Disney World closing early today as Hurricane Matthew approaches – Orlando Sentinel

Well, a lot of us were speculating but it was made official. It seems as though Walt Disney World will close at 5 p.m,. today and will not open Friday due to Hurricane Matthew. This also means that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will be canceled tonight. Disney Parks has already been in the process of moving guests from the Wilderness Lodge camp sites into resorts.

We wish all the guests and residents down there to be safe during this dangerous time.

Source: Disney World closing early today as Hurricane Matthew approaches – Orlando Sentinel

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Halloween is Here! Did You Notice?

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Some of you may have noticed that we’ve begun to insert music from Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party into the music rotation. Not only that, there is also a block dedicated to just that music on Mondays and Fridays from 8PM – 10PM ET through Halloween night! Are we missing anything that you want to hear? Let us know!

‘The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History’ Debuts October 2 at Magic Kingdom Park | Disney Parks Blog

Source: ‘The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History’ Debuts October 2 at Magic Kingdom Park | Disney Parks Blog

So this is happening. This looks like it will be a neat show. The Muppets seem to be taking their antics into the Magic Kingdom, this October! Telling specific tales within American History, from their point of view of course. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing what the Muppets have come up with. For those of you headed to the parks this fall, the show is set to begin October 2nd. Check it out and tell us what you think!

LIVE Stream of Main Street Electrical Parade from Magic Kingdom Park – Sunday, August 28th 8:55 PM ET

You may remember, recently, that we mentioned that the Main Street Electrical parade was coming to an end at Walt Disney World on October 9th. Some of you may be lamenting the fact that you may not have a chance to see it live before it leaves. Well, good thing that the Disney Parks Blog has us covered. They will be having a live stream, this Sunday, at 8:55 PM ET. So tune in and say goodbye to a WDW classic! But no worries! Magic Kingdom Radio will continue to play the music from the parade.

Source: Watch #DisneyParksLIVE Stream of Main Street Electrical Parade from Magic Kingdom Park | Disney Parks Blog

Are Magic Bands Getting Replaced at Walt Disney World? – DisneyDining

And the change rumors keep on flying! We came across this blog post from Disney Dining. Do you think this is a good thing? Let us know what you think.

Well it looks like Walt Disney World may be taking a few notes from FitBit’s success in some of the latest designs for changes to the ever-popular Magic Bands.  The next phase of the Magic Bands are currently in development to create these puck-like devices that would be able to have interchangeable straps. The FCC…

Source: Are Magic Bands Getting Replaced at Walt Disney World? – DisneyDining

Main Street Electrical Parade Ends Run at Walt Disney World On October 9, Heads to Disneyland Resort for a Limited Time | Disney Parks Blog

Sadly, this has been confirmed. One thing that we should remember, though, that this was only supposed to be temporary. Those of you may remember that WDW used to have the Spectromagic Parade. And that this parade ultimately replaced it indefinitely. Spectromagic was supposed to come back. Unfortunately, due to damage to the floats, it did not make a return. However, rumor has it that WDW will be getting the Paint the Night Parade from Disneyland since it will also be ending its run on the west coast. But, again, it’s just a rumor right now. But we know, for sure, that the Main Street Electrical Parade will be missed.

Source: Main Street Electrical Parade Ends Run at Walt Disney World On October 9, Heads to Disneyland Resort for a Limited Time | Disney Parks Blog

Handles are removed from Resort Refillable Mugs at Walt Disney World

The rumor mill has really been filling up lately. One of the rumors that we heard was that the refillable mugs were no longer going to have handles. That one seems to be true as evidenced by the picture above. Will this make a noticeable difference to you? The original blog post is below. Let us know your thoughts!

A new version of the resort refillable mugs has debuted at Saratoga Springs – this time, without a handle. The picture on the mugs is still the same and features Mickey and the gang in a red convertible heading through the archway into Walt Disney World.  According to resort managers, these handle-less mugs will roll out at other resorts based on guest feedback. Check out this thread on the DISboards to see what posters have to say about this change. It looks like opinions are mixed, though more seem to be in favor of bringing the handles back. Some people say getting rid of the handles makes them fit in car cup holders better. Many more say that they use the handles to carry multiple mugs at a time, filling them for the whole family in one trip. A lot of posters also mention using the handles to hang the mugs from their bags or strollers while in the park. The cost for the new mugs is $17.99, the same as the handled version, and they are currently available in green and purple.

Source: Handles are removed from Resort Refillable Mugs at Walt Disney World