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2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Dates Announced

Wait no more our foodie fans! Walt Disney World has announced the dates for the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This ultimate annual taste and sip event will be held from September 27 to November 10, 2013.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 4

Disney's Limited Time Magic campaign continues into it's fourth week with a fun blast from the past. It's long-lost friends week from January 21st to 27th, 2013 at the Walt Disney World Resort. Returning to the Magic Kingdom to meet and greet your family for a limited time only, are some rare characters ready to strike a pose.

Online Check-in Period Extended to 60 Days

Preparations are happening across property to get ready for the MyMagic+ features that we talked about last week. To this end the My Disney Experience Website has increased the time period in which you can check-in to your Walt Disney World Resort Online. Formerly guests staying on property at one of the Disney Resort Hotels were allowed to check in as far out as 10 days in advance to their arrival date.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 3

The Christmas decorations may be down, but at Epcot Disney is celebrating the beautiful joy of a Winter Wonderland. As part of this year's Limited Time Magic campaign Epcot's Canada Pavilion is being transformed to celebrate the frosty, blustery season of fun.

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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Stop By The Chase Cardholder VIP Lounge During Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The 18th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kicks off today at the Walt Disney World Resort! This fan favorite event brings in tourists from all over as culinary delights from around the world take center stage at the Park from September 27 through November 11, 2013. Returning for its second year, is the Chase Cardholder VIP Lounge!

Sparkling lights and Electro-synthe-magnetic Musical Sounds: The Main Street Electrical Parade

I've seen a lot of parades in my years of being a Disney traveler and I must admit that one of my true favorites is the Main Street Electrical Parade. I loved it as a child and I am so very happy that in 2010 it returned to Walt Disney World for a third run.

Sending Letters Home From Walt Disney World

You'll find Post Cards available in stores and gift shops all across the Walt Disney World property. It may surprise some of our younger readers, but these beautiful photos and fun character creations aren't just for scrap booking - you can actually send a letter home! Everyone loves to find a surprise in their mailbox that's not a bill, and a note sent back home is a fun piece of Disney magic to share.

New Disability Access Service Card Program Launching at Disney Parks October 9th, 2013

Last year the Walt Disney World Guest Assistance Card (GAC) program came under fire when it was uncovered that some guests had discovered a way to game the system. An increase in the volume of requests, growing abuse, and some very bad press coverage meant that Disney was finally forced to make changes to the program that offers access to its attractions for guests with a wide range of disabilities both obvious and invisible.

Start Your Tour of Mexico inside the Heart of a Pyramid

When entering World Showcase from Future World you have two directional choices. You can tour clockwise and start in Mexico or you can tour in a counterclockwise direction starting in Canada.

Today we're going to visit Mexico, which is one of the more unique pavilions in World Showcase. What makes this pavilion different from the others is that aside from the outside dining on the lagoon and a few shops, the rest of the pavilion is inside the Mesoamerican pyramid that is the centerpiece of the pavilion.

Limited Time Magic: Week 39

Inspired by International Talk like a Pirate Day, which happens every year on September 19th, the Magic Kingdom is being taken over by scallywags and ne're-do-wells with some swashbuckling Limited Time Magic. From September 23 - 29, 2013 guests down for some fun will enjoy The Rusty Cutlass pirate band in Adventureland with special guests Pirate Goofy and Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

Stitch’s Great Escape Creates Mischief and Chaos in Tomorrowland

Sitting in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland lies a unique theater in the round that has been home to several different attractions over the years. It first opened in 1971 as Flight to The Moon. The preshow of the attraction featured "Mr. Tom Morrow" who interacted with a live cast members and explained Mission Control to the visiting guests. In 1975 the attraction was reimagined as Mission to Mars, when after NASA landed a man on the moon it didn't seem futuristic enough. Sadly Mr. Morrow was now renamed Mr.

Disney Floral and Gifts Launches A Brand New Website

Disney Floral and Gifts has just launched a brand new website making it easier than ever to add a little magic to your life. This redesign brings easier navigation for you to find your special something, and even includes a Custom Gift Builder for those that want to make sure the recipient has everything they need to make a dream come true. You can now search the site by Character, Holiday, Special Events, In-Room Celebrations and much more!

Disney Halloween Costumes From Our Friends At Mickey Fix

Once again it's the time of year where the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. The Magic Kingdom turns into a fall festival of all things spooktacular to celebrate Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Guests of all ages are gearing up and wondering just what they should wear!

Limited Time Magic: Week 38

Are you looking for a little special Limited Time Magic this week? Why not take a Tour of Disney's Hollywood Studios with an Official Disney Ambassador!

This unique opportunity is available to a limited number of guests between September 16 to September 20, 2013.