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Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 19th, 2018

Welcome to another Friday news round-up! This week we've got some great announcements that may make your next Walt Disney World vacation even more magical. To begin with the new daily ticket pricing is now in effect.

Just Keep Swimming! ‘Finding Dory’ Merchandise and More Comes to Disney Parks

Next month Disney/Pixar's Finding Dory swims into theaters nationwide and the Disney Parks are preparing for Dory's arrival with new merchandise, new sweet treats, and much more. It's time to dive in and check out what's new when it comes to everyone's favorite forgetful fish.

New Stage Show, ‘Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire,’ Debuts at Magic Kingdom this Summer

An all-new stage show is coming to the Magic Kingdom this summer. Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire stars Mickey Mouse and characters from The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and Frozen in a show filled with "magic, music, and merriment."

Holiday Pin Series Gift Cards Come with Disney Trading Pins

If you're looking for a special gift this holiday season check out the new Disney Holiday Gift Card Holiday Pin Series. These holiday-themed gift cards come with a special Disney Trading Pin, so it's like giving two gifts in one!

Star Wars Launch Bay And Much More Coming Soon!

In addition to the big announcement about a total Star Wars Expansion at Disney's Hollywood Studios, there was some more exciting galactic news about what will be coming up in the next year to further incorporate the Star Wars Universe into the bi-coastal Disney Parks. Walt Disney World will get a number of these Star War enhancements for guests to enjoy while waiting for the new land to open.

New Line of Disney Purses Available from Designer Olympia Le-Tan

Fans of Disney-inspired purses and handbags will want to check out the new line of Disney clutches from designer Olympia Le Tan. The purses featured embroidered images of some of Disney's best-known characters including Bambi, Dumbo, and even Cruella de Vil.

Disney Park Pack Trading Edition Pins Coming to Disney Parks Online Store

Disney Parks pin collectors and traders have a new way to enjoy Disney pins when they aren't actually in the theme parks. The all-new Disney Parks Pack Trading Edition pin boxes are arriving at the Disney Parks online store this week.

Miss America Contestants Visited the Magic Kingdom Prior to Competition

Before heading to Atlantic City, NJ to compete for the title of Miss America 2015, all 53 Miss America contestants visited the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The contestants had a chance to show off their "Disney Side" while touring the park, riding the attractions, and even spending time with some of the characters including Prince Charming who shared a dance in front of Cinderella Castle with the ladies.

Disney Files Several Patent Applications for Drone Use in the Theme Parks

It sounds a little bit like something straight out of science fiction, but Disney recently filed three patent applications related to drone use in its theme parks.

The three patent applications are for: Aerial Display System with Floating Pixels, Aerial Display System with Floating Projection Screens, and Aerial Display System with Marionettes Articulated and Supported by Airborne Devices.

More Details Released for the ‘Villains Unleashed’ Event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

In a just a few weeks the Disney villains are descending upon Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney has released more spooky details.

More than 50 Disney villains are scheduled to attend Villains Unleashed on August 23, with Hades, Megara, and Pain and Panic serving as hosts.

After kicking things off at 8 p.m. the Hercules villains will be joined on stage by the Underworld Dancers, DJ Igg Nite, and other villains including the Queen of Hearts, the Sheriff of Nottingham, the Big Bad Wolf, and Captain Hook.

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Watch ‘Mickey’s Boo-To-You’ Halloween Parade Live Sunday, Sept. 9

You may have heard me say now and again that I'm not really a parade person, except when it comes to the 'Mickey's Boo To You' Halloween Parade. This is my favorite Disney Parade because it's packed with unique characters and performances that you just can't see anywhere else. I'm excited to share that #DisneyParksLIVE will be streaming the marching extravaganza Live Sunday, Sept. 9.

The Fun To Come In Toy Story Land

Updated For Opening Weekend! #DisneyParksLIVE kicked off opening weekend with a livestream of the opening dedication ceremony for Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This highly anticipated event marks the first phase completion of the Theme Parks's expansion project. Toy Story Land is designed to shrink you down to toy size as you enjoy the childlike world of Andy's backyard.

Get Ready For The 2018 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

UPDATED August 9th: Now's the time to get your tickets for the most spooktacular event of the year at Walt Disney World! Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party will once again cast its spell over the Magic Kingdom for a fantastic night of fun! This year the special event taking place on 34 select nights between August 17 - October 31, 2018 has even more in store for guests to enjoy.

Everything We Know So Far About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney's Hollywood Studios is currently undergoing a massive transformation across several areas of the Park. As Toy Story Land nears its opening next month, we've finally gotten an opening time-frame for the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. At 14-acres in size new land will transport Guests to planet Batuu, for an adventure that is truly out of this world. So what's the skinny? Read on for everything we know so far about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

5 Points of Can’t Miss Fun At The Magic Kingdom

Wondering how you should approach your days in the Walt Disney World Parks? My advice to Disney veterans and newbies is the same. There's just too much to see and do it all in any one trip. Break each day down with a list of 5 can't miss points of fun. You'll see and do much more than 5 things in a day, but once you've crossed off those "musts" you can just relax and consider everything else bonus fun. Here's my 5 Points Of Can't Miss Fun at the Magic Kingdom for Summer 2018.

Walt Disney World News Round-up April 9th, 2018

You've made it to another Monday! Whether it was spent at home or abroad, I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Let's take a look at the Walt Disney World News from last week. I wouldn't want you to have missed anything.

Did Not Finish: My runDisney Princess Half Marathon Story

They say that it's all about the journey, not the destination, and that was certainly true when I made an attempt at completing the 10th Anniversary runDisney Princess Half Marathon this past February. I'll tell you the ending right now - I did not finish. However, I truly think that trying was a rewarding and exhilarating experience. So if you're considering a runDisney Half, but just aren't sure you can, read on to find out why I think you should go for it.

Tickets On Sale Now For The Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney Hollywood Studios

Grab your lightsabers and take a side because tickets are now on sale for the May 27, 2018 return of Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This one night only event celebrates the entire Star Wars saga with entertainment that puts Guests at the center of the Galaxy.

What We Know So Far About Toy Story Land Opening In 2018 At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Coming June 30th, 2018 , Disney's Hollywood Studios will welcome the first of the much anticipated expansions that are currently under construction. The joyful, toy-full adventure will give guests a toys eye view of the universe within Andy's backyard. Toy Story Land will let fans get a new perspective on the lives of Woody, Buzz, and all the toy box gang in a unique environment that uses familiar toys as the building blocks. What can we expect in this fun new land? Let's take a peek at what we know so far!