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A New Spa Experience Coming to Disney’s Saratoga Springs

This summer, guests at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa will have a chance to relax in a brand new spa experience re-opening in July.

The spa at Saratoga Springs has been closed for renovations since January and when it reopens as Senses - A Disney Spa, it will feature 10 treatment rooms, steam rooms, whirlpools, relaxation lounges, and a nail salon.

Celebrate Father’s Day with Car Masters Weekend at Downtown Disney

If you're looking for a "revved up" way to celebrate Father's Day this year, start your engines and head over to Downtown Disney West Side for Car Masters Weekend.

This classic car show "with a modern twist" is planned for June 14-16, and will feature more than 150 classic, muscle, and exotic cars. The event is also showcasing Disney-Pixar's Cars movies " giving guests the chance to meet raceway stars Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Finn McMissle from Cars 2.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 10

Spring is in the air and the citizens of Main Street, U.S.A. are simply bursting with excitement! To lighten up the mood from chilly winter days and help usher in all things bright and beautiful, they'll arrive in town on a horse-drawn trolly adorned with colorful bouquets of flowers and ribbons, dressed to the nines in bright pastels. These happy folks are ready to sing and dance their way into your hearts!

Three-Day Discover Disney Ticket for Florida Residents Only $119

Are you a Florida Resident? If so, you be sure to check out Disney's latest deal - the new three-day Discover Disney Ticket for just $119, plus tax.

What? Three days isn't enough? Okay then, how about this? Disney will let you add a fourth day for just $10 more.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 8

The America Adventure's very own Voices of Liberty a cappella group is honoring Presidents Day for some Limited Time Magic musical performances. These stirring concerts will take place at Epcot's America Gardens Theatre daily from February 18 to February 24, 2013.

Disney Cruise Line 2014 Itineraries Begin in Florida

Disney Cruise Line has announced it's sailing dates and itineraries for the 2014 season! The white sand beaches and beautiful blue waters of Castaway Cay will take center stage during the first half of the year as all four Disney ships sailing from Florida ports. The Disney Magic will return to Port Canaveral, Fla., joining the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, while the Disney Wonder makes it's home in Miami.

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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Rev Up Your Engines with ‘Lights, Motors, Action!’ Extreme Stunt Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

One of the most exciting performances at Disney's Hollywood Studios takes place in a quaint Mediterranean village in the south of France. Of course, we're talking about the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.

This nearly 40-minute long show is full of amazing stunts, roaring car engines, explosions, and high-speed chases. It's definitely on our list of must-see attractions whenever we visit the Studios.

Celebrate the New Year with Fine Dining and Fireworks at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you're ringing in 2014 at the Walt Disney World Resort, there are many magical and delicious ways to celebrate.

The Magic Kingdom will be presenting Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season at 9 p.m. on December 30 and 31, and there will be a special presentation of Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks at 11:50 p.m. on both nights.

If you're spending New Year's Eve at the Magic Kingdom, there's a special ticket fireworks dinner and dessert party at the Tomorrowland Terrace.

Join Your Toy Story Friends on a 3D Adventure on Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

You know the routine. Arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios for rope drop, and once you're through the gates it's time for the Toy Story Sprint as you run (or walk really fast) to Pixar Place, home of Toy Story Midway Mania.

Once you reach your destination, if the queue isn't too long you'll hop in line for the first ride of the day after obtaining FastPasses for a ride later in day. We've all done the Toy Story Sprint at one time or another during our Walt Disney World vacation, and it's so worth it.

Holidays Around the World: The Storytellers Of Epcot's World Showcase

For all of the deserved hype that the Osborne Lights, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and Candlelight Processional get during the holidays, there is one neglected bit of yuletide delight hiding in Walt Disney World. The storytellers at Holidays Around the World in EPCOT are phenomenal! It can be difficult to catch every presentation and it is not possible to see the storytellers sequentially, but making the effort is worth it.

Charming Store In A Quiet Village: Bonjour! Village Gifts at the Magic Kingdom

When New Fantasyland opened in the Magic Kingdom it didn't just add attractions and dining to the Enchanted Forest, Disney Imagineers also included fun new spots to shop. Fans of Belle and the Beast will be delighted with the array of merchandise to be found at Bonjour! Village Gifts.

Epcot’s China Pavilion Offers a Serene Spot for Weary World Showcase Travelers

Recently we talked about the peaceful feeling one has when stopping in the Japan Pavilion at Epcot, and the same can be said about the China Pavilion. Like its counterpart across the lagoon, this is another pavilion that has a lot to offer to guests.

The China Pavilion is located between Norway and Germany and is one of the original pavilions that opened on Epcot's first day in 1982.

Glow With The Show During The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Once again the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is thrilling guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios with a winter light display beyond compare. This massive light display features millions of energy-efficient LED dancing lights, animated displays and amazing 3-D effects all perfectly synchronized to cheerful holiday tunes. The rich tradition takes place on the Streets of America, dazzling guests from Nov. 8, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014.

5 Reasons to Love Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney's Pop Century Resort is a fan favorite for guests who stay at Walt Disney World's Value Resorts. The bright and colorful decor at this family and budget friendly hotel lets you know from the moment you step off the Magical Express that you're in for some serious fun. In no particular order, here are 5 great reasons to love this hotel!

Christmas Time at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

It's the most magical time of the year, and guests of the Walt Disney World Resort know where to find Christmas with a little extra sparkle. The Magic Kingdom is full of holiday cheer and merriment.

Finding a Spot of Calm and Serenity in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

As one tours the World Showcase at Epcot, it's easy to get caught up in the waves of people and even if you have a concrete plan, sometimes the hustle and bustle of the day takes a toll. Suddenly you find yourself a weary world traveler in need of a quiet spot to rest.

The Japan Pavilion is that perfect quiet spot. I will admit that up until very recently this was one pavilion that I usually passed by, unless the kids wanted to visit the Mitsukoshi Department Store. I never stopped and just took in the beauty of the pavilion.