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Disney Springs Closes Early Due To Curfew And A Message From Disney Leaders

Civil unrest occurring across the nation has prompted action from Disney as Orlando and Orange County institute a curfew following nights of rioting over the death of George Floyd. Disney Springs will be closing early until further notice to allow guests and cast members the ability to make it home in time. Disney Company leadership CEO Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Bob Iger, and Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of The Walt Disney Company Latondra Newton also released a joint statement to Cast Members regarding this time of civil unrest.

BREAKING NEWS Walt Disney World Extends Closures

This evening, after the stock market closed, the @DisneyParksNews twitter account released a statement that the Walt Disney World and Disneyland closures would be extended until further notice and Disney cast members (not including operating partners) would be paid through April 18, 2020.

Details Revealed For Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge

Amongst the plethora of news that came out of Disney's D23 Expo last weekend Bob Chapek, Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products for the Walt Disney Company gave guests an all too brief look at the next Deluxe Resort and Disney Vacation Club property to be built at Walt Disney World - Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge.

An Exciting New Stories For The Disney Cruise Line

Bob Chapek took the stage at D23 Expo to share his thoughts about the exciting projects coming to the Disney Cruise Line. He told the massive audience gathered before the D23 stage and shared his belief that every Disney moment a guest has should bring their favorite stories to life in thrilling ways. The Disney Cruise Line is reaching for that vision with new ships, and a brand new port destination that is pure magic.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Date

Details are trickling out about the highly anticipated Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios as part of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge expansion. Read on to discover why this new attraction is seriously ambitious, and worth every moment of anticipation as it readies to open on December 5th, 2019.

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway Opening in 2020

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney Imagineers are getting ready to open Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway in 2020! You'll be invited to the Chinese Theatre where Mickey and Minnie will be hosting the premier of their newest film "Perfect Picnic." The theater serves as the magic portal through which guests will step from the human world directly into the cartoon world for one Goofy adventure aboard Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.

Cherry Tree Lane Coming To Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion

Visitors to Epcot's United Kingdom pavilion will can look forward to expanded adventures, as construction on a whole new neighborhood will bring guests to Cherry Tree Lane. None other than Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke announced the expansion coming to World Showcase at the 2019 D23 Expo and fan gathering. The UK pavilion will be home to Disney's first ever attraction inspired by Mary Poppins.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates The 2019 Winter Holidays In Every Land

Winter fun will spread across every part of Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2019 as the Park introduces "festive new entertainment and holiday decor in every land" for the first time ever. Starting with specialty Christmas tree covered in traditional decor and hidden animals that towers over the park entrance. Guests will be able to experience all new seasonal magic beginning November 8, 2019.

2019 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets On Sale Now

Updated! There's no better time to be planning your 2019 winter holiday travel to the Walt Disney World Resort. With a wide range of celebrations that take place all across the property, November and December are fantastic times to celebrate with a vacation. This year the party is even bigger with 23 nights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday May 17th, 2019

Thank God It's Friday! Let's hop right on in to the latest news from the Walt Disney World Resort. After a year of construction work on the edge of Tomorrowland the TRON Coaster has hit a milestone by going vertical. Cast members continued a Disney tradition by signing their names on one of the first steel support columns raised for the new attraction, which is set to open in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021.

When it comes to Disney World, trip planning is huge undertaking. In fact, many a first visit to Disney World is marred by a lack of planning. While it might be tempting to think that it's "just a theme park," and that you can show up and have a blast by winging it, the size and complexity of the resort is daunting even for experts. These articles will help you make the most of your Disney trip, and might even introduce you to some activities and attractions you haven't heard about!

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Tips For Enjoying Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

All reports coming out of Epcot point to the altered foodie fest going on being a truly different experience. While some visitors may just be happy to get the shadows of the annual special event others are questioning if the the effort is worth it. I've got some great tips for making the best of your 2020 experience at the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

Five Things I Love About The Disney Parks Right Now

Disney Parks have begun welcoming guests through their gates once again, and while things are certainly different as we struggle through the pandemic, there is still magic to be found. Focusing on the little things in life has never been more important and that goes double for your Walt Disney World vacation. Here are five things that I love about Disney Parks right now.

Could Walt Disney World Resort Have To Close Again?

Things are not looking good in Florida right now. The state is in the midst of its largest coronavirus surge yet, now surpassing New York, Florida has the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in the United States. Recently Hong Kong Disneyland became the first of the Disney Parks forced to shut the gates once again due to the virus. This has left many Disney fans who haven't canceled their trips to wonder, could Walt Disney Resort have to close yet again?

2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Is Now!

Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park is open once again, and with that comes the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. This new spin on the fan favorite event blends together some of our favorite elements from Flower and Garden Festival with the deliciousness that is Food and Wine in a more intimate manner.

Disney Parks Welcome Back Guests

Over the weekend the Walt Disney World Resort moved forward in its phased reopening as guests returned to Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Parks. After being closed for four months the theme park giant opened the gates to a somewhat different Disney experience.

Disney Vacation Club Properties Reopen at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) properties at Walt Disney World have reopened to guests for the first time since March. New health and safety policies have been put into place in accordance with local government and Center of Disease Control guidelines so that the Vacation Kingdom can continue the phased reopening of Disney Parks and Resorts in central Florida. If you've got questions, we've got a great round-up of articles that will let you know what's going on at the reopened Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.

Stunning New Barn At The Tri-Circle-D Ranch Includes Museum

Walt Disney World Resort is home to some hard working horses that are known for pulling carriages and trollies around property, as well as carrying guests on the trail rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground. The Tri-Circle-D Ranch originally envisioned by Walt Disney himself has a long history of housing "The Happiest Horses on Earth."

Splash Mountain To Be Rethemed With New Adventure For Princess Tiana

Disney's Princesses Tiana is a strong, courageous, and empowered force that embodies American dreams of prosperity and equality. None the less her presence in Disney Parks over the past decade has been somewhat fleeting at best. This week Disney released exciting news that new adventures with Princess Tiana will be coming to Magic Kingdom Park.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday June 19th, 2020

What's in, what's out, more news you need to know for planning your Walt Disney World vacations throughout 2020. Florida's Disney Parks will be begin their phased re-opening next month but the faithful fans have been wondering if some of their favorite events will be returning. Check out the latest news from Walt Disney World about what's up next.

Tips For Traveling During The Time Of COVID-19

Disney fans tend to be true blue sorts that don't let a whole lot stand in the way between us and our happy place. Many of us are just to get back to the magic after a stressful spring stuck at home due to the COVID-19 and all that has come with it. While The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) no longer is advising against nonessential domestic travel and Walt Disney World will be open again soon, there are still some things that you should know to help keep you safe while traveling through this new pandemic world.