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As of June 2, 2020, we’ll no longer be updating content. But don’t worry - Dad’s friends can still help with all your Disney dreaming, planning, and booking needs!

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The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is a lovely time to visit – Photo by Disney Photo Snapper




Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has a new hangout with a great view! Disney’s Wilderness Lodge recently opened Geyser Point Bar & Grill. With an open-beam, rustic atmosphere, you won’t want to miss the Electric Water Pageant from this cozy setting. Guests can dine on breakfast, lunch, or dinner and the grill even has a quick-service walk up window. If you have a chance to stop by, don’t forget to let Dad know what you think! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY


New merchandise announced for the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. When you attend the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival from March 1 to May 29, be on the lookout for some fresh, new merchandise. Floral designs and artwork featuring Mickey, Minnie and Figment are sprinkled on various apparel, décor, and accessories. There will be new Dooney & Bourke handbags and for the first time a limited edition pin available only for Annual Passholders. Take a glimpse of the special merchandise on the official Disney Parks Blog.


MagicBand 2 and MagicKeepers are now available for purchase! Throughout Walt Disney World, guests are now able to find MagicBand 2 and MagicKeepers. For those not familiar, MagicBand 2 has a removable puck for those who don’t like wearing things on their wrists. You can purchase a MagicKeeper to store the puck and you have the option of clipping it to your shorts or putting it in your pocket. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY


Is a new Skyway in the works? – Photo courtesy of WDW News Today




There is a rumor floating around that a modern version of the gone but not forgotten Magic Kingdom attraction, The Skyway, could be headed for construction. The new system would serve as a transportation option for guests to park hop between EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Dad’s not so sure about this one…


Fun Stuff


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Which pavilion in World Showcase has your favorite music? (Take a listen to Japan and let us know your favorite!)


Want to experience The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival this year? It’s not too late to book a magical 2017 vacation!


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