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Traffic Patterns Changing Around Magic KingdomTraffic Patterns Changing Around Magic Kingdom
November 19, 2017
Construction around the Magic Kingdom is necessitating lane changes and re-routing, effective this week. Allow time for dealing with major traffic when traveling to the park by car or bus.

 

Additional Star Wars: Galactic Nights Details AnnouncedAdditional Star Wars: Galactic Nights Details Announced
November 19, 2017
Additional information about Star Wars: Galactic Nights, the special ticketed event to be held at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Dec. 16, has been announced. Actors Warwick Davis (best-known as Wicket the Ewok, among other Star Wars characters) and David Collins will be on hand for special appearances during the event, which will also feature a panel that will include Imagineers Scott Trowbridge, Robin Reardon, and Chris Beatty, as well as Doug Chiang, VP/Creative Director at Lucasfilm, who will give guests an inside look at the making of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge lands currently under construction. Star Wars: Galactic Nights will run from 7 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are priced at $129 adults, $124 ages 3-9 (discounts available for Annual Passholders and DVC Members). Purchase Star Wars: Galactic Nights tickets online or call 407-W-DISNEY (407 934-7639).

 

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, Now Through Dec. 30Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, Now Through Dec. 30
November 19, 2017
Epcot International Festival of the Holidays runs from Nov. 19-Dec. 30, surrounding guests once again in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors of the season.

        Related Links:
         -- Holiday Kitchens: Menus with Pricing
         -- Festival of the Holidays Entertainment

 

SpectacuLAB Interactive Show Opens in Epcot SpectacuLAB Interactive Show Opens in Epcot
November 19, 2017
A new attraction with science as its focus opened this week at Walt Disney World. Housed in Epcot's Innoventions, The SpectacuLAB is a show in which guests can interact with real scientists and their intern as they demonstrate scientific principles. Family blogger Kristin Ford checks it out

 

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!
November 11, 2017
To celebrate his upcoming birthday, Mickey Mouse will surprise his fans in eight locations around the globe, including Japan, Chile, Canada, China, and England. Moments from his trip will be shared on Disney's Mickey Mouse Facebook and Instagram pages. Mickey will also visit the Good Morning America studios in New York City on November 15. The big day is November 18, and Walt Disney World Resort will celebrate with special "Happy Birthday, Mickey!" buttons, merchandise and Sorcerer Mickey Cake. To commemorate the occasion, guests can sing and dance along with "Happy Birthday" during Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It!, Cosmic Dance Party in Tomorrowland and performances by the Dapper Dans. Plus, birthday photo props will be available at all four theme parks, and everyone who collects their photos at the parks will receive a folder with a commemorative sticker. Fans are encouraged to join the fun on social media using #HappyBirthdayMickey.

 

Jessie and Rex Installed in Toy Story LandJessie and Rex Installed in Toy Story Land
November 11, 2017
Jessie and Rex became the first "Toy Story" characters to be installed in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

 

25th Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Dates25th Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Dates
November 10, 2017
The 25th annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival dates have been announced.

 

Holidays Arrive at the Magic KingdomHolidays Arrive at the Magic Kingdom
November 08, 2017
Holiday decorations have appeared around the Magic Kingdom, with the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party of the season launching on Nov. 9!

        Related Links:
         -- Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Magic Kingdom
         -- Special PhotoPass Opportunities
         -- MVMCP Guide Map with Times
         -- Exclusive Christmas Party Sorcerer Card

 

Thinking Ahead to ThanksgivingThinking Ahead to Thanksgiving
November 08, 2017
Wondering what to do and where to eat on Thanksgiving? We have some tips from readers, along with special dining at restaurants around the Walt Disney World resort -- we'll add more as the info becomes available.

 

Flurry of Fun at Disney's Hollywood StudiosFlurry of Fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios
November 08, 2017
A "Flurry of Fun" will greet guests visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios this holiday season, now through Dec. 31. Festivities include an immersive new nighttime experience that wraps all of Sunset Boulevard in holiday magic with jolly decorations, merry treats and beloved characters sharing their love for the holidays.

        Related Links:
         -- FULL SHOW VIDEO: Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM
         -- PHOTOS Jingle Bell Jingle BAM!
         -- VIDEO Sunset Seasons Greetings: Mickey and Minnie Segment
         -- VIDEO INTERVIEW: Flurry of Fun Show Director Tom Vazzana
         -- VIDEO: Swedish Chef's Gingerbread House

 

Houston Astros Celebrate With Parade at Magic KingomHouston Astros Celebrate With Parade at Magic Kingom
November 03, 2017
The stars of the Houston Astros' World Series championship team are "going to Disney World" on Saturday after their title-clinching victory in Los Angeles.

 

Choza de Margarita OpensChoza de Margarita Opens
November 02, 2017
The brand new Margarita bar, Choza de Margarita, is opening very soon. Here's a sneak peek at some of the new offerings

 

Update on the Sumatran Tiger Cubs Update on the Sumatran Tiger Cubs
November 01, 2017
In August 2017, WDW announced the birth of two Sumatran tiger cubs. This is an update on the cubs.

 

Aladdin No Longer Appearing in MoroccoAladdin No Longer Appearing in Morocco
October 31, 2017
Aladdin is no longer appearing with Jasmine in "Lamps of Wonder" meet-and-greet located in Epcot's Morocco pavilion.

 

Featured Food and Wine Artists AppearancesFeatured Food and Wine Artists Appearances
October 27, 2017
Featured Artist Signings -- A number of artists who have created designs for the Food and Wine Festival posters and merchandise will be available for signings in the Festival Center over the coming weeks:

-- Rob Kaz: Oct. 27- 28: 1-5 p.m.; Nov. 3- 4 : 1-5 p.m.
-- Tim Rogerson: Nov. 10 : 1-5 p.m.; Nov. 11-12: 1-7 p.m.
-- Michelle St. Laurent: Oct. 29: 1-5 p.m.; Nov. 5: 1-5 p.m.

 

Dining Packages Available Now for Festival of the Arts ConcertsDining Packages Available Now for Festival of the Arts Concerts
October 25, 2017
If you wish to book a breakfast, lunch or dinner dining package for the Performing Arts concerts, you can do so now. However, at this time, no entertainment has been announced.

 

Festival of the Arts Dining Packages Booking Now!Festival of the Arts Dining Packages Booking Now!
October 25, 2017
Returning to Epcot for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate all things art -- performing, visual and culinary -- from January 12 - February 19, with festivities running seven days a week and Disney On Broadway performances happening each weekend (Fridays through Mondays) in 2018. You can book Disney on Broadway concert series dining packages now!

 

Woody's Lunch Box Coming to Toy Story LandWoody's Lunch Box Coming to Toy Story Land
October 25, 2017
Woody's Lunch Box will be a new quick-service window serving tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats within Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios when it opens in summer 2018. Walt Disney World Resort will collaborate with Mini Babybel to bring this quick-service window to life. Mini Babybel, the creamy, red-wax-wrapped cheese, has been named the Official Snack Cheese of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Disneyland Resort in California and Disney Cruise Line. This announcement kicks off a multi-year strategic alliance between the two family-focused brands.

 

Remaining Candlelight Narrators AnnouncedRemaining Candlelight Narrators Announced
October 13, 2017
Walt Disney World has announced the full slate of Candlelight narrators for 2017.

 

Ferrytale Fireworks Cruise Returns in DecemberFerrytale Fireworks Cruise Returns in December
October 12, 2017
After a hiatus due in part to the closing of the Magic Kingdom's Wishes fireworks, Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise returns beginning Dec. 1. The floating dessert party will be held aboard the General Joe Potter ferryboat on December 1, 3, 8, 10 and 15, nights that coincide with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. The holiday cruise will feature the fireworks spectacular and special seasonal desserts, such as holiday cookies and peppermint cheesecake, as well as hot cocoa with a variety of toppings. In addition to desserts and drinks, this event also offers activities such as a Glow-in-the-Dark Scavenger Hunt, where you'll search for Hidden Mickeys throughout the Ferryboat. When the fireworks begin, you'll receive a special pair of "Mickey Vision" viewing lenses. After December, Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise will then be held on Fridays and Sundays through January 28, 2018. The event will begin one hour and 15 minutes prior to each evening's fireworks at Magic Kingdom, leaving from the Transportation and Ticket Center. Price is $99 for adults and $69 for children ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included). There are Annual Passholders discounts for the holiday cruises available by calling 407-WDW-DINE; Disney Vacation Club Members can receive a discount by calling Member Services. Ferrytale Fireworks can be booked by calling 407-WDW-DINE or online.