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Disney cancels 2014 Festival of the Masters art show
The show is normally held in early November.
Aug 20, 2014 - General Disney News

Radio Disney to shut down stations and lay off employees
23 out of 24 stations will be closed in September.
Aug 19, 2014 - General Disney News

Disney proposes new contract for part-time employees
A date to vote on the new contract has not been set.
Aug 16, 2014 - General Disney News

SeaWorld announces new habitats for killer whales
The Blue World Project will encompass the marine parks in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio.
Aug 15, 2014 - Sea World

"Frozen" behind-the-scenes special coming to ABC
The special will air on ABC on September 2.
Aug 14, 2014 - Television and Film

PANDORA Jewelry coming to Disney Parks
The new collection will be available this fall.
Aug 13, 2014 - General Disney News

Universal Orlando to build fifth hotel?
Documents were filed showing excavation plans.
Aug 13, 2014 - Universal

Comedian and actor Robin Williams found dead at age 63
Williams became a Disney Legend in 2009.
Aug 12, 2014 - Television and Film

Universal's Hogwarts Express sees one million riders
In just one month, one million visitors have ridden the Hogwarts Express.
Aug 11, 2014 - Universal

Disney janitor arrested for sexually assaulting coworker
The man is being held in jail with no bond.
Aug 10, 2014 - General Disney News

Disney's Be Our Guest Restaurant tests new standby line policy
It's not clear yet if this system is planned to be permanent or not.
Aug 9, 2014 - General Disney News

Disney reports third quarter financial results
Results were up from last year.
Aug 7, 2014 - General Disney News

Disney CEO Bob Iger says plans are being developed for a "Star Wars presence" in the parks
The discussion was held during an investor's earnings call.
Aug 5, 2014 - Television and Film

Animator sues Disney, claims Frozen trailer is copyright infringement
A judge denied Disney's request for dismissal.
Aug 5, 2014 - Television and Film

Disney Cruise Line honored by Bon Voyage digital magazine
Disney Cruise Line took top honors in several categories.
Aug 4, 2014 - Disney Cruise Line


Disney Updates
Universal annual passholders will get early access to Diagon Alley in September
August 20, 2014
Annual Passholders will get early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley on weekday mornings in September. Access will be granted one hour before the scheduled opening time, which is either 8:00 or 9:00am. This is part of Passholder Appreciation Month.

VIDEO: What's New at Aulani
August 20, 2014
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa has many new offerings. Quick service at Ulu Cafe, kids splash zone at Keiki Cove, two new pools, and much more.

Elsa & Anna's Boutique coming to Disneyland
August 19, 2014
Studio Disney 365 in Disneyland's Downtown Disney will be closing August 25th to make way for Elsa & Anna's Boutique.

Bret Michaels to perform at September Velvet Sessions
August 19, 2014
September's Velvet Sessions celebrates Pinktober, Hard Rock's annual breast cancer awareness campaign.

MagicBands can now be purchased without ticket media
August 18, 2014
The bands are now available for purchase across property.

Changes to boat schedules at Downtown Disney
August 18, 2014
Schedules have been changing recently due to construction.

Great military rates available on Disney Cruise Line
August 18, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Florida residents can sail for as little as $100 per night!
August 18, 2014
These Florida Resident discounts come and go quickly and must be booked by 8/24/2014.

Meet and greet locations updated for Villains Unleashed! event
August 18, 2014
Over 50 Disney villains will be taking over the park until the 13th hour!

Blog - Disneyland Weekly Update - 08/18/14
August 17, 2014


Blog - The Good and Bad of the "Muppets Most Wanted" Blu-ray
August 17, 2014


20% off on select cruises for Canadian residents
August 17, 2014
Discount is available on several 7 and 5 night Western Caribbean cruises.

Ultimate Day VIP Tour available at Epcot Food & Wine Festival
August 16, 2014
This daylong tour begins at the Festival Center's VIP Lounge and includes champagne, a beverage tasting, six-course tapas-style lunch, wine, private backstage tours, time on Epcot attractions, food and beverage pairings with Disney chefs, VIP seating at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, and reserved seating for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks spectacular.

Awesome Mix Tape Dance Party scheduled for Villains Unleashed! event
August 16, 2014
Over 50 Disney villains will be taking over the park until the 13th hour!

Blog - New Golden Oak Outpost Menu is Waffle Fry Heaven
August 15, 2014


Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel Fall Discount Offer
August 15, 2014
Book a 3-night Disneyland Resort Package at a Good Neighbor Hotel for as little as $89 per person per night.

Sunrise Safari at Animal Kingdom ending 12/28/14
August 15, 2014
This tour is exclusive to Animal Kingdom Lodge Kilimanjaro Club Level guests.

American Idol Experience to close August 30
August 15, 2014
No plans have been announced for the space.

Florida residents save $40 on Cirque du Soleil tickets
August 15, 2014
Through September and October, Florida residents will save $40 on adult Cirque du Soleil tickets purchased at the box office.

VIDEO: The Refurbished Capt. Cook's at Polynesian Resort
August 15, 2014
After a long refurbishment, Capt. Cook's has reopened at the Polynesian Village Resort. Major changes include artwork in the seating area, a new menu, no more ordering off of touch screens and the tragic loss of the Dole Whip self-serve machine.

Blog - Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel - Camelot Inn
August 15, 2014


Universal Orlando plans for Celebration of Harry Potter
August 14, 2014
This three-day event will celebrate everything Harry Potter.

American Film Institute at the end of Backlot Tour to close
August 14, 2014
As of August 17, the American Film Institute Showcase exhibit at the end of the ride will be closed. This exhibit features props and costumes from various films. The gift shop will also close.

D23 Expo 2015 tickets are now on sale
August 14, 2014
Tickets for next year's D23 Expo are now on sale. The D23 Expo will be held August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Constantine the Frog to attend Villains Unleashed! event
August 14, 2014
The "Muppets Most Wanted" villain will be at the Stage One Company Store location near Muppet*Vision 3D.

Blog - Polynesian Resort's Capt. Cook's quick service restaurant reopens after refurbishment
August 14, 2014


Golden Oak Outpost now serving specialty waffle fries
August 13, 2014
This walk-up stand is located on the backside of Frontierland on the walkway to Adventureland.

Tower of Terror On-ride videos available with Memory Maker
August 13, 2014
After riding The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, a video of the guest's ride will be added to their My Disney Experience account. This video is only available to guests who have purchased Memory Maker.

Win a 2 Night / 3 Day stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin!
August 13, 2014
Answer 3 questions about the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin on our contest page for a chance to WIN!

Great Irish Hooley Festival to be held at Downtown Disney
August 13, 2014
"Hooley" is Irish slang for party or celebration. Celebrate with food, drink and dancing.

Update coming to My Disney Experience - make dining reservations 20 minutes in advance
August 12, 2014
A new update will allow guests to make same day dining reservations only 20 minutes in advance.

Performance times updated for Night of Joy
August 12, 2014
Disney’s Night of Joy is a hard-ticket event at the Magic Kingdom that features contemporary Christian performers.

Florida residents can save on Disney Cruise Line
August 12, 2014
Set sail for as little as $120 per night.

Blog - Disneyland Weekly Update - 08/11/14
August 11, 2014


VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Polynesian Resort Lobby - Lobby Waterfall
August 11, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at the Polynesian Resort.

Blog - Haunted Mansion Merchandise Continues to Materialize
August 10, 2014


What does it take to decorate for the holidays on Disney Cruise Line?
August 10, 2014
Very Merrytime Cruises are scheduled for the holiday season.

Refurb scheduled this winter for the Haunted Mansion
August 10, 2014
The attraction will be closed from 12/1 - 12/19/14.

Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Street Party reduces number of performances this month
August 09, 2014
Performance times will be 5:40 and 7:00pm on August 12, 13, 19, 20 and 29, 2014. Concrete work taking place on Main Street will limit the number of performances on those days.

It's Tough to be a Bug refurb extended until 9/27
August 09, 2014
This attraction was originally scheduled to reopen August 11, but will instead stay closed through September 27.

Yankee Trader shop refurb extended through December
August 09, 2014
The shop is becoming a Haunted Mansion gift shop.

Happy 45th Birthday to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion!
August 09, 2014
This New Orleans Square attraction opened on August 9, 1969.

Dracula Haunted House planned for Halloween Horror Nights
August 08, 2014
The haunted house "will be an origin story with gothic scenes showing Vlad the Impaler's transition into Dracula."

Tickets for Knott's Scary Farm now on sale
August 08, 2014
Tickets are now on sale for Knott's Berry Farm's annual Halloween Celebration.

Free Vinylmation with Disneyland Vacation Package
August 08, 2014
Book a vacation package to the Disneyland Resort this fall and receive a special Vinylmation figure inspired by Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas".

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Adventureland - Swiss Family Treehouse Exit
August 08, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at the Magic Kingdom.

Disney Cruise Line releases discounted sailings
August 07, 2014
Discounts are available on a variety of Bahamian and Caribbean itineraries.

Big Hero 6 characters coming to Walt Disney World
August 07, 2014
A specific date and location for the meet and greet has not yet been announced.

Frozen Summer Fun extended at Disney's Hollywood Studios
August 07, 2014
This celebration has been extended through September 28.

Top 5 Experiences at Walt Disney World That Don't Cost a Thing!
August 07, 2014
Walt Disney World can be a very expensive place — between park tickets, hotels, parking costs, meals and snacks, it all adds up very quickly. That’s why it’s important to remember that there are several fantastic experiences at Walt Disney World Resort that don’t cost a thing!

D23 announces ticket pricing for D23 Expo 2015
August 06, 2014
Tickets go on sale August 14th, 2014 (one year in advance) for the D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim. Early Bird pricing is good through the end of the year.

3 Disney Dream sailings in 2015 cancelled for shift in dry dock dates
August 06, 2014
The October 16, 19, and 23, 2015 sailings on the Disney Dream have been cancelled due to a "shift in planned Disney Dream dry dock dates." Disney Cruise Line is currently contacting guests and travel agents to let them know of the change so other arrangements can be made.

Club Villain dance party planned for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
August 06, 2014
This will take place at the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland.

Halloween Horror Nights plans Aliens vs. Predators haunted house
August 05, 2014
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Aliens vs. Predator film and the 35th anniversary of the Alien film.

Eve 6 to perform at August Velvet Sessions
August 05, 2014
The concert will be held Thursday, August 28 in the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel.

Military cruise discounts offered on a variety of sailings
August 05, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Blog - New Disney Parks Inspired Coffees from Joffrey's
August 04, 2014


Guardians of the Galaxy print at Disneyland's Pizza Port
August 04, 2014
Spend $30 or more at Pizza Port and receive an exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy print, while supplies last.

Updated list of restaurants that accept Tables in Wonderland
August 03, 2014
Tables in Wonderland members save 20% off of all food and beverage purchases at the participating Disney restaurants.

Video: Disney Park Bench - Polynesian Resort Dock - Polynesian Resort
August 02, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Polynesian Resort Dock - Polynesian Resort

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend adds Pixie Dust Challenge
August 02, 2014
The Pixie Dust Challenge has been added for runners who take on both the Tinker Bell 10K and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon.

Save 20% on a room only reservation at Disneyland hotels
August 01, 2014
Book a premium room at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, Disneyland Hotel or Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and save 20%. Save 15% on a standard room.

Epcot After Hours Wind Down extended through November 9
August 01, 2014
Stick around after IllumiNations for an evening at one of 4 exclusive lounges featuring food and beverages from award-winning Epcot chefs and sommeliers.

Blog - Review: "Guardians of the Galaxy" combines humor, action, and a stellar cast to become the perfect summer blockbuster
August 01, 2014


All-Star Music food court closes for refurbishment
August 01, 2014
The Intermission Food Court will be closed 8/1/14-12/20/14 for refurb.

New events added to Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
July 31, 2014
Late Nights LIVE! and new Premium Package events added.

Astro Orbiter rehab extended by one week
July 31, 2014
Originally scheduled to end September 19, the ride will now reopen September 28.

Food & Wine Festival Premium events now available for booking
July 31, 2014
This includes seminars, signature dining experiences and other special events.

Changes coming to Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Street Party?
July 30, 2014
An update is rumored for this parade later this year, possibly around October. Possible changes are new music; Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald moving to the top of the floats; and Stitch joining the fun. Sebastian, Lumiere, and The Mad Hatter will leave the parade.

During pool rehab, Polynesian guests will have free admission to Blizzard Beach
July 30, 2014
Originally, the resort guests were just going to be given one-day tickets to the water park, but that has been changed. They will now have complimentary unlimited admission to Blizzard Beach during their stay at the Polynesian.

List of restaurants participating in the 2015 Disney Dining Plan
July 30, 2014
This list will be updated as more restaurants are added. Epcot and Downtown Disney restaurants don't normally finalize their participation until later in the year.

Disneyland's Mickey's Halloween Party tickets now on sale to the general public.
July 30, 2014
This event runs September 12-October 31, 2014.

2015 Magic Your Way Disney World packages released!
July 30, 2014
A Walt Disney World package is a resort room and theme park admission. The Disney Dining Plan may also be added.

Happy 15th Birthday to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith!
July 29, 2014
The attraction originally opened its doors at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 29, 1999.

Victoria & Albert's will no longer accept Tables in Wonderland
July 29, 2014
This begins August 1, 2014.

Summertime Pals Ink & Paint Cel release
July 29, 2014
This limited release will be available at the event, or pre-order by September 25 at 5:00pm EST.

Haunted Mansion merchandise shop coming to Magic Kingdom
July 28, 2014
The former Yankee Trader shop will become a Haunted Mansion merchandise location in the near future. The decor will be inspired by Madame Leota and will carry items from the Haunted Mansion Authentic program, such as apparel, home goods, souvenirs and more.

Merchandise Events and Artist Appearances/Signings for August
July 28, 2014
List of authors and artists coming to the theme parks for signings and merchandise releases.

Great military rates available on Disney Cruise Line
July 28, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Florida residents can sail to the Southern Caribbean for just $120/night!
July 28, 2014
Other discounted cruises are available as well.

List of characters updated for Villains Unleashed! event
July 28, 2014
Over 50 Disney villains will be taking over the park until the 13th hour!

Beginning today, PhotoPass print packages are no longer offered table-side at character meals
July 27, 2014
This includes Chef Mickey's, 1900 Park Fare, 'Ohana, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show and Tusker House Restaurant.

Dole Whips now available at Aulani
July 26, 2014
Self-serve Dole Whips are now available at The Lava Shack - pineapple, vanilla or swirl.

Hard Rock Hotel to host wine riffs event
July 26, 2014
A five-course dinner from the hotel's chefs is paired with wines and music.

Disney Visa cardholders can book Food & Wine Festival events early
July 26, 2014
Disney Visa cardholders can book special events two days earlier than the general public - on July 29 and July 30 from 7:00am-11:00pm EST.

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit to remain at Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry until 1/4/15
July 25, 2014
This exhibit is well worth the $9 admission fee and is a great way for Midwestern Disney fans to get a Disney fix between park visits!

DVC members can sail on Disney Cruise Line for $119/night
July 25, 2014
DVC members can save 30% on Deluxe Oceanview staterooms on select 7-night Caribbean cruises on the Disney Magic!

Tables in Wonderland adds blackout dates for several restaurants
July 25, 2014
The Tables in Wonderland program offers Florida Residents, DVC members and Annual Passholders 20% off of all food and beverage purchases at the participating Disney restaurants.

Information on Holiday sleigh rides at Fort Wilderness
July 25, 2014
This horse-drawn "sleigh" ride is a fun way to celebrate the season.

Marketplace menus for Epot International Food & Wine Festival
July 24, 2014
List of menu items for the marketplaces set up around World Showcase.

Rehab planned in November for Magic Carpets of Aladdin
July 24, 2014
The Magic Kingdom attraction will be closed 11/10 - 11/21/2014.

Food & Wine Festival Special Dining Experiences released
July 24, 2014
Bookings for these experiences begin July 31.

10 Places to Wait Out a Thunderstorm at Walt Disney World
July 24, 2014


Disney Castaway Cay Challenge added to Princess Half Marathon Weekend
July 24, 2014
Runners who are registered for any of the Disney races (5K or longer) during the Weekend have the option to complete the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge when sailing on the Disney Dream February 23-27.

"The Purge: Anarchy" to be Halloween Horror Nights Street Experience
July 23, 2014
Set in the future, the government allows 12 hours every year where all crime is legal, in an effort to keep crime rates below one percent the rest of the year. Citizens must try to survive the night.

Fantasia Miniature Golf Course rehab planned off and on for the next two weeks
July 23, 2014
Gardens Course closed 7/22-7/25/2014, 7/28-8/1/2014, 8/4-8/8/2014. The Fairways will still be open.

Blog - I Can Go The Distance: Deciding is one thing, registering is another
July 23, 2014


Disney Cruise Line discounts for the U.S. Military
July 23, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Disneyland military ticket offer extended to 2015
July 23, 2014
The Disneyland Resort has extended their special military offer through 10/03/15, however beginning 08/25/14, the 3-Day Park Hoppers will increase slightly to $132.

Florida residents can sail for as low as $135 per night
July 23, 2014
New Florida Resident discounts are released weekly.

Save up to 30% on a Room Only reservation at Walt Disney World!
July 23, 2014
Valid for stays most nights 10/4/14 - 11/25/14 and 11/29/14 - 12/23/14.

2015 WDW hotel discount released for U.S. Military
July 22, 2014
Valid for stays most nights 9/28/14 - 10/3/15.

All 3 remaining weekends sold out for Harambe Nights
July 22, 2014
July 26, August 2 and August 9 are sold out.

Annual passholder discount for Spice Road Table
July 22, 2014
Through 9/17/14, Annual Passholders can get a 30% discount on their bill.

2015 Military Ticket Discount info released
July 22, 2014
Members of the military can purchase 4-day Magic Your Way tickets with Park Hopper option for $177 each.

Changes to reservation times for Wishes Dessert Party
July 21, 2014
Reservations are all being set for 6:00pm, no matter when Wishes is taking place. The dessert party will actually take place one hour before Wishes.

Frozen Summer Fun Premium package is sold out for all remaining dates
July 21, 2014
This package gives guests at Frozen Summer Fun Live reserved viewing for several events.

Wild by Design tour to be discontinued after 9/26/14
July 21, 2014
This tour takes place at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Fantasy Football Convention coming to ESPN Wide World of Sports
July 21, 2014
The convention will give attendees access to ESPN talent, a live fantasy football draft and more.


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