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New Character Meals Coming to Disneyland ResortNew Character Meals Coming to Disneyland Resort
July 15, 2018
New character dining experiences began at the Disneyland Resort this morning. Mickey's Tales of Adventure Character Breakfast at Storytellers Cafe at Disney's Grand Californian Resort and Spa features Mickey and friends. Over at the Paradise Pier Hotel, Donald, Daisy, and Stitch join guests at Donald Duck's Seaside Breakfast. Both locations offer an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast buffet.

 

Edison Featuring Red White & Blue Burger Edison Featuring Red White & Blue Burger
July 15, 2018
The Edison at Disney Springs launched a Burger of the Month Series several months ago. This month's offering, "The Red White & Blue Burger," is layers of short rib and brisket garnished with housemade BBQ pulled pork, fried onions, and coleslaw.

 

Tree of Life Now Available as Wedding VenueTree of Life Now Available as Wedding Venue
July 15, 2018
The Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom is the newest venue available to couples looking to "tie the knot" at Walt Disney World. Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons calls the park icon "the picture-perfect backdrop for a memorable wedding." Beyond Disney's well-known Wedding Pavilion, other possible settings for Disney World weddings include Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground with views of Seven Seas Lagoon, in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom, and the Chinese Theatre at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

 

First Look: Terralina Crafted Italian at Disney SpringsFirst Look: Terralina Crafted Italian at Disney Springs
July 14, 2018
Terralina Crafted Italian restaurant opened at Disney Springs on June 28. AllEars.Net's Deb Koma stopped in the other day for a quick look around and sampled a few menu items.

 

Early Registration for 2019 Marathon Weekend Begins July 17Early Registration for 2019 Marathon Weekend Begins July 17
July 14, 2018
Early registration for the events of Walt Disney World's Marathon Weekend in 2019 opens to Annual Passholders, DVC Members, and Golden Oak residents on Tuesday, July 17 at noon Eastern time. General registration begins on Thursday, July 19, also at noon Eastern. Visit rundisney.com for details.

 

Trefethen Wine Dinner at CatalTrefethen Wine Dinner at Catal
July 13, 2018
On July 17 at 6:30 p.m., Catal Restaurant will host a 5-course wine dinner featuring the wines of Trefethen Family Vineyard in Napa Valley.

 

"Bring a Pal" - Discounted Park Hopper Tickets For AP Holders During Pixar Fest"Bring a Pal" - Discounted Park Hopper Tickets For AP Holders During Pixar Fest
July 13, 2018
From now through September 3, Annual Passholders can save up to 40 percent on the purchase of an adult one-day park hopper ticket for a friend. The passholder must purchase the tickets (limit of two) in person. Passholder's pass must be valid on day of purchase, and the tickets are only valid on day of purchase. Prices: Value Season: $89; Regular Season: $99; Peak Season: $109.

 

A Disney Collection with Unlimited MemoriesA Disney Collection with Unlimited Memories
July 11, 2018
Chuck Schmidt, a longtime Disney fan and collector, shares some of his most treasured Disney items and their associated memories in his latest "Still Goofy About Disney" blog.

 

Focus on Epcot: Overlooked "Attractions"Focus on Epcot: Overlooked "Attractions"
July 11, 2018
As regular readers of the AllEars newsletter know, we occasionally like to take a look at what we call the "Overlooked Attractions" around the parks and resorts. Those little things that make you detour from your beeline to the thrill rides, the additional touches that demonstrate Disney's well-known attention to detail and make Walt Disney World the fascinating place that it is. So much has changed at Epcot over the last few years, that I felt it was time to update our list of that park's overlooked attractions.

 

New Year's Eve Events at the Contemporary New Year's Eve Events at the Contemporary
July 11, 2018
Disney's Contemporary Resort will be the site of two special dining events on New Year's Eve 2018: the family-friendly "Pixar Party: A New Year's Eve Celebration" and the more adult-oriented "Disney Countdown to Midnight," which also offers an upgraded VIP "Ink and Paint Club experience." Book now at (407) WDW-DINE.

 

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages on Sale NOW!Candlelight Processional Dining Packages on Sale NOW!
July 11, 2018
Candlelight Processional Dining Packages went on sale Wednesday, July 11 (Annual Passholders began booking July 10). Some narrators have been announced, also. Returning this year are Neil Patrick Harris, Jodi Benson, Pat Sajak and Whoopi Goldberg. More names will be released soon!

 

Preview of 2018 Holiday Season Around the WorldPreview of 2018 Holiday Season Around the World
July 10, 2018
From captivating decor and unique character experiences to delicious treats and magical moments, there is something for everyone during the holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort, starting November 8. Here is a preview of the festivities that await guests in the theme parks and Disney Springs.

 

Eat to the Beat Concert Series Complete Lineup AnnouncedEat to the Beat Concert Series Complete Lineup Announced
July 09, 2018
The complete lineup for the 2018 Eat to the Beat Concert Series, which will run August 30 - November 12 during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, has been released.

 

New Artwork Released for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway RailwayNew Artwork Released for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway
July 06, 2018
New artwork was released last week for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, opening in 2019 in Disney's Hollywood Studios' Chinese Theatre. The first ride-through attraction themed to Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will feature a new original story and lovable theme song as it takes Disney's Hollywood Studios guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts. New technologies will transform the two-dimensional cartoon world into an astounding multi-dimensional experience.

 

Sweet Spells Transforms into Toy Story ShopSweet Spells Transforms into Toy Story Shop
July 05, 2018
Sweet Spells in Disney's Hollywood Studios is no more. The space has been converted into Tinseltown Trinkets, selling a wide variety of Toy Story merchandise.

 

Disneyland Resort Photo and Video Updates: June 29, 2018Disneyland Resort Photo and Video Updates: June 29, 2018
July 04, 2018
Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos and short videos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 29, 2018. Highlights include a look at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge construction, Pixar Pier and Pixar Fest and the Play Disney Parks app in action.

 

World of Color Reopening Delayed Through Late 2018World of Color Reopening Delayed Through Late 2018
July 02, 2018
The reopening of World of Color, originally scheduled for June 22, has been delayed. Disneyland.com reports it "closed for refurbishment through late 2018."

 

Military Bands to Perform at Disneyland July 3 and 4Military Bands to Perform at Disneyland July 3 and 4
July 01, 2018
On July 3 and 4, Disneyland will feature special performances by military bands at 5:50 p.m. on Main Street. On July 3: California Army National Guard's 40th Infantry Division Band; on July 4: 1st Marine Division Band and Color Guard.

 

Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy, Much More on the Horizon for Walt Disney World!Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy, Much More on the Horizon for Walt Disney World!
June 29, 2018
At the media briefing on June 29, 2018, it was announced that Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy, featuring the popular character from the "Cars" films, will debut in Disney's Hollywood Studios early in 2019. The all-new show-attraction, to be located in Sunset Showcase near Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, will also feature Mater and Cruz Ramirez while McQueen demonstrates racing techniques on a new simulator. Disney also provided updates on Minnie and Mickey's Runaway Railway attraction, the Skyliner, and much more.

 

Pixar Pals Dance Party at DisneylandPixar Pals Dance Party at Disneyland
June 28, 2018
Each evening through September 3 the Tomorrowland Terrace hosts the Pixar Pals Dance Party from 7 to 10:30 p.m. A DJ keeps things hopping as characters like Mike and Sulley, Woody and Jessie, and Green Army Men join guests on the dance floor.