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#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round Up for the Week of July 7, 2017


In case you missed it this week, big changes are coming to the dining options at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort,  dining packages are now available for Disneyland’s updated Fantasmic!, and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol .2” will be Disney’s first 4K Ultra HD release.  Let’s take a look!


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Walt Disney World Resort Refurbishments for July 2017

Applications Now Open for Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2018 at Walt Disney World Resort

New Sweet Treats Available at the Disney Parks for July 2017

Highway in the Sky Dine Around Extended Through September

Watch Highlights From the DisneyParksLIVE Stream of Fourth of July Fireworks

The Jalapeno Cheese Pretzel has returned to The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom

Mobile Order Service Expands to Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland Terrace

Epcot’s Taste Track is offering specialty sundaes: Berry Explosion Sundae, Chocolaty Churro Sundae, or Apple Pie Sundae for $6.50

Reservations Now Available for Minnie’s Halloween Dine at Hollywood & Vine

The Fruits of Mo’ara Fruit Bar has debuted in Pandora – The World of Avatar with layers of strawberry, lime and raspberry

Disney Performing Arts Hosting 3 World-Class Drum Corps This Weekend at Disney Springs

Changes Coming to Disney Springs Preferred Parking

NEW Happy Hours at House of Blues Orlando for Month of July

Characters in Flight at Disney Springs Changes Name to Aerophile

Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort to Temporarily Relocate

3 Different Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort to Become Gastropub

Club Penguin Island Event Coming to Disney’s Blizzard Beach July 29



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Disneyland Resort Refurbishments for July 2017

Dining Packages Now Available for Disneyland’s Fantasmic! Returning July 17

Secret Menu ‘Tots’ can be found at Disneyland’s River Belle Terrace in Two Varieties: Loaded Buffalo Tots, which combines pimento cheese, Frank’s hot sauce, gorgonzola cheese crumbles, celery leaves, and pickled onions and Loaded BBQ Tots, with brisket, BBQ sauce, pimento cheese, and scallions

‘Cars 3’ Inspired Food & Beverage Items Now in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

VIDEO: Tour the New Circle D Ranch, Home to the Horses of Disneyland




‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2’ Will Be Disney’s First 4K Ultra HD Release

3-Day Tickets for the D23 Expo are Now Sold Out

Disney XD’s ‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’ Two-Hour TV Movie Event Premiers July 15


Rumor of the Week: Could a Brazil Pavilion be Coming to Epcot’s World Showcase?



‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Will Be Disney’s First 4K Ultra HD Release

It was announced today that Disney will start releasing movies in 4K Ultra HD and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will be its very first one!

Director James Gunn made the announcement on his Facebook page and stated, “4K UltraHD is almost certainly the best way you can see this movie at home – with more definition and the most vibrant colors possible on your home screen, and with the brightest brights and the blackest blacks. A being composed of light truly appears to be a being composed of light! This version is a roiling cinematic river of beauty and I’ve taken hundreds of hours personally making it look the best it can. This is one of the reasons why LIGHT and COLOR are such important elements of Vol. 2’s story, and why we screened the World Premiere in Los Angeles in essentially this format.”  He went on to say the movie will also be a 3D home release.

Look for the home release  of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” on August 22, 2017.

#FaveFive – Our Favorite Things This Week

Welcome to our #FaveFive where we bring you our top 5 favorite things this week.


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1.  Watch Disney Celebrate Independence Day Live from Magic Kingdom



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2.  Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away Reopens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a Surprise



3.  Kungaloosh Anyone?



4.  Enter for a Chance to Win a Walt Disney World Vacation from ABC’s ‘The Chew’



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5.  Spirit of Aloha Breezes into Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort this Summer

See you next week!

#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round Up for the Week of June 30, 2017


This week Disney issues an official statement regarding President Trump in the Hall of Presidents attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean will receive an update on one of its popular scenes, and Siemens ends its partnership with Disney.  Let’s take a look!



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New ‘Happily Ever After’ Merchandise Debuts at Magic Kingdom

Hall of Presidents Refurbishment at Magic Kingdom Extended

Disney Releases Statement Regarding President Trump in Hall of Presidents

Iconic Pirates of the Caribbean Scene is Receiving a Makeover

Hand Dipped Corn Dogs are Now Available at Sleepy Hollow in Magic Kingdom

#DisneyParksLIVE to Stream Fourth of July Fireworks

Magic Kingdom to Close Earlier on Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates

Siemens to End Longtime Partnership with Disney

2017 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Now Available

‘The Chew’ Returns for 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Enter ‘The Chew’s’ Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win a Walt Disney World Vacation

Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away Reopens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a Surprise

#DisneyParksLIVE Live Streamed ‘The Music of Pixar LIVE!’ on June 29

The Muppets Theater Receives New Marquee and Changes Name to Grand Arts Theatre

‘Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Alive with Magic’ Aired on Animal Planet this Week

Mobile Order Expands to Additional Walt Disney World Dining Locations

Pleasure Island Drinks Return to Dockside Margaritas at Disney Springs

STK Orlando at Disney Springs Has A New Happy Hour Menu

FuelRod Kiosks Expand to Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Lilo’s Playhouse at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to Offer Family Activities During the Day




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Special Fourth of July Entertainment at Disneyland Resort

Independence Day Entertainment Schedule for Disneyland Resort

Bengal Barbecue in Disneyland Park Debuts New Menu Items

The Spirit of Aloha is Coming to Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort this Summer

Strawberry Unicorn Macarons Are Now Available at Kayla’s Cakes in Downtown Disney

Fruity Pebbles Churro Ice Cream Sandwich Now Available at The Churro Cart in Downtown Disney




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New Vera Bradley Summer Collection Features Alice in Wonderland

James Van Der Beek and Lauren Graham to Lend Voices to Disney Junior’s ‘Vampirina’ this Fall

A Potential Herbie, the Love Bug Series is Under Development for Disney XD

VIDEO: ‘Descendants 2: It’s Going Down’ Behind the Scenes Special

VIDEO: Disney’s ‘Raven’s Home’ Trailer

VIDEO: ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny’ Trailer

VIDEO: Marvel ‘Inhumans’ Official Trailer

‘Despicable Me 3’ is Now in Theaters

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 3 Available on Blu-ray/DVD on August 29

Disneynature’s ‘BORN IN CHINA’ Available on Digital and Blu-ray August 29


Rumor of the Week:  Is Zootopia Land in the Works for Disney’s Animal Kingdom?



NEW Vera Bradley Summer Collection Features Alice in Wonderland

Disney has announced its new Vera Bradley collection for the summer featuring Alice in Wonderland  with exciting options never before offered at Disney Parks.

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“The collection is called ‘Painting the Roses Red,’ and celebrates Walt Disney’s animated classic from 1951,” said Angelique Vu, merchandise product developer for accessories. “This is the first time we’ve offered a Vera Bradley collection at Disney Parks featuring Disney characters besides Mickey and Minnie Mouse. In addition to handbags, we will be carrying other accessories by Vera Bradley such as a key chain, an iPhone 7 case, and shoes. All of these items are a fun way to add a hint of Disney to any outfit.”

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The collection contains popular silhouettes including a Deluxe Vera Tote, Vera Tote, Kirby Backpack, and Triple Zip Hipster. Several new items, such as the Mallory Card Case, Wristlet, Mini Hipster, and Cheshire Cat Coin Purse, provide RFID protection for credit and debit cards. Rounding out the assortment, guests will find an 80-inch by 50-inch Throw Blanket and a Soft Fringe Scarf.

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“The black, red, and white color block pattern was inspired by the Queen of Heart’s playing cards,” explained Paola Gutierrez, Senior Graphic Design with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Creative Group, who helped create the artwork. “For this collection, we have an overall pattern which can best be seen on the throw. We also have individual character designs on certain products like the Mallory Card Case or the Mini Hipster bag. This is something we haven’t done before with a Vera Bradley design.”
Paula said to look carefully for silhouettes of Alice, Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, and the Mad Hatter’s hat found throughout the artwork. 


© DisneyAnother unique item is the Quilted Slip-Ons, which have soft foam collars for comfort, rubber soles, and padded foot beds with coordinating prints.

Look for these items in select merchandise locations at Disney Parks. You may also find the collection in the Disney Parks section on or via the Shop Disney Parks app.