Guests staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort should be aware of the fact that the ESPN Club will be closed for lunch August 5-9, 2015 due to maintenance.
Dinner service will still be available (beginning at 4:30 p.m.) on these dates. As an alternative, Guests may visit the nearby Big River Grille & Brewing Work or the Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. ESPN Club will resume normal operating hours starting from Monday, August 10, 2015.

Busch Gardens Tampa gathers the pride to celebrate World Lion Day on August 8. The international celebration brings awareness the most iconic big cat in the world, and Busch Gardens will be celebrating with special keeper talks, animal enrichment, and lion-inspired festivities. As populations decline sharply in Africa, lions are classified as a vulnerable species. Busch Gardens Tampa is proud to support conservation projects committed to sustaining wild lion populations.

Earlier today, the Disneyland Resort unveiled a new, official mobile application similar to My Disney Experience that includes attraction wait times, interactive maps (showing the entertainment offerings, restaurants, and shops) and more.
With the help of the new app, Guests (including all Annual Passholders) are now able to purchase theme park tickets instantly via their mobile device and flash the barcode at the turnstiles to enter the gates, making park entrance a breeze.

In order to ensure that Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort have the best possible experience, the Magic Kingdom Park will be extending operating hours this evening. Park close has been changed from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. for Tuesday, August 4, 2015. While the majority of attractions, restaurants, and shops will continue to operate until park close, the entertainment schedule is not going to be affected by this change. Stay tuned on OTPN for more updates.

While the new Mako coaster was first announced a few months back, this is the first time we actually went back to SeaWorld Orlando to personally check on the construction progress (the past few months have been really busy for us).
As you will see in the next photos, plenty of work has been done to clear the area where the new hyper coaster will be built, and new markings have started to appear in certain areas of the construction zone. Let's take a look around:

There is still time to make plans to experience the special events that will take place at the Walt Disney World Resort this summer and fall, such as Frozen Summer Fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. A great way to experience these events is by taking advantage of the special "End of Summer Value Rates" that are being offered by the seven Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels from August 1 to October 4, 2015.