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Articles Tagged with Disney World News

2016 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates Announced

It’s time to plan that trip to Walt Disney World! Disney has officially announced the dates for the 2016 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This is one of the most popular (and my favorite) special event of the year at Walt Disney World. It looks like Disney has added more dates this year which will hopefully help with crowding and those who’ve already booked trips for the Fall. Hit the jump for more details on the dates & for details on revised costume policies for MNSSHP.

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Disney Removes Fastpasses For Fireworks & Parades

It looks like Disney is changing the FastPass+ lineup yet again. They’ve announced that fireworks & parades will no longer have FastPasses at the Magic Kingdom. This comes after Disney built a dedicated FastPass viewing area in the redesigned hub. I’ve always considered these FastPasses to be a bad bet since it meant you couldn’t get any additional FastPasses at kiosks since you had a FastPass tied up for Wishes.

I can see Disney using the area in the hub for desert parties or other separately ticketed events. Also this means that Disney won’t need to dedicate cast members to this area which in turn will save them money. Disney has been making cuts across all Walt Disney World & Disneyland Resort lately. I’d assume this is just part of those cuts.

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How Will Disney’s New Ticket Surge Pricing Impact You?

Well, the rumors that we reported on back in May is finally come to life. Disney has announced new surge pricing for one day tickets and increased the price of the multi day tickets for both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. This comes on the heels of record profits for the Walt Disney Company, but is also possibly related to losses from the foreign parks and Shanghai Disney being way over budget. Hit the jump for more details on the new pricing structure will impact you.

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New Star Wars Nighttime Spectacular Coming to Hollywood Studios

Disney has announced that it’s time for Disney’s Hollywood Studios to “awake”. A new Star Wars nighttime spectacular will be coming to the park starting in the summer with other Star Wars related events starting as soon as April. This will include a new fireworks show projections on the Chinese Theater and surrounding buildings. Hit the jump for more details on the nighttime spectacular and other Star Wars events coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Spring & Summer.

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Epcot Food & Wine 2016 Dates Announced

Disney has announced the dates for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival for 2016 and they’re good news! It looks like Food & Wine will be extended by two more weeks this year. The festival will run from September 14 – November 14 2016. If you’re a foodie & you’ve never been to the festival then you really need to get yourself to Epcot this Fall. With the additional days there’s no excuse! Stay tuned to Behind Magic for more coverage of Food & Wine as we get closer to the festival.
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Disney Website Now Allows Dining Reservation Changes

Disney has finally updated their website with a pretty big change. Guests are now able to make changes to their advanced dining reservations (ADR) without canceling. This is a huge deal since plans can change once you’re on the ground at Disney World. Hit the jump for more details on how this is going to work.

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Huge Crowd Levels At Walt Disney World Forcing Magic Kingdom Closures

The Magic Kingdom has been at capacity several times this week. This morning the park was forced to close for a “Phase A” closure after only being open for two hours. This is typical for this time of year since the week between Christmas & New Years is Disney’s busiest time of the year. I’ve heard reports that the Walt Disney Company even managed to make over $1 billion dollars this past weekend! I expect more closures for Magic Kingdom & possibly the other Walt Disney parks throughout this weekend. If you’re planning to stop by Walt Disney World, or already there, make sure to take this into account and keep an eye out on the Behind Magic <a href=”https://twitter.com/BehindMagicBlog” target=”_blank”>Twitter</a>. for news on closures.