Toy Story Land Opening Day Announced

The long awaited announcement for the opening day of the newest land “Toy Story Land” in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios was made in New York City this morning. The large construction project is 1 on 2 major expansions currently underway within Hollywood Studios.  The other, which is “Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge” is expected to open to visitors sometime during late Spring or Early Summer of 2019. Video Courtesy of Disney Parks YouTube Toy Story Land is to be set in Andy’s Backyard with theming set to make visitors feel…

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Maleficent 2 Starts Filming in April, 2018

Angelina Jolie will begin filming of Maleficent 2 in April of 2018. Linda Woolverton, who wrote the original Maleficent, was rumored to have written the first draft of the sequel script but it now looks as though Jez Butterworth will be doing the rewrite. Jez Butterworth is also handling the script for Cruella, another Disney live-action movie based on an animated classic,focusing on the villain, starring  Emma Stone.  Cruella and Maleficent 2, do not have any official release dates at this time.   [amazon_link asins=’B00M4ADWQ8,B01F7BXDOG,B01MY706YJ,B073X4RZVW,B01M12GBUU,B01HE5X064,B00WI78DP2′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’us-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’72d56026-facf-11e7-bf0a-6350005ab2ec’]

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Is Disney Closing the Magic Kingdom/Epcot Monorail

After the most recent, well publicized, incident on the Walt Disney World Monorail with a door opening during transport on the RED monorail between Magic Kingdom and Epcot, rumors are swirling that Disney is contemplating closing down the Walt Disney Monorail system. Those that have published this rumor are stating that Disney does not want to spend the millions of dollars that it will cost to replace the current Mark IV system that is made by the company Bombardier. MONORAIL HISTORY Mark IV (1971-1989) The original Monorail System opened at…

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Epcot International Festival of Arts 2018

The 2nd annual “Epcot International Festival of Arts” opened today (January 12, 2018) at Disney’s Epcot. The festival includes Art Galleries, Performances, Food Kiosks and more. This year’s festival focuses more on Disney Art more than last year. The “Epcot International Festival of Arts” runs from today through February 19, 2018. Disney Broadway Series Performances will be 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday through Monday of each festival weekend. It should go without saying, but these 2-person shows are not the entire Disney on Broadway productions; rather, they are concerts featuring…

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Disney World to Offer Extra FastPass+ Services to Certain Guests

There have been rumblings over a rumored plan to allow certain guests to acquire extra FastPass+ Services. The current information is that guests staying in “Club-Level” rooms at certain resorts with have the ability to be able to purchase a package that will allow them three (3) additional FastPasses per day and they will also be allowed to make their FastPass reservations 90 days before their visit, compared to the standard 60 days for all other Walt Disney World Resort Guests. This additional perk does come with a cost though.…

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Children’s Activities Centers Closing at Disney World

It has been released that the Walt Disney World Resorts will be closing down three Children’s Activities Centers on it’s property.  The three centers closing are at the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. The Walt Disney World Resorts said that the Centers are closing down due to dwindling attendance over the past several years.  They also announced that “Kids Night Out” will still be available for those in need of a baby or kid sitter for the evening.   [amazon_link asins=’0826213790,0991295498,1440587809′…

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Monorail Doors Fail to Close

When on Disney World’s Monorail and you hear “Por Favor Mantengase Alejado De Las Puertas” which is Spanish for “Please Stay Away From The Doors”, I guess they really mean it. Video and images are circulating of a Disney World Monorail Red car’s door staying open for the entire ride from TTA to the Magic Kingdom Station. The video above is courtesy of the Blog Mickey YouTube Channel. Luckily there are no reports of injuries due to this malfunction.  This malfunction is another in a recent long list of problems…

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New Theatre Coming to Disney World

A new theatre is coming to Disney World on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom.  The unnamed theatre will be built on land that is currently used for Disney Magic Kingdom Employee parking. The theatre is to be designed to be in the style of other buildings on Main Street USA, which was emulated from Main Street in 1901 Marceline, MO (Walt Disney’s hometown).  It is to be built in the style of historic Willis Wood Theatre in Kansas City, MO (1902-1917). Disney will break ground on the new…

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Disney Construction Everywhere

Hello All.  It has been quite a while since I have been able to post to the blog.  Family and work issues have constricted my time, but in no way has it caused me to forget everyone that reads it. A lot of changes have been mentioned and quite a bit of construction is underway throughout the Disney World Resort Area, including the HORRIBLE road construction going on, well, EVERYWHERE! We have said goodbye to “Ellen’s Energy Adventure” and the “Great Movie Ride” (see previous story) to make room for…

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Important Florida Vacation Hurricane Information

With Hurricane Irma bearing down on the Eastern Caribbean with 185+ mph winds, all reports are showing that it is heading toward Southern Florida and the Keys.  Forecasters are predicting that it will then take a right turn and head North, straight up the Florida peninsula. Disney Dawgs has taken the time to list some important links to Hurricane and Cancellation policies for the major theme parks, hotels and airlines. HURRICANE CANCELLATION INFORMATION Disney World   https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/hurricane-policy/ Universal         http://www.universalorlandovacations.com/general-information/severe-weather SeaWorld        https://seaworld.com/orlando/blog/hurricane-irma/ Southwest Airlines https://www.southwest.com/html/advisories/swa_travel_advisory_2017841504542489393.html United Airlines…

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