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#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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OTHER NEWS

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


 

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

The Disneyland Resort is kicking off the new year with a special ticket offer for Southern California residents, just in time for guests to “get more happy” with enhanced Star Wars experiences at Disneyland Park, the guest-favorite Lunar New Year celebration and popular Food & Wine Festival returning at Disney California Adventure Park, plus the first-ever Pixar Fest, a resort-wide celebration of stories and characters from Pixar Animation Studios. Additionally, the three hotels of the Disneyland Resort are offering special rates on standard and premium rooms for a limited time.

The Southern California resident ticket offer* provides flexible options for two or three days of magic and adventure at special prices. For a limited time, guests may select from these purchase options, which can save Southern California residents up to 25 percent off select multi-day tickets:

  • 2-day ticket with choice of one park per day for $159
  • 2-day Park Hopper ticket for $204
  • 3-day ticket with choice of one park per day for $199
  • 3-day Park Hopper ticket for $244

These limited-time tickets are an ideal way for Southern California residents to make unforgettable memories and “get more happy” with family and friends. Guests using these special tickets will enjoy a variety of classic attractions and entertaining shows throughout the resort, as well as exciting new experiences.

Also during the first few months of the year, special hotel offers are available for guests who want to turn their visit into a getaway and stay in the middle of the magic at any of the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Guests may save on standard and premium rooms for select nights from January 7 through April 12, 2018, if booked by March 17, 2018.** This is an ideal time to stay at the newly renovated Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the modern classic Disneyland Hotel, or the seaside-themed Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Visit Disneyland.com for details.

‘Get More Adventure’ with Star Wars Experiences at Disneyland

At Disneyland, guests will enjoy new enhancements inspired by the recently released film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Guests will travel to new worlds, encounter some of their favorite characters and step into thrilling moments from the latest chapter of the legendary Star Wars saga. Fans also will enjoy special Star Wars-themed treats and merchandise.

  • Guests visiting Star WarsLaunch Bay will enjoy new additions to the gallery, including video interviews with the creators of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and a sneak peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the all-new land coming to Disneyland in 2019.
  • At Star Tours—The Adventures Continue, a thrilling new adventure has landed. The new sequence takes passengers to two exciting new destinations: Crait, the site of an epic battle in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and Batuu, the remote outpost guests will discover when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in 2019.
  • Also at Star WarsLaunch Bay, guests will come face-to-face with some of the greatest heroes and villains from Star Wars. They may share a furry embrace with the heroic Wookiee warrior, Chewbacca, or encounter the menacing Darth Vader.
  • At the Tomorrowland Theater, guests will sit back and watch iconic moments from past and present Star Wars films in Star Wars: Path of the Jedi. The spectacular cinematic experience has been updated with scenes from the latest film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
  • Young Padawans have the chance to train in the ways of the Force, then test their skills to see if they have what it takes to be a true Jedi and defeat the dark side at Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.

‘Get More Wishes’ at the Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure

Disneyland Resort will bring its biggest Lunar New Year celebration yet to Disney California Adventure Park, Jan. 26 to Feb. 18. Commemorating the Year of the Dog, the celebration expands to 24 days full of multicultural performances, fun-filled activities, beautiful décor, delicious cuisine and themed merchandise.

Highlights from the celebration include “Hurry Home—Lunar New Year Celebration,” the heartwarming, nighttime water show at Paradise Bay prior to “World of Color”; “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession,” celebrating family and friendship; a Lucky Wishing Wall; opportunities to encounter God of Good Fortune Goofy, Pluto, Mickey, Minnie, Chip ‘n Dale, Mulan and Mushu all dressed in their Lunar New Year attire, and more.

‘Get More Flavor’ at The Popular Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

The popular Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns March 2 to April 12, with flavors and fare inspired by the Golden State. The culinary festival brings delicious cuisine, specialty beverages and exciting entertainment for guests of all ages to enjoy. With experiences happening daily during the six-week event, guests will always find something tasty to try and fun to do as they explore the uniquely Disney festival.

The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival offers unique food and beverage offerings at more than a dozen Festival Marketplaces, along with live music, entertainment and special activities. Guests will experience presentations and demonstrations with celebrity chefs such as Robert Irvine, Alex Guarnaschelli and Shaun O’Neale, food and beverage tastings, winemaker dinners, beer, wine and spirit seminars, and more.***

‘Get More Magic’ at the First-Ever Pixar Fest Celebration

Pixar Fest, the biggest theme park celebration of beloved stories and characters from Pixar Animation Studios, begins April 13 throughout the Disneyland Resort.

  • A new nightly fireworks show debuts at Disneyland: “Together Forever—A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular,” celebrates Pixar stories through the decades as it lights up the sky, connecting guests with characters they’ve come to know and love. Along with dazzling pyrotechnics and memorable music, a heartwarming story celebrates the theme of friendship, an ever-present concept in Pixar animation. Guests are invited to embark on an emotional journey that begins with the meeting of unlikely Pixar pals and follows their adventures as they overcome obstacles and forge everlasting friendships. “Together Forever” comes to life through projections on iconic park locations: Sleeping Beauty Castle, the water screens of the Rivers of America, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the buildings of Main Street, U.S.A. The grand tradition of Tinker Bell flying over Sleeping Beauty Castle also gets a Pixar twist, with a special flyover by Buzz Lightyear.
  • The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade returns, this time to Disney California Adventure. “Paint the Night” features pals from Disney·Pixar’s “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars.” Another Pixar story will join the nightly “Paint the Night” parade later in the year, adding to this popular nighttime experience.
  • Pixar Play Parade” also returns, making its way through Disneyland for the first time and bringing even more Pixar to guests with the addition of three new story elements. The daily parade will begin with an appearance by the iconic and adorable Pixar Lamp. Rolling ahead of the famous lamp will be the familiar yellow Pixar Ball. Also joining the parade are characters from the beloved films “Up” and “Inside Out.”

Southern California residents may experience all these attractions and entertainment, along with beloved experiences at Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure, with the 2-day and 3-day Southern California Resident tickets. These special offers are available only for a limited time. Southern California residents must purchase tickets from Jan. 8 through May 21, 2018. Tickets expire on May 24, 2018, and blockout dates apply.*

Southern California residents may purchase tickets at www.Disneyland.com/SoCal and at Disneyland Resort ticket booths. Guests who purchase tickets online may print their tickets at home. Proof of residency is required for purchase and theme park admission. With these tickets, guests may also purchase Disney MaxPass, a digital tool for guests to maximize their experience with unlimited Disney PhotoPass photo downloads and the convenience of mobile Disney FastPass while in the parks through the Disneyland App.****

For restrictions, visit www.Disneyland.com/SoCal. For park hours and entertainment schedules, guests may review the resort’s daily calendar at Disneyland.com.

#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round Up for the Week of December 23, 2017

This week Disney announces new details for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Hall of Presidents reopens at Magic Kingdom, and medals are revealed for the Disney Princess Half Marathon.   Let’s take a look!

 

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Medals Revealed for Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort

Actor Michael Rosenbaum Visits Walt Disney World Resort

Matthew McConaughey Visits Walt Disney World Resort

Katy Perry Visits Walt Disney World Resort

New MagicBand 2 Colors Introduced at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Hall of Presidents Reopens

New and Returning Acts Will Perform During Epcot International Festival of the Arts

2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival ‘Garden Rocks’ Lineup Announced

American Adventure at Epcot Closing for Refurbishment in January 2018

AT-AT Popcorn Bucket Now Available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for $25.00

Disney Announces New Details for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney Unveils Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Merchandise

New Cirque du Soleil Show Coming to Disney Springs

 

 

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California Screamin’ Farewell T-Shirts Available at shop.Disney.com thru December 27

Captain Phasma Steins Now Available in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park

 

 

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OTHER NEWS

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Posts $220 Million Domestic Debut

Cast Announced for Live-Action Adaptation of ‘Artemis Fowl’

VIDEO: Voices of Liberty Perform ‘Joy to the World’

VIDEO: Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ – Teaser Trailer

 


#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round Up for the Week of December 15, 2017

This week,  Disney announces a new show featuring Russell and Dug from ‘Up’ is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom,  The Walt Disney Company acquires Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. for $52.4 billion in stock,  and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” posts second highest domestic preview of all time.  Let’s take a look!

 

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Sold Out December 17 & 22

Casey’s Corner Reveals Hot Dog of the Month for December 

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

Sumatran Tiger Cubs Can Now Be Seen on Maharajah Jungle Trek

New Show Featuring Russell and Dug from ‘Up’ Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom this Spring

Celebrate The Edison’s Grand Opening on New Year’s Eve

New Details Announced for Terralina Crafted Italian Coming to Disney Springs in Early 2018

Where to Find Christmas Religious Services at Walt Disney World Resort

 

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What’s Coming to the Disneyland Resort in 2018

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Churros now available at the Churro Cart near Sleeping Beauty Castle or in Town Square at Disneyland park

First Look at Pixar Pier Coming to Disneyland Resort this Summer

 

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OTHER NEWS

Disney Reveals All New Star Wars Day at Sea Experiences

The Walt Disney Company To Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. For $52.4 Billion In Stock

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

Freeform Releases Its New Lineup of TV and Movie Offerings for January 2018

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Posts Second Highest Domestic Preview of All Time

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes at ‘Flurry of Fun’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

VIDEO: Imagineers Share New Details for Incredicoaster


What’s Coming to the Disneyland Resort in 2018

Guests visiting the Disneyland Resort in 2018 will enjoy new experiences plus exciting new elements added to some of their favorite shows and attractions at the Happiest Place on Earth. Pixar comes to life like never before at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in 2018 to celebrate friendship and beyond, with the first-ever Pixar Fest opening April 13 and a new land, Pixar Pier, opening for summer.

Pixar Fest, the biggest theme park celebration of beloved stories and characters from Pixar Animation Studios, will be a must-do experience at the Disneyland Resort. During this limited time event, guests will be among the first to enjoy a new Pixar-themed fireworks spectacular, the return of two favorite parades with new Pixar surprises, new décor, atmosphere entertainment and more.

In summer 2018, Pixar Pier will open as a new land in Disney California Adventure, featuring four whimsical neighborhoods where guests can step into beloved Disney•Pixar stories. The first neighborhood, inspired by “The Incredibles,” will feature the exciting new Incredicoaster, and others will celebrate themes from Pixar favorites such as “Toy Story” and “Inside Out.”

In addition, guests will enjoy plenty of Disney magic throughout the Resort including seasonal and cultural celebrations, new creatively themed food and beverage items, new experiences and restaurants at Downtown Disney, and so much more.

To enhance a visit to the Disneyland Resort, guests may download the official Disneyland App to purchase tickets and find useful information at their fingertips, including attraction wait times, FastPass return times, maps, entertainment guides and other special features such as Disney MaxPass. With Disney MaxPass, guests are able to reserve digital Disney FastPass selections from their mobile devices while in the parks, as well as download, share and save unlimited Disney PhotoPass photos from their day.

At Disney California Adventure Park:

  • Pixar Pier: Opening in summer 2018, the new land of Pixar Pier will feature favorite stories and characters from cherished Disney•Pixar films. The thrilling new Incredicoaster will anchor Pixar Pier with a high-speed new experience featuring characters from “The Incredibles.” A super combination of character figures, lighting and special effects will bring the action to life as the Parr family races alongside guests in an attempt to catch baby Jack-Jack. The attraction will feature a new mid-century-modern-style loading area inspired by the Parr family home, as well as an exciting musical score that connects the Incredicoaster’s story to Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” which opens in theaters July 14, 2018.
  • “Paint the Night” Parade: The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade returns Aprils 13, this time to Disney California Adventure. “Paint the Night” features pals from Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars.” Another Pixar story will join “Paint the Night” later in the year, adding to this popular nighttime experience.
  • Lunar New Year: The biggest Lunar New Year celebration yet will commemorate the Year of the Dog, Jan. 26 to Feb. 18. Guests will experience more fun than ever before with multicultural performances, fun-filled activities, beautiful décor, delicious cuisine and themed merchandise. Highlights include the heartwarming “Hurry Home—Lunar New Year Celebration” prior to “World of Color,” “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession,” a Lucky Wishing Wall and three Asian marketplaces offering delightful foods inspired by Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures.
  • Food & Wine Festival: From March 2 to April 12, the popular Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns with offerings for guests of all ages to enjoy. With new experiences happening daily, guests will explore California-inspired cuisine and beverage offerings, tastings, entertainment, plus presentations and demonstrations with celebrity chefs such as Robert Irvine and Alexandra Guarnaschelli.
  • Heroic Encounters: In Hollywood Land, guests will have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite Marvel super heroes. Fans will be able to encounter characters such as Thor and Loki, as well as Black Panther, for a limited time. Additional Marvel super heroes including Spider-Man and Captain America will also be available throughout the year to interact and take photos with guests.
  • Smokejumpers Grill: The popular quick-service restaurant located in Grizzly Peak offers an updated menu with tasty items such as the spicy buffalo chicken sandwich, vegetarian BBQ jackfruit sandwich, grilled chicken salad, cobbler shake and even a s’more! For junior smokejumpers, options include chicken tenders, grilled cheese and a chicken skewer.
  • “World of Color”: The dazzling nighttime extravaganza “World of Color” will delight guests across Paradise Bay. Scenes from beloved Disney and Disney•Pixar films stream across an immense water “screen” to create an unforgettable experience.

At Disneyland Park:

  • “Together Forever—A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular”: As part of Pixar Fest, this immersive, new fireworks show celebrates Pixar stories through the decades as it lights up the sky, connecting guests with characters they’ve come to know and love. Along with dazzling pyrotechnics and memorable music, a heartwarming story celebrates the theme of friendship, an ever-present concept in Pixar animation. Guests are invited to embark on an emotional journey that begins with the meeting of unlikely Pixar pals and follows their adventures as they overcome obstacles and forge everlasting friendships. “Together Forever” comes to life through projections on iconic park locations: Sleeping Beauty Castle, the water screens of the Rivers of America, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the buildings of Main Street, U.S.A. The grand tradition of Tinker Bell flying over Sleeping Beauty Castle also gets a Pixar twist, with a special flyover by none other than Buzz Lightyear.
  • “Pixar Play Parade”: For the first time, this popular show will make its way through Disneyland starting April 13, bringing even more fan-favorite Pixar stories to guests with the addition of three new story elements. The parade will begin as all Pixar films have, with an appearance by the iconic and adorable Pixar Lamp. Rolling ahead of the famous lamp will be the familiar yellow Pixar Ball. Also joining the parade are characters from the beloved film, “Up.” Wilderness Explorer Russell will appear astride the colorful flightless bird, Kevin. Carl Fredricksen and Dug follow behind, amid green foliage and snipe chicks, with Carl’s tethered house floating above. “Inside Out” also joins the “Pixar Play Parade,” with Joy and Sadness perched atop colorful memory orbs as they take flight aboard Bing Bong’s rocket wagon, with Bing Bong himself cheering them on.
  • Star Tours—The Adventures Continue: A thrilling new adventure inspired by the film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” has landed at Star Tours—The Adventures Continue. The new sequence takes passengers to two exciting new destinations: Crait, the site of an epic battle in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and Batuu, the remote outpost guests will discover when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland in 2019.

Special Ticketed Events and Seasonal Favorites:

Many families and friends make it a tradition to visit the Disneyland Resort during the Halloween and Holiday seasons, as well as for special ticketed events.

  • Disneyland After Dark: Disneyland Resort introduces Disneyland After Dark, an all-new series of special themed experiences and events. Throwback Nite, an after-hours event, kicks off the series Jan. 18, inspired by the debonair days of the ‘50s and ‘60s at Disneyland. Each After Dark “nite” will feature specialty entertainment, themed food, collectible merchandise and more. Additional dates and details for upcoming events will be announced soon.
  • Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort: From mid-September through October, a spell is cast at the Disneyland Resort! Guests join the spook-tacular Halloween celebration as the Resort transforms with frightful fun including ghoulish décor, spooky treats and thrilling seasonal overlays such as those at Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy in Disneyland. Guests will also enjoy Mickey’s Halloween Party, the separate-ticket event filled with trick-or-treating, special entertainment and Disney characters in their Halloween attire.
  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort: From November through early January, it’s the most magical time of the year at the Disneyland Resort. Guests create holiday memories throughout the Resort as it transforms into a winter wonderland full of seasonal attractions, joyful entertainment, jolly décor and themed treats. Special experiences such as Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure plus iconic holiday attractions including “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland create unforgettable memories that make the spirit of the season shine even brighter.

Coming to Downtown Disney District:

  • Splitsville Luxury Lanes: The new family-friendly restaurant with a unique combination of dining, bowling and live entertainment is set to open in early 2018. The innovative Splitsville Luxury Lanes will feature 20 bowling lanes, four dining areas (indoors and out), two billiard tables, more than 25 flat screen TVs, the ability to host both live performers and DJs, and much more.
  • Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer: The popular beer and burger restaurant will offer guests a new dining option in 2018. Known for its award-winning burgers and signature CrazyShake™ milkshakes that boast whimsical and over-the-top decorations and flavors, this will be Black Tap’s first California location and will have a customized concept specifically for Downtown Disney.
  • New Disney-themed home goods store: In early 2018, D-Street will be re-imagined into a new retail space that offers Disney fans a variety of Disney-themed home goods. Guests will find a curated assortment of products that change with each season.

At the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort:

It is always a great time to visit any of the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, with additional perks such as the Extra Magic Hour being offered to guests who stay on property.

Guests staying at the newly refurbished Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will experience enhanced amenities, including reimagined guest rooms, delightful new furnishings and design elements in the six-story Great Hall lobby, a sparkling new look to the pool area and revitalized concierge lounge. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is located inside Disney California Adventure, providing guests with a special entrance to the theme park.

Whether staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Hotel or Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, guests are just footsteps away from both parks as well as the Downtown Disney District, inviting them to experience an extra touch of Disney magic and memories.