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Latest news from DisneyWorld, Universal & Seaworld

Planet Hollywood, Downtown Disney
Mar 2 - Planet Hollywood, America's preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, will look toward a new set of stars by transforming its Orlando flagship location into a four-story stargazing...
New landscaped area at Magic Kingdom
Mar 1 - In February last year Disney announced plans to rebuild the Central Plaza area in Magic Kingdom. Changes to the area between the end of Main Street and Cinderella Castle included adding sculpted gardens, additional pathways...
Avatar at Walt Disney World
Feb 27 - Work began last year at Disney's Animal Kingdom on Pandora, the mythical land based on the blockbuster film AVATAR. Disney has released a video giving a behind the scenes look at progress. The new area is scheduled...
King Kong
Feb 25 - For months there have been rumours a new King Kong attraction would be coming to Universal Orlando. It has now been confirmed, perhaps accidentally, that a King Kong attraction would be coming to Universal Orlando...
Raglan Road
Feb 24 - Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant opened its doors at Downtown Disney nearly 10 years ago and as part of the celebrations the new spring menu will debut just in time for the Mighty St. Patrick's Festival from March 13th to 17th...
Mickey at Walt Disney World
Feb 22 - After days of rumours it has been confirmed Walt Disney World theme park ticket prices have increased. A one day visit to Magic Kingdom will now break the $100 mark costing $105 per person. Prices have increased for all tickets...
Polynesian Villa
Feb 21 - Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort will feature 20 Bungalows on Seven Seas Lagoon and 360 Deluxe Studios, the largest at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Bungalows will be the first...
Orlando Eye
Feb 14 - The grand opening dates for The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium will be revealed next week. Tickets are available now to buy online for dates starting from May 4th. Individual tickets start at $18 and go up to...
Richard Petty Driving Experience
Feb 12 - It has been announced the Richard Petty Driving Experience and Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World will be closing permanently from June. It currently is located on an area of land just outside the Magic Kingdom toll plaza entrance...
Tumble Monkeys at Festival of the Lion King
Feb 9 - Disney lets viewers go behind the scenes with the Tumble Monkeys of the "Festival of the Lion King" show at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The "Festival of the Lion King" show celebrates the story of Simba the lion cub through live music...
The Art of Shaving
Feb 7 - The Art of Shaving, a premium shaving shop with grooming essentials for the modern man, is now open at Downtown Disney. This new store is part of the Disney Springs expansion and can be found in The Landing area near Paradiso 37...
Tomorrowland Arcade at Magic Kingdom
Feb 6 - Disney World hotels and parks are busy removing any arcade games machines which give out points that can be redeemed for prizes as well as crane (claw) machines that pick up prizes, usually soft toys. There has been a law in place...
Trolley Car Cafe, Disney's Hollywood Studios
Feb 6 - Themed to a classic trolley car station from early 20th century Hollywood, the new Starbucks location at Disney's Hollywood Studios serves popular Disney baked goods, Starbucks La Boulange pastry items and Starbucks coffee and espresso beverages..
Peter Pan's Flight
Feb 5 - Even before they soar above the rooftops of London on their way to Never Land, Magic Kingdom guests experiencing Peter Pan's Flight are immersed in a magical world thanks to a new interactive queue. The eye-filling opening scene includes...
LEGOLAND shuttle
Jan 29 - The LEGOLAND Florida website is now offering roundtrip transportation between the Merlin owned attractions at the new I-Drive 360 on International Drive and LEGOLAND park. The shuttle is $5 per person (plus tax) and pick up time is 9:00 am...
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