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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.

Options To Upgrade Your MagicBand From Home Coming Soon

Customized MagicBands let Walt Disney World Guests accessorize their trip with a personality all their own. From purchasing official Disney styles, to painting your own, or bedazzling with bling, planning what your MagicBand looks like has become an integral part of Disney vacation prep. It's no surprise that Disney is stepping up the options, and has a brand new offer coming our way.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday May 3rd, 2019

Have you been following all the news from Walt Disney World this week? Never fear! We've got you covered with a round-up of what's been going on down in the vacation kingdom. Let's start off with a huge HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Disney's Hollywood Studios, this Park has been welcoming guest for 30 years. You can find out what's coming-up next for Disney's third gate in our post Disney's Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary And Beyond.

All-new Plant-Based Cuisine Guide At Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to accommodating guests with special dietary needs. I'm excited to report that they now have a handy guide that's designed to make things even easier for travelers on a plant based diet.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom “Rivers of Light” To Be Updated

It was just a few months ago that we posted about the beautiful nighttime show at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Rivers of Light. Today we're excited to share that the show is being updated with sharp new video and familiar Disney music to offer guests the next chapter in this stirring story on the Discovery river.

News For A New Year From Walt Disney World

Let's check in and see what's going on at Walt Disney World! Have you heard the news? The 2019 Disney Parks Moms Panel has been announced with a diverse group of 40 members, including 12 new panelists to make up the team that helps Disney travelers plan their dream vacations. Each Moms Panel Member offers a unique point of view and years of Disney travel experience to help you make the most of your trips.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 19th, 2018

Welcome to another Friday news round-up! This week we've got some great announcements that may make your next Walt Disney World vacation even more magical. To begin with the new daily ticket pricing is now in effect.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 12th, 2018

Let's kick off the Friday news round-up with a quick reminder that Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort opened its beautiful new port of entry this week! There's a fresh new island feeling and welcoming atmosphere at Old Port Royale, with a new lobby, restaurants, and more!

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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50 Things To Do Outside The Parks At Walt Disney World

My daughter and I just got back from a Disney trip that was a little unusual for me. While she went off to ride the rides in the Theme Parks with friends, I enjoy packing in a ton of fun outside the Disney Parks. I'd been putting off many fun Disney activities for years while I focused on park time. To my delight I discovered that it's true, you can have a fantastic Walt Disney World vacation without ever stepping foot in a park.

Guest Review: Disney After Hours Magic Kingdom

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to visit a Disney park without the crowds? How about being able to go on most rides with little to no wait? Even better, how about complimentary ice cream novelties, bottled soda and water, and popcorn? Seems like a dream right? Well, Disney is the place where dreams come true! And thanks to Disney After Hours, you can make it happen!

Water Pageant And Fireworks Viewing From Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Beach

I've spent many a night at Walt Disney World without a Park Ticket, that doesn't mean that I've missed out on the fun and beauty of the Magic Kingdom Fireworks. Recently I stopped by the beach at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, to relax and enjoy the view.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday July 6th, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week and I hope that yours was filled with 4th of July fun. I'll kick off the news round-up with an interesting tidbit, to the best of my knowledge there were no park closures down at Walt Disney World which is unusual. Looks like the creative pricing Disney is currently using has actually made an impact on one of the busiest days of the year. Now let's get on with the news!

The Boathouse Vintage Boat Collection

The Boathouse Orlando is a Signature Restaurant in Disney Springs that focuses on high end steaks, chops, and fresh seafood. With seating for 600, the complex boasts four separate dining rooms, three different bars, a gift shop, and one of the most impressive collection of vintage boats and amphicars in the country.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday June 28th, 2019

Ready for some news? Read on to see what's caught our attention this week! No one celebrates the Fourth of July like Walt Disney World, but this busy time of year takes a little planning. Find out what's going on for the star-spangled celebration across the property.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Live!’ Returns To Epcot For Summer

After saving their world from certain destruction, Peter Quill (also known as Star-Lord) brokered a deal with Nova Prime and the Xandarian government to bring an outreach program to his home planet. Some of most Xandar's talented musicians take the stage with Star-Lord and Gamora to perform the human audiences' best-loved rock and pop hits from 70's and 80's Earth. That outreach program has landed at Epcot as the 'Guardians of the Galaxy " Awesome Mix Live!'

Tips For Surviving A Star-Spangled Independence Day At The Magic Kingdom

Guests visiting the Magic Kingdom for Independence Day should be prepared for a star-spangled party. The 4th of July is one of the busiest days of the year at Disney Parks, and the Magic Kingdom frequently reaches capacity and experiences phased closures. If this is your destination for the evening's red-white-and-blue panoramic fireworks extravaganza you're going to need to plan.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday June 21st, 2019

Things have been poppin' down at Walt Disney World this week, so let's take a look at the news! We'll start off with the exciting announcement that Advance Dining Reservations are now open for Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera!

See A Movie At The AMC Disney Springs 24

Looking for something to do on a non-park day at Walt Disney World? On a recent trip I decided to do something I hadn't done before at Disney, and take in a movie at the AMC Disney Springs 24 Theaters. This massive movie complex blew away any pre-conceptions of what going to a movie was like and home, and upgraded my experience to one I won't soon forget.