The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™

9 Chilling Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Facts

By Jocelyn Buhlman

October 31, 1939: The date of the fateful night when five passengers from glamorous Hollywood took their one-way trip into the Twilight Zone. July 22, 1994: The date the Hollywood Tower Hotel reopened its doors for us at Disney Hollywood Studios—and reopened the mystery behind the hotel. And now? July 22, 2019 marks 25 years since we first made…

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

A Major Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run Milestone—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

The Ridgeway family from Mississippi gets a galactic surprise, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. makes a big announcement… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run Celebrates its 1 Millionth Rider!

Disneyland park made history when Star Wars: Galaxy’s…

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Disney's Coronado Springs Resort - Gran Destino Tower

7 Grand Reasons to Visit the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

By Beth Deitchman

Along the shores of Walt Disney World’s Lago Dorado, a jewel shines especially brightly this week with the opening of the Gran Destino Tower—the culmination of a multiyear reimagining of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Throughout the resort, whose name translates from Spanish, appropriately, to “crowned one,” guests will find nods to…

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Dancing with the Stars and A Million Little Things

Mark Your Calendars: ABC’s Fall Premiere Dates are Here—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

ABC announces premiere dates for new shows and returning favorites, and Freeform prepares for its September programming event… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Fall Premiere Dates Announced for ABC’s 2019-20 Season

There’s nothing like the start of a fresh new season on television,…

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The Lion King

Be Prepared… with Tickets for The Lion King—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

The Pride Lands get a new soundtrack, and the Avengers assemble once more in theaters… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

The Lion King: Tickets On Sale Now—Plus Soundtrack and TV Special News

The Pride Lands are officially on the horizon now that tickets for The Lion King (directed by…

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Walt Disney World Resort 2019 Holiday Season

All the Holiday Magic Coming to Walt Disney World Resort in 2019

By Zach Johnson

Christmas has come early! This week, Walt Disney World Resort merrily announced it will celebrate the 2019 holiday season with festivities across its theme parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. This year marks the debut of all-new seasonal offerings throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, plus a stunning, holiday-themed fireworks show at Magic…

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7 Hidden Gems from Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

By Jim Frye

Twenty-five years ago today, the grandeur of the great Northwest arrived in Central Florida as Walt Disney World opened Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, an homage to the rustic splendor of Yellowstone National Park. Modeled on the historic Old Faithful Lodge circa 1904, Wilderness Lodge creates a sense of awe and nostalgia for turn-of-the-century national…

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Satipo’s Empanadas and Poisonless Dart drink from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

Channel your inner Indiana Jones and go on a culinary adventure with these savory empanadas and effervescent beverage straight from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World.

Satipo’s Empanadas

Makes 12–15

1/2 pound ground beef
1/4 cup diced onion
2 tablespoons diced green pepper
2 tablespoons diced red pepper
1 tablespoon…

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Apple pie recipe

Apple Pie from Whispering Canyon Cafe

You’ll be singing the joys of this apple pie from Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, which is celebrating its rootin’ tootin’ 25th anniversary this month.

Makes one 9-inch pie

4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
1/3 cup 2%…

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