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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.

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival News Round-Up

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicks off August 31 this year and runs for a record 75 days! We have some of the latest news in today's round-up including the return of ABC's The CHEW to the festival, and Eat to the Beat concert news.

Catch a Live-Stream of Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

Tomorrow we'll all be celebrating the Fourth of July with cookouts, fireworks, and family fun! And if you want to watch the Magic Kingdom's fireworks display but you're not at the Magic Kingdom, you're in luck!

2017 Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced Plus Bookings Open for Dining Packages

The preliminary list of celebrity narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional has been announced and bookings are now open for the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages available at participating Epcot and Epcot-area restaurants.

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.

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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Drinking Around the World Responsibly

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is starting soon at Walt Disney World and as always there will be a plethora of fantastic cocktails to try as you make your way around World Showcase Lagoon. DFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book offers a fantastic selection of "crawls" to help you make your way without missing a sip. The book offers on point suggestions for not to miss beer, wine, and cocktail stops all the way around the world.

Pandora: The World of Avatar Makes Time Magazine's List of World's Greatest Places

Anyone who follows the Disney fan community knows that Pandora - The World of Avatar is a special place. After all, it's not often you can travel 4.4 light years away on your vacation. However this special world created to nestle in at Disney's Animal Kingdom gives Walt Disney World Guests an otherworldly experience like they have never had before. It seems that the editors at TIME magazine sat up to take notice of this unique destination.

Planning Tips For The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

We're just a week away to the kick off of the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. As the summer season begins to wind down and kids have gone back to school grown-up Disney fans can feel the change coming in the air. Fall brings one of the most celebrated seasonal special events of them all, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Disney Chefs come out to play in the Park as Guests set on for culinary adventure.

13 Fun Facts About Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion

Fall has officially kicked off at Walt Disney World, with the opening nights of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! To celebrate the arrival of this most spooktacular time of year I though I'd share 13 fun facts about Liberty Square's popular attraction, The Haunted Mansion.

Celebrate 90 Years With Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney himself once mused "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse." 90 years later, the Walt Disney Company is in full party-prep mode for the birthday of the one and only Mickey Mouse. 90 years is a gigantic milestone for a little fella that stole the hearts of people around the world. One party simply will not do, so Disney is planning celebrations around the globe.

Disney's Animal Kingdom and the Disney Conservation Fund

The Disney Conservation Fund has inspired millions of people to take action to protect the planet for more than two decades now. At Disney's Animal Kingdom dedication to the Disney Conservation Fund is not just an add on, it is a way of life that has provided more than $70 million to programs committed to reversing the decline of wildlife in more than half the countries on the planet.

TRON Attraction At The Magic Kingdom

We Disney fans have become pretty used to construction walls over the past few years. I don't think any of us like them, but we usually love what's there when they come down! Over at the Magic Kingdom Park Tomorrowland is getting ready for a pretty exciting addition the new TRON attraction is now under construction.

2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Eat To The Beat Concert Line-up

Updated with the full event roster. The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is a fan favorite event held each fall at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. A culinary extravaganza that lasts for months, this annual foodie mecca is also home to a great evening concert series called "Eat To The Beat." Old favorites, and new comers alike will take the American Gardens Theater stage three times a night to turn up the volume and entertain Epcot guests as they enjoy a World Showcase of international foods and beverages.

The DFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book Is Here

It's here! The must have planning tool that celebrates Disney's most delicious event of them all. TheDFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, is ready to download now! This great guide has all the info you need to know, to be ready to go for a full 75 days of festival fun.

The Cultural Art Galleries of Epcot's World Showcase

Epcot was born of a desire to bring together people and cultures from across the globe. Conceived as an experimental community where differences would be celebrated, as people lived and worked together and learned that we are really all the same. While many people today simply make their way around World Showcase for the food and wine, those who delve deeper into the pavilions will discover a series of small galleries continue to celebrate the diverse cultural arts and crafts unique to each region.