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1929 3896 5 1 3896 0 Full Menus for 2016 Epcot International Food &Wine Festival Now Available /news/2016/07/11/full-menus-for-2016-epcot-international-food-wine-festival-now-available Full Menus for 2016 Epcot International Food &Wine Festival Now Available Full Menus for 2016 Epcot International Food &Wine Festival Now Available Full Menus for 2016 Epcot International Food &Wine Festival Now Available
<p>
	Disney has released full menus for the 21st annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The festival runs from September 14 - November 14, 2016.</p>
<p>
	The offerings are as follows:</p>
<table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 600px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Kiosk</strong></h3>
			</td>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Food</strong></h3>
			</td>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Beverages</strong></h3>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Africa</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Buttered Chicken with Micro Cilantro and Naan Bread</li>
					<li>
						Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapenos, Tomato and Pap</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Simonsig Pinotage</li>
					<li>
						Indaba Chenin Blanc</li>
					<li>
						Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Australia</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies</li>
					<li>
						Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut</li>
					<li>
						Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Yangarra Estate Vineyard Shiraz</li>
					<li>
						Bulletin Place Unoaked Chardonnay</li>
					<li>
						Coopers Brewery Extra Strong Vintage Ale</li>
					<li>
						Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Dry Riesling</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Belgium</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes</li>
					<li>
						Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream</li>
					<li>
						Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Hoegaarden Witbier</li>
					<li>
						Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale</li>
					<li>
						Stella Artois Hard Cidre</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Brazil</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<em>Pao de Queijo</em>: Brazilian cheese bread</li>
					<li>
						Crispy pork belly with black beans and tomato</li>
					<li>
						<em>Escondidinho de Carne</em>: Layered Meat Pie with Mashed Yucca</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer</li>
					<li>
						Carnaval Moscato Sparkling White Wine, Serra Gaucha</li>
					<li>
						Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaca</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Brewer&#39;s Collection</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						None</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Schofferhofer Zitrone Weizen-Mix</li>
					<li>
						Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse</li>
					<li>
						Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Canada</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Canadian cheddar cheese soup served with a pretzel roll</li>
					<li>
						<em>&ldquo;Le Cellier&rdquo;</em> Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Moosehead Lager</li>
					<li>
						Neige Premiere Apple Ice Wine, Quebec</li>
					<li>
						Fielding Estate Red Conception</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong><em>The CHEW</em> Collective</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce</li>
					<li>
						Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots and Feta Cheese</li>
					<li>
						Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Festival Chardonnay, CA</li>
					<li>
						Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, CA</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>China</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Chicken Pot Stickers</li>
					<li>
						Sichuan Spicy Chicken</li>
					<li>
						Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles</li>
					<li>
						Beijing Roasted Duck in a Steamed Bun with Hoisin Sauce</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Tsingtao Lager</li>
					<li>
						Strawberry Plum Wine Cooler with Takara Plum Wine</li>
					<li>
						Ritzy Lychee with Courvoisier Cognac VS and Smirnoff Vodka</li>
					<li>
						Kung Fu Punch with Smirnoff Vodka and Bols Triple Sec</li>
					<li>
						Happy Peach with Dekuyper Peach Liqueur and Myers&rsquo;s Dark Rum</li>
					<li>
						Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Chocolate Studio</strong> &ndash; NEW</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Red Wine Chocolate Truffle</li>
					<li>
						Ghirardelli Chocolate Raspberry Torte</li>
					<li>
						Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Fonseca Bin No. 27 Port</li>
					<li>
						Justin Cabernet Sauvignon</li>
					<li>
						Rosa Regale Sweet Sparkling Wine</li>
					<li>
						Blandy&rsquo;s Alvada 5yr-Old Madeira</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Craft Beers</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Pimento Cheese Dip with Pretzel Crisps</li>
					<li>
						Charcuterie Plate: Country Pate, Cured Meats and Crostini</li>
					<li>
						Piggy Wings: Fried Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Orlando Brewing OTown Weiss, Orlando, FL</li>
					<li>
						Florida Beer Company Passport 20 Belgian-Style Tripel Ale, Cape Canaveral, FL</li>
					<li>
						Two Henrys Blueberry Vanilla American Wheat Ale, Plant City, FL</li>
					<li>
						Concrete Beach Stiltsville Pilsner, Miami, FL</li>
					<li>
						3 Daughters Bimini Twist IPA, St. Petersburg, FL</li>
					<li>
						Shipyard Midnight Snack Milk Stout, Clearwater, FL</li>
					<li>
						Beer Flights also available</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Desserts &amp; Champagne</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						None</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin &ldquo;Yellow Label&rdquo; Brut</li>
					<li>
						Dom Perignon Brut</li>
					<li>
						Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rose</li>
					<li>
						Moet &amp; Chandon Ice Imperial</li>
					<li>
						Hard Soda Floats with Vanilla Soft-Serve (alcoholic) &ndash; Best Damn Hard Root Beer Float, Sprecher Hard Cherry Cola Float or Sprecher Hard Orange Cream Soda Float</li>
					<li>
						Soda Floats with Vanilla Soft-Serve (non-alcoholic) &ndash; Coca-Cola Float, Grape Fanta Float or Strawberry Fanta Float</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Farm Fresh</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Chicken and Dumplings: Stewed Chicken with Mushrooms and Spinach</li>
					<li>
						Pickled Beet Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese, Minus 8 Vinaigrette and Toasted Walnuts</li>
					<li>
						Loaded Mac &lsquo;n&#39; Cheese with Nueske&#39;s Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider</li>
					<li>
						Wyder&#39;s Dry Pear Hard Cider</li>
					<li>
						Two Henrys Elderberry Hard Cider</li>
					<li>
						Florida Orange Groves Mango Mama Wine</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>France</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<em>Croissant aux Escargots</em>: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley</li>
					<li>
						<em>Soupe a l&rsquo;oignon au Gruyere et Cognac</em>: Gruyere and Cognac Onion Soup</li>
					<li>
						<em>Boeuf Bourguignon</em>: Cabernet Sauvignon-braised Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes</li>
					<li>
						<em>Creme Brulee Caramel Chocolat</em>: Caramel and Chocolate Creme Brulee topped with Caramelized Sugar</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Pale Lager</li>
					<li>
						Chardonnay, Bourgogne Blanc, Mommessin, La Cle Saint-Pierre</li>
					<li>
						Merlot &amp; Cabernet Blend, Bordeaux, Chateau les Graves de Barrau</li>
					<li>
						St-Germain Sparkling Kir: Sparkling Wine and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur</li>
					<li>
						Frozen Daiquiri Ice Pop: Strawberry Puree with French Caribbean Rhum Clement</li>
					<li>
						La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Germany</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Roast Bratwurst in a Hard Roll</li>
					<li>
						<em>Schinkennudeln</em>: Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese</li>
					<li>
						Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)</li>
					<li>
						J&amp;H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel</li>
					<li>
						Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese, Mosel</li>
					<li>
						J&amp;H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling, Mosel</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Greece</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Spanakopita</li>
					<li>
						Loaded Greek &ldquo;Nachos&rdquo;: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles and Vegan Tzatziki</li>
					<li>
						Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce featuring Oikos Greek Yogurt</li>
					<li>
						Oikos Greek Yogurt Vanilla Cake Soaked in Ouzo with Yogurt Whipped Cream and Pistachios</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Domaine Skouras Moscofilero</li>
					<li>
						Domaine Siglas Assyrtiko</li>
					<li>
						Alpha Estate Axia Syrah Xinomavro</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Hawai&#39;i</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Spicy Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Nori Rice</li>
					<li>
						Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine</li>
					<li>
						Kona Brewing Company, Big Wave Golden Ale</li>
					<li>
						Mai Tai featuring Sammy&rsquo;s Beach Bar Rum</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Hops &amp; Barley</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						New England Lobster Roll</li>
					<li>
						Smoked Beef Brisket and Pimento Cheese served on Griddled Garlic Toast</li>
					<li>
						Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA, Boston, MA</li>
					<li>
						Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale, San Francisco, CA</li>
					<li>
						Dogfish Head Chicory Stout, Milton, DE</li>
					<li>
						La Crema Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast</li>
					<li>
						Cambria Estate Winery Benchbreak Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County</li>
					<li>
						Frozen Orange-spiked Tea featuring Florida Cane &ldquo;Orlando Orange&rdquo; Vodka</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Ireland</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Seafood Fisherman&#39;s Pie</li>
					<li>
						Irish Cheese Selection Plate: Irish Cheddar, Dubliner and Irish Porter</li>
					<li>
						Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale</li>
					<li>
						Bunratty Meade Honey Wine</li>
					<li>
						Twinings Pumpkin Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka</li>
					<li>
						Twinings Pumpkin Chai Tea and Caramel Shake (Non-alcoholic)</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Islands of the Caribbean</strong> - New</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Jamaican Beef Patty</li>
					<li>
						Mojo Pork with Black Beans, Cilantro Rice and Pickled Red Onions</li>
					<li>
						<em>Pescado con Coco</em>: Seared Grouper, Pigeon Peas and Rice with Coconut Sauce</li>
					<li>
						<em>Quesito</em>: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Presidente Pilsner</li>
					<li>
						Frozen Mojito</li>
					<li>
						Caribbean Sangria</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Italy</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<em>Pennete alla Parmigiana</em>: Baked Ziti and Chicken Parmigiana, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese</li>
					<li>
						<em>Spezzatino alla Toscana con Polenta</em>: Tuscan-style Stew with Carrots, Mushrooms and Crispy Polenta</li>
					<li>
						<em>Cannoli al Cioccolato</em>: Chocolate-covered Cannoli filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Fruit</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Moretti Lager</li>
					<li>
						Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer</li>
					<li>
						Pinot Grigio, Placido</li>
					<li>
						Chianti, Placido</li>
					<li>
						Prosecco, Fantinel Borgo</li>
					<li>
						Corbinello Spumante Dolce Rose, Montegrande</li>
					<li>
						Fior d&rsquo;Arancio Moscato Spumante, Montegrande</li>
					<li>
						Frozen Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Japan</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Spicy Sushi Roll: Tuna and Salmon with Kazan Volcano Sauce</li>
					<li>
						Grilled Spicy Edamame tossed with Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce and Chili Powder</li>
					<li>
						Garlic Shrimp: Marinated Shrimp sauteed with Garlic and Butter and served over Rice</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Kirin Pale Lager</li>
					<li>
						Sapporo Black Lager</li>
					<li>
						Pineapple Breeze Sake Cocktail</li>
					<li>
						Echigo &ldquo;Northern Bloom&rdquo; Junmai Sake</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Mexico</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<em>Taco de Camaron</em>: Battered Shrimp served over a Flour Tortilla with Crispy Purple Cabbage and Chipotle Mayonnaise</li>
					<li>
						<em>Barbacoa Enchilada</em>: Corn Tortilla filled with Beef Barbacoa and covered with Oaxaca Mole</li>
					<li>
						Flan de Chocolate Abuelita: Mexican Chocolate Custard</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Bohemia Pilsner with Floater</li>
					<li>
						Mexican-style Red Sangria</li>
					<li>
						Mezcal Pineapple Margarita on the Rocks</li>
					<li>
						Jalapeno Margarita on the Rocks</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Morocco</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket</li>
					<li>
						Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce</li>
					<li>
						Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Casa Pale Lager</li>
					<li>
						Les Trois Domaines Guerrouane White Wine</li>
					<li>
						Moroccan Sangria</li>
					<li>
						Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>New Zealand</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney</li>
					<li>
						Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs</li>
					<li>
						Seared Venison Loin with Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce and Kumara Dumpling</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir</li>
					<li>
						Kim Crawford Pinot Gris</li>
					<li>
						Mohua Sauvignon Blanc</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Patagonia</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Beef Empanada</li>
					<li>
						Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Puree</li>
					<li>
						Roasted Verlasso Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimichurri</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Verum Pinot Noir</li>
					<li>
						Bodega Noemia A Lisa Malbec</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Poland</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<em>Golabki</em>: Pork-stuffed Cabbage in Tomato Sauce</li>
					<li>
						Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Okocim O.K. Beer Euro Pale Lager</li>
					<li>
						Donausonne Blaufrankisch Hungarian Wine</li>
					<li>
						Frozen Szarlotka Apple Pie featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Scotland</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Traditional Scottish Lamb Stew with Neeps and Tatties</li>
					<li>
						Fresh Potato Pancake with Scottish Smoked Salmon and Herbed Sour Cream</li>
					<li>
						The Tipsy Laird: Whiskey-soaked Cake with Lemon Cream and Toasted Oats</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Citrus Thistle featuring Hendrick&#39;s Gin</li>
					<li>
						Innis &amp; Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>South Korea</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Roasted Pork Lettuce Wrap and Kimchi</li>
					<li>
						Korean-style BBQ Beef with Steamed Rice and Cucumber Kimchi</li>
					<li>
						Vegan Korean BBQ with Steamed Rice and Cucumber Kimchi featuring Gardein&trade; Beefless Tips</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						iCing Grapefruit Sparkling Rice Brew</li>
					<li>
						Bohae Bokbunjajoo Raspberry Wine</li>
					<li>
						Soju Fruit Slushy featuring Jinro Chamisul Soju</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Wine &amp; Dine Studio</strong> - New</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Pork Tenderloin with Cannellini Bean Ragout and Zinfandel Reduction</li>
					<li>
						Seared Scallop, Truffled Celery Root Puree, Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushrooms featuring Melissa&rsquo;s Produce</li>
					<li>
						Trio of Artisan Cheese
						<ul>
							<li>
								La Bonne Vie Goat Cheese served with toasted Craisin Bread</li>
							<li>
								Karst Cave-aged Cheddar Cheese served with Fig Compote</li>
							<li>
								Statesboro Blue Cheese served with Spiced Candied Walnuts</li>
						</ul>
					</li>
					<li>
						Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese
						<ul>
							<li>
								Trio of Artisan Cheese paired with Conundrum White Blend 25th Anniversary, Kurt Russell&rsquo;s GoGi &ldquo;Goldie&rdquo; Chardonnay and Robert Mondavi Maestro Red Blend</li>
						</ul>
					</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford</li>
					<li>
						Kurt Russell&rsquo;s GoGi &ldquo;Goldie&rdquo; Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills</li>
					<li>
						Conundrum White Blend 25th Anniversary, California</li>
					<li>
						Vinum Cellars Pinot Noir, Monterey</li>
					<li>
						Kurt Russell&rsquo;s GoGi &ldquo;Tiger&rdquo; Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills</li>
					<li>
						Michael David Winery Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel, Lodi</li>
					<li>
						Robert M</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td align="center" colspan="3">
				<h2>
					<strong>Other Festival Locations</strong></h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Kiosk</strong></h3>
			</td>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Food</strong></h3>
			</td>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Beverages</strong></h3>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Block &amp; Hans</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						None</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Mmmhops Pale Ale</li>
					<li>
						Festival Chardonnay, CA</li>
					<li>
						Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, CA</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Intermissions Cafe</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Southwest Chicken Wrap</li>
					<li>
						Tuna Salad with a Croissant</li>
					<li>
						Asian Chicken Salad with Noodles</li>
					<li>
						Asian Chicken Salad with Noodles</li>
					<li>
						Caprese Salad: BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Cheese &amp; Tomatoes with Basil Pesto</li>
					<li>
						Side Salad</li>
					<li>
						Fruit and Cheese Plate</li>
					<li>
						Grapes</li>
					<li>
						Brownie</li>
					<li>
						Key Lime Pie</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale</li>
					<li>
						Cigar City Homemade Apple Pie Hard Cider, Tampa, FL</li>
					<li>
						Festival Chardonnay, CA</li>
					<li>
						Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, CA</li>
					<li>
						Zonin Prosecco</li>
					<li>
						Caposaldo Peach Moscato Sweet Sparkling Wine</li>
					<li>
						Iron Horse Vineyards &ldquo;Fairy Tale Celebration Cuvee&rdquo; Sparkling Wine, Green Valley, Sonoma</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Joffrey&rsquo;s Coffee &amp; Tea Company </strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						None</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Canada &ndash; Kahlua-tini Iced Coffee: chilled roasted Coffee topped with Kahlua, Grey Goose Vodka and creamy Half &amp; Half</li>
					<li>
						Disney Traders &ndash; Tiki Torch: frozen Passion Fruit thrills with juicy sweet flavors, a hint of tartness and blended with Grey Goose Vodka</li>
					<li>
						Future World East &ndash; Frozen Strawberry-Lemon Sunset: layered frozen Strawberry and Lemon topped with Grey Goose Vodka</li>
					<li>
						The American Adventure &ndash; Spiked Chai Latte: iced, frozen or hot Chai tea Latte blended with Chai spices, creamy Vanilla and Baileys Irish Cream or Grey Goose Vodka</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Refreshment Cool Post</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Spicy Hot Dog with Kimchi and Mustard Sauce</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Frozen Brown Elephant</li>
					<li>
						Mango Starr featuring African Starr Rum</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Refreshment Port</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Pineapple Dole Whip Soft-Serve Ice Cream</li>
					<li>
						Croissant doughnut with Cinnamon and Sugar</li>
					<li>
						Fried Chicken Chunks with Dole Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum</li>
					<li>
						Pineapple Dole Whip Soft-Serve Ice Cream with Bacardi Coconut Rum</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar Hosted by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company </strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						None</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Lasseter Family Winery Amoureux Malbec Blend, Sonoma Valley</li>
					<li>
						Terra d&#39;Oro Zinfandel Port, Amador County</li>
					<li>
						Ghirardelli Drinking Chocolate</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
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2016-07-11
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1930 3897 5 1 3897 0 Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Start August 1 /news/2016/07/12/disney-early-morning-magic-at-disneys-hollywood-studios-start-august-1 Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Start August 1 Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Start August 1 Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Start August 1
<p>
	The Disney Parks Blog announced that beginning August <span data-scayt_word="1st" data-scaytid="1">1st</span>, guests will be able to participate in Early Morning Magic at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios on select days. Beginning at 7:45, a select number of guests can enter the park early and experience the following attractions:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/details/disneys-hollywood-studios/echo-lake/star-tours-the-adventures-continue">Star Tours: The Adventures Continue</a></li>
	<li>
		<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/details/disneys-hollywood-studios/pixar-place/toy-story-mania">Toy Story Mania!</a></li>
	<li>
		<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/details/disneys-hollywood-studios/pixar-place/woodys-picture-shootin-corral">Woody&#39;s Picture <span data-scayt_word="Shootin" data-scaytid="24">Shootin</span> Corral (Meet and Greet with Woody and Buzz)</a></li>
	<li>
		<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/details/disneys-hollywood-studios/commissary-lane/mickey-and-minnie-starring-in-red-carpet-dreams">Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams (Meet and Greet with Mickey and Minnie)</a></li>
	<li>
		<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/details/disneys-hollywood-studios/echo-lake/celebrity-spotlight">Celebrity Spotlight (Meet and Greet with Olaf)</a></li>
</ul>
<p>
	In addition to the attractions, participating guests can enjoy all you can eat breakfast at ABC Commissary from 8:00 - 10:00 AM.</p>
<p>
	In addition to the Early Morning Magic at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios, the offering has been extended at the Magic Kingdom through September 30, 2016.</p>
<p>
	Tickets are limited and can be reserved at <a href="https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/hollywood-studios/morning-magic/?CMP=SOC-DPFY16Q4EarlyMorningMagicHoursforDisney%27sHollywoodStudiosStartAugust10008" target="_blank">DisneyWorld.com/<span data-scayt_word="EarlyMorningMagic" data-scaytid="38">EarlyMorningMagic</span></a> to reserve or call 407-827-735. Theme park admission is required in addition to the Early Morning Magic ticket.</p>
<p>
	The price is $69 per adult and $59 per child.</p>
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2016-07-12
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1931 3899 5 1 3899 0 Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine Officially Opens /news/2016/07/12/homecoming-florida-kitchen-and-southern-shine-officially-opens Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine Officially Opens Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine Officially Opens Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine Officially Opens
<p>
	Chef Art Smith&#39;s new restaurant, &quot;Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine&quot; officially opened today in the Town Center neighborhood of Disney Springs.</p>
<p>
	The restaurant is 6000 square feet and seats 200 guests. Hours are from 11:00 AM - Midnight Sunday - Thursday, 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM Friday and Saturday.</p>
<p>
	Per the <a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/restaurants/foodie/os-chef-art-smith-s-homecoming-opening-july-12-in-disney-springs-20160710-story.html">Orlando Sentinel</a>, offerings include Addie Mae&rsquo;s Chicken &amp; Dumpling Soup, Southern staples like Church Lady Deviled Eggs, and his trademark dishes like hummingbird cake and &ldquo;Fabulous Fried Chicken.&rdquo; Prices range from $7-$41.</p>
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2016-07-12
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1932 3900 5 1 3900 0 Fantasyland-Themed Disney Tsum Tsum Coming to Disney Parks on July 22, 2016 /news/2016/07/14/fantasyland-themed-disney-tsum-tsum-coming-to-disney-parks-on-july-22-2016 Fantasyland-Themed Disney Tsum Tsum Coming to Disney Parks on July 22, 2016 Fantasyland-Themed Disney Tsum Tsum Coming to Disney Parks on July 22, 2016 Fantasyland-Themed Disney Tsum Tsum Coming to Disney Parks on July 22, 2016
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/07/fantasyland-themed-disney-tsum-tsum-coming-to-disney-parks-on-july-22-2016/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced a new collection of <span data-scayt_word="Tsum" data-scaytid="1">Tsum</span> <span data-scayt_word="Tsum" data-scaytid="2">Tsum</span> figures coming to Disney Parks on July 22, 2016. The items highlight various <span data-scayt_word="Fantasyland" data-scaytid="3">Fantasyland</span> attractions including &quot;it&#39;s a small world&quot;, Mad Tea Party and Prince Charming&#39;s Regal Carrousel.</p>
<p>
	Additionally, in Fall 2016 additional <span data-scayt_word="Tsum" data-scaytid="4">Tsum</span> <span data-scayt_word="Tsum" data-scaytid="5">Tsum</span> figures will be available inspired by the Orange Bird and the Jungle Cruise.</p>
<p>
	The figures will be available at the following locations:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Disney Springs Marketplace &ndash; Once Upon a Toy and World of Disney</li>
	<li>
		Disney&rsquo;s <span data-scayt_word="EarPort" data-scaytid="8">EarPort</span> at Orlando International Airport</li>
	<li>
		Magic Kingdom Park &ndash; Curtain Call Collectibles</li>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="9">Epcot</span> &ndash; <span data-scayt_word="ImageWorks" data-scaytid="10">ImageWorks</span></li>
	<li>
		Disney&rsquo;s Hollywood Studios &ndash; Beverly Sunset</li>
	<li>
		Disney&rsquo;s Animal Kingdom &ndash; Chester &amp; Hester&rsquo;s Dinosaur Treasures</li>
</ul>
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2016-07-14
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1933 3901 5 1 3901 0 Bookings Begin July 21 for Premium Events for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival /news/2016/07/14/bookings-begin-july-21-for-premium-events-for-epcot-international-food-wine-festival Bookings Begin July 21 for Premium Events for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Bookings Begin July 21 for Premium Events for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Bookings Begin July 21 for Premium Events for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
<p>
	Beginning July <span data-scayt_word="21st" data-scaytid="1">21st</span>, guests will be able to book the premium events for the upcoming <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="6">Epcot</span> International Food &amp; Wine Festival.</p>
<p>
	Guests can call <span data-scayt_word="407-WDW-FEST" data-scaytid="25">407-<span data-scayt_word="WDW-FEST" data-scaytid="19">WDW-FEST</span></span> (939-3378) starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 21. (Chase cardholders can book with limited availability beginning 7 a.m. July 19).</p>
<p>
	Per the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/07/bookings-begin-july-21-for-premium-events-for-epcot-international-food-wine-festival/">Disney Parks Blog</a>, premium offerings include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Four all-new interactive culinary adventures in the Disney resorts encourage guests to ask the experts, taste and cook alongside our chefs at Disney&rsquo;s Grand <span data-scayt_word="Floridian" data-scaytid="35">Floridian</span> Resort &amp; Spa, Disney&rsquo;s Contemporary Resort, Disney&rsquo;s Polynesian Village Resort and Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney Yacht Club Resort.</li>
	<li>
		The new &ldquo;<strong>Mix It, Make It Celebrate It</strong>&rdquo; hands-on workshop gives guests the opportunity to learn from the pros &ndash; cake decorating, garnishing, cocktail mixing and other fun activities.</li>
	<li>
		The always-popular <strong>Cheese Seminars</strong> return. Learn &ldquo;the <span data-scayt_word="wheys" data-scaytid="36">wheys</span> of the world&rdquo; paired with wine, beer and other beverages with Max <span data-scayt_word="McCalman" data-scaytid="37">McCalman</span> along with other experts.</li>
	<li>
		<strong><span data-scayt_word="Rockin’" data-scaytid="38">Rockin&rsquo;</span> Burger Block Parties</strong> are back for just three Fridays at World <span data-scayt_word="ShowPlace" data-scaytid="39">ShowPlace</span> &ndash; and each party features a celebrity chef and all-you-can-eat specialty sliders paired with beverages. Join Chef <span data-scayt_word="Maneet" data-scaytid="40">Maneet</span> <span data-scayt_word="Chauhan" data-scaytid="41">Chauhan</span> on September 30, Chef Alex <span data-scayt_word="Seidel" data-scaytid="42">Seidel</span> on October 14, and Chef <span data-scayt_word="Jehangir" data-scaytid="43">Jehangir</span> <span data-scayt_word="Mehta" data-scaytid="44">Mehta</span> on November 11.</li>
	<li>
		You&rsquo;ll want to masquerade in chic yellow and black for the <strong><span data-scayt_word="Yelloween" data-scaytid="45">Yelloween</span> Masquerade Party for the Senses</strong> October 28 and 29, an elegant, dance-the-night-away, gourmet tasting party with Champagne, wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails paired with food.</li>
	<li>
		This year&rsquo;s <strong>Party for the Senses</strong> will be every weekend in October (that&rsquo;s it!). October 8 features all the new chefs from Disney Springs; October 15 is a reprise of last year&rsquo;s popular evening with Disney chefs from around the world.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>What&rsquo;s <span data-scayt_word="Cookin’" data-scaytid="46">Cookin&rsquo;</span> With &hellip;</strong> some of the country&rsquo;s top celebrity chefs will begin the morning with a delightful plated brunch and sparkling wine toast. The fun starts with a demo, and the chefs answer questions from the audience and share secrets of their successes. The brunch is on select Fridays and Sundays at 10 a.m.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The guests for the <strong>What&#39;s <span data-scayt_word="Cookin" data-scaytid="48">Cookin</span>&#39; With </strong>event are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Friday, September 16 &ndash; Elizabeth <span data-scayt_word="Falkner" data-scaytid="70">Falkner</span></li>
	<li>
		Sunday, September 18 &ndash; Bryan <span data-scayt_word="Voltaggio" data-scaytid="71">Voltaggio</span></li>
	<li>
		Friday, September 23 &ndash; Andrea Robinson</li>
	<li>
		Sunday, September 25 &ndash; Robert Irvine</li>
	<li>
		Friday, September 30 &ndash; Graham Elliot</li>
	<li>
		Sunday, October 2 &ndash; Buddy <span data-scayt_word="Valastro" data-scaytid="72">Valastro</span></li>
	<li>
		Friday, October 7 &ndash; Jamie <span data-scayt_word="Deen" data-scaytid="73">Deen</span></li>
	<li>
		Sunday, October 9 &ndash; Cat Cora</li>
	<li>
		Friday, October 14 &ndash; Emily <span data-scayt_word="Ellyn" data-scaytid="74">Ellyn</span></li>
	<li>
		Friday, October 21 &ndash; Andrew <span data-scayt_word="Zimmern" data-scaytid="75">Zimmern</span></li>
	<li>
		Sunday, October 23 &ndash; Rock Harper</li>
	<li>
		Sunday, October 30 &ndash; Geoffrey <span data-scayt_word="Zakarian" data-scaytid="76">Zakarian</span></li>
	<li>
		Friday, November 4 &ndash; Alex <span data-scayt_word="Guarnaschelli" data-scaytid="77">Guarnaschelli</span></li>
	<li>
		Sunday, November 6 &ndash; David <span data-scayt_word="Guas" data-scaytid="78">Guas</span></li>
	<li>
		Friday, November 11 &ndash; Sarah <span data-scayt_word="Fioroni" data-scaytid="81">Fioroni</span></li>
	<li>
		Sunday, November 13 &ndash; <span data-scayt_word="Jehangir" data-scaytid="79">Jehangir</span> <span data-scayt_word="Mehta" data-scaytid="80">Mehta</span></li>
</ul>
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2016-07-14
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1934 3902 5 1 3902 0 Celebrate Halloween at 'Club Villain' at Disney’s Hollywood Studios /news/2016/07/14/celebrate-halloween-at-club-villain-at-disneys-hollywood-studios Celebrate Halloween at 'Club Villain' at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Celebrate Halloween at 'Club Villain' at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Celebrate Halloween at 'Club Villain' at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/07/celebrate-halloween-at-club-villain-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that on Friday and Saturday nights from September <span data-scayt_word="2nd" data-scaytid="2">2nd</span> through October <span data-scayt_word="29th" data-scaytid="5">29th</span> the Club Villain event will return to Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios.</p>
<p>
	The event requires a separate ticket and features food, cocktails, entertainment and character meet and greets with Dr. <span data-scayt_word="Facilier" data-scaytid="27">Facilier</span>, Maleficent, the Queen of Hearts, <span data-scayt_word="Cruella" data-scaytid="34">Cruella</span> De <span data-scayt_word="Vil" data-scaytid="35">Vil</span> and the <span data-scayt_word="EVil" data-scaytid="42">EVil</span> Queen.</p>
<p>
	The event will have two different options each night, 5:15 and 8:30 pm. Guests can reserve their tickets at <span data-scayt_word="407-WDW-DINE" data-scaytid="48">407-WDW-DINE</span> (407-939-3463).</p>
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2016-07-14
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1935 3906 5 1 3906 0 Alligator and Crocodile Related Content Returns to the Parks /news/2016/07/14/alligator-and-crocodile-related-content-returns-to-the-parks Alligator and Crocodile Related Content Returns to the Parks Alligator and Crocodile Related Content Returns to the Parks Alligator and Crocodile Related Content Returns to the Parks
<p>
	Following the unfortunate alligator attack and subsequent death of 2-year-old Lane Graves at Disney&#39;s Grand <span data-scayt_word="Floridian" data-scaytid="1">Floridian</span> Resort last month, Disney removed many references to alligators and crocodiles throughout the parks. These changes were widely believed to be temporary and many of these elements have returned to their original form.</p>
<p>
	These include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Crocodile related jokes on the Jungle Cruise</li>
	<li>
		The return of Tic Tock <span data-scayt_word="Croc" data-scaytid="2">Croc</span> to the Festival of Fantasy Parade</li>
	<li>
		The addition of Louis the Alligator to Mickey&#39;s Royal Friendship Faire show in front of Cinderella&#39;s Castle</li>
	<li>
		Crocodile has returned to the Electrical Water Pageant on the Seven Seas Lagoon</li>
</ul>
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2016-07-14
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1936 3907 5 1 3907 0 Navigation Component to be Added to My Disney Experience App /news/2016/07/14/navigation-component-to-be-added-to-my-disney-experience-app Navigation Component to be Added to My Disney Experience App Navigation Component to be Added to My Disney Experience App Navigation Component to be Added to My Disney Experience App
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/mymagicplus/news/14jul2016-big-update-to-my-disney-experience-app-will-bring-navigation-capability.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Disney will soon add a navigation component to the My Disney Experience mobile application. The new features are expected to work similar to Google Maps or other map applications. Guests will be able to &quot;Get Directions&quot; and input a &quot;From&quot; location or use their current GPS location. This navigation can guide guests through an individual park or across the entire resort. When necessary, various transportation options will also be prompted including the bus, monorail and watercraft.</p>
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2016-07-14
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1937 3908 5 1 3908 0 PizzeRizzo Opening This Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios /news/2016/07/15/pizzerizzo-opening-this-fall-at-disneys-hollywood-studios PizzeRizzo Opening This Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios PizzeRizzo Opening This Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios PizzeRizzo Opening This Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/07/pizzerizzo-opening-this-fall-at-disneys-hollywoodstudios/">Disney Parks Blog</a> confirmed that a new <span data-scayt_word="Muppets" data-scaytid="17">Muppets</span> themed restaurant will be replacing the former Toy Story Pizza Planet restaurant in the <span data-scayt_word="Muppets" data-scaytid="30">Muppets</span> Courtyard area of Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios.</p>
<p>
	We have been tracking this <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/03/18/pizza-planet-to-be-rethemed-as-part-of-muppet-courtyard">rumor</a>, and the new restaurant will be called &quot;<span data-scayt_word="PizzeRizzo" data-scaytid="40">PizzeRizzo</span>&quot;. According to the Disney Parks Blog the story of the restaurant is:</p>
<p>
	<em>Rizzo The Rat owns and operates the pizzeria, where guests can grab a pizza pie and a cold drink. Enjoy a casual Italian-American dining experience in a whole new way, through the eyes of the lovable, wisecracking <span data-scayt_word="Muppet" data-scaytid="5">Muppet</span>.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Walt Disney <span data-scayt_word="Imagineering" data-scaytid="7">Imagineering</span> hid hints of Rizzo, his extended family and friends who have visited <span data-scayt_word="PizzeRizzo" data-scaytid="6">PizzeRizzo</span> over the years throughout the two-story quick-service location. In addition to the expansive indoor and outdoor seating area, guests will be able to dine in a &ldquo;cheesy&rdquo; banquet room, or take five in a special booth designated just for Rizzo&rsquo;s celebrity friends.</em></p>
<p>
	Pizza Planet had it&#39;s last day of operation on January <span data-scayt_word="18th" data-scaytid="41">18th</span>. The original refurbishment dates had the restaurant closed from January 19, 2016 through November 7, 2016. While the end date is unconfirmed, Disney has said the new restaurant will open this fall.</p>
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2016-07-15
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1938 3911 5 1 3911 0 The Polite Pig Restaurant to Open at Disney Springs in Spring 2017 /news/2016/07/18/the-polite-pig-restaurant-to-open-at-disney-springs-in-spring-2017 The Polite Pig Restaurant to Open at Disney Springs in Spring 2017 The Polite Pig Restaurant to Open at Disney Springs in Spring 2017 The Polite Pig Restaurant to Open at Disney Springs in Spring 2017
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/07/the-polite-pig-restaurant-to-open-at-disney-springs-in-spring-2017/">Disney Parks Blog</a> officially announced that The Polite Pig restaurant will debut at Disney Springs in Spring of 2017. The restaurant will be located in the Town Center neighborhood of Disney Springs.</p>
<p>
	Per the blog, the restaurant will be a sister restaurant to The Ravenous Pig of Winter Park, FL. It will offer, &quot;A variety of wood-fired smoked and grilled items as well as an innovative beverage program that serves all drinks on tap, including locally-brewed Cask &amp; Larder beer, wine and cocktails.&quot;</p>
<p>
	The owners, James and Julie Petrakis are partnering with James&rsquo; brother (who operates another popular Orlando-area eatery, Greens &amp; Grille). Both James and Julie are James Beard award nominees. The 5,000-square-foot venue will be open daily for lunch and dinner, with seating for about 200 guests.</p>
<p>
	The restaurant was first reported last week by <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/news/2016/07/15/uniqlo-debuts-at-disney-springs-the-polite-pig-coming-soon">WDWMagic.com</a>.</p>
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2016-07-18
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1939 3920 5 1 3920 0 Indiana Jones Funko Pop! Figure Coming to Disney Parks on July 22, 2016 /news/2016/07/18/indiana-jones-funko-pop-figure-coming-to-disney-parks-on-july-22-2016 Indiana Jones Funko Pop! Figure Coming to Disney Parks on July 22, 2016 Indiana Jones Funko Pop! Figure Coming to Disney Parks on July 22, 2016 Indiana Jones Funko Pop! Figure Coming to Disney Parks on July 22, 2016
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/07/indiana-jones-funko-pop-figure-coming-to-disney-parks-on-july-22-2016/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced a new <span data-scayt_word="Funko" data-scaytid="1">Funko</span> Pop! vinyl figure inspired by Indiana Jones coming to Disney Parks on July 22.</p>
<p>
	The figure will be available in the following locations:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios - Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost</li>
	<li>
		Disney Springs Marketplace - Disney&#39;s Pin Traders</li>
</ul>
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2016-07-18
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1940 3921 5 1 3921 0 My Disney Experience App Update 3.6 /news/2016/07/18/my-disney-experience-app-update-36 My Disney Experience App Update 3.6 My Disney Experience App Update 3.6 My Disney Experience App Update 3.6
<p>
	Disney has released an update to the My Disney Experience App. The full <span data-scayt_word="iOS" data-scaytid="1">iOS</span> description of the update is as follows:</p>
<p>
	<em>With this release, you&#39;ll now be able to use your device to help you find your way around Walt Disney World Resort! Select a location on the app and we&#39;ll show you convenient step-by-step directions to your destination.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Plus, you&#39;ll notice enhancements when making dining reservations - finding and reserving a table is faster and easier than ever.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>We also fixed bugs and improved overall app performance.</em></p>
<p>
	The navigation component was first reported last week by <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/news/2016/07/14/navigation-component-to-be-added-to-my-disney-experience-app">WDWMagic.com</a>.</p>
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2016-07-18
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1941 3922 5 1 3922 0 End to 'One Disney' Mandate Between Disneyland and Disney World /news/2016/07/19/end-to-one-disney-mandate-between-disneyland-and-disney-world End to 'One Disney' Mandate Between Disneyland and Disney World End to 'One Disney' Mandate Between Disneyland and Disney World End to 'One Disney' Mandate Between Disneyland and Disney World
<p>
	Multiple reports indicate that the long running &quot;One Disney&quot; mandate that connected both the Disneyland and Disney World resorts has come to an end. The idea, originally conceived by former Disney Executive Jay <span data-scayt_word="Rasulo" data-scaytid="1">Rasulo</span> (CFO, and Presidents of Parks and Resorts) had theme park decisions for both coasts centralized in Orlando.</p>
<p>
	This &quot;One Disney&quot; approach led to many things like merchandise, operational decisions, paper goods and shopping bags to all be branded as &quot;Disney Parks&quot; as opposed to having separate identities for each resort.</p>
<p>
	Both <a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/a-spirited-summer-special-aka-phil-holmes-takes-anaheim.915452/">WDWMagic.com</a> user <span data-scayt_word="WDW1974" data-scaytid="14">WDW1974</span> as well as <a href="http://micechat.com/132030-disneyland-rumor-update-one-disney/">MiceChat.com</a> have reported in the past week that changes to this protocol are already underway. The change appears to be spearheaded by current head of Parks and Resorts, Bob <span data-scayt_word="Chapek" data-scaytid="36">Chapek</span> who has recently pushed for Disney World managers to travel to California to observe their operations. <span data-scayt_word="Chapek" data-scaytid="66">Chapek</span> reportedly feels that Disneyland&#39;s operations are better than Disney World&#39;s and the objective is to raise the level of Disney World management.</p>
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2016-07-19
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1942 3923 5 1 3923 0 Another Look at Magic Kingdom 45th Anniversary Products Arriving in Fall 2016 at Walt Disney World Resort /news/2016/07/19/another-look-at-magic-kingdom-45th-anniversary-products-arriving-in-fall-2016-at-walt-disney-world-resort Another Look at Magic Kingdom 45th Anniversary Products Arriving in Fall 2016 at Walt Disney World Resort Another Look at Magic Kingdom 45th Anniversary Products Arriving in Fall 2016 at Walt Disney World Resort Another Look at Magic Kingdom 45th Anniversary Products Arriving in Fall 2016 at Walt Disney World Resort
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/07/another-look-at-magic-kingdom-45th-anniversary-products-arriving-in-fall-2016-at-walt-disney-worldresort/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced several new merchandise offerings coming to the Disney World resort this fall to celebrate the resort&#39;s <span data-scayt_word="45th" data-scaytid="1">45th</span> anniversary on October <span data-scayt_word="1st" data-scaytid="2">1st</span>.</p>
<p>
	Offerings include, shirts, sweatshirts, pajama pants, pins, hats, pennants, key chains, <span data-scayt_word="Dooney" data-scaytid="5">Dooney</span> &amp; Bourke bags, pens, mugs, picture frames and more.</p>
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2016-07-19
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1943 3927 5 1 3927 0 Voyage of the Little Mermaid to Undergo Minor Refurbishment Next Week /news/2016/07/19/voyage-of-the-little-mermaid-to-undergo-minor-refurbishment-next-week Voyage of the Little Mermaid to Undergo Minor Refurbishment Next Week Voyage of the Little Mermaid to Undergo Minor Refurbishment Next Week Voyage of the Little Mermaid to Undergo Minor Refurbishment Next Week
<p>
	The Voyage of the Little Mermaid show at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios will be undergoing a minor refurbishment from July <span data-scayt_word="24-27th" data-scaytid="2">24-27th</span>. The nearby shops, In Character and The Studio Store will also be closed during this time.</p>
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2016-07-19
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1944 3928 5 1 3928 0 Flying Fish: New Name, New Chef, New Cocktail Lounge Next Door /news/2016/05/16/flying-fish-new-name-new-chef-new-cocktail-lounge-next-door Flying Fish: New Name, New Chef, New Cocktail Lounge Next Door Flying Fish: New Name, New Chef, New Cocktail Lounge Next Door Flying Fish: New Name, New Chef, New Cocktail Lounge Next Door
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/05/flying-fish-new-name-new-chef-new-cocktail-lounge-next-door/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared details and concept art of the Flying Fish Cafe at Disney&#39;s Boardwalk Inn. The restaurant is undergoing an extensive refurbishment that will also see the addition of a new cocktail lounge next door called <span data-scayt_word="AbracadaBar" data-scaytid="1">AbracadaBar</span>.</p>
<p>
	Chef Tim <span data-scayt_word="Majoras" data-scaytid="46">Majoras</span> (who has been at Flying Fish since 2011) is designing a new menu for the restaurant featuring sustainable fish. Per the Disney Parks Blog, one new offering is the Fruits of the Sea appetizer that features rock shrimp and clams from Florida, grouper cheek, mussels, a splash of Brandy and a rich lobster stock. The seafood is served over a generous dollop of velvety celery root puree with adds a depth of flavor to the dish. Simple flavors, a deft touch in the kitchen.</p>
<p>
	The new &ldquo;curious cocktail lounge&rdquo; pays tribute to the Golden Age of Magic. The story, according to Walt Disney <span data-scayt_word="Imagineering" data-scaytid="17">Imagineering</span> and the Disney Parks Blog, is as follows:</p>
<p>
	<em>The lounge was once a secret stomping ground for famous touring magicians, local boardwalk illusionists and the loveliest magician&rsquo;s assistants of the day. After every magic show, these prestidigitators would gather at the bar, where they&rsquo;d conjure up new cocktails, swap magic tips and tricks, and often stay up all night attempting to &ldquo;out-charm&rdquo; each other with their extraordinary illusions. </em></p>
<p>
	<em>According to <span data-scayt_word="BoardWalk" data-scaytid="26">BoardWalk</span> lore, it was on just such an evening that every single magician in the lounge vanished into thin air, never seen again&hellip; And after sitting vacant for nearly 70 years, the secret magician&rsquo;s lounge is now back in the <span data-scayt_word="spotligh" data-scaytid="34">spotligh</span>. </em></p>
<p>
	<em><span data-scayt_word="AbracadaBar" data-scaytid="36">AbracadaBar</span> guests will get a special peek into the sophisticated social club, and while it&rsquo;s rumored that the magicians who frequented the lounge vanished without a trace decades ago, their magic still remains strongly intact, and can be seen, heard, and even savored in the bar&rsquo;s signature cocktails. From its enchanted magic show posters and mystifying mirrors to vintage props and tricks left behind years ago, <span data-scayt_word="AbracadaBar" data-scaytid="37">AbracadaBar</span> promises to be just as surprising and magical as its name suggests.</em></p>
<p>
	The restaurant and cocktail lounge are expected to re-open in late summer 2016.</p>
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2016-05-16
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1945 3929 5 1 3929 0 First Look Inside AbracadaBar at Disney’s BoardWalk /news/2016/07/20/first-look-inside-abracadabar-at-disneys-boardwalk First Look Inside AbracadaBar at Disney’s BoardWalk First Look Inside AbracadaBar at Disney’s BoardWalk First Look Inside AbracadaBar at Disney’s BoardWalk
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/07/all-in-the-details-first-look-inside-abracadabar-at-disneys-boardwalk/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared photos inside <span data-scayt_word="AbracadaBar" data-scaytid="1">AbracadaBar</span>, the new cocktail lounge coming to Disney&#39;s <span data-scayt_word="BoardWalk" data-scaytid="5">BoardWalk</span> Inn later this summer.</p>
<p>
	The lounge is inspired by the Golden Age of Magic and according to the blog:</p>
<p>
	<em>After a show, prestidigitators would gather to &ldquo;conjure&rdquo; up new cocktails, swap magic tips and tricks, and stay up all night attempting to &ldquo;out-charm&rdquo; each other with their extraordinary illusions. According to <span data-scayt_word="BoardWalk" data-scaytid="17">BoardWalk</span> lore, it was on just such an evening that every single magician in the lounge vanished into thin air, and was never seen again &hellip;</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Now, after sitting vacant for nearly seventy years, the secret magician&rsquo;s lounge is now back in the spotlight and making its world debut as &ldquo;AbracadaBar.&rdquo;</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Once inside, guests will get a special peek at the sophisticated social club of some of the most famous illusionists of the <span data-scayt_word="20th" data-scaytid="23">20th</span> century. While it&rsquo;s rumored that the magicians who frequented the lounge vanished without a trace decades ago, their magic still remains strongly intact, and can be seen, heard, and savored in the bar&rsquo;s signature cocktails. From its enchanted magic show posters and mystifying mirrors, to vintage props and tricks left behind years ago, <span data-scayt_word="AbracadaBar" data-scaytid="22">AbracadaBar</span> promises to be just as surprising and magical as its name suggests.</em></p>
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2016-07-20
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1946 3930 5 1 3930 0 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Being Added to Ticket and Transportation Center /news/2016/07/21/electric-vehicle-charging-stations-being-added-to-ticket-and-transportation-center Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Being Added to Ticket and Transportation Center Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Being Added to Ticket and Transportation Center Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Being Added to Ticket and Transportation Center
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/21jul2016-photos---electric-vehicle-charging-stations-coming-to-the-magic-kingdom-ttc-parking-lot.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Disney will soon be adding 4 electric vehicle charging stations. The stations are provided by <span data-scayt_word="ChargePoint" data-scaytid="1">ChargePoint</span> and will be similar to the rapid charging stations already available at <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="5">Epcot</span>, Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs.</p>
<p>
	The chargers are already in place at the <span data-scayt_word="Zurg" data-scaytid="8">Zurg</span> parking lot but have not been activated.</p>
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2016-07-21
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1947 3931 5 1 3931 0 Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Update /news/2016/07/24/guardians-of-the-galaxy-attraction-update Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Update Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Update Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Update
<p>
	At San Diego Comic Con and the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/07/guardians-of-the-galaxy-mission-breakout-coming-to-disney-california-adventure-park-summer-2017/">Disney Parks Blog</a>, Disney officially announced that a new Guardians of the Galaxy inspired attraction would be taking over the Disney California Adventure version of Tower of Terror. The new attraction is called Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Escape&quot;. The attraction is expected to close in early 2017, reopening in Summer 2017. A video explaining the attraction can be found here:</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9L9ZAdtNZc0" width="624"></iframe></p>
<p>
	The confirmation regarding only the California version of the Tower of Terror is an indication that Disney will not be making the same changes to the Hollywood Studios version of the attraction. While not confirmed, this also could be a sign that the larger scale Guardians of the Galaxy attraction replacing Ellen&#39;s Energy Adventure will be the path taken in Walt Disney World. At this time, we are considering the <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="1">Epcot</span> version of the attraction as &quot;In Development&quot; with the &quot;Hollywood Studios&quot; version of the attraction as Dead.</p>
<p>
	Our full rumor tracker for Guardians of the Galaxy can be found <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/03/28/guardians-of-the-galaxy-overhaul-coming-to-tower-of-terror">here</a>.</p>
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2016-07-24
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1948 3932 5 1 3932 0 ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex To Become New Epicenter of Cheer and Dance /news/2016/07/25/espn-wide-world-of-sports-complex-to-become-new-epicenter-of-cheer-and-dance ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex To Become New Epicenter of Cheer and Dance ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex To Become New Epicenter of Cheer and Dance ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex To Become New Epicenter of Cheer and Dance
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/07/espn-wide-world-of-sports-complex-to-become-new-epicenter-of-cheer-and-dance/">Disney Parks Blog</a> revealed concept art and details of the expansion coming to ESPN&#39;s Wide World of Sports.</p>
<p>
	The new facility will be constructed next to the Jostens Center and it will feature a flexible competition space capable of seating more than 8000 fans in up to four different competition areas.</p>
<p>
	The venue will be designed with both cheerleading and dance competitions in mind will be the only venue of its kind in North America. It is expected to debut within 18 months.</p>
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2016-07-25
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1949 3933 5 1 3933 0 Elena of Avalor to Have Royal Welcome August 11th /news/2016/07/25/elena-of-avalor-to-have-royal-welcome-august-11th Elena of Avalor to Have Royal Welcome August 11th Elena of Avalor to Have Royal Welcome August 11th Elena of Avalor to Have Royal Welcome August 11th
<p>
	<a href="https://twitter.com/Attractions/status/757604067682181121">@Attractions</a> Magazine on Twitter is reporting that Elena of <span data-scayt_word="Avalor" data-scaytid="1">Avalor</span> will have an official Royal welcome on the Magic Kingdom&#39;s Castle Forecourt stage on August <span data-scayt_word="11th" data-scaytid="12">11th</span>.</p>
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2016-07-25
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1950 3935 5 1 3935 0 AbracadaBar Opens to Guests /news/2016/07/23/abracadabar-opens-to-guests AbracadaBar Opens to Guests AbracadaBar Opens to Guests AbracadaBar Opens to Guests
<p>
	The new cocktail lounge, <span data-scayt_word="AbracadaBar" data-scaytid="1">AbracadaBar</span> opened to guests. The bar features a collection of curious cocktails with a magician&#39;s theme. The nearby Flying Fish is expected to re-open in August.</p>
<p>
	Our full Flying Fish rumor tracker can be found <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/01/12/flying-fish-cafe-at-disneys-boardwalk-to-be-reimagined">here</a>.</p>
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2016-07-23
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1951 3937 5 1 3937 0 Celebrate the Magic Closing for Refurbishment in August /news/2016/07/26/celebrate-the-magic-closing-for-refurbishment-in-august Celebrate the Magic Closing for Refurbishment in August Celebrate the Magic Closing for Refurbishment in August Celebrate the Magic Closing for Refurbishment in August
<p>
	The My Disney Experience website and mobile application is showing that the Cinderella Castle projection show, Celebrate the Magic will be undergoing a refurbishment from August 5 - August 30, 2016. It is expected that during this time the projectors will be upgraded.</p>
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2016-07-26
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1952 3944 5 1 3944 0 Margret Almer and the Bavarian Band Debuts at Epcot's Germany Pavilion /news/2016/07/29/margret-almer-and-the-bavarian-band-debuts-at-epcots-germany-pavilion Margret Almer and the Bavarian Band Debuts at Epcot's Germany Pavilion Margret Almer and the Bavarian Band Debuts at Epcot's Germany Pavilion Margret Almer and the Bavarian Band Debuts at Epcot's Germany Pavilion
<p>
	A new musical act debuted in <span data-scayt_word="Epcot's" data-scaytid="1">Epcot&#39;s</span> Germany Pavilion on Wednesday July <span data-scayt_word="27th" data-scaytid="6">27th</span>. The act is known as &quot;<span data-scayt_word="Margret" data-scaytid="33">Margret</span> <span data-scayt_word="Almer" data-scaytid="26">Almer</span> and the Bavarian Band&quot; and they are an established Bavarian group.</p>
<p>
	They will perform 5 days a week at the newly constructed stage area in the Germany Pavilion.</p>
<p>
	The official website for the group can be found <a href="http://www.margret-almer.de/bavarian-band.html">here</a>.</p>
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2016-07-29
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1953 3945 5 1 3945 0 Three Dooney & Bourke Collections to Premiere on Shop Disney Parks App in August 2016 /news/2016/08/01/three-dooney-bourke-collections-to-premiere-on-shop-disney-parks-app-in-august-2016 Three Dooney & Bourke Collections to Premiere on Shop Disney Parks App in August 2016 Three Dooney & Bourke Collections to Premiere on Shop Disney Parks App in August 2016 Three Dooney & Bourke Collections to Premiere on Shop Disney Parks App in August 2016
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/08/three-dooney-bourke-collections-to-premiere-on-shop-disney-parks-app-in-august-2016/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced three new <span data-scayt_word="Dooney" data-scaytid="1">Dooney</span> &amp; Bourke collections coming to the Disney Parks and the Disney Parks online store this August. The collections include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		August 15, 2016: Beauty and the Beast</li>
	<li>
		August 22, 2016: Alice in Wonderland</li>
	<li>
		August 29, 2016: <span data-scayt_word="Dumbo" data-scaytid="10">Dumbo</span></li>
</ul>
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2016-08-01
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1954 3947 5 1 3947 0 Cookes of Dublin Closing for Week Long Refurbishment /news/2016/08/01/cookes-of-dublin-closing-for-week-long-refurbishment Cookes of Dublin Closing for Week Long Refurbishment Cookes of Dublin Closing for Week Long Refurbishment Cookes of Dublin Closing for Week Long Refurbishment
<p>
	<span data-scayt_word="Cookes" data-scaytid="1">Cookes</span> of Dublin in Disney Springs will be closed from August <span data-scayt_word="1st" data-scaytid="5">1st</span> through August <span data-scayt_word="7th" data-scaytid="10">7th</span>, re-opening August <span data-scayt_word="8th" data-scaytid="17">8th</span> for a minor refurbishment.</p>
<p>
	Details of the refurbishment are unknown.</p>
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2016-08-01
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1955 3948 5 1 3948 0 Miss Fortune Falls Coming to Typhoon Lagoon in 2017 /news/2016/08/02/miss-fortune-falls-coming-to-typhoon-lagoon-in-2017 Miss Fortune Falls Coming to Typhoon Lagoon in 2017 Miss Fortune Falls Coming to Typhoon Lagoon in 2017 Miss Fortune Falls Coming to Typhoon Lagoon in 2017
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/08/new-miss-fortune-falls-attraction-coming-to-disneys-typhoon-lagoon-in-march-2017/">Disney Parks Blog</a> and the <a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/the-daily-disney/os-disney-typhoon-lagoon-miss-fortune-falls-ride-20160802-story.html">Orlando Sentinel</a> is reporting that Disney will open a new raft ride at Typhoon Lagoon next year called Miss Fortune Falls. The slide will be constructed near the current Crush &#39;n&#39; Gusher slides and is expected to have a ride time of two minutes.</p>
<p>
	Per the Sentinel:</p>
<p>
	<em>The back story for Miss Fortune Falls features (fictitious) <span data-scayt_word="Capt" data-scaytid="1">Capt</span>. Mary <span data-scayt_word="Oceaneer" data-scaytid="2">Oceaneer</span>, a treasure hunter stranded at Typhoon Lagoon after a storm. Visitors will float through the captain&#39;s past and see artifacts she collected on her treasure hunts.</em></p>
<p>
	Our full rumor tracker on Miss Fortune Falls can be found <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/06/08/new-family-raft-ride-coming-to-typhoon-lagoon">here</a>.</p>
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2016-08-02
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1956 3952 5 1 3952 0 The Great Movie Ride to be Replaced with The Great Mickey Ride? /news/2016/08/03/the-great-movie-ride-to-be-replaced-with-the-great-mickey-ride The Great Movie Ride to be Replaced with The Great Mickey Ride? The Great Movie Ride to be Replaced with The Great Mickey Ride? The Great Movie Ride to be Replaced with The Great Mickey Ride?
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/08/rumor-the-great-mickey-ride-replacing-movie-ride-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/">WDWNT.com</a> is reporting that The Great Movie Ride is expected to close in 2017 or 2018 with a new attraction called &quot;The Great Mickey Ride&quot;. The story was later confirmed by WDWMagic.com users <a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/disney-not-renewing-great-movie-ride-sponsorship-deal-with-tcm-attraction-to-close.916184/page-16#post-7339539">Lee</a> and <a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/disney-not-renewing-great-movie-ride-sponsorship-deal-with-tcm-attraction-to-close.916184/page-19#post-7339714"><span data-scayt_word="marni1971" data-scaytid="1">marni1971</span></a>.</p>
<p>
	The ride would mark the end of the brief sponsorship of The Great Movie Ride by Turner Classic Movies and according to the article it is expected to be a trackless ride built for both Hollywood Studios as well as the Disneyland Resort in California.</p>
<p>
	The expectation is that it will be inspired by the classic Mickey Mouse shorts and utilize the trackless ride technology.</p>
<p>
	Our full rumor tracker for this can be found <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/08/02/the-great-movie-ride-to-be-replaced">here</a>.</p>
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2016-08-03
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1957 3963 5 1 3963 0 Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Debuts at Disney Springs /news/2016/08/05/blaze-fast-fired-pizza-debuts-at-disney-springs Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Debuts at Disney Springs Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Debuts at Disney Springs Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Debuts at Disney Springs
<p>
	Blaze <span data-scayt_word="Fast-FIre'd" data-scaytid="1">Fast-FIre&#39;d</span> Pizza debuted Friday August <span data-scayt_word="5th" data-scaytid="9">5th</span> in the Town Center neighborhood of Disney Springs.</p>
<p>
	Also debuting last week was <span data-scayt_word="Tumi" data-scaytid="18">Tumi</span>, a travel accessories store. <span data-scayt_word="Tumi" data-scaytid="21">Tumi</span> opened July 29, 2016.</p>
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2016-08-05
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1958 3953 5 1 3953 0 Watch Princess Elena of Avalor’s Royal Welcome August 11 at 10:45 a.m. Live on Disney Parks Blog /news/2016/08/03/watch-princess-elena-of-avalors-royal-welcome-august-11-at-1045-am-live-on-disney-parks-blog Watch Princess Elena of Avalor’s Royal Welcome August 11 at 10:45 a.m. Live on Disney Parks Blog Watch Princess Elena of Avalor’s Royal Welcome August 11 at 10:45 a.m. Live on Disney Parks Blog Watch Princess Elena of Avalor’s Royal Welcome August 11 at 10:45 a.m. Live on Disney Parks Blog
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/08/disneyparkslive-watch-princess-elena-of-avalors-royal-welcome-august-11-at-1020-a-m/">Disney Parks Blog</a> confirmed that on August <span data-scayt_word="11th" data-scaytid="7">11th</span>, Elena of <span data-scayt_word="Avalor" data-scaytid="8">Avalor</span> will be welcomed to the park in a ceremony on the Cinderella Castle <span data-scayt_word="Forecout" data-scaytid="10">Forecout</span> Stage. On the following day (August <span data-scayt_word="12th" data-scaytid="11">12th</span>), Elena of <span data-scayt_word="Avalor" data-scaytid="9">Avalor</span> will appear several times daily at the Magic Kingdom.</p>
<p>
	On August <span data-scayt_word="11th" data-scaytid="12">11th</span>, the Disney Parks Blog will have a live feed of the welcome ceremony at 10:45 AM.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ew6SODHX4E4" width="624"></iframe></p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WGKElNBFQKM" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2016-08-03
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1959 3954 5 1 3954 0 Re-imagined Flying Fish Restaurant Opens Today on Disney’s BoardWalk /news/2016/08/03/re-imagined-flying-fish-restaurant-opens-today-on-disneys-boardwalk Re-imagined Flying Fish Restaurant Opens Today on Disney’s BoardWalk Re-imagined Flying Fish Restaurant Opens Today on Disney’s BoardWalk Re-imagined Flying Fish Restaurant Opens Today on Disney’s BoardWalk
<p>
	The Flying Fish Restaurant officially re-opened today at Disney&#39;s <span data-scayt_word="BoardWalk" data-scaytid="1">BoardWalk</span>. Per the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/08/re-imagined-flying-fish-restaurant-opens-today-on-disneys-boardwalk/">Disney Parks Blog</a>, the redesigned interior pays tribute to the golden era of boardwalk dining with tiled walls, wood, a deep blue carpet and other accents. An open kitchen serves 191 guests including the re-designed &quot;Chef&#39;s Counter&quot;. Guests at the Chef&#39;s Counter sit in front of the open kitchen while they enjoy their six-course dinner.</p>
<p>
	The restaurant is led by Chef Tim <span data-scayt_word="Majoras" data-scaytid="3">Majoras</span> and the new menu features sustainable fish offerings. Appetizers include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Blue Crab Bisque with jumbo lump crab, melted leeks, aged sherry and tarragon creme <span data-scayt_word="fraiche" data-scaytid="17">fraiche</span></li>
	<li>
		Corn-crusted wild Gulf shrimp</li>
	<li>
		Tour of the Coast with local <span data-scayt_word="middleneck" data-scaytid="6">middleneck</span> clams, rock shrimp, icy blue mussels and Florida coast grouper cheek.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Entree offerings include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Planch-seared" data-scaytid="7">Planch-seared</span> Hokkaido scallops</li>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Wagyu" data-scaytid="8">Wagyu</span> filet mignon</li>
	<li>
		Maine lobster Nero Pasta with golden tomato sauce, young artichokes and micro-lemongrass</li>
	<li>
		Wild Alaskan King salmon</li>
	<li>
		Bison <span data-scayt_word="striploin" data-scaytid="9">striploin</span></li>
	<li>
		Wood-Fired <span data-scayt_word="Cobia" data-scaytid="10">Cobia</span> and <span data-scayt_word="Carabinero" data-scaytid="11">Carabinero</span> Prawn with rosemary-laced <span data-scayt_word="arroz" data-scaytid="12">arroz</span> <span data-scayt_word="bomba" data-scaytid="13">bomba</span>, Peruvian sweet pepper and <span data-scayt_word="andouille" data-scaytid="14">andouille</span>.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Sommelier for Flying Fish, <span data-scayt_word="Stig" data-scaytid="15">Stig</span> <span data-scayt_word="Jacobsen" data-scaytid="16">Jacobsen</span>, has prepared nearly 300 different wines including almost 80 by the glass. Wine flights have also returned alongside a new cocktail menu.</p>
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2016-08-03
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1960 3955 5 1 3955 0 2016 Epcot Cookbook Celebrates Best of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival /news/2016/08/03/2016-epcot-cookbook-celebrates-best-of-epcot-international-food-wine-festival-epcot-international-flower-garden-festival 2016 Epcot Cookbook Celebrates Best of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2016 Epcot Cookbook Celebrates Best of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2016 Epcot Cookbook Celebrates Best of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
<p>
	A new cookbook will debut as part of this year&#39;s <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="1">Epcot</span> International Food &amp; Wine Festival and the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/08/2016-epcot-cookbook-celebrates-best-of-epcot-international-food-wine-festival-epcot-international-flower-garden-festival/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared some details on the new offering. The cookbook includes the &quot;best-of-the-best&quot; from the Food and Wine Festival, but also includes selections from the 2016 Flower and Garden Festival as well.</p>
<p>
	The cookbook can be found at Mouse Gear, Gateway Gifts, and other locations throughout the park.</p>
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2016-08-03
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1961 3956 5 1 3956 0 Art in August Begins this Week at Disney Springs /news/2016/08/02/art-in-august-begins-this-week-at-disney-springs Art in August Begins this Week at Disney Springs Art in August Begins this Week at Disney Springs Art in August Begins this Week at Disney Springs
<p>
	A new event highlighting artists will be taking place throughout the month of August at Disney Springs. Artists will be on hand from August 4-28 at various locations.</p>
<p>
	The full schedule can be found <a href="http://www.disneyparksmerchandise.com/events/art-in-august/?instance_id=)&amp;CMP=SOC-DPFY16Q4TwotimeTonyAwardWinnerChitaRiveraVisitsDisneyPerformingArtsStudentsatEpcot0006">here</a>, but a selection can be found below:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Richard <span data-scayt_word="Terpstra" data-scaytid="16">Terpstra</span>, Disney Design Group Artist August 4-7 from <span data-scayt_word="5-7pm" data-scaytid="17">5-7pm</span> at Disney Days of Christmas</li>
	<li>
		Don &ldquo;Ducky&rdquo; Williams, Character Illustrator August 4-7 from <span data-scayt_word="5-7pm" data-scaytid="18">5-7pm</span> at The Art of Disney</li>
	<li>
		Greg McCullough, Disney Artist August 10-14 from <span data-scayt_word="1-8pm" data-scaytid="20">1-8pm</span> each day at The Art of Disney</li>
	<li>
		Darren Wilson, Disney Design Group Artist August 11-12 from <span data-scayt_word="6-8pm" data-scaytid="21">6-8pm</span> at The Art of Disney</li>
	<li>
		William Silvers, Disney Artist August 11-14, 18-21, and 25-28 from <span data-scayt_word="1-9pm" data-scaytid="22">1-9pm</span> each day at The Art of Disney</li>
	<li>
		Game Night with <span data-scayt_word="Quynh" data-scaytid="23">Quynh</span> Kimball, Disney Design Group Artist August 12 and August 19 from <span data-scayt_word="6-7pm" data-scaytid="24">6-7pm</span> each night at Once Upon a Toy</li>
	<li>
		Joe <span data-scayt_word="Kaminski" data-scaytid="26">Kaminski</span>, Yellow Shoes Artist August 19 from <span data-scayt_word="7-9pm" data-scaytid="27">7-9pm</span>, and August 20-21 from <span data-scayt_word="5-7pm" data-scaytid="25">5-7pm</span> each day at The Art of Disney</li>
</ul>
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2016-08-02
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1962 3957 5 1 3957 0 New Star Wars Rebels Interactive Adventure /news/2016/08/02/new-star-wars-rebels-interactive-adventure New Star Wars Rebels Interactive Adventure New Star Wars Rebels Interactive Adventure New Star Wars Rebels Interactive Adventure
<p>
	Beginning August <span data-scayt_word="15th" data-scaytid="1">15th</span>, guests can participate in a new premium event inspired by Star Wars Rebels, the Star Wars Rebels Interactive Adventure. Guests will participate in a series of missions throughout Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios using an augmented reality mobile app and a variety of gear/collectibles.</p>
<p>
	Upon completion of the adventure guests will receive a Medal of Bravery. The adventure costs $499.99. To sign up, call Disney Floral and Gifts at (<span data-scayt_word="407-WDW-GIFT" data-scaytid="2">407-WDW-GIFT</span>) or book <a href="http://disneyworld.disneyfloralandgifts.com/product/star-wars-rebels-interactive-adventure.do?CMP=SOC-DPFY16Q4TheRebellionNeedsYou0006">here</a>.</p>
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2016-08-02
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1963 3959 5 1 3959 0 Belle to Meet Guests at the Heritage House for Limited August Engagement /news/2016/08/04/belle-to-meet-guests-at-the-heritage-house-for-limited-august-engagement Belle to Meet Guests at the Heritage House for Limited August Engagement Belle to Meet Guests at the Heritage House for Limited August Engagement Belle to Meet Guests at the Heritage House for Limited August Engagement
<p>
	Belle from Beauty and the Beast will meet with guests that have purchased the Memory Maker package for a limited run at the Heritage House in Liberty Square. Belle will wear her formal dress and only guests with a valid Memory Maker purchased will be allowed to meet with Belle.</p>
<p>
	The meet and greet will run from August 7 - August 31, 2016.</p>
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2016-08-04
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1964 3960 5 1 3960 0 Reports of Layoffs at Walt Disney Imagineering /news/2016/08/05/reports-of-layoffs-at-walt-disney-imagineering Reports of Layoffs at Walt Disney Imagineering Reports of Layoffs at Walt Disney Imagineering Reports of Layoffs at Walt Disney Imagineering
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/wdi-layoffs.916307/">WDWMagic.com</a> user <span data-scayt_word="pheneix" data-scaytid="1">pheneix</span> reported yesterday that Walt Disney <span data-scayt_word="Imagineering" data-scaytid="2">Imagineering</span> underwent a round of substantial layoffs that likely included higher level members of <span data-scayt_word="Imagineering" data-scaytid="3">Imagineering</span>. Friday afternoon, several other sites picked up the story and names of well known <span data-scayt_word="Imagineers" data-scaytid="4">Imagineers</span> started to be listed. No names have been confirmed by the original source, but <span data-scayt_word="Imagineer" data-scaytid="5">Imagineer</span> Joe <span data-scayt_word="Rohde" data-scaytid="6">Rohde</span> was <a href="https://twitter.com/Joe_Rohde/status/761617532570566656">questioned on Twitter</a> by user <span data-scayt_word="@Goonerr1014" data-scaytid="8">@<span class="twitter-atreply pretty-link js-nav">Goonerr1014</span></span>, &quot;please tell me the rumors aren&#39;t true&quot; and <span data-scayt_word="Rohde" data-scaytid="7">Rohde</span> responded with, &quot;I don&#39;t think so.&quot;</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2016/08/05/r-1470422601-Rohde1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2016/08/05/r-1470422601-Rohde1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 346px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	The original poster of this report condemned those that mentioned names in a follow up <a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/wdi-layoffs.916307/page-10#post-7343423">post on <span data-scayt_word="WDWMagic" data-scaytid="10">WDWMagic</span></a>. Twitter user and host of the Radio <span data-scayt_word="Harambe" data-scaytid="41">Harambe</span> podcast, <a href="https://twitter.com/JamboEveryone/status/761636741870739457"><span data-scayt_word="@JamboEveryone" data-scaytid="45">@JamboEveryone</span></a> reported that Joe <span data-scayt_word="Rohde" data-scaytid="49">Rohde</span> informed him, &quot;as far as he knows, he is still at <span data-scayt_word="WDI" data-scaytid="75">WDI</span>.&quot;</p>
<p>
	We will update this article as more information arises and names are confirmed.</p>
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2016-08-05
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1965 3967 5 1 3967 0 Downhill Double Dipper Temporarily Closed /news/2016/08/09/downhill-double-dipper-temporarily-closed Downhill Double Dipper Temporarily Closed Downhill Double Dipper Temporarily Closed Downhill Double Dipper Temporarily Closed
<p>
	The Downhill Double Dipper slide at Blizzard Beach is temporarily closed. The slide did not open yesterday due to a water leak, but it is expected to re-open later this week.</p>
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2016-08-09
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1966 3975 5 1 3975 0 Yacht Club to Expand Convention Center /news/2016/08/12/yacht-club-to-expand-convention-center Yacht Club to Expand Convention Center Yacht Club to Expand Convention Center Yacht Club to Expand Convention Center
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/yacht-club-convention-center-expansion.916657/">WDWMagic.com</a> user danlb_2000 is reporting that Disney has filed a permit to expand the Convention Center at the Yacht Club Resort. The new space would be in a Northern parking lot adjacent to the existing hotel.</p>
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2016-08-12
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1967 3978 5 1 3978 0 Splash Mountain Returns to Evening Extra Magic Hours /news/2016/08/15/splash-mountain-returns-to-evening-extra-magic-hours Splash Mountain Returns to Evening Extra Magic Hours Splash Mountain Returns to Evening Extra Magic Hours Splash Mountain Returns to Evening Extra Magic Hours
<p>
	Splash Mountain has not been available as part of Evening Extra Magic Hours for the last few years, however it has been added back due to the lengthy refurbishment to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.</p>
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2016-08-15
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1968 3980 5 1 3980 0 New FitBit Style Magic Bands in Development /news/2016/08/15/new-fitbit-style-magic-bands-in-development New FitBit Style Magic Bands in Development New FitBit Style Magic Bands in Development New FitBit Style Magic Bands in Development
<p>
	<a href="http://www.magicbandcollectors.com/exclusive-new-fitbit-style-magicband-change-is-in-development/">MagicBandCollectors.com</a> is reporting that a new FitBit style Magic Band is currently in development at Disney.</p>
<p>
	The article references a new listing on the FCC&#39;s website about the evolution of the device. That post can be found <a href="https://fccid.io/Q3E-MB-R1G2">here</a>. The listing on the FCC&#39;s website is: FCC ID Q3E-MB-R1G2. The new device appears to allow for the RFID components to be interchangeable with different straps, similar to the Apple Watch.</p>
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2016-08-15
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1969 3982 5 1 3982 0 The Wedding Pavilion at Disney's Grand Floridian to be Redesigned /news/2016/08/16/the-wedding-pavilion-at-disneys-grand-floridian-to-be-redesigned The Wedding Pavilion at Disney's Grand Floridian to be Redesigned The Wedding Pavilion at Disney's Grand Floridian to be Redesigned The Wedding Pavilion at Disney's Grand Floridian to be Redesigned
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/disney-fairy-tale-weddings/news/16aug2016-photo---disney-planning-a-new-look-for-the-wedding-pavilion.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Disney will be redesigning the interior of The Wedding Pavilion at Disney&#39;s Grand Floridian Resort &amp; Spa.</p>
<p>
	The interior decor is expected to be redesigned with more details on the changes coming in January of 2017. Concept art has been released showing off the new interior.</p>
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2016-08-16
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1970 3985 5 1 3985 0 Pre Show Change to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster /news/2016/08/16/pre-show-change-to-rock-n-roller-coaster Pre Show Change to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Pre Show Change to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Pre Show Change to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
<p>
	Disney has modified the pre-show video for Rock &#39;n&#39; Roller Coaster to remove an explicit gesture made by Steven Tyler. In the original video, Tyler can be seen &quot;giving the shocker&quot;, a sexually explicit hand gesture. In the edited video, Tyler&#39;s hand has been digitally altered to remove the gesture.</p>
<p>
	The new pre-show video can be found below. Used with permission by Ryan Kennedy.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C91xAqPqSUQ" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2016-08-16
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1971 3989 5 1 3989 0 Guy Fieri to Design Menu for Planet Hollywood Observatory /news/2016/08/18/guy-fieri-to-design-menu-for-planet-hollywood-observatory Guy Fieri to Design Menu for Planet Hollywood Observatory Guy Fieri to Design Menu for Planet Hollywood Observatory Guy Fieri to Design Menu for Planet Hollywood Observatory
<p>
	On the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/planethollywoodobservatory/photos/a.472798949398097.117067.152623811415614/1278876085457042/?type=3&amp;theater">Planet Hollywood Observatory Facebook</a>page it was announced that celebrity chef Guy Fieri will be designing the menu for the redesigned restaurant.</p>
<p>
	Planet Hollywood Observatory is expected to open in Fall 2016.</p>
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2016-08-18
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1972 3986 5 1 3986 0 New Hands-On Experiences at the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival /news/2016/08/16/new-hands-on-experiences-at-the-2016-epcot-international-food-wine-festival New Hands-On Experiences at the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival New Hands-On Experiences at the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival New Hands-On Experiences at the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/08/new-hands-on-experiences-at-the-2016-epcot-international-food-wine-festival/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced new offerings coming to this year&#39;s <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="1">Epcot</span> International Food &amp; Wine Festival.</p>
<p>
	For the first time, offerings have expanded to Disney&#39;s Contemporary Resort where guests can experience &quot;Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef&quot;. Guests as young as nine can create dishes under the guidance of a master chef.</p>
<p>
	In the Festival Center in <span data-scayt_word="Epcot's" data-scaytid="6">Epcot&#39;s</span> Future World, guests can participate in the Mix It, Make It Celebrate It session where Iron Chef <span data-scayt_word="Masaharu" data-scaytid="12">Masaharu</span> <span data-scayt_word="Morimoto" data-scaytid="28">Morimoto</span> will teach guests how to make sushi.</p>
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2016-08-16
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1973 3987 5 1 3987 0 YesterEars Vintage Apparel Collection Coming to Disney Parks Online Store on August 18 /news/2016/08/17/yesterears-vintage-apparel-collection-coming-to-disney-parks-online-store-on-august-18 YesterEars Vintage Apparel Collection Coming to Disney Parks Online Store on August 18 YesterEars Vintage Apparel Collection Coming to Disney Parks Online Store on August 18 YesterEars Vintage Apparel Collection Coming to Disney Parks Online Store on August 18
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/08/yesterears-vintage-apparel-collection-coming-to-disney-parks-online-store-on-august-18/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced a new line of retro apparel coming to the Disney Parks online store. Offerings will be around for a limited time only at <a href="https://www.disneystore.com/disney-parks-special-events/mn/1009902/?CMP=SOC-DPFY16Q4YesterEarsVintageApparelCollectionComingtoDisneyParksOnlineStoreonAugust180004" target="_blank">DisneyStore.com/<span data-scayt_word="ParkEvents" data-scaytid="1">ParkEvents</span></a>. The first group of shirts will be available from August 18-25, 2016 and they are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		A ringer t-shirt featuring <span data-scayt_word="Dreamfinder" data-scaytid="2">Dreamfinder</span> and Figment from the original Journey Into Imagination. The shirt is a reproduction of one originally available in the park in 1983, re-designed by Disney Disney Group artist Richard <span data-scayt_word="Terpstra" data-scaytid="3">Terpstra</span></li>
	<li>
		A raglan t-shirt featuring a graphic from the Walt Disney World Welcome Center from 1970. The shirt, also designed by <span data-scayt_word="Terpstra" data-scaytid="4">Terpstra</span> highlights the Welcome Center that informed future guests about the resort. It was open from January 10, 1970 through September 30, 1971.</li>
	<li>
		A t-shirt featuring the graphic fox X-S Tech from the <span data-scayt_word="ExtraTERRORestrial" data-scaytid="16">ExtraTERRORestrial</span> Alien Encounter.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	**August <span data-scayt_word="18th" data-scaytid="8">18th</span> Update**</p>
<p>
	In a response on the Disney Parks Blog, Disney offered additional information on the quality of the shirts being sold</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<span><span><span data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}"><span class="UFICommentBody"><span>The <span data-scayt_word="XS" data-scaytid="18">XS</span> tech shirt is Hanes &ndash; 100% Preshrunk Cotton, this appears to have a weight of 5.2 oz</span></span></span></span></span></li>
	<li>
		<span><span><span data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}"><span class="UFICommentBody"><span>The Preview Center shirt is Raglan &ndash; 50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon</span></span></span></span></span></li>
	<li>
		<span><span><span data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}"><span class="UFICommentBody"><span>The Imagination shirt is <span data-scayt_word="Gildan" data-scaytid="19">Gildan</span> <span data-scayt_word="DryBlend" data-scaytid="20">DryBlend</span> &ndash; 50% Cotton / 50% Polyester, this appears to have a weight of 5.6 oz.</span></span></span></span></span></li>
</ul>
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2016-08-17
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1974 3990 5 1 3990 0 September 2016 Walt Disney World Merchandise Event Snapshot /news/2016/08/24/september-2016-walt-disney-world-merchandise-event-snapshot September 2016 Walt Disney World Merchandise Event Snapshot September 2016 Walt Disney World Merchandise Event Snapshot September 2016 Walt Disney World Merchandise Event Snapshot
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/08/september-2016-walt-disney-world-merchandise-event-snapshot/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a list of the upcoming merchandise events for the month of September, details of these events can be found below:</p>
<p>
	<em><strong>Disney Springs</strong></em></p>
<p>
	<em>September 7-11 &ndash; Artist David Doss returns to The Art of Disney at Disney Springs Marketplace. He will be meeting with guests and signing artwork from 1:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>September 8-26 &ndash;Representatives from Precious Moments will be showcasing their newest Precious Moments dolls at Marketplace Fun Finds in Disney Springs Marketplace.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>September 10 &ndash; Artist Jasmine <span data-scayt_word="Becket-Griffith" data-scaytid="16">Becket-Griffith</span> returns to <span data-scayt_word="WonderGround" data-scaytid="17">WonderGround</span> Gallery inside the Marketplace Co-Op from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>September 14-18 &ndash; Artist Greg McCullough returns to The Art of Disney in August. He will be meeting with guests and signing artwork from 1:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day. He will also be at the location from September 28 to October 2.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>September 22-25 &ndash; Guests can meet artist William Silvers in The Art of Disney from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong><span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="20">Epcot</span></strong></em></p>
<p>
	<em>September 1-5 &ndash; Guests can check out the latest Yardley fragrance and beauty products and meet representatives from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m., each day at The Queen&rsquo;s Table in United Kingdom Pavilion. We will be offering bottle painting and personalization on September 14-18.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>September 1-5 &ndash; Artist Greg McCullough returns to The Art of Disney in Future World. He will be meeting with guests and signing artwork from 1:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>September 14-18 &ndash; Guests can meet artist Larry Dotson in The Art of Disney in Future World from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>September 21-25 &ndash; Learn more about fragrances and cosmetics by Givenchy in the Plume et Palette shop at France Pavilion in World Showcase.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>September 30 &ndash; Guests can meet representatives from Kit Heath at The Queen&rsquo;s Table in the United Kingdom Pavilion at World Showcase from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m.</em></p>
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2016-08-24
0 0
1975 3991 5 1 3991 0 Les Parfaits Inconnus Contract Not Renewed at Epcot's Canada Pavilion /news/2016/08/24/les-parfaits-inconnus-contract-not-renewed-at-epcots-canada-pavilion Les Parfaits Inconnus Contract Not Renewed at Epcot's Canada Pavilion Les Parfaits Inconnus Contract Not Renewed at Epcot's Canada Pavilion Les Parfaits Inconnus Contract Not Renewed at Epcot's Canada Pavilion
<p>
	We have been informed that the group, Les Parfaits <span data-scayt_word="Inconnus" data-scaytid="3">Inconnus</span> that is currently performing in <span data-scayt_word="Epcot's" data-scaytid="10">Epcot&#39;s</span> Canada Pavilion will end it&#39;s run in the next few days. The group&#39;s contract reportedly expires on August <span data-scayt_word="27th" data-scaytid="30">27th</span> and it is not expected to be renewed.</p>
<p>
	The replacement act is currently unknown for future <span data-scayt_word="peformances" data-scaytid="40">peformances</span> on the Old Mill Stage.</p>
0
2016-08-24
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1976 3992 5 1 3992 0 The ‘Great Irish Hooley’ Returns to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant Labor Day Weekend /news/2016/08/23/the-great-irish-hooley-returns-to-raglan-road-irish-pub-restaurant-labor-day-weekend The ‘Great Irish Hooley’ Returns to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant Labor Day Weekend The ‘Great Irish Hooley’ Returns to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant Labor Day Weekend The ‘Great Irish Hooley’ Returns to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant Labor Day Weekend
<p>
	The Great Irish <span data-scayt_word="Hooley" data-scaytid="2">Hooley</span> returns to Raglan Road at Disney Springs over Labor Day Weekend (September <span data-scayt_word="2-5th" data-scaytid="72">2-5th</span>). This marks the <span data-scayt_word="5th" data-scaytid="11">5th</span> anniversary of the event which features Irish bands, step dancing and more and has taken place at Raglan Road each of the last three years.</p>
<p>
	Per the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/08/the-great-irish-hooley-returns-to-raglan-road-irish-pub-restaurant-labor-day-weekend/">Disney Parks Blog</a>, the music lineup includes the following:</p>
<p>
	<em><strong>Screaming Orphans</strong> &ndash; Four talented sisters from <span data-scayt_word="Bundoran" data-scaytid="28">Bundoran</span> in County Donegal, Ireland, combine original pop/rock music with the <span data-scayt_word="Ceili" data-scaytid="29">Ceili</span> (<span data-scayt_word="kay-lee" data-scaytid="30">kay-lee</span>) traditional music of their family roots. Their dynamic show has taken the festival circuit by storm.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>Jake Richardson</strong> &ndash; Jake is a singer-songwriter and musician from Dublin whose passion for music inspires audiences as he entertains with unique vocals and catchy songs.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>Flat Out</strong> &ndash; Flat Out is an award winning four-piece band from the West of Ireland that plays an exciting mix of folk, traditional, pop and New World music. Band members are all multi-instrumentalists combining Irish harp, guitar, fiddle, tin whistle, flute, button accordion, <span data-scayt_word="bodhran" data-scaytid="31">bodhran</span>. They play fresh original music along with funky cover music and have been playing and <span data-scayt_word="travelling" data-scaytid="32">travelling</span> the world since 2013.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>Marianne Fraser Band</strong> &ndash; Marianne is one of the most sought after guitarists and songwriters on the Irish music scene who is ably supported by Danny Hunter on fiddle and Ali <span data-scayt_word="Levack" data-scaytid="43">Levack</span> on whistles and pipes. The band performs a high-energy mix of traditional and modern tunes along with Marianne&rsquo;s own compositions.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong><span data-scayt_word="Swingin’" data-scaytid="44">Swingin&rsquo;</span> On the Gate</strong> &ndash; This four-piece band of multi-instrumentalists with roots in legendary <span data-scayt_word="Lisdoonvarna" data-scaytid="45">Lisdoonvarna</span> in Co. Clare have serious crossover credentials and musical pedigree including traditional and classical training. They are multiple medal winners at <span data-scayt_word="Fleadhs" data-scaytid="46">Fleadhs</span> music competitions and have toured in Italy, Switzerland and the United States.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>The Raglan Roots Coalition</strong> &ndash; 10 years down the road, Raglan felt it was time to shake its boogie &ndash; Roots style, with this new Irish house band. Think soul-rocking Celtic bluegrass with some <span data-scayt_word="hip-swingin’" data-scaytid="47">hip-swingin&rsquo;</span>, <span data-scayt_word="knee-shakin’" data-scaytid="48">knee-shakin&rsquo;</span> funky roots beats.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>The High Road</strong> &ndash; These young, traditional Irish musicians met in University in Ireland. A predominately Irish traditional group, they also play British folk, blues and soul, and their combined talents provide for a vibrant, exciting live show of music and song.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>Cooney &amp; Ryan</strong> &ndash; One of the finest traditional Irish music duos around, these accomplished, energetic musicians often invite the crowd to sing along.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>The Raglan Road Irish Dancers</strong> &ndash; Plucked from the cast and stages of the world&rsquo;s greatest Irish dance shows, the Raglan Road Dancers perform throughout the long Hooley weekend. You can even learn some traditional Irish dance steps &ndash; no experience necessary!</em></p>
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2016-08-23
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1977 3997 5 1 3997 0 'Clawhauser's Tricky Treat' Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card To Be Distributed at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party /news/2016/08/26/clawhausers-tricky-treat-sorcerers-of-the-magic-kingdom-card-to-be-distributed-at-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party 'Clawhauser's Tricky Treat' Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card To Be Distributed at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 'Clawhauser's Tricky Treat' Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card To Be Distributed at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 'Clawhauser's Tricky Treat' Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card To Be Distributed at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/08/clawhauser-sorcerers-of-the-magic-kingdom-card-to-be-released-at-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that this year&#39;s Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom gift for Mickey&#39;s Not So Scary Halloween Party will be inspired by <span data-scayt_word="Zootopia" data-scaytid="2">Zootopia</span>. The card is called &quot;<span data-scayt_word="Clawhauser's" data-scaytid="6">Clawhauser&#39;s</span> Tricky Treat&quot; and features Officer <span data-scayt_word="Clawhauser" data-scaytid="23">Clawhauser</span> from the animated movie.</p>
<p>
	Mickey&#39;s Not So Scary Halloween Party runs on select nights beginning September 2, 2016.</p>
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2016-08-26
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1978 3998 5 1 3998 0 Abandoned River Country Pool to be Filled For Safety /news/2016/08/26/abandoned-river-country-pool-to-be-filled-for-safety Abandoned River Country Pool to be Filled For Safety Abandoned River Country Pool to be Filled For Safety Abandoned River Country Pool to be Filled For Safety
<p>
	The <a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-disney-world-river-country-20160825-story.html">Orlando Sentinel</a> is reporting that Disney will soon be draining and properly filling (presumably with concrete) a pool at the now defunct River Country water park. The Upstream Plunge pool held 330,000 gallons of water and was a popular destination for River Country visitors.</p>
<p>
	Disney has cited safety concerns as the primary reason for filling this area.</p>
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2016-08-26
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1979 4006 5 1 4006 0 'Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire' Introduces new 'Fall Finale' This Week /news/2016/08/30/mickeys-royal-friendship-faire-introduces-new-fall-finale-this-week 'Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire' Introduces new 'Fall Finale' This Week 'Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire' Introduces new 'Fall Finale' This Week 'Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire' Introduces new 'Fall Finale' This Week
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/08/new-fall-finale-for-mickeys-royal-friendship-faire-debuts-this-week-at-magic-kingdom-park/">Disney Parks Blog</a> has announced a new fall finale for the Mickey&#39;s Royal Friendship Faire show. The show is performed multiple times per day on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt stage.</p>
<p>
	The new fall finale will debut on September <span data-scayt_word="2nd" data-scaytid="32">2nd</span> featuring new costumes, decor and choreography. Additionally, a new original song written by Valerie <span data-scayt_word="Vigoda" data-scaytid="126">Vigoda</span> and Brendan <span data-scayt_word="Milburn" data-scaytid="139">Milburn</span> will also be introduced. The writing team also wrote the song, &quot;On This Day&quot; that is part of the main show.</p>
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2016-08-30
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1980 4007 5 1 4007 0 My Disney Experience App Update 3.7 /news/2016/08/30/my-disney-experience-app-update-37 My Disney Experience App Update 3.7 My Disney Experience App Update 3.7 My Disney Experience App Update 3.7
<p>
	Disney has released an update to the My Disney Experience App. The full <span data-scayt_word="iOS" data-scaytid="1">iOS</span> description of the update is as follows:</p>
<p>
	<em>With this release, you&#39;ll notice new and improved design as you add Family &amp; Friends to your Walt Disney World plans.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>We also fixed bugs and improved overall app performance.</em></p>
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2016-08-30
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1981 4018 5 1 4018 0 Exclusive Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Snacks /news/2016/09/02/exclusive-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-snacks Exclusive Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Snacks Exclusive Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Snacks Exclusive Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Snacks
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/09/specialty-treats-materialize-during-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-at-magic-kingdom-park/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced several snacks that will be available only during Mickey&#39;s Not So Scary Halloween Party. They are as follows:</p>
<p>
	Main Street Bakery</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Chocolate Worms and Dirt Cupcake</li>
	<li>
		Vanilla Spider Cupcake</li>
	<li>
		Halloween Sugar Cookie</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Plaza Ice Cream Parlor</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Gaston&#39;s Tavern</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Enchanted Pumpkin Spiced Cupcake</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Storybook Treats</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Candy Corn Ice Cream Cone</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The Friar&#39;s Nook</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Ghoulish Strawberry-lemonade Slushy</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Throughout the Park</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Candy Corn Cotton Candy</li>
	<li>
		Vampire Mickey Popcorn Bucket</li>
	<li>
		Halloween Popcorn Bucket</li>
	<li>
		Halloween Hot Mug</li>
	<li>
		Poison Apple Stein</li>
</ul>
0
2016-09-02
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1982 4021 5 1 4021 0 The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic Has Last Day of Operation /news/2016/09/06/the-jungle-book-alive-with-magic-has-last-day-of-operation The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic Has Last Day of Operation The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic Has Last Day of Operation The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic Has Last Day of Operation
<p>
	Yesterday (September 5, 2016), The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic had it&#39;s last day of operation at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom. The show was dubbed a limited engagement and utilized water screens, projections, and floating barges (borrowed from Disneyland&#39;s <span data-scayt_word="Fantasmic" data-scaytid="2">Fantasmic</span>!). It highlighted elements of the live action Jungle Book movie and utilized the Discovery River area for nightly performances.</p>
<p>
	The show was created as a replacement to the delayed <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/03/31/rivers-of-light-rumor-tracker">Rivers of Light</a> show that is expected to open later in 2016. Also ending with The <span data-scayt_word="Jugnle" data-scaytid="15">Jugnle</span> Book: Alive with Magic show are the 11:00 PM closing hours for Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom.</p>
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2016-09-06
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1983 4023 5 1 4023 0 The Haunted Mansion Closing for Minor Refurbishment in November /news/2016/09/08/the-haunted-mansion-closing-for-minor-refurbishment-in-november The Haunted Mansion Closing for Minor Refurbishment in November The Haunted Mansion Closing for Minor Refurbishment in November The Haunted Mansion Closing for Minor Refurbishment in November
<p>
	The Haunted Mansion will be closed from November 28 - December 1, 2016 for a minor refurbishment. Work has been ongoing on the exterior of the attraction but the attraction has remained operational.</p>
<p>
	It is unknown if any noticeable changes will take place in the three day refurbishment.</p>
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2016-09-08
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1984 4025 5 1 4025 0 Splash Mountain to Have One Day Refurbishment on December 7 /news/2016/09/08/splash-mountain-to-have-one-day-refurbishment-on-december-7 Splash Mountain to Have One Day Refurbishment on December 7 Splash Mountain to Have One Day Refurbishment on December 7 Splash Mountain to Have One Day Refurbishment on December 7
<p>
	Splash Mountain will be closed for refurbishment on December 7, 2016. Details of the work are unknown, but the ride is expected to re-open to guests on December 8. It is also unknown if this refurbishment would be in the place of the traditional January refurbishment for Splash Mountain.</p>
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2016-09-08
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1985 4027 5 1 4027 0 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Merchandise Details /news/2016/09/09/2016-epcot-international-food-wine-festival-merchandise-details 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Merchandise Details 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Merchandise Details 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Merchandise Details
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/09/disney-parks-blog-unboxed-2016-epcot-international-food-wine-festival-merchandise/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a video and photos of some of the upcoming merchandise that will be available at the 2016 <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="1">Epcot</span> International Food and Wine Festival. The event runs September 14 through November 14, 2016.</p>
<p>
	A selection of artwork was put together for t-shirt and other logo designs by the Disney Design Group and offerings include hats, purses, pins, shirts, housewares and more.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1SpQMx39ezQ" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2016-09-09
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1986 4028 5 1 4028 0 Coca-Cola Polar Bear Coming to Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs /news/2016/09/13/coca-cola-polar-bear-coming-to-coca-cola-store-at-disney-springs Coca-Cola Polar Bear Coming to Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs Coca-Cola Polar Bear Coming to Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs Coca-Cola Polar Bear Coming to Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/09/coca-cola-polar-bear-will-debut-soon-at-disney-springs/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that the Coca-Cola Polar Bear would soon debut at the Coca-Cola Store Orlando at Disney Springs.</p>
<p>
	The interactive meet and greet will debut later this week.</p>
0
2016-09-13
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1987 4030 5 1 4030 0 Full Menus and Prices for the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival /news/2016/09/14/full-menus-and-prices-for-the-2016-epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival Full Menus and Prices for the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Full Menus and Prices for the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Full Menus and Prices for the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
<p>
	The <span data-scayt_word="21st" data-scaytid="1">21st</span> annual <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="2">Epcot</span> International Food and Wine Festival debuts today. The festival runs from September 14 - November 14, 2016.</p>
<p>
	The menu offerings with prices are as follows:</p>
<table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 600px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Kiosk</strong></h3>
			</td>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Food</strong></h3>
			</td>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Beverages</strong></h3>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Africa</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Buttered Chicken</strong> with Micro Cilantro and <span data-scayt_word="Naan" data-scaytid="3">Naan</span> Bread: $5.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Berbere-style" data-scaytid="4">Berbere-style</span> Beef Tenderloin Tips</strong> with Onions, Jalapenos, Tomato and Pap: $5.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Simonsig" data-scaytid="5">Simonsig</span> <span data-scayt_word="Pinotage" data-scaytid="6">Pinotage</span></strong>: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Indaba" data-scaytid="7">Indaba</span> <span data-scayt_word="Chenin" data-scaytid="8">Chenin</span> Blanc</strong>: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz</strong>: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="9">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Australia</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Grilled Lamb Chop</strong> with Mint Pesto and Potato <span data-scayt_word="Crunchies" data-scaytid="10">Crunchies</span>: $7.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Lamington" data-scaytid="11">Lamington</span></strong>: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut: $3.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp</strong> with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas: $5.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Yangarra" data-scaytid="12">Yangarra</span> Estate Vineyard Shiraz</strong>: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Bulletin Place <span data-scayt_word="Unoaked" data-scaytid="13">Unoaked</span> Chardonnay</strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Coopers Brewery Extra Strong Vintage Ale</strong>: $4:00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Chateau <span data-scayt_word="Tanunda" data-scaytid="14">Tanunda</span> Grand <span data-scayt_word="Barossa" data-scaytid="15">Barossa</span> Dry Riesling</strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="16">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Belgium</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Beer-braised Beef</strong> served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Belgian Waffle</strong> with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Belgian Waffle</strong> with Warm Chocolate <span data-scayt_word="Ganache" data-scaytid="18">Ganache</span> and Whipped Cream: $3.75</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Hoegaarden" data-scaytid="19">Hoegaarden</span> <span data-scayt_word="Witbier" data-scaytid="20">Witbier</span></strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Leffe" data-scaytid="22">Leffe</span> Blonde Belgian Pale Ale</strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Stella <span data-scayt_word="Artois" data-scaytid="23">Artois</span> Hard <span data-scayt_word="Cidre" data-scaytid="24">Cidre</span></strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="21">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Brazil</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Pao" data-scaytid="26">Pao</span> de <span data-scayt_word="Queijo" data-scaytid="27">Queijo</span></strong>: Brazilian cheese bread: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Crispy pork belly</strong> with black beans and tomato: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Escondidinho" data-scaytid="28">Escondidinho</span> de Carne</strong>: Layered Meat Pie with Mashed Yucca: $5.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Kaiser Brewery <span data-scayt_word="Xingu" data-scaytid="29">Xingu</span> Black Beer</strong>: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Carnaval" data-scaytid="30">Carnaval</span> <span data-scayt_word="Moscato" data-scaytid="31">Moscato</span> Sparkling White Wine</strong>, Serra <span data-scayt_word="Gaucha" data-scaytid="32">Gaucha</span>: $6.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Frozen <span data-scayt_word="Caipirinha" data-scaytid="34">Caipirinha</span></strong> featuring <span data-scayt_word="LeBlon" data-scaytid="35">LeBlon</span> <span data-scayt_word="Cachaca" data-scaytid="36">Cachaca</span>: $10.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="33">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Brewer&#39;s Collection</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						None</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Schofferhofer" data-scaytid="38">Schofferhofer</span> <span data-scayt_word="Zitrone" data-scaytid="39">Zitrone</span> <span data-scayt_word="Weizen-Mix" data-scaytid="40">Weizen-Mix</span></strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Hacker-Pschorr" data-scaytid="41">Hacker-Pschorr</span> <span data-scayt_word="Hefe" data-scaytid="42">Hefe</span> <span data-scayt_word="Weisse" data-scaytid="43">Weisse</span></strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Radeberger" data-scaytid="44">Radeberger</span> <span data-scayt_word="Zwickel" data-scaytid="45">Zwickel</span> Pilsner (Unfiltered)</strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="46">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Canada</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Canadian cheddar cheese soup</strong> served with a pretzel roll: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><em>&ldquo;Le <span data-scayt_word="Cellier”" data-scaytid="48">Cellier&rdquo;</span></em> Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon</strong> with Truffle-Butter Sauce: $7.75</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Moosehead" data-scaytid="49">Moosehead</span> Lager</strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Neige" data-scaytid="50">Neige</span> Premiere Apple Ice Wine</strong>, Quebec: $6.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Fielding Estate Red Conception</strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="51">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong><em>The CHEW</em> Collective</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli</strong> with Rustic Tomato Sauce: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Grilled Beef Skewer</strong> with Romaine, Apricots and Feta Cheese: $5.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse</strong> with a Caramel Drizzle: $3.25</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Festival Chardonnay</strong>, CA: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Festival Cabernet Sauvignon</strong>, CA: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="53">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>China</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Chicken Pot Stickers</strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Sichuan Spicy Chicken</strong>: $5.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Black Pepper Shrimp</strong> with Garlic Noodles: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Beijing Roasted Duck</strong> in a Steamed Bun with <span data-scayt_word="Hoisin" data-scaytid="55">Hoisin</span> Sauce: $6.50</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Tsingtao" data-scaytid="56">Tsingtao</span> Lager</strong>: $3.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Strawberry Plum Wine Cooler</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Takara" data-scaytid="57">Takara</span> Plum Wine: $7.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Ritzy <span data-scayt_word="Lychee" data-scaytid="58">Lychee</span></strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Courvoisier" data-scaytid="59">Courvoisier</span> Cognac VS and <span data-scayt_word="Smirnoff" data-scaytid="60">Smirnoff</span> Vodka: $10.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Kung <span data-scayt_word="Fu" data-scaytid="61">Fu</span> Punch</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Smirnoff" data-scaytid="62">Smirnoff</span> Vodka and <span data-scayt_word="Bols" data-scaytid="64">Bols</span> Triple Sec: $8.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Happy Peach</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Dekuyper" data-scaytid="65">Dekuyper</span> Peach Liqueur and Myers&rsquo;s Dark Rum: $8.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Mango Bubble Tea</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Assam" data-scaytid="67">Assam</span> Black Tea and Milk: $6.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="66">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Chocolate Studio</strong> &ndash; NEW</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Red Wine Chocolate Truffle</strong>: $2.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Ghirardelli" data-scaytid="69">Ghirardelli</span> Chocolate Raspberry Torte</strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle</strong> with Warm Whiskey Caramel: $4.50</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Fonseca" data-scaytid="70">Fonseca</span> Bin No. 27 Port</strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Justin Cabernet Sauvignon</strong>: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Rosa Regale Sweet Sparkling Wine</strong>: $8.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Blandy’s" data-scaytid="71">Blandy&rsquo;s</span> <span data-scayt_word="Alvada" data-scaytid="72">Alvada</span> <span data-scayt_word="5yr-Old" data-scaytid="73">5yr-Old</span></strong> Madeira: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="74">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Craft Beers</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Pimento Cheese Dip</strong> with Pretzel Crisps: $3.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Charcuterie Plate</strong>: Country Pate, Cured Meats and <span data-scayt_word="Crostini" data-scaytid="76">Crostini</span>: $5.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Piggy Wings</strong>: Fried Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds: $4.25</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Orlando Brewing <span data-scayt_word="OTown" data-scaytid="77">OTown</span> Weiss</strong>, Orlando, FL: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Florida Beer Company Passport 20 Belgian-Style <span data-scayt_word="Tripel" data-scaytid="78">Tripel</span> Ale</strong>, Cape Canaveral, FL: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Two Henrys Blueberry Vanilla American Wheat Ale</strong>, Plant City, FL: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Concrete Beach <span data-scayt_word="Stiltsville" data-scaytid="79">Stiltsville</span> Pilsner</strong>, Miami, FL: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>3 Daughters <span data-scayt_word="Bimini" data-scaytid="80">Bimini</span> Twist IPA</strong>, St. Petersburg, FL: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Shipyard Midnight Snack Milk Stout</strong>, Clearwater, FL: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						Beer Flights also available</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="81">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Desserts &amp; Champagne</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						None</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Veuve" data-scaytid="83">Veuve</span> <span data-scayt_word="Clicquot" data-scaytid="84">Clicquot</span> <span data-scayt_word="Ponsardin" data-scaytid="85">Ponsardin</span> &ldquo;Yellow Label&rdquo; Brut</strong>: $12.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Dom <span data-scayt_word="Perignon" data-scaytid="86">Perignon</span> Brut</strong>: $32.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Nicolas <span data-scayt_word="Feuillatte" data-scaytid="87">Feuillatte</span> Brut Rose</strong>: $12.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Moet &amp; <span data-scayt_word="Chandon" data-scaytid="88">Chandon</span> Ice Imperial</strong>: $15.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Hard Soda Floats with Vanilla Soft-Serve (alcoholic)</strong> &ndash; Best Damn Hard Root Beer Float, <span data-scayt_word="Sprecher" data-scaytid="89">Sprecher</span> Hard Cherry Cola Float or <span data-scayt_word="Sprecher" data-scaytid="90">Sprecher</span> Hard Orange Cream Soda Float: $6.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Soda Floats with Vanilla Soft-Serve (non-alcoholic)</strong> &ndash; Coca-Cola Float, Grape <span data-scayt_word="Fanta" data-scaytid="92">Fanta</span> Float or Strawberry <span data-scayt_word="Fanta" data-scaytid="93">Fanta</span> Float: $3.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="91">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Farm Fresh</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Chicken and Dumplings</strong>: Stewed Chicken with Mushrooms and Spinach: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Pickled Beet Salad</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Herbed" data-scaytid="95">Herbed</span> Goat Cheese, Minus 8 Vinaigrette and Toasted Walnuts: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Loaded Mac &lsquo;n&#39; Cheese</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Nueske's" data-scaytid="96">Nueske&#39;s</span> Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions: $4.50</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider</strong>: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Wyder's" data-scaytid="97">Wyder&#39;s</span> Dry Pear Hard Cider</strong>: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Two Henrys Elderberry Hard Cider</strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Florida Orange Groves Mango Mama Wine</strong>: $3.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="98">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>France</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Croissant aux Escargots</strong>: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley: $5.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Soupe" data-scaytid="100">Soupe</span> a <span data-scayt_word="l’oignon" data-scaytid="101">l&rsquo;oignon</span> au Gruyere et Cognac</strong>: Gruyere and Cognac Onion Soup: $4.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Boeuf" data-scaytid="102">Boeuf</span> <span data-scayt_word="Bourguignon" data-scaytid="103">Bourguignon</span></strong>: Cabernet Sauvignon-braised Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes: $6.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Creme <span data-scayt_word="Brulee" data-scaytid="104">Brulee</span> Caramel <span data-scayt_word="Chocolat" data-scaytid="106">Chocolat</span></strong>: Caramel and Chocolate Creme <span data-scayt_word="Brulee" data-scaytid="105">Brulee</span> topped with Caramelized Sugar: $4.25</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Kronenbourg" data-scaytid="107">Kronenbourg</span> Blanc 1664 Pale Lager</strong>: $4.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Chardonnay, <span data-scayt_word="Bourgogne" data-scaytid="108">Bourgogne</span> Blanc</strong>, <span data-scayt_word="Mommessin" data-scaytid="109">Mommessin</span>, La <span data-scayt_word="Cle" data-scaytid="110">Cle</span> Saint-Pierre: $6.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Merlot &amp; Cabernet Blend</strong>, Bordeaux, Chateau les Graves de <span data-scayt_word="Barrau" data-scaytid="111">Barrau</span>: $6.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="St-Germain" data-scaytid="112">St-Germain</span> Sparkling <span data-scayt_word="Kir" data-scaytid="114">Kir</span></strong>: Sparkling Wine and <span data-scayt_word="St-Germain" data-scaytid="113">St-Germain</span> <span data-scayt_word="Elderflower" data-scaytid="115">Elderflower</span> Liqueur: $8.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Frozen Daiquiri Ice Pop</strong>: Strawberry Puree with French Caribbean <span data-scayt_word="Rhum" data-scaytid="116">Rhum</span> Clement: $8.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>La Passion Martini Slush</strong>: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice: $10.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="117">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Germany</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Roast <span data-scayt_word="Bratwurst" data-scaytid="120">Bratwurst</span></strong> in a Hard Roll: $5.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Schinkennudeln" data-scaytid="121">Schinkennudeln</span></strong>: Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Apple Strudel</strong> with Vanilla Sauce: $3.75</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Radeberger" data-scaytid="123">Radeberger</span> <span data-scayt_word="Zwickel" data-scaytid="124">Zwickel</span> Pilsner (Unfiltered)</strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>J&amp;H <span data-scayt_word="Selbach" data-scaytid="127">Selbach</span> <span data-scayt_word="Bernkasteler" data-scaytid="128">Bernkasteler</span> <span data-scayt_word="Kurfurstlay" data-scaytid="129">Kurfurstlay</span> Riesling <span data-scayt_word="Kabinett" data-scaytid="130">Kabinett</span>, <span data-scayt_word="Mosel" data-scaytid="131">Mosel</span></strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Selbach-Oster" data-scaytid="144">Selbach-Oster</span> <span data-scayt_word="Zeltinger" data-scaytid="145">Zeltinger</span> <span data-scayt_word="Sonnenuhr" data-scaytid="146">Sonnenuhr</span> Riesling <span data-scayt_word="Spatlese" data-scaytid="147">Spatlese</span>, <span data-scayt_word="Mosel" data-scaytid="133">Mosel</span></strong>: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>J&amp;H <span data-scayt_word="Selbach" data-scaytid="135">Selbach</span> <span data-scayt_word="Bernkasteler" data-scaytid="136">Bernkasteler</span> <span data-scayt_word="Kurfurstlay" data-scaytid="137">Kurfurstlay</span> Riesling, <span data-scayt_word="Mosel" data-scaytid="134">Mosel</span></strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="143">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Greece</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Spanakopita" data-scaytid="154">Spanakopita</span></strong>: $4.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Loaded Greek &ldquo;Nachos&rdquo;</strong>: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles and Vegan <span data-scayt_word="Tzatziki" data-scaytid="155">Tzatziki</span>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Chicken Gyro</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Tzatziki" data-scaytid="156">Tzatziki</span> Sauce featuring <span data-scayt_word="Oikos" data-scaytid="158">Oikos</span> Greek Yogurt: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Oikos" data-scaytid="159">Oikos</span> Greek Yogurt Vanilla Cake</strong> Soaked in <span data-scayt_word="Ouzo" data-scaytid="160">Ouzo</span> with Yogurt Whipped Cream and Pistachios: $3.50</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Domaine" data-scaytid="161">Domaine</span> <span data-scayt_word="Skouras" data-scaytid="162">Skouras</span> <span data-scayt_word="Moscofilero" data-scaytid="163">Moscofilero</span></strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Domaine" data-scaytid="164">Domaine</span> <span data-scayt_word="Siglas" data-scaytid="167">Siglas</span> <span data-scayt_word="Assyrtiko" data-scaytid="168">Assyrtiko</span></strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Alpha Estate <span data-scayt_word="Axia" data-scaytid="169">Axia</span> Syrah <span data-scayt_word="Xinomavro" data-scaytid="170">Xinomavro</span></strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="165">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Greenhouse Guru</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Chilled Tomato Gazpacho</strong> with Lump Crab Meat: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Duck <span data-scayt_word="Confit" data-scaytid="172">Confit</span></strong> with Creamy Polenta and Fire-roasted Salsa</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Herloom" data-scaytid="173">Herloom</span> Tomato Salad</strong> with Goat Cheese, Aged Balsamic Vinegar and Micro-Basil: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Mini San <span data-scayt_word="Marzano" data-scaytid="174">Marzano</span> Tomatoes</strong>: $4.75</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Chateau <span data-scayt_word="Ste" data-scaytid="175">Ste</span>. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling</strong> Columbia Valley, Washington: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Acrobat Pinot Noir</strong> Eugene, Oregon: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="176">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Hawai&#39;i</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Spicy Tuna Poke</strong> with Seaweed Salad and <span data-scayt_word="Nori" data-scaytid="178">Nori</span> Rice: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Kalua" data-scaytid="179">Kalua</span> Pork Slider</strong> with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise: $4.25</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine</strong>: $6.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Kona Brewing Company, Big Wave Golden Ale</strong>: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Mai Tai featuring Sammy&rsquo;s Beach Bar Rum</strong>: $8.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="180">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Hops &amp; Barley</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>New England Lobster Roll</strong>: $7.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Smoked Beef Brisket</strong> and Pimento Cheese served on <span data-scayt_word="Griddled" data-scaytid="182">Griddled</span> Garlic Toast: $5.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Freshly Baked Carrot Cake</strong> and Cream Cheese Icing: $3.75</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA</strong>, Boston, MA: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale</strong>, San Francisco, CA: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Dogfish Head Chicory Stout</strong>, Milton, DE: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>La <span data-scayt_word="Crema" data-scaytid="183">Crema</span> Chardonnay</strong>, Sonoma Coast: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Cambria Estate Winery <span data-scayt_word="Benchbreak" data-scaytid="184">Benchbreak</span> Pinot Noir</strong>, Santa Barbara County: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Frozen Orange-spiked Tea</strong> featuring Florida Cane &ldquo;Orlando Orange&rdquo; Vodka: $9.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="185">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Ireland</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Seafood Fisherman&#39;s Pie</strong>: $6.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Irish Cheese Selection Plate</strong>: Irish Cheddar, <span data-scayt_word="Dubliner" data-scaytid="187">Dubliner</span> and Irish Porter: $4.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Warm Chocolate Pudding</strong> with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard: $3.75</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Kilkenny" data-scaytid="188">Kilkenny</span> Irish Cream Ale</strong>: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Bunratty" data-scaytid="189">Bunratty</span> Meade Honey Wine</strong>: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Twinings" data-scaytid="191">Twinings</span> Pumpkin <span data-scayt_word="Chai" data-scaytid="193">Chai</span> Tea Frozen Cocktail</strong> with Caramel Vodka: $9.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Twinings" data-scaytid="192">Twinings</span> Pumpkin <span data-scayt_word="Chai" data-scaytid="194">Chai</span> Tea and Caramel Shake</strong> (Non-alcoholic): $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="190">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Islands of the Caribbean</strong> - New</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Jamaican Beef Patty</strong>: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Mojo" data-scaytid="196">Mojo</span> Pork</strong> with Black Beans, Cilantro Rice and Pickled Red Onions: $4.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Pescado" data-scaytid="197">Pescado</span> con Coco</strong>: Seared Grouper, Pigeon Peas and Rice with Coconut Sauce: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Quesito" data-scaytid="198">Quesito</span></strong>: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce: $3.75</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Presidente" data-scaytid="199">Presidente</span> Pilsner</strong>: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Frozen Mojito</strong>: $9.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Caribbean Sangria</strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="200">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Italy</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Pennete" data-scaytid="202">Pennete</span> <span data-scayt_word="alla" data-scaytid="203">alla</span> Parmigiana</strong>: Baked <span data-scayt_word="Ziti" data-scaytid="205">Ziti</span> and Chicken Parmigiana, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese: $6.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Spezzatino" data-scaytid="206">Spezzatino</span> <span data-scayt_word="alla" data-scaytid="204">alla</span> <span data-scayt_word="Toscana" data-scaytid="208">Toscana</span> con Polenta</strong>: Tuscan-style Stew with Carrots, Mushrooms and Crispy Polenta: $6.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Cannoli" data-scaytid="209">Cannoli</span> al <span data-scayt_word="Cioccolato" data-scaytid="211">Cioccolato</span></strong>: Chocolate-covered <span data-scayt_word="Cannoli" data-scaytid="210">Cannoli</span> filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Fruit: $4.25</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Moretti" data-scaytid="212">Moretti</span> Lager</strong>: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Moretti" data-scaytid="213">Moretti</span> La <span data-scayt_word="Rossa" data-scaytid="215">Rossa</span> Double Malt Beer</strong>: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Pinot <span data-scayt_word="Grigio" data-scaytid="216">Grigio</span></strong>, <span data-scayt_word="Placido" data-scaytid="217">Placido</span>: $6.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Chianti</strong>, <span data-scayt_word="Placido" data-scaytid="218">Placido</span>: $6.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Prosecco" data-scaytid="219">Prosecco</span></strong>, <span data-scayt_word="Fantinel" data-scaytid="221">Fantinel</span> <span data-scayt_word="Borgo" data-scaytid="222">Borgo</span>: $9.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Corbinello" data-scaytid="223">Corbinello</span> <span data-scayt_word="Spumante" data-scaytid="224">Spumante</span> Dolce Rose</strong>, <span data-scayt_word="Montegrande" data-scaytid="226">Montegrande</span>: $8.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Fior" data-scaytid="228">Fior</span> <span data-scayt_word="d’Arancio" data-scaytid="229">d&rsquo;Arancio</span> <span data-scayt_word="Moscato" data-scaytid="220">Moscato</span> <span data-scayt_word="Spumante" data-scaytid="225">Spumante</span></strong>, <span data-scayt_word="Montegrande" data-scaytid="227">Montegrande</span>: $8.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Frozen Margarita</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Limoncello" data-scaytid="232">Limoncello</span> and Tequila: $10.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="231">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Japan</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Spicy Sushi Roll</strong>: Tuna and Salmon with <span data-scayt_word="Kazan" data-scaytid="234">Kazan</span> Volcano Sauce: $5.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Grilled Spicy <span data-scayt_word="Edamame" data-scaytid="235">Edamame</span></strong> tossed with Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce and Chili Powder: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Garlic Shrimp</strong>: Marinated Shrimp <span data-scayt_word="sauteed" data-scaytid="236">sauteed</span> with Garlic and Butter and served over Rice: $6.95</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Kirin" data-scaytid="237">Kirin</span> Pale Lager</strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Sapporo Black Lager</strong>: $4.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Pineapple Breeze Sake Cocktail</strong>: $8.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Echigo" data-scaytid="238">Echigo</span> &ldquo;Northern Bloom&rdquo; <span data-scayt_word="Junmai" data-scaytid="239">Junmai</span> Sake</strong>: $7.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="240">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Mexico</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Taco de <span data-scayt_word="Camaron" data-scaytid="242">Camaron</span></strong>: Battered Shrimp served over a Flour Tortilla with Crispy Purple Cabbage and Chipotle Mayonnaise: $5.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Barbacoa" data-scaytid="243">Barbacoa</span> Enchilada</strong>: Corn Tortilla filled with Beef <span data-scayt_word="Barbacoa" data-scaytid="244">Barbacoa</span> and covered with Oaxaca Mole: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Flan de Chocolate <span data-scayt_word="Abuelita" data-scaytid="245">Abuelita</span></strong>: Mexican Chocolate Custard: $3.95</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Bohemia Pilsner with Floater</strong>: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Mexican-style Red Sangria</strong>: $8.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Mezcal" data-scaytid="247">Mezcal</span> Pineapple Margarita on the Rocks</strong>: $9.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Jalapeno Margarita on the Rocks</strong>: $9.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="246">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Morocco</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Kefta" data-scaytid="249">Kefta</span> Pocket</strong>: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket: $5.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Spicy Hummus Fries</strong> with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and <span data-scayt_word="Tzatziki" data-scaytid="250">Tzatziki</span> Sauce: $5.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Chocolate Baklava</strong>: Rolled <span data-scayt_word="Phyllo" data-scaytid="252">Phyllo</span> Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce: $3.95</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Casa Pale Lager</strong>: $.400</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Les <span data-scayt_word="Trois" data-scaytid="254">Trois</span> <span data-scayt_word="Domaines" data-scaytid="255">Domaines</span> <span data-scayt_word="Guerrouane" data-scaytid="256">Guerrouane</span> White Wine</strong>: $5.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Moroccan Sangria</strong>: $6.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Mimosa Royale</strong>: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur: $8.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="253">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>New Zealand</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Lamb Meatball</strong> with Spicy Tomato Chutney: $5.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Steamed Green Lip Mussels</strong> with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Seared Venison Loin</strong> with Wild Mushroom <span data-scayt_word="Marsala" data-scaytid="258">Marsala</span> Sauce and <span data-scayt_word="Kumara" data-scaytid="259">Kumara</span> Dumpling: $6.25</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Nobilo" data-scaytid="260">Nobilo</span> Icon Pinot Noir</strong>: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Kim Crawford Pinot Gris</strong>: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Mohua" data-scaytid="262">Mohua</span> Sauvignon Blanc</strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="261">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Patagonia</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Beef <span data-scayt_word="Empanada" data-scaytid="264">Empanada</span></strong>: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Grilled Beef Skewer</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Chimichurri" data-scaytid="265">Chimichurri</span> Sauce and <span data-scayt_word="Boniato" data-scaytid="266">Boniato</span> Puree: $5.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Roasted <span data-scayt_word="Verlasso" data-scaytid="267">Verlasso</span> Salmon</strong> with Quinoa Salad and Arugula <span data-scayt_word="Chimichurri" data-scaytid="268">Chimichurri</span>: $5.50</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Verum" data-scaytid="270">Verum</span> Pinot Noir</strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Bodega <span data-scayt_word="Noemia" data-scaytid="271">Noemia</span> A Lisa <span data-scayt_word="Malbec" data-scaytid="272">Malbec</span></strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="273">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Poland</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Golabki" data-scaytid="275">Golabki</span></strong>: Pork-stuffed Cabbage in Tomato Sauce: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Kielbasa and Potato <span data-scayt_word="Pierogi" data-scaytid="276">Pierogi</span></strong> with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream: $5.50</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Okacim" data-scaytid="277">Okacim</span> O.K. Euro Pale Lager</strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Donausonne" data-scaytid="278">Donausonne</span> <span data-scayt_word="Blaufrankisch" data-scaytid="279">Blaufrankisch</span> Hungarian Wine</strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Frozen <span data-scayt_word="Szarlotka" data-scaytid="281">Szarlotka</span> Apple Pie</strong> featuring <span data-scayt_word="Zubrowka" data-scaytid="282">Zubrowka</span> Bison Grass Vodka: $9.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="280">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Scotland</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Traditional Scottish Lamb Stew</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Neeps" data-scaytid="285">Neeps</span> and <span data-scayt_word="Tatties" data-scaytid="286">Tatties</span>: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Fresh Potato Pancake</strong> with Scottish Smoked Salmon and <span data-scayt_word="Herbed" data-scaytid="284">Herbed</span> Sour Cream: $5.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>The Tipsy Laird</strong>: Whiskey-soaked Cake with Lemon Cream and Toasted Oats: $3.50</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Citrus Thistle</strong> featuring <span data-scayt_word="Hendrick's" data-scaytid="288">Hendrick&#39;s</span> Gin: $9.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Innis" data-scaytid="291">Innis</span> &amp; Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout</strong>: $3.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="289">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>South Korea</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Roasted Pork Lettuce Wrap</strong> and <span data-scayt_word="Kimchi" data-scaytid="290">Kimchi</span>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Korean-style BBQ Beef</strong> with Steamed Rice and Cucumber <span data-scayt_word="Kimchi" data-scaytid="294">Kimchi</span>: $5.25</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Vegan Korean BBQ</strong> with Steamed Rice and Cucumber <span data-scayt_word="Kimchi" data-scaytid="295">Kimchi</span> featuring <span data-scayt_word="Gardein™" data-scaytid="298">Gardein&trade;</span> <span data-scayt_word="Beefless" data-scaytid="299">Beefless</span> Tips: $4.75</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="iCing" data-scaytid="300">iCing</span> Grapefruit Sparkling Rice Brew</strong>: $4.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Bohae" data-scaytid="302">Bohae</span> <span data-scayt_word="Bokbunjajoo" data-scaytid="303">Bokbunjajoo</span> Raspberry Wine</strong>: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Soju" data-scaytid="304">Soju</span> Fruit Slushy featuring <span data-scayt_word="Jinro" data-scaytid="306">Jinro</span> <span data-scayt_word="Chamisul" data-scaytid="307">Chamisul</span> <span data-scayt_word="Soju" data-scaytid="305">Soju</span></strong>: $9.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="301">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Wine &amp; Dine Studio</strong> - New</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Pork Tenderloin</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Cannellini" data-scaytid="309">Cannellini</span> Bean Ragout and Zinfandel Reduction: $5.00</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Seared Scallop</strong>, <span data-scayt_word="Truffled" data-scaytid="310">Truffled</span> Celery Root Puree, Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushrooms featuring Melissa&rsquo;s Produce: $5.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Trio of Artisan Cheese</strong>: $5.00
						<ul>
							<li>
								La <span data-scayt_word="Bonne" data-scaytid="311">Bonne</span> Vie Goat Cheese served with toasted <span data-scayt_word="Craisin" data-scaytid="312">Craisin</span> Bread</li>
							<li>
								<span data-scayt_word="Karst" data-scaytid="313">Karst</span> Cave-aged Cheddar Cheese served with Fig Compote</li>
							<li>
								<span data-scayt_word="Statesboro" data-scaytid="314">Statesboro</span> Blue Cheese served with Spiced Candied Walnuts</li>
						</ul>
					</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese</strong>: $11.00
						<ul>
							<li>
								Trio of Artisan Cheese paired with Conundrum White Blend <span data-scayt_word="25th" data-scaytid="315">25th</span> Anniversary, Kurt Russell&rsquo;s <span data-scayt_word="GoGi" data-scaytid="316">GoGi</span> &ldquo;Goldie&rdquo; Chardonnay and Robert <span data-scayt_word="Mondavi" data-scaytid="317">Mondavi</span> Maestro Red Blend</li>
						</ul>
					</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc</strong>, Rutherford: $5.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Kurt Russell&rsquo;s <span data-scayt_word="GoGi" data-scaytid="318">GoGi</span> &ldquo;Goldie&rdquo; Chardonnay</strong>, <span data-scayt_word="Sta" data-scaytid="321">Sta</span>. Rita Hills: $9.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Conundrum White Blend <span data-scayt_word="25th" data-scaytid="319">25th</span> Anniversary</strong>, California: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><span data-scayt_word="Vinum" data-scaytid="323">Vinum</span> Cellars Pinot Noir</strong>, Monterey: $4.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Kurt Russell&rsquo;s <span data-scayt_word="GoGi" data-scaytid="324">GoGi</span> &ldquo;Tiger&rdquo; Pinot Noir</strong>, <span data-scayt_word="Sta" data-scaytid="325">Sta</span>. Rita Hills: $12.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Michael David Winery Seven Deadly <span data-scayt_word="Zins" data-scaytid="328">Zins</span> Zinfandel</strong>, Lodi: $4.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Robert <span data-scayt_word="Mondavi" data-scaytid="371">Mondavi</span> Winery Maestro Red Blend</strong> Napa Valley: $5.75</li>
					<li>
						<strong><strong><span data-scayt_word="Dasani" data-scaytid="179">Dasani</span> Bottled Water</strong></strong>: $3.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td align="center" colspan="3">
				<h2>
					<strong>Other Festival Locations</strong></h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Kiosk</strong></h3>
			</td>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Food</strong></h3>
			</td>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Beverages</strong></h3>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Block &amp; Hans</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						None</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Mmmhops" data-scaytid="329">Mmmhops</span> Pale Ale</li>
					<li>
						Festival Chardonnay, CA</li>
					<li>
						Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, CA</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Intermissions Cafe</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Southwest Chicken Wrap</li>
					<li>
						Tuna Salad with a Croissant</li>
					<li>
						Asian Chicken Salad with Noodles</li>
					<li>
						Asian Chicken Salad with Noodles</li>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Caprese" data-scaytid="330">Caprese</span> Salad: <span data-scayt_word="BelGioioso" data-scaytid="331">BelGioioso</span> Fresh Mozzarella Cheese &amp; Tomatoes with Basil Pesto</li>
					<li>
						Side Salad</li>
					<li>
						Fruit and Cheese Plate</li>
					<li>
						Grapes</li>
					<li>
						Brownie</li>
					<li>
						Key Lime Pie</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Cigar City <span data-scayt_word="Maduro" data-scaytid="332">Maduro</span> Brown Ale</li>
					<li>
						Cigar City Homemade Apple Pie Hard Cider, Tampa, FL</li>
					<li>
						Festival Chardonnay, CA</li>
					<li>
						Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, CA</li>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Zonin" data-scaytid="335">Zonin</span> <span data-scayt_word="Prosecco" data-scaytid="333">Prosecco</span></li>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Caposaldo" data-scaytid="337">Caposaldo</span> Peach <span data-scayt_word="Moscato" data-scaytid="334">Moscato</span> Sweet Sparkling Wine</li>
					<li>
						Iron Horse Vineyards &ldquo;Fairy Tale Celebration <span data-scayt_word="Cuvee”" data-scaytid="339">Cuvee&rdquo;</span> Sparkling Wine, Green Valley, Sonoma</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong><span data-scayt_word="Joffrey’s" data-scaytid="340">Joffrey&rsquo;s</span> Coffee &amp; Tea Company </strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						None</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Canada &ndash; <span data-scayt_word="Kahlua-tini" data-scaytid="341">Kahlua-tini</span> Iced Coffee: chilled roasted Coffee topped with <span data-scayt_word="Kahlua" data-scaytid="342">Kahlua</span>, Grey Goose Vodka and creamy Half &amp; Half</li>
					<li>
						Disney Traders &ndash; <span data-scayt_word="Tiki" data-scaytid="343">Tiki</span> Torch: frozen Passion Fruit thrills with juicy sweet flavors, a hint of tartness and blended with Grey Goose Vodka</li>
					<li>
						Future World East &ndash; Frozen Strawberry-Lemon Sunset: layered frozen Strawberry and Lemon topped with Grey Goose Vodka</li>
					<li>
						The American Adventure &ndash; Spiked <span data-scayt_word="Chai" data-scaytid="344">Chai</span> Latte: iced, frozen or hot <span data-scayt_word="Chai" data-scaytid="345">Chai</span> tea Latte blended with <span data-scayt_word="Chai" data-scaytid="346">Chai</span> spices, creamy Vanilla and Baileys Irish Cream or Grey Goose Vodka</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Refreshment Cool Post</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Spicy Hot Dog</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Kimchi" data-scaytid="118">Kimchi</span> and Mustard Sauce: $6.50</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Frozen Brown Elephant</strong>: $9.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Mango Starr</strong> featuring African Starr Rum: $9.50</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Refreshment Port</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Pineapple Dole Whip Soft-Serve Ice Cream</strong>: $4.19</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Croissant doughnut</strong> with Cinnamon and Sugar: $4.99</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Fried Chicken Chunks</strong> with Dole Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce: $9.49</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<strong>Dragon Berry Refresher</strong> featuring <span data-scayt_word="Bacardi" data-scaytid="351">Bacardi</span> Dragon Berry Rum: $10.50</li>
					<li>
						<strong>Pineapple Dole Whip Soft-Serve Ice Cream</strong> with <span data-scayt_word="Bacardi" data-scaytid="352">Bacardi</span> Coconut Rum: $10.00</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar Hosted by <span data-scayt_word="Ghirardelli" data-scaytid="353">Ghirardelli</span> Chocolate Company </strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						None</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Lasseter" data-scaytid="357">Lasseter</span> Family Winery <span data-scayt_word="Amoureux" data-scaytid="358">Amoureux</span> <span data-scayt_word="Malbec" data-scaytid="355">Malbec</span> Blend, Sonoma Valley</li>
					<li>
						Terra <span data-scayt_word="d'Oro" data-scaytid="360">d&#39;Oro</span> Zinfandel Port, Amador County</li>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Ghirardelli" data-scaytid="356">Ghirardelli</span> Drinking Chocolate</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
0
2016-09-14
0 0
1988 4032 5 1 4032 0 Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon to Close in October /news/2016/09/14/shark-reef-at-typhoon-lagoon-to-close-in-october Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon to Close in October Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon to Close in October Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon to Close in October
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/shark-reef/news/14sep2016-typhoon-lagoons-shark-reef-to-close-next-month.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Shark Reef will close at the end of October. The attraction was rumored to close as part of the 2014 refurbishment, but it re-opened with the water park in January of 2015. A new family waterslide called <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/06/08/new-family-raft-ride-coming-to-typhoon-lagoon">Miss Fortune Falls</a> is being constructed in Typhoon Lagoon and is expected to open in 2017.</p>
0
2016-09-14
0 0
1989 4033 5 1 4033 0 New YesterEars Collection Shirts Inspired by Neverland Club, Walt Disney World Village and Camp Minnie Mickey /news/2016/09/15/new-yesterears-collection-shirts-inspired-by-neverland-club-walt-disney-world-village-and-camp-minnie-mickey New YesterEars Collection Shirts Inspired by Neverland Club, Walt Disney World Village and Camp Minnie Mickey New YesterEars Collection Shirts Inspired by Neverland Club, Walt Disney World Village and Camp Minnie Mickey New YesterEars Collection Shirts Inspired by Neverland Club, Walt Disney World Village and Camp Minnie Mickey
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/09/look-back-with-yesterears-collection-apparel-on-disney-parks-online-store-from-september-15-22/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced three limited edition shirts that will be available from September 15 through September <span data-scayt_word="22nd" data-scaytid="2">22nd</span> as part of the <span data-scayt_word="Yester" data-scaytid="5">Yester</span>Ears Collection. The shirts are available exclusively through <a href="https://www.disneystore.com/disney-parks-special-events/mn/1009902/?CMP=SOC-DPFY16Q4LookBackwithYesterEarsCollectionApparelonDisneyParksOnlineStorefromSeptember15220004">DisneyStore.com/Events</a>.</p>
<p>
	The shirts featured include a tribute to the Walt Disney World Village, one of the many former names of the current Disney Springs area. The area opened as the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village in March of 1975 before being renamed to the Walt Disney World Village in 1977.</p>
<p>
	The next shirt pays tribute to The <span data-scayt_word="Neverland" data-scaytid="35">Neverland</span> Club, the former children&#39;s activity area at Disney&#39;s Polynesian Resort. The shirt reproduces the sign from the former location.</p>
<p>
	The final shirt has the look and feel of a traditional summer camp shirt with it&#39;s tribute to Camp Minnie Mickey. The Camp Minnie Mickey area was part of the original Animal Kingdom but it closed to make way for the Avatar project.</p>
0
2016-09-15
0 0
1990 4034 5 1 4034 0 Preview of 'Dr. Strange' Coming to One Man's Dream on October 7 /news/2016/09/19/preview-of-dr-strange-coming-to-one-mans-dream-on-october-7 Preview of 'Dr. Strange' Coming to One Man's Dream on October 7 Preview of 'Dr. Strange' Coming to One Man's Dream on October 7 Preview of 'Dr. Strange' Coming to One Man's Dream on October 7
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/09/get-a-sneak-peek-of-the-mysterious-world-of-doctor-strange-starting-october-7-at-disney-parks/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that a preview of the upcoming Marvel film, Dr. Strange will debut October <span data-scayt_word="7th" data-scaytid="2">7th</span> at Walt Disney: One Man&#39;s Dream in Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios.</p>
<p>
	The movie opens in theaters November 4, 2016 and it&#39;s presence in a Disney World theme park marks only the second time a Marvel property has been legally allowed to appear inside a Disney World park.</p>
<p>
	Comcast/NBC Universal owns exclusive rights to the majority of Marvel characters in the Florida area but discussions about specific characters have been rumored as part of the ongoing Guardians of the Galaxy rumors.</p>
<p>
	Additionally, <a href="https://disneyauditions.com/audition-calendar/?aud_id=8037">DisneyAuditions.com</a> has an open casting call for &quot;Male Actors for Doctor Strange.&quot; The casting call is Monday September 26 in Orlando and no other information was given.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/op8GTzue9H4" width="624"></iframe></p>
0
2016-09-19
0 0
1991 4036 5 1 4036 0 New Band 'Bodh'aktan' Coming to Epcot This Fall /news/2016/09/20/new-band-bodhaktan-coming-to-epcot-this-fall New Band 'Bodh'aktan' Coming to Epcot This Fall New Band 'Bodh'aktan' Coming to Epcot This Fall New Band 'Bodh'aktan' Coming to Epcot This Fall
<p>
	A new band will soon be arriving at <span data-scayt_word="Epcot's" data-scaytid="1">Epcot&#39;s</span> Canada Pavilion. The band will be the next in a line of replacement acts since the departure of Off Kilter. <span data-scayt_word="Bodh'aktan's" data-scaytid="24">Bodh&#39;aktan&#39;s</span> music is similar to that of Off Kilter and samples can be found <a href="http://www.bodhaktan.com/en/music/">here</a>.</p>
<p>
	The group only has a contract for 20 dates beginning in October. Traditionally the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs play at Canada&#39;s Old Mill Stage during the Christmas season but following the holiday it is expected that <span data-scayt_word="Bodh'aktan" data-scaytid="45">Bodh&#39;aktan</span> will play a few dates in January as well.</p>
0
2016-09-20
0 0
1992 4037 5 1 4037 0 Stitch's Great Escape to Switch to Seasonal Operation in October /news/2016/09/21/stitchs-great-escape-to-switch-to-seasonal-operation-in-october Stitch's Great Escape to Switch to Seasonal Operation in October Stitch's Great Escape to Switch to Seasonal Operation in October Stitch's Great Escape to Switch to Seasonal Operation in October
<p>
	<span data-scayt_word="Dewayne" data-scaytid="1">Dewayne</span> <span data-scayt_word="Bevil" data-scaytid="2">Bevil</span> of the <a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/theme-park-rangers-blog/os-disney-magic-kingdom-stitch-20160920-story.html">Orlando Sentinel</a> is reporting that beginning October 2, 2016 Stitch&#39;s Great Escape will shift into seasonal operation. October 1, 2016 will be the attraction&#39;s last day of normal operation, after which it will only operate during select times of the year.</p>
<p>
	Typically this is an indication that an attraction is due to close, but it can also be done simply as a cost saving measure.</p>
<p>
	There is a current rumor regarding this attraction being <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/08/07/replacement-coming-for-stitchs-great-escape">replaced with a Wreck it Ralph themed attraction</a>.</p>
0
2016-09-21
0 0
1993 4040 5 1 4040 0 New Show at 'Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party' Called 'Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration' /news/2016/09/22/new-show-at-mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party-called-mickeys-most-merriest-celebration New Show at 'Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party' Called 'Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration' New Show at 'Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party' Called 'Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration' New Show at 'Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party' Called 'Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration'
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/05/get-your-tickets-now-for-holiday-special-events-at-magic-kingdom-park/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that this year&#39;s Mickey&#39;s Very Merry Christmas Party will include a new show called Mickey&#39;s Most Merriest Celebration. According to the Disney Parks Blog:</p>
<p>
	<em>In this all-new show, Mickey and his pals invite some of their friends over for an unforgettable Christmas party filled with music, dancing, color and fun. Look for Woody and Jessie from &ldquo;Toy Story,&rdquo; <span data-scayt_word="Fantasyland" data-scaytid="4">Fantasyland</span> friends such as Peter Pan and Snow White, and many more!</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Featuring medleys of delightful holiday songs both classic and contemporary, along with special effects, magical projections and beloved Disney characters, &ldquo;Mickey&rsquo;s Most Merriest Celebration&rdquo; will be presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage on nights when Mickey&rsquo;s Very Merry Christmas Party is offered, November 7 to December 22, 2016.</em></p>
<p>
	Tickets are still on sale for Mickey&#39;s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and tickets are also on sale for Mickey&#39;s Very Merry Christmas Party. Christmas Party tickets start at $86 for adults and $81 for children (3-9) with advanced purchase. They can purchased at <a href="https://disneyworld.disney.go.com?CMP=SOC-DPFY16Q3GetYourTicketsNowforHolidaySpecialEventsatMagicKingdomPark0002" target="_blank">Disneyworld.com</a>, by calling 407-W-DISNEY or through your travel agent.</p>
0
2016-09-22
0 0
1994 4041 5 1 4041 0 'The Muppets Present... Great Moments in American' History Debuts October 2 /news/2016/09/23/the-muppets-present-great-moments-in-american-history-debuts-october-2 'The Muppets Present... Great Moments in American' History Debuts October 2 'The Muppets Present... Great Moments in American' History Debuts October 2 'The Muppets Present... Great Moments in American' History Debuts October 2
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/09/the-muppets-present-great-moments-in-american-history-debuts-october-2-at-magic-kingdom-park/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that &quot;The <span data-scayt_word="Muppets" data-scaytid="1">Muppets</span> Present... Great Moments in American History will debut on October 2, 2016 in Liberty Square.</p>
<p>
	Sam Eagle, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, <span data-scayt_word="Fozzie" data-scaytid="10">Fozzie</span> Bear, The Great <span data-scayt_word="Gonzo" data-scaytid="11">Gonzo</span> and James Jefferson, the town crier of Liberty Square will present history lessons outside of The Hall of Presidents in the traditional <span data-scayt_word="Muppets" data-scaytid="3">Muppets</span> fashion several times per day. The show will also feature an original song when it debuts on October 2, 2016.</p>
0
2016-09-23
0 0
1995 4042 5 1 4042 0 iPhone 7 Options Now Available at D-Tech On Demand Locations /news/2016/09/26/iphone-7-options-now-available-at-d-tech-on-demand-locations iPhone 7 Options Now Available at D-Tech On Demand Locations iPhone 7 Options Now Available at D-Tech On Demand Locations iPhone 7 Options Now Available at D-Tech On Demand Locations
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/09/new-iphone-7-options-added-to-d-tech-on-demand-stations-at-disney-parks/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that cases are now available for the iPhone 7 at D-Tech on demand locations throughout Disney World. The D-Tech on demand locations allow guests to create customized cell phone cases with their favorite Disney character, park or attraction. Locations are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Marketplace Co Op - Disney Springs, Marketplace</li>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Tomorrowland" data-scaytid="3">Tomorrowland</span> Light &amp; Power Company - Magic Kingdom, <span data-scayt_word="Tomorrowland" data-scaytid="8">Tomorrowland</span></li>
	<li>
		Star Wars Launch Bay Cargo - Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios, Animation Courtyard (Star Wars designs only)</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Designs can be used on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus models. Other brands are also available. The pre-packaged (non customized) cases for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available throughout Walt Disney World in early October.</p>
0
2016-09-26
0 0
1996 4044 5 1 4044 0 The Mad Hatter to Stop Meeting Guests October 1st /news/2016/09/28/the-mad-hatter-to-stop-meeting-guests-october-1st The Mad Hatter to Stop Meeting Guests October 1st The Mad Hatter to Stop Meeting Guests October 1st The Mad Hatter to Stop Meeting Guests October 1st
<p>
	<a href="http://www.doctordisney.com/2016/09/26/another-disney-character-set-leave-magic-kingdom-weekend/">DoctorDisney.com</a> is reporting that The Mad Hatter&#39;s last day for meeting with <span data-scayt_word="Fantasyland" data-scaytid="3">Fantasyland</span> guests will be October <span data-scayt_word="1st" data-scaytid="4">1st</span>, 2016. He is expected to remain in the Festival of Fantasy parade.</p>
0
2016-09-28
0 0
1997 4046 5 1 4046 0 Annual Passholder Discounts Updated /news/2016/10/01/annual-passholder-discounts-updated Annual Passholder Discounts Updated Annual Passholder Discounts Updated Annual Passholder Discounts Updated
<p>
	Beginning today, Disney has updated the discounts for Annual <span data-scayt_word="Passholders" data-scaytid="1">Passholders</span> to include more dining and merchandise offerings as well as steeper discounts.</p>
<p>
	<span data-scayt_word="Passholders" data-scaytid="2">Passholders</span> get 20% off Disney merchandise and 10% off food and nonalcoholic beverages at most Table-Service restaurants* at Theme Parks and Disney Resort hotels during all available meals. Previously, available restaurants would only offer discounts at select meals. The excluded restaurants are: Victoria &amp; Albert&#39;s, Monsieur Paul, <span data-scayt_word="Teppan" data-scaytid="4">Teppan</span> <span data-scayt_word="Edo" data-scaytid="5">Edo</span> and Les Chefs de France.</p>
<p>
	The 20% merchandise discount extends to all Disney owned and operated stores. This mainly includes World Showcase locations and Disney Springs locations.</p>
<p>
	As part of the <span data-scayt_word="45th" data-scaytid="6">45th</span> Anniversary celebration, additional table service and quick service locations now offer 20% discounts for all meals:</p>
<p>
	<b>Disney&#39;s Magic Kingdom Theme Park</b></p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen</li>
	<li>
		Pecos Bill&#39;s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<b>Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom Theme Park</b></p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Flame Tree Barbecue</li>
	<li>
		Tiffins</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<b>Epcot Theme Park</b></p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Biergarten Restaurant</li>
	<li>
		Coral Reef Restaurant</li>
	<li>
		Electric Umbrella</li>
	<li>
		Liberty Inn</li>
	<li>
		Rose &amp; Crown Dining Room</li>
	<li>
		The Garden Grill</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<b>Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios Theme Park</b></p>
<ul>
	<li>
		ABC Commissary</li>
	<li>
		Backlot Express</li>
	<li>
		Hollywood &amp; Vine</li>
	<li>
		The Hollywood Brown Derby</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<b>Disney Springs</b></p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<b>Disney Food Trucks</b>
		<ul>
			<li>
				Fantasy Fare</li>
			<li>
				Namaste Cafe</li>
			<li>
				Superstar Catering</li>
			<li>
				World Showcase of Flavors</li>
		</ul>
	</li>
	<li>
		D-Luxe Burger</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<b>Walt Disney World Resort Dining</b></p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Artist Point</li>
	<li>
		Beach Club Marketplace</li>
	<li>
		Boardwalk Bakery</li>
	<li>
		Boatwright&#39;s Dining Hall</li>
	<li>
		Cape May Cafe</li>
	<li>
		Capt. Cook&#39;s</li>
	<li>
		Captain&#39;s Grille</li>
	<li>
		Citricos</li>
	<li>
		Contempo Cafe</li>
	<li>
		Disney&#39;s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show</li>
	<li>
		ESPN Club</li>
	<li>
		Flying Fish</li>
	<li>
		Gasparilla Island Grill</li>
	<li>
		Grand Floridian Cafe</li>
	<li>
		Jiko</li>
	<li>
		Kona Cafe</li>
	<li>
		Narcoossee&#39;s</li>
	<li>
		Olivias Cafe</li>
	<li>
		Pizza Window</li>
	<li>
		Roaring Fork</li>
	<li>
		Sanaa</li>
	<li>
		The Mara</li>
	<li>
		The Turf Club Bar and Grill</li>
	<li>
		The Wave&hellip; of American Flavors</li>
	<li>
		Trail&#39;s End Restaurant</li>
	<li>
		Whispering Canyon Cafe</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<b>Disney&#39;s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park</b></p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Leaning Palms</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<b>Disney&#39;s Blizzard Beach Water Park</b></p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Lottawatta Lodge</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<b>ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex</b></p>
<ul>
	<li>
		ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill</li>
</ul>
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2016-10-01
0 0
1998 4047 5 1 4047 0 Third Parking Garage Coming to Disney Springs /news/2016/09/29/third-parking-garage-coming-to-disney-springs Third Parking Garage Coming to Disney Springs Third Parking Garage Coming to Disney Springs Third Parking Garage Coming to Disney Springs
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/29sep2016-third-parking-garage-coming-to-disney-springs.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> and the Reedy Creek Improvement District have confirmed that a third parking garage will soon be built at Disney Springs. The third garage is expected to have 2000 spaces and be located across Buena Vista Drive near the Speedway Gas Station.</p>
<p>
	The garage is expected to begin construction in 2017 with an expected completion date of 2019. It is also expected to use the same technology used by the Orange and Lime garages that informs guests of how many available spaces are in each level or row.</p>
0
2016-09-29
0 0
1999 4049 5 1 4049 0 Super Hero Headquarters Sign Change /news/2016/10/01/super-hero-headquarters-sign-change Super Hero Headquarters Sign Change Super Hero Headquarters Sign Change Super Hero Headquarters Sign Change
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/marvel-comes-to-disney-springs.919948/#post-7423482">WDWMagic.com</a> user <span data-scayt_word="djkidkaz" data-scaytid="1">djkidkaz</span> posted a photo of the new sign at Superhero Headquarters at Disney Springs. The sign now features the Marvel logo which was believed to be against the existing legal agreement between Universal and Disney.</p>
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2016-10-01
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2000 4051 5 1 4051 0 Muppet Mobile Lab Returns to Epcot /news/2016/10/03/muppet-mobile-lab-returns-to-epcot Muppet Mobile Lab Returns to Epcot Muppet Mobile Lab Returns to Epcot Muppet Mobile Lab Returns to Epcot
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/03oct2016-muppet-mobile-lab-returning-to-epcot-this-week.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that the <span data-scayt_word="Muppet" data-scaytid="1">Muppet</span> Mobile Lab returned to <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="3">Epcot</span> today (October 3, 2016). The <span data-scayt_word="Muppet" data-scaytid="2">Muppet</span> Mobile Lab was created as part of the Living Character Initiative and features Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker on a <span data-scayt_word="Segway" data-scaytid="4">Segway</span> like device. The characters interact with guests and are free roaming.</p>
<p>
	The <span data-scayt_word="Muppet" data-scaytid="5">Muppet</span> Mobile Lab appeared in <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="6">Epcot</span> in 2007 before moving to Hong Kong Disneyland.</p>
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2016-10-03
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2001 4058 5 1 4058 0 Magic Kingdom Refurbishment Updates /news/2016/10/03/magic-kingdom-refurbishment-updates Magic Kingdom Refurbishment Updates Magic Kingdom Refurbishment Updates Magic Kingdom Refurbishment Updates
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/walt-disney-world-railroad-closing-for-a-5-week-refurbishment-jan-feb-2017.920122/">WDWMagic.com</a> user <span data-scayt_word="lnsemsf" data-scaytid="1">lnsemsf</span> posted several refurbishment updates for the Magic Kingdom.</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Walt Disney World Railroad: Closed for refurbishment from January 9, 2017 - February 16, 2017</li>
	<li>
		Liberty Square Riverboat: Closed for refurbishment from January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017</li>
	<li>
		The Hall of Presidents: Closed for refurbishment from January 17, 2017 - June 29, 2017</li>
</ul>
<p>
	A list of other refurbishments can be found <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/refurbishments">here</a>.</p>
0
2016-10-03
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2002 4059 5 1 4059 0 Disney Parks Closing Due to Hurricane Matthew /news/2016/10/06/disney-parks-closing-due-to-hurricane-matthew Disney Parks Closing Due to Hurricane Matthew Disney Parks Closing Due to Hurricane Matthew Disney Parks Closing Due to Hurricane Matthew
<p>
	Disney has announced that they will close all Disney World parks and water parks at 5:00 PM on Thursday October <span data-scayt_word="6th" data-scaytid="1">6th</span>. The parks will remain closed through Friday October <span data-scayt_word="7th" data-scaytid="7">7th</span>.</p>
<p>
	The closures are for safety concerns due to hurricane Matthew.</p>
<p>
	The official announcement on DisneyWorld.com is as follows:</p>
<p>
	<em>Based on the most recent forecasts for Hurricane Matthew, Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs, miniature golf courses and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will all be <strong>closed today by 5 p.m.</strong> and will <strong>remain closed through Friday, Oct. 7.</strong></em><br />
	<br />
	<em>Mickey&rsquo;s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Theme Park is also canceled for tonight and tomorrow.</em></p>
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2016-10-06
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2003 4062 5 1 4062 0 Main Street Electrical Parade Ends It's Run at Disney's Magic Kingdom /news/2016/10/10/main-street-electrical-parade-ends-its-run-at-disneys-magic-kingdom Main Street Electrical Parade Ends It's Run at Disney's Magic Kingdom Main Street Electrical Parade Ends It's Run at Disney's Magic Kingdom Main Street Electrical Parade Ends It's Run at Disney's Magic Kingdom
<p>
	Yesterday (October 9, 2016) was the last showing of the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disney World&#39;s Magic Kingdom. The parade is returning to <span data-scayt_word="DIsneyland" data-scaytid="10">DIsneyland</span> where it will be shown for an indeterminate amount of time.</p>
<p>
	No replacement parade has been named, but one <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/10/05/festival-of-fantasy-parade-to-potentially-run-at-night">rumor</a> points to the Festival of Fantasy parade playing at night.</p>
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2016-10-10
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2004 4063 5 1 4063 0 Wine Bar George to Open in Fall 2017 at Disney Springs /news/2016/10/11/wine-bar-george-to-open-in-fall-2017-at-disney-springs Wine Bar George to Open in Fall 2017 at Disney Springs Wine Bar George to Open in Fall 2017 at Disney Springs Wine Bar George to Open in Fall 2017 at Disney Springs
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/10/wine-bar-george-featuring-master-sommelier-george-miliotes-opens-fall-2017-at-disney-springs-at-walt-disney-world-resort/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that a new Wine Bar called Wine Bar George will open at Disney Springs in Fall of 2017. The bar will be located across from Jock Lindsey&#39;s Hangar Bar in The Landing neighborhood of Disney Springs.</p>
<p>
	The Wine Bar is a new venture from Master Sommelier George <span data-scayt_word="Miliotes" data-scaytid="1">Miliotes</span>. <span data-scayt_word="Miliotes" data-scaytid="13">Miliotes</span> is one of only 230 Master Sommelier&#39;s in the world. Previously he was part of the opening team at California Grill in 1995.</p>
<p>
	Details on the new location from <span data-scayt_word="Miliotes" data-scaytid="38">Miliotes</span> and the Disney Parks Blog are as follows:</p>
<p>
	<em>The design for the 210-seat wine bar is reminiscent of a winemaker&rsquo;s home estate featuring oak wood, warm lighting and a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Wine Bar George also will include a food menu featuring small plates designed to complement the wine list. Offerings will feature local artisans and seasonal flavors &ndash; &ldquo;bringing guests ideal food and wine pairings and culinary explorations,&rdquo; says <span data-scayt_word="Miliotes" data-scaytid="33">Miliotes</span>.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Wine Bar George will offer more than 100 selections both by the bottle and the glass in a range of varietals, vintages and prices. Guests will be able to experience sips from acclaimed wineries as well as up-and-coming growing regions and wineries. Wine education will be served up in an approachable and fun manner, says <span data-scayt_word="Miliotes" data-scaytid="35">Miliotes</span>, and he is planning special events and visits from renowned winemakers.</em></p>
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2016-10-11
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2005 4065 5 1 4065 0 Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro Ends Its Run at Epcot's Italy Pavilion /news/2016/10/12/sbandieratori-di-sansepolcro-ends-its-run-at-epcots-italy-pavilion Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro Ends Its Run at Epcot's Italy Pavilion Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro Ends Its Run at Epcot's Italy Pavilion Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro Ends Its Run at Epcot's Italy Pavilion
<p>
	The flag waiving show, <span data-scayt_word="Sbandieratori" data-scaytid="1">Sbandieratori</span> Di <span data-scayt_word="Sansepolcro" data-scaytid="2">Sansepolcro</span>, had it&#39;s last day of operation at <span data-scayt_word="Epcot's" data-scaytid="13">Epcot&#39;s</span> Italy Pavilion on October <span data-scayt_word="8th" data-scaytid="23">8th</span>. No replacement show has been named.</p>
0
2016-10-12
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2006 4066 5 1 4066 0 Blizzard Beach and Dinosaur Refurbishment Schedules Changed /news/2016/10/13/blizzard-beach-and-dinosaur-refurbishment-schedules-changed Blizzard Beach and Dinosaur Refurbishment Schedules Changed Blizzard Beach and Dinosaur Refurbishment Schedules Changed Blizzard Beach and Dinosaur Refurbishment Schedules Changed
<p>
	Disney has changed the refurbishment schedules for both Blizzard Beach <span data-scayt_word="waterpark" data-scaytid="2">waterpark</span> and DINOSAUR at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom.</p>
<p>
	Blizzard Beach was originally supposed to close on October <span data-scayt_word="23rd" data-scaytid="10">23rd</span> for it&#39;s annual refurbishment and it will now close October <span data-scayt_word="16th" data-scaytid="23">16th</span>. It is expected to re-open on December <span data-scayt_word="25th" data-scaytid="39">25th</span>. Typhoon Lagoon&#39;s refurbishment remains unchanged and it will close as originally scheduled on December <span data-scayt_word="25th" data-scaytid="68">25th</span>. re-opening on March <span data-scayt_word="12th" data-scaytid="86">12th</span>.</p>
<p>
	DINOSAUR closed on July <span data-scayt_word="25th" data-scaytid="87">25th</span> and was expected to re-open on October <span data-scayt_word="17th" data-scaytid="95">17th</span>. The refurbishment has been extended through November <span data-scayt_word="20th" data-scaytid="106">20th</span> with the attraction expected to open to guests on November <span data-scayt_word="21st" data-scaytid="122">21st</span>.</p>
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2016-10-13
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2007 4067 5 1 4067 0 New 'Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!' Holiday Fireworks Show Coming to Hollywood Studios /news/2016/10/14/new-jingle-bell-jingle-bam-holiday-fireworks-show-coming-to-hollywood-studios New 'Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!' Holiday Fireworks Show Coming to Hollywood Studios New 'Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!' Holiday Fireworks Show Coming to Hollywood Studios New 'Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!' Holiday Fireworks Show Coming to Hollywood Studios
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/10/all-new-holiday-nighttime-spectacular-jingle-bell-jingle-bam-coming-to-disneys-hollywood-studios-at-walt-disney-world-resort/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced an all new nighttime spectacular coming to Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios beginning November 14, 2016. The new show called, &quot;Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!&quot;</p>
<p>
	The show will utilize fireworks and digital projections on Chinese theater and surrounding buildings. The show will be led by elves Wayne and <span data-scayt_word="Lanny" data-scaytid="1">Lanny</span> from the ABC holiday special, &quot;Prep and Landing&quot;. Additional <span data-scayt_word="fils" data-scaytid="2">fils</span> featured include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Mickey&#39;s Christmas Carol</li>
	<li>
		Beauty and the Beast</li>
	<li>
		Pluto&#39;s Christmas Tree</li>
	<li>
		Bambi</li>
	<li>
		The Nightmare Before Christmas</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<a href="https://secure.parksandresorts.wdpromedia.com/media/disneyparks/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/DHS_projections.gif"><img alt="" src="https://secure.parksandresorts.wdpromedia.com/media/disneyparks/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/DHS_projections.gif" style="width: 600px; height: 363px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Disney will also be offering a Holiday Dessert Party as a way to enjoy the show from a reserved viewing area. The Holiday dessert part will include desserts and specialty beverages. Guests at the dessert party will also be able to use 3D <span data-scayt_word="HoloSpex" data-scaytid="3">HoloSpex</span> glasses during the experience. The glasses create illusions of gingerbread men, candy canes, snowflakes and ornaments when looking at bright lights.</p>
<p>
	The show will end it&#39;s run on December 31, 2016.</p>
<p>
	It is unknown whether or not a new show will replace this show in 2017, or if the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular show will return.</p>
<p>
	In addition to the fireworks show, a new Santa Claus meet and greet will be available during the holiday season inside the Once Upon a Time shop. Santa Claus will be available from November 14 - December <span data-scayt_word="24th" data-scaytid="5">24th</span>. From December <span data-scayt_word="25th" data-scaytid="8">25th</span> - December <span data-scayt_word="31st" data-scaytid="13">31st</span>, Santa Goofy will appear in Once Upon a Time.</p>
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2016-10-14
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2008 4068 5 1 4068 0 Elena of Avalor to Begin Meeting Guests November 24 at Magic Kingdom /news/2016/10/14/elena-of-avalor-to-begin-meeting-guests-november-24-at-magic-kingdom Elena of Avalor to Begin Meeting Guests November 24 at Magic Kingdom Elena of Avalor to Begin Meeting Guests November 24 at Magic Kingdom Elena of Avalor to Begin Meeting Guests November 24 at Magic Kingdom
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/10/meet-princess-elena-of-avalor-at-magic-kingdom-park-beginning-november-24/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that beginning November 24, guests will be able to meet with Elena of <span data-scayt_word="Avalor" data-scaytid="1">Avalor</span> at Princess Fairytale Hall inside the Magic Kingdom.</p>
<p>
	Elena of <span data-scayt_word="Avalor" data-scaytid="2">Avalor</span> will be paired with Cinderella inside Princess Fairytale Hall. Guests can choose from Elena and Cinderella or <span data-scayt_word="Tiana" data-scaytid="4">Tiana</span> and <span data-scayt_word="Rapunzel" data-scaytid="5">Rapunzel</span>. Guests can also watch the Princess Elena of <span data-scayt_word="Avalor" data-scaytid="13">Avalor</span> Royal Welcome several times daily on Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage.</p>
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2016-10-14
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2009 4070 5 1 4070 0 Snack Changes at the Magic Kingdom: Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzels and Waffle Sandwiches /news/2016/10/14/snack-changes-at-the-magic-kingdom-sweet-cream-cheese-pretzels-and-waffle-sandwiches Snack Changes at the Magic Kingdom: Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzels and Waffle Sandwiches Snack Changes at the Magic Kingdom: Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzels and Waffle Sandwiches Snack Changes at the Magic Kingdom: Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzels and Waffle Sandwiches
<p>
	The <a href="http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2016/10/13/news-sweet-cream-cheese-pretzel-returns-to-magic-kingdom/?utm_content=buffer61b68&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer">Disney Food Blog</a> is reporting that Sweet Cream Cheese pretzels have returned to The Lunching Pad at the Magic Kingdom. Additionally, the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle sandwich has returned to Sleepy Hollow Refreshments.</p>
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2016-10-14
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2010 4078 5 1 4078 0 Help Support WDWThemeParks With Your Amazon Purchases /news/2016/10/18/help-support-wdwthemeparks-with-your-amazon-purchases Help Support WDWThemeParks With Your Amazon Purchases Help Support WDWThemeParks With Your Amazon Purchases Help Support WDWThemeParks With Your Amazon Purchases
<p>
	Please help WDWThemeParks.com by doing any shopping on Amazon.com through our <a href="https://www.amazon.com/ref=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_logo?tag=wdthpa-20&amp;linkCode=w13&amp;linkID=RQJNWRLVSIYDJUZS">Amazon Affiliates link</a>.</p>
<p>
	The Amazon Affiliates program allows us to get a small <span data-scayt_word="percantage" data-scaytid="6">percantage</span> of any purchase on Amazon.com that starts using our link. It does not cost users any additional money and is a convenient way to help support our site.</p>
<p>
	The link will always be available on the right side of our website, but we encourage users to bookmark the link <a href="https://www.amazon.com/ref=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_logo?tag=wdthpa-20&amp;linkCode=w13&amp;linkID=RQJNWRLVSIYDJUZS">here</a>.</p>
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2016-10-18
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2011 4079 5 1 4079 0 Destination D Schedule of Events: November 18-20, 2016 /news/2016/10/19/destination-d-schedule-of-events-november-18-20-2016 Destination D Schedule of Events: November 18-20, 2016 Destination D Schedule of Events: November 18-20, 2016 Destination D Schedule of Events: November 18-20, 2016
<p>
	Beginning with merchandise offerings on November <span data-scayt_word="18th" data-scaytid="1">18th</span>, the <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="2">D23</span> &quot;Destination D&quot; event features multiple presentations about Disney&#39;s past, present and future. The full schedule of events can be found below:</p>
<h2>
	Friday, November 18</h2>
<p>
	10 a.m.&ndash;6 p.m. &mdash; Registration Open<br />
	Disney&rsquo;s Contemporary Resort Convention Center&mdash;East Registration</p>
<p>
	11:30 a.m.&ndash;6 p.m. &mdash; &ldquo;Walt&rsquo;s Great Adventures&rdquo; Exhibit Open<br />
	Walt Disney Archives Exhibit<br />
	Disney&rsquo;s Contemporary Resort Convention Center&mdash;Olympus A &amp; B</p>
<p>
	2&ndash;8 p.m. &mdash; Mickey&rsquo;s of Glendale Shopping Open<br />
	Disney&rsquo;s Contemporary Resort Convention Center&mdash;Sorcerer&rsquo;s Apprentice Room</p>
<h2>
	Saturday, November 19</h2>
<p>
	7 a.m &ndash;1 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Registration" data-scaytid="3">Registration</span> / Guest Services Open<br />
	Disney&rsquo;s Contemporary Resort Convention Center&mdash;East Registration</p>
<p>
	7&ndash;9 a.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�“Walt’s" data-scaytid="7">&ldquo;Walt&rsquo;s</span> Great Adventures&rdquo; Exhibit Open<br />
	Walt Disney Archives Exhibit<br />
	Disney&rsquo;s Contemporary Resort Convention Center&mdash;Olympus A &amp; B</p>
<p>
	7 a.m.&ndash;5 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Mickey’s" data-scaytid="8">Mickey&rsquo;s</span> of Glendale Shopping Open<br />
	Disney&rsquo;s Contemporary Resort Convention Center&mdash;Sorcerer&rsquo;s Apprentice Room</p>
<p>
	8:15&ndash;9 a.m. &mdash; Doors Open to Fantasia Ballroom<br />
	General Admission Seating</p>
<p>
	9 a.m - <span data-scayt_word="�Welcome" data-scaytid="9"><strong>Welcome</strong></span><strong>!</strong></p>
<p>
	9:10 a.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�A" data-scaytid="70"><strong>A</strong></span><strong> Conversation with Bob <span data-scayt_word="Chapek" data-scaytid="10">Chapek</span><br />
	</strong><strong>Bob <span data-scayt_word="Chapek" data-scaytid="11">Chapek</span></strong>, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will sit down with <span data-scayt_word="D23’s" data-scaytid="12">D23&rsquo;s</span> Jeffrey Epstein to share his insights on the parks.</p>
<p>
	9:50 a.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�A" data-scaytid="13"><strong>A</strong></span><strong> Look Back at Walt Disney&rsquo;s True-Life Adventures<br />
	</strong>Join film producer <strong>Don Hahn</strong> and Walt Disney Archives Director <strong>Becky Cline</strong> on an expedition through the landmark True-Life Adventure series, which earned the Disney Studio eight Academy Awards!</p>
<p>
	10:45&ndash;11 a.m. &mdash; Break</p>
<p>
	11 a.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Albert" data-scaytid="14"><strong>Albert</strong></span><strong> Schweitzer, Harper Goff, Bill Evans, and &ldquo;The Wonderland of Nature&rsquo;s</strong><strong> Own Design&rdquo;<br />
	</strong>Welcome to <span data-scayt_word="Adventureland" data-scaytid="16">Adventureland</span>! Disney Legend and <span data-scayt_word="Imagineering" data-scaytid="17">Imagineering</span> ambassador <strong>Marty <span data-scayt_word="Sklar" data-scaytid="18">Sklar</span></strong> presents a tour through the earliest concepts for the themed realm and how Harper Goff, Morgan &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Evans, and other legendary designers brought Walt Disney&rsquo;s vision to life.</p>
<p>
	12&ndash;2 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Afternoon" data-scaytid="19">Afternoon</span> Break<br />
	Walt Disney World Resort restaurants will be open, and snack carts will available. Please note that all seating in the ballroom will be cleared. No reserved seating upon return.</p>
<p>
	12&ndash;2 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�“Walt’s" data-scaytid="20">&ldquo;Walt&rsquo;s</span> Great Adventures&rdquo; Exhibit Open<br />
	Walt Disney Archives Exhibit<br />
	Disney&rsquo;s Contemporary Resort Convention Center&mdash;Olympus A &amp; B</p>
<p>
	1:30&ndash;2 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Doors" data-scaytid="22">Doors</span> Open to Fantasia Ballroom<br />
	General Admission Seating</p>
<p>
	2 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�A" data-scaytid="21"><strong>A</strong></span><strong> Special Announcement from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment</strong></p>
<p>
	2:05 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Disney" data-scaytid="24"><strong>Disney</strong></span><strong> <span data-scayt_word="Adventurelands" data-scaytid="25">Adventurelands</span> Around the World<br />
	</strong>Set off on a journey through exotic realms at Disney theme parks around the globe, as <span data-scayt_word="Imagineers" data-scaytid="26">Imagineers</span> <strong>Tony Baxter</strong>,<strong> Jason <span data-scayt_word="Grandt" data-scaytid="27">Grandt</span></strong>, and <strong>Luc <span data-scayt_word="Mayrand" data-scaytid="28">Mayrand</span></strong> explore <span data-scayt_word="“Adventurelands”" data-scaytid="29">&ldquo;Adventurelands&rdquo;</span> from Florida to Shanghai.</p>
<p>
	2:45 p.m. - <strong>Tales from the <em>Jungle Cruise<br />
	</em></strong>Fans of &ldquo;the backside of water&rdquo; unite! Discover the legendary history of the world-famous attraction with a panel of experts and designers, including archivist <strong>Justin Arthur </strong>and <span data-scayt_word="Imagineers" data-scaytid="30">Imagineers</span> <strong>Alex <span data-scayt_word="Grayman" data-scaytid="32">Grayman</span></strong>, <strong>Chris Merritt</strong>, and<strong> Wyatt Winter</strong>.</p>
<p>
	3:30&ndash;3:45 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Break" data-scaytid="33">Break</span></p>
<p>
	3:45 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Disney’s" data-scaytid="34"><strong>Disney&rsquo;s</strong></span><strong> Polynesian Resort <span data-scayt_word="45th" data-scaytid="35">45th</span> Anniversary<br />
	</strong>From tropical hideaways to enchanting entertainment, celebrate the spirit of aloha as <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="37">D23</span> looks back at 45 years of the classic South Pacific-themed getaway.</p>
<p>
	4:40 p.m. - <strong><em><span data-scayt_word="MOANA" data-scaytid="160">MOANA</span></em>: Building a Legend<br />
	</strong>For centuries, the greatest sailors in the world masterfully navigated the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, 3,000 years ago, their voyages stopped for a millennium&mdash;and no one knows exactly why. Screenwriter Jared Bush (co-director/co-screenwriter, <em><span data-scayt_word="Zootopia" data-scaytid="40">Zootopia</span></em>) shares how that question became the jumping-off point for the story of <em><span data-scayt_word="Moana" data-scaytid="41">Moana</span></em>, and presents exclusive footage from the film.</p>
<p>
	5:30&ndash;7:30 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Evening" data-scaytid="43">Evening</span> Break</p>
<p>
	7:30 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�An" data-scaytid="44"><strong>An</strong></span><strong> Evening at Disney&rsquo;s Polynesian Village Resort<br />
	</strong>Join us for a special celebration of the <span data-scayt_word="45th" data-scaytid="42">45th</span> anniversary of Disney&rsquo;s Polynesian Village Resort.</p>
<p>
	10 p.m. - Conclusion of today&rsquo;s adventures.</p>
<h2>
	Sunday, November 20</h2>
<p>
	7 a.m.&ndash;1 p.m. &mdash; Guest Services Open<br />
	Disney&rsquo;s Contemporary Resort Convention Center&mdash;East Registration</p>
<p>
	7&ndash;9 a.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�“Walt’s" data-scaytid="48">&ldquo;Walt&rsquo;s</span> Great Adventures&rdquo; Exhibit Open<br />
	Walt Disney Archives Exhibit<br />
	Disney&rsquo;s Contemporary Resort Convention Center&mdash;Olympus A &amp; B</p>
<p>
	7 a.m.&ndash;5 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Mickey’s" data-scaytid="50">Mickey&rsquo;s</span> of Glendale Shopping Open<br />
	Sorcerer&rsquo;s Apprentice Ballroom</p>
<p>
	8:15&ndash;9 a.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Doors" data-scaytid="51">Doors</span> Open to Fantasia Ballroom<br />
	General Admission Seating</p>
<p>
	9 a.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�It" data-scaytid="52"><strong>It</strong></span><strong> All Started with a Map<br />
	</strong>Discover details on why and how Disney theme park maps have changed over time with historians <strong>Kevin<strong> </strong><span data-scayt_word="Neary" data-scaytid="174">Neary</span> </strong>and <strong>Susan <span data-scayt_word="Neary" data-scaytid="55">Neary</span></strong>, two co-authors of <em>Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai</em> (Disney Editions, 2016).</p>
<p>
	9:20 a.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�New" data-scaytid="57"><strong>New</strong></span><strong> Walt Disney World Adventures<br />
	</strong>Get an insider&rsquo;s glimpse into the latest experiences across Walt Disney World Resort with behind-the-scenes looks at new and upcoming entertainment!</p>
<p>
	10:05&ndash;10:20 a.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Break" data-scaytid="60">Break</span></p>
<p>
	10:20 a.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Magic" data-scaytid="65"><strong>Magic</strong></span><strong> Journeys: 45 Years of Walt Disney World Adventures<br />
	</strong>As we celebrate the <span data-scayt_word="45th" data-scaytid="61">45th</span> anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, join <span data-scayt_word="Imagineers" data-scaytid="62">Imagineers</span> <strong>Jason <span data-scayt_word="Grandt" data-scaytid="63">Grandt</span></strong> and <strong>Alex Wright</strong> for a nostalgic journey through some of the Vacation Kingdom&rsquo;s most unique and fondly remembered adventures!</p>
<p>
	11:05 a.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Pandora" data-scaytid="74"><strong>Pandora</strong></span><strong> &ndash; The World of AVATAR<br />
	</strong><em>AVATAR</em> creators <strong>James Cameron</strong> (writer, director, producer) and <strong>Jon Landau</strong> (producer) and <span data-scayt_word="Imagineer" data-scaytid="79">Imagineer</span> <strong>Joe <span data-scayt_word="Rohde" data-scaytid="80">Rohde</span></strong> unveil new details about the immersive, 12-acre land coming soon to Disney&rsquo;s Animal Kingdom.</p>
<p>
	12&ndash;2 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Afternoon" data-scaytid="84">Afternoon</span> Break<br />
	Walt Disney World Resort restaurants will be open and snack carts available. Please note that all seating in the ballroom will be cleared. No reserved seating upon return.</p>
<p>
	12&ndash;2 p.m. - &ldquo;Walt&rsquo;s Great Adventures&rdquo; Exhibit Open<br />
	Walt Disney Archives Exhibit<br />
	Disney&rsquo;s Contemporary Resort Convention Center&mdash;Olympus A &amp; B</p>
<p>
	2 p.m.&nbsp; - <span data-scayt_word="�The" data-scaytid="91"><strong>The</strong></span><strong> Art and Adventures of Marc Davis<br />
	</strong>From <em>Walt Disney&rsquo;s Enchanted <span data-scayt_word="Tiki" data-scaytid="92">Tiki</span> Room</em> to <em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em>, discover the adventurous artwork of artist and animator Marc Davis with Walt Disney <span data-scayt_word="Imagineering" data-scaytid="93">Imagineering</span> Senior Production Designer <strong>Chris Merritt</strong>, who is co-authoring a new book on the Disney Legend.</p>
<p>
	3:05 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�The" data-scaytid="95"><strong>The</strong></span><strong> <span data-scayt_word="Imagineering" data-scaytid="96">Imagineering</span> Adventure<br />
	</strong>In this two-part session, discover how <span data-scayt_word="Imagineers" data-scaytid="97">Imagineers</span> bring adventurous Disney experiences to life, with an in-depth look at attractions from <em>Indiana Jones Adventure </em>with Disney Legend <strong>Tony Baxter</strong>, to <em>Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure</em>, with Shanghai Disneyland Portfolio Creative Executive <strong>Luc <span data-scayt_word="Mayrand" data-scaytid="101">Mayrand</span></strong>.</p>
<p>
	4:15&ndash;4:30 p.m. - Break</p>
<p>
	4:30 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Guiding" data-scaytid="103"><strong>Guiding</strong></span><strong> Animals Through Change<br />
	</strong>With brand-new evening experiences at Disney&rsquo;s Animal Kingdom, how does one prepare animals for changes to the nighttime ambience of the park, and how does one know if these animals are happy with the changes? Animals, Science and Environment Vice President <strong>Dr. Mark Penning </strong>will talk you through the process they followed and share stories of the great care our animals get.</p>
<p>
	4:55 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Disney’s" data-scaytid="104"><strong>Disney&rsquo;s</strong></span><strong> Animal Kingdom: Evolving a New Species of Theme Park<br />
	</strong><span data-scayt_word="Imagineer" data-scaytid="105">Imagineer</span> Joe <span data-scayt_word="Rohde" data-scaytid="106">Rohde</span> shares the origins and incredible evolution of Disney&rsquo;s Animal Kingdom, from early concepts to new experiences to be discovered at the park!</p>
<p>
	6 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Farewell" data-scaytid="115"><strong>Farewell</strong></span></p>
<p>
	6&ndash;8 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Evening" data-scaytid="110">Evening</span> Break</p>
<p>
	8 p.m. - <strong>In-Park Gathering (Optional)<br />
	</strong>Walt Disney World Resort theme park admission required.<br />
	Details forthcoming.</p>
<p>
	9:30 p.m. - <span data-scayt_word="�Conclusion" data-scaytid="118">Conclusion</span> of <em>Destination D</em>&rsquo;s amazing adventures.</p>
<p>
	A printed event program will be distributed to attendees upon check-in.</p>
<p>
	Wilderness Explorer VIP attendees will receive a separate agenda with event details soon.</p>
<p>
	<strong>*Please be advised: All schedules, events, and merchandise are subject to change without notice. For the enjoyment of all attendees, access in and out of the Fantasia ballroom may be limited during presentations.</strong></p>
<p>
	The weekend event will take place in the convention center at Disney&rsquo;s Contemporary Resort. Tickets, on sale now, are $190 each for <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="121">D23</span> Gold and Gold Family Members. Tickets are also available to <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="122">D23</span> General Members for $250 per ticket. All guests will receive a special gift created exclusively for the event, and attendees are guaranteed seats at all panels and presentations. A limited number of Wilderness Explorer VIP are now sold out.</p>
<p>
	Please keep in mind, we have a special evening activity planned for Sunday, November 20 that attendees won&rsquo;t want to miss. Stay tuned for updates.</p>
<p>
	Specially priced rooms and theme park tickets will be available to <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="134">D23</span> Members who purchase <em>Destination D</em> tickets.</p>
0
2016-10-19
0 0
2012 4086 5 1 4086 0 New YesterEars Collection Shirts Inspired by 1970s-1990s Celebrations /news/2016/10/20/new-yesterears-collection-shirts-inspired-by-1970s-1990s-celebrations New YesterEars Collection Shirts Inspired by 1970s-1990s Celebrations New YesterEars Collection Shirts Inspired by 1970s-1990s Celebrations New YesterEars Collection Shirts Inspired by 1970s-1990s Celebrations
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/10/yesterears-collection-returns-to-disney-parks-online-store-from-october-20-27-2016/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced three limited edition items that will be available from October through October <span data-scayt_word="27th" data-scaytid="1">27th</span> as part of the <span data-scayt_word="YesterEars" data-scaytid="2">YesterEars</span> Collection. The items are available exclusively through <a href="https://www.disneystore.com/disney-parks-special-events/mn/1009902/?CMP=SOC-DPFY16Q4LookBackwithYesterEarsCollectionApparelonDisneyParksOnlineStorefromSeptember15220004">DisneyStore.com/Events</a>.</p>
<p>
	The first item is a sweatshirt featuring Cinderella Castle. The sweatshirt was inspired by a similar sweatshirt sold in 1976.</p>
<p>
	The next two items are t-shirts inspired by the <span data-scayt_word="Tencennial" data-scaytid="3">Tencennial</span> celebration (1981 anniversary) and <span data-scayt_word="25th" data-scaytid="4">25th</span> Anniversary celebrations.</p>
0
2016-10-20
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2013 4087 5 1 4087 0 Victoria & Albert's Voted Number 2 Restaurant in the U.S. By Trip Advisor /news/2016/10/21/victoria-alberts-voted-number-2-restaurant-in-the-us-by-trip-advisor Victoria & Albert's Voted Number 2 Restaurant in the U.S. By Trip Advisor Victoria & Albert's Voted Number 2 Restaurant in the U.S. By Trip Advisor Victoria & Albert's Voted Number 2 Restaurant in the U.S. By Trip Advisor
<p>
	Victoria and Albert&#39;s at Disney&#39;s Grand <span data-scayt_word="Floridian" data-scaytid="2">Floridian</span> Resort was voted the #2 restaurant in the country according to Trip Advisor&#39;s 2016 Traveler&#39;s Choice Awards.</p>
<p>
	Victoria and Albert&#39;s was the only restaurant in Florida listed in the top 10 restaurants in the country. The full top 10 is as follows:</p>
<ol>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Alinea" data-scaytid="19">Alinea</span>, Chicago</li>
	<li>
		Victoria &amp; Albert&rsquo;s, Orlando</li>
	<li>
		Per Se, New York City</li>
	<li>
		Halls Chophouse, Charleston, S.C.</li>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Bouley" data-scaytid="20">Bouley</span>, New York City</li>
	<li>
		Charleston Grill, Charleston, S.C.</li>
	<li>
		Daniel, New York City</li>
	<li>
		Restaurant Gary <span data-scayt_word="Danko" data-scaytid="21">Danko</span>, San Francisco</li>
	<li>
		The French Laundry, <span data-scayt_word="Yountville" data-scaytid="22">Yountville</span>, Calif.</li>
	<li>
		Mama&rsquo;s Fish House, <span data-scayt_word="Paia" data-scaytid="23">Paia</span>, Hawaii</li>
</ol>
0
2016-10-21
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2014 4090 5 1 4090 0 Kali River Rapids 2017 Refurbishment Dates /news/2016/10/25/kali-river-rapids-2017-refurbishment-dates Kali River Rapids 2017 Refurbishment Dates Kali River Rapids 2017 Refurbishment Dates Kali River Rapids 2017 Refurbishment Dates
<p>
	The dates for Kali River Rapids&#39; annual refurbishment are now available. The attraction will be closed January 3, 2017 - January 29, 2017.</p>
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2016-10-25
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2015 4092 5 1 4092 0 New Cinderella Castle Projection Show 'Once Upon a Time' Debuts November 4th /news/2016/10/26/new-cinderella-castle-projection-show-once-upon-a-time-debuts-november-4th New Cinderella Castle Projection Show 'Once Upon a Time' Debuts November 4th New Cinderella Castle Projection Show 'Once Upon a Time' Debuts November 4th New Cinderella Castle Projection Show 'Once Upon a Time' Debuts November 4th
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/10/once-upon-a-time-projection-show-begins-november-4/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced a new Cinderella Castle projection show will debut at the Magic Kingdom on November <span data-scayt_word="4th" data-scaytid="1">4th</span>. The show, called &quot;Once Upon a Time&quot;, features digital projection mapping on Cinderella Castle.</p>
<p>
	The back story of the show has Mrs. Potts reading bedtime stories to Chip, highlighting many classic Disney stories including Cinderella, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and Winnie the Pooh.</p>
<p>
	The show replaces Celebrate the Magic which will have it&#39;s last day of operation on November <span data-scayt_word="3rd" data-scaytid="2">3rd</span>.</p>
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2016-10-26
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2016 4096 5 1 4096 0 Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde from Zootopia to Meet Guests at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party /news/2016/10/27/judy-hopps-and-nick-wilde-from-zootopia-to-meet-guests-at-mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde from Zootopia to Meet Guests at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde from Zootopia to Meet Guests at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde from Zootopia to Meet Guests at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
<p>
	<a href="http://www.insidethemagic.net/2016/10/zootopia-meet-and-greet-with-judy-hopps-and-nick-wilde-to-debut-at-mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party-in-walt-disney-world/">InsideTheMagic.net</a> is reporting this year&#39;s Mickey&#39;s Very Merry Christmas Party will have a <span data-scayt_word="Zootopia" data-scaytid="1">Zootopia</span> meet and greet featuring Judy <span data-scayt_word="Hopps" data-scaytid="2">Hopps</span> and Nick Wilde. This would <span data-scayt_word="representt" data-scaytid="3">representt</span> he first time the characters were available to meet with guests at Walt Disney World. Previously the characters have appeared in the Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street party.</p>
0
2016-10-27
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2017 4095 5 1 4095 0 PizzeRizzo Opening November 18th at Disney's Hollywood Studios /news/2016/10/28/pizzerizzo-opening-november-18th-at-disneys-hollywood-studios PizzeRizzo Opening November 18th at Disney's Hollywood Studios PizzeRizzo Opening November 18th at Disney's Hollywood Studios PizzeRizzo Opening November 18th at Disney's Hollywood Studios
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/10/muppets-themed-eatery-pizzerizzo-to-open-november-18-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/">Disney Parks Blog</a> confirmed that <span data-scayt_word="PizzeRizzo" data-scaytid="7">PizzeRizzo</span> will officially open November 18, 2016.</p>
<p>
	The menu for the restaurant appears similar to Pizza Planet but it is unknown if the pizza quality will change. Per the Disney Parks Blog:</p>
<p>
	<em>Entrees are served with a side Caesar salad, and include personal-sized Pizza Pies, available in four varieties&mdash;vegetable, pepperoni, meat lovers and cheese, as well as a Meatball Sub. If you&rsquo;re looking for a lighter option, the Antipasto Salad features a bed of Romaine lettuce piled high with tomatoes, Mozzarella, <span data-scayt_word="Kalamata" data-scaytid="2">Kalamata</span> olives, ham, pepperoni, salami and Balsamic Vinaigrette.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>For dessert, indulge in traditional Italian sweets like <span data-scayt_word="Cannoli" data-scaytid="3">Cannoli</span> and Tiramisu. Specialty drinks will also be available, including a non-alcoholic Peach <span data-scayt_word="Bellini" data-scaytid="4">Bellini</span>, and a <span data-scayt_word="Wildberry-Basil" data-scaytid="5">Wildberry-Basil</span> Lemonade <span data-scayt_word="Limoncello" data-scaytid="6">Limoncello</span> in addition to beer and wine for adults.</em></p>
0
2016-10-28
0 0
2018 4098 5 1 4098 0 Food Offerings Added to Epcot's Holidays Around the World Lineup /news/2016/10/28/food-offerings-added-to-epcots-holidays-around-the-world-lineup Food Offerings Added to Epcot's Holidays Around the World Lineup Food Offerings Added to Epcot's Holidays Around the World Lineup Food Offerings Added to Epcot's Holidays Around the World Lineup
<p>
	As part of this year&#39;s Holidays Around the World celebration at Epcot, Disney is adding food and beverage options at select locations throughout World Showcase. The Disney Parks Blog shared details of these locations as well as some of the offerings:</p>
<table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Kiosk</strong></h3>
			</td>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Food</strong></h3>
			</td>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Beverage</strong></h3>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Prost! </strong>at Germany Pavilion</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Artisan Cheese Plate</li>
					<li>
						Sauerbraten with red cabbage and spatzle</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Alcoholic Ciders</li>
					<li>
						Williams Punch (hot)</li>
					<li>
						Caramel Kiss featuring Werther&#39;s Caramel</li>
					<li>
						Gluwein (house-made hot spiced wine)</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>American Holiday Table </strong>at American Adventure Pavilion</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Slow-roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce</li>
					<li>
						Seared pork tenderloin with green bean casserole, roasted sweet potato wedges and a Champagne demi-glace</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Shipyard Eggnog White Ported Aged on Bourbon</li>
					<li>
						Firenog (eggnog with Fireball Whisky)</li>
					<li>
						Great American Wine Company Red Blend</li>
					<li>
						Chardonnay</li>
					<li>
						Hot chocolate</li>
					<li>
						Eggnog</li>
					<li>
						Cocoa Candy Cane (hot chocolate with peppermint Schnapps</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Alpine Haus</strong> between Morocco and France Pavilions</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Duck confit</li>
					<li>
						Dumplings and roasted Brussels sprouts with a fig reduction</li>
					<li>
						Cheese Fondue in a bread bowl with fresh steamed vegetables, and sachertorte, a chocolate cake with apricot jam and dark chocolate glaze</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Frozen Winter Spice Hot Chocolate featuring Twinings of London Tea (alcoholic and non-alcoholic version available)</li>
					<li>
						Weingut Stadt Krems Gruner Vetliner White Wine</li>
					<li>
						Heinrich Red Blend</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Seasonal Southern Delights </strong>near Showcase Plaza</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Hoppin&#39; John (black-eyed peas, ham hocks and kale with rice and cornbread crumbles)</li>
					<li>
						Blackened catfish with white cheddar grits with okra</li>
					<li>
						Tomato and onion stew</li>
					<li>
						Chocolate pecan tart</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Frozen S&#39;Mores</li>
					<li>
						Central 28 beers</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Feast of the Three Kings Feast </strong>near Showcase Plaza</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Shredded beef tamale with avocado crema</li>
					<li>
						Roasted pork with mashed yucca and pickled green bananas</li>
					<li>
						Three Kings Bread</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Coquito with rum floater</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
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2016-10-28
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2019 4099 5 1 4099 0 Preview of 'Moana' Coming to One Man's Dream November 5th. /news/2016/10/28/preview-of-moana-coming-to-one-mans-dream-november-5th Preview of 'Moana' Coming to One Man's Dream November 5th. Preview of 'Moana' Coming to One Man's Dream November 5th. Preview of 'Moana' Coming to One Man's Dream November 5th.
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/10/sneak-peek-of-disneys-moana-coming-to-disneys-hollywood-studios-november-5/">Disney Parks Blog</a> officially announced that a sneak peek of Disney&#39;s upcoming animated feature, Moana will be coming to One Man&#39;s Dream on November 5th.</p>
<p>
	The film stars Dwayne &quot;The Rock&quot; Johnson and debuts in theaters on November 23, 2016.</p>
<iframe width="624" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LKFuXETZUsI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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2016-10-28
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2020 4101 5 1 4101 0 Disney Springs to Debut 'Christmas Tree Trail' During the Holiday Season /news/2016/10/28/disney-springs-to-debut-christmas-tree-trail-during-the-holiday-season Disney Springs to Debut 'Christmas Tree Trail' During the Holiday Season Disney Springs to Debut 'Christmas Tree Trail' During the Holiday Season Disney Springs to Debut 'Christmas Tree Trail' During the Holiday Season
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/10/new-disney-springs-christmas-tree-trail-will-debut-this-holiday-season/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that a new holiday offering will debut this year at Disney Springs.</p>
<p>
	Beginning November <span data-scayt_word="11th" data-scaytid="1">11th</span> and running through January <span data-scayt_word="8th" data-scaytid="6">8th</span>, the Christmas Tree Trail will feature 15 character inspired Christmas trees throughout the Disney Springs Marketplace. The various trees are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Mickey and Minnie Mouse</li>
	<li>
		Disney Villains</li>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="“Moana“" data-scaytid="33">&ldquo;Moana&ldquo;</span></li>
	<li>
		&ldquo;Beauty and the Beast&ldquo;</li>
	<li>
		&ldquo;The Little Mermaid&ldquo;</li>
	<li>
		&ldquo;Cinderella&ldquo;</li>
	<li>
		&ldquo;The Princess and the Frog&ldquo;</li>
	<li>
		&ldquo;Alice in Wonderland&ldquo;</li>
	<li>
		&ldquo;Frozen&ldquo;</li>
	<li>
		&ldquo;The Jungle Book&ldquo;</li>
	<li>
		&ldquo;Mulan&ldquo;</li>
	<li>
		&ldquo;101 Dalmatians&ldquo;</li>
	<li>
		&ldquo;Tangled&ldquo;</li>
	<li>
		&ldquo;<a href="http://movies.disney.com/mary-poppins?CMP=SOC-DPFY17Q1NEWDisneySpringsChristmasTreeTrailWillDebutThisHolidaySeason0015" target="_blank">Mary </a><span data-scayt_word="Poppins“" data-scaytid="34">Poppins&ldquo;</span></li>
	<li>
		The <span data-scayt_word="Muppets" data-scaytid="35">Muppets</span></li>
</ul>
0
2016-10-28
0 0
2021 4111 5 1 4111 0 'Jingle Cruise' Holiday Overlay Returns to the Jungle Cruise /news/2016/11/02/jingle-cruise-holiday-overlay-returns-to-the-jungle-cruise 'Jingle Cruise' Holiday Overlay Returns to the Jungle Cruise 'Jingle Cruise' Holiday Overlay Returns to the Jungle Cruise 'Jingle Cruise' Holiday Overlay Returns to the Jungle Cruise
<p>
	The Jingle Cruise holiday overlay on the Jungle Cruise returned on November <span data-scayt_word="1st" data-scaytid="1">1st</span>. The holiday overlay features decorations and a modified holiday inspired script. It will run through the holidays, typically ending in early January.</p>
0
2016-11-02
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2022 4112 5 1 4112 0 Na'vi River Journey Ride Vehicles Appear on Site /news/2016/11/02/navi-river-journey-ride-vehicles-appear-on-site Na'vi River Journey Ride Vehicles Appear on Site Na'vi River Journey Ride Vehicles Appear on Site Na'vi River Journey Ride Vehicles Appear on Site
<p>
	<a href="http://maps.us.nearmap.com/?q=Camp%20Minnie-Mickey,%20Winter%20Garden,%20FL%2034787,%20USA@28.355425,-81.592294&amp;ll=28.355425,-81.592294&amp;z=18&amp;nmd=20160919&amp;t=k">NearMap.com</a> has updated it&#39;s aerial images of the Walt Disney World area. <a href="http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2016/10/updated-aerial-imagery-of-walt-disney.html">OrlandoParksNews.com</a> posted several photos from the update and <a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/avatar-construction-aerial-updates.879366/page-106#post-7460126">WDWMagic.com</a> user danlb_2000 identified what appears to be ride vehicles for Na&#39;vi River Journey. The vehicles appear to be consistent with the concept art with two rows of seating for guests.</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2013/10/12/r-1381586186-avatar-artwork-animal-kingdom-1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2013/10/12/r-1381586186-avatar-artwork-animal-kingdom-1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 277px;" /></a></p>
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2016-11-02
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2023 4117 5 1 4117 0 Disney Receives Permission from US Department of Transportation to Use Small Drones as Part of Nighttime Show /news/2016/11/04/disney-receives-permission-from-us-department-of-transportation-to-use-small-drones-as-part-of-nighttime-show Disney Receives Permission from US Department of Transportation to Use Small Drones as Part of Nighttime Show Disney Receives Permission from US Department of Transportation to Use Small Drones as Part of Nighttime Show Disney Receives Permission from US Department of Transportation to Use Small Drones as Part of Nighttime Show
<p>
	Disney <a href="https://www.faa.gov/uas/request_waiver/waivers_granted/media/107W-2016-00964_Disney_CoW.pdf">filed a petition</a> with the FAA on October 30, 2015 to operate small unmanned drones in a specific area (Walt Disney World). The petition has gained approval by the United States Department of Transportation as outlined in the following paragraph:</p>
<p>
	<em>The FAA&rsquo;s Flight Standards Service has reviewed your application to ensure compliance with the requirements of 14 <span data-scayt_word="CFR" data-scaytid="1">CFR</span> 107.200. The Administrator finds that the proposed <span data-scayt_word="sUAS" data-scaytid="2">sUAS</span> operation can be conducted safely under the provisions of this Certificate of Waiver (Waiver) as listed below, because you have established adequate <span data-scayt_word="mitigations" data-scaytid="4">mitigations</span> for risks involved with operating your <span data-scayt_word="sUAS" data-scaytid="3">sUAS</span> in the manner you described. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc.&rsquo;s application details the specifics of the company&rsquo;s risk <span data-scayt_word="mitigations" data-scaytid="5">mitigations</span> based on their prior flight testing, technology, operational history, and flight experience with these unique <span data-scayt_word="sUA" data-scaytid="6">sUA</span> and specific operations. This data ensures that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc.&rsquo;s remote pilots in command and visual observers will always be able to see and scan the airspace encompassing the <span data-scayt_word="sUA" data-scaytid="7">sUA</span> operational area and assure safety of those not directly participating in the operation. Adherence to the provisions of this Waiver establishes the required level of safety within the national airspace system.</em></p>
<p>
	The assumption is that Disney will use these vehicles in conjunction with a <a href="http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&amp;Sect2=HITOFF&amp;d=PALL&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&amp;r=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;s1=9,405,181.PN.&amp;OS=PN/9,405,181&amp;RS=PN/9,405,181">patent filed</a> on August 2, 2016 for &quot;Projection assemblies for use with unmanned aerial vehicles&quot;.</p>
<p>
	We are tracking two rumors that may utilize the unmanned drones as part of nighttime shows.</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/01/15/updates-coming-to-illuminations">Updates Coming to Illuminations?</a></li>
	<li>
		<a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/01/08/new-show-coming-to-seven-seas-lagoon">New Show Coming to Seven Seas Lagoon?</a></li>
</ul>
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2016-11-04
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2024 4118 5 1 4118 0 New Styles of Dooney & Bourke Handbags Coming to Disney World in November 2016 /news/2016/11/07/new-styles-of-dooney-bourke-handbags-coming-to-disney-world-in-november-2016 New Styles of Dooney & Bourke Handbags Coming to Disney World in November 2016 New Styles of Dooney & Bourke Handbags Coming to Disney World in November 2016 New Styles of Dooney & Bourke Handbags Coming to Disney World in November 2016
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/11/new-dooney-bourke-handbags-releasing-in-november-2016-at-disney-parks/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced several new <span data-scayt_word="Dooney" data-scaytid="1">Dooney</span> &amp; Bourke handbags coming to Disney World this month.</p>
<p>
	Currently Available</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Disney Villains Collection - Tote, Letter Carrier, Wristlet</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Coming to Cherry Tree Lane at Disney Springs&#39; Marketplace Co-Op November <span data-scayt_word="18th" data-scaytid="20">18th</span>:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		The Retro Sticker Collage - Wristlet, Large Letter Carrier, Tote</li>
	<li>
		The Walt Disney World Toile - Large Letter Carrier, Tote, Hobo Satchel</li>
</ul>
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2016-11-07
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2025 4119 5 1 4119 0 New Holiday Drone Show Coming to Disney Springs /news/2016/11/07/new-holiday-drone-show-coming-to-disney-springs New Holiday Drone Show Coming to Disney Springs New Holiday Drone Show Coming to Disney Springs New Holiday Drone Show Coming to Disney Springs
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/11/first-look-a-new-holiday-experience-coming-to-disney-springs/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a teaser video of a new show coming to Disney Springs. The holiday show appears to feature the drone technology that Disney is rumored to also be considering for <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/01/15/updates-coming-to-illuminations"><span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="1">Epcot</span></a> and <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/01/08/new-show-coming-to-seven-seas-lagoon">Seven Seas Lagoon</a>.</p>
<p>
	Last Week, Disney <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/news/2016/11/04/disney-receives-permission-from-us-department-of-transportation-to-use-small-drones-as-part-of-nighttime-show">received permission</a> from the United Starts Department of Transportation to operate small unmanned drones at Walt Disney World.</p>
<p>
	We will track any further developments on this project <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/11/07/holiday-drone-show-coming-to-disney-springs">here</a>.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZjnXWe-cDFo" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2016-11-07
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2026 4121 5 1 4121 0 November 2016 Walt Disney World Merchandise Events /news/2016/11/08/november-2016-walt-disney-world-merchandise-events November 2016 Walt Disney World Merchandise Events November 2016 Walt Disney World Merchandise Events November 2016 Walt Disney World Merchandise Events
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/11/disney-merchandise-events-at-disney-springs-in-november-2016/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a list of the upcoming merchandise events for the month of November, details of these events can be found below:</p>
<p>
	<em><strong>November 4-9 &ndash;</strong> Artist Greg McCullough will be meeting with guests from 1:00 &ndash; 8:00 p.m. each day in The Art of Disney. Greg will also be at the location from November 28 &ndash; December 4.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>November 10-13 &ndash;</strong> Guests can meet artist William Silvers at The Art of Disney from 4:00 &ndash; 10:00 p.m. each day.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>November 10 &ndash;</strong> January 3, 2017 &ndash; Representatives from Precious Moments will be showcasing their newest Precious Moments dolls at Marketplace Fun Finds in Disney Springs Marketplace. Precious Moments doll designer Linda Rick will be at the location from November 18-20.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>November 11-12 &ndash;</strong> The Art of Disney will host an Artist Showcase featuring Costa <span data-scayt_word="Alavezos" data-scaytid="1">Alavezos</span>, Brian <span data-scayt_word="Blackmore" data-scaytid="2">Blackmore</span>, and Don &ldquo;Ducky&rdquo; Williams. Guests can meet the artists from 6:00 &ndash; 9:00 p.m. each day. Please note that Costa will appear on Saturday only.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>November 12 &ndash;</strong> Artist Jasmine <span data-scayt_word="Becket-Griffith" data-scaytid="5">Becket-Griffith</span> returns to <span data-scayt_word="WonderGround" data-scaytid="6">WonderGround</span> Gallery inside the Marketplace Co-Op from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>November 17-21 &ndash;</strong> Artist Greg McCullough returns to The Art of Disney in August. He will be meeting with guests and signing artwork from 1:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>November 18 &ndash;</strong> Once Upon a Toy will host &ldquo;Game Night&rdquo; with Disney Design Group artist <span data-scayt_word="Quynh" data-scaytid="11">Quynh</span> Kimball. He will be meeting with guests from 7:00-9:00 p.m. <span data-scayt_word="Quynh" data-scaytid="12">Quynh</span> helped design several board games for Disney Parks including Disney Theme Park Edition III Monopoly and Pirates of the Caribbean Battleship.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>November 18-19 &ndash;</strong> An Artist Showcase featuring David Buckley, Will Gay, Joe <span data-scayt_word="Kaminski" data-scaytid="13">Kaminski</span>, and Darren Wilson will be held at The Art of Disney. Guests can meet the artists from 6:00 &ndash; 9:00 p.m. each day.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>November 27 &ndash;</strong> Artist Jim Shore will return to The Art of Disney to meet with guests from 10:00 &ndash; 12 Noon.</em></p>
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2016-11-08
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2027 4122 5 1 4122 0 Black Friday Sales Coming to Disney Springs /news/2016/11/14/black-friday-sales-coming-to-disney-springs Black Friday Sales Coming to Disney Springs Black Friday Sales Coming to Disney Springs Black Friday Sales Coming to Disney Springs
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/11/disney-springs-celebrates-black-friday-and-saturday-this-thanksgiving-season/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that several retail locations at Disney Springs will be offering &quot;Black Friday&quot; sales on November <span data-scayt_word="25th" data-scaytid="1">25th</span>.</p>
<p>
	All Disney Springs shops will open two hours early, at 8:00 AM on Friday November <span data-scayt_word="25th" data-scaytid="3">25th</span> and Saturday November <span data-scayt_word="26th" data-scaytid="6">26th</span>.</p>
<p>
	Discounts include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>World of Disney</strong>: general discounts</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Marketplace Co Op</strong>: Vera Bradley &quot;Midnight with Mickey&quot; hipster bag for $24.99</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Star Wars Galactic Outpost</strong>: Storm Trooper Action Figures for $14.99</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Disney&#39;s Days of Christmas</strong>: Holiday wreath with lights for $16.99</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Cirque du Soleil La <span data-scayt_word="Nouba" data-scaytid="48">Nouba</span></strong>: Tickets purchase on November <span data-scayt_word="25th" data-scaytid="13">25th</span> will be available for $39 for dates between November 25, 2016 - December 16, 2017).</li>
	<li>
		<strong>American Threads</strong>: Free Piko Sweater for first 50 guests who spend $75 or more (8 a.m. &ndash; 10 a.m.; Nov. 25 only)</li>
	<li>
		<strong>APEX by Sunglass Hut and Sunglass Icon</strong>: 60% off original prices of select styles</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Curl by Sammy Duvall</strong>: Save up to 40% on select merchandise and enjoy &ldquo;gift with purchase&rdquo; items throughout the store</li>
	<li>
		<strong><span data-scayt_word="Ghirardelli" data-scaytid="44">Ghirardelli</span> Chocolate and Ice Cream Shop</strong>: From 7 a.m. &ndash; 9 a.m. on Nov. 25, enjoy a free coffee when you spend $4.95 or more on your purchase</li>
	<li>
		<strong><span data-scayt_word="Fit2Run" data-scaytid="47">Fit2Run</span>, The Runner&rsquo;s Superstore</strong>: Free 1 Year Club <span data-scayt_word="Fit2Run" data-scaytid="50">Fit2Run</span> Membership to first ten guests on Nov. 25 and Nov. 26, 2016</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Levi&rsquo;s</strong>: 40% off entire purchase</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Lilly Pulitzer</strong>: Spend $75 and receive a free pair of earrings; spend $150 and receive a free necklace; spend $500 and receive a free jewelry box</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Lucky Brand</strong>: Save 40% off all merchandise, excluding &ldquo;rare finds&rdquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Pandora Jewelry</strong>: Free bangle with $125 purchase</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Savannah Bee Co.</strong>: Receive a free jar of Whipped Honey with Passion Fruit with every purchase, while supplies last</li>
	<li>
		<strong><span data-scayt_word="Superdry" data-scaytid="52">Superdry</span></strong>: Buy 2 items, get 1 free in store</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Tommy <span data-scayt_word="Bahama" data-scaytid="53">Bahama</span></strong>: Receive a $50 award for every $150 you spend in store to use for future purchases (see store for full details)</li>
	<li>
		<strong>The LEGO Store</strong>: Save up to 50% off select merchandise, while supplies last (Nov. 25 only)</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Vince <span data-scayt_word="Camuto" data-scaytid="54">Camuto</span></strong>: Save 40% off entire purchase plus additional door busters at 50% off</li>
	<li>
		<strong><span data-scayt_word="Volcom" data-scaytid="55">Volcom</span></strong>: Save 40% off all <span data-scayt_word="Volcom" data-scaytid="56">Volcom</span> branded merchandise</li>
</ul>
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2016-11-14
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2028 4123 5 1 4123 0 Preview for Disney Springs Holiday Drone Show /news/2016/11/15/preview-for-disney-springs-holiday-drone-show Preview for Disney Springs Holiday Drone Show Preview for Disney Springs Holiday Drone Show Preview for Disney Springs Holiday Drone Show
<p>
	Disney debuted a preview of the Holiday Drone Show at Disney Springs on November <span data-scayt_word="14th" data-scaytid="17">14th</span>. Orlando Attractions magazine posted a video of the show which feature drones forming figures of a Christmas tree, Santa Claus, an Angel and more.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y1Mttb2vwQ4" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2016-11-15
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2029 4125 5 1 4125 0 New Ticket Option: 4-Park Magic Ticket /news/2016/11/15/new-ticket-option-4-park-magic-ticket New Ticket Option: 4-Park Magic Ticket New Ticket Option: 4-Park Magic Ticket New Ticket Option: 4-Park Magic Ticket
<p>
	Disney has introduced a new ticket option for guests wishing to visit each of their parks over a four day period. The description of the ticket is as follows:</p>
<p>
	<i>The 4-Park Magic Ticket is the best way to experience Walt Disney World theme parks, with one admission to each of the 4 theme parks for 4 days. Tickets may not be used to enter the same park more than once, and must be used within 14 days of first use or by May 26, 2017.</i></p>
<p>
	The price is $279 per ticket.</p>
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2016-11-15
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2030 4126 5 1 4126 0 Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Re-opens November 19th /news/2016/11/15/sassagoula-floatworks-and-food-factory-re-opens-november-19th Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Re-opens November 19th Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Re-opens November 19th Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Re-opens November 19th
<p>
	<span data-scayt_word="Sassagoula" data-scaytid="1">Sassagoula</span> <span data-scayt_word="Floatworks" data-scaytid="2">Floatworks</span> and Food Factory has been undergoing a refurbishment since July <span data-scayt_word="11th" data-scaytid="3">11th</span>. The refurbished location is expected to re-open on November <span data-scayt_word="19th" data-scaytid="4">19th</span> at Disney&#39;s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.</p>
0
2016-11-15
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2031 4137 5 1 4137 0 Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Re-Opens at Port Orleans French Quarter /news/2016/11/18/sassagoula-floatworks-and-food-factory-re-opens-at-port-orleans-french-quarter Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Re-Opens at Port Orleans French Quarter Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Re-Opens at Port Orleans French Quarter Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Re-Opens at Port Orleans French Quarter
<p>
	The <span data-scayt_word="Sassagoula" data-scaytid="1">Sassagoula</span> <span data-scayt_word="Floatworks" data-scaytid="5">Floatworks</span> and Food Factory at Disney&#39;s Port Orleans French Quarter has re-opened after a length refurbishment. The restaurant closed on July <span data-scayt_word="11th" data-scaytid="27">11th</span>, 2016 and re-opened today.</p>
<p>
	The New Orleans style restaurant has added several new offerings to the menu and saw many favorites return. Offerings include <span data-scayt_word="jambalaya" data-scaytid="43">jambalaya</span>, <span data-scayt_word="po’" data-scaytid="44">po&rsquo;</span> boys, gumbo, specialty burgers, sustainable fish, fried chicken, BBQ ribs and more.</p>
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2016-11-18
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2032 4128 5 1 4128 0 Walls Down Around PizzeRizzo /news/2016/11/15/walls-down-around-pizzerizzo Walls Down Around PizzeRizzo Walls Down Around PizzeRizzo Walls Down Around PizzeRizzo
<p>
	On November <span data-scayt_word="14th" data-scaytid="1">14th</span>, Disney removed the construction walls around the soon to open <span data-scayt_word="PizzeRizzo" data-scaytid="2">PizzeRizzo</span> restaurant in Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios. Twitter user <span data-scayt_word="@bioreconstruct" data-scaytid="3">@bioreconstruct</span> shared several photos of the new location (<a href="https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/status/798288076460195840">Tweet 1</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/status/798288270723383296">Tweet 2</a>).</p>
<p>
	Our full <span data-scayt_word="PizzeRizzo" data-scaytid="4">PizzeRizzo</span> rumor tracker can be found <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/03/18/pizza-planet-to-be-rethemed-as-part-of-muppet-courtyard">here</a>. The restaurant is scheduled to open November 18, 2016.</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2016/11/15/r-1479247166-PizzaRizzo4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2016/11/15/r-1479247166-PizzaRizzo4.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 336px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2016/11/15/r-1479247166-PizzaRizzo5.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2016/11/15/r-1479247166-PizzaRizzo5.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 337px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<br />
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2016/11/15/r-1479247166-PizzaRizzo6.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2016/11/15/r-1479247166-PizzaRizzo6.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 336px;" /></a></p>
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2016-11-15
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2033 4129 5 1 4129 0 'Starbright Holidays - An Intel Collaboration' Official Debuts Soon at Disney Springs /news/2016/11/16/starbright-holidays-an-intel-collaboration-official-debuts-soon-at-disney-springs 'Starbright Holidays - An Intel Collaboration' Official Debuts Soon at Disney Springs 'Starbright Holidays - An Intel Collaboration' Official Debuts Soon at Disney Springs 'Starbright Holidays - An Intel Collaboration' Official Debuts Soon at Disney Springs
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/11/hundreds-of-show-drones-light-up-the-skies-during-the-holidays-at-disney-springs-at-walt-disney-world-resort/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a video of a preview of the show as well as additional details:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		The show is called &quot;<span data-scayt_word="Starbright" data-scaytid="1">Starbright</span> Holidays &ndash; An Intel Collaboration&quot;</li>
	<li>
		It will feature 300 drones and be performed multiple times per night near Disney Springs&#39; West Side</li>
	<li>
		The show will officially run from November <span data-scayt_word="20th" data-scaytid="2">20th</span> - January <span data-scayt_word="8th" data-scaytid="3">8th</span>.</li>
	<li>
		The show will run three times each evening: 7:00 PM, 8:30 PM, 9:30 PM</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BNRjpZrbMhg" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2016-11-16
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2034 4130 5 1 4130 0 Moana Meet and Greet Coming to One Man's Dream /news/2016/11/17/moana-meet-and-greet-coming-to-one-mans-dream Moana Meet and Greet Coming to One Man's Dream Moana Meet and Greet Coming to One Man's Dream Moana Meet and Greet Coming to One Man's Dream
<p>
	A new meet and greet location for <span data-scayt_word="Moana" data-scaytid="2">Moana</span> is coming to One Man&#39;s Dream. <span data-scayt_word="Moana" data-scaytid="5">Moana</span> has already started meeting guests at Disney&#39;s Polynesian Villages Resort. A preview for the upcoming movie also began at One Man&#39;s Dream on November <span data-scayt_word="5th" data-scaytid="31">5th</span>.</p>
<p>
	The movie debuts in theaters on November 23, 2016.</p>
0
2016-11-17
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2035 4133 5 1 4133 0 New Magic Band Style Debuts /news/2016/11/18/new-magic-band-style-debuts New Magic Band Style Debuts New Magic Band Style Debuts New Magic Band Style Debuts
<p>
	<a href="http://www.magicbandcollectors.com/pictures-major-new-redesigned-magicbands-available-soon/">MagicBandCollections.com</a> is reporting that a new style of Magic Bands will debut today called the Magic Band 2. The first guests to receive the new bands will be the Wilderness Explorer VIP ticket attendees at <span data-scayt_word="D23’s" data-scaytid="1">D23&rsquo;s</span> Destination D: Amazing Adventures.</p>
<p>
	The new bands feature a removable centered component that includes the RFID technology. This allows for mismatched colors and different bands. An additional keychain accessory is also expected.</p>
<p>
	Back in August the site originally broke the <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/08/15/new-fitbit-style-magic-bands-in-development">rumor</a> that a new <span data-scayt_word="fitbit" data-scaytid="2">fitbit</span> style band was in development after spotting a new FCC listing.</p>
<p>
	The link below goes to the MagicBandCollections.com website that has photos of the new bands.</p>
<p>
	<strong>Update November <span data-scayt_word="19th" data-scaytid="4">19th</span></strong>: The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/11/magicband-2-coming-to-walt-disney-world-resort/">Disney Parks Blog</a> officially announced this with additional photos.</p>
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2016-11-18
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2036 4134 5 1 4134 0 Uptown Jewelers Refurbishment Now Complete /news/2016/11/18/uptown-jewelers-refurbishment-now-complete Uptown Jewelers Refurbishment Now Complete Uptown Jewelers Refurbishment Now Complete Uptown Jewelers Refurbishment Now Complete
<p>
	Recently Disney completed a reconfiguration to Uptown Jewelers on Main Street USA. The longtime location features a new look and PANDORA jewelry as part of this refurbishment.</p>
<p>
	The shop remained open during this refurbishment.</p>
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2016-11-18
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2037 4135 5 1 4135 0 New D-Living Home Decor Shop Coming to Disney Springs' Town Center /news/2016/11/18/new-d-living-home-decor-shop-coming-to-disney-springs-town-center New D-Living Home Decor Shop Coming to Disney Springs' Town Center New D-Living Home Decor Shop Coming to Disney Springs' Town Center New D-Living Home Decor Shop Coming to Disney Springs' Town Center
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2016/11/18/r-1479503324-DLiving1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2016/11/18/r-1479503324-DLiving1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/11/d-living-home-decor-store-coming-to-disney-springs-just-in-time-for-the-holidays/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced a new home decor store called D-Living coming to the Town Center at Disney Springs next week. The store is set to open on November 23, 2016 and will feature many Disney inspired seasonal offerings</p>
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2016-11-18
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2038 4140 5 1 4140 0 New Concept Art and Details on Star Wars Land and New Star Tours Destination /news/2016/11/19/new-concept-art-and-details-on-star-wars-land-and-new-star-tours-destination New Concept Art and Details on Star Wars Land and New Star Tours Destination New Concept Art and Details on Star Wars Land and New Star Tours Destination New Concept Art and Details on Star Wars Land and New Star Tours Destination
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/11/star-wars-themed-land-at-disneys-hollywood-studios-to-dazzle-at-night-new-star-tours-adventure-coming/">Disney Parks Blog</a> revealed a new piece of concept art for Star Wars Land at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios as well as officially announce a new destination in Star Tours: The Adventures Continue based on Star Wars Episode 8 (in theaters in 2018).</p>
<p>
	The concept art is a variation of a piece of Disneyland concept art as a nighttime version for Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios.</p>
0
2016-11-19
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2039 4143 5 1 4143 0 Na'vi River Journey Shaman Animatronic Teased at Destination D Event /news/2016/11/20/navi-river-journey-shaman-animatronic-teased-at-destination-d-event Na'vi River Journey Shaman Animatronic Teased at Destination D Event Na'vi River Journey Shaman Animatronic Teased at Destination D Event Na'vi River Journey Shaman Animatronic Teased at Destination D Event
<p>
	At a presentation earlier today as part of the <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="72">D23</span> Destination D event, <span data-scayt_word="Imagineer" data-scaytid="73">Imagineer</span> Joe <span data-scayt_word="Rohde" data-scaytid="74">Rohde</span> was joined by Avatar creators James Cameron and Jon Landau. Together, the trio shared details of the land as well as a sneak peak at the Shaman <span data-scayt_word="animatronic" data-scaytid="75">animatronic</span> that will be part of the <span data-scayt_word="Na'vi" data-scaytid="76">Na&#39;vi</span> River Journey attraction.</p>
<p>
	Pandora - The World of Avatar is expected to debut in Summer 2017.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FInYxXpbJMg" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2016-11-20
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2040 4144 5 1 4144 0 DINOSAUR Re-Opens After Lengthy Refurbishment /news/2016/11/20/dinosaur-re-opens-after-lengthy-refurbishment DINOSAUR Re-Opens After Lengthy Refurbishment DINOSAUR Re-Opens After Lengthy Refurbishment DINOSAUR Re-Opens After Lengthy Refurbishment
<p>
	DINOSAUR re-opened today after nearly a four month refurbishment. The attraction closed on July 25, 2016 for maintenance as well as a few show changes.</p>
<p>
	Changes include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Compsognathus" data-scaytid="12">Compsognathus</span> - a new projection featuring multiple <span data-scayt_word="compsagnathus" data-scaytid="19">compsagnathus</span> replaced the previous effect of static figures being illuminated</li>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Iguanadon" data-scaytid="30">Iguanadon</span> - A green laser scan illuminates the <span data-scayt_word="iguanadon" data-scaytid="47">iguanadon</span> when it is identified by the on ride computer voice.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Other effects that have had technical issues appeared to be repaired.</p>
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2016-11-20
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2041 4145 5 1 4145 0 Disney Adds In Park Cabanas to Tomorrowland /news/2016/11/21/disney-adds-in-park-cabanas-to-tomorrowland Disney Adds In Park Cabanas to Tomorrowland Disney Adds In Park Cabanas to Tomorrowland Disney Adds In Park Cabanas to Tomorrowland
<p>
	Over the weekend, a collection of white tents have appeared in <span data-scayt_word="Tomorrowland" data-scaytid="1">Tomorrowland</span> at Disney&#39;s Magic Kingdom. The tents are being dubbed &quot;cabanas&quot; and offer paying guests a private area to escape the crowds of the the park.</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2016/11/new-kingdom-cabanas-coming-to-magic.html">OrlandoParksNews.com</a> shared additional details on the cabanas. They are located near Space Mountain and have a daily rental price of $649. Guests may book starting November 21 for dates November 27 and beyond by calling (407) <span data-scayt_word="WDW-PLAY" data-scaytid="23">WDW-PLAY</span> or visiting Concierge at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.</p>
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2016-11-21
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2042 4147 5 1 4147 0 New Event 'Epcot International Festival of the Arts' Festival Coming in Early 2017 /news/2016/11/21/new-event-epcot-international-festival-of-the-arts-festival-coming-in-early-2017 New Event 'Epcot International Festival of the Arts' Festival Coming in Early 2017 New Event 'Epcot International Festival of the Arts' Festival Coming in Early 2017 New Event 'Epcot International Festival of the Arts' Festival Coming in Early 2017
<p>
	Disney announced an all new <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="1">Epcot</span> event coming in early 2017. the <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="2">Epcot</span> International Festival of the Arts will run from January <span data-scayt_word="13th" data-scaytid="3">13th</span> through February <span data-scayt_word="20th" data-scaytid="4">20th</span> and promises to combine culinary arts, visual arts, and performance art.</p>
<p>
	Artwork will be on display from Disney legends like Mary Blair and Herb <span data-scayt_word="Ryman" data-scaytid="5">Ryman</span>. Additional artwork from modern artists like Joe <span data-scayt_word="Kaminski" data-scaytid="6">Kaminski</span> and Costa <span data-scayt_word="Alavezos" data-scaytid="7">Alavezos</span> will also be on display.</p>
<p>
	Theatrical performances of songs from Classic Disney Broadway musicals will provide the performance art entertainment. Music will include songs from <em>The Lion King</em>, <em>Newsies</em>, <em>Aladdin</em>, and more.</p>
<p>
	Food studios will also populate the park with artistic culinary items.</p>
<p>
	The event will run from Friday to Monday with new artwork debuting weekly.</p>
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2016-11-21
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2043 4154 5 1 4154 0 Dates Set for 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival /news/2016/11/25/dates-set-for-2017-epcot-international-food-wine-festival Dates Set for 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Dates Set for 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Dates Set for 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/11/dates-announced-for-the-2017-epcot-international-food-wine-festival/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced the dates for the 2017 <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="1">Epcot</span> International Food &amp; Wine Festival. The annual event will have a record length of 75 days in 2017 running from August <span data-scayt_word="31st" data-scaytid="20">31st</span> - November <span data-scayt_word="13th" data-scaytid="31">13th</span>, 2017.</p>
<p>
	No additional details have been announced, but guests can expect food k<span data-scayt_word="iosks" data-scaytid="34">iosks</span>, premium cooking demonstrations, merchandise and the Eat to the Beat Concert Series.</p>
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2016-11-25
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2044 4150 5 1 4150 0 Updates Coming to Wilderness Lodge /news/2016/11/23/updates-coming-to-wilderness-lodge Updates Coming to Wilderness Lodge Updates Coming to Wilderness Lodge Updates Coming to Wilderness Lodge
<p>
	We have monitoring some of the <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2015/10/26/disneys-wilderness-lodge-rooms-to-be-converted-to-disney-vacation-club">changes coming to Disney&#39;s Wilderness Lodge</a>, and today the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/11/new-amenities-coming-soon-to-disneys-wilderness-lodge/">Disney Parks Blog</a> confirmed a few more.</p>
<p>
	The Villas were official renamed on October 25, 2016 to Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney&#39;s Wilderness Lodge. As part of this evolution, the railroad <span data-scayt_word="theming" data-scaytid="1">theming</span> around Wilderness Lodge was further emphasized.</p>
<p>
	The storyline and theme evolution is evident in the changes coming to The Hidden Springs Pool. The pool has been closed for refurbishment since October of 2015 and is expected to re-open in the Summer of 2017 as Boulder Ridge Cove. Boulder Ridge Cove promises to feature an expanded sun deck as well as a zero-depth-entry pool themed around an abandoned rock quarry.</p>
<p>
	A new decorative water tower will also be constructed nearby with the name, &quot;Boulder Ridge Railway and Mining Co.&quot;</p>
<p>
	The expanded area will also include a brand new bar &amp; grill called Geyser Point Bar &amp; Grill as well as a new quick service restaurant.</p>
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2016-11-23
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2045 4155 5 1 4155 0 Rivers of Light Cast Member Preview /news/2016/11/28/rivers-of-light-cast-member-preview Rivers of Light Cast Member Preview Rivers of Light Cast Member Preview Rivers of Light Cast Member Preview
<p>
	Sunday (November <span data-scayt_word="27th" data-scaytid="1">27th</span>) night at 8:00 PM, Rivers of Light had it&#39;s first Cast Member Preview. The show experienced a technical issue before restarting. The show appears to be free of all intellectual property with the exception of Disney Nature footage and has a running time of approximately 18 minutes.</p>
<p>
	We will have additional details on the show as they become available. An additional Cast Member Preview is scheduled for tonight.</p>
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2016-11-28
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2046 4151 5 1 4151 0 Rivers of Light to Have Cast Member Previews This Weekend /news/2016/11/23/rivers-of-light-to-have-cast-member-previews-this-weekend Rivers of Light to Have Cast Member Previews This Weekend Rivers of Light to Have Cast Member Previews This Weekend Rivers of Light to Have Cast Member Previews This Weekend
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/rivers-of-light/news/23nov2016-rivers-of-light-cast-member-previews-taking-place-this-weekend.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Rivers of Light will have it&#39;s first Cast Member previews this weekend at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom. The show has been delayed from it&#39;s original opening date of April 22, 2016 and the Cast Member previews are a major sign that the show will debut soon.</p>
<p>
	We are tracking the development of this show <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/03/31/rivers-of-light-rumor-tracker">here</a>.</p>
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2016-11-23
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2047 4152 5 1 4152 0 New Dessert Party Coming November 29th: Tiana's Riverboat Party /news/2016/11/23/new-dessert-party-coming-november-29th-tianas-riverboat-party New Dessert Party Coming November 29th: Tiana's Riverboat Party New Dessert Party Coming November 29th: Tiana's Riverboat Party New Dessert Party Coming November 29th: Tiana's Riverboat Party
<p>
	Disney is introducing a new dessert party at the Magic Kingdom. <span data-scayt_word="Tiana's" data-scaytid="1">Tiana&#39;s</span> Riverboat Party takes place on the Liberty Square River Boat and includes parade viewing for the Festival of Fantasy Parade. Admission to the party is $49 for adults and $29 for Children ages 9 and under. Reservations can be made <a href="https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/magic-kingdom/tianas-riverboat-party/" target="_blank">online</a> or by calling (407) <span data-scayt_word="WDW-DINE" data-scaytid="23">WDW-DINE</span> or (407) 939-3463.</p>
<p>
	The official description of the event is as follows:</p>
<p>
	<em>&quot;Make the most of your next visit to Magic Kingdom park, where Princess <span data-scayt_word="Tiana" data-scaytid="36">Tiana</span> and Prince <span data-scayt_word="Naveen" data-scaytid="37">Naveen</span> are throwing an unforgettable party&hellip; and you&rsquo;re invited! The occasion begins on the dock as your royal hosts welcome you and your sweet tooth to an ice cream social, complete with ice cream and toppings, drinks, and sweet treats.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Then board the Liberty Square Riverboat and relax while enjoying the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade&mdash;all from the comfort of your special viewing location!</em></p>
<p>
	<em>After the parade, <span data-scayt_word="Tiana" data-scaytid="38">Tiana</span> and <span data-scayt_word="Naveen" data-scaytid="39">Naveen</span> will join you to continue the party as you all cruise around the Rivers of America, circling Tom Sawyer Island.&quot;</em></p>
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2016-11-23
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2048 4153 5 1 4153 0 Lilly Belle Train Returns to the Walt Disney World Railroad /news/2016/11/24/lilly-belle-train-returns-to-the-walt-disney-world-railroad Lilly Belle Train Returns to the Walt Disney World Railroad Lilly Belle Train Returns to the Walt Disney World Railroad Lilly Belle Train Returns to the Walt Disney World Railroad
<p>
	For several years, the Lilly Belle train has not run along Walt Disney World&#39;s Railroad. After a significant restoration, the train returned yesterday, bringing guests around the park.</p>
<p>
	Twitter user <a href="https://twitter.com/Imagineer2017/status/801484465289723904"><span data-scayt_word="@Imagineer2017" data-scaytid="1">@Imagineer2017</span></a> shared photos of the train.</p>
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2016-11-24
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2049 4156 5 1 4156 0 Disney Introduces 'Highway in the Sky Dine-Around' at Magic Kingdom Monorail Resorts /news/2016/11/29/disney-introduces-highway-in-the-sky-dine-around-at-magic-kingdom-monorail-resorts Disney Introduces 'Highway in the Sky Dine-Around' at Magic Kingdom Monorail Resorts Disney Introduces 'Highway in the Sky Dine-Around' at Magic Kingdom Monorail Resorts Disney Introduces 'Highway in the Sky Dine-Around' at Magic Kingdom Monorail Resorts
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/11/new-highway-in-the-sky-dine-around-launches-dec-2-at-walt-disney-world-resort/">Disney Parks Blog</a> has announced a new dining offering called the Highway in the Sky Dine-Around. The experience allows guests to try offerings from each of the three Magic Kingdom monorail resorts: Disney&#39;s Grand <span data-scayt_word="Floridian" data-scaytid="2">Floridian</span> Resort and Spa, Disney&#39;s Polynesian Villages Resort, and Disney&#39;s Contemporary Resort.</p>
<p>
	Check in begins at The Wave at Disney&#39;s Contemporary Resort. This is followed by appetizers at Disney&#39;s Polynesian Villages Resort before ending at <span data-scayt_word="Citricos" data-scaytid="12">Citricos</span> at Disney&#39;s Grand <span data-scayt_word="Floridian" data-scaytid="14">Floridian</span> Resort and Spa. Guests return to the Contemporary Resort for dessert on a private patio where they can enjoy the fireworks.</p>
<p>
	Reservations open November <span data-scayt_word="29th" data-scaytid="45">29th</span> and the experience debuts December <span data-scayt_word="2nd" data-scaytid="50">2nd</span>. The cost is $150 per guest and it is available Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday evenings (not available between December 18, 2016 - January 3, 2017). Reservations can be made by calling <span data-scayt_word="407-WDW-DINE" data-scaytid="79">407-WDW-DINE</span>.</p>
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2016-11-29
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2050 4160 5 1 4160 0 December 2016 Disney Springs Merchandise Events /news/2016/11/30/december-2016-disney-springs-merchandise-events December 2016 Disney Springs Merchandise Events December 2016 Disney Springs Merchandise Events December 2016 Disney Springs Merchandise Events
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/11/disney-merchandise-events-at-disney-springs-in-december-2016/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a list of the upcoming merchandise events for the month of December, details of these events can be found below:</p>
<p>
	<em><strong>December 2-3</strong> &ndash; Meet Disney Design Group artists Maria <span data-scayt_word="Stuckey" data-scaytid="1">Stuckey</span>, <span data-scayt_word="Caley" data-scaytid="2">Caley</span> Hicks, Derek <span data-scayt_word="Lesinski" data-scaytid="3">Lesinski</span>, and Costa <span data-scayt_word="Alavezos" data-scaytid="4">Alavezos</span> at D<span data-scayt_word="isney’s" data-scaytid="15">isney&rsquo;s</span> Days of Christmas. They will be meeting with guests and signing holiday products from 6:00 &ndash; 8:00 p.m. Please note that Derek will only appear on December 2; Costa will only attend the December 3 event.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>December 3</strong> &ndash; Artist Jasmine <span data-scayt_word="Becket-Griffith" data-scaytid="5">Becket-Griffith</span> returns to <span data-scayt_word="WonderGround" data-scaytid="6">WonderGround</span> Gallery inside the Marketplace Co-Op from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>December 4-6</strong> &ndash; See the latest offerings from the Disney Parks collection by <span data-scayt_word="HerUniverse" data-scaytid="19">HerUniverse</span> at the <span data-scayt_word="WonderGround" data-scaytid="18">WonderGround</span> Gallery in Marketplace Co-Op. Ashley Taylor, the artist whose work is prominently featured on the Star Wars timeline skirt and coordinating <span data-scayt_word="Ewok" data-scaytid="22">Ewok</span> cardigan, will make an appearance at the location on December 4 from 12 Noon &ndash; 3:00 p.m. and December 5 from 5:00 &ndash; 8:00 p.m. On December 6, Ashley will be joined by Ashley <span data-scayt_word="Eckstein" data-scaytid="23">Eckstein</span>, creator of <span data-scayt_word="HerUniverse" data-scaytid="21">HerUniverse</span>, from 3:00 p.m. &ndash; 5:00 p.m.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>December 8-12</strong> &ndash; Artist David Doss will return to The Art of Disney from 1:00 &ndash; 9:00 p.m. each day. </em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>December 9</strong> &ndash; Meet Disney Design Group artist Derek <span data-scayt_word="Lesinski" data-scaytid="37">Lesinski</span> at Disney&rsquo;s Days of Christmas from 6:00 &ndash; 8:00 p.m.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>December 13-16</strong> &ndash; Artist Greg McCullough will meet with guests at The Art of Disney from 1:00 &ndash; 8:00 p.m. each day. He will return to the shop on December 19-22, and December 26 &ndash; January 2, 2017. </em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>December 17</strong> &ndash; Disney Design Group Artist Costa Alavezos will be at Disney&rsquo;s Days of Christmas to sign holiday products he designed from 6:00 &ndash; 8:00 p.m.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>December 17-18</strong> &ndash; Artist William Silvers will be at The Art of Disney from 4:00 &ndash; 10:00 p.m. each day.</em></p>
<p>
	Additional offerings at Disney Springs for the month of December include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<em>Marketplace Fun Finds &ndash; Precious Moments Dolls including the new &ldquo;Christmas Blessings&rdquo; collection.</em></li>
	<li>
		<em><span data-scayt_word="Tren-D" data-scaytid="54">Tren-D</span> &ndash; Jewelry pieces by <span data-scayt_word="Jorta" data-scaytid="55">Jorta</span> made from nature such as orange peels, cantaloupe seeds, coffee beans, and more.</em></li>
	<li>
		<em>Marketplace Co-Op &ndash; Stationary and art stained with real plants and flowers by Boiled Books, or a spectacular collection of fine diamond jewelry by Sophia <span data-scayt_word="Fiori" data-scaytid="56">Fiori</span> Jewelry.</em></li>
</ul>
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2016-11-30
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2051 4162 5 1 4162 0 Spaceship Earth to be Converted Into Death Star During After Hours Event /news/2016/12/02/spaceship-earth-to-be-converted-into-death-star-during-after-hours-event Spaceship Earth to be Converted Into Death Star During After Hours Event Spaceship Earth to be Converted Into Death Star During After Hours Event Spaceship Earth to be Converted Into Death Star During After Hours Event
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/12/spaceship-earth-at-epcot-to-become-giant-star-wars-death-star-during-special-after-hours-event/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that as part of a special after hours event, Spaceship Earth will be made to look like the Death Star from Star Wars. The event, being held on December <span data-scayt_word="5th" data-scaytid="1">5th</span> is an invite only event to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: Rogue One.</p>
<p>
	The event is for invited guests and invited media with additional information being shared with those individuals separately. The event will take place after hours at <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="2">Epcot</span> and will feature new information on the current Star Wars projects in development. As part of the event, digital mapping will be used to transform the exterior of Spaceship Earth into the Death Star.</p>
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2016-12-02
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2052 4165 5 1 4165 0 Star Wars Updates in Disney's Hollywood Studios Inspired by Rogue One /news/2016/12/06/star-wars-updates-in-disneys-hollywood-studios-inspired-by-rogue-one Star Wars Updates in Disney's Hollywood Studios Inspired by Rogue One Star Wars Updates in Disney's Hollywood Studios Inspired by Rogue One Star Wars Updates in Disney's Hollywood Studios Inspired by Rogue One
<p>
	At an after hours <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/12/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-inspires-additions-to-disneys-hollywood-studios-offerings/">press event</a> on December 5th, Disney shared details on new Star Wars offerings coming to Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios inspired by the upcoming Star Wars Film: Rogue One. The event was held at Epcot for invited guests and media. New details include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away</strong> - The stage show in front of Grauman&#39;s Chinese Theater will see an update on December 16th that will feature the Advanced Weapons Resource (AWR) Troops from Star Wars: Rogue One added to the show.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Star Wars Launch Bay</strong> - New Rogue One props and replicas are currently on display inside the Launch Bay Gallery</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular</strong> - The fireworks show will return to Hollywood Studios on December 16th and will run along side Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! through December 31st. Both shows will be shown each night. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular will continue past the new year. The Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party will also return in 2017.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Star Tours - The Adventures Continue</strong> - The randomization of the attraction will return in mid December. For more than a year, the first destination for all guests was locked to Jakku, the planet popularized by Star Wars Episode 7.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Star Wars: Guided Tour</strong> - A new seven hour guided tour is currently in development at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios. The tour will include a ride on Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, the ability for younger guests to participate in the Jedi Training Academy - Trials of the Temple, a guided tour of Star Wars Launch Bay, dinner at a quick service restaurant, the Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party, and fireworks viewing.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Star Wars: Rogue One debuts in theaters on December 16th. As part of the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/12/celebrating-rouge-one-a-star-wars-story-spaceship-earth-transforms-into-death-star-at-walt-disney-world-resort/">press event</a>, Disney also used projection mapping on Spaceship Earth to turn it into the Death Star. Video of this can be found below.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lI2ecZF2_-M" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2016-12-06
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2053 4168 5 1 4168 0 Kali River Rapids Changes to Delayed Opening /news/2016/12/05/kali-river-rapids-changes-to-delayed-opening Kali River Rapids Changes to Delayed Opening Kali River Rapids Changes to Delayed Opening Kali River Rapids Changes to Delayed Opening
<p>
	Kali River Rapids will now open an hour after the park opens each day. This is likely a change just for the winter months, leading up to the attraction&#39;s refurbishment on January 3rd.</p>
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2016-12-05
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2054 4169 5 1 4169 0 Lion-tailed Macaques Debut at Maharajah Jungle Trek /news/2016/12/06/lion-tailed-macaques-debut-at-maharajah-jungle-trek Lion-tailed Macaques Debut at Maharajah Jungle Trek Lion-tailed Macaques Debut at Maharajah Jungle Trek Lion-tailed Macaques Debut at Maharajah Jungle Trek
<p>
	<a href="http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2016/12/lion-tailed-macaques-arrive-at-disneys.html">OrlandoParksNews.com</a> is reporting that four Lion-tailed Macaques have debuted at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom in the Maharajah Jungle Trek.</p>
<p>
	The macaques were reported several months ago and the exhibit was modified to meet their needs. Three females and one male are now on display daily in the exhibit originally home to the <span data-scayt_word="Malayan" data-scaytid="8">Malayan</span> Tapir and most recently Bar-headed geese, White <span data-scayt_word="Naped" data-scaytid="9">Naped</span> Cranes, and <span data-scayt_word="Roechelle" data-scaytid="10">Roechelle</span> Ducks.</p>
<p>
	Update from December 14, 2016: The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/12/wildlife-wednesday-rare-lion-tailed-macaques-join-disneys-animal-kingdom/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared photos and videos of the Macaques in their new exhibit.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4pA1-WZU83A" width="624"></iframe></p>
0
2016-12-06
0 0
2055 4171 5 1 4171 0 My Disney Experience App Update 3.8 /news/2016/12/07/my-disney-experience-app-update-38 My Disney Experience App Update 3.8 My Disney Experience App Update 3.8 My Disney Experience App Update 3.8
<p>
	Disney has released an update to the My Disney Experience App. The full <span data-scayt_word="iOS" data-scaytid="1">iOS</span> description of the update is as follows:</p>
<p>
	<em>With this release, you&#39;ll be able to customize your purchased Disney <span data-scayt_word="PhotoPass" data-scaytid="3">PhotoPass</span> photos in the app. Crop your vacation photos, add stickers and frames, and save and share your photos, instantly.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>We&#39;ve taken steps to improve wait time accuracy - the app now uses locations services and Bluetooth technology to help determine the length of standby lines. We also updated the app to reduce the amount of times you&#39;ll have to log in.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Finally, we fixed bugs and improved overall app performance.</em></p>
0
2016-12-07
0 0
2056 4172 5 1 4172 0 'Disney After Hours' Returns to the Magic Kingdom With Reduced Pricing /news/2016/12/08/disney-after-hours-returns-to-the-magic-kingdom-with-reduced-pricing 'Disney After Hours' Returns to the Magic Kingdom With Reduced Pricing 'Disney After Hours' Returns to the Magic Kingdom With Reduced Pricing 'Disney After Hours' Returns to the Magic Kingdom With Reduced Pricing
<p>
	Back in April, Disney <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/news/2016/04/27/disney-after-hours-tickets-now-half-price-for-annual-passholders-and-dvc-members">announced</a> the &quot;Disney After Hours&quot; hard ticketed event giving guests 3 hours in the Magic Kingdom with significantly reduced crowds. The original run of the event was priced at $149 per person and became heavily discounted for Annual <span data-scayt_word="Passholders" data-scaytid="1">Passholders</span> and Disney Vacation Club Members when sales came in below expectations.</p>
<p>
	Disney has elected to bring the event back for 7 dates in Winter 2017: January 20 and 27, February 2, 9 and 16, and March 2 and 9 2017. Guests enter the park at 7 PM with three hours of reduced crowds following the official park closing. The following attractions are open during the event:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Astro" data-scaytid="3">Astro</span> Orbiter</li>
	<li>
		The Barnstormer</li>
	<li>
		Big Thunder Mountain Railroad</li>
	<li>
		Buzz <span data-scayt_word="Lightyear’s" data-scaytid="4">Lightyear&rsquo;s</span> Space Ranger Spin</li>
	<li>
		Country Bear Jamboree</li>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Dumbo" data-scaytid="5">Dumbo</span> the Flying Elephant</li>
	<li>
		Haunted Mansion</li>
	<li>
		&lsquo;it&rsquo;s a small world&rsquo;</li>
	<li>
		Jungle Cruise</li>
	<li>
		Mad Tea Party</li>
	<li>
		The Magic Carpets of Aladdin</li>
	<li>
		The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh</li>
	<li>
		Mickey&rsquo;s <span data-scayt_word="PhilharMagic" data-scaytid="6">PhilharMagic</span>? Pirates of the Caribbean</li>
	<li>
		Peter Pan&rsquo;s Flight</li>
	<li>
		Prince Charming Regal Carrousel</li>
	<li>
		Princess Fairytale Hall (select princesses)</li>
	<li>
		Seven Dwarfs Mine Train</li>
	<li>
		Space Mountain</li>
	<li>
		Splash Mountain</li>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Tomorrowland" data-scaytid="7">Tomorrowland</span> Speedway</li>
	<li>
		Town Square Theater (Mickey Mouse)</li>
	<li>
		Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid</li>
	<li>
		Walt Disney&rsquo;s Enchanted <span data-scayt_word="Tiki" data-scaytid="8">Tiki</span> Room</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The new price will be $119 per person with additional discounts available for Annual <span data-scayt_word="Passholders" data-scaytid="9">Passholders</span> and Disney Vacation Club Members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 407-827-7185.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/i5kI5pS4D-4" width="624"></iframe></p>
0
2016-12-08
0 0
2057 4221 5 1 4221 0 'Disney After Hours' Returns to the Magic Kingdom January 20th /news/2017/01/20/disney-after-hours-returns-to-the-magic-kingdom-january-20th 'Disney After Hours' Returns to the Magic Kingdom January 20th 'Disney After Hours' Returns to the Magic Kingdom January 20th 'Disney After Hours' Returns to the Magic Kingdom January 20th
<p>
	As announced back in December, the &quot;Disney After Hours&quot; hard ticketed event is returning to the Magic Kingdom for 7 dates in Winter 2017: January 20 and 27, February 2, 9 and 16, and March 2 and 9 2017. Guests enter the park at 7 PM with three hours of reduced crowds following the official park closing. The following attractions are open during the event:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Astro" data-scaytid="3">Astro</span> Orbiter</li>
	<li>
		The Barnstormer</li>
	<li>
		Big Thunder Mountain Railroad</li>
	<li>
		Buzz <span data-scayt_word="Lightyear’s" data-scaytid="4">Lightyear&rsquo;s</span> Space Ranger Spin</li>
	<li>
		Country Bear Jamboree</li>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Dumbo" data-scaytid="5">Dumbo</span> the Flying Elephant</li>
	<li>
		Haunted Mansion</li>
	<li>
		&lsquo;it&rsquo;s a small world&rsquo;</li>
	<li>
		Jungle Cruise</li>
	<li>
		Mad Tea Party</li>
	<li>
		The Magic Carpets of Aladdin</li>
	<li>
		The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh</li>
	<li>
		Mickey&rsquo;s <span data-scayt_word="PhilharMagic" data-scaytid="6">PhilharMagic</span>? Pirates of the Caribbean</li>
	<li>
		Peter Pan&rsquo;s Flight</li>
	<li>
		Prince Charming Regal Carrousel</li>
	<li>
		Princess Fairytale Hall (select princesses)</li>
	<li>
		Seven Dwarfs Mine Train</li>
	<li>
		Space Mountain</li>
	<li>
		Splash Mountain</li>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Tomorrowland" data-scaytid="7">Tomorrowland</span> Speedway</li>
	<li>
		Town Square Theater (Mickey Mouse)</li>
	<li>
		Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid</li>
	<li>
		Walt Disney&rsquo;s Enchanted <span data-scayt_word="Tiki" data-scaytid="8">Tiki</span> Room</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The new reduced price will be $119 per person with additional discounts available for Cast Members, Annual <span data-scayt_word="Passholders" data-scaytid="15">Passholders</span> and Disney Vacation Club Members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 407-827-7185.</p>
0
2017-01-20
0 0
2058 4173 5 1 4173 0 New Kuamsha Breakfast at Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge /news/2016/12/12/new-kuamsha-breakfast-at-sanaa-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-lodge New Kuamsha Breakfast at Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge New Kuamsha Breakfast at Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge New Kuamsha Breakfast at Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
<p>
	Disney has introduced a new quick service breakfast option at <span data-scayt_word="Sanaa" data-scaytid="1">Sanaa</span> at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The restaurant is located in the <span data-scayt_word="Kidani" data-scaytid="7">Kidani</span> Village section of the Animal Kingdom Lodge and famously overlooks one of the Savannahs at the resort.</p>
<p>
	Guests can get made to order breakfast entrees from 7-10 AM while watching animals graze outside the window.</p>
<p>
	Per the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/12/sanaa-kuamsha-breakfast-now-available-at-sanaa-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-lodge/">Disney Parks Blog</a>, the options will have an African flair:</p>
<p>
	<em>The most popular dish is the <span data-scayt_word="Boere" data-scaytid="35">Boere</span> Breakfast, which features two eggs any style, tomato chutney (fans of the restaurant&rsquo;s Indian Bread service will recognize this tasty condiment), Tanzanian hash browns, bacon, <span data-scayt_word="Boerewors" data-scaytid="36">Boerewors</span> sausage and a Johnny Cake. The Safari Waffle is piled high with seasonal berries and a delicious <span data-scayt_word="Chai" data-scaytid="37">Chai</span> whipped cream. Vegans will love the Fruit <span data-scayt_word="Sosatie" data-scaytid="38">Sosatie</span>, with quinoa and dried fruit salad, a hearty breakfast with delicate flavors. Other entrees include a Sunrise Sandwich and kids options. </em></p>
<p>
	<em>Place your order at the register then choose your seat in the restaurant, an adorable animal with a number will help the cast member delivering your food find you. Coffee lovers won&rsquo;t want to miss out on the press-pot coffee featuring Kenyan 100% specialty grade <span data-scayt_word="Arabica" data-scaytid="76">Arabica</span> beans. Hot drip coffee, tea, milk, soda and juice are also available. </em></p>
0
2016-12-12
0 0
2059 4175 5 1 4175 0 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open December 17-31, 2016 /news/2016/12/13/stitchs-great-escape-to-open-december-17-31-2016 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open December 17-31, 2016 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open December 17-31, 2016 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open December 17-31, 2016
<p>
	<a href="https://www.mouseplanet.com/11636/Walt_Disney_World_Resort_Update_for_December_1319_2016">MousePlanet.com</a> is reporting that Stitch&#39;s Great Escape! will re-open for the holiday season. The attraction will be open December 17, 2016 and remain open at least through December 31, 2016. The attraction switched to &quot;seasonal&quot; operations on October 2, 2016 with October 1, 2016 being it&#39;s last day of normal operations.</p>
<p>
	Conflicting information on the future of this area has been reported. At the current time it appears no definitive plans have been approved. We are tracking the possible replacement for Stitch&#39;s Great Escape! <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/08/07/replacement-coming-for-stitchs-great-escape">here</a>.</p>
0
2016-12-13
0 0
2060 4178 5 1 4178 0 Donald's Happy Holiday-O-Saurus Dance Party /news/2016/12/15/donalds-happy-holiday-o-saurus-dance-party Donald's Happy Holiday-O-Saurus Dance Party Donald's Happy Holiday-O-Saurus Dance Party Donald's Happy Holiday-O-Saurus Dance Party
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/news/15dec2016-donalds-happy-holiday-o-saurus-dance-party-starts-this-weekend-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Disney will introduce a new character dance party inside <span data-scayt_word="Dinoland" data-scaytid="1">Dinoland</span> USA at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom. The new party will be called Donald&#39;s Happy <span data-scayt_word="Holiday-O-Saurus" data-scaytid="15">Holiday-O-Saurus</span> Dance Party and will run from December 18-31, 2016. The party will include Donald and other characters. During the event the characters will not be meeting and greeting with guests.</p>
0
2016-12-15
0 0
2061 4179 5 1 4179 0 Annual Passholders to Have Dedicate Line at All Four Parks /news/2016/12/19/annual-passholders-to-have-dedicate-line-at-all-four-parks Annual Passholders to Have Dedicate Line at All Four Parks Annual Passholders to Have Dedicate Line at All Four Parks Annual Passholders to Have Dedicate Line at All Four Parks
<p>
	Beginning December <span data-scayt_word="21st" data-scaytid="1">21st</span>, all four Disney World theme parks will offer a dedicated line for annual <span data-scayt_word="passholders" data-scaytid="8">passholders</span>. The motivation for this line is that annual <span data-scayt_word="passholders" data-scaytid="24">passholders</span> would be more familiar with the procedure for scanning their Magic Bands.</p>
0
2016-12-19
0 0
2062 4180 5 1 4180 0 Food Offerings at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts /news/2016/12/20/food-offerings-at-the-epcot-international-festival-of-the-arts Food Offerings at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts Food Offerings at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts Food Offerings at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/12/photo-gallery-culinary-treats-at-epcot-international-festival-of-the-arts-at-walt-disney-world-resort/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared photos and details of some of the food offerings coming to the inaugural <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="4">Epcot</span> International Festival of the Arts. The event will run Fridays through Mondays from Jan. 13-Feb. 20 at <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="9">Epcot</span>.</p>
<p>
	Food Studios will be placed throughout <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="12">Epcot</span> where guests can enjoy a wide selection of offerings. Photos of these offerings can be found below.</p>
0
2016-12-20
0 0
2063 4181 5 1 4181 0 Broadway Performers Announced for Epcot International Festival of the Arts /news/2016/12/23/broadway-performers-announced-for-epcot-international-festival-of-the-arts Broadway Performers Announced for Epcot International Festival of the Arts Broadway Performers Announced for Epcot International Festival of the Arts Broadway Performers Announced for Epcot International Festival of the Arts
<p>
	The inaugural <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="2">Epcot</span> International Festival of the Arts debuts on January <span data-scayt_word="13th" data-scaytid="16">13th</span>, 2017 and the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/12/disney-on-broadway-stars-take-center-stage-at-the-new-epcot-international-festival-of-the-arts/">Disney Parks Blog</a> has released the full lineup of Broadway Stars that will be performing during the event.</p>
<p>
	<strong>Jan. 13-16 and 20-23:</strong> Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland performing songs from: Disney&rsquo;s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Mary <span data-scayt_word="Poppins" data-scaytid="54">Poppins</span> and The Little Mermaid</p>
<p>
	<strong>Jan. 27-30 and Feb. 3-6:</strong> Kerry Butler and Kevin Massey performing songs from Disney&rsquo;s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, <span data-scayt_word="Newsies" data-scaytid="63">Newsies</span> and Aladdin</p>
<p>
	<strong>Feb. 10-13 and 17-20:</strong> <span data-scayt_word="Kissy" data-scaytid="66">Kissy</span> Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White performing songs from Disney&rsquo;s The Lion King, Aida, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid</p>
<p>
	The performances will take place at the American Gardens Theater at 5:30, 6:45, and 8:00 PM every Friday through Monday during the event.</p>
0
2016-12-23
0 0
2064 4182 5 1 4182 0 Alcohol Added to Multiple Table Service Menus at Disney's Magic Kingdom /news/2016/12/23/alcohol-added-to-multiple-table-service-menus-at-disneys-magic-kingdom Alcohol Added to Multiple Table Service Menus at Disney's Magic Kingdom Alcohol Added to Multiple Table Service Menus at Disney's Magic Kingdom Alcohol Added to Multiple Table Service Menus at Disney's Magic Kingdom
<p>
	Beginning December <span data-scayt_word="23rd" data-scaytid="25">23rd</span>, Disney has added alcohol to the menus at several Magic Kingdom table service restaurants. Previously, only Be Our Guest Restaurant in <span data-scayt_word="Fantasyland" data-scaytid="26">Fantasyland</span> offered alcohol beverages and prior to that restaurant debuting in 2012 no Magic Kingdom restaurant offered alcohol.</p>
<p>
	Beer, wine and cider is now available at the following locations in addition to Be Our Guest:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Cinderella&rsquo;s Royal Table</li>
	<li>
		Jungle Skipper Canteen</li>
	<li>
		Liberty Tree Tavern</li>
	<li>
		Tony&rsquo;s Town Square Restaurant</li>
</ul>
0
2016-12-23
0 0
2065 4183 5 1 4183 0 Behind the Scenes at Pandora: The World of Avatar /news/2016/12/25/behind-the-scenes-at-pandora-the-world-of-avatar Behind the Scenes at Pandora: The World of Avatar Behind the Scenes at Pandora: The World of Avatar Behind the Scenes at Pandora: The World of Avatar
<p>
	The Disney Parks YouTube channel shared a video featuring Imagineer Joe Rohde, AVATAR writer and director James Cameron and AVATAR prodcuer Jon Landau. Together they show construction footage of Pandora: The World of Avatar as well as brief glimpses inside both rides: Na&#39;vi River Journey and Flight of Passage.</p>
<p>
	The video can be found below:</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/URSOqWtLix4" width="640"></iframe></p>
0
2016-12-25
0 0
2066 4197 5 1 4197 0 Holiday Decoration Removal /news/2016/12/31/holiday-decoration-removal Holiday Decoration Removal Holiday Decoration Removal Holiday Decoration Removal
<p>
	WDWThemeParks.com contributor Ryan has informed us of the following dates for the removal of holiday decorations around Walt Disney World.</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Magic Kingdom - Evening of January 11, 2017</li>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="1">Epcot</span> - Evening of January 12, 2017</li>
	<li>
		Hollywood Studios - Evening of January 5, 2017</li>
	<li>
		Animal Kingdom - Evening of January 6, 2017</li>
</ul>
0
2016-12-31
0 0
2067 4185 5 1 4185 0 Shades of Green Resort to Undergo Refurbishment /news/2016/12/28/shades-of-green-resort-to-undergo-refurbishment Shades of Green Resort to Undergo Refurbishment Shades of Green Resort to Undergo Refurbishment Shades of Green Resort to Undergo Refurbishment
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/shades-of-green-renovation.923320/">WDWMagic.com</a> user Rteetz is reporting that Shades of Green will be undergoing a $40 million refurbishment beginning in first quarter 2017.</p>
<p>
	The renovation is expected to include the Magnolia building interior, a new roof and new exterior paint to the entire resort. The project is expected to take 19 months overall and will be done in three separate phases.</p>
0
2016-12-28
0 0
2068 4192 5 1 4192 0 Characters in Flight to Undergo Refurbishment /news/2016/12/30/characters-in-flight-to-undergo-refurbishment Characters in Flight to Undergo Refurbishment Characters in Flight to Undergo Refurbishment Characters in Flight to Undergo Refurbishment
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/characters-in-flight/news/30dec2016-characters-in-flight-closing-for-redesign.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Characters in Flight will undergo a refurbishment and a design change. The Disney Springs attraction will be closed from January 9-13, 2017, re-opening on January 14th. It is expected that the attraction will open with a new color scheme and graphics.</p>
0
2016-12-30
0 0
2069 4198 5 1 4198 0 Choza Tequila Cart Coming to Mexico Pavilion in 2017 /news/2017/01/02/choza-tequila-cart-coming-to-mexico-pavilion-in-2017 Choza Tequila Cart Coming to Mexico Pavilion in 2017 Choza Tequila Cart Coming to Mexico Pavilion in 2017 Choza Tequila Cart Coming to Mexico Pavilion in 2017
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/new-choza-tequila-coming-to-epcot-in-2017-at-walt-disney-world-resort/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that a new snack stand called <span data-scayt_word="Choza" data-scaytid="3">Choza</span> Tequila will be added outside the Mexico Pavilion later in 2017. The stand will sell hand-crafted Margaritas, tacos, <span data-scayt_word="empanadas" data-scaytid="19">empanadas</span> and other Mexican cuisine. Previously, there was a Margarita stand between the Norway and Mexico Pavilions but this was removed due to the Frozen additions to the Norway Pavilion.</p>
0
2017-01-02
0 0
2070 4208 5 1 4208 0 Magic Kingdom to Test One Day Quick Service Dining Plan in January /news/2017/01/06/magic-kingdom-to-test-one-day-quick-service-dining-plan-in-january Magic Kingdom to Test One Day Quick Service Dining Plan in January Magic Kingdom to Test One Day Quick Service Dining Plan in January Magic Kingdom to Test One Day Quick Service Dining Plan in January
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/06jan2017-new-single-day-quick-service-dining-plan-test-to-begin-at-the-magic-kingdom.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that the Magic Kingdom will soon introduce a new dining option called, &quot;1-Day Disney Dine-on-the-Go&quot;.</p>
<p>
	The test will run from January 12 through February 22, 2017 with the option available to all guests to purchase at Guest Relations. Pricing is currently unavailable but it will have pricing for both adults and children.</p>
<p>
	Guests will receive certificates redeemable at participating Magic Kingdom restaurants for the following:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		One lunch quick-service meal that includes one (1) entree and one (1) non-alcoholic single-serving beverage (may be used only until 4 p.m.)</li>
	<li>
		One dinner quick-service meal that includes one (1) entree and one (1) non-alcoholic single-serving beverage (may be used from 4 p.m. until close)</li>
	<li>
		Dessert is not included.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Participating restaurants will include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Casey&rsquo;s Corner</li>
	<li>
		Columbia <span data-scayt_word="Harbour" data-scaytid="2">Harbour</span> House</li>
	<li>
		Cosmic Ray&rsquo;s Starlight Cafe</li>
	<li>
		Pecos Bill&rsquo;s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe</li>
	<li>
		Pinocchio Village <span data-scayt_word="Haus" data-scaytid="6">Haus</span></li>
	<li>
		<span data-scayt_word="Tomorrowland" data-scaytid="7">Tomorrowland</span> Terrace Restaurant</li>
</ul>
0
2017-01-06
0 0
2071 4200 5 1 4200 0 Elephant Calf Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom /news/2017/01/04/elephant-calf-born-at-disneys-animal-kingdom Elephant Calf Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Elephant Calf Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Elephant Calf Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/wildlife-wednesday-elephant-calf-born-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/">Disney Parks Blog</a> has announced that an elephant calf was born recently at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom. Stella, the baby girl is the <span data-scayt_word="7th" data-scaytid="9">7th</span> elephant born at the park and the third calf (all females) from mother Donna.</p>
<p>
	Disney now has 10 elephants in the herd (3 males and 7 females including Stella).</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gO5UwpKdiXY" width="624"></iframe></p>
0
2017-01-04
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2072 4201 5 1 4201 0 2017 Dates Announced for 'Delicious Disney, A Chef Series' /news/2017/01/04/2017-dates-announced-for-delicious-disney-a-chef-series 2017 Dates Announced for 'Delicious Disney, A Chef Series' 2017 Dates Announced for 'Delicious Disney, A Chef Series' 2017 Dates Announced for 'Delicious Disney, A Chef Series'
<p>
	In 2016 Disney debuted a &quot;Chef Series&quot; at many restaurants where the chefs can showcase a selection of their finest offerings. The event <span data-scayt_word="wil" data-scaytid="1">wil</span>l continue in 2017 across several restaurants on property.</p>
<p>
	The first date is January 31, 2017 at Cinderella&#39;s Royal Table and 8 other dates throughout the year have also been announced.</p>
<p>
	Details are as follows:</p>
<p align="center">
	<strong>January <span data-scayt_word="31st" data-scaytid="6">31st</span> at 7:45 p.m. Fireworks Reception &ndash; 9 p.m. Dinner</strong><br />
	Celebrate the Magic Kingdom Parks&rsquo;s <span data-scayt_word="45th" data-scaytid="7">45th</span> Anniversary!<br />
	Featuring Magic Kingdom&rsquo;s Culinary Director Robert Gilbert and Team<br />
	Location Cinderella&rsquo;s Royal Table, Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom Park</p>
<p align="center">
	<strong>February <span data-scayt_word="22nd" data-scaytid="8">22nd</span> at 6:<span data-scayt_word="30pm" data-scaytid="9">30pm</span> </strong><br />
	Come Explore a Journey around the World of Flavors<br />
	Featuring Disney&rsquo;s Animal Kingdom&rsquo;s Culinary Director Robert Adams and Team<br />
	Location Markham&rsquo;s at Golden Oak*</p>
<p align="center">
	<strong>April <span data-scayt_word="26th" data-scaytid="11">26th</span> at 6:<span data-scayt_word="30pm" data-scaytid="10">30pm</span> </strong><br />
	Enjoy Legendary Culinary Moments from Disney Animation History<br />
	Featuring Victoria &amp; Albert&rsquo;s Chef de Cuisine Aimee Rivera and Team<br />
	Markham&rsquo;s at Golden Oak</p>
<p align="center">
	<strong>May <span data-scayt_word="31st" data-scaytid="13">31st</span> at 6:<span data-scayt_word="30pm" data-scaytid="14">30pm</span> </strong><br />
	Celebrating the Silly Symphony Flowers and Trees Anniversary<br />
	Featuring Park Event&rsquo;s Culinary Director Chef John Clark and Team<br />
	Location Markham&rsquo;s at Golden Oak*</p>
<p align="center">
	<strong>June <span data-scayt_word="28th" data-scaytid="18">28th</span> at 6:<span data-scayt_word="30pm" data-scaytid="17">30pm</span> </strong><br />
	A Culinary tribute to Ratatouille&rsquo;s <span data-scayt_word="10th" data-scaytid="20">10th</span> Anniversary<br />
	Featuring <span data-scayt_word="Citricos’s" data-scaytid="22">Citricos&rsquo;s</span> Chef <span data-scayt_word="Dominque" data-scaytid="23">Dominque</span> <span data-scayt_word="Filoni" data-scaytid="24">Filoni</span> and Team<br />
	Location Markham&rsquo;s at Golden Oak*</p>
<p align="center">
	<strong>July <span data-scayt_word="19th" data-scaytid="25">19th</span> at 6:<span data-scayt_word="30pm" data-scaytid="21">30pm</span> </strong><br />
	Enjoy the exotic and exquisite tastes of a journey Under the Sea<br />
	Featuring Flying Fish&rsquo;s Timothy <span data-scayt_word="Majoras" data-scaytid="27">Majoras</span> and Team<br />
	Location Markham&rsquo;s at Golden Oak*</p>
<p align="center">
	<strong>August <span data-scayt_word="16th" data-scaytid="29">16th</span> at 6:<span data-scayt_word="30pm" data-scaytid="28">30pm</span> </strong><br />
	A Walk around the World with Disney<br />
	Featuring Culinary Director Edwin <span data-scayt_word="Wronski" data-scaytid="31">Wronski</span> and the Flavor Lab Team<br />
	Location Markham&rsquo;s at Golden Oak*</p>
<p align="center">
	<strong>September <span data-scayt_word="5th" data-scaytid="36">5th</span> at 8:<span data-scayt_word="30pm" data-scaytid="35">30pm</span> </strong><br />
	Enjoy a sampling of the Beast&rsquo;s favorite French Cuisine<br />
	Featuring Flavor Lab&rsquo;s Chef de Cuisine Roland Muller with Magic Kingdom Park&rsquo;s Culinary Director Robert Gilbert<br />
	Location Be Our Guest, West Wing, Magic Kingdom Park</p>
<p align="center">
	<strong>December <span data-scayt_word="6th" data-scaytid="45">6th</span> at 6:<span data-scayt_word="30pm" data-scaytid="44">30pm</span> </strong><br />
	Farm to Table Dining Experience<br />
	Featuring a collaboration of our Disney Chefs<br />
	Location The Tree Farm</p>
<p>
	*Markham&rsquo;s at Golden Oak Events are hosted by Chef de Cuisine Phillip <span data-scayt_word="Ponticelli" data-scaytid="5">Ponticelli</span></p>
<p>
	Reservations may be booked by calling 407.939.5773 daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.</p>
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2017-01-04
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2073 4202 5 1 4202 0 New Hidden Mickey Pins Coming to Disney Parks in 2017 /news/2017/01/04/new-hidden-mickey-pins-coming-to-disney-parks-in-2017 New Hidden Mickey Pins Coming to Disney Parks in 2017 New Hidden Mickey Pins Coming to Disney Parks in 2017 New Hidden Mickey Pins Coming to Disney Parks in 2017
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/collect-and-trade-new-hidden-mickey-pins-at-disney-parks-in-2017/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced several new Hidden Mickey pins coming to Disney Parks in 2017. Some of these pins will be exclusive to Disneyland and others will be exclusive to Disney World.</p>
<p>
	The Disneyland pins include the following:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Smiling Disney Villains</li>
	<li>
		Fruit Icons</li>
	<li>
		Attraction Icons</li>
	<li>
		Signs</li>
	<li>
		Walt Disney&#39;s &quot;The Jungle Book&quot; Characters</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The Disney World pins include the following:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Smiling Disney Villains (identical to Disneyland)</li>
	<li>
		Fruit (different than Disneyland)</li>
	<li>
		Attraction Icons (different than Disneyland)</li>
	<li>
		Disney Dog Bones</li>
	<li>
		Disney&#39;s &quot;The Lion King&quot; Characters</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Each series will also have the popular &quot;chaser pins&quot; as well.</p>
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2017-01-04
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2074 4203 5 1 4203 0 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Merchandise /news/2017/01/03/2017-walt-disney-world-marathon-weekend-merchandise 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Merchandise 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Merchandise 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Merchandise
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/cross-the-finish-line-in-style-with-products-for-2017-walt-disney-world-marathon-weekend/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared details and images of the upcoming products that will be available during the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Items include, t-shirts, jackets, hats, pants, lanyards, pins, ornaments, magnets and more.</p>
<p>
	Items are available at the <span data-scayt_word="runDisney" data-scaytid="1">runDisney</span> <span data-scayt_word="Helath" data-scaytid="2">Helath</span> &amp; Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The hours will be as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Wednesday, January 4 &ndash; Noon &ndash; 8:00 p.m.</li>
	<li>
		Thursday, January 5 &ndash; 10:00 a.m. &ndash; 7:00 p.m.</li>
	<li>
		Friday, January 6 &ndash; 10:00 a.m. &ndash; 7:00 p.m.</li>
	<li>
		Saturday, January 7 &ndash; 10:00 a.m. &ndash; 4:00 p.m.</li>
</ul>
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2017-01-03
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2075 4204 5 1 4204 0 New 3-Day 'Discover Disney Tickets' for Florida Passholders /news/2017/01/04/new-3-day-discover-disney-tickets-for-florida-passholders New 3-Day 'Discover Disney Tickets' for Florida Passholders New 3-Day 'Discover Disney Tickets' for Florida Passholders New 3-Day 'Discover Disney Tickets' for Florida Passholders
<p>
	Disney announced a new 3-day ticket for Florida Residents for $139. The ticket does not need to be used on consecutive days, but is only valid between January 4, 2017 - June 9, 2017.</p>
<p>
	There are additional blackout dates only for the Animal Kingdom between May 27 through June 9, 2017. While unconfirmed, the blackout dates could be an indication of when either <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/03/19/pandora-the-world-of-avatar-coming-to-the-animal-kingdom">Pandora: The World of Avatar</a> and/or <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/03/31/rivers-of-light-rumor-tracker">Rivers of Light</a> are expected to debut.</p>
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2017-01-04
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2076 4209 5 1 4209 0 Wies N Buam Band Debuts at Germany Pavilion /news/2017/01/11/wies-n-buam-band-debuts-at-germany-pavilion Wies N Buam Band Debuts at Germany Pavilion Wies N Buam Band Debuts at Germany Pavilion Wies N Buam Band Debuts at Germany Pavilion
<p>
	Last week, a new musical act debuted at <span data-scayt_word="Epcot's" data-scaytid="1">Epcot&#39;s</span> Germany Pavilion. The band is called <span data-scayt_word="Wies" data-scaytid="6">Wies</span> N <span data-scayt_word="Buam" data-scaytid="14">Buam</span> and they play traditional Bavarian folk music.</p>
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2017-01-11
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2077 4210 5 1 4210 0 Star Wars: Galactic Nights Event Coming to Hollywood Studios April 14th /news/2017/01/11/star-wars-galactic-nights-event-coming-to-hollywood-studios-april-14th Star Wars: Galactic Nights Event Coming to Hollywood Studios April 14th Star Wars: Galactic Nights Event Coming to Hollywood Studios April 14th Star Wars: Galactic Nights Event Coming to Hollywood Studios April 14th
<p>
	A new Star Wars inspired event is coming to Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios beginning April <span data-scayt_word="14th" data-scaytid="1">14th</span>. Guests are encouraged to come to the hard ticketed event in costume and park events will be restricted exclusively to ticket holders.</p>
<p>
	Per the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/star-wars-galactic-nights-special-event-heading-to-disneys-hollywood-studios-april-14/">Disney Parks Blog</a>, specialized activities are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Rebel Base Activities</strong> &ndash; The Rebel Base will serve as the event hub with multiple events, hosted shows, <em>Star Wars</em> dance parties and more taking place in the center of the park.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Watch &ldquo;Inside the Saga: Celebrity Chat Show&rdquo;</strong> &ndash; Catch a celebrity chat show in Epic Theater to learn more about the making of <em>Star Wars</em> films.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Can&rsquo;t miss <em>Star Wars</em> photo ops</strong> &ndash; Don your Star Wars finest (see costume guidelines <a href="https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress/?CMP=SOC-DPFY17Q2StarWarsGalacticNightsSpecialEventHeadingtoDisneysHollywoodStudiosApril140006" target="_blank">here</a>) and enjoy iconic <em>Star Wars</em> backdrops, including Han Solo cast in <span data-scayt_word="carbonite" data-scaytid="51">carbonite</span>, <span data-scayt_word="Jabba" data-scaytid="52">Jabba</span> the <span data-scayt_word="Hutt’s" data-scaytid="53">Hutt&rsquo;s</span> Palace, the <span data-scayt_word="Hoth" data-scaytid="54">Hoth</span> <span data-scayt_word="Wampa" data-scaytid="55">Wampa</span> Cave and more.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Galactic Nights Stars in Cars Motorcade</strong> &ndash; This procession will welcome in <em>Star Wars</em> celebrities down Hollywood Blvd.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Imperial March &amp; March of the First Order</strong> &ndash; Get your cameras ready for the arrival of the dark side. Darth Vader will lead a battalion of <span data-scayt_word="stormtroopers" data-scaytid="56">stormtroopers</span> on a dramatic march down Hollywood Blvd to the Event Stage. Captain <span data-scayt_word="Phasma" data-scaytid="58">Phasma</span> will also lead a unit of First Order <span data-scayt_word="stormtroopers" data-scaytid="57">stormtroopers</span> through the park, pausing to give a demonstration of power and strength.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Seize the Saga Interactive Scavenger Hunt</strong> &ndash; Event Guests are challenged to collect <em>Star Wars</em> themed pieces at the photo backdrops throughout the park, revealing a surprise when all items have been collected.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>&ldquo;<em>Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away</em>&rdquo;</strong> &ndash; Watch high-energy clips of the best moments from the film saga juxtaposed with character moments on stage, featuring <span data-scayt_word="Chewbacca" data-scaytid="59">Chewbacca</span>, Darth Vader, <span data-scayt_word="Kylo" data-scaytid="60">Kylo</span> <span data-scayt_word="Ren" data-scaytid="61">Ren</span> and more.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>&ldquo;<em>Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular</em>&rdquo; </strong>&ndash; The skies will come alive with the power of the Force, as the park&rsquo;s popular <a href="https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/hollywood-studios/star-wars-galactic-spectacular/?CMP=SOC-DPFY17Q2StarWarsGalacticNightsSpecialEventHeadingtoDisneysHollywoodStudiosApril140004" target="_blank"><em>Star Wars</em>-themed nighttime spectacular</a> lights up the night.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The event will run from 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM and will cost $129 for adults and $124 for children.</p>
<p>
	<strong>Tickets are extremely limited, so <a href="https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/hollywood-studios/star-wars-galactic-nights/?CMP=SOC-DPFY17Q2StarWarsGalacticNightsSpecialEventHeadingtoDisneysHollywoodStudiosApril140007" target="_blank">click here</a> or call 407-827-7036 for more information or to <a href="https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events/star-wars-galactic-nights/purchase/?CMP=SOC-DPFY17Q2StarWarsGalacticNightsSpecialEventHeadingtoDisneysHollywoodStudiosApril140008" target="_blank">book now</a>.</strong></p>
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2017-01-11
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2078 4211 5 1 4211 0 Name Change on Family Raft Ride Coming to Typhooon Lagoon: Miss Adventure Falls /news/2017/01/09/name-change-on-family-raft-ride-coming-to-typhooon-lagoon-miss-adventure-falls Name Change on Family Raft Ride Coming to Typhooon Lagoon: Miss Adventure Falls Name Change on Family Raft Ride Coming to Typhooon Lagoon: Miss Adventure Falls Name Change on Family Raft Ride Coming to Typhooon Lagoon: Miss Adventure Falls
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/spring-has-sprung-early-at-walt-disney-world-resort/">Disney Parks Blog</a> posted a new piece of concept art for the new family raft ride that now refers to the attraction as Miss Adventure Falls.</p>
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2017-01-09
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2079 4212 5 1 4212 0 'Brunch With a Twist' Returns to Citricos on February 11, 2017 /news/2017/01/19/brunch-with-a-twist-returns-to-citricos-on-february-11-2017 'Brunch With a Twist' Returns to Citricos on February 11, 2017 'Brunch With a Twist' Returns to Citricos on February 11, 2017 'Brunch With a Twist' Returns to Citricos on February 11, 2017
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/brunch-with-a-twist-feb-11-at-disneys-grand-floridian-resort-spa/">Disney Parks Blog</a> has announced that the &quot;Brunch With a Trust&quot; event will return to <span data-scayt_word="Citricos" data-scaytid="1">Citricos</span> at Disney&#39;s Grand <span data-scayt_word="Floridian" data-scaytid="4">Floridian</span> Resort and Spa on February <span data-scayt_word="11th" data-scaytid="9">11th</span>. The event first debut as part of the 2016 <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="25">Epcot</span> International Food and Wine Festival. It features a five course meal from Disney&#39;s top chefs: Executive Chef Scott <span data-scayt_word="Hunnel" data-scaytid="46">Hunnel</span>, Chef Dominique <span data-scayt_word="Filoni" data-scaytid="47">Filoni</span>, Chef Noah <span data-scayt_word="Estabrook" data-scaytid="48">Estabrook</span>, Chef Nick <span data-scayt_word="Mussara" data-scaytid="49">Mussara</span>, Chef Lawrence <span data-scayt_word="Searl" data-scaytid="50">Searl</span> and Executive Pastry Chef Erich <span data-scayt_word="Herbitschek" data-scaytid="66">Herbitschek</span>.</p>
<p>
	Per the blog:</p>
<p>
	The menu:</p>
<p align="center">
	Chef Nick presents&hellip;<br />
	<strong>Passed Hors d&lsquo;oeuvres</strong></p>
<p align="center">
	<strong>Farm Egg Omelet with King Crab and Caviar<br />
	Bloody Mary Shooter with Jumbo Shrimp<br />
	Smoked Bacon Fritter</strong><br />
	<em><span data-scayt_word="Prosecco" data-scaytid="67">Prosecco</span> Cocktail</em></p>
<p align="center">
	Chef Dominique presents&hellip;<br />
	<strong>Tuna <span data-scayt_word="Carpaccio" data-scaytid="68">Carpaccio</span> <span data-scayt_word="“Niçoise”" data-scaytid="69">&ldquo;Ni&ccedil;oise&rdquo;</span>, Tuna <span data-scayt_word="Confit" data-scaytid="70">Confit</span>, <span data-scayt_word="Niçoise" data-scaytid="71">Ni&ccedil;oise</span> Olives</strong><br />
	<em><span data-scayt_word="Bolla" data-scaytid="72">Bolla</span> <span data-scayt_word="Rosé" data-scaytid="73">Ros&eacute;</span> | <span data-scayt_word="Veneto" data-scaytid="74">Veneto</span> | NV</em></p>
<p align="center">
	Chef Scott presents&hellip;<br />
	<strong>Farm Fresh Egg Ravioli with Lobster and Corn Butter</strong><br />
	<em>Iron Horse Fairy Tale Celebration <span data-scayt_word="Cuvée" data-scaytid="76">Cuv&eacute;e</span> | Brut | Green Valley of Russian River Valley | 2013</em></p>
<p align="center">
	Chef Lawrence presents&hellip;<br />
	<strong>Duo of Duck<br />
	Crispy-skin Breast and <span data-scayt_word="Confit" data-scaytid="75">Confit</span> Leg <span data-scayt_word="Raviolo" data-scaytid="78">Raviolo</span>,<br />
	Butternut Squash, Cauliflower, Pomegranate</strong><br />
	<em><span data-scayt_word="Veuve" data-scaytid="80">Veuve</span> <span data-scayt_word="Clicquot" data-scaytid="81">Clicquot</span> Yellow Label | Brut | <span data-scayt_word="Reims" data-scaytid="82">Reims</span> | NV</em></p>
<p align="center">
	Chef Noah presents&hellip;<br />
	<strong>Veal Tenderloin, and Cheek, <span data-scayt_word="Porcini" data-scaytid="83">Porcini</span> Mushrooms,<br />
	Caramelized Onion Potato Croquette, Violet Mustard</strong><br />
	<em><span data-scayt_word="Raventós" data-scaytid="84">Ravent&oacute;s</span> i Blanc De Nit <span data-scayt_word="Rosé" data-scaytid="79">Ros&eacute;</span> | Barcelona | 2011</em></p>
<p align="center">
	Chef Erich presents&hellip;<br />
	<strong>Orange Scented Chocolate Sphere</strong><br />
	<em><span data-scayt_word="Vietti" data-scaytid="86">Vietti</span> <span data-scayt_word="Moscato" data-scaytid="87">Moscato</span> <span data-scayt_word="d’Asti" data-scaytid="88">d&rsquo;Asti</span> | NV</em></p>
<p>
	Cost is $169 plus tax (gratuity and valet included). For reservations and to pre-pay, call 407-939-3463.</p>
<p>
	Next Brunch With a Twist (with another fabulous menu) is already on the calendar for noon May 6.</p>
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2017-01-19
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2080 4213 5 1 4213 0 Matboukha Groove Debuts at Epcot's Morocco Pavilion /news/2017/01/19/matboukha-groove-debuts-at-epcots-morocco-pavilion Matboukha Groove Debuts at Epcot's Morocco Pavilion Matboukha Groove Debuts at Epcot's Morocco Pavilion Matboukha Groove Debuts at Epcot's Morocco Pavilion
<p>
	A new music act debuted yesterday (January 18, 2017) at the stage in <span data-scayt_word="Epcot's" data-scaytid="1">Epcot&#39;s</span> Morocco Pavilion. The act called <span data-scayt_word="Matboukha" data-scaytid="22">Matboukha</span> Groove features Moroccan music and dancing.</p>
<p>
	The show replaces <span data-scayt_word="Musique" data-scaytid="33">Musique</span> <span data-scayt_word="Aramenco" data-scaytid="34">Aramenco</span> which had it&#39;s last day of operation on January 1, 2017.</p>
<p>
	Shows are performed Wednesday - Sunday at 1:<span data-scayt_word="20pm" data-scaytid="2">20pm</span>, 2:<span data-scayt_word="20pm" data-scaytid="3">20pm</span>, 3:<span data-scayt_word="45pm" data-scaytid="4">45pm</span>, 4:<span data-scayt_word="45pm" data-scaytid="5">45pm</span>, 5:<span data-scayt_word="45pm" data-scaytid="6">45pm</span>, 6:<span data-scayt_word="30pm" data-scaytid="8">30pm</span>, and 7:<span data-scayt_word="45pm" data-scaytid="7">45pm</span>.</p>
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2017-01-19
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2081 4216 5 1 4216 0 Animals Return to Tree of Life Exhibits and Discovery Island Trails /news/2017/01/18/animals-return-to-tree-of-life-exhibits-and-discovery-island-trails Animals Return to Tree of Life Exhibits and Discovery Island Trails Animals Return to Tree of Life Exhibits and Discovery Island Trails Animals Return to Tree of Life Exhibits and Discovery Island Trails
<p>
	Roughly a month ago, the animal trails around the Tree of Life re-opened from a lengthy refurbishment. Both the Discovery Island Trails and the Tree of Life Exhibits saw the returns of many animals that were relocated during this work. Animals include Red Kangaroos, Lesser Flamingoes, African Crested Porcupines, Ring-tailed Lemurs and many more.</p>
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2017-01-18
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2082 4217 5 1 4217 0 New Color Scheme Debuts on Characters in Flight Balloon at Disney Springs /news/2017/01/17/new-color-scheme-debuts-on-characters-in-flight-balloon-at-disney-springs New Color Scheme Debuts on Characters in Flight Balloon at Disney Springs New Color Scheme Debuts on Characters in Flight Balloon at Disney Springs New Color Scheme Debuts on Characters in Flight Balloon at Disney Springs
<p>
	The Characters in Flight Balloon was closed from January 9-13, 2017 in order to undergo a color transformation more representative of the rebranded Disney Springs. The balloon emerged from refurbishment with a new blue colors scheme that blends in with the new Springs theme.</p>
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2017-01-17
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2083 4218 5 1 4218 0 New Quick Service Breakfast Options Coming to the Magic Kingdom /news/2017/01/17/new-quick-service-breakfast-options-coming-to-the-magic-kingdom New Quick Service Breakfast Options Coming to the Magic Kingdom New Quick Service Breakfast Options Coming to the Magic Kingdom New Quick Service Breakfast Options Coming to the Magic Kingdom
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/new-breakfast-offerings-coming-to-magic-kingdompark/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that several new quick service breakfast options would be coming to the Magic Kingdom in the coming weeks.</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Casey&#39;s Corner</strong>: Corn Dog Nuggets, Hash Brown Dog, muffins, bagels, and croissant donut</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Plaza Ice Cream Parlor</strong>: Donut Sundae, Mickey Waffles, Kelloggs cereal, and donuts</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Sleepy Hollow</strong>: Egg, ham and tomato waffle sandwich</li>
</ul>
0
2017-01-17
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2084 4219 5 1 4219 0 Tomorrowland Cabanas to be Removed on February 17th /news/2017/01/13/tomorrowland-cabanas-to-be-removed-on-february-17th Tomorrowland Cabanas to be Removed on February 17th Tomorrowland Cabanas to be Removed on February 17th Tomorrowland Cabanas to be Removed on February 17th
<p>
	The <a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/the-daily-disney/os-disney-world-cabanas-ending-20170113-story.html">Orlando Sentinel</a> is reporting that the premium cabanas that were added to <span data-scayt_word="Tomorrowland" data-scaytid="1">Tomorrowland</span> are expected to have their last day of operation on February <span data-scayt_word="17th" data-scaytid="10">17th</span>. These cabanas were considered to be a test/proof of concept but it is unknown if the cabanas will return in a different form elsewhere in the park.</p>
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2017-01-13
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2085 4222 5 1 4222 0 Expansion to Disney's Caribbean Beach Confirmed /news/2017/01/18/expansion-to-disneys-caribbean-beach-confirmed Expansion to Disney's Caribbean Beach Confirmed Expansion to Disney's Caribbean Beach Confirmed Expansion to Disney's Caribbean Beach Confirmed
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/caribbean-beach-expansion.923827/">WDWMagic.com</a> user <span data-scayt_word="danlb_2000" data-scaytid="1">danlb_2000</span> is reporting that Disney has filed permits with the South Florida Water Management District for &quot;Project 88&quot; at the Caribbean Beach Resort. The image above (click to enlarge) was modified by <span data-scayt_word="danlb_2000" data-scaytid="2">danlb_2000</span> to show the locations of 7 new buildings being constructed as part of this project (circled in red). Other changes include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		A new storm water retention pond in the South East area of the resort.</li>
	<li>
		Modifications to <span data-scayt_word="Cherlonia" data-scaytid="3">Cherlonia</span> Parkway where it meets Buena Vista Drive so it no longer lines up with Backstage Lane.</li>
	<li>
		Work is expected to begin in 2017 and be completed by 2019.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	While Disney has not officially stated that this expansion is related to the Disney Vacation Club, we have been tracking that rumor <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2014/08/23/disneys-caribbean-beach-to-add-dvc-rooms">here</a>.</p>
0
2017-01-18
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2086 4223 5 1 4223 0 Guy Fieri on Hand as Opening of Planet Hollywood Observatory Approaches /news/2017/01/20/guy-fieri-on-hand-as-opening-of-planet-hollywood-observatory-approaches Guy Fieri on Hand as Opening of Planet Hollywood Observatory Approaches Guy Fieri on Hand as Opening of Planet Hollywood Observatory Approaches Guy Fieri on Hand as Opening of Planet Hollywood Observatory Approaches
<p>
	Celebrity Chef Guy <span data-scayt_word="Fieri" data-scaytid="1">Fieri</span> made an appearance at Disney Springs yesterday to check in on the progress of his new restaurant concept, Planet Hollywood Observatory. The restaurant is expected to open soon.</p>
<p>
	Last week, additional concept art from the restaurant was revealed showcasing movie props from Marvel, The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Twilight and more.</p>
0
2017-01-20
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2087 4225 5 1 4225 0 Seven Day Press Event Scheduled to Begin May 21st /news/2017/01/25/seven-day-press-event-scheduled-to-begin-may-21st Seven Day Press Event Scheduled to Begin May 21st Seven Day Press Event Scheduled to Begin May 21st Seven Day Press Event Scheduled to Begin May 21st
<p>
	WDWThemeParks.com contributor Ryan has informed us that Disney will be holding a seven day press event beginning May 21, 2017. Details of the event have not been confirmed however speculation is that it will be related to Pandora: The World of AVATAR.</p>
<p>
	These events occasionally announce new information but are often used to introduce a new attraction or entertainment offering. Other possibilities include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Rivers of Light</li>
	<li>
		Toy Story Land details</li>
	<li>
		Star Wars Land details</li>
	<li>
		Caribbean Beach expansion</li>
	<li>
		Epcot additions</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Less than two months after this event, Disney will be running the <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="7">D23</span> Expo in Anaheim, CA (July 14-16, 2017). That event is typically where announcements of new attractions are made.</p>
0
2017-01-25
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2088 4228 5 1 4228 0 Pro Bowl Parade Comes to the Magic Kingdom /news/2017/01/26/pro-bowl-parade-comes-to-the-magic-kingdom Pro Bowl Parade Comes to the Magic Kingdom Pro Bowl Parade Comes to the Magic Kingdom Pro Bowl Parade Comes to the Magic Kingdom
<p>
	Several NFL stars will be on hand tomorrow at the Magic Kingdom to celebrate their selection for the Pro Bowl.</p>
<p>
	Per the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/nfl-stars-announced-for-pro-bowl-parade-at-magic-kingdom-park/">Disney Parks Blog</a>:</p>
<p>
	<em>Tomorrow, Denver Broncos receivers <span data-scayt_word="Demaryius" data-scaytid="2">Demaryius</span> Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan <span data-scayt_word="Shazier" data-scaytid="3">Shazier</span> and Tennessee Titans tight end <span data-scayt_word="Delanie" data-scaytid="4">Delanie</span> Walker will join Mickey Mouse and his pals, NFL cheerleaders and other special guests for a celebratory parade down Main Street, U.S.A. The parade starts around 2:30 p.m. EST and fans are welcome to attend (valid theme park admission required).</em></p>
<p>
	The Pro Bowl will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando at 8 PM on Sunday January <span data-scayt_word="29th" data-scaytid="14">29th</span> and will be <span data-scayt_word="visable" data-scaytid="18">visable</span> on ESPN.</p>
0
2017-01-26
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2089 4229 5 1 4229 0 Paddlefish to Open February 4th at Disney Springs /news/2017/01/27/paddlefish-to-open-february-4th-at-disney-springs Paddlefish to Open February 4th at Disney Springs Paddlefish to Open February 4th at Disney Springs Paddlefish to Open February 4th at Disney Springs
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/paddlefish-set-to-open-feb-4-at-disney-springs-at-walt-disney-world-resort/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that Paddlefish is expected to open on February 4, 2017 in the The Landing neighborhood of Disney Springs.</p>
<p>
	Paddlefish replaces Fulton&#39;s Crab House after a nearly 10 month redesign. Per the Blog:</p>
<p>
	<em>The seafood restaurant will offer Maine lobster, King and Snow crabs, and a selection of fresh fish including sea bass, catfish and salmon. Branzino for two is carved tableside, and a new lobster guacamole is also mixed in the dining room. Fan favorites and classic dishes from Fulton&rsquo;s Crab House remain, such as Lobster Corn Dogs and crab legs. </em></p>
0
2017-01-27
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2090 4233 5 1 4233 0 Planet Hollywood Observatory Officially Opens to Guests /news/2017/01/27/planet-hollywood-observatory-officially-opens-to-guests Planet Hollywood Observatory Officially Opens to Guests Planet Hollywood Observatory Officially Opens to Guests Planet Hollywood Observatory Officially Opens to Guests
<p>
	Planet Hollywood Observatory officially opened to guests on January <span data-scayt_word="27th" data-scaytid="31">27th</span>. The <span data-scayt_word="reimagined" data-scaytid="32">reimagined</span> restaurant concept features a menu created by celebrity chef Guy <span data-scayt_word="Fieri" data-scaytid="33">Fieri</span> inside the four-story star gazing observatory.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/78wPbzmURME" width="624"></iframe></p>
0
2017-01-27
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2091 4234 5 1 4234 0 DisneyQuest to Have It's Last Day of Operation July 3rd and be Replaced by NBA Experience /news/2017/01/30/disneyquest-to-have-its-last-day-of-operation-july-3rd-and-be-replaced-by-nba-experience DisneyQuest to Have It's Last Day of Operation July 3rd and be Replaced by NBA Experience DisneyQuest to Have It's Last Day of Operation July 3rd and be Replaced by NBA Experience DisneyQuest to Have It's Last Day of Operation July 3rd and be Replaced by NBA Experience
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/making-way-for-the-nba-experience-disneyquest-at-disney-springs-to-close-july-3/">Disney Parks Blog</a> is reporting that DisneyQuest is expected to have it&#39;s last day of operation on July 3, 2017. The announcement also dispelled concerns about the replacement experience, &quot;The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World.&quot;</p>
<p>
	In June of 2015, Disney officially announced a new interactive experience called the NBA Experience at Walt Disney World. The experience is expected to have interactive exhibits, retail, and dining as part of a large complex.</p>
<p>
	We have been tracking this rumor <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/01/12/disney-quest-to-close-but-nba-experience-replacement-now-doubtful">here</a>.</p>
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2017-01-30
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2092 4236 5 1 4236 0 Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe to Expand Outdoor Seating Area /news/2017/01/31/cosmic-rays-starlight-cafe-to-expand-outdoor-seating-area Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe to Expand Outdoor Seating Area Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe to Expand Outdoor Seating Area Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe to Expand Outdoor Seating Area
<p>
	<a href="http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2017/01/cosmic-rays-starlight-cafe-expanding-at.html">OrlandoParksNews.com</a> is reporting that Cosmic Ray&#39;s Starlight Cafe is receiving multiple upgrades. The restaurant will remain open as work progresses to expand the existing restrooms and outdoor dining area.</p>
<p>
	Work is expected to be completed by the summer.</p>
0
2017-01-31
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2093 4237 5 1 4237 0 Potential Leak for Flight of Passage Seating Configuration /news/2017/02/02/potential-leak-for-flight-of-passage-seating-configuration Potential Leak for Flight of Passage Seating Configuration Potential Leak for Flight of Passage Seating Configuration Potential Leak for Flight of Passage Seating Configuration
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwnt.com/blog/2017/02/breaking-leaked-image-reveals-ride-vehicle-avatar-flying-banshee-attraction-disneys-animal-kingdom/">WDWNT.com</a> has posted an image that features what appears to be a design of the banshee vehicle/seats for the Flight of Passage attraction.</p>
<br />
<p>
	The photo appears to show two guests per banshee and a head and wings on the creature. It is unknown if this image reflected the final design of the seating for the attraction or an early test concept.</p>
0
2017-02-02
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2094 4238 5 1 4238 0 Trattoria al Forno to Introduce Tangled and Little Mermaid Character Dining This Spring /news/2017/02/02/trattoria-al-forno-to-introduce-tangled-and-little-mermaid-character-dining-this-spring Trattoria al Forno to Introduce Tangled and Little Mermaid Character Dining This Spring Trattoria al Forno to Introduce Tangled and Little Mermaid Character Dining This Spring Trattoria al Forno to Introduce Tangled and Little Mermaid Character Dining This Spring
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/02/new-character-breakfast-to-debut-at-trattoria-al-forno-at-disneys-boardwalk/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced a new character dining experience coming this spring to <span data-scayt_word="Trattoria" data-scaytid="1">Trattoria</span> al <span data-scayt_word="Forno" data-scaytid="4">Forno</span> at Disney&#39;s <span data-scayt_word="BoardWalk" data-scaytid="12">BoardWalk</span>. Characters from Tangled, The Little Mermaid and potentially other movies will join guests for a character breakfast.</p>
0
2017-02-02
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2095 4239 5 1 4239 0 Lineup Announced for 2017 Garden Rocks at Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival /news/2017/02/02/lineup-announced-for-2017-garden-rocks-at-epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival Lineup Announced for 2017 Garden Rocks at Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Lineup Announced for 2017 Garden Rocks at Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Lineup Announced for 2017 Garden Rocks at Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/02/get-your-groove-on-with-garden-rocks-at-the-2017-epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced the full lineup for the Garden Rocks concert series coming to the 2017 <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="1">Epcot</span> International Flower and Garden Festival.</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>March 3-4</strong> &ndash; Jon <span data-scayt_word="Secada" data-scaytid="6">Secada</span> &ndash; &ldquo;<em>Just Another Day</em>&rdquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>March 5-6</strong> &ndash; Dennis <span data-scayt_word="DeYoung" data-scaytid="7">DeYoung</span> &ndash; The Music of STYX &ndash; &ldquo;<em>Grand Illusion</em>&rdquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>March 10-13</strong> &ndash; The Pointer Sisters &ndash; &ldquo;<em>I&rsquo;m So Excited</em>&rdquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>March 17-18</strong> &ndash; Simple Plan &ndash; &ldquo;<em>Welcome to My Life</em>&rdquo; &ndash; NEW</li>
	<li>
		<strong>March 19-20</strong> &ndash; Plain White T&rsquo;s &ndash; &ldquo;<em>Hey There Delilah</em>&rdquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>March 24-27</strong> &ndash; Night Ranger &ndash; &ldquo;<em>Sister Christian</em>&ldquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>March 31-April 3</strong> &ndash; Little River Band &ndash; &ldquo;<em>Reminiscing</em>&rdquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>April 7-10</strong> &ndash; Blood, Sweat &amp; Tears featuring Bo <span data-scayt_word="Bice" data-scaytid="8">Bice</span> &ndash; &ldquo;<em>Spinning Wheel</em>&rdquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>April 14-17</strong> &ndash; Gin Blossoms &ndash; &ldquo;<em>Hey Jealousy</em>&rdquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>April 21-24</strong> &ndash; The Orchestra starring former members of <span data-scayt_word="ELO" data-scaytid="9">ELO</span> &ndash; &ldquo;<em>Evil Woman</em>&rdquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>April 28-29</strong> &ndash; <span data-scayt_word="Exposé" data-scaytid="10">Expos&eacute;</span> &ndash; &ldquo;<em>Point of No Return</em>&rdquo; &ndash; <strong><em>NEW</em></strong></li>
	<li>
		<strong>April 30-May 1</strong> &ndash; Berlin featuring Terri <span data-scayt_word="Nunn" data-scaytid="11">Nunn</span> &ndash; &ldquo;<em>Take My Breath Away</em>&rdquo; &ndash; <strong><em>NEW</em></strong></li>
	<li>
		<strong>May 5-8</strong> &ndash; STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas &ndash; &ldquo;<em>We Built This City</em>&rdquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>May 12-15</strong> &ndash; The Guess Who &ndash; &ldquo;<em>American Woman</em>&rdquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>May 19-22</strong> &ndash; Herman&rsquo;s Hermits starring Peter <span data-scayt_word="Noone" data-scaytid="12">Noone</span> &ndash; &ldquo;<em>I&rsquo;m Henry VIII, I Am</em>&rdquo;</li>
	<li>
		<strong>May 26-29</strong> &ndash; The Spinners &ndash; &ldquo;<em>Working My Way Back To You</em>&rdquo;</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The concerts take place at the American Gardens Theater at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:00 PM each night and are included with regular park admission.</p>
0
2017-02-02
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2096 4240 5 1 4240 0 Starring Rolls Cafe to Close February 4th /news/2017/02/04/starring-rolls-cafe-to-close-february-4th Starring Rolls Cafe to Close February 4th Starring Rolls Cafe to Close February 4th Starring Rolls Cafe to Close February 4th
<p>
	Starring Rolls Cafe at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios is expected to have it&#39;s last day of operation today. No replacement has been named for this space.</p>
0
2017-02-04
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2097 4242 5 1 4242 0 Full Monorail Automation Test Begins Februray 7th /news/2017/02/06/full-monorail-automation-test-begins-februray-7th Full Monorail Automation Test Begins Februray 7th Full Monorail Automation Test Begins Februray 7th Full Monorail Automation Test Begins Februray 7th
<p>
	WDWThemeParks.com contributor Ryan has informed us that the monorail automation will have its largest test to date beginning tomorrow.</p>
<p>
	<span data-scayt_word="WDW" data-scaytid="5">WDW</span> Monorail Train Control System autopilot will be running on all three beams all day starting Tuesday February <span data-scayt_word="7th" data-scaytid="3">7th</span> unless technical issues arise. Following the test, they will switch back over to the legacy piloting of the monorails. Monorail midday closures and modified schedules will still be happening to further test and tweak system programming, as well as other maintenance.</p>
0
2017-02-06
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2098 4244 5 1 4244 0 Resort Fees and Parking Fees Coming to Walt Disney World Resort? /news/2017/02/01/resort-fees-and-parking-fees-coming-to-walt-disney-world-resort Resort Fees and Parking Fees Coming to Walt Disney World Resort? Resort Fees and Parking Fees Coming to Walt Disney World Resort? Resort Fees and Parking Fees Coming to Walt Disney World Resort?
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/rumor-wdw-resorts-to-add-fees.924149/">WDWMagic.com</a> user <span data-scayt_word="TheVisionarySoul" data-scaytid="1">TheVisionarySoul</span> is reporting that Disney is looking to start implementing resort fees and parking fees at all Walt Disney World resorts. Disney reportedly believes that resort fees have become the industry standard and do not foresee issues with those.</p>
<p>
	The changes to the parking will require new gates (and relocation of the Magic Kingdom gates) and the reported breakdown would be as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Less than 30 minutes: Free</li>
	<li>
		$5 an hour up to a max of $30 a day</li>
	<li>
		Daily overnight self-parking will be $30 a day</li>
	<li>
		Valet will be $50 a day</li>
</ul>
<p>
	He also speculated that Tables in Wonderland users may still receive valet parking but that is unconfirmed.</p>
<p>
	Back in March of 2016, <a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/disney-survey-on-implementing-a-15-resort-fee.911211/#post-7121706">WDWMagic.com</a> user <span data-scayt_word="icc2515" data-scaytid="2">icc2515</span> is reporting having received a Disney survey that mentioned a $15 resort fee, this seems to be a connection to that initial survey.</p>
0
2017-02-01
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2099 4246 5 1 4246 0 Bob Iger May Extend Tenure as Disney CEO /news/2017/02/07/bob-iger-may-extend-tenure-as-disney-ceo Bob Iger May Extend Tenure as Disney CEO Bob Iger May Extend Tenure as Disney CEO Bob Iger May Extend Tenure as Disney CEO
<p>
	The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Bob <span data-scayt_word="Iger" data-scaytid="1">Iger</span> may extend his tenure as the Disney CEO. The article speculates that with the scheduled departure less than a year and a half away and no clear internal candidate that he may stay on longer while a replacement is found.</p>
0
2017-02-07
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2100 4257 5 1 4257 0 'Rivers of Light' to Officially Debut at Disney's Animal Kingdom February 17th /news/2017/02/09/rivers-of-light-to-officially-debut-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-february-17th 'Rivers of Light' to Officially Debut at Disney's Animal Kingdom February 17th 'Rivers of Light' to Officially Debut at Disney's Animal Kingdom February 17th 'Rivers of Light' to Officially Debut at Disney's Animal Kingdom February 17th
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/02/rivers-of-light-officially-opens-february-17-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that Rivers of Light will officially debut at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom on February <span data-scayt_word="17th" data-scaytid="1">17th</span>. Rivers of Light is a new nighttime show that will take place in Discovery River between the Tree of Life and Expedition Everest.</p>
<p>
	The show was originally set to open in April of 2016 but delays led to the show&#39;s new opening date of February 17, 2017.</p>
<p>
	Rivers of Light features live actors, water screens, fountains, boats, floats and more all combined with an original musical score. A seating area was constructed for the show along the water and <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/02/reservations-open-today-for-rivers-of-light-dining-package-debuting-february-17-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/">dining packages</a> are available beginning today at both <span data-scayt_word="Tiffins" data-scaytid="14">Tiffins</span> and Tusker House.</p>
<p>
	Our full Rivers of Light Rumor Tracker can be found <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/03/31/rivers-of-light-rumor-tracker">here</a>.</p>
0
2017-02-09
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2101 4261 5 1 4261 0 Disney Launches VisitPandora.com and Social Media Handles /news/2017/02/08/disney-launches-visitpandoracom-and-social-media-handles Disney Launches VisitPandora.com and Social Media Handles Disney Launches VisitPandora.com and Social Media Handles Disney Launches VisitPandora.com and Social Media Handles
<p>
	Disney recently launched a new website called <a href="http://www.visitpandora.com">VisitPandora.com</a>. The site features a history and <span data-scayt_word="backstory" data-scaytid="1">backstory</span> of Pandora and was created by Alpha <span data-scayt_word="Centauri" data-scaytid="6">Centauri</span> Expeditions (ACE). The <span data-scayt_word="backstory" data-scaytid="15">backstory</span> of the land features ACE as the exclusive provider of tours to Pandora.</p>
<p>
	The website goes into detail on the floating mountains, the flying banshees and other flora and fauna of the world.</p>
<p>
	<span data-scayt_word="VisitPandora" data-scaytid="38">VisitPandora</span> also has <a href="https://twitter.com/visitpandora">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/visitpandora/"><span data-scayt_word="Instagram" data-scaytid="42">Instagram</span></a> accounts</p>
0
2017-02-08
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2102 4263 5 1 4263 0 Star-Lord Meet and Greet Coming to Walt Disney World /news/2017/02/09/star-lord-meet-and-greet-coming-to-walt-disney-world Star-Lord Meet and Greet Coming to Walt Disney World Star-Lord Meet and Greet Coming to Walt Disney World Star-Lord Meet and Greet Coming to Walt Disney World
<p>
	An open casting call was recently placed on DisneyAuditions.com for a Star-Lord character look alike. The casting call is for Thursday February <span data-scayt_word="23rd" data-scaytid="2">23rd</span> at 4 PM and the full description is as follows:</p>
<p>
	<em>Disney Creative Entertainment is seeking Male Look-alike performers to help portray Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord from the film, Guardians of the Galaxy, at an upcoming special limited engagement at the Walt Disney World Resort, near Orlando, FL. Performers should be local to the Central Florida area, and should be available to begin work within the next two months.</em></p>
<p>
	<br />
	<em>Performers hired into this role will also have the opportunity to bring to life the world-famous Disney Characters, in Character greeting experiences at our Parks and Resorts.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Seeking the following role:</strong></span><br />
	<br />
	<strong>Peter Quill/Star-Lord:</strong> Male, 6&rsquo; &ndash; 6&rsquo;3&rdquo;, with an athletic/muscular build. Peter Quill is an interstellar adventurer who must rally an unlikely team of cosmic misfits to prevent a powerful villain from destroying the galaxy. He is quick-witted, roguish, adventurous, and charming. Type Cast.</em></p>
<p>
	It appears this casting call will be for a limited engagement, similar to the <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/news/2016/11/02/doctor-strange-meet-and-greet-coming-to-disneys-hollywood-studios">Doctor Strange experience</a> that took place as part of the promotion for the movie of the same name. It is assumed that both Doctor Strange and the Guardians of the Galaxy characters are exempt from the existing Marvel licensing agreement that prohibits most characters from appearing inside a Disney World park.</p>
0
2017-02-09
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2103 4264 5 1 4264 0 Doc McStuffins Meet and Greet Coming to Rafiki's Planet Watch /news/2017/02/09/doc-mcstuffins-meet-and-greet-coming-to-rafikis-planet-watch Doc McStuffins Meet and Greet Coming to Rafiki's Planet Watch Doc McStuffins Meet and Greet Coming to Rafiki's Planet Watch Doc McStuffins Meet and Greet Coming to Rafiki's Planet Watch
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/news/08feb2017-doc-mcstuffins-to-appear-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Doc McStuffins will begin meeting guests outside Rafiki&#39;s Planet Watch later this month. This change comes on the heels of <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2017/01/23/disney-junior-live-on-stage-to-receive-updates">rumored changes</a> to the Disney Junior - Live on Stage show currently playing daily at Hollywood Studios. Doc McStuffins currently has a meet and greet just outside the entrance to the show.</p>
<p>
	Chip and Dale will be leaving Rafiki&#39;s Planet Watch to make room for Doc McStuffins.</p>
0
2017-02-09
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2104 4265 5 1 4265 0 Menus Released for 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival /news/2017/02/10/menus-released-for-2017-epcot-international-flower-garden-festival Menus Released for 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Menus Released for 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Menus Released for 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
<p>
	Disney has released full menus for the 2017 annual <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="1">Epcot</span> International Flower &amp; Garden Festival. The offerings are as follows:</p>
<table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 600px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Kiosk</strong></h3>
			</td>
			<td>
				<h3>
					<strong>Food</strong></h3>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>The Berry Basket - NEW</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Lamb Chop with Quinoa Salad and Blackberry <span data-scayt_word="Gastrique" data-scaytid="2">Gastrique</span></li>
					<li>
						Field Greens with Fresh Strawberries, Blue Cheese, Strawberry Vinaigrette and Spiced Pecans (vegetarian)</li>
					<li>
						Warm Wild Berry Buckle with Pepper Berry Sorbet (vegetarian)</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Northern Bloom - NEW</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple-wood Smoked Bacon (gluten-friendly)</li>
					<li>
						Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom <span data-scayt_word="Bordelaise" data-scaytid="3">Bordelaise</span> Sauce, Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables</li>
					<li>
						Nanaimo Bar Trifle</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Pineapple Promenade</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips</li>
					<li>
						Pineapple Soft-Serve (vegetarian)</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Fleur De <span data-scayt_word="Lys" data-scaytid="4">Lys</span></strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Tarte" data-scaytid="5">Tarte</span> a <span data-scayt_word="l’Onion" data-scaytid="6">l&rsquo;Onion</span> <span data-scayt_word="Alsacienne" data-scaytid="7">Alsacienne</span>: Alsatian Onion Tart with <span data-scayt_word="Sauteed" data-scaytid="8">Sauteed</span> Onions, Fresh Thyme and Rosemary on a Flaky</li>
					<li>
						Puff Pastry Crust (vegetarian)</li>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Poulet" data-scaytid="9">Poulet</span> aux <span data-scayt_word="Ecrevisses" data-scaytid="10">Ecrevisses</span>, <span data-scayt_word="Riz" data-scaytid="11">Riz</span> Pilaf: Baked Chicken with Crawfish served with Rice Pilaf</li>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Macaron" data-scaytid="12">Macaron</span> <span data-scayt_word="Chocolat" data-scaytid="14">Chocolat</span> <span data-scayt_word="Framboise" data-scaytid="15">Framboise</span>: Large Raspberry <span data-scayt_word="Macaron" data-scaytid="13">Macaron</span> with Chocolate Fudge and Raspberry Jam (gluten-friendly)</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong><span data-scayt_word="Bauernmarkt" data-scaytid="16">Bauernmarkt</span>: Farmer&#39;s Market</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Potato Pancakes with House Made Apple Sauce (vegetarian)</li>
					<li>
						Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream</li>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Currywurst" data-scaytid="17">Currywurst</span> with Paprika Chips (gluten free)</li>
					<li>
						Roasted <span data-scayt_word="Bratwurst" data-scaytid="18">Bratwurst</span> with Curry Ketchup and Paprika-spiced Chips</li>
					<li>
						Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Taste of <span data-scayt_word="Marrakesh" data-scaytid="19">Marrakesh</span></strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Merguez" data-scaytid="21">Merguez</span> &ldquo;Hot Dog&rdquo; Sausage: Spicy Beef and Lamb with <span data-scayt_word="Sauteed" data-scaytid="20">Sauteed</span> Onions and Green Peppers</li>
					<li>
						Home-Made Falafel with Pickled Beet and Turnip, Tomato Salad and <span data-scayt_word="Tahini" data-scaytid="23">Tahini</span> Sauce</li>
					<li>
						Baklava (vegan)</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong><span data-scayt_word="Hanami" data-scaytid="24">Hanami</span></strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Frushi" data-scaytid="25">Frushi</span>: Fresh Pineapple, Strawberry and Melon rolled with Raspberry Coconut Rice,<br />
						sprinkled with Toasted Coconut and Whipped Cream on the side (vegan)</li>
					<li>
						<span data-scayt_word="Ahi" data-scaytid="26">Ahi</span> Tuna Poke Sesame Ginger</li>
					<li>
						Beef Teriyaki <span data-scayt_word="Udon" data-scaytid="27">Udon</span>: Thin-sliced Beef, Onions and Noodles tossed on the grill with Soy and Ginger</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Pulled Pig Slider with Coleslaw</li>
					<li>
						Smoked Pork Ribs with Black Bean and Corn Salad (gluten free)</li>
					<li>
						Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapenos</li>
					<li>
						Warm Chocolate Cake with Bourbon-Salted Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans (vegetarian)</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Primavera Kitchen</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Antipasto <span data-scayt_word="Misto" data-scaytid="28">Misto</span>: <span data-scayt_word="Cerignola" data-scaytid="29">Cerignola</span> Olives, Sweet <span data-scayt_word="Soppressata" data-scaytid="30">Soppressata</span> and Salami, <span data-scayt_word="Ovolini" data-scaytid="31">Ovolini</span>, Mozzarella, Sweet Roasted Peppers, <span data-scayt_word="Ciabatta" data-scaytid="32">Ciabatta</span> Bread</li>
					<li>
						Meatball Parmigiana: Hand-made Beef and Veal Meatballs, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmigiana, Fresh Basil</li>
					<li>
						Strawberry Tiramisu: Ladyfingers, <span data-scayt_word="Mascarpone" data-scaytid="33">Mascarpone</span> Cream and Marinated Strawberries topped with Strawberry Sauce</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Florida Fresh</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Carne <span data-scayt_word="Asada" data-scaytid="34">Asada</span> with Black Bean Cake and Cilantro Lime Sour Cream</li>
					<li>
						Shrimp and Stone-ground Grits with <span data-scayt_word="Andouille" data-scaytid="35">Andouille</span> Sausage, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Cilantro (gluten free)</li>
					<li>
						Florida Larder Board: Orlando-made Ricotta Cheese, <span data-scayt_word="Cahaba" data-scaytid="36">Cahaba</span> Farms Micro Onions, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic, Country Pate and House-made Pickles</li>
					<li>
						Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Lotus House</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wrap</li>
					<li>
						Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries (vegetarian)</li>
					<li>
						Vegetable Spring Rolls (vegetarian)</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Jardin de Fiestas</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Chile Relleno de Picadillo: Battered Poblano Pepper filled with Ground Beef covered with Tomato Sauce and garnished with Queso Fresco and Toasted Almonds</li>
					<li>
						Brocheta de Pollo con Salsa Morita: Grilled Chicken with Red and Green Bell Pepper served with Salsa Chile Morita and garnished with Micro-cilantro and Edible Flowers)</li>
					<li>
						Tres Leches: Vanilla Sponge Cake, Cajeta, Condensed Milk and Evaporated Milk and garnished with Orange Zest</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Urban Farm Eats</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, B&amp;W Gourmet Farms Baby Arugula, Feta and Balsamic Reduction (gluten-friendly and vegetarian)</li>
					<li>
						Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragout, Spring Vegetables and Fingerling Potatoes</li>
					<li>
						Crabless Cake with Crispy Vegetable Slaw, Lemon Vinaigrette and Old Bay Remoulade (vegetarian)</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Cider House</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Pear Cider-brined Shredded Corned Beef with Braised Cabbage and Pears and Branston Dressing</li>
					<li>
						House-made Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare</li>
					<li>
						Freshly Baked Lemon Scone with Creme Fraiche and Mixed Berries (vegetarian and gluten-friendly)</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>La Isla Fresca</strong></td>
			<td>
				<ul>
					<li>
						Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro</li>
					<li>
						Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce</li>
					<li>
						Caribbean Conch Salad with Avocado, Mango and Onions</li>
					<li>
						FlanCocho: Vanilla Caramel Custard with Chocolate Coffee Cake (vegetarian)</li>
				</ul>
			</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
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<p>
	Beginning February <span data-scayt_word="17th" data-scaytid="1">17th</span>, the Move It! Shake It! Dance &amp; Play It! parade will begin nightly performances. The show will run at either 7:00 PM or 7:15 PM depending on the night.</p>
<p>
	Rumors existed of the Festival of Fantasy Parade running at night and this appears to be an alternative option. It is unknown if nighttime performances of Festival of Fantasy are still being considered.</p>
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2106 4269 5 1 4269 0 Disney World Ticket Prices Increasing Sunday February 12th /news/2017/02/11/disney-world-ticket-prices-increasing-sunday-february-12th Disney World Ticket Prices Increasing Sunday February 12th Disney World Ticket Prices Increasing Sunday February 12th Disney World Ticket Prices Increasing Sunday February 12th
<p>
	The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Disney ticket prices will increase tomorrow (Sunday February <span data-scayt_word="12th" data-scaytid="259">12th</span>). One day ticket prices will increase between $2 and $5 depending on tier. Last year Disney introduced three tiers of one day ticket prices based on the season, Value, Regular and Peak.</p>
<h2 align="center">
	New One Day Theme Park Ticket Options (As of February <span data-scayt_word="12th" data-scaytid="260">12th</span>, 2017)</h2>
<table align="center" border="1" bordercolor="#E9E9E9" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="100%">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				<strong>-</strong></td>
			<td colspan="2">
				<strong>Value Tier</strong></td>
			<td colspan="2">
				<strong>Regular Tier</strong></td>
			<td colspan="2">
				<strong>Peak Tier</strong></td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				<strong>Ticket</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Ages 10-up</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Ages 3-9</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Ages 10-up</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Ages 3-9</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Ages 10-up</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Ages 3-9</strong></td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				1-Day Magic Kingdom Ticket</td>
			<td>
				$107</td>
			<td>
				$101</td>
			<td>
				$115</td>
			<td>
				$109</td>
			<td>
				$124</td>
			<td>
				$118</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				1-Day <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="261">Epcot</span>, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom Ticket</td>
			<td>
				$99</td>
			<td>
				$93</td>
			<td>
				$107</td>
			<td>
				$101</td>
			<td>
				$119</td>
			<td>
				$113</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				1-Day Ticket with Park Hopper</td>
			<td>
				$162</td>
			<td>
				$156</td>
			<td>
				$170</td>
			<td>
				$164</td>
			<td>
				$174</td>
			<td>
				$168</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				1-Day Ticket with Park Hopper Plus</td>
			<td>
				$177</td>
			<td>
				$171</td>
			<td>
				$185</td>
			<td>
				$179</td>
			<td>
				$189</td>
			<td>
				$183</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<h2 align="center">
	Old One Day Theme Park Ticket Options (Prior to February <span data-scayt_word="12th" data-scaytid="262">12th</span>, 2017)</h2>
<table align="center" border="1" bordercolor="#E9E9E9" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="100%">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				<strong>-</strong></td>
			<td colspan="2">
				<strong>Value Tier</strong></td>
			<td colspan="2">
				<strong>Regular Tier</strong></td>
			<td colspan="2">
				<strong>Peak Tier</strong></td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				<strong>Ticket</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Ages 10-up</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Ages 3-9</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Ages 10-up</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Ages 3-9</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Ages 10-up</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Ages 3-9</strong></td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				1-Day Magic Kingdom Ticket</td>
			<td>
				$105</td>
			<td>
				$99</td>
			<td>
				$110</td>
			<td>
				$104</td>
			<td>
				$124</td>
			<td>
				$118</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				1-Day <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="263">Epcot</span>, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom Ticket</td>
			<td>
				$97</td>
			<td>
				$91</td>
			<td>
				$102</td>
			<td>
				$96</td>
			<td>
				$114</td>
			<td>
				$108</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				1-Day Ticket with Park Hopper</td>
			<td>
				$155</td>
			<td>
				$149</td>
			<td>
				$160</td>
			<td>
				$154</td>
			<td>
				$164</td>
			<td>
				$158</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				1-Day Ticket with Water Park Fun and More</td>
			<td>
				$169</td>
			<td>
				$163</td>
			<td>
				$174</td>
			<td>
				$168</td>
			<td>
				$188</td>
			<td>
				$182</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				1-Day Ticket with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More</td>
			<td>
				$200</td>
			<td>
				$194</td>
			<td>
				$205</td>
			<td>
				$199</td>
			<td>
				$219</td>
			<td>
				$213</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<p>
	The Water Park Fun &amp; More add on has been modified and renamed. No longer can guests get just the Water Park Fun &amp; More add on. Instead, guests must purchase Park Hopper Plus which offers the same benefits as the Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More combined add ons. In addition to these changes, all tickets now have an expiration date.</p>
<p>
	For multiple day passes, two day, non park hopper tickets decreased $3 for both children and adults while ten day passes increased $40 each. The addition of the park hopper add on increased $5 or $6 depending on the ticket level. The full menu of Magic Your Way tickets as of February 12th, 2017) is as follows:</p>
<h2 align="center">
	New Magic Your Way Ticket Options (As of February 12th, 2017)</h2>
<table align="center" border="1" bordercolor="#E9E9E9" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="100%">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				Days On Ticket</td>
			<td colspan="2">
				<u>Base Ticket</u></td>
			<td colspan="2">
				Park Hopper Options -</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				Ages 10-up</td>
			<td>
				Ages 3-9</td>
			<td>
				<u>Park Hopper</u></td>
			<td>
				<u>Park Hopper Plus</u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				10 days</td>
			<td>
				$440<br />
				<em>($44.00/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$420<br />
				<em>($42.00/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$75</td>
			<td>
				+$90</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				9 days</td>
			<td>
				$430<br />
				<em>($47.78/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$410<br />
				<em>($45.56/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$75</td>
			<td>
				+$90</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				8 days</td>
			<td>
				$420<br />
				<em>($52.50/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$400<br />
				<em>($50/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$75</td>
			<td>
				+$90</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				7 days</td>
			<td>
				$410<br />
				<em>($58.57/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$390<br />
				<em>($55.71/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$75</td>
			<td>
				+$90</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				6 days</td>
			<td>
				$390<br />
				<em>($65/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$370<br />
				<em>($61.67/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$75</td>
			<td>
				+$90</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				5 days</td>
			<td>
				$370<br />
				<em>($74.00/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$350<br />
				<em>($70.00/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$75</td>
			<td>
				+$90</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				4 days</td>
			<td>
				$350<br />
				<em>($87.5/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$330<br />
				<em>($82.5/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$75</td>
			<td>
				+$90</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				3 days</td>
			<td>
				$289<br />
				<em>($96.33/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$271<br />
				<em>($90.33/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$60</td>
			<td>
				+$75</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				2 days</td>
			<td>
				$199<br />
				<em>($99.50/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$187<br />
				<em>($93.50/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$60</td>
			<td>
				+$75</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<h2 align="center">
	Old Magic Your Way Ticket Options (Prior to February 12th, 2017)</h2>
<table align="center" border="1" bordercolor="#E9E9E9" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="100%">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				Days On Ticket</td>
			<td colspan="2">
				<u>Base Ticket</u></td>
			<td colspan="3">
				<u>Optional Add-Ons</u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				Ages 10-up</td>
			<td>
				Ages 3-9</td>
			<td>
				<u>Park Hopper</u></td>
			<td>
				<u>Water Park Fun &amp; More</u></td>
			<td>
				<u>Park Hopper &amp; Water Park Fun &amp; More</u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				10 days</td>
			<td>
				$400<br />
				<em>($40.00/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$380<br />
				<em>($38.00/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$69</td>
			<td>
				+$64 (10 visits)</td>
			<td>
				+$95 (10 visits)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				9 days</td>
			<td>
				$390<br />
				<em>($43.34/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$370<br />
				<em>($41.11/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$69</td>
			<td>
				+$64 (9 visits)</td>
			<td>
				+$95 (9 visits)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				8 days</td>
			<td>
				$380<br />
				<em>($47.50/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$360<br />
				<em>($45/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$69</td>
			<td>
				+$64 (8 visits)</td>
			<td>
				+$95 (8 visits)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				7 days</td>
			<td>
				$370<br />
				<em>($52.86/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$350<br />
				<em>($50.00/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$69</td>
			<td>
				+$64 (7 visits)</td>
			<td>
				+$95 (7 visits)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				6 days</td>
			<td>
				$355<br />
				<em>($59.17/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$335<br />
				<em>($55.83/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$69</td>
			<td>
				+$64 (6 visits)</td>
			<td>
				+$95 (6 visits)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				5 days</td>
			<td>
				$340<br />
				<em>($68.00/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$320<br />
				<em>($64.00/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$69</td>
			<td>
				+$64 (5 visits)</td>
			<td>
				+$95 (5 visits)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				4 days</td>
			<td>
				$325<br />
				<em>($81.25/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$305<br />
				<em>($76.25/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$69</td>
			<td>
				+$64 (4 visits)</td>
			<td>
				+$95 (4 visits)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				3 days</td>
			<td>
				$290<br />
				<em>($96.67/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$272<br />
				<em>($90.67/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$55</td>
			<td>
				+$64 (3 visits)</td>
			<td>
				+$95 (3 visits)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="center">
			<td>
				2 days</td>
			<td>
				$202<br />
				<em>($101.00/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				$190<br />
				<em>($95.00/day)</em></td>
			<td>
				+$55</td>
			<td>
				+$64 (2 visits)</td>
			<td>
				+$95 (2 visits)</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<p>
	Annual pass changes will also go into effect on February 12th. Florida-resident gold passes with blockout dates during Christmas and spring break will cost $559, up from $549. Platinum passes with no blockout dates will cost $679, up from $649.</p>
<p>
	For non Florida Residents the Disney Platinum Plus Pass increased from $829 to $869 and the Disney Platinum Pass increased from $749 to $779.</p>
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2017-02-11
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2107 4270 5 1 4270 0 Geyser Point Bar and Grill to Open February 13th /news/2017/02/01/geyser-point-bar-and-grill-to-open-february-13th Geyser Point Bar and Grill to Open February 13th Geyser Point Bar and Grill to Open February 13th Geyser Point Bar and Grill to Open February 13th
<p>
	<a href="http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2017/02/geyser-point-bar-grill-opening-feb-13.html">OrlandoParksNews.com</a> is reporting that the Geyser Point Bar &amp; Grill is set to open on February 13th at Disney&#39;s Wilderness Lodge. The location features a bar and a quick service menu in a rustic setting.</p>
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2017-02-01
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2108 4273 5 1 4273 0 Geyser Point Bar & Grill Opens at Disney's Wilderness Lodge /news/2017/02/13/geyser-point-bar-grill-opens-at-disneys-wilderness-lodge Geyser Point Bar & Grill Opens at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Geyser Point Bar & Grill Opens at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Geyser Point Bar & Grill Opens at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
<p>
	The latest addition to Disney&#39;s Wilderness Lodge debuted today. The Geyser Point Bar &amp; Grill features a rustic setting along the water. The quick service restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.</p>
<p>
	Breakfast offerings include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Scrambled eggs with sausage and bacon</li>
	<li>
		Crab cakes Benedict</li>
	<li>
		Maple-cinnamon pancakes</li>
	<li>
		Seasonal fruit with lavender honey-yogurt</li>
	<li>
		Steel-cut oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts</li>
</ul>
<p>
	For lunch and dinner, offerings include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Bison burger with Tillamook Cheddar, sweet onion straws and <span data-scayt_word="marionberry" data-scaytid="7">marionberry</span> barbecue sauce</li>
	<li>
		Classic bacon burger with Tillamook Cheddar</li>
	<li>
		House-smoked turkey sandwich with cranberry mayonnaise</li>
	<li>
		Lump crab cake sandwich with house-made Canadian bacon and spicy cabbage-carrot slaw</li>
	<li>
		Grilled salmon BLT with lemon-caper mayonnaise</li>
	<li>
		Salad with grilled Portobello, zucchini, roasted red peppers, tomato and multi-grain salad with goat cheese dressing</li>
	<li>
		Grilled chicken or salmon with arugula and romaine, apples, seasonal berries, hazelnuts and red wine vinaigrette</li>
	<li>
		Seasonal fruit plate with lavender honey yogurt</li>
	<li>
		Seasonal pie and a chocolate brownie mousse with caramel popcorn and toasted meringue</li>
</ul>
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2017-02-13
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2109 4275 5 1 4275 0 Merchandise Revealed for 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival /news/2017/02/14/merchandise-revealed-for-2017-epcot-international-flower-garden-festival Merchandise Revealed for 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise Revealed for 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise Revealed for 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
<p>
	The Disney Parks Blog shared details and images on several merchandise offerings that will be available during the upcoming <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="1">Epcot</span> International Flower &amp; Garden Festival. The festival runs from March <span data-scayt_word="1st" data-scaytid="7">1st</span> - May <span data-scayt_word="29th" data-scaytid="8">29th</span> and merchandise offerings include t-shirts, hats, <span data-scayt_word="Dooney" data-scaytid="25">Dooney</span> &amp; Bourke bags, plush, garden decorations, pins, glassware and more.</p>
<p>
	Additionally the <span data-scayt_word="easter" data-scaytid="58">easter</span> egg hunt around World Showcase is returning and guests can purchase a map of the egg locations.</p>
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2017-02-14
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2110 4276 5 1 4276 0 Rivers of Light Merchandise Now Available /news/2017/02/14/rivers-of-light-merchandise-now-available Rivers of Light Merchandise Now Available Rivers of Light Merchandise Now Available Rivers of Light Merchandise Now Available
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/02/disney-parks-blog-unboxed-rivers-of-light-merchandise/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared photos and details of some of the Rivers of Light merchandise now available at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom. The logo includes a prominently featured lotus in most designs and offerings include shirts, pins, magnets, coffee mugs, ornaments and more.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VwLyVbZ78qU" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2017-02-14
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2111 4279 5 1 4279 0 Gondola System Coming to Hollywood Studios and Epcot Area? /news/2017/02/15/gondola-system-coming-to-hollywood-studios-and-epcot-area Gondola System Coming to Hollywood Studios and Epcot Area? Gondola System Coming to Hollywood Studios and Epcot Area? Gondola System Coming to Hollywood Studios and Epcot Area?
<p>
	While not confirmed, evidence has surfaced that Disney is building a gondola like transportation system around Hollywood Studios and <span data-scayt_word="Epcot" data-scaytid="1">Epcot</span>.</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/dhs-permits.909178/page-14#post-7576915">WDWMagic.com</a> user <span data-scayt_word="danlb_2000" data-scaytid="2">danlb_2000</span> spotted a permit Disney filed with the South Florida Water Management district that showed the construction of two new buildings, one at the entrance to Hollywood Studios and the other at the back of Disney&#39;s Boardwalk Resort parking lot. The shape and placement of these buildings fueled speculation that they might be connected to a transportation system. Additional new buildings on other permits further fueled this speculation in a separate post by <a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/dhs-permits.909178/page-16#post-7577634">WDWMagic.com</a> user <span data-scayt_word="danlb_2000" data-scaytid="3">danlb_2000</span>.</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/02/15/r-1487173469-DHSTransportation4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/02/15/r-1487173469-DHSTransportation4.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 487px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/possible-new-transporation.924477/page-6#post-7579586">WDWMagic.com</a> user <span data-scayt_word="marni1971" data-scaytid="6">marni1971</span> has reported that this is indeed a gondola system. We have been tracking this as a rumor <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2017/02/13/transportation-system-to-connect-hollywood-studios-epcot-caribbean-beach-pop-century-and-art-of-animation">here</a> and are classifying it as, &quot;In Development.&quot;</p>
<p>
	UPDATE: The story has been picked up by the <a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-disney-world-cable-car-gondola-20170215-story.html">Orlando Sentinel</a>. In their article they reached out to Disney who would not confirm the report.</p>
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2017-02-15
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2112 4280 5 1 4280 0 Doc McStuffins Meet and Greet Debuts Sunday February 19th at Rafiki's Planet Watch /news/2017/02/16/doc-mcstuffins-meet-and-greet-debuts-sunday-february-19th-at-rafikis-planet-watch Doc McStuffins Meet and Greet Debuts Sunday February 19th at Rafiki's Planet Watch Doc McStuffins Meet and Greet Debuts Sunday February 19th at Rafiki's Planet Watch Doc McStuffins Meet and Greet Debuts Sunday February 19th at Rafiki's Planet Watch
<p>
	Updating an <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/news/2017/02/09/doc-mcstuffins-meet-and-greet-coming-to-rafikis-planet-watch">earlier story</a>, the Doc <span data-scayt_word="McStuffins" data-scaytid="1">McStuffins</span> Meet and Greet will begin Sunday February <span data-scayt_word="19th" data-scaytid="9">19th</span> at <span data-scayt_word="Rafiki's" data-scaytid="10">Rafiki&#39;s</span> Planet Watch in Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom. Doc <span data-scayt_word="McStuffins" data-scaytid="28">McStuffins</span> previously had a meet and greet in the Animation Courtyard at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios.</p>
<p>
	The meet and greet will take place daily from 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM, and 1:55 PM to 4:30 PM.</p>
<p>
	Chip and Dale will have their last day at <span data-scayt_word="Rafiki's" data-scaytid="59">Rafiki&#39;s</span> Planet Watch February <span data-scayt_word="18th" data-scaytid="62">18th</span> to make way <span data-scayt_word="fo" data-scaytid="63">fo</span>r this change.</p>
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2017-02-16
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2113 4284 5 1 4284 0 Expansion Confirmed for Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts /news/2017/02/16/expansion-confirmed-for-coronado-springs-and-caribbean-beach-resorts Expansion Confirmed for Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts Expansion Confirmed for Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts Expansion Confirmed for Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/02/more-guest-experiences-and-dining-options-coming-to-disneys-coronado-springs-and-caribbean-beach-resorts/">Disney Parks Blog</a> officially confirmed two rumors we have been tracking. Expansion is coming to both the <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/10/22/coronado-springs-expansion-in-the-works">Coronado Springs</a> and <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2014/08/23/disneys-caribbean-beach-to-add-dvc-rooms">Caribbean Beach resorts</a>.</p>
<p>
	At Coronado Springs, Disney will be building a new 15 story tower that will add 500 new rooms including suites and concierge level. Additional room renovations will also take place with landscape improvements that feature, &quot;floating gardens and an island oasis that connects the resort through a series of bridges&quot;.</p>
<p>
	The new tower will offer views of Lago Dorado and it will offer views of nighttime fireworks at multiple theme parks.</p>
<p>
	At Disney&#39;s Caribbean Beach Resort, the Centertown marketplace will see the addition of new waterfront dining and shopping areas.</p>
<p>
	The announcement did not confirm that these changes would incorporate the Disney Vacation Club, nor did it confirm the <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2017/02/13/transportation-system-to-connect-hollywood-studios-epcot-caribbean-beach-pop-century-and-art-of-animation">rumored Gondolas</a> coming to Disney&#39;s Caribbean Beach Resort and surrounding areas.</p>
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2017-02-16
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2114 4285 5 1 4285 0 Flights of Wonder Performances Expand Throughout Disney's Animal Kingdom /news/2017/02/16/flights-of-wonder-performances-expand-throughout-disneys-animal-kingdom Flights of Wonder Performances Expand Throughout Disney's Animal Kingdom Flights of Wonder Performances Expand Throughout Disney's Animal Kingdom Flights of Wonder Performances Expand Throughout Disney's Animal Kingdom
<p>
	New stages have been setup in Africa and <span data-scayt_word="Dinoland" data-scaytid="4">Dinoland</span> USA where new shows featuring birds from the Flights of Wonder put on smaller scale performances. The performances continue the Flights of Wonder tradition of showing natural behaviors and are similar in scope to the Winged Encounter shows that take place in Discovery Island.</p>
<p>
	In <span data-scayt_word="Dinoland" data-scaytid="62">Dinoland</span> the show takes place daily at 3:30 and 4:30 PM. <span data-scayt_word="Showtimes" data-scaytid="69">Showtimes</span> in Africa are not announced, but are performed at the stage near the Tusker House restaurant.</p>
<p>
	The smaller shows are expected to run through the end of March 2017.</p>
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2017-02-16
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2115 4287 5 1 4287 0 New Joffrey's Cart Coming to Tomorrowland /news/2017/02/17/new-joffreys-cart-coming-to-tomorrowland New Joffrey's Cart Coming to Tomorrowland New Joffrey's Cart Coming to Tomorrowland New Joffrey's Cart Coming to Tomorrowland
<p>
	Construction is taking place to the left of the <span data-scayt_word="Tomorrowland" data-scaytid="1">Tomorrowland</span> stage for a new <span data-scayt_word="Joffrey's" data-scaytid="3">Joffrey&#39;s</span> coffee stand. The stand is expected to open later this year.</p>
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2017-02-17
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2116 4288 5 1 4288 0 BB-8 Coming to Star Wars Launch Bay This Spring /news/2017/02/17/bb-8-coming-to-star-wars-launch-bay-this-spring BB-8 Coming to Star Wars Launch Bay This Spring BB-8 Coming to Star Wars Launch Bay This Spring BB-8 Coming to Star Wars Launch Bay This Spring
<p>
	<a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/02/bb-8-to-greet-guests-at-disneys-hollywood-studios-this-spring/">The Disney Parks Blog</a> is reporting that BB-8 will be appearing in Star Wars Launch Bay beginning this Spring, beginning with the Star Wars Galactic Nights Event taking place on April <span data-scayt_word="14th" data-scaytid="3">14th</span>.</p>
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2017-02-17
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2117 4289 5 1 4289 0 Side Entrance to Hollywood Studios No Longer Accessible to Guests /news/2017/02/17/side-entrance-to-hollywood-studios-no-longer-accessible-to-guests Side Entrance to Hollywood Studios No Longer Accessible to Guests Side Entrance to Hollywood Studios No Longer Accessible to Guests Side Entrance to Hollywood Studios No Longer Accessible to Guests
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/secondary-sidewalk-entrance-to-disneys-hollywood-studios-now-closed-for-park-entry.924546/">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Disney has eliminated the smaller security area at Hollywood Studios. The area was near Guest relations, to the right of the park entrance. All guests will be routed to the main security checkpoint.</p>
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2017-02-17
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2118 4292 5 1 4292 0 Teaser Ad for Na'vi River Journey /news/2017/02/19/teaser-ad-for-navi-river-journey Teaser Ad for Na'vi River Journey Teaser Ad for Na'vi River Journey Teaser Ad for Na'vi River Journey
<p>
	Disney has posted a teaser video of <span data-scayt_word="Na'vi" data-scaytid="2">Na&#39;vi</span> River Journey:</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2hJjPnQDWkg" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Last week Disney also posted a teaser of Flight of Passage:</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fL6uGFzg2Js" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Pandora: The World of Avatar officially opens May 27, 2017.</p>
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2017-02-19
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2119 4297 5 1 4297 0 New 'Caring for Giants' Tour Debuts March 12th at Disney's Animal Kingdom /news/2017/02/24/new-caring-for-giants-tour-debuts-march-12th-at-disneys-animal-kingdom New 'Caring for Giants' Tour Debuts March 12th at Disney's Animal Kingdom New 'Caring for Giants' Tour Debuts March 12th at Disney's Animal Kingdom New 'Caring for Giants' Tour Debuts March 12th at Disney's Animal Kingdom
<p>
	<a href="http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2017/02/new-caring-for-giants-experience-debuts.html">OrlandoParksNews.com</a> is reporting that Disney will be introducing a new 60 minute tour at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom beginning March 12th. The tour, called &quot;Caring for Giants&quot; focuses on the elephants at Kilimanjaro Safaris. Guests will view elephants from a newly constructed private viewing area on the safari. The tour highlights Disney&#39;s participation in the species survival plan and conservation efforts in the wild.</p>
<p>
	A newly constructed check in desk called the <i>Curiosity Animal Tours Kiosk </i>will be located across from Kilimanjaro Safaris for guests checking in for the Caring for Giants and Wild Africa Trek tours.</p>
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2017-02-24
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2120 4298 5 1 4298 0 Caribbean Beach Operational Changes Due to Expansion /news/2017/02/25/caribbean-beach-operational-changes-due-to-expansion Caribbean Beach Operational Changes Due to Expansion Caribbean Beach Operational Changes Due to Expansion Caribbean Beach Operational Changes Due to Expansion
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-caribbean-beach-resort/news/24feb2017-details-emerge-on-operational-impacts-during-caribbean-beach-resort-renovations.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting some of the operational changes that will come to Disney&#39;s Caribbean Beach while the expansion of the resort is taking place.</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		The Martinique and Barbados islands will become unavailable beginning May 2017.</li>
	<li>
		Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale and Banana Cabana Pool Bar will close beginning May 2017 and temporary food offerings will be available</li>
	<li>
		Disney will offer guests a $25 gift card for each night of their stay.</li>
</ul>
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2017-02-25
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2121 4299 5 1 4299 0 James Cameron Discusses Pandora: The World of AVATAR in New Ad /news/2017/02/26/james-cameron-discusses-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-in-new-ad James Cameron Discusses Pandora: The World of AVATAR in New Ad James Cameron Discusses Pandora: The World of AVATAR in New Ad James Cameron Discusses Pandora: The World of AVATAR in New Ad
<p>
	Disney introduced a new 30 second ad for Pandora: The World of AVATAR hosted by Avatar&#39;s creator and director, James Cameron. Ads are being released with regularity as Disney prepares for the May 27th official opening.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xVqlvkdclVw" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2017-02-26
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2122 4302 5 1 4302 0 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Will Return in 2018 /news/2017/03/01/epcot-international-festival-of-the-arts-will-return-in-2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Will Return in 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Will Return in 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Will Return in 2018
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/artfulepcot-will-make-another-appearance-in-2018/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return to the park in early 2018. The festival debuted during weekends this January and February and it celebrated visual, performing and culinary arts.</p>
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2017-03-01
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2123 4303 5 1 4303 0 James Cameron to Tour Pandora: The World of AVATAR on 'The View' on March 9th /news/2017/03/01/james-cameron-to-tour-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-on-the-view-on-march-9th James Cameron to Tour Pandora: The World of AVATAR on 'The View' on March 9th James Cameron to Tour Pandora: The World of AVATAR on 'The View' on March 9th James Cameron to Tour Pandora: The World of AVATAR on 'The View' on March 9th
<p>
	The <a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/tv/tv-guy/os-et-view-at-disney-world-whoopi-explores-pandora-20170228-story.html">Orlando Sentinel</a> is reporting that on March 9th, Avatar director James Cameron will be joining Whoopi Goldberg on ABC&#39;s &quot;The View&quot; for a tour of Pandora: The World of AVATAR.</p>
<p>
	The View will be taping a week of shows in Orlando, and the March 9th segment will be a tour hosted by Cameron.</p>
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2017-03-01
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2124 4304 5 1 4304 0 Wilderness Lodge Copper Creek Villas DVC Pricing Information /news/2017/03/01/wilderness-lodge-copper-creek-villas-dvc-pricing-information Wilderness Lodge Copper Creek Villas DVC Pricing Information Wilderness Lodge Copper Creek Villas DVC Pricing Information Wilderness Lodge Copper Creek Villas DVC Pricing Information
<p>
	<a href="http://dvcnews.com/index.php/resorts/villas-at-wilderness-lodge/news-75774/3678-copper-creek-villas-cabins-to-open-july-17?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=facebook">DVCNews.com</a> has posted details on the Copper Creek Villas at Disney&#39;s Wilderness Lodge. Prices start at $176 per point and sales open April 5, 2017. Annual dues start at $7.33 per point.</p>
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2017-03-01
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2125 4305 5 1 4305 0 New Pins Released as Opening Date of Pandora: The World of AVATAR Nears /news/2017/03/01/new-pins-released-as-opening-date-of-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-nears New Pins Released as Opening Date of Pandora: The World of AVATAR Nears New Pins Released as Opening Date of Pandora: The World of AVATAR Nears New Pins Released as Opening Date of Pandora: The World of AVATAR Nears
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/countdown-to-the-opening-of-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-with-collectible-pins/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared photos of a new pin set that showcases attraction posters for Pandora: The World of AVATAR. The poster designs have been seen on construction walls</p>
<p>
	Some of the pins will be released March 2nd, while others will be released April 6th.</p>
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2017-03-01
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2126 4306 5 1 4306 0 Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Wilderness Lodge to Open July 17th /news/2017/03/02/copper-creek-villas-cabins-at-wilderness-lodge-to-open-july-17th Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Wilderness Lodge to Open July 17th Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Wilderness Lodge to Open July 17th Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Wilderness Lodge to Open July 17th
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/opening-date-set-for-copper-creek-villas-cabins-at-disneys-wilderness-lodge/">Disney Parks Blog</a> officially announced that the newest member of the Disney Vacation Club, Copper Creek Villas &amp; Cabins at Wilderness Lodge, will begin sales next week. Confirming yesterday&#39;s <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/news/2017/03/01/wilderness-lodge-copper-creek-villas-dvc-pricing-information">report from DVCNews.com</a>.</p>
<p>
	Current Disney Vacation Club members can purchase points beginning March 8th, with general sales opening April 5th.</p>
<p>
	The resort is still under construction with an official opening date set for July 17, 2017. The villas offer 184 homes inspired by the wilderness and include deluxe studios, one and two-bedroom Villas, and Grand Villas that sleep up to 12.</p>
<p>
	The new resort also includes 26 waterfront cabins. The cabins have two bedrooms and sleep up to eight guests.</p>
<p>
	These additions are on the heels of the recently opened <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/news/2017/02/13/geyser-point-bar-grill-opens-at-disneys-wilderness-lodge">Geyser Point Bar &amp; Grill</a> and other enhancements around the resort.</p>
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2017-03-02
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2127 4308 5 1 4308 0 Miss Adventure Falls Opens at Typhoon Lagoon on March 12th /news/2017/03/02/miss-adventure-falls-opens-at-typhoon-lagoon-on-march-12th Miss Adventure Falls Opens at Typhoon Lagoon on March 12th Miss Adventure Falls Opens at Typhoon Lagoon on March 12th Miss Adventure Falls Opens at Typhoon Lagoon on March 12th
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/new-miss-adventure-falls-attraction-to-open-march-12-at-disneys-typhoon-lagoon-water-park/">Disney Parks Blog</a> confirmed that the new family raft ride, Miss Adventure Falls will debut at Typhoo Lagoon on March 12th.</p>
<p>
	The post shared part of the attraction&#39;s backstory with a photo of a diving helmet gathered by Captain Mary Oceaneer &ndash; a sea-faring treasure hunter whose haul was caught in a rogue typhoon.</p>
<p>
	An earlier detail from the Orlando Sentinel revealed the following:</p>
<p>
	<em>The back story for Miss Fortune Falls features (fictitious) <span data-scayt_word="Capt" data-scaytid="3">Capt</span>. Mary <span data-scayt_word="Oceaneer" data-scaytid="4">Oceaneer</span>, a treasure hunter stranded at Typhoon Lagoon after a storm. Visitors will float through the captain&#39;s past and see artifacts she collected on her treasure hunts.</em></p>
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2017-03-02
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2128 4309 5 1 4309 0 La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil to Have Its Final Performance December 31st /news/2017/03/03/la-nouba-by-cirque-du-soleil-to-have-its-final-performance-december-31st La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil to Have Its Final Performance December 31st La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil to Have Its Final Performance December 31st La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil to Have Its Final Performance December 31st
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/la-nouba-by-cirque-du-soleil-will-host-its-final-disney-springs-performance-this-december/">Disney Parks Blog</a> confirmed that La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil will have its final performance on December 31, 2017.</p>
<p>
	The show first debuted in 1998 and has received numerous changes over the years while retaining the La Nouba name.</p>
<p>
	A replacement show has not yet been announced, but it is expected to be another Cirque du Soleil show. We will track the show&#39;s replacement in our <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2017/03/03/la-nouba-by-cirque-du-soleil-to-be-replaced-with-a-new-show">rumor tracker</a>.</p>
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2017-03-03
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2129 4311 5 1 4311 0 Preview Video of Na'vi River Journey /news/2017/03/03/preview-video-of-navi-river-journey Preview Video of Na'vi River Journey Preview Video of Na'vi River Journey Preview Video of Na'vi River Journey
<p>
	<a href="https://twitter.com/visitpandora/status/837781023584845824">@VisitPandora</a> on Twitter shared a 9 second preview video of Na&#39;vi River Journey. Blog Mickey.com posted the video to YouTube as well.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Txbs3XZmUq0" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2017-03-03
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2130 4312 5 1 4312 0 Joffrey's Revive Coming to Tomorrowland /news/2017/03/03/joffreys-revive-coming-to-tomorrowland Joffrey's Revive Coming to Tomorrowland Joffrey's Revive Coming to Tomorrowland Joffrey's Revive Coming to Tomorrowland
<p>
	Previously we had <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/news/2017/02/17/new-joffreys-cart-coming-to-tomorrowland">reported</a> that a new Joffrey&#39;s cart is coming to Tomorrowland. Photos were recently posted by <a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/beginnings-of-tomorrowland-revamp.883590/page-11#post-7600723">WDWMagic.com</a> user WDWTraveler reporting that the new name of the cart will be Joffrey&#39;s Revive.</p>
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2017-03-03
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2131 4313 5 1 4313 0 Disney to Begin Using Guest Magic Bands to Track Wait Times /news/2017/03/05/disney-to-begin-using-guest-magic-bands-to-track-wait-times Disney to Begin Using Guest Magic Bands to Track Wait Times Disney to Begin Using Guest Magic Bands to Track Wait Times Disney to Begin Using Guest Magic Bands to Track Wait Times
<p>
	WDWThemeParks.com contributor Ryan has informed us that Disney will soon stop using the Red cards they currently use to track attraction wait times. The cards were previously scanned by a cast member at the entrance to an attraction and then scanned right before the guest boards the attraction. These cards would then amend the posted wait time accordingly.</p>
<p>
	The new plan is expected to utilize RFID scanners on guest Magic Bands as a measure of current wait times.</p>
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2017-03-05
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2132 4315 5 1 4315 0 Once Upon a Time Projection Show to Undergo Minor Refurbishment /news/2017/03/05/once-upon-a-time-projection-show-to-undergo-minor-refurbishment Once Upon a Time Projection Show to Undergo Minor Refurbishment Once Upon a Time Projection Show to Undergo Minor Refurbishment Once Upon a Time Projection Show to Undergo Minor Refurbishment
<p>
	The Once Upon a Time projection show on Cinderella Castle will be closed from March 5th - March 9th. Details of the refurbishment are unknown, but it is likely related to the upcoming Happily Ever After fireworks show that will debut in May.</p>
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2017-03-05
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2133 4316 5 1 4316 0 Daisy Duck Meet and Greet Debuts at Hollywood Studios March 12th /news/2017/03/06/daisy-duck-meet-and-greet-debuts-at-hollywood-studios-march-12th Daisy Duck Meet and Greet Debuts at Hollywood Studios March 12th Daisy Duck Meet and Greet Debuts at Hollywood Studios March 12th Daisy Duck Meet and Greet Debuts at Hollywood Studios March 12th
<p>
	WDWThemeParks.com contributor Ryan has informed us that Daisy Duck will soon meet with guests near Sid Cahuenga&#39;s One of a Kind shop. The Meet and Greet will debut March 12th, and will be near the existing Donald Duck meet and greet, however separate lines will be required for each character.</p>
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2017-03-06
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2134 4318 5 1 4318 0 Height Requirements and New Video of Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/03/06/height-requirements-and-new-video-of-pandora-the-world-of-avatar Height Requirements and New Video of Pandora: The World of AVATAR Height Requirements and New Video of Pandora: The World of AVATAR Height Requirements and New Video of Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/pandora-height-requirements.925003/">WDWMagic.com</a> user MansionButler84 is reporting that Na&#39;vi River Journey will have no height requirement and Flight of Passage will have a 44 inch height requirement.</p>
<p>
	In addition to this report, Disney posted a new teaser video of Pandora: The World of AVATAR</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wGmTJo0a4kI" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Pandora: The World of AVATAR officially opens May 27, 2017.</p>
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2017-03-06
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2135 4320 5 1 4320 0 'Placemaking Pandora' Video with Imagineer Joe Rohde /news/2017/03/07/placemaking-pandora-video-with-imagineer-joe-rohde 'Placemaking Pandora' Video with Imagineer Joe Rohde 'Placemaking Pandora' Video with Imagineer Joe Rohde 'Placemaking Pandora' Video with Imagineer Joe Rohde
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/all-in-the-details-placemaking-pandora-the-world-of-avatar/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a new video featuring Imagineer Joe Rohde discussing the placemaking in Pandora: The World of AVATAR. The video showcases the nature and theming of the land including waterfalls, plant life and more.</p>
<p>
	Also included in the video was a piece of concept art for what appears to be the queue for Flight of Passage.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hNMdpLr2zE4" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2017-03-07
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2136 4321 5 1 4321 0 Sneak Previews of Pandora: The World of AVATAR on ABC March 9th /news/2017/03/08/sneak-previews-of-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-on-abc-march-9th Sneak Previews of Pandora: The World of AVATAR on ABC March 9th Sneak Previews of Pandora: The World of AVATAR on ABC March 9th Sneak Previews of Pandora: The World of AVATAR on ABC March 9th
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/tune-into-abc-march-9-for-an-inside-look-at-pandora-the-world-of-avatar/?CMP=SOC-TWITTER20170308214500">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced a full day of programming that will highlight various components of the upcoming land Pandora: The World of AVATAR. ABC will be home to all of the shows listed below and each promises to offer a glimpse into the new addition to Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom</p>
<ul>
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		Good Morning America - The show will offer a glimpse at the Flight of Passage attraction</li>
	<li>
		The View - Whoopi Goldberg and James Cameron will do a walking tour of Pandora: The World of AVATAR including a look at the Na&#39;vi River Journey attraction</li>
	<li>
		The Chew - The show will take a look at Lumpia one of the culinary offerings in Pandora: The World of AVATAR</li>
	<li>
		Nightline - Will over an in depth look at the land and stories inspired by the land.</li>
</ul>
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2017-03-08
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2137 4322 5 1 4322 0 Additional Details Revealed on Star Wars Galactic Nights Event at Hollywood Studios on April 14th /news/2017/03/08/additional-details-revealed-on-star-wars-galactic-nights-event-at-hollywood-studios-on-april-14th Additional Details Revealed on Star Wars Galactic Nights Event at Hollywood Studios on April 14th Additional Details Revealed on Star Wars Galactic Nights Event at Hollywood Studios on April 14th Additional Details Revealed on Star Wars Galactic Nights Event at Hollywood Studios on April 14th
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/everything-you-need-to-know-about-star-wars-galactic-nights-happening-april-14/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared details on the upcoming Star Wars Galactic Nights Event happening April 14th.</p>
<p>
	Offerings include:</p>
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	<li>
		<strong>Rebel Base Activities</strong> - The Rebel Base will by located in front of The Great Movie Ride and will host several shows throughout the event. It will also be the host of Star Wars dance parties.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Photo opportunities</strong> - Guests can dress as their favorite character (costume guidelines can be found <a href="https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress/?CMP=SOC-DPFY17Q2EverythingYouNeedToKnowAboutStarWarsGalacticNightsHappeningApril140006">here</a>) and take photos in front of famous Star Wars scenes and characters. Characters include the debut of BB-8 and scenes include Han Solo frozen in carbonite, Jabba&#39;s Palace and the Hoth Wampa Cave.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Galactic Nights Stars in Cars Motorcade</strong> - A progression of Star Wars celebrities along Hollywood Boulevard</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away</strong> - A stage show featuring clips from the movies mixed with famous characters like Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and more</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular</strong> - A Star Wars inspired fireworks show</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Inside the Sage: Celebrity Chat Show</strong> - A behind the scenes look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hosted by Vanessa Marshall, voice of Hera Syndulla from Star Wars Rebels.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Seize the Saga Interactive Scavenger Hunt</strong> - A scavanger hunt throughout the iconic Star Wars scenery backdrops.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The event will be held at the park from 7 p.m.-midnight. The <em>Star Wars</em>: Galactic Nights ticket costs $129 plus tax for adults and $124 plus tax for children ages 9 and under.</p>
<p>
	<strong>Tickets are limited, so <a href="https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events/star-wars-galactic-nights/purchase/?CMP=SOC-DPFY17Q2EverythingYouNeedToKnowAboutStarWarsGalacticNightsHappeningApril140010" target="_blank">click here</a> or call 407-827-7036 for more information or to book now.</strong></p>
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2017-03-08
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2138 4323 5 1 4323 0 Joffrey's Revive Now Open in Tomorrowland /news/2017/03/07/joffreys-revive-now-open-in-tomorrowland Joffrey's Revive Now Open in Tomorrowland Joffrey's Revive Now Open in Tomorrowland Joffrey's Revive Now Open in Tomorrowland
<p>
	The new Joffrey&#39;s Revive coffee stand is now open in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom</p>
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2017-03-07
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2139 4326 5 1 4326 0 ABC's Day of Coverage on Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/03/09/abcs-day-of-coverage-on-pandora-the-world-of-avatar ABC's Day of Coverage on Pandora: The World of AVATAR ABC's Day of Coverage on Pandora: The World of AVATAR ABC's Day of Coverage on Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	Throughout the day, various ABC television shows will be offering different looks inside Pandora: The World of AVATAR. The programming began with Good Morning America showcasing a walk through Pandora, a glimpse of the food and a few more details on Flight of Passage.</p>
<p>
	Guests boarding Flight of Passage will be scanned and matched to their personal Avatar before donning their 3-D &quot;riding goggles&quot; and experiencing the ride. No views of the ride itself were shown, but the seating configuration pictured appeared to be similar to Soarin&#39;.</p>
<p>
	Video from Good Morning America featuring a walk through of Pandora and a glimpse at Flight of Passage.</p>
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		WATCH: INSIDE LOOK: <a href="https://twitter.com/visitpandora">@VisitPandora</a> the world of Avatar only at <a href="https://twitter.com/WaltDisneyWorld">@WaltDisneyWorld</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VisitPandora?src=hash">#VisitPandora</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DisneyParks">@DisneyParks</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/officialavatar">@OfficialAvatar</a> <a href="https://t.co/uFqamUfuLa">pic.twitter.com/uFqamUfuLa</a></p>
	&mdash; Good Morning America (@GMA) <a href="https://twitter.com/GMA/status/839837213982609409">March 9, 2017</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>
	On The View, Avatar Director James Cameron joined Whoopi Goldberg for a tour of the new land. It appears that the first view of the land originates through rock work, but this could also have been a backstage area. Cameron also established the timeline for the land, which is a generation after all five Avatar movies take place. At this period of time there is no conflict between the Na&#39;vi and the humans. Together, they walked through the Mo&#39;ara floating mountains before experiencing the Na&#39;vi River Journey.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aJIhg2YOfDA" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	On The Chew, they introduced a snack offering called Lumpia that will be available at the Pongu Pongu kiosk inside the land.</p>
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		We&rsquo;re ready for sweet treats from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VisitPandora?src=hash">#VisitPandora</a>! Get a sneak peek <a href="https://twitter.com/WaltDisneyWorld">@WaltDisneyWorld</a>&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/visitpandora">@visitpandora</a> and see even more tonight on <a href="https://twitter.com/Nightline">@Nightline</a>! <a href="https://t.co/DltwE9WBpH">pic.twitter.com/DltwE9WBpH</a></p>
	&mdash; The Chew (@thechew) <a href="https://twitter.com/thechew/status/839906140112609280">March 9, 2017</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>
	The last ABC show to offer a sneak peak at Pandora: The World of AVATAR was Nightline. The show offered a different guided tour with James Cameron and Joe Rohde that showcased the land and the Na&#39;vi River Journey.</p>
<p>
	The footage also shows longer cuts of Nightline&#39;s Paula Faris and Avatar&#39;s Producer Jonathan Landau on Flight of Passage. The footage does showcase the unique seating configuration of the attraction where it appears that guests sit in a motor cycle seat similar to the Tron Lightcycle Run in Shanghai DIsneyland.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/95P71nA0If4" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	<strong>March 9, 2017</strong>: In a <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/press-releases/2017/03/09/pandora-the-world-of-avatar-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-explore-the-magic-of-nature-in-a-distant-world-unlike-any-other">press release</a>, Disney confirmed that on Flight of Passage guests will feel the banshee breathe beneath them and that each reed boat on Na&#39;vi River Journey can seat 8 guests.</p>
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2017-03-09
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2140 4328 5 1 4328 0 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open March 13-17, 2017 /news/2017/03/11/stitchs-great-escape-to-open-march-13-17-2017 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open March 13-17, 2017 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open March 13-17, 2017 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open March 13-17, 2017
<p>
	Stitch&#39;s Great Escape! Will be open from March 13-17, 2017 as part of it&#39;s seasonal operations.</p>
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2017-03-11
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2141 4330 5 1 4330 0 Disney World Attraction T-Shirts Return For March Madness /news/2017/03/12/disney-world-attraction-t-shirts-return-for-march-madness Disney World Attraction T-Shirts Return For March Madness Disney World Attraction T-Shirts Return For March Madness Disney World Attraction T-Shirts Return For March Madness
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/cheer-for-your-favorite-walt-disney-world-attractions-during-march-magic-online-fan-vote/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced the return of the &quot;March Magic&quot; Online Fan Vote. The annual event takes place online where Disney fans can vote for their favorite attraction t-shirt in a March Madness style tournament. Shirts include many major attractions and will be available for purchase at <a href="https://www.disneystore.com/march-magic/mn/1027901/?CMP=SOC-DPFY17Q2CheerForYourFavoriteWaltDisneyWorldAttractionsduringMarchMagicOnlineFanVote0002">DisneyStore.com</a> from March 14 to April 4, 2017.</p>
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2017-03-12
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2142 4333 5 1 4333 0 Miss Adventure Falls Opens at Typhoon Lagoon /news/2017/03/12/miss-adventure-falls-opens-at-typhoon-lagoon Miss Adventure Falls Opens at Typhoon Lagoon Miss Adventure Falls Opens at Typhoon Lagoon Miss Adventure Falls Opens at Typhoon Lagoon
<p>
	Disney officially opened Miss Fortune Falls, a new family raft ride at Typhoon Lagoon. The attraction features an animatronic parrot, a lift hill and four person rafts.</p>
<p>
	The ride time is two minutes long making it the longest attraction at Typhoon Lagoon.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Lfd_hSaULpA?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2017-03-12
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2143 4336 5 1 4336 0 Britney Spears and Reese Witherspoon to be at Planet Hollywood Observatory March 13th /news/2017/03/13/britney-spears-and-reese-witherspoon-to-be-at-planet-hollywood-observatory-march-13th Britney Spears and Reese Witherspoon to be at Planet Hollywood Observatory March 13th Britney Spears and Reese Witherspoon to be at Planet Hollywood Observatory March 13th Britney Spears and Reese Witherspoon to be at Planet Hollywood Observatory March 13th
<p>
	Both <a href="http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/03/10/britney-spears-will-host-a-red-carpet-event-at-planet-hollywood-next-week">Britney Spears </a>and <a href="http://lowdownfromtwangtown.blog.yourgeorgiacountry.com/2017/03/13/britney-spears-reese-witherspoon-both-at-disney-springs-today/">Reese Witherspoon</a> will be on hand at Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs today. The two will be on hand for a red carpet event celebrating the restaurant&#39;s opening.</p>
<p>
	The redesigned restaurant officially re-opened in January.</p>
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2017-03-13
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2144 4337 5 1 4337 0 Asian Small-clawed Otter Triplets Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom /news/2017/03/15/asian-small-clawed-otter-triplets-born-at-disneys-animal-kingdom Asian Small-clawed Otter Triplets Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Asian Small-clawed Otter Triplets Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Asian Small-clawed Otter Triplets Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/wildlife-wednesday-otter-pup-date-from-the-tree-of-life/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that three Asian Small-clawed otters were recently born at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom. The pups are on display as part of the Tree of Life Exhibits. The names of the pups are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Raakshas (male) is a Hindi word meaning monster</li>
	<li>
		Pintar (male) is Indonesian for smart or clever</li>
	<li>
		Pitakee Pyaaree (female) is Hindi for daddy&#39;s girl</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZDGOixY5HWs" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2017-03-15
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2145 4338 5 1 4338 0 Star Wars Themed Land Construction Update /news/2017/03/16/star-wars-themed-land-construction-update Star Wars Themed Land Construction Update Star Wars Themed Land Construction Update Star Wars Themed Land Construction Update
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/star-wars-themed-lands-come-to-life-as-construction-progresses-at-walt-disney-world-and-disneyland-resorts/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared an update of the under construction Star Wars themed lands in Disneyland and Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios.</p>
<p>
	The two lands will be largely identical, each anchored by two attractions and in depth theming. The lands are expected to open in 2019.</p>
<p>
	The video below is from the construction site in Disneyland.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C8ynJPoAKTI" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2017-03-16
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2146 4339 5 1 4339 0 New Official Videos Released for Na'Vi River Journey and Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/03/16/new-official-videos-released-for-navi-river-journey-and-pandora-the-world-of-avatar New Official Videos Released for Na'Vi River Journey and Pandora: The World of AVATAR New Official Videos Released for Na'Vi River Journey and Pandora: The World of AVATAR New Official Videos Released for Na'Vi River Journey and Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	Disney released official B-Roll to the press featuring new footage of the Na&#39;vi River Journey and parts of the land of Pandora: The World of AVATAR.</p>
<p>
	Overview of Pandora: The World of AVATAR</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/B1tfSBV3YnQ?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Na&#39;vi River Journey</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QwwM58rw6P4?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Music from the video is taken from the Avatar movie and not necessarily going to be used in the land or the attraction.</p>
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2017-03-16
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2147 4340 5 1 4340 0 Evening Extra Magic Hours Potentially Returning to Disney's Animal Kingdom /news/2017/03/18/evening-extra-magic-hours-potentially-returning-to-disneys-animal-kingdom Evening Extra Magic Hours Potentially Returning to Disney's Animal Kingdom Evening Extra Magic Hours Potentially Returning to Disney's Animal Kingdom Evening Extra Magic Hours Potentially Returning to Disney's Animal Kingdom
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwnt.com/blog/2017/03/rumor-animal-kingdom-offer-nightly-extra-magic-hours-avatar-opening-summer/">WDWNT.com</a> is reporting a rumor that Evening Extra Magic Hours will return to Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom. The rumor states that Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom will have Evening Extra Magic Hours every night from May 27th through July 4th, 2017. Disney has not updated their park hours to reflect these changes, so we are considering this a <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/03/23/extra-magic-hours-to-be-reduced-or-removed">rumor</a> at this time.</p>
<p>
	Disney previously stopped running Evening Extra Magic Hours at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom in February of 2011.</p>
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2017-03-18
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2148 4341 5 1 4341 0 50 Enhancements for Disney World's 50th Anniversary /news/2017/03/19/50-enhancements-for-disney-worlds-50th-anniversary 50 Enhancements for Disney World's 50th Anniversary 50 Enhancements for Disney World's 50th Anniversary 50 Enhancements for Disney World's 50th Anniversary
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/50-magical-enhancements-for-the-50th.925352/">WDWMagic.com</a> user WDW1974 is reporting that for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, Disney is looking to add 50 &quot;Magical Enhancements&quot; for the 50th Anniversary. The 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World is October 1, 2021 and enhancements could include the following:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - Finale explosion that was recently added to Disneyland and Disneyland Paris</li>
	<li>
		Walt Disney World Railroad - Small scenes added to the track.</li>
	<li>
		Carousel of Progress - New finale scene and general freshening of the attraction</li>
	<li>
		&quot;it&#39;s a small world&quot; - Addition of the Disney characters, similar to what was done in Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland.</li>
	<li>
		Tower of Terror - New effects in the drop shafts.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Other attractions that may see attention include Peter Pan&#39;s Flight, The Haunted MAnsion, Spaceship Earth, The American Adventure, The Seas with Nemo and Friends and more.</p>
<p>
	It is unknown if all projects will be completed during the anniversary year or leading up to the anniversary year.</p>
<p>
	We will track this as a <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2017/03/18/50-enhancements-for-disney-worlds-50th-anniversary">&quot;Blue Sky&quot; rumor</a> until more information surfaces.</p>
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2017-03-19
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2149 4344 5 1 4344 0 Menu Released for Satu'li Canteen in Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/03/20/menu-released-for-satuli-canteen-in-pandora-the-world-of-avatar Menu Released for Satu'li Canteen in Pandora: The World of AVATAR Menu Released for Satu'li Canteen in Pandora: The World of AVATAR Menu Released for Satu'li Canteen in Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/first-look-at-menu-for-satuli-canteen-in-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a look at some of the menu offerings that will be available at the Satu&#39;li Canteen inside Pandora: The World of AVATAR. The quick service restaurant is set to open May 27, 2017 along with the rest of the land.</p>
<p>
	The menu is based on the, &quot;healthful bounty of Pandora&quot; and will feature wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and hearty proteins. The grill for the restaurant will be on stage to guests sitting in the dining room.</p>
<p>
	The backstory for the restaurant is that The Satu&#39;li Canteen was the former mess hall for the Resources Development Administration (RDA). When the Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) tour company took over the Valley of Mo&#39;ara they converted the former mess hall into a museum like dining rom.</p>
<p>
	Offerings in the restaurant include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		quinoa and vegetable salad</li>
	<li>
		red and sweet potato hash</li>
	<li>
		mixed whole-grain and rice or romaine and kale salad</li>
	<li>
		Bowls with choice of wood-grilled chicken, slow-roasted beef, sustainable fish or chili-spiced fried tofu over charred onion chimichurri, black bean vinaigrette or creamy herb dressing</li>
	<li>
		steamed &quot;pods&quot; - bao buns with either cheeseburger or vegetable curry served with root vegetable chips and crunchy vegetable slaw</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Kid&#39;s meals include</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		grilled chicken or beef, fish or tofu with greens or rice</li>
	<li>
		a hot dog wrapped in Parker House dough</li>
	<li>
		cheese quesadilla, or a steamed &quot;pod&quot; (cheeseburger bao bun)</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The restaurant will also make use of a new service called Mobile Order. This will allow guests to order and pay for their meals using the My Disney Experience app. When the meal is ready, the app will notify guests who can pick up the meal at a designated window inside the restaurant.</p>
<p>
	Mobile Order is expected to become available at other restaurants at Walt Disney World later in the year.</p>
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2017-03-20
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2150 4346 5 1 4346 0 Splash Mountain to Undergo Refurbishment This Fall /news/2017/03/20/splash-mountain-to-undergo-refurbishment-this-fall Splash Mountain to Undergo Refurbishment This Fall Splash Mountain to Undergo Refurbishment This Fall Splash Mountain to Undergo Refurbishment This Fall
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/splash-mountain-fall-refurb.925395/">WDWMagic.com</a> user Sped2424 is reporting that Splash Mountain will be closed for refurbishment from August 28th through November 16th, 2017. The attraction is expected to re-open on November 17th.</p>
<p>
	Usually Splash Mountain closes for a refurbishment in January, but the speculation is that this was bumped up in favor of a larger refurbishment for another attraction in the first half of 2018.</p>
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2017-03-20
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2151 4348 5 1 4348 0 New Preview Video of Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/03/22/new-preview-video-of-pandora-the-world-of-avatar New Preview Video of Pandora: The World of AVATAR New Preview Video of Pandora: The World of AVATAR New Preview Video of Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/all-in-the-details-creating-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-as-a-real-place/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a new teaser video of Pandora: The World of AVATAR. The video discusses the land&#39;s placement in the Animal Kingdom.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/od0BBOhP8oc" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2017-03-22
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2152 4350 5 1 4350 0 Bob Iger's Contract Extended to July 2019 /news/2017/03/23/bob-igers-contract-extended-to-july-2019 Bob Iger's Contract Extended to July 2019 Bob Iger's Contract Extended to July 2019 Bob Iger's Contract Extended to July 2019
<p>
	The Walt Disney Board of Director&#39;s voted to extend CEO Bob Iger&#39;s contract to July 2, 2019. Bob&#39;s previous contract was set to expire in June of 2018.</p>
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2017-03-23
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2153 4351 5 1 4351 0 Pandora: The World of AVATAR FastPass+ Reservations Open March 24th /news/2017/03/23/pandora-the-world-of-avatar-fastpass-reservations-open-march-24th Pandora: The World of AVATAR FastPass+ Reservations Open March 24th Pandora: The World of AVATAR FastPass+ Reservations Open March 24th Pandora: The World of AVATAR FastPass+ Reservations Open March 24th
<p>
	<a href="http://blogmickey.com/2017/03/fastpass-pandora-world-avatar-tiered-available-reserve-tomorrow/">BlogMickey.com</a> is reporting that guests will be able to make their Fastpass+ selections for both Na&#39;vi River Journey and Flight of Passage beginning March 24th. Fastpasses will be available for dates beginning May 27th and it is anticipated that the Animal Kingdom will introduce Fastpass+ tiers similar to those held in Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios and Epcot.</p>
<p>
	Flight of Passage and Na&#39;vi River Journey are expected to be in the same tier, forcing guests to select a single Fastpass for either attraction.</p>
<p>
	In addition, from May 27, 2017 - July 4, 2017, Pandora: The World of AVATAR will be open for nightly Evening Extra Magic Hours from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM. No other attractions in the park are expected to be open.</p>
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2017-03-23
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2154 4352 5 1 4352 0 Mission: SPACE Closing for Refurbishment in June /news/2017/03/23/mission-space-closing-for-refurbishment-in-june Mission: SPACE Closing for Refurbishment in June Mission: SPACE Closing for Refurbishment in June Mission: SPACE Closing for Refurbishment in June
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/mission-space/news/23mar2017-mission-space-closing-for-lengthy-refurbishment-this-summer.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Mission: SPACE is closing for refurbishment beginning June 5, 2017 and lasting to the end of July with an exact end date unconfirmed.</p>
<p>
	Details on the refurbishment are limited, but there has been rumors of updates coming to the attraction.</p>
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2017-03-23
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2155 4356 5 1 4356 0 Preview of Theme Song for 'Happily Ever After' Fireworks /news/2017/03/23/preview-of-theme-song-for-happily-ever-after-fireworks Preview of Theme Song for 'Happily Ever After' Fireworks Preview of Theme Song for 'Happily Ever After' Fireworks Preview of Theme Song for 'Happily Ever After' Fireworks
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/first-listen-sneak-a-peek-at-our-happily-ever-after-theme-song/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a video that offers a sneak peak at the new theme song for Happily Ever After. Happily Ever After is a new fireworks show that is set to debut at the Magic Kingdom on May 12th.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EtkmOrytM_k?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2017-03-23
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2156 4357 5 1 4357 0 Pandora Annual Pass Previews and Fastpass+ Information /news/2017/03/24/pandora-annual-pass-previews-and-fastpass-information Pandora Annual Pass Previews and Fastpass+ Information Pandora Annual Pass Previews and Fastpass+ Information Pandora Annual Pass Previews and Fastpass+ Information
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/fastpass-for-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-opens-to-walt-disney-world-resort-hotel-guests-special-extra-magic-hours-to-be-offered/">Disney Parks Blog</a> officially confirmed yesterday&#39;s report that Pandora: The World of AVATAR Fastpass+ reservations are now open for all days May 27th and beyond.</p>
<p>
	The two new attractions will be in a separate tier in Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom, limiting guests to the choice of either Flight of Passage or Na&#39;vi River Journey in addition to two other Fastpass+ reservations.</p>
<p>
	In addition to the Fastpass+ availability, the blog confirmed that Pandora: The World of AVATAR will be open for Evening Extra Magic Hours each night between May 27th and July 4th. Evening Extra Magic Hours will run from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM.</p>
<p>
	Lastly, Disney is allowing annual passholders and Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members to sign up for previews of Pandora: The World of AVATAR. The previews will run between May 13th and May 22nd. DVC members and Passholders must <a href="http://click.passholder.disneyparks.com/?qs=3d196df5b875efa6b2fd6dba3ecb39d234dfe2fda5d8950140673be2be74d6828fd110727366117064ec1be7f95a8872a0ed393f97e73771">log into their account</a> where they can select a two hour window to explore the new land.</p>
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2017-03-24
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2157 4358 5 1 4358 0 Cover Story and The Darkroom Re-open at Disney's Hollywood Studios /news/2017/03/24/cover-story-and-the-darkroom-re-open-at-disneys-hollywood-studios Cover Story and The Darkroom Re-open at Disney's Hollywood Studios Cover Story and The Darkroom Re-open at Disney's Hollywood Studios Cover Story and The Darkroom Re-open at Disney's Hollywood Studios
<p>
	Cover Story and The Darkroom along Hollywood Boulevard in Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios have been closed since January 9th. The two shops re-opened today with a new configuration that combines the two shops into one. The exterior facades remain the same but the interior layout has changed.</p>
<p>
	The two shops now also connect to Celebrity 5 &amp; 10 as well.</p>
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2017-03-24
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2158 4359 5 1 4359 0 Pandora Cast Member Previews /news/2017/03/25/pandora-cast-member-previews Pandora Cast Member Previews Pandora Cast Member Previews Pandora Cast Member Previews
<p>
	Multiple sources are reporting that Disney will hold cast member previews for Pandora: The World of Avatar. They are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		May 2-4: Cast Member previews for Disney Animal Kingdom Cast Members</li>
	<li>
		May 5-6: Cast Member previews for all Cast Members</li>
	<li>
		May 8-12: Cast Member previews for all Cast Members</li>
</ul>
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2017-03-25
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2159 4360 5 1 4360 0 Preview of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Coming to Walt Disney: One Man's Dream /news/2017/03/27/preview-of-pirates-of-the-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales-coming-to-walt-disney-one-mans-dream Preview of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Coming to Walt Disney: One Man's Dream Preview of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Coming to Walt Disney: One Man's Dream Preview of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Coming to Walt Disney: One Man's Dream
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/pirates-of-the-caribbean-sneak-peek-coming-to-one-mans-dream-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.925596/">WDWMagic.com</a> user UndercoverGopher is reporting that a preview for the upcoming movie, &quot;Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales&quot; will be showing at Walt Disney: One Man&#39;s Dream beginning April 21st. The preview will run through May 28th.</p>
<p>
	The fifth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise opens in theaters on May 26, 2017.</p>
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2017-03-27
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2160 4364 5 1 4364 0 Security Changes Coming to the Magic Kingdom /news/2017/03/29/security-changes-coming-to-the-magic-kingdom Security Changes Coming to the Magic Kingdom Security Changes Coming to the Magic Kingdom Security Changes Coming to the Magic Kingdom
<p>
	Brian McNichols of TouringPlans.com <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjzaWaRaWd8">posted a video on YouTube</a> that explains the upcoming security changes at the Magic Kingdom. The changes are expected to take place April 3rd and are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Security and bag check will move further away from the current area for all guests traveling by bus.</li>
	<li>
		Security for guests that park at the Ticket and Transportation Center will go through security before boarding a monorail or boat.</li>
	<li>
		Security for guests that are traveling from any of the resorts that connect to the Magic Kingdom by boat and/or monorail will go through security prior to boarding.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CjzaWaRaWd8?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2017-03-29
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2161 4365 5 1 4365 0 Disney Testing Virtual Queues at Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon /news/2017/03/29/disney-testing-virtual-queues-at-blizzard-beach-and-typhoon-lagoon Disney Testing Virtual Queues at Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon Disney Testing Virtual Queues at Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon Disney Testing Virtual Queues at Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/typhoon-lagoon/news/28mar2017-disney-testing-virtual-queues-at-its-walt-disney-world-water-parks.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that now through&nbsp; April 7, 2017, Disney will be testing a virtual queuing system at both of its water parks. The system will not allow for advanced booking, nor will it utlize the current Fastpass+ system. The process will be similar to a pager at a restaurant where guests can return to the attraction when it&#39;s their time to ride.</p>
<p>
	The attractions that will utilize this are Downhill Double Dipper, Slush Gusher and Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach and the new Miss Adventure Falls at Typhoon Lagoon.</p>
<p>
	Universal Studios has been advertising their own virtual queueing system called the Tapu Tapu that they will be using when their new &quot;Water Theme Park&quot;, Volcano Bay opens on May 25, 2017.</p>
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2017-03-29
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2162 4366 5 1 4366 0 New Merchandise For Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hits Disney Parks /news/2017/03/28/new-merchandise-for-star-wars-the-last-jedi-hits-disney-parks New Merchandise For Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hits Disney Parks New Merchandise For Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hits Disney Parks New Merchandise For Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hits Disney Parks
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/be-a-force-for-change-with-new-star-wars-the-last-jedi-products-from-disney-parks/">Disney Parks Blog</a> has announced that a series of specially designed products inspired by the upcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The merchandise represents a partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF on behalf of the charitable initiative <em>Star Wars: Force for Change</em>. The goal of this charitable initiative is to empower and improve the lives of children around the world. Twenty-five percent of the retail sale price for each of the merchandise offerings will be donated to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.</p>
<p>
	Offerings include pins, t-shirts and other items. The items will debut at Booth 3462 at Star Wars Celebration, a fan event coming to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 13-16, 2017. Following the event, the products will be available on the Shop Disney Parks app and the following locations at Walt Disney World:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios - Tatooine Traders and Launch Bay Cargo</li>
	<li>
		Disney Sprigns - Star Wars Galactic Outpost and Once Upon a Toy</li>
	<li>
		Magic Kingdom - Merchant of Venus</li>
</ul>
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2017-03-28
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2163 4367 5 1 4367 0 Behind-the-Scenes at the Making of the Happily Ever After Fireworks Show /news/2017/03/29/behind-the-scenes-at-the-making-of-the-happily-ever-after-fireworks-show Behind-the-Scenes at the Making of the Happily Ever After Fireworks Show Behind-the-Scenes at the Making of the Happily Ever After Fireworks Show Behind-the-Scenes at the Making of the Happily Ever After Fireworks Show
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/take-a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-the-making-of-happily-ever-after/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a behind-the-scenes video on the making of the new &quot;Happily Ever After&quot; fireworks show. The show is set to debut at the Magic Kingdom on May 12th, replacing Wishes.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pnf9VI134JU?ecver=1" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2017-03-29
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2164 4368 5 1 4368 0 Na'vi Translation Devices Coming to Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/03/30/navi-translation-devices-coming-to-pandora-the-world-of-avatar Na'vi Translation Devices Coming to Pandora: The World of AVATAR Na'vi Translation Devices Coming to Pandora: The World of AVATAR Na'vi Translation Devices Coming to Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/countdown-to-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-continues-with-first-look-at-navi-translator-device/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced new merchandise offerings that will be available as part of Pandora: The World of AVATAR.</p>
<p>
	A new pin in the &quot;Countdown to Pandora&quot; collection will be released on April 6th.</p>
<p>
	When the land opens, a new Na&#39;vi translator device will be available for guests. The device was created by Marshall Lamm of Alpha Centauri Expeditions. Product developer Cody Hampton explains the device:</p>
<p>
	<em>&ldquo;The Na&rsquo;vi have no written language, so the translator will be a helpful tool for any human visiting Pandora. Guests using the translator can learn how to pronounce 90 Na&rsquo;vi words using interchangeable translation cards. The device also lights up at night, which makes it perfect for nighttime explorations on Pandora.&rdquo;</em></p>
<p>
	The device will come with 15 translation cards as well as an extendable (up to 12 inches) clasp that can be attached to a belt or backpack. Other translation cards will be available in trading card packs as follows:</p>
<p>
	<em>Additional translation cards will be sold in trading card packs, each containing eight randomly selected cards. There are some common cards such as Nouns (Blue) and Adjectives (Purple). Other cards will be less common to find in the trading packs including Animals (Orange), Phrases (Aqua), and Landscapes (Tan). The rarest cards are Plants (Green) and Gear (Yellow).</em></p>
<p>
	The Na&#39;vi Translator will be available in Windtraders when this summer.</p>
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2017-03-30
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2165 4369 5 1 4369 0 It's Tough to be a Bug Undergoing A Refurbishment From April 23-29th /news/2017/03/30/its-tough-to-be-a-bug-undergoing-a-refurbishment-from-april-23-29th It's Tough to be a Bug Undergoing A Refurbishment From April 23-29th It's Tough to be a Bug Undergoing A Refurbishment From April 23-29th It's Tough to be a Bug Undergoing A Refurbishment From April 23-29th
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/its-tough-to-be-a-bug-closing-for-a-week-long-refurbishment-april-2017.925691/">WDWMagic.com</a> user lnsemsf is reporting that It&#39;s Tough to be a Bug will be closing for a minor refurbishment from April 23, 2017 through April 29, 2017.</p>
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2017-03-30
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2166 4371 5 1 4371 0 My Disney Experience App Update 4.5 /news/2017/03/31/my-disney-experience-app-update-45 My Disney Experience App Update 4.5 My Disney Experience App Update 4.5 My Disney Experience App Update 4.5
<p>
	Disney has released an update to the My Disney Experience App. The full <span data-scayt_word="iOS" data-scaytid="1">iOS</span> description of the update is as follows:</p>
<p>
	<em>With this release, you&#39;ll notice some exciting updates to our design! It&#39;s even easier to view park hours, buy tickets, see wait times and much more. You can also manage your plans - Fastpass+ selections, reminders, dining reservations, select Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservations and more - all in one spot.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Also, you&#39;ll be able to quickly access your Disney Resort hotel room number and other handy details.</em></p>
<p>
	A similar update was done for Android users earlier this week.</p>
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/03/my-disney-experience-4-5-launches-with-redesign-of-app-to-help-enhance-the-guest-experience/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a video of the new features.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YtrKaCwGrZw" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2017-03-31
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2167 4372 5 1 4372 0 Updates During Most Recent Typhoon Lagoon Refurbishment /news/2017/04/01/updates-during-most-recent-typhoon-lagoon-refurbishment Updates During Most Recent Typhoon Lagoon Refurbishment Updates During Most Recent Typhoon Lagoon Refurbishment Updates During Most Recent Typhoon Lagoon Refurbishment
<p>
	<a href="http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2017/03/typhoon-lagoon-introduces-changes-after.html#more">OrlandoParksNews.com</a> detailed all of the enhancements done at Typhoon Lagoon during it&#39;s recent refurbishment. They were as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Surf Pool</strong> - Drained and resurfaced, changes to the two lifeguard stands</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Directional Signage</strong> <strong>and Park Maps</strong> - Improved directional signage throughout the park and new in park maps.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>New Park-Entry Signs</strong> - New Park entry sign added to the main entrance</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Keelhaul Falls</strong> - Shades and fans have been added to the queue</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Palms Dining - </strong>Fans and Misters added</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Self-Serve Locker Rentals</strong> - Upgrades to the technology that change the visible line of sight to the rental screens.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>High N Dry Rentals</strong> - Clam-Shell beds are available for rent. Each bed features a tucked away beach and drink table</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Crush &#39;N Gusher</strong> - Lighting has been added to allow for nighttime riding.</li>
</ul>
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2017-04-01
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2168 4373 5 1 4373 0 Menu and Pricing Released for Satu'li Canteen /news/2017/04/03/menu-and-pricing-released-for-satuli-canteen Menu and Pricing Released for Satu'li Canteen Menu and Pricing Released for Satu'li Canteen Menu and Pricing Released for Satu'li Canteen
<p>
	Disney has updated their website to include the full menu and pricing for the Satu&#39;li Canteen. Satu&#39;li Canteen is the new quick service restaurant set to officially open in Pandora: The World of AVATAR on May 27, 2017.</p>
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	</div>
</div>
<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691306" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
	<div class="item-content">
		<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
			<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691306HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
				Sustainable Fish Bowl</h4>
		</div>
		<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
			Panko Breaded Mahi-Mahi topped with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Boba Balls served with your choice of Base and Sauce</div>
	</div>
	<div class="item-prices">
		<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
			<div class="price-value">
				$12.99</div>
		</div>
	</div>
</div>
<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691302" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
	<div class="item-content">
		<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
			<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691302HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
				Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl</h4>
		</div>
		<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
			Crispy Fried Tofu seasoned with Chili-Spice topped with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Boba Balls served with your choice of Base and Sauce</div>
	</div>
	<div class="item-prices">
		<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
			<div class="price-value">
				$11.49</div>
		</div>
	</div>
</div>
<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691304" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
	<div class="item-content">
		<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
			<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691304HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
				Cheeseburger Steamed Pod</h4>
		</div>
		<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
			Steamed Cheeseburger Pod stuffed with Ground Beef, Ketchup, Mustard, Pickle, and Cheddar Cheese served with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Vegetable Chips</div>
	</div>
	<div class="item-prices">
		<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
			<div class="price-value">
				$10.99</div>
		</div>
	</div>
</div>
<div class="item-content">
	<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
		<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691303HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
			Vegetable Steamed Curry Pod</h4>
	</div>
	<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
		Steamed Vegetable Curry Pod with Eggplant, Cauliflower, Sweet Potato, Carrots, and Shallot Cilantro Cream served with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Vegetable Chips</div>
	<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
		$10.99</div>
	<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
		<h3 class="group-title" tabindex="0">
			Kids&#39; Meals</h3>
		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691300" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
			<div class="item-content">
				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691300HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
						Cheeseburger Pod</h4>
				</div>
				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
					Steamed Cheeseburger Pod stuffed with Ground Beef, Ketchup, Mustard, Pickle, and Cheddar Cheese served with Vegetable Chips and Grapes, and Small Dasani Bottled Water or Low-fat Milk</div>
			</div>
			<div class="item-prices">
				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
					<div class="price-value">
						$7.49</div>
				</div>
			</div>
		</div>
		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691298" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
			<div class="item-content">
				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691298HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
						Hot Dog Wrapped in Dough</h4>
				</div>
				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
					Hot Dog wrapped in a Parker House Dough served with Vegetable Chips and Grapes, and Small Dasani Bottled Water or Low-fat Milk</div>
			</div>
			<div class="item-prices">
				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
					<div class="price-value">
						$6.79</div>
				</div>
			</div>
		</div>
		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691292" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
			<div class="item-content">
				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691292HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
						Cheese Quesadilla</h4>
				</div>
				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
					Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese in a Tortilla served with Vegetable Chips and Grapes, and Small Dasani Bottled Water or Low-fat Milk</div>
			</div>
			<div class="item-prices">
				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
					<div class="price-value">
						$6.49</div>
					<div class="price-value">
						<h3 class="group-title" tabindex="0">
							Kids&#39; Mickey Check Meals</h3>
						<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691297" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
							<div class="item-content">
								<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
									<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691297HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
										Chopped Wood-Grilled Chicken Bowl</h4>
								</div>
								<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
									Wood-Grilled Chicken marinated with Garlic and Olive Oil topped with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and served with your choice of Base and Small Dasani Bottled Water or Low-fat Milk</div>
							</div>
							<div class="item-prices">
								<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
									<div class="price-value">
										$7.49</div>
								</div>
							</div>
						</div>
						<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691295" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
							<div class="item-content">
								<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
									<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691295HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
										Slow-Roasted Sliced Grilled Beef Bowl</h4>
								</div>
								<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
									Slow-Roasted Sliced Grilled Beef marinated in a blend of Garlic, Herbs, Red Pepper Spice, and Red Wine Vinegar topped with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and served with a choice of Base and Small Dasani Bottled Water or Low-fat Milk</div>
							</div>
							<div class="item-prices">
								<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
									<div class="price-value">
										$8.49</div>
								</div>
							</div>
						</div>
						<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691293" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
							<div class="item-content">
								<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
									<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691293HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
										Sustainable Fish Bowl</h4>
								</div>
								<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
									Panko Breaded Mahi-Mahi topped with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and served with your choice of Base and Small Dasani Bottled Water or Low-fat Milk</div>
							</div>
							<div class="item-prices">
								<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
									<div class="price-value">
										$8.49</div>
								</div>
							</div>
						</div>
						<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691299" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
							<div class="item-content">
								<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
									<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691299HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
										Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl</h4>
								</div>
								<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
									Crispy Fried Tofu seasoned with Chili-Spice topped with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and served with your choice of Base and Small Dasani Bottled Water or Low-fat Milk</div>
							</div>
							<div class="item-prices">
								<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
									<div class="price-value">
										$7.49</div>
									<div class="price-value">
										<div class="group" id="Side">
											<h3 class="group-title" tabindex="0">
												Sides</h3>
											<div class="group-items">
												<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691291" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
													<div class="item-content">
														<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
															<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691291HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																Quinoa and Vegetable Salad</h4>
														</div>
														<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
															Red Quinoa Salad mixed with Broccoli, Cauliflower, Jicama, Grape Tomatoes, Romaine Lettuce, Arugula, Sweet Potatoes, and Chives</div>
													</div>
													<div class="item-prices">
														<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
															<div class="price-value">
																$4.99</div>
														</div>
													</div>
												</div>
												<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691290" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
													<div class="item-content">
														<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
															<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691290HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																Red and Sweet Potato Hash</h4>
														</div>
														<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
															Roasted Sweet and Red Potatoes with Onion, Garlic, Diced Red Pepper, and Italian Herb Parsley</div>
													</div>
													<div class="item-prices">
														<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
															<div class="price-value">
																$3.99</div>
														</div>
													</div>
												</div>
												<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691289" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
													<div class="item-content">
														<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
															<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691289HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																Mixed Whole Grains and Rice</h4>
														</div>
														<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
															Steamed Brown Rice with Kamut, Onion, Celery, and Crushed Red Pepper</div>
													</div>
													<div class="item-prices">
														<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
															<div class="price-value">
																$3.99</div>
														</div>
													</div>
												</div>
												<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691284" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
													<div class="item-content">
														<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
															<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691284HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																Vegetable Chips</h4>
														</div>
														<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
															Blue Terra Chips using a blend of Yucca and Sweet Potato Chips</div>
													</div>
													<div class="item-prices">
														<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
															<div class="price-value">
																$3.49</div>
														</div>
													</div>
												</div>
											</div>
										</div>
										<h3 class="group-title" tabindex="0">
											Desserts</h3>
										<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691296" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
											<div class="item-content">
												<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
													<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691296HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
														Na&#39;vi Cheesecake</h4>
												</div>
												<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
													Blueberry Cheesecake topped with Passion Fruit Curd</div>
											</div>
											<div class="item-prices">
												<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
													<div class="price-value">
														$5.29</div>
												</div>
											</div>
										</div>
										<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691294" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
											<div class="item-content">
												<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
													<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691294HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
														Neytiri&#39;s Chocolate Cake</h4>
												</div>
												<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
													Chocolate Cake with a Crunchy Cookie Layer and Banana Cream Topping</div>
											</div>
											<div class="item-prices">
												<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
													<div class="price-value">
														$5.29</div>
													<div class="price-value">
														&nbsp;</div>
													<div class="price-value">
														<h3>
															<strong>Beverages</strong></h3>
													</div>
													<div class="price-value">
														<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691174" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
															<div class="item-content">
																<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																	<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691174HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																		Assorted Fountain Beverages</h4>
																</div>
																<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																	Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Fanta Orange, Barq&#39;s, Minute Maid Light Lemonade, Powerade Mountain Blast, Vitamin Water [Acai-Blueberry-Pomegranate], Coca-Cola Cherry, Gold Peak Sweet Iced Tea, Gold Peak Unsweetened Iced Tea</div>
															</div>
															<div class="item-prices">
																<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																	<div class="price-value">
																		$3.29</div>
																</div>
															</div>
														</div>
														<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691275" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
															<div class="item-content">
																<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																	<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691275HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																		Assorted Fountain Beverages with Satu&#39;li Canteen Souvenir Sipper</h4>
																</div>
																<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																	Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Fanta Orange, Barq&#39;s, Minute Maid Light Lemonade, Powerade Mountain Blast, Vitamin Water [Acai-Blueberry-Pomegranate], Coca-Cola Cherry, Gold Peak Sweet Iced Tea, Gold Peak Unsweetened Iced Tea available in a Satu&#39;li Canteen Souvenir Sipper</div>
															</div>
															<div class="item-prices">
																<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																	<div class="price-value">
																		$11.99</div>
																</div>
															</div>
														</div>
														<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18686972" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
															<div class="item-content">
																<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																	<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18686972HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																		Dasani Bottled Water</h4>
																</div>
															</div>
															<div class="item-prices">
																<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																	<div class="price-value">
																		$3.00</div>
																</div>
															</div>
														</div>
														<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18686971" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
															<div class="item-content">
																<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																	<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18686971HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																		smartwater</h4>
																</div>
															</div>
															<div class="item-prices">
																<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																	<div class="price-value">
																		$4.50</div>
																</div>
															</div>
														</div>
														<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691173" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
															<div class="item-content">
																<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																	<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691173HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																		Joffrey&#39;s Coffee</h4>
																</div>
															</div>
															<div class="item-prices">
																<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																	<div class="price-value">
																		$2.79</div>
																</div>
															</div>
														</div>
														<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691264" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
															<div class="item-content">
																<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																	<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691264HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																		Nestle Hot Cocoa</h4>
																</div>
															</div>
															<div class="item-prices">
																<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																	<div class="price-value">
																		$2.79</div>
																</div>
															</div>
														</div>
														<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691273" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
															<div class="item-content">
																<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																	<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691273HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																		Nestle Iced Vanilla Coffee</h4>
																</div>
															</div>
															<div class="item-prices">
																<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																	<div class="price-value">
																		$4.69</div>
																</div>
															</div>
														</div>
														<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691274" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
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																<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																	<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691274HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																		Nestle Iced Mocha Coffee</h4>
																</div>
															</div>
															<div class="item-prices">
																<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																	<div class="price-value">
																		$4.69</div>
																</div>
															</div>
														</div>
														<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691263" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
															<div class="item-content">
																<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																	<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691263HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																		Satu&#39;li Refresher</h4>
																</div>
																<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																	Refreshing balance of Tropical Juices blended with Powerade Melon</div>
															</div>
															<div class="item-prices">
																<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																	<div class="price-value">
																		$4.49</div>
																</div>
															</div>
														</div>
														<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691254" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
															<div class="item-content">
																<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																	<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691254HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																		Satu&#39;li Refresher with Satu&#39;li Canteen Souvenir Sipper</h4>
																</div>
																<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																	Refreshing balance of Tropical Juices blended with Powerade Melon Available in a Satu&rsquo;li Canteen Souvenir Sipper</div>
															</div>
															<div class="item-prices">
																<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																	<div class="price-value">
																		$13.49</div>
																</div>
															</div>
														</div>
														<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18700040" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
															<div class="item-content">
																<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																	<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18700040HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																		Satu&#39;li Canteen Souvenir Cup</h4>
																</div>
															</div>
															<div class="item-prices">
																<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																	<div class="price-value">
																		$9.00</div>
																	<div class="price-value">
																		<h3 class="group-title" tabindex="0">
																			Alcoholic Beverages</h3>
																		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691253" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
																			<div class="item-content">
																				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691253HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																						Avatar Sangria</h4>
																				</div>
																				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																					Refreshing White Sangria with a hint of Blue Curacao</div>
																			</div>
																			<div class="item-prices">
																				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																					<div class="price-value">
																						$9.50</div>
																				</div>
																			</div>
																		</div>
																		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691244" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
																			<div class="item-content">
																				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691244HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																						Pandora Grog Ale</h4>
																				</div>
																				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																					Draft Beer 16oz Green in color, with a fruity hop character including apricot and peach with a hint of wheat on the finish</div>
																			</div>
																			<div class="item-prices">
																				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																					<div class="price-value">
																						$8.25</div>
																				</div>
																			</div>
																		</div>
																		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691236" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
																			<div class="item-content">
																				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691236HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																						Pandora Grog Ale</h4>
																				</div>
																				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																					Draft Beer 22oz Green in color, with a fruity hop character including apricot and peach with a hint of wheat on the finish</div>
																			</div>
																			<div class="item-prices">
																				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																					<div class="price-value">
																						$9.50</div>
																				</div>
																			</div>
																		</div>
																		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691221" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
																			<div class="item-content">
																				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691221HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																						Pandora Amber Ale</h4>
																				</div>
																				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																					Draft Beer 16oz Amber Ale brewed for the Nature Lover with herbal spice hop aroma and a malty flavor profile featuring notes of caramel, toffee, and nuts</div>
																			</div>
																			<div class="item-prices">
																				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																					<div class="price-value">
																						$8.25</div>
																				</div>
																			</div>
																		</div>
																		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691231" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
																			<div class="item-content">
																				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691231HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																						Pandora Amber Ale</h4>
																				</div>
																				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																					Draft Beer 22oz Amber Ale brewed for the Nature Lover with herbal spice hop aroma and a malty flavor profile featuring notes of caramel, toffee, and nuts</div>
																			</div>
																			<div class="item-prices">
																				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																					<div class="price-value">
																						$9.50</div>
																				</div>
																			</div>
																		</div>
																		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691216" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
																			<div class="item-content">
																				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691216HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																						Banshee Chardonnay</h4>
																				</div>
																				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																					Aromas and flavors of apple, pear, citrus and hints of vanilla</div>
																			</div>
																			<div class="item-prices">
																				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																					<div class="price-value">
																						$9.00</div>
																				</div>
																			</div>
																		</div>
																		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691194" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
																			<div class="item-content">
																				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691194HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																						Banshee Pinot Noir</h4>
																				</div>
																				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																					Ripe cherry, raspberry and floral characteristics with a silky texture</div>
																			</div>
																			<div class="item-prices">
																				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																					<div class="price-value">
																						$9.00</div>
																				</div>
																			</div>
																		</div>
																		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691188" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
																			<div class="item-content">
																				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691188HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																						Bud Light</h4>
																				</div>
																				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																					Draft Beer 16oz</div>
																			</div>
																			<div class="item-prices">
																				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																					<div class="price-value">
																						$6.50</div>
																				</div>
																			</div>
																		</div>
																		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691189" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
																			<div class="item-content">
																				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691189HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																						Bud Light</h4>
																				</div>
																				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																					Draft Beer 22oz</div>
																			</div>
																			<div class="item-prices">
																				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																					<div class="price-value">
																						$7.75</div>
																				</div>
																			</div>
																		</div>
																		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691175" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
																			<div class="item-content">
																				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691175HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																						Stella Artois</h4>
																				</div>
																				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																					Draft Beer 16oz</div>
																			</div>
																			<div class="item-prices">
																				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																					<div class="price-value">
																						$8.50</div>
																				</div>
																			</div>
																		</div>
																		<div class="item" data-ng-click="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlay(item)" data-ng-keypress="appConfig.route === 'preorder' &amp;&amp; showOverlayOnKeypress($event, item)" id="18691180" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
																			<div class="item-content">
																				<div class="item-head" role="link" tabindex="0">
																					<h4 class="item-title" data-analytics="addItemAction" data-ng-bind="item.name" id="18691180HeaderItem" itemprop="name" tabindex="-1">
																						Stella Artois</h4>
																				</div>
																				<div class="item-description" data-ng-bind="item.description" itemprop="description" tabindex="0">
																					Draft Beer 22oz</div>
																			</div>
																			<div class="item-prices">
																				<div class="item-price" tabindex="0">
																					<div class="price-value">
																						$9.75</div>
																				</div>
																			</div>
																		</div>
																	</div>
																</div>
															</div>
														</div>
													</div>
												</div>
											</div>
										</div>
									</div>
								</div>
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						</div>
					</div>
				</div>
			</div>
		</div>
	</div>
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2017-04-03
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2169 4374 5 1 4374 0 Magic Kingdom Security Changes Begin Today /news/2017/04/03/magic-kingdom-security-changes-begin-today Magic Kingdom Security Changes Begin Today Magic Kingdom Security Changes Begin Today Magic Kingdom Security Changes Begin Today
<p>
	The new security changes at the Magic Kingdom debuted today (April 3, 2017). Most of these changes were <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/news/2017/03/29/security-changes-coming-to-the-magic-kingdom">outlined last week</a>, but they are as follows.</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Guests that park at the Ticket and Transportation Center will now be screened at newly created security checkpoints at the Ticket and Transportation Center. The screening takes place in the form Tram loading areas. A new tram boarding area was constructed as part of these changes.</li>
	<li>
		Guests arriving via Resort Bus will be screened in a newly created area near the Ferry Boat dock at the Magic Kingdom entrance.</li>
	<li>
		Guests arriving via the Resort Boat Launches will be screened at the arrival dock at the Magic Kingdom.</li>
	<li>
		Guests traveling to the Magic Kingdom via resort monorail (Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Polynesian Villages) will be screened at the resort prior to boarding the monorail.</li>
</ul>
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2017-04-03
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2170 4375 5 1 4375 0 New Official Video Shows the Collaboration on Pandora With Imagineering and Lightstorm Entertainment /news/2017/04/04/new-official-video-shows-the-collaboration-on-pandora-with-imagineering-and-lightstorm-entertainment New Official Video Shows the Collaboration on Pandora With Imagineering and Lightstorm Entertainment New Official Video Shows the Collaboration on Pandora With Imagineering and Lightstorm Entertainment New Official Video Shows the Collaboration on Pandora With Imagineering and Lightstorm Entertainment
<p>
	In their line of preview videos for Pandora: The World of AVATAR, the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/all-in-the-details-imagineers-partner-with-avatar-filmmakers-to-create-pandora-the-world-of-avatar/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared another video that discusses the collobarative efforts in this project. People from both Walt Disney Imagineering and Lightstorm Entertainment worked together to create the visuals in both the land and the attraction.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JdP9WcvMNnM" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2017-04-04
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2171 4376 5 1 4376 0 The Polite Pig Opens at Disney Springs' Town Center on April 10th /news/2017/04/05/the-polite-pig-opens-at-disney-springs-town-center-on-april-10th The Polite Pig Opens at Disney Springs' Town Center on April 10th The Polite Pig Opens at Disney Springs' Town Center on April 10th The Polite Pig Opens at Disney Springs' Town Center on April 10th
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/the-polite-pig-to-open-april-10-at-disney-springs-at-walt-disney-world-resort/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that The Polite Pig will officially open at April 10th in the Town Center neighborhood of Disney Springs.</p>
<p>
	The new restaurant by husband and wife co-owners James and Julie Petrakis is a sister restaurant to The Ravenous Pig and Swine &amp; Sons in Winter Park and Cask &amp; Larder at Orlando International Airport. The restaurant features &quot;modern barbecue&quot; with an open kitchen, craft beers, and a bourbon bar with over 50 selections. The Disney Parks Blog shared a brief question and answer with the couple:</p>
<p>
	<em><strong>Why did you decide to open at restaurant at Disney Springs? </strong><br />
	Disney approached us with the idea of opening a fast-casual outpost that would represent the atmosphere and quality of our Winter Park location, The Ravenous Pig. We shared their enthusiasm for bringing a true local restaurant to Disney Springs.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>Is the menu similar to The Ravenous Pig and Cask &amp; Larder, your other restaurants in Central Florida? </strong><br />
	I would say that the menu is similar in its approach to using quality, seasonal ingredients, with our signature touch. We&rsquo;ll have Cask &amp; Larder Brewery beers, cocktails on tap and also an extensive Bourbon Bar. And this restaurant will focus a bit more on wood-smoked and grilled items.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>Anything you&rsquo;ll offer at The Polite Pig that will be a signature, or exclusive to that restaurant? </strong><br />
	Most of the menu will be exclusive to The Polite Pig: modern barbecue with The Ravenous Pig twist. Like the Southern Pig Sandwich with pulled pork off the smoker, apple slaw, mustard sauce and Duke&rsquo;s mayo; peel-and-eat shrimp with bourbon-cocktail sauce, and crispy Brussels sprouts with whiskey caramel.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>Who will be the chef daily in The Polite Pig kitchen? </strong><br />
	We have two of our Ravenous Pig/Cask &amp; Larder veterans at the helm, Jared Thate and Allie Weldon, along with Chef James Petrakis&rsquo; guidance and inspiration.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>Tell us about the craft beer program. </strong><br />
	We will feature four of our beloved Cask &amp; Larder Brewery brews on tap, as well as a couple other Florida/domestic craft beers.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>Anything special about The Polite Pig cocktails?</strong><br />
	We will feature five house cocktails on tap, including some of our crowd favorites from The Ravenous Pig, such as the Gin and Tonic and Old-Fashioned.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>How many seats and describe the d&eacute;cor. </strong><br />
	We&rsquo;ll have 190 seats, and the d&eacute;cor pays homage to the beloved swine of The Polite Pig, as well as antiquity. Whimsical pigs on various adventures can be seen throughout the space, and rustic touches are used for custom featured art pieces. Large faded graphics also adorn the main wall of the space adding to the feel of the long-time family run business.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>What&rsquo;s your favorite dish on The Polite Pig menu? </strong><br />
	My favorite appetizer is the Hop Salt Pretzel with beer cheese fondue and IPA mustard. Favorite sandwich: the Salmon BLT with bacon jam, marinated tomato, romaine and aioli. I love that with a side of charred broccoli tossed with herb buttermilk dressing and house granola.</em></p>
<p>
	<em><strong>What do you think is the secret to good food? </strong><br />
	Using quality seasonal ingredients and taking great care of it by enhancing with smoke/cooking, proper seasoning and passion!</em></p>
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2017-04-05
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2172 4377 5 1 4377 0 Tangled Inspired Photo Opportunity With Disney's PhotoPass /news/2017/03/03/tangled-inspired-photo-opportunity-with-disneys-photopass Tangled Inspired Photo Opportunity With Disney's PhotoPass Tangled Inspired Photo Opportunity With Disney's PhotoPass Tangled Inspired Photo Opportunity With Disney's PhotoPass
<p>
	Recently Disney debuted a new PhotoPass photo option for guests visiting the Tangled themed area near &quot;it&#39;s a small world&quot;. Guests can have their photo taken holding one of the iconic lanterns from Tangled and have this photo added to their Memory Maker/PhotoPass account.</p>
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2017-03-03
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2173 4378 5 1 4378 0 New PhotoPass Photo Opportunity at Epcot's China Pavilion /news/2017/04/05/new-photopass-photo-opportunity-at-epcots-china-pavilion New PhotoPass Photo Opportunity at Epcot's China Pavilion New PhotoPass Photo Opportunity at Epcot's China Pavilion New PhotoPass Photo Opportunity at Epcot's China Pavilion
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/light-up-your-visit-to-the-epcot-china-pavilion-with-a-new-photo-prop-from-disney-photopass-service/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced a new PhotoPass photo opportunity now available at Epcot&#39;s China Pavilion. Similar to the recent <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/news/2017/03/03/tangled-inspired-photo-opportunity-with-disneys-photopass">Tangled inspired</a> photo opportunity, the PhotoPass location at the China Pavilion will allow guests to pose with an illuminated Lotus flower during evenings at Epcot.</p>
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2017-04-05
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2174 4379 5 1 4379 0 Video of Happily Ever After Animation Tests /news/2017/04/05/video-of-happily-ever-after-animation-tests Video of Happily Ever After Animation Tests Video of Happily Ever After Animation Tests Video of Happily Ever After Animation Tests
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/behind-the-scenes-animators-give-a-sneak-peek-at-happily-ever-after/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a look at some of the animations that will be featured in the upcoming Happily Ever After fireworks show coming to the Magic Kingdom on May 12th.</p>
<p>
	.<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fFzs1qs5lr8?ecver=1" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2017-04-05
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2175 4380 5 1 4380 0 Dates Announced for 2017 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party /news/2017/04/06/dates-announced-for-2017-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-and-mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party Dates Announced for 2017 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Dates Announced for 2017 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Dates Announced for 2017 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/magic-kingdom-park-comes-alive-this-fall-with-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party/">Disney Parks Blog</a> has announced the dates for this year&#39;s Mickey&#39;s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mcikey&#39;s Very Merry Christmas Party. The two seasonal events take place in the Magic Kingdom and require a separate admission.</p>
<p>
	Mickey&#39;s Not So Scary Halloween Party features HalloWishes Fireworks and the Boo-To-You Parade in addition to other entertainment. Dates for 2017 are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		August 25, 29</li>
	<li>
		September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29</li>
	<li>
		October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31</li>
	<li>
		November 1</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Mickey&#39;s Very Merry Christmas Party features Mickey&#39;s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Holiday Wishes and other entertainment. Dates for 2017 are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		November 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28</li>
	<li>
		December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22</li>
</ul>
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2017-04-06
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2176 4381 5 1 4381 0 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open April 10-19, 2017 /news/2017/04/06/stitchs-great-escape-to-open-april-10-19-2017 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open April 10-19, 2017 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open April 10-19, 2017 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open April 10-19, 2017
<p>
	The seasonal attraction, Stitch&#39;s Great Escape! will be open from April 10th-19th, 2017 in Tomorrowland at Disney&#39;s Magic Kingdom.</p>
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2017-04-06
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2177 4385 5 1 4385 0 BB-8 Debuts at Star Wars Launch Bay /news/2017/04/10/bb-8-debuts-at-star-wars-launch-bay BB-8 Debuts at Star Wars Launch Bay BB-8 Debuts at Star Wars Launch Bay BB-8 Debuts at Star Wars Launch Bay
<p>
	Yesterday (April 9, 2017) marked the first day that guests could meet with BB-8 inside Star Wars Launch Bay. The BB-8 figure is stationary and guests can pose for pictures with the character.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="340" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fGiCtqu5b6k?ecver=1" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2017-04-10
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2178 4387 5 1 4387 0 Night of Joy 2017 /news/2017/04/11/night-of-joy-2017 Night of Joy 2017 Night of Joy 2017 Night of Joy 2017
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/amy-grant-steven-curtis-chapman-mercyme-kirk-franklin-to-play-35th-disney-night-of-joy-at-espn-wide-world-of-sports-complex-sept-8-9/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared details on the 2017 Night of Joy. The Contemporary Christian music event will take place September 8th and 9th at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.</p>
<p>
	Performances this year include the following:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Friday, Sept. 8</strong> &ndash; MercyMe, TobyMac, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Colton Dixon, Rend Collective, Zach Williams.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Saturday, Sept. 9</strong> &ndash; Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, Jordan Feliz, Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Tye Tribbett.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Tickets to the event will go on sale in June.</p>
0
2017-04-11
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2179 4388 5 1 4388 0 Stitch's Great Escape! To Open Most of the Summer /news/2017/04/11/stitchs-great-escape-to-open-most-of-the-summer Stitch's Great Escape! To Open Most of the Summer Stitch's Great Escape! To Open Most of the Summer Stitch's Great Escape! To Open Most of the Summer
<p>
	Stitch&#39;s Great Escape! will have daily operations this summer from May 28, 2017 through August 19th. The attraction is listed as a seasonal attraction and it&#39;s next dates of operation will be from April 10th-19th, 2017.</p>
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2017-04-11
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2180 4394 5 1 4394 0 New Viewing Locations Coming to Tree of Life Awakenings This May /news/2017/04/14/new-viewing-locations-coming-to-tree-of-life-awakenings-this-may New Viewing Locations Coming to Tree of Life Awakenings This May New Viewing Locations Coming to Tree of Life Awakenings This May New Viewing Locations Coming to Tree of Life Awakenings This May
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-tree-of-life/news/14apr2017-expanded-viewing-areas-coming-to-the-tree-of-life-awakenings.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Disney will expand the popular Tree of Life Awakenings show to include projections on the Africa and Asia side of the Tree of LIfe. Currently the projections only appear on the Discovery Island side, but beginning in May the projections will appear on both sides of the tree. New viewing areas will be available on the Africa and Asia side.</p>
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2017-04-14
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2181 4396 5 1 4396 0 Imagineering and Lucas Film Video on Star Wars Land /news/2017/04/15/imagineering-and-lucas-film-video-on-star-wars-land Imagineering and Lucas Film Video on Star Wars Land Imagineering and Lucas Film Video on Star Wars Land Imagineering and Lucas Film Video on Star Wars Land
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/disney-imagineers-and-lucasfilm-share-details-of-their-collaboration-on-star-wars-themed-lands/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared new concept art as well as a video discussing the collaborative efforts between Lucas Film and Disney Imagineering that is going into the design of Star Wars Land.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nwKRHbLbjNQ?ecver=1" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2017-04-15
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2182 4398 5 1 4398 0 Casting Call Issued for Rey and C-3PO Characters at Disney World /news/2017/04/18/casting-call-issued-for-rey-and-c-3po-characters-at-disney-world Casting Call Issued for Rey and C-3PO Characters at Disney World Casting Call Issued for Rey and C-3PO Characters at Disney World Casting Call Issued for Rey and C-3PO Characters at Disney World
<p>
	On DisneyAuditions.com (and later re-posted by <a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/wdw-auditions-rey-look-alike-in-30-days-and-c-3p0.926252/">WDWMagic.com</a> user MisterPenguin) Disney issued a casting call for both Rey and C-3PO walk around characters. The role these characters will play is unknown, but it does appear that Disney intends to use them in some capacity.</p>
<p>
	A walk around Rey character appeared at the Star Wars Galactic Nights event on April 14, 2017.</p>
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2017-04-18
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2183 4399 5 1 4399 0 Crait a New Planet From The Last Jedi to Debut as New Star Tours Destination Later This Year /news/2017/04/15/crait-a-new-planet-from-the-last-jedi-to-debut-as-new-star-tours-destination-later-this-year Crait a New Planet From The Last Jedi to Debut as New Star Tours Destination Later This Year Crait a New Planet From The Last Jedi to Debut as New Star Tours Destination Later This Year Crait a New Planet From The Last Jedi to Debut as New Star Tours Destination Later This Year
<p>
	As part of the Star Wars events in Orlando this week, Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald and C-3PO actor, Anthony Daniels announced that the addition to Star Tours for Episode 8 would feature the new planet Crait, from The Last Jedi. <a href="http://blogmickey.com/2017/04/video-anthony-daniels-tom-fitzgerald-announce-last-jedi-scene-coming-star-tours/">BlogMickey.com</a> shared a video of the announcement.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1ygmO7e9Ah0?ecver=1" width="880"></iframe></p>
<p>
	The news of the addition was first announced on the Disney Parks Blog last November.</p>
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2017-04-15
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2184 4400 5 1 4400 0 Disney Surveying Possible Star Wars Themed Resort /news/2017/04/18/disney-surveying-possible-star-wars-themed-resort Disney Surveying Possible Star Wars Themed Resort Disney Surveying Possible Star Wars Themed Resort Disney Surveying Possible Star Wars Themed Resort
<p>
	We have been tracking a <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2017/02/18/star-wars-themed-resort-coming-to-disney-world">rumor about a Star Wars themed resort</a> over the last month, and today <a href="http://wdwnt.com/blog/2017/04/breaking-disney-creating-star-wars-starship-luxury-resort-experience-attached-disneys-hollywood-studios/">WDWNT.com</a> uncovered significant details about what is being considered. At this time we are still considering this a Blue Sky rumor, however the existence of concept art in the WDWNT.com article may see the rumor status change soon.</p>
<p>
	According to the article, Disney has been surveying guests about a Starship themed resort that would be connected to Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios. The surveying is reportedly being conducted by a third party and may be connected to some of the teasers recently given by Imagineer Scott Trowbridge about another level of interactivity within Star Wars Land.</p>
<p>
	The article reports that the experience would be an all-inclusive, 2-night stay set inside the Star Wars universe. This could be a call to Trowbridge&#39;s suggestion that actions in the land would have consequences elsewhere in the land and those guests staying at the boutique resort may be the recipients of that level of immersion. Resort guests would be further integrated into the story, potentially have missions and interactions with Star Wars characters and performers at their level of comfort. The article suggests that the interactivity may include flight training, ship exploration, lightsaber training and secret missions on both the Starship resort and the Star Wars land.</p>
<p>
	Accommodations are also expected to include all meals during the two days, featured entertainment that would include dinner shows, park admission and other hotel amenities that may include an on-board cantina and robotic droid butlers. The article suggests a per person cost of $900-$1000.</p>
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2017-04-18
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2185 4401 5 1 4401 0 Previewing the Plants and Animals of Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/04/18/previewing-the-plants-and-animals-of-pandora-the-world-of-avatar Previewing the Plants and Animals of Pandora: The World of AVATAR Previewing the Plants and Animals of Pandora: The World of AVATAR Previewing the Plants and Animals of Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/all-in-the-details-populating-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-with-plants-animals/">Disney Parks Blog</a> released a new video detailing the plant and animal life in Pandora: The World of AVATAR. In the detail they highlight certain plants that will be interactive.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2TdhmjbQS2c" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2017-04-18
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2186 4402 5 1 4402 0 Frozen Summer Games Return to Blizzard Beach May 26th /news/2017/04/17/frozen-summer-games-return-to-blizzard-beach-may-26th Frozen Summer Games Return to Blizzard Beach May 26th Frozen Summer Games Return to Blizzard Beach May 26th Frozen Summer Games Return to Blizzard Beach May 26th
<p>
	The Disney Parks Blog announced that the Frozen Summer Games will return to Blizzard Beach on May 26th. The event debuted last year.</p>
<p>
	The event is hosted by Kristoff and Olaf who led guests in a variety of winter themed activities including:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Ice Pail Relays where teams line up and pass pails of water to one another, trying to be the first to fill a container at the end.</li>
	<li>
		A &ldquo;Snowball&rdquo; Toss where pairs compete in a snow-themed water balloon toss.</li>
	<li>
		Ski Pole Limbo, a snowy twist on traditional limbo&mdash;using a ski pole as the limbo bar!</li>
	<li>
		Slide Races that allow teams to race down one of the signature water slides at Blizzard Beach.</li>
</ul>
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2017-04-17
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2187 4403 5 1 4403 0 Walt Disney Archives to Present Pirates of the Caribbean Exhibit at the D23 Expo /news/2017/04/18/walt-disney-archives-to-present-pirates-of-the-caribbean-exhibit-at-the-d23-expo Walt Disney Archives to Present Pirates of the Caribbean Exhibit at the D23 Expo Walt Disney Archives to Present Pirates of the Caribbean Exhibit at the D23 Expo Walt Disney Archives to Present Pirates of the Caribbean Exhibit at the D23 Expo
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/pirates-to-loot-walt-disney-archives-exhibit-at-d23-expo-2017/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that the Walt Disney Archives exhibit at the D23 Expo will be centered on Pirates of the Caribbean. Props, characters and concept art from Pirates of the Caribbean attractions around the world will be featured in the exhibit.</p>
<p>
	The D23 Expo runs from July 14-16, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center.</p>
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2017-04-18
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2188 4404 5 1 4404 0 Teaser Photos Released on New Star Tours Destination /news/2017/04/18/teaser-photos-released-on-new-star-tours-destination Teaser Photos Released on New Star Tours Destination Teaser Photos Released on New Star Tours Destination Teaser Photos Released on New Star Tours Destination
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/new-star-tours-adventure-revealed-at-star-wars-celebration/">Disney Parks Blog</a> posted two teaser photos of the new Star Tours destination inspired by Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi. The teaser photos were lifted directly from the trailer for The Last Jedi and may not reflect actual footage of the new destination that will be added later this year.</p>
<p>
	Our full rumor tracker for this can be found <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/11/19/new-destination-coming-to-star-tours-based-on-star-wars-episode-8">here</a>.</p>
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2017-04-18
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2189 4405 5 1 4405 0 Refurbishment at Maharajah Jungle Trek's Tiger Exhibit /news/2017/04/18/refurbishment-at-maharajah-jungle-treks-tiger-exhibit Refurbishment at Maharajah Jungle Trek's Tiger Exhibit Refurbishment at Maharajah Jungle Trek's Tiger Exhibit Refurbishment at Maharajah Jungle Trek's Tiger Exhibit
<p>
	The Tiger enclosure at the Maharajah Jungle Trek closed for refurbishment on April 17th and is expected to re-open on May 6th. Tigers will not be visible during this time but the rest of the trail will operate as normal.</p>
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2017-04-18
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2190 4413 5 1 4413 0 Specialty Beverages at Satu'li Canteen in Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/04/19/specialty-beverages-at-satuli-canteen-in-pandora-the-world-of-avatar Specialty Beverages at Satu'li Canteen in Pandora: The World of AVATAR Specialty Beverages at Satu'li Canteen in Pandora: The World of AVATAR Specialty Beverages at Satu'li Canteen in Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/a-look-at-specialty-beverages-exclusive-to-pandora-the-world-of-avatar/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared details on some of the specialty beverages that will be available at Satu&#39;li Canteen inside Pandora: The World of AVATAR.</p>
<p>
	Beverages were created to compliment the menu at the quick service location and include the following:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Pandoran Sunrise</strong>: A non-alcoholic mix of tropical Juices with Powerade melon that can be served in the souvenir Satu&#39;li Canteen Flute Flask.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Banshee</strong>: Banshee is a Napa Valley winery that supplies a Banshee Chardonnay and Banshee Pinot Noir that are both available by the glass.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Dreamwalker Sangria</strong>: with a splash of Blue Curacao</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Hawkes&#39; Grog Ale</strong>: an ale with a &quot;fruity hop character (apricot and peach with a hint of wheat).</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Mo&#39;ara High Country Ale</strong>: an ember ale with the, &quot;aroma of herbal spice hops and tastes of caramel, toffee, and nuts&quot;.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Over at the Pongu Pongu cart, other drinks are available as well.</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Night Blossom</strong>: a non-alcoholic frozen drink that&#39;s a mixture of limeade with apple and desert pear, topped with passion fruit boba balls. This can also come in a souvenir Pongu Pongu mug with a glow cube.</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Mo&#39;ara Frozen Margarita</strong>: a frozen drink with Sauza Conmemorativo Anejo Tequila with strawberry and blood orange flavor topped with strawberry boba balls (can also come in the souvenir Pongu Pongu mug).</li>
	<li>
		Both the <strong>Hawkes&#39; Grog Ale </strong>and the <strong>Mo&#39;ara High Country Ale</strong> are available here as well.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Pandora: The World of AVATAR officially opens to guests on May 27th.</p>
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2017-04-19
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2191 4422 5 1 4422 0 Reedy Creek Confirms Gondola System Coming to Walt Disney World /news/2017/04/19/reedy-creek-confirms-gondola-system-coming-to-walt-disney-world Reedy Creek Confirms Gondola System Coming to Walt Disney World Reedy Creek Confirms Gondola System Coming to Walt Disney World Reedy Creek Confirms Gondola System Coming to Walt Disney World
<p>
	Sandra Pedicini of the Orlando Sentinel posted an e-mail exchange with Reedy Creek <a href="https://twitter.com/SandraPedicini/status/854429181546946560">on Twitter</a> confirming the Gondola project. A follow up article on the <a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/the-daily-disney/os-bz-disney-world-gondolas-cable-cars-plans-20170418-story.html">Orlando Sentinel</a> website mentions the following details:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		6 stations with three lines that link Epcot, Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios, Disney&#39;s Caribbean Beach Resort, and the lakeside area between Disney&#39;s Pop Century and Disney&#39;s Art of Animation Resorts</li>
	<li>
		Each gondola will hold 10 guests</li>
</ul>
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2017-04-19
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2192 4423 5 1 4423 0 The #INCREDIBLESSuperDanceParty To Have Last Day of Operation on April 30th /news/2017/04/20/the-incrediblessuperdanceparty-to-have-last-day-of-operation-on-april-30th The #INCREDIBLESSuperDanceParty To Have Last Day of Operation on April 30th The #INCREDIBLESSuperDanceParty To Have Last Day of Operation on April 30th The #INCREDIBLESSuperDanceParty To Have Last Day of Operation on April 30th
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/incredibles-super-dance-party-to-end-april-30th.926383/">WDWMagic.com</a> user SpectroBro is reporting that the #INCREDIBLESSuperDanceParty will have it&#39;s last day of operation at the Tomorrowland Stage on April 30th. No replacement has been announced.</p>
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2017-04-20
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2193 4426 5 1 4426 0 Costumes and Additional Details Emerge on Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/04/24/costumes-and-additional-details-emerge-on-pandora-the-world-of-avatar Costumes and Additional Details Emerge on Pandora: The World of AVATAR Costumes and Additional Details Emerge on Pandora: The World of AVATAR Costumes and Additional Details Emerge on Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	<a href="https://www.facebook.com/wesh2news/videos/10155272518308748/">WESH.com</a> hosted a video on Facebook that offered additional details on Pandora: The World of AVATAR. The video features a Disney Imagineer and the head of Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom, Djuan Rivers. Together they discussed the backstory of the land as well as shared images of the name tags and costumes that will be worn.</p>
<p>
	The cast members found in Pandora: The World of AVATAR belong to one of three separate groups:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE): This is a human run organization of Eco-tour guides that is facilitating our travel to Pandora. They are they hosts of the land.</li>
	<li>
		The Pandora Conservation Initiative: This is a group of scientists that study Pandora. This group researches the flora, fauna and culture of Pandora.</li>
	<li>
		The Expat Community: This is a group of people that have come to Pandora and &quot;fell in love with it&quot;. They run some of the smaller locations in the land like Pongu Pongu.</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The land has created 1500 new jobs including the construction and staffing of the new land.</p>
<p>
	The full video can be found below:</p>
<p>
	<br />
	<iframe allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="360" scrolling="no" src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fwesh2news%2Fvideos%2F10155272518308748%2F&amp;show_text=0&amp;width=640" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://blogmickey.com/2017/04/photos-pandora-cast-costumes-unveiled-new-land-sparks-job-creation/">BlogMickey.com</a> also shared additional photos of the costumes and name tags that will be utilized inside the land.</p>
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2017-04-24
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2194 4428 5 1 4428 0 New iCan Interactive Robot Debuts in Tomorrowland /news/2017/04/25/new-ican-interactive-robot-debuts-in-tomorrowland New iCan Interactive Robot Debuts in Tomorrowland New iCan Interactive Robot Debuts in Tomorrowland New iCan Interactive Robot Debuts in Tomorrowland
<p>
	Yesterday Disney introduced a new &quot;interactive robot&quot; called iCan in Tomorrowland. The robot is staffed by a cast member and features video screens on his chest and forearm. The robot movesaround on wheels and will talk with guests.</p>
<p>
	The voice is slightly digitized, but otherwise iCan does not appear to have scripted responses like Mickey, instead he is capable of normal interaction.</p>
<p>
	It is unknown if this is a limited engagement test or if iCan will be a permanent addition to Tomorrowland.</p>
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2017-04-25
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2195 4430 5 1 4430 0 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of April 27 /news/2017/04/27/2017-d23-expo-presentation-schedule-as-of-april-27 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of April 27 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of April 27 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of April 27
<p>
	The 2017 <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1460">D23</span> Expo takes place from July <span data-scayt_word="14-16th" data-scaytid="1463">14-16th</span> at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event showcases all aspects of the Walt Disney Corporation including movies, television, and the theme parks. Details have been slowly coming out via press release and the Disney Parks Blog. For full coverage of <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1461">D23</span> Expo related items, refer to our <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1462">D23</span> feed <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/details/other/d23/all">here</a>.</p>
<p>
	During the <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1464">D23</span> Expo, several panel presentations take place each day. The full schedule of these panels has not been released, but details on many of these presentations has been made available. The three facilities used in 2015 that are expected to also be used in 2017 are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Hall <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1465">D23</span></strong> - Seats 6800 (Down from 7500 in 2015)</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Stage 23</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Stage 28</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
</ul>
<p>
	An incomplete schedule for these events can be found below (as of April 27), we will update this further as new information becomes available:</p>
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 600px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="4">
				<h2>
					Friday, July 14, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1466">D23</span></strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				Disney Legends Awards Ceremony</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				Walt Disney Studios Animation</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<br />
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 600px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="4">
				<h2>
					Saturday, July 15, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1473">D23</span></strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				Walt Disney Studios Live-Action</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				Walt Disney Parks and Resorts</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<br />
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 600px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="4">
				<h2>
					Sunday, July 16, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1477">D23</span></strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				A Whole New World of Alan Menken</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				A Whole New World of Alan Menken</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<p>
	Additional details on every event can be found below. The descriptions have been taken from various press releases put out by the <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1488">D23</span> staff.</p>
<h2>
	Friday</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am - Hall <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1489">D23</span></em></p>
<p>
	The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year&rsquo;s recipients are: Carrie Fisher, Clyde &ldquo;Gerry&rdquo; Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.</p>
<p>
	<strong><u>Walt Disney Studios Animation</u></strong></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 2:30 pm - Hall <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1516">D23</span></em></p>
<p>
	Fans will discover what&rsquo;s on the drawing board for the acclaimed filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.</p>
<h2>
	Saturday</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Studios Live-Action</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:30 am - Hall <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1619">D23</span></em></p>
<p>
	Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm showcase the Studios&rsquo; exciting slate of live-action films. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Parks and Resorts</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - Hall <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1632">D23</span></em></p>
<p>
	Step into the worlds of magic of <strong>Walt Disney Parks and Resorts</strong> with Chairman Bob Chapek to find out what&rsquo;s new and what&rsquo;s next for resorts around the globe.</p>
<h2>
	Sunday</h2>
<p>
	<strong><u>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</u></strong></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:30 pm &amp; 5:00 pm - Hall <span data-scayt_word="D23" data-scaytid="1657">D23</span></em></p>
<p>
	The eight-time Oscar-winner introduced new generations to musicals through such box office hits as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Tangled, as well as the Broadway shows Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Newsies, and A Bronx Tale, as well as the ABC television series Galavant. Menken will perform his own music and share entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career during the show.</p>
0
2017-04-27
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2196 4431 5 1 4431 0 Recording of the Music for Happily Ever After /news/2017/04/27/recording-of-the-music-for-happily-ever-after Recording of the Music for Happily Ever After Recording of the Music for Happily Ever After Recording of the Music for Happily Ever After
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/singers-jordan-fisher-angie-keilhauwer-share/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a video of singers Jordan Fisher and Angie Kielhauer recording and discussing the music for &quot; Happily Ever After&quot;</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gzVag7rmQ6U" width="624"></iframe></p>
0
2017-04-27
0 0
2197 4432 5 1 4432 0 Merchandise Offerings Coming to Windtraders in Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/04/27/merchandise-offerings-coming-to-windtraders-in-pandora-the-world-of-avatar Merchandise Offerings Coming to Windtraders in Pandora: The World of AVATAR Merchandise Offerings Coming to Windtraders in Pandora: The World of AVATAR Merchandise Offerings Coming to Windtraders in Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/creative-collaboration-key-to-designing-new-merchandise-for-pandora-the-world-of-avatar/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared details and photos of several new merchandise offerings that will be available at Windtraders inside Pandora: The World of AVATAR when it officially opens May 27, 2017.</p>
<p>
	Dylan Cole, the co-producer of the upcoming AVATAR films commissioned two pieces of artwork that will be used on shirts, mugs, lanyards and more. Additional artwork inspired by cave paintings was used on similar products and a selection of patches and pins will also be available.</p>
0
2017-04-27
0 0
2198 4433 5 1 4433 0 Dining Packages Now Available for 'The Music of Pixar Live!" /news/2017/04/28/dining-packages-now-available-for-the-music-of-pixar-live Dining Packages Now Available for 'The Music of Pixar Live!" Dining Packages Now Available for 'The Music of Pixar Live!" Dining Packages Now Available for 'The Music of Pixar Live!"
<p>
	DisneyWorld.com launched a new page yesterday advertising dining packages for the new &quot;Music of Pixar Live!&quot; show coming to Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios May 26, 2017. Guests can book reservations The Hollywood Brown Derby, Hollywood &amp; Vine, and Mama Melrose&#39;s Ristorante Italiano.</p>
0
2017-04-28
0 0
2199 4436 5 1 4436 0 Driverless Transportation Vehicles Coming to Walt Disney World? /news/2017/04/28/driverless-transportation-vehicles-coming-to-walt-disney-world Driverless Transportation Vehicles Coming to Walt Disney World? Driverless Transportation Vehicles Coming to Walt Disney World? Driverless Transportation Vehicles Coming to Walt Disney World?
<p>
	The <a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-disney-shuttles-20170428-story.html">LA Times</a> is reporting that Walt Disney World is in the late stages of negotations with at least two manufacturers of autonomous (driverless) shuttles. The two reported companies are Local Motors, based in Phoenix, and Navya, based in Paris.</p>
<p>
	At this time it is unknown how these vehicles will be used, but speculation is that they would be used for transportation between resorts and parks. It is also unknown if one or both vendors would be used.</p>
<p>
	A pilot program to transportation Disney cast members may take place later this year.</p>
<p>
	This would represent the largest commercial use of any such system.</p>
<p>
	We will be tracking this rumor <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2017/04/28/driverless-transportation-vehicles-coming-to-walt-disney-world">here</a>.</p>
0
2017-04-28
0 0
2200 4437 5 1 4437 0 Highlights of Na'vi River Journey from the Media Preview /news/2017/04/29/highlights-of-navi-river-journey-from-the-media-preview Highlights of Na'vi River Journey from the Media Preview Highlights of Na'vi River Journey from the Media Preview Highlights of Na'vi River Journey from the Media Preview
<p>
	<a href="http://attractionsmagazine.com/">AttractionsMagazine.com</a> posted a full low-light ride though of Na&#39;vi River Journey as part of a media preview. The original video was taken down and replaced by one showcasing the highlights of the attraction.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w8ua3ko5uOw?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
0
2017-04-29
0 0
2201 4438 5 1 4438 0 Pandora: The World of AVATAR Walk Throughs and Flight of Passage Queue /news/2017/04/29/pandora-the-world-of-avatar-walk-throughs-and-flight-of-passage-queue Pandora: The World of AVATAR Walk Throughs and Flight of Passage Queue Pandora: The World of AVATAR Walk Throughs and Flight of Passage Queue Pandora: The World of AVATAR Walk Throughs and Flight of Passage Queue
<p>
	Select media was invited to tour Pandora: The World of AVATAR today. <a href="http://attractionsmagazine.com/tour-the-rides-restaurants-and-shops-of-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/">AttractionsMagazine</a> was amongst those invited and they were allowed to film inside the land. It appears that some restrictions were imposed as their initial video ride through of Na&#39;vi River Journey was taken down and replaced by an edited video that shows selections from the attraction. That can be found <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/news/2017/04/29/highlights-of-navi-river-journey-from-the-media-preview">here</a>.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w8ua3ko5uOw?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Disney also posted official B-Roll of the Shaman inside the attraction.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-OB0DMtsWhI?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Elsewhere in the land, they were able to take a walk through of the flora and fauna, tour the Satu&#39;li Canteen quick service restaurant, tour the Windtraders merchandise shop, and ride the Flight of Passage attraction. Video was available for everything except the ride for Flight of Passage, however Attractions Magazine did post a full walk through of the attraction&#39;s queue.</p>
<p>
	Walkthrough of the land</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1NlDMgcb4is?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Satu&#39;li Canteen</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WGnbBkPh6Oo?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Windtraders</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/j_fSfs-VH2s?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Flight of Passage Queue</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EHiXcTl0PYo?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Media was allowed to stay into the night and experience the bioluminscent forest.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OIrX5Jkp52s?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
0
2017-04-29
0 0
2202 4441 5 1 4441 0 Liberty Square Riverboat Refurbishment August 1-10, 2017 /news/2017/04/30/liberty-square-riverboat-refurbishment-august-1-10-2017 Liberty Square Riverboat Refurbishment August 1-10, 2017 Liberty Square Riverboat Refurbishment August 1-10, 2017 Liberty Square Riverboat Refurbishment August 1-10, 2017
<p>
	The Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed from August 1 - 10, 2017 for maintenance.</p>
0
2017-04-30
0 0
2203 4443 5 1 4443 0 Portobello to Close for Major Refurbishment on April 24, 2017 /news/2017/03/25/portobello-to-close-for-major-refurbishment-on-april-24-2017 Portobello to Close for Major Refurbishment on April 24, 2017 Portobello to Close for Major Refurbishment on April 24, 2017 Portobello to Close for Major Refurbishment on April 24, 2017
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/portobello/news/25mar2017-portobello-at-disney-springs-closing-soon-for-major-refurbishment.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Portobello at Disney Springs will close for refurbishment April 24, 2017 (last day of operation will be April 23, 2017) and re-open in the fall of 2017. The new menu will be developed by James Beard Award-winner Chef Tony Mantuano and will re-open with an authentic Italian concept.</p>
0
2017-03-25
0 0
2204 4445 5 1 4445 0 Concept Art for Refurbished Portobello Country Italian Trattoria /news/2017/04/27/concept-art-for-refurbished-portobello-country-italian-trattoria Concept Art for Refurbished Portobello Country Italian Trattoria Concept Art for Refurbished Portobello Country Italian Trattoria Concept Art for Refurbished Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/portobello/news/27apr2017-photo---first-look-at-the-new-italian-restaurant-concept-to-replace-portobello-at-disney-springs.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> shared concept art of the soon to be re-designed Portobello Country Italian Trattoria at Disney Springs. The restaurant was a holdover from Downtown Disney and will be re-designed as part of The Landing Neighborhood. The restaurant will undergo a major refurbishment beginning April 24, 2017 and is expected to re-open in Fall of 2017.</p>
<p>
	The new concept will feature authentic Italian cuisine with a menu developed by James Beard Award winning chef Tony Mantuano.</p>
0
2017-04-27
0 0
2205 4448 5 1 4448 0 Sound Lion at Disney Springs Now Closed /news/2017/05/01/sound-lion-at-disney-springs-now-closed Sound Lion at Disney Springs Now Closed Sound Lion at Disney Springs Now Closed Sound Lion at Disney Springs Now Closed
<p>
	Sound Lion in the The Landing neighborhood of Disney Springs is now closed. The shop had it&#39;s last day of operation on April 30th.</p>
<p>
	No replacement has been named, but an announcement is expected soon.</p>
0
2017-05-01
0 0
2206 4450 5 1 4450 0 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival to Have 35 Food Marketplaces /news/2017/05/02/2017-epcot-international-food-wine-festival-to-have-35-food-marketplaces 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival to Have 35 Food Marketplaces 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival to Have 35 Food Marketplaces 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival to Have 35 Food Marketplaces
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/22nd-annual-epcot-international-food-wine-festival-stretches-to-75-days-with-record-35-marketplaces/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that the 2017 Epcot International Food &amp; Wine Festival will have a record 35 Food Marketplaces during the event. The event runs from August 31 through November 13, 2017.</p>
<p>
	Some of the marketplaces include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Farm Fresh - New for 2017 featuring a crispy chicken with griddle cornbread and red-eye gravy.</li>
	<li>
		India - New for 2017 featuring pistachio cardamom cake with a dollop of chocolate coconut mousse.</li>
	<li>
		Spain - featuring charcuterie in a cone.</li>
</ul>
0
2017-05-02
0 0
2207 4451 5 1 4451 0 iCan Interactive Robot Renamed to ShowBot /news/2017/05/02/ican-interactive-robot-renamed-to-showbot iCan Interactive Robot Renamed to ShowBot iCan Interactive Robot Renamed to ShowBot iCan Interactive Robot Renamed to ShowBot
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/news/2017/04/25/new-ican-interactive-robot-debuts-in-tomorrowland">Last week</a>, Disney introduced a new walk around character in Tomorrowland called iCan. The character features a cast member dressed as a robot that acts a form of Streetmasphere in Tomorrowland.</p>
<p>
	The character has been renamed ShowBot and it is currently unknown if this character is a permanent addition to Tomorrowland.</p>
0
2017-05-02
0 0
2208 4452 5 1 4452 0 Typhoon Lagoon Temporary Closure May 15th and 16th /news/2017/05/04/typhoon-lagoon-temporary-closure-may-15th-and-16th Typhoon Lagoon Temporary Closure May 15th and 16th Typhoon Lagoon Temporary Closure May 15th and 16th Typhoon Lagoon Temporary Closure May 15th and 16th
<p>
	Typhoon Lagoon will be closed to guests on May 15th and 16th, re-opening May 17th.</p>
0
2017-05-04
0 0
2209 4454 5 1 4454 0 Interactive Banshee Puppets Available Inside Windtraders at Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/05/04/interactive-banshee-puppets-available-inside-windtraders-at-pandora-the-world-of-avatar Interactive Banshee Puppets Available Inside Windtraders at Pandora: The World of AVATAR Interactive Banshee Puppets Available Inside Windtraders at Pandora: The World of AVATAR Interactive Banshee Puppets Available Inside Windtraders at Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/connect-with-a-banshee-at-the-rookery-inside-windtraders-in-pandora-the-world-of-avatar/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared details of a unique merchandise item available inside Windtraders in Pandora: The World of AVATAR. Guests can &quot;connect with a banshee&quot; at the Rookery inside Windtraders. The figures can move their heads, mouths and wings. They can perch on your shoulder, rest in your hand or sit on their own perch (sold separetly). There are 10 unique figures available for purchase.</p>
0
2017-05-04
0 0
2210 4455 5 1 4455 0 Video of 'Happily Ever After' Projection and Fireworks Tests /news/2017/05/05/video-of-happily-ever-after-projection-and-fireworks-tests Video of 'Happily Ever After' Projection and Fireworks Tests Video of 'Happily Ever After' Projection and Fireworks Tests Video of 'Happily Ever After' Projection and Fireworks Tests
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/creators-ready-happily-ever-after-for-may-12-debut-at-magic-kingdom-park/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a new video of the upcoming &quot;Happily Ever After&quot; fireworks show that debuts at the Magic Kingdom on May 12th. The video shows additional footage of the creation of the show as well as fireworks and projection tests around Cinderella Castle.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ursrmqBciWc" width="624"></iframe></p>
0
2017-05-05
0 0
2211 4456 5 1 4456 0 'Cars 3' Preview Coming to Walt Disney: One Man's Dream on May 26th. /news/2017/05/05/cars-3-preview-coming-to-walt-disney-one-mans-dream-on-may-26th 'Cars 3' Preview Coming to Walt Disney: One Man's Dream on May 26th. 'Cars 3' Preview Coming to Walt Disney: One Man's Dream on May 26th. 'Cars 3' Preview Coming to Walt Disney: One Man's Dream on May 26th.
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/race-into-disney-parks-for-a-sneak-peek-of-disneypixars-cars-3/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that a preview of the upcoming Pixar movie, Cars 3 will be showing inside the Walt Disney: One Man&#39;s Dream theater beginning May 26th. The movie will replace the current preview of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.</p>
<p>
	Cars 3 debuts in theaters on June 16th.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2LeOH9AGJQM" width="624"></iframe></p>
0
2017-05-05
0 0
2212 4457 5 1 4457 0 Star-Lord and Baby Groot Meet and Greet Debuts Inside Walt Disney: One Man's Dream /news/2017/05/05/star-lord-and-baby-groot-meet-and-greet-debuts-inside-walt-disney-one-mans-dream Star-Lord and Baby Groot Meet and Greet Debuts Inside Walt Disney: One Man's Dream Star-Lord and Baby Groot Meet and Greet Debuts Inside Walt Disney: One Man's Dream Star-Lord and Baby Groot Meet and Greet Debuts Inside Walt Disney: One Man's Dream
<p>
	The Star-Lord and Baby Groot Meet and Greet has debuted today inside Walt Disney: One Man&#39;s Dream. Attractions Magazine <a href="https://twitter.com/Attractions/status/860484337875259392">tweeted</a> a picture of the experience.</p>
0
2017-05-05
0 0
2213 4459 5 1 4459 0 Savannah Bee Company to Replace Sound Lion at Disney Springs /news/2017/05/05/savannah-bee-company-to-replace-sound-lion-at-disney-springs Savannah Bee Company to Replace Sound Lion at Disney Springs Savannah Bee Company to Replace Sound Lion at Disney Springs Savannah Bee Company to Replace Sound Lion at Disney Springs
<p>
	Last week, the Sound Lion shop in The Landing neighborhood of Disney Springs had it&#39;s last day of operation. It appears that the replacement for this location will be the Savannah Bee Company which currently operates a kiosk nearby.</p>
<p>
	The Savannah Bee Company specializes in eco-friendly health and beauty products.</p>
0
2017-05-05
0 0
2214 4460 5 1 4460 0 The Artistic Inspiration of Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/05/09/the-artistic-inspiration-of-pandora-the-world-of-avatar The Artistic Inspiration of Pandora: The World of AVATAR The Artistic Inspiration of Pandora: The World of AVATAR The Artistic Inspiration of Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/all-in-the-details-finding-artistic-inspiration-for-pandora-the-world-of-avatar/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a new video of the artistic inspiration behind Pandora: The World of AVATAR. Imagineering traveled to Bali and Jakarta to study architecture, crafts, foliage and the natural environment.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2Ke4mSzWeQw" width="624"></iframe></p>
0
2017-05-09
0 0
2215 4461 5 1 4461 0 Pandora: The World of AVATAR Cast Member Preview Images and 360 Videos /news/2017/05/09/pandora-the-world-of-avatar-cast-member-preview-images-and-360-videos Pandora: The World of AVATAR Cast Member Preview Images and 360 Videos Pandora: The World of AVATAR Cast Member Preview Images and 360 Videos Pandora: The World of AVATAR Cast Member Preview Images and 360 Videos
<p>
	Cast Member previews are currently taking place inside Pandora: The World of AVATAR. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYyJUEtYv-ZW7BgjhP3UbTg">Virtual Disney World</a> was on site for photos and 360 degree videos of the land, Na&#39;vi River Journey and the queue for Flight of Passage.</p>
<p>
	These videos allow users to manipulate the camera a full 360 degrees using their cursor or directional arrows on their computer. Users on a smartphone or tablet can also manipulate the camera by moving their device in the direction they wish to look.</p>
<p>
	Please note, that video quality will improve later today as YouTube takes longer to fully render the 360 videos.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jZFWhpt1-Ho" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jOmeF10spiI?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Thumbnails for more photos can be found at the bottom of this post, but a selection of these photos will be directly below. Click each image for a larger version.</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494351706-IMG_0290.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494351706-IMG_0290.JPG" style="width: 450px; height: 600px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Avatar Flight of Passage Entry Pass</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352942-2017-05-09-Pandora5.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352942-2017-05-09-Pandora5.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Avatar Flight of Passage Exit</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494351718-IMG_0303.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494351718-IMG_0303.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Restrooms</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352473-IMG_0323.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352473-IMG_0323.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352474-IMG_0324.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352474-IMG_0324.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Windtraders</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352941-2017-05-09-Pandora4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352941-2017-05-09-Pandora4.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 600px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	ACE Avatar Maker</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352475-IMG_0326.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352475-IMG_0326.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352476-IMG_0327.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352476-IMG_0327.JPG" style="width: 450px; height: 600px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352477-IMG_0331.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352477-IMG_0331.JPG" style="width: 450px; height: 600px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Pongu Pongu</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352943-2017-05-09-Pandora6.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/09/r-1494352943-2017-05-09-Pandora6.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Cheeseburger Steam Buns - Satu&#39;li Canteen</p>
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2017-05-09
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2216 4462 5 1 4462 0 Disney Parks Blog to Stream Happily Ever After Debut on May 12th at 8:55 PM /news/2017/05/09/disney-parks-blog-to-stream-happily-ever-after-debut-on-may-12th-at-855-pm Disney Parks Blog to Stream Happily Ever After Debut on May 12th at 8:55 PM Disney Parks Blog to Stream Happily Ever After Debut on May 12th at 8:55 PM Disney Parks Blog to Stream Happily Ever After Debut on May 12th at 8:55 PM
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/disneyparkslive-will-stream-happily-ever-after-debut-may-12-at-850-p-m-et/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that it will be live streaming the premier performance of the Magic Kingdom&#39;s new fireworks show, Happily Ever After. The feed will begin at 8:55 PM on May 12th. A direct link will be available on the blog as the time approaches.</p>
0
2017-05-09
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2217 4463 5 1 4463 0 Character Inspired Magic Shots Available for PhotoPass Users at Disney's Animal Kingdom /news/2017/05/10/character-inspired-magic-shots-available-for-photopass-users-at-disneys-animal-kingdom Character Inspired Magic Shots Available for PhotoPass Users at Disney's Animal Kingdom Character Inspired Magic Shots Available for PhotoPass Users at Disney's Animal Kingdom Character Inspired Magic Shots Available for PhotoPass Users at Disney's Animal Kingdom
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/exotic-magic-shots-available-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/">Disney Parks Blog</a> showcased several different &quot;exotic Magic Shots&quot; available to guests visiting Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom. Guests who have purchased the Memory Maker/Photo Pass will be able to have photos enhanced with a selection of Disney characters including Pascal from Tangled, Kion from Disney Junior&#39;s The Lion Guard, Kaa from The Jungle Book, Flik from A Bug&#39;s Life and more.</p>
0
2017-05-10
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2218 4464 5 1 4464 0 Tickets Now Available for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party /news/2017/05/10/tickets-now-available-for-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-and-mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party Tickets Now Available for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets Now Available for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets Now Available for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
<p>
	Tickets are now available for both Mickey&#39;s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey&#39;s Very Merry Christmas Party.</p>
<p>
	Details and dates for each event are as follows:</p>
<p>
	<strong>Mickey&#39;s Not So Scary Halloween Party</strong>:</p>
<p>
	Advance ticket prices starting at $74 for adults and $69 for children (3-9)</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>August</strong>: 25 and 29</li>
	<li>
		<strong>September</strong>: 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29</li>
	<li>
		<strong>October</strong>: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31</li>
	<li>
		<strong>November</strong>: 1</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The party will feature the following offerings:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Happy HalloWishes</li>
	<li>
		Mickey&#39;s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade</li>
	<li>
		Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<strong>Mickey&#39;s Very Merry Christmas Party</strong></p>
<p>
	Advance ticket prices starting at $89 for adults and $84 for children (3-9)</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>November</strong>: 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 and 28</li>
	<li>
		<strong>December</strong>: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The party will feature the following offerings:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Holiday Wishes</li>
	<li>
		Mickey&#39;s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade</li>
	<li>
		A Frozen Holiday Wish</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Tickets can be ordered through Disneyworld.com or by calling 407-W-DISNEY.</p>
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2017-05-10
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2219 4465 5 1 4465 0 Red River Hogs Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge /news/2017/05/11/red-river-hogs-born-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-lodge Red River Hogs Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Red River Hogs Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Red River Hogs Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/wildlife-wednesday-red-river-hogs-are-born-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-lodge/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced a two newborn of Red River Hogs born at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The two male piglets are the first two children born to mom, Chloe.</p>
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2017-05-11
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2220 4466 5 1 4466 0 Wishes to Have Final Performance Tonight May 11th /news/2017/05/11/wishes-to-have-final-performance-tonight-may-11th Wishes to Have Final Performance Tonight May 11th Wishes to Have Final Performance Tonight May 11th Wishes to Have Final Performance Tonight May 11th
<p>
	The Wishes Fireworks Show at Disney&#39;s Magic Kingdom will have it&#39;s final performance tonight (May 11th) at 9:00 PM. The show debuted on October 9, 2003 in the skies above Cinderella Castle.</p>
<p>
	The show will be replaced by a new show called Happily Ever After that will combine fireworks, lasers, and Cinderella Castle projections. The new show debuts the next night, May 12th.</p>
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2017-05-11
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2221 4590 5 1 4590 0 New Entertainment Venue Coming to Main Street U.S.A. /news/2017/07/15/new-entertainment-venue-coming-to-main-street-usa New Entertainment Venue Coming to Main Street U.S.A. New Entertainment Venue Coming to Main Street U.S.A. New Entertainment Venue Coming to Main Street U.S.A.
<p>
	At the <a href="http://wdwnews.com/releases/walt-disney-parks-and-resorts-chairman-bob-chapek-announces-extraordinary-line-up-of-experiences-coming-to-disney-parks-around-the-globe/">2017 D23 Expo</a>, Disney officially confirmed that a new entertainment venue is coming to Main Street U.S.A. The venue is inspired by the Willis Theater in 1920s Kansas City and promised to bring new entertainment to the park.</p>
<p>
	The entertainment offering coming to the theater has not been announced.</p>
<p>
	Our full Rumor Tracker for the new Main Street USA Entertainment Venue can be found <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2017/07/15/new-entertainment-venue-coming-to-main-street-usa">here</a>.</p>
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2017-07-15
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2222 4591 5 1 4591 0 Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Replacing The Great Movie Ride /news/2017/07/15/mickey-and-minnies-runaway-railway-replacing-the-great-movie-ride Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Replacing The Great Movie Ride Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Replacing The Great Movie Ride Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Replacing The Great Movie Ride
<p>
	At the <a href="http://wdwnews.com/releases/walt-disney-parks-and-resorts-chairman-bob-chapek-announces-extraordinary-line-up-of-experiences-coming-to-disney-parks-around-the-globe/">2017 D23 Expo</a>, Disney officially confirmed that a new ride called Mickey and Minnie&#39;s Runaway Railway is coming to Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios. While not mentioned in the presentation, the new attraction will replace The Great Movie Ride which will have it&#39;s last day of operation on August 13, 2017.</p>
<p>
	The new attraction is being designed by Imagineer Kevin Rafferty and will feature a new attraction theme song in a &quot;state-of&quot;the-art-ride-through attraction&quot;. The ride promises to &quot;take guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel&rsquo;s Emmy Award-winning &ldquo;Mickey Mouse&rdquo; cartoon shorts using new technologies that transform the flat cartoon world into an incredible dimensional experience.&quot;</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/07/16/r-1500178784-MickeyAndMinniesRunawayRailway1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/07/16/r-1500178784-MickeyAndMinniesRunawayRailway1.jpg" style="width: 395px; height: 600px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	The attraction was described by Rafferty as being, &quot;2 1/2-D&quot; a version of 3-D that would not require glasses. Rafferty also showcased a test sequence of one of the transition effects that was in an earlier version of the attraction. The scene in question has walls that are over 30 feet and the effect in the below video was described as a &quot;test&quot; and not necessarily the final product that will be in the attraction.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hbSRhFHyJKg?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Our full Mickey and Minnie&#39;s Runaway Railway Rumor Tracker can be found <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/08/02/the-great-movie-ride-to-be-replaced">here</a>.</p>
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2017-07-15
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2223 4593 5 1 4593 0 Minnie Van Service to Offer Point to Point Transportation at Walt Disney World /news/2017/07/15/minnie-van-service-to-offer-point-to-point-transportation-at-walt-disney-world Minnie Van Service to Offer Point to Point Transportation at Walt Disney World Minnie Van Service to Offer Point to Point Transportation at Walt Disney World Minnie Van Service to Offer Point to Point Transportation at Walt Disney World
<p>
	At the <a href="http://wdwnews.com/releases/walt-disney-parks-and-resorts-chairman-bob-chapek-announces-extraordinary-line-up-of-experiences-coming-to-disney-parks-around-the-globe/">2017 D23 Expo</a>, Disney officially announced a new point to point driving service called the Minnie Van Service. The vehicles are inspired by Minnie Mouse and will allow guests to transfer to and from all points on property.</p>
<p>
	Our full Minnie Van Rumor Tracker can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2017/07/15/minnie-van-service-rumor-tracker">here</a>.</p>
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2017-07-15
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2224 4594 5 1 4594 0 Ratatouille Attraction Coming to Epcot's France Pavilion /news/2017/07/15/ratatouille-attraction-coming-to-epcots-france-pavilion Ratatouille Attraction Coming to Epcot's France Pavilion Ratatouille Attraction Coming to Epcot's France Pavilion Ratatouille Attraction Coming to Epcot's France Pavilion
<p>
	At the <a href="http://wdwnews.com/releases/walt-disney-parks-and-resorts-chairman-bob-chapek-announces-extraordinary-line-up-of-experiences-coming-to-disney-parks-around-the-globe/">2017 D23 Expo</a>, Disney officially confirmed that a Ratatouille Attraction will be added to Epcot&#39;s France Pavilion. The attraction will be identical to Ratatouille: The Adventure from Disneyland Paris and will be placed between the existing Morocco and France Pavilion. The new attraction is not expected to result in the closure of any existing attractions or facilities currently in the France Pavilion.</p>
<p>
	While no specific date has been given, the attraction is expected to be open by 2021.</p>
<p>
	The below video of the Paris attraction is used with permission from the YouTube channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbDGvfJHf0r_WjS9voB8POA">SoCal Attractions 360</a>. These videos are in 4K or 1080p resolution for peak quality.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WtZdXqY1TKs" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Our full Ratatouille Attraction Rumor Tracker can be found <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2014/07/01/ratatouille-dark-ride-coming-to-france-pavilion">here</a>.</p>
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2017-07-15
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2225 4595 5 1 4595 0 Toy Story Land Updates From 2017 D23 Expo /news/2017/07/15/toy-story-land-updates-from-2017-d23-expo Toy Story Land Updates From 2017 D23 Expo Toy Story Land Updates From 2017 D23 Expo Toy Story Land Updates From 2017 D23 Expo
<p>
	At the <a href="http://wdwnews.com/releases/walt-disney-parks-and-resorts-chairman-bob-chapek-announces-extraordinary-line-up-of-experiences-coming-to-disney-parks-around-the-globe/">2017 D23 Expo</a>, Disney confirmed that Toy Story Land will open in Summer 2018 at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios. As part of the update, Disney shared a new piece of concept art for Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land as well as a construction update hosted by the toys.</p>
<p>
	The construction update indicated that the turntables of Alien Swirling Saucers are already spinning.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AyDTymb-1wg?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Our full Toy Story Land Rumor Tracker can be found <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/03/16/toy-story-land-rumor-tracker">here</a>.</p>
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2017-07-15
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2226 4596 5 1 4596 0 Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Update From 2017 D23 Expo /news/2017/07/15/star-wars-galaxys-edge-update-from-2017-d23-expo Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Update From 2017 D23 Expo Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Update From 2017 D23 Expo Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Update From 2017 D23 Expo
<p>
	At the <a href="http://wdwnews.com/releases/walt-disney-parks-and-resorts-chairman-bob-chapek-announces-extraordinary-line-up-of-experiences-coming-to-disney-parks-around-the-globe/">2017 D23 Expo</a>, Disney confirmed that the Star Wars Lands currently in development will be called Star Wars: Galaxy&#39;s Edge.</p>
<p>
	In addition to confirming the name of the land, Disney shared new concept art, one for each attraction. The art for the battle attraction shows a hangar bay on a Star Destroyer while the Millennium Falcon attraction shows the seating configuration and the view screen in that attraction.</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/07/16/r-1500178787-StarWarsBattleEscapeAttraction1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/07/16/r-1500178787-StarWarsBattleEscapeAttraction1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 328px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/07/16/r-1500178788-StarWarsMillenniumFalconAttraction1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/07/16/r-1500178788-StarWarsMillenniumFalconAttraction1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 446px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/07/16/r-1500187656-IMG_8718.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/07/16/r-1500187656-IMG_8718.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	During the presentation, Disney shared a flyover video of the Imagineering model.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aP1jcbPRxc8?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	Disney confirmed that the following characters would appear as part of the new land:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		BB-8</li>
	<li>
		Chewbacca</li>
	<li>
		Rex</li>
	<li>
		Kylo Ren</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Additionally, Disney shared additional photos and concept art of other droids and creatures that will be in the land. Rex, the former pilot from the original Star Tours will return to the new land as the DJ in the cantina.</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/07/16/r-1500187121-IMG_8699.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/07/16/r-1500187121-IMG_8699.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 336px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Our full Star Wars: Galaxy&#39;s Edge Rumor Tracker can be found <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2016/04/03/star-wars-land-rumor-tracker">here</a>.</p>
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2017-07-15
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2227 4468 5 1 4468 0 Thomas Mazloum Named Senior Vice President of Resorts and Transportation Operations /news/2017/05/12/thomas-mazloum-named-senior-vice-president-of-resorts-and-transportation-operations Thomas Mazloum Named Senior Vice President of Resorts and Transportation Operations Thomas Mazloum Named Senior Vice President of Resorts and Transportation Operations Thomas Mazloum Named Senior Vice President of Resorts and Transportation Operations
<p>
	<a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/walt-disney-company/news/12may2017-thomas-mazloum-named-senior-vice-president,-resorts-and-transportation-operations-at-walt-disney-world.htm">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that Thomas Mazloum has been named the Senior Vice President of Resorts and Transportation Operations at Walt Disney World. The title has previously been <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/news/2016/04/13/head-of-walt-disney-world-resort-operations-and-transportation-tom-wolber-changing-rolls">held by Tom Wolber</a>, who left the position in April of 2016.</p>
<p>
	Thomas previously worked for Disney up until 2002 as a general manager of Food and Beverage and Epcot Special Events. Since then he has been the COO of Crystal Cruise in Los Angeles.</p>
<p>
	It is unknown if this appointment is in any way related to the <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2017/02/13/transportation-system-to-connect-hollywood-studios-epcot-caribbean-beach-pop-century-and-art-of-animation">Gondolas</a> currently coming to the resort.</p>
0
2017-05-12
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2228 4469 5 1 4469 0 Happily Ever After Debuts Tonight With Live Feed on Disney Parks Blog /news/2017/05/12/happily-ever-after-debuts-tonight-with-live-feed-on-disney-parks-blog Happily Ever After Debuts Tonight With Live Feed on Disney Parks Blog Happily Ever After Debuts Tonight With Live Feed on Disney Parks Blog Happily Ever After Debuts Tonight With Live Feed on Disney Parks Blog
<p>
	Last night marked the final performance for Wishes at Disney&#39;s Magic Kingdom. The new show, Happily Ever After debuts tonight (May 12th) at 9:00 PM with a live feed playing on the Disney Parks Blog.</p>
<p>
	<a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/disneyparkslive-watch-the-debut-of-happily-ever-after-tonight-at-855-p-m-et/">Live Feed</a></p>
<p>
	Yesterday, Disney also released the full audio of the show&#39;s signature song, Happily Ever After as performed by Jordan Fisher and Angie Kielhauer.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/24IyGNpIhys" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2017-05-12
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2229 5336 5 1 5336 0 Art of Disney Expected to Take Over Former LittleMissMatched Location at Disney Springs' Marketplace /news/2018/09/11/art-of-disney-expected-to-take-over-former-littlemissmatched-location-at-disney-springs-marketplace Art of Disney Expected to Take Over Former LittleMissMatched Location at Disney Springs' Marketplace Art of Disney Expected to Take Over Former LittleMissMatched Location at Disney Springs' Marketplace Art of Disney Expected to Take Over Former LittleMissMatched Location at Disney Springs' Marketplace
<p>
	A new Art of Disney location is expected to take over the former LittleMissMatched location at Disney Springs. Art of Disney already has a gallery in the Marketplace neighborhood of Disney Springs. It is unknown if this will be an additional Marketplace location or a move to a new location.</p>
<p>
	LittleMissMatched closed in February.</p>
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2018-09-11
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2230 4476 5 1 4476 0 My Disney Experience App Update 4.6 /news/2017/05/15/my-disney-experience-app-update-46 My Disney Experience App Update 4.6 My Disney Experience App Update 4.6 My Disney Experience App Update 4.6
<p>
	Disney has released an update to the My Disney Experience App. The full <span data-scayt_word="iOS" data-scaytid="1">iOS</span> description of the update is as follows:</p>
<p>
	<em>With this release, you&#39;ll be able to order food and pay right from your phone! Save time at select park restaurants by ordering your meal on the app and picking it up when it&#39;s ready.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>If you&#39;ve enabled them in the app, you&#39;ll see push notifications when you receive your first PhotoPass photo of the day. Also, you&#39;ll be able to see select Resort hotel details, including reservation info like room type and location.</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Finally, we fixed bugs and improved overall app performance.</em></p>
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2017-05-15
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2231 4477 5 1 4477 0 Mobile Ordering Now Available at Select Quick Service Restaurants /news/2017/05/15/mobile-ordering-now-available-at-select-quick-service-restaurants Mobile Ordering Now Available at Select Quick Service Restaurants Mobile Ordering Now Available at Select Quick Service Restaurants Mobile Ordering Now Available at Select Quick Service Restaurants
<p>
	Today Disney launched an update to the My Disney Experience Mobile application that introduced mobile ordering at select quick service locations throughout Walt Disney World. This has been mentioned several times during the life of the Next Gen project and was most recently announced as a feature of the Satu&#39;li Canteen restaurant inside Pandora: The World of AVATAR.</p>
<p>
	Guests can select and pay for their food through the mobile application and pick it up at a dedicated area inside the restaurant. Currently, the list of restaurants only shows Pizzafari and Satu&#39;li Canteen at Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom, but it is expected that additional quick service restaurants will be announced shortly.</p>
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2017-05-15
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2232 4478 5 1 4478 0 The Market at Ale and Compass Now Open at Disney's Yacht Club Resort /news/2017/05/15/the-market-at-ale-and-compass-now-open-at-disneys-yacht-club-resort The Market at Ale and Compass Now Open at Disney's Yacht Club Resort The Market at Ale and Compass Now Open at Disney's Yacht Club Resort The Market at Ale and Compass Now Open at Disney's Yacht Club Resort
<p>
	Disney has opened a new quick service location at Disney&#39;s Yacht Club called The Market at Ale and Compass Lounge.</p>
<p>
	The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch and the menu can be found <a href="https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/yacht-club-resort/ale-and-compass-market/menus/">here</a>.</p>
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2017-05-15
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2233 4479 5 1 4479 0 Mobile Ordering Coming to Animal Kingdom Locations This Summer /news/2017/05/17/mobile-ordering-coming-to-animal-kingdom-locations-this-summer Mobile Ordering Coming to Animal Kingdom Locations This Summer Mobile Ordering Coming to Animal Kingdom Locations This Summer Mobile Ordering Coming to Animal Kingdom Locations This Summer
<p>
	Earlier this week, Disney released an <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/news/2017/05/15/my-disney-experience-app-update-46">update to the My Disney Experience</a> app that noted:</p>
<p>
	<em>With this release, you&#39;ll be able to order food and pay right from your phone! Save time at select park restaurants by ordering your meal on the app and picking it up when it&#39;s ready.</em></p>
<p>
	While the functionality may have been built into the update, it appears that mobile ordering is not ready to expand beyond Satu&#39;li Canteen. Guests visiting Pandora: The World of AVATAR during previews can currently utilize the mobile ordering at Satu&#39;li Canteen but the expansion to other restaurants does not have a set date.</p>
<p>
	All guests will be able to reserve food at Satu&#39;li Canteen beginning May 27th, and then other Animal Kingdom restaurants will come online. These include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Flame Tree Barbecue</li>
	<li>
		Pizzafari</li>
	<li>
		Restaurantosaurus</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ebz96MneUA4" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2017-05-17
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2234 4481 5 1 4481 0 'Connect to Protect' Mobile Adventure Coming to Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/05/19/connect-to-protect-mobile-adventure-coming-to-pandora-the-world-of-avatar 'Connect to Protect' Mobile Adventure Coming to Pandora: The World of AVATAR 'Connect to Protect' Mobile Adventure Coming to Pandora: The World of AVATAR 'Connect to Protect' Mobile Adventure Coming to Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/connect-to-protect-introduces-a-new-interactive-way-to-protect-animals-on-earth-and-explore-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced a new interactive experience coming to Pandora: The World of AVATAR when it opens on May 27th. Connect to Protect will allow guests to instant message with one of the Pandora&rsquo;s ecological specialists, Fitsimti &ldquo;Fits&rdquo; Buckley using the My Disney Experience app.</p>
<p>
	Fits will highlight the flora and fauna of Pandora as well as send guests on missions. After proceeding through the missions guests will have the opportunity to make a contribution of $5 or $10 from Disney Parks to various conservation efforts.</p>
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2017-05-19
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2235 4482 5 1 4482 0 Breakfast Menu for Satu'li Canteen Now Available /news/2017/05/19/breakfast-menu-for-satuli-canteen-now-available Breakfast Menu for Satu'li Canteen Now Available Breakfast Menu for Satu'li Canteen Now Available Breakfast Menu for Satu'li Canteen Now Available
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/breakfast-menu-for-satuli-canteen-at-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared details on some of the offerings that will be available for breakfast at Satu&#39;li Canteen. The restaurant officially opens on May 27th with the rest of Pandora: The World of AVATAR.</p>
<p>
	Offerings include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Vegetable Goat Cheese Frittata with Wood-Fired, Herb-Crusted Beef and Chimichurri</li>
	<li>
		Pork Shoulder Potato Hash with Chorizo Sausage and Natural Jus</li>
	<li>
		Steamed Pod (bao bun) with Scrambled Egg, Bacon, Spinach and Pickled Vegetables</li>
	<li>
		Tropical Pandora Forest Fruits with Yogurt Muesli and Vanilla Maple Syrup</li>
	<li>
		Steel-Cut Oats with Whiskey Raisins, Marcona Almonds, Goji Berry</li>
	<li>
		Cinnamon Swirl French Toast with Blueberry Cheesecake Dollop and Passion Fruit Anglaise</li>
</ul>
<p>
	Children&#39;s meals include:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Cinnamon Swirl French Toast with Blueberry Cheesecake Dollop and Passion Fruit Anglaise</li>
	<li>
		Scrambled Egg Steamed Pod (bao bun), and cereal and milk</li>
</ul>
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2017-05-19
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2236 4484 5 1 4484 0 The Floating Mountains in Pandora: The World of AVATAR /news/2017/05/20/the-floating-mountains-in-pandora-the-world-of-avatar The Floating Mountains in Pandora: The World of AVATAR The Floating Mountains in Pandora: The World of AVATAR The Floating Mountains in Pandora: The World of AVATAR
<p>
	Contributor Chris Lathrop has provided us with a video showcasing the Valley of Mo&#39;ara and the size perspective of the floating mountains in Pandora: The World of AVATAR.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MU9Tt3E_gx8?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2017-05-20
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2237 4486 5 1 4486 0 Celebrities To Be In Attendance at Pandora: The World of AVATAR on May 24th /news/2017/05/21/celebrities-to-be-in-attendance-at-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-on-may-24th Celebrities To Be In Attendance at Pandora: The World of AVATAR on May 24th Celebrities To Be In Attendance at Pandora: The World of AVATAR on May 24th Celebrities To Be In Attendance at Pandora: The World of AVATAR on May 24th
<p>
	WDWThemeParks.com contributor Ryan has informed us that at the May 24th media event for Pandora: The World of AVATAR, Disney is expecting to see several celebrities in attendance including James Cameron, Jon Landau, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and others.</p>
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2017-05-21
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2238 4487 5 1 4487 0 Pandora: The World of AVATAR Dedication to be Live Streamed Wednesday May 24th at 8:10 AM /news/2017/05/22/pandora-the-world-of-avatar-dedication-to-be-live-streamed-wednesday-may-24th-at-810-am Pandora: The World of AVATAR Dedication to be Live Streamed Wednesday May 24th at 8:10 AM Pandora: The World of AVATAR Dedication to be Live Streamed Wednesday May 24th at 8:10 AM Pandora: The World of AVATAR Dedication to be Live Streamed Wednesday May 24th at 8:10 AM
<p>
	As <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/news/2017/05/21/celebrities-to-be-in-attendance-at-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-on-may-24th">reported yesterday</a>, a media event will take place at Pandora: The World of AVATAR on May 24th. Celebrity guests are expected to be in attendance including Avatar writer and director James Cameron, producer Jon Landau and actors: Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang.</p>
<p>
	Disney has not confirmed the celebritries, but they will be hosting a live feed on the Disney Parks Blog beginning at 8:10 AM on May 24th.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jJk8II7TcZI" width="560"></iframe></p>
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2017-05-22
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2239 4488 5 1 4488 0 Pandora: The World of AVATAR Official Dedication Video /news/2017/05/24/pandora-the-world-of-avatar-official-dedication-video Pandora: The World of AVATAR Official Dedication Video Pandora: The World of AVATAR Official Dedication Video Pandora: The World of AVATAR Official Dedication Video
<p>
	Pandora: The World of AVATAR was officially dedicated today (May 24th) and the <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/disneyparkslive-watch-the-dedication-of-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-now/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared a live feed of the event. The replay of the event can be found below.</p>
<p>
	The ceremony featured a drum circle performance and introductions from both Disney CEO Bob Iger and Avatar writer/director James Cameron. Imagineer Joe Rohde is also featured on the video before the ceremony.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jJk8II7TcZI" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2017-05-24
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2240 4490 5 1 4490 0 New Details and Concept Art for Wine Bar George /news/2017/05/25/new-details-and-concept-art-for-wine-bar-george New Details and Concept Art for Wine Bar George New Details and Concept Art for Wine Bar George New Details and Concept Art for Wine Bar George
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/were-celebrating-national-wine-day-with-first-look-at-interior-of-wine-bar-george-at-disney-springs/">Disney Parks Blog</a> shared two new pieces of concept art for Wine Bar George, a new location coming to Disney Springs in late 2017.</p>
<p>
	Master Sommelier George Miliotes brings his expertise to Wine Bar George. The menu will feature over 100 wines by the glass or bottle from the United States and beyond. The location will be 6,000 square feet with, &quot;wood ceilings, concrete floors, warm lighting and a welcoming atmosphere.&quot;</p>
<p>
	A light food menu will accompany the wine selection.</p>
<p>
	Miliotes previously ran the beverage program at California Grill from 1995-2002.</p>
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2017-05-25
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2241 4491 5 1 4491 0 Cruz Ramirez from Cars 3 Meet and Greet Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios /news/2017/05/25/cruz-ramirez-from-cars-3-meet-and-greet-coming-to-disneys-hollywood-studios Cruz Ramirez from Cars 3 Meet and Greet Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios Cruz Ramirez from Cars 3 Meet and Greet Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios Cruz Ramirez from Cars 3 Meet and Greet Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/cruz-ramirez-meet-and-greet-coming-this-summer.927418/">WDWMagic.com</a> is reporting that a new meet and greet featuring Cruz Ramirez from the upcoming Cars 3 movie will debut at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios.</p>
<p>
	The timing is unknown, as is the location, but often times these meet and greets take place inside Walt Disney One Man&#39;s Dream.</p>
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2017-05-25
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2242 4496 5 1 4496 0 Highlights from Pandora: The World of AVATAR Dedication /news/2017/05/25/highlights-from-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-dedication Highlights from Pandora: The World of AVATAR Dedication Highlights from Pandora: The World of AVATAR Dedication Highlights from Pandora: The World of AVATAR Dedication
<p>
	Yesterday (May 24, 2017) Disney officially dedicated Pandora: The World of AVATAR. Celebrities were on hand as Disney CEO Bob Iger and Avatar writer/director James Cameron dedicated the new land.</p>
<p>
	Video of the dedication ceremony can be found below.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sXrwUzJ926M?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe></p>
<p>
	A series of interviews were conducted discussing the new land with Bob Chapek (Chairman of Parks and Resorts), Bob Iger (Disney CEO), James Cameron (Writer/Director of Avatar), Djuan Rivers (President of Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom) and Zoe Saldana (Actress in Avatar).</p>
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2017-05-25
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2243 4498 5 1 4498 0 'Disney Movie Magic' Projection Show Debuted at Hollywood Studios /news/2017/05/26/disney-movie-magic-projection-show-debuted-at-hollywood-studios 'Disney Movie Magic' Projection Show Debuted at Hollywood Studios 'Disney Movie Magic' Projection Show Debuted at Hollywood Studios 'Disney Movie Magic' Projection Show Debuted at Hollywood Studios
<p>
	Disney surprised park guests today at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios when they announced a new projection show that took place before the Star Wars A Galactic Spectacular fireworks. The previously unnaounced show, Disney Movie Magic.</p>
<p>
	The 10 minute show features highlights of Disney movies through the years, and welcomes guests to a &quot;Hollywood the never was, and always will be.&quot;</p>
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2017-05-26
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2244 4499 5 1 4499 0 Pandora: The World of AVATAR Opening Day /news/2017/05/27/pandora-the-world-of-avatar-opening-day Pandora: The World of AVATAR Opening Day Pandora: The World of AVATAR Opening Day Pandora: The World of AVATAR Opening Day
<p>
	Pandora: The World of AVATAR officially opened today and crowds descended on the park. Parking, security and the entrance gates were smooth at park opening (8:00 AM). Guests entering the line for the land itself at 8:15 waited 45 minutes. Throughout the day there was a line to get into the land, keeping wait times for the individual attractions between 180-265 minutes.</p>
<p>
	Lines formed to purchase items at Windtraders and Pongu Pongu, while Satu&#39;li Canteen&#39;s line remained largely indoors during lunch time.</p>
<p>
	A selection of photos from the day can be seen below.</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943669-IMG_7245.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943669-IMG_7245.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Updated Park Map</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943681-IMG_7479.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943681-IMG_7479.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	New and Commemorative Park Maps and Pandora Magic Band</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943670-IMG_7247.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943670-IMG_7247.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943672-IMG_7255.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943672-IMG_7255.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943677-IMG_7275.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943677-IMG_7275.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Scenery in the land and views from Flight of Passage outdoor queue</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943671-IMG_7252.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943671-IMG_7252.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943673-IMG_7256.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943673-IMG_7256.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943674-IMG_7263.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943674-IMG_7263.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943675-IMG_7266.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943675-IMG_7266.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	View from the Flight of Passage outdoor queue towards the Flight of Passage facade</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943676-IMG_7272.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943676-IMG_7272.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Posted wait time of 250 minutes at Flight of Passage at 9:31 AM</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943679-IMG_7280.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943679-IMG_7280.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943679-IMG_7288.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943679-IMG_7288.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Flight of Passage Totem</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943680-IMG_7292.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/05/27/r-1495943680-IMG_7292.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	Avatar in Flight of Passage queue</p>
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2017-05-27
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2245 4500 5 1 4500 0 2016 TEA - Themed Entertainment Association Attendance Report Released /news/2017/06/01/2016-tea-themed-entertainment-association-attendance-report-released 2016 TEA - Themed Entertainment Association Attendance Report Released 2016 TEA - Themed Entertainment Association Attendance Report Released 2016 TEA - Themed Entertainment Association Attendance Report Released
<p>
	The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM have released their 2016 attendance numbers for the theme parks around the world. The Walt Disney World parks saw moderate decreases in attendance over their 2015 numbers with the top 10 parks in the world found below:</p>
<table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 600px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>Rank</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>Park / Location</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>% Change</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>2016 Attendance</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>2015 Attendance</strong></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				1</td>
			<td>
				<strong>Magic Kingdom</strong><br />
				Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL, U.S.</td>
			<td>
				-0.5%</td>
			<td>
				20,395,000</td>
			<td>
				20,492,000</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				2</td>
			<td>
				<strong>Disneyland</strong><br />
				Anaheim, Ca, U.S.</td>
			<td>
				-1.8%</td>
			<td>
				17,943,000</td>
			<td>
				18,278,000</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				3</td>
			<td>
				<strong>Tokyo Disneyland</strong><br />
				Tokyo, Japan</td>
			<td>
				-0.4%</td>
			<td>
				16,540,000</td>
			<td>
				16,600,000</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				4</td>
			<td>
				<strong>Universal Studios Japan</strong><br />
				Osaka, Japan</td>
			<td>
				4.3%</td>
			<td>
				14,500,000</td>
			<td>
				13,900,000</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				5</td>
			<td>
				<strong>Tokyo Disney Sea</strong><br />
				Tokyo, Japan</td>
			<td>
				-1.0%</td>
			<td>
				13,460,000</td>
			<td>
				13,600,000</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				6</td>
			<td>
				<strong>Epcot</strong><br />
				Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL, U.S.</td>
			<td>
				-0.7%</td>
			<td>
				11,712,000</td>
			<td>
				11,798,000</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				7</td>
			<td>
				<strong>Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom</strong><br />
				Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL, U.S.</td>
			<td>
				-0.7%</td>
			<td>
				10,844,000</td>
			<td>
				10,922,000</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				8</td>
			<td>
				<strong>Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios</strong><br />
				Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL, U.S.</td>
			<td>
				-0.5%</td>
			<td>
				10,776,000</td>
			<td>
				10,828,000</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				9</td>
			<td>
				<strong>Universal Studios</strong><br />
				Universal Orlando, FL, U.S.</td>
			<td>
				4.3%</td>
			<td>
				9,998,000</td>
			<td>
				9,585,000</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				10</td>
			<td>
				<strong>Islands of Adventure</strong><br />
				Universal Orlando, FL, U.S.</td>
			<td>
				6.5%</td>
			<td>
				9,362,000</td>
			<td>
				8,792,000</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<p>
	The full report has the top 25 amusement parks worldwide as well as other information.</p>
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2017-06-01
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2246 4501 5 1 4501 0 New Restaurants Coming to Disney Springs /news/2017/05/30/new-restaurants-coming-to-disney-springs New Restaurants Coming to Disney Springs New Restaurants Coming to Disney Springs New Restaurants Coming to Disney Springs
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/more-new-dining-spots-for-disney-springs-at-walt-disney-world-resort/">Disney Parks Blog</a> and <a href="http://wdwnews.com/releases/5-new-dining-concepts-coming-soon-to-disney-springs-at-walt-disney-world-resort/">WDWNews.com</a> announced three new restaurant concepts coming to Disney Springs</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Jaleo </strong>- Opening in 2018 on the West Side, the new restaurant concept by chef Jose Andres&#39; ThinkFoodGroup highlights the flavors of Spain</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Wolfgang Puck Bar &amp; Grill</strong> - Opening in 2018 in the Town Center, the restaurant promises to modernize the &quot;bar and grill&quot; concept with highlights from Wolfgang Puck&#39;s signature dishes</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Unnamed Tony Mantuano Restaurant</strong>- A replacement for Portobello Country Italian Trattoria, the restaurant will feature dishes inspired by &quot;Top Chef Master&quot; Chef Tony Mantuano&#39;s adventures in Italy</li>
</ul>
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2017-05-30
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2247 4503 5 1 4503 0 Pandora: The World of AVATAR Survey /news/2017/06/01/pandora-the-world-of-avatar-survey Pandora: The World of AVATAR Survey Pandora: The World of AVATAR Survey Pandora: The World of AVATAR Survey
<p>
	Disney sent out surveys to select guests that visited Pandora: The World of AVATAR. Select questions are posted below. Please note the answers to the questions represent personal opinions and individual opinions may vary.</p>
<p>
	(Click images to enlarge)</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/01/r-1496367965-PandoraSurvey1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/01/r-1496367965-PandoraSurvey1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 328px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/01/r-1496367966-PandoraSurvey2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/01/r-1496367966-PandoraSurvey2.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 328px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/01/r-1496367966-PandoraSurvey3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/01/r-1496367966-PandoraSurvey3.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 328px;" /></a></p>
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2017-06-01
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2248 4506 5 1 4506 0 Temporary Stages to be Used for Star Wars: A Galaxy Far Far Away /news/2017/06/06/temporary-stages-to-be-used-for-star-wars-a-galaxy-far-far-away Temporary Stages to be Used for Star Wars: A Galaxy Far Far Away Temporary Stages to be Used for Star Wars: A Galaxy Far Far Away Temporary Stages to be Used for Star Wars: A Galaxy Far Far Away
<p>
	Changes are coming to the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far Far Away Stage Show. The show takes place on Center Stage along Hollywood Boulevard, but that stage will be removed during the current refurbishment. When the show returns on June 16th it will utilize temporary stages that will be removed following the final performance of the night.</p>
<p>
	The temporary stages will allow for more room during the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks that play nightly at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios.</p>
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2017-06-06
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2249 4509 5 1 4509 0 Mobile Ordering Now Available at Pizzafari /news/2017/06/07/mobile-ordering-now-available-at-pizzafari Mobile Ordering Now Available at Pizzafari Mobile Ordering Now Available at Pizzafari Mobile Ordering Now Available at Pizzafari
<p>
	With the latest update to the My Disney Experience app, mobile ordering is now available at Pizzafari. Currently this option is only available at Pizzafari and Satu&#39;li Canteen, but more restaurants are expected to join this summer.</p>
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2017-06-07
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2250 4510 5 1 4510 0 Disney to Begin Enforcing Fastpass+ Terms and Conditions Today June 7, 2017 /news/2017/06/07/disney-to-begin-enforcing-fastpass-terms-and-conditions-today-june-7-2017 Disney to Begin Enforcing Fastpass+ Terms and Conditions Today June 7, 2017 Disney to Begin Enforcing Fastpass+ Terms and Conditions Today June 7, 2017 Disney to Begin Enforcing Fastpass+ Terms and Conditions Today June 7, 2017
<p>
	As had been <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2017/06/05/disney-reportedly-closing-fastpass-loopholes">rumored</a>, Disney will officially begin enforcing the <a href="https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/park-experience-terms-conditions/">terms and conditions</a> for Fastpass+. Specifically, they rule they seem to be addressing is:</p>
<p>
	<em><strong>The valid theme park admission associated with your Site/App account and used to make FastPass+ selections must be the same valid theme park admission that you will use for entry into the park on the day the FastPass+ selections are redeemed.</strong></em></p>
<p>
	This reportedly comes after third party &quot;tour guides&quot; have been abusing the previous system with extra Magic Bands that are not linked to a My Disney Experience account. These tour guides would make Fastpass+ reservations at the kiosks to be used for guests that hired them as &quot;guides&quot;.</p>
<p>
	Accounts may be locked if a guest has redeemed a Fastpass+ selection on a ticket that was not used to enter the park on a particular day. Accounts can typically be unlocked at guest relations.</p>
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2017-06-07
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2251 4512 5 1 4512 0 Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival Refurbishment June 12-18 /news/2017/06/08/disney-and-pixar-short-film-festival-refurbishment-june-12-18 Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival Refurbishment June 12-18 Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival Refurbishment June 12-18 Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival Refurbishment June 12-18
<p>
	The Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival that plays in Epcot&#39;s Magic Eye theater will be undergoing a short refurbishment from June 12-18th. The show is expected to re-open to guests on June 19th and no changes have been announced.</p>
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2017-06-08
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2252 4514 5 1 4514 0 Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away Refurbishment Extended Through June 17th /news/2017/06/12/star-wars-a-galaxy-far-far-away-refurbishment-extended-through-june-17th Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away Refurbishment Extended Through June 17th Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away Refurbishment Extended Through June 17th Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away Refurbishment Extended Through June 17th
<p>
	Star Wars, A Galaxy, Far, Far Away is currently closed for refurbishment. The stage show that takes place in front of the Grauman&#39;s Chinese Theater was expected to re-open using mobile stages beginning June 16th. The re-openign date has been delayed to June 18th.</p>
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2017-06-12
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2253 4515 5 1 4515 0 Cars 3 Merchandise Coming to Disney Parks /news/2017/06/13/cars-3-merchandise-coming-to-disney-parks Cars 3 Merchandise Coming to Disney Parks Cars 3 Merchandise Coming to Disney Parks Cars 3 Merchandise Coming to Disney Parks
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/06/colorful-new-products-for-disney-pixars-cars-3-cruise-into-disney-parks%e2%80%a8/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced several new merchandise offerings coming to the parks inspired by the upcoming Pixar movie, Cars 3. The movie debuts in theaters on June 13th, and one of the new characters introduced in the movie, <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/news/2017/05/25/cruz-ramirez-from-cars-3-meet-and-greet-coming-to-disneys-hollywood-studios">Cruz Ramirez</a> is expected to appear at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios as a meet and greet character.</p>
<p>
	In addition to the meet and greet, new merchandise will be available including a line of t-shirts, a limited edition magic band (edition size of 2,000), pins, toy cars, and more.</p>
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2017-06-13
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2254 4517 5 1 4517 0 New Shorts Coming to Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival? /news/2017/06/12/new-shorts-coming-to-disney-pixar-short-film-festival New Shorts Coming to Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival? New Shorts Coming to Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival? New Shorts Coming to Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival?
<p>
	<a href="http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2017/06/new-shorts-coming-to-disney-pixar-short.html">OrlandoParksNews.com</a> is reporting that new shorts will be replacing La Luna and For the Birds in the Disney Pixar Short Film Festival attraction in the Imagination Pavilion. The attraction closed for refurbishment on June 12th and is expected to re-open on June 19th.</p>
<p>
	The short, Get A Horse is expected to remain.</p>
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2017-06-12
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2255 4521 5 1 4521 0 Reservations Now Open for Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party at Epcot /news/2017/06/15/reservations-now-open-for-frozen-ever-after-sparkling-dessert-party-at-epcot Reservations Now Open for Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party at Epcot Reservations Now Open for Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party at Epcot Reservations Now Open for Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party at Epcot
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/06/reservations-open-today-for-frozen-ever-after-sparkling-dessert-party-a-cool-new-way-to-view-fireworks-at-epcot/">Disney Parks Blog</a> announced that reservations are now open for guests wishing to participate in the Frozen Ever After Sparklign Dessert Party at Epcot. The party debuts July 17th and will feature a dedicated viewing area for Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, complimentary desserts, and an after hours ride on Frozen Ever After.</p>
<p>
	The party takes place on the East side of Showcase Plaza.</p>
<p>
	Beverages include specialty cotton candy lemonade or &ldquo;melted snow&rdquo; and other non-alcoholic beverages for guests under the age of 21. Adults ages 21 and older can enjoy alcoholic beverages such as a pina colada, margarita or &ldquo;Summertime Punch,&rdquo; a blend of prickly pear syrup, vodka, lemonade and ginger ale.</p>
<p>
	Three buffet stations will offer a selection of desserts and snacks:</p>
<p>
	<strong>Hot &amp; Cold </strong></p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Olaf&rsquo;s Warm Double Chocolate S&rsquo;mores Pudding Cake</li>
	<li>
		Elsa&rsquo;s Warm Cottage Pudding with Salted Caramel Glaze</li>
	<li>
		Hand-dipped Vanilla Bean Ice Cream</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<strong>Small Bites </strong></p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Wandering Oaken&rsquo;s Eclairons</li>
	<li>
		Hans&rsquo; Key Lime Tarts with Red Glitter Glaze</li>
	<li>
		Living Rock Crispy Bonbons</li>
	<li>
		Anna&rsquo;s Blue Velvet Cupcakes</li>
	<li>
		Kristoff&rsquo;s No Sugar Added Lemon Curd with Blueberry</li>
</ul>
<p>
	<strong>Not So Sweet </strong></p>
<ul>
	<li>
		Sven&rsquo;s Fresh Fruits &amp; Berries</li>
	<li>
		Grand Pabbie&rsquo;s Winter-spiced Snack Mix</li>
	<li>
		Duke of Weselton&rsquo;s Cheese Fondue served with Country Bread Cubes, Broccoli, and Grilled Flatbread</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The cost is $79 for guests ages 10 and above, $47 for ages 3 to 9&mdash;tax and gratuity included. Reservations are now open for dates beginning July 17 and can be made by visiting <a href="https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/?CMP=SOC-DPFY17Q3ReservationsOpenTodayforFrozenEverAfterSparklingDessertPartyACoolNewWaytoViewFireworksatEpcot0010" target="_blank">DisneyWorld.com/dine</a> or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.</p>
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2017-06-15
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2256 4522 5 1 4522 0 On Ride Photo Coming June 19th to Pirates of the Caribbean /news/2017/06/15/on-ride-photo-coming-june-19th-to-pirates-of-the-caribbean On Ride Photo Coming June 19th to Pirates of the Caribbean On Ride Photo Coming June 19th to Pirates of the Caribbean On Ride Photo Coming June 19th to Pirates of the Caribbean
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/06/new-photo-capture-coming-to-pirates-of-caribbean-at-magic-kingdom-park-on-june-19/">Disney Parks Blog</a> is reporting that beginning June 19th an on ride photo will be added to Pirates of the Caribbean. The photo will be taken just prior to the drop and will be automatically synced to a valid PhotoPass account via the guest&#39;s MagicBand.</p>
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2017-06-15
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2257 4523 5 1 4523 0 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of June 15 /news/2017/06/15/2017-d23-expo-presentation-schedule-as-of-june-15 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of June 15 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of June 15 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of June 15
<p>
	The 2017 D23 Expo takes place from July 14-16th at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event showcases all aspects of the Walt Disney Corporation including movies, television, and the theme parks. Details have been slowly coming out via press release and the Disney Parks Blog. For full coverage of D23 Expo related items, refer to our D23 feed <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/details/other/d23/all">here</a>.</p>
<p>
	During the D23 Expo, several panel presentations take place each day. The full schedule of these panels has not been released, but details on many of these presentations has been made available. The four facilities used in 2015 that are expected to also be used in 2017 are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Hall D23</strong> - Seats 6800 (Down from 7500 in 2015)</li>
	<li>
		<strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Stage 28</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
</ul>
<p>
	An incomplete schedule for these events can be found below (as of June 15), we will update this further as new information becomes available:</p>
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 630px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="5">
				<h2>
					Friday, July 14, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td width="60">
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall D23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="8">
				<strong>Disney Legends Awards Ceremony</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Walt Disney Company&#39;s Celebrated Product Legacy and the Exciting Future Ahead</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>From Screen to Page: <em>Gravity Falls </em>and<em> Star vs. The Forces of Evil</em></strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong><em>Mousequerade</em></strong><br />
				(11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>60 Years of the Horseman Known as Zorro</strong><br />
				(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Cup</strong><strong> o&#39; Joe</strong><br />
				(1:15 PM - 2:15 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Walking with Giants: A Virtual Visit to Walt Disney Hyperion Studio</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 2:30 PM</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="8">
				<strong>Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>The Golden Girls: </em>A Celebration of Friendship, Laughter and Cheesecake</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney&#39;s Colorful TV Revolution</strong><br />
				(3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Pirates of the Caribbean:</strong></em><strong> 50 Years of Swashbuckling Adventures in Disney Parks</strong><br />
				(3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Disney Legends 30th Anniversary</strong><br />
				(4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Ink &amp; Paint: The Women of Walt Disney&#39;s Animation</strong><br />
				(4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>Melodies in Walt&#39;s Time: The Music of Disney Live-Action Films</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Marvel Animation</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Park Stars:<br />
				Original Characters of the Disney Parks</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/15/r-1497551160-2017D23Expo4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/15/r-1497551160-2017D23Expo4.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 143px;" /></a></p>
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 630px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="5">
				<h2>
					Saturday, July 15, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td width="60">
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall D23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced</strong>!<br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Marc Davis Goes to WED Imagineering</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="8">
				<strong>The Walt Disney Studios Live Action Films</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Power of the Princess</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:45 AM</strong></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Hidden Art of Disney: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the <em>They Drew As The Pleased</em> Book Series</strong><br />
				(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Creating the Worlds in Pixar&#39;s Universe</strong><br />
				(12:15 PM - 1:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Level Up! The Walt Disney Company&#39;s Video Game Showcase</strong><br />
				(1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Walt, Kaye and Marceline</strong><strong>:</strong><strong> A Very Big, Small Town Story</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>-</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Olaf&#39;s Frozen Adventure</strong></em><strong>: A Sneak Peek at the New <em>Frozen</em> Short Film</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>Walt Disney Parks and Resorts</strong><br />
				(3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Disney and Pixar Did That? Advertisements and Animated Commercials</strong><br />
				(3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(3:15 PM - 4:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>DuckTales Panel</em></strong><br />
				(4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="Center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>A <em>Kiss Goodnight </em>with Disney Legends Richard Sherman and Floyd Norman</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Evolution of Pixar&#39;s Characters</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Yesterday&#39;s Tomorrow: Disney&#39;s Magical Mid-Century</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<br />
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 630px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="5">
				<h2>
					Sunday, July 16, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td width="60">
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall D23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Writing with Walt: Researching in the Magic Kingdom of Good Eating</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>Tangled: The Series</em> Panel</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Walt Disney Signature Collection Presents: The 75th Anniversary of <em>Bambi</em></strong><br />
				(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Inspiring Women of Imagineering</strong><br />
				(12:15 PM - 1:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Zero to Hero: The Making of <em>Hercules</em></strong><br />
				(12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Magic in the Details: How Disney Historical Collections Continue to Inspire</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 2:30 PM</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Voices of Disney Parks</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong><em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em>: 80th Anniversary Screening</strong><br />
				(3:15 PM - 4:45 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough: 60 Years of Walt&#39;s Most Charming Tableaux</strong><br />
				(3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Maps of Disney Parks</strong></em><br />
				(4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>Pop</em>Disney: Six Degrees of Separation</strong><br />
				(5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</strong><br />
				(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>90 Years of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<p>
	Additional details on many events can be found below. The descriptions have been taken from various press releases put out by the D23 staff.</p>
<h2>
	Friday, July 14, 2017</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year&rsquo;s recipients are: Carrie Fisher, Clyde &ldquo;Gerry&rdquo; Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Walt Disney Company&rsquo;s Celebrated Product Legacy and the Exciting Future Ahead</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Get an inside look at the history of Disney&rsquo;s beloved products and collectibles throughout the years, and a sneak peek at the product development process and some new products coming soon!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>From Screen to Page: <em>Gravity Falls</em> and <em>Star vs. The Forces of Evil</em></strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:30 am - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Gravity Falls</em> creator Alex Hirsch and <em>Star vs. The Forces of Evil</em> creator Daron Nefcy will join forces to share the unique process of taking a show from screen to page with bestselling titles <em>Gravity Falls: Journal</em> <em>3</em> and <em>Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Star and Marco&rsquo;s Guide to Mastering Every Dimension</em>.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Mousequerade</em></strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:00 am - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Join judges Ashley Eckstein (<em>Star Wars Rebels</em>), Kara Saun (costume designer for <em>Descendants 2</em>), Yvette Nicole Brown (ABC&rsquo;s The Mayor), and the contest&rsquo;s host, Disney&rsquo;s Jim Babcock, to watch dozens of finalists take the stage in this fan-favorite costume competition for the $2,300 grand prize!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>60 Years of the Horseman Known as Zorro</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:30 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	The story of Zorro was a special one for Walt Disney, but it wasn&rsquo;t just because the legend of the masked avenger was so compelling. Walt viewed a Zorro television series as a source of funding for his long contemplated theme park. When Roy Disney refused to spend the company&rsquo;s money on it, Walt bought the rights to <em>Zorro</em> with his own money and started work on a weekly series. The project went on the back burner when ABC television bought the weekly anthology series and the <em>Mickey Mouse Club</em>, but Walt turned back to <em>Zorro</em> to help finance his massive 1959 expansion of Disneyland. This presentation looks back at its sometimes rocky road to the screen, the many actors considered for the series, and some of the very special Disney touches that made it such a success. Hosted by Disney historian and author <strong>Bill Cotter</strong>.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walking with Giants: A Virtual Visit to Walt Disney&rsquo;s Hyperion Studio</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 1:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	From 1926 to 1940, Walt Disney&rsquo;s Hyperion Avenue studio was the vortex of unprecedented achievement. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and Pinocchio all came to animated life there&ndash;&ndash;and along with them, an entirely new cinematic art form. Combining state-of-the-art technology with never-before-seen vintage imagery, fans will explore this legendary location where Walt and his team unlocked the secrets of animation and turned amusement into art. Hosted by animation historian <strong>Hans Perk</strong>.</p>
<p>
	<strong><u>Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter</u></strong></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 2:30 pm - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	Join host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as he presents <em>Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films.</em> Watch never-before-seen footage from Pixar&rsquo;s upcoming feature <em>Coco</em> and<em> </em>Walt Disney Animation&rsquo;s <em>Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2</em>, and be prepared for surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by star voice talent. <em>Cell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.</em></p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>The Golden Girls</em>: A Celebration of Friendship, Laughter, and Cheesecake </strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 2:30 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Join the show&rsquo;s creators and other special guests&mdash;including author Jim Colucci; <em>Golden Girls</em> writers Barry Fanaro, Robert Spina, and Stan Zimmerman; and art director John Shaffner&mdash;for an unforgettable celebration of the enduring fan favorite, 25 years after the final episode. Hosted by Imagineer and <em>Golden Girls</em> fan Morgan Richardson.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney&rsquo;s Colorful TV Revolution</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 3:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	In 1961 Walt transformed his hit television series into <em>Walt Disney&rsquo;s Wonderful World of Color</em>, the first weekly TV program designed to showcase color. Enjoy a &ldquo;colorful&rdquo; celebration of this classic Emmy- and Peabody-winning TV series&mdash;featuring the only animated character Walt ever created for television, fan-favorite Ludwig Von Drake&mdash;as Disney writer and historian <strong>Jim Fanning</strong> shares a kaleidoscope of rare footage, seldom-seen stills, and some &ldquo;kooky&rdquo; (as Ludwig might say) surprises.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em>: 50 Years of Swashbuckling Adventures in Disney Parks</strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 3:30 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	If ye be seekin&rsquo; adventure, you&rsquo;ve come to the right place! Dead men may tell no tales, but these amazing Imagineers will during this swashbuckling session tracing the attractions early origins to the latest technical achievements of <em>Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure</em> at Shanghai Disneyland.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Disney Legends 30th Anniversary</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 4:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	After the newest inductees are honored during the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, join historian Leonard Maltin to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the coveted award with a legendary lineup, including Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy and Pluto), Imagineering legend Bob Gurr, Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith, and 2017 inductee and <em>Star Wars</em> star Mark Hamill.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Ink &amp; Paint &ndash; The Women of Walt Disney&rsquo;s Animation</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 4:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Women have been at the forefront of animation from the very beginning. <strong>Mindy Johnson</strong>, author of the forthcoming landmark volume <em>Ink &amp; Paint &ndash; The Women of Walt Disney&rsquo;s Animation</em> (Disney Editions), introduces you to a panel showcasing some of the extraordinary artists who&rsquo;ve made remarkable contributions to Walt Disney&rsquo;s animation.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Melodies in Walt&rsquo;s Time: The Music of Disney Live-Action Films </strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Celebrate the magical music of Walt&rsquo;s live-action films with live performances of songs from <em>Summer Magic</em>, <em>Mary Poppins</em>, <em>The Happiest Millionaire</em>, <em>The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band</em>, and more. Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, the extravaganza will feature Lesley Ann Warren, Karen Dotrice, and other renowned guest stars, live musical performers, and a 20-voice chorus.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Park Stars: Original Characters of the Disney Parks</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Figment, Big Al, Chandu, the Hatbox Ghost, and Liver Lips McGrowl are just a few of the many Disney characters created specifically for Disney Parks. Join Imagineers <strong>Jason Grandt</strong> and <strong>Diana Brost</strong> as they take you on a journey around the world to meet many of the fun personalities that appear in Disney Parks attractions and shows.</p>
<h2>
	Saturday, July 15, 2017</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>Marc Davis Goes to WED &ndash; The Amazing Artistry and Designs of the Legendary Disney Imagineer</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	When Walt Disney asked directing animator Marc Davis to &ldquo;take a look&rdquo; at some of his attractions at Disneyland in late 1960, it began a second career for one of his top animators&mdash;who immediately began working for WED Enterprises, now known as Walt Disney Imagineering. Davis led the design efforts and strove to inject his trademark humor into attractions like the <em>Jungle Cruise</em>, <em>Walt Disney&rsquo;s Enchanted Tiki Room</em>, <em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em>, <em>Haunted Mansion</em>, <em>it&rsquo;s a small world</em>, <em>Country Bear Jamboree</em>, <em>America Sings</em>, and many, many other Disney theme park classics. Join Pixar&rsquo;s <strong>Pete Docter </strong>and Walt Disney Imagineering&rsquo;s <strong>Christopher Merritt</strong> as they share amazing and unseen artwork and photographs they have discovered in the process of writing a new book on this Imagineering Legend.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Studios Live-Action</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:30 am - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm showcase the Studios&rsquo; exciting slate of live-action films. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Power of the Princess</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:30 am - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Join hosts Walt Disney Animation Studios animators Amy Smeed and Kira Lehtomaki as the voice actresses behind some of your favorite Disney heroines&ndash;&ndash;Jodi Benson (Ariel), Ming-Na Wen (Mulan), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), and Auli&lsquo;i Cravalho (Moana)&ndash;&ndash;take the stage to share stories from the sound booth and beyond.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Hidden Art of Disney &ndash; A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the <em>They Drew as They Pleased</em> Book Series</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 11:30 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	The groundbreaking book series <em>They Drew as They Pleased</em> features an in-depth exploration of the life and art of Disney&rsquo;s concept artists, with each volume showcasing more than 400 pieces of pre-production artwork. Most of the material contained in each volume has never been seen before in book form. The series will eventually include a total of six books. In this panel, author <strong>Didier Ghez </strong>reveals the fascinating detective work behind the making of the books and an exclusive preview of the upcoming volumes in the series.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Creating the Worlds in Pixar&rsquo;s Universe</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 12:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Pixar production designers and artists will literally take guests behind the scenes on a visual tour of the amazing worlds created in Pixar films&ndash;&ndash;from oceans and outer space, to mountain tops and &ldquo;monstropolises.&rdquo;</p>
<p>
	<em><u><strong>Level Up! The Walt Disney Company&rsquo;s Video Game Showcase</strong></u></em></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena </em></p>
<p>
	Experience never-before-seen gameplay, trailers, special guests, and other unforgettable surprises from across the Disney, <em>Star Wars</em>, and Marvel games portfolios in this must-see showcase. Jimmy Pitaro, chairman, DCPI, will kick off the presentation, which will feature many show-stopping moments including announcements from Marvel, and more information about highly anticipated games, <em>Star Wars Battlefront II&trade;</em> from Electronic Arts,�<em>KINGDOM HEARTS III</em> from Disney and Square Enix,�and more.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt, Kaye and Marceline: A Very Big, Small Town Story</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	From numerous stays in her childhood home to one-of-a-kind Disneyland employment offers, <strong>Kaye Malins</strong> can reminisce about a lifetime of pixie-dust-filled moments with Walt, Roy, and Ruth Disney that seamlessly led her to her current role as Executive Director of the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in the heart of Missouri: &ldquo;I grew up surrounded by special people like Walt and Roy Disney, and only now can I truly reflect back on how special my childhood was.&rdquo; Visually supported by museum archival photography and photos from her personal collection, Kaye will walk you through a lifetime of Marceline memories that will remind you that sometimes dreams really do come true.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Olaf&rsquo;s Frozen Adventure</em></strong><strong>: A Sneak Peek at the New <em>Frozen</em> Short Film</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2:30 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Be among the first to see exclusive and behind-the-scenes footage from Walt Disney Animation Studios&rsquo; newest <em>Frozen</em> holiday short film event, the highly anticipated <em>Olaf&rsquo;s Frozen Adventure</em>. The film, which features the talents of the original <em>Frozen </em>cast, as well as brand-new songs, is directed by the Emmy-winning team Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters (<em>Prep &amp; Landing) </em>and produced by Oscar-winning producer Roy Conli (<em>Big Hero 6, Tangled</em>).</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Parks and Resorts</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek will take the stage during this presentation to share what&rsquo;s new and what&rsquo;s next at Disney Parks and Resorts around the globe.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Disney and Pixar Did That? Advertisements and Animated Commercials</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Join archivists and research specialists from across The Walt Disney Company who help to oversee Disney and Pixar historical collections as they share with you rarely seen advertising campaigns and animated commercials spanning from the 1930s to Pixar&rsquo;s efforts of the 1990s. Through artwork, film clips, and stories behind some of the familiar, yet no-so familiar projects, learn about a little-known aspect of the creative history of Disney and Pixar while gaining new perspectives on the productions and products themselves.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Evolution of Pixar&rsquo;s Characters</strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Pixar characters are full of personality&ndash;&ndash;from the waves in their hair to the shoes on their feet. Join some of the legendary Pixar artists behind its most memorable characters as they share what it&rsquo;s like to draw these loveable characters to life.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Yesterday&rsquo;s Tomorrow: Disney&rsquo;s Magical Mid-Century</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Don Hahn&rsquo;s new book <em>Yesterday&rsquo;s Tomorrow: Disney&rsquo;s Magical Mid-Century</em> is a valentine to Disney of the 50s and 60s, an era of optimism, relaxed lifestyle, and innovative design. Author <strong>Don Hahn</strong> takes us on a lavishly illustrated journey through the era with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists pioneered. If you&rsquo;ve seen <em>Sleeping Beauty</em>, read <em>Dwell</em> magazine, shopped at Design Within Reach, or watched <em>Mad Men</em>, this talk is for you and all those who love this extraordinary era at Disney.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>A Kiss Goodnight</em> with Disney Legends Richard Sherman and Floyd Norman </strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Join Disney Legend and music master Richard Sherman and Disney Legend and iconic animator Floyd Norman as they discuss their upcoming book,<em> A Kiss Goodnight</em>.</p>
<h2>
	Sunday, July 16, 2017</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>Writing with Walt: Researching in the Magic Kingdom of Good Eating</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10:00 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	This talk examines the research, interviews, and serendipity that led to the first food book about Walt Disney at home, the studio, and Disneyland. <strong>Marcy Smothers&rsquo;</strong> upcoming book, <em>Eat Like Walt</em>, is a culinary tour of the park&rsquo;s six lands. Every attraction has a story, and so do many of the menu items. Disneyland&rsquo;s food transports us as much as it satiates us, or as Walt declared, &ldquo;The food is as fabulous as the fun, too.&rdquo;</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Signature Collection Presents: The 75th Anniversary of <em>Bambi</em></strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11:30 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Join us as we commemorate the 75th anniversary and Walt Disney Signature Collection release of <em>Bambi</em>, the endearing, timeless tale of a wide-eyed fawn that has forever touched generations. Audiences can look forward to hearing personal stories from the voice cast, anecdotes behind the making of this film and its exquisite hand-drawn artwork, and much, much more. Its groundbreaking animated classics like <em>Bambi</em> that have not only been created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney but have also influenced many great visionaries and animators through to today.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Inspiring Women of Imagineering</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 12:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Get a good dose of girl power with this awesome panel featuring just some of the many talented women of Walt Disney Imagineering. Expect to hear some inspiring personal stories and get an insider&rsquo;s look at the Imagineering process from these creative and technical professionals building on Disney&rsquo;s rich legacy of female Imagineers.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Zero to Hero: The Making of <em>Hercules </em></strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 12:30 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Join directors John Musker and Ron Clements, animators Eric Goldberg (&ldquo;Phil&rdquo;) and Ken Duncan (&ldquo;Megara&rdquo;), and Megara and Hercules themselves&ndash;&ndash;Susan Egan and Tate Donovan&ndash;&ndash;as they share stories from the making of the 1997 fan-favorite film.</p>
<p>
	<strong><u>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</u></strong></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:30 pm &amp; 5:00 pm - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	The eight-time Oscar-winner introduced new generations to musicals through such box office hits as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Tangled, as well as the Broadway shows Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Newsies, and A Bronx Tale, as well as the ABC television series Galavant. Menken will perform his own music and share entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career during the show.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Magic in the Details: How Disney Historical Collections Continue to Inspire</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Join Disney archivists and collection managers as they explain how historical materials from company collections help to extend the life of a given story beyond a project&rsquo;s completion or end credits. In highlighting various recent company projects, learn how preserved artwork, photography, and music have been used to inspire new generations of Disney artists.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Voices of Disney Parks</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2:30 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Put names to some of the most recognizable voices heard across Disney Parks as these talented voice actors share stories from their vocal vocations.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em>: 80th Anniversary Screening</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3:15 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em> made its grand debut in 1937, and D23 Expo attendees can enjoy a special screening of the film that started it all.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough &ndash; Celebrating 60 Years of Walt Disney&rsquo;s Most Charming Tableaux</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	In 1956, Walt Disney tasked some of his most talented Imagineers to re-create scenes from the then-in-production animated film <em>Sleeping Beauty</em> inside Disneyland&rsquo;s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. The result, opening on April 28, 1957, was a magical attraction that allowed guests to stroll through the previously unexplored winding passageways of the castle while viewing charming dioramas that re-created scenes from the beloved film. Join Imagineers <strong>Tony Baxter</strong> and <strong>Christopher Merritt </strong>as they take you through the history and development of this beloved attraction, from its beginnings in the 1950s, through to its &ldquo;re-awakening&rdquo; in 2008.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Maps of Disney Parks </strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 4:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Kingdom Keepers</em> author�Ridley Pearson, Disney Legend Marty Sklar, and fellow Imagineers will take the stage to explore�the history of Disney Parks through�<i>Maps of Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai</i>.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Pop</em></strong><strong>Disney: Six Degrees of Separation</strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 5:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	How were the many worlds of Disney&mdash;such as Marvel, Lucasfilm, and the Muppets&mdash;all connected long before they were part of The Walt Disney Company? Join archivist <strong>Justin Arthur</strong> and Disney Character Voice <strong>Bret Iwan</strong> on a lively exploration of Disney&rsquo;s place in the pop culture spectrum, strange historical facts, and little-known connections across the years, featuring rarely seen clips and imagery.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>90 Years of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit</strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 6:00 pm - Stage 28 </em></p>
<p>
	Celebrating the 90th anniversary of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Dave Bossert and David Gerstein, authors of <em>Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons,</em> will showcase the definitive history of the iconic character</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 6:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Disney fan John Stamos leads this legendary conversation between Imagineers Marty Sklar, Tony Baxter, and 2017 Disney Legend inductee Wayne Jackson, who will share stories from the amazing Disney experiences they&rsquo;ve had a hand in creating around the globe.</p>
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<p>
	The 2017 D23 Expo takes place from July 14-16th at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event showcases all aspects of the Walt Disney Corporation including movies, television, and the theme parks. Details have been slowly coming out via press release and the Disney Parks Blog. For full coverage of D23 Expo related items, refer to our D23 feed <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/details/other/d23/all">here</a>.</p>
<p>
	During the D23 Expo, several panel presentations take place each day. The full schedule of these panels has not been released, but details on many of these presentations has been made available. The four facilities used in 2015 that are expected to also be used in 2017 are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Hall D23</strong> - Seats 6800 (Down from 7500 in 2015)</li>
	<li>
		<strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Stage 28</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
</ul>
<p>
	An incomplete schedule for these events can be found below (as of June 14), we will update this further as new information becomes available:</p>
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 630px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="5">
				<h2>
					Friday, July 14, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td width="60">
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall D23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="8">
				<strong>Disney Legends Awards Ceremony</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong><em>Mousequerade</em></strong><br />
				(11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>60 Years of the Horseman Known as Zorro</strong><br />
				(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Cup</strong><strong> o&#39; Joe</strong><br />
				(1:15 PM - 2:15 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Walking with Giants: A Virtual Visit to Walt Disney Hyperion Studio</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 2:30 PM</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="8">
				<strong>Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>The Golden Girls: </em>A Celebration of Friendship, Laughter and Cheesecake</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney&#39;s Colorful TV Revolution</strong><br />
				(3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Pirates of the Caribbean:</strong></em><strong> 50 Years of Swashbuckling Adventures in Disney Parks</strong><br />
				(3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Disney Legends 30th Anniversary</strong><br />
				(4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Ink &amp; Paint: The Women of Walt Disney&#39;s Animation</strong><br />
				(4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>Melodies in Walt&#39;s Time: The Music of Disney Live-Action Films</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Marvel Animation</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Park Stars:<br />
				Original Characters of the Disney Parks</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<br />
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 630px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="5">
				<h2>
					Saturday, July 15, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td width="60">
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall D23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced</strong>!<br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Marc Davis Goes to WED Imagineering</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="8">
				<strong>The Walt Disney Studios Live Action Films</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Power of the Princess</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:45 AM</strong></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Hidden Art of Disney: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the <em>They Drew As The Pleased</em> Book Series</strong><br />
				(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Creating the Worlds in Pixar&#39;s Universe</strong><br />
				(12:15 PM - 1:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Walt, Kaye and Marceline</strong><strong>:</strong><strong> A Very Big, Small Town Story</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>-</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Olaf&#39;s Frozen Adventure</strong></em><strong>: A Sneak Peek at the New <em>Frozen</em> Short Film</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>Walt Disney Parks and Resorts</strong><br />
				(3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Disney and Pixar Did That? Advertisements and Animated Commercials</strong><br />
				(3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(3:15 PM - 4:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>DuckTales Panel</em></strong><br />
				(4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="Center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Evolution of Pixar&#39;s Characters</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Yesterday&#39;s Tomorrow: Disney&#39;s Magical Mid-Century</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<br />
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 630px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="5">
				<h2>
					Sunday, July 16, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td width="60">
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall D23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Writing with Walt: Researching in the Magic Kingdom of Good Eating</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>Tangled: The Series</em> Panel</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Walt Disney Signature Collection Presents: The 75th Anniversary of <em>Bambi</em></strong><br />
				(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Inspiring Women of Imagineering</strong><br />
				(12:15 PM - 1:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Zero to Hero: The Making of <em>Hercules</em></strong><br />
				(12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Magic in the Details: How Disney Historical Collections Continue to Inspire</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 2:30 PM</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Voices of Disney Parks</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong><em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em>: 80th Anniversary Screening</strong><br />
				(3:15 PM - 4:45 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough: 60 Years of Walt&#39;s Most Charming Tableaux</strong><br />
				(3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:45 PM</strong></td>
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				<strong>4:00 PM</strong></td>
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				<strong>4:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
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				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)</td>
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				<strong>4:30 PM</strong></td>
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				<strong>4:45 PM</strong></td>
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				<strong><em>Pop</em>Disney: Six Degrees of Separation</strong><br />
				(5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)</td>
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				<strong>5:15 PM</strong></td>
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				<strong>5:30 PM</strong></td>
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				<strong>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</strong><br />
				(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
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				<strong>6:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
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			<td>
				<strong>6:15 PM</strong></td>
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<p>
	Additional details on many events can be found below. The descriptions have been taken from various press releases put out by the D23 staff.</p>
<h2>
	Friday, July 14, 2017</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year&rsquo;s recipients are: Carrie Fisher, Clyde &ldquo;Gerry&rdquo; Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Mousequerade</em></strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:00 am - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Join judges Ashley Eckstein (<em>Star Wars Rebels</em>), Kara Saun (costume designer for <em>Descendants 2</em>), Yvette Nicole Brown (ABC&rsquo;s The Mayor), and the contest&rsquo;s host, Disney&rsquo;s Jim Babcock, to watch dozens of finalists take the stage in this fan-favorite costume competition for the $2,300 grand prize!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>60 Years of the Horseman Known as Zorro</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:30 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	The story of Zorro was a special one for Walt Disney, but it wasn&rsquo;t just because the legend of the masked avenger was so compelling. Walt viewed a Zorro television series as a source of funding for his long contemplated theme park. When Roy Disney refused to spend the company&rsquo;s money on it, Walt bought the rights to <em>Zorro</em> with his own money and started work on a weekly series. The project went on the back burner when ABC television bought the weekly anthology series and the <em>Mickey Mouse Club</em>, but Walt turned back to <em>Zorro</em> to help finance his massive 1959 expansion of Disneyland. This presentation looks back at its sometimes rocky road to the screen, the many actors considered for the series, and some of the very special Disney touches that made it such a success. Hosted by Disney historian and author <strong>Bill Cotter</strong>.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walking with Giants: A Virtual Visit to Walt Disney&rsquo;s Hyperion Studio</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 1:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	From 1926 to 1940, Walt Disney&rsquo;s Hyperion Avenue studio was the vortex of unprecedented achievement. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and Pinocchio all came to animated life there&ndash;&ndash;and along with them, an entirely new cinematic art form. Combining state-of-the-art technology with never-before-seen vintage imagery, fans will explore this legendary location where Walt and his team unlocked the secrets of animation and turned amusement into art. Hosted by animation historian <strong>Hans Perk</strong>.</p>
<p>
	<strong><u>Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter</u></strong></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 2:30 pm - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	Join host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as he presents <em>Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films.</em> Watch never-before-seen footage from Pixar&rsquo;s upcoming feature <em>Coco</em> and<em> </em>Walt Disney Animation&rsquo;s <em>Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2</em>, and be prepared for surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by star voice talent. <em>Cell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.</em></p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>The Golden Girls</em>: A Celebration of Friendship, Laughter, and Cheesecake </strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 2:30 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Join the show&rsquo;s creators and other special guests&mdash;including author Jim Colucci; <em>Golden Girls</em> writers Barry Fanaro, Robert Spina, and Stan Zimmerman; and art director John Shaffner&mdash;for an unforgettable celebration of the enduring fan favorite, 25 years after the final episode. Hosted by Imagineer and <em>Golden Girls</em> fan Morgan Richardson.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney&rsquo;s Colorful TV Revolution</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 3:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	In 1961 Walt transformed his hit television series into <em>Walt Disney&rsquo;s Wonderful World of Color</em>, the first weekly TV program designed to showcase color. Enjoy a &ldquo;colorful&rdquo; celebration of this classic Emmy- and Peabody-winning TV series&mdash;featuring the only animated character Walt ever created for television, fan-favorite Ludwig Von Drake&mdash;as Disney writer and historian <strong>Jim Fanning</strong> shares a kaleidoscope of rare footage, seldom-seen stills, and some &ldquo;kooky&rdquo; (as Ludwig might say) surprises.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em>: 50 Years of Swashbuckling Adventures in Disney Parks</strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 3:30 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	If ye be seekin&rsquo; adventure, you&rsquo;ve come to the right place! Dead men may tell no tales, but these amazing Imagineers will during this swashbuckling session tracing the attractions early origins to the latest technical achievements of <em>Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure</em> at Shanghai Disneyland.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Disney Legends 30th Anniversary</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 4:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	After the newest inductees are honored during the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, join historian Leonard Maltin to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the coveted award with a legendary lineup, including Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy and Pluto), Imagineering legend Bob Gurr, Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith, and 2017 inductee and <em>Star Wars</em> star Mark Hamill.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Ink &amp; Paint &ndash; The Women of Walt Disney&rsquo;s Animation</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 4:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Women have been at the forefront of animation from the very beginning. <strong>Mindy Johnson</strong>, author of the forthcoming landmark volume <em>Ink &amp; Paint &ndash; The Women of Walt Disney&rsquo;s Animation</em> (Disney Editions), introduces you to a panel showcasing some of the extraordinary artists who&rsquo;ve made remarkable contributions to Walt Disney&rsquo;s animation.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Melodies in Walt&rsquo;s Time: The Music of Disney Live-Action Films </strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Celebrate the magical music of Walt&rsquo;s live-action films with live performances of songs from <em>Summer Magic</em>, <em>Mary Poppins</em>, <em>The Happiest Millionaire</em>, <em>The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band</em>, and more. Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, the extravaganza will feature Lesley Ann Warren, Karen Dotrice, and other renowned guest stars, live musical performers, and a 20-voice chorus.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Park Stars: Original Characters of the Disney Parks</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Figment, Big Al, Chandu, the Hatbox Ghost, and Liver Lips McGrowl are just a few of the many Disney characters created specifically for Disney Parks. Join Imagineers <strong>Jason Grandt</strong> and <strong>Diana Brost</strong> as they take you on a journey around the world to meet many of the fun personalities that appear in Disney Parks attractions and shows.</p>
<h2>
	Saturday, July 15, 2017</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>Marc Davis Goes to WED &ndash; The Amazing Artistry and Designs of the Legendary Disney Imagineer</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	When Walt Disney asked directing animator Marc Davis to &ldquo;take a look&rdquo; at some of his attractions at Disneyland in late 1960, it began a second career for one of his top animators&mdash;who immediately began working for WED Enterprises, now known as Walt Disney Imagineering. Davis led the design efforts and strove to inject his trademark humor into attractions like the <em>Jungle Cruise</em>, <em>Walt Disney&rsquo;s Enchanted Tiki Room</em>, <em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em>, <em>Haunted Mansion</em>, <em>it&rsquo;s a small world</em>, <em>Country Bear Jamboree</em>, <em>America Sings</em>, and many, many other Disney theme park classics. Join Pixar&rsquo;s <strong>Pete Docter </strong>and Walt Disney Imagineering&rsquo;s <strong>Christopher Merritt</strong> as they share amazing and unseen artwork and photographs they have discovered in the process of writing a new book on this Imagineering Legend.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Studios Live-Action</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:30 am - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm showcase the Studios&rsquo; exciting slate of live-action films. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Power of the Princess</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:30 am - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Join hosts Walt Disney Animation Studios animators Amy Smeed and Kira Lehtomaki as the voice actresses behind some of your favorite Disney heroines&ndash;&ndash;Jodi Benson (Ariel), Ming-Na Wen (Mulan), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), and Auli&lsquo;i Cravalho (Moana)&ndash;&ndash;take the stage to share stories from the sound booth and beyond.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Hidden Art of Disney &ndash; A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the <em>They Drew as They Pleased</em> Book Series</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 11:30 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	The groundbreaking book series <em>They Drew as They Pleased</em> features an in-depth exploration of the life and art of Disney&rsquo;s concept artists, with each volume showcasing more than 400 pieces of pre-production artwork. Most of the material contained in each volume has never been seen before in book form. The series will eventually include a total of six books. In this panel, author <strong>Didier Ghez </strong>reveals the fascinating detective work behind the making of the books and an exclusive preview of the upcoming volumes in the series.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Creating the Worlds in Pixar&rsquo;s Universe</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 12:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Pixar production designers and artists will literally take guests behind the scenes on a visual tour of the amazing worlds created in Pixar films&ndash;&ndash;from oceans and outer space, to mountain tops and &ldquo;monstropolises.&rdquo;</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt, Kaye and Marceline: A Very Big, Small Town Story</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	From numerous stays in her childhood home to one-of-a-kind Disneyland employment offers, <strong>Kaye Malins</strong> can reminisce about a lifetime of pixie-dust-filled moments with Walt, Roy, and Ruth Disney that seamlessly led her to her current role as Executive Director of the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in the heart of Missouri: &ldquo;I grew up surrounded by special people like Walt and Roy Disney, and only now can I truly reflect back on how special my childhood was.&rdquo; Visually supported by museum archival photography and photos from her personal collection, Kaye will walk you through a lifetime of Marceline memories that will remind you that sometimes dreams really do come true.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Olaf&rsquo;s Frozen Adventure</em></strong><strong>: A Sneak Peek at the New <em>Frozen</em> Short Film</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2:30 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Be among the first to see exclusive and behind-the-scenes footage from Walt Disney Animation Studios&rsquo; newest <em>Frozen</em> holiday short film event, the highly anticipated <em>Olaf&rsquo;s Frozen Adventure</em>. The film, which features the talents of the original <em>Frozen </em>cast, as well as brand-new songs, is directed by the Emmy-winning team Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters (<em>Prep &amp; Landing) </em>and produced by Oscar-winning producer Roy Conli (<em>Big Hero 6, Tangled</em>).</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Parks and Resorts</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek will take the stage during this presentation to share what&rsquo;s new and what&rsquo;s next at Disney Parks and Resorts around the globe.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Disney and Pixar Did That? Advertisements and Animated Commercials</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Join archivists and research specialists from across The Walt Disney Company who help to oversee Disney and Pixar historical collections as they share with you rarely seen advertising campaigns and animated commercials spanning from the 1930s to Pixar&rsquo;s efforts of the 1990s. Through artwork, film clips, and stories behind some of the familiar, yet no-so familiar projects, learn about a little-known aspect of the creative history of Disney and Pixar while gaining new perspectives on the productions and products themselves.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Evolution of Pixar&rsquo;s Characters</strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Pixar characters are full of personality&ndash;&ndash;from the waves in their hair to the shoes on their feet. Join some of the legendary Pixar artists behind its most memorable characters as they share what it&rsquo;s like to draw these loveable characters to life.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Yesterday&rsquo;s Tomorrow: Disney&rsquo;s Magical Mid-Century</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Don Hahn&rsquo;s new book <em>Yesterday&rsquo;s Tomorrow: Disney&rsquo;s Magical Mid-Century</em> is a valentine to Disney of the 50s and 60s, an era of optimism, relaxed lifestyle, and innovative design. Author <strong>Don Hahn</strong> takes us on a lavishly illustrated journey through the era with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists pioneered. If you&rsquo;ve seen <em>Sleeping Beauty</em>, read <em>Dwell</em> magazine, shopped at Design Within Reach, or watched <em>Mad Men</em>, this talk is for you and all those who love this extraordinary era at Disney.</p>
<h2>
	Sunday, July 16, 2017</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>Writing with Walt: Researching in the Magic Kingdom of Good Eating</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10:00 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	This talk examines the research, interviews, and serendipity that led to the first food book about Walt Disney at home, the studio, and Disneyland. <strong>Marcy Smothers&rsquo;</strong> upcoming book, <em>Eat Like Walt</em>, is a culinary tour of the park&rsquo;s six lands. Every attraction has a story, and so do many of the menu items. Disneyland&rsquo;s food transports us as much as it satiates us, or as Walt declared, &ldquo;The food is as fabulous as the fun, too.&rdquo;</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Signature Collection Presents: The 75th Anniversary of <em>Bambi</em></strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11:30 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Join us as we commemorate the 75th anniversary and Walt Disney Signature Collection release of <em>Bambi</em>, the endearing, timeless tale of a wide-eyed fawn that has forever touched generations. Audiences can look forward to hearing personal stories from the voice cast, anecdotes behind the making of this film and its exquisite hand-drawn artwork, and much, much more. Its groundbreaking animated classics like <em>Bambi</em> that have not only been created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney but have also influenced many great visionaries and animators through to today.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Inspiring Women of Imagineering</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 12:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Get a good dose of girl power with this awesome panel featuring just some of the many talented women of Walt Disney Imagineering. Expect to hear some inspiring personal stories and get an insider&rsquo;s look at the Imagineering process from these creative and technical professionals building on Disney&rsquo;s rich legacy of female Imagineers.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Zero to Hero: The Making of <em>Hercules </em></strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 12:30 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Join directors John Musker and Ron Clements, animators Eric Goldberg (&ldquo;Phil&rdquo;) and Ken Duncan (&ldquo;Megara&rdquo;), and Megara and Hercules themselves&ndash;&ndash;Susan Egan and Tate Donovan&ndash;&ndash;as they share stories from the making of the 1997 fan-favorite film.</p>
<p>
	<strong><u>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</u></strong></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:30 pm &amp; 5:00 pm - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	The eight-time Oscar-winner introduced new generations to musicals through such box office hits as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Tangled, as well as the Broadway shows Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Newsies, and A Bronx Tale, as well as the ABC television series Galavant. Menken will perform his own music and share entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career during the show.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Magic in the Details: How Disney Historical Collections Continue to Inspire</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Join Disney archivists and collection managers as they explain how historical materials from company collections help to extend the life of a given story beyond a project&rsquo;s completion or end credits. In highlighting various recent company projects, learn how preserved artwork, photography, and music have been used to inspire new generations of Disney artists.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Voices of Disney Parks</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2:30 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Put names to some of the most recognizable voices heard across Disney Parks as these talented voice actors share stories from their vocal vocations.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em>: 80th Anniversary Screening</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3:15 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em> made its grand debut in 1937, and D23 Expo attendees can enjoy a special screening of the film that started it all.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough &ndash; Celebrating 60 Years of Walt Disney&rsquo;s Most Charming Tableaux</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	In 1956, Walt Disney tasked some of his most talented Imagineers to re-create scenes from the then-in-production animated film <em>Sleeping Beauty</em> inside Disneyland&rsquo;s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. The result, opening on April 28, 1957, was a magical attraction that allowed guests to stroll through the previously unexplored winding passageways of the castle while viewing charming dioramas that re-created scenes from the beloved film. Join Imagineers <strong>Tony Baxter</strong> and <strong>Christopher Merritt </strong>as they take you through the history and development of this beloved attraction, from its beginnings in the 1950s, through to its &ldquo;re-awakening&rdquo; in 2008.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Pop</em></strong><strong>Disney: Six Degrees of Separation</strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 5:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	How were the many worlds of Disney&mdash;such as Marvel, Lucasfilm, and the Muppets&mdash;all connected long before they were part of The Walt Disney Company? Join archivist <strong>Justin Arthur</strong> and Disney Character Voice <strong>Bret Iwan</strong> on a lively exploration of Disney&rsquo;s place in the pop culture spectrum, strange historical facts, and little-known connections across the years, featuring rarely seen clips and imagery.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 6:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Disney fan John Stamos leads this legendary conversation between Imagineers Marty Sklar, Tony Baxter, and 2017 Disney Legend inductee Wayne Jackson, who will share stories from the amazing Disney experiences they&rsquo;ve had a hand in creating around the globe.</p>
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2017-06-14
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<p>
	Disney has opened the Cruz Ramirez Meet and Greet/Photo location inside Pixar Place at Disney&#39;s Hollywood Studios. Cruz is a new character introduced in Cars 3.</p>
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2017-06-16
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<p>
	Twitter user <a href="https://twitter.com/iOSTrade/status/875764848369561601">@iOSTrade</a> (Jim Parker) posted a photo of a piece that fell off Monorail Blue. Multiple news outlets have requested use of the photo and Jim has consented to allow anyone to use it.</p>
<p>
	Disney temporarily suspended monorail service but it restarted later in the day without Monorail Blue.</p>
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2017-06-16
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2261 4529 5 1 4529 0 Mobile Stages Delayed For Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away Show Re-Opens July 2nd /news/2017/06/19/mobile-stages-delayed-for-star-wars-a-galaxy-far-far-away-show-re-opens-july-2nd Mobile Stages Delayed For Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away Show Re-Opens July 2nd Mobile Stages Delayed For Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away Show Re-Opens July 2nd Mobile Stages Delayed For Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away Show Re-Opens July 2nd
<p>
	<a href="http://blogmickey.com/2017/06/issues-prevent-mobile-stage-concept-hollywood-studios-old-stage-returns-july-2nd/">BlogMickey.com</a> is reporting that the mobile stage concept for the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away show has been delayed. The show will return to a permanent stage on July 2nd and it is unknown at this time if Disney will revisit the idea of mobile stages for this show.</p>
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2017-06-19
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2262 4528 5 1 4528 0 Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe to Close August 1st /news/2017/06/09/wolfgang-puck-grand-cafe-to-close-august-1st Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe to Close August 1st Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe to Close August 1st Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe to Close August 1st
<p>
	The <a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/brinkmann-on-business/os-bz-wolfgang-puck-cafe-layoffs-20170609-story.html">Orlando Sentinel</a> is reporting that the Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe location at Disney Springs&#39; West Side is expected to close on August 1st. The article indicates that the restaurant intends to lay off 193 workers upon closing.</p>
<p>
	A new location called Wolfgang Puck Bar &amp; Grill is set to open in 2018 in the Town Center neighborhood of Disney Springs.</p>
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2017-06-09
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2263 4533 5 1 4533 0 New Acts for the 2017 'Eat to the Beat' Concert Series Include Kenny G and 10,000 Maniacs /news/2017/06/22/new-acts-for-the-2017-eat-to-the-beat-concert-series-include-kenny-g-and-10000-maniacs New Acts for the 2017 'Eat to the Beat' Concert Series Include Kenny G and 10,000 Maniacs New Acts for the 2017 'Eat to the Beat' Concert Series Include Kenny G and 10,000 Maniacs New Acts for the 2017 'Eat to the Beat' Concert Series Include Kenny G and 10,000 Maniacs
<p>
	The <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/06/kenny-g-10000-maniacs-squeeze-among-11-new-acts-for-2017-eat-to-the-beat-concert-series/">Disney Parks Blog</a> is reporting that several new acts will be coming to this year&#39;s &quot;Eat to the Beat Concert Series&quot; that plays as part of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Concerts are at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 pm at the American Gardens Theater and the full lineup of this years guests are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		8/31 &ndash; 9/1 &ndash; Delta Rae (&ldquo;Bottom of the River&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		9/2 &ndash; 9/3 &ndash; The Hooters (&ldquo;And We Danced&rdquo;) NEW</li>
	<li>
		9/4 &ndash; 9/5 &ndash; Baha Men (&ldquo;Who Let the Dogs Out&rdquo;) NEW</li>
	<li>
		9/6 &ndash; 9/7 &ndash; Fuel (&ldquo;Shimmer&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		9/8 -9/20 &ndash; STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas (&ldquo;We Built This City&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		9/11 &ndash; 9/12 &ndash; Lauren Alaina (&ldquo;Road Less Traveled&rdquo;) NEW</li>
	<li>
		9/13 &ndash; 9/15 &ndash; Plain White T&rsquo;s (&ldquo;Hey There Delilah&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		9/16 &ndash; 9/17 &ndash; Sister Hazel (&ldquo;All For You&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		9/18 &ndash; 9/20- Air Supply (&ldquo;All Out Of Love&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		9/21 &ndash; 9/22 &ndash; David Cook (&ldquo;Light On&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		9/23 &ndash; 9/24 &ndash; Everclear (&ldquo;Santa Monica&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		9/25 &ndash; 9/27 &ndash; Sugar Ray (&ldquo;Every Morning)</li>
	<li>
		9/28 &ndash; 9/29 &ndash; .38 Special (&ldquo;Hold On Loosely&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		9/30 &ndash; 10/1 &ndash; Mark Wills (&ldquo;19 Somethin&rsquo;&rdquo;) NEW</li>
	<li>
		10/2 &ndash; 10/3 &ndash; American Authors (&ldquo;Best Day of My Life&rdquo;) NEW</li>
	<li>
		10/4 &ndash; 10/5 &ndash; Christopher Cross (&ldquo;Sailing&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		10/6 &ndash; 10/8 &ndash; Devon Allman (&ldquo;Rugged ad Dirty&rdquo;) NEW</li>
	<li>
		10/9 &ndash; 10/11 &ndash; Dennis DeYoung: The music of STYX (&ldquo;Come Sail Away&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		10/12 &ndash; 10/13 &ndash; Taylor Dayne (&ldquo;Tell It To My Heart&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		10/14 &ndash; 10/15 &ndash; Jeffrey Osborne (&ldquo;On The Wings of Love&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		10/16 &ndash; 10/17 &ndash; Postmodern Jukebox (Various Hits) NEW</li>
	<li>
		10/18 &ndash; 10/20 &ndash; 10,000 Maniacs (&ldquo;Because the Night&rdquo;) NEW</li>
	<li>
		10/21 &ndash; 10/22 &ndash; Toad The Wet Sprocket (&ldquo;Walk on the Ocean&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		10/23 &ndash; 10/24 &ndash; Kenny G (&ldquo;Songbird&rdquo;) NEW</li>
	<li>
		10/25 &ndash; 10/26 &ndash; Billy Ocean (&ldquo;Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		10/27 &ndash; 10/29 &ndash; Tiffany (&ldquo;I Think We&rsquo;re Alone Now&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		10/30 &ndash; 11/1 &ndash; Hanson (&ldquo;MMMBop&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		11/2 &ndash; 11/3 &ndash; Blue October (&ldquo;Into The Ocean&rdquo;) NEW</li>
	<li>
		11/4 &ndash; 11/5 &ndash; Living Colour (&ldquo;Cult of Personality&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		11/6 &ndash; 11/8 &ndash; Boyz II Men (&ldquo;End of the Road&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		11/9 &ndash; 11/11 &ndash; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (&ldquo;Go Daddy-O&rdquo;)</li>
	<li>
		11/12 &ndash; 11/13 &ndash; Squeeze (&ldquo;Tempted&rdquo;) NEW</li>
</ul>
<p>
	The performances are included with regular park admission.</p>
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2017-06-22
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2264 4534 5 1 4534 0 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of June 23 /news/2017/06/23/2017-d23-expo-presentation-schedule-as-of-june-23 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of June 23 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of June 23 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of June 23
<p>
	The 2017 D23 Expo takes place from July 14-16th at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event showcases all aspects of the Walt Disney Corporation including movies, television, and the theme parks. Details have been slowly coming out via press release and the Disney Parks Blog. For full coverage of D23 Expo related items, refer to our D23 feed <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/details/other/d23/all">here</a>.</p>
<p>
	During the D23 Expo, several panel presentations take place each day. The full schedule of these panels has not been released, but details on many of these presentations has been made available. The four facilities used in 2015 that are expected to also be used in 2017 are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Hall D23</strong> - Seats 6800 (Down from 7500 in 2015)</li>
	<li>
		<strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Stage 28</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
</ul>
<p>
	An incomplete schedule for these events can be found below (as of June 23), we will update this further as new information becomes available:</p>
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 630px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="5">
				<h2>
					Friday, July 14, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td width="60">
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall D23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="8">
				<strong>Disney Legends Awards Ceremony</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Walt Disney Company&#39;s Celebrated Product Legacy and the Exciting Future Ahead</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>From Screen to Page: <em>Gravity Falls </em>and<em> Star vs. The Forces of Evil</em></strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong><em>Mousequerade</em></strong><br />
				(11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>60 Years of the Horseman Known as Zorro</strong><br />
				(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Cup</strong><strong> o&#39; Joe</strong><br />
				(1:15 PM - 2:15 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Walking with Giants: A Virtual Visit to Walt Disney Hyperion Studio</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 2:30 PM</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="8">
				<strong>Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>The Golden Girls: </em>A Celebration of Friendship, Laughter and Cheesecake</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney&#39;s Colorful TV Revolution</strong><br />
				(3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Pirates of the Caribbean:</strong></em><strong> 50 Years of Swashbuckling Adventures in Disney Parks</strong><br />
				(3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Disney Legends 30th Anniversary</strong><br />
				(4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Ink &amp; Paint: The Women of Walt Disney&#39;s Animation</strong><br />
				(4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>Melodies in Walt&#39;s Time: The Music of Disney Live-Action Films</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Marvel Animation</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Park Stars:<br />
				Original Characters of the Disney Parks</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/15/r-1497551160-2017D23Expo4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/15/r-1497551160-2017D23Expo4.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 143px;" /></a></p>
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 630px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="5">
				<h2>
					Saturday, July 15, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td width="60">
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall D23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>ABC Summer Fun &amp; Games</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Marc Davis Goes to WED Imagineering</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="8">
				<strong>The Walt Disney Studios Live Action Films</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Power of the Princess</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:45 AM</strong></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Hidden Art of Disney: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the <em>They Drew As The Pleased</em> Book Series</strong><br />
				(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Creating the Worlds in Pixar&#39;s Universe</strong><br />
				(12:15 PM - 1:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Level Up! The Walt Disney Company&#39;s Video Game Showcase</strong><br />
				(1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Walt, Kaye and Marceline</strong><strong>:</strong><strong> A Very Big, Small Town Story</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>-</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Olaf&#39;s Frozen Adventure</strong></em><strong>: A Sneak Peek at the New <em>Frozen</em> Short Film</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>Walt Disney Parks and Resorts</strong><br />
				(3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Disney and Pixar Did That? Advertisements and Animated Commercials</strong><br />
				(3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Once Upon a Time</strong></em><br />
				(3:15 PM - 4:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>DuckTales Panel</em></strong><br />
				(4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="Center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>A <em>Kiss Goodnight </em>with Disney Legends Richard Sherman and Floyd Norman</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Evolution of Pixar&#39;s Characters</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Yesterday&#39;s Tomorrow: Disney&#39;s Magical Mid-Century</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<br />
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 630px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="5">
				<h2>
					Sunday, July 16, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td width="60">
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall D23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>To Be Announced!</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Writing with Walt: Researching in the Magic Kingdom of Good Eating</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>Tangled: The Series</em> Panel</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Walt Disney Signature Collection Presents: The 75th Anniversary of <em>Bambi</em></strong><br />
				(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Inspiring Women of Imagineering</strong><br />
				(12:15 PM - 1:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Zero to Hero: The Making of <em>Hercules</em></strong><br />
				(12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Magic in the Details: How Disney Historical Collections Continue to Inspire</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 2:30 PM</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Voices of Disney Parks</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong><em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em>: 80th Anniversary Screening</strong><br />
				(3:15 PM - 4:45 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough: 60 Years of Walt&#39;s Most Charming Tableaux</strong><br />
				(3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Maps of Disney Parks</strong></em><br />
				(4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>Pop</em>Disney: Six Degrees of Separation</strong><br />
				(5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</strong><br />
				(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>90 Years of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<p>
	Additional details on many events can be found below. The descriptions have been taken from various press releases put out by the D23 staff.</p>
<h2>
	Friday, July 14, 2017</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year&rsquo;s recipients are: Carrie Fisher, Clyde &ldquo;Gerry&rdquo; Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Walt Disney Company&rsquo;s Celebrated Product Legacy and the Exciting Future Ahead</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Get an inside look at the history of Disney&rsquo;s beloved products and collectibles throughout the years, and a sneak peek at the product development process and some new products coming soon!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>From Screen to Page: <em>Gravity Falls</em> and <em>Star vs. The Forces of Evil</em></strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:30 am - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Gravity Falls</em> creator Alex Hirsch and <em>Star vs. The Forces of Evil</em> creator Daron Nefcy will join forces to share the unique process of taking a show from screen to page with bestselling titles <em>Gravity Falls: Journal</em> <em>3</em> and <em>Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Star and Marco&rsquo;s Guide to Mastering Every Dimension</em>.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Mousequerade</em></strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:00 am - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Join judges Ashley Eckstein (<em>Star Wars Rebels</em>), Kara Saun (costume designer for <em>Descendants 2</em>), Yvette Nicole Brown (ABC&rsquo;s The Mayor), and the contest&rsquo;s host, Disney&rsquo;s Jim Babcock, to watch dozens of finalists take the stage in this fan-favorite costume competition for the $2,300 grand prize!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>60 Years of the Horseman Known as Zorro</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:30 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	The story of Zorro was a special one for Walt Disney, but it wasn&rsquo;t just because the legend of the masked avenger was so compelling. Walt viewed a Zorro television series as a source of funding for his long contemplated theme park. When Roy Disney refused to spend the company&rsquo;s money on it, Walt bought the rights to <em>Zorro</em> with his own money and started work on a weekly series. The project went on the back burner when ABC television bought the weekly anthology series and the <em>Mickey Mouse Club</em>, but Walt turned back to <em>Zorro</em> to help finance his massive 1959 expansion of Disneyland. This presentation looks back at its sometimes rocky road to the screen, the many actors considered for the series, and some of the very special Disney touches that made it such a success. Hosted by Disney historian and author <strong>Bill Cotter</strong>.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walking with Giants: A Virtual Visit to Walt Disney&rsquo;s Hyperion Studio</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 1:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	From 1926 to 1940, Walt Disney&rsquo;s Hyperion Avenue studio was the vortex of unprecedented achievement. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and Pinocchio all came to animated life there&ndash;&ndash;and along with them, an entirely new cinematic art form. Combining state-of-the-art technology with never-before-seen vintage imagery, fans will explore this legendary location where Walt and his team unlocked the secrets of animation and turned amusement into art. Hosted by animation historian <strong>Hans Perk</strong>.</p>
<p>
	<strong><u>Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter</u></strong></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 2:30 pm - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	Join host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as he presents <em>Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films.</em> Watch never-before-seen footage from Pixar&rsquo;s upcoming feature <em>Coco</em> and<em> </em>Walt Disney Animation&rsquo;s <em>Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2</em>, and be prepared for surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by star voice talent. <em>Cell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.</em></p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>The Golden Girls</em>: A Celebration of Friendship, Laughter, and Cheesecake </strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 2:30 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Join the show&rsquo;s creators and other special guests&mdash;including author Jim Colucci; <em>Golden Girls</em> writers Barry Fanaro, Robert Spina, and Stan Zimmerman; and art director John Shaffner&mdash;for an unforgettable celebration of the enduring fan favorite, 25 years after the final episode. Hosted by Imagineer and <em>Golden Girls</em> fan Morgan Richardson.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney&rsquo;s Colorful TV Revolution</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 3:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	In 1961 Walt transformed his hit television series into <em>Walt Disney&rsquo;s Wonderful World of Color</em>, the first weekly TV program designed to showcase color. Enjoy a &ldquo;colorful&rdquo; celebration of this classic Emmy- and Peabody-winning TV series&mdash;featuring the only animated character Walt ever created for television, fan-favorite Ludwig Von Drake&mdash;as Disney writer and historian <strong>Jim Fanning</strong> shares a kaleidoscope of rare footage, seldom-seen stills, and some &ldquo;kooky&rdquo; (as Ludwig might say) surprises.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em>: 50 Years of Swashbuckling Adventures in Disney Parks</strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 3:30 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	If ye be seekin&rsquo; adventure, you&rsquo;ve come to the right place! Dead men may tell no tales, but these amazing Imagineers will during this swashbuckling session tracing the attractions early origins to the latest technical achievements of <em>Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure</em> at Shanghai Disneyland.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Disney Legends 30th Anniversary</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 4:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	After the newest inductees are honored during the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, join historian Leonard Maltin to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the coveted award with a legendary lineup, including Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy and Pluto), Imagineering legend Bob Gurr, Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith, and 2017 inductee and <em>Star Wars</em> star Mark Hamill.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Ink &amp; Paint &ndash; The Women of Walt Disney&rsquo;s Animation</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 4:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Women have been at the forefront of animation from the very beginning. <strong>Mindy Johnson</strong>, author of the forthcoming landmark volume <em>Ink &amp; Paint &ndash; The Women of Walt Disney&rsquo;s Animation</em> (Disney Editions), introduces you to a panel showcasing some of the extraordinary artists who&rsquo;ve made remarkable contributions to Walt Disney&rsquo;s animation.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Melodies in Walt&rsquo;s Time: The Music of Disney Live-Action Films </strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Celebrate the magical music of Walt&rsquo;s live-action films with live performances of songs from <em>Summer Magic</em>, <em>Mary Poppins</em>, <em>The Happiest Millionaire</em>, <em>The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band</em>, and more. Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, the extravaganza will feature Lesley Ann Warren, Karen Dotrice, and other renowned guest stars, live musical performers, and a 20-voice chorus.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Park Stars: Original Characters of the Disney Parks</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Figment, Big Al, Chandu, the Hatbox Ghost, and Liver Lips McGrowl are just a few of the many Disney characters created specifically for Disney Parks. Join Imagineers <strong>Jason Grandt</strong> and <strong>Diana Brost</strong> as they take you on a journey around the world to meet many of the fun personalities that appear in Disney Parks attractions and shows.</p>
<h2>
	Saturday, July 15, 2017</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>ABC Summer Fun &amp; Games</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 am - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Modern Family&rsquo;s</em> Nolan Gould hosts a game of <em>Celebrity Family Feud</em> with some of your favorite ABC Comedy kids, including Daniel DiMaggio and Logan Pepper from <em>American Housewife; </em>Miles Brown and Marsai Martin from <em>black-ish;</em> Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, and Ian Chen from <em>Fresh Off the Boat;</em> Aubrey Anderson-Emmons from <em>Modern Family;</em> and Kyla Kenedy and Mason Cook from <em>Speechless. </em>Plus, the stars will take questions from the audience after the game!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Marc Davis Goes to WED &ndash; The Amazing Artistry and Designs of the Legendary Disney Imagineer</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	When Walt Disney asked directing animator Marc Davis to &ldquo;take a look&rdquo; at some of his attractions at Disneyland in late 1960, it began a second career for one of his top animators&mdash;who immediately began working for WED Enterprises, now known as Walt Disney Imagineering. Davis led the design efforts and strove to inject his trademark humor into attractions like the <em>Jungle Cruise</em>, <em>Walt Disney&rsquo;s Enchanted Tiki Room</em>, <em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em>, <em>Haunted Mansion</em>, <em>it&rsquo;s a small world</em>, <em>Country Bear Jamboree</em>, <em>America Sings</em>, and many, many other Disney theme park classics. Join Pixar&rsquo;s <strong>Pete Docter </strong>and Walt Disney Imagineering&rsquo;s <strong>Christopher Merritt</strong> as they share amazing and unseen artwork and photographs they have discovered in the process of writing a new book on this Imagineering Legend.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Studios Live-Action</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:30 am - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm showcase the Studios&rsquo; exciting slate of live-action films. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Power of the Princess</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:30 am - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Join hosts Walt Disney Animation Studios animators Amy Smeed and Kira Lehtomaki as the voice actresses behind some of your favorite Disney heroines&ndash;&ndash;Jodi Benson (Ariel), Ming-Na Wen (Mulan), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), and Auli&lsquo;i Cravalho (Moana)&ndash;&ndash;take the stage to share stories from the sound booth and beyond.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Hidden Art of Disney &ndash; A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the <em>They Drew as They Pleased</em> Book Series</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 11:30 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	The groundbreaking book series <em>They Drew as They Pleased</em> features an in-depth exploration of the life and art of Disney&rsquo;s concept artists, with each volume showcasing more than 400 pieces of pre-production artwork. Most of the material contained in each volume has never been seen before in book form. The series will eventually include a total of six books. In this panel, author <strong>Didier Ghez </strong>reveals the fascinating detective work behind the making of the books and an exclusive preview of the upcoming volumes in the series.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Creating the Worlds in Pixar&rsquo;s Universe</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 12:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Pixar production designers and artists will literally take guests behind the scenes on a visual tour of the amazing worlds created in Pixar films&ndash;&ndash;from oceans and outer space, to mountain tops and &ldquo;monstropolises.&rdquo;</p>
<p>
	<em><u><strong>Level Up! The Walt Disney Company&rsquo;s Video Game Showcase</strong></u></em></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena </em></p>
<p>
	Experience never-before-seen gameplay, trailers, special guests, and other unforgettable surprises from across the Disney, <em>Star Wars</em>, and Marvel games portfolios in this must-see showcase. Jimmy Pitaro, chairman, DCPI, will kick off the presentation, which will feature many show-stopping moments including announcements from Marvel, and more information about highly anticipated games, <em>Star Wars Battlefront II&trade;</em> from Electronic Arts, <em>KINGDOM HEARTS III</em> from Disney and Square Enix, and more.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt, Kaye and Marceline: A Very Big, Small Town Story</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	From numerous stays in her childhood home to one-of-a-kind Disneyland employment offers, <strong>Kaye Malins</strong> can reminisce about a lifetime of pixie-dust-filled moments with Walt, Roy, and Ruth Disney that seamlessly led her to her current role as Executive Director of the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in the heart of Missouri: &ldquo;I grew up surrounded by special people like Walt and Roy Disney, and only now can I truly reflect back on how special my childhood was.&rdquo; Visually supported by museum archival photography and photos from her personal collection, Kaye will walk you through a lifetime of Marceline memories that will remind you that sometimes dreams really do come true.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Olaf&rsquo;s Frozen Adventure</em></strong><strong>: A Sneak Peek at the New <em>Frozen</em> Short Film</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2:30 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Be among the first to see exclusive and behind-the-scenes footage from Walt Disney Animation Studios&rsquo; newest <em>Frozen</em> holiday short film event, the highly anticipated <em>Olaf&rsquo;s Frozen Adventure</em>. The film, which features the talents of the original <em>Frozen </em>cast, as well as brand-new songs, is directed by the Emmy-winning team Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters (<em>Prep &amp; Landing) </em>and produced by Oscar-winning producer Roy Conli (<em>Big Hero 6, Tangled</em>).</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Parks and Resorts</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek will take the stage during this presentation to share what&rsquo;s new and what&rsquo;s next at Disney Parks and Resorts around the globe.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Disney and Pixar Did That? Advertisements and Animated Commercials</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Join archivists and research specialists from across The Walt Disney Company who help to oversee Disney and Pixar historical collections as they share with you rarely seen advertising campaigns and animated commercials spanning from the 1930s to Pixar&rsquo;s efforts of the 1990s. Through artwork, film clips, and stories behind some of the familiar, yet no-so familiar projects, learn about a little-known aspect of the creative history of Disney and Pixar while gaining new perspectives on the productions and products themselves.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Once Upon a Time</em></strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:15 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Join co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (<em>Lost)</em> and Adam Horowitz (<em>Lost</em>), along with series star Colin O&rsquo;Donoghue (Captain Hook), as they discuss what&rsquo;s in store for our returning favorites, as well as the new additions to the <em>Once Upon a Time</em> universe. The panel will be moderated by D23&rsquo;s Jeffrey Epstein.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Evolution of Pixar&rsquo;s Characters</strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Pixar characters are full of personality&ndash;&ndash;from the waves in their hair to the shoes on their feet. Join some of the legendary Pixar artists behind its most memorable characters as they share what it&rsquo;s like to draw these loveable characters to life.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Yesterday&rsquo;s Tomorrow: Disney&rsquo;s Magical Mid-Century</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Don Hahn&rsquo;s new book <em>Yesterday&rsquo;s Tomorrow: Disney&rsquo;s Magical Mid-Century</em> is a valentine to Disney of the 50s and 60s, an era of optimism, relaxed lifestyle, and innovative design. Author <strong>Don Hahn</strong> takes us on a lavishly illustrated journey through the era with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists pioneered. If you&rsquo;ve seen <em>Sleeping Beauty</em>, read <em>Dwell</em> magazine, shopped at Design Within Reach, or watched <em>Mad Men</em>, this talk is for you and all those who love this extraordinary era at Disney.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>A Kiss Goodnight</em> with Disney Legends Richard Sherman and Floyd Norman </strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Join Disney Legend and music master Richard Sherman and Disney Legend and iconic animator Floyd Norman as they discuss their upcoming book,<em> A Kiss Goodnight</em>.</p>
<h2>
	Sunday, July 16, 2017</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>Writing with Walt: Researching in the Magic Kingdom of Good Eating</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10:00 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	This talk examines the research, interviews, and serendipity that led to the first food book about Walt Disney at home, the studio, and Disneyland. <strong>Marcy Smothers&rsquo;</strong> upcoming book, <em>Eat Like Walt</em>, is a culinary tour of the park&rsquo;s six lands. Every attraction has a story, and so do many of the menu items. Disneyland&rsquo;s food transports us as much as it satiates us, or as Walt declared, &ldquo;The food is as fabulous as the fun, too.&rdquo;</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Signature Collection Presents: The 75th Anniversary of <em>Bambi</em></strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11:30 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Join us as we commemorate the 75th anniversary and Walt Disney Signature Collection release of <em>Bambi</em>, the endearing, timeless tale of a wide-eyed fawn that has forever touched generations. Audiences can look forward to hearing personal stories from the voice cast, anecdotes behind the making of this film and its exquisite hand-drawn artwork, and much, much more. Its groundbreaking animated classics like <em>Bambi</em> that have not only been created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney but have also influenced many great visionaries and animators through to today.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Inspiring Women of Imagineering</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 12:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Get a good dose of girl power with this awesome panel featuring just some of the many talented women of Walt Disney Imagineering. Expect to hear some inspiring personal stories and get an insider&rsquo;s look at the Imagineering process from these creative and technical professionals building on Disney&rsquo;s rich legacy of female Imagineers.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Zero to Hero: The Making of <em>Hercules </em></strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 12:30 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Join directors John Musker and Ron Clements, animators Eric Goldberg (&ldquo;Phil&rdquo;) and Ken Duncan (&ldquo;Megara&rdquo;), and Megara and Hercules themselves&ndash;&ndash;Susan Egan and Tate Donovan&ndash;&ndash;as they share stories from the making of the 1997 fan-favorite film.</p>
<p>
	<strong><u>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</u></strong></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:30 pm &amp; 5:00 pm - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	The eight-time Oscar-winner introduced new generations to musicals through such box office hits as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Tangled, as well as the Broadway shows Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Newsies, and A Bronx Tale, as well as the ABC television series Galavant. Menken will perform his own music and share entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career during the show.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Magic in the Details: How Disney Historical Collections Continue to Inspire</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Join Disney archivists and collection managers as they explain how historical materials from company collections help to extend the life of a given story beyond a project&rsquo;s completion or end credits. In highlighting various recent company projects, learn how preserved artwork, photography, and music have been used to inspire new generations of Disney artists.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Voices of Disney Parks</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2:30 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Put names to some of the most recognizable voices heard across Disney Parks as these talented voice actors share stories from their vocal vocations.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em>: 80th Anniversary Screening</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3:15 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em> made its grand debut in 1937, and D23 Expo attendees can enjoy a special screening of the film that started it all.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough &ndash; Celebrating 60 Years of Walt Disney&rsquo;s Most Charming Tableaux</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	In 1956, Walt Disney tasked some of his most talented Imagineers to re-create scenes from the then-in-production animated film <em>Sleeping Beauty</em> inside Disneyland&rsquo;s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. The result, opening on April 28, 1957, was a magical attraction that allowed guests to stroll through the previously unexplored winding passageways of the castle while viewing charming dioramas that re-created scenes from the beloved film. Join Imagineers <strong>Tony Baxter</strong> and <strong>Christopher Merritt </strong>as they take you through the history and development of this beloved attraction, from its beginnings in the 1950s, through to its &ldquo;re-awakening&rdquo; in 2008.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Maps of Disney Parks </strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 4:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Kingdom Keepers</em> author Ridley Pearson, Disney Legend Marty Sklar, and fellow Imagineers will take the stage to explore the history of Disney Parks through <i>Maps of Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai</i>.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Pop</em></strong><strong>Disney: Six Degrees of Separation</strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 5:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	How were the many worlds of Disney&mdash;such as Marvel, Lucasfilm, and the Muppets&mdash;all connected long before they were part of The Walt Disney Company? Join archivist <strong>Justin Arthur</strong> and Disney Character Voice <strong>Bret Iwan</strong> on a lively exploration of Disney&rsquo;s place in the pop culture spectrum, strange historical facts, and little-known connections across the years, featuring rarely seen clips and imagery.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>90 Years of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit</strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 6:00 pm - Stage 28 </em></p>
<p>
	Celebrating the 90th anniversary of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Dave Bossert and David Gerstein, authors of <em>Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons,</em> will showcase the definitive history of the iconic character</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 6:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Disney fan John Stamos leads this legendary conversation between Imagineers Marty Sklar, Tony Baxter, and 2017 Disney Legend inductee Wayne Jackson, who will share stories from the amazing Disney experiences they&rsquo;ve had a hand in creating around the globe.</p>
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<p>
	Typhoon Lagoon will close for refurbishment January 7, 2018 through March 17, 2018. The park is expected to re-open as normal on March 18, 2018.</p>
<p>
	Blizzard Beach&#39;s refurbishment dates remain unchanged: October 30, 2017 through January 6, 2018.</p>
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2017-06-23
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<p>
	<a href="http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/6/25/trump_to_have_speaki.html">MyNews13</a> is reporting that Disney officials have confirmed that President Donald Trump will have a speaking role in The Hall of Presidents when it re-opens in late 2017.</p>
<p>
	On Disney World&#39;s official website, the attraction is listed as closed through December 31, 2017 but it is anticipated that the date is a placeholder. We will continue tracking this rumor <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2017/05/19/the-hall-of-presidents-closing-to-add-president-donald-trump">here</a>.</p>
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2017-06-26
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2267 4538 5 1 4538 0 Permits Filed For Major Work Adjacent to Epcot's France Pavilion: Possible Ratatouille Attraction /news/2017/06/23/permits-filed-for-major-work-adjacent-to-epcots-france-pavilion-possible-ratatouille-attraction Permits Filed For Major Work Adjacent to Epcot's France Pavilion: Possible Ratatouille Attraction Permits Filed For Major Work Adjacent to Epcot's France Pavilion: Possible Ratatouille Attraction Permits Filed For Major Work Adjacent to Epcot's France Pavilion: Possible Ratatouille Attraction
<p>
	<a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/possible-attraction-in-france-pavilion-epcot-update-new-attraction-greenlit.923680/page-151#post-7767425">WDWMagic.com</a> user danlb_2000 is reporting that Disney has <a href="http://my.sfwmd.gov/entsb/docdownload?object_id=0900eeea89b856f9">filed permits</a> with the South Florida Water Management District for work between the France and Morocco Pavilions. While Disney has not confirmed the reason for this work, however it is speculated that it is related to the <a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/rumors/2014/07/01/ratatouille-dark-ride-coming-to-france-pavilion">Ratatouille attraction rumored</a> for the France Pavilion.</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/26/r-1498507937-RatatouillePermit1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/26/r-1498507937-RatatouillePermit1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 538px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	A map posted by <a href="http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/possible-attraction-in-france-pavilion-epcot-update-new-attraction-greenlit.923680/page-157#post-7768231">WDWMagic.com</a> user MisterPenguin shows the potential layout of the new attraction building and surrounding area.</p>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/26/r-1498508967-RatatouilleLayout1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/26/r-1498508967-RatatouilleLayout1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 557px;" /></a></p>
<p>
	The below video of the Paris attraction is used with permission from the YouTube channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbDGvfJHf0r_WjS9voB8POA">SoCal Attractions 360</a>. These videos are in 4K or 1080p resolution for peak quality.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WtZdXqY1TKs" width="640"></iframe></p>
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2017-06-23
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2268 4539 5 1 4539 0 Animal Planet to Air: Disney's Animal Kingdom Alive With Magic on June 27th at 8:00 PM /news/2017/06/27/animal-planet-to-air-disneys-animal-kingdom-alive-with-magic-on-june-27th-at-800-pm Animal Planet to Air: Disney's Animal Kingdom Alive With Magic on June 27th at 8:00 PM Animal Planet to Air: Disney's Animal Kingdom Alive With Magic on June 27th at 8:00 PM Animal Planet to Air: Disney's Animal Kingdom Alive With Magic on June 27th at 8:00 PM
<p>
	The Animal Planet network will be airing a show focusing on Disney&#39;s Animal Kingdom tonight (June 27th) at 8:00 PM. The show will highlight recent additions to the park like Pandora and Rivers of Light as well as the park as a whole.</p>
<p>
	<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3d1J2D-uHOM" width="624"></iframe></p>
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2269 4541 5 1 4541 0 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of June 28 /news/2017/06/28/2017-d23-expo-presentation-schedule-as-of-june-28 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of June 28 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of June 28 2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of June 28
<p>
	The 2017 D23 Expo takes place from July 14-16th at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event showcases all aspects of the Walt Disney Corporation including movies, television, and the theme parks. Details have been slowly coming out via press release and the Disney Parks Blog. For full coverage of D23 Expo related items, refer to our D23 feed <a href="http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/details/other/d23/all">here</a>.</p>
<p>
	During the D23 Expo, several panel presentations take place each day. The full schedule of these panels has not been released, but details on many of these presentations has been made available. The four facilities used in 2015 that are expected to also be used in 2017 are as follows:</p>
<ul>
	<li>
		<strong>Hall D23</strong> - Seats 6800 (Down from 7500 in 2015)</li>
	<li>
		<strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Stage 28</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
	<li>
		<strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong> - Seating Capacity Unknown</li>
</ul>
<p>
	An incomplete schedule for these events can be found below (as of June 28), we will update this further as new information becomes available:</p>
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 630px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="5">
				<h2>
					Friday, July 14, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td width="60">
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall D23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="8">
				<strong>Disney Legends Awards Ceremony</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Walt Disney Company&#39;s Celebrated Product Legacy and the Exciting Future Ahead</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>From Screen to Page: <em>Gravity Falls </em>and<em> Star vs. The Forces of Evil</em></strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong><em>Mousequerade</em></strong><br />
				(11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>60 Years of the Horseman Known as Zorro</strong><br />
				(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Cup</strong><strong> o&#39; Joe</strong><br />
				(1:15 PM - 2:15 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Walking with Giants: A Virtual Visit to Walt Disney Hyperion Studio</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 2:30 PM</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="8">
				<strong>Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>The Golden Girls: </em>A Celebration of Friendship, Laughter and Cheesecake</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney&#39;s Colorful TV Revolution</strong><br />
				(3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Pirates of the Caribbean:</strong></em><strong> 50 Years of Swashbuckling Adventures in Disney Parks</strong><br />
				(3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Disney Legends 30th Anniversary</strong><br />
				(4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Ink &amp; Paint: The Women of Walt Disney&#39;s Animation</strong><br />
				(4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>Melodies in Walt&#39;s Time: The Music of Disney Live-Action Films</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Marvel Animation</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Park Stars:<br />
				Original Characters of the Disney Parks</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/15/r-1497551160-2017D23Expo4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/15/r-1497551160-2017D23Expo4.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 143px;" /></a></p>
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 630px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="5">
				<h2>
					Saturday, July 15, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td width="60">
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall D23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>ABC Summer Fun &amp; Games</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Marc Davis Goes to WED Imagineering</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="8">
				<strong>The Walt Disney Studios Live Action Films</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Power of the Princess</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:45 AM</strong></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Hidden Art of Disney: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the <em>They Drew As The Pleased</em> Book Series</strong><br />
				(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Creating the Worlds in Pixar&#39;s Universe</strong><br />
				(12:15 PM - 1:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Level Up! The Walt Disney Company&#39;s Video Game Showcase</strong><br />
				(1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Walt, Kaye and Marceline</strong><strong>:</strong><strong> A Very Big, Small Town Story</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				<strong>-</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Olaf&#39;s Frozen Adventure</strong></em><strong>: A Sneak Peek at the New <em>Frozen</em> Short Film</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>Walt Disney Parks and Resorts</strong><br />
				(3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Disney and Pixar Did That? Advertisements and Animated Commercials</strong><br />
				(3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Once Upon a Time</strong></em><br />
				(3:15 PM - 4:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>DuckTales Panel</em></strong><br />
				(4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="Center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>A History of Disney Postage Stamps - Then and Now</strong><br />
				(4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>A <em>Kiss Goodnight </em>with Disney Legends Richard Sherman and Floyd Norman</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>The Evolution of Pixar&#39;s Characters</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Yesterday&#39;s Tomorrow: Disney&#39;s Magical Mid-Century</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<p>
	<a href="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/28/r-1498675309-2017D23Expo5.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://wdwthemeparks.com/photos-disney/2017/06/28/r-1498675309-2017D23Expo5.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 273px;" /></a></p>
<table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 630px;">
	<tbody>
		<tr align="center">
			<td colspan="5">
				<h2>
					Sunday, July 16, 2017</h2>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td width="60">
				<u><strong>Time</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Hall D23</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>D23 Expo Arena</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Stage 28</strong></u></td>
			<td>
				<u><strong>Walt Disney Archives Stage</strong></u></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Celebration of an Animated Classic: <em>The Lion King</em></strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Writing with Walt: Researching in the Magic Kingdom of Good Eating</strong><br />
				(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>Tangled: The Series</em> Panel</strong><br />
				(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>10:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:00 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:15 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:30 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Walt Disney Signature Collection Presents: The 75th Anniversary of <em>Bambi</em></strong><br />
				(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>11:45 AM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Inspiring Women of Imagineering</strong><br />
				(12:15 PM - 1:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Zero to Hero: The Making of <em>Hercules</em></strong><br />
				(12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>12:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Magic in the Details: How Disney Historical Collections Continue to Inspire</strong><br />
				(1:30 PM - 2:30 PM</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>1:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Voices of Disney Parks</strong><br />
				(2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>2:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong><em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em>: 80th Anniversary Screening</strong><br />
				(3:15 PM - 4:45 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough: 60 Years of Walt&#39;s Most Charming Tableaux</strong><br />
				(3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>3:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<em><strong>Maps of Disney Parks</strong></em><br />
				(4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>4:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong><em>Pop</em>Disney: Six Degrees of Separation</strong><br />
				(5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="6">
				<strong>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</strong><br />
				(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>5:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td align="center" rowspan="4">
				<strong>90 Years of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit</strong><br />
				(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>6:45 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:00 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:15 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td>
				<strong>7:30 PM</strong></td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
			<td>
				-</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>
<p>
	Additional details on many events can be found below. The descriptions have been taken from various press releases put out by the D23 staff.</p>
<h2>
	Friday, July 14, 2017</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year&rsquo;s recipients are: Carrie Fisher, Clyde &ldquo;Gerry&rdquo; Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Walt Disney Company&rsquo;s Celebrated Product Legacy and the Exciting Future Ahead</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Get an inside look at the history of Disney&rsquo;s beloved products and collectibles throughout the years, and a sneak peek at the product development process and some new products coming soon!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>From Screen to Page: <em>Gravity Falls</em> and <em>Star vs. The Forces of Evil</em></strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:30 am - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Gravity Falls</em> creator Alex Hirsch and <em>Star vs. The Forces of Evil</em> creator Daron Nefcy will join forces to share the unique process of taking a show from screen to page with bestselling titles <em>Gravity Falls: Journal</em> <em>3</em> and <em>Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Star and Marco&rsquo;s Guide to Mastering Every Dimension</em>.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Mousequerade</em></strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:00 am - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Join judges Ashley Eckstein (<em>Star Wars Rebels</em>), Kara Saun (costume designer for <em>Descendants 2</em>), Yvette Nicole Brown (ABC&rsquo;s The Mayor), and the contest&rsquo;s host, Disney&rsquo;s Jim Babcock, to watch dozens of finalists take the stage in this fan-favorite costume competition for the $2,300 grand prize!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>60 Years of the Horseman Known as Zorro</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:30 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	The story of Zorro was a special one for Walt Disney, but it wasn&rsquo;t just because the legend of the masked avenger was so compelling. Walt viewed a Zorro television series as a source of funding for his long contemplated theme park. When Roy Disney refused to spend the company&rsquo;s money on it, Walt bought the rights to <em>Zorro</em> with his own money and started work on a weekly series. The project went on the back burner when ABC television bought the weekly anthology series and the <em>Mickey Mouse Club</em>, but Walt turned back to <em>Zorro</em> to help finance his massive 1959 expansion of Disneyland. This presentation looks back at its sometimes rocky road to the screen, the many actors considered for the series, and some of the very special Disney touches that made it such a success. Hosted by Disney historian and author <strong>Bill Cotter</strong>.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walking with Giants: A Virtual Visit to Walt Disney&rsquo;s Hyperion Studio</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 1:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	From 1926 to 1940, Walt Disney&rsquo;s Hyperion Avenue studio was the vortex of unprecedented achievement. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and Pinocchio all came to animated life there&ndash;&ndash;and along with them, an entirely new cinematic art form. Combining state-of-the-art technology with never-before-seen vintage imagery, fans will explore this legendary location where Walt and his team unlocked the secrets of animation and turned amusement into art. Hosted by animation historian <strong>Hans Perk</strong>.</p>
<p>
	<strong><u>Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter</u></strong></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 2:30 pm - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	Join host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as he presents <em>Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films.</em> Watch never-before-seen footage from Pixar&rsquo;s upcoming feature <em>Coco</em> and<em> </em>Walt Disney Animation&rsquo;s <em>Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2</em>, and be prepared for surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by star voice talent. <em>Cell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.</em></p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>The Golden Girls</em>: A Celebration of Friendship, Laughter, and Cheesecake </strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 2:30 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Join the show&rsquo;s creators and other special guests&mdash;including author Jim Colucci; <em>Golden Girls</em> writers Barry Fanaro, Robert Spina, and Stan Zimmerman; and art director John Shaffner&mdash;for an unforgettable celebration of the enduring fan favorite, 25 years after the final episode. Hosted by Imagineer and <em>Golden Girls</em> fan Morgan Richardson.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney&rsquo;s Colorful TV Revolution</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 3:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	In 1961 Walt transformed his hit television series into <em>Walt Disney&rsquo;s Wonderful World of Color</em>, the first weekly TV program designed to showcase color. Enjoy a &ldquo;colorful&rdquo; celebration of this classic Emmy- and Peabody-winning TV series&mdash;featuring the only animated character Walt ever created for television, fan-favorite Ludwig Von Drake&mdash;as Disney writer and historian <strong>Jim Fanning</strong> shares a kaleidoscope of rare footage, seldom-seen stills, and some &ldquo;kooky&rdquo; (as Ludwig might say) surprises.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em>: 50 Years of Swashbuckling Adventures in Disney Parks</strong> </u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 3:30 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	If ye be seekin&rsquo; adventure, you&rsquo;ve come to the right place! Dead men may tell no tales, but these amazing Imagineers will during this swashbuckling session tracing the attractions early origins to the latest technical achievements of <em>Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure</em> at Shanghai Disneyland.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Disney Legends 30th Anniversary</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 4:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	After the newest inductees are honored during the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, join historian Leonard Maltin to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the coveted award with a legendary lineup, including Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy and Pluto), Imagineering legend Bob Gurr, Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith, and 2017 inductee and <em>Star Wars</em> star Mark Hamill.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Ink &amp; Paint &ndash; The Women of Walt Disney&rsquo;s Animation</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 4:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Women have been at the forefront of animation from the very beginning. <strong>Mindy Johnson</strong>, author of the forthcoming landmark volume <em>Ink &amp; Paint &ndash; The Women of Walt Disney&rsquo;s Animation</em> (Disney Editions), introduces you to a panel showcasing some of the extraordinary artists who&rsquo;ve made remarkable contributions to Walt Disney&rsquo;s animation.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Melodies in Walt&rsquo;s Time: The Music of Disney Live-Action Films </strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Celebrate the magical music of Walt&rsquo;s live-action films with live performances of songs from <em>Summer Magic</em>, <em>Mary Poppins</em>, <em>The Happiest Millionaire</em>, <em>The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band</em>, and more. Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, the extravaganza will feature Lesley Ann Warren, Karen Dotrice, and other renowned guest stars, live musical performers, and a 20-voice chorus.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Park Stars: Original Characters of the Disney Parks</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Figment, Big Al, Chandu, the Hatbox Ghost, and Liver Lips McGrowl are just a few of the many Disney characters created specifically for Disney Parks. Join Imagineers <strong>Jason Grandt</strong> and <strong>Diana Brost</strong> as they take you on a journey around the world to meet many of the fun personalities that appear in Disney Parks attractions and shows.</p>
<h2>
	Saturday, July 15, 2017</h2>
<p>
	<u><strong>ABC Summer Fun &amp; Games</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 am - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	<em>Modern Family&rsquo;s</em> Nolan Gould hosts a game of <em>Celebrity Family Feud</em> with some of your favorite ABC Comedy kids, including Daniel DiMaggio and Logan Pepper from <em>American Housewife; </em>Miles Brown and Marsai Martin from <em>black-ish;</em> Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, and Ian Chen from <em>Fresh Off the Boat;</em> Aubrey Anderson-Emmons from <em>Modern Family;</em> and Kyla Kenedy and Mason Cook from <em>Speechless. </em>Plus, the stars will take questions from the audience after the game!</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Marc Davis Goes to WED &ndash; The Amazing Artistry and Designs of the Legendary Disney Imagineer</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	When Walt Disney asked directing animator Marc Davis to &ldquo;take a look&rdquo; at some of his attractions at Disneyland in late 1960, it began a second career for one of his top animators&mdash;who immediately began working for WED Enterprises, now known as Walt Disney Imagineering. Davis led the design efforts and strove to inject his trademark humor into attractions like the <em>Jungle Cruise</em>, <em>Walt Disney&rsquo;s Enchanted Tiki Room</em>, <em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em>, <em>Haunted Mansion</em>, <em>it&rsquo;s a small world</em>, <em>Country Bear Jamboree</em>, <em>America Sings</em>, and many, many other Disney theme park classics. Join Pixar&rsquo;s <strong>Pete Docter </strong>and Walt Disney Imagineering&rsquo;s <strong>Christopher Merritt</strong> as they share amazing and unseen artwork and photographs they have discovered in the process of writing a new book on this Imagineering Legend.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Studios Live-Action</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:30 am - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm showcase the Studios&rsquo; exciting slate of live-action films. At this exclusive Hall D23 presentation featuring never-before-seen footage, surprise star appearances, and more, you&rsquo;ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at an exciting array of spectacular films on the horizon from these world-class studios.<em> Cell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.</em></p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Power of the Princess</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:30 am - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Join hosts Walt Disney Animation Studios animators Amy Smeed and Kira Lehtomaki as the voice actresses behind some of your favorite Disney heroines&ndash;&ndash;Jodi Benson (Ariel), Ming-Na Wen (Mulan), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), and Auli&lsquo;i Cravalho (Moana)&ndash;&ndash;take the stage to share stories from the sound booth and beyond.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>The Hidden Art of Disney &ndash; A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the <em>They Drew as They Pleased</em> Book Series</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 11:30 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	The groundbreaking book series <em>They Drew as They Pleased</em> features an in-depth exploration of the life and art of Disney&rsquo;s concept artists, with each volume showcasing more than 400 pieces of pre-production artwork. Most of the material contained in each volume has never been seen before in book form. The series will eventually include a total of six books. In this panel, author <strong>Didier Ghez </strong>reveals the fascinating detective work behind the making of the books and an exclusive preview of the upcoming volumes in the series.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Creating the Worlds in Pixar&rsquo;s Universe</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 12:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Pixar production designers and artists will literally take guests behind the scenes on a visual tour of the amazing worlds created in Pixar films&ndash;&ndash;from oceans and outer space, to mountain tops and &ldquo;monstropolises.&rdquo;</p>
<p>
	<em><u><strong>Level Up! The Walt Disney Company&rsquo;s Video Game Showcase</strong></u></em></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena </em></p>
<p>
	Experience never-before-seen gameplay, trailers, special guests, and other unforgettable surprises from across the Disney, <em>Star Wars</em>, and Marvel games portfolios in this must-see showcase. Jimmy Pitaro, chairman, DCPI, will kick off the presentation, which will feature many show-stopping moments including announcements from Marvel, and more information about highly anticipated games, <em>Star Wars Battlefront II&trade;</em> from Electronic Arts, <em>KINGDOM HEARTS III</em> from Disney and Square Enix, and more.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt, Kaye and Marceline: A Very Big, Small Town Story</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	From numerous stays in her childhood home to one-of-a-kind Disneyland employment offers, <strong>Kaye Malins</strong> can reminisce about a lifetime of pixie-dust-filled moments with Walt, Roy, and Ruth Disney that seamlessly led her to her current role as Executive Director of the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in the heart of Missouri: &ldquo;I grew up surrounded by special people like Walt and Roy Disney, and only now can I truly reflect back on how special my childhood was.&rdquo; Visually supported by museum archival photography and photos from her personal collection, Kaye will walk you through a lifetime of Marceline memories that will remind you that sometimes dreams really do come true.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Olaf&rsquo;s Frozen Adventure</em></strong><strong>: A Sneak Peek at the New <em>Frozen</em> Short Film</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2:30 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
<p>
	Be among the first to see exclusive and behind-the-scenes footage from Walt Disney Animation Studios&rsquo; newest <em>Frozen</em> holiday short film event, the highly anticipated <em>Olaf&rsquo;s Frozen Adventure</em>. The film, which features the talents of the original <em>Frozen </em>cast, as well as brand-new songs, is directed by the Emmy-winning team Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters (<em>Prep &amp; Landing) </em>and produced by Oscar-winning producer Roy Conli (<em>Big Hero 6, Tangled</em>).</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Walt Disney Parks and Resorts</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - Hall D23</em></p>
<p>
	Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek will take the stage during this presentation to share what&rsquo;s new and what&rsquo;s next at Disney Parks and Resorts around the globe.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong>Disney and Pixar Did That? Advertisements and Animated Commercials</strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Join archivists and research specialists from across The Walt Disney Company who help to oversee Disney and Pixar historical collections as they share with you rarely seen advertising campaigns and animated commercials spanning from the 1930s to Pixar&rsquo;s efforts of the 1990s. Through artwork, film clips, and stories behind some of the familiar, yet no-so familiar projects, learn about a little-known aspect of the creative history of Disney and Pixar while gaining new perspectives on the productions and products themselves.</p>
<p>
	<u><strong><em>Once Upon a Time</em></strong></u></p>
<p>
	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:15 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Join co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (<em>Lost)</em> and Adam Horowitz (<em>Lost</em>), along with series star Colin O&rsquo;Donoghue (Captain Hook), as they discuss what&rsquo;s in store for our returning favorites, as well as the new additions to the <em>Once Upon a Time</em> universe. The panel will be moderated by D23&rsquo;s Jeffrey Epstein.</p>
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	<u><strong>The Evolution of Pixar&rsquo;s Characters</strong> </u></p>
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	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
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	Pixar characters are full of personality&ndash;&ndash;from the waves in their hair to the shoes on their feet. Join some of the legendary Pixar artists behind its most memorable characters as they share what it&rsquo;s like to draw these loveable characters to life.</p>
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	<u><strong>Yesterday&rsquo;s Tomorrow: Disney&rsquo;s Magical Mid-Century</strong></u></p>
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	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	Don Hahn&rsquo;s new book <em>Yesterday&rsquo;s Tomorrow: Disney&rsquo;s Magical Mid-Century</em> is a valentine to Disney of the 50s and 60s, an era of optimism, relaxed lifestyle, and innovative design. Author <strong>Don Hahn</strong> takes us on a lavishly illustrated journey through the era with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists pioneered. If you&rsquo;ve seen <em>Sleeping Beauty</em>, read <em>Dwell</em> magazine, shopped at Design Within Reach, or watched <em>Mad Men</em>, this talk is for you and all those who love this extraordinary era at Disney.</p>
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	<u><strong><em>A Kiss Goodnight</em> with Disney Legends Richard Sherman and Floyd Norman </strong></u></p>
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	<em>Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
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	Join Disney Legend and music master Richard Sherman and Disney Legend and iconic animator Floyd Norman as they discuss their upcoming book,<em> A Kiss Goodnight</em>.</p>
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	Sunday, July 16, 2017</h2>
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	<u><strong>Celebration of an Animated Classic: <em>The Lion King </em></strong></u></p>
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	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10:00 am - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
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	Join a Disney celebration of the magic, the music, and the majesty of the animated classic <em>The Lion King</em>. Producer Don Hahn, director Rob Minkoff, and animators Tony Bancroft and Mark Henn, along with some very special guests, reveal the secrets behind the making of the timeless animated classic.</p>
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	<u><strong>Writing with Walt: Researching in the Magic Kingdom of Good Eating</strong></u></p>
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	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10:00 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
<p>
	This talk examines the research, interviews, and serendipity that led to the first food book about Walt Disney at home, the studio, and Disneyland. <strong>Marcy Smothers&rsquo;</strong> upcoming book, <em>Eat Like Walt</em>, is a culinary tour of the park&rsquo;s six lands. Every attraction has a story, and so do many of the menu items. Disneyland&rsquo;s food transports us as much as it satiates us, or as Walt declared, &ldquo;The food is as fabulous as the fun, too.&rdquo;</p>
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	<u><strong>Walt Disney Signature Collection Presents: The 75th Anniversary of <em>Bambi</em></strong> </u></p>
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	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11:30 am - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
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	Join us as we commemorate the 75th anniversary and Walt Disney Signature Collection release of <em>Bambi</em>, the endearing, timeless tale of a wide-eyed fawn that has forever touched generations. Audiences can look forward to hearing personal stories from the voice cast, anecdotes behind the making of this film and its exquisite hand-drawn artwork, and much, much more. Its groundbreaking animated classics like <em>Bambi</em> that have not only been created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney but have also influenced many great visionaries and animators through to today.</p>
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	<u><strong>Inspiring Women of Imagineering</strong></u></p>
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	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 12:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
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	Get a good dose of girl power with this awesome panel featuring just some of the many talented women of Walt Disney Imagineering. Expect to hear some inspiring personal stories and get an insider&rsquo;s look at the Imagineering process from these creative and technical professionals building on Disney&rsquo;s rich legacy of female Imagineers.</p>
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	<u><strong>Zero to Hero: The Making of <em>Hercules </em></strong></u></p>
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	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 12:30 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
<p>
	Join directors John Musker and Ron Clements, animators Eric Goldberg (&ldquo;Phil&rdquo;) and Ken Duncan (&ldquo;Megara&rdquo;), and Megara and Hercules themselves&ndash;&ndash;Susan Egan and Tate Donovan&ndash;&ndash;as they share stories from the making of the 1997 fan-favorite film.</p>
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	<strong><u>A Whole New World of Alan Menken</u></strong></p>
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	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:30 pm &amp; 5:00 pm - Hall D23</em></p>
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	The eight-time Oscar-winner introduced new generations to musicals through such box office hits as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Tangled, as well as the Broadway shows Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Newsies, and A Bronx Tale, as well as the ABC television series Galavant. Menken will perform his own music and share entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career during the show.</p>
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	<u><strong>Magic in the Details: How Disney Historical Collections Continue to Inspire</strong></u></p>
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	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
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	Join Disney archivists and collection managers as they explain how historical materials from company collections help to extend the life of a given story beyond a project&rsquo;s completion or end credits. In highlighting various recent company projects, learn how preserved artwork, photography, and music have been used to inspire new generations of Disney artists.</p>
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	<u><strong>Voices of Disney Parks</strong></u></p>
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	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2:30 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
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	Put names to some of the most recognizable voices heard across Disney Parks as these talented voice actors share stories from their vocal vocations.</p>
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	<u><strong><em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em>: 80th Anniversary Screening</strong></u></p>
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	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3:15 pm - D23 Expo Arena</em></p>
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	<em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em> made its grand debut in 1937, and D23 Expo attendees can enjoy a special screening of the film that started it all.</p>
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	<u><strong>Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough &ndash; Celebrating 60 Years of Walt Disney&rsquo;s Most Charming Tableaux</strong></u></p>
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	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3:30 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
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	In 1956, Walt Disney tasked some of his most talented Imagineers to re-create scenes from the then-in-production animated film <em>Sleeping Beauty</em> inside Disneyland&rsquo;s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. The result, opening on April 28, 1957, was a magical attraction that allowed guests to stroll through the previously unexplored winding passageways of the castle while viewing charming dioramas that re-created scenes from the beloved film. Join Imagineers <strong>Tony Baxter</strong> and <strong>Christopher Merritt </strong>as they take you through the history and development of this beloved attraction, from its beginnings in the 1950s, through to its &ldquo;re-awakening&rdquo; in 2008.</p>
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	<u><strong>Maps of Disney Parks </strong></u></p>
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	<em>Sunday, July 16, 2017, 4:15 pm - Stage 28</em></p>
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	<em>Kingdom Keepers</em> author Ridley Pearson, Disney Legend Marty Sklar, and fellow Imagineers will take the stage to explore the history of Disney Parks through <i>Maps of Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai</i>.</p>
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	<u><strong><em>Pop</em></strong><strong>Disney: Six Degrees of Separation</strong> </u></p>
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	<em>Sunday, July 16, 5:00 pm - Walt Disney Archives Stage</em></p>
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	How were the many worlds of Disney&mdash;such as Marvel, Lucasfilm, and the Muppets&mdash;all connected long before they were part of The Walt Disney Company? Join archivist <strong>Justin Arthur</strong> and Disney Character Voice <strong>Bret Iwan</strong> on a lively exploration of Disney&rsquo;s place in the pop culture spectrum, strange historical facts, and little-known connections across the years, featuring rarely seen clips and imagery.</p>
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	<u><strong>90 Y