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Rumor Alert: Disney World Begins Offsite Magic Band Tests!

Rumor Alert!  Disney World Begins Offsite Magic Band Tests Several fans sites are reporting that during January 2014, selected offsite guests will be begin testing the majority of the MyMagic+ elements, including My Disney Experience, FastPass+ at all four parks and the use of MagicBands. This will be welcome news for Annual Passholders and offsite guests if it is true.  ...

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Spice Road Table Restaurant: Sneak Peak and Photo Gallery

Spice Road Table Restaurant: The time of waiting will soon be over… The new Moroccan restaurant Spice Road Table is about to open. Saturday January 11, 2014 the waterside restaurant will be open to the public.  There was some testing being done today by the Cast Members and everyone looked pretty happy.  Management was kind enough to allow DisneyDining to ...

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Say Goodbye to Legacy Fastpass at Magic Kingdom

Say Goodbye to Legacy Fastpass at Magic Kingdom Beginning on January 14 2014, all Magic Kingdom guests will be able to use Fastpass+ including those staying offsite.  Legacy Fastpass will be discontinued.  FastPass+ selections, and any changes, will only be possible at an in-park kiosk and not using the My Disney Experience apps. Resort guests will continue to be able ...

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News and Views Around Walt Disney World: Baby Its Cold Outside!

News and Views Around Walt Disney World: Baby Its Cold Outside! Well, the story today is all about the weather.  Central Florida has not escaped the Polar Vortex the rest of the country to the north is experiencing.  Ok, so it’s not a zillion degrees below zero, but it is windy and very cold for this section of Florida. Guests ...

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Was SeaWorld “Stuffing” the Digital Ballot Box?

More bad press for SeaWorld. On December 31, the Orlando Business Journal posted an unscientific poll asking, “Has CNN’s ‘Blackfish’ documentary changed your perception of SeaWorld?” Surprisingly, By midday Thursday, the paper reported, that 99% of respondents said no, their opinion of the park had not changed their perception. Upon a closer look, the Journal discovered that 54% of those ...

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Imagineers Go Behind the Scenes Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Imagineers Go Behind the Scenes Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride Walt Disney Imagineering just shared this new video, in which Walt Disney Imagineers Ben VanBeusekon and Mary Mac Eachin explain the creative process behind designing and producing themed cars for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. As they explain, in addition to being a part of the attraction’s innovative new ride system ...

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“MagicBand Only” Coming to all Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

“MagicBand Only” Coming to all Walt Disney World Resort Hotels The MyMagic+ ‘MagicBand-only’ testing is set to expand to include all Walt Disney World Resort hotels by the end of January 2014. With ‘MagicBand-only’, guests will be given a MagicBand in place of the Key to the World Card for all MyMagic+ functions, including park admission, touch-to-pay, touch-to-enter, and FastPass+. ...

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What Happens When A Disney Park Is Closed Due to Reaching Capacity?

What Happens When A Disney Park Is Closed Due to Reaching Capacity? My day started by heading into Walt Disney World and saw signs almost immediately that Magic Kingdom parking lot was already closed.  So it begins. Flashing signs continued to tell people that Magic Kingdom was closed and advised them to divert to Epcot.  Dozens of cars did veer ...

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MyMagic+ Roll Out Expanded and Accelerated

MyMagic Plus Roll Out Expanded and Accelerated Disney World in Orlando is expanding and improving the MyMagic+ system.  During the next couple of months a reworked version of the ‘My Disney Experience’ web site and mobile app will be launched attempting to speed up the access and response times of the web and mobile platforms. The use of FastPass+ by ...

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News and Views Around Walt Disney World-Happy New Year 2014!

News and Views Around Walt Disney World-Happy New Year 2014! During the week of New Year’s Eve and Day, the news is pretty much about the large crowds and special Holiday food and drink offerings, and a bit about new merchandise.  There is so much going on to celebrate ending 2013 and welcoming in 2014 at Walt Disney World.  These ...

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