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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Details

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party kicks off the holiday season at the Magic Kingdom starting November 9. This very popular holiday hard ticket event is more than just cookies, hot cocoa, and snow flurries on Main Street U.S.A. Check out what else you'll find at the party.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Celebrate the Holidays with New Experiences and More

Disney's Hollywood Studios is ready to celebrate the holiday season with new and returning experiences and events including a new holiday experience on Sunset Boulevard and the return of the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! holiday show.

Disney After Hours Dates Set for the Magic Kingdom for 2018

Disney After Hours is returning to the Magic Kingdom in early 2018! The dates for this nighttime event were announced today by Disney and are currently only for select nights in January, February, and March 2018.

Disney World Announces What’s New and What’s Returning for the 2017 Holiday Season

Sure, it's only mid-September and we just started celebrating Halloween at Disney World but today we're talking about the winter holiday season! Disney has just release a ton of information about what's coming to the parks and resorts for the holidays!

Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks Reopen After Hurricane Irma

The Walt Disney World Resort felt the force of Hurricane Irma Sunday night after the hurricane took a turn and headed north to Orlando. The theme parks were closed Sunday and Monday due to the storm, but the Resort hotels were full of guests riding out the wind and rain.

Celebrate the Holidays this Fall at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios

If you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season, there are two events you won't want to miss. One is a newly-renamed holiday event at Epcot and the other is a new holiday experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

UPDATED: Disney World Announces Closures and Cancellations Ahead of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is continuing to churn through the warm waters of the Atlantic, heading toward south Florida. The Orlando area will likely feel the impacts of the storm later this weekend, and Disney World has announced several closures and cancellations ahead of the storm.

One Man's Dream to be Transformed into Walt Disney Presents

One Man's Dream at Disney's Hollywood Studios will reopen tomorrow, September 8, as Walt Disney Presents. The updated attraction will be similar to the original but will also give guests a preview of new attractions coming to the Disney Parks.

'Return to Sleepy Hollow' at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

If you're looking for another fun way to celebrate Halloween at the Walt Disney World Resort, you'll want to check out the 'Return to Sleepy Hollow' event at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. This special event is planned for several nights in September and October.

Hurricane Irma and Your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation

Hurricane Irma is currently churning its way through the Atlantic and was upgraded to a category 5 storm this morning. And, while the track of Hurricane Irma is still uncertain, the forecast cone for the category 5 hurricane covers all of Central and Southern Florida, including the Orlando area.

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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9 Reasons You Should Book A Disney Trip in 2019

Anyone in my family would tell you that it is always a good year for a trip to Walt Disney World, but many families these days can't always make an annual trip. If you've been debating when to go next, I've got 10 reasons you should book at trip in 2019.

Interact With A Utility Suit Pilot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A human pilot sits strapped into the cockpit of a ten foot tall exo-carrier and walks across the floor of the Valley of Mo'ara in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Gleefully welcoming visitors in this alien landscape, the pilot helps introduce guests in Pandora - The World of Avatar to the backstory by offering "historic" information and even teaching a little of the Na'vi language.

2019 Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands All Festival Long

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will return to Walt Disney World Resort once again March 6 through June 3, 2019. This annual affair sees Epcot bursting with blossoms and blooms in vivid colors, elegant greenery displays, and a dedication to the freshest foods that welcome spring. Of course there's always plenty of music, and in 2019, the festival's Garden Rocks Concert Series will expand to seven days a week at the American Gardens Theater.

Gingerbread Around Walt Disney World

The winter holidays are a wonderful time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. On of the reasons we love this season so much is all the gingerbread! Once again Disney chefs have decked the halls (roofs, doorways and windows, too) while creating life-sized, gingerbread houses and displays that are so deliciously beautiful you're sure to want to eat them!

A Look Inside Disney's Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio

On my most recent trip to Walt Disney World I had the experience of spending the night in a Deluxe Studio at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Guests staying at this Disney Deluxe Resort enjoy a taste of the South Pacific on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon. A fairly recent addition to one of Walt Disney World's original resort hotels, this classic on the monorail line has only grown in exotic charm over the years.

Locker Rental At Disney Parks

Do you ever wonder where to stash your gear while touring Disney Parks? While Disney has gone above and beyond to make a no-carry experience possible, sometimes you need to bring a bit of extra gear, or package delivery just isn't practical. Over the years I've turned to Disney lockers as a place to stash everything from sweaters or jackets for after dark, to baby gear, medical supplies, and even the occasional lunch.

5 Exciting Things About Gran Destino Tower Opening Soon At Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort has been undergoing a massive renovation and expansion project. Disney Parks Blog tells us that the expansion was "inspired by the adventurous spirit of great Spanish explorers and historic innovative Spanish artists, writers and architects."

Destination-D Disney News Round-up

There has been a ton of delicious Disney information coming out of the latest Destination D event, and we're rounding it up just for you!

2019 Brings More Pixar Fun Than Ever To Disney's Hollywood Studios

As one year comes to a close, it's time to look forward to 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort. There are big things in store for Disney's Hollywood Studios, and the year is kicking off with a Pixar invasion! Guests will be able to meet and play with characters from a wide variety of Disney Pixar films as they play their way around the Park.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates 25 Years Of ‘The Lion King’ In 2019

Simba, Timon, Rafiki and a friends across the grasslands first sang their way into our hearts in Walt Disney Pictures' "The Lion King" in 1994. 25 years later, Disney's Animal Kingdom will celebrate the animated classic's milestone anniversary with a party fit for a king.