Watch – Tiger Cubs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

B-Roll: Tiger Cubs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Current Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom® Park
Monorail
The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form or transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternatve transportation options will be available.
Ongoing until further notice
Hall of Presidents
Splash Mountain

Liberty Square Riverboat
Cinderella’s Royal Table

Jan. 17, 2017 – TBD
Aug. 28 – Nov. 16, 2017
Jan. 8 – Feb. 1, 2018
Jan. 8 – Jun. 28, 2018
Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2018
Epcot®
None
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Star Wars™: A Galaxy Far, Far Away Oct. 10, 2017 – TBD
Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
Kali River Rapids Jan. 2 – Feb. 4, 2018

 

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Annual Refurbishment Jan. 7 – Mar. 18, 2018
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Annual Refurbishment Oct. 22, 2017 – Jan. 6, 2018

 

Disney’s All Star Movies Resort
Duck Pond Leisure Pool
During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. In addition, the feature pool, Fantasia Pool, will be available. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.
Jan. 2 – Spring 2018
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas
In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post
There will be a variety of dining options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Centertown, a dining location, will serve an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet for breakfast and dinner. A selection of grab-and-go meals will be conveniently available for purchase in three island markets located in the Aruba, Jamaica and Martinique regions of the Resort. Additional a la carte offerings will be available at mobile food vending locations. Our in-room dining will remain available including pizza, sandwiches and pasta. The feature pool-Fuentes del Morro Pool – and leisure pools will all remain available. Recreation activities and entertainment will also be available. In addition to the amenities unavailable at Old Port Royale, buildings within Martinique and Barbados islands are unavailable to Guests. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
Through Fall 2018
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
Ongoing until further notice
Construction
It is possible construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Chef Mickey’s
During this time, Chef Mickey’s will be relocating to the Convention Center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The dining and character experience will remain the same. Cast Members will be on hand to assist with directions to the location at the Convention Center.
Nov. 28. – December 2017
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Hard Goods Refurbishment
During this time, amenities including dining and merchandise locations, pools, La Vida Health Club with the spa and salon, and recreation activities such as beach volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more, will remain available. Please note that noise will be heard while our Resort is undergoing refurbishments, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms prior to 9:00am daily.
Through Fall 2017
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Room Refurbishments
Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available including dining and merchandise locations, pools, and recreation activities. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am.
Through Summer 2018
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Room Refurbishments
During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize disruptions, we will attempt to limit all work until after 9:00 a.m. daily.
Through Summer 2018
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Room Refurbishments
During this room refurbishment, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. All amenities including dining, merchandise and recreation locations will be available.
Early January through Late Spring 2018
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Captain’s Grille
During refurbishments, the Captain’s Grille will be unavailable while it is reimagined into Ale & Compass Restaurant and Lounge. As an alternative, Market at Ale & Compass, Cape May Café, Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, Crew’s Cup Lounge and Yachtsman Steakhouse are available during this time.
Sep. 30 – Fall 2017
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center
Expansion Work
During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work-related noise should not be audible from Guest rooms until after 9:00 a.m.
Through Winter 2018

Disney Springs
Portobello Country Italian Trattoria Apr. 23 – Fall 2017

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Roadwork
Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.
Ongoing until further notice
Golf Courses/Miniature Golf
Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf – Summer Course Oct. 9 – Nov. 11, 2017
Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf – Winter Course Oct. 23 – Nov. 11, 2017

Information and dates subject to change without notice.

Photos – Lotso Meet and Greet Area at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Best ‘Star Wars’ Attraction Isn’t Even Inside the Park

Disney’s most impressive Star Wars attraction is actually just a few short weeks from opening — and you won’t even need park admission to see it first-hand.

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Photos – Food Allergy Information for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Guests who have food allergies can still enjoy candy at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  There are several location featuring allergy friendly candy,

Full List of Candlelight Processional Narrators for the 2017 Season

Rounding out this year’s celebrity narrators for the  2017 Candlelight Processional, part of the Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays , are two new faces and two returning favorites.

Disney Legend Kurt Russell, who has starred in Disney films from the 1960s to 2017’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” will read the Christmas story this year – as well as gold- and silver-medal-winning gymnast Laurie Hernandez. Two veterans of the event – actress/comedienne Ana Gasteyer and Jodi Benson, voice of Ariel in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” – complete this year’s list.

As previously announced, new narrators for this year’s lineup include Matt Bomer (“White Collar,” “The Last Tycoon,”); Star Wars fan favorite Warwick Davis, who played Wicket the Ewok in “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi;” Daytime Television Legend Pat Sajak and TV star CCH Pounder, who was recently at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the grand opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar.

And returning this year are everyone’s favorite hard-driving Dr. Bailey from “Grey’s Anatomy,” Chandra Wilson – and newly-named Disney Legend Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ABC’s “The View.”

Here is the full list of narrators (everything subject to change, of course):

  • Nov. 24- 26 – Laurie Hernandez – NEW!
  • Nov. 27-28 – Matt Bomer – NEW!
  • Nov. 29 – 30 – Ana Gasteyer
  • Dec. 1-3 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • Dec. 4-5 – Pat Sajak – NEW!
  • Dec. 6-8 – Jodi Benson
  • Dec. 9-11 – Kurt Russell – NEW!
  • Dec. 12-14 – Warwick Davis – NEW!
  • Dec. 15-17 – Trace Adkins
  • Dec. 18-21 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • Dec. 22-24 – CCH Pounder – NEW!
  • Dec. 25-27 – Jaci Velasquez
  • Dec. 28-30 – Chandra Wilson

The Candlelight Processional presents the traditional story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a massed choir.

The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre. These packages, available on select nights, include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.

In addition to lunch and dinner packages, breakfast options are available at some favorite restaurants in and near Epcot like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and The Garden Grill. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort,** with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at $35 plus tax per person for adults and $21 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9. Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $44 plus tax per person for adults and $15.50 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

Epcot provides an extravaganza of holiday entertainment, merchandise, food, beverages and festivities where guests can celebrate at Epcot throughout the holiday season. Time-honored traditions come alive through the sights and sounds of the countries of World Showcase, and live performances enliven the park throughout the day.

Book your Clients via Disneyworld.com or call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).

Stay tuned to Disney Travel News for updates on holidays at the Walt Disney World® Resort.

*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required and not included in the dining package price.

** (NOTE: Captain’s Grille is currently under refurbishment. Candlelight Packages will be available once it reopens.)

DOGS WELCOME AT SELECT WALT DISNEY WORLD HOTELS STARTING OCT. 15

We’re excited to share that beginning this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, for the first time ever, Walt Disney World® Resort will be welcoming Guests – and their dogs – to four of its resort properties!

Four Walt Disney World resort hotels have been designated dog friendly. Each property’s per night / per room pet-cleaning rate is:

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort $50/night
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort $50/night
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort $75/night
  • Cabins at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort $50/night

A maximum of two dogs per guestroom can be accommodated. Each Guest room will have easy access to outdoor pet walkways for exercise and green spaces with pet relief areas.

Dog lovers will find plenty of Disney amenities and special touches for their four-legged friends.

  • At check-in, Pluto’s Welcome Kit includes mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, courtesy plastic disposable bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps. Also included: a Pluto “Do Not Disturb” door hanger indicating to hotel staff that a pet is in the room.
  • Disney enjoys a partnership with Best Friends Pet Care, an on-property full-service facility that can provide assistance with pet daycare and other pet services (fees apply).
  • Pet merchandise is coming soon to participating resorts.

While dogs will be allowed to stay in Guest rooms, they will be expected to be well behaved, leashed in public resort areas and properly vaccinated.

This dog-friendly option will be available to Guests with reservations Oct. 15, 2017 through Oct. 15, 2018.

Please read the below restrictions and policies about the new dog-friendly trial program (subject to change)

    • Only dogs will be allowed in Guest rooms, and there is a limit of two dogs per Guest room. 
    • Guests are responsible for the proper care, behavior and waste maintenance of their dogs throughout the Resort. 
    • Dogs must be well-behaved and are not allowed on furniture in public areas. 
    • Dogs should be supervised at all times while staying on Resort property and should not be left unattended in your Guest room for more than 7 hours. 
    • Dogs should remain silent if left unattended in your Guest room. If noise is heard, you will be called to address the noise within 30 minutes. 
    • Please display the provided “Do Not Disturb” door hanger outside your room to alert Cast Members that dogs are present. 
    • Housekeeping service in Guest rooms with dogs is only available when Guests are present. Please dial the Housekeeping button on your in-room telephone to schedule a cleaning time at your convenience. 
    • Please leash or restrain your dogs at all times while in public spaces on Resort property. 
    • Only licensed service animals are allowed in Food & Beverage locations, the Club Lounge, Pool Areas, Fitness Centers and other public Guest areas. 
    • Guests with dogs are allowed to use some Resort transportation services, including Disney’s Magical Express® and Minnie Van™. In order to use Resort transportation, dogs must remain in pet carriers for the duration of transit. All other Resort transportation and public transportation, including Walt Disney World® Monorails and Friendship Boats, are available to Guests with licensed service animals only. 
    • Dogs are not permitted in Theme Parks and Disney Springs®. Only licensed service animals are allowed in these Guest areas. 
    • Up-to-date vaccination records must be available upon request. 

Photos – Jack Skellington & Sally Meet and Greet Area during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Take a look at photos of the Jack Skellington & Sally Meet and Greet Area during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom.

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Marvel Super Heroes & Villains Battle in Action-Packed Stunt Spectacular During Marvel Day at Sea

Marvel Day at Sea, premieres this week on the Disney Magic this week, and today we’re excited to share glimpse at the day’s epic finale. For the first time ever, Marvel Super Heroes and Villains will face-off in an incredibly exciting battle at sea!

During an action-packed deck show spectacular like guests have never seen before, incredible stunts, special effects and pyrotechnics put them right in the middle of the thrilling Marvel Universe along with more than a dozen of their favorite Marvel Super Heroes. Let’s set the scene …

Tony Stark is throwing an exclusive gala on the high seas aboard the Disney Magic. The occasion: unveiling the latest Stark Industries technology.

The flashy celebration is in full swing and the party is abuzz as Super Heroes like Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye make their grand entrances to join Tony Stark, who is dressed for the occasion in his Iron Man suit. Of course, powerful new technology is a beacon for evil and plans quickly go awry.

The villainous Loki and some sinister cohorts invade the ship, and as a special guest at the gala, guests are in the middle of the ensuing action. In a whirlwind of excitement, they’ll witness heroic entrances by Thor, Black Panther, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Even Star Lord, Gamora and Groot will join this ultimate confrontation of Super Heroes and Villains.

Now that’s some super-charged celebration! Whether guests are lifetime Marvel fans, a brand-new fans or just love the idea of being in the middle of a sensational stunt spectacular, they need to be at this party.

Marvel Day at Sea premieres on select 7- and 8-night Disney Cruise Line sailings from New York this fall, and returns on select 5-night Western Caribbean cruises from Miami in early 2018. Stay tuned as we share more details on this unforgettable day at sea

DREAMY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE AWAITS AT THE DREAM BOUTIQUE IN DOWNTOWN DISNEY DISTRICT AT DISNEYLAND RESORT

From Belle to Moana, Minnie Mouse and more, now there’s something for every little dreamer at the Dream Boutique now open in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland® Resort.

The Dream Boutique offers a wide variety of character apparel, stylish accessories, trendy headwear and other products created for Disney Parks. The location also carries role play costumes complete with matching accessories inspired by favorite Disney Princesses. A variety of plush and toys round out the product assortment found in this dreamy location. This newly reimagined space is a merchandise-only location.

Guests ages 3-12 seeking royal transformations into elegant princesses or shining knights, should visit the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique located inside Disneyland Park. Reservations at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique can be made up to 60 days in advance and are highly recommended. To book an appointment with a Fairy Godmother-in-training, please call (714) 781-STYLE or (714) 781-7895.