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The Enchanted Tiki Room Will Reopen This Summer

Disney recently announced that its Magic Kingdom attraction, the Enchanted Tiki Room, will reopen sometime this summer after a facelift. Shut down in January due to a fire, the latest version of this classic is said to be "reminiscent of the original show" called Tropical Serenade.

This will be at least the second revamping of the attraction. In 1998, the show added "Now Under New Management" to its name and included appearances by Iago from "Aladdin" and Zuzu from "The Lion King."

We'll keep you posted on specific dates for this fan favorite's reopening as we get them.

Crews Battled Brush Fire At Disney This Week

Fire crews found themselves battling to contain a brush fire at the Walt Disney World Resort this past week. The blaze, which flared up in a wooded area between the Fort Wilderness Resort and a Magic Kingdom parking lot, first drew fire crews last Sunday.

Bob Jones, an assistant chief with Reedy Creek Emergency Services, said the fire flared up to 5 acres at one point. Neither the resort or park were in any danger, though the fire did spew a lot of smoke in its immediate vicinity.

Disney's Night of Joy Tickets On Sale Now

Disney's Night of Joy, an after-hours Christian music event at the Magic Kingdom, will be held this year September 9 and 10. Tickets for the two-night musical gathering are on sale now.

This year's lineup of artists feature some well-known names in the Christian scene. Performing for the first night of the celebration are Group 1 Crew, Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Jeremy Camp, Skillet, Matthew West, Disciple and Newsboys. The second night will feature performances by TobyMac, Jars of Clay, MercyMe, Marvin Sapp, VaShawn Mitchell, Sanctus Real, Chris August and Kutless.

Fantasyland Expansion Continues as Beast's Castle Emerges

It's pretty well known Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom is undergoing a pretty hefty expansion that will take some time to complete. Work is going strong as is evidenced by the sneak peek of the Beast's castle released this week on the Disney Parks Blog. Currently, the castle is under construction and being pieced together.

25 Percent Off Dining at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

Who doesn't like saving time and money, especially when it comes to dining at the Disney parks? Back by popular demand is a voucher good for 25% off of select quick-service restaurants at both Disney World and Disneyland during the busy week of April 17-23, 2011.

This week, one of the busiest in the parks, can make for long waits during peak dining times; the voucher encourages diners to eat on "off" or "down" times for lunch and dinner. The fine print? You must purchase an entree and also must eat before 11:30 a.m. for lunch or between 3:00-4:30 p.m. for dinner.

Meet Mickey Using FastPass

It's a nice feature to save time on beloved Magic Kingdom favorites like Space Mountain, and now it can be used to skip the line to meet Mickey Mouse. You read that right: guests at the Magic Kingdom can now use FastPass to meet the Mouse himself in his new digs at the Town Squre Theater.

FastPass to see Mickey works the same as for any other attraction: grab a FastPass ticket and come back between the times printed on top of the ticket to jump the front of the line.

Super Bowl MVP Takes Part in Disney Parade

Not long after his team came out victorious against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers exclaimed those famous words for the cameras: "I'm going to Disney World!" And so he did.

Walt Disney World welcomed the Super Bowl XLV MVP to the Magic Kingdom earlier this week. Rodgers, who threw three touchdown passes and helped lead his team to the ultimate football victory, took part in a ticker tape parade that celebrated the Packers' win.

Snow White Attraction to Close as Fantasyland Expands

While Fantasyland in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom seems to be a number one destination for the eight-and-under set, we know there are some grown ups out there who aren't opposed to spending some time with Dumbo, Pooh and Snow White. For those of you who fit that description, we thought we'd recap the latest news of the ongoing Fantasyland expansion.

Main Street Gallery to Host the Artist SHAG

To help celebrate its 40th anniversary in style, Walt Disney World has teamed up with artists for some commemorative, magical and unique artwork. SHAG is one of those artists who has created a signature piece for Disney that captures the essence of Disney's opening back in 1971.

Mickey's Toontown Fair's Last Day Is In February 2011

If you want to visit the Magic Kingdom before Mickey's Toontown Fair closes, you'd better start planning soon. That particular area of the park is set to be closed on February 11, 2011, as part of the ongoing Fantasyland expansion.

This isn't exactly shocking news as Disney had announced plans to "repurpose" Goofy's Barnstormer when the first news of the expansion hit. However, it is a bit of sad news as the Fair has become a fixture at the kingdom and is a popular stop among the character-seeking set.

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Favorite Activites for Your Arrival Night

We asked our Facebook Fans what their favorite arrival day activities were and the overwhelming response was that they head right to the parks! Starting off at the Magic Kingdom or grabbing at drink around Epcot's World Showcase seem to be the most popular ways to go. However, if you're flight is scheduled to get in later at night or you experience some travel delays there are still fantastic ways to kick off your magical journey.

Top of the World Lounge

The Top of the World Lounge is a special gem reserved for Disney Vacation Club Members and their guests staying at Disney's Contemporary Resort's Bay Lake Tower. High up on the on the 16th floor of the tower, this retro-modern retreat offers 77 seats and a full service bar overlooking the Magic Kingdom.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party vs. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Both Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are popular events at Disney but often I'm asked which one is better. To be honest I don't think there is one right answer to this question but I do think that individually one can be better for you!

Looking Back: Legend of the Lion King

We are traveling back to the 90's (and early 2000's) today to reminisce about The Legend of the Lion King. This attraction was the predecessor to the successful Lion King show on Broadway.

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Legend of the Lion King opened in 1994 in Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland Theater and replaced the Magic Journeys 3D movie, which had been the main attraction at the Fantasyland Theater since 1987. Interestingly enough the Lion King show and the Lion King movie were being developed at the same time.

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The Best Places to Watch a Parade in Magic Kingdom

Updated August 2018

Trying to find a spot to watch one of the parades in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Theme Park can be a stressful experience if you don't know where to go. We have compiled a list for you including some of our places to catch the show, and tossed in a little Disney parade viewing etiquette to boot!

Main Street Barber Shop

Did you know that you can get a haircut in the Magic Kingdom? The Harmony Barber Shop is an actual, functioning barber shop that guests can visit for a haircut or a beard and/or mustache trim.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Costume Tips for Grown-Ups

Wearing a costume to the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is a fun way to add even more magic to your vacation and help you truly feel like a kid again. It's exciting to get into the spirit of the evening and fully immerse yourself in the fantasy of the Magic Kingdom as you trick"or-treat your way through the park.

Looking Back: The Mickey Mouse Revue

One of the three attractions at Magic Kingdom on opening day in 1971, the Mickey Mouse Revue was a dream of Walt Disney's and delighted fans for years before it was sent to Tokyo Disneyland in 1980.

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Iconic Photo Spots at Disney World

Everywhere you look at Disney people are taking pictures. Some take pictures of every detail, but most folks don't miss getting those iconic Disney World photos. So I decided to compile a list of some of the most well-known photo spots in Disney World so that you wouldn't miss a beat next time you are at Disney.

Looking Back (and to the Future): Dumbo The Flying Elephant

The Dumbo Ride is one of the most iconic attractions at Disney World. Chances are you may not wait in the long lines anymore (unless you have kids) but you still have a soft spot for the flying elephant ride.

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