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Disney News Round-Up: FastPass+ Opens for Pandora Attractions, Check out the Theme Song for ‘Happily Ever After,’ and More

Happy Monday! We have some exciting news to report about Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom, plus Disney is giving guests a sneak preview of the theme song for the new nighttime spectacular at the Magic Kingdom.

Disney News Round-up: Party for the Planet Announced, New Trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Released, and More

Happy Thursday! It's time for another Disney news round-up and today we're talking about the Party for the Planet at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, and much more. Let's check it out.

Disney World Might be Building a Gondola-Style Cable Car System on Property

There's a rumor swirling about that seems to be gaining some ground and that rumor is that Disney World might possibly maybe be building a gondola-style cable car system on property to link certain resorts and theme parks.

Disney Gives Sneak Preview of Commemorative Merchandise for 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival kicks off in less than two weeks on March 1 and Disney has recently given guests a preview of some of the commemorative merchandise from the Festival. This year's merchandise includes apparel, garden items, and much more.

Disney News Round-up: Full Menus for Flower and Garden Festival Announced, Disney Rolls Out MagicBand 2.0, and More

Happy Monday! We have some fun news today including the full menus for the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens, and an update on the rollout of the MagicBand 2.0. Let's check out what's happening in today's round-up.

Disney News Round-up: Disney Vacation Club Member Event, Geyser Point Pool Bar and Grill Opening Soon at Wilderness Lodge, and More

Happy middle of the week! We have some exciting Disney Vacation Club news and an update about the new restaurant and pool bar opening soon at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Let's check out what's in today's round-up.

Disney News Round-Up: Planet Hollywood Observatory Opening Soon, MagicBand 2 News, and More

Happy Tuesday! We have a bit of news to share today including an update on the opening day for Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs and some news about the new MagicBand 2. Let's check out today's news.

Disney News Round-up: Spring at Disney World, Preview of Festival of the Arts Merchandise, and More

As we head toward the middle of January, things are starting to heat up at the Walt Disney World Resort. This week the first ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicks off, and there are more exciting events happening this season around Disney World. Let's check out the latest news.

Disney News Round-Up: New Ambassador Team for Disney Parks, New Tequila Bar Coming to Epcot, and More

Happy New Year! We hope you had a magical New Year's celebration. We have some exciting Disney news to bring you today including confirmation that a new tequila bar is coming to Epcot's Mexico Pavilion! We'll drink to that!

Disney News Round-up: Epcot Celebrating Canada’s 150th, Bookings Open for Epcot Festival of the Arts Events, and More

Happy Thursday! We're checking in with some exciting Disney news including new Disney World vacation packages for 2017, reservations for special events at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts and much more!

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Epcot was one of Walt Disney's original visions. Originally standing for the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, it was actually intended to be much more of the basis for Walt Disney World than the Magic Kingdom. Eventually however his initial vision proved too grand to be carried out and it became the less expansive park that you see today.

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Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 30, 2019

It's been a busy week for news about the Walt Disney World Resort, at D23 we got a peek of what the Reimagined Epcot will look like, while Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened! It's a good time to be a Disney fan, so read on and make sure you haven't missed a thing. Before I start with the theme park news though I want to remind folks that it is hurricane season.

Guests Will Be Able To Explore The Journey of Water In Epcot's New Future World

The future of Epcot looks lush and green from concept art shown at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California this weekend. Included amongst the plans revealed is a new walk through attraction called "Journey of Water" that was inspired by the playful personality of the element in Disney's Moana.

New Epcot Concept To Have Four Distinct Neighborhoods

Zach Ridley is the Imagineer in charge of transforming Epcot from the theme park we have known, to a vibrant family focused place to be enjoyed for decades to come. Zach took the stage at the D23 Expo to give fans a peek at what is in store. He told us how this next chapter of Epcot's Journey had "deeply personal meaning to the Imagineers working on the transformation." The transformation of Epcot is about "the power of hope, the power of possibility, the power of wonder." Let's talk about what's going on.

New Cinematic Adventures Around World Showcase

Four new films are on their way to the theaters of Epcot. Movies play a role in all of our lives, bringing us a sense of travel and adventure that leave us wanting more. They spark our imaginations and challenge us all to go forth into the world and explore. In this spirit Disney is bringing a new level of artistic beauty to The Land and World Showcase which will offer a bright new picture our planet that inspires guests to discover more.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 2nd, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week and I hope that yours was filled with summer fun. If you're looking to immortalize your good times, check out the brand new PhotoPass Royal Portrait Studio at Sir Mickey's in the Magic Kingdom. Let's get on with a snapshot of what else is going on at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday July 6th, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week and I hope that yours was filled with 4th of July fun. I'll kick off the news round-up with an interesting tidbit, to the best of my knowledge there were no park closures down at Walt Disney World which is unusual. Looks like the creative pricing Disney is currently using has actually made an impact on one of the busiest days of the year. Now let's get on with the news!

New 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Booths and Menu Items

Grab your planning tools and settle in with me because it's one of my favorite times of the year. The Marketplace Booth menus have been announced for the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! You know you've been waiting for it too, so let's get our planning on.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday June 28th, 2019

Ready for some news? Read on to see what's caught our attention this week! No one celebrates the Fourth of July like Walt Disney World, but this busy time of year takes a little planning. Find out what's going on for the star-spangled celebration across the property.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Live!’ Returns To Epcot For Summer

After saving their world from certain destruction, Peter Quill (also known as Star-Lord) brokered a deal with Nova Prime and the Xandarian government to bring an outreach program to his home planet. Some of most Xandar's talented musicians take the stage with Star-Lord and Gamora to perform the human audiences' best-loved rock and pop hits from 70's and 80's Earth. That outreach program has landed at Epcot as the 'Guardians of the Galaxy " Awesome Mix Live!'

Cocktail Popsicles Debut In Epcot's Italy Pavilion

I think someone should start a petition to make this new Disney Food Blog find available at every frozen novelty stand in Walt Disney World. What grown-up deliciousness am I talking about? It's the Cocktail Popsicles that have popped up at the Gelati Donkey Cart in Epcot's Italy Pavilion.