Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

The Liberty Square location for Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom has now closed. Guests wanting to participate in the experience can still visit the Main Street location inside the Firehouse.


The Diamond Horseshoe is becoming a new table service. The new fixed price offering will cost $33 plus tax for adults, and $19 plus tax for ages 3-9. The meal will begin with a Frontier Salad then each diner will have a choice of one of the following entrees.

  • Barbeque pulled turkey, served over corn bread with seasonal vegetables
  • Spit-roasted ham, served with country beans and seasonal vegetables
  • Stewed beef, served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

For dessert, guests can choose between a campfire brownie or apple tart.


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The expanded Flower and Garden Festival begins March 2 at Epcot. New this year are the La Isla Fresca and Cider House Outdoor Kitchens which will bring a record 13 festival kiosks to the World Showcase Promenade. Huey, Dewey and Louie, make their topiary debut with Donald and Daisy in the park’s signature front-entrance garden. Xylophones, drums and chimes will take child’s play to tuneful levels at the new Harmony Gardens play area featuring “leader-of-the-band” Mickey Mouse topiary.

This weekends Garden Rocks performer is The Orchestra starring former members of ELO (Evil Woman). The concerts occur on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the American Gardens Theatre.

Disney's Hollywood Studios


Reports are circulating around that several of the "Citizens of Hollywood" streetmosphere performers will be cut. While this is just one of the many "efficiencies" Walt Disney World is undertaking, the fact that many of the performers have become fan favorites has made this one tougher to take for many people.

Disney's Animal Kingdom

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John Frost at The Disney Blog has shared some images of the new LED lighting system that will illuminate Kilimanjaro Safaris at night. The LED will emit either a yellowish sunset glow or a blueish moonlight color. These nighttime Safaris are a way to increase the park's nighttime capacity as Rivers of Light and Pandora will drive more guests to the park after sundown.

Disney Springs


Disney has announced over 30 new retail and dining concepts that are coming to Disney Springs. You can get more info here, but here is a list of the newly announced locations.

  • Anthropologie
  • kate spade new york
  • Under Armour
  • M·A·C Cosmetics
  • Vince Camuto
  • Vera Bradley
  • Lucky Brand
  • Oakley
  • Coca-Cola Store
  • Na Hoku – Hawaii’s Finest Jewelers Since 1924
  • Shore
  • American Threads
  • Volcom
  • Kipling
  • francesca's
  • Melissa Shoes
  • UNOde50
  • Johnston & Murphy
  • Everything But Water
  • Free People
  • Columbia
  • Sperry
  • Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
  • Sephora
  • D-Luxe Burger
  • Amorette’s Patisserie
  • Tablas Frontera
  • Homecoming – Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar

In addition, it was revealed that the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will be moving out of World of Disney and into its own stand-alone location near Once Upon a Toy.


This weeks schedule of Atlanta Braves Spring Training games at ESPN's Wide World of Sports.

March 1: Vs Orioles 1:05pm

March 3: Vs Tigers 1:05pm

March 5: Vs Pirates 1:05pm

Merchandise Events

March 2 – 6: Check out the latest releases from long-time Disney artist Larry Dotson appearing at Art of Disney in Epcot each day.

March 2 – 6: Check out some of the newest fragrances and cosmetics from Guerlain at La Signature in the France Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase.

Quick Takes

Phil Smith, Walt Disney World’s First Employee, Passes Away at 83

The 50 Greatest Walt Disney World Quotes – Past and Present

Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom
The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. Guests should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.
Now - April 2016
Jungle Cruise Mar. 1 - 3, 2016
Soarin' Jan. 4, 2016 - Summer 2016
Circle of Life Feb. 7 - Apr. 2, 2016
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Pizza Planet Jan. 19 - Late 2016
Toy Story Midway Mania - 1 Day Only Mar. 15, 2016
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure - Closing Permanently Apr. 3, 2016
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show - Closing Permanently Apr. 3, 2016
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Kali River Rapids Jan. 4 - Mar. 17, 2016
Flights of Wonder Jan. 25 - Mar. 17, 2016
Warung Outpost Jan. 25 - Mar. 17, 2016
Boneyard Feb. 22 - Mar. 17, 2016
Isle of Java Feb. 22 - Mar. 5, 2016


Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Annual Refurbishment Jan. 4 - Mar. 19, 2016


Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
Bay Cove Pool Feb. 1 - Mar. 18, 2016
Soft Goods Refurbishment Apr. 2 - Oct. 14, 2016
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Concierge Lounge
Closed for refurbishment. An alternative lounge location will be available during this time.
May 7 - 22, 2016
Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Schoolyard Sprayground Jan. 4 - Mar. 11, 2016
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
ESPN Club: Yard Arcade & Retail
Closed to make way for a new experience. (Does not affect ESPN Club dining area.)
Jan. 6, 2016
Flying Fish Restaurant Feb. 1 - Sep. 30, 2016
Seashore Sweets'
Closed to make way for a new experience.
Feb. 1, 2016
Disney's BoardWalk Villas
Guest Villa Renovations Through Spring 2016
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
Old Port Royale - Path of Travel Impacts
Guests in some parts of Martinique and Trinidad North may experience some construction noise.
Jan. 3 - Feb. 28, 2016
Aruba Pool Feb. 22 - Apr. 15, 2016
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
General Construction
During this time, Guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
Through Spring 2016
East Pool
Closed for enhancement. Guests may see or hear work in progress.
Through Spring 2016
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
Ol' Man Island Pool Jan. 11 - Mar. 4, 2016
Disney's Wilderness Lodge & Villas
General Resort Refurbishments
Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m. Certain pathways, including the nature trail, will be unavailable. The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool atThe Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Marina and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable.
Through 2017
Cub's Den (Children's Activity Center) - unavailable Through 2017
Sturdy Branches Health Club July - October 2016
Disney Springs
Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive
Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that Guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Disney Springs and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.
Through May 2016
Planet Hollywood Jan. 6 - Summer 2016
Mickey's Pantry / The Spice & Tea Exchange Feb. 29 - Mar. 14, 2016