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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.

Frozen Fun Continues As New Ice Palace Boutique Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A whimsical, Frozen-themed salon with Anna and Elsa-inspired makeovers is all the flurry with the opening of the Ice Palace Boutique  at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where guests ages 3-12 can undergo magical makeovers at a new location on Commissary Lane.

Families can join in the Frozen fun with packages featuring Frozen-themed  treats at the new Ice Palace Café, and reserved seating (up to six guests) at one performance of  “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” – newly relocated to the Hyperion Theater in the heart of the park.  Here’s the boutique lineup:

  • Frozen Summer Fun Boutique Package – This package includes Anna or Elsa-inspired shimmering makeup palette, face gems, nail polish, a braided hair piece with sparkling snowflake accessory and photo opportunity. Package price of $75 includes tax.
  • Ice Palace Boutique Package – This package includes the items offered in the Frozen Summer Fun Boutique Package. It also includes access to the Ice Palace Café and reserved seating at one of the “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” shows. Package price of $175 includes tax.
  • Ice Palace Boutique Deluxe Package – This package includes an Anna or Elsa costume, plus the items offered in the Ice Palace Boutique Package. Package price of $240 includes tax.

Advance reservations are recommended by calling 407-827-7400.  The Ice Palace Boutique is available during Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios through September 7, 2015.

Explore the Wonderful World of Walt’s Wilderness

Walt Disney loved exploring the great outdoors. Now guests have the opportunity to explore the natural wonders of Walt Disney World Resort through the eyes and stories of Walt himself. Escape to Walt’s Wilderness guides guests on an outdoor adventure ideal for the whole family. This half-day experience includes a variety of outdoor excursions, including pontoon rides, an archery lesson at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, breakfast by the campfire, and a visit to Tri-Circle-D Ranch. The stories of Walt’s passion for nature is shared throughout the five-hour trek, making it a truly magical and heartwarming experience To book or for more information, call 407-WDW-PLAY.

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.

Be Our Guest Restaurant Breakfast Service Begins in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

Now through September 30, Be Our Guest Restaurant is testing a prix fixe breakfast from 8-10 a.m. The fast casual breakfast menu has a decidedly French taste, with entrée options including assorted cured meat and cheese, eggs Florentine served in a puff pastry shell and an open-face bacon-and-poached-egg sandwich with brie. Guests can make reservations via DisneyWorld.com/dine, the My Disney Experience app, or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.