http://www.insidethemagic.net - Walt Disney World announced the Swan and Dolphin Hotel is getting the largest makeover in its history in a multi-phase, multi-year, $125 million redesign project. Every guest room will receive a new design in the 758-room Swan Hotel and the 1,509-room Dolphin Hotel.
http://www.wdwmagic.com - The Liberty Square Riverboat at the Magic Kingdom is scheduled to close in January as part of its regular refurbishment program. The refurbishment begins January 23 through to January 27.
http://www.wdwmagic.com - The newly reworked 'Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!' Street Party will open on Friday, October 24 at the Magic Kingdom. Jumping on board with social media, photos taken during the street party and tagged with #MoveItShakeItPics on Twitter and Instagram may make an appearance in the finale of the show using screens on the side of each float. Adding a further level of interactivity will be the ability for guests to vote for music to be used during the show.
http://micechat.com - We decided to check out the new Four Seasons resort at Walt Disney World recently to see how they handled food allergies. The resort itself is beautiful with palm trees, plush furnishings, scenic views and the relaxing lazy river. There are several restaurants to choose from but since we weren’t dressed for a fancy meal, we chose the casual PB&G outdoor location. Even though it was a Friday night, the place was empty so we had no trouble getting a table. I mentioned to our hostess that I had food allergies and she assured me they would take good care of us.
http://www.disneyfoodblog.com - It's been so much fun hunting down all of the Halloween Treats at the Disneyland Resort this year. Halloween is by far my very favorite time of the year. I have so many photos of spooky delights and although I'd like to try every single item, I'd also like to fit into my Halloween costume in a few weeks. So, instead of a full review on each of these Halloween Time treats, let's just look at some calorie free photos!
http://www.disneyfoodblog.com - Tucked in the way back of the center is a small area hosted by Ghirardelli that’s dedicated to all things chocolate: From Bean to the Bar. This is a returning exhibit, but they've got all new surprises this year. You can pick up packaged Ghirardelli goodies here, and get an education about the chocolate-making process. But today we'd like to show you something that's easy to miss if you’re not on the lookout. There are some pretty amazing displays created by none other than Disney pastry chefs... and they’re made of chocolate!
http://www.wdwmagic.com - The iconic volcano water slide at the Polynesian Resort's main pool is now being demolished as part of the major renovation work now underway at the Nanea Volcano pool. Expected to open in Spring 2015, the new pool area will feature an expanded deck area and for the first time, a hot tub.
http://wdwnt.com - Early in the Summer of 2014, we began speculating that a Haunted Mansion store would be coming to Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom. That rumor did in-fact come to fruition as Memento Mori opened just a few weeks ago, but it seems Disney is happy with the merchandise sales for the attraction specific store, enough so to do the same in Adventureland.
http://www.wdwmagic.com - Working Tiki torches, a waterfall, and all new landscaping make an impressive new entrance sign for the Polynesian.
http://www.themeparkinsider.com - A fire broke out atop the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom this evening. Reports attributed the blaze to debris from the nightly fireworks show, blown by a stronger than normal wind. Fire units responded inside the park to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported and the ride reopened later in the evening.