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Orlando Officially Named Host City For 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Florida announced Orlando has been officially awarded and named the host city for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. 

At a special presentation at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World, Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Florida announced Orlando has been officially awarded and named the host city for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.

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Incredibles 2 Sneak Peek Comes to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in May 

For a limited time, guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will experience a sneak peek of Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2," including an exclusive glimpse at the first ten minutes of the film.

For a limited time, guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will experience a sneak peek of Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” including an exclusive glimpse at the first ten minutes of the film.

The sneak peek will arrive on May 18, where guests to the park can visit the Walt Disney Presents theater for the viewing.

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Eat To The Beat Bands Revealed For 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World

David Cook at Epcot

We’re still a few months off from the start of the 2018 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-00s superstars. There are a lot of returning favorites, but there are also five new ones playing the fest this year, including two Christian artists, a first for the festival.

The festival’s 23rd year runs from August 30 to November 12, 2018. There are still six slots to be filled, but here is the announced line-up for the 2018 Eat to the Beat concert series:

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Walt Disney World To Live Stream Disney’s Animal Kingdom Anniversary Celebration April 22 

Disney's Animal Kingdom Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration Starting April 22

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will mark its 20th anniversary celebration on Earth Day, April 22, and Walt Disney World will live stream the festivities starting at 10:15am.

The park will mark its 20th anniversary with a ‘Party For the Planet’ that will stretch from April 22-May 5. During that time, Rafiki’s Planet Watch will take center stage for the celebration, which will offer backstage experiences that allow guests to learn about animal nutrition, visit the veterinary hospital, or hear how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation.

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Something New is Coming to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom April 22

Starting April 22, guests will be able to witness a Pandora Conservation Initiative (PCI) pilot using a Pandora Utility Suit to study the wildlife, collect plant samples, and survive Pandora’s terrain at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Walt Disney World has announced something new will be coming to the popular Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and we have all the details.

Starting April 22, a Pandora Conservation Initiative (PCI) pilot using a Pandora Utility Suit will interact with guests, share details about the land’s otherworldly landscape, and highlight the importance of preserving nature.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration Starting April 22

Disney's Animal Kingdom Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration Starting April 22

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will mark its 20th anniversary on Earth Day, April 22, with more wild adventures than ever before during an expanded Party for the Planet celebration April 22-May 5.

Over the two-week Party for the Planet celebration, guests can attend conservation talks by animal-care experts and participate in enhanced interactions with some of the more than 2,000 animals that make their home at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited park.

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A First Look at the Menu for Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World Releases First Look at Woody's Lunch Box in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

In the new Toy Story Land that opens June 30th at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosWoody’s Lunch Box will serve up classic on-the-go items with a creative twist, and we’ve had a look at the menu.

In Andy’s imagination, even toys have to grab a bite to eat now and then, so he took a vintage Woody-themed lunch box and propped it open with a giant thermos to create a picnic for his green army men.

While Andy’s away, Woody’s Lunch Box will serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats. Guests will even spot green army men in a nearby lookout tower, standing watch for Andy’s return.

Food items on the menu include:

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Walt Disney World to Start Charging Resort Guests Overnight Parking Fees

Walt Disney World has announced that overnight guests staying at Walt Disney World resorts soon will pay nightly fees for parking their cars.

Walt Disney World has announced that overnight guests staying at Walt Disney World resorts soon will pay nightly fees for parking their cars.

The new policy goes into affect for guests who book reservations on or after March 21.

The fee will vary dependent on which level of accommodation is booked:

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2018 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Comes to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Spring brings the Atlanta Braves back to Orlando for Spring Training, and the action starts February 26 at Champion Stadium at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World.

Spring brings the Atlanta Braves back to Orlando for Spring Training, and the action starts February 26 at Champion Stadium at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World.

From matchups with the 2017 World Series Champions, Houston Astros, to other fan favorites such as the New York Yankees, this year’s schedule is packed with games you won’t want to miss.

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Walt Disney World Announces Toy Story Land to Open June 30, 2018

Walt Disney World Announces Toy Story Land to Open June 30, 2018

We’ve been waiting for an exact date, and Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” parent company Walt Disney World announced the official opening date of Toy Story Land will be June 30, 2018.

Inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story films, guests who enter Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will feel like they have shrunk to the size of a toy as Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Slinky Dog, the Aliens, Green Army Men and other fun-loving Toy Story characters come to life in the larger-than-life outdoor setting of Andy’s backyard.

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Breaking: Walt Disney World Raises Ticket, Pass, and Parking Prices Effective Feb 11, 2018

Walt Disney World - Fireworks during the day at Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World announced it is raising the prices of daily tickets, as well as annual passes and parking fees, effective Sunday, February 11, 2018.

The cost increase on one-day one-park tickets will vary according to season and park, going up as much as $7 a ticket.

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Culinary Arts Menus Revealed for 2018 Epcot International Festival of Arts

Returning to Walt Disney World for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate performing, visual and culinary arts from January 12 - February 19, 2018.

The 2nd annual Epcot International Festival of Arts celebrates all types of art, including culinary, and we have the menus for this year’s festival.

Not only are the dishes delicious, but they’re designed to be visually pleasing, as well.

Here are the kiosks and their menus [menu items marked with (GF) are gluten/wheat-friendly and those with (V) are vegetarian]:

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UCF Knights Celebrated with Parade at Magic Kingdom

UCF Knights Celebrated with Parade at Magic Kingdom Park - photos courtesy Walt Disney World

Sunday, January 7, the Magic Kingdom was filled with crowds of black and gold as the undefeated UCF Knights football team was honored with a parade down Main Street U.S.A.

The parade also included UCF cheerleaders and The Marching Knights, the university’s official band.

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