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Disney News Round-Up: Hall of Presidents Update, Happily Ever After Merchandise, and More

Happy Tuesday! We have another round of news and rumors in the round-up today including an update about the Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents, a rumor about a dark ride coming to Epcot's France Pavilion, and much more.

Disney Rumor Round-up: Changes Ahead for the Hall of Presidents, Paint the Night on the Move, and More

Happy middle of the week! Today we're taking a different spin on our regular Disney news round-up and we're talking about Disney rumors. That's right ... it's all rumors all day, but just for today. Also, these are rumors, which means there is no confirmation. Let's check them out!

Disney News Round-up: New Holiday Show at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Holiday Special Filming at Magic Kingdom, and More

Happy Thursday! We're checking out some news from Disney World today including a new holiday spectacular at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and the filming of the Disney Parks holiday specials might impact some entertainment at the parks.

Disney News Round-up: Stitch’s Great Escape Goes Seasonal and the Muppets Arrive on October 2 at the Magic Kingdom

Happy Saturday and welcome to a short attraction-focused round-up! The Magic Kingdom is the source of some interesting and exciting attraction and entertainment news this week. Let's check it out.

The Muppets Are Coming to the Magic Kingdom this Fall with a New Live Show

The Muppets are coming to Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom this fall with an all-new show, 'The Muppets Present...Great Moments in American History.' The new show will be performed outside the Hall of Presidents.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort is ready to celebrate the Fourth of July with special fireworks and other entertainment options. And of course don't forget about the year-round patriotic offerings including the Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents and 'We the People' at Epcot's American Adventure.

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Original Magic Kingdom Attractions You Can Still Enjoy

A lot has changed at Walt Disney World since it first opened in 1971. Back then the Magic Kingdom was the only Park, and Disney resort choices included just the Contemporary, Polynesian Village, or the Fort Wilderness Camp Ground. Attractions at the Magic Kingdom have left, and now ones have taken their place, but through it all these time tested rides have survived it all. If you're looking for a taste of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom 1971 style, focus your your touring strategy on taking in these fourteen great original Magic Kingdom rides.

Disney History: The Nixon Years

Walt Disney's love of America and fascination with U.S. Presidents, particularly Abraham Lincoln, is well documented and if you've followed along with our history articles here at Walt Disney World for Grownups, you know that Nikita Khrushchev, but what about the American chief executives? Though he may seem like an unlikely candidate, President Richard Nixon has the strongest ties to Disney of any Oval Office occupant.

45 Things to Love About the Magic Kingdom in Honor of the Theme Park’s 45th Anniversary Year

The Magic Kingdom celebrated its 45th anniversary on October 1 so it seems like a good time to expand on our top 10 list of things to love about the Magic Kingdom and take it all the way to 45! When you sit down and really think about it, there are more than 45 things you might love about the Magic Kingdom, but somehow we narrowed it down..

The Best of Americana at Walt Disney World

Once could say that Walt Disney World itself is a special piece of Americana. For many travelers who pass through its gates, Walt Disney World offers the only look at America they see. So what places at the resort show the best of us, and where can one go to discover the spirit of the land? We've got six spots that make a patriotic heart swell with pride, where Americana is shown off to it's most dreamlike brilliance.

10 Tips for Surviving July 4th at Walt Disney World

Something that Disney fans know and all Walt Disney World Guests can count year after year is that the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is an experience to be reckoned with. It will be hot, it will be humid, and the Park will become so crowded that it reaches capacity and will go through different phases of closures. But what does that mean for travelers that have vacations falling around this dates, and how can they ensure a fun and happy vacation amongst the masses?

The Top 10 Relaxing Rides at Walt Disney World

While I love most of the attractions at Walt Disney World, I have a great fondness for what we like to call "chill rides." Basically they're the exact opposite of the thrill rides we talked about last week. I will freely admit that I like the rides where I can sit back, relax, and not have to worry about my roller coaster car suddenly speeding backward down a steep incline. Yeah, chill rides.

Classic Disney Attractions Influenced By The 1964 World's Fair

When Disneyland opened in 1955, Walt Disney's team of imagineers lacked the tools and knowledge to create most of the attractions that we see in the parks today. Many of the technological concepts that fuel todays attractions simply didn't exist yet and many exist today because of the research and experimentation of those early imagineers - with a little bit of outside help.

5 Reasons To Love Liberty Square

The next stop in our 5 Reasons To Love series if one of my personal favorite spots, Liberty Square. From the funnel cakes at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, and year round Holiday glee at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe, to the Rivers of America and the spectacular Haunted Mansion, Liberty Square offers Magic Kingdom guests a look into the birth of a nation, it's people and frontier.

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.

The Top Spots to Take a Break at the Magic Kingdom

We've all been there. Fighting our way through the crowds at the Magic Kingdom when it's hot and you're melting and you're just about thisclose to a "Calgon take me a way" moment. In that instance it might seem as if you'll never escape the crowds and you'll just get swept up in a sea of Mouse Ear-wearing humanity. But there is hope. There are places to take a break and escape for just a few minutes.