News & Rumors Archive

Coronado Springs Hotel Tower Expansion!

Walt Disney World has just announced another hotel expansion, this time adding a 15-story tower to Coronado Springs Resort that will add 500 rooms, including suites and concierge-level services. Additionally, the resort will also refurbish its current resort rooms, transforming its landscape with floating gardens and an island that connects the resort through a series

Gondola Skyway Coming to Walt Disney World?

Permits have been filed for structures at Walt Disney World that suggest a gondola system could be added to service Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Caribbean Beach Resort, and Art of Animation. This story comes thanks to the sleuths on the WDWMagic forums, particularly @danlb_2000 who uncovered the permits and @P_Radden who put together a map (please go there to see both; they

‘Happily Ever After’ Replacing Wishes! Fireworks at Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will debut “Happily Ever After,” a new nighttime spectacular featuring fireworks, pyrotechnics, lasers, projection mapping, original animation, and an all-new original score on May 12, 2017. ‘Happily Ever After’ will inspire guests to seek out and fulfill their own dreams and adventures by showcasing those of Disney animated classics who achieved their

Pandora: World of Avatar Opening Date

We have an official opening date for Pandora: World of Avatar, an opening year for Star Wars Land, and a likely soft opening date for Rivers of Light. (No, for real this time!) We’ll cover all of this and some commentary in today’s post. The opening date for Pandora: World of Avatar is May 27, 2017, which is not

Character Breakfast Coming to BoardWalk

Walt Disney World announced today that a character breakfast will come to Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, starting in late Spring 2017. The breakfast will feature princesses and princes, and while the exact lineup is not yet know, it’s expected to include Rapunzel and Flynn (who alone would make this popular due to his ‘rareness’) from Tangled as well

Free Dining for Summer 2017…Well, Sorta

A variation of Free Dining is being offered for Summer 2017 at Walt Disney World, including dates May through August. It’s not the normal Free Disney Dining Plan promotion (which we still expect to be released in the spring–potentially with some dates overlapping this promo) that has developed a loyal following for fall dates. Instead, this promotion