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Guy Fieri Teaming Up With Planet HollywoodGuy Fieri Teaming Up With Planet Hollywood
August 23, 2016
Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is now collaborating with Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs. Fieri, best known for his Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," will design an exclusive burger and sandwich menu for the restaurant, which has been undergoing a major transformation over the past few months. The restaurant is set to reopen this fall as the Planet Hollywood Observatory, with an exterior reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century observatory, and an interior with refurbished upholstery, spherical planet-shaped lighting fixtures and stylish finishing, a newly expanded outdoor terrace and bar overlooking all of Disney Springs.

 

Bay Lake Tower Newly Refurbed Studio VillaBay Lake Tower Newly Refurbed Studio Villa
August 22, 2016
The villas at Bay Lake Tower have recently undergone a soft goods rehab. Here are photos of the refreshed studio.

 

2017 Mom's Panel Selection Process Begins September 72017 Mom's Panel Selection Process Begins September 7
August 22, 2016
Get ready, get set, type! The application process for the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel begins at noon EST Wednesday, Sept. 7, and those interested have until noon EST Wednesday, Sept. 14, to express their interest.

 

Third Fiscal Quarter Earnings Reported by Walt Disney CompanyThird Fiscal Quarter Earnings Reported by Walt Disney Company
August 21, 2016
The Walt Disney Company reported quarterly earnings of $2.6 billion for its third fiscal quarter ended July 2, 2016, an increase of $114 million over the prior-year quarter. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter increased 10 percent to $1.59 from $1.45 in the prior-year quarter. The Walt Disney Company hosted a conference call on August 9 to discuss this quarterly report. The discussion is available via replay at www.disney.com/investors through August 23, 2016 at 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT.

 

My Disney Experience App Adds Directions FeatureMy Disney Experience App Adds Directions Feature
August 21, 2016
The My Disney Experience app has introduced a new feature called "Get Directions" that makes getting around Walt Disney World Resort easier. The new GPS navigational tool delivers turn-by-turn walking directions and transportation information right to your mobile device. Disney shared a video with details on how to use the new app enhancement HERE.

 

Disney Launches Messenger App for KidsDisney Launches Messenger App for Kids
August 20, 2016
Disney has launched a new app that allows kids to chat and connect with friends in new ways, while reassuring parents that the online community it is creating is one with safety in mind. Disney Mix is a free app that is aimed at children ages 4 and older.

 

Cool Off with this Tour of Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club - VIDEOCool Off with this Tour of Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club - VIDEO
August 20, 2016
Tour the wonderful water playground known as Stormalong Bay situated at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club.

 

Buzz Lightyear Attraction Now Features Animated Magic ShotBuzz Lightyear Attraction Now Features Animated Magic Shot
August 19, 2016
Disney PhotoPass is offering a new Animated Magic Shot at Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin in the Magic Kingdom. When you ride the attraction wearing your MagicBand, the moving digital image will be added to the attraction photo that is taken during the ride, and is associated automatically with your My Disney Experience account. If you are not using a MagicBand, touch your park admission card or Memory Maker card on the touch points at the preview wall at the end of the attraction to link the photo with your account. While anyone can view the Animated Magic Shot in their account in the My Disney Experience mobile app, or at MyDisneyPhotoPass.com, you must have an active Memory Maker entitlement to download or share it.

 

Club Villain Available at a Discount for Tables in Wonderland MembersClub Villain Available at a Discount for Tables in Wonderland Members
August 18, 2016
Tables in Wonderland Members may purchase tickets for Club Villain at the discounted price of $99 per person, tax and gratuity included, for the following event dates:
-- Friday, September 2
-- Saturday, September 3
-- Friday, September 9
-- Saturday, September 10
Offer is valid for both the 5:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. shows. Reservations can be made by calling 407-939-3463. Read more about Club Villain HERE.

 

Paint the Night Parade to Continue Through Early SeptemberPaint the Night Parade to Continue Through Early September
August 18, 2016
The "Paint the Night" parade will continue nightly performances, just before "Disneyland Forever" fireworks, through September 5 as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. The parade will return on select nights during the holiday season later this year.

 

Disney Announces Florida Resident Ticket OffersDisney Announces Florida Resident Ticket Offers
August 18, 2016
There are two other current ticket offers for Florida residents.
-- 3-Day Florida Resident Disney Select Tickets are $199 plus tax per person (ages 10 and older).
-- 4-Day Florida Resident Disney Select Tickets are $219.
These tickets are not Park Hoppers, and they expire within six months of the first use or December 17, 2017, whichever comes first. There also are blockout dates: December 15-31, 2016; January 1-2, 2017; April 8-21, 2017; June 5 - August 10, 2017. Guests have the option of adding the Park Hopper feature at an additional cost. For the 3-Day ticket, it's an additional $27.50 plus tax. For the 4-Day ticket, it's an additional $34.50.

 

Additional Panelists Announced for November D23 EventAdditional Panelists Announced for November D23 Event
August 17, 2016
D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures presented by Ethan Allen | Disney, has added several attendees to its list of panelists. AVATAR creators James Cameron and Jon Landau will join Imagineer Joe Rohde for Pandora - The World of AVATAR, a presentation during which they will unveil new details about the 12-acre land coming soon to Disney's Animal Kingdom. In addition, the event will include a conversation with Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and a session with Moana screenwriter Jared Bush. This D23 event will take place November 19-20, 2016 at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Tickets, currently on sale, are $190 each for D23 Gold and Gold Family Members. Tickets are also available to D23 General Members for $250 per ticket. Further details about the program and tickets can be found at D23.com/Events.

 

Countdown to Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Starts September 14!Countdown to Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Starts September 14!
August 17, 2016
Top celebrity chefs, brand new Disney resort cooking and dining experiences and irresistible Eat to the Beat dining packages will add fresh twists to the 21st Epcot International Food and Wine Festival presented by Chase at Walt Disney World Resort.

The annual Disney celebration of global flavors, running 62 days from Sept. 14-Nov. 14, has become one of America's top food festivals and features inspired sips and bites at more than 30 marketplaces. And for the second consecutive year, ABC's Emmy Award-winning lifestyle series, "The Chew," will produce a full week of programs from the festival. "Chew" hosts Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz will share their Disney culinary adventures and tasty recipes before Epcot audiences Oct. 5-7 in shows scheduled to air Oct. 10-14.

 

GoGo squeeZ Named Official Applesauce of Disney ResortsGoGo squeeZ Named Official Applesauce of Disney Resorts
August 17, 2016
GoGo squeeZ applesauce has announced that it has been named the Official Applesauce of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. GoGo squeeZ's applesauce pouches will be available in locations throughout both resorts. In addition, GoGo squeeZ is a sponsor of several events held at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. GoGo squeeZ is the presenting sponsor of all runDisney Kids Races that are part of Disney's race weekends. GoGo squeeZ is also a sponsor of the annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and of all Disney Social Media Moms Celebrations.

 

Disney PhotoPass Day This Friday, August 19Disney PhotoPass Day This Friday, August 19
August 16, 2016
On Friday, August 19, PhotoPass teams at both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will celebrate the art and fun of photography at Disney Parks through the first-ever #DisneyPhotoPassDay, a one-day celebration that will feature exciting offerings and experiences for guests.

 

Top of the World Lounge - All New DecorTop of the World Lounge - All New Decor
August 16, 2016
Bay Lake Tower's Top of the World Lounge has a brand new color scheme and furnishings.

 

Charging Electric Vehicles at DisneylandCharging Electric Vehicles at Disneyland
August 15, 2016
AllEars.Net's Laura Gilbreath and her husband Lee recently purchased an electric vehicle, a Chevy Volt. They took the vehicle to Disneyland for the first time and share their experiences with the resort's charging stations.

 

TRIP REPORT: A Day in DisneylandTRIP REPORT: A Day in Disneyland
August 15, 2016
AllEars.Net's Laura Gilbreath and her husband Lee Zimmerman weent to Disneyland on Friday, August 5. Laura's shares some thoughts, observations, etc. on the day.

 

 Review: Frozen Pre-Show Plus Lunch Dining Package Review: Frozen Pre-Show Plus Lunch Dining Package
August 15, 2016
Following the success of the new Frozen - Live at the Hyperion Theater show, and the corresponding demand for seats, Disney was quick to introduce three dining packages which offer premium viewing experiences. At various price points. Blogger Laura Gilbreath reviews the middle-priced option, the Frozen Pre-Show Plus Lunch Package, which includes a four-course lunch at the Carthay Circle Restaurant. It is $99 for adults and $79 for kids 3-9, plus tax and gratuity. (Annual Passholder discounts apply.)

 

Passholders Eligible for Discounted TicketsPassholders Eligible for Discounted Tickets
August 15, 2016
Walt Disney World is offering its passholders an unusual perk: a hefty discount on 1-Day Park Hopper tickets for friends and family. Blogger Kristin Ford writes about the new offering.