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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.

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.

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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Updating Your Walt Disney World Travel Plans? Read This First!

Walt Disney World closures continue to change to suit the recommendations of government and health officials. With an eye towards the safety of both guests and employees Disney theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, and Disney Springs remain closed until further notice. If you need to update your Walt Disney World Travel Plans. Read This First!

Florida Orange & Osceola Counties Issue Shelter In Place Order

Florida state health officials had announced 50 cases of COVID-19 in Orange County which along with Osceola County is the home of Walt Disney World. With this announcement all Orange & Osceola county residents to shelter in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

YouTube Gems To Help You Start Planning Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation

Disney Parks around the world may be closed, but that doesn't mean you can't start planning your next Walt Disney World vacation. In fact, now is the perfect time to do your research and create the best vacation ever! To help you out I've gathered a few of my favorite YouTube gems for you to get started.

3 Ways To Get Your Disney Fix While Stuck At Home

COVID-19 has Disney families that were looking forward to SPring Break with a serious case of the blues. If you're next Disney vacation has been sidelined by the pandemic I want you to know you don't have to live without the magic. Here are the top 3 Ways To Get Your Disney Fix While Stuck At Home!

Disney Springs & Disney Resort Hotels To Temporarily Close Due To COVID-19 Precautions

The Walt Disney Company has now made the decision to temporarily close all of the Disney owned and operated locations including shops and restaurants at Disney Springs beginning Tuesday, March 17, through the end of the month. Some operating partners have already closed up shop ahead of this decision.

BREAKING NEWS Walt Disney World Parks Closed Through End of March

It a press release just distributed by the Walt Disney Company to it's Cast Members, Partners, and Guests the company confirmed that all of the Disney Parks around the world, and the Disney Cruise Line will temporarily close due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Create Your Own Haboti Silk Scarves At The Art Corner In Disney Springs

Looking for a fun hands on project that lets you go home from vacation with a beautiful souvenir? Then head on over to The Art Corner at Disney Springs. Located within the Marketplace section of Disney's sprawling shopping, dining, and entertainment complex The Art Corner is set up to allow guests to explore creative concepts while experience creating original pieces of art.

Have Your Caricature Drawn At The Art Corner In Disney Springs

Just a few short steps away from The Art of Disney near Goofy's Candy Co. at Disney Springs Marketplace, is a space where people can explore creative concepts while picking up an original piece of artworks as a Disney souvenir. The Art Corner by Artistic Talent Group showcases talented artists producing original artwork including both classic watercolor and digital caricatures.

2020 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Planning News

Spring is just around the corner and that means it is almost time for one of the most beautiful events of the year, the 2020 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. This annual event combines the beauty of world gardens with all the delicious food that come out of them creating a festival that celebrates all the best things about plants!

Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival Returns March 13th thru March 17th, 2020

Spring is full of festival fun at Disney Springs, and coming up in March everybody is Irish at Raglan Road's five-day Mighty St. Patrick's Festival! This fabulous annual event held at Raglan Road March 13-17 bringing even more Irish music and dancing to the stages of the Pub complex. Only the best is being served up for this festive time and guests will enjoy Irish food, craft beers and cocktails, music, face painting and much much more.