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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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TRON Attraction At The Magic Kingdom

We Disney fans have become pretty used to construction walls over the past few years. I don't think any of us like them, but we usually love what's there when they come down! Over at the Magic Kingdom Park Tomorrowland is getting ready for a pretty exciting addition the new TRON attraction is now under construction.

Chicken Guy! Is Coming To Disney Springs August 2018

The transformation at Disney Springs has created a new wave of amazing food to eat at Walt Disney World. The area has turned into a veritable mecca for foodies wanting to experience cuisine from some of the biggest names in the American culinary world. Just when you think they can't squeeze in one more celebrity chef restaurant into the mix, Chef Guy Fieri and restauranteur Robert Earl announce they're raising the roof off the coop!

5 More Things To Do On Your Departure Day At Disney

People are always asking me what to do on days at Walt Disney World that they don't really have the time to get in a Park visit. We've explored some of the many options offered in our previous post What To Do On Arrival & Departure Days At Walt Disney World, but it really just scratches the surface. Here are 5 more things to do on your departure day at Disney.

Top Ten Tips For Waiting In Long Queues At Walt Disney World

If there is one thing you can count on during your Walt Disney World vacation, it's that you're going to have to wait in line. You can be sure that if you're headed for newer attractions, such as those in Toy Story Land and Pandora: The World of Avatar, the standby wait times are going to be several hours long. That's quite a chunk of time. But as the meerkat says "Hakuna Matata," because we've got the Top Ten Tips For Waiting In Long Queues At Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World Resort Comparisons: Pools

When choosing a Resort to stay at on a Walt Disney World Vacation, there are a wide variety of options that travelers can use to compare. Disney offers four different resort categories, each offering both subtle and significant differences. In this newly updated post we'll look at a few of the popular amenities that help guests make the decision of which hotel will be best for them.

Bus Times Feature Now On The My Disney Experience App

The complimentary transportation services offered to Walt Disney World Resort guests are one of my favorite things about staying on property. However - the touch and go experience of getting to the bus "on time" has caused stress on more than one occasion. Disney has answered the frustrated cries of guests, and stepped up their transportation game by enhancing the MyDisneyExperience App. Guests leaving from Walt Disney World Resorts will now be able to see upcoming bus departure times.

Incredible Tips To Beat The Summer Weather At Walt Disney World

Summer is prime season at Walt Disney World, but it also has some of the hottest and wettest weather of the year. That shouldn't put a damper on your vacation fun, but you should be sure to do your homework before you go. Read on on to learn some Incredible Summer tips for beating the heat at Walt Disney World.

Rise & Shine Southern Brunch Kicks Off June 24th At Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' may just be my favorite restaurant at Disney Springs these days. The friendly spirit and Southern hospitality never fails to make me feel like a cherished guest. I'm excited to share with you that beginning June 24th, 2018 Chef Art and his team are throwin' down a brunch spread that's sure to be a winner.

15 Ways To Build Anticipation For Your Walt Disney World Vacation

We live in an instant world, where most everything we want is delivered to us in minutes. From talking to friends through online media, to grabbing a fast dinner at the drive through, our lives are fast and in the moment. But for most folks, planning a Walt Disney World vacation is a long slow process. How is one planner supposed to keep a family engaged and excited about something that's still months away? Here are 15 expert ways to build anticipation as you wait to depart on your next Disney trip.

Top Spots For Naps At Walt Disney World

You may be wondering why I'm talking about taking a nap when you've spent so much money for your Walt Disney World vacation. The truth is that between Florida's heat, humidity, and walking 8-10 miles a day, touring the Disney Parks can be down right exhausting. There's no shame in taking a break and closing your eyes.