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What's the story behind Disney Springs, and why does it matter?

Posted By Charlie on Walt Disney World - Walt Disney Imagineering is doing its part to promote Disney Springs with a "behind the scenes" video where Walt Disney Imagineering Executive Creative Director Theron Skees talks about the story behind the new version of Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney shopping and dining area. Disney Springs is a town in Florida, and now it's gentrified. "What if there were a beautiful natural springs in Florida that a whole town was built on, and over time, that town was converted into a retail, dining and entertainment venue?" Skees said in the video.

Anna and Elsa are going to Tokyo Disneyland

Posted By Charlie on Tokyo Disneyland - Disney's Frozen is a big hit in Japan, as well as in the United States, so the Oriental Land Company announced today that it is bringing Anna and Elsa to Tokyo Disneyland in a special park event. "Anna and Elsa's Frozen Fantasy" will run from January 13 through March 20, 2015. It will include a special Frozen-themed section of the park's "Once Upon a Time" castle-projection light show, as well as an Anna and Elsa appearance during the park's parade. In addition, the park will feature Frozen-themed merchandise, meal options and decor.

How will Disney bring more 'Star Wars' to its theme parks?

Posted By Charlie on Miscellaneous - What will Disney's Star Wars Land look like?The latest blue-sky concept for Disneyland's version of the new land have hit the Internet, but Disney's nowhere near hiring contractors and putting shovels in the ground. The idea, as last we've heard, is for Disney to announce Star Wars Land at the D23 Expo in August 2015, though the actual plans for the Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of the land might not be completed until after that, based on how quickly Imagineers can incorporate elements from the upcoming Star Wars trilogy.

Look, up in the sky! It's the Disney drones!

Posted By Charlie on Miscellaneous - Wow! There's so much news happening this week that we're going to run our Insider's Update recap a couple of days early. And we've got some exciting news about the Theme Park Insider website to share, too.First, if you're a Jungle Cruise fan, just stop what you're doing and watch this video right now:It's Tokyo Disney's delightfully cheesy promo video for its Jungle Cruise reboot, which debuts September 8. The revamped version of the attraction will have new lighting effects and other special show effects.

Least Crowded Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2014 Dates

Posted By Charlie on Walt Disney World - Last year I wrote about what we expected to be the least crowded Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties. It proved to be a very popular topic, so here I am again to review the information from last year and give you an even better projection for 2014. Make sure you check out our dedicated page for a complete list of dates as well as a thorough description of what the Halloween party is. In short, if you’re looking for the best 2014 Halloween Party to attend, we recommend Tuesday, September 16, 2014.