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Disney World Theme Parks Ranked in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Several of the theme parks and water parks at the Walt Disney World Resort were ranked in the top 10 lists of the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure also made the list.

Catch a Live-Stream of 'The Music of Pixar Live' Tonight

If you haven't had a chance to see the newest show at Disney's Hollywood Studios - The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters - tonight is your chance! The Disney Parks Blog will be live-streaming the show.

Disney News Round-Up: Hall of Presidents Update, Happily Ever After Merchandise, and More

Happy Tuesday! We have another round of news and rumors in the round-up today including an update about the Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents, a rumor about a dark ride coming to Epcot's France Pavilion, and much more.

Disney News Round-Up: Epcot Rumors about New Attractions, Parking Changes, and More

Happy Friday! Today we're talking about Epcot rumors including the possibility of parking changes, new attractions, and maybe even new pavilions in World Showcase. There is no official word regarding any of these changes, but we're betting we'll hear more at next month's D23 Expo.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World

If you're making plans to celebrate July 4 at The Walt Disney World Resort we have details on where to go and what to do. The theme parks and resort hotels are celebrating the Fourth of July with special fireworks displays, live performances, and even a cookout.

Disney News Round-Up: New Disney Dooney & Bourke Designs, Talking Skull Returns to Pirates of the Caribbean, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another round-up of Disney news. Today we're talking about the new Disney Dooney & Bourke collections coming to the Disney Parks this summer, the return of the talking skull on Pirates of the Caribbean, and much more.

Disney News Round-Up: Learn to Speak Na’vi, New Photo Capture at Pirates of the Caribbean, and More

Happy Monday! We're back with another Disney news round-up. Today we have news about Pandora - The World of Avatar, a new attraction photo at Pirates of the Caribbean in the Magic Kingdom, and much more.

Booking Now Open for Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party and Holiday Wishes Dessert Party

If you're making plans to attend either Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you can now book a reservation for the special dessert parties too! Booking is now open for both the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party and the Holiday Wishes Dessert Party.

Disney News Round-Up: Preferred Parking at Disney Springs, Disney Attendance Down in 2016, and More

Happy Tuesday! Today's news round-up includes a few stories about Disney Springs and some news about a dip in attendance numbers at the Walt Disney World Resort in 2016. Read on to find out more!

Disney Guests Help Create Animal Enrichment Items at the Animal Kingdom

Guests visiting Rafiki's Planet Watch at Disney's Animal Kingdom have the chance to design enrichment for the park's animal residents. Enrichment is important to the daily routine of the animals at the Animal Kingdom, encouraging them to "do what comes naturally" in their natural behaviors.

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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Overnight Parking Fees Coming To Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Yesterday, Walt Disney World announced some changes to their parking fees that have sent rumblings out through the online Disney Fan community. Guests who book their reservation to stay at all Walt Disney World Resort Hotels after March 21 will be charged for overnight parking if they intend to leave their cars at the hotel. The overnight parking fees will be added to the guest's hotel folio at check-out.

2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Dates Announced

Folks planning Fall vacations in Walt Disney World can look forward to the 23rd Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The fan favorite event as it returns to Epcot for 75 days packed full of culinary delights, expert seminars, and extraordinary entertainment. Running from August 30 to November 12, 2018 Guest will sip, stroll, and delight in this Disney tradition.

A Look Inside A One Bedroom Villa At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House

My husband and I recently returned from a comfortable stay in a One Bedroom Villa at Disney's magnificent Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House. While this wasn't our first visit to the property, our last few stays were at Kidani Village, and to us the differences are significant. Take a look inside and find out why we love this most unique Disney resort.

10 Spring Break Survival Tips for Walt Disney World

As the cold weather begins to wain, schools across the country let out for Spring Breaks and families flock to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. With Four Theme Parks, Two Water Parks, and Disney Springs there is a world of fun waiting for them in the vacation kingdom. However - when crowds are high a Disney vacation takes an extra level of planning. As theRead on for 10 Spring Break Survival Tips!

Egg-stravaganza Hunt At The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Returning again to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, the highly popular Egg-stravaganza Hunt is an Egg Hunt eggs-traordinaire through the pavilions of World Showcase. Between March 16 and April 1 (or while supplies last), Guests visiting the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival can purchase special scavenger hunt maps that guide them on adventure through Epcot searching for some rather impressive eggs.

15 Free Activities Grown-up Guests at Walt Disney World Resort

People often ask me why I always choose a Walt Disney World Resort hotel to stay at when we travel. There are a number of reasons that I've discussed previously, but a big one is because Disney really knows how to keep their Guests entertained. While there's often a focus on kids programming, I've got 15 free activities for grow-up Guests at Walt Disney World Resort.

Tickets On Sale Now For The Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney Hollywood Studios

Grab your lightsabers and take a side because tickets are now on sale for the May 27, 2018 return of Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This one night only event celebrates the entire Star Wars saga with entertainment that puts Guests at the center of the Galaxy.

Top Walt Disney World Hotels When You Have Teens That Want To Roam

As your kids get older, it's natural for a family trip to Walt Disney World takes on a different air and feel. While Guests under the age of 14 are required to have supervision, teens over 14 can stretch their wings and explore the property a little further on their own. When my kids were that age, it was important to that we stayed at a resort on property that allowed them more than enough fairly nearby entertainment options when I let them go off on their own.

June 30th, 2018 Opening Planned For Toy Story Land

Last week Disney fans went wild as the announcement came that the all-new Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort would see it's official opening on June 30, 2018. The first full Land to open as part of a plan to revitalize Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park, Toy Story Land with take Guests on a toy's eye view journey through Andy's backyard.

Travel Documents To Get In Order Before Vacation

One of the most important parts of packing for any vacation is organizing your travel documents. These are the tickets, tools, and important papers that you and your family will need while away from home. I start pulling together my travel documents as soon as I book my Walt Disney World vacation and have confirmation. My travel document case is a working file for everything vacation related from the moment I book, to the moment I return home.