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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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The Story of Dinosaur Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If you have ever wondered why there is a large, green dinosaur at the edge of Echo Lake at Disney's Hollywood Studios, we have the inside scoop.

The dinosaur's name is Gertie and while it's a great place to find soft serve ice cream and other snacks at the park, there's also historical significance attached to Gertie.

Step into Mom’s Kitchen at the 50’s Prime Time Café in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

There's no shortage of great places to eat when you're visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios, but one of our favorites is the 50's Prime Time Cafe.

This table service location is a true blast-from-the-past. The restaurant is themed to look just like Mom's kitchen. Or what mom's kitchen would have looked like back in the 1950s. From the moment you step in the restaurant and find yourself waiting in "Dad's Living Room" or when you're seated in one of the many "kitchens" you are surrounded by kitchy awesomeness.

Take a Shopping Trip Around the World in Epcot’s World Showcase Pavilions

When you're in search of a unique souvenir during your vacation at Walt Disney World, one of the best places to look is in Epcot's World Showcase. You will find an abundance of authentic trinkets in each of the pavilions.

Let's start with a couple fun souvenirs for the younger travelers in your group.

The 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Includes New Floral Display Inspired by ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

Spring has officially sprung at Epcot now that the 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is open.

This year's festival features topiaries including Classic Disney Couples, Beauty & the Beast, Mike & Sulley's Monstrous Garden, Mater's Parts, Plants & Play Garden, and one with Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto.

There is also a display between Germany and Italy inspired by the soon-to-be-released film Muppets Most Wanted. The topiary features Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios Are Bigger Than Ever In 2014

As the excitement for a new Star Wars franchise, new Star wars stories, and new Star Wars games begins to grow, Walt Disney World is taking their yearly celebration one step further. This year, in the guise of a Rebel Alliance recruiting program, the event known as Star Wars Weekends has added a fifth weekend to its already growing influence.

Join a Cast of Characters for Lunch and Dinner and Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If you have kids (or grandkids) who are in the Disney Junior phase and happen to love Sofia the First or Jake and the Never Land Pirates, chances are you've thought about visiting Hollywood & Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The Disney Junior Play 'n Dine character meal is a great place for the kids to meet their television favorites, and it's a good place for the grown-ups to nosh on some delicious eats.

Disney Cruise Line Announces Very Merrytime Cruises for the 2014 Holiday Season

It might seem as if we just finished the winter holiday season, but if you're thinking about planning a Disney Cruise Line vacation for the 2014 holidays, listen up!

Disney Cruise Line just announced the events for the Very Merrytime Cruises taking place from late November through the end of December.

Price of Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets Increased for Second Time in Less Than a Year

For the second time in less than a year, the Walt Disney World Resort has raised the price of admission for all four theme parks.

A one-day ticket for the Magic Kingdom will now cost $99 for guests age 10 and older. This $4 increase makes the Magic Kingdom the most expensive Disney Park.

5 Reasons to Stay at the Caribbean Beach Resort

Are you torn between taking a tropical vacation and going to Disney World? Then consider staying at the Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World and enjoying the best of both worlds!

Experience the Culture and Rugged Wilderness of our Northern Neighbors in Epcot’s Canada Pavilion

If you start your tour of the World Showcase in a counterclockwise way, your first stop will be Canada and it's definitely a pavilion you'll want to spend some time exploring.

The Canada Pavilion is one of the most beautiful pavilions in World Showcase and if you just walk by thinking "oh it's 'just' Canada" you are most certainly missing out on a great experience.