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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.

Watch a Live-Stream of 'Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade' Friday Night

Mickey's Boo-To-You Halloween Parade is one of the highlights at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. And, if you're wishing you had plans to attend a party this year but you're stuck at home instead you can catch a live-stream of the parade Friday night!

Dates Announced for 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The dates for the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts have been announced. The Festival, which debuted this year, will kick off January 12, 2018 and run through February 19. And for the first time the Festival will run seven days a week!

Disney News Round-Up: Costume Guidelines from Disney, Typhoon Lagoon Reopens, and More

Welcome to another edition of our Disney news round-up! Today we have details on the costume guidelines for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, news on the reopening of Typhoon Lagoon after Hurricane Irma, and much 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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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.

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.