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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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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.

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.

Carousel of Progress: A True Piece of American History

Nestled within Tomorrowland, inside Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, lies a true piece of American history fused with all the care and attention that only Walt Disney himself could have dreamed of. The Carousel of Progress marries the two loves of Walt Disney's vision, family and progress; then turns them into an experience that has weathered the years.

Take A Spin On Tomorrowland's Astro Orbiter

High above the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland is a place where you can pilot your very own spaceship. The Astro Orbiter combines classic hub and spoke ride design with a loading platform that's three stories up for an exciting spin around the galaxy. This staple of Tomorrowlands in all of the Disneyland style parks can be found in different styles and locations, but always treats guests to a fun time.

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

Deep within the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World lies your opportunity to battle evil and save the galaxy. Galactic Hero Buzz Lightyear, from the Disney-Pixar hit Toy Story movies, is recruiting Junior Rangers to protect the universe from Evil Emperor Zurg. Recruits should make their way directly to Tomorrowland to join up, or at least to grab a FastPass.

Frozen Coke – The Perfect Icy Drink On A Hot Disney day!

There are so many beverage choices at Walt Disney World from water to pop (or soda!) to adult beverages like beer, margaritas and of course the Grand Marnier Slush. But, if you're looking for the perfect non-alcoholic drink to cool you down you should think about finding a frozen Coke!

Be 'That Guy' at the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

Walt Disney World Resort has declared 2013 a Monsterous Summer to celebrate the June 21 release of the Disney-Pixar animated feature, "Monsters University." To honor his alma mater, everyone's favorite one-eyed MC has instructed his gang at the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor to come up with some brand new jokes to delight Magic Kingdom guests and gather the laughs to power Monstropolis.

Take a ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

It's hot. Your feet are aching. And your FastPass for Space Mountain isn't good for another 20 minutes. But you're in Tomorrowland with some time to kill, so what do you do? You head over to the Tomorrowland Transit Authority and hop on board for a relaxing and breezy ride above the crowds.

Kick Off a ‘Monstrous Summer’ With 24 Hours at the Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World Resort will kick off a Monstrous Summer by keeping three theme parks open for 24 nonstop hours on Memorial Day Weekend. The Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will be open to guests from 6 a.m. local, May 24 to 6 a.m. local May 25, 2013.

Mysterious "1952" Disney Movie Project Renamed "Tomorrowland"

On Jan. 28, Walt Disney Studios announced that its live-action film formerly known as "1952" will now be titled "Tomorrowland." It's a project shrouded in mystery and suspense with very little known about what the movie actually is. Disney fans and movie buffs alike have bantered about many possibilities for this film, since word of the project got out.