D23: New Entertainment Theater to Debut at Magic Kingdom

New Entertainment Theater to Debut at Magic Kingdom

To expand the entertainment offerings at Magic Kingdom, it was announced last weekend at D23 Expo that a new theater will be built at the park.

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek said the new entertainment venue will be inspired by the iconic Willis Theater as it looked in 1920s Kansas City, when Walt lived there.

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D23: Disney Announces Official Name for Star Wars Lands at the Parks

Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23

Earlier this week, we showed you the model for the upcoming Star Wars Land coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and now we have the official name.

It will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, according to Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, who revealed the name at this weekend’s D23 Expo. The Disneyland version will go by the same name.

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D23: Toy Story Land to Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Summer 2018

Toy Story Land Announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced at D23 this weekend that Toy Story Land will open in Summer 2018.

Located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, behind the current Pixar Place area, Toy Story Land will bring the movies to life, as you view Andy’s backyard from the toys’ point of view.

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D23: Star Wars Resort Announced for Walt Disney World

Star Wars Resort Announced for Walt Disney World

A short time in the future, in a galaxy quite close to home, there will soon be a Star Wars resort at Walt Disney World, it was announced last weekend at D23 Expo.

Details are light, but Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, confirmed that the Star Wars-inspired resort will debut as part of the new Disney 360 vacation concept. He said this revolutionary new vacation experience will be a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling.

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D23: Ratatouille Attraction Coming to France Pavilion at Epcot By 2021

Ratatouille Attraction Coming to France Pavilion at Epcot By 2021

Two new attractions were announced for Epcot at this weekend’s D23 Expo, and one of them will be inspired by Disney*Pixar’s Ratatouille film.

Located in the France Pavilion of the World Showcase, it will be similar to the 4-D attraction Ratatouille: The Adventure that opened at Disneyland Paris in 2014.

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D23: New Disney Skyliner to Transport Guests at Walt Disney World

New Disney Skyliner to Transport Guests at Walt Disney World

A new transportation system at Walt Disney World called the Disney Skyliner was officially announced at last weekend’s D23 Expo.

The gondola-style system will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot via stops at Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts, plus other locations yet to be announced.

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Breaking News: Universe of Energy to Close at Epcot August 2017

Universe of Energy to Close at Epcot August 2017

It was announced this weekend at D23 Expo the Universe of Energy attraction at Epcot will be closing in August 2017.

The Universe of Energy is one of the park’s original rides, opening on Epcot’s opening date of October 1, 1982. It featured numerous films that presented information on the subject of energy, as well as a ride through a primeval diorama complete with audio-animatronic dinosaurs.

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D23: Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Coming to Epcot By 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Coming to Epcot By 2021

Two new attractions were announced for Epcot at this weekend’s D23 Expo, and one of them will be Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired.

This attraction will not be the same as the recently opened Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, which debuted at Disney California Adventure park earlier this year..

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D23: Tron Coaster Coming to Magic Kingdom in 2021

Tron Coaster Coming to Magic Kingdom in 2021

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced at D23 this weekend that a Tron-themed attraction will be coming to Magic Kingdom‘s Tomorrowland.

Set to open during Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021, the TRON Lightcycle Power Run is a coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles, similar to the cycle game from the original movie.

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D23: Walt Disney World to Add New Space-Themed Restaurant at Epcot

Walt Disney World to Add New Space-Themed Restaurant at Epcot

The D23 news is flying fast and furious, and word comes that a new space-themed restaurant will be coming to Epcot.

It will be located adjacent to the park’s Mission: SPACE attraction, according to Disney. Perhaps it will occupy the space where the Wonders of Life building currently sits mostly unused, but that wasn’t clarified during the D23 reveal by Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald.

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Enjoy Christmas in July at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World from July 15-30, 2017

Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

It’s the heart of summer here in Central Florida, but over at Disney Springs, it’s Christmas in July starting today until the end of the month.

Until July 30, there will be special holiday-themed treats, merchandise and entertainment offerings throughout Disney Springs.

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Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23 2017

Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23

D23, the big Disney-produced fan convention, has just kicked off with a bang this weekend with the reveal of a model of the upcoming Star Wars-themed lands at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Courtesy of Lucasfilm and Disney, we have these first images of that model for you to enjoy:

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Disney to Live Stream 4th of July Fireworks from Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert In The Sky

There are plenty of places in Central Florida to catch a 4th of July fireworks show, but if you don’t want to leave the house, Disney has you covered.

Tonight, on the 4th of July, Disney Parks will live stream “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” fireworks from the Magic Kingdom.

The special holiday show features a sky full of fireworks over Cinderella’s Castle, choreographed to patriotic music.

The broadcast will also feature some special behind-the-scenes looks at the show and more.

How to Watch:

The live stream will begin at 8:55pm ET at the Disney Parks Official Blog. A fresh blog post containing the live stream will be at the top of the blog.

These free live streams are a lot of fun to watch, and bring the Disney park experience to you wherever you are.

Disney to Live Stream ‘The Music of Pixar Live!” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios June 29

The Music of Pixar Live! at Disney's Hollywood Studios

As part of their online series, Disney will live stream “The Music of Pixar” show from Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

“The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters” is a new limited-time concert event that showcases music from Pixar Animation Studios with a live orchestra.

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Eat To The Beat Bands Revealed For 2017 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

David Cook at Epcot

We’re still a few months off from the start of the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, but Walt Disney World has released the line-up for this year’s Eat to the Beat concert series.

The line-up is a great mix of 80s, 90s, and early 2000’s superstars. There are a lot of returning favorites, but there are also ten new ones playing the fest this year: The Hooters, Baha Men, Lauren Alaina, American Authors, Devon Allman, Postmodern Jukebox, 10,000 Maniacs, Kenny G, Blue October, and Squeeze.

Here is the complete line-up of artists scheduled to play the 2017 edition of the Eat to the Beat concert series:

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