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Disney Vacation Account Discontinued, Account Holders Have Options for Funds

The Disney Vacation Account - the online saving account that allowed guests to save money for their upcoming Disney vacations - has been discontinued. Account holders started receiving notification of the closure on Tuesday, with four options for how to withdraw their funds.

Disney News Round-Up: The Dress Shop Returns to Cherry Tree Lane, DisneyQuest Demolition, and More

Happy Wednesday! We've made it to the middle of the week and today we have a round-up full of Disney Springs news including the return of a popular store, new menus, and much more! Let's check it out.

The 6th Great Irish Hooley Planned for September 1-4 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant

The 6th Great Irish Hooley music festival is planned for Labor Day Weekend, September 1-4, at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs. The festival features Irish songs, dance, food, and music starting at 3 p.m. on September 1.

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins Open at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney Vacation Club welcomed its 14th resort this week with the opening of the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. The new resort features 184 accommodation options including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, three-bedroom villas, and waterfront cabins.

D23 News: Star Wars-Inspired Resort Hotel Coming to Disney World and Name Announced for Star Wars Lands

The D23 Expo has ended but the weekend was full of news, especially when it comes to the Disney Parks and Resorts. There were so many exciting announcements, but perhaps two of the most exciting were the reports about Star Wars!

New Theater Coming to Magic Kingdom's Main Street U.S.A.

Bob Chapeck, Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, announced new additions coming to the Magic Kingdom in time for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration. One of the surprises of the day was a brand new theater coming to the Main Street U.S.A.

Disney Vacation Club Announces Skyliner To Disney Riviera Resort

Saturday, Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek was thrilled to announce a sweeping line-up of exciting plans coming to Walt Disney World in time for its 50th Anniversary. One of the exciting new additions is a Disney Vacation Club property called the Disney Riviera Resort.

D23 News: Disney Reveals Model for ‘Star Wars’ Lands

The 2017 D23 Expo kicked off Friday, and at a special preview on Thursday night Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek unveiled the model for the Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Marketplace Booth Menus, Special Events, and More Announced for the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

It's that time of year again! Time to start planning your visit to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which begins on August 31 this year and runs for a record 75 days! We have details on the Marketplace Booths, special events, and more.

Disney PhotoPass Day Set for August 19 at Disney World

On August 19, guests at the Walt Disney World Resort will have a chance to celebrate the second Disney PhotoPass Day. The event is a celebration of all things Disney PhotoPass and promises to be bigger than last year's inaugural event.

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!

Articles

7 Things Not To Miss At Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort has been my favorite hotel for as long as I can remember. The spirit of the south seas fills the air and it's easy to get lost in the tropical theme, swept away on a trade wind, transported to another time and place. Even when I'm not staying at the Polynesian, a stop to enjoy some of the traditional delights is always on my to do list while visiting Walt Disney World. Read on to discover 7 things not to miss at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Don't Miss The Lion King 25th Anniversary Celebration At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Guests visiting Walt Disney World in the summer of 2019 will see all sorts of signs that Disney's The Lion King original animated feature is celebrating its 25th anniversary at Disney's Animal Kingdom. From fun food and photography, to updated shows, the cub who just couldn't wait to be King is strutting his stuff across the Theme Park.

9 Things I Did For Free On My Walt Disney World Vacation

My last trip to Walt Disney World was a unique one for me, because I made the trip almost entirely on a budget of $400. Such a limited budget meant that I had to avoid the Disney Parks, but that doesn't mean I didn't pack my days in the vacation kingdom with loads of fun. If you're currently planning a low budget Disney trip, you may be interested in 9 things I did for free on my Walt Disney World vacation.

Splash The Day Away At Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Lava Pool

The Resort Hotels of Walt Disney World are known for not only having world-class accommodation, but great food, and a plethora of fun recreational activities. My family loves to spend time by the pool, and if you are looking to stay at a resort with the perfect place to splash the day away, here's why you should give Disney's Polynesian Village Resort pools a try.

Pandora - The World Of Avatar Day vs. Night

Disney fans put a lot of time and effort into their planning, to make sure that they can fit in as much as possible on their vacation. When it comes to timing, there are always questions of when to hit which area of the Park for the best effect. This disputed point is front and center no where more than at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Pandora - The World of Avatar. This new land is full of exciting things to see and do, with two prime attractions, creative entertainment, and intriguing foods.

Get Ready for H2O Glow Nights In 2019

Splash into a fantastic Summer as Disney kicks off season-long party nights at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park! Yes - H2O Glow nights are back and you can join in the fun on select nights all Summer long. During Disney H2O Glow Nights, the park transforms into an electric celebration including a blacklight DJ dance party, shorter wait times for popular waterslides, and an array of fun Toy Story-themed experiences at this after hours event. The event is inspired by the popular disco Toy Story Toon, "Partysaurus Rex."

Six Reasons Disney Vacation Club Might Not Be For You

Billed as Disney's "Best Kept Secret," frequent Disney guests know that the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is anything but. You just can't go to Walt Disney World without passing a booth (or twenty) that is advertising the Disney Vacation Club.

5 Things I Love About Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World on June 30, 2018 and ever since fans have been flocking to play with the whole toy Box Gang. Three fun rides, character meet and greets, clever entertainment, and a great quick service restaurant have made this new land a fast favorite for many Disney fans. I recently visited the toys in Andy's Backyard, so that I could share with you 5 Things I Love About Toy Story Land.

In-room Breakfasts From Your Suitcase

Disney travelers are always looking for ways to save money, and one of the most common answers is to pack breakfast groceries and snacks from home for eating breakfast in your hotel room. I've got a few great ideas of tasty packable foods that will fill you up, and help you get your day started on the right foot. Whether you are limited to a cooler and coffee maker, or you have a kitchenette with a microwave in your room, you can pack a meal that will save you both time and money.

Keys To A Last Minute Booking Using DVC Points

The longer you're a member of the Disney Vacation Club, the more it seems like a normal thing to plan and book your vacations a year in advance. After all - the member booking window for their home resorts opens at 11 months out. Members become conditioned to the fact that if they want their preferred room, especially during certain times of the year, they have got to jump in quick. But what if you don't want to plan that far in advance? Are there even rooms DVC rooms available at two months out? What if you are sitting on some extra points and you just want to get away?