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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.

Disney News Round-up: Celebrate the Jungle Cruise’s 45th Anniversary, runDisney Race Enhancements, and More

We're back with another roundup of Disney news for the week. Summer might be winding down in a few weeks, but that doesn't mean things are slowing down at Disney World! This fall the Magic Kingdom is celebrating its 45th anniversary, and that means many of the park's attractions are also celebrating that milestone!

Sneak Peek of ‘Tomorrowland’ Starts April 18 at Epcot’s Imagination Pavilion

A special sneak preview of Tomorrowland is coming to the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot starting April 18. This Disney Parks-exclusive preview will also give guests a chance to check out the jet packs used in the film and see a display of concept art and photos from the set of the film.

PUSH the Talking Trash Can is No Longer in the Magic Kingdom

PUSH the talking trash can has been removed from the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort.

There were rumors of his departure for nearly a week before it was made official, and fans even took to social media to save the beloved trash can, creating a Facebook page in an effort to "Save PUSH."

The animatronic trash can was created by and is owned by an Orlando-based product development company, Real Simple Ideas LLC.

Filming Begins in Vancouver for Disney’s Mysterious ‘Tomorrowland’

While we don't know much about Disney's Tomorrowland - other than it likely has nothing to do with the actual Tomorrowland - we can tell you that filming has started in Vancouver on the mystery/adventure film.

The film stars two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney (Syriana), along with Hugh Laurie (House), Britt Robertson (Under The Dome), Raffey Cassidy (Snow White and the Huntsman), and Thomas Roberston (The Switch).

Jack Skellington Coming to This Year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to the Magic Kingdom on September 10 and this year marks the debut of Jack Skellington and Sally from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Guests will have a chance to meet The Pumpkin King and his true love in Town Square on Main Street U.S.A.

Also new to this year's party is the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball dance in Tomorrowland hosted by Monsters, Inc. scarers Mike and Sulley at the Rockettower Plaza Stage.

New Locations for Star Wars Droid Factories

Star Wars fans now have two more places to build their very own droid. During last year's Star Wars Weekends, guests were introduced to the "build your own droid" experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Tatooine Traders (where droids are still being built today). And now that experience is also available at the Downtown Disney Marketplace and in Disneyland.

Astro Orbiter Closed After Small Fire Over Weekend

The Astro Orbiter, a ride at the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland, was closed on Sunday due to a small fire. One of the ride's lights shorted out and melted sometime that morning, causing officials to shut down the ride for the rest of the day.

Bo Jones, an assistant chief with Reedy Creek Emergency Services, called the incident "very minor" and stated "we had it out in no time."

The decorative ring at the top center of the ride was the location of the malfunction and the affected light.

A Bit of Magic Kingdom Food News

For all of you WDW foodies out there, here is some news for you! It looks like there are a few new menu items to be had in the Magic Kingdom, including a Mickey pretzel.

Turns out, the pretzel is already popular at Disneyland and is being tested out at the Magic Kingdom. If you'd like to give the snack a try, head over to the Frontierland Pretzel Wagon (look for it between the Pecos Bill Cafe and the Diamond Horseshoe); at present, this is the only location within WDW to sell this iconic treat.

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Tomorrowland Refurbishment Brings A Bright New Color Scheme

Unlike most of the Lands in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland is always fighting against time to stay current and ahead of it all in this modern age. This has lead to a bit of personality disorder as the overall themeing and attractions seem to get switched up more than anyplace else. Apparently it's about that time again, and Tomorrowland is getting a facelift.

Best Magic Kingdom Attractions to Ride at Night

The nighttime hours at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks are a completely different experience than the daytime hours. At Epcot the sidewalks twinkle in Future World and the World Showcase pavilions light up, and I still get lost in the dark at Disney's Hollywood Studios. I haven't yet experienced the Animal Kingdom after dark but it's on my "to do" list. And my favorite park after dark? The Magic Kingdom.

Attractions to Relax On in the Magic Kingdom

In the middle of the day you may not need to head back to your room, but sometimes it's nice to take a little break in your touring schedule. These five great attractions let your party keep on touring while still giving everyone the chance to sit down and rest for a few minutes. Whether you want to get off of your feet or you're looking for a little climate control these classic attractions keep the magic alive and can help you rejuvenate.

5 Reasons To Love Tomorrowland

Since it first debuted Tomorrowland in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom has always been fighting against time. It's the only land that is continually up against a constant clock, and Disney Imagineers are always working to keep its environments, attractions, and overall "theme" in the future. During some decades this has been easier to achieve than others. What we have currently is a sort of 1950's retro-future kitsch - yet somehow it works. Read on to find out (in no particular order) five reasons I love Tomorrowland.

Can You Save The Future? Tomorrowland opens in theaters on May 22

In Disney's new and riveting mystery adventure "Tomorrowland," Academy Award Winning screen star George Clooney plays a former boy-genius Frank, who has grown-up into a jaded scientist. When Frank meets a determined and optimistic bright-eyed teen named Casey, played by Britt Robertson, things get a little crazy. The pair embarks on a danger-filled mission to unearth a secret society and the enigmatic mysteries they've placed somewhere in time and space.

Check out this fun trailer to get a peek at what's in store...

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress Celebrates 40 Years At The Magic Kingdom

This week marks the 40th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom's Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Solve Riddles during a Guided Scavenger Hunt in the Magic Kingdom on Disney's Family Magic Tour

If you have ever wanted to get a guided tour of the Magic Kingdom that includes a scavenger hunt and a few special surprises, then Disney's Family Magic Tour is for you!

I recently had the chance to take this tour with my family and it is definitely something I would recommend for families with young kids (ages 4 to 10 years old).

Spooky Seasonal Sweets Await You At The Magic Kingdom

Fall is in full force down at Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom's Autumn transformation not only extends through decor and costumes, but the fantastic Disney Pastry Chefs are once again getting into the holiday spirit with all sorts of delicious delights to celebrate the season. Looking for something sweet and delicious to snack on? These fantastic fall inspired treats might be just the trick!

Stitch’s Great Escape Creates Mischief and Chaos in Tomorrowland

Sitting in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland lies a unique theater in the round that has been home to several different attractions over the years. It first opened in 1971 as Flight to The Moon. The preshow of the attraction featured "Mr. Tom Morrow" who interacted with a live cast members and explained Mission Control to the visiting guests. In 1975 the attraction was reimagined as Mission to Mars, when after NASA landed a man on the moon it didn't seem futuristic enough. Sadly Mr. Morrow was now renamed Mr.

Get Your Motor Runnin' On The Tomorrowland Speedway

Sitting on a sprawling patch of land between Tomorowland and Fantasyland sits the Tomorrowland Speedway. Perhaps it occupies this space because so many kids fantasize about the day they will finally get their drivers license in a time that's so far into the future to them. These would be speed demons queue in line to race a breathtaking 7 miles an hour around the 0.4 mile track in a jaunty and unique gas powered racer.