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Walt Disney World to Add 15th Disney Vacation Club Resort – Disney’s Riviera Resort

by on July 16, 2017
Filed under: DVC, Recent News, Resorts, Walt Disney World (FL)

This week will see the opening of Walt Disney World’s newest Disney Vacation Club Resort, Copper Creek Villas, but Disney isn’t slowing down yet. At the D23 Expo, Disney announced their 15th Disney Vacation Club Resort called Disney’s Riviera Resort.

Disney's Riviera Resort

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This resort will be located near Epcot and Guests will be able to see the nighttime spectaculars at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and at Epcot courtesy of a rooftop restaurant with sweeping views.

This new resort experience will feature approximately 300 units spread across a variety of accommodation types. In addition, the new skyway transportation system will connect the new resort to other areas on Walt Disney World property.

Disney’s Riviera Resort will open in the fall of 2019, so stay tuned for more details.

Magic Kingdom to add an all-new Theater

by on July 16, 2017
Filed under: Magic Kingdom, Recent News 3 Comments

A brand new entertainment space is coming to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

The performance space is coming to Main Street U.S.A. and will be based on the iconic Willis Theater in 1920s Kansas City. This new theater gives Disney many more options in live entertainment in the park. The design of the theater looks right at home on Main Street!

Magic Kingdom

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Details about the theater were few and far between. We don’t know what shows will be performed at this new venue. It is expected that it will feature Broadway-style entertainment like Aladdin and Frozen at Disney California Adventure.

One thing is for sure and that is that you can bet that as soon as I learn more information, I’ll make sure to share it with you!

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Disney Officially Unveils New Star Wars Themed Hotel Experience

by on July 16, 2017
Filed under: Recent News, Star Wars, Walt Disney World (FL) 5 Comments

A few months ago, you may have seen the rumors that were floating around about a survey that was done relating to a Star Wars-themed hotel. This hotel would be an utterly innovative experience that immerses Guests right into the story.

Star Wars Themed Hotel

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Updates to Mission: SPACE and New Space-Themed Restaurant at Epcot

by on July 16, 2017
Filed under: Epcot, Recent News 6 Comments

Currently, Mission: SPACE is closed for a lengthy refurbishment, but not much information was known about what work was actually going on; though, now we do. Turns out, there are some pretty good changes in store for the space-themed Epcot pavilion.

In the Future World attraction, an all new Green Mission will take Guests on a tour around the Earth. With this new mission, younger cadets to join the adventure at Mission: SPACE for the very first time. There will also be an updated Orange Mission that will make the trip to Mars even more spectacular. Mission: SPACE will reopen to Guests later this August.

Mission: SPACE Restuarant

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However, that isn’t all the news that came out about the Mission: SPACE pavilion. A brand new restaurant which will be located adjacent to Mission: SPACE will also be added. This new dining establishment will invite guests to travel into space, high above the earth for an unforgettable dining experience among the stars.

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TRON Coaster Coming to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

by on July 16, 2017
Filed under: Magic Kingdom, Recent News 4 Comments

Turns out those rumors were indeed true! The TRON Coaster that has been so popular over at Shanghai Disneyland will be making its way to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

This new attraction will be situated in a brand-new location in the park, next to Space Mountain and extending past the railroad tracks. Fans of the Tomorrowland Speedway, don’t need to fear; concept art shows that the Speedway will remain.

TRON Inspired Coaster Magic Kingdom

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New Film for Epcot’s China Pavilion in World Showcase

by on July 16, 2017
Filed under: Epcot, Recent News

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While there are clearly a lot of major changes on tap for Epcot’s future, there was also a smaller, but still significant, change announced during the D23 Expo.

A brand-new film will replace the current Reflections of China film at Epcot’s China Pavilion in World Showcase.

The film will still be a 360 Circlevision film, but will include new and innovative technology. Disney will film this new version utilizing a next-generation digital camera system and the presentation will be shown on a seamless Circlevision screen. That’s going to be a first! It will be incredible to see the landscapes of China in a very realistic way.

This update was mentioned briefly during the Parks and Resorts presentation, so not much else is known about the China film or when it will make its debut, but I will keep you posted when further information gets released!

Ratatouille Attraction Coming to France Pavilion at Epcot

by on July 15, 2017
Filed under: Epcot, Recent News 2 Comments

Ever since I had heard about the Ratatouille-themed attraction located at Disneyland Paris, I have wished I would have the ability to experience it. Looks like that wish will come true without a trip to Paris.

A brand new Ratatouille-themed attraction will be added to the France Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase.

Ratatouille Inspired ride coming to France Pavilion at Epcot

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The attraction will be similar to the 4-D attraction Ratatouille: The Adventure that opened at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Coming to Epcot

by on July 15, 2017
Filed under: Epcot, Recent News 7 Comments

Guardians of the Galaxy is an incredibly popular franchise. With its second movie doing very well this year, it’s no surprise that an attraction based on these characters is coming to Walt Disney World.

Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction at Epcot

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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on July 15, 2017
Filed under: Hollywood Studios, Recent News 12 Comments

Everyone’s pal Mickey Mouse is getting his own attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

In Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you’ll step through the movie screen and into the unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse cartoon. You are the star and anything can happen in this zany and out-of-control adventure that will feature surprising twists and turns, dazzling visual effects, and mind-boggling transformations happening right before your eyes.

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

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The attraction will be based off the new Mickey Mouse shorts that can be seen on Disney Channel.

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Official Name for Star Wars Land

by on July 15, 2017
Filed under: Disneyland (CA), Star Wars, Walt Disney World (FL) 1 Comment

Star Wars Land has been announced previously for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but we didn’t know what these lands would actually be called. That is until today.

Both Star Wars lands will officially be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a remote trading post found on the edge of wild space.

These new lands will feature two major attractions that will put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Both the attractions, as well as the land itself, will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before. The story will truly come alive for guests who visit.

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One attraction will make you feel like you’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay. It will be built on a scale that hasn’t been done before.

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