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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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Tips for a Child Less Walt Disney World Vacation

Walt Disney World is the Vacation Kingdom of the world, and every year millions of families flock to Florida to indulge in this right of passage vacation. We know that Walt Disney World is also an amazing place to travel for adults even without the kids. While you will find children in all corners of the Walt Disney World Resort, we've pulled together some suggestions of where to go (and where to avoid) if you want to do Disney child... less.

6 Disney Vacation Mistakes To Avoid

One of the undeniable reasons that Walt Disney World is such a popular vacation destination is that it appeals to a broad range of travelers. As such, I try very hard not to promote one style of travel over another. That being said there are some definite Disney travel mistakes that you can make. Let's take a look at a few of the biggest "don'ts" people make on Disney vacations, and get a few ideas of how to work around it.

Tips For Staying Healthy During Travel

Traveling is amazing, and a Walt Disney World vacation might be just what the doctor ordered for you and your family. But venturing out into the world can also come with it's own set of problems when it comes to taking care of our health. Here are our top tips to help you stay healthy during travel.

5 More Things To Do On Your Departure Day At Disney

People are always asking me what to do on days at Walt Disney World that they don't really have the time to get in a Park visit. We've explored some of the many options offered in our previous post What To Do On Arrival & Departure Days At Walt Disney World, but it really just scratches the surface. Here are 5 more things to do on your departure day at Disney.

2018 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages

The preliminary list of celebrity narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional has been announced and booking open soon for the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages available at participating Epcot and Epcot-area restaurants.

Top Ten Tips For Waiting In Long Queues At Walt Disney World

If there is one thing you can count on during your Walt Disney World vacation, it's that you're going to have to wait in line. You can be sure that if you're headed for newer attractions, such as those in Toy Story Land and Pandora: The World of Avatar, the standby wait times are going to be several hours long. That's quite a chunk of time. But as the meerkat says "Hakuna Matata," because we've got the Top Ten Tips For Waiting In Long Queues At Walt Disney World.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Planned For Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Incredible Sumer has brought Disney fans a wealth of things to be excited about at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Disney's Hollywood Studios has been especially super with the highly anticipated opening of Toy Story Land.

The Fun To Come In Toy Story Land

Updated For Opening Weekend! #DisneyParksLIVE kicked off opening weekend with a livestream of the opening dedication ceremony for Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This highly anticipated event marks the first phase completion of the Theme Parks's expansion project. Toy Story Land is designed to shrink you down to toy size as you enjoy the childlike world of Andy's backyard.

H2O Glow Nights Make A Splash At Typhoon Lagoon

I've always said that the Disney Parks gain an especially magical ambience when the sun goes down, and that goes double for the tropical paradise of Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. On select nights this Summer guests can drop in on a splashtacular party at the Water Park! H2O Glow Nights will take place Thursdays and Saturdays between June 21st and August 11th from 8-11 p.m.

End of June Walt Disney World News Round-up

Big this are going on at the Walt Disney World Resort, and we've got the news you need to know for your upcoming trip! We'll start with the biggest party on the playset - Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios will open to guests at the end of the month! If you can't make it for opening day, be sure to catch #DisneyParksLIVE Friday, June 29 at 10:55 a.m. ET, for a live stream of the dedication ceremony.