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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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Ten Transportation Tips for Traveling Walt Disney World

Whether you plan on relying on complimentary Walt Disney World transportation services during your next vacation or think that you'll be driving yourself around these 43 square miles, transportation is something that is something every traveler needs to think about. We've gathered together a few of our favorite tips for making travel around Walt Disney World a little easier.

Store Your Travel Data On The MouseTrips iPhone App

Smartphones are everywhere these days, and over the past year Disney has come out with an interactive app and website called MyDisneyExperience to help guests manage their Disney vacation information in one place. However, though it's the best spot to go to when making advanced dining reservations or scheduling a FastPass, there is a lot of vacation information people need to keep at hand that just doesn't have a spot to go in using the officical Disney app.

The Friendship Boats: A Different Kind of Disney Cruise

If you have ever found yourself on one side of World Showcase wishing you could get to the other side quickly and rest your weary feet at the same time, you have probably hopped on a Friendship Boat.

Explore Four Unique Greenhouse Environments On Epcot’s Behind The Seeds Tour

The International Flower and Garden Festival showcases the talents of the Disney's florists, landscapers and horticulturists every spring, but did you know that guests can get a peek behind the scenes at The Land's four unique greenhouse environments all throughout the year? This special one-hour walking tour is called "Behind the Seeds" and it's made to spark the imagination of anyone with an interest in gardening or natural sciences.

Dreaming of Disney To Combat The Winter Blues

I'm often asked for suggestions on how to combat the post-Disney blues, especially during the colder months of the year. When the temperatures plummet through a polar vortex and send you into a deep freeze there's no better time to head someplace warm and sunny even in your head. Most folks can't just pick up and go on vacation at a moments notice, so why not do a little day dreaming about those warm summer days.

Satisfy Your Need for Speed with The Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway

If you like fast cars and have "drive like a NASCAR driver" on your bucket list, then you need to check out The Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway.

Yes, that's right. There is a speedway right in the middle of all the magic at the Walt Disney World Resort.

5 Reasons To Love the Disney Cruise Line

Have you ever dreamed of setting sail across the ocean blue but just didn't want to give up your annual Disney trip? Maybe you're just not quite sure you would enjoy a cruise and want to test it out before giving up all your vacation days to it? I've gathered up a small list of my favorite things that I think make the Disney Cruise Line the best place for a novice cruiser to get their feet wet.

Treasures of Cinderella Castle: Elegant Icon of the Magic Kingdom

When people think about going to Walt Disney World the first image that usually come into their head is one of Cinderella Castle. This magnificent palace perched at the end of Main Street USA draws people deeper into the park. Guests walk from a world they are familiar with, back through history, and then into the delights of childhood fantasy. Representing a world of hopes and dreams, this magical castle stands to reminds us that anything is possible.

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.