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VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Toy Story Land, Opening June 30!VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Toy Story Land, Opening June 30!
June 24, 2018
The long-awaited opening of Toy Story Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios is coming up soon -- this Saturday, June 30! Walt Disney World has release this sneak preview of the land's three attractions: the new Alien Swirling Saucers and Slinky Dog Dash Coaster, and the popular Toy Story Mania!

 

2018 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Enhancements2018 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Enhancements
June 23, 2018
This year, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (on select nights August 17 - October 31) is adding a few new experiences to make the evening even more special, including new lighting and effects on The Mad Tea Party; a new soundtrack and special effects on Space Mountain; and pirates interacting with guests sailing on Pirates of the Caribbean as they search for "Gunpowder Pete."

 

Joffrey's Coffee Introduces Mickey's 90th Anniversary BlendJoffrey's Coffee Introduces Mickey's 90th Anniversary Blend
June 21, 2018
Joffrey's Coffee and Tea Company, the official specialty coffee of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, and Disney Vacation Club, will release three unique and brand-new blends that, beginning this August, customers will be able to purchase online and in stores nationwide. To honor 90 years of Mickey Mouse, Joffrey's will introduce Disney Mickey's 90th Anniversary Blend: a smooth, medium-roasted, limited-edition blend that will be available late August. Additional specialty coffees include Disney French Bistro: a full-bodied dark roast currently offered at Walt Disney World and Disney Organic Peru Alto Mayo, a USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee that is farmed using sustainable methods in a protected area of the Amazon rainforest. Previously, all Joffrey's proprietary coffee blends, created by Roastmaster Chris de Mezzo in conjunction with chefs from Walt Disney World and Disneyland, were exclusive to signature restaurants throughout the resorts as well as online at www.joffreys.com/disneyparksandresorts.

 

Animation Celebration Pin Event Coming to EpcotAnimation Celebration Pin Event Coming to Epcot
June 21, 2018
Walt Disney's Animation Celebration Pin Event will be held in Epcot's World ShowPlace this August 24-25. More details to be announced soon.

 

Zebra Foals Now on Animal Kingdom TrailZebra Foals Now on Animal Kingdom Trail
June 19, 2018
Youka and Zalika, two Grevy's zebra foals born last month at Disney's Animal Kingdom, are now visible on Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail. Grevy's zebras are the most endangered of all zebra species, and these births were a result of Disney's ongoing commitment to the Species Survival Plan (SSP) program.

 

Imagineers Put Finishing Touches on Toy Story LandImagineers Put Finishing Touches on Toy Story Land
June 19, 2018
Toy Story Land is now less than two weeks away from its grand opening on June 30 at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

 

My Disney Experience App Now Includes Bus Times!My Disney Experience App Now Includes Bus Times!
June 18, 2018
Disney has rolled out a brand new bus time feature in the My Disney Experience mobile app that enables guests to spend less time waiting at the bus stop and more time getting ready for a fun-filled day in the parks. With this feature, guests can quickly discover up-to-the-minute estimates for when the next buses will depart from their Disney Resort hotel and when they will complete their journey to their destination.

 

Passholder Magnet Distribution Location SwitchedPassholder Magnet Distribution Location Switched
June 18, 2018
The distribution location for this summer's complimentary Donald Duck Passholder magnets has switched. The magnets are now available (while supplies last) for pick-up at Epcot, and will no longer be found throughout Disney's Hollywood Studios. To collect your magnet, present your valid annual pass at the Mouse Gear shop in Future World now through June 29, 2018.

 

Exclusive Access to Toy Story Land Upcoming for PassholdersExclusive Access to Toy Story Land Upcoming for Passholders
June 18, 2018
According to Walt Disney World's Annual Passholder website, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, and Premier Passholders will have exclusive access to Toy Story Land this September for "Passholder Play Time!" Dates and times have not yet been released. Disney will notify Passholders by email soon about advance registration for this limited capacity event.

 

Play Disney Parks App Coming This SummerPlay Disney Parks App Coming This Summer
June 17, 2018
The Disney Parks Blog has shared a sneak peek of the all-new Play Disney Parks mobile app that is coming to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts this summer. Play Disney Parks will allow guests to play with family and friends while waiting in line for favorite attractions. Guests can also earn and share digital collectibles when they receive themed achievements, earned for experiences both in the app and across the Disney parks. The Play Disney Parks app is available now for preorder on the App Store and Google Play.

 

Special Deals Available to Florida ResidentsSpecial Deals Available to Florida Residents
June 15, 2018
If you're a Florida Resident, there are two special deals going on now for a very limited time at Walt Disney World:

-- First, there are the special Florida Resident Discover Disney tickets. For a limited time, enjoy three days at a Walt Disney World theme park for $159 per person, plus tax. You can also add a fourth day for just $20 more per person, plus tax. Tickets and options are nontransferable and nonrefundable, and exclude activities/events separately priced. Three- and four-day Discover Disney Tickets expire on June 24, 2018.

-- You can also take advantage of Florida resident status with a "Fun and Sun" discounted resort hotel room and Discovery Disney Tickets. For example, a family of four can enjoy a three-night stay at a select Disney's All-Star Resort with four-day Discover Disney tickets for $1,246 -- that's just $78 per person, per day. Check availability among all valid Resort hotels and then add the Discover Disney ticket to make it a package. Sample package price is valid for stays most Monday through Wednesday nights through June 20, 2018 for 2 adults, 1 junior (ages 10 to 17) and 1 child (ages 3 to 9) when you book by June 20, 2018. Or, as a Florida resident, you can take advantage of special rates at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels now through June 24, 2018.

 

Blockout Dates Lifted for Select PassholdersBlockout Dates Lifted for Select Passholders
June 15, 2018
Blockout dates have been lifted for Silver and Weekday Select Passholders for all four Walt Disney World theme parks from now through June 29, 2018. (Note that Weekday Select passes are still blocked out on Saturdays and Sundays.)

 

Celebrate Father's Day at Disney WorldCelebrate Father's Day at Disney World
June 15, 2018
This Father's Day, June 17, watch for shopping and dining specials throughout the World, such as:

-- "T-Bone and Tail" Father's Day meal at Paddlefish at Disney Springs: a 20 oz. T-Bone and cold water lobster tail with a classic bearnaise sauce for $59.

-- Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs is offering dads a complimentary beverage this Father's Day; purchase of an adult entree required.

-- Also, Amorette's Patisserie will offer dipped "Tuxedo" strawberries and special treats honoring Geppetto, the puppetmaker-father from "Pinocchio," from June 14 to 17.

 

Disney Contest Awards Guests Pandora "Glamping" ExperienceDisney Contest Awards Guests Pandora "Glamping" Experience
June 14, 2018
Walt Disney World Resort has announced a contest in which the grand prize includes the "Ultimate Glamping Experience." The grand prize winner of the Walt Disney World "D-Camp" will, with one guest, enjoy a 4-day/3-night WDW experience package that includes round-trip airfare and accommodations, a $250 gift card, two 4-day park-hoppers, access to Disney VIP tour guides, and the chance to go "glamping" (that's glamorous camping) for one night under the floating mountains of Pandora - the World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The winners will glamp in a special tent with all the comforts of the modern world. In addition to having VIP access to the attractions in Pandora - The World of Avatar, they will also have a number of other special experiences, including a bioluminescent night hike, special drum ceremonies, unique catered dishes and surprise guests. To enter the contest, submit a video telling why you want to win the ultimate "glamping" experience in Pandora. Check out disney.com/dcamp for prize details and information on how to enter.

 

Fourth of July Around the "World"Fourth of July Around the "World"
June 14, 2018
This Independence Day 2018, Disney theme parks will offer guests a bevy of booming delights, with fireworks at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, as well as special character appearances, patriotic-themed treats and activities at Fort Wilderness.

 

2019 Disney World Packages and Dining Plans Announced2019 Disney World Packages and Dining Plans Announced
June 08, 2018
The 2019 Walt Disney Travel Company vacation packages and dining plans for Walt Disney World Resort are now available to book. These packages will be valid for arrivals Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2019. Note the last date of your vacation cannot be booked more than 499 days in the future.

 

2018 Food and Wine Festival Events Now Booking!2018 Food and Wine Festival Events Now Booking!
June 07, 2018
The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival returns to Walt Disney World Resort this fall with 75 days of entertainment, events, and, of course, a veritable cornucopia of wonderful food and tasty beverages. The festival's 23rd year runs from August 30 to November 12, 2018. This year's festival will continue its tradition of fine dining events, appearances by favorite Disney culinarians and top celebrity chefs, and a slate of concerts from favorite bands of the last few decades.

        Related Links:
         -- Early Booking for Select Groups Starts June 12 at 9 a.m. (Eastern)!
         -- 2018 Food and Wine Festival Signature Events Booking June 14!

 

Online Tool Revamps Lost and Found Online Tool Revamps Lost and Found
June 06, 2018
Walt Disney World Resort has introduced an online tool for reporting lost items. If you lose something in a Disney theme park, water park, Disney Springs, ESPN Wide World of Sports or on Disney transportation, visit DisneyWorld.com/lostandfound and input information about your lost item. Disney will then search for the item for you, sending periodic updates right to your email address, whether you're still visiting Walt Disney World Resort or have already returned home.

 

Maple Leaf Tickets Offers Deeper Discounts!Maple Leaf Tickets Offers Deeper Discounts!
June 06, 2018
AllEars.Net's preferred ticket provider MapleLeafTickets.com is offering deeper ticket discounts across the board for the summer. Example of savings: an adult 3-day park hopper, which sells for $415.35 at the gate, is now $374.17 (prices includes tax). That's a savings of $41.18! See the updated ticket pricing on the Maple Leaf Tickets site.

 

Minnie Van Service Now Available Resort-WideMinnie Van Service Now Available Resort-Wide
June 06, 2018
The Disney Minnie Van service introduced last year is now available for everyone at Walt Disney World Resort, through the Lyft app. The service offers a convenient way for guests to travel to and from the theme parks, Disney resort hotels, Disney Springs and other Disney locations. There is a flat $25 fee per trip for the service, which is available between 6:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. (Hours subject to change.)