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Epcot Update: Universe of Energy Closes, Mission: SPACE Reopens

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The Universe of Energy is now gone. This classic EPCOT Center attraction already received some changes in the 1990s, but they were not as major as the changes that are coming to this pavilion in the coming years. The ride system, Audio-Animatronics, and theme will be completely new when the ride reopens as a Guardians of the Galaxy ride. The nearby Mission: SPACE was also recently refurbished and a new mission was added. Let's take a quick look around and see all that's new.

Coca-Cola Freestyle stations Now Available at LEGOLAND Florida

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Guests visiting LEGOLAND Florida are now able to refresh and refill at the new Coca-Cola Freestyle stations located around the park. More than 100 beverages are available at four themed Coca-Cola Freestyle stations (The Beginning, Land of Adventure, LEGO NINJAGO World, and LEGOLAND Water Park). Souvenir cups are available for $13.99 plus tax ($12.99 each plus tax for two souvenir cups; $10.99 each plus tax for three or more souvenir cups), which includes unlimited refills for the day.

Wine Bar George to Open to Guests in Early 2018 at Disney Springs

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Master Sommelier George Miliotes will bring his renowned wine expertise to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort when his new venture, Wine Bar George, opens in early 2018. Originally scheduled to open before the end of 2017, Wine Bar George will be the only Master Sommelier-led wine bar in Florida that will also include a food menu featuring small plates, family style items, and a selection of cheese and charcuterie designed to complement the wine list.

Disney Introduces Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be introducing an all-new dessert experience at the nighttime spectacular, Fantasmic!, on Sept. 8. In addition to reserved seating for the show, the Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience offers offers an adult or child snack box with sweet and savory items (including chocolate covered strawberries and cheese and crackers), one bottle of water, one specialty beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), reserved seating for the show, and a souvenir light-up cup.

Islands of Adventure Update: Dragon Challenge Closes Soon (Part 1)

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Just two days ago, theme park fans had to bid farewell to two Disney attractions: the Universe of Energy pavilion at Epcot and The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Fans will soon have to get ready to say goodbye to yet another attraction (they're actually two separate coasters, but they coexist under the same name) that has been operating at Universal's Islands of Adventure since opening day: Dragon Challenge. Guests have less than a month to ride them one last time.

Islands of Adventure Update: Dragon Challenge Closes Soon (Part 2)

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Welcome to the second part of our newest Universal's Islands of Adventure photo-report. As always, we invite you to check out PART 1 of this update to enjoy even more photos taken around the park. In the previous installment, we visited Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon, and certain parts of Marvel Superhero Island. It's time to complete our tour by walking around the rest of this themed land as well as the nearby Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent, and Hogsmeade. The adventure continues...