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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.

The 6th Great Irish Hooley Planned for September 1-4 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant

The 6th Great Irish Hooley music festival is planned for Labor Day Weekend, September 1-4, at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs. The festival features Irish songs, dance, food, and music starting at 3 p.m. on September 1.

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins Open at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney Vacation Club welcomed its 14th resort this week with the opening of the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. The new resort features 184 accommodation options including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, three-bedroom villas, and waterfront cabins.

D23 News: Star Wars-Inspired Resort Hotel Coming to Disney World and Name Announced for Star Wars Lands

The D23 Expo has ended but the weekend was full of news, especially when it comes to the Disney Parks and Resorts. There were so many exciting announcements, but perhaps two of the most exciting were the reports about Star Wars!

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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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.

Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration Arrives at Magic Kingdom In 2019

November 18th is Mickey Mouse's official birthday celebration, and we're celebrating his 90th by looking forward to a special celebration that will be all about him, and his gal. The fun begins Jan. 18 when Mickey & Minnie's Surprise Celebration kicks off at Magic Kingdom Park! Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, will be honored with brand new entertainment, merchandise and specialty food and beverage. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty excited to get to join in.

Go Directly To Your Room With MyDisneyExperience

Skip waiting in line to check-in at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel and head straight to your room! It's easy to do when you use the MyDisneyExperience app. Less time waiting in line at the hotel, means more fun for the whole family!

15 Things To Do The Week Before You Leave For Walt Disney World

The week before leaving on vacation can be a busy and stressful time. You need to pull together all the last little details, make sure loose ends are tied up, and get everything ready for your journey. My advice is to make a list, make several lists if you need be! Here's my list of the last 15 Things To Do The Week Before You Leave For Walt Disney World.