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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!

Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 5th, 2018

Let's wrap up this week with a few bits of Disney news you may have missed!

Disney News Round-up For Friday, September 28th, 2018

Let's get right to it! There were a couple of fun announcements made regarding Epcot's Holidays Around The World celebration, including an the announcement of four more celebrity narrators for Epcot's Candlelight Processional. This leaves all but two celebrity spots left to be filled. Check out our updated list of 2018 Holiday Happenings At Walt Disney World to see who they are.

Friday News Round-up September 21st, 2018

Have you stayed in the know with all things Disney this week? Don't worry if you didn't have a chance, we're here with the Friday news round-up to bring you up to date!

Limited Time Fun Coming To Walt Disney World In 2019

Disney just announced a whole slew of limited time offerings for 2019 that will keep guests in the party mood from January to September! We'll have more information coming for you about the exciting new events as Disney expands the details, but here's a peek at how Walt Disney World will be celebrating all year long in 2019.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Ending in the Second Half of 2019

Since October of 1999 Walt Disney World guests have enjoyed gathering each night on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon to watch the nightly spectacular IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Today Disney announced that the popular nighttime show will end its run at the close of the 2019 summer season.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, September 14th, 2018

It's been another busy week trying to keep up with following all things Disney. Here are a few bits of recent news we didn't want you to miss!

The Walt Disney Company tops Forbes' list of the World's Best Regarded Companies for 2018, moving up four spots from 2017, the first year that the rankings were compiled. Disney ranks No. 1, earning the highest marks among Forbes' 2018 Global 2000 companies.

2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney & Major League Baseball are both as American as apple pie, so it's no wonder that the Atlanta Braves have been making their spring home at the ESPN Wide World of Sports (WWoS) for more than 20 years. In fact the very first event held at WWoS was a Braves Spring Training Game. Sadly, 2019 will be the final year for The Atlanta Braves to hold Spring Training at Walt Disney World. Now is the time to make your travel plans to enjoy both of these the great American institutions in the same fabulous vacation.

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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Tickets On Sale Now For The 2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Fall is full of fun at Walt Disney World and every year the Magic Kingdom becomes enchanted with the most spook-tacular event of the year, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. In 2019 two additional event nights have been added to the calendar for 36 nights of villainous fun.

A Look Inside A One-Bedroom Villa At Disney’s Old Key West Resort

My daughter and I recently returned from a comfortable stay in a One-Bedroom Villa at Disney's Old Key West Resort. This was our first visit to the property, despite it being the original Disney Vacation Club property. Take a look inside and find out what we loved about this Disney resort.

Disney on Broadway Concert Series Expands During The Epcot Festival Of The Arts

The 2019 Epcot Festival of the Arts is set to beginning bringing a new world of art and entertainment to guests of the Epcot Theme Park beginning January 18, 2019. and runs through February 25. Disney on Broadway Concert Series expands to all The 2019 Festival will celebrate visual, culinary and performing arts for a whopping 39 day from January 18th until February 25th 2019.

Get Your Tickets For Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Over the past couple of years Disney's Animal Kingdom has blossomed into a Park with stunning after dark atmosphere. The Park's green spaces and exotic settings create the perfect backdrop for a charming evening of lively entertainment. That's why I'm excited to share that in 2019 Disney After Hours is coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom.

2019 Military Discounts At Walt Disney World

Disney Parks are honoring active-duty and retired members of the U.S. Military with special offers on theme park admissions and resort stays for most dates in 2019. It's a great way to show our military families that they're appreciated.

Guest Review: La Vida Health Club At Coronado Springs Resort

During my October Walt Disney World trip, I stayed at Coronado Springs Resort in Casitas building 4. The day I arrived, I explored the resort. As luck would have it, it was also the same building as La Vida Health Club, which includes a fitness center, massage and salon.

A Little End Of Year Disney News Round Up

The end of 2018 is close upon use, so lets take a look at some of Walt Disney World's end of the year news before we welcome 2019!

Coming to Disney Springs West Side in Summer 2019, The NBA Experience

Coming to Disney Springs West Side in Summer 2019, The NBA Experience! This creative collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and the NBA, is set to give guests a one-of-a-kind destination sports experience. Hands-on activities will highlight the thrilling action and excitement of professional basketball. So just what will you be able to do at The NBA Experience? Read on and I'll shoot you the latest news.

9 Reasons You Should Book A Disney Trip in 2019

Anyone in my family would tell you that it is always a good year for a trip to Walt Disney World, but many families these days can't always make an annual trip. If you've been debating when to go next, I've got 10 reasons you should book at trip in 2019.

Interact With A Utility Suit Pilot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A human pilot sits strapped into the cockpit of a ten foot tall exo-carrier and walks across the floor of the Valley of Mo'ara in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Gleefully welcoming visitors in this alien landscape, the pilot helps introduce guests in Pandora - The World of Avatar to the backstory by offering "historic" information and even teaching a little of the Na'vi language.