inline imageDisney has announced that it is to build a brand new table service restaurant adjacent to Mission: SPACE at Epcot's Future World.

Guests will feel like they have traveled to a space station as Disney invites them to take a journey high above the Earth. Guests will enjoy a fantastic unique dining experience with spectacular views of outer space and the Earth from high above the planet.

The new space themed restaurant will be operated by the Patina Restaurant Group which operates several other restaurants at Walt Disney World including Tutto Italia and Via Napoli at Epcot.


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inline imageDisney has announced that it is planning on building a luxury space hotel along with the current Star Wars land expansion: Galaxy's Edge, coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.

At the weekends D23 Expo, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek described the new hotel project as "Disney's most experimental concept ever", "It combines a luxury resort with immersion in an authentic environment.”

The hotel will be designed to look like and feel like a massive starship from a galaxy far far away. The views from the hotel's windows will depict scenes from outer space. Guests will be invited to get in to character and immerse themselves in to the Star Wars world.

Chapek explained. Guests wouldn’t wear flip flops and shorts; they’d wear Star Wars costumes. They wouldn’t deal with hotel employees; they’d interact with Star Wars creatures and droids. And over the course of their stay, the story would unfold around them through a series of story moments and interactions, letting them fall completely into a fictional world.


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inline imageRecently at Disney's 2017 D23 Expo Disney confirmed several rumours that the DIBB has been reporting on over the last few months. Here are some highlights. See the forums for discussions.

TRON Lightcycle Power Run
In a brand new area next to Space Mountain in the Magic Kingdom Disney will be building a brand new ride, 'TRON Lightcycle Power Run' This ride is currently the most popular ride at Shanghai Disneyland. The plan is to open the Tron attraction in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
A new attraction is coming to Disney Hollywood Studios, 'Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway'. On Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you’ll step through the movie screen and join Mickey and his friends like never before. The attraction will put you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short where you’re the star and anything can happen. This zany out-of-control adventure features surprising twists and turns, dazzling visual effects and mind-boggling transformations that happen before your very eyes.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will feature a new story and a new singable attraction theme song as well as a new experience that Disney are calling "2 1/2 D." No glasses required.

The new home of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be at the Chinese Theatre in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, August 13, 2017 will be the final day of operation for The Great Movie Ride.

Disney Skyliner
A while back we reported on a new Gondola transport system coming to Walt Disney World. This has now been confirmed with the name of Disney Skyliner.

The transportation system will connect Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts and other locations with Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot. And many of the gondolas with Disney Skyliner will feature favorite Disney characters.




Another new transportation service featuring vehicles themed to the one-and-only Minnie Mouse was also announced during the Walt Disney presentation at D23 Expo 2017.

“Since we’re all about exceeding guest expectations and making every aspect of your vacation uniquely Disney, we’re creating a new point-to-point transportation service in a way that only Disney can do,” Bob said.

The Minnie vehicles will take you everywhere you want to go at the Walt Disney World Resort, and you’ll ride in Minnie’s classic style.


'Guardians of the Galaxy' & 'Ratatouille' Attractions Coming to Epcot
Epcot will receive two new attractions based on the films Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille. Ratatouille to be built in an expanded area of France Pavilion in World Showcase. The new attraction will be similar to the attraction of the same name that exists in Disneyland Paris and is scheduled to open in time for the 50th Anniversary in 2021

A "Guardians of the Galaxy"-inspired attraction will be added to Future World, adhering to the original vision of Epcot’s Future World as the place to experience the excitement and adventure offered by space travel.

Guardians of the Galaxy will replace the current Universe of Energy attraction, which will close August 13, 2017

New Theater Inspired By Kansas City’s Willis Wood Theater To Debut at Walt Disney World Resort
A new venue for world-class entertainment is coming to Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park.

inline imageDuring a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the epic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars themed land under construction at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando.

The detailed model will remain on display throughout the weekend as part of "A Galaxy of Stories" pavilion. Chapek plans to share exciting new details about the project during the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts D23 Presentation on Saturday.

The Star Wars-themed lands will be called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

D23 details here https://d23.com/lightspeed-to-d23-ex...orts-pavilion/
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inline imageSources are reporting that Disney is about to announce at Saturday's 15th July D23 Expo that the highly successful 'Tron' rollercoaster currently operating at Disney's theme park in Shanghai will be coming to the Magic Kingdom.

It looks like the new ride will be built on spare land at the back of Space Mountain in Tomorrowland.

If this is confirmed on Saturday then 'TRON Lightcycle Power Run' should open at the Magic Kingdom sometime in 2020 or 2021.

inline imageWe have added a new Florida, Orlando, interactive Villa Location map to the DIBB.

The new map will allow users to find Villas and Villa communities, zoom in and out of the map, change the view to either Roadmap, Satellite or Street view.

In addition users will be able to see directions, travel time and distances from any of the villas to any of the main attractions via a drop down menu.

The new map will work on Mobile, Tablet and Desktop devices.
The Map can be found in the righthand side menu, also Link HERE



Zoom in to the Map


Click on Yellow Marker to see Villa details and open Directions


See the directions from Villa to selected attraction

inline imageWhen the sun goes down, the night comes to life during SeaWorld's all-new Electric Ocean celebration. The evening event transforms the park into an imaginative and immersive undersea world that glows, entertains and excites.

Families come together for a fun-filled and unique dance party at Club Sea Glow, featuring world-class DJs and 35 live performers. Specialty acts, puppeteers and entertainers interact with the crowd throughout the night, creating an energetic outdoor night club for guests of all ages.

The evening comes to an amazing end when "Ignite" erupts across the park's lake. This all-new nightly firework display includes synchronised water effects that shoot up to 100 feet in the air, choreographed to a powerful musical score. The night sky illuminates with brilliant pyrotechnic effects, towering flames, and intricate laser projections that dance above the audience.

The excitement of Electric Ocean extends through the park with exclusive summer night entertainment. The return of fan-favourite "Sea Lions Tonite" leaves guests laughing during a parody skit about a SeaWorld visit through the eyes of sea lion superstars, Clyde and Seamore. The show also features one of the park's favorite acts, the SeaWorld Mime, setting the tone for a fun-filled time.

"Shamu's Celebration: Light Up The Night" continues to inspire guests and is the perfect show to enjoy before taking part in the Electric Ocean events.

With extended park hours, thrill seekers are invited to take on SeaWorld's three iconic coasters under the stars. Riders can soar into the night sky on Mako, Orlando's tallest, fastest and longest rollercoaster, Manta, the unique flying coaster, and Kraken Unleashed, the all-new virtual reality rollercoaster experience.

From sweet to savoury, guests can try new treats from the new menu created exclusively for Electric Ocean, including craft beers, salted caramel popcorn ice cream, tasty tostadas and decadent Belgian waffles. The best way to savour and save on all Electric Ocean has to offer is with a Snack Pack Sampler Lanyard, which allows guests to select 5 snacks or drinks including new items and fan-favourites such as the iconic Shamu ice cream bar. The lanyard is available for $25 and can be purchased at the park.

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WDW & Other Florida Park Hours
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
9:00am
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11:00pm
Epcot
Epcot
9:00am
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9:00pm
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
9:00am
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10:00pm
Hollywood Studios
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9:00am
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9:30pm
Blizzard Beach
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Islands of Adventure
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10:00pm
Universal Studios
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Volcano Bay
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9:00pm
SeaWorld
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10:00pm
Busch Gardens
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Aquatica
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7:00pm
Legoland
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7:00pm
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10:00pm
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Disneyland Park
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11:00pm
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