Category: WDWNT

VIDEO: Disney Research Introduces Humanoid Animatronic With Realistic Eye Movements

Disney Research Hub has released a video introducing an animatronic with realistic and interactive eye movements. Here’s what Disney said in the video’s description: “This video describes the development of a system for lifelike gaze in human-robot interactions using a humanoid animatronic bust. We present a general architecture that seeks not only to create gaze interactions from a technological standpoint, but also through the lens of character animation where the fidelity and believability of motion is paramount; that is we […] The post VIDEO: Disney Research Introduces Humanoid Animatronic With Realistic Eye Movements appeared first on WDW News Today.

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PHOTOS: New Limited Release Wishes Come True Blue MagicBand Arrives at Walt Disney World

The newest addition to the Wishes Come True Blue collection is a MagicBand, now available at Walt Disney World Resort. This blue MagicBand is covered in subtle stars and Mickey heads. A small Sorcerer Mickey hat charm adorns one side of the strap. We found this MagicBand in Mouse Gear at EPCOT for $34.99. A portion of every Wishes Come True Blue purchase will go to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Check out more Wishes […] The post PHOTOS: New Limited Release Wishes Come True Blue MagicBand Arrives at Walt Disney World appeared first on WDW News Today.

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PHOTOS: Werther’s Original Caramel Popcorn Now Available at Walt Disney World Outside of EPCOT

There’s some sweet news for caramel lovers at Walt Disney World: Werther’s Original caramel popcorn is now available outside EPCOT. We spotted bags of Werther’s Original Caramel Popcorn with Chocolate Flavored Drizzle at the Main Street Confectionery in the Magic Kingdom. It’s currently unknown if they’re available at other locations, but this is the first time we’ve seen it in another park. Typically, the products have been available exclusively at Karamell-Küche in the Germany Pavilion, but it seems one place […] The post PHOTOS: Werther’s Original Caramel Popcorn Now Available at Walt Disney World Outside of EPCOT appeared first on WDW News Today.

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PHOTOS: Even More New Christmas Holiday 2020 Apparel and Decor Arrive at Walt Disney World

As we made our way around Walt Disney World today, we found several new Christmas items, including apparel and decor. Keep reading for each item, its price and where it’s located! Gingerbread House Cookie Jar – $49.99 We found this cookie jar at both Marketplace Co-op in Disney Springs and Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Magic Kingdom. Star Wars Santa Hat – $29.99 We found this Santa hat in Star Wars: Galactic Outpost in Disney Springs. Light-up Sign – $39.99 […] The post PHOTOS: Even More New Christmas Holiday 2020 Apparel and Decor Arrive at Walt Disney World appeared first on WDW News Today.

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CDC Allowing No-Sail Order to Expire and Establishing Framework for Passenger Cruises to Resume

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced their intent to allow the current no-sail order to expire on October 31, 2020. In doing so, they will be establishing a framework for passenger cruises to eventually resume safely. Phases of the CDC’s plan include testing for crew members, ensuring cruise ship operators have adequate health and safety measures, simulated voyages to test operations, and certification for ships that meet requirements before a phased return to passenger sailings will begin. […] The post CDC Allowing No-Sail Order to Expire and Establishing Framework for Passenger Cruises to Resume appeared first on WDW News Today.

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TONIGHT: New “WDWNT Entertainment” YouTube Channel Debuts with All-New Episode of The RPG’s Haunted Melody LIVE Tonight at 9:00 PM (ET)

On this episode of WDWNT The RPG, the adventurers investigate a cursed melody that has fallen over the Haunted Mansion, keeping the ghosts trapped in the ballroom and guests off the ride. What is the mystery of Captain Gore’s treasure? And can they break the curse before it takes them too? Find out on this special one-shot Halloween themed episode! The post TONIGHT: New “WDWNT Entertainment” YouTube Channel Debuts with All-New Episode of The RPG’s Haunted Melody LIVE Tonight at 9:00 PM (ET) appeared first on WDW News Today.

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REVIEW: NEW Candy Corn Cupcake, Witches Hat, and Ghostly Brownie Appear Just In Time For Halloween at Walt Disney World

Something spooky this way comes, but don’t be scared! These three new treats will put you in the Halloween spirit, no matter what type of dessert you prefer. We tried all three and were delighted with each one, although we definitely had a favorite by the end! Candy Corn Cupcake – $5.99 The Bakery’s description for this cupcake was a “vanilla cupcake filled with white chocolate candy corn mousse, buttercream ghost.” We found this cupcake to be light and refreshing […] The post REVIEW: NEW Candy Corn Cupcake, Witches Hat, and Ghostly Brownie Appear Just In Time For Halloween at Walt Disney World appeared first on WDW News Today.

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REVIEW: NEW Halloween Liquid Nitro Cake Pop Available at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2020

The Desserts & Champagne booth at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is known for its liquid nitro cake pops. For Halloween, the booth is offering a special spooky version of the treat, so we got our own to taste test. This chocolate cake pop is covered in orange and black Halloween-themed sprinkles. The cake pop is extremely rich and sweet. It’s big enough to share with a friend. Unfortunately, it melts quickly, and we were a […] The post REVIEW: NEW Halloween Liquid Nitro Cake Pop Available at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2020 appeared first on WDW News Today.

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“Reimagined” Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Special and “Disney Holiday Singalong” Coming to ABC

ABC has announced their upcoming Disney holiday specials for November and December, including the “reimagined” Christmas Day celebration. First up on November 30 will be The Disney Holiday Singalong, the third in the series of Disney Singalong specials. The Disney Family Singalong and The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II had a combined 22.3 million total viewers after 35 days. Performers and details for The Disney Holiday Singalong will be announced soon. As for the annual Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration, this year’s […] The post “Reimagined” Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Special and “Disney Holiday Singalong” Coming to ABC appeared first on WDW News Today.

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Total Cast Member Layoffs at Walt Disney World Reaches Over 18,000

A new notice of layoffs indicates that 11,350 more union employees of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will be terminated. Over 10,000 of those are Walt Disney World Cast Members, bringing the resort’s total number of layoffs to over 18,000. The notice also includes some Cast Members from the Maingate Complex, Orlando International Airport, Celebration, and more. We learned earlier today that 10,000 Cast Members are being laid off from Disneyland Resort. This means the resorts have reached the combined […] The post Total Cast Member Layoffs at Walt Disney World Reaches Over 18,000 appeared first on WDW News Today.

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