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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.

Springtime Walt Disney World News Round-up

There's been a lot going on down in Walt Disney World, as the Parks and Resorts get ready to greet the Spring Break crowds. Read on on to learn how the Disney crowd is kickin' it this Spring with new fun filled adventures, and old favorites that are standing strong.

Walt Disney World News This Week

Hey! It's been a while since we've had a news round-up around here, so let's take on the flurry information that has been swirling the internet about what's going on down at the Walt Disney World Resort. We've got notes on refurbishments and new resort systems being tested, the winner of the Walt Disney World Marathon, a brand new runDisney event, and the introduction of the 2018 Disney Moms Panel. So keep on reading to discover all that's happening!

Disney Gives Update for the New Disney Skyliner System

Disney announced the Disney Skyliner transportation system this past summer at the D23 Expo, and now we're getting more information about the systems and the Skyliner stations at Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and three resort hotels.

Disney News Round-up: Moonlight Magic Dates Announced for 2018, Holiday Disney Gift Cards with Trading Pins, and More

Happy Thursday! We're back with another Disney news round-up! Today we have details on the new holiday-themed Disney Gift Cards, the Toys for Tots drive at Disneyland Resort, and much more. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-up: Disney Cruise Line Edition

Happy weekend! We hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend with friends and family. Today we have a lot of Disney Cruise Line news including updates on the Disney Magic and much more. Let's dive in!

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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Walt Disney World News Round-up for April 18th, 2019

Hop on down to Walt Disney World where you'll find an explosion of springtime wonder and Easter activities for the whole family!

Goodbye IllumiNations, Hello Epcot Forever

"IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" will have its last show on September 30, 2019. The nighttime extravaganza has been a staple of Epcot entertainment since it opened in 1999. Over its 20 year run fans have become devoted to its spectacle, making it a popular way to end out your night at the Theme Park. The urge of guests to find the perfect spot to watch has inspired dessert parties, private viewing spaces, and even changes in the design of World Showcase restaurants.

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

It may be Spring, but 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 New Round-up For April 4th, 2019

April is Earth Month, and Disney is calling attention to its approach on the environmental efforts of Disney Parks. One such display includes a larger-than-life sculpture of penguins, between The Land and The Seas with Nemo & Friends, that is made entirely out of recycled marine debris.

Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy At Disney's Hollywood Studios

Aspiring racers of all ages will be all revved up as Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy is now open at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Down Sunset Boulevard, the new attraction is located next to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at the Sunset Showcase.

Effective May 1, 2019 Disney Bans Smoking In Theme Parks

Effective May 1, 2019 Disney Parks will be entirely smoke free zones. Smoking areas will no longer be present inside Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks, or at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Designated smoking areas will be available located outside the entrances to the entertainment areas listed, as well as at Disney Springs.

10 Spring Break Survival Tips for Walt Disney World

As the cold weather begins to wain, schools across the country let out for Spring Breaks and families flock to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. With Four Theme Parks, Two Water Parks, and Disney Springs there is a world of fun waiting for them in the vacation kingdom. However - when crowds are high a Disney vacation takes an extra level of planning. Read on for 10 Spring Break Survival Tips!

Disney Vacation Club Riviera Resort Sales Begin

The Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is the Disney version of a vacation ownership program, a time share so to speak. However unlike a traditional timeshare where owners buy a specific size unit in a set time of year, the DVC works on a point system that allows members the flexibility to travel in the way they choose at a wide variety of beautiful DVC resorts. Disney has announced that sales for the all-new 15th Disney Vacation Club Resort, Disney's Riviera Resort, are now open to current DVC Members.

Disney Springs NBA Experience Gets Opening Date

Sports fans can kit up and head to Disney Springs for the opening of an all new NBA Experience August Aug. 12, 2019. Collaborating with the NBA, Disney has created a brand new, one-of-a-kind environment packed with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors. Guests will feel as if they're at the arena and in the heat of a game as they move through this interactive experience.

Welcome Spring With News From Walt Disney World

It's spring, and that means wonderful things are taking shape across Walt Disney World. Since this is a time for new beginnings, I thought a news round-up would be in order to tempt you into thinking about your next Walt Disney World vacation.