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Welcome Sumatran Tiger Cubs to Maharajah Jungle TrekWelcome Sumatran Tiger Cubs to Maharajah Jungle Trek
December 14, 2017
The endangered Sumatran Tiger Cubs, born August 2017, are now making their way "on-stage" at the Maharajah Jungle Trek. The nearly four-month-old cubs are slowly being introduced into their habitat. The sister and brother pair will be visible periodically as they acclimate to their new area. Video here, and photos as well.


New Year's Eve Around the 'World'New Year's Eve Around the 'World'
December 13, 2017
Here's an overview of special New Year's Eve events and dining around Walt Disney World, as well as times for fireworks at the theme parks.


Terralina Crafted Italian to Open in Spring 2018 at Disney SpringsTerralina Crafted Italian to Open in Spring 2018 at Disney Springs
December 13, 2017
The Levy Restaurant group, which debuted Paddlefish, a seafood-centric signature restaurant located in the heart of Disney Springs earlier this year, will soon unveil their newest venue: Terralina Crafted Italian, expected to transport guests to "la dolce vita," (the sweet life) essence of the spectacular Lake District of Northern Italy. The restaurant was originally to open in Fall 2017, but has been delayed until Spring 2018.


Sprinkles Celebrating National Cupcake DaySprinkles Celebrating National Cupcake Day
December 13, 2017
National Cupcake Day is next Friday, Dec. 15. To celebrate, Sprinkles, the "world's first cupcake bakery," is giving away free cupcakes for a year. To enter the giveaway, customers must be a member or sign up for the Sprinkles Perks Program and make a purchase at any Sprinkles bakery nationwide now through Dec. 12. Each visit will count as a different entry. Winners will be contacted on Dec. 14. To make National Cupcake Day even sweeter, the first 50 customers in line at each bakery on Dec. 15 will receive a FREE limited-edition Strawberry Sprinkles Cupcake, loaded with rainbow sprinkles and topped with a cream cheese frosting.


The Edison To Host New Year's Eve Grand OpeningThe Edison To Host New Year's Eve Grand Opening
December 13, 2017
The Edison at Disney Springs will host its Grand Opening on New Year's Eve. The Edison's doors will open at 7:30 p.m., allowing guests time to eat, drink and be merry, right up through a special midnight toast to ring in 2018. Tickets for The Edison's New Year's Eve Grand Opening are $150 and available to a limited number (350) of guests. The ticket price includes tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, live-action food stations and a wide selection of beer, wine and premium spirits from 8 p.m until midnight; plus, a selection of coffee, desserts and a celebratory midnight toast to ring in the new year.
When the Edison opens for regular business, it will feature multiple themed areas, such as the Lab performance space, The Ember Parlour, Telegraph Lounge, The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, and the Waterfront Patio. It will be open 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. After 9 p.m., you must be at least 21 years old to enter The Edison. The Edison offers discounts for Disney Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members, Tables in Wonderland cardholders and Disney cast members.
For more photos and details, visit The Edison dining page.


Smokejumpers Grill at DCA Updates MenuSmokejumpers Grill at DCA Updates Menu
December 12, 2017
Smokejumpers Grill in Disney California Adventure recently updated its menu. Changes include a new vegetarian offering: BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich with Bear Paw slaw on toasted ciabatta. The Chili Cheeseburger has been updated with a new bison-black bean chili, and there's a new Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with blue cheese sauce and avocado ranch. All entrees include choice of new waffle-cut fries or onion rings. For the kids there's a new Chicken Skewer, a Mickey Check Meal. New dessert options include a S'more with marshmallow and chocolate brownie, and a Cobbler Shake.


2018 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Announced2018 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Announced
December 12, 2017
The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will return in 2018 for its ninth year Friday, October 26, Saturday, October 27 and the Sunday Bubbles Brunch on Sunday, October 28. Fans can now visit to book overnight packages and purchase tickets.


Kinkade Studios Artist Dick Wunderlich Signing at Art of DisneyKinkade Studios Artist Dick Wunderlich Signing at Art of Disney
December 11, 2017
Thomas Kinkade Studios Legacy Artist Dirk Wunderlich will be on hand for a special event December 15 - 17 at the Art of Disney at Disney Springs. Wunderlich will be signing items (no personal items) at the location from noon to 3 p.m. and then from 5 to 9 p.m. each day.


Jackie Huang Showcasing Creations at WonderGround GalleryJackie Huang Showcasing Creations at WonderGround Gallery
December 11, 2017
WonderGround Gallery December Artist-in-Residence is paper artist Jackie Huang. She will be showcasing her newest creations, as well as returning favorites, at the Downtown Disney District location from 5 to 9 p.m. on the following dates: Dec.8-9; Dec. 15-16; Dec. 23.


New Offerings Coming to Disneyland's Downtown District in 2018New Offerings Coming to Disneyland's Downtown District in 2018
December 11, 2017
New dining, retail and entertainment experiences are coming to Downtown Disney in early 2018. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire opens on January 5; Splitsville Luxury Lanes, which will offer bowling, dining, and entertainment, opens in early 2018; and the D-Street store will close on January 2 and reopen in early 2018 with a new selection of Disney-themed home goods, including products that change with the season.


Dug and Russell to Get Their Own Show at Animal KingdomDug and Russell to Get Their Own Show at Animal Kingdom
December 11, 2017
An all-new show is coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom in Spring 2018 featuring Russell and Dug from Disney-Pixar's "UP." The show will take place at the Caravan Theater. Flights of Wonder, currently in that space, closes December 31, 2017.


OtterBox Introduces the Star Wars Collection CasesOtterBox Introduces the Star Wars Collection Cases
December 11, 2017
As previously announced, OtterBox has entered into an agreement with Disney as the "Official Protective Case" of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Disney-themed OtterBox cases were revealed several weeks ago. Now, Symmetry Series Star Wars Collection cases are available at for iPhone 8 and iPhone 7, for $44.95; and iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus, for $54.95. For more information, visit


Meet and Greet with Marvel's Black Panther Coming to DCAMeet and Greet with Marvel's Black Panther Coming to DCA
December 10, 2017
A character meet and greet with Marvel's Black Panther, the king of Wakanda, will be coming to Disney California Adventure for a limited time in early 2018.


Raglan Road Offering Christmas Day MealRaglan Road Offering Christmas Day Meal
December 10, 2017
In other Raglan Road news, the restaurant will offer special holiday dining on Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Christmas Day menu will include butter and herb-roasted turkey breast on mashed potatoes, with apple, sage and sweet onion stuffing; smoked bacon Brussels sprouts; duck-fat roasted potatoes; and cranberry and plum chutney served with traditional gravy. Price for adults is $27.95; children's price is $14. Those who wish to skip the holiday special can order anything on the regular dinner menu. Live bands and dance entertainment will be scheduled as usual beginning at 4 p.m. Reservations can be booked directly with Raglan Road at 407-938-0300.


Catal Hosting Breakfast with SantaCatal Hosting Breakfast with Santa
December 10, 2017
Catal Restaurant, in the Downtown Disney District, will host Breakfast with Santa. Most dates are sold out but reservations are still available for December 10, 21, and 22. Tickets are $75 for adults and $30 for kids 3-10. The event includes a family-style breakfast, pictures with Santa, carolers, stockings for each child, and a hot cocoa cart. All kids will receive a Build-A-Bear Workshop teddy bear from Santa himself. Call (714) 781-DINE (3463) between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily (Pacific Time) for more information.


Details on the New Disney Skyliner Transportation SystemDetails on the New Disney Skyliner Transportation System
December 08, 2017
Earlier this year, Disney released news on a new Disney Skyliner transportation system that will give resort guests an unforgettable journey and a picturesque view of Walt Disney World Resort as they take to the sky to travel from select Disney resorts to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Today, the Disney Parks Blog revealed new details on what you can expect from the Disney Skyliner system.


Epcot International Festival of the Arts Disney on Broadway PerformersEpcot International Festival of the Arts Disney on Broadway Performers
December 07, 2017
The 2018 festival will be open 7 days a week! We've now updated with Disney on Broadway concerts.


DCA Food and Wine Festival Expands to Six Weeks in 2018DCA Food and Wine Festival Expands to Six Weeks in 2018
December 07, 2017
Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival returns to the Disneyland Resort March 2 to April 12, 2018. Presentations and demonstrations will feature celebrity chefs such as Robert Irvine, Alexandra Guarnaschelli and Shaun O'Neale.


Candlelight Processional with Chris HemsworthCandlelight Processional with Chris Hemsworth
December 07, 2017
The 2017 Candlelight Processional was held at Disneyland on December 2 and 3. This year's celebrity guest narrator was Chris Hemsworth (Thor in the Marvel movies).


Disneyland After Dark- Throwback Nite Event Tickets on SaleDisneyland After Dark- Throwback Nite Event Tickets on Sale
December 07, 2017
More details are available on the upcoming "Disneyland After Dark - Throwback Nite" event to be held on Jan. 18, 2018. Tickets are $95; they go on sale to annual passholders on Nov. 30, and to the general public on Dec. 7. The park will be open to party-goers from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests can enter the park at 6 p.m. using their party ticket. Classic attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Peter Pan's Flight, and "it's a small world" will be available, as well as meet and greets with "classic personalities." Entertainment around the park includes a 1960s tribute band, a jazz/swing band, and a DJ. In addition there will be a "song-filled sail" on the Mark Twain as it travels around the Rivers of America. The "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks spectacular returns. Special food and merchandise will also be available. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best 1955- era fashion and pose at some of the special photo locations -- unlimited PhotoPass downloads are included.