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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘Happily Ever After’ Projection Mapping to be Disney’s most advanced yet

Walt Disney World announced back in February that Magic Kingdom would be discontinuing their nightly “Wishes” fireworks show in return for an all-new show, called “Happily Ever After.” Disney has remained pretty hush-hush about what this replacement will entitle, except for new details which they announced today that talk about just how advanced its projection […]

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Tokyo Disney Resort breaks ground on massive expansion

Tokyo Disney Resort and Oriental Land Company have officially broken ground on what they are calling their biggest expansion in history since the opening of Tokyo Disney Sea in 2001. The groundbreaking ceremony came just under one year after the announcement of the new expansion in April of last year. The new expansion will feature a variety […]

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Disney World announces dates for 2017 Halloween & Christmas Parties

It’s only April and Disney is already thinking about the Headless Horseman and Santa Claus. Walt Disney World announced dates today for both Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties at the Magic Kingdom today. For the first time ever, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will kick off in August, giving families plenty […]

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Disney World adds new enhancements to the My Disney Experience app

Walt Disney World announced today that they are pushing a big update to their My Disney Experience app for guests. The update brings a variety of new features for guests to use while on their vacation, including “My Resort Dashboard,” which takes all of your resort reservation details and streamlines them into one area for the app. […]

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Speak like the Na’vi with the Na’vi Translator Device coming to Pandora – The World of AVATAR

Na’vi is a constructed language that is spoken by the Na’vi people that live on the moon of Pandora in James Cameron’s film, Avatar. The language had approximately 1,000 words when the film was released back in 2009, but has now grown to over 2,200 words, thanks to Avatar expanding to other mediums, such as […]

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Disney World relocating some security checkpoints to Ticket & Transportation Center

Walt Disney World announced today that they will be making their biggest change to security checkpoints and metal detectors located at the Magic Kingdom since they introduced them back in 2015. The park will be relocating security checkpoints and metal detectors from just outside the entrance of Magic Kingdom to the Ticket & Transportation Center […]

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Disney World releases sneak peek for new “Happily Ever After” fireworks show

Walt Disney World announced back in the beginning of February that their nightly fireworks show, “Wishes” will be replaced later this spring with a new show called “Happily Ever After.” Disney released a special sneak peek of the new theme song that will be featured in the new nightly fireworks show at the park, properly […]

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What if Apple bought Disney and turned it into Universal?

Bear with me for a moment here. Over the past several months, there have been various individuals or publications in the financial industry that have been eagerly discussing the possibility of Apple, Inc., one of the largest companies in the world, purchasing The Walt Disney Company, another of the biggest. The impetus for this speculation […]

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‘The Music of Pixar Live!’ coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World announced today that they will be squeezing in another show at the the Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new show will be called “The Music of Pixar Live! A Symphony of Characters,” and will feature a live musical orchestra recreating some of the most popular songs from a variety of […]

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The top-secret location Disney uses to create new food and drinks

Delish, a “top-10 food-related” website, was recently invited by Disney to come check out the Flavor Lab, a top-secret complex that opened in October 2015 in order to serve “as a hub of new product, packaging, and equipment innovation for food and beverage programs across Walt Disney Parks and Resorts,” according to the Disney Parks […]

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Did Disney just confirm a major Star Wars Land rumor?

With its grand debut just two short(ish) years away, we’re starting to get more and more information about Disney’s Star Wars Land, which is due to arrive simultaneously at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Even with this steady trickle of confirmations, however – and even with the occasional sneak peek at the ongoing […]

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New fashion line called ‘The Dress Shop’ coming to Disney Springs

A new clothing line is coming to Disney Springs that will feature dresses and accessories inspired by Disney nostalgia. Called ‘The Dress Shop’, this new line will feature a variety of dresses featuring iconic Disney characters, attractions and more, including the Tower of Terror and the Orange Bird. There will also be a variety of accessories, […]

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Take a ride on the new Miss Adventure Falls slide at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

The new family raft ride, Miss Adventure Falls, is now open at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Walt Disney World has shared a new video showing off the new slide, including some on-ride footage of the ride. In this new attraction, guests follow along with Captain Mary Oceaneer and her ocean treasures she’s discovered over […]

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Disney reveals new Pandora – The World of Avatar details on ABC

Disney released new footage and details from inside Pandora – The World of Avatar on various ABC shows throughout the day. The first segment featured GMA reporter Paula Faris taking viewers for a walk around Pandora with Avatar film Producer Jon Landau. The video gave us our first look at the all-new Flight of Passage attraction, […]

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New details released about Star Wars: Galactic Nights happening at Hollywood Studios

Disney revealed more details today about Star Wars: Galactic Nights, their upcoming seperate ticketed event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The event will run for one night on April 14, which for those of you taking notes, is also the same weekend as the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. During the event, guests will be able to […]

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Disney to reveal new Pandora – The World of Avatar details on ABC

Disney World announced today that ABC will be revealing more details about the upcoming Pandora – The World of Avatar expansion at Animal Kingdom throughout the day on March 9. “Good Morning America” will feature a sneak peek at the all new expansion including a first-ever look at Flight of Passage, the new attraction within […]

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Could wireless charging be coming soon to Disney World?

In a rather interesting post on the Disney Research website, a new technology called quasistatic cavity resonance, or QSCR for short, is being developed by Disney to allow for wireless charging of your mobile devices. According to Disney Research, the new technology will allow structures such as cabinets, rooms, and warehouses to generate quasistatic magnetic fields that […]

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Disney World reveals Pandora – The World of AVATAR food and drink

Walt Disney World continues to release new information almost daily about the new Pandora – The World of Avatar expansion coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Today, we got a first-look at some of the food and drink options coming to this new area. Satu’li Canteen Satu’li Canteen will be the healthy eating option inside Pandora […]

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Disney World announces ‘Miss Adventure Falls’ opening date

The latest water slide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Miss Adventure Falls, will officially be opening on March 12, just in time for the big Disney spring break crowds. In this new attraction, guests follow along with Captain Mary Oceaneer and her ocean treasures she’s discovered over the years. The story goes that Mary got stranded […]

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Disney World announces opening date for Copper Creek Villas & Cabins

Walt Disney World announced today that the new Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will officially be ready for its first guests on July 17, 2017. There will be a total of 184 vacation homes, including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom Villas, and even three-bedroom Grand Villas, which sleep up to 12 people. There […]

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Disney World’s Star Wars Land is already shaping up!

One of the biggest developments to come out of The Walt Disney Company’s purchasing of Lucasfilm back in October 2012 – besides getting two new trilogies of Star Wars films, but of course – was the possibility of finally getting an entire area themed to writer-director George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away. Development on such […]

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Disney World confirms the return of Epcot International Festival of the Arts in 2018

Walt Disney World confirmed today that the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will be returning in 2018. This parkwide event at Epcot features a variety of visual, culinary and performing arts exhibits and ran for a total of six weekends throughout January and February in 2017. Some of the highlights from 2017 included art pieces from […]

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