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Half marathon canceled

Published: January 7, 2017 in Disney News, Featured, Magic Kingdom, notice, Theme Parks

The half marathon scheduled at Disney world’s Magic Kingdom for this morning January 6, was canceled for impending bad weather and lightning. All those they had registered for the half marathon Will be giving refunds in the form of Disney gift cards, or registration in another Disney running event within the next 24 months.

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Disney is Testing Single Day Quick Serve Dining Plans

Published: January 6, 2017 in Dining, Disney News, Featured, Magic Kingdom, Meal Plans, Resturants, Theme Parks

Starting on January 12, 2017 through February 22, 2017 Guests of the Magic Kingdom will have the opportunity to purchase a one day Quick Serve Dining Plan.  At the time of this post, no prices have been announced. Guests will be able to purchase certificates to be used as follows: One lunch quick service meal […]

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Show Drones Light Up the Skies During the Holidays at Disney Springs

Published: November 17, 2016 in Disney News, Disney Springs, Featured, Media, Shopping, Technology, Video

Disney recently received approval to fly drones or unmanned aircraft from the FAA over Disney property which is currently a “No Fly Zone” for any aircraft.  Disney Parks YouTube channel released this short preview of how Disney will use this approval for a Christmas show at Disney Springs.

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New 4-Day Discounted “4 Park Magic Ticket” Introduced; Available For a Limited Time

Published: November 15, 2016 in Animal Kingdom, Disney News, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Theme Parks

Walt Disney World has announced a new type of “discount” ticket which will only be valid through May 26, 2017. The new 4 Park Magic Ticket is only $70 per day for a limited time and gives guests one admission to each of the four theme parks on four separate days starting today, Nov. 15, […]

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Evacuation of Fort Wilderness at Disney World Ordered Ahead of Hurricane

Published: October 5, 2016 in Disney News, Featured, Fort Wilderness, Resorts, Weather

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground will close at 2:00pm on Thursday as a precautionary measure ahead of Hurricane Matthew. Guests are now being ordered to leave the resort by then, rather than it being simply suggested. All RVs are being accommodated in the Cruella Lot of the Magic Kingdom parking area. Campground guests are […]

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Disney’s Magic Kingdom hopes a new Muppets-themed show helps turn sluggish theme park attendance around.

Published: October 3, 2016 in Attractions, Characters, Disney News, Featured, Magic Kingdom, Muppets, Theme Parks

Magic Kingdom opens its most significant new attraction in more than two years. The Muppets Present … Great Moments in American History

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Pandora Ride Descriptions Offered in New Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Guide

Published: September 30, 2016 in Animal Kingdom, Disney News, Featured, Theme Parks

With all of the excitement surrounding Star Wars Land and other projects, it can be easy to forget that Disney is slated to unveil a huge theme park project next year when Pandora — the World of Avatar opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Although we’ve been treated to some concept art and loglines for attractions in […]

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Disney Is Working With an Adviser on Potential Twitter Bid

Published: September 30, 2016 in Disney News, Featured

Alex Sherman sherman4949  Sarah Frier sarahfrier  September 26, 2016 — 1:48 PM EDT Updated on September 26, 2016 — 4:40 PM EDT Walt Disney Co. is working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. After receiving interest in discussing a deal, Twitter has started a process to […]

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They tried it: Disney World’s Big Thunder coaster rolls out kidney stones

Published: September 29, 2016 in Featured, Strange but True, Thunder Mountain

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Does your insurance cover amusement park visits? Maybe it should. For years, David Wartinger’s patients told him stories of passing kidneys shortly after riding roller coasters . “Most urologists wouldn’t be surprised by this,” said Wartinger, a professor emeritus within Michigan State University’s Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties. Jarring motions and vibrations often jostle stones stuck on the outer […]

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Disney to Start Tracking Theme Park Guests Through Their Feet

Published: August 2, 2016 in Disney News, Technology

Cue the foot jokes. Disney has obtained a new patent that seems to be creeping people out. That’s because it’s for a system that would allow its amusement parks to start tracking visitors through their shoes, using a camera-wielding robot. The idea is to get a sense of which rides are most popular and which routes […]

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Sheriff Reports Boy Groped at Pop Century Pool

Published: July 5, 2016 in Disney News, Pop Century, Resorts

UPDATE (7/7/16): As WFTV reports, a children’s baseball coach has been arrested for allegedly groping three boys (ages seven, 12 and 13). Nicholas Groth, who was in town for a baseball tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports, was identified by a victim and is being held on no bond. Groth apparently admitted to police that he did […]

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