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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.

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.

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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2019 Military Discounts At Walt Disney World

Disney Parks are honoring active-duty and retired members of the U.S. Military with special offers on theme park admissions and resort stays for most dates in 2019. It's a great way to show our military families that they're appreciated.

Guest Review: La Vida Health Club At Coronado Springs Resort

During my October Walt Disney World trip, I stayed at Coronado Springs Resort in Casitas building 4. The day I arrived, I explored the resort. As luck would have it, it was also the same building as La Vida Health Club, which includes a fitness center, massage and salon.

A Little End Of Year Disney News Round Up

The end of 2018 is close upon use, so lets take a look at some of Walt Disney World's end of the year news before we welcome 2019!

Coming to Disney Springs West Side in Summer 2019, The NBA Experience

Coming to Disney Springs West Side in Summer 2019, The NBA Experience! This creative collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and the NBA, is set to give guests a one-of-a-kind destination sports experience. Hands-on activities will highlight the thrilling action and excitement of professional basketball. So just what will you be able to do at The NBA Experience? Read on and I'll shoot you the latest news.

9 Reasons You Should Book A Disney Trip in 2019

Anyone in my family would tell you that it is always a good year for a trip to Walt Disney World, but many families these days can't always make an annual trip. If you've been debating when to go next, I've got 10 reasons you should book at trip in 2019.

Interact With A Utility Suit Pilot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A human pilot sits strapped into the cockpit of a ten foot tall exo-carrier and walks across the floor of the Valley of Mo'ara in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Gleefully welcoming visitors in this alien landscape, the pilot helps introduce guests in Pandora - The World of Avatar to the backstory by offering "historic" information and even teaching a little of the Na'vi language.

2019 Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands All Festival Long

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will return to Walt Disney World Resort once again March 6 through June 3, 2019. This annual affair sees Epcot bursting with blossoms and blooms in vivid colors, elegant greenery displays, and a dedication to the freshest foods that welcome spring. Of course there's always plenty of music, and in 2019, the festival's Garden Rocks Concert Series will expand to seven days a week at the American Gardens Theater.

Gingerbread Around Walt Disney World

The winter holidays are a wonderful time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. On of the reasons we love this season so much is all the gingerbread! Once again Disney chefs have decked the halls (roofs, doorways and windows, too) while creating life-sized, gingerbread houses and displays that are so deliciously beautiful you're sure to want to eat them!

A Look Inside Disney's Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio

On my most recent trip to Walt Disney World I had the experience of spending the night in a Deluxe Studio at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Guests staying at this Disney Deluxe Resort enjoy a taste of the South Pacific on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon. A fairly recent addition to one of Walt Disney World's original resort hotels, this classic on the monorail line has only grown in exotic charm over the years.

Locker Rental At Disney Parks

Do you ever wonder where to stash your gear while touring Disney Parks? While Disney has gone above and beyond to make a no-carry experience possible, sometimes you need to bring a bit of extra gear, or package delivery just isn't practical. Over the years I've turned to Disney lockers as a place to stash everything from sweaters or jackets for after dark, to baby gear, medical supplies, and even the occasional lunch.