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Walt Disney World News

Show Your Dark Side in the STAR WARS Half Marathon

For all of my Dark Side Hipsters, the Star Wars Half Marathon is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort April 14-17, 2016. This new Star Wars race will be an intergalactic experience with kids’ races, a 5K and a 10K in addition to the half marathon.

star wars marathonAccording to Disney Parks Blog, this race will feature a unique 13.1-mile course that propels runners through Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and finishes at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

NikkyJ

STAR WARS Force Friday Frenzy!

star wars force friday 2015Star Wars™ fans need to prepare for the merchandise frenzy coming to the Walt Disney World Resort! New Star Wars™ themed products will arrive on September 4, 2015 at 12:01 AM. Force Friday is a ticketed event as Disney prepares for the popular film release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December of this year.

NikkyJ

Breakfast to Stay at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

Photo: Disney Co.

Photo: Disney Co.

Many fans of the Belle and Beast story will mostly likely make Be Our Guest Restaurant a Disney trip must do! Well fans will be happy to know that the breakfast option is now a permanent feature at this popular Magic Kingdom restaurant.

NikkyJ
Disney Springs Freebie

New Entertainment and more at Downtown Disney!

Photo: Disney Co.

Photo: Disney Co.

Live Entertainment has sprung up at Downtown Disney (soon to be Disney Springs). The new entertainment features up to twenty different acts performing roughly 300 sets in a given week. Downtown Disney now offers a variety of acts ranging from freestyle rap to sultry jazz.

Performance times will vary throughout the day. Performances at the Marketplace will start daily at 12:30 p.m. near Dockside Margaritas, while the West Side will kick off the nightlife at 6:30 p.m.

NikkyJ

New MagicBands featuring Jack Skellington and More!

New MagicBands are now available throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

If you’re taking a trip over to the Mouse, then you’ll be happy to know about the new MagicBands being offered. The new bands feature Steamboat Willie, characters from Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo,” Winnie the Pooh, Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and more!

NikkyJ

Martha’s Vineyard Wine Pairings at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival season is right around the corner. We can tell this by the events popping up all around the Walt Disney World Resort. Over at Disney’s Beach Club Resort the Martha Vineyard Wine Pairings showcase will kick off this weekend.

According to Disney Parks Blog, this intimate event is a “foodie’s dream!” During the event, a wine expert from the winery and a Disney chef will guide guests through the tasting, detailing the notes of each pairing.

NikkyJ

Dining in Luxury: New Victoria & Albert’s Menu at Disney!

For food enthusiasts with an unlimited budget to indulged, you’ll be happy to know that Disney’s Grand Floridian restaurant Victoria & Albert’s has debut a new 10-course menu. Obviously, a ThemeParkHipster, like me, will most likely not partake in this cool new cuisine until I am done with my Dave Ramsey plan (basically when I am debt free and a $500 meal will by no means affect me).

NikkyJ

New Tower of Terror Merchandise In Stock

Hollywood Tower Hotel Robe Photo: Disney Co.

Hollywood Tower Hotel Robe Photo: Disney Co.

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror fans will be excited to know that the latest hotel inspired items are now available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

The newest Tower of Terror merchandise includes a sweatshirt with the iconic front desk bell, a luxurious black bathrobe, women’s shirt, a Raglan T-shirt with a bellhop silhouette, and a notepad with a really cool packaged pen.

NikkyJ

2015 Epcot Candlelight Processional Packages Now On Sale

The Epcot Candlelight Processional is one of my favorite Theme Park Christmas traditions to do at Walt Disney World. Each guest at Epcot is entertained with the jubilant reciting of the divine holiday story presented in true Disney fashion. The story is usually told by celebrity narrators such as Neil Patrick Harris and Whoopi Goldberg; accompanied with a 50-piece orchestra and a magnificent mass choir.

NikkyJ

Test Track Brings Food to the Race with Taste Track!

Test Track at Epcot introduces a new quick service kiosk called Taste Track. The new food and beverage location at Epcot is serving up a creative twist on one of America’s favorite sandwiches, the grilled cheese.

According to Disney Parks Blog, Test Track’s Taste Track offers the Gruyere and Applewood smoked bacon with an option to spice it up to the Fontina and tomato basil version. If you’d like to try a sweet rendition on the classic sandwich (which is pretty cool), then you should try the Canadian cheddar and apples grilled cheese sandwich on cinnamon raisin bread.

NikkyJ