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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!

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.

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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Discover Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Kitchens

The winter holidays at Walt Disney World have delighted visiting guests for decades. One of my favorite more recent additions are the Holiday Kitchens at Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays. Tucked in around the 1.2 mile World Showcase promenade, guests will find charming culturally inspired kiosks serving up traditional holiday fare. Sights and sounds of cultures near and far entertain all who come, but it's the flavors of the holidays that keep me coming back.

Walt Disney World Introducing Date Based Tickets October 16th, 2018

Big changes are coming to the way we purchase Walt Disney World Tickets. Starting October 16, 2018 new daily pricing will hit all Disney World Theme Park tickets. This means that tickets will be priced differently depending on each of the days you visit.

Get Up Close With Rhinos At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Wildlife tours are some of the most popular add-ons at Disney's Animal Kingdom, with a broad variety of experiences that invite guests to get a little closer and learn more about the inhabitants of this special Park. Beginning November 1st, 2018 a brand new 60-minute guided excursion will allow guests to discover the magnificent rhinoceros.

Tips To Prepare For Walking Walt Disney World

The average guest walks 8-10 miles a day in the heat and sun during a Walt Disney World vacation. That's a lot of miles, and it can be especially hard for people who don't include fitness routines into their daily lives. Not being prepared for the Walt Disney World mileage can put a serious damper of the fun of both kids and adults. This article is all about preparing to go the Disney distance, and make walking Walt Disney World a little easier on everyone in your travel party.

Why I Love Fall At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort is a year round vacation destination with fanciful activities just waiting for your whenever you choose to visit. That being said, Fall is without a doubt one of my favorite times of year for a Disney getaway. There are just so many wonderful reasons to visit in fall, I thought I would share a few and let you know why I love fall at Walt Disney World!

Food & Wine Festival Gift Cards Are A Great Way To Budget

The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing down at Walt Disney World Resort. Guests at the annual culinary event can expect a whirlwind tour of foods and beverages highlighting traditional flavors from around the globe. With so many good things to eat it can be easy to get carried away, and if you don't watch your costs you may end up with a big surprise when you get your final bill.

Winter After Hours Events At The Magic Kingdom

Disney After Hours Events have been a huge hit with guests looking to keep the fun coming at Magic Kingdom Park, and Disney just announced a brand new bunch winter dates! The sun may go down early, but that doesn't mean that you have to miss out on the fun when you buy a special event ticket to Disney After Hours.

Magic Is In The Details On Main Street U.S.A.

Walking beneath the Main Street Railroad Station at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, guests find that they have been transported back to a fantasy home town. Main Street U.S.A. is the first land visitors encounter at the Magic Kingdom, and its nostalgic details will have you yearning for a time that never was and yet always will be.

Time Saving Tips For Your Walt Disney World Vacation

I've always said that there is no one perfect way to tour the Disney Parks, but my way tends to be a bit more on the relaxed side. That doesn't mean that I haven't had my share of commando missions, packing in every moment with as much fun as possible. If you're headed down to the Walt Disney World Resort and plan of filling every moment with action, I've got some great time saving tips just for you!

Blanc de Bleu At The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The episode of 'Inside Disney Parks' this week took a closer look at some of the exciting finishing touches going in place for the start of the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. One of the segments in the video, piqued my interest for its mention of a rather unique bottle of bubble that guests will be able to taste.