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Reservations Now Available for Breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort

From Nov. 1, 2015-Jan. 23, 2016, the drive-in under the stars, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will open for breakfast serving an all-inclusive array featuring breakfast pastries and choice of appetizer, entrée and non-alcoholic beverage.

This experience is available for a limited time and is in addition to the regular lunch and dinner offerings. The price for breakfast is $23.99 per adult and $12.99 per child age 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are now available through 407-WDW-DINE or online at Disneyworld.com/dine.

New Shop Disney Parks mobile app offers Walt Disney World Resort merchandise

The new Shop Disney Parks mobile app is a convenient way for guests to locate, order and ship Walt Disney World Resort authentic products. For the first time, guests can shop for Walt Disney World merchandise from home and ship products directly, while guests at the theme parks and resorts can scan products for more information, purchase, and ship their favorite Disney Parks merchandise to anywhere in the country.  The app also allows guests to see which Walt Disney World Resort retail locations offer specific items, as well as track guest purchases. New Disney Parks products will be added weekly. Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club discounts apply to purchases made through the app. Shop Disney Parks is available for iPhone, iPad and smartphones for Android.

Disney Junior Fans can Celebrate Poolside at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels this Summer

Kids can splash into summer with the new Disney Junior Pool Party at Walt Disney World Resort hotel pools. Youngsters can compete in poolside games like Sofia Says, Doc McStuffins trivia, and sing and dance to favorite hit songs from the popular Disney Channel and Disney Junior shows including Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Miles from Tomorrowland  and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Disney Junior Pool parties take place daily at all Disney resort hotels at various times throughout the day.

GLIDDEN Colortopia Exhibit Coming to INNOVENTIONS at Epcot

The GLIDDEN paint brand and Walt Disney World Resort are thrilled to roll out a colorful new exhibit in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot. Opening in late fall 2015, the Colortopia exhibit gives guests a guided interactive experience with fun and surprising hands-on activities involving colors. Guests will be able to extend the Colortopia experience throughout Epcot and into their own homes with a mobile application and website set to launch later this year.

A Weekend of Jubilant Entertainment at Disney’s Night of Joy 2015

Be inspired by the top names in Christian music at Disney’s Night of Joy 2015. This special ticket event will rock Magic Kingdom Park on September 11 and 12 from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. This year’s group of talented artists includes Night of Joy veterans like TobyMac, Skillet, Matt Maher and Jeremy Camp. Up-and-coming artists new to the event include Seventh Time Down, I Am They, and Veridia, who will fill the park with soulful melodies alongside many other uplifting artists. Visit NightofJoy.com for the full 2015 lineup and to purchase tickets.

Now Serving! Starbucks Opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Guests of Disney’s Animal Kingdom can now enjoy Starbucks beverages at the reopened Creature Comforts in the Discovery Island section of the park. Menu items include regular Starbucks coffee and espresso beverages, Frappuccino blended beverages, breakfast sandwiches and pastries, as well as Disney created treats. Specialty items include Cotton Top Tamarin Cupcakes and Zebra Cupcakes. A portion of the sale of each Starbucks Flat White Latte will benefit conservation programs already under way to help preserve the cotton-top tamarin in Colombia. In keeping with the park’s theme, décor in the new Starbucks includes carvings, warm African colors, Maasai shield designs and hand-painted coffee beans.

Doc McStuffins Now Meeting Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Dottie “Doc” McStuffins is now meeting guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in a setting inspired by her playhouse clinic on the Emmy-nominated TV show, “Doc McStuffins,” airing on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Doc is a nurturing, six-year-old girl who can talk with the stuffed animal she cares for. Guests also can see Doc McStuffins in “Disney Junior – Live on Stage!” and spend time with her during breakfast and lunch at Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine, both at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.