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Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour Now Available at the Magic Kingdom

If you've ever wanted to get the VIP treatment at the Magic Kingdom and have a chance to ride up to 10 "classic" attractions, there's a new tour that might interest you. We're talking about the new four-hour Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour.

Pirate’s Adventure at the Magic Kingdom Adds New Incentive for Players

If you've ever wanted to sail the high seas with Captain Jack Sparrow, there's an interactive game at the Magic Kingdom just for you (or your kids). Pirate's Adventure: Treasure of the Seven Seas gives guests the chance to play the role of a pirate recruit in Adventureland.

The Walt Disney Studios Changes Release Date for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

That disturbance you felt in the Force? It was just millions of Star Wars fans crying out on Facebook and Twitter when they heard that Episode VIII won't be released until December 15, 2017, seven very long months after its original release date of May 26, 2017.

Pirates of the Caribbean Closing for Refurbishment on May 11

If you're headed to the Magic Kingdom this summer there is one less FastPass+ you'll need. Pirates of the Caribbean is closing down May 11 for a several-months-long refurbishment and won't be open again until sometime in September.

Ship Used in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Series Sinks in the Caribbean

Call it the real curse of the Black Pearl.

A ship used in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film series recently sunk off the coast of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The ship, The Brig Unicorn, was sailing to St. Lucia for repairs and "encountered difficulties" and then sank. There were nine crew members and a captain on board at the time, but no one was hurt in the accident. All crew members were rescued by the St. Vincent Coast Guard.

Pirates of the Caribbean Celebrates its 40th Anniversary at the Magic Kingdom

Pirates of the Caribbean celebrated its 40th anniversary at the Magic Kingdom on December 15.

The original Pirates of the Caribbean opened in Disneyland in 1967, taking guests back in time to a pirate-filled Caribbean complete with cannons, swordfights, and songs. The Magic Kingdom's Pirates attraction opened in 1973 and was one of the park's first major additions after its 1971 opening.

Disney Announces Closure of ‘Toontown’ and Other Virtual World Online Games

With the highly-anticipated release of the new Disney Infinity it seems that perhaps there isn't room for a few older online games as the Walt Disney Company has announced that it is closing down the decade-old Toontown Online video game.

The game will shut down September 19, along with the Pirates of the Caribbean Online and Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow. The company said that it is shifting development focus toward other online and mobile play experiences including Club Penguin.

Florida Author Sues Disney over ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Films

Florida-based author Royce Matthew has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company alleging that his work was taken and used in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise.

This is not the first time Matthew has sued Disney.

A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas Sets Sail at the Magic Kingdom

A Pirate's Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas, the interactive game inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean film series has officially set sail at the Magic Kingdom. The quest is to save Adventureland while fending off the Royal Navy and Captain Barbossa.

Disney Quest Celebrates 15 Years at Downtown Disney

Disney Quest Indoor Interactive Theme Park in Downtown Disney is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

The building houses five stories of interactive fun and high tech adventure including Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold, Virtual Jungle Cruise, CyberSpace Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Astroblasters, Animation Academy, Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam, Ride the Comix, and Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride.

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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..

Ten Things to Love About the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is celebrating its 45th anniversary this October so it only seems fitting to spend some time talking about 10 things we love about the original Walt Disney World Resort theme park. This park is more than just the iconic attractions that we all know and love, so let's check out what made the list this time around.

Disney History: Adventureland Then & Now

Adventure is calling! Nestled among the foliage, a land that is part Middle East, part Caribbean, part Jungles of the World has been delighting guests for nearly 40 years. The landscape has changed a bit over time, but the sense of adventure remains intact.

Tortuga Tavern: A Seasonal Quick Service Spot at the Magic Kingdom

If you happen to be visiting the Magic Kingdom during the busy summer months, spring break, or even during the winter holiday season you might have a chance to dine at Tortuga Tavern. This quick service spot serves Mexican fare and is only open seasonally for lunch and dinner, which means if the crowds are big enough you'll probably be able to dine there.

The Top 10 Things We Love Most about the Magic Kingdom

For many people when they hear the words "I'm going to Disney World" the first image that comes to mind is Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom. As the original theme park at Walt Disney World Resort the Magic Kingdom is pretty much synonymous with the words 'Walt Disney World.'

The Top 10 Can't-Miss Walt Disney World Attractions

It isn't easy to list the top 10 Walt Disney World Attractions. The four theme parks have so many incredible dark rides, thrill rides, and classic rides that making any kind of top 10 list is a bit of a challenge.

But we aren't afraid of a challenge. Unless that challenge includes riding Expedition Everest, then we're afraid. And so, without further ado here is a list of what we consider to be the top 10 attractions at Walt Disney World.

Rides That Never Were: Walt Disney World - Western River Expedition

As Walt Disney World park guests pass hurriedly through Frontierland to join the queue lines for Splash Mountain and Big Thunder, many will be blissfully unaware of the history attached to this corner of the park. A conceived but unrealized attraction, Disney's Western River Expedition & Thunder Mesa have now become something of a legend amongst Disney Imagineers and officiandos.

Thrills and Adventure in the Magic Kingdom

Looking for thrills and adventure in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom? I've put together a list of my favorite "grown up" attractions including fan favorites and Disney classics in this park that many mistakenly think is just for the kids. Whether you're headed down for a family vacation with older kids, traveling with friends, or on your honeymoon the Magic Kingdom offers guests the classic Disney park experience.

Live A Pirates Life at Walt Disney World Resort

If your family is a pirate loving crew then the Walt Disney World Resort may be just the place for a summer break. With multiple attractions spread across the property you can be living an imaginative pirate's life whether your favorite is Captain Jack or Captain Hook. We've scoured the land and come up with tips to guide you to the treasures.

Voyage With The Pirates of the Caribbean in Adventureland

The original Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland was the last attraction that Walt Disney oversaw the construction of, opening just three months after his death in 1967. The attraction earned raves from guests and by popular demand a version of the attraction debuted at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida on December 15, 1973.