdom

Tonight, Happily Ever After debuted at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The show replaced the beloved Wishes firework show. Happily Ever After is an 18-minute show that utilizes projection mapping technology to follow a variety of Disney’s both oldest and newest characters. Some of the 25 Disney films that are featured include “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “Moana,” and “Zootopia.” […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

See Disney’s Happily Ever After one week early

Disney may not start Happily Ever After, its new nighttime show at Magic Kingdom, until next week, but it’s releasing a pretty detailed preview beginning today. This advanced look is actually an expanded version of the sneak peek the company offered a month-and-a-half ago, but at three times the length, there’s more than enough new […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Prepare for the biggest-ever Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

A common complaint levied at Epcot, specifically, and Disney, generally, is that rather than investing the capital necessary to remove old structures (such as the mostly-abandoned Wonders of Life Pavilion) and to install new attractions, the company simply introduces new festivals or limited events to ensure the park is still filled year-round. The International Food […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Disney might become the world leader in driverless vehicle technology

Move over, gondolas – there just may be a new transit game in (Disney) town. As driverless technology continues to slowly expand across the country, it appears as if Disney is seriously considering implementing automated vehicles at its Walt Disney World Resort later this year. According to the LA Times, the first step would be […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Pandora: Striking images (and details!) from the media event

This morning, Disney held a special media preview event for Pandora: The World of Avatar, which opens at Animal Kingdom on May 27. Although usually described as Walt Disney World’s biggest expansion in over a decade, the new theme park land is probably best summed up as Disney’s big, if somewhat delayed, answer to Universal […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

The exotic desserts of Pandora: The World of Avatar

Disney has been aggressively pursuing its food and beverage lineup for next month’s Pandora: The World of Avatar, telling us about the brand-new Mobile Order initiative and even revealing the land’s full menu. This is no surprise – Universal has said that it views the South Pacific cuisine of Volcano Bay as one of the […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Starbucks offers Disney Springs exclusive drink

A new store exclusive Pink Flamingo Frappuccino is now being offered at the Disney Springs West Side Starbucks. Baristas were inspired to create the drink following last week’s Unicorn Frappuccino craze. The Pink Flamingo Frappuccino is a white mocha creme frappuccino with raspberry and strawberry pieces blended in. It’s topped with purple whipped cream and […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Disney’s little touches are making Pandora super immersive

Much attention has been paid of late to 2019’s Star Wars Land, and how it promises to revolutionize the theme park experience with built-in hotels and ongoing, all-encompassing narratives, but it’s increasingly looking like Disney will beat itself to the punch with Pandora: The World of Avatar, which opens at Animal Kingdom next month. Pandora’s […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Disney World announces “Free Dining” details for 2017

It’s that time of year again. Disney has released details on one of their most popular promotions of the year, the “free” Dining Plan offer. The company made some interesting changes to the promotion this year, possibly making it less of a value if you’re considering it. What’s changed in the 2017 free Dining Plan […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

8 ways to enjoy Star Wars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

With construction coming to a close on Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, all eyes are now set on Star Wars Land, which is scheduled to open in 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The massive expansion will feature an immersive world with two signature attractions for guests to enjoy. With that […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Disney World details the score for “Happily Ever After”

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular will be officially becoming to an end on May 11 at the Magic Kingdom. A new show, called  “Happily Ever After” will kick off the next day on May 12. Walt Disney World has released a new video showcasing what has gone into creating the score for the this new nighttime spectacular, which […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

RUMOR: Tree of Life Awakenings at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to expand

The Tree of Life Awakenings show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be celebrating one year at the park next month, and according to WDW Magic, the show is rumored to be expanding to other areas of the park. Guests can currently only view the shows on the front side of the tree, which offered viewing areas near […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

New nighttime photos of Pandora: The World of Avatar light up the night

One of the biggest visual aspects of Pandora: The World of Avatar is the bioluminescent plants at night. Bloomberg has released new images of the Animal Kingdom expansion that show off just what guests can expect to see while exploring the alien jungle this summer. Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde and his team had several […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Star Wars Land: Our first glimpse of its layout and attractions

Over this past weekend, we were treated to a special panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando that offered up a few tantalizing glimpses into Star Wars Land, the 2019 expansion that is going into Hollywood Studios in Orlando and Disneyland Park in Anaheim. (We also got a behind-the-scenes video, to boot, which was low on […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

Disney World details the drinks of Pandora – The World of AVATAR

With just under one month until Pandora – The World of AVATAR opens to the public at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we now have some more details as to what specialty beverages guests will be enjoying this summer at the Satu’li Canteen and Pongu Pongu. The menu will consist of both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, so […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet

RUMOR: Is Disney making Star Wars, Indiana Jones, & Frozen hotels?

The news has been running rampant today that Disney is currently surveying guests about a possible Star Wars-themed hotel that would potentially be installed on-property at Walt Disney World Resort. This is understandably exciting – thus all the headlines, social media posts, and, even, local news coverage(!) in Orlando – but it’s actually only one-third […]

4 things we just learned about Star Wars Land

It feels like we’ve been discussing Star Wars Land, Disney’s biggest single-property land in its 62-year theme-park history, forever now; in reality, however, The Walt Disney Company only officially announced the expansion in 2015, and construction began just a year ago. Still, even within this two-year context, we actually know precious little about the area […]

2017 marks the biggest Christmas celebration at Disney World yet