Spooky Empire Presents Spooky Day in the Parks Sept 22-24, 2017

Spooky Empire Presents Spooky Day in the Parks Sept 22-24, 2017

Spooky Empire, known for their horror conventions, is exploring the darker side of Walt Disney World with their upcoming Spooky Day in the Parks weekend September 22-24, 2017.

The event includes theme park gatherings, special VIP events, an expo to shop at, and Disney characters, including many of the villains.

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Dates Announced for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2017 at Walt Disney World

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mark your calendars Disney fans, dates have been announced for this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World.

This family-friendly Halloween features trick-or-treating, Disney characters dressed up in their spooky finest, and several fan favorite shows.

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‘The Music of Pixar Live!” to Debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Memorial Day Weekend 2017

'The Music of Pixar Live!" to Debut at Disney's Hollywood Studios Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Walt Disney World has announced Disney’s Hollywood Studios will present “The Music of Pixar Live! – A Symphony of Characters” starting May 26, 2017.

This limited-time event will showcase music from Pixar Animation Studios films, like Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, and Cars, complete with a live orchestra.

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Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour Kicks Off at Disney Springs March 23-26, 2017

Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour Kicks Off at Disney Springs March 23-26, 2017

Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3 will hit theaters this summer, and the Road to the Races nationwide promotional tour will kick off at Disney Springs the weekend of March 23-26, 2017.

There will be photo ops with Lightning McQueen, as well as new characters Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storm, but that’s not all.

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Complete Menus for 2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Starting Today

The 23rd Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, starts today, March 2, at Walt Disney World, and while horticulture is the primary focus, food is very much in the forefront, too.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - Beef Brisket Burnt Ends HashWith thirteen Outdoor Kitchens serving up food and beverage around the World Showcase, one needs to pace themselves to enjoy it all.

To help you do that, we got a complete list of the menus being served at each Outdoor Kitchen:

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2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Begins March 2

The 23rd Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, the popular spring festival at Walt Disney World known for its tasty edibles, sweeping floral displays and dazzling topiary creations, starts tomorrow March 2, 2016.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Guests of the 2016 festival can celebrate spring with culinary creations and libations from the festival’s thirteen Outdoor Kitchens, including the new Cider House and La Isla Fresca offerings.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park to Get New Name

In Disney’s annual shareholder meeting on March 12, CEO Bob Iger accidently revealed that Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be getting a new name.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

We just don’t know what it is, but apparently Iger does.

A young 6-year-old guest asked if the park would be renamed, Iger let it slip by saying it would, but then caught himself and hastily backtracked after realizing the plans hadn’t been announced yet.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Extends Frozen Fun Through the Holidays

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

This summer, one of the biggest hits at Walt Disney World was the Frozen Summer Fun event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Last month, it was announced that the promotion was being extended until September 30.

This week, Disney announced select elements of the Frozen Summer will be staying at the park through the holiday season.

Among them are “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” show, and Wandering Oaken’s Frozen Funland, which will move closer to the show and feature a larger play area with real snow.

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Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the major party holidays of the year, so we went through our events calendar and here are our picks for where to get your Irish on this week in Orlando.

Wed., March 12:

Thurs., March 13:

Fri., March 14:

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Walt Before Mickey Filming at Locations Near Orlando in DeLand

Walt Before Mickey

The feature film Walt Before Mickey has been spotted filming in locations around the city of DeLand, on the north side of Orlando.

Based on the book of the same name, Walt Before Mickey covers the early years of Walt Disney’s career. It stars Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie movies, “Party of Five”) as Walt Disney, Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory) as Roy Disney, and Jodie Sweetin (“Full House”) as Charlotte Disney. Also appearing are David Henrie (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), and Hunter Gomez (National Treasure, “Family Guy”).

One of the locations the movie has been seen using is the historic Athens Theater in downtown DeLand.

Actress Sweetin has been posting cool behind the scenes photos on her WhoSay account, and the official Walt Before Mickey Facebook page has been posting some stills from the movie.

According to IMDB, Walt Before Mickey is scheduled to be released this summer.

A Look Back at Limited Time Magic at Disney Parks in 2013 (Video)

Disney Parks Limited Time Magic

Disney Parks declared 2013 the year of “Limited Time Magic” – where throughout the year, Walt Disney World and Disneyland would offer special events and celebrations that would only last a day to a week.

Walt Disney World attendees got to enjoy events like Unleash the Villains at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Long Lost Friends week at Magic Kingdom, Monstrous Summer with a 24-hour day at Magic Kingdom, Teen Beach Movie at Typhoon Lagoon, and so much more.

Disney put together this video showcasing highlights from Limited Time Magic at both parks to recap the year. Did you get to enjoy any of these?

Disney’s Tomorrowland Movie Starring George Clooney to Shoot Scenes in New Smyrna Beach in November 2013

Tomorrowland, the Disney movie starting George Clooney, is slated to film scenes in New Smyrna Beach in November.

Disney's Tomorrowland MovieThe movie was written, and will be directed by, Brad Bird (who also had a hand in Disney Pixar classics such as The Incredibles and Up). Also starring in the film are Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, and country music star Tim McGraw.

The IMDB synopsis reads: “Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.”

It will be a three day shoot (Nov. 12-15), and publicists for the film are not releasing any details on which of its stars will be in town for filming.

There is also a rumor that filming may also come to Orlando, but nothing has been confirmed as of this morning.

Super Bowl XLVI MVP Eli Manning Visits Magic Kingdom

After his team, the New York Giants, won Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, MVP quarterback Eli Manning proclaimed, “I’m going to Disney World!”

Monday morning, he did just that, riding in a ticker tape parade down Main Street U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom with Mickey Mouse.

He returned to New York City just in time for an afternoon taping of the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Here’s a shot of the winning duo courtesy of Walt Disney World:

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