Community Leaders Sneak First Peeks of New Fantasyland


Walt Disney World Resort offered more than 150 community leaders a glimpse at the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history today. Local executives and dignitaries toured New Fantasyland, experienced its attractions and witnessed the economic boon it has created for Central Florida. “There is no better way to celebrate this landmark occasion than by sharing New Fantasyland with our Central Florida friends and neighbors,” said Meg Crofton, president, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, … [Read more...]

‘Mickey Check’ Program Premier Launch at “Be Our Guest” Restaurant


The Disney Healthy Living program, that was announced earlier this year, is about to launch its Mickey Check menu items with its first restaurant being 'Be Our Guest Restaurant'.Mickey Check is part of the Disney Healthy Living program and its goal to make sure that foods meet or exceed nutritional guidelines that are set out by Disney and will be used at both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort starting today.The Mickey Check icon will be marked on the menu to all items … [Read more...]

Another Benefit Of All The New Expanded Theme Parks – More Jobs!

With all of the growth of the Orlando theme parks not only do the guests benefit from the new hotels and attractions but so does the local Orlando job market and economy.  This is welcoming news since the area was so hard when the economy collapsed in 2008 and theme parks had to lay off workers.From the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, to the new Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom, to an upcoming new Antarctica Region at Sea World these projects are reversing once dismal trends and … [Read more...]

Test Track’s New Exterior Will Be Unveiled at Epcot This Week


We have an update to share on Test Track – Presented by Chevrolet, which will celebrate a milestone in its construction this week as it unveils its new exterior to guests.As you can see from this image, the attraction’s color scheme has been changed from a yellow-and-black checkerboard pattern to a sleek, bold blue design that incorporates smaller icon designs that guests will encounter within the attraction. (And I think I spy at least one nod to Epcot history here. Anyone else?).As a … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons I’m Excited for December 6th

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The wait is almost over. The Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland Expansion is due to officially open December 6th! (You're smiling right now, aren't you? )For the past couple weeks the new Fantasyland has been undergoing soft openings, which is like a dress rehearsal before the official opening; and from the photos we've seen and the news we've heard, it looks even better than I had imagined!So naturally I'm busy planning my next trip to WDW so I can see and experience the Fantasyland Expansion … [Read more...]