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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!

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Disney News Round-up For Monday, February 18th, 2019

The state-of-the-art gondola system Disney Skyliner has been making its first test runs over the past week. The system will conveniently connect Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney's Riviera Resort.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day At Raglan Road In Disney Springs

Looking for someplace fun and festive to spend your St. Patrick's Day while in Walt Disney World? Take our advise and head on over to Raglan Road Irish Pub for the Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival. This rolicking 3-day event only happens once a year, and will immerse guests in all things Irish. The enormous party full of authentic Irish fun kicks off at 3:00pm Friday, March 15th, 2019 and runs thru to Sunday, March 17th, 2019.

A Look Inside Disney's Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa

Disney's Bay Lake Tower is the adjacent property to the Contemporary resort and holds the Disney Vacation Club villas. Standing tall at fifteen stories, villas feature great views of common areas, Bay Lake and the Magic Kingdom.

Experience Rivers Of Light At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom hasn't always been an all day Park, however over the past couple of years nights in this Park have taken on new life. I am a huge fan of Animal Kingdom after the sun goes down. It wouldn't be a Disney Park without offering a fantastic nighttime show, and Animal Kingdom offers Rivers of Light. Rivers of Light is the Animal Kingdom's first-ever nighttime entertainment offering, lasting for 15 minutes and combining storytelling, brilliant visuals, and a grand musical accompaniment.

2019 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

As cold air sweeps across the country I can't help but turn my mind to thoughts of spring in Walt Disney World. Spring is all things bright and beautiful at Epcot, because spring means it's time for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. New topiaries, an expanded Garden Rocks Concert Series and other surprises await Epcot guests for 90 days stretching from March 6th until June 3rd, 2019.

Maleficent Float Returns To The Festival of Fantasy Parade

The crowds went crazy Friday when the Maleficent Float made her return to the Magic Kingdom's Festival of Fantasy Parade after an extended absence. Maleficent hadn't been seen on the parade route since she caught fire during the May 11th 2018 performance, doing some serious damage to her structure.

Tickets On Sale Now For The 2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Fall is full of fun at Walt Disney World and every year the Magic Kingdom becomes enchanted with the most spook-tacular event of the year, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. In 2019 two additional event nights have been added to the calendar for 36 nights of villainous fun.

A Look Inside A One-Bedroom Villa At Disney’s Old Key West Resort

My daughter and I recently returned from a comfortable stay in a One-Bedroom Villa at Disney's Old Key West Resort. This was our first visit to the property, despite it being the original Disney Vacation Club property. Take a look inside and find out what we loved about this Disney resort.

Disney on Broadway Concert Series Expands During The Epcot Festival Of The Arts

The 2019 Epcot Festival of the Arts is set to beginning bringing a new world of art and entertainment to guests of the Epcot Theme Park beginning January 18, 2019. and runs through February 25. Disney on Broadway Concert Series expands to all The 2019 Festival will celebrate visual, culinary and performing arts for a whopping 39 day from January 18th until February 25th 2019.

Get Your Tickets For Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Over the past couple of years Disney's Animal Kingdom has blossomed into a Park with stunning after dark atmosphere. The Park's green spaces and exotic settings create the perfect backdrop for a charming evening of lively entertainment. That's why I'm excited to share that in 2019 Disney After Hours is coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom.