PHOTOS: Construction Boxes Added Around Lamppost Bases in World Celebration Gardens Due to Trip Hazard

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The bases of the artistic lampposts in the World Celebration Gardens at EPCOT have proven to be a trip hazard. There are now green construction boxes around the base of each lamppost while crews work at night to solve the problem. World Celebration Gardens Lampposts The lampposts double as art installations. They are slightly slanted … Read more

‘Happily Ever After’ Fireworks Performance Times Shifting Later at Magic Kingdom

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“Happily Ever After” performances at Magic Kingdom will shift later and later into the evening throughout March. “Happily Ever After” Times “Happily Ever After,” the Magic Kingdom nighttime fireworks spectacular, is currently performed at 8 p.m. nightly. As the sun sets later in the day, the show will move later, with performances moving to 8:30 … Read more

PHOTOS: Mickey & Friends and ‘Encanto’ Topiaries Installed for 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

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More topiaries have been installed for the 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, which begins on February 28. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale, and Pluto Topiaries Mickey, Minnie, Chip ‘n’ Dale, and Pluto are located on the bridge to World Showcase, near World Celebration Gardens. Chip and Dale stand next to a picnic … Read more

Salt and Straw Resurrecting Choco Taco, May Be Sold at Walt Disney World & Disneyland

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A middle school and ice cream truck staple treat for many, the Choco Taco is coming back this summer thanks to Salt and Straw and Taco Bell, and could eventually make its way to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Salt and Straw and Taco Bell Team Up for Choco Taco According to People, this … Read more

VIDEO: Cast Member Rescues Fallen Shoe from Rivers of America in Magic Kingdom

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After a shoe was somehow dropped into the Rivers of America in Magic Kingdom, a Cast Member sprung to the rescue to remove it. Shoe Saved in Daring Rescue at Rivers of America The Cast Member, seen on the dock at the right side of the image above, used a hand-held skimmer to attempt to … Read more

Disney Files Permit for Demolition at Former NBA Experience in Disney Springs Years After Permanent Closure

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First found by danlb_2000 on the WDWMagic forums, Disney has filed a permit for demolition at the NBA Experience in Disney Springs, which never reopened following the COVID-19 pandemic closures at Walt Disney World Resort. Permits Filed for Demolition at NBA Experience The permit, filed on February 15, 2024, lists “General construction/Demo” as the “general … Read more

United Kingdom Pavilion Restrooms Reopen After Eight-Month-Long Refurbishment at EPCOT

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The United Kingdom Pavilion restrooms at EPCOT have reopened after a refurbishment that began in June of 2023. United Kingdom Pavilion Restrooms Reopened The walls are down and the restrooms for both women and men — or ladies and gentlemen, as they’re labeled here — are finally in use once again at the UK Pavilion. … Read more

PHOTOS: ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ Butterfly, & Mickey Mouse Topiaries Installed for 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

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As the start date of the 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival fast approaches, more new topiaries have been put in place. “Lady and the Tramp” Topiaries The “Lady and the Tramp” topiaries can be found at the Italy Pavilion in World Showcase. Guests can spot them as they’re heading toward dining locations Tutto … Read more

PHOTOS: Ceiling, Lighting, and More Triangle Panels Installed on CommuniCore Hall in EPCOT

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We’re seeing major progress on CommuniCore Hall, a new building in the center of EPCOT and the last element of the park’s years-long reimagining. This week, ceiling panels and lighting were installed on the façade, as were more triangular panels. CommuniCore Hall Construction The steel ceiling panels were visible on the underside of the long … Read more

PHOTOS: Scaffolding Removed From Around Hotel du Canada, Northwest Mercantile Now Closed in EPCOT

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After most scaffolding was removed last month, all scaffolding is now gone from around Hotel du Canada in the Canada Pavilion in EPCOT. As work wraps up on the hotel façade, Northwest Mercantile has closed for refurbishment. Hotel du Canada Refurbishment The fake hotel was previously tan with a brown roof. It’s now more gray … Read more

PHOTOS: New Goofy Topiary Plus ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ and ‘Frozen’ Topiaries Installed for 2024 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

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Among the topiaries freshly installed for the 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is a brand-new Goofy topiary. Goofy Topiary The Goofy topiary can be found in a flower bed on the rosewalk between the Imagination! Pavilion and Refreshment Port. He’s depicted leaning forward about to blow on a dandelion in his hand. This … Read more

Full List of Outdoor Kitchens and Menus Announced for 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

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Disney has announced the outdoor kitchens that will be at this year’s EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, as well as their full menus. There will be over 60 new menu items at the nearly 20 outdoor kitchens, including Cubanito at Florida Fresh and Peach Galette at EPCOT Farmers Feast. Returning favorites include Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade at Pineapple Promenade and the Chicken and Waffles at The … Read more

Walt Disney World Park Passes Completely Sold Out For Annual Passholders Today

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If you’re a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, and you planned on visiting the theme parks before 2 p.m. today, you might be out of luck as all park passes are currently sold out. Passholder Park Passes Sold Out Today As you can see in the image above, Annual Passholders are currently unable to make … Read more

PHOTOS: Prince Charming Regal Carrousel Canopy Under Refurbishment at Magic Kingdom

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Prince Charming Regal Carrousel in Magic Kingdom is getting some work done, with multiple panels on the canopy, which feature art of “Cinderella,” covered. Panel Refurbishment at Prince Charming Regal Carrousel Two of the panels of the carrousel are currently covered, with the scrim designed to replicate the look of the canopy, making them less … Read more

PHOTOS: ‘Toy Story’ Topiaries Installed and More Updates for 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

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Updates are happening quickly as we approach the opening day of the 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival on February 28. We spotted several freshly installed topiaries and other adjustments on a recent trip to the park. Newly Added Topiaries Buzz Lightyear Buzz Lightyear has landed in World Discovery, near Mission: SPACE. This is … Read more

First Look at runDisney 2024 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise

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Disney Parks Blog has shared a first look at the new runDisney merchandise that will be available during the 2024 Princess Half Marathon Weekend, returning to Walt Disney World later this month. 2024 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise The new merchandise features the event artwork, celebrating Disney Princesses and Queens, on a variety of logo … Read more