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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.

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.

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's Coronado Springs Resort Tower To Open Summer 2019

Fans of Disney's Coronado Springs Resort will be excited to hear that the new tower is expected to open inn summer 2019. Concept art captures a glimpse of the reimagined resort that will welcome guests to hundreds of new rooms and sparkling new amenities. The reimagining includes new storytelling for the property, as well as functional enhancements to create a modern resort vibe.

Tips For Getting A Great Night’s Sleep On Vacation

Many people think that vacations are all about rest and relaxation. Those people have never tried to fit in full days of fun at Walt Disney World. There is just so much to do! Itinerary-obsessed Disney fans (like me) can end up heading home even more exhausted than they started. Ask yourself how many times have you climbed aboard the Magical Express and have said something like "Whew! I need a vacation to recover from my vacation." Inspired by you, my fellow fun seekers, I've come up with some tried and true tips for getting a great night's sleep on vacation.

My 5 Favorite Things About Christmastime At Walt Disney World

Everyone has their favorite season at Walt Disney World, and the winter holidays bring a magical feeling all its own. Captivating seasonal decor, unique experiences, delicious treats and magical moments seem to wait around every corner of the property. Here are my 5 favorite things about Christmastime at Walt Disney World.

A Beautiful New Port Of Entry At Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Fans of Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort will be happy to hear that after a long refurbishment Old Port Royale has reopened with modern new amenities where guests can enjoy a leisurely island vibe. The soaring new porte-cochere welcomes all to a lobby space colorfully reappointed with soft tropical colors and tons of space to mingle.

Morning Yoga at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

For some people the morning doesn't start well without a few asanas to center and focus. Put your best foot forward and enjoy a gentle yoga session at Walt Disney World. Several of the hotels on property offer complimentary morning yoga classes to their guests. These sessions are full of gentle-feel good poses, no toe-touching flexibility is required.

Unique Things To Pack For Your Next Disney Vacation

The community here at Walt Disney World from Grown-ups has decades of Disney travel amongst them. The last time we all had a conversation about packing I took the opportunity to jot down the group's best tips. The following packing list contains the more unique items that these veteran travelers are packing to make their trips go smoothly.

Exclusive Wine Tasting Experiences For Disney Vacation Club Members

Membership Magic is just one of the things that makes the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) a popular choice amongst Disney guests who keep coming back year after year. An "ever-evolving array of enchanting experiences, savings and benefits" designed for DVC members to get the most from their vacations. Vacation Club Member wine lovers (and their guests) can rejoice, because currently there are several options to indulge in some special tasting experiences.

Discover Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Kitchens

The winter holidays at Walt Disney World have delighted visiting guests for decades. One of my favorite more recent additions are the Holiday Kitchens at Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays. Tucked in around the 1.2 mile World Showcase promenade, guests will find charming culturally inspired kiosks serving up traditional holiday fare. Sights and sounds of cultures near and far entertain all who come, but it's the flavors of the holidays that keep me coming back.

Walt Disney World Introducing Date Based Tickets October 16th, 2018

Big changes are coming to the way we purchase Walt Disney World Tickets. Starting October 16, 2018 new daily pricing will hit all Disney World Theme Park tickets. This means that tickets will be priced differently depending on each of the days you visit.

Get Up Close With Rhinos At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Wildlife tours are some of the most popular add-ons at Disney's Animal Kingdom, with a broad variety of experiences that invite guests to get a little closer and learn more about the inhabitants of this special Park. Beginning November 1st, 2018 a brand new 60-minute guided excursion will allow guests to discover the magnificent rhinoceros.