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Disney Vacation Club Members Can Celebrate Halloween with Pirate-Themed Party at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort is the site of a Disney Vacation Club member Halloween party on October 31. The pirate-themed party is planned for two time slots in the Ballroom of the Americas and reservations are now open.

Disney News Round-up: Rivers of Light Live-Stream, Minnie Van Service Expands, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another news round-up from Walt Disney World! Today we have news about a Rivers of Light live-stream event, an expansion of the Minnie Vans service, and much more. Read on to find out more.

Walt Disney World Ending Express Transportation Service

The Express Transportation service is ending at the Walt Disney World Resort. The service debuted in late 2016 and provided guests a quicker way to get from one theme park to another - for an additional fee.

Disney News Round-up: ‘Dream Big, Princess’ Campaign, 2018 Disney Parks Moms Panel Search, and More

Happy Thursday! We're inching ever closer to the weekend and today we have some fun and lighthearted news in the round-up. Disney is expanding its 'Dream Big, Princess' campaign and it's almost time for the 2018 Disney Parks Moms Panel Search to begin! Read on to find out more!

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party Returning for Holiday Season at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It's time to start making plans for your holiday visit to the Walt Disney World Resort and that includes reservations for the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The party, which debuted in 2016, is returning again this fall.

Disney News Round-up: Halloween on the High Seas and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

What's that you say? It's ONLY August so why are we talking about Halloween already? Well, because this year's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party starts on August 25 at the Walt Disney World Resort! And, if you're sailing Disney Cruise Line this fall you can celebrate Halloween on the High Seas too!

Disney News Round-Up: Epcot 35th Anniversary Merchandise, Slinky Dog Dash Track, and More

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Today we're checking out the commemorative merchandise for Epcot's 35th anniversary, news about the track for the new Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster at Hollywood Studios, and much more!

Online Check-In Now Available on My Disney Experience App

If you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, staying at an on-property hotel, and you use the My Disney Experience app, you can now take care of your online check-in from the app. The most recent update to the app now gives guests the ability to utilize online check-in (which you could previously access online).

Disney Vacation Account Discontinued, Account Holders Have Options for Funds

The Disney Vacation Account - the online saving account that allowed guests to save money for their upcoming Disney vacations - has been discontinued. Account holders started receiving notification of the closure on Tuesday, with four options for how to withdraw their funds.

Disney News Round-Up: The Dress Shop Returns to Cherry Tree Lane, DisneyQuest Demolition, and More

Happy Wednesday! We've made it to the middle of the week and today we have a round-up full of Disney Springs news including the return of a popular store, new menus, and much more! Let's check it out.

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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Drinking Around the World Responsibly

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is starting soon at Walt Disney World and as always there will be a plethora of fantastic cocktails to try as you make your way around World Showcase Lagoon. DFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book offers a fantastic selection of "crawls" to help you make your way without missing a sip. The book offers on point suggestions for not to miss beer, wine, and cocktail stops all the way around the world.

Pandora: The World of Avatar Makes Time Magazine's List of World's Greatest Places

Anyone who follows the Disney fan community knows that Pandora - The World of Avatar is a special place. After all, it's not often you can travel 4.4 light years away on your vacation. However this special world created to nestle in at Disney's Animal Kingdom gives Walt Disney World Guests an otherworldly experience like they have never had before. It seems that the editors at TIME magazine sat up to take notice of this unique destination.

Planning Tips For The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

We're just a week away to the kick off of the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. As the summer season begins to wind down and kids have gone back to school grown-up Disney fans can feel the change coming in the air. Fall brings one of the most celebrated seasonal special events of them all, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Disney Chefs come out to play in the Park as Guests set on for culinary adventure.

13 Fun Facts About Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion

Fall has officially kicked off at Walt Disney World, with the opening nights of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! To celebrate the arrival of this most spooktacular time of year I though I'd share 13 fun facts about Liberty Square's popular attraction, The Haunted Mansion.

Celebrate 90 Years With Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney himself once mused "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse." 90 years later, the Walt Disney Company is in full party-prep mode for the birthday of the one and only Mickey Mouse. 90 years is a gigantic milestone for a little fella that stole the hearts of people around the world. One party simply will not do, so Disney is planning celebrations around the globe.

Disney's Animal Kingdom and the Disney Conservation Fund

The Disney Conservation Fund has inspired millions of people to take action to protect the planet for more than two decades now. At Disney's Animal Kingdom dedication to the Disney Conservation Fund is not just an add on, it is a way of life that has provided more than $70 million to programs committed to reversing the decline of wildlife in more than half the countries on the planet.

TRON Attraction At The Magic Kingdom

We Disney fans have become pretty used to construction walls over the past few years. I don't think any of us like them, but we usually love what's there when they come down! Over at the Magic Kingdom Park Tomorrowland is getting ready for a pretty exciting addition the new TRON attraction is now under construction.

2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Eat To The Beat Concert Line-up

Updated with the full event roster. The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is a fan favorite event held each fall at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. A culinary extravaganza that lasts for months, this annual foodie mecca is also home to a great evening concert series called "Eat To The Beat." Old favorites, and new comers alike will take the American Gardens Theater stage three times a night to turn up the volume and entertain Epcot guests as they enjoy a World Showcase of international foods and beverages.

The DFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book Is Here

It's here! The must have planning tool that celebrates Disney's most delicious event of them all. TheDFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, is ready to download now! This great guide has all the info you need to know, to be ready to go for a full 75 days of festival fun.

The Cultural Art Galleries of Epcot's World Showcase

Epcot was born of a desire to bring together people and cultures from across the globe. Conceived as an experimental community where differences would be celebrated, as people lived and worked together and learned that we are really all the same. While many people today simply make their way around World Showcase for the food and wine, those who delve deeper into the pavilions will discover a series of small galleries continue to celebrate the diverse cultural arts and crafts unique to each region.