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Adventures by Disney 2018 Itineraries Including New Iceland Vacation!Adventures by Disney 2018 Itineraries Including New Iceland Vacation!
May 28, 2017
Adventures by Disney recently revealed its 2018 tour itineraries, including a first-ever itinerary to Iceland as well as newly reimagined trips through the scenic countries of Germany, Ireland and Costa Rica.

 

Taking a Spa Break Taking a Spa Break
May 28, 2017
What do you think about when you think of a Walt Disney World vacation? Family fun? Great attractions? How about miles of walking? Guest columnist Joan Feder shares another side to enjoy: deep relaxation, pampering and serenity, taking time out of the parks to give Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian a try.

 

Disney Springs to Host "Springs Street Eats" Food Truck RallyDisney Springs to Host "Springs Street Eats" Food Truck Rally
May 28, 2017
This June 2 and 3, Disney Springs will host "Springs Street Eats," which will highlight the fare from eight Central Florida food trucks, including some from Disney Springs' own Exposition Park.

 

Pandora - The World of Avatar Opens!Pandora - The World of Avatar Opens!
May 28, 2017
Pandora - The World of Avatar officially opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 27, 2017! This new land provides eco-tourists the opportunity to join Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) for the transformational experience of a lifetime -- filled with unforgettable expeditions, floating mountains, a bioluminescent forest, winged mountain banshees and more. All around its enormous floating mountains, you'll quickly uncover the valley's one-of-a-kind dining and shopping experiences-along with sights, sounds and experiences that include:

Exotic plants that come to life with beautiful bioluminescence each night;
A Na'vi-built drum circle, containing instruments playable by all;
Na'vi totems and other cultural items found throughout the land;
Brand-new Wilderness Explorers challenges and badges to collect.

Attractions in the new land include Avatar Flight of Passage, which lets you soar on the back of a banshee (height requirement 44 inches) and the Na'vi River Journey, a family-friendly gentle boat ride for all ages.

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         -- Pandora Costumes - First Look!
         -- Pandora's Windtraders at Disney's Animal Kingdom Specializes in Interactive, Creative Gifts
         -- VIDEO: Meet an ACE Guide at Pandora - The World of Avatar
         -- PREVIEW: Valley of Mo'ara Photo Gallery
         -- VIDEO: Na'vi River Journey Preview
         -- VIDEO: Na'vi River Journey's Shaman of Songs
         -- VIDEO: Avatar Flight of Passage Standby Queue
         -- Avatar Flight of Passage
         -- Avatar Flight of Passage Photo Gallery
         -- Satu'li Canteen Menu
         -- Explore the Magic of Nature in a Distant World
         -- Na'vi River Journey Photo Gallery
         -- More Details Emerge on Pandora's Satu'li Canteen
         -- Na'vi River Journey
         -- REVIEW: Satu'li Canteen Lunch
         -- Pandora's Culinary Story
         -- Parents' Guide to Pandora
         -- Mobile Ordering for Satu'li Canteen
         -- D23 Summer Issue Features Pandora
         -- Theming of Pandora - The World of Avatar
         -- Satu'li Canteen Breakfast Menu
         -- Preview Map: Pandora - The World of Avatar
         -- Pongu Pongu Menu and Photos
         -- Shopping at Windtraders at Pandora - The World of Avatar
         -- VIDEO: Avatar Flight of Passage "Pre-Show"
         -- RATE AND REVIEW: Let Us Know What You Think

 

"Fantasmic!" Returns to Disneyland Park This Summer with Mickey's Dream and New Scenes"Fantasmic!" Returns to Disneyland Park This Summer with Mickey's Dream and New Scenes
May 26, 2017
New scenes will include Aladdin and Jasmine floating over a bed of fog on their flying carpet, Captain Jack Sparrow at the helm of a ghostly pirate ship, and new appearances by characters from "The Lion King", "Finding Nemo", and "Tangled".

 

The Music of Pixar Live Starts Limited RunThe Music of Pixar Live Starts Limited Run
May 26, 2017
From May 26 to August 27, 2017, Theater of the Stars will be home to "The Music of Pixar Live," a celebration of the music, animation and characters of Pixar films. Featuring fun character moments and brilliant animated scenes on large video screens, a full orchestra performs selections of the stirring soundtracks from films such as "Toy Story," "Up," "Finding Nemo," "Finding Dory," "The Incredibles" and "Cars." The show will be performed three times nightly, and special dining packages are available.

 

VIDEO: Ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! with AllEars.Net!VIDEO: Ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! with AllEars.Net!
May 26, 2017
AllEars.Net's Laura Gilbreath gets an early ride on the Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! attraction at Disney California Adventure. The attraction officially opens May 27, 2017.

 

There's More Than Meets the Eye - Or the Warlock's Eye - at Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!There's More Than Meets the Eye - Or the Warlock's Eye - at Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!
May 25, 2017
Fun and quirky facts about the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction and some of the artifacts contained in the collection.

 

Summer of Heroes: Time to Hero Up at the Disneyland ResortSummer of Heroes: Time to Hero Up at the Disneyland Resort
May 25, 2017
Beginning May 27, 2017, special entertainment and limited-time experiences will thrill guests of all ages as some favorite Super Hero stories come to life in Hollywood Land.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!: Helping Rocket Save the Guardians at the Disneyland Resort Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!: Helping Rocket Save the Guardians at the Disneyland Resort
May 25, 2017
Guests become the protagonists of a rockin' new adventure in Disney California Adventure Park as they help rescue a cosmic gang of misfits in Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! It opens May 27, 2017.

 

Sneak Peek of Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!Sneak Peek of Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!
May 25, 2017
Sneak peek of the new Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT attraction and the upcoming "Summer of Heroes" at Disney California Adventure

 

Mickey Mouse Celebration Cake Now Available for OrderingMickey Mouse Celebration Cake Now Available for Ordering
May 19, 2017
Beginning May 17, a brand-new Mickey Mouse celebration cake can be ordered at any Walt Disney World Resort owned and operated table-service restaurant. The cake is available in either chocolate or white chocolate, and can be decorated with a special message of "Happy Birthday" or "Congratulations" on the chocolate ears. Each cake serves 4 to 6 guests, and costs $35 plus tax and gratuity. Celebration cakes can be added to a new or existing dining reservation starting May 17 by calling 407-WDW-DINE or by inquiring in person at a Walt Disney World Resort concierge desk or restaurant podium. Booking ahead is encouraged, as same-day quantities are limited.

 

Disney Dream Store Returning to D23 ExpoDisney Dream Store Returning to D23 Expo
May 19, 2017
The Disney Dream Store will return to the D23 Expo 2017 with expo-themed official merchandise and other specialty items from Disney Theme Parks. The store will also be the location of special autograph sessions with Disney authors and artists. Autograph sessions will be posted daily via the D23 Expo Mobile App (available soon for download) and daily at the Disney Dream Store.

 

Red River Hog Piglets Born at Animal Kingdom LodgeRed River Hog Piglets Born at Animal Kingdom Lodge
May 18, 2017
Several weeks ago, Chloe, a red river hog at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, gave birth to two male piglets. The piglets will remain backstage with their mother until they grow a bit, but guests who have recently participated in the Sense of Africa program at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge have been able to see the piglets up close.

 

D-Living Underwent Summer MakeoverD-Living Underwent Summer Makeover
May 18, 2017
D-Living at Disney Springs recently underwent a makeover. It is now featuring items from the Disney home summer collection.

 

Walt Disney Company Reports Second Quarter EarningsWalt Disney Company Reports Second Quarter Earnings
May 18, 2017
Last week, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) reported quarterly earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended April 1, 2017. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter increased 15 percent to $1.50 from $1.30 in the prior-year quarter. The Walt Disney Company hosted a conference call via a live Webcast; the discussion is archived at www.disney.com/investors.

 

Live Music Returning to Disneyland's Tomorrowland TerraceLive Music Returning to Disneyland's Tomorrowland Terrace
May 18, 2017
Live music is returning to Tomorrowland Terrace. Beginning May 26, bands performing hits from the '60s, '70s, '80s and today will be on stage every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, from 7:30 to 11:15 p.m. Different bands will be appearing through August 20. In addition, the Royal Swing Big Band Ball in Fantasy Faire, with live swing music and jazz, takes place every Saturday night from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

 

New Pricing Structure for 2017 Night of JoyNew Pricing Structure for 2017 Night of Joy
May 18, 2017
There is a new pricing structure for this year's Night of Joy, the two-night Christian music event coming to ESPN Wide World of Sports this September 8 and 9. Event guests will be able to buy a concert-only ticket or a concert-plus-theme-park combination ticket for either evening. There will also be an option to buy a concert-only ticket for both nights.
- Single-night concert-only tickets will be $45 plus tax in advance.
- Two-night concert-only tickets will be $69 plus tax in advance.
- Add-on a one-day Walt Disney World theme park ticket for $62 plus tax.
There also will be premium seating packages available for an extra charge; groups of 10 or more will be able to get discounted tickets. Tickets will go on sale in early June.

 

"The Fosters" Stars to Greet Fans at D23 Expo"The Fosters" Stars to Greet Fans at D23 Expo
May 18, 2017
Fans can meet their favorite stars from Freeform's hit series The Fosters, Shadowhunters, and Stitchers, along with cast from the new series The Bold Type at D23 Expo 2017, taking place July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

 

Kate Farrell Won Tinker Bell Half MarathonKate Farrell Won Tinker Bell Half Marathon
May 17, 2017
New Hampshire native Kate Farrell won the 6th Annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon last weekend, finishing with a time of 1:23:27. Nearly 14,000 California runners were among 27,500 participants celebrating Mother's Day weekend at one of the top women-focused race weekends in the country.