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    Default Disney's 12 Announcements of Christmas

    So you can fault them for being a bit contrived, but Disney is unveiling a '12 Announcements' of Christmas, starting today, with more news about forthcoming new attractions in their parks in WDW, and beyond. The first one concerns new developments at Downtown Disney over at Disneyland in California:

    Lots of exciting changes are arriving at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort in early 2018! With new dining and entertainment experiences, here’s a peek at what to expect at the beginning of next year.

    The new, groundbreaking hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire by ILMxLAB and The VOID, will transport guests deep into the Star Wars universe, walking freely and untethered throughout the multisensory experience with friends and family. In groups of four, teams will go undercover as stormtroopers to capture Imperial intelligence vital to the budding rebellion’s survival. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will open on January 5, 2018. Tickets available now at TheVOID.com.



    Splitsville Luxury Lanes is a dynamic recreation destination offering a unique combination of dining, drinks, bowling and entertainment. The Downtown Disney District location will feature 20 bowling lanes interspersed throughout the location, four dining areas (indoors and out), more than 25 flat screen TVs, and the ability to host both live performers and DJs. Splitsville will open in early 2018.



    Also, D-Street will close on January 2 and reopen in early 2018 as a reimagined retail space that offers Disney fans a variety of Disney-themed home goods. Guests will find a curated assortment of products that will change with each season. Not to worry, most of the unique items found at D-Street are available throughout the resort and shopDisney.com!

    This is just the beginning! We’ll share details soon about other new and exciting experiences headed to Downtown Disney District in 2018.

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    Here's another - full details of all the changes coming to WDW's Caribbean Beach Resort, from the Disney Parks Blog:

    Earlier this year, we shared that Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World would undergo some transformations. Today we are excited to share new colorful details about those enhancements debuting late this summer!



    Old Port Royale at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will be reimagined as the port of entry where guests will check in before embarking on their island vacation. This centralized location will offer resort guests more convenient access to services, amenities and dining, including an all-new Centertown Market for casual eats, an all-new Shutters restaurant offering waterfront dining adjacent to the new Banana Cabana outdoor bar and lounge, and Calypso Trading Post for shopping.

    Centertown Market will be expanded and enclosed, creating a quick-service restaurant with an indoor street market vibe. Guests will enter the space under a large palapa-like structure, accented with glowing colored light pendants made from glass bottles. The market will feature open shutters, wooden light posts, awnings, ornamentation and unique seating areas. Guests will also have access to the Grab n’ Go market for a specialty coffee and quick bites.

    Shutters, a Caribbean-inspired table-service restaurant, will be located on the waterfront of Old Port Royale, transporting guests to a beachfront home in the tropical islands. Large open shutters will allow the sun to cast a warm light into the space adorned with handmade items that appear as they’ve been found on the islands. Leaves and floral design motifs will fill the space, celebrating the natural beauty of the Caribbean.

    A festive poolside bar, Banana Cabana will be a great place to gather for food and drinks, immersing guests into the fun and relaxation of island life. Cabana-style drapes will flank seating areas and re-purposed steel drums will illuminate a central communal table made from a wooden boat.

    Forget something? No worries! With its history of being the port’s import and export facility, Calypso Trading Post will offer shoppers Disney merchandise and other vacation essentials.

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    And the latest changes to the Grand Californian Hotel in Disneyland:

    Today, cast members at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort celebrated the completion of the hotel-wide renovation. Guests can now enjoy completely redesigned guest rooms plus a refreshed lobby, pool area and concierge-level lounge! To commemorate the occasion, an emblematic orange tree was presented to the hotel’s cast. The orange tree motif can be found throughout the hotel’s new design!

    As part of the most extensive refurbishment since the hotel’s 2001 opening, the renovation brings an even more upscale experience to the hotel, while staying true to its signature Arts & Crafts design style.

    If you’d like to tour around Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and learn a few fun facts about the hotel, check out the video below:


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    Today's 12 Days of Disney Announcements heralds the new Toy Story Land coming to Shanghai Disneyland. Looks MUCH bigger and more involved than ours! "Thanks, Shanghai!"

    https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/bl...oy-story-land/

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