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New activities for the summer at Blizzard Beach
Jun 25 - For the first time in forever, Olaf’s wish to experience summer fun with his friends will come true when he and Kristoff, stars of the hit Disney animated film Frozen, host the inaugural Frozen Games... (more)
Walt Disney World re-opens beaches & marinas
Jun 24 - The beaches at Walt Disney World resorts have re-opened but with some restrictions. They have been closed since the recent tragic incident when a young boy was attacked and killed by an alligator... (more)
Disney invites guests to celebrate Fourth of July
Jun 23 - Guests will be able to celebrate fourth of July with a red, white and blue extravaganza at Walt Disney World Resort. There will be no shortage of nighttime fun, as fireworks will dance across the skies... (more)
Frozen Ever After update - early starts & long waits
Jun 22 - The new ‘Frozen Ever After’ ride in Epcot’s Norway is still currently very very busy with extremely long lines. At one point yesterday cast members were handing out Mickey ice-creams to those waiting in line... (more)
Frozen Ever After opens at Epcot with long queues
Jun 21 - This morning the the ‘Frozen Ever After’ ride at the Norway pavilion in Epcot officially opened to guests. It was certainly very popular as less than an hour after opening the wait time was over 300 minutes... (more)
Kennedy Space Center: Heroes & Legends this fall
Jun 20 - With all the drama of an actual trip to space, guests of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida will be greeted with a dramatic sense of arrival when the new Heroes & Legends featuring the... (more)
Star Wars spectacular nightly show begins
Jun 19 - The next generation of Star Wars-themed fireworks shows, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” premiered on June 17th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The show features state-of-the-art projection... (more)
New Soarin’ Around the World at Epcot now open
Jun 18 - Huge crowds gathered at Epcot yesterday for the opening of the new film on the Soarin’ Around the World attraction. Soarin’ has been upgraded with a brand new film, new projectors, modifications... (more)
Port Orleans' Food Court closing for refurbishment
Jun 17 - From July 11th, the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory food court at Disney's Port Orleans Resort (French Quarter) will be temporarily closed. This is to allow refurbishment work to take place. The food... (more)
Holiday Wishes Dessert Party reservations open
Jun 16 - Available on select nights from November 7th to December 22nd the Holiday Wishes Dessert Premium Package will be available at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The package includes a view of Mickey’s... (more)
Alligator drags boy into water at Grand Floridian
Jun 15 - Authorities in Florida have confirmed they are searching for a young boy who was dragged into the water on Tuesday evening by an alligator in the Magic Kingdom Resort area at Walt Disney World... (more)
'Island Nights' event at SeaWorld's Aquatica
Jun 14 - Beginning on July 8th, visitors to Aquatica, SeaWorld Orlando’s water park, will be able to enjoy Island Nights presented by Coca-Cola. This evening celebration of summer will take place every night... (more)
More walk-in availability at MK's Plaza Restaurant
Jun 13 - The Plaza Restaurant, on Main Street in Magic Kingdom, will be offering more availability for walk-in guests from July 17th. Guests can still make advance dining reservations for times between 11:00am and... (more)
Free People store to open soon in Disney Springs
Jun 12 - Free People, the worldwide bohemian-chic women’s clothing brand, will open its newest store on June 17th at Disney Springs' Town Center area. At 4,771 square feet, the new venue will be the eighth... (more)
SeaWorld Orlando’s Mako coaster is now open
Jun 11 - SeaWorld orlando held the official opening ceremony yesterday for their newest roller coaster Mako. The 200-foot-tall hypercoaster, is the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster among Orlando’s parks... (more)
Soft opening at Skull Island: Reign of Kong
Jun 10 - Following the removal of the construction walls at Skull Island: Reign of Kong earlier this week, yesterday the first members of the public were invited in to ride for the first time. The first videos are now... (more)
Free shuttle bus to Orlando Premium Outlets
Jun 9 - The Orlando Premium Outlets, located on Vineland Ave and International Drive have now launched a new free hotel shuttle service. The Orlando Premium Outlets Hotel Shopper Shuttle will have... (more)
First artist rendering of Margaritaville Resort
Jun 8 - Margaritaville Resort Orlando has released the first image of their new resort, the first phase is due to open by the end of 2017. Construction has begun already on the resort which is located along Highway 192... (more)
New Dining Package at Tony’s Town Square
Jun 7 - Starting today guests can make reservations for a three-course lunch at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. The package includes a spot in the reserved viewing area for the Main Street Electrical Parade... (more)
Free Sushi offer at Disney Springs' Morimoto Asia
Jun 6 - Disney Springs’ Morimoto Asia and Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba have joined together for a special offer for those guests purchasing tickets for the La Nouba show. Present your Cirque du Soleil ticket stub at... (more)
Early Morning Magic extended to September
Jun 5 - Reservations for the ‘Early Morning Magic’ special ticketed event at Magic Kingdom have been extended. Disney has now extended the dates available starting from July 10th through until September... (more)
ADRs now available at Skipper Canteen
Jun 4 - Advanced Dining Reservations are now available at Jungle Navigation Co Ltd Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom, a restaurant which adds a whole new dimension to theme park dining at Walt Disney World... (more)
Summer Nights at Busch Gardens from June 24th
Jun 3 - Stay late during Summer Nights for live entertainment, nightly fireworks and thrill rides in the dark, including the all-new Cobra’s Curse. The thrills come out at night at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay from June... (more)
‘Summer of Mako’ coming to SeaWorld
Jun 2 - To celebrate the launch of Orlando's tallest, fastest & longest coaster, from June 10th to August 7th visitors to SeaWorld Orlando will be able to enjoy ‘Summer of Mako’... (more)
Magic Kingdom is the original Disney World park, opened in 1971.
Epcot is an amazing park inspired by Walt Disney's original vision.
Disney's Hollywood Studios reflects the silver screen's golden age.
Exotic animals and amazing theming in Animal Kingdom.
Typhoon Lagoon water park has thrilling slides & a giant wave pool.
Snow in the summer at Blizzard Beach water park in Walt Disney World.