Comic Actor, Writer and Director Carl Reiner Passes Away at 98

Visionary creator, writer, and actor Carl Reiner has passed away at the age of 98. What’s happening: Variety has reported that Carl Reiner, creator of the Dick Van Dyke Show has died. According to his assistant Judy Nagy, Reiner passed away of natural causes at his Beverly Hills home. He was 98 years old. Reiner was born in […]

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Tour the New, Solar-Powered McDonald’s Now Open at Walt Disney World

What was once a running joke has come true. The newly-rebuilt McDonald’s by Disney’s All-Star Resorts has not only beat out all of the other construction projects on property, but it’s actually opened ahead of the parks! Today, we’re back and ready to explore the newly-designed space, complete with a modern, sleek interior and an innovative, eco-friendly exterior. The wooden slats that make up the larger, rectangular portion of the building features the McDonald’s logo in bright yellow, contrasting against […]

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New #DisneyCastLife Features Cast Members Making Disney Magic

Today, we’re sharing a new episode of our #DisneyCastLife series featuring favorite stories of cast members making Disney magic around the world.

Our latest show begins with a behind-the-scenes look at Disneyland Paris cast members helping those in need with donations of food, protective gear and medical supplies.  We also visit with Disneyland Resort cast as they work to keep parks and resorts safe before sharing an update from Walt Disney World Resort where teams are busy training and preparing to welcome guests back! 

For more #DisneyCastLife stories, follow the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort Ambassador team on Instagram at @WDW.Ambassador and @Disneylandambassador.  And be sure to keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more #DisneyMagicMoments.    


Paddlefish and Terralina Crafted Italian Will Be Laying Off Workers in Disney Springs

Select third-party restaurants and stores began to reopen in Disney Springs on May 20th.

Disney Springs

However, Paddlefish and Terralina Crafted Italian welcomed guests back on Friday, May 29th, a few days after World of Disney and several Disney-owned properties resumed.

But even though more and more businesses have reopened, crowds have remained relatively light at Disney World’s shopping and entertainment district. Now, both Disney Springs restaurants have been forced to make the difficult decision to lay off some of their employees.

Disney Springs

Paddlefish and Terralina Crafted Italian are run by the same company, Levy Restaurants, and they’ve submitted a notice to the state of Florida that they’ll be laying off  87 workers at its Paddlefish dining location and an additional 56 staff members at Terralina Crafted Italian, effective August 1st, 2o20.

Levy Restaurant’s WARN Act Notice

In addition to the layoffs, Levy’s Restaurants has also stated employees who will be keeping their jobs at Paddlefish and Terralina Crafted Italian may see their hours reduced if business doesn’t pick up.

Click here to read our review of the newly-reopened Paddlefish in Disney Springs!

Paddlefish Exterior

All employees who will be laid off will be invited to apply for future positions when business returns to its normal volume at both locations.

Terralina Crafted Italian has reopened at Disney Springs! See PHOTOS of what it looks like here!

We will continue to keep you posted on this situation.

For the very latest Disney Springs news, click here!

Have you visited Disney Springs since its phased reopening last month? Tell us why or why not in the comments below.

Wanna Add a Little Disney World Swag to Your Stroller? These New Organizers are Cute AND Convenient!

Parents, your life just got a lot easier! shopDisney has a new way to organize all your baby needs.

Stroller Rentals at Magic Kingdom

Heading to Walt Disney World once the parks re-open? There’s a new (and cute) way to arrange all your essentials with these Disney World themed stroller organizers. 

For 24.99, the bags come in three Disney World designs that are totally cute and totally practical. This bright Mickey Mouse and Friends stroller organizer will make it easy to spot your stroller among the sea of carriages parked outside of the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel.

© shopDisney Mickey Mouse and Friends Stroller Organizer

Also, the organizers come equipped with two straps that easily adjust to the handles of your stroller. Plus, a handy dandy front pocket for quick access to the most important stuff. Need to grab a quick snack? Boom. Cheese-Its are right at your fingertips.

We’re partial to the dark Mickey Mouse and Friends bag featuring famous icons like the Tree of Life and Spaceship Earth. The bag will go great with the Park Life merchandise we’ve spotted around Disney World.

© shopDisney Mickey Mouse and Friends Stroller Organizer

Wanna look fresh and hip like Minnie? Try the understated Minnie Mouse option adorned with her signature polka dots and a HUGE red bow. This one is easy to coordinate with your favorite Minnie Mouse ears.

© shopDisney Minnie Mouse Stroller Organizer

Cute yet functional, you’ll be equipped and ready for anything with these stroller organizers! It’s like your own personal Mary Poppins bag. Organizing your life never looked so dang cute!

Want even more convenience added to your trip? Learn how you can get strollers delivered to your hotel room!

What’s your favorite way to keep organized on your Disney World vacation? Let us know if you’ll be picking up a bag of your own!

RUMOR: Disney Looking to “Erase” Latest Abrams and Johnson Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

There is a rumor going around that Disney is looking to basically erase the events of “The Force Awakens”, “The Last Jedi” and “The Rise Of Skywalker”. This rumor comes from a video circulating on YouTube which states the following: “In the Season 4 episode 13 of Star Wars Rebels, an installment titled ‘A World Between Worlds,’ the concept of the Veil of The Force was introduced, a mystical dimension of The Force that connects all time and space.” “I […]

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ESPN Relaunching “NFL Live” This August With Laura Rutledge as Host

This summer, ESPN will relaunch weekday NFL news program NFL Live with Laura Rutledge as host. Additional daily commentators will include ESPN’s Marcus Spears, Dan Orlovky, Keyshawn Johnson, and Mina Kimes. What’s happening: ESPN has announced they are relaunching NFL Live, the year-round weekday NFL news and information show, in August. The program will feature Laura Rutledge as […]

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SeaWorld Orlando Announces Limited Time Presentation of Fireworks Show for Fourth of July

For a limited time, SeaWorld Orlando is bringing back their nighttime fireworks in honor of the Fourth of July. The park will offer three presentations of “Light Up the Sky” this weekend and have added moree viewing locations and park exits so guests can practice safe social distancing while enjoying the favorite holiday experience. What’s […]

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New Disney Loungefly Canvas Backpacks Have Magical Designs

A few months ago we saw the arrival of Disney Loungefly backpacks that are made of canvas material. It seems like this material would hold up better than the faux leather used in most Loungefly bags, and would be easy to clean too. Two more canvas designs have been recently released, and they are already very popular.

The first is a Mickey Mouse Balloon pattern. The bright blue base offers a nice contrast to the bright-colored Mickey balloon embroidered pattern. Another design pays tribute to The Enchanted Tiki Room. It has a bright green base with colorful tiki room birds patterned throughout, and tan handles at the top. Each one is $75.00 and are available at World of Disney at Disney Springs, as well as shopDisney online, thought the Enchanted Tiki Room pattern sells out often.

Loungefly Mickey Balloon and Tiki Room Canvas Backpack
Loungefly Mickey Balloon Canvas Backpack

Do you have a preference of the faux leather Loungefly backpacks, or the canvas ones?

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OH NO! Two of Our FAVORITE Floats Have Just Vanished From the Menus at Disney World!

When we think of a wonderful thought, we often reminisce over our favorite Disney World snacks — especially the cute ones themed after characters!

Peter Pan’s Flight

We’ve noticed several menu changes over the last few weeks as many theme park restaurants are getting ready to reopen, and now we’ve just learned two of our favorite treats AREN’T showing up on menus anymore!

It looks like our beloved Peter Pan Float was just crossed off the menu at Storybook Treats. This refreshing Sprite and Lime-Dole Whip Soft-Serve treat flew into Magic Kingdom way back in 2018 and we’re more than a little bummed to see it go out the window!

Peter Pan Float

But ALAS, it looks like this wonderful snack has gone the way of the Hei Hei Cone — another favorite treat of ours we saw get the ax a while back (although it’s magically re-appeared on a Disney Parks Food MagicBand, so maybe it will be back someday?!)

Peter Pan Float

Keep in mind this could just be website maintenance and the treat COULD possibly still be around once Magic Kingdom reopens its doors! (We’ll be scoping this out when we’re back in!)

Read more about the Peter Pan Float here!

And sadly, the same fate has befallen the I Lava You Float at Sunshine Tree Terrace. Two of our favorite Dole Whip floats taken away in the SAME DAY?! Our achy, breaky HEARTS!

I Lava You Float

If it’s not too painful for you to recall, the I Lava You Float was made with Strawberry Fanta Soda, Orange Dole Whip, strawberry, and red passion fruit syrup which came topped with strawberry popping candy!

I Lava You Float

But it looks like Sunshine Tree Terrace could possibly have just removed Orange Dole Whip from its soft serve machines entirely. Their FOMOsa, which is also made with Orange soft serve, has been taken away too!


Again, we won’t know for sure until we’re standing in Adventureland again in a few weeks if this is for REAL REAL gone.

Click here to read more about the I Lava You Float!

So that’s TWO missing floats and a FOMOsa that’s disappeared SO FAR! To see all the latest menu changes at Disney World, click here, and we’ll let you know if any more of our favorite snacks vanish without a trace!

A fan-favorite character meal will be returning to the theme parks! Click here to find out WHO, WHAT, and WHERE!

Did you get a chance to try the Peter Pan Float or I Lava You Float before they were taken away? Let us know in the comments below!