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New Benefits for Walt Disney World Passholders During 45th Anniversary Year!New Benefits for Walt Disney World Passholders During 45th Anniversary Year!
October 01, 2016
Walt Disney World Resort is marking its 45th anniversary -- and unwrapping three special offers for passholders.

 

Stitch's Great Escape Reportedly Changing to Seasonal StatusStitch's Great Escape Reportedly Changing to Seasonal Status
September 27, 2016
An item in last Wednesday's Orlando Sentinel reported that Stitch's Great Escape in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland will be moved to seasonal status as of October 1. This means the attraction will only be open during peak attendance times. Currently, the attraction is slated to be open November 19-26 and December 17-January 2, according to disneyworld.com.

 

Pic of the Week: Ice Cream at L'Artisan des Glaces in FrancePic of the Week: Ice Cream at L'Artisan des Glaces in France
September 23, 2016
We recently had the opportunity to sample four amazing ice cream flavors (including the new Candied Peanuts with Peanut Butter Fudge) at L'Artisan des Glaces, the ice cream shop located in the France pavilion of Epcot's World Showcase. The gorgeous array of colorful scoops is one of our favorite Pics of the Week.

 

Muppets Show to Debut October 2 in the Magic KingdomMuppets Show to Debut October 2 in the Magic Kingdom
September 23, 2016
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and The Great Gonzo arrive at Magic Kingdom Park on October 2 for the opening of their all-new, live show "The Muppets Present... Great Moments in American History." Hosted by James "J.J." Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, and Sam Eagle, the fiercely patriotic American eagle who is forever trying to set a high moral standard for the Muppets, this wacky new show is set to take place several times daily, just outside The Hall of Presidents.

 

Kilimanjaro Safari Welcomes Pelican ChicksKilimanjaro Safari Welcomes Pelican Chicks
September 22, 2016
At Disney's Animal Kingdom, two pink-backed pelican chicks have hatched. Named for the color their backs turn during mating season, these birds fledge 70-85 days after hatching. As long as the nest remains intact, the pelicans will return to the same nest year after year. You can see the pink-backed pelicans and their chicks on Kilimanjaro Safaris, on an island in the Safi River.

 

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Facing Refurbishment in OctoberRock 'n' Roller Coaster Facing Refurbishment in October
September 16, 2016
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith will be closed for refurbishment from October 27 to November 9, 2016.

 

Finger Scans Now Required for Kids 3-9Finger Scans Now Required for Kids 3-9
September 09, 2016
Walt Disney World has begun scanning the fingers of children who are entering its theme parks and water parks. Although many families had noticed the new practice and began posting about it recently on social media channels, the process was confirmed this week by the Orlando Sentinel and other news outlets.

 

Epcot's International Food and Wine FestivalEpcot's International Food and Wine Festival
September 06, 2016
Countdown to 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival: New Dining, Tasting and Chef Experiences Add Culinary Cachet; 62 Delicious Festival Days Run Sept. 14-Nov. 14, 2016. Check out our guide for All You Need to Know!

        Related Links:
         -- VIDEO: The Debs' Top Tips for the Food and Wine Festival
         -- Shop the Food and Wine Festival
         -- Festival Must-Do's and Don'ts!
         -- Marketplace Food Photo Gallery
         -- Family Trip Around the Marketplaces
         -- Global Marketplaces
         -- Tips for Families
         -- Special Dining Experiences
         -- Beverage Seminars/Culinary Demonstrations
         -- Eat to the Beat Concert Series
         -- Chase Lounge for Chase Cardmembers Returns
         -- Take the AllEars.Net Food and Wine Festival Marketplace Survey!
         -- Plan Your Eating Journey with Our Survey Results

 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party UnderwayMickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Underway
September 06, 2016
2016 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party has returned to the Magic Kingdom. All you need to know is in our guide!

        Related Links:
         -- 2016 Halloween Party Photos
         -- "Know Before You Go" Halloween Party Tips

 

New Fall Finale for Mickey's Royal Friendship FaireNew Fall Finale for Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire
September 02, 2016
Beginning September 2, the finale scene in "Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire" will feature new costumes, decor and choreography. You'll also hear an original song celebrating autumn, from the songwriting duo of Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn who composed the show's catchy tune "On This Day."

 

Walt Disney World End of Summer RoundupWalt Disney World End of Summer Roundup
August 24, 2016
Summer is nearing an end as the kids are heading back to school. Summer weather is still in full swing in Central Florida! If you are in town, here are some events happening in the next couple weeks you may want to be aware of.

        Related Links:
         -- Sand Sculpting Festival Final Weekend
         -- Great Irish Hooley Through September 5
         -- Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Has Begun
         -- Club Villain Reopens September 2
         -- Last Chance: Jungle Book Alive with Magic Final Show September 5
         -- 2017 Mom's Panel Selection Process Begins September 7

 

Club Villain Available at a Discount for Tables in Wonderland MembersClub Villain Available at a Discount for Tables in Wonderland Members
August 18, 2016
Tables in Wonderland Members may purchase tickets for Club Villain at the discounted price of $99 per person, tax and gratuity included, for the following event dates:
-- Friday, September 2
-- Saturday, September 3
-- Friday, September 9
-- Saturday, September 10
Offer is valid for both the 5:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. shows. Reservations can be made by calling 407-939-3463. Read more about Club Villain HERE.

 

Disney Announces Florida Resident Ticket OffersDisney Announces Florida Resident Ticket Offers
August 18, 2016
There are two other current ticket offers for Florida residents.
-- 3-Day Florida Resident Disney Select Tickets are $199 plus tax per person (ages 10 and older).
-- 4-Day Florida Resident Disney Select Tickets are $219.
These tickets are not Park Hoppers, and they expire within six months of the first use or December 17, 2017, whichever comes first. There also are blockout dates: December 15-31, 2016; January 1-2, 2017; April 8-21, 2017; June 5 - August 10, 2017. Guests have the option of adding the Park Hopper feature at an additional cost. For the 3-Day ticket, it's an additional $27.50 plus tax. For the 4-Day ticket, it's an additional $34.50.

 

Countdown to Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Starts September 14!Countdown to Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Starts September 14!
August 17, 2016
Top celebrity chefs, brand new Disney resort cooking and dining experiences and irresistible Eat to the Beat dining packages will add fresh twists to the 21st Epcot International Food and Wine Festival presented by Chase at Walt Disney World Resort.

The annual Disney celebration of global flavors, running 62 days from Sept. 14-Nov. 14, has become one of America's top food festivals and features inspired sips and bites at more than 30 marketplaces. And for the second consecutive year, ABC's Emmy Award-winning lifestyle series, "The Chew," will produce a full week of programs from the festival. "Chew" hosts Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz will share their Disney culinary adventures and tasty recipes before Epcot audiences Oct. 5-7 in shows scheduled to air Oct. 10-14.

 

GoGo squeeZ Named Official Applesauce of Disney ResortsGoGo squeeZ Named Official Applesauce of Disney Resorts
August 17, 2016
GoGo squeeZ applesauce has announced that it has been named the Official Applesauce of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. GoGo squeeZ's applesauce pouches will be available in locations throughout both resorts. In addition, GoGo squeeZ is a sponsor of several events held at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. GoGo squeeZ is the presenting sponsor of all runDisney Kids Races that are part of Disney's race weekends. GoGo squeeZ is also a sponsor of the annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and of all Disney Social Media Moms Celebrations.

 

Disney PhotoPass Day This Friday, August 19Disney PhotoPass Day This Friday, August 19
August 16, 2016
On Friday, August 19, PhotoPass teams at both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will celebrate the art and fun of photography at Disney Parks through the first-ever #DisneyPhotoPassDay, a one-day celebration that will feature exciting offerings and experiences for guests.

 

Passholders Eligible for Discounted TicketsPassholders Eligible for Discounted Tickets
August 15, 2016
Walt Disney World is offering its passholders an unusual perk: a hefty discount on 1-Day Park Hopper tickets for friends and family. Blogger Kristin Ford writes about the new offering.

 

Florida Coaster Challege 8/16/16Florida Coaster Challege 8/16/16
August 15, 2016
Guest Blogger Jeremiah Good is attempting to ride 27 coasters in Central Florida on August 16th. Follow along.

 

Main Street Electrical Parade Ends October 9; Goes to DisneylandMain Street Electrical Parade Ends October 9; Goes to Disneyland
August 10, 2016
The Main Street Electrical Parade, Magic Kingdom's long-running nighttime parade, will officially end its historic run at Walt Disney World Resort on October 9 and then head to Disneyland Resort for a limited-time encore engagement.

 

Private Character Experience Included with Memory Maker PackagePrivate Character Experience Included with Memory Maker Package
August 10, 2016
From August 7 through August 31, if you have purchased a Memory Maker package you will have access to a private Disney Character Experience with a Disney Princess located at Magic Kingdom's Heritage House. Only one person in your party needs to have purchased Memory Maker. This limited-time opportunity is available daily from 11 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.