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2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts Runs January 12 through February 19

The 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts is slated to run for 39 days from January 12 through February 19, 2018. The schedule for next year's Festival is a change from the inaugural event which only ran Fridays through Mondays. Next year just the Disney on Broadway performances are happening Friday through Monday each week.

Disney News Round-up: FastPass Booking Updates, TSA Travel Updates, and More

We're back with another Disney news round-up and today we have details on changes with FastPass+ bookings for non-Disney hotels, updates about new TSA policies that might impact your flight out of Orlando International Airport, and much more.

Disney News Round-up: NBA Experience News, DVC Member Christmas Eve Dinner, and More

Happy Monday! We're back to start the week with another Disney news round-up. Today we're talking about the NBA Experience coming to Disney Springs in 2019, the Disney Vacation Club member holiday dinner, and so much more!

Disney News Round-up: Disney’s Yacht Club News, Four Seasons Hosting Celebrity Chef Dinner, and More

Happy Friday! We're back with another Disney news round-up. Today we have a round-up filled with resort news including updates from the Yacht Club, a report about a new tower hotel, and much more. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-Up: New Holiday Vacation Package, New Transport Vehicle at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and More

Happy middle of the week! We're back with another Disney news round-up and today we're talking about the new holiday vacation package from Disney, more updates on the dog policy, and a few other items.

Full List of Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced

The full list of narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional has been announced. Additions to the complete list include Disney Legend Kurt Russell, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, and the voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson.

Four Disney World Resort Hotels to Allow Dogs to Stay in Rooms

Four Walt Disney World Resort Hotels are part of a new pilot program that allows guests to bring their dogs to stay with them in the hotel rooms. This new program allows up to two dogs per room for an additional nightly fee. The hotels are: Yacht Club, Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside, and Fort Wilderness.

Disney News Round-up: Ferrytale Fireworks Cruise Returning, New Disney Parks Blog Newsletter, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another edition of our Disney news round-up and today we're talking about the return of the Ferrytale Fireworks Cruise on Seven Seas Lagoon, a new Disney newsletter, and an update on the Halloween night Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Disney News Round-up: D23 2018 Events Announced, Minnie Van Service Expands, and More

We're back with another news round-up and we're talking about the expansion of the Minnie Vans at the Deluxe hotels, a new slate of D23 member events for 2018, military discounts for 2018, and much more!

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for One Night in December

Star Wars fan, get ready! Star Wars: Galactic Nights is returning to Disney's Hollywood Studios for one night, December 16. The gala event features a red carpet arrival for guests, fireworks, a panel discussion about the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, 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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15 Things To Do The Week Before You Leave For Walt Disney World

The week before leaving on vacation can be a busy and stressful time. You need to pull together all the last little details, make sure loose ends are tied up, and get everything ready for your journey. My advice is to make a list, make several lists if you need be! Here's my list of the last 15 Things To Do The Week Before You Leave For Walt Disney World.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Tower To Open Summer 2019

Fans of Disney's Coronado Springs Resort will be excited to hear that the new tower is expected to open inn summer 2019. Concept art captures a glimpse of the reimagined resort that will welcome guests to hundreds of new rooms and sparkling new amenities. The reimagining includes new storytelling for the property, as well as functional enhancements to create a modern resort vibe.

Tips For Getting A Great Night’s Sleep On Vacation

Many people think that vacations are all about rest and relaxation. Those people have never tried to fit in full days of fun at Walt Disney World. There is just so much to do! Itinerary-obsessed Disney fans (like me) can end up heading home even more exhausted than they started. Ask yourself how many times have you climbed aboard the Magical Express and have said something like "Whew! I need a vacation to recover from my vacation." Inspired by you, my fellow fun seekers, I've come up with some tried and true tips for getting a great night's sleep on vacation.

My 5 Favorite Things About Christmastime At Walt Disney World

Everyone has their favorite season at Walt Disney World, and the winter holidays bring a magical feeling all its own. Captivating seasonal decor, unique experiences, delicious treats and magical moments seem to wait around every corner of the property. Here are my 5 favorite things about Christmastime at Walt Disney World.

A Beautiful New Port Of Entry At Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Fans of Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort will be happy to hear that after a long refurbishment Old Port Royale has reopened with modern new amenities where guests can enjoy a leisurely island vibe. The soaring new porte-cochere welcomes all to a lobby space colorfully reappointed with soft tropical colors and tons of space to mingle.

Morning Yoga at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

For some people the morning doesn't start well without a few asanas to center and focus. Put your best foot forward and enjoy a gentle yoga session at Walt Disney World. Several of the hotels on property offer complimentary morning yoga classes to their guests. These sessions are full of gentle-feel good poses, no toe-touching flexibility is required.

Unique Things To Pack For Your Next Disney Vacation

The community here at Walt Disney World from Grown-ups has decades of Disney travel amongst them. The last time we all had a conversation about packing I took the opportunity to jot down the group's best tips. The following packing list contains the more unique items that these veteran travelers are packing to make their trips go smoothly.

Exclusive Wine Tasting Experiences For Disney Vacation Club Members

Membership Magic is just one of the things that makes the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) a popular choice amongst Disney guests who keep coming back year after year. An "ever-evolving array of enchanting experiences, savings and benefits" designed for DVC members to get the most from their vacations. Vacation Club Member wine lovers (and their guests) can rejoice, because currently there are several options to indulge in some special tasting experiences.

Discover Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Kitchens

The winter holidays at Walt Disney World have delighted visiting guests for decades. One of my favorite more recent additions are the Holiday Kitchens at Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays. Tucked in around the 1.2 mile World Showcase promenade, guests will find charming culturally inspired kiosks serving up traditional holiday fare. Sights and sounds of cultures near and far entertain all who come, but it's the flavors of the holidays that keep me coming back.

Walt Disney World Introducing Date Based Tickets October 16th, 2018

Big changes are coming to the way we purchase Walt Disney World Tickets. Starting October 16, 2018 new daily pricing will hit all Disney World Theme Park tickets. This means that tickets will be priced differently depending on each of the days you visit.