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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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Celebrate Holiday Traditions from Around the World at Epcot

The holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort is an extra magical time of year, and one of our favorite places to celebrate is Epcot.

Sure, the Magic Kingdom has a sparkly castle and snow flurries on Main Street, but there's no place like Epcot to celebrate holiday traditions from around the world with food, decorations, and even storytelling.

Parasailing with Sammy Duvall at Walt Disney World

When planning a vacation to Walt Disney World, extreme watersports might not jump to the forefront of your mind however for the more adventurous visitor, Sammy Duvall's watersports centre at Disney's Contemporary Resort has lots to offer.

Walt Disney World Guests Have a Chance to Meet Chefs who Created Holiday Gingerbread Displays

One of the most festive holiday displays at the Walt Disney World Resort are the gingerbread displays set up at select resorts.

To celebrate these beautiful (and probably delicious) creations, guests will have the chance to meet the chefs behind the displays.

Go Behind the Scenes at the Studio Backlot Tour in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

One of our favorite attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios is the Studio Backlot Tour. It's as close to Hollywood as we're likely to ever be and you get to rest your feet during the tram part of the tour, so it's a win-win.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates ‘Rhino Day’ on November 12

If you're looking to learn more about the mighty and majestic rhinoceros, stop by Disney's Animal Kingdom today, November 12, as the park celebrates Rhino Day.

Limited Time Magic: Week 46

A very important Limited Time Magic takes place this week as Walt Disney World offers a special Salute Veterans at Magic Kingdom Park. Starting Monday, November 11 to November 15, 2013 a special Veterans Day celebration will honor those that have served and defended the country.

Holiday Fun at Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground Resort

Snow-birds know that there's no place like home for the holidays - especially if you make your winter home at Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground Resort! This resort really comes alive at the holidays because guests have a tendency to bring the fun right back to the campground with them. The woodsy environment, and the fresh smell of woodsmoke simply puts a smile on my face when there's a chill in the air. This classic Disney resort packs a big punch when it comes to holiday travel.

Ride a Viking Ship and Snack on Schoolbread in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot The Norway Pavilion

Ride a Viking Ship and Snack on Schoolbread in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. The Norway Pavilion takes guests into the heart of Scandanavia as they enter a town square that was designed to resemble the cities of Oslo, Bergen, Alesund, and Setesdahl.

Artistic Cocktails Coming to ‘Festival of the Masters’ with ‘Mixers and Masters’

This year's 38th Annual Festival of the Masters is adding a new and delicious twist to the festival - artistic cocktails prepared by some of Downtown Disney's dining.

'Mixers and Masters' will give festival goers a chance to sip on specialty drinks as they stroll through the festival. Participating restaurants will be indicated by feather banners.

Catch A Wave At Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Surf School

Though the beautiful shores of Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon make an inviting location for spending the afternoon on a boat, there's no swimming in the natural waterways of the Walt Disney World Resort. And though Walt Disney had dreamed of having a wave machine send ocean-like surf onto the shores of the Polynesian, the erosion proved to be too much for the man made waterway to handle.