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A Bit of Magic Kingdom Food News

For all of you WDW foodies out there, here is some news for you! It looks like there are a few new menu items to be had in the Magic Kingdom, including a Mickey pretzel.

Turns out, the pretzel is already popular at Disneyland and is being tested out at the Magic Kingdom. If you'd like to give the snack a try, head over to the Frontierland Pretzel Wagon (look for it between the Pecos Bill Cafe and the Diamond Horseshoe); at present, this is the only location within WDW to sell this iconic treat.

Night of Joy Artist Lineup Released

Night of Joy, a two-night Christian concert offering in the Magic Kingdom, is coming up in a few short weeks, and now Disney has released the schedule of who will be playing on September 9 and 10.

Friday, September 9

Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage

7:45 p.m. Jeremy Camp
9:50 p.m. Newsboys
11:55 p.m. Skillet

Galaxy Stage

7:30 p.m. Francesca Battistelli
9:25 p.m. Group 1 Crew
11:25 p.m. Matthew West

Rockettower Plaza Stage

7:45 p.m. Disciple
9:15 p.m. Disciple
10:50 p.m. Sidewalk Prophets
12:15 a.m. Sidewalk Prophets

Enchanted Tiki Room to Open This Month

The Enchanted Tiki Room, a Magic Kingdom attraction that can trace its roots back to the early days of the park, will be opening its doors to guests in less than two weeks.

The Adventureland attraction, which closed earlier this year due to a fire, has been receiving the Disney makeover treatment in preparation for its August 15 opening. Guests taking in the new and improved version of the Tiki Room will be treated to updated and remastered audio as well as a "state of the art show-control system."

Disney Pares Down Monorail Hours

Disney has cut down on its monorail transportation hours this summer in an effort to give more maintenance time to the system.

Guests of Disney need to know that the monorail systems servicing Epcot and the Magic Kingdom will be shut down one hour after the parks' regular closing times. Also, it will remained closed during any of the parks' Extra Magic Hours.

These new hours of operation have already went into effect for Epcot and are set to start August 1 for the Magic Kingdom. Guests can still return to their cars and hotels from the parks via boats and buses.

Tinkerbell To Return to Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is preparing to welcome back Tinkerbell and her Fairy Friends later this month.

After Toontown closed as part of the ongoing Fantasyland Expansion, Tinkerbell and the Fairies were temporarily moved to Epcot. Now, they have a new place at the Adventureland Veranda in the MK to meet and greet their fans.

Look for Tinkerbell and the Disney Fairies in their new home starting July 28.

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No More Flynn Rider at Disney Play-and-Greet

The Magic Kingdom's Tangled play-and-greet is now without a familiar face. Flynn Rider, the hero from "Tangled," had his last day of meeting and greet fans alongside Rapunzel this past weekend.

Rest assured, Rapunzel will still greet guests daily in the Fairytale Garden near Cinderella's Castle. In response to the popularity of the show, the play-and-greet is set to run continously throughout the day to allow more guests to meet Rapunzel. The play-and-greet also features the assistance of Rapunzel's attendants who interact with guests.

4th of July Events at Walt Disney World

It's almost that time of year again for all-things American. As we gear up to celebrate Independence Day, here are some Disney celebration offerings from the happiest place on earth (a.k.a. Walt Disney World).

Head to the Magic Kingdom to see their fireworks extravaganza Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky. The show is set to run at 9 p.m. both July 3rd and 4th.

Disney Executive Al Weiss To Retire

Al Weiss, the president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will be retiring from that role immediately after thirty-nine years of service. The decision was annouced through a letter distributed to Disney employees yesterday afternoon.

Weiss was eigtheen years old when he began his career with Disney as a worker in the Magic Kingdom. Over the years, he's held more than twenty jobs with the company including finance manager and vice president of resort operations support. He also served as president of Disney world from 1994 - 2005.

40th Anniversary Collection by SHAG to Debut This Weekend

Back in January, we gave you a glimpse of the artist SHAG's take on commemorating the 40th anniversary of WDW. Now, the rest of the artist's renderings regarding Disney's 40th will be officially availalbe starting this Friday, June 24. In addition, the artist himself will be making apperances at WDW this weekend to celebrate the debut of the collection.

Woman Who Lost Consciousness After Riding Space Mountain Improving

Miranda Baldwin, an English woman who was found to be unconscious after riding the Magic Kingdom attraction Space Mountain last weekend, remains in the hospital but looks to be improving.

The 48-year-old is still in the intensive care unit at Dr. P Phillips Hospital near Orlando, Florida. A sheriff's statement and family comments have said that the woman is now alert and responding to commands. The woman's exact condition or ailment has not been released.

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Card Trading Tips for Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is a fun, interactive game that Walt Disney World guests can play while while spending time in the Magic Kingdom. Sorcerers Spell Cards are given out in small packs at the Firehouse Recruiting Station, and guests may obtain one pack a day, per park ticket. With these cards, guests are directed to head out into the park and fight evil.

Creating Your Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Deck

The craze for Disney's new Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom interactive game at Walt Disney World is growing quickly. Barely two months after it's official launch and there are collector sites, blogs, and rumors popping up across the web dedicated to this fun new attraction. Disney's Imagineers are still tweeking known game play problems, but the busy summer season is coming and more guests than every will be playing.

The Basics of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Are you looking for a fun new way to spend some time at the Magic Kingdom? Why not give Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom a try! Disney's new live action role play game opened in February and guests have been lining up to save the Kingdom ever since.

It's the Walt Disney World Marathon's 20th Anniversary

Coming in 2013 the Walt Disney World Marathon will be celebrating it's 20th Anniversary Race during a fun filled weekend of activities for all ages. Race weekend (January 10th-13th, 2013) hosts fun events for families to enjoy that stress the importance of physical fitness for every age.

Profile of an Imagineer: Bill Martin

Can you imagine getting a phone call asking you to help out with Walt Disney's newest venture, building a new theme park? That is exactly what happened to Bill Martin.

Disney's Princess 1/2 Marathon Weekend

RunDisney events are becoming increasingly popular not only with established athletes, but they are reaching out to a whole new population of Disney lovers and are inspiring them to get fit. The next big event coming up on the runDisney schedule will bring together women from around the world for Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend on Feb. 24-26, 2012. Does you Fairy Godmother Carry a Stopwatch?

Profile of an Imagineer: Rolly Crump

Considered a "true original" even among Disney Imagineers, Rolly Crump has had a hand in some of the most popular Disney animated features as well as attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

5 Photos to Get at Magic Kingdom

Where ever you look in Magic Kingdom people are taking pictures. For some of us not-so-great photographer types that can be a little intimidating. I tend to feel a little inadequate snapping pictures on my iPhone when the person next to me is using a dslr (not that I dislike them I am just a little jealous that they have an amazing camera and I have a cell phone).

We have compiled what we think are the 5 photos that everyone should get at some point in their life at Magic Kingdom.

Liberty Tree Tavern is Serving Thanksgiving Dinner 365 Days a Year

Happy Thanksgiving! We've got plenty to be thankful for, especially with readers like you! Any time that you can gather your family around a table and enjoy a good meal is cause for celebration, and even more so when you get to do so in Walt Disney World. I just can't think of a better place to share a Thanksgiving meal at than Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom.

Package Pick Up at Walt Disney World Theme Parks

You don't have to worry about schlepping your bags and packages along with you while shopping your way through Walt Disney World. Disney offers several options to make your touring run smoothly without having to worry about your precious gifts and mementos.