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Disney News Round-up: Star Wars Edition

Happy middle of the week! We're just about a month away from the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and today's news round-up is one with the Force. We have details on Star Wars Galactic Nights, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, and more.

Walt Disney World News Round-up: Holiday Dessert Party Reservations, Soarin’ Around the World, and More!

Happy weekend and welcome to our Saturday news round-up! We have a lot of news to report including an new holiday-season dessert party and the launch of the all-new Soarin' Around the World at Epcot. Let's check out what's been going on!

‘D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures’ Coming this Fall to the Walt Disney World Resort

Earlier this week we told you about the D23 Expo 2017, and now we have news about another D23 event but this one takes place at the Walt Disney World Resort! D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures is scheduled for November 19-20 at Disney's Contemporary Resort.

Disney Gives a Sneak Preview of the New Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Starting this spring, Disney's Animal Kingdom will be completely transformed thanks to the new Rivers of Light nighttime spectacular. Disney gave Annual Passholders a sneak peek at the new nighttime show in the latest edition of the Mickey Monitor, the AP newsletter.

Bob Weis Named President of Walt Disney Imagineering

The Walt Disney Company announced late last week that Bob Weis would be taking over as president of Walt Disney Imagineering, replacing Bruce Vaughn. Weis was instrumental in the makeover of Disney California Adventure and was in charge of the Shanghai Disney project.

New Colortopia Exhibit Sponsored by Glidden Opens in Epcot’s Innoventions Pavilion

A brand new exhibit sponsored by Glidden paints recently opened in Epcot's Innoventions pavilion. Colortopia is an interactive exhibit that allows guests to explore color and the impact it has on the world around them.

D23 Announces Special Member Events at the Walt Disney World Resort

D23 recently announced a slate of special events for members at the Walt Disney World Resort including two events celebrating classic Disney films. The film events will be held for the first time in Central Florida and will include guest speakers and other surprise, just like the events held at The Walt Disney Studios lot.

Walt Disney Imagineering Announces Finalists in the ‘Imaginations’ Design Contest

The finalists in the Imaginations design competition have been announced by Walt Disney Imagineering. The competition's purpose is to "nurture the next generation of Imagineers" and bring new perspectives to Walt Disney Imagineering.

Disney Parks Buses to Feature Disney Infinity 2.0 Wraps

As part of the on-going celebration for the release of Disney Infinity 2.0, five Walt Disney World Resort buses will feature specially designed wraps.

The wraps were designed by the same Walt Disney Imagineering team that designed the Monorail wraps (remember the TRON: Legacy Monorail?).

Articles

The Redhead Gets A New Role As More Changes Announced For Pirates of the Caribbean

The famous auction scene in Pirates of the Caribbean with its bawdy redhead and rowdy bidding pirates has been a beloved staple of this classic Disney attraction since the very beginning. But as with all things Disney, it's subject to change -

100+ Topiary On Display At The 23rd Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

One of the things that the Walt Disney World horticulture team is known for is the more than 200 opulent topiary that can be found across property. During the 23rd Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, guests will be able to view these magnificent living sculptures, and wonder at the skill and craftsmanship that goes into creating them. While the creation of topiary has been around since ancient Rome, over the years Disney Imagineering has put its own unique stamp on the art we see today.

The Patriotic Symbolism Of Liberty Square

Happy Birthday, America! OK, so I'm a couple days early, but what better way to celebrate than by taking a virtual tour of Liberty Square. In the midst of all of the fantastic action that exists elsewhere in Magic Kingdom, it's easy to understand why many guests rush through this area on their way to their next fast pass or dining reservation, but to rush through Liberty Square is to miss Walt Disney Imagineering at its finest.

Fun Facts About The Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle

The Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle is an icon for the Walt Disney Company and a beacon for Disney fans world-wide. One look at the beautiful blue and grey structure rising at the end of Main Street U.S.A. and hearts lighten with joy. The castle serves as the magnificent main entrance to Fantasyland and hosts the locations for shopping, dining, and the legendary Cinderella Castle Suite. Here are a few fun facts about this most magical Disney Park icon.

Rides That Never Were: Walt Disney World – 'Beastlie Kingdomme', Animal Kingdom

With completion of the final piece of the expansion to Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs progressing well, attention is now turning back to the recent 2014 ground breaking on the new Avatar-themed 'Pandora' land at Animal Kingdom and it seems an apt time to revisit the original concept destined for this area of the park.

999 Happy Haunts At The Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion

Sitting up on the hill at the back of Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square is a stately mansion of Dutch revival design and gothic splendor. It's a style familiar to the 18th century Hudson River Valley with an elegant facade that hides something eerie. Guests are drawn through the park to it's haunting beauty, and if they listen carefully may even hear the howl of a wolf.

Profile of an Imagineer: Bill Martin

Can you imagine getting a phone call asking you to help out with Walt Disney's newest venture, building a new theme park? That is exactly what happened to Bill Martin.