WDWMAGIC.COM News http://www.wdwmagic.com The latest news from the WDWMAGIC web site Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:10:01 GMT Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:10:01 GMT en-gb http://www.wdwmagic.com WDWMAGIC.COM http://www.wdwmagic.com/images/logo_rss_144w.png 144 59 WDWMAGIC.COM Operating hours of several Epcot attractions and shops to be reduced from this weekend <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/12feb2016-operating-hours-of-several-epcot-attractions-and-shops-to-be-reduced-from-this-weekend.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Epcot_Full_24532.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Living with the Land, Imagination, Short Film Festival, Agent P's World Showcase Adventure and Mouse Gear have all had their hours reduced.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/12feb2016-operating-hours-of-several-epcot-attractions-and-shops-to-be-reduced-from-this-weekend.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/12feb2016-operating-hours-of-several-epcot-attractions-and-shops-to-be-reduced-from-this-weekend.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/12feb2016-operating-hours-of-several-epcot-attractions-and-shops-to-be-reduced-from-this-weekend.htm Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:10:01 GMT Club Villain ticket sales resume for March but with increase in price <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/club-villain-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/12feb2016-club-villain-ticket-sales-resume-for-march-but-with-increase-in-price.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Club-Villain-at-Disneys-Hollywood-Studios.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Tickets are $30 more than they were originally, but dates are now available to book once again at Sunset Showcase.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/club-villain-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/12feb2016-club-villain-ticket-sales-resume-for-march-but-with-increase-in-price.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/club-villain-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/12feb2016-club-villain-ticket-sales-resume-for-march-but-with-increase-in-price.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/club-villain-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/12feb2016-club-villain-ticket-sales-resume-for-march-but-with-increase-in-price.htm Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:11:44 GMT PHOTOS - Oasis Pool area nears completion at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-polynesian-resort/news/12feb2016-photos---oasis-pool-area-nears-completion-at-disneys-polynesian-village-resort.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/resorts/Fullsize/Disneys-Polynesian-Resort_Full_26827.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>The new Polynesian quiet pool features a new pool, expanded deck area, restrooms and a pool bar and grill.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-polynesian-resort/news/12feb2016-photos---oasis-pool-area-nears-completion-at-disneys-polynesian-village-resort.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-polynesian-resort/news/12feb2016-photos---oasis-pool-area-nears-completion-at-disneys-polynesian-village-resort.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-polynesian-resort/news/12feb2016-photos---oasis-pool-area-nears-completion-at-disneys-polynesian-village-resort.htm Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:41:58 GMT Last chance to see three of Epcot's character meet and greets <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-epcot/news/12feb2016-last-chance-to-see-three-of-epcots-character-meet-and-greets.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Character-Meet-and-Greets-at-Epcot_Full_26817.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Saturday will be the final day for some of Epcot's character meet and greets with new experiences debuting.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-epcot/news/12feb2016-last-chance-to-see-three-of-epcots-character-meet-and-greets.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-epcot/news/12feb2016-last-chance-to-see-three-of-epcots-character-meet-and-greets.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-epcot/news/12feb2016-last-chance-to-see-three-of-epcots-character-meet-and-greets.htm Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:22:40 GMT UPDATED - Blizzard Beach now open after delay today due to technical issues <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/12feb2016-blizzard-beach-opening-delayed-today-due-to-technical-issues.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Blizzard-Beach.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Technical issues at the park have delayed todays opening of the water park.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/12feb2016-blizzard-beach-opening-delayed-today-due-to-technical-issues.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/12feb2016-blizzard-beach-opening-delayed-today-due-to-technical-issues.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/12feb2016-blizzard-beach-opening-delayed-today-due-to-technical-issues.htm Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:17:34 GMT PHOTOS - Two new kiosks under construction alongside The Springs at Disney Springs <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/11feb2016-photos---two-new-kiosks-under-construction-alongside-the-springs-at-disney-springs.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/disney-springs_Full_26812.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>A couple of new kiosks are being installed near Raglan Road and Fulton's Crab House at Disney Springs.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/11feb2016-photos---two-new-kiosks-under-construction-alongside-the-springs-at-disney-springs.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/11feb2016-photos---two-new-kiosks-under-construction-alongside-the-springs-at-disney-springs.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/11feb2016-photos---two-new-kiosks-under-construction-alongside-the-springs-at-disney-springs.htm Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:49:56 GMT Kali River Rapids refurbishment extended <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/kali-rapids/news/11feb2016-kali-river-rapids-refurbishment-extended.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Kali-Rapids.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>The water raft adventure was expected to reopen Friday, but now looks to be delayed by a month.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/kali-rapids/news/11feb2016-kali-river-rapids-refurbishment-extended.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/kali-rapids/news/11feb2016-kali-river-rapids-refurbishment-extended.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/kali-rapids/news/11feb2016-kali-river-rapids-refurbishment-extended.htm Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:53:57 GMT Churros and Jalapeño Pretzels removed from Disney's Animal Kingdom snack kiosks <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/11feb2016-churros-and-jalapeño-pretzels-removed-from-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Animal-Kingdom_Full_24518.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Brief update on the snack menus at Disney's Animal Kingdom.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/11feb2016-churros-and-jalapeño-pretzels-removed-from-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/11feb2016-churros-and-jalapeño-pretzels-removed-from-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/11feb2016-churros-and-jalapeño-pretzels-removed-from-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:45:26 GMT Newly filed permits appear to show Pandora's Na'vi River Journey ride layout <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/avatar/news/11feb2016-newly-filed-permits-appear-to-show-pandoras-navi-river-journey-layout.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/avatar_Full_26804.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>See what AVATAR Land's boat ride path looks like.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/avatar/news/11feb2016-newly-filed-permits-appear-to-show-pandoras-navi-river-journey-layout.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/avatar/news/11feb2016-newly-filed-permits-appear-to-show-pandoras-navi-river-journey-layout.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/avatar/news/11feb2016-newly-filed-permits-appear-to-show-pandoras-navi-river-journey-layout.htm Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:46:41 GMT New Disney TAG shop coming to Marketplace Co-Op <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/shopping/marketplace-co-op/news/11feb2016-new-tag-shop-coming-to-marketplace-co-op.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/shopping/Fullsize/Marketplace-Co-Op_Full_25892.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>The Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs continues its role as a proving ground for new Disney retail concepts.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/shopping/marketplace-co-op/news/11feb2016-new-tag-shop-coming-to-marketplace-co-op.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/shopping/marketplace-co-op/news/11feb2016-new-tag-shop-coming-to-marketplace-co-op.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/shopping/marketplace-co-op/news/11feb2016-new-tag-shop-coming-to-marketplace-co-op.htm Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:47:37 GMT Another Disney Drone patent - this time for projections <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/10feb2016-another-disney-drone-patent---this-time-for-projections.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Epcot_Full_26790.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Disney is developing drones to carry projectors to produce aerial nighttime shows.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/10feb2016-another-disney-drone-patent---this-time-for-projections.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/10feb2016-another-disney-drone-patent---this-time-for-projections.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/10feb2016-another-disney-drone-patent---this-time-for-projections.htm Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:23:28 GMT PHOTOS - Frozen Ever After and Royal Sommerhus meet and greet construction <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/frozen-ever-after/news/10feb2016-photos---frozen-ever-after-and-royal-sommerhus-meet-and-greet-construction.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Frozen-Ever-After_Full_26788.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>See the latest construction progress on the new Frozen attractions coming to Epcot in Spring 2016.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/frozen-ever-after/news/10feb2016-photos---frozen-ever-after-and-royal-sommerhus-meet-and-greet-construction.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/frozen-ever-after/news/10feb2016-photos---frozen-ever-after-and-royal-sommerhus-meet-and-greet-construction.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/frozen-ever-after/news/10feb2016-photos---frozen-ever-after-and-royal-sommerhus-meet-and-greet-construction.htm Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:07:44 GMT VIDEO - First look at merchandise for the 2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/news/09feb2016-video---first-look-at-merchandise-for-the-2016-epcot-flower-and-garden-festival.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/events/Fullsize/Epcot-International-Flower-and-Garden-Festival_Full_26641.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>See what merchandise is in store for the 90 day celebration of everything floral at Epcot's upcoming Flower and Garden Festival.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/news/09feb2016-video---first-look-at-merchandise-for-the-2016-epcot-flower-and-garden-festival.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/news/09feb2016-video---first-look-at-merchandise-for-the-2016-epcot-flower-and-garden-festival.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/news/09feb2016-video---first-look-at-merchandise-for-the-2016-epcot-flower-and-garden-festival.htm Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:25:24 GMT Flamingo Crossing hotels SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites will offer transport to the parks and a Disney Planning Center <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/flamingo-crossings/news/09feb2016-flamingo-crossing-hotels-springhill-suites-and-towneplace-suites-will-offer-transport-to-the-parks.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/other/Fullsize/Flamingo-Crossings_Full_26774.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>SpringHill Suites and Towneplace Suites will offer two features that make the hotels more appealing to guests planning on using them as a base to visit the Walt Disney World theme parks.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/flamingo-crossings/news/09feb2016-flamingo-crossing-hotels-springhill-suites-and-towneplace-suites-will-offer-transport-to-the-parks.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/flamingo-crossings/news/09feb2016-flamingo-crossing-hotels-springhill-suites-and-towneplace-suites-will-offer-transport-to-the-parks.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/flamingo-crossings/news/09feb2016-flamingo-crossing-hotels-springhill-suites-and-towneplace-suites-will-offer-transport-to-the-parks.htm Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:09:08 GMT SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites Hotels to open Friday at Flamingo Crossings <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/flamingo-crossings/news/09feb2016-springhill-suites-and-towneplace-suites-hotels-to-open-friday-at-flamingo-crossings.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/other/Fullsize/Flamingo-Crossings_Full_26774.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Flamingo Crossings brings 500 value-priced suites to the Walt Disney World area, located as close to the parks as some onsite hotels.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/flamingo-crossings/news/09feb2016-springhill-suites-and-towneplace-suites-hotels-to-open-friday-at-flamingo-crossings.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/flamingo-crossings/news/09feb2016-springhill-suites-and-towneplace-suites-hotels-to-open-friday-at-flamingo-crossings.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/flamingo-crossings/news/09feb2016-springhill-suites-and-towneplace-suites-hotels-to-open-friday-at-flamingo-crossings.htm Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:38:45 GMT Same-day reservations to be available at Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen for limited time later this month <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/skipper-canteen/news/08feb2016-same-day-reservations-to-be-available-at-jungle-cruise-skipper-canteen-for-limited-time-later-this-month.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/dining/Fullsize/Skipper-Canteen_Full_26276.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>The Magic Kingdom's newest restaurant will be offering limited reservations later this week.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/skipper-canteen/news/08feb2016-same-day-reservations-to-be-available-at-jungle-cruise-skipper-canteen-for-limited-time-later-this-month.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/skipper-canteen/news/08feb2016-same-day-reservations-to-be-available-at-jungle-cruise-skipper-canteen-for-limited-time-later-this-month.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/skipper-canteen/news/08feb2016-same-day-reservations-to-be-available-at-jungle-cruise-skipper-canteen-for-limited-time-later-this-month.htm Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:39:59 GMT The Land Pavilion's Circle of Life closed for lengthy refurbishment <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/circle-of-life/news/08feb2016-the-land-pavilions-circle-of-life-closed-for-lengthy-refurbishment.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Circle-of-Life.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>A two month closure is now underway for the 20 year old movie.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/circle-of-life/news/08feb2016-the-land-pavilions-circle-of-life-closed-for-lengthy-refurbishment.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/circle-of-life/news/08feb2016-the-land-pavilions-circle-of-life-closed-for-lengthy-refurbishment.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/circle-of-life/news/08feb2016-the-land-pavilions-circle-of-life-closed-for-lengthy-refurbishment.htm Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:42:18 GMT PHOTOS - Zootopia takes to the monorail beam with new promo wrap <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/transportation/monorail/news/08feb2016-photos---zootopia-takes-to-the-monorail-beam-with-new-promo-wrap.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/transportation/Fullsize/Monorail_Full_26766.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>See the latest movie-monorail tie-in - the Zootopia Monorail System.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/transportation/monorail/news/08feb2016-photos---zootopia-takes-to-the-monorail-beam-with-new-promo-wrap.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/transportation/monorail/news/08feb2016-photos---zootopia-takes-to-the-monorail-beam-with-new-promo-wrap.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/transportation/monorail/news/08feb2016-photos---zootopia-takes-to-the-monorail-beam-with-new-promo-wrap.htm Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:08:54 GMT Kylo Ren now appearing at Star Wars Launch Bay <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-launch-bay/news/07feb2016-kylo-ren-now-appearing-at-star-wars-launch-bay.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Star-Wars-Launch-Bay_Full_25053.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>You can now encounter one of the newest characters from the Star Wars universe - the villain from The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-launch-bay/news/07feb2016-kylo-ren-now-appearing-at-star-wars-launch-bay.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-launch-bay/news/07feb2016-kylo-ren-now-appearing-at-star-wars-launch-bay.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-launch-bay/news/07feb2016-kylo-ren-now-appearing-at-star-wars-launch-bay.htm Sun, 07 Feb 2016 13:01:18 GMT Blizzard Beach water park closed through to mid week <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/07feb2016-blizzard-beach-water-park-closed-through-to-mid-week.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Blizzard-Beach.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>The water park will be closed for four straight days due to weather.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/07feb2016-blizzard-beach-water-park-closed-through-to-mid-week.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/07feb2016-blizzard-beach-water-park-closed-through-to-mid-week.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/07feb2016-blizzard-beach-water-park-closed-through-to-mid-week.htm Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:55:37 GMT Celebrate Black History Month at Epcot with guest appearances and new exhibits <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-american-adventure-pavilion/news/05feb2016-celebrate-black-history-month-at-epcot-with-guest-appearances-and-new-exhibits.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/The-American-Adventure-Pavilion.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Book signings by Celebrity Chef G. Garvin and best-selling author Terry McMillan are among the special additions at Epcot for Black History Month.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-american-adventure-pavilion/news/05feb2016-celebrate-black-history-month-at-epcot-with-guest-appearances-and-new-exhibits.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-american-adventure-pavilion/news/05feb2016-celebrate-black-history-month-at-epcot-with-guest-appearances-and-new-exhibits.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-american-adventure-pavilion/news/05feb2016-celebrate-black-history-month-at-epcot-with-guest-appearances-and-new-exhibits.htm Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:41:53 GMT Disney officially announces expansion to ESPN Wide World of Sports with 8000 seater venue aimed at cheerleading and dance events <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/espn-wide-world-of-sports/news/05feb2016-disney-officially-announces-expansion-to-espn-wide-world-of-sports-with-8000-seater-venue-aimed-at-cheerleading-and-dance-events.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/ESPN-Wide-World-of-Sports.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Disney is teaming up with Varsity Spirit to create the first venue in the world specifically designed for cheerleading and dance team competitions.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/espn-wide-world-of-sports/news/05feb2016-disney-officially-announces-expansion-to-espn-wide-world-of-sports-with-8000-seater-venue-aimed-at-cheerleading-and-dance-events.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/espn-wide-world-of-sports/news/05feb2016-disney-officially-announces-expansion-to-espn-wide-world-of-sports-with-8000-seater-venue-aimed-at-cheerleading-and-dance-events.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/espn-wide-world-of-sports/news/05feb2016-disney-officially-announces-expansion-to-espn-wide-world-of-sports-with-8000-seater-venue-aimed-at-cheerleading-and-dance-events.htm Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:28:46 GMT Club Disney at Disney's Hollywood Studios to move to seasonal operation <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/club-disney/news/05feb2016-club-disney-at-disneys-hollywood-studios-to-move-to-seasonal-operation.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Club-Disney_Full_26104.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Last chance to visit Mickey, Minnie, Chip & Dale, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto at Sunset Showcase for this season.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/club-disney/news/05feb2016-club-disney-at-disneys-hollywood-studios-to-move-to-seasonal-operation.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/club-disney/news/05feb2016-club-disney-at-disneys-hollywood-studios-to-move-to-seasonal-operation.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/club-disney/news/05feb2016-club-disney-at-disneys-hollywood-studios-to-move-to-seasonal-operation.htm Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:39:28 GMT New Lion Guard Adventure begins this weekend at Disney's Animal Kingdom <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/04feb2016-new-lion-guard-adventure-begins-this-weekend-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Animal-Kingdom_Full_24519.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>A new experience for young fans of the Disney Junior Lion Guard series begins for a limited time this Sunday.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/04feb2016-new-lion-guard-adventure-begins-this-weekend-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/04feb2016-new-lion-guard-adventure-begins-this-weekend-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/04feb2016-new-lion-guard-adventure-begins-this-weekend-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:51:04 GMT Blizzard Beach closed Friday due to low temperatures <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/04feb2016-blizzard-beach-closed-friday-due-to-low-temperatures.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Blizzard-Beach.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Temperatures are forecast to be a high of 63F, with a low of 49F tomorrow.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/04feb2016-blizzard-beach-closed-friday-due-to-low-temperatures.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/04feb2016-blizzard-beach-closed-friday-due-to-low-temperatures.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/04feb2016-blizzard-beach-closed-friday-due-to-low-temperatures.htm Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:41:31 GMT Fulton's Crab House at Disney Springs closing for major remodel later this year <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/fultons-crab-house/news/03feb2016-fultons-crabhouse-at-disney-springs-closing-for-major-remodel-later-this-year.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/dining/Fullsize/Fultons-Crab-House_Full_26805.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Another Disney Springs restaurant is about to undergo a major renovation in the face of stiff competition from new arrivals.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/fultons-crab-house/news/03feb2016-fultons-crabhouse-at-disney-springs-closing-for-major-remodel-later-this-year.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/fultons-crab-house/news/03feb2016-fultons-crabhouse-at-disney-springs-closing-for-major-remodel-later-this-year.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/fultons-crab-house/news/03feb2016-fultons-crabhouse-at-disney-springs-closing-for-major-remodel-later-this-year.htm Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:42:47 GMT Performer line-up for the 2016 Flower and Garden Festival's Garden Rocks Concerts <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/news/03feb2016-performer-line-up-for-the-2016-flower-and-garden-festivals-garden-rocks-concerts.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/events/Fullsize/Epcot-International-Flower-and-Garden-Festival_Full_26641.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Making their first appearances this year are Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice, BRIAN HOWE, former lead singer of Bad Company, Georgia Satellites and Darlene Love.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/news/03feb2016-performer-line-up-for-the-2016-flower-and-garden-festivals-garden-rocks-concerts.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/news/03feb2016-performer-line-up-for-the-2016-flower-and-garden-festivals-garden-rocks-concerts.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/news/03feb2016-performer-line-up-for-the-2016-flower-and-garden-festivals-garden-rocks-concerts.htm Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:17:17 GMT UPDATED - Blizzard Beach opening delayed today due to technical issues <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/03feb2016-blizzard-beach-opening-delayed-today-due-to-technical-issues.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Blizzard-Beach.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>The water park is expected to begin operations later today.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/03feb2016-blizzard-beach-opening-delayed-today-due-to-technical-issues.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/03feb2016-blizzard-beach-opening-delayed-today-due-to-technical-issues.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/03feb2016-blizzard-beach-opening-delayed-today-due-to-technical-issues.htm Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:28:41 GMT Credit Card transactions compromised at Yak and Yeti Restaurant operated by Landry's <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/yak-and-yeti/news/03feb2016-yak-and-yeti-operated-by-landrys.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Yak-and-Yeti.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Landry's, the operator of Yak and yeti at Disney's Animal Kingdom has released a report detailing a series of credit card transaction compromises that occurred across it's restaurants, including the Animal Kingdom location.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/yak-and-yeti/news/03feb2016-yak-and-yeti-operated-by-landrys.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/yak-and-yeti/news/03feb2016-yak-and-yeti-operated-by-landrys.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/yak-and-yeti/news/03feb2016-yak-and-yeti-operated-by-landrys.htm Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:07:33 GMT Brand Finance ranks Disney as the world's most powerful brand in new study <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/walt-disney-company/news/02feb2016-brand-finance-ranks-disney-as-the-worlds-most-powerful-brand-in-new-study.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Walt-Disney-Company.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Disney is the world’s most powerful brand, thanks to Star Wars’ record-breaking success - according to the Brand Finance Global 500.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/walt-disney-company/news/02feb2016-brand-finance-ranks-disney-as-the-worlds-most-powerful-brand-in-new-study.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/walt-disney-company/news/02feb2016-brand-finance-ranks-disney-as-the-worlds-most-powerful-brand-in-new-study.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/walt-disney-company/news/02feb2016-brand-finance-ranks-disney-as-the-worlds-most-powerful-brand-in-new-study.htm Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:32:08 GMT Beach Pool Slide at the Grand Floridian Resort closing for refurbishment February 2016 <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-grand-floridian-resort-and-spa/news/02feb2016-beach-pool-slide-at-the-grand-floridian-resort-closing-for-refurbishment-february-2016.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Disneys-Grand-Floridian-Resort-and-Spa.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>The feature pool's slide will be closed for 3 weeks for maintenance, but the pool area will remain available.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-grand-floridian-resort-and-spa/news/02feb2016-beach-pool-slide-at-the-grand-floridian-resort-closing-for-refurbishment-february-2016.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-grand-floridian-resort-and-spa/news/02feb2016-beach-pool-slide-at-the-grand-floridian-resort-closing-for-refurbishment-february-2016.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-grand-floridian-resort-and-spa/news/02feb2016-beach-pool-slide-at-the-grand-floridian-resort-closing-for-refurbishment-february-2016.htm Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:42:58 GMT Bay Lake Tower pool now closed for refurbishment <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/bay-lake-tower-at-disneys-contemporary-resort/news/02feb2016-bay-lake-tower-pool-now-closed-for-refurbishment.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Bay-Lake-Tower-at-Disneys-Contemporary-Resort.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Guests staying at the Bay Lake Tower can use the nearby Contemporary Resort pools during the refurbishment.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/bay-lake-tower-at-disneys-contemporary-resort/news/02feb2016-bay-lake-tower-pool-now-closed-for-refurbishment.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/bay-lake-tower-at-disneys-contemporary-resort/news/02feb2016-bay-lake-tower-pool-now-closed-for-refurbishment.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/bay-lake-tower-at-disneys-contemporary-resort/news/02feb2016-bay-lake-tower-pool-now-closed-for-refurbishment.htm Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:24:25 GMT 'Ohana Best Friends Breakfast hours extended <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/ohana/news/02feb2016-ohana-best-friends-breakfast-hours-extended-.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Ohana.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>You now have an extra hour to eat at the Polynesian Village Resort character breakfast.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/ohana/news/02feb2016-ohana-best-friends-breakfast-hours-extended-.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/ohana/news/02feb2016-ohana-best-friends-breakfast-hours-extended-.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/ohana/news/02feb2016-ohana-best-friends-breakfast-hours-extended-.htm Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:30:07 GMT PHOTOS - Exterior refurbishment underway at Disney's BoardWalk Inn <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-boardwalk-inn/news/01feb2016-photos---exterior-refurbishment-underway-at-disneys-boardwalk-inn.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/resorts/Fullsize/Disneys-BoardWalk-Inn_Full_26636.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>The BoardWalk is in the middle of an extensive renovation program with work underway on the inside and out.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-boardwalk-inn/news/01feb2016-photos---exterior-refurbishment-underway-at-disneys-boardwalk-inn.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-boardwalk-inn/news/01feb2016-photos---exterior-refurbishment-underway-at-disneys-boardwalk-inn.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-boardwalk-inn/news/01feb2016-photos---exterior-refurbishment-underway-at-disneys-boardwalk-inn.htm Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:44:50 GMT The Boneyard at Disney's Animal Kingdom closing for refurbishment <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-boneyard/news/01feb2016-the-boneyard-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-closing-for-refurbishment.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/The-Boneyard.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Animal Kingdom's adventure playground in DinoLand U.S.A. will be closing for 3 weeks later this month.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-boneyard/news/01feb2016-the-boneyard-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-closing-for-refurbishment.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-boneyard/news/01feb2016-the-boneyard-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-closing-for-refurbishment.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-boneyard/news/01feb2016-the-boneyard-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-closing-for-refurbishment.htm Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:46:33 GMT Win a trip to Walt Disney World <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/01feb2016-win-a-trip-to-walt-disney-world.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/other/Fullsize/WDWMAGIC-Updates_Full_24526.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>You can win a 3 night stay in a moderate resort, 4 day park hopper passes and the dining plan.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/01feb2016-win-a-trip-to-walt-disney-world.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/01feb2016-win-a-trip-to-walt-disney-world.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/01feb2016-win-a-trip-to-walt-disney-world.htm Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:40:43 GMT Uber with car seats coming soon to Orlando <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/walt-disney-world-resorts-information/news/30jan2016-uber-with-car-seats-coming-soon-to-orlando.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Walt-Disney-World-Resorts-information.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>A new offering from Uber will make the service more appealing to parents with young children.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/walt-disney-world-resorts-information/news/30jan2016-uber-with-car-seats-coming-soon-to-orlando.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/walt-disney-world-resorts-information/news/30jan2016-uber-with-car-seats-coming-soon-to-orlando.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/walt-disney-world-resorts-information/news/30jan2016-uber-with-car-seats-coming-soon-to-orlando.htm Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:14:11 GMT More details announced for this year's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/news/29jan2016-more-details-announced-for-this-years-epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/events/Fullsize/Epcot-International-Flower-and-Garden-Festival_Full_26641.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Two new Outdoor Kitchens will debut at this year's Festival - read on for what else is new for 2015.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/news/29jan2016-more-details-announced-for-this-years-epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/news/29jan2016-more-details-announced-for-this-years-epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/news/29jan2016-more-details-announced-for-this-years-epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival.htm Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:22:47 GMT PHOTOS - Tiffins construction at Disney's Animal Kingdom <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/tiffins/news/29jan2016-photos---tiffins-construction-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/dining/Fullsize/Tiffins_Full_26552.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>See the latest progress at Tiffins - the latest signature restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/tiffins/news/29jan2016-photos---tiffins-construction-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/tiffins/news/29jan2016-photos---tiffins-construction-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/tiffins/news/29jan2016-photos---tiffins-construction-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:25:01 GMT February's Disneyland 60 TV special will include a preview of the upcoming Star Wars themed lands <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-land/news/28jan2016-next-months-disneyland-60-tv-special-will-include-a-preview-of-the-upcoming-star-wars-land.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Star-Wars-Land_Full_25079.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>A segment of the show will include Harrison Ford revealing new details on the new lands coming to both Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-land/news/28jan2016-next-months-disneyland-60-tv-special-will-include-a-preview-of-the-upcoming-star-wars-land.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-land/news/28jan2016-next-months-disneyland-60-tv-special-will-include-a-preview-of-the-upcoming-star-wars-land.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-land/news/28jan2016-next-months-disneyland-60-tv-special-will-include-a-preview-of-the-upcoming-star-wars-land.htm Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:30:40 GMT Seashore Sweets, the Yard Arcade and ESPN retail store to permanently close at Disney's BoardWalk <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-boardwalk-inn/news/28jan2016-seashore-sweets,-the-yard-arcade-and-espn-retail-store-to-permanently-close-at-disneys-boardwalk.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Disneys-BoardWalk-Inn.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Some changes are coming to the BoardWalk area later this year - read on for more details.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-boardwalk-inn/news/28jan2016-seashore-sweets,-the-yard-arcade-and-espn-retail-store-to-permanently-close-at-disneys-boardwalk.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-boardwalk-inn/news/28jan2016-seashore-sweets,-the-yard-arcade-and-espn-retail-store-to-permanently-close-at-disneys-boardwalk.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-boardwalk-inn/news/28jan2016-seashore-sweets,-the-yard-arcade-and-espn-retail-store-to-permanently-close-at-disneys-boardwalk.htm Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:09:49 GMT Blizzard Beach closed due to poor weather conditions <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/28jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-due-to-poor-weather-conditions.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Blizzard-Beach.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Low temperatures and rain over the next few days will see the water park closed.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/28jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-due-to-poor-weather-conditions.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/28jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-due-to-poor-weather-conditions.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/28jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-due-to-poor-weather-conditions.htm Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:00:45 GMT PHOTOS - Rivers of Light construction update at Disney's Animal Kingdom <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/rivers-of-light/news/27jan2016-photos---rivers-of-light-construction-update-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Rivers-of-Light_Full_26532.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>See the latest construction photos from the new nighttime show Rivers of Light.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/rivers-of-light/news/27jan2016-photos---rivers-of-light-construction-update-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/rivers-of-light/news/27jan2016-photos---rivers-of-light-construction-update-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/rivers-of-light/news/27jan2016-photos---rivers-of-light-construction-update-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:55:10 GMT Disney files plans for expansion to ESPN Wide World of Sports complex <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/espn-wide-world-of-sports/news/27jan2016-disney-files-plans-for-expansion-to-espn-wide-world-of-sports.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/ESPN-Wide-World-of-Sports_Full_26575.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>A new building and more parking lot space looks to be coming to Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/espn-wide-world-of-sports/news/27jan2016-disney-files-plans-for-expansion-to-espn-wide-world-of-sports.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/espn-wide-world-of-sports/news/27jan2016-disney-files-plans-for-expansion-to-espn-wide-world-of-sports.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/espn-wide-world-of-sports/news/27jan2016-disney-files-plans-for-expansion-to-espn-wide-world-of-sports.htm Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:52:07 GMT PHOTOS - Disney Outfitters walled off for refurbishment at Disney's Animal Kingdom <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/shopping/disney-outfitters/news/26jan2016-photos---disney-outfitters-walled-off-for-refurbishment-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/shopping/Fullsize/Disney-Outfitters_Full_26548.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>The retail store offerings at Disney's Animal Kingdom continue to be updated with work now moving on to the park's main shop.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/shopping/disney-outfitters/news/26jan2016-photos---disney-outfitters-walled-off-for-refurbishment-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/shopping/disney-outfitters/news/26jan2016-photos---disney-outfitters-walled-off-for-refurbishment-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/shopping/disney-outfitters/news/26jan2016-photos---disney-outfitters-walled-off-for-refurbishment-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:28:14 GMT Disney World website now allows changes to existing dining reservations <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/mymagicplus/news/26jan2016-disney-world-website-now-allows-changes-to-existing-dining-reservations.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/MyMagicPlus.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>A handy new feature on the Disney World website makes changing dining reservations easier.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/mymagicplus/news/26jan2016-disney-world-website-now-allows-changes-to-existing-dining-reservations.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/mymagicplus/news/26jan2016-disney-world-website-now-allows-changes-to-existing-dining-reservations.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/mymagicplus/news/26jan2016-disney-world-website-now-allows-changes-to-existing-dining-reservations.htm Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:40:44 GMT VIDEO - Disney Imagineers on the creation of the Springs centerpiece at Disney Springs <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/26jan2016-video---disney-imagineers-on-the-creation-of-the-springs-at-disney-springs.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/disney-springs_Full_26444.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>See some of the techniques used to create the crustal clear water as the centerpiece of Disney Springs.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/26jan2016-video---disney-imagineers-on-the-creation-of-the-springs-at-disney-springs.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/26jan2016-video---disney-imagineers-on-the-creation-of-the-springs-at-disney-springs.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/26jan2016-video---disney-imagineers-on-the-creation-of-the-springs-at-disney-springs.htm Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:36:28 GMT PHOTOS - Construction walls now block off the back section of Streets of America at Disney's Hollywood Studios <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disneys-hollywood-studios/news/25jan2016-photos---construction-walls-now-block-of-the-back-section-of-streets-of-america-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Disneys-Hollywood-Studios_Full_26571.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Phineas and Ferb meet and greet, the Cars meet and greet, the Joffrey's Coffee kiosk and the Premiere Theater are all now behind construction walls.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disneys-hollywood-studios/news/25jan2016-photos---construction-walls-now-block-of-the-back-section-of-streets-of-america-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disneys-hollywood-studios/news/25jan2016-photos---construction-walls-now-block-of-the-back-section-of-streets-of-america-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disneys-hollywood-studios/news/25jan2016-photos---construction-walls-now-block-of-the-back-section-of-streets-of-america-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:05:20 GMT PHOTOS - Pizza Planet walled off as major refurbishment gets underway <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizza-planet/news/25jan2016-photos---pizza-planet-walled-off-as-major-refurbishment-gets-underway.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/dining/Fullsize/Pizza-Planet_Full_26566.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Viewing windows in the construction walls suggest something more than just a refurbishment is coming to Pizza Planet.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizza-planet/news/25jan2016-photos---pizza-planet-walled-off-as-major-refurbishment-gets-underway.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizza-planet/news/25jan2016-photos---pizza-planet-walled-off-as-major-refurbishment-gets-underway.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizza-planet/news/25jan2016-photos---pizza-planet-walled-off-as-major-refurbishment-gets-underway.htm Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:48:59 GMT Blizzard Beach remains closed today due to low temperatures <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/25jan2016-blizzard-beach-remains-closed-today-due-to-low-temperatures.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Blizzard-Beach.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>The cold weather continues to keep the water parks closed.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/25jan2016-blizzard-beach-remains-closed-today-due-to-low-temperatures.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/25jan2016-blizzard-beach-remains-closed-today-due-to-low-temperatures.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/25jan2016-blizzard-beach-remains-closed-today-due-to-low-temperatures.htm Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:33:32 GMT Big Thunder Mountain Railroad closing for major refurbishment later this year <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/big-thunder-mountain-railroad/news/22jan2016-big-thunder-mountain-railroad-closing-for-major-refurbishment-later-this-year.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Big-Thunder-Mountain-Railroad_Full_15764.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>A near 4 month refurbishment of one of the Magic Kingdom's most popular attractions is now on the schedule.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/big-thunder-mountain-railroad/news/22jan2016-big-thunder-mountain-railroad-closing-for-major-refurbishment-later-this-year.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/big-thunder-mountain-railroad/news/22jan2016-big-thunder-mountain-railroad-closing-for-major-refurbishment-later-this-year.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/big-thunder-mountain-railroad/news/22jan2016-big-thunder-mountain-railroad-closing-for-major-refurbishment-later-this-year.htm Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:56:24 GMT Blizzard Beach closed this weekend due to weather <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/22jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-this-weekend-due-to-weather.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Blizzard-Beach_Full_22695.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Highs in the 50s and lows in the 30 will make for a cool weekend at theme parks.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/22jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-this-weekend-due-to-weather.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/22jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-this-weekend-due-to-weather.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/22jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-this-weekend-due-to-weather.htm Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:45:53 GMT New 'Play Around the World' golf promotion saves up to 30 percent on green fees <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/recreation/golf/news/22jan2016-play-around-the-world-golf-promotion-saves-up-to-30-percent-on-green-fees.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/recreation/Fullsize/Golf_Full_21385.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Play a round at Magnolia, Palm, Lake Buena Vista and Oak Trail within 30 days to get some big savings.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/recreation/golf/news/22jan2016-play-around-the-world-golf-promotion-saves-up-to-30-percent-on-green-fees.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/recreation/golf/news/22jan2016-play-around-the-world-golf-promotion-saves-up-to-30-percent-on-green-fees.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/recreation/golf/news/22jan2016-play-around-the-world-golf-promotion-saves-up-to-30-percent-on-green-fees.htm Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:13:06 GMT Afternoon tea comes to the Crescent Solarium at Disney's Beach Club Resort <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-beach-club-resort/news/22jan2016-afternoon-tea-comes-to-the-crescent-solarium-at-disneys-beach-club-resort.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Disneys-Beach-Club-Resort.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>On select dates in February, March, May and September you can enjoy an afternoon tea overlooking the Crescent Gardens at the Beach Club Resort.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-beach-club-resort/news/22jan2016-afternoon-tea-comes-to-the-crescent-solarium-at-disneys-beach-club-resort.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-beach-club-resort/news/22jan2016-afternoon-tea-comes-to-the-crescent-solarium-at-disneys-beach-club-resort.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-beach-club-resort/news/22jan2016-afternoon-tea-comes-to-the-crescent-solarium-at-disneys-beach-club-resort.htm Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:02:03 GMT Epcot's Habit Heroes now permanently closed at Innoventions <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/innoventions/news/21jan2016-epcots-habit-heroes-now-permanently-closed-at-innoventions.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Innoventions_Full_15104.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Innoventions now only has three operating exhibits with this most recent closure.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/innoventions/news/21jan2016-epcots-habit-heroes-now-permanently-closed-at-innoventions.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/innoventions/news/21jan2016-epcots-habit-heroes-now-permanently-closed-at-innoventions.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/innoventions/news/21jan2016-epcots-habit-heroes-now-permanently-closed-at-innoventions.htm Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:59:29 GMT Joy and Sadness from Inside Out to begin meet and greets next month? <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-spot/news/21jan2016-joy-and-sadness-from-inside-out-to-begin-meet-and-greets-next-month.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Character-Spot_Full_26237.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Epcot's Character Spot might soon be home to another new meet and greet opportunity.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-spot/news/21jan2016-joy-and-sadness-from-inside-out-to-begin-meet-and-greets-next-month.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-spot/news/21jan2016-joy-and-sadness-from-inside-out-to-begin-meet-and-greets-next-month.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-spot/news/21jan2016-joy-and-sadness-from-inside-out-to-begin-meet-and-greets-next-month.htm Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:55:39 GMT PHOTOS - New names and looks for snack kiosks at Disney's Animal Kingdom <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/21jan2016-photos---new-names-and-looks-for-snack-kiosks-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Animal-Kingdom_Full_26512.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>All of the snack kiosks around the park have bene updated with new color schemes, names and menus - read on for details.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/21jan2016-photos---new-names-and-looks-for-snack-kiosks-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/21jan2016-photos---new-names-and-looks-for-snack-kiosks-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/21jan2016-photos---new-names-and-looks-for-snack-kiosks-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:59:31 GMT Get WDWMAGIC news updates delivered to your email inbox <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/20jan2016-get-wdwmagic-news-updates-delivered-to-your-email.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/other/Fullsize/WDWMAGIC-Updates_Full_24526.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Never miss another news update - signup for the WDWMAGIC email list.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/20jan2016-get-wdwmagic-news-updates-delivered-to-your-email.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/20jan2016-get-wdwmagic-news-updates-delivered-to-your-email.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/20jan2016-get-wdwmagic-news-updates-delivered-to-your-email.htm Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:13:30 GMT 'Zootopia' preview opens tomorrow at Disney's Hollywood Studios <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/one-mans-dream/news/20jan2016-zootopia-preview-opens-tomorrow-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/One-Mans-Dream_Full_25072.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>The One Man's Dream exhibit will host an advance preview of the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios movie set for release in March.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/one-mans-dream/news/20jan2016-zootopia-preview-opens-tomorrow-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/one-mans-dream/news/20jan2016-zootopia-preview-opens-tomorrow-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/one-mans-dream/news/20jan2016-zootopia-preview-opens-tomorrow-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:00:01 GMT PHOTOS - Crane working on The Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-tree-of-life/news/20jan2016-photos---crane-working-on-the-tree-of-life-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/The-Tree-of-Life_Full_26493.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>A high-reach crane at The Tree of Life suggests crews are working on effects for the park's new nighttime experiences.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-tree-of-life/news/20jan2016-photos---crane-working-on-the-tree-of-life-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-tree-of-life/news/20jan2016-photos---crane-working-on-the-tree-of-life-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-tree-of-life/news/20jan2016-photos---crane-working-on-the-tree-of-life-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:18:58 GMT Metal detector operations transfer to Disney Security <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/20jan2016-metal-detector-operations-transfer-to-disney-security.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Animal-Kingdom_Full_26489.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>After a month of being operated by an outside security firm, Disney is now handling the metal detector operation at the park's bag check area.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/20jan2016-metal-detector-operations-transfer-to-disney-security.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/20jan2016-metal-detector-operations-transfer-to-disney-security.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/news/20jan2016-metal-detector-operations-transfer-to-disney-security.htm Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:35:40 GMT PHOTOS - Updated look at the construction of STK Orlando in Disney Springs <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/stk-orlando/news/19jan2016-photos---updated-look-at-the-construction-at-stk-orlando-in-disney-springs.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/dining/Fullsize/STK-Orlando_Full_26484.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>The new STK Orlando restaurant is nearing completion, and is expected to open in the next couple of months.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/stk-orlando/news/19jan2016-photos---updated-look-at-the-construction-at-stk-orlando-in-disney-springs.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/stk-orlando/news/19jan2016-photos---updated-look-at-the-construction-at-stk-orlando-in-disney-springs.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/stk-orlando/news/19jan2016-photos---updated-look-at-the-construction-at-stk-orlando-in-disney-springs.htm Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:47:41 GMT POLL - Best new dining at Walt Disney World in 2015 <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/19jan2016-poll---best-new-dining-at-walt-disney-world-in-2015.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/other/Fullsize/WDWMAGIC-Updates_Full_24526.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>What was your favorite new restaurant from 2015? 15 new eateries opened last year - cast your vote now.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/19jan2016-poll---best-new-dining-at-walt-disney-world-in-2015.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/19jan2016-poll---best-new-dining-at-walt-disney-world-in-2015.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/19jan2016-poll---best-new-dining-at-walt-disney-world-in-2015.htm Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:31:32 GMT PHOTOS - World of Coca-Cola experience under construction at Disney Springs <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/world-of-coca-cola/news/18jan2016-photos---world-of-coca-cola-experience-construction-at-disney-springs.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/World-of-Coca-Cola_Full_26476.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>See photos of the latest progress on the new Coca-COla building at Disney Springs.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/world-of-coca-cola/news/18jan2016-photos---world-of-coca-cola-experience-construction-at-disney-springs.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/world-of-coca-cola/news/18jan2016-photos---world-of-coca-cola-experience-construction-at-disney-springs.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/world-of-coca-cola/news/18jan2016-photos---world-of-coca-cola-experience-construction-at-disney-springs.htm Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:25:17 GMT Major shake-up at Walt Disney Imagineering sees Bob Weis become president <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/walt-disney-company/news/16jan2016-major-shake-up-at-walt-disney-imagineering-sees-bob-weis-become-president.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Walt-Disney-Company.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Existing president of Imagineer Bruce Vaughn to leave the company with veteran WDI cast member to take over.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/walt-disney-company/news/16jan2016-major-shake-up-at-walt-disney-imagineering-sees-bob-weis-become-president.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/walt-disney-company/news/16jan2016-major-shake-up-at-walt-disney-imagineering-sees-bob-weis-become-president.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/walt-disney-company/news/16jan2016-major-shake-up-at-walt-disney-imagineering-sees-bob-weis-become-president.htm Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:34:07 GMT VIDEO - New live entertainment act TradNation debuts at Epcot's Canada Pavilion <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/tradnation/news/15jan2016-video---tradnation-debut-at-epcots-canada-pavilion.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/TradNation_Full_26465.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>A new group celebrating Quebec's musical traditions can now be seen playing in World Showcase.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/tradnation/news/15jan2016-video---tradnation-debut-at-epcots-canada-pavilion.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/tradnation/news/15jan2016-video---tradnation-debut-at-epcots-canada-pavilion.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/tradnation/news/15jan2016-video---tradnation-debut-at-epcots-canada-pavilion.htm Fri, 15 Jan 2016 21:57:46 GMT Kylo Ren to replace Darth Vader at Star Wars Launch Bay meet and greet <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-launch-bay/news/15jan2016-kylo-ren-to-replace-darth-vader-at-star-wars-launch-bay-meet-and-greet.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Star-Wars-Launch-Bay_Full_25053.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>One of the main characters from Star Wars The Force Awakens will soon be appearing at Disney's Hollywood Studios.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-launch-bay/news/15jan2016-kylo-ren-to-replace-darth-vader-at-star-wars-launch-bay-meet-and-greet.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-launch-bay/news/15jan2016-kylo-ren-to-replace-darth-vader-at-star-wars-launch-bay-meet-and-greet.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-launch-bay/news/15jan2016-kylo-ren-to-replace-darth-vader-at-star-wars-launch-bay-meet-and-greet.htm Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:44:51 GMT More closures confirmed for Disney's Hollywood Studios as the park moves ahead with redevelopment plans <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disneys-hollywood-studios/news/15jan2016-more-closures-confirmed-for-disneys-hollywood-studios-as-the-park-moves-ahead-with-redevelopment-plans.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Disneys-Hollywood-Studios_Full_25904.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>A number of smaller attractions, shops and restaurants are also set to close on April 2 2016.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disneys-hollywood-studios/news/15jan2016-more-closures-confirmed-for-disneys-hollywood-studios-as-the-park-moves-ahead-with-redevelopment-plans.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disneys-hollywood-studios/news/15jan2016-more-closures-confirmed-for-disneys-hollywood-studios-as-the-park-moves-ahead-with-redevelopment-plans.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disneys-hollywood-studios/news/15jan2016-more-closures-confirmed-for-disneys-hollywood-studios-as-the-park-moves-ahead-with-redevelopment-plans.htm Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:32:15 GMT Blizzard Beach closed due to weather <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/15jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-due-to-weather.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Blizzard-Beach.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Storms and low temperatures have closed Blizzard Beach today, with more closures early next week due to forecasted low temperatures.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/15jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-due-to-weather.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/15jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-due-to-weather.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/15jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-due-to-weather.htm Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:00:19 GMT Flights of Wonder at Disney's Animal Kingdom closing for refurbishment <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/flights-of-wonder/news/15jan2016-flights-of-wonder-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-closing-for-refurbishment.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Flights-of-Wonder.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>A two month closure of Animal Kingdom's bird show will begin later this month.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/flights-of-wonder/news/15jan2016-flights-of-wonder-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-closing-for-refurbishment.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/flights-of-wonder/news/15jan2016-flights-of-wonder-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-closing-for-refurbishment.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/flights-of-wonder/news/15jan2016-flights-of-wonder-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-closing-for-refurbishment.htm Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:53:29 GMT Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show to permanently close in April 2016 <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/lights-motors-action-extreme-stunt-show/news/15jan2016-lights,-motors,-action-extreme-stunt-show-to-permanently-close-in-april-2016.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Lights-Motors-Action-Extreme-Stunt-Show.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Another attraction at the rear of the park is set to close as work begins on the redevelopment of Disney's Hollywood Studios.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/lights-motors-action-extreme-stunt-show/news/15jan2016-lights,-motors,-action-extreme-stunt-show-to-permanently-close-in-april-2016.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/lights-motors-action-extreme-stunt-show/news/15jan2016-lights,-motors,-action-extreme-stunt-show-to-permanently-close-in-april-2016.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/lights-motors-action-extreme-stunt-show/news/15jan2016-lights,-motors,-action-extreme-stunt-show-to-permanently-close-in-april-2016.htm Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:27:47 GMT POLL - Best new Walt Disney World attraction of 2015 <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/14jan2016-poll---best-new-walt-disney-world-attraction-of-2015.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/other/Fullsize/WDWMAGIC-Updates_Full_24526.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>We want to know what you think was the best new attraction that opened at Walt Disney World in 2015 - vote in our poll.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/14jan2016-poll---best-new-walt-disney-world-attraction-of-2015.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/14jan2016-poll---best-new-walt-disney-world-attraction-of-2015.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/wdwmagic-updates/news/14jan2016-poll---best-new-walt-disney-world-attraction-of-2015.htm Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:48:31 GMT PHOTOS - Star Wars Galactic Outpost opens at Disney Springs West Side <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/shopping/star-wars-galactic-outpost/news/14jan2016-photos---star-wars-galactic-outpost-opens-at-disney-springs-west-side.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/shopping/Fullsize/Star-Wars-Galactic-Outpost_Full_26455.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Another dedicated Star Wars merchandise store opens at Walt Disney World.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/shopping/star-wars-galactic-outpost/news/14jan2016-photos---star-wars-galactic-outpost-opens-at-disney-springs-west-side.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/shopping/star-wars-galactic-outpost/news/14jan2016-photos---star-wars-galactic-outpost-opens-at-disney-springs-west-side.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/shopping/star-wars-galactic-outpost/news/14jan2016-photos---star-wars-galactic-outpost-opens-at-disney-springs-west-side.htm Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:00:06 GMT PHOTOS - Planet Hollywood begins transformation into the Observatory at Disney Springs <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/planet-hollywood/news/13jan2016-photos---planet-hollywood-begins-transformation-into-the-observatory-at-disney-springs.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/dining/Fullsize/Planet-Hollywood_Full_26453.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>See the latest progress on the redevelopment of Planet Hollywood into an all new venue.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/planet-hollywood/news/13jan2016-photos---planet-hollywood-begins-transformation-into-the-observatory-at-disney-springs.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/planet-hollywood/news/13jan2016-photos---planet-hollywood-begins-transformation-into-the-observatory-at-disney-springs.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/planet-hollywood/news/13jan2016-photos---planet-hollywood-begins-transformation-into-the-observatory-at-disney-springs.htm Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:43:45 GMT Daytime monorail closures in effect through to March <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/transportation/monorail/news/13jan2016-daytime-monorail-closures-in-effect-through-to-march.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Monorail.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>There are a number of changes to the Walt Disney World Monorail operating hours over the next few months including delayed openings and midday shutdown.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/transportation/monorail/news/13jan2016-daytime-monorail-closures-in-effect-through-to-march.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/transportation/monorail/news/13jan2016-daytime-monorail-closures-in-effect-through-to-march.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/transportation/monorail/news/13jan2016-daytime-monorail-closures-in-effect-through-to-march.htm Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:35:36 GMT PHOTOS - Crystal blue waters flow through the center of Disney Springs <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/12jan2016-photos---crystal-blue-waters-flow-through-the-center-of-disney-springs.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/disney-springs_Full_26444.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Take a latest look at the progress of the new waterways at the center of Disney Springs<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/12jan2016-photos---crystal-blue-waters-flow-through-the-center-of-disney-springs.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/12jan2016-photos---crystal-blue-waters-flow-through-the-center-of-disney-springs.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/12jan2016-photos---crystal-blue-waters-flow-through-the-center-of-disney-springs.htm Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:25:38 GMT PHOTOS - Height test balloons over Fantasia Gardens parking lot area <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/recreation/fantasia-gardens-mini-golf/news/12jan2016-photos---height-test-balloons-over-fantasia-gardens-parking-lot-area.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/recreation/Fullsize/Fantasia-Gardens-Mini-Golf_Full_26433.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>New construction appears to be heading to the Fantasia Gardens mini golf area.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/recreation/fantasia-gardens-mini-golf/news/12jan2016-photos---height-test-balloons-over-fantasia-gardens-parking-lot-area.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/recreation/fantasia-gardens-mini-golf/news/12jan2016-photos---height-test-balloons-over-fantasia-gardens-parking-lot-area.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/recreation/fantasia-gardens-mini-golf/news/12jan2016-photos---height-test-balloons-over-fantasia-gardens-parking-lot-area.htm Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:46:36 GMT Last chance to see the park's holiday decor before removal throughout this week <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/11jan2016-last-chance-to-see-the-parks-holiday-decor-before-removal-throughout-this-week.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/events/Fullsize/Holidays-at-the-Magic-Kingdom_Full_24883.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>If you want to see the parks in their holiday finery, there are just a few days left.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/11jan2016-last-chance-to-see-the-parks-holiday-decor-before-removal-throughout-this-week.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/11jan2016-last-chance-to-see-the-parks-holiday-decor-before-removal-throughout-this-week.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/11jan2016-last-chance-to-see-the-parks-holiday-decor-before-removal-throughout-this-week.htm Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:38:37 GMT Disney's Flixel drone technology for nighttime shows takes a step closer to becoming reality <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/11jan2016-disneys-flixel-drone-technology-for-nighttime-shows-takes-a-step-closer-to-becoming-reality.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Epcot_Full_26423.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Disney plans to use up to 50 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) together to provide a synchronized aerial display for the park's nighttime spectaculars.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/11jan2016-disneys-flixel-drone-technology-for-nighttime-shows-takes-a-step-closer-to-becoming-reality.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/11jan2016-disneys-flixel-drone-technology-for-nighttime-shows-takes-a-step-closer-to-becoming-reality.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/11jan2016-disneys-flixel-drone-technology-for-nighttime-shows-takes-a-step-closer-to-becoming-reality.htm Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:17:41 GMT Blizzard Beach closed due to low temperatures <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/11jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-due-to-low-temperatures.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Blizzard-Beach.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Lows down in the 40s make for less than ideal water park conditions.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/11jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-due-to-low-temperatures.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/11jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-due-to-low-temperatures.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/blizzard-beach/news/11jan2016-blizzard-beach-closed-due-to-low-temperatures.htm Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:11:26 GMT Fairways course at Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf closing for refurbishment <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/recreation/fantasia-gardens-mini-golf/news/08jan2016-fairways-course-at-fantasia-gardens-mini-golf-closing-for-refurbishment.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Fantasia-Gardens-Mini-Golf.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>One side of the Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf will be closed for three weeks to allow for refurbishment work.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/recreation/fantasia-gardens-mini-golf/news/08jan2016-fairways-course-at-fantasia-gardens-mini-golf-closing-for-refurbishment.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/recreation/fantasia-gardens-mini-golf/news/08jan2016-fairways-course-at-fantasia-gardens-mini-golf-closing-for-refurbishment.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/recreation/fantasia-gardens-mini-golf/news/08jan2016-fairways-course-at-fantasia-gardens-mini-golf-closing-for-refurbishment.htm Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:29:30 GMT More information on the upcoming Pizza Planet refurbishment at Disney's Hollywood Studios <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizza-planet/news/08jan2016-more-information-on-the-upcoming-pizza-planet-refurbishment-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/dining/Fullsize/Pizza-Planet_Full_12783.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>The Pizza Planet closure begins on later this month and will see the restaurant closed through to November 2016.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizza-planet/news/08jan2016-more-information-on-the-upcoming-pizza-planet-refurbishment-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizza-planet/news/08jan2016-more-information-on-the-upcoming-pizza-planet-refurbishment-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizza-planet/news/08jan2016-more-information-on-the-upcoming-pizza-planet-refurbishment-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:41:06 GMT VIDEO - Disney's Hollywood Studios says goodbye to the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/osborne-family-spectacle-of-lights/news/07jan2016-video---disneys-hollywood-studios-says-goodbye-to-the-osborne-family-spectacle-of-dancing-lights.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Osborne-Family-Spectacle-of-Lights_Full_26420.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Over 5 million lights shine at Disney's Hollywood Studios for one last time - see the very last performance of the Osborne Lights at Walt Disney World.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/osborne-family-spectacle-of-lights/news/07jan2016-video---disneys-hollywood-studios-says-goodbye-to-the-osborne-family-spectacle-of-dancing-lights.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/osborne-family-spectacle-of-lights/news/07jan2016-video---disneys-hollywood-studios-says-goodbye-to-the-osborne-family-spectacle-of-dancing-lights.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/osborne-family-spectacle-of-lights/news/07jan2016-video---disneys-hollywood-studios-says-goodbye-to-the-osborne-family-spectacle-of-dancing-lights.htm Thu, 07 Jan 2016 12:59:39 GMT PHOTOS - New meet and greet area under construction at Disney's Hollywood Studios <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/06jan2016-photos---new-meet-and-greet-area-under-construction-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Character-Meet-and-Greets-at-Disneys-Hollywood-Studios_Full_26317.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Look for a new meet and greet experience opening around Spring 2016 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/06jan2016-photos---new-meet-and-greet-area-under-construction-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/06jan2016-photos---new-meet-and-greet-area-under-construction-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/06jan2016-photos---new-meet-and-greet-area-under-construction-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:41:19 GMT Disney clarifies costume policy ahead of this weekend's Walt Disney World Marathon <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/walt-disney-world-marathon/news/05jan2016-disney-clarifies-costume-policy-ahead-of-this-weekends-walt-disney-world-marathon.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Walt-Disney-World-Marathon.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>If you are running a runDisney race be aware of new costume policy at the race and at after-race events in the parks.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/walt-disney-world-marathon/news/05jan2016-disney-clarifies-costume-policy-ahead-of-this-weekends-walt-disney-world-marathon.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/walt-disney-world-marathon/news/05jan2016-disney-clarifies-costume-policy-ahead-of-this-weekends-walt-disney-world-marathon.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/walt-disney-world-marathon/news/05jan2016-disney-clarifies-costume-policy-ahead-of-this-weekends-walt-disney-world-marathon.htm Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:34:34 GMT Disney Vacation Club to celebrate 25th anniversary with after hours events and Epcot Member Lounge <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disney-vacation-club/news/04jan2016-disney-vacation-club-to-celebrate-25th-anniversary-with-after-hours-events-and-epcot-member-lounge.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Disney-Vacation-Club.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>2016 looks to be a good year for Disney Vacation Club membership perks as the organization celebrates 25 years.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disney-vacation-club/news/04jan2016-disney-vacation-club-to-celebrate-25th-anniversary-with-after-hours-events-and-epcot-member-lounge.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disney-vacation-club/news/04jan2016-disney-vacation-club-to-celebrate-25th-anniversary-with-after-hours-events-and-epcot-member-lounge.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disney-vacation-club/news/04jan2016-disney-vacation-club-to-celebrate-25th-anniversary-with-after-hours-events-and-epcot-member-lounge.htm Mon, 04 Jan 2016 14:17:49 GMT Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights final performance date pushed back <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/osborne-family-spectacle-of-lights/news/03jan2016-osborne-family-spectacle-of-dancing-lights-final-performance-date-pushed-back.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Osborne-Family-Spectacle-of-Lights_Full_22553.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>The holiday favorite at Disney's Hollywood Studios has an additional 3 days of performances.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/osborne-family-spectacle-of-lights/news/03jan2016-osborne-family-spectacle-of-dancing-lights-final-performance-date-pushed-back.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/osborne-family-spectacle-of-lights/news/03jan2016-osborne-family-spectacle-of-dancing-lights-final-performance-date-pushed-back.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/osborne-family-spectacle-of-lights/news/03jan2016-osborne-family-spectacle-of-dancing-lights-final-performance-date-pushed-back.htm Sun, 03 Jan 2016 20:28:27 GMT Typhoon Lagoon closed due to poor weather and will begin annual refurbishment <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/typhoon-lagoon/news/02jan2016-typhoon-lagoon-closed-due-to-poor-weather-and-will-begin-annual-refurbishment.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Typhoon-Lagoon.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Typhoon Lagoon is now closed through to the Spring as cold weather has brought forward its seasonal closure.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/typhoon-lagoon/news/02jan2016-typhoon-lagoon-closed-due-to-poor-weather-and-will-begin-annual-refurbishment.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/typhoon-lagoon/news/02jan2016-typhoon-lagoon-closed-due-to-poor-weather-and-will-begin-annual-refurbishment.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/typhoon-lagoon/news/02jan2016-typhoon-lagoon-closed-due-to-poor-weather-and-will-begin-annual-refurbishment.htm Sat, 02 Jan 2016 14:34:43 GMT Disney's Hollywood Studios Streets of America character meet and greets to close next week <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/01jan2016-disneys-hollywood-studios-streets-of-america-character-meet-and-greets-to-close-next-week.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Character-Meet-and-Greets-at-Disneys-Hollywood-Studios.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Just a few days left to visit the Phineas & Ferb and Lightning McQueen & Mater meet and greets<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/01jan2016-disneys-hollywood-studios-streets-of-america-character-meet-and-greets-to-close-next-week.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/01jan2016-disneys-hollywood-studios-streets-of-america-character-meet-and-greets-to-close-next-week.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/character-meet-and-greets-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/01jan2016-disneys-hollywood-studios-streets-of-america-character-meet-and-greets-to-close-next-week.htm Fri, 01 Jan 2016 14:29:13 GMT VIDEO - Disney's Hollywood Studios New Year's Eve firework spectacular <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/01jan2016-video---disneys-hollywood-studios-new-years-eve-firework-spectacular.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/events/Fullsize/Holidays-at-Disneys-Hollywood-Studios_Full_24890.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>See the brand new fireworks show for New Year's Eve at Disney's Hollywood Studios.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/01jan2016-video---disneys-hollywood-studios-new-years-eve-firework-spectacular.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/01jan2016-video---disneys-hollywood-studios-new-years-eve-firework-spectacular.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/news/01jan2016-video---disneys-hollywood-studios-new-years-eve-firework-spectacular.htm Fri, 01 Jan 2016 14:13:20 GMT UPDATED 6pm - Magic Kingdom reopens to all guests after being closed to capacity <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/31dec2015-magic-kingdom-closes-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Magic-Kingdom_Full_24535.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>The park has been open less than 2 hours and is already closed to some guests due to capacity.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/31dec2015-magic-kingdom-closes-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/31dec2015-magic-kingdom-closes-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/31dec2015-magic-kingdom-closes-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:39:54 GMT VIDEO - Magic Kingdom debuts new Holiday Wishes New Year's Celebration firework show <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/holiday-wishes/news/31dec2015-video---magic-kingdom-debuts-new-holiday-wishes-new-years-celebration-firework-show.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Holiday-Wishes.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>Magic Kingdom upgrades it's New Year's fireworks with two perimeter shows and new Holiday Wishes New Year's Celebration show.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/holiday-wishes/news/31dec2015-video---magic-kingdom-debuts-new-holiday-wishes-new-years-celebration-firework-show.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/holiday-wishes/news/31dec2015-video---magic-kingdom-debuts-new-holiday-wishes-new-years-celebration-firework-show.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/holiday-wishes/news/31dec2015-video---magic-kingdom-debuts-new-holiday-wishes-new-years-celebration-firework-show.htm Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:34:26 GMT VIDEO - Reflections of Earth with Peace on Earth Finale <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/reflections-of-earth-with-peace-on-earth-finale/news/30dec2015-video---reflections-of-earth-with-peace-on-earth-finale.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/Reflections-of-Earth-with-Peace-on-Earth-Finale.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>See full show video from this year's holiday edition of IllumiNations - complete with a real shooting star.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/reflections-of-earth-with-peace-on-earth-finale/news/30dec2015-video---reflections-of-earth-with-peace-on-earth-finale.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/reflections-of-earth-with-peace-on-earth-finale/news/30dec2015-video---reflections-of-earth-with-peace-on-earth-finale.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/reflections-of-earth-with-peace-on-earth-finale/news/30dec2015-video---reflections-of-earth-with-peace-on-earth-finale.htm Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:04:40 GMT Entertainment line-up for New Year's Eve 2015 at the Magic Kingdom <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/30dec2015-entertainment-line-up-for-new-years-eve-at-the-magic-kingdom.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/events/Fullsize/Holidays-at-the-Magic-Kingdom_Full_24883.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Get all the details for planning your New Year's Eve at the Magic Kingdom.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/30dec2015-entertainment-line-up-for-new-years-eve-at-the-magic-kingdom.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/30dec2015-entertainment-line-up-for-new-years-eve-at-the-magic-kingdom.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/30dec2015-entertainment-line-up-for-new-years-eve-at-the-magic-kingdom.htm Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:18:18 GMT UPDATED 4pm - Magic Kingdom reopens to all guests after closing earlier due to reaching capacity <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/29dec2015-magic-kingdom-closed-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Magic-Kingdom_Full_24535.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>The Magic Kingdom continues to hit capacity closings this week as we near New Year's Eve.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/29dec2015-magic-kingdom-closed-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/29dec2015-magic-kingdom-closed-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/29dec2015-magic-kingdom-closed-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:54:01 GMT Pizza Planet closing for major refurbishment lasting most of 2016 <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizza-planet/news/29dec2015-pizza-planet-closing-for-major-refurbishment-lasting-most-of-2016.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/dining/Fullsize/Pizza-Planet_Full_12779.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>An 11 month closure is scheduled for Pizza Planet at Disney's Hollywood Studios.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizza-planet/news/29dec2015-pizza-planet-closing-for-major-refurbishment-lasting-most-of-2016.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizza-planet/news/29dec2015-pizza-planet-closing-for-major-refurbishment-lasting-most-of-2016.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizza-planet/news/29dec2015-pizza-planet-closing-for-major-refurbishment-lasting-most-of-2016.htm Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:46:54 GMT The Magic Carpets of Aladdin closing for refurbishment next month <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-magic-carpets-of-aladdin/news/29dec2015-the-magic-carpets-of-aladdin-closing-for-refurbishment-next-month.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/elements/The-Magic-Carpets-of-Aladdin.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;scale=both;encoder=freeimage;quality=60;progressive=true"></a></div>The Adventureland spinner attraction will be closed for a week starting late January 2016.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-magic-carpets-of-aladdin/news/29dec2015-the-magic-carpets-of-aladdin-closing-for-refurbishment-next-month.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-magic-carpets-of-aladdin/news/29dec2015-the-magic-carpets-of-aladdin-closing-for-refurbishment-next-month.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/the-magic-carpets-of-aladdin/news/29dec2015-the-magic-carpets-of-aladdin-closing-for-refurbishment-next-month.htm Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:40:53 GMT UPDATED 3pm - Magic Kingdom back open to all guests after being closed to some guests due to reaching capacity <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/28dec2015-magic-kingdom-closed-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Magic-Kingdom_Full_24536.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Walt Disney World's busiest park is experiencing very heavy crowds today and has reached a phase B closure.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/28dec2015-magic-kingdom-closed-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/28dec2015-magic-kingdom-closed-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/28dec2015-magic-kingdom-closed-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm Mon, 28 Dec 2015 17:09:00 GMT New Year's Eve entertainment line-up at Walt Disney World <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/28dec2015-new-years-eve-entertainment-line-up-at-walt-disney-world.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/events/Fullsize/Holidays-at-the-Magic-Kingdom_Full_24886.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div>Information to help plan your New year's Eve at Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs.<p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/28dec2015-new-years-eve-entertainment-line-up-at-walt-disney-world.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/28dec2015-new-years-eve-entertainment-line-up-at-walt-disney-world.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/28dec2015-new-years-eve-entertainment-line-up-at-walt-disney-world.htm Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:38:30 GMT Magic Kingdom has reopened after being closed to some guests due to reaching capacity <div style="text-align: left"><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/25dec2015-magic-kingdom-currently-closed-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm"><img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" src="http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Magic-Kingdom_Full_24535.jpg;width=300;height=250;mode=crop;quality=60;encoder=freeimage;progressive=true"></a></div><p><a href="http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/25dec2015-magic-kingdom-currently-closed-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm">Read full article</a></p> http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/25dec2015-magic-kingdom-currently-closed-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/news/25dec2015-magic-kingdom-currently-closed-to-some-guests-due-to-reaching-capacity.htm Fri, 25 Dec 2015 15:13:56 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