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Disney News Round-up: Ale & Compass Restaurant Now Open, Minnie Van Updates, and More

Happy day before Thanksgiving! If you're traveling today, here's to short lines at the airport and no traffic jams! If you're at home, we hope you're enjoying a great day. In today's round-up we're talking about the brand new Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, a new addition to the Minnie Van rotation, and more.

Disney News Round-up: Star Wars Edition

Happy middle of the week! We're just about a month away from the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and today's news round-up is one with the Force. We have details on Star Wars Galactic Nights, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, and more.

Disney Holiday News Round-up: Contemporary Gingerbread Display, Menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, and More!

The holidays are in full swing at Disney World and today's news round-up is full of holiday-themed news including details on the menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, gingerbread displays news, and much more! Let's dig in.

Disney News Round-up: Holiday Eats at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Houston Astros Celebrate at the Magic Kingdom, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another installment of our Disney news round-up. Today we have details on holiday eats including new treats at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the World Series celebration at the Magic Kingdom, and much more.

Celebrate the Holdiays with Special Holiday-Themed Tours

If you're making plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season, there are two specialty holiday tours to add some magic to your visit. Both Disney's Yuletide Fantasy and Holiday D-Lights tours give guests a behind-the-scenes look at the holidays at Disney World.

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.

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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Waterside Fun At at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

As the weather down south starts to warm, Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts are stepping up their poolside offerings just in time for swim season. Exclusive access to the fabulous 3-acre swimming pool called Stormalong Bay is one of the main reasons many travelers choose these posh Epcot area Resorts, and from what we see the popular pool are just keeps getting better. Check out some of the waterside fun at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.

Channel Your Inner Artist With New Programs At Walt Disney World Resorts

Fun new master classes are popping up at several Walt Disney World Resort hotels to give your family even more vacation adventure. Led by professional artists guests who participate in these programs will create their own Disney inspired masterpieces to cherish forever. It's the perfect way to add a pop of creative magic to your activities outside of the Disney Parks.

Everything We Know So Far About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney's Hollywood Studios is currently undergoing a massive transformation across several areas of the Park. At 14-acres in size a new land focused o the Star Wars Universe will transport Guests to planet Batuu, for an adventure that is truly out of this world. So what's the skinny? Read on for everything we know so far about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

DFB Guide to the 2019 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Readers know that the Grown-ups team has long been fans of the Disney Food Blog Guides. We wouldn't dream of heading off on a Disney vacation without a couple of volumes loaded onto our phones and tablet. I've also mentioned recently that the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival has become my favorite annual event. Looks like the folks over at DFB are pretty smitten too because this year they've launched a brand new e-book to celebrate.

Everything We Know About The Reimagining Of Epcot

Yesterday Disney announced even more exciting news about the updates planed for Epcot, including new green space at the entrance and an entirely new pavilion to take over in the old Wonders of Life pavilion. Do I have your attention? Here's what we know so far about the exciting new restaurants, attractions, and improvements coming to Walt Disney World's Epcot Theme Park!

Six Benefits To Sleeping In On Your Walt Disney World Vacation

It's vacation time; you've said good-bye to the daily grind, and hello to some rest and relaxation! Relax at Disney? Is that even possible? Most families I know come home telling me that they need a vacation from their vacation. Walt Disney World is packed with more great adventures than should ever be crammed into one trip. None the less, people try. I like to say that I'm an advocate for a kinder, gentler, Disney vacation. One where magical dreams are aided in part by snuggling into plush beds for a good night's sleep.

Disney News Round-up For Monday, February 18th, 2019

The state-of-the-art gondola system Disney Skyliner has been making its first test runs over the past week. The system will conveniently connect Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney's Riviera Resort.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day At Raglan Road In Disney Springs

Looking for someplace fun and festive to spend your St. Patrick's Day while in Walt Disney World? Take our advise and head on over to Raglan Road Irish Pub for the Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival. This rolicking 3-day event only happens once a year, and will immerse guests in all things Irish. The enormous party full of authentic Irish fun kicks off at 3:00pm Friday, March 15th, 2019 and runs thru to Sunday, March 17th, 2019.

A Look Inside Disney's Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa

Disney's Bay Lake Tower is the adjacent property to the Contemporary resort and holds the Disney Vacation Club villas. Standing tall at fifteen stories, villas feature great views of common areas, Bay Lake and the Magic Kingdom.

Experience Rivers Of Light At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom hasn't always been an all day Park, however over the past couple of years nights in this Park have taken on new life. I am a huge fan of Animal Kingdom after the sun goes down. It wouldn't be a Disney Park without offering a fantastic nighttime show, and Animal Kingdom offers Rivers of Light. Rivers of Light is the Animal Kingdom's first-ever nighttime entertainment offering, lasting for 15 minutes and combining storytelling, brilliant visuals, and a grand musical accompaniment.