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Reservations Now Available Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dining at Magic Kingdom Park

Summer may have just begun, but here at Walt Disney World Resort, they’re already preparing for my favorite season – autumn! Reservations open today for table-service dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant, Cinderella’s Royal Table and The Crystal Palace for times during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which takes place select nights beginning August 25 through November 1. Reservations for the frightfully fun HalloWishes Dessert Party are also now available. This ticketed event includes creepy confections and spooky sweets, non-alcoholic beverages, and reserved viewing for Happy HalloWishes Fireworks from Tomorrowland Terrace…
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Disneyland Paris Update: Johnny Depp Visits His New Audio-Animatronics Counterpart in Re-Imagined Attraction

Guess who made Un Visite Surprise (A Surprise Visit) to Disneyland Paris this past week? None other than Captain Jack Sparrow himself – Johnny Depp – to get a first look at the new Audio Animatronics figures being installed in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland Paris. Depp explored the new scenes and even struck a pose next to the pirate he knows so well, who is hiding in a barrel, still searching for new treasures. Captain Jack was added to the classic attraction at Disneyland Resort and…
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Get Ready for Exciting New D23 Expo Details Including Golden Girls, Hercules, John Stamos, and More!

From celebrating The Golden Girls and Hercules to panel discussions led by John Stamos and Whoopi Goldberg, we’ve got some thrilling new details about the ultimate Disney fan event, D23 Expo, which is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center on July 14-16! In addition to Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios events and Disney pirates displays, here’s more of what’s in store: The Golden Girls: A Celebration of Friendship, Laughter, and Cheesecake When: Friday July 14 at 2:30 p.m. It’s been 25 years since the last episode of…
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Plan a Summer Beach Getaway to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Looking to ‘get away from it all’ and relax this summer? Then a beach retreat at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, a Disney Vacation Club Resort, is just the thing you’re looking for. This beach hideaway is located just two hours southeast of Walt Disney World Resort on Florida’s Atlantic Treasure Coast and celebrates the uniqueness and splendor of Old Florida. Everywhere you look, themes that pay tribute to the legacy of Old Florida — citrus, treasure and the environment — are brought to life in new ways at Disney’s Vero…
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Celebrate National Iced Tea Day With Fresh-Brewed Iced at Tea Traders Café by Joffrey’s at Disney Springs

June 10 is National Iced Tea Day, and there are few things more enjoyable on a hot Florida day than a cold cup of freshly-brewed iced tea. As you may know from my previous stories about Afternoon Tea at Disneyland Hotel and Walt Disney World Resort, I love tea. If you’re like me, and looking for a place to celebrate National Iced Tea Day with a fabulous fresh-brewed cup of iced tea—try Tea Traders Café by Joffrey’s at Disney Springs! With five flavors, including Classic Unsweetened, Green Blackberry Jasmine, Tropical…
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Seven Ways To Have Fun In Pandora – The World of Avatar (Aside From Attractions)

Pandora – The World of Avatar is now open to guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The land itself serves as an amazing attraction for guests to explore and interact with, and the area’s two experiences – the thrilling Avatar Flight of Passage and the family friendly Na’vi River Journey – are already wowing guests. But did you know there are actually many other ways you can have fun throughout Pandora – The World of Avatar? Here are seven must-do suggestions on how you can have the most immersive experience possible…
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Summer is Here at Disney Parks

Summer has finally arrived! Whether you want to unleash your inner Super Hero, explore new worlds or enjoy spectacular entertainment, we have something for everyone at all of our Disney parks. Here’s a look at what we’ve got in store for a truly blockbuster summer. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is now open at Disney California Adventure park, kicking off our Summer of Heroes with daring missions, heroic encounters, and even a dance-off to Star-Lord’s old-school rock ‘n’ roll mixtape. Starting June 14, you can also suit up…
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Windtraders Treats Guests to an Immersive Shopping Experience at Pandora – The World of Avatar

Nestled under a thatched roof and covered in Na’vi totems, Windtraders is a one-of-a-kind retail shop located in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This merchandise destination contains more than 200 uniquely developed products that will immerse guests in their in-park experience like never before and connect them to this exotic new land. I recently caught up with Chris Edward, Area Manager for Merchandise Presentation at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, to get the inside scoop about this exciting new location. “[Windtraders] is located in an abandoned building…
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A Walk Through Culinary Story at Pandora—The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A picture is worth a thousand words, and Pandora — The World of Avatar is a new story that’s easiest to tell with photos from Disney’s talented team of photographers. From healthful create-your-own bowls and bao bun “pods” at Satu’li Canteen to a crisp, warm lumpia and frozen specialty beverages such as the Night Blossom at adjacent Pongu Pongu, the food and beverages are creative and fun. And the beautiful architecture in the restaurant takes you to a planet far away. Enjoy this gallery that tells the story in pictures….
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Pandora – The World of Avatar Marks A Historic Opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Today the highly anticipated land, Pandora – The World of Avatar, officially opens to guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The largest addition in the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora – The World of Avatar transports guests to the moon of Pandora, where they can explore floating mountains and bioluminescent rainforests. They can also enjoy unforgettable experiences, like sailing down a mystical river to encounter a Na’vi shaman at Na’vi River Journey, or experiencing what it’s like to soar over Pandora on the back of a mountain banshee at Avatar…
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Disney Parks Blog Readers Share Their Most Thrilling Moments from Pandora

Earlier this month, 200 Disney Parks Blog readers got chosen for a first look at Pandora – The World of Avatar, the amazing new land that will debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in just a few days. The land – and the experiences in it – were inspired by filmmaker James Cameron’s AVATAR, and will allow guests to visit the Valley of Mo’ara, where they can wonder at the beauty of floating mountains. Deeper into their journey they can experience what it’s like riding on the back of a banshee,…
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Disney Dedicates Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As you may have seen during our #DisneyParksLIVE coverage, Disney’s Animal Kingdom hosted a special dedication ceremony for Pandora – The World of Avatar to celebrate this new spectacular world opening to the public on May 27. At today’s ceremony, held under the magnificent floating mountains of Pandora – The World of Avatar, drummers performed traditional Pandoran rhythms and colorfully-dressed performers led a procession full of pageantry and artful banners to celebrate the occasion. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger was joined by AVATAR Creator/Director James (Jim) Cameron and members…
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#DisneyParksLIVE: Pandora – The World of Avatar Dedication | Walt Disney World

Pandora – The World of Avatar will officially open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27, but today, celebrities and VIPs are gathering to celebrate a very special dedication moment for this new park expansion. The live stream of the dedication will begin at 8:10 a.m. ET in the video display above. Be sure to tune in as we give you a front-row look at the festivities, and maybe a few surprises as well. To join the conversation on Twitter, use the hashtag #VisitPandora. In the meantime, tell us where…
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Celebrate Summer at D-Living in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort

Summer has arrived early at D-Living in Town Center at Disney Springs. This dynamic home décor store for Disney fans and kids of every age recently introduced an outdoor summer theme. I caught up with Patrick Scanlan, Manager of Product Design and Development for Disney Parks Merchandise, to get the inside scoop about what guests will find during their next visit. “[D-Living] is celebrating the summer with a bright new theme,” explained Patrick. “The shop features a mix of home décor products from Disney Parks and beyond, vibrant summer colors,…
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11 Things All Adult Disney Fans Know to Be True

Let’s face it: being an adult Disney fan is something that not all people understand. Your obsession with going to Disney Parks, your ability to quote Disney movies at the drop of a hat, your endless supply of Disney clothing and merchandise—it’s not something everyone “gets.” But for those of us in the know, the Disney magic doesn’t need to stop when you hit a certain age. Here are 11 things all adult Disney fans know to be true: 1) You’re never too old to love Disney. Let’s cover this…
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