Category Archives: Walt Disney World

Filming for Disney Holiday Specials Taking Place Early November at Walt Disney World Resort

Filming for the upcoming ABC and Disney Channel holiday specials will take place November 3-7, 2017 at Walt Disney World Resort.  Multiple shows will be filmed and air throughout the holiday season in November and December.

The parade will still be filmed at Disneyland Resort this year, but all of the stage show performances will be filmed in Florida.  Unfortunately, tickets are not available to guests and only Cast Member are invited to be members of the audience.

Airing dates of these specials have not been announced, but we’ll keep you posted.

Tickets Are Now On Sale for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Immersive Hyper-Reality Experience

Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, debuting at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando on December 16 and Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on January 5.

Tickets for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire can be purchased now at

FIRST OF ITS KIND HYPER-REALITY EXPERIENCE: Total immersion in the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport guests deep into the beloved Star Wars universe allowing them to walk freely and untethered throughout the multi-sensory experience with friends and family. In groups of four, teams will go undercover as Stormtroopers to capture Imperial intelligence vital to the budding rebellion’s survival.

“We are so excited about this magical collaboration between three boundary-pushing companies in the burgeoning out-of-home VR entertainment sector,” says Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative officer at The VOID. “We can’t wait to share the experience of hyper-reality with everyone.”

Guests can experience the excitement of hyper-reality today with this first look at Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.                                                            

“People have longed for a chance to step into the Star Wars universe and this incredible new hyper-reality experience will allow them to do just that in a totally unique way,” notes Vicki Dobbs Beck, executive in charge, ILMxLAB. “It’s a group experience that evokes the senses in bold new ways.

Cliff Plumer, CEO of The VOID, will show the Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire trailer at the Disney Accelerator Demo Day 2017. Watch today’s live stream from The Walt Disney Company Studio lot in Burbank, California at and on the ABC News YouTube page.

‘The Chew’ Episodes Filmed at Walt Disney World Resort Airing this Week

For the third year in a row, ABC’s “The Chew” returned to Walt Disney World to  tape five episodes during Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  Those episodes will air this week  on ABC Television Network, October 9-13, at 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. PDT.

The Emmy-award-winning show’s co-hosts,  Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, and Clinton Kelly, shared food tips at the  Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, told their experiences from Flights of Passage in Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and welcomed special guests Isla Fisher, Chris Colfer, Vanna White, and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Be sure to check out the behind the scenes video below!

Winter Summerland Mini Golf Closing for Refurbishment

Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course at Walt Disney World Resort is closing for refurbishment over the next couple months.

The Summer course is scheduled to close October 9 – November 10; reopening to guests on November 11, 2017.  The Winter course is scheduled to close October 23 – November 10; reopening to guests on November 11, 2017.

Disney’s Fantasia Gardens mini golf course will remain open and operate as normal during this time.

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

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Sold Out for October 31

If you are planning on attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom this year and have not gotten your tickets yet, you may want to do so soon.  The popular party has already sold out for Halloween night.

The following dates remain:

  • October  9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29
  • November 1, 2017

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticket event at Magic Kingdom which includes photo opportunities with your favorite Disney characters dressed in their seasonal best, trick-or-treating, experiencing most of the park’s attractions with little or no wait time, special merchandise, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show in front of Cinderella’s Castle, Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks show, and more.

For more information and to order tickets, head to, or call 407-W-DISNEY.