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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!

Disney Springs is Ready to Celebrate the Holidays with Special Experiences, Christmas Trees, and More

Yes, it is still September, but the theme parks, resorts, and even Disney Springs are gearing up for the holiday season. If you're looking for great holiday shopping, dining, and more you'll want to check out all Disney Springs has to offer this fall.

The Epcot International Festival of Holidays Begins November 19

We've been reporting on the upcoming holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort and today we have news about the renamed holiday festival at Epcot and what guests can expect when the festivities begin in November.

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.

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 Friday August 30, 2019

It's been a busy week for news about the Walt Disney World Resort, at D23 we got a peek of what the Reimagined Epcot will look like, while Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened! It's a good time to be a Disney fan, so read on and make sure you haven't missed a thing. Before I start with the theme park news though I want to remind folks that it is hurricane season.

Play Disney Parks App Deepens Experience Of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is set to open at Disney's Hollywood Studios tomorrow, and as with traveling to any foreign (or planet in this case) you really need to make sure you have a good guide. Thankfully the Play Disney Parks mobile app has a function that will turn you mobile device into a your very own Star Wars: Datapad that's equal parts mobile game platform and utility tool.

New Epcot Concept To Have Four Distinct Neighborhoods

Zach Ridley is the Imagineer in charge of transforming Epcot from the theme park we have known, to a vibrant family focused place to be enjoyed for decades to come. Zach took the stage at the D23 Expo to give fans a peek at what is in store. He told us how this next chapter of Epcot's Journey had "deeply personal meaning to the Imagineers working on the transformation." The transformation of Epcot is about "the power of hope, the power of possibility, the power of wonder." Let's talk about what's going on.

Guests Will Be Able To Explore The Journey of Water In Epcot's New Future World

The future of Epcot looks lush and green from concept art shown at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California this weekend. Included amongst the plans revealed is a new walk through attraction called "Journey of Water" that was inspired by the playful personality of the element in Disney's Moana.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser To Offer First-Of-Its-Kind Vacation Experience

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge was recently awarded by TIME Magazine as one of the World's Greatest Places. At Walt Disney World this extraordinary new land is set to open on August 29th, 2019. While being amongst the world's greatest is a huge honor, Disney's Hollywood Studios is about to launch our concept of what the "world" is into outer space. A First-of-its-kind vacation experience is in store for guests who book this voyage onboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Halcyon.

New Cinematic Adventures Around World Showcase

Four new films are on their way to the theaters of Epcot. Movies play a role in all of our lives, bringing us a sense of travel and adventure that leave us wanting more. They spark our imaginations and challenge us all to go forth into the world and explore. In this spirit Disney is bringing a new level of artistic beauty to The Land and World Showcase which will offer a bright new picture our planet that inspires guests to discover more.

New Cirque du Soleil Show Inspired By Disney Animation

Over the past two years Cirque du Soleil has been doing extensive research into the world of Disney Animation for this extraordinary collaboration. They dove in and worked closely with legendary Disney animators to understand the process of animation and feel physicality as well as the emotion of it. Their goal was to find out how can animation be eternal, and capture that proverbial genie in the bottle of a show.

New Icons For New Offerings At Epcot

Disney Parks and Resorts revealed a brand-new look for the Epcot pavilion icons to usher in a new era of family entertainment at the popular theme park. With exciting new experiences on the way that called for new icon designs of their own (such as the Play Pavilion and Guardians of the Galaxy) it was a natural fit to give Epcot's standards new iconography as well.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 23, 2019

Are you counting down until the jump gates are open to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios? If you are as excited as we are you'll probably be pretty happy to hear that TIME Magazine just named Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge one of TIME's 'World's Greatest Places.' Opening date for the East Coast version is a rapidly approaching August 29th.

Know Before You Go! Are You Ready For Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge?

August 29th, 2019 is the opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This highly awaited land will send travelers on an epic adventure at the edge of the galaxy visiting the Black Spire Outpost on planet Batuu. This brand new 14-acre land will immerse guests in the Star Wars Universe where they will interact with characters, ride in the Millennium Falcon, and create their very own Star Wars Story. If you're looking forward to making this journey on your next Walt Disney World Vacation, here are a few things you need to know.