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Woody Arrives in Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort

We are inching closer to Toy Story Land’s official debut set to take place on June 30, 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort.  Today Disney Imagineers celebrated a milestone with the entrance marquee starring everyone’s favorite cowboy, Woody.

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Standing nearly 20 feet tall, Woody will appear as a part of the new Toy Story Land marquee, which sits just in front of one of the land’s most anticipated attractions, the Slinky Dog Dash coaster. He’s tipping his hat (which measures 7’ feet, brim to brim!), next to the marquee, which is made out of blocks and a 4-foot-tall yo-yo – just a few of the many toys that make up Toy Story Land.

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When Toy Story Land opens, guests will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and Andy’s other beloved toys are having in Andy’s backyard. Here, guests can ride Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit, take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, walk through a new carnival game box to experience Toy Story Mania!, grab a tasty snack at Woody’s Lunchbox – and meet some of the characters from “Toy Story” films!

Salt & Straw Coming Soon to Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

A new ice cream scoop shop has been announced for Disneyland Resort called Salt & Straw.  The family-run ice cream company is known for its taste-provoking, imaginative ice cream creations, which uniquely capture the spirit of classic Americana.  Co-founders and cousins Tyler and Kim Malek plan on opening their newest location at Downtown Disney District soon.

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Every ice cream flavor is handmade in small batches using the best local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Special offerings will be available seasonally, showcasing co-founder and head ice cream maker Tyler’s passion for cultivating genuine partnerships with local farmers and artisans.

Construction is scheduled to begin soon.  Stay tuned for updates!


2018 Free Dining at Walt Disney World Resort Now Available

The highly-anticipated free dining promotion at Walt Disney World Resort has been released.  As of this morning,  guests can book the free dining package with arrival on the following dates:

August 20 – September 29, 2018
November 24 – November 27, 2018
December 7 – December 23, 2018

Guests must book by July 7th to receive this offer.

Enjoy a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper® Option.

Note: packages for other lengths of stay may be available.

Guests staying at a Value or Moderate Resort, will receive the Quick Service Dining plan for FREE. (You can upgrade to the standard or deluxe dining plans by paying the difference in cost per night.)

Guests staying at a Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort,  will receive the standard Dining plan for FREE. (You can upgrade to the deluxe dining plan by paying the difference in cost per night).

If you’re interested in booking a trip, visit Disney’s Website or call 407-934-7639.  Click here for more information.

Hurry!  Rooms and dates are selling quickly due to this popular promotion.

Disney Announces 2018 ‘Eat to the Beat’ Concert Series Line-Up

The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will run for 75 days this year and will bring 32 “Eat to the Beat” bands to perform at the event.  Theline-up includes several new acts such as singer Sheila E, ‘80s Canadian rockers Glass Tiger, and 98 Degrees featuring brothers and Nick and Drew Lachey.  Returning favorites include Boyz II Men, Sugar Ray, and Hanson.

Here’s the 2018 Eat to the Beat concert line-up so far: (Lineup is subject to change; songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list.)

  • 8/30-31 – Blue October – “Into the Ocean”
  • 9/1-3 – Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • 9/4-5 – MercyMe – “I Can Only Imagine” NEW
  • 9/6-7 – Glass Tiger – “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) NEW
  • 9/8-9 – Tauren Wells – “Hills and Valleys” NEW
  • 9/10-11 – Postmodern Jukebox
  • 9/12-13 – TBD
  • 9/14-16 – Baha Men – “Who Let The Dogs Out”
  • 9/17-19 – TBD
  • 9/20-21 – Living Color – “Cult of Personality”
  • 9/22-23 – Sheila E – “The Glamorous Life” NEW
  • 9/24-26 – Sugar Ray – “Every Morning”
  • 9/27-28 – David Cook – “Light On”
  • 9/29-30 – Jeffrey Osbourne – “On The Wings of Love”
  • 10/1-2 – Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts – Various Hits
  • 10/3-4 – Everclear – “Santa Monica”
  • 10/5-7 – Mark Wills – “19 Somethin’”
  • 10/8-10 – Air Supply – “All Out Of Love”
  • 10/11-12 – TBD
  • 10/13-14 – TBD
  • 10/15-16 – 98 Degrees – “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” NEW
  • 10/17-18 – 38 Special – “Hold On Loosely”
  • 10/19-21 – Devon Allman Project – “Ragged and Dirty”
  • 10/22-23 – TBD
  • 10/24-25 – Billy Ocean – “Get Outta My Dreams”
  • 10/26-28 – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – “We Built This City”
  • 10/29-31 – Hanson – “MMMBop”
  • 11/1-2 – TBD
  • 11/3-4 – Taylor Dayne – “Prove Your Love”
  • 11/5-7 – Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
  • 11/8-9 – The Hooters – “And We Danced”
  • 11/10-12 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – “Go Daddy-O

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival opens Aug. 30 and runs through Nov. 12.

Performances are 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. daily at The America Gardens Theatre and included in Epcot admission.

For more information visit EpcotFoodFestival.com.

First Look: New Incredicoaster Trains at Disney California Adventure Park

Today Disney revealed the trains for the new Incredicoaster which is set to make its debut this summer when Pixar Pier opens to guests at Disney California Adventure park.

According to Disney,  Imagineers have been putting the final details on the new trains, which will take you on a thrilling race alongside “The Incredibles.” 

The Incredicoaster will glide around Pixar Pier on steel tracks that cover a distance of almost 1-1/8 miles—the longest and fastest roller coaster at the Disneyland Resort. The attraction will feature a super combination of character figures, lighting, music and special effects, bringing all the action of “The Incredibles” to life!

Pixar Pier officially opens June 23, 2018 at Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort.