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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.

New Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom has introduced a new VIP nighttime experience, the Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour. This new experience will give guests the chance to experience several popular attractions in addition to Rivers of Light. Read on to find out more!

Disney News Round-up: Epcot Food and Wine Festival News

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is in full swing with 35 Marketplace Booths (in honor of Epcot's 35th anniversary), seminars and demonstrations, entertainment, and much more. If you're making plans to attend this year's Festival we have some news that might help you plan!

Disney Announces Entertainment Schedule for Night of Joy 2017

Disney's Night of Joy 2017 is planned for Friday, September 8, and Saturday, September 9 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The full entertainment schedule was announced this week, so if you're attending the event you can make your plans now!

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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Insta-Worthy Epcot Food & Wine Festival Photo Tips

If you'll be traveling to the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival to make some memories, you're going to need pictures of something more than just the landmarks. I'm talking about food of course! Sips and bites of international cuisine make an excellent subject, but great food photography takes more than just shooting what's on your plate. I've got tips to tell your story in pictures for memories that will last a lifetime.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 16, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week so let's get down to the nitty gritty of what's going on in the vacation kingdom. A whole bunch of new information has released for guests attending the annual Halloween party. Head on over to our 2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party post and find out what you need to know!

2019 Adult Costume Guidelines For Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

One of my favorite things about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is that grown-ups get to jump in the costumed fun. While Disney Bounding is always in fashion, there aren't many occasions that adults are allowed to go all out in their cosplay glory. That being said, the Walt Disney World Resort does have dress code for party night costumes. Read on to discover the do's and don'ts of dress for this fan favorite event.

Opening Day At The NBA Experience In Disney Springs

It's opening day at the NBA Experience in Disney Springs! This one-of-a-kind destination was developed by Walt Disney Imagineering and the NBA to immerse guests into the world of professional basketball. With an international presence in 215 countries on six continents, NBA basketball fans will be delighted to dive into the unique experience on their next Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

This IS Halloween! We're a ghouls breath away from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party will once again cast its spell over the Magic Kingdom for a fall full of fantastical fun! This annual hard ticket event takes place between August 16 - November 1, 2019 for 36 select nights where Disney's devilish cast comes out to play.

Make Your Own Kukui Nut Lei At Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

While most guests stay at a Walt Disney World Resort because you can't beat the location and park access, travelers looking for a more relaxed vacation will be happy to know that the Disney Resorts offer a wealth of activities right at your hotel. On my last visit, I spent some time talking with the cultural representatives and creating my very own Kukui Nut Lei at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 2nd, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week and I hope that yours was filled with summer fun. If you're looking to immortalize your good times, check out the brand new PhotoPass Royal Portrait Studio at Sir Mickey's in the Magic Kingdom. Let's get on with a snapshot of what else is going on at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Departure Day Tips For Walt Disney World Travel

You've had a wonderful Walt Disney World Vacation, but all good things come to an end. Departure day is no one's favorite in the vacation kingdom, but we've got a few tips to make your final day in the magic go more smoothly. Read on for our Departure Day Tips For Walt Disney World Travel.

Use The MyDisneyExperience App To Mobile Order Meals

Are you looking for ways to cut down spending time in lines at Walt Disney World? FastPass+ has long been a useful tool for cutting down ride queue times. Always looking for a way to improve guest experience, there's now a way that you can cut down time waiting in line for a counter service meal as well! Thanks to the MyDisneyExperience app, Mobile Order is available in several Disney Parks locations. Let's take a closer look!

50 Things To Do Outside The Parks At Walt Disney World

My daughter and I just got back from a Disney trip that was a little unusual for me. While she went off to ride the rides in the Theme Parks with friends, I enjoy packing in a ton of fun outside the Disney Parks. I'd been putting off many fun Disney activities for years while I focused on park time. To my delight I discovered that it's true, you can have a fantastic Walt Disney World vacation without ever stepping foot in a park.