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Disney News
Patty

Disney+ Day Brings Special Events to Disney World

Disney+ Day on Friday, November 12 is quickly approaching, and it will be a celebration! To commemorate the second anniversary of Disney+, Disney+ subscribers, and fans will enjoy exclusive offers, surprise moments, exclusive entertainment, content premieres from all of the service’s marquee brands, and much more. Disney+ will also make its debut in new Asia-Pacific markets on November 12, bringing great Disney content into the homes of new audiences around the world. “The inaugural Disney+ Day will be a grand-scale celebration of our subscribers across the entire company,” said Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “This day of appreciation brings to life our mission to entertain, inform, and inspire fans and families around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, and will become an annual tentpole event to be amplified across our global businesses.” We’ve compiled the amazing offers you can enjoy this Disney+ Day, right here for your convenience: Disney Theme Parks In celebration of Disney+ Day, Disney+ subscribers with a valid ticket or pass and theme park reservations for the day can enjoy special benefits across many Disney theme parks, with some surprises in store as well. Disney+ subscribers are invited with their travel party

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Animal Kingdom
Patty

Entire Collection of Disney World 50th Anniversary Golden Statues

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, there is a new collection of statues placed around Walt Disney World. There are 50 characters in golden statues all featuring your favorite Disney characters. The statues are placed throughout all four of the Disney World Resort theme parks. Let’s take a look at the Disney World 50th Anniversary Golden Statues and where you can go find them for yourself. One of the most fun and special things about all these statues is they are built true to size. That means the characters you see in the statues are the exact size you would see them if you met them in real life. It makes for some surprises as you go around and find them all throughout the Walt Disney World parks. List of the 50 Golden Statues CHARACTER LOCATION Abu Adventureland, Magic Kingdom Bambi and Thumper Tree of Life, Animal Kingdom BB-8 Hollywood Studios Cheshire Cat Tea Cups, Magic Kingdom Chip and Dale Hub, Magic Kingdom Daisy Duck Hub, Magic Kingdom Dante Showcase Plaza, Epcot Donald Duck Hub, Magic Kingdom Dory and Nemo Tree of Life, Animal Kingdom Dumbo and Timothy Mouse Hub, Magic Kingdom Edna Mode Hollywood Studios

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Epcot
Patty

2022 Epcot Festival of the Arts Ultimate Guide

Epcot’s Festival of the Arts is an annual festival that takes place at Epcot. Much like the classic Food and Wine Festival that happens in the fall, this event follows a similar format. The Festival of the Arts features several unique offerings from the food to the entertainment. This is a festival that brings together the visual, culinary, and performing arts. Just as with the other festivals at Epcot there is no extra cost to see the festival. This year Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts is set for January 14 – Feburary 21, 2022. The Festival of the Arts is included with Epcot admission. Disney announced that for the fourth year the festival would be back but this time better than ever. So come with me and take a look at the offerings of Epcot’s Festival of the Arts in 2022. This year will mark the first time we have had the Festival of the Arts with the new social distancing measures. I would expect to see similar measures as we have had with the last two festivals. This festival is largely unique with its wide offering of live art and entertainment. It does hold the traditional selection of

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Fun
Courtney Derqu

Disney World Puzzles

I loved doing puzzles as a kid. While they dipped in popularity for a little bit around the early to mid-200s, they’re starting to bounce back. I can’t scroll through Instagram without seeing someone complete a puzzle in their story at least once a week.  Truth be told, I’m glad that puzzles are making their way back into mainstream popularity because it’s a necessary reminder that you don’t always need a screen or all the bells and whistles to have fun. If Disney kids (and adults) can agree on anything, it’s that magic can be found in the simplest of activities. Fortunately, when it comes to Disney World Puzzles, there’s a lot on the market right now to choose from. Here are some of my favorites: 1. The Thomas Kinkade Studios Collection Though Thomas Kinkade has long established himself as the “Painter of Light,” having created countless city and country landscapes, for Disney fans, his name has become synonymous with the House of Mouse. The collaboration between Kinkade and Disney occurred back in 2005 when Disney hired him for Disneyland’s 50th celebration. After the success of the collaboration, Kinkade started to create timeless Disney masterpieces that feature different princes and

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First Time Planning
Courtney Derqu

Disney Monorail Map and Route Guide

Ah, the monorail: the unofficial, official transportation of Walt Disney World. The monorail system first opened up at Disney World in 1971 with two routes: one to Magic Kingdom and an express route. In the years since, this amazing “Highway in the Sky” went from being a prototype thought in Walt Disney’s head to one of the most popular forms of transportation around Disney property, connecting several deluxe resorts, Magic Kingdom, and Epcot.  What is the Monorail?  The monorail at Disney World is a public transit monorail system that transports guests to various areas around the property. While the monorail has become synonymous with Walt Disney World, the monorail system as a whole has been around since the 1800s. Henry Robinson Palmer, an inventor popular in the 1900s, filed a patent dated November 22, 1821, for “a single line of rail, supported at such height from the ground as to allow the center of gravity of the carriages to be below the upper surface of the rail.”  This patent is often cited as the first idea for a monorail system, however, it wouldn’t be until the 1950s that a popular animator and visionary by the name of Walt Disney would literally

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Magic Kingdom
Courtney Derqu

This Disney World Park Has The Most Rides

Even though all Disney World parks are magical, they each have something unique to offer that may not be for everybody. For example, if you or anyone in your party is obsessed with rides, they may not get the most out of a park like Animal Kingdom, which is focused more on interactive experiences than thrill rides (excluding Expedition Everest, that’s the exception).  So if you’re wondering which Disney World park has the most rides, it’s definitely Magic Kingdom. Here’s how many rides Magic Kingdom has, where they are, and what our top picks are for everyone in your party.  How Many Rides Does Magic Kingdom Have?  Magic Kingdom has 23 rides. While you will encounter a few thrill rides such as Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain, the majority of the rides here are slower-paced and family-friendly. Here are all the rides in Magic Kingdom and where to find them:  “it’s a small world” – Fantasyland Astro Orbiter – Tomorrowland Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Frontierland Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – Tomorrowland Dumbo the Flying Elephant – Fantasyland Jungle Cruise – Adventureland Mad Tea Party – Fantasyland Peter Pan’s Flight – Fantasyland Pirates of the Caribbean – Adventureland Prince

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