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    Watch Disney’s TRON Coaster Rise While Riding Tomorrowland’s PeopleMover

    The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover has always been one of our favorite attractions to relax on at Walt Disney World, but right now construction on the upcoming TRON roller coaster is proving a new reason to ride this old favorite. At the 2017 D23 Expo, Disney announced that a TRON-themed roller coaster would be built in the Magic Kingdom to

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    Take Flight Above Walt Disney World on the New Disney Skyliner

    Since 1971, Walt Disney World has been known for its exotic and innovative transportation options, from the steam trains that circle the Magic Kingdom, to the monorail connecting that park and its surrounding hotels. Now you can add the new Disney Skyliner to that list, and although the Doppelmayr-built gondola system made headlines soon after its opening for unfortunate operational

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    Paying Tribute on Veterans Day and Every Day

    Armistice Day, known as Veterans Day here in the United States, is when we honor our sons and daughters who lost their lives in the defense of our country. Armistice Day marks the day and time that a cessation of hostilities was signed after WWI. Many countries commemorate this day on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. All

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    Say Farewell to IllumiNations and Welcome the Future with Epcot Forever and The Epcot Experience

    At the end of September, Walt Disney World retired IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth to make way for new entertainment and attractions that are arriving at Epcot in the coming years. Today, we’re taking a fond look back at IllumiNations and looking forward to the park’s future with full videos of Epcot Forever and the new Epcot Experience exhibit.

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    On Batuu, Chef James Kleinschmidt Serves Food with a Story

    Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, recently talked with James Kleinschmidt, Chef de Cuisine, Concept Development Team, about the food offerings at the brand-new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here is her report. About Chef Kleinschmidt A graduate of the Baltimore International Culinary College, Chef James Kleinschmidt started his career with Disney 22