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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!

New Theater Coming to Magic Kingdom's Main Street U.S.A.

Bob Chapeck, Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, announced new additions coming to the Magic Kingdom in time for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration. One of the surprises of the day was a brand new theater coming to the Main Street U.S.A.

Disney Vacation Club Announces Skyliner To Disney Riviera Resort

Saturday, Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek was thrilled to announce a sweeping line-up of exciting plans coming to Walt Disney World in time for its 50th Anniversary. One of the exciting new additions is a Disney Vacation Club property called the Disney Riviera Resort.

D23 News: Disney Reveals Model for ‘Star Wars’ Lands

The 2017 D23 Expo kicked off Friday, and at a special preview on Thursday night Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek unveiled the model for the Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Marketplace Booth Menus, Special Events, and More Announced for the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

It's that time of year again! Time to start planning your visit to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which begins on August 31 this year and runs for a record 75 days! We have details on the Marketplace Booths, special events, and more.

Disney PhotoPass Day Set for August 19 at Disney World

On August 19, guests at the Walt Disney World Resort will have a chance to celebrate the second Disney PhotoPass Day. The event is a celebration of all things Disney PhotoPass and promises to be bigger than last year's inaugural event.

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival News Round-Up

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicks off August 31 this year and runs for a record 75 days! We have some of the latest news in today's round-up including the return of ABC's The CHEW to the festival, and Eat to the Beat concert news.

Catch a Live-Stream of Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

Tomorrow we'll all be celebrating the Fourth of July with cookouts, fireworks, and family fun! And if you want to watch the Magic Kingdom's fireworks display but you're not at the Magic Kingdom, you're in luck!

2017 Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced Plus Bookings Open for Dining Packages

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

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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11 Great Summer Dates For “Disney After Hours” At The Magic Kingdom

I've always felt like when the sun goes down at Disney, the magic takes on a new life. There is something about touring in the twilight that reinvents the spaces, transporting you into that other world. Watching the evening lights come on as the sun goes down it like awakening the dream; and there's nowhere better time to enjoy the Park than at the Magic Kingdom special event, "Disney After Hours"!

5 Points Of Can’t Miss Fun at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Travelers new to planning Walt Disney World vacations often ask me for advice where to start. With so many areas and activities in one place, knowing what to see and do can seem like a daunting task. My advice to them is to break it down by visiting just one Park a day, and creating a list with 5 points of can't miss fun. Obviously you're going to see and do more than 5 things in a day, but once you've crossed off those "musts" you can just relax and consider everything else bonus fun. Here's my 5 Points Of Can't Miss Fun at Disney's Animal Kingdom for Summer 2018.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Lights Up This Summer With H2O Glow Nights

Walt Disney World has promised us one Incredible Summer celebration, and that's not just limited to the four theme parks. On select summer nights starting June 21, 2018 Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will turn it up with Disney's H2O Glow Nights!

FastPass+ Reservations Open And Bonus Hours Announced For Toy Story Land

Yee Haa! Round-up your friends and nail down your dates because if you will be a guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for the opening of Toy Story Land FastPass+ reservations are now open! Toy Story Land makes its dazzling debut on June 30, for all the fun Andy's backyard can handle. Join Woody, Jessie, Buzz, as you shrink down to toy size and experience the all new adventures in store.

Walt Disney World News Round-up April 9th, 2018

You've made it to another Monday! Whether it was spent at home or abroad, I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Let's take a look at the Walt Disney World News from last week. I wouldn't want you to have missed anything.

Walt Disney World News Round-up April 2nd, 2018

Wondering what's been going on? Read on for the latest Disney new you can use! The Walt Disney Company has climbed to No. 5 in the 2018 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient. Once again Disney has shown itself to be at the forefront of the American mind when it comes to vision and leadership, as well as financial performance. Disney's time tested reputation for excellence is something that fans can be proud of.

New American Indian Art Exhibit At Epcot Explores Innovation and Change

Coming this summer to the American Heritage Gallery at The American Adventure in Epcot is a brand new exhibition called "Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art". Like previous exhibits that made their home in this space, Disney announce that the new exhibition will feature interactive elements allowing guests will learn about the creative process and inspirations behind the works in the artists own words.

Ultimate Upgrades For Your Walt Disney World Vacation

Walt Disney World vacations are amazing experiences no matter how you chose to go, and there's a price range for touring that suits just about any carefully budgeted travel planner. For those looking to dive into the ultimate in luxe Disney, you just have to remember one thing, all magic comes with a price. So pull out your checkbook, and turn your dream vacation up a notch!

Walt Disney World Resort Easter Week News Round-up

Easter Week at the Magic Kingdom will have you hopping with joy as the Easter Bunny greets guests from March 19 through April 1 in the Town Square Courtyard. Then on March 31, and April 1 (Easter Sunday), a special pre-parade will make its way down Main Street, U.S.A. delighting young and old.

Why Uzima Springs Is The Perfect Place To Spend Poolside At Disney

The Resort Hotels of Walt Disney World are known for not only having world-class accommodation, but great food, and a plethora of fun recreational activities. While many Disney fans would argue that Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht and Beach Clubs is the best Disney Resort Pool, you'll find me firmly in the camp of Uzima Springs at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Read on to learn why I think this wellspring is the perfect place to spend a day poolside.