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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Reveals Epic, Detailed Model of Star Wars-Themed Lands

disneylandnews.com/ - Fri, 2017-07-14 02:24

Guests can enjoy a first look at the stunning model during D23 Expo 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 13, 2017) – During a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the epic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. This stunning exhibition, on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion at D23 Expo, is yet another example of the breathtaking new worlds, immersive storytelling and transformational guest experiences that set Disney apart.

“To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement,” Chapek said. “All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be.”

Chapek plans to share exciting new details about the project during the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Hall D23 Presentation on Saturday. The model will remain on display at the pavilion throughout the weekend to give visitors an up-close look at what’s to come on this never-before seen planet. In addition, the pavilion will display models, artwork and media that provide a first-ever look at some of the locations, starships, creatures, and droids that guests will encounter when they visit this new planet.

At D23 Expo 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the Star Wars project to the delight of thousands of fans in attendance. The jaw-dropping new lands will open with two anchor attractions – one that gives guests the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and one that puts guests right in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Representing the largest single-themed land expansion at 14 acres each, the Star Wars-themed lands will open in 2019.

However, guests don’t need to wait until 2019 to be immersed in the Star Wars galaxy. From special character encounters to fan-favorite attractions like Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and interactive entertainment like Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, guests of all ages can experience Star Wars stories at Disney parks and resorts around the world. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2uj8WYV.

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About Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are where dreams come true. More than sixty years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of six of the world’s leading family vacation destinations – Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France; Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island; and Shanghai Disney Resort, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club; Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world’s most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts and attractions.

 

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Disneyland To Introduce Two New Churro Flavors on July 17th, 2017

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-07-14 00:03
Disneyland has announced it will add two new Churro flavors on July 17th, 2017:

S’mores Churro
  • Churro Cart in Critter Country


Sour Watermelon Churro
  • Churro Cart in Fronteirland
  • Churro Cart in New Orleans Square


The S'mores Churro is a graham cracker churro served with a side of chocolate & marshmallow dipping sauce as pictured below:
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Disneyland To Introduce Two New Churro Flavors on July 17th, 2017

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-07-14 00:03
Disneyland has announced it will add two new Churro flavors on July 17th, 2017:

S’mores Churro
  • Churro Cart in Critter Country


Sour Watermelon Churro
  • Churro Cart in Fronteirland
  • Churro Cart in New Orleans Square


The S'mores Churro is a graham cracker churro served with a side of chocolate & marshmallow dipping sauce as pictured below:
Attached Images  
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Aug 19th Photopass Day Returns

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 19:30
Just saw this on DisneyBlog
Quote: Disney PhotoPass Day Returning to Walt Disney World Resort on August 19
by Emily Southard, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Last year we held the first-ever Disney PhotoPass Day, and we’re excited to share that this picture-perfect celebration will be returning to Walt Disney World Resort on August 19!

This year’s celebration of Disney PhotoPass Service at Walt Disney World Resort will be even bigger than last year’s inaugural event. On August 19, you can expect to find numerous event-exclusive Animated Magic Shots, even more one-day-only Character Experiences, and incredible photo locations at all four theme parks!

Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog over the coming weeks for more details about the special Character Experiences and photo opportunities that will be available during this one-day celebration of Disney PhotoPass Service at Walt Disney World Resort.
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Aug 19th Photopass Day Returns

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 19:30
Just saw this on DisneyBlog
Quote: Disney PhotoPass Day Returning to Walt Disney World Resort on August 19
by Emily Southard, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Last year we held the first-ever Disney PhotoPass Day, and we’re excited to share that this picture-perfect celebration will be returning to Walt Disney World Resort on August 19!

This year’s celebration of Disney PhotoPass Service at Walt Disney World Resort will be even bigger than last year’s inaugural event. On August 19, you can expect to find numerous event-exclusive Animated Magic Shots, even more one-day-only Character Experiences, and incredible photo locations at all four theme parks!

Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog over the coming weeks for more details about the special Character Experiences and photo opportunities that will be available during this one-day celebration of Disney PhotoPass Service at Walt Disney World Resort.
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Rome

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 14:14
I know this seems random but I was wondering if anyone had any restaurant recommendations in Rome. (Not GA, like Italy Rome) My parents and I will be there approx. 3 days before hopping on a med cruise and having never been here trip advisor just seems like a vast array of restaurants I know nothing about.
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Rome

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 14:14
I know this seems random but I was wondering if anyone had any restaurant recommendations in Rome. (Not GA, like Italy Rome) My parents and I will be there approx. 3 days before hopping on a med cruise and having never been here trip advisor just seems like a vast array of restaurants I know nothing about.
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FP+ and traveling with a baby

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 13:40
With the new FP+, have wait times actually gone up? I was reading a trip report that complained about the waits and technical problems with MDE. We'll be travelling with a group of 6 adults and a baby. Scheduling a FP with a time limit seems like a scary proposition right now.

We will hit the parks early and take turns going back to the hotel at naptime. I'm guessing DH and I (the grandparents!) will stay in the parks until about 4, then head back to babysit evenings. I read about the baby swap, and am trying to figure out how to best utilize that.

With the baby, we need to be able to "play it by ear". Wow, did we pick the wrong vacation for that!
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FP+ and traveling with a baby

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 13:40
With the new FP+, have wait times actually gone up? I was reading a trip report that complained about the waits and technical problems with MDE. We'll be travelling with a group of 6 adults and a baby. Scheduling a FP with a time limit seems like a scary proposition right now.

We will hit the parks early and take turns going back to the hotel at naptime. I'm guessing DH and I (the grandparents!) will stay in the parks until about 4, then head back to babysit evenings. I read about the baby swap, and am trying to figure out how to best utilize that.

With the baby, we need to be able to "play it by ear". Wow, did we pick the wrong vacation for that!
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Chef's De France

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 12:49
What are your thoughts on this restaurant? Is the food good? Is it romantic? Do they have a good wine selection?
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Chef's De France

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 12:49
What are your thoughts on this restaurant? Is the food good? Is it romantic? Do they have a good wine selection?
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Our first look at A Wrinkle in Time’s big stars

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 12:03

When Disney tapped Ava DuVernay to direct a new big screen version of the classic sci-fi novel “A Wrinkle in Time,” I knew we were in for an epic adventure. The story follows a teenager named Meg (played by Storm Reid) who is searching for her father (played by Chris...

The post Our first look at A Wrinkle in Time’s big stars appeared first on The Disney Blog.

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Most Romantic Restaurant

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 08:32
What restaurant do you think is the most romantic around Disney World?
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Most Romantic Restaurant

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 08:32
What restaurant do you think is the most romantic around Disney World?
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D23 Expo 2017 – 11 Fun Facts

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 04:18

From July 14–16, 2017, D23 Expo brings together all the wonderful worlds of Disney under one roof at the Anaheim. The show kicks off on Friday with the Disney Legends Award Ceremony at 10AM. Scheduled to appear are Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Julie Taymor, and the great Stan...

The post D23 Expo 2017 – 11 Fun Facts appeared first on The Disney Blog.

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Your most relaxing day

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 04:11
If you were going down to Disney World to relax and get away from it all, what would your dream day be? Favorite meal? Spa? Carriage ride? Tour? Romance?
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Your most relaxing day

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 04:11
If you were going down to Disney World to relax and get away from it all, what would your dream day be? Favorite meal? Spa? Carriage ride? Tour? Romance?
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Happy Dance! :)

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 03:46
Got our preliminary plans set and no BRIDEZILLA showed (well, except for the time I jokingly mentioned one of our family friends should propose during the trip. I managed to don the fireproof suit before the flames spewed forth though. ;))

Now to just wait it out and hope that we can get what we want, and everything falls into place. Which means, I get to start planning my fun for the week after - when everyone goes home and I stay to relax.
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Happy Dance! :)

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 03:46
Got our preliminary plans set and no BRIDEZILLA showed (well, except for the time I jokingly mentioned one of our family friends should propose during the trip. I managed to don the fireproof suit before the flames spewed forth though. ;))

Now to just wait it out and hope that we can get what we want, and everything falls into place. Which means, I get to start planning my fun for the week after - when everyone goes home and I stay to relax.
Categories: Disney Blogs

Review: The Disneyland Encyclopedia Updated 3rd Edition

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-07-13 02:55

Disneyland may have had relatively humble beginnings, but it opened to the public a fully formed idea that would dominate the imaginations of hundreds of millions of visitors and countless more who dream of visiting one day. Encapsulating all that history, all those moments, all the attractions is an impossible...

The post Review: The Disneyland Encyclopedia Updated 3rd Edition appeared first on The Disney Blog.

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