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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 is beating Universal to the Virtual Queue punch

Universal has been betting big on the idea of Virtual Queues as of late – Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, which officially opens next week, is the first ride to have the lineless queue be built into it from the ground up, and Volcano Bay, the brand-new “water theme park” that bows on […]

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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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Disney releases 2 NEW Pandora details

This has been a pretty big week for Universal, whether the company intended that or not: we’ve learned of its intention to build a massive seventh hotel on-site, discovered its patents for next-generation (Harry Potter?) rides, and, just this morning, saw its bold new take on the theme park menu for Volcano Bay. But Disney […]

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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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‘March Magic’ returning to Disney World with new and old teams

The annual “March Magic” event is returning to Walt Disney World for its fourth year in a row. This fun competition allows fans of fictional Disney-inspired teams can vote for their favorite in hopes that their team makes it all the way to the end of the tournament bracket. Some new teams created for this […]

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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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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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La Nouba to have final performance in December at Disney Springs

Walt Disney World announced today that the Cirque du Soleil La Nouba show will have its final performance at Disney Springs on December 31, 2017. The show made its debut almost 20 years ago at Downtown Disney in 1998. “We are incredibly proud of the success that La Nouba has had for nearly two decades,” said […]

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Disney unveils a first-ever Ant-Man ride

Hong Kong Disneyland is currently in the midst of its own Universal Orlando Resort-esque expansion and renovation plan – with a price tag of $1.4 billion (what Comcast spends on its four American parks in a three-year period), Disney is going to open a new attraction nearly every single year from 2018 to 2023, whether […]

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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 new Pandora – The World of AVATAR pin collection

With the grand opening of Pandora – The World of AVATAR just a few months away, Disney announced one of the first pieces of Pandora merchandise you’ll be able to purchase, a set of 5 pins themed after the giant posters that adorn the construction walls near Tiffins Restaurant in Animal Kingdom. The first pin in […]

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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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New Pandora – The World of AVATAR video shows guests inside the new expansion

Another day, another Pandora – The World of AVATAR video from Disney! This time the video gives us a glimpse of guests inside the new expansion coming to Animal Kingdom, whereas all previous videos have just shown us bits and pieces of the attractions and surrounding areas in the new area. The new 30 second […]

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Disney World increases Disney Dining Plan prices

If you’re planning on purchasing the Disney Dining Plan anytime soon for your vacation to Walt Disney World, be prepared to spend a little more. The theme park resort has increased prices for the Disney Dining Plan across the board. Here is a breakdown of each Disney Dining Plan tier price increase: Quick Service Plan […]

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New ‘Caring for Giants’ African Elephant experience available at Animal Kingdom

A new experience is available for guests that visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom called Caring for Giants, where guests can get closer than ever to African elephants. The whole experience runs approximately 60 minutes and during the trip, guests will be able to get an up-close look at what goes into caring for these giant creatures. […]

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Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde explains how ‘Avatar’ will continue Animal Kingdom’s legacy

When Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened back in 1998, one of the biggest aspects of the park was the focus on the conservation and preservation of nature. In an all-new video, Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde explains how the parks newest and biggest expansion ever, Pandora – The World of Avatar, will continue that legacy. Joe […]

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Walt Disney World announces new Sip, Savor, Sparkle event at Contemporary Resort

UPDATE (3-13-17) Walt Disney World has extended this event until September 24 2017 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Walt Disney World announced a new seperate ticketed event today called Sip, Savor, Sparkle. The event will take place at the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort, which is located on the 15th story of the resort. The event begins […]

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Walt Disney World gives us our closest look yet at the Na’vi River Journey attraction in new video

Walt Disney World has remained pretty hush, hush about the two new attractions inside Pandora – The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, the Na’vi River Journey and Flight of Passage. The park has released tiny video clips and photos from inside each attraction, some barely even noticeable. But the park released a new video giving […]

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Single Riders Line and how it can help you on your vacation

One of the biggest secrets at the Orlando area theme parks are the single riders lines for certain attractions. Not all of the rides and attractions have them, but if you utilize the single riders line at the attractions that feature it, you’ll be able to save some time using it. In some cases, I […]

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Walt Disney World announces massive expansion to Coronado Springs and updates to Caribbean Beach Resort

Walt Disney World announced massive changes coming to both Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts today. The changes include new additions and upgrades to both resorts. Coronado Springs will be receiving the biggest update with the addition of a new 15-story tower that will add 500 rooms to the resort. The new tower will feature both suites and […]

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RUMOR: New gondola transportation system could be coming to Walt Disney World

Update 4/18/17: According to the Orlando Sentinel, new documents have been discovered via the Reedy Creek Improvement District that give us even more information on the rumored gondola system coming to Walt Disney World. The new documents mention that it will indeed link Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Caribbean Beach Resort, and an area between Pop Century Resort […]

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3 beginner tips to get the most out of MyMagic+ and FastPass+ at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World’s MyMagic+ can sometimes be a little confusing for first time guests to embrace on their first vacation to Walt Disney World. Between MagicBand’s, FastPass+ and everything in-between, it is a lot to absorb as you get ready for your Walt Disney World vacation. With these simple tips, hopefully it will be that […]

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Solid color MagicBand 2 and MagicKeepers now available in Disney Parks

Walt Disney World recently announced the new MagicBand 2, but up until a few days ago, there were not available for guests to purchase inside the park.  That has now all changed and guests can now purchase the newly updated MagicBand 2 and the new Magickeeper accessories inside the parks. The new MagicBand 2 is […]

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Geyser Point Bar & Grill now open at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World Resort

The first part of a massive expansion coming to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World is now open.  The Geyser Point Bar & Grill officially opened its doors today and features a full service bar and a quick service restaurant featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner. A variety of small plate options can be purchased […]

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Walt Disney World rumored to raise ticket prices soon

**UPDATE** The Orlando Sentinel has confirmed that the Walt Disney World price increases will go into effect tomorrow, February 12, 2017. What would the start of a new year be without some ticket price increases? The word on the street is that Disney is getting ready to raise ticket prices at Walt Disney World Resort. […]

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Walt Disney World releases food menu for 2017 Flower & Garden Festival

With winter winding down, if there is even such thing in Florida, Walt Disney World is gearing up for the 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The event kicks off on March 1 and runs through May 29. As years past, the event will feature a variety of outdoor kitchens throughout the event, including […]

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New fireworks show coming to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular will be ending on May 11 at the Magic Kingdom. It will be replaced with “Happily Ever After” beginning on May 12. Disney describes the show as “a new nighttime spectacular that captures the heart, humor and emotions of Disney films through awe-inspiring fireworks, state-of-the-art projections and brilliant lasers.” The show will […]

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Rivers of Light opening date and dining packages released

Originally announced back in 2013, Rivers of Light seems to finally have an official starting date, February 17, 2017.  The first show, according to DisneyWorld.com, will begin at 7:15 PM.  The show will then have performances on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, and then will be switching to a nightly show beginning April 8.  From […]

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