Disney to Live Stream Mickey’s Boo To You Parade from Magic Kingdom Sept 22

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

As part of their online series, Disney will live stream the “Mickey’s Boo To You Parade ” show from Magic Kingdom on Friday, September 22, 2017.

The parade is one of the highlights of the annual Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, an after-hours special ticket event that occurs in the fall.

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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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Theme Park and Attraction Openings After Hurricane Irma *UPDATED Sept 15*

The Incredible Hulk coaster at Islands of Adventure

Last night Hurricane Irma decided to take a detour and come right over the Orlando area. Thankfully, most of the theme parks are reporting minor damage and debris, and are working hard to get back to business as usual.

Here are the current projected openings for the major area theme parks post-Irma:

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2017 International Food and Wine Festival Starts August 31

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Foodies get ready…the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival starts today at Walt Disney World, celebrating its 22nd year.

With 39 new dishes and 65 new cocktails and beverages, the annual festival features 35 marketplaces featuring food and beverage samples representing countries around the world.

With so many options, you’ll want to prepare by taking a look at the menus we posted earlier this month.

This year’s festival beer is the Florida Beer Company Passport 35 Triple Chocolate Milk Stout, which can be found at the Craft Beer marketplace. While there, try the cheeseburger and cheddar cheese macaroni handwich, a returning dish in honor of Epcot’s 35th anniversary.

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Out and About: Taste! Central Florida Offers Great Food and Drink for a Local Cause

Taste! Central Florida Offers Great Food and Drink for a Local Cause

This weekend the annual Taste! Central Florida took place, and it was an evening of great food and drink which raised funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.

The numbers have yet to come in, but it’s safe to say the event raised a lot of money that will stay in Central Florida to help those in need.

Since I can’t report on the numbers, I’m going to list my choices for favorites at the event. Keep in mind I have food allergies so I couldn’t try everything. But of the dishes I tried, here’s my most memorable:

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Watch the Live Stream of Rivers of Light from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Aug 22

Rivers of Light to Open at Disney's Animal Kingdom Feb 17, 2017

As part of their online series, Disney will live stream the “Rivers of Light” show from Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

“Rivers of Light” is a nightly show that celebrates animals and nature by combining floating set pieces, lanterns, a soaring musical score, fountains and more.

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Menus for the Marketplaces at the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

It’s almost time for the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, and we have the full listing of food and beverage that will be available at the marketplaces.

Each marketplaces centers on a specific country, featuring dishes native to that country. There are also a couple of marketplaces that group food to a concept, allowing more latitude in the menu.

We don’t have prices to share, but based on recent years, most samples will cost between $3-$8 per item.

To help you plan your visit(s) to the fest, here are all the food and beverage marketplaces to enjoy:

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American Idol Auditions Coming to Orlando August 17, 2017

American Idol Auditions Coming to Orlando August 17, 2017

American Idol is coming back, and they will be coming to Orlando for open call auditions on Thursday, August 17.

American Idol will kick off its highly anticipated open auditions at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. Due to venue capacity, Disney Springs can accommodate a total of 4,000 audition participants.

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BaseLine Tap House Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

BaseLine Tap House Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

As part of the revamp of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the park will be opening a new food and beverage location called BaseLine Tap House.

It will be located in a new area adjacent to the Muppet Courtyard called Grand Avenue. This area will be inspired by present-day Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA),

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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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