The Walt Disney World Resort is in full transformation mode as it nears its 50th anniversary. There is so much newness coming to the resort in celebration and we can’t wait to see what’s in store.

Thank goodness we don’t have to wait much longer, because opening October 1, is the new Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World.

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The steakhouse will be located on the Contemporary’s first floor and will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant will have subtle nods to the 1970s because that’s when Wal Disney World opened in 1971. And these chefs have created some impressive menus with taste, creativity, nostalgia, and family in mind.

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So let’s take a first look at what Steakhouse 71 has to offer!

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Their breakfast menu offers classics like Steak and Eggs and and Eggs Benedict. However their morning cocktails are anything but traditional. We can’t wait to try their Bourbon Cold Brew or their Steakhouse Bloody Mary!

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For lunch, we’re betting that this will be the best Prime Rib Sandwich we will every have! And we just might have to try the Steak “Frites”.

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Even though Steakhouse 71 will be known for their steak, they have consciously chosen a menu rhapsody has someone for everyone. And that is so refreshing to see!

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This is a place where you cannot skip out on dessert. You’re not going to want to miss out on the Jack Daniels infused Steakhouse 71 Chocolate Cake!

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Make sure you check out the Contemporary’s newest foodie hot spot, Steakhouse 71, when it opens on October 1, 2021. Reservations open on September 16.

Will you be heading to Steakhouse 71 when it opens? Let us know in the comments!

Walt Disney World most magical celebration on earth is just weeks away! The entire resort is getting all dressed up in 50th celebration decor.

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From everything to Cinderella‘s Castle all the way to transportation vehicles around the resort, you will find the celebration everywhere. This anniversary even comes with its own special color known as EARidescent. With that comes Earidescent details all throughout the parks and resorts resorts.

Let’s take a look at how the Walt Disney World Resort has dress up for this grand celebration!

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At different locations around the park, 50th anniversary banners have been seen hung around. These ones are spotted it just outside of Hollywood Studios.

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Even the transportation vehicles around the resort have gotten a 50th makeover! So Guests can park hop in style to their next destination!

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The newest transport to get a 50th makeover is the Walt Disney World Monorail!

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On Main Street, U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom, you can even spot some enhancements to the Citizen Clock.

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Probably the most impressive and newest installment for the big celebration are these golden character statues that can be found throughout all four parks. In Magic Kingdom you can spot the Fab Five and even Chip and Dale. There are 50 of these golden character statues to be found and trust us when we say they are so much fun to find!

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If you want to get in the spirit and match the magical decor, there’s plenty of 50th anniversary merchandise to choose from.

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We can’t wait to see what else is in store for the Most Magical Celebration on Earth!

Will you be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort for their 50th anniversary? Let us know in the comments!

Halloween time cannot be missed at the Disneyland Resort. Especially the Downtown Disney District, that’s also joined in on all of the fun!

Sneak Peek: THIS MUST TRY HALLOWEEN TREAT KEEPS SELLING OUT!

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This year, the District took it up a notch with their decor. They added a few more pumpkins, but these newer pumpkins look just a tad bit different.

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The Disneyland resort has introduced downtown Disney‘s very first Pluto’s pumpkin pursuit. There are several pumpkins through out to downtown Disney area that might resemble some of your favorite characters.

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Guests can purchase a a game board that’s comes with corresponding stickers and be sent on the hunt. You can purchase said game board at any of the Downtown Disney retail locations.

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There’s a sticker for each character pumpkin you find. Whether you have completed the hunt or not, you can turn in your game board to Disney pin traders or World of Disney and receive a special prize.

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This is such a fun activity to do with friends and family! Especially if you’re not planning to go into the parks or if you are not attending the Oogie Boogie Bash.

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Sneak Peek: DISNEYLAND’S OOGIE BOOGIE BASH RETURNS AND IT WAS AMAZING!

If you plan on trying Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit, let us know in the comments!

Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ is already ranking in wins at the Emmys!

During the Creative Arts Emmys, Disney came to win! The Primetime Emmys aren’t until next Sunday, but the Creative Emmys kick things off with not 1 but 3 ceremonies!

The awards are held at the Los Angeles Microsoft Theater and then broadcast on the FXX network (check your local listings).

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Disney+ also scored a win for Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming for Beyoncé’s “Black is King”.

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During the first ceremony, the Mandalorian took the win for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half Hour). This win comes from Episode: 15, “The Believer” by Matthew Jensen.

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Another costume winner comes from “WandaVision”, Episode: “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”. This episode won for Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes. This marks the first Emmy ever for Marvel!

“WandaVision” also snagged a win for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half Hour).

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In makeup, The Mandalorian grabbed a win. For “Chapter: 13, The Jedi”, the series won for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup. This episode also won for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour).

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For Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, Disney+ scored another win with “Secrets of the Whales”.

Make sure you tune into the 73rd Emmys on September 19 for, hopefully, some more Disney+ wins! And catch the final Creative Arts Emmys ceremony tonight!

What Disney+ series would you like to see win? Let us know in the comments.

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The most magical time of the year to be at the Disneyland Resort is during their holiday time. Now, for the first time, the resort is holding a special ticketed event know as Disney Merriest Nites.

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Disney has this to say about the event:

As the host of the party, Mickey Mouse will welcome you to the party on Main Street, U.S.A. with Victorian flair, and Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and their friends join in the fun, traveling in a special coach with Christmas carol sing-alongs, Muppet antics, and a few chickens! Over in New Orleans Square, Princess Tiana plans to ring in Noel with guests at her bayou-inspired celebration. In Frontierland, Miguel from the Disney and Pixar film “Coco” will be wishing everyone Feliz Navidad while you kick up your heels during a jolly dance-filled fiesta. Three more character-hosted holiday parties await you with a tropical party hosted by Lilo & Stitch in Adventureland, a wintertime celebration with Elsa in Fantasyland, and Buzz Lightyear taking the holidays to new heights over in Tomorrowland. Your friends and family will enjoy enhanced entertainment such as themed photo backdrops and character sightings, and themed specialty food and beverage offerings within the event.

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There will also be unlimited PhotoPass for all Guests as well as some magic shots, perfect for keeping that holiday memory!

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Tickets for this special event will go on sale beginning September 14, 2021. The event dates are: Nov. 11, Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, and Dec. 9.

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So make sure you grab your tickets for this new and merriest of events!

Will you be attending Disney Merriest Nites? Let us know in the comments!

The Disneyland Resort brought back their annual Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure. After last year’s closure, Disney fans were definitely anxious for this Halloween party to return. And we can tell you, it did not disappoint!

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This isn’t exactly on par with the Halloween theme for the Oogie Boogie Bash, however, it’s a pretty great tip! Starting at 6 P.M., party goers do not need a virtual boarding group in order to ride the WEBSLINGERS attraction at Avengers Campus. For example, we got in line 5 minutes after 6 o’clock and only had to wait 10 minutes! It was so worth it!

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The treat trails were amazing this year and with 3 new trails, we were eager to visit them all!

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Agatha Harkness took over the Doctor Strange’s Inner Sanctum! She was casting spells and cackling all night long!

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We also had a mild run in with Toy Story’s Sid Phillips, who was hosting his own Sid(e) Show. He had his toy oddities all on display and was boasting about his high score at the Pizza Planet!

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Probably the most impressive display was that of Cruella! With a grand stage to display her various designs and enough rock music for her to strut to, there was so much to take in! If time permitted, we would have visited this treat trail more than once!

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Next, we grabbed our spot and waited for the Frightfully Fun Parade! This was amazing, because this is the first parade since the parks reopened earlier this year!

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And although for being a little behind schedule, which was completely fine by us, it was perfect!

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Even the Haunted Mansion’s deadly bride made an appearance!

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There are 2 showings for the parade: 7:45 and 10:05 P.M., so plan accordingly.

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Next, it was time to grab some tasty treats! We started with the Halloween Candy Funnel Cake Fries at Award Wieners. These are supposed to come with gummy worms as well, but they were all out, unfortunately.

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Then, we had to try this fun and delicious milkshakes! On the left is the Mint-Chocolate Cookie Shake and on the right is the Chocolate Chip Shake. Although both were yummy, we definitely preferred the mint and chocolate flavors more!

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Unfortunately we did not have enough time to visit the Villains Grove walk-through experience. The wait for it was very lengthy and we simply just ran out of time. But we were very happy with everything we managed to get done!

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We would definitely recommend this Halloween Party to everyone! You need to attend the Oogie Boogie Bash at least once and you will love it!

Will you be attending the Oogie Boogie Bash this year? Let us know in the comments!

The ultimate Disney fan club that is more popularly known as D23 is getting ready to host the biggest Disney event! The D23 Expo is a major event for all Disney fans! This event occurs every other year at the Anaheim Convention Center by Disneyland.

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This event was supposed to be held this summer of 2021. However, due to the ongoing global pandemic, Disney has decided to push the expo back another year. But there’s no need to worry, because the wait is almost over! The D23 Expo will be returning to Anaheim September 9, 10, and 11 of 2022.

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D23 describes the event as follows:

D23 Expo, the largest Disney fan event in the world, celebrates of the wonderful worlds of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including the best of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel across film, television, streaming, theme parks, products, online, music, live entertainment, and more. D23 Expo 2022 marks the seventh Expo held in Anaheim.

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At the D23 Expo, there is so much to enjoy! There are plenty of amazing photo opportunities. There’s tons of merchandise. And there is so much information that comes from the Expo. At past expo’s we’ve learned about Galaxy’s Edge and Avengers Campus! You don’t want to miss the D23 Expo!

Even though this magical event is one year away, tickets go on sale beginning January 20, 2022. You won’t want to miss out on this special 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company happening at the D23 Expo!

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Will you be attending the D23 Expo in 2022? Let us know in the comments!

Walt Disney World’s EPCOT has undergone many enhancements over the past year. Most of the park is getting a major and much needed facelift and we’re excited to see what’s next for EPCOT. Fortunately, we do not have to wait until Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary to see some of these major updates!

Sneak Peek: EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: REMY‘S RATATOUILLE ADVENTURE AT EPCOT

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Beginning September 15, 2021, Guests can enjoy 2 of these special enhancements! Recently, a marquee was installed for the newest Creations Shop. Just a few more finishing touches are left for this retail space and it will be ready for Guests on the 15th.

Sneak Peek: EPCOT’S NEW SPACE THEMED RESTAURANT LAUNCHES SOON!

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Also something new coming to the Creations Shop is a new product range made just for EPCOT. The EPCOT Light & Color collection will be coming to this new shop and we have an exclusive first look. The new Light products are set to make their debut when the Creations Shop opens on September 15. Take a look below!

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Disney describes the upcoming collection as follows:

The EPCOT Light & Color Collection explores the story of EPCOT through the whimsical application of light, the playful use of bold color and iconic EPCOT landmarks and characters.

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Another EPCOT landmark that has gone through some major enhancements will be reopening on September 15. Guests will now be able to return to Club Cool and sample beverages from around the world. And no need to worry, fan favorite the Beverly will be returning to Club Cool. Disney has described their inspiration behind the reimagining of this popular EPCOT hot spot:

This new portal features some fun touches that tie to EPCOT and Coca-Cola’s design legacy. The Club Cool marquee uses our EPCOT World Bold font and looks amazing in bright Coke red! The façade was inspired by classic green-hued glass Coca-Cola bottles and features the iconic Coca-Cola logo fully integrated into this dynamic design. When complete, this will be a can’t-miss destination.

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We can’t wait to see more of these enhancements begin to unveil as we get closer to the Most Magical Celebration on Earth!

Will you be visiting EPCOT’s newly reimagined locations on September 15? Let us know in the comments!

Back in 2018, Disney Resorts introduced a year long celebration of all things Pixar!

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This celebration was in full swing over at the Disneyland Resort as they prepared to welcome Guests to their new Pixar Pier!

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Almost a year ago, Disney fans around the world were able to join in on the celebration through merchandise, feature films, and social media.

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Now, Pixar fans can celebrate the magic of Pixar Fest once again!

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Kick off your Pixar celebration with a movie night! The folks over at Pixar has curated a film watching marathon for Disney+ subscribers. Take a look at the schedule below!

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Next, make sure you’re following along on all your favorite social media apps. Just make sure you’re following #PixarFest and join in on a fun Pixar-inspired challenge on TikTok and Instagram Reels. You can duet this video and put your own spin on this trend!

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It’s #PIXARFEST 🥳 Play along on Pixar Pose with us & @thewilliamsfam_ by duetting this video and showing us your best poses! #ad #pixar

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If you happen to be in the New York City area, make sure you visit Pixar Putt. This ultimate Pixar-themed mini golf pop-up with 18 uniquely decorated holes. Not to worry if you’re not in the NYC, this pop-up experience will be traveling nationwide soon! So stay tuned!

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Pixar fans can also enter in an awesome sweepstakes to win some cool Pixar merchandise! Just follow the website’s instructions below:

Fans can enter for a chance to win a #PixarFest prize bundle by ‘liking’ the sweepstakes post on @DisneyMovieInsiders Instagram page, comment with #PixarFestSweepstakes, and follow us @disneyparksblog by 10/2/21. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter Sweepstakes between 8/29/21 at 9:00 a.m. PT and 10/2/21 at 11:59 p.m. PT; conducted as 5 separate sweepstakes. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., who are 18+ at time of entry. Limit 1 entry per person per period. See Official Rules https://pixarfestsweepstakes.com/ for full details on how to enter, eligibility requirements, entry periods, odds of winning, prize descriptions and limitations. Void where prohibited.

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For more information on how else you can join in on the fun of Pixar Fest, please visit the Disney Parks website, HERE!

How will you celebrate Pixar Feat this year? Let us know in the comments!

The Disneyland Paris Resort, just like the other resorts, has had a difficult time in the midst of the global pandemic.

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Now, Disneyland Paris has announced that after this trying year, they are making preparations for their 30th anniversary!

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Paris’s Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios had closed and reopened a couple of times throughout the duration of the pandemic. Now, both parks are operating with a reservation system.

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In six months, the Disneyland Paris Resort will celebrate their grand 30th anniversary. They just released a statement about this magical celebration:

On April 12, 1992, Disneyland Paris officially welcomed guests for the first time after years of imagination, planning and development to bring Walt Disney’s magical dream to life in Europe. Three decades later, the resort has continued to expand with new stories, characters and adventures, including beloved franchises such as Pixar, Star Wars and MARVEL, becoming the number one tourist destination in Europe.

We can’t wait to hear more about this magical celebration! We will keep you updated as more develops!

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Have you ever been to Disneyland Paris? Let us know in the comments!

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