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Release Dates Announced for the Four 'Avatar' Sequels

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:25:32 EST

It has been a year since James Cameron revealed that there would be a total of four sequels to his sci-fi blockbuster Avatar, all filmed concurrently; now, we finally have a schedule for them.

Disney Quarterly Report: Guest Collapses on Big Thunder Mountain, Dies in Hospital

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:25:08 EST

A 54-year-old man with a pre-existing condition passed away in the hospital after collapsing on the Magic Kingdom attraction Big Thunder Mountain, says Disney's quarterly report.

An In-Depth Look at the Recording Session for 'Happily Ever After'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:54:15 EST

'Happily Ever After', the Magic Kingdom's new nighttime fireworks spectacular, is right around the corner, and Disney has just released a video that delves into the creative process that guided the development of the score.

Magic Kingdom Will Have Special Offerings for Dapper Day Guests

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:54:31 EST

From April 28th through the 30th, guests at the Walt Disney World Resort will have the opportunity to add some class to their park experience with Dapper Day.

Merchandise Released for this Weekend's Star Wars Half Marathon

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:00:27 EST

Here's a look at the merchandise for this weekend's Star Wars Half Marathon at Walt Disney World.

Oscar Winner Alan Menken to Perform a New One-Man Show at This Year's D23 Expo

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:31:06 EST

Eight-time Oscar-winner and second most prolific Oscar winner in the music category, Alan Menken will perform his own music and share entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career at this year's D23 Expo 2017.

Disneyland's Space Mountain Returns to its Classic Theming This Summer

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:47:43 EST

According to the Disney Parks Blog, starting June 1 Disneyland’s Space Mountain will return to its original theming.

Gaston's Tavern Now Offering the Enchanted Rose Sipper Cup

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:52:38 EST

The highly sought after Enchanted Rose Sipper Cup is now available at Gaston's Tavern in the Magic Kingdom.

Marvel's 'Captain Marvel' Has Named Its Directors

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:43:05 EST

Marvel had previously announced who will be starring as Carol Danvers (or Captain Marvel when she’s at work), Brie Larson, but who will they be trusting to helm this feature?

Keira Knightley Returns for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge'

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:10:24 EST

Keira Knightley will return as Elizabeth Turner for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge'

Sneak Peek of the "Specialty Beverages" Coming To Pandora - The World of Avatar

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:17:56 EST

The Disney Parks Blog just released a sneak peek at some of the libations that will be coming to Pandora - The World of Avatar when it opens on May 27, 2017.

Disney Ranked as the World's Most Successful Licensor

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:44:12 EST

License Global has published a list of the top 150 global licensors for 2016, and The Walt Disney Company placed first by a substantial margin.

The Los Angeles Chargers Host NFL Draft Party at Disneyland Resort

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:54:43 EST

The Los Angeles Chargers will host an NFL draft party at the Disneyland Resort; more specifically, at the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney.

World Showcase Pavilions in Depth: Norway

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:50:45 EST

Guests Begin to Experience the New Rooms at the Grand Californian

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:10:59 EST

Disneyland is offering another look at the new rooms in the Grand Californian.

Disney Fans Receive Survey Describing Potential 'Star Wars'-Themed Hotel

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:02:15 EST

According to WFTV 9, a survey has recently been sent out asking if fans would be interested in a potential Star Wars-themed hotel.

CONFIRMED: Walt Disney World Gondolas Are Official

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:45:34 EST

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Walt Disney World Resort is working on constructing a gondola system that will transport guests from Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Art of Animation.

Disney Cruise Line Offers "One-of-a-Kind" Port Adventures in Northern Europe

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:19:50 EST

Disney Cruise Line is offering what they call “one-of-a-kind Port Adventures” that “only Disney can do' aboard the Disney Magic in Northern Europe.

New Last Chance Offers on Adventures by Disney Itineraries

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:36:35 EST

Save up to $350 on select Adventures by Disney itineraries and river cruises this summer.

Disney Gives Details of Pandora's Exotic Ecosystem

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:52:03 EST

The newest segment is focused on not only the fictional flora and fauna of the land, but on the interactions between them, and the formation of a fully functioning imagined ecosystem in Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Walt Disney Archives to Host Pirates-themed Exhibit at D23 Expo

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:33:35 EST

The Walt Disney Archives has announced the theme of this year's exhibit at the D23 Expo.

Frozen Summer Games Returning to Blizzard Beach

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:35:20 EST

Play games and meet some of your favorite characters this summer at Blizzard Beach.

Theatrical Version of 'Frozen' Finalizes Cast, Adds New Choreographer

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:25:36 EST

Disney Theatrical Productions' version of Frozen is set to head to Broadway next Spring.

Director James Gunn Returns for 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3'

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:08:55 EST

James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2, announced on Facebook that he will be returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Disneyland's Fantasmic! Adds Scenes From The Lion King, Tangled, and More!

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:28:40 EST

When Fantasmic! returns to Disneyland Park this summer, it looks like it'll have some new additions to the show.

New 'Beauty and the Beast' Inspired Collection Debuts from Harvey's Seatbelt Bags

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:48:10 EST

Harvey's has just released their latest collection of Disney handbags featuring characters from Disney's Beauty and the Beast including Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and the beloved enchanted rose.

VIDEO: Mark Hamill Himself Panel Highlights | Star Wars Celebration 2017

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:39:12 EST

Mark Hamill covers some lesser known secrets of the Star Wars films and his other projects since in his one-man show during Star Wars Celebration!

Top 3 Best Deluxe Resorts for Families with Small Children

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:42:44 EST

Dave Hilton lists the Top 3 Best Deluxe Resorts for Families with Small Children. He even includes a couple of comparisons against the hotels not on this list for justification.

Disney's Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Passes One Billion Dollars at the Box Office

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:26:51 EST

Thirty days after its release, Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is still going strong at the box office having surpassed over $1 billion dollars

27 Hours of Waiting for Star Wars Celebration Panels

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:27:36 EST

The experience of waiting over a day just for two of the main panels at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017!

Fittings&Fairings Gift Shop at Disney's Yacht Club Temporarily Closed

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:58:45 EST

At Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Fittings & Fairings Gift Shop will close for refurbishment on April 17, 2017.

New Details for Star Wars Land Released at Star Wars Celebration

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:53:44 EST

Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering had some exciting new information for the upcoming expansion to the Disneyland Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando.

Disney Files Permits For Food&Wine Festival, Caribbean Beach, and Hollywood Studios

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 09:56:41 EST

According to the Orlando Business Journal, Disney recently filed a slew of permits for high profile projects.

The Last Jedi Panel at Star Wars Celebration

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:32:32 EST

The Last Jedi panel featured the debut of the teaser poster, teaser trailer, and the introduction of a new cast member.

Vox Populi: Disney Fans React to Walt Disney World Club 33 Announcement

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:54:58 EST

Opinions and discussions about the Club 33 announcement for Walt Disney World have begun among the fan-base at

Ample Hills Creamery at Disney's BoardWalk extending their hours for the next month

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:03:21 EST

The popular ice cream parlor at Disney's BoardWalk is extending their hours this Spring.

Tree of Life Awakenings to be Expanded at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:22:47 EST

Tree of Life awakenings will soon be able to be seen on both sides of the park's icon.

Star Wars Celebration Orlando - Day 1 Review

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:33:08 EST

The Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida started on April 13th, 2017. I attended the first day of the event, and this was the first 'nerd' convention that I had ever attended, so I wanted to share with you my thoughts.

Walt Street Speculation Shows Apple Could Potentially Buy Disney

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:27:56 EST

According to speculative analysis from RCB Capital Markets, the idea of Apple purchasing Disney is not so far-fetched.

Much-Anticipated "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Trailer has been Released!

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:58:08 EST

The brand new 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' movie trailer was just released at the Star Wars Celebration going on in Orlando!

RUMOR: Is the "Free Dining"Announcement Just Around the Corner?

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:53:07 EST

Rumored dates for Disney's much-anticipated 'Free Dining' promotion are circling around the internet!

Photo Opportunity with Cinderella's Carriage for Easter

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:47:00 EST

To celebrate the week of Easter, guests can take their picture with Cinderella's Carriage in the Magic Kingdom from now until April 19!

What Concerns Me About Club 33 Coming to Walt Disney World

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:05:23 EST

Stephen Porter explains what concerns him about Club 33 coming to Walt Disney World

Christmas Is Coming to The Wizarding World for the First Time at Universal Orlando

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:54:43 EST

Universal has some big plans for this year's holiday festivities, but perhaps the biggest of all involve a popular property whose books prominently feature yuletide celebrations: Christmas is coming to Harry Potter.

Club 33 Coming to Walt Disney World

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:31:12 EST

Later this year, Club 33, the exclusive restaurant that began in Disneyland's New Orleans Square, will expand to Walt Disney World.

SeaWorld Orlando Announces New Water Ride

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:32:40 EST

A new rapids ride with several unique features is set to open next summer at SeaWorld Orlando.

Easter 2017 Happenings Around Walt Disney World Resort

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:21:15 EST

Look here for information on all that's going on around the Walt Disney World Resort during Easter!

Uber-Like Service to Begin Soon at Walt Disney World

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:12:28 EST

Walt Disney World has begun hiring drivers for the new service.

2018 Dates Available to Book for Adventures by Disney - Winter in Wyoming

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:44:15 EST

Dates are now available to book for the Adventures by Disney Winter in Wyoming 2018 departures.

Does Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! Appear in 'Thor: Ragnarok'?

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:56:34 EST

The Collector's fortress may make an appearance in Thor: Ragnarok according to theme park consultant Reza Lackey of Slashfilm.

Build a Custom Easter Basket at Marketplace Co-op at Disney Springs

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:48:39 EST

Easter is less than a week away and there is a new, limited-time offering coming to the Co-op Marketplace at Disney Springs beginning on Friday, April 14, 2017, to help you celebrate.

Disneyland Resort to Begin Testing WiFi in the Parks

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:02:56 EST

Disneyland will be testing WiFi in their theme parks beginning April 24th.

James Corden and NBA Star Stephen Curry Sing Disney Songs Together

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:35:06 EST

NBA star Stephen Curry proposes that he and James Corden should sing together for a 'Carpool Karaoke' segment.

Registration Now Open for The runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:22:25 EST

To celebrate National Pet Day, runDisney has opened registration for the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series featuring Pluto!

Walt Disney World Plans to Hire 1,000 New Cast Members This Spring

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:16:04 EST

The Walt Disney World Resort will be hiring 1,000 full and part-time Cast Members this Spring.

Entertainers Announced for 2017 Night of Joy Event

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:19:47 EST

2017 Night of Joy entertainers are announced!

VIDEO: Lunch at The Polite Pig | Disney Springs

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:02:36 EST

Another new dining experience has opened at Disney Springs and Craig, Ryno, Steve, and Charles are there to try it out!

Star Wars Fans Have the Chance to Win the Ultimate Fan Experience

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:39:34 EST

Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley announced a special way Star Wars fans can get involved with the 40th Anniversary and win the ultimate fan experience.

VIDEO: Most Overrated Snacks at Walt Disney World | DIS Unplugged Minisode

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:27:39 EST

Join Steve, Craig, and Ryno as they discuss what they believe are the most overrated snacks at Walt Disney World. You might be surprised about their choices!

Imagineers Share A Sneak Peek at Copper Creek Villas and Cabins

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:44:12 EST

Disney Vacation Club and Imagineering have shared a sneak peek into the progress of this exciting new resort area.

Special Star Wars Announcements on Good Morning America on April 11

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:53:54 EST

ABC's Good Morning America will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Could Amazon Prime Video be the New Home of Girl Meets World?

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:43:15 EST

It's been reported that talks have taken place regarding moving Girl Meets World to another platform and many believe that platform to be Amazon Prime Video.

Review: Ariel's Grotto Breakfast at Disney California Adventure

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:50:33 EST

In this article, Kristina Kelleher-Bianchi takes us through her experience dining at Ariel's Grotto for breakfast.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Elon Musk, and Bill Nye: Epcot Needs You!

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:29:57 EST

This is an open letter from a concerned fan about the condition of Epcot at Walt Disney World.

Marvel Released Thor: Ragnarok Teaser Trailer

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:13:19 EST

On November 3, 2017 Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok will be released in theaters, but earlier today fans of the god of thunder got their first taste of what the movie is about.

UPDATE: Star Wars: Galactic Nights Event is Sold Out

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 12:28:20 EST

The one-night, hard-ticketed event, Star Wars: Galactic Nights, has been sold out.

Full Menu for The Polite Pig at Disney Springs Now Available

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:33:17 EST

The Polite Pig will feature 'modern barbecue' prepared in an open kitchen, along with Southern sides, a bar with seven different barbecue sauces, a selection of craft beers and cocktails featuring a bourbon bar with more than 50 selections from small batch bourbons to a Pappy Van Winkle 23-Year Family Reserve.

Fast Moving 300-Acre Brush Fire Threatening Orlando's Tourism District

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:10:00 EST

News13 is reporting that the Florida Forest Service is carefully monitoring a fast-moving, 300-acre brush fire that is currently burning near Orlando's tourism district.

Disney Vacation Sparks Parental Rights Debate in the UK

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:28:42 EST

A family vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort has ignited a legal battle in Britain's highest court.

Disney Closes Deal with Dwayne Johnson to Star in Live-Action 'Jungle Cruise'

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:23:56 EST

Dwayne Johnson has closed a deal to star in Jungle Cruise, Disney's live-action adaptation of the iconic theme park attraction.

Disney Files Patent Application for Soft Robots

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:03:34 EST

Coordinating masses of costumed Disney Characters is a logistical hassle, but interactive animatronics bring up safety issues; Disney's newest patent application could be the solution.

Woman Chokes Girl for Blocking Fireworks View

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:25:31 EST

A Michigan woman was arrested for allegedly choking a teen after she blocked her view of Wishes.

Last Imagineer Hired by Walt Disney, George McGinnis, Passes Away at Age 87

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:40:19 EST

George McGinnis, the last Imagineer hired by Walt Disney himself, has passed away. He was 87.

All Race, No Parks

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:34:08 EST

Dara Ross describes how she was able to have a fantastic time at Walt Disney World during Marathon Weekend without a park ticket.

Take Me Out to Casey's Corner: Restaurant Review

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:30:11 EST

Michelle Foster reviews her dining experience at Casey's Corner in the Magic Kingdom.

Don Rickles - Voice of Mr. Potato Head - Passes Away at the Age of 90

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 18:28:02 EST

The famous insult comedian and voice of Toy Story's Mr. Potato Head, Don Rickles, passed away in his Los Angeles home today at the age of 90.

D23 Expo Releases Full List of Disney Legends Honorees

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:09:38 EST

Disney CEO Bob Iger will host the Disney Legends award ceremony on Friday, July 14th; the D23 Expo has just released the full list of those he will be honoring.

Ant and Dec Will Record 'Saturday Night Takeaway' Finale at Walt Disney World

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:28:31 EST

Ant and Dec will be filming their 14th series(or season, in America) finale for the Saturday Night Takeaway, a popular program from the United Kingdom.

Top Five Threads for March 2017 on

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:17:37 EST

Take a look at our top 5 threads for last month and come join these and thousands of other discussions at

First of This Year's Disney Legends Announced

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:00:13 EST

Yahoo! Movies has leaked the names of four new Disney Legends that will be inducted at the D23 Expo this July, including the late Carrie Fisher.

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is Now Officially Open!

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:15:11 EST

Jimmy Fallon is now officially part of the Universal Orlando family with the grand opening of Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon!

Copper Creek Villas&Cabins General Sales are Open!

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:13:28 EST

If you've been dreaming of becoming a Disney Vacation Club Member, today might be the day as the brand new Copper Creek Villas & Cabins sales are now open!

VIDEO: Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon Grand Opening | Universal Studios Florida

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:02:37 EST

Jimmy Fallon and his family along with The Roots, Steve Higgins, Gary, and Hashtag the Panda rode along the red carpet of Universal Studios Florida to officially open Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, bringing Jimmy and The Tonight Show family into the Universal Orlando Resort family!

2017 Holiday Party Dates Announced for Halloween and Christmas

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:25:49 EST

Official dates for the 2017 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the 2017 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party have been announced by Disney!

The Best&Worst Volcano Bay Food&Drinks

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 05:36:24 EST

During a recent media event, we got a sneak peek at the Volcano Bay food and beverage lineup of island favorites and theme park fare.

Jimmy Fallon Gets and Gives a Tour of Race Through New York

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:45:48 EST

Jimmy Fallon was given a tour of his new ride by Mark Woodbury and then he gave a tour to Blake Shelton with hilarious results.

New Lotus Flower PhotoPass Opportunity in China Pavilion at Epcot

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:05:07 EST

Disney PhotoPass Service has just announced that they are offering another lighted prop for guests to pose with when having their picture taken; this time in the form of a lotus flower.

'Stitch's Great Escape!' Will Resume for a Limited Time Starting Next Week

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:01:25 EST

For those looking to experience 'Stitch's Great Escape!', the now-seasonal attraction located in Tomorrowland, your window is about to open.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Gives a Sneak Peek at 'Happily Ever After'

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:16:00 EST

The new 'Happily Ever After' will feature new hand-drawn Disney character animation sequences that will be combined with innovative projection mapping technology and will bring the characters to life as part of the show.

VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett Performs at Margaritaville Grand Opening | Universal CityWalk Hollywood

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:37:00 EST

Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk Hollywood is now officially open and Jimmy Buffett himself was there to play some songs including the song that inspired it all - Margaritaville!

Disney Channel Orders 'That's So Raven' Spinoff to Premiere Later this Year

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:28:07 EST

Raven-Symone and Anneliese van der Pol will reprise their roles as best friends Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels in the upcoming 'That's So Raven' spinoff.

Michael Keaton Being Considered to Play Villain in Tim Burton's Live-Action 'Dumbo'

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:35:35 EST

Michael Keaton is being considered to portray the villain role in Tim Burton's live-action adaption of Disney's Dumbo.

The Polite Pig Will Open at Disney Springs on April 10

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:39:26 EST

The much-anticipated restaurant, The Polite Pig, will open in Town Center at Disney Springs on April 10.

Walt Disney Imagineering Shares Another Inside Look at Pandora - The World of Avatar

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:58:47 EST

Learn more about how some of the filmmakers of AVATAR brought Pandora - The World of Avatar to life at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

California Adventure to Open FastPass at Toy Story Midway Mania on Thursday

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:05:52 EST

New FastPass machines will be turned on April 6th at Toy Story Midway Mania.

Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz Announces Retirement

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 19:51:47 EST

Karl Holz, head of Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland Paris, Aulani, and Disney Vacation Club, has announced his retirement.

Disney Parks Celebrate Earth Month Throughout April

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:53:19 EST

Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day, but Disney's celebration of our environment won't be constrained to just one day.

Full Menu for Satu'li Canteen in Pandora - The World of Avatar Now Available

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:19:07 EST

Disney has made the full menu available for Satu'li Canteen, the quick service dining location coming to Pandora - The World of Avatar on May 27, 2017.