Disneyland Annual Passholder Program Sees Two BIG Changes

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is slated to open in Disneyland in summer of 2019. (Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios will follow in late fall 2019.)

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

And even though that’s a year away, we’re starting to see signs of the changes that will take place around the addition of those Lands now. Case in point: Disneyland Annual Passholders will now see park-specific calendars when they visit disneyland.com or the Disneyland app to check out the block-out dates (if applicable) for their Annual Passport. And you can currently see the calendars as far out as June 2019 (13 months as opposed to the usual 12 months).

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NEW Details Released for Star Wars Land: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney World!

Just last week, the opening seasons were officially confirmed for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland (Summer 2019) and Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World (late Fall 2019).

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

And tonight in Hollywood Studios, guests at the Star Wars: Galactic Nights event were treated to a panel discussion featuring Walt Disney Imagineers who are working hard behind the scenes (down to visiting film sets for inspiration) to make the planet of Batuu a reality for all of us traveling to Disney World’s Star Wars Land — Galaxy’s Edge — starting next year!

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Seasons Announced!!!

We’ve known for some time that 2019 will change the landscape of both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in major ways, once guests are able to set foot on the planet of Batuu by visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. And now, the opening seasons for BOTH Disneyland and Hollywood Studios have officially been announced!

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Summer of 2019 will mark the opening season for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland! AAAAND…. 

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News: Disney Star Wars Land Restaurant Details and Concept Art!

So, did ya catch The Wonderful World of Disney special celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland last night with your Mickey Ears proudly strapped to your head (or was that just me?)?

If so, then you may have seen Harrison Ford introduce new concept art for Star Wars Land! We were especially excited to see that these included a few renderings for dining options coming when Star Wars Lands open in both Disney World and Disneyland.

Star Wars Land Concept Art

Star Wars Land Concept Art

After the D23 Expo this past Summer, we previewed a few of these experiences for you in this Disney Star Wars Land Cantina post, but now we have even more details! (And we made our case way back in 2013 for WHY Disney needed a Cantina here!)

Star Wars Land Concept Art

It all went by pretty fast, so here’s a chance to feast your eyes on some of the images a little longer. While we hope to have higher resolution images to share soon, here’s a batch of pics taken straight from the ol’ telly. [Read more…]

New! DFB Podcast Episode 22: Food and Wine 2015 Preview!

We’re back! For those of you who missed listening to the DFB Podcasts, we are are happy to announce the 22nd episode of the DFB Podcast!

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We’ve been MIA for awhile, but we are so excited to be back in action! You’ll have to listen to this edition to hear about our whereabouts, but we are actively working on new ways to make sure we can record the podcast more often.

What’s It About?

There have been some major Disney announcements lately (Star Wars, anyone?) along with some 2015 Epcot Food and Wine news, so we had plenty to cover!

In the 22nd episode AJ and Brad apologize for being bad podcast friends, and cover the recent announcements of Skipper Canteen, Star Wars Land(s), and our favorite Food and Wine activities.

Here’s the Podcast page for Episode 22. And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast via RSS or on iTunes!

Thanks for listening! Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and leave your comments below!

News! Star Wars Lands — and Star Wars Cantinas — Announced for Disneyland and Disney World!

Sooo… official news announcing the new Skipper Canteen Jungle Cruise restaurant coming to Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland wasn’t enough for ya?

Star Wars Lands — PLUS CANTINAS! — Coming to Disney World and Disneyland!

Well, then, let’s see if THIS does the trick… A REAL, TRUE STAR WARS CANTINA will be coming to both Disney World AND Disneyland as part of the Star Wars-themed Lands announced for BOTH coasts at the D23 Expo! We’ve been dreaming about this for years!

Star Wars Land Concept Art ©Disney

Star Wars Land Concept Art ©Disney

Here is a glimpse of the concept art for the Star Wars Cantina!

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Disneyland and Hollywood Studios will be the homes for each 14-acre expansion “where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.” According to Bob Iger, “We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.” [Read more…]