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Disney News Round-Up: Planet Hollywood Observatory Opening Soon, MagicBand 2 News, and More

Happy Tuesday! We have a bit of news to share today including an update on the opening day for Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs and some news about the new MagicBand 2. Let's check out today's news.

Ring in the New Year at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you're planning on celebrating New Year's Eve at the Walt Disney World Resort several of the theme parks have special events planned for Saturday night. Guests at the Magic Kingdom can celebrate on Friday and Saturday night.

Disney News Round-up: New Theme Park Ticket Option, Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday, and More

Happy Thursday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Mickey Mouse is celebrating his birthday tomorrow and everyone can celebrate at the Walt Disney World Resort. Let's check out the rest of today's news.

Disney News Round-Up: New Disney Vera Bradley Designs, New Popcorn Flavors, and More

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another edition of our Disney news round-up! The Magic Kingdom was recently named the #3 amusement park in the country in Trip Advisor's Travelers' Choice Awards. Disney's Hollywood Studios was #6 on the list, and Disney's Animal Kingdom was #10.

Jedi Training Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Closing for a Refurbishment

The Jedi Training Academy at Disney's Hollywood Studios is reportedly closing on October 4 for a brief refurbishment. The popular attraction is scheduled to reopen later this year with a new name: Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.

Possible Changes Coming to the Disney Dining Plan

It's been a busy weekend full of possible news and even some rumors when it comes to changes that might be happening with the Disney Dining Plan. We've been hearing quite a few different reports and wanted to make our readers aware of changes that are possible.

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop No Longer Selling Products with Peanut Butter

The next time you're craving a peanut butter and chocolate sundae at the Walt Disney World Resort you'll find one less place to indulge. The Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop at Downtown Disney has stopped using peanut butter as an ingredient in sundaes, chocolates, or as a topping.

It’s Time for the Second Annual March Magic Tournament with Disney Parks

It's mid-March which means it's time for that big college basketball tournament but it's also time for the second annual March Magic Tournament from the Disney Parks. The tournament features 32 teams inspired by favorite Disney Parks attractions that will battle it out for the title of ultimate Disney attraction, with the winner announced on April 6.

Bob Iger Says Plans for ‘Star Wars’ Presence at Disney Theme Parks to be Announced Later this Year

While there's no concrete news about how Disney is going to grow the Star Wars presence in its theme parks around the world, there is a lot of speculation. Disney CEO Bob Iger fueled that speculation last week during a call with Wall Street analysts when he said there is a "fair amount of design and development taking place" to increase Star Wars presence in "multiple locations."

Removal of Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starts this Week

The Sorcerer's Hat at Disney's Hollywood Studios is coming down this week. According to reports, the dismantling of the iconic hat is set to begin on January 7. There is no word on how long the dismantling will take.

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Walt Disney World Resort Easter Week News Round-up

Easter Week at the Magic Kingdom will have you hopping with joy as the Easter Bunny greets guests from March 19 through April 1 in the Town Square Courtyard. Then on March 31, and April 1 (Easter Sunday), a special pre-parade will make its way down Main Street, U.S.A. delighting young and old.

Overnight Parking Fees Coming To Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Yesterday, Walt Disney World announced some changes to their parking fees that have sent rumblings out through the online Disney Fan community. Guests who book their reservation to stay at all Walt Disney World Resort Hotels after March 21 will be charged for overnight parking if they intend to leave their cars at the hotel. The overnight parking fees will be added to the guest's hotel folio at check-out.

10 Spring Break Survival Tips for Walt Disney World

As the cold weather begins to wain, schools across the country let out for Spring Breaks and families flock to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. With Four Theme Parks, Two Water Parks, and Disney Springs there is a world of fun waiting for them in the vacation kingdom. However - when crowds are high a Disney vacation takes an extra level of planning. As theRead on for 10 Spring Break Survival Tips!

Catch The Sprit As Princess Half Marathon Weekend Kicks Off at Walt Disney World

On Friday I'm headed down for the 10th annual runDisney Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort, sponsored by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. More than 50,000 of my closest friends and I will don our tutus and tiaras to walk and run in the events at the largest women-focused running event in the nation.

The 2018 Disney Parks Passport Collection At shopDisney

The 2018 Disney Parks Passport Collection is getting rave reviews from Disney fashionistas. The clever designs feature icons Walt Disney World Parks, and a charming compass rose emblazoned with Mickey's face. Base colors for this collection offer a lot of denim and Navy blue hues with pops of bright graphics. My favorite detailing of the pieces is longitude and latitude coordinates for each of the Disney Parks.

A New Spin On An Old Favorite Mission:SPACE

When looking for a thrill at Epcot many guests head straight for Mission: SPACE. Since 2003 this exciting attraction has been launching guests into space for a thrilling, authentic, NASA-style Mission. Currently there are two different voyages for "trainees" ready to take on the X-2 Deep Space Shuttle flight to Mars; the Orange Team which experiences a 2.5 g-force inducing spin, or the Green Team which is a much more mild version of the experience.

5 Quirky Ways I Love That Walt Disney World Engages The Senses

I love Walt Disney World, since I was a little girl it has been a place of refuge for me where the outside world just melts away. Disney has a way of engaging all of your senses to create unique experiences that truly transport you to different worlds. I realize that some of my favorite things may be a little quirky, none the less here they are.

Countdown To Walt Disney World Fun

Surprising your family with a Walt Disney World vacation is nothing new, but now the DisneyStore.com has come up with a brand new way to help create anticipation while you share the news.

Expansion In The Works For Typhoon Lagoon

It looks like Walt Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon is ramping up for a brand new expansion to the 56 acre tropical water park. While Disney hasn't announced a timeline for the expansion, 2.28 acres of land are being prepped on the north side of the existing site.

Top 5 Foods on a Stick at Walt Disney World

In honor of today being National Something On a Stick Day (yes, really) we thought it would be fun to check out our top 5 choices for best food on a stick at the Walt Disney World Resort. Most of our choices are sweet, but there is one savory item that made the list!