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High-speed train will link Shanghai Disneyland to city
Construction on the park began in October and will be completed by the end of 2015.
Jul 29, 2014 - General Disney News

"Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island" show cancelled at SeaWorld
The show will end August 10.
Jul 27, 2014 - Sea World

PBS plans Walt Disney biopic
The film will air fall 2015.
Jul 25, 2014 - Television and Film

Release date set for 5th Pirates of the Caribbean film
The film will be released July 7, 2017.
Jul 25, 2014 - Television and Film

Man arrested at Typhoon Lagoon for molesting 4 teenage girls
The girls turned him in to a Disney security employee, who happened to be an off-duty deputy.
Jul 24, 2014 - General Disney News

Standby line to be cut off in Anna and Elsa meet and greet
A timed return ticket program will be tested.
Jul 23, 2014 - Theme Parks Attractions

Disney's second quarter injury report: 12-year-old boy cuts fingers on Pirates ride
Twelve injuries were reported from Disney.
Jul 21, 2014 - General Disney News

30 years in prison for man who molested girl at SeaWorld
The man will also have lifetime supervision after his release.
Jul 20, 2014 - Sea World

Possible agreement reached between Disney and unions
The union has until August 4 to vote on the changes.
Jul 18, 2014 - General Disney News

Disney's CEO Bob Iger honored as CEO of the Year by Chief Executive magazine
Iger has been at the company's helm since 2005.
Jul 16, 2014 - General Disney News

Trattoria al Forno to replace Cat Cora's Kouzzina at Disney World
The new restaurant will open in December.
Jul 16, 2014 - General Disney News

Technical glitch causes Universal's Transformers ride to stall
12 guests were stuck on the attraction.
Jul 15, 2014 - Universal

Report: Monorail evacuated after lightning strike
120 passengers were evacuated.
Jul 13, 2014 - General Disney News

Military resource support group launches for Disney cast members
The group launched at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Jul 12, 2014 - General Disney News

Magic Kingdom guest got tips of fingers cut off on Pirates of the Caribbean
It is not yet known exactly how the incident happened.
Jul 10, 2014 - General Disney News

Disney Updates
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.

Blog - Sneak Preview of What's Coming to the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
July 20, 2014

Dates and pricing released for ICE! at Gaylord Palms
July 20, 2014
Using two million pounds of ice, this Gaylord Palms Resort special ticket exhibit will be transformed into the North Pole.

Blog - Disney's Magical Express Age Limit Changes: A Parent's & Teacher's Perspective
July 20, 2014

Blog - Five Reasons Why We're Not Seeing "Planes: Fire & Rescue" in Theaters
July 19, 2014

Blog updated - I Just Spent $20 on FastPasses! Would You?
July 19, 2014
The author has taken the tour she discussed in the blog - check out her thoughts to see if she would do this again!

Blog - Disneyland Celebrates 59 and looks forward to 60
July 18, 2014

Adventure Trading Company comes to Disneyland Park
July 18, 2014
Beginning August 1st, experience this new interactive storytelling adventure inside Adventureland in Disneyland Park.

Changes to minimum age to cruise on Disney Cruise Line
July 18, 2014
Effective for 2015 sailings, the minimum age to cruise is now 6 months old. Previously, the minimum age was 12 weeks.

Syfy's "Face Off" comes to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando
July 17, 2014
Syfy's Face Off comes to life at Halloween Horror Nights as a terrifying new street experience with characters created by some of Hollywood's most talented Special effects makeup artists!

Blog - July 2014 Magic Kingdom Construction Update
July 17, 2014

Disney Cruise Line releases photo of Halloween Pumpkin Tree onboard ships
July 17, 2014
Each of the four ships will have a different version of The Pumpkin Tree.

Information for Food & Wine Festival special dining experiences - book 7/31
July 17, 2014
Premium events will be announced July 24 and can be booked on July 31 beginning at 7:00am EST. To book, call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).

"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" theme for haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights
July 16, 2014
The drama from the El Ray Network had a 10-episode season last year and is based on a 1996 film with the same name.

Princess Half Marathon fills in less than 24 hours
July 16, 2014
The Princess Half Marathon, the Princess Enchanted 10K and the Glass Slipper Challenge are sold out, filling less than 24 hours after registration opened.

Passholder tickets now on sale for Mickey's Halloween Party
July 16, 2014
Tickets for Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Park are now on sale to Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members.

Local Southern California Theatre presents Tarzan-The Musical
July 15, 2014
Musical Theatre Orange County's production of Tarzan-The Musical, featuring sets by Disney artist Dave Avanzino, opens this weekend at El Dorado High School in Placentia, California.

Dolphins at Epcot will be offstage through August 7
July 14, 2014
Guests will not be able to see the dolphins at The Seas with Nemo & Friends. The Dolphins in Depth Tour will be unavailable during this time as well.

Changes in parking due to Downtown Disney Remodel
July 14, 2014
Speeds in the area will be reduced, as well as lanes closed. Buena Vista Drive will be expanded to 10 lanes.

Florida residents can save on Disney Cruise Line
July 14, 2014
Discounts are available on a variety of sailings.

Disney Cruise Line discounts available for members of the U.S. military
July 14, 2014
Rates start at $130 per night per person.

Blog - Disney Responds to Disability Access Service Lawsuit
July 13, 2014

WonderGround Gallery Artist in Residence for August
July 13, 2014
Liana Hee is the Artist in Residence for August and will be on hand at the WonderGround Gallery in Disneyland's Downtown Disney most weekend evenings meeting guests and signing her work.

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