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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, […]

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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 […]

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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.” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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New behind the scenes video released about Star Wars Land

Disney just released a new video giving us some new behind the scenes footage from the upcoming Star Wars Land expansion coming to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Disney also released some minor new details about the area where Star Wars Land will take place. When guests enter Star Wars Land, they will be visiting a […]

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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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Disney World announces 2017 Night of Joy musical perfomances

Night of Joy is a Christian music concert series that is held every year at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. The event features some of the top names in Christian music, including gospel, pop, hip-hop and more. Walt Disney World announces the performers for this years event, which happens on September 8-9. […]

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RUMOR: TRON Lightcycle Power Run coming to Walt Disney World

This article has been tagged as a rumor. Please read our note from the editor to learn about rumors on Orlando Informer. Tron Lightcycle Power Run, one of the most popular attractions at Shanghai Disneyland, may be coming stateside to Walt Disney World, if current rumors and speculations are true. A lot of these rumors began […]

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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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How Disney is beating Universal in the food war

As is well-known by now, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter redefined the way that theme park operators think about their food offerings and the way that guests view it as part of their get-away-from-reality vacations. No longer is the standard, boring fare of hamburgers and mac-‘n-cheese the order of the day, served up in […]

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The surprising way that Jimmy Fallon connects with Avatar Land

A funny thing happened after experiencing Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon during its technical rehearsal period twice in one weekend: I went back to my hotel room after the second ride-through and started watching The Tonight Show clips. When I returned back home, I shared them with my wife, who’s way more 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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First look at Avatar: Flight of Passage’s queue

After nearly five-and-a-half years of development and construction, Pandora: The World of Avatar’s May 27, 2017 opening date is nearly upon us – which means the flow of information from Disney on the land’s mysterious contents is widening to a veritable deluge. Earlier this week, we got our first look at the exclusive food and […]

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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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