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Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World Resort Reopens with New Auction Scene

Pirates of the Caribbean reopened at Magic Kingdom Park and guests were  introduced to the new version of the attraction’s auction scene we first announced last summer.

Just as Walt Disney embraced and encouraged Disney Parks to “keep moving forward” since the opening of Disneyland Park in 1955, Walt Disney Imagineering has introduced many new characters at Pirates of the Caribbean attraction over the years.

The pirate auctioneer now oversees a sale of the townspeople’s most prized possessions and goods. In this scene, the familiar redhead figure has switched sides to become a pirate named Redd, who’s just pillaged the town’s rum supply and has something to say about it.

Check out a sneak peek at what this new scene will look like in the photo above.

As we previously shared, the auction scene in the attraction at Disneyland Paris received a similar revision last year. Disneyland park will also receive similar updates to its Pirates of the Caribbean attraction later this spring, with work beginning April 23.

Pixar Characters Will Greet Guests in Toy Story Land At Walt Disney World Resort

You will have the chance to encounter some of your favorite characters from the Disney•Pixar “Toy Story” films, including Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl, at Toy Story Land – opening June 30 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

Woody, Buzz and Jessie will be greeting guests throughout Toy Story Land on a daily basis. And each character (along with the rest of the gang) will be joining in on the fun in a land where guests “shrink” to the size of a toy. Guests will be also be able to take a ride on Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit, or take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic play set that Andy won at Pizza Planet.

Toy Story Land guests can also walk through a new carnival game box to experience Toy Story Mania!, which has been a guest-favorite attraction at the park since it opened in 2008. Now expanded with a third track, the popular attraction will allow even more guests to take aim at 3D objects – using everything from baseballs to cream pies – in a variety of whimsical, fast-paced games.

Stay tuned for more updates as we move closer to the opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Starting November 14, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is presenting an all-new holiday nighttime spectacular called Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Santa Claus is missing, and there’s a search and rescue mission to bring him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve! The show includes state-of-the-art projections, special effects, snow, fireworks, and an exciting musical score.

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The show is led by two elves, Wayne and Lanny, the duo from the animated special, “Prep and Landing.” This Christmastime adventure features holiday moments from your favorite films including “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” “Bambi,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” to name a few.

A special way to enjoy this new holiday spectacular is with the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party. Included is reserved viewing, desserts, specialty beverages, a pair of 3D HoloSpex® glasses and more.

This one-of-a-kind holiday experience for your entire family will be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from November 14 through December 31. Don’t miss out on these magical memories.

Try A New Twist On An Old Favorite At ‘Taste Track’ Now Open At Epcot

Taste Track, a new food and beverage location at Epcot, is serving up a few new twists on the favorite sandwich. These specialty grilled cheese sandwiches are as creative as the cars you can design at nearby Test Track.

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For a deliciously grown-up version of the grilled cheese sandwich, try the Gruyere and Applewood smoked bacon. Elevate your sandwich with the Fontina and tomato basil version. For a sweet take on the classic sandwich, try the Canadian cheddar and apples grilled cheese sandwich on cinnamon raisin bread. The crisp apple slices perfectly complement the melty cheese.

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Each sandwich comes with your choice of tomato bisque soup or a side salad. Other menu items include roasted chicken salad and a kid’s grilled cheese sandwich.

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Which grilled cheese sandwich are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments below!


Disney to Announce ‘Star Wars’ Theme Park Plans Soon

Back in June 2013, Disney revealed that its then newly-acquired Star Wars franchise would be integrated into the company’s theme parks around the world. CEO Bob Iger teased in December that the theme park rides will be based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its subsequent sequels and spinoffs.

Bob Iger recently told Wall Street analysts that the company is deep into development with their Star Wars theme park plans, with a formal announcement coming “later in 2015.”

“Fairly soon, I’m sure we’ll be ready to go public with some specifics. But it’s safe to say that you’ll see a lot more Star Wars at Disney and at Disney parks in the near future.” – Bob Iger

While the plans will be announced later this year, Bob Iger added that this ambitious endeavor will take a long time to get off the ground.

“(There is) a fair amount of design and development (taking place by the company’s Imagineers) to greatly increase Star Wars presence in multiple locations around the world. The plans are ambitious, so it’s going to take some time for them to be built and opened.” – Bob Iger

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While the Disney CEO didn’t say exactly when these Star Wars theme park plans will be unveiled, it’s possible that the announcement may be made during Star Wars Celebration in April, or Disney’s annual D23 Convention in August, both of which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center. It’s possible the announcement could also be made on Star Wars Day, May 4, but we should learn more specific details about Disney’s Star Wars theme park plans well before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.

What ideas do you have about a Star Wars themed park at Disney?

Source: MovieWeb.com

WestJet’s New ‘Magic Plane’ Features Disney’s Sorcerer Mickey

WestJet airlines unveiled their newest custom-painted aircraft called the “Magic Plane” featuring Mickey Mouse in his famous role, Sorcerer Mickey.

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The custom-painted Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 series aircraft was unveiled in Calgary after teams worked around the clock for nearly a month adding 36 different colors to the outside of the “Magic Plane.” The actual design was created by WestJet and Disney Parks & Resorts (Canada) to tell a story from tail to nose.

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Sorcerer Mickey is on the tail of the “Magic Plane” with stars swirling around the fuselage and wings to images of fireworks over Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney World Resort. The two sides of the aircraft are mirror images of each other in all aspects but one – and that’s for you to discover.

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Inside the “Magic Plane,” guests receive cookies in the shape of Disney characters on all flights and there are custom star-designed headrest covers to add to the magic inside the cabin.

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The “Magic Plane” will make its inaugural flight to Orlando, Fla., on December 3. Following the flight, it will travel throughout WestJet’s domestic, trans-border and international network.

Keep an eye to the sky for Sorcerer Mickey beginning December 3, you just might catch a glimpse of your favorite mouse…flying!

‘Disney’s Frozen’-Inspired Gallery Opens at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

A new gallery, Norsk Kultur, opened its doors in the Norway pavilion at Epcot. The gallery showcases a collection of artifacts and objects that inspired the world of Disney’s “Frozen.”

'Disney's Frozen'-Inspired Gallery Opens at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

 

'Disney's Frozen'-Inspired Gallery Opens at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

Norsk Kultur, meaning “Norweigan Culture,” will feature items such as: an authentic hand-made bunad, the traditional costume of Norway; A hardanger fiddle and other handmade instruments; Hand-carved artisan furniture; Examples of rosemaling (traditional Norse decorative painting) and more.

'Disney's Frozen'-Inspired Gallery Opens at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

 

'Disney's Frozen'-Inspired Gallery Opens at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

The collection will also feature a Southern Sami Man’s outfit – in the film, the character of Kristoff represents a blend of both Northern and Southern indigenous Sami culture. Some artifacts on display date back as early as the 1200s.

Don’t forget – Disney’s “Frozen” opens in theaters November 27.

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Kermit and Miss Piggy Topiaries Will Debut at 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Kermit and Miss Piggy Topiaries Will Debut at 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Kermit the Frog will find it is easy being green when his artfully-crafted character topiary debuts during the 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV March 5 to May 18, 2014 at Walt Disney World Resort.  With flamboyance to spare, a floral Miss Piggy will join Kermit and his blooming banjo in the World Showcase topiary display.

Kermit and Miss Piggy Topiaries Will Debut at 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Nearly 100 topiaries will animate the landscape during the 75 days when Epcot transforms to a rainbow-hued wonderland of sweeping gardens and exhibits. Back for a second year: outdoor food-and-beverage marketplaces exclusive to this festival that feature sweet and savory bites worthy of indulgence.  After debuting at the 2013 festival, the marketplaces will return with new menu items like Piggylicious Bacon Cupcakes and a Barbecued Chicken Leg at the Smokehouse Barbecue marketplace.  Floral-flavored lemonades will feature rose and violet notes, and specialty cocktails, wines and beers will offer menu-pairing possibilities.  Last year’s top menu picks like the Watermelon Salad with local baby arugula, feta cheese, pickled red onions and balsamic reduction will be back for an encore at the Florida Fresh marketplace.

Kermit and Miss Piggy Topiaries Will Debut at 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

More Festival News . . .

  • Goofy, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck topiaries will appear in a new Epcot front entrance garden vignette celebrating spring with a butterfly hunt adventure.  The topiaries will have a new computer-generated look while telling an entertaining story.  Goofy’s butterfly net will prove useless as topiary butterflies light on the back of his floral garb.  A topiary bee buzzes on an exasperated Donald’s head.  The garden will feature a real waterfall and pond with water lilies.
  • A new Timon topiary will join Pumbaa near the park’s Outpost location between China and Germany.  Meanwhile, Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Croc return for a second year to the United Kingdom showcase.  Dozens of additional character topiaries, including Mickey Mouse, will surprise guests beyond the park’s iconic Spaceship Earth.
  • The Flower Power Concert Series welcomes two new acts this year:  Gary Lewis and the Playboys (“This Diamond Ring”) March 14-16, and The Alan Parsons Live Project (“Eye in the Sky”) May 16-18.  During opening weekend, the series kicks off at America Gardens Theatre with fan-favorite band The Guess Who (“American Woman”) March 7-9.  Other pop acts set to perform include Chubby Checker & the Wildcats, The Village People and Paul Revere & The Raiders. (Entertainment is subject to change).
  • Florida agriculture will be in the spotlight at a large World Showcase garden exhibiting fresh Florida crops to include citrus, sugar cane, berries and vegetables.
  • For the second year, illuminated gardens will cast a festive glow across the park when the sun sets each evening.
  • Back by demand, the Disney-Pixar “Cars” garden and playground will bring favorite movie characters to life.  Tinker Bell’s Butterfly House will be aflutter with hundreds of the winged beauties and fairy topiaries of Tinker Bell and Periwinkle.
  • At the Festival Center in the park’s Future World, twice-daily interactive gardening workshops will set the stage for outdoor do-it-yourself inspiration, and gardening guest speakers will appear daily.  Fridays through Sundays, HGTV design celebrities will host home, garden and design seminars.

As they sample from marketplace menus, guests can wander among multiple themed gardens and children’s play areas.  Dozens of Disney-crafted “flower towers,” herb gardens and beds of multi-colored blooms will add to the floral splendor of the park’s landscape.  Disney’s garden gurus estimate 70,000 bedding plants will surround the Future World east and west lakes alone; on the water, 220 mini-gardens will be set afloat.  Several special weekend happenings, including the popular Art in the Garden Weekend, will be scheduled.

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Epcot’s Club Cool Debuts New Flavors To Sample

It was announced that Epcot‘s Club Cool will now offer seven new flavors of soda samples. Only one option from the previous selection will remain – Beverly, a common aperitif found in Italy.

Epcot's Club Cool Debuts New Flavors To Sample

New flavors added to the sample station are:

  • Fanta – Fanta debuted in Europe in the 1940s and was introduced in the U.S.A. in 1960s. It’s now available in more than 90 flavors.
  • VegitaBeta – This Japanese beverage combines apricot and passion fruit flavors.
  • Fanta (Melon Frosty) – This melon-flavored soda is number one in Thailand.
  • Bibo – This fruit-flavored juice drink originates from South Africa.
  • Sparberry – This raspberry cream-flavored soda has been a favorite in Africa since 1955.
  • Guarana Kuat – This drink, flavored after the guarana berry, is popular in Brazil.
  • Inca Kola – This Peruvian favorite offers a sweet, almost bubblegum-like taste.

Flavors of Club Cool at Epcot is only one of three locations in the entire country that serves these sodas. The others are Coca-Cola attractions in Atlanta and Las Vegas.

Epcot's Club Cool Debuts New Flavors To Sample

Have you sampled the international soda selection at Flavors of Club Cool at Epcot?

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Adventures by Disney Launches New ‘Frozen’ Itinerary to Norway

Recently we got a sneak peek at one of the new Adventures by Disney itinerary inspired by the film “Frozen.” Disney Parks Blog has officially announced the “Norway: Fjords, Bergen & Oslo” itinerary – a journey carefully crafted from a partnership between Adventures by Disney and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Adventures by Disney Launches New ‘Frozen’ Itinerary to Norway

The new itinerary guides families through an eight-day, seven-night epic adventure across the stunning lands of Norway, allowing them to follow the footsteps of the “Frozen” filmmakers by seeing the places, meeting the people and experiencing the beauty that inspired the setting and the look of the film. As with any Adventures by Disney trip, families can expect to partake in authentic activities that only Disney can provide, from discovering the fjord country by safari to learning Norwegian folk dancing.

Adventures by Disney Launches New ‘Frozen’ Itinerary to Norway

Families will bond as they explore the storybook village of Bergen (the real-life inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle) and also journey through Flåm, Geiranger and Norway’s capital, Oslo. The trip will be full of surprises like rafting down an exhilarating river, hiking across mystical terrains and even rainbow trout fishing.

Two expertly trained Adventure Guides will lead families to make sure that no detail – no matter how small – will be missed. Adventures by Disney allows families to fully immerse themselves in the culture without having to sweat the details of pre-planning anything.

Adventures by Disney Launches New ‘Frozen’ Itinerary to Norway
NORWAY FAMILY VACATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Begin your adventure with a visit to this storybook village which served as the inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle, home to Anna and her sister Elsa—in Disney’s epic animated-adventure, Frozen.

  • Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this dramatic Scandinavian region as you meet local storytellers, fisherman and farmers along the way.

  • Feel the exhilaration as your family floats along the waters of one of Norway’s breathtaking rivers as it carries you through the gorgeous Norwegian landscapes of natural beauty and wonder.

  • Take part in the rich history of one of the region’s most beloved pastimes—folk dancing—where you’ll feel like a local from Arendelle as you whirl around like Anna in Frozen.

  • Step into the glacial blue waters of Lake Loen for a net fishing experience to catch some of the native trout in this unique activity that will have you feeling like a true local.

  • Get a close-up look at these wooden masterpieces that remain an important part of Norway’s heritage as well as serving as the inspiration for much of the film’s architecture.

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Guest Assistance Card Updates for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

You may have heard or read about some changes coming  to one of Disney Parks programs to assist guests with disabilities at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

Disney is modifying their current Guest Assistance Card program, which provides access to attractions for guests with disabilities, so Disney can continue to serve the guests who truly need it. Their new program is designed to provide the special experience guests have come to expect from Disney. They also hope it will enable them to help control abuse with the current program that was, unfortunately, widespread and growing at an alarming rate.

 

The new Disability Access Service (DAS) Card will replace the Guest Assistance Card. Guests will be able to request a Disability Access Service Card at Guest Relations, and they will receive a return time for attractions based on the current wait time.

With that said, Disney Parks has long recognized and accommodated people with different needs. Guests can visit Guest Relations to discuss their individual situation, and Disney will continue to provide assistance that is responsive to their unique circumstances.

Meg Crofton, president Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France, recently shared a letter of reassurance and continuing commitment to organizations representing the autism and disabled communities.

Guest Assistance Card Updates for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

Guest Assistance Card Updates for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

Here are some frequently asked questions from Disney Parks.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Disability Access Service Card and how does it work?
    • The DAS Card is designed to accommodate guests who aren’t able to wait in a conventional queue environment due to a disability (including non-apparent disabilities). A Disability Access Service Card will be issued at Guest Relations main entrance locations and will offer guests a return time for attractions based on the current wait time. As soon as the Guest finishes one attraction, they can receive a return time for another. This service can be used in addition to Disney’s FASTPASS Service and Disney FastPass+ service.
  • What will Disney Parks do if a Guest is concerned the DAS Card doesn’t meet their needs?
    • Disney Parks have long recognized and accommodated guests with varying needs and will continue to work individually with guests with disabilities to provide assistance that is responsive to their unique circumstances. Guests should visit Guest Relations to discuss their individual needs.
  • Who will be eligible for a Disability Access Service Card?
    • Disney Parks’ goal is to accommodate guests who aren’t able to wait in a conventional queue environment due to a disability (including non-apparent disabilities). Guests should visit Guest Relations to discuss their assistance needs.
  • How will guests get a Disability Access Service Card?
    • A Disability Access Service Card will be issued at Guest Relations main entrance locations. Guests will participate in a registration process, which also includes having their photo taken.
  • Why is Disney Parks doing this?
    • Disney Parks is modifying the current Guest Assistance Card program so it can continue to serve the guests who truly need it. The new program is designed to provide the special experience guests have come to expect from Disney. Disney Parks also hopes it will help control abuse that was, unfortunately, widespread and growing at an alarming rate.
  • Does the DAS Cardholder have to be present to obtain a return time at an attraction?
    • No. Another member of the DAS Cardholder’s travel party may obtain a return time but the DAS Cardholder must board the attraction with his or her party.
  • Where do DAS Cardholders go to receive return times?
    • At Disneyland Resort, guests will go to Guest Relations kiosks located throughout the parks to receive a return time. At Walt Disney World Resort, guests will go to the attraction to receive a return time.
  • Does a DAS Cardholder have to ride the attraction at the exact return time listed?
    • No. Return times are valid until redeemed by the DAS Cardholder.
  • How long is a DAS Card valid?
    • A DAS card is valid for up to 14 days depending on a guest’s ticket entitlement.
  • Is a DAS Card issued at one Disney theme park valid at other Disney theme parks?
    • Yes, the card will be valid throughout the resort at which it was issued.
  • Why doesn’t Disney Parks ask for proof of disability, such as a doctor’s note?
    • Disney Parks takes Guests at their word and there are legal restrictions around asking for proof.
  • Is this the only service available to Guests with disabilities?
    • Disney Parks offer a variety of services to guests with disabilities, such as Disney’s Handheld Device that offers assistive listening, captioning and audio description. Additionally, Disney Parks has developed a “Guide for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities.” This serves as a tool on how best to experience its theme parks and is expected to be available online by mid-October.Disney Parks will continue to provide excellent guest service and accessible experiences. Guests should visit Guest Relations at any park should they feel they need assistance due to a disability.
  • Does a Guest whose disability is based on the necessity to use a wheelchair or scooter need a DAS Card?
    • No, a Guest whose disability is based on the necessity to use a wheelchair or scooter does not need a DAS Card. Depending on the attraction, the Guest will either wait in the standard queue or receive a return time at the attraction based on the current wait time. For some attractions at Disneyland Resort, these guests will go directly to an alternate entrance. Guests with additional needs should discuss them with Guest Relations.
  • Will Disney Parks continue to provide a service to wish-granting organizations?
    • The change will not affect those who are visiting on trips organized by wish granting organizations. There is a separate program for children with life-threatening illnesses.

If you have any further questions, you can contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner for more information.

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney Fantasy

The Disney Fantasy on board Personal Navigator just went digital!

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyStarting with Disney Fantasy, there’s a brand new way to cruise. The Disney Fantasy Navigator app brings valuable Disney cruise information right to your mobile device.

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyTo use Disney Fantasy Navigator, download the app, and once on board, connect to the ship’s WiFi network—complimentary to app users only—and enjoy your cruise in an exciting new way.

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyWith the official cruise app Disney Fantasy Navigator, you’ll know everything that’s happening on the ship across your entire cruise. Explore the Disney Fantasy from bow to stern. Learn about the ports you’ll be visiting and check the weather for the day. With Disney Fantasy Navigator you can carry the entire cruise schedule with you and never miss a thing.

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyDisney Fantasy Navigator is only the first leg of your journey with the new Disney Cruise Line on board app. Soon the app will be available for Disney Dream, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder and we will be adding new features along the way.

Embark on your Disney cruise with Disney Fantasy Navigator!

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyPREPARE FOR YOUR CRUISE DAY

•Know what’s happening every day, from shows to shopping

•Review your ports of call and at-sea days

•Get daily special spa and shopping offers and never miss a deal

GET THE INFO YOU NEED TO HELP YOU PLAN

•View all on board activities across your entire voyage

•Know what’s happening next and where to go

•Read details about activities you’re interested in

•Find Disney Characters on board

•Save favorite activities in one convenient list

NAVIGATE THE SHIP

•Explore your ship deck by deck, from bow to stern

•Find locations of the activities you want to do

Disney Fantasy Navigator helps you make daily plans, navigate the ship and enjoy every cruise day to its fullest.

Download the app to get started!

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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom ‘Hard Level’ Changes – The Villains Get Trickier

Disney Parks Blog shared some exciting updates for fans of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom interactive card game – the game just got trickier.

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 'Hard Level'  Changes - The Villains Get Trickier

As you may know, in Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, guests become Merlin’s apprentice sorcerers and embark on a challenge to stop Disney villains from stealing one of the four shattered pieces of Merlin’s crystal ball. Guests search for villains’ hiding places throughout the park, and once there, use spell cards to stop the villains in their tracks.

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 'Hard Level'  Changes - The Villains Get Trickier

The game offers three levels – Easy, Medium and Hard – which can be accessed based on how often and how much a guest plays. Changes were recently made to the game’s existing “Hard” level and now each time a guest plays at this level, a villain’s weakness will change, making the game different and more challenging each time.

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 'Hard Level'  Changes - The Villains Get Trickier

Merlin the Magician just shared some hints as to how to beat villains at this level:

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 'Hard Level'  Changes - The Villains Get Trickier

To figure out which spell types (Gross, Charming, Strong, Flying, Wishful, Quick or Energy) will defeat a villain, simultaneously cast several cards of differing spell types on the first turn of a battle. On that first turn, watch the power levels of the spells you’ve cast. If you watch carefully, you’ll learn which spell type worked best against the villain. When you see a spell hit the villain at full power, you’ll know that’s the type of spell you need to cast.

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 'Hard Level'  Changes - The Villains Get Trickier

No changes have been made to the Easy and Medium levels.

What do you think about the changes to the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game?

Disney Unveils Plans for AVATAR and New Nighttime Show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

At the first-ever D23 Expo in Japan, Disney Parks shared an early glimpse of the plans for AVATAR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park and we wanted to share some of these breathtaking images and a short preview of what’s to come.

Disney Unveils Plans for  AVATAR and New Nighttime Show at Disney's Animal Kingdom

As these concept renderings show in epic scale, in the world of AVATAR guests will encounter awe-inspiring floating mountains and wander through a nighttime jungle of bioluminescent plants that are alive with light and sound. Guests will also discover what it feels like to soar into the sky riding a Banshee.

Disney Unveils Plans for  AVATAR and New Nighttime Show at Disney's Animal Kingdom

As the world of AVATAR becomes real at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the energy and passion shared by our Imagineers and the Lightstorm team for this monumental task continues to be remarkable.

Disney Unveils Plans for  AVATAR and New Nighttime Show at Disney's Animal Kingdom

And the new AVATAR-inspired land won’t be the only change coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Disney Unveils Plans for  AVATAR and New Nighttime Show at Disney's Animal Kingdom

As part of the largest expansion in the history of the park, Disney will be adding all-new entertainment experiences, including a new nighttime spectacular where live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery all combine to bring a show to Discovery River that will delight guests and truly cap off their day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The park will introduce more nighttime entertainment as well, including live performers on Discovery Island and a new nighttime version of the Kilimanjaro Safaris.

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and experience the new additions to Animal Kingdom.

It’s Time to Show Your Disney Side

We’ll be hearing a lot more about the idea of showing your Disney side – the side of you that says “yes” more often, laughs louder and lives life to the fullest. It’s the side of you that embraces fun and comes out to play the moment you step through the gates at Disney Parks.

It's Time to Show Your Disney Side

Everyone has a Disney side. And Disney Parks Blog recently premiered a new television spots featuring one family’s galactic Disney side.

Disney Parks also released a Lion King themed promo as well.

Along with these videos, Disney also just launched a new destination – DisneySide.com. At the site, Disney fans are able to share their own Disney side with the world and see what’s being posted and talked about online.

Fans can also share with the hashtag #DisneySide across their social Media channels, including Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Google+ and Facebook.

Disney Parks has also launched a Show Your Disney Side Vine contest.  Vine is a mobile app that enables its users to create and post short video clips.  Disney fans can upload their Disney Side Vines at Disney Vine Contest.

Here is great example of a Show Your Disney Side Vine..

So, what’s your Disney side? Let us know in the comments below and then share some magic at DisneySide.com

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