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Plans Unveiled For Star Wars-Inspired Themed Resort At Walt Disney World

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, just confirmed that a Star Wars-inspired resort will debut as part of the new Disney 360 vacation concept.

According to Bob, this revolutionary new vacation experience will be a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling.

“It’s unlike anything that exists today.” Bob said. “From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story! You’ll immediately become a citizen of the galaxy and experience all that entails, including dressing up in the proper attire. Once you leave Earth, you will discover a starship alive with characters, stories, and adventures that unfold all around you. It is 100% immersive, and the story will touch every single minute of your day, and it will culminate in a unique journey for every person who visits.”

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Star Wars Land Construction Video Teases Arrival of AT-ATs

Walt Disney Parks has revealed a new video for the upcoming Star Wars Lands at Walt Disney World and Disneyland revealing the construction of a pair of AT-ATs.

The yet-to-be-named Star Wars Land will include new rides and shops from a galaxy far, far away along, with Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm teams already hard at work adding a new mission to Star Tours featuring elements from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which arrives in theaters December 15, 2017.

The 14-acre Star Wars Land will be the largest-ever single-themed land expansion at Disneyland Resort. Disney has already promised more updates in the months to come about the Naboo-like planet, as well as the citizens, aliens and droids who populate it. The expansion is set to open in 2019.

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MagicBand 2 Coming To Walt Disney World Resort

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A new MagicBand is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort as part of the continuing push to innovate and personalize the guest’s vacation experience.

MagicBand 2 will feature a new design for the band itself. While the design helps make MagicBand 2 more versatile and customizable it’ll still work like the current MagicBand.

The new band’s design allows guests to take out the middle disc and attach it to accessories other than the band, to be used for lanyards, keychains, etc.

You will be able to link My Disney Experience to your MagicBand 2, which can serve as a theme park ticket, access to FastPass+ selections, Disney PhotoPass card as well as a room key for Disney Resort guests.

The MagicBand 2 will be mailed to Walt Disney World annual pass holders starting in December 2016. In January 2017, resort guests will start to receive the new MagicBands as well. Around the same time, the retail versions of MagicBand 2 will be released, along with the new accessories such as the keychains.

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A Frozen Ride Is Coming To Disney World

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Construction has begun at Walt Disney World Resort on a brand new “Frozen” attraction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. The new attraction, which replaces Maelstrom, will take guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet guests.

“Frozen’s” popular characters will also have a bigger presence at Magic Kingdom Park this holiday season. In addition to the ongoing character appearances, Queen Elsa will use her powers to transform Cinderella Castle into an ice palace every night starting in early November. And Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party-goers can see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.

The theme park is extending some favorite elements of Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!, too, so that guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can continue singing along to “Frozen” songs with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna. Wandering Oaken’s will set up shop closer to the show through the holiday season and will feature a larger play area with real snow (in Florida!).

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