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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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The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Officially Open

The newest Disney Vacation Club resort is ready to welcome guests into a world of Victorian-era charm and casual elegance.

The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are the 12th resort property for the Disney Vacation Club, and the resort is the first DVC property to feature deluxe studios that sleep up to five guests.

Experience Great Shopping and Grab a Pint at Epcot’s United Kingdom Pavilion

The next time you're making your way through World Showcase, take some time to stop and stroll through the merry streets of the United Kingdom pavilion, as it's a rather unique place to visit.

Limited Time Magic: Week 44

The ghostly goings on for Halloween week at Magic Kingdom are some of my favorite all year long. This week only you can be entertained by the spooky song stylings of the Cadaver Dans as they haunt Frontierland. From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, head to the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon to enjoy the re-styled "The Happy Haunted Horseshoe." This special Limited Time Magic is fleeting though, so be sure to attend while the veil is thin.

Seventeen Tips To Start Planning Your Disney Parks Vacation

Are you looking for a few fast tips to make your Walt Disney World Vacation a little more magical? Well we've gathered up some secrets for general park tips and planning to make your trip a breeze!

It’s Tough To Be A Bug at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The spectacular Tree of Life draws guests deeper into Disney's Animal Kingdom. As the dramatic 145 foot high Park icon comes into focus it is apparent that its massive truck is ornately carved with representations of 325 different animals. Standing beneath the impressive Park icon, guests may feel as if they've shrunk as they wind through the queue for the attraction deep within the tree's base.

Take a Ride through Some of Hollywood’s Greatest Films on The Great Movie Ride

If there's one attraction that screams "Hollywood" and could probably be considered the flagship attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios, it's The Great Movie Ride.

Located inside the full-scale reproduction of the famed Grauman's Chinese Theater, this 20-minute long journey takes guests into some of the best movies ever produced.

Limited Time Magic: Week 43

This week's special Limited Time Magic was another extremely exclusive tour with a limited time sign up through the Disney Parks Blog. Guests lucky enough to secure a spot will be treated to a horticultural tour of the gardens of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

999 Happy Haunts At The Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion

Sitting up on the hill at the back of Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square is a stately mansion of Dutch revival design and gothic splendor. It's a style familiar to the 18th century Hudson River Valley with an elegant facade that hides something eerie. Guests are drawn through the park to it's haunting beauty, and if they listen carefully may even hear the howl of a wolf.

Details for Avatar-Inspired Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Announced at D23 Expo Japan

After two years of rumor and speculation, the Avatar-themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom really is happening.

Last weekend at the D23 Expo Japan, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs presented a first look at the new Avatar-inspired experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The announcement came via a video featuring James Cameron, director of Avatar and Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde. You can watch it below.

Escape to a World of Fairy Tales, Oompah Bands, and Beer in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

Almost near the midway point in World Showcase, in between China and Italy, you'll find the Germany Pavilion and there's more to this pavilion than just beer and bratwurst. Let's take a short stroll through the land of fairy tales.