Sunday, January 31, 2016

Walt Disney World News and Rumors 1/24/16 - 1/31/16



  • Two new Outdoor Kitchens will join this year’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. They will be La Isla Fresca, serving Jamaican Braised Beef with Pigeon-Pea Rice, Jerk-Spiced Grouper, or Chicken with Mango Salsa, as well as the Cider House which will serve dishes like a Field Greens salad with greens harvested from The Land Pavilion, heirloom apples, Stilton cheese and dried blueberries and a blueberry hard cider from Plant City, Fl.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Club Disney has officially closed.

General Walt Disney World News
  • Guests will now be able to enjoy the ‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort from 7:30 a.m. until noon daily.
  • Guests can make changes to existing dining reservations via Disney’s website, up to 20 minutes prior to your reservation. The new feature is currently only available on the website, and not on the My Disney Experience app. Previously, any changes to your date or time, or the number of guests had to be done by calling Disney or by cancelling the reservation and completely starting over. 
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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Walt Disney World News and Rumors 1/18/16 - 1/24/16


Magic Kingdom

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will see a multi-month refurbishment beginning April 4 through sometime in July.


  • Habit Heroes at Innoventions has closed permanently.

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • Beginning on January 29 inside Conservation Station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Guests will be able to experience a new exhibit featuring behind-the-scenes research that the filmmakers participated in to prepare for “Zootopia.”


  • Joy and Sadness from "Inside Out" could be meeting guests soon at Epcot. 
  • Could the World of Coca-Cola be coming to Disney Springs?
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Review of The Cigna Blogger Meet Up During Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Did you know that Cigna was a sponsor for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend? Cigna focuses on health issues by teaching people the things that people need to know in order to prevent common health issues and they invited me to a very special blogger event that was held this same weekend.

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The event was held at The Odyssey at Epcot. Guests were asked to participate in a "game show" setting with the main purpose to showcase just how imperative it is for us to make sure that we check our important health numbers such as Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol and blood pressure. 

Cigna shared with us the importance of these numbers through the afternoon by utilizing fun games and activities.
Cigna Blogger Event 6

The event started with an introduction and then we did the pencil test. 

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Pencil test

We also had to answer trivia questions, take part in a balloon game, did the pedometer test, and played Survey Says.

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Trivia questions

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Survey Says

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Pedometer test

Then we tested our balance and did the pasta test, where you had to pick up a piece of penne pasta using a piece of spaghetti that was placed in your mouth.

We all worked as a team to win, but unfortunately, our table lost. The event was a lot of fun overall and I learned a lot.

And yes, Mickey and Minnie showed up to greet us too!

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Cigna also created a great wrap-up video of the overall event.

So, what did I learn from this event? Well mostly, that it's actually super easy to get your important numbers checked, if you take advantage of visiting your doctor annually for your yearly check up.  

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Walt Disney World News and Rumors 1/11/16 - 1/17/16


Magic Kingdom

  • Lady Tremaine, the Stepsisters and Fairy Godmother will be greeting Guests near the castle walls next to Pinocchio Village Haus.


  • A new musical ensemble called TradNation now performs at the Canada Pavilion. TradNation showcases a repertoire of traditional songs as well as original family compositions passed down through the ages.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Beginning in February, Guests visiting the Star Wars Launch Bay will get to interact with Kylo Ren on the bridge of his First Order Star Destroyer. Once this change takes place, Darth Vader will not be available in Star Wars Launch Bay.
  • To prepare for this expansion, Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show!, Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, Studio Catering Co., the Monsters Inc Meet and Greet will close April 2.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Beginning January 25, Flights of Wonder will be temporarily closed for refurbishment.  Flights of Wonder is anticipated to reopen in March.
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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Walt Disney World News and Rumors - 12/28/15 - 1/3/16



  • Soarin’ will be closed for refurbishment beginning January 4 and will reopen in the summer of 2016.
  • A new DVC Lounge is slated to open in the old Imageworks section of The Imagination Pavilion. This new lounge will include resting areas, kids sections, and more. 

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights has been extended through January 6.
  • For a limited time beginning January 21, a sneak peek of Zootopia will be presented as part of the finale of Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream. The current finale of Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream will go on a brief hiatus during this time.
  • Guests will no longer be able to meet Phineas & Ferb and Lightning McQueen & Mater after January 4.
  • From January 4 – March 20 at Hollywood & Vine, Guests can experience Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine at Hollywood & Vine.

Disney Springs

  • Planet Hollywood will undergo construction beginning January 6. When the restaurant reopens in the summer of 2016, it will be renamed the Planet Hollywood Observatory and will have a fresh new look and feel and be expand by 13,000 square feet with a new patio bar, new terrace and more outdoor seating.

General Walt Disney World News

  • The Yard and the ESPN Club merchandise shop will close January 6.


  • There may be a new Star Wars character dining experience this year.
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