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Weekly Disney News Roundup for 9-23-16

The Latest Disney World News The last day to see the Main Street Electrical parade roll through Magic Kingdom will be October 9th before it is shipped off to Disneyland for an unspecified “limited engagement” in early 2017. An replacement has not been officially announced yet. The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is now in full swing! Be sure to watch the Pixie Dust Daily Facebook page for some delicious pictures this weekend. If you’re planning on visiting the Festival, you can find the Eat to the Beat concert series lineup and dates here. Over at Magic Kingdom,...

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Getting the Most out of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Every Fall Magic Kingdom puts on a show with seasonal decorations throughout the Park. To top it off, a special after hours Halloween party takes place on several nights beginning in September leading up to October 31st. From 7:00pm to midnight Party guests can enjoy numerous special events including parades, rare character meet & greets, fireworks, and of course trick-or-treating! With limited time to see and do everything, we’ve put together a list of tips to help you get the most out of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.   Party Details The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will take place on...

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Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Fast Facts

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Fast Facts One of Walt Disney World’s most popular annual events, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival draws thousands of visitors each day to sample food and drinks from both local and international marketplaces. In addition to the delicious food, there are cooking demonstrations, seminars, premium dinner and party events, and even appearances by famous chefs and TV shows. Here are some interesting facts about this years’ events.   Record Numbers The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival has expanded to a whopping 62 days; more than double the original 30...

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2016 Epcot Eat to the Beat Performer Schedule

2016 Eat to the Beat Performer Schedule The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival’s popular Eat to the Beat concert series boats a huge 186 performances over the 62 day festival run this year. New acts for this season include Wang Chung, BoDeans, Plain White T’s, Toad The West Sprocket, Living Colour, and Delta Rae among others. Performances are held at the America Gardens Theater. All concerts are free of charge with Epcot admission and will take place at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily. Arrive early for a seat in the pavilion or just hand around and sample...

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Disney World Fall 2016 Free Dining Offer

Disney World Fall 2016 Free Dining Offer It’s that time of year when a lot of people get excited: Get a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and theme park ticket with Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More Option. Offer valid at select Disney Resort hotels for arrivals most nights: Offer Availability Dates: August 23 through October 1, 2016 November 15 through November 21, 2016 November 26 through November 28, 2016 December 10 through December 21, 2016   Booking Window: April 25-July 8,...

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Adventures by Disney Offers New European River Cruises for 2017

Adventures by Disney Offers New European River Cruises for 2017 Adventures by Disney, a leader in guided group travel worldwide, recently revealed new itineraries for 2017, including an expansion of popular river cruising vacations with AmaWaterways, as well as enhancements to family journeys to China and Australia. New European River Cruise Sailings on the Rhine River Sailing with AmaWaterways, the premier luxury river cruise line, Adventures by Disney river cruises offer a new way for families to experience the heart of Europe in a way that is active, immersive and easy. In addition to offering a second season of...

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Disney Conservation Fund Celebrates 20 Years with New Initiatives

Disney Conservation Fund Celebrates 20 Years with New Initiatives The Disney Conservation Fund was launched on Earth Day in 1995 and so far has helped 330 nonprofit organizations and over 400 different animal species through donations and active participation in in the field. The Fund also has succeeded in connecting millions of children and families with nature. To celebrate two decades of success, the Conservation Fund is renewing their efforts by launching two tandem programs: Reverse the Decline and Increase the Time. Reverse the Decline focuses Disney’s active participation in environmental and animal conservation programs. Their scientists, veterinarians, and...

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Disney World Adds Mickey Shaped Solar Farm

Disney World Adds Mickey Shaped Solar Farm As part of its efforts to become more sustainable, last year Walt Disney World partnered with Duke Energy to build a 20 acre solar farm. Of course, the field of 48,000 solar panels is shaped in the classic Mickey head. As part of the agreement, Duke energy has a 15 year lease on the land and Disney will buy the power. In terms of energy production, the 48,000 photovoltaic panels will generate around 5 megawatts during peak times, which should be most days in sunny Florida. To put that in perspective, Disney...

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Disney Cruise Lines Announces Two New Ships

Disney Cruise Lines Announces Two New Ships Disney Cruise Lines announced today that two new ships will set sail in 2021 and 2023. The new additions will bring their award-winning fleet up to six. While ship names, design plans, and itineraries are still in development, we know that each new ship will be approximately 135,000 gross tons, which makes them slightly larger than the two newest Disney Cruise Line ships—the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. Each of these new ships is expected to include around 1,250 guest staterooms. Construction of the new vessels will be handled by Meyer...

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What You Need to Know About Disney World Seasonal Ticket Pricing

What You Need to Know About Disney World Seasonal Ticket Pricing Today Disney World has implemented the long-rumored seasonal pricing and it’s not nearly as bad as many were predicting. In fact, it’s not that bad at all. Only single day tickets will be subject to seasonal pricing. The only real time price gouging will hit is during the busiest times. This is an attempt by Disney to level out attendance across the calendar year; busy times are more expensive and slower times are cheaper. We’ll have to see if that plays out in real life over the next...

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