New Arena Opens at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World

On January 12, 2018, Disney  officially opened the doors to its new multi-purpose arena at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, further expanding the 220-acre sports venue that is widely regarded as the leading facility for youth sports in America.

ESPN Wide World of Sports executives and other key stakeholders celebrated the occasion with a special dedication ceremony featuring a giant ribbon-cutting, plus a cheerleading routine with Minnie Mouse in her new cheerleader uniform.

Looking forward, the 300,000-square-foot venue, named The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, will host a variety of sports for girls and boys, such as basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and, in particular, cheerleading and dance, starting with the prestigious UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship which took place over the weekend. The 8,000-seat arena is one of the largest in the country designed specifically for cheer and dance events.

Stay tuned for more news about the sports complex coming up this year.

The DisWorld Podcast – Episode 17

Happy New Year! In Episode 17,  Justin & Michelle discuss all of the news for the week of January 14, 2018 as well as discuss their experience with the Blue Bayou Fantasmic! Dining Package at Disneyland park.

The DisWorld Podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, and Soundcloud.

#FaveFive – Our Favorite Disney Happenings this Week

Welcome to our #FaveFive where we bring you our top 5 favorite Disney happenings this week!

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1.   Beautiful and delicious works of art!


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2.  Yes, there are lots of healthy options at Disney Springs.


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3.  Hooray for our new Disney moms!


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4.  Congratulations Coco!


5.  Get your copy March 6!

See you next week!

#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round Up for the Week of January 12, 2018

This week,  Monorail Red has a no good, very bad day, select Walt Disney World guests will be able to purchase additional FastPasses, and Disney Pixar’s “Coco” receives a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.  Let’s take a look!


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Larry the Cable Guy Visits Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Issues Statement Regarding Monorail Incident

Magic Kingdom’s First Aid Center to Relocate During Refurbishment

Casey’s Corner Hot Dog of the Month for January

Plaza Restaurant’s Bottomless Milkshake for January is Chocolate Peanut Butter

2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Kicks Off at Walt Disney World

Full Food Booth Menus with Pics for 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Epcot’s Kringla Bakeri Closing for Lengthy Refurbishment

Healthy Dining Options at Disney Springs 

Reservations can now be made on Open Table for The Edison, Maria & Enzo’s, and Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar at Disney Springs

World of Disney to be Reimagined at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Sprinkles at Disney Springs will offer breakfast cupcakes all month long including Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Lucky Charms

Select Walt Disney World Guests Will Soon Be Able to Purchase Additional FastPasses

Walt Disney World Closing Children’s Activity Centers

Dole Whips are now available at Disney’s Pop Century Resort



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Disneyland Resort Offers Southern California Residents Special 2 and 3-day Ticket Prices

Reservations Now Available for Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Events



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Disney Parks Moms Panelists Revealed for 2018

Actor Sterling K. Brown Visits Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

‘Coco’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature

Minnie Mouse to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

‘Andi Mack Live Play’ and ‘Andi Mack Cast Party’ Interactive Event Coming to Disney Channel

Freeform Announces Panels for First Ever ‘Freeform Summit’

2018 College Football Playoff National Championship is Second Most-Watched Cable Presentation Ever

Disney Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Home Release Dates Announced

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Home Release Dates Announced

‘Lady and the Tramp’ Signature Collection Released on Digital and Movies Anywhere February 20 and Blu-ray Combo Pack on February 27, 2018

VIDEO: Walt Disney World Celebrates UCF Knights with Parade at Magic Kingdom

VIDEO: Walt Disney World Guest Shares Video of Monorail Door Open While Transporting Guests

VIDEO: Real Life Maui from ‘Moana’ Works at Costco


Disney Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Home Release Dates Announced

Disney has announced the home release dates for Disney Pixar’s “Coco”.  The film will be released on Digital and Movies Anywhere on February 13, 2018 and on Blu-ray/DVD February 27, 2018.

When aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) ends up in the Land of the Dead in Disney•Pixar’s Coco, his family takes him to the Department of Family Reunions, where a busy clerk (voice of Gabriel Iglesias) informs him that he’s cursed. To return to the Land of the Living, Miguel will need a magical marigold petal and the blessing of a family member—but, according to the clerk, the family member can include any condition she likes—even forbidding music forever.

Coco is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3). The film opened in U.S. theaters on November 22, 2017.

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