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A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.


  • the good dinosaur posterPreview Scenes from Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur”coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will get a sneak peek of Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” film Oct. 16 – Dec. 4, 2015. The preview scenes will be presented as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction on Mickey Avenue. In “The Good Dinosaur,” Pixar Animation Studios takes audiences on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” opens in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.

  • New Disney Chocolate Shop Coming Soon to Disney Springs

A new chocolate shop, The Ganachery, is set to open in The Landing in late 2015 at Disney Springs.

Walt Disney World chefs traveled the world to research and create a custom blend chocolate with the finest beans for the all-new concept that will feature freshly made ganache (gəˈnaSH). Ganache is a luxurious mixture of chocolate and cream, and every chef has their own “perfect” formula for the indulgent sweet.

Hand-crafted onstage by a chocolatier, the shop will feature fresh batches daily, including dark (65 percent custom blend), hazelnut, chipotle and a custom blend flavored with the world’s finest spices and flavors. Beautiful custom packaging will make elegant take-home gifts and there will be chocolate bars inspired by Disney characters.

  • ferrytale wishesFerrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise

The new Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise is the perfect way to experience a breathtaking view of the “Wishes” Nighttime Spectacular at Magic Kingdom park. This elegant dessert party aboard the iconic General Joe Potter ferryboat gives guests a unique perspective of the Magic Kingdom nighttime fireworks spectacular from an exclusive spot on Seven Seas Lagoon. The evening features a variety of decadent desserts, including the “The Grand” Key Lime Tart and Polynesian De-constructed Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Guests also can toast the evening with specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in souvenir glow glasses. The cruise sets sail on select nights one hour prior to the fireworks spectacular. Cost is $99 for adults and $69 for ages 3 to 9, including tax and gratuity. For reservations, visit or call 407-WDW-DINE.

  • New Shop Disney Parks mobile app offers Walt Disney World Resort merchandise

The new Shop Disney Parks mobile app is a convenient way for guests to locate, order and ship Walt Disney World Resort authentic products. For the first time, guests can shop for Walt Disney World merchandise from home and ship products directly, while guests at the theme parks and resorts can scan products for more information, purchase, and ship their favorite Disney Parks merchandise to anywhere in the country.  The app also allows guests to see which Walt Disney World Resort retail locations offer specific items, as well as track guest purchases. New Disney Parks products will be added weekly. Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club discounts apply to purchases made through the app. Shop Disney Parks is available for iPhone, iPad and smartphones for Android.

  • GLIDDEN Colortopia Exhibit Coming to INNOVENTIONS at Epcot

The GLIDDEN paint brand and Walt Disney World Resort are thrilled to roll out a colorful new exhibit in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot. Opening in late fall 2015, the Colortopia exhibit gives guests a guided interactive experience with fun and surprising hands-on activities involving colors. Guests will be able to extend the Colortopia experience throughout Epcot and into their own homes with a mobile application and website set to launch later this year.

  • sci fi drive inReservations Now Available for Breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort

From Nov. 1, 2015-Jan. 23, 2016, the drive-in under the stars, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will open for breakfast serving an all-inclusive array featuring breakfast pastries and choice of appetizer, entrée and non-alcoholic beverage.

This experience is available for a limited time and is in addition to the regular lunch and dinner offerings. The price for breakfast is $23.99 per adult and $12.99 per child age 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are now available through 407-WDW-DINE or online at

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