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Walt Disney World Invests in More Cheerleading Events

Walt Disney World Invests in More Cheerleading Events

February 5, 2016, 3:42 PM · If you didn't see enough cheerleaders on your last visit to Walt Disney World, get ready to see even more. Disney announced today that it will build a 286,000-square-foot venue at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex to host cheerleading and dance team competitions. Keep reading...

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Fulton's Crab House to Close at Disney World This Spring

February 4, 2016, 10:52 AM · One of Walt Disney World's most popular restaurants is closing in April.

Fulton's Crab House in Disney Springs will close for a long-term renovation. More than 200 workers at the restaurant will be laid off, according to a notice filed with the state of Florida. Fulton's is the successor to the Empress Lilly, a riverboat-themed restaurant complex named after Walt Disney's wife that opened in 1976 in what was then the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village. Keep reading...

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The 10 Top Things from Other Disney Parks Missing at Walt Disney World

February 3, 2016, 8:28 PM · Now that we've look at what yours truly considers overrated and underrated at the Walt Disney World Resort, let's take the next step — and look at what is missing.

In dreaming up a to-do list for Disney World, we are limited only by our collective imagination... and the Walt Disney Company's budget. Given the increasingly troubled prospects for ESPN, Disney's former cash cow, that second limitation likely will keep the parks from adding much beyond what's been announced already anytime soon.

But it costs nothing to dream. (Well, at least not on Theme Park Insider. YMMV at WDW.) Still, in offering my wish list for the resort, I will consider Disney's ESPN money woes and limit my items to things that already exist at another Disney theme park somewhere in the world. Keep reading...

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Universal Orlando Reveals Land Expansion Price

February 3, 2016, 9:43 AM · In its most recent earnings report, released this morning, Universal owner Comcast revealed that it paid $130 million for the 475 acres of land that it recently bought near Universal Orlando. Comcast said only that the land was near one of its theme park properties, but the size matches the parcels near International Drive in Orlando that the company recently purchased. Keep reading...

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