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Marvel Day at Sea Returning to Disney Cruise Line in 2018

Superheroes are going to sail the high seas in 2018. Disney Cruise Line is announcing that it will host Marvel Day at Sea during eight voyages aboard the Disney Magic from Miami between next January and April. The event, which will debut this fall when the ship sails out of New York, will have meet-and-greets with Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America; kids’ activities; special merchandise; and themed food and drinks. Guests can also watch films like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers. Marvel Day at Sea will be held on Jan. 7 and...

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‘Star Wars’ Day at Sea Returning to Disney Cruise Line in 2018

The Force is strong on these sailings. Disney Cruise Line is announcing that Star Wars Day at Sea will return to the Disney Fantasy during 15 sailings in 2018. The special event will take place on seven-night Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral between Jan. 6 and April 7. During the day, guests are welcome to dress as their favorite characters to participate in activities like arts and crafts, games, trivia, a deck party, dance party, and a fireworks display. Don’t forget to indulge in themed food and drinks,...

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‘Star Wars’ Event Coming to Disney World in April

Get those lightsabers ready. On April 14 from 7 p.m. to midnight, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will host a special ticket event called Star Wars: Galactic Nights. Tickets are $124-$129. Expect a motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard with characters from the series, a panel, photo ops, dance parties, a scavenger hunt, themed food and drinks, special merchandise, and character meet-and-greets. Don’t forget to stick around for the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks...

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New Tequileria Coming to Epcot

4 Cheers! Choza Tequila, an outdoor restaurant, is set to open at Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion. Debuting later this year, the venue will dish out margaritas, tacos, chips and guacamole, and...

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Four More Magic Kingdom Restaurants to Serve Alcohol

Until 2012, Walt Disney World had a staunch no-alcohol policy at the Magic Kingdom. That same year, the then-new Be Our Guest Restaurant became the park’s first eatery to serve wine and beer. Now, the mostly dry Magic Kingdom will serve the adult drinks at four other venues, including Liberty Tree Tavern, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, and Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. The drinks can only be consumed within the confines of the restaurant and cannot be brought...

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Walt Disney World Begins New Express Bus Service

One of our favorite parts about going to Walt Disney World is not having to worry about renting a car since the resort offers complimentary bus, boat, and monorail transportation across the property. We usually recommend leaving two hours ahead of time if you’re using resort transit, but now you can get around even faster – for a price. Disney is rolling out a new Express Transportation service that’s available to those with park-hopper tickets. The cost is $15 per person for one day and $24 per person for up to a seven-day period. Touring Plans reports that the...

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Epcot to Debut New Arts Festival in 2017

Epcot is beloved for its annual Food and Wine and Flower and Garden festivals, and starting in 2017, guests will have another event to look forward to. To be held Fridays through Mondays between Jan. 13 and Feb. 20, 2017, the new International Festival of the Arts will celebrate visual, culinary, and performing arts. The best part is admission is included with your park ticket. Guests will be able to see artwork by legendary Disney artists like Mary Blair and Herb Ryman, as well as current ones. Plus, head to the American Gardens Theatre for performances of songs from...

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Magic Kingdom Debuts New Nighttime Show

After a long day at the Magic Kingdom, one of our favorite ways to wind down is by watching the nighttime castle show. Now, the world’s most visited theme park is debuting a new show. Narrated by Mrs. Potts, the Once Upon a Time Show implements projections and other special effects. Guests will see clips from iconic Disney movies, including Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and Winnie the Pooh. The piece de resistance is the showcase of scenes from Beauty and the Beast – including the Beast and Belle dancing, the duel with Gaston, and the Beast’s transformation. Fireworks...

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Mickey Mouse to Travel the Globe for His Birthday

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! The Big Cheese is set to take a trip around the world for his Nov. 18 birthday. The destinations have not yet been released, but fans can follow along on Facebook and Instagram. Plan on celebrating at the parks? On the big day, the parks will hand out commemorative birthday buttons. Disneyland plans to host a pre-parade event, while the Magic Kingdom will have a special edition of the Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street...

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Disney Cruise News: Marvel and Bonaire on Upcoming Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line’s 2017 New York City sailings aboard the Disney Magic are set to get even more adventurous. The cruise line is announcing that its seven Big Apple itineraries will include a Marvel Day at Sea, during which there will be a number of events and activities themed to characters from the Marvel Universe. Guests will be able to meet Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, and other superheroes; go to a special deck party; compete in trivia and games; and participate in arts and crafts. Catch Marvel Day at Sea on Oct. 6, 14, 21, and 28, and Nov....

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8 Ways to Get More Excited for a Walt Disney World Trip

By Christine Dayao Planning a trip to Walt Disney World? To add a bigger jolt of excitement to the vacation before you even leave home, incorporate these fun activities into your everyday routine. 1. Listen to music from the parks. We love the Walt Disney World Official Album (2013), which includes tracks for iconic attractions like Spaceship Earth, The American Adventure, The Haunted Mansion, and Splash Mountain, among others. Music streaming app Pandora also has Disney songs on its Happiest Tunes on Earth station. 2. Watch ride-through videos on YouTube. Think you’ll be too scared to ride Tower of...

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Debuting New Holiday Show

One of our favorite times to visit Walt Disney World is during the holiday season, and this one will certainly be no exception. On Nov. 14, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will debut a brand-new seasonal show called “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Set to run until Dec. 31, the show will have projections on the park’s Chinese Theater, music, special effects, fireworks, and even snow. Look out for vignettes from classic Disney shows and movies, plus a message from Santa...

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