2018 Disney On Broadway Line-Up Announced for Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return in January 2018 for its second year.  The event will take place January 12 – February 19, 2018, and new this year, the festival will expand to seven days of the week instead of just on the weekends. During this event, guests can celebrate art, food, and entertainment, including the popular Disney On Broadway series.  Disney has shared a first look at the lineup of Broadway artists set to take the America Gardens Theatre stage this year.

  • January 12-15 and 19-22: Kara Lindsay (NEW!) and Kevin Massey, who will perform songs from “Tarzan,” “Aladdin,” “Newsies” and “Frozen.”
  • January 26-29 and February 2-5: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White, who will perform songs from “Tarzan,” “The Lion King,” “Aida,” “Aladdin,” and “The Little Mermaid.”
  • February 9-12 and 16-19: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland, who will perform songs from “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Tarzan,” “Mary Poppins,” “Newsies” and “Frozen.”

All Disney on Broadway shows are included in theme park admission and will take place Fridays through Mondays at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

One of the best ways to experience Disney on Broadway is through a dining package. Guests can book a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner, and later enjoy priority seating at the show.

For more information on the Festival, click over to www.disneyworld.com/ArtfulEpcot or call 407-WDW-DINE or 407-939-3463.

Treasures From the Disney Vault Returns to TCM December 20, 2017

Treasures from the Disney Vault returns to the Turner Classic Movies Channel on December 20, 2017.  The special evening will once again be hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin and will showcase a wide array of Disney classics including animated shorts, feature films, live-action movies, documentaries, nature films, and made-for-television movies.

Here’s the complete programming schedule for Wednesday, December 20:

8pm – Brave Little Tailor (1938) Voices of  Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Eddie Holden.  When a giant threatens the land, the city folk mistake Mickey’s boast of killing seven flies with one blow to be giants. He is then forced to fight the giant for real.

8:15pm – The Story of Robin Hood and His Merry Men (1952)  Starring: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch.  Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King’s palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father’s death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.

9:45pm – The Sign of Zorro (1960) Starring:  Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon.  In this film, edited from eight episodes of Disney’s hit TV series, Don Diego returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capitan Monastario. Diego dons the mask of Zorro to fight the evil commandant’s tyranny, and, with the help of his mute servant Bernardo, free the pueblo from his oppression.

11:30pm – Toby Tyler (1960) Starring: Kevin Corcoran, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon.  Kevin Corcoran stars as the lovable, determined runaway who believes his uncle and aunt no longer want him, and life under the Big Top will put things right. Along the way he meets Ben, Mr. Tupper, and the mischievous Mr. Stubbs — a playful chimpanzee! Together they fall into hilarious jams and scams more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

1:15am – Tricks of Our Trade (1957) Starring: Jack Boyd, Marc Davis, Walt Disney.  Walt Disney gives a behind-the-scenes look at the technical improvements in animation.

2:15am – Pete’s Dragon (1977) Starring: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale.  An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

4:30am – Fuzzbucket (1986) Starring:  Chris Hebert, Phil Fondacaro, Joe Regalbuto .  In the vein of “Harvey”, an invisible creature befriends a 12 year old boy. Of course, no one else can see him nor believes in him.

More information on Treasures from the Disney Vault can be found at TCM.com.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Closed Wednesday, December 13 Due to Low Temps

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will be closed Wednesday, December 13 due to low temperatures in the area.  The water park is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park remains closed for its annual refurbishment.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments/closings at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

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Casey’s Corner Hot Dog of the Month for December is…

Oh Boy!  Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom has revealed their hot dog of the month for December.  The Hot Diggity Holiday Dog is topped with pulled pork and cranberry cole slaw, served with your choice of French fries or apple slices for $12.49, plus tax.

Casey’s Corner is located on Main Street U.S.A. and serves hot dogs, corn dog nuggets, French fries, cotton candy and Cracker Jack.

You can view the complete menu here.

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