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Disney rolls out sing along version of “Beauty and the Beast”

Tue, 2017-04-04 04:40

Fire up the old station wagon, throw the kids in the back, and make your way back to the local cinemaplex. Fans of the live-action super-smash hit “Beauty and the Beast” will be happy to hear a sing-along version is coming to 1,200 theaters nationwide on Friday, April, 2017. The...

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Disney rolls out upgrade to My Disney Experience App

Tue, 2017-04-04 04:12

As a local who has a lot of experience at the parks, my primary experience with the My Disney Experience app is to use it to make Fastpass+ selections. From time to time I’ll also make a dining reservation, access vacation photos, or check wait times for a ride across...

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First merchandise for Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming soon

Mon, 2017-04-03 11:15

Star Wars: The Last Jedi won’t arrive in cinemas until December 15, 2017, but the excitement is already building. As has been the tradition since J.J. Abrams took over producing the films, the first merchandise available for the film is part of the Star Wars: Force for Change charitable initiative...

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Magic Kingdom security check changes start today

Mon, 2017-04-03 04:59

Today marks the first day the Magic Kingdom will implement new bag screening and security check locations. The goal is to clear up the congestion directly in front of the park, by extending the security envelope outward. For guests parking at the TTC parking lot, bag checks and security screenings...

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Roars to $876 million world wide box office

Mon, 2017-04-03 04:52

Although it was edged out by “The Boss Baby,” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” continued to waltz its way through the box office bringing in an estimated $47.5 Million in its third weekend. That brings domestic total to just shy of the $400M mark with $395.4M. Meanwhile international audiences added...

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Aerial Gondola transportation system one step closer to construction at Walt Disney World.

Mon, 2017-04-03 00:30

Disney World has moved a step closer to building the unannounced Aerial tramway (aka Gondola) system we discussed before. Last week permits were filed (dug up again by the folks on WDWMagic’s forums) for foundation and building infrastructure at the six main locations of the future transportation system. No official...

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Celebrity Spotting: Debra Messing has a smashing Walt Disney World Vacation

Sat, 2017-04-01 23:12

Actress Debra Messing had a smashing good time while on vacation at Walt Disney World with her family. She’s pictured here stealing a kiss from Disney’s own royalty Minnie Mouse. Messing says she hasn’t seen Minnie Mouse since she was a kid. I think we can all agree that’s way...

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Disneyland announces extension for Main Street Electrical Parade

Sat, 2017-04-01 18:49

Disneyland just announced that they are extending the Main Street Electrical Parade due to popular demand. I had to check to make sure this wasn’t an April Fools joke. It’s not. Originally scheduled to end on June 18, it is now extended through August 20. I am not surprised at...

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Disney food review: Salazar Sipper

Sat, 2017-04-01 18:41

In celebration of both the 50th anniversary of the original Pirates of the Caribbean dark ride and the upcoming film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, a special limited edition treat has washed ashore at Disneyland… the Salazar Sipper, inspired by the latest ghost pirate villain in...

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Spider-Man overlay coming to Haunted Mansion

Sat, 2017-04-01 15:56

They’re really going to do it. The need for more Marvel presence in the Disneyland Resort is glaring and was one of the things new Disney Parks President Bob Chapek put a high priority on fixing. The rumor was hard to believe, but in the end analysis actually made sense....

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Disney Institute hosting Customer Experience Summit this May

Fri, 2017-03-31 12:11

For more than 60 years the name Disney has been synonymous with excellence in customer service. If you’ve ever wondered how they did it, you could read one of the many books written about the training system and culture Disney has built up around its theme parks or you could...

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VIDEO: The Making of “Happily Ever After” Fireworks

Fri, 2017-03-31 11:46

Walt Disney World wants you to get excited for the new nighttime fireworks show coming to the Magic Kingdom in about 6 weeks. “Happily Ever After” features more than just fireworks, there will be lasers, lighting, and digital projection on the castle finally integrating all the aspects that we have...

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Disney opens pocketbook to get Hong Kong Disneyland Expansion deal

Fri, 2017-03-31 03:03

Disney is serious about it’s pivot to Asia. It just spent an estimated $3.7 billion on opening Shanghai Disneyland and it has already announced a $1.41 billion dollar expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland. Alas, the financial aspects of that deal left some people in the Hong Kong Government (which owns...

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Pixar’s Cars 3 pays tribute racing legends in new characters

Thu, 2017-03-30 11:41

After watching the 12-minute preview of Pixar’s “Cars 3,” which can see at the Road to the Races tour, I remarked that the sequel was a clear tribute to everyone who loved the sport and history of racing (which got its start when moonshiners boosted their cars to run from...

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Meet Dapper Day event creator at Disney Springs retro-inspired fashion event

Thu, 2017-03-30 03:30

The Cherry Tree Lane store in the Marketplace Coop at Disney Springs is currently in the middle of a quick makeover to make room for a new line of vintage-inspired Disney themed dresses. We stopped by to snap a few photos of the transition. As you can see, the purses...

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Making Fast-Fired Pizza at Disney Springs

Thu, 2017-03-30 03:04

Blaze Pizza at Disney Springs has been open for a few months now and word is out that it is among the best values for great food in the shopping and dining district. Order off the menu or customize your pizza, add a salad and/or a dessert and be sure...

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New Pixar short features dog from “Coco”

Thu, 2017-03-30 00:57

Pixar has released a new animated short that introduces animation fans to Dante, the dog that journey’s with the young boy Miguel to the land of the dead in the upcoming movie – “Coco.” The new short “Dante’s Lunch – A Short Tail” features Dante the dog chasing after a...

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Meet Duffy the Disney Bear’s newest friend – StellaLou

Wed, 2017-03-29 12:30

Duffy the Disney Bear was a character created especially for Disney’s theme parks. He first appeared in 2002 as a stuffed plush teddy bear with distinctive Mickey marks on his paws and left hip, plus a Mickey-silhouetted face. He was a doll given to Mickey by Minnie, but he never...

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Wreck-it Ralph Sequel gets a title and more detail

Wed, 2017-03-29 04:02

Big news out of CinemaCon today from Walt Disney Animation Studios as we learned the full title and more plot details for the Wreck-it Ralph sequel. “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” will see Ralph leave the relative safety of the arcade and take on the internet. It was...

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Food and Wine Classic at the Swan and Dolphin Resort reveals 2017 menus

Wed, 2017-03-29 03:22

Last week we previewed the exciting seminars being offered at this year’s Walt Disney World Food and Wine Classic at the Swan and Dolphin Resort this year. We can now share with you some of the amazing dishes being prepared by the resort’s super-star chefs for the event. Highlights of...

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