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Disney and unions argue about extra shift distribution policy
The arbitrator will hear the dispute on Friday, September 5.
Sep 1, 2014 - General Disney News

Polynesian Resort opens new Dole Whip location
Pineapple Lanai opens at Walt Disney World's Polynesian Resort.
Aug 30, 2014 - General Disney News

Popular EPCOT acts to depart this Fall
A specific end date hasn't been announced.
Aug 28, 2014 - Theme Parks Attractions

Wet 'n Wild employee trapped in pool; now in critical condition
The man is in critical condition at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.
Aug 27, 2014 - Universal

Star Wars mobile game app released by Disney
The game is currently only available for Apple mobile devices.
Aug 25, 2014 - Television and Film

Disney contract approved by part-time employees
Pay will be raised to $10 by 2016.
Aug 24, 2014 - General Disney News

Citation banning whale trainers from water will not be appealed by SeaWorld
SeaWorld will continue to work on improving trainer safety.
Aug 22, 2014 - Sea World

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

Disney Updates
Blog - Dole Whips are back at the Polynesian Village Resort at the new and disappointing Pineapple Lanai
September 01, 2014

Shortened monorail operating hours now in place
September 01, 2014
The monorail will have a different operating schedule than normal as an automation upgrade takes place.

Disney Cruise Line releases discounted sailings
September 01, 2014
These discounted rates can all be combined with Dreams Unlimited Travel's exclusive shipboard credits.

Blog - Disneyland Weekly Update - 09/01/14
September 01, 2014

Blog - The Good and Bad of "Toy Story of TERROR!" on Blu-ray
August 31, 2014

More Haunted House and Street Experience themes announced for Halloween Horror Nights
August 31, 2014
Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights returns for 28 select nights beginning September 19.

Discount available for pre- and post-night stays at Aulani with a Disney Cruise Line Hawaiian cruise
August 31, 2014
Sail on the Disney Wonder to Hawaii in 2015 and get a 25% discount at Aulani, plus free breakfast.

American Idol Experience is now closed at Disney's Hollywood Studios
August 30, 2014
This attraction closed August 30, 2014. No definitive plans have been announced for this space.

VIDEO: Oogie Boogie's Freaky Funhouse Show at Villains Unleashed
August 30, 2014
Oogie Boogie's Freaky Funhouse Show at Villains Unleashed brings Vegas to Walt Disney World. Villains Unleashed took over Disney's Hollywood Studios on August 23, 2014 and part of the hard ticket event was Oogie Boogie's Freak Funhouse Show. Oogie Boogie hosts the show that features a sword-swallowing act, daredevil archery and a finale full of fire!

Refurb closures planned for Walt Disney World water parks
August 30, 2014
Typhoon Lagoon will be closed 10/26/14-1/3/15 and Blizzard Beach will be closed 1/4/15-3/14/15.

Top 5 Signature Dining Experiences at the Walt Disney World Resorts
August 30, 2014
1,600 listeners and viewers of our DIS Unplugged web-cast voted on their favorite signature restaurants at the Walt Disney World resort hotels.

Dates announced for Nashville Long Weekend Adventures by Disney trip
August 29, 2014
The trip will take place in 2015 and will visit several Nashville iconic destinations.

Legends of Frontierland extended at Disneyland Park
August 29, 2014
Legends of Frontierland, the interactive experience at Disneyland Park, has been extended past the previously announced September 1st end date.

Blog - The Top 5 Underutilized Spaces at Walt Disney World
August 29, 2014

Starbucks will open at Hollywood Studios in February 2015
August 29, 2014
The Trolley Car Cafe will be located along Hollywood Boulevard and be themed like a trolley car station. Disney baked goods and Starbucks La Boulange pastry items will be available. An exact location hasn't been announced.

VIDEO - Frozen Fireworks Multi-Angle Full Show
August 29, 2014
“Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”

VIDEO: Star-Lord & Gamora from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at Villains Unleashed
August 28, 2014
Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, and Gamora made their first appearance ever at the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 1 Dance Party during the Villains Unleashed event at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Mikala Canoe Club Marina at Polynesian to be closed for refurb
August 28, 2014
The marina will be closed 9/15 - 9/19/2014. Sail boat/motorized boats and fishing excursions will not be available.

Magic Mountain announces Twisted Colossus
August 28, 2014
Southern California's Six Flags Magic Mountain announced that they are transforming their classic wooden coaster into a record-breaking wooden/steel hybrid.

Disneyland adds Frozen pre-parade to Mickey's Halloween Party
August 28, 2014
The stars of Frozen will appear on their special pre-parade float prior to each Mickey's Costume Party cavalcade.

Entrance 4 to Downtown Disney's parking lot now closed
August 28, 2014
Entrance 4 (between Cirque du Soleil and DisneyQuest) is now closed permanently. The only entrances are Entrance 2 (across from the Hess Station) and Entrance 5 (across from Typhoon Lagoon).

VIDEO: Villains Unleashed Opening Ceremony
August 27, 2014
Villains Unleashed kicked off at Disney's Hollywood Studios with an opening ceremony hosted by Hades, Pain, Panic and Megara from Hercules. Once the stars of the night took the stage they introduced some of the 50 Disney Villains guests could meet at the special hard ticket event.

VIDEO: Villains Unleashed Event Overview
August 27, 2014
Over 50 Disney villains took over Disney's Hollywood Studios for the Villains Unleashed Event.

Blog - The Perfect Time to Cruise: Choosing to Cruise Even When Life Gets in the Way
August 27, 2014

Adventures by Disney adds Nashville Long Weekend itinerary
August 27, 2014
Trip highlights include a visit to The Grand Ole Opry, a performance at the Bluebird Cafe, a tour of RCA Studio B, and an After-hours Visit at The Hermitage.

Times updated for events at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
August 26, 2014
The Party is a specially ticketed event at the Magic Kingdom that begins September 1.

Blog - Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel - Cortona Inn & Suites
August 26, 2014

Disney Cruise Line offers discounted rates for the U.S. Military
August 25, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Villains' Sinister Soiree add-on available for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
August 25, 2014
This special add-on will give guests preferred viewing for Mickey's Boo to You Halloween Parade (8:15pm) and the Happy HalloWishes fireworks show. Lady Tremaine will host a dessert soiree at Cinderella's Royal Table Restaurant for you and some of her friends.

Florida residents can sail for as little as $90 per night!
August 25, 2014
These Florida Resident discounts come and go quickly and must be booked by 8/31/2014.

5 Elements from the Disney Parks that You'll Find on a Disney Cruise Ship
August 25, 2014
You have been to the Disney Parks, and you love them. You keep going back for that pixie-dust rush. You can’t imagine a vacation apart from Disney Parks, yet somehow the “old and familiar” is getting a bit old and familiar. This is where the Disney Cruise Line enters. It’s a Disney vacation of a different variety. The dissimilarities are a bit obvious. You’re on a ship in the ocean, visiting foreign places. This is nothing like being landlocked in a park, surrounded by coasters and kiosks. So what can you expect from the Disney Parks to carry over to your cruise?

Blog - Disneyland Weekly Update - 08/25/14
August 25, 2014

Blog - "Villains Unleashed" needs leashing up - Disney's overcrowded hard ticket event leaves guests in long lines most of the night
August 24, 2014

Mickey's PhilharMagic refurb extended
August 24, 2014
The end date has been moved from September 19 to the 28th. The attraction will go down September 8.

Enchanted Tiki Room going down for refurb in late September
August 23, 2014
The Magic Kingdom attraction will be closed from 9/27 - 10/3/2014.

Save up to 30% at Universal on-site hotels
August 23, 2014
Savings are greater depending on the season and length of stay.

Mickey's Halloween Party tickets sold out for 10/03/14
August 23, 2014
Tickets for the 10/03/14 date for Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland are sold out. Other dates are still available.

Two Epcot New Year's Eve dining events released
August 23, 2014
More New Year's Eve events are yet to be released.

Blog - Beyond Aulani
August 22, 2014

Updated operating schedule for monorails
August 22, 2014
The monorail will have a different operating schedule than normal as an automation upgrade takes place.

Charging stations for electric vehicles added to Epcot parking lot
August 22, 2014
Disney has added four Level 2 ChargePoint charging stations to the Journey parking lot at Epcot. Electric vehicles will be charged $.35 per kw/h, with a minimum charge of $1.50.

Event packages for A Celebration of Harry Potter now on sale
August 21, 2014
Fans of the boy wizard will love this three-day event celebrating everything Harry Potter. There will be Q&A sessions with select cast members and filmmakers, a Harry Potter Expo, and of course, the chance to visit Diagon Alley, ride the Hogwarts Express and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.

Blog - New Tour Review: The Disney California Story
August 21, 2014

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets sold out on 10/31/14
August 21, 2014
Tickets are still available for all other dates.

New Move it! Shake it! Dance and Play it! Street Party to debut at Magic Kingdom this fall
August 21, 2014
Stitch and Phineas & Ferb will join the party and Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy will ride on top of giant gift boxes. The soundtrack will feature remixed classic party songs and guests will vote for one of three current hits to be played.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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