Daily news from Walt Disney World
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Sprinkles Bakery & Cupcake ATM at Disney Springs
Sprinkles Bakery Cupcake ATM
May 3 - Sprinkles Bakery at Disney Springs will open on May 15th in the new Town Center area. Sprinkles will be offering freshly baked cupcakes, an assortment of ice creams, cookies and a Cupcake ATM... (more)
Disney Springs Town Center
Construction Walls come down at Disney Springs
May 2 - Disney Springs’ Town Center area will begin a phased opening up to guests starting on May 15th. This weekend the construction walls were taken down revealing the stunning blue water ways and... (more)
SeaWorld Mime
Could Mimes be returning to SeaWorld Orlando?
May 1 - SeaWorld Orlando confirmed the very popular pre-show mime performers, which used to entertain the crowds at the Clyde and Seymour Show, could be returning. Despite protests from fans the mime... (more)
East Plaza Gardens at Magic Kingdom, now a wedding venue
Marry at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World
Apr 30 - Disney’s Fairytale Weddings and Honeymoons website has announced a new venue for your dream wedding! The East Plaza Garden at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is a venue like no other where you can now... (more)
Earful Tower at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios’ Earffel Tower removed
Apr 29 - There are many changes taking place right now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as the park begins work on the new Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land. Large areas of the park are now behind construction walls... (more)
The Trading Post in Epcot's Canada Pavilion
Epcot's Trading Post selling Beer & Wine
Apr 28 - The Trading Post in the Canada pavilion in Epcot is now selling Canadian beer, wine and a selection of snacks. These new offerings are available in a new area called ‘Trading Post Refreshments’, a new small... (more)
Cobra's Curse at Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens shows new Cobra's Curse coaster
Apr 28 - The new Cobra’s Curse roller coaster is due to open this summer at Busch Gardens Tampa. Riders will experience a unique beginning to their ride experience. Instead of a gradual lift hill, more typical of a traditional... (more)
Mickey & Minnie Mouse ALEX AND ANI bangles
Mickey Minnie ALEX AND ANI bangles at WDW
Apr 28 - Arriving May 30th at Walt Disney World are expandable wire bangles featuring three-dimensional slider charms of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. There’s also a wrap that includes both Disney characters... (more)
Disney After Hours poster
Half Price After Hours for Annual Passholders
Apr 27 - Recently Disney launched a new After Hours event at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Tickets cost $149 but annual passholders and Disney Vacation Club members are being offered tickets for half price... (more)
Scene from the 1973 film 'The Exorcist'
The Exorcist at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights
Apr 26 - For the first time ever, supernatural thriller, The Exorcist, will take possession of “Halloween Horror Nights” in all-new horrifying mazes opening at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort... (more)
Charcuterie and cheese plate at the Writer's Stop, Disney's Hollywood Studios
Food news from around Walt Disney World
Apr 26 - For a limited time, Writer’s Stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is serving up delicious new snacks. There is a charcuterie and cheese plate, sugar-spiced nuts and a warm German pretzel with cheese sauce... (more)
New women's apparel on sale at Walt Disney World Resort
New Women’s Apparel for Spring at DisneyWorld
Apr 26 - New women’s apparel ranges are now on sale around Walt Disney World Resort, here’s a look at what’s available. This year’s spring collection from Disney Parks Merchandise team includes several items featuring... (more)
Paddlefish restaurant at Disney Springs
Fulton's Crab House to become 'Paddlefish'
Apr 25 - Fulton’s Crab House at Disney Springs is currently closed for an extensive refurbishment. When it re-opens in the fall it will fit more with the new look of Disney Springs and have a new name, ‘Paddlefish’... (more)
Star Wars Rebels
New Star Wars experience starts in your resort room
Apr 25 - Coming Summer 2016, Disney in partnership with Lucasfilm will be releasing a new Star Wars Rebels role-playing experience featuring exclusive gear - the ineractive adventure begins in your Disney resort room... (more)
Soarin' over the Great Wall of China
Fastpass+ reservations for Soarin' available now
Apr 24 - Soarin’ Around the World at Epcot officially opens on June 17th and guests have the option to make FastPass+ reservations now. The wait times will be long when it re-opens so making a FastPass+ reservation... (more)
SeaWorld Orlando updates on construction of Mako: Shark Wreck Reef
Construction update from SeaWorld Orlando
Apr 23 - SeaWorld Orlando has released video of an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how they are creating a one-of-a-kind underwater realm that will surround the new Mako coaster once it opens on June 10th... (more)
Skull Island: Reign of Kong merchandise from Universal Orlando Resort
First look at Universal's Kong merchandise
Apr 22 - This summer Skull Island: Reign of Kong opens at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Universal has revealed some of the new ride merchandise which is available in the park. Items include T-shirts, coffee mugs... (more)
Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire
Magic Kingdom's new show to debut in June
Apr 21 - Soon Mickey Mouse and his friends will welcome favourite characters from some of Disney’s newest classics in “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire.” This all-new live stage show makes its debut in June on the Castle... (more)
Rivers of Light preview
Animal Kingdom previews 'Rivers of Light'
Apr 20 - The latest news from Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a new show ‘The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic' whilst yesterday there was a preview of the new ‘Rivers of Light’ nighttime show which is expected to open... (more)
The new Town Center are at Disney Springs
An early look at Disney Springs' Town Center
Apr 19 - The first areas to open at Disney Springs Town Center will be on May 15th and a look behind the construction walls reveals how much work has been put into the details. The Town Center design is Mediterranean... (more)
Construction walls at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Apr 18 - There have been many closures at Disney’s Hollywood Studios recently to allow work on the new Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land. Several areas of the park are now behind construction walls leading many... (more)
Tutto Italia
Three course lunch offer at Epcot’s Tutto Italia
Apr 17 - From the beginning of May to the end of August guests visiting Epcot will be able to eat lunch (11:30 am - 3:30pm) at Tutto Italia for a special fixed price. On the special Tutto Italia Ristorante lunch time menu... (more)
Avatar character's eye
Avatar announcement is good news for WDW
Apr 16 - Last week director James Cameron made an announcement about the Avatar movies which explains Disney’s decision to invest in developing the new AVATAR land, in Disney’s Animal Kingdom... (more)
Prince Harry's Invictus Games at Walt Disney World
Invictus Games Opening Ceremony Revealed
Apr 15 - More details have been released about the upcoming Invictus Games Orlando 2016 coming to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort next month. The two celebrity ambassadors... (more)
Town Center at Disney Springs
A New Haunted Maze for Halloween Horror Nights
Apr 14 - Universal Orlando has revealed they will be bringing the original 1974 classic Texas Chain Saw Massacre film to life with the return of Leatherface in an all-new haunted maze at Halloween Horror Nights 2016... (more)

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