Disneyland Refurbishment Calendar for 2015

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Here's a current list of attractions that are closed at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure with their estimated re-opening date.Disneyland ParkPeter Pan's Flight                                                     Now-July 1, 2015 Innoventions                                                             Now-October 1, 2015 Tomorrowland Theater                                           Now-August 8, 2015Don't forget to read up the latest Innoventions Gossip … [Read more...]


Condor Flats at Disney California Adventure Becomes Grizzly Peak Airfield

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Condor Flats at Disney California Adventure has received a makeover. The test pilot's airstrip is now called Grizzly Peak Airfield. The area now has more of a national park feel that fits in better with the timber and mining company theme of Grizzly River Run and the campground feel of Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.Soarin' Over California has become more of a smokejumper firefighter's headquarters and the restaurant next door (formerly the Taste Pilot's Grill) is now the Smokejumper's … [Read more...]


Top 10 Places I’m Looking Forward To at The All New Disney Springs

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There are major changes coming to one of my favorite spots, the former Downtown Disney. So much exciting stuff is happening there! Here are my picks for the top 10 changes to look forward to  when Disney Springs is complete.In 2016, when completed, Disney Springs will double the number of shops and restaurants and grow to more than 1 million square feet, which means I am going to have to schedule a whole day during my trip just for doing DS!Top 10 places I am looking forward to checking … [Read more...]


2015 Disney World Attraction/Ride Closures and Refurbishments

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Here is the list of Disney World Attraction/Ride Refurbishments and Closures for 2015-2016 that we know of. As always, please visit the Disney World website for more information.EpcotMaelstrom is closed for Frozen Refurb. No completion date announced.Magic KingdomLiberty Square Riverboat- Closed  8/4/2015- 8/10/2015 Dream Along with Mickey- Closed 7/19/2015- 8/22/2015 Liberty Tree Tavern- Closed 7/6/2015- 11/19/2015 Pirates of the Caribbean -Closed 6/8/2015- … [Read more...]


Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Opens

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The first phase of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, the newest resort in the growing Disney Vacation Club portfolio, opened today. Offering 360 Deluxe Studio accommodations (opening in phases through summer 2015) and 20 over-the-water Bungalows, the new resort delivers the spirit of the South Pacific along with fun Disney touches to create a vacation experience that only Disney can provide. Nestled along the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon, the resort is a quick monorail ride from the … [Read more...]


Richard Petty Driving Experience set to close this June

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 Update: The Richard Petty Driving Experience and the Exotic Driving Experience at Disney World will close for good on August 9, 2015. That is the last day that you can make a reservation, so if you have always wanted to do it but never have now is the time!   The final ride on Aug. 9 will end with a charity ride with Give Kids the World. They are going to auction off the last ride. The proceeds of that auction will go to Give Kids the World. No word yet on what transportation … [Read more...]


Innoventions West at Epcot Set to Close in April

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Have you heard the news Chip and Co fans? Innoventions West at Epcot is set to close on April 30, 2015."We've reached the end of our sponsorship agreements with the exhibitors in Innoventions West and will temporarily close the space in early May to begin preparing for a new experience," a Disney spokeswoman said Friday.All three exhibits located inside Innoventions West (Think, presented by IBM; The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, presented by T. Rowe Price; and Where's the Fire?, presented … [Read more...]


Two Restaurants Expand as Downtown Disney Transforms Into Disney Springs

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Big changes are coming to Planet Hollywood and Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney. Paradiso 37 is finishing up their expansion in summer 2015. Planet Hollywood's expansion will take a bit longer and will be finishing in spring 2016.Paradiso 37’s expansion capitalizes on its beautiful waterfront setting. “We’re nearly doubling the seating, adding more terrace dining, a new outdoor performance stage and expanding to add a greater presence on the new Disney Springs promenade,” said Rashid Choufani, … [Read more...]


Disney California Adventure opening New Smokejumpers Grill

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The recent expansion at Disney California Adventure Park brings us several new areas to explore.  Part of the Grizzly Peak Expansion, the New Smokejumpers Grill is just one of the new additions.  Opening on March 20, 2015, the Smokejumper's Grill is a quick-service eatery, that is inspired by the brave men and women who battle fires in our California forests.  Full of delicious burgers and sandwiches, the New Smokejumpers Grill will be our lunch spot on our next visit.  Grizzly Peak … [Read more...]


Toy Story Midway Mania and Soarin’ Expansions are on the Way

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Disney World is always looking to make things better. They really do listen to what guests say! Soarin' and Toy Story Midway Mania will be expanding in the future. So now your favorite rides will be even more fun!Toy Story Midway Mania will get more midway track. Soarin' will get a better projection system and updated screens. But wait there's more, Soarin' is also getting a 3rd theater to help with wait times.Both projects are expected to be completed by late 2016. We have no closure … [Read more...]